Another case of Big Brother........

  1. Check this out.........,2933,70992,00.html

    Now the government wants to track every American's purchases in order to help in the fight against terrorism....

    Too much invasion of privacy if you ask me.

  2. 47 Comments

  3. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Yes it is indeed very Orwellian

    doo wah ditty
  4. by   chicory
    Indeed! We are becoming Oceana!
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    How could I EVER be surprised? They really DO NOT GET IT, do they?
  6. by   Ted
    . . . to the "TOO MUCH POWER" stuff. . . .


    (I wonder what the ACLU is going to do with some of the "Homeland Security" stuff. . . .)
  7. by   Youda
    George Orwell was only wrong in the title of the book.
  8. by   l.rae
    doesn't bother me....not planning on buying explosives any time's not like they are tracking my tampon purchaces.
    I kinda agree with l.rae. As long as they aren't tracking what I spent at Target today....

    If they're tracking "hot" items, I don't see what the problem is. Forever they've been tracking certain books at libraries. What's different?

  10. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by l.rae
    doesn't bother me....not planning on buying explosives any time's not like they are tracking my tampon purchaces.
    WRONG!! Excessive tampon purchases could lead one to believe that you are designing a lit fuse device. The nylon thread of the string along with the pure cotton content of the actual tampon can be used to fashion a Mazoltof (sp?) kind of device.

    I suggest you purchase nothing over a 20 count box of tampons.

    I just made that up! Sounded good, didn't it?
  11. by   NurseDennie
    I understand how LRae and Heather feel. But it is an intrusion into our privacy. Because if it goes through as planned, they WOULD track what you spent at Target today.

    Okay, I don't recall seeing "privacy" on the bill of rights. But in a way, I think, it is. We're protected against unreasonable SEARCH and seizure.

    So what if we don't have anything to hide? It's our right as Americans to hide whatEVER. Even if it's not "bad." It's just "private."

    I think that, technically, this big brother thing will be a technological nightmare from the standpoint of trying to bring it on line. But I very strongly feel that it should NOT be brought on line. I can almost feel my father at my back, seething about this. (He died in 1995).

    He was born in America to English parents, and when he grew up, he gave up his English citizenship to go to Annapolis and be in the US Navy. He was very very very patriotic and very angry at the steps that the US are taking to be like the UK in some ways. He watched the UK go from being a world power to being ... well, whatever they are now.

    So that's sort of my background. The fact of BEING American is more of a tangible thing to people like me who are only a generation or two from the "old country," I think. Rights are things to be protected vigorously.

    And again, I'll mangle the famous quote: Those who are willing to give up freedom for security will have neither.


  12. by   Lausana
    Hmm I wonder what they'd think of my shopping habits...I usually end up buying the most bizarre assortment of things at the store-they probably would think I was building a bomb :chuckle I better throw a "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book in the cart next time.
  13. by   LasVegasRN
    The only real thing I have noticed is they keep Coricidin HBP (Cough & Cold) behind the counter. The pharmacist says because it is used by Meth labs in high amounts. Who'd a thunk?
  14. by   Furball
    Teenaged boys will have to be careful buying lots of conditioner....>hee hee< ....People will KNOW...........