Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Paging Mr. Orwell
Wanna know what your Justice Department is up to these days? They're cracking down on online drug paraphernalia sites. That's right, we are in a state of high terror alert and John Ashcroft is worried about bongs!
First, the Justice Department gives us Patriot Act II, the sequel in which even more of your rights are taken away, now they are on a crusade to snuff out online bong sales. According to Minister Ashcroft, "Quite simply, the illegal drug paraphernalia industry has invaded the homes of families across the country without their knowledge." Since when is operating a website an invasion of people's homes? I guess I am invading your home right now, too. Sorry about that. I'll try not to ruin the carpet.
To top it off, Ashcroft is seeking a court order that the sites be redirected to a DEA site. And, through the magic of the Internet, the government would then have your ip address and be able to track you down. Big Brother here we come.


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