[IRP] rights violations by the State in the USA gets even worse

Carlos A. Afonso ca
Mon Apr 25 15:28:01 EEST 2011

What amazes me is the USA gov even thinking of going to such extremes,
and the faint of non-existent reaction of the American people when
violations like this happen. Does anyone recall any massive or
significant reaction from the Americans when EFF disclosed the massive
AT&T's+NSA Internet traffic peeking violations affecting nearly every
American user of the Internet?


On 04/25/2011 09:18 AM, Ginger Paque wrote:
> This is quite serious--it almost sounds like an Internet hoax, but it is not. 
> One of the questions:
> ?Please describe the circumstances of your birth including the names (as well as 
> address and phone number, if available) of persons present or in attendance at 
> your birth.?
> (well... I don't remember exactly, but I think my mother was there...)
> It is hard to believe this will pass, but comments on the site and to members of 
> congress are highly encouraged. Today (Monday) is the last day for input.
> gp
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> On 4/25/2011 6:22 AM, Carlos A. Afonso wrote:
>> Now the US Dept of State plans to use *selectively* (at the discretion
>> of the counter officer) a passport application form which is impossible
>> to fill -- in practice denying that person (an American citizen) his/her
>> right to a passport:
>> http://www.boingboing.net/2011/04/25/state-dept-adding-in.html?dlvrit=36761
>> You, an American citizen, looks like a developing country foreigner, or
>> maybe you are from a political party not of the officer's liking, or you
>> happen to be fan of a baseball team and he likes another, or he is
>> refused sexual favors or... who knows what sort of discriminations might
>> happen at the passport counter? Typical ones of any dictatorship
>> throughout the world? Or, typical of the countless visa refusals
>> throughout American consulates worldwide?
>> --c.a.
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