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    • CommentAuthorMarty Nozz
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2010 edited
    If you're worried about Big Brother keeping tabs on you, then move to Virginia! We don't approve of that sort of thing. For those who don't feel like clicking on the article, this bill would make it a crime to implant tracking devices in people's bodies without consent. This is freaky for a few reasons.

    1) The people of Spotsylvania possibly have a some nutty people living there and have sent one of them to the Virginia congress.

    2) The people of Spotsylvania may not be nuts, making this a legitimate issue.

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    I live in Virginia . . . help . . .
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2010
    Lemme guess. They're afraid of the Mark of the Beast?
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2010
    Marty, thanks for that one. Do you need any truck drivers out there?

    Seriously though, i swear i heard something here a while ago about using VeriChip in dementia patients (that's me in a couple of years or so) so they can be found when they wander out of their nursing homes. More humane than chains and much cheaper than employing a few more nurses.
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    The people of Spotsylvania possibly have a some nutty people living there and have sent one of them to the Virginia congress.

    Virginia, especially the rural backwaters like Spotsylvania, is full of Jesus freaks who think just about everything is a sign of the imminent eschaton, that everyone but them is in service to the antichrist, and that anything that identifies anything is the mark of the beast. And, unfortunately, they vote.
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2010 edited
    Oddly, the clause outlawing anal probes died in committee. It's beside the point, though. The directives of the imminent North American Union will override state laws anyhow.

    Spotsylvania's only famous for one thing: the eponymous Civil War battle where Union General Sedgwick uttered the immortal words "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist-"

    And I used to think it was where Boris Badenov & Natasha Fatale came from.
    • CommentAuthorMarty Nozz
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2010
    @thewaltonsare. I live in Virginia too, although that might be more cause for you to worry.

    @Nygaard. The article claims that there have been concerns from constituents in Spotsylvania of a company implanting tracking devices in their employees. Unfortunately, the report did not do much digging into verifying the claim.

    @roadscum. Don't know much about truck driver employment out here, sorry. I think I read something about this as well, but from how the article was presented it looks like the bill isn't meant to impede upon medical uses of that technology.

    @James. I knew a lot of people from Spotsylvania when I attended college, so I can say that you're statement doesn't hold much water. Would it be fair to say that everyone who lives in urban areas are a bunch of elitist, Liberal atheists? No, it wouldn't. You should try visiting these rural areas of Virginia. They're quite pretty and are full of very nice people. And just because something humorous like this originated in Spotsylvania is not a reason to condemn the entire city. In other words, just be nice and enjoy the giggles.

    @blacques. Well who doesn't enjoy a good anal probe? Oh, and Boris and Natasha didn't come from there. They retired there and opened a small, quaint bad-n-breakfast.
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    Am I the only person who sees this as a good thing? I mean sure they're being unreasonably paranoid but come on, it's laws like these that stop Evil Corporate Futures from coming into existence. And I'm all for keeping my identity and not having it be replaced by a number. If that makes me the Unabomber, then rent me out a cabin in the mountains because I've got a manifesto to write.
    • CommentAuthorMarty Nozz
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2010
    @SilentObjector. I'm more worried about Evil Totalitarian Government Future as opposed to Evil Corporate Future. Y'know, its totally like Jetsons versus Equilibrium. Anywho, while this does seem kooky it would be a bit of a road block for either Eeeeeeeeevil futures. So yeah, I'm with you on this being a good, but quite amusing, thing.
    • CommentAuthorthe_Critic
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2010
    you all think virginia is bad, come visit montana sometime. ^_<

    although, i can't say i am thrilled with the idea of tracking chips. The future is both an interesting and terrifying place.