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Oh dear Lord.

I just heard on the news that "officials have been warned about the latest thing identified as a terrorist tool: An Almanac. Officals are warned to be aware of those using almanacs, because they could be used as guides to States, Cities and Landmarks".

Now, being afraid of tourists is one thing. But....

I vote democratic. (and therefore am anti-American).
I have a road atlas.
Fear me.


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Dec. 29th, 2003 05:36 pm (UTC)
The one time I ever went to Salt Lake City when I was 16, the cops harrassed me and another kid because I was asking for directions. Apparently they wanted us to "break it up."

Nice to see this is becoming federal policy.
Dec. 29th, 2003 09:03 pm (UTC)
After reading that story, I briefly contemplated the idea of picking up an almanac to take on my trip to Dallas this week. But then I decided that missing my flight and spending eight hours in an airport with a six year old on New Years Day, while the Powers That Be determined that I am Not A Terrorist didn't sound like my idea of fun. But I still think that it's a cool idea. I'm just not brave enough for it. :)
Jan. 3rd, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
Heaven forbid...

I saw a quick thing on the bottom of the screen (Headline News) where a PA woman on a "No-Fly" list was allowed to travel, and was petitioning the judge to block her name from the fed list....I wonder how many ACLU and other lawsuits it's going to take to get freedom back again.

I'd hate to have another person with my (very common, as you know) name on that list causing problems for all the rest of us.

Maybe I should buy an almanac to take with on my next driving trip...Me behind the wheel of a car is probably more dangerous than me on an airplane anyway. I have control of the car *evil grin*

(OK, will stop commenting eventually...Only 200 more posts to go!)
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