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Friday, March 13, 2009
Leviathan wants your prints
In Chicago, if you want to sell your home, you now have to provide your thumbprint (h/t Drudge). This is to protect buyers against fraud, or so the County claims. Ah yes, pretty soon, we will all have to submit prints when we buy and sell, and as usual, only the guilty need to worry about this intrusion.
Posted by Moin A Yahya on March 13, 2009 | Permalink
That's a damn good idea. Too many people have been screwed out of their homes by crooks and somnolent banks.
Posted by: dewp | 2009-03-13 7:21:34 PM
What if you were born without thumbs? This is as discriminatory as it is stupid. Salami communism, one slice at a time.
Posted by: Buddha Chan | 2009-03-13 10:54:42 PM
Ironic that law abiding people are now expected to be fingerprinted to protect themselves from the crooks. China has a much better way of dealing with human garbage. They get rid of it.
Posted by: peterj | 2009-03-14 8:24:45 PM
I suspect there are far more dangerous privacy issues fomenting under our noses.
The Choice of ID method is uncomfortable, but the real compromises are submerged in fine print you've already signed.
Posted by: Timothy Shaw-Zak | 2009-03-15 12:08:44 PM
It was all over (re privacy laws) when they allowed people to start using Social Security numbers as ID - even though (if you have a very old SScard it says right on the card : May not be used for identification).
All the people screaming about "REALID" cards -- didn't seem to know or understand this.
Same thing with hysteria about this.
It's all bad - and none of it is going to change any time soon. It's only going to get worse.
Posted by: MW | 2009-03-15 5:56:49 PM
"It's all bad - and none of it is going to change any time soon. It's only going to get worse".
It will only get worse if we let it. If recent history is any indication,....we will. It will be forced on us for our own good, or for the sake of the children, or for our health , or to save the planet, or a variety of other activist driven reasons. Sometimes I feel there are not enough balls left in this country to make one good feed of Prairie Oysters.
Posted by: peterj | 2009-03-15 8:41:22 PM
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