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ACLU of courseThe Patriot Act increases the governments surveillance powers in four areas:
Records searches. It expands the government's ability to look at records on an individual's activity being held by a third parties. (Section 215)
Secret searches. It expands the government's ability to search private property without notice to the owner. (Section 213)
Intelligence searches. It expands a narrow exception to the Fourth Amendment that had been created for the collection of foreign intelligence information (Section 218).
"Trap and trace" searches. It expands another Fourth Amendment exception for spying that collects "addressing" information about the origin and destination of communications, as opposed to the content (Section 214).
Yikes! You should see the wide variety of stuff I've checked out of the library. The library is restricted from telling you that the FBI requested any information. Websites?, I remember searching the internet for information about the physical white house for my daughter's project. I've ended up at al Jazeera a couple of times from following news links at Google News. Also, spent a lot of time at the NTSB site investigating aircraft accidents. That can't look good.Surveillance orders can be based in part on a person's First Amendment activities, such as the books they read, the Web sites they visit, or a letter to the editor they have written.
I don't think anyone is attacking the ACLU so far, YRH.Originally posted by Nicole Marie:
Hey folks back off the ACLU a bit. There are some of us who are members and volunteer time with them... OK that's me.
Yeah, but you would have to live inOriginally posted by Nicole Marie:
In case anyone is interested and speaking of the ACLU:
American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut
I didn't say I liked humidity, I said it was worse here! I lived in Southern California for 40+ years because of the generally dry, warm weather. Warm I like, muggy I don't.Originally posted by Nicole Marie:
See barfle! You'd be perfect for CT! You like humidity and you've been here before.
It is mostly due to the fact that one forest looks like the next one, unlike Southern California where 25 sagebrush bushes are considered a "forest."Originally posted by HRH:
I'm suprised you got lost. The saying around here is just keep driving if you get lost and you'll hit I84 or I95 at some point. Then all roads will lead you to either Hartford or New Haven. It just aways seems to work that way. The key is to think of CT in terms of Northwest/Southeast, Northeast and Southwest. Then it all seems to make sense. We live a twisted life around here.
I've gone through three winters here, and they've all been different. In 2001-2002, we had one snowfall that melted in three days. In 2002-2003, we actually had a snow day in February after about three feet in one day. Last year the county didn't have the budget for plowing the streets in neighborhoods, so I'm really glad we have a 4x4, although the snow was only a foot deep or so. Temperatures get into the teens overnight, but what's worst is waiting for a bus on a 50MPH highway in that kind of weather. Sleet seems to be the state bird.Originally posted by HRH:
How are VA winters your way? Are you south enough where it's not to cold?
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