Oh yeah, yesterday, the US became even less likely to throw me in jail because there is even less chance of me crossing their border.
Archive for January, 2006
Emergent Chaos: New Passports More Secure than Wet Paper Bags (Barely). Remember, your passport data is perfectly safe as long as you don’t try to leave the country.
Remember the US Government plan to put a radio chip in your passport? The one whose security has never been seriously studied, whose justification seemed to boil down to a hope that it would speed processing, but even that was wrong? The one whose security gets worse every time anyone competent looks at it? Well, someone else just looked at it.
Actually, I won’t. The Blonde joke is better. But click on the link in case you feel like indulging in a little shameless groupthink.
And this is why I do not want to ever even enter US airspace.
Q: What do you call a blonde who flies a plane?
A: A pilot, you fucking misogynist.
which is also pretty damned funny. Although not as funny as the one about why the feminst crossed the road.
I knew there was a reason I like Nettwerk Records besides Avril Lavigne, Barenaked Ladies, BT, Delerium, Gob, Sarah McLachlan, Trespassers William (I have no idea about their music, but I love the name) and Skinny Puppy and moev used to be on Nettwerk too. Their CEO Terry McBride is involving himself in an RIAA lawsuit down in Texas. Money quote:
Suing music fans is not the solution, it’s the problem. Litigation is not ‘artist development.’ Litigation is a deterrent to creativity and passion and it is hurting the business I love. The current actions of the RIAA are not in my artists’ best interests.