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re: Signature Databases
On Mon, 1 Mar 1999, Anonymous wrote:
:Does anyone have any information regarding the legality of those
:annoying signature pads used by CompUSA, Sears and a million other retail
:stores? It seems to me that recording signatures and compiling a
:database of them is a major civil liberties violation. Comments?
Not at all. You are *choosing* to do business with these losers. If you
don't like it, don't do business with them (I don't). Civil liberties
are not infringed by your voluntary actions, there needs to be at least
*some* coercive element (and not merely a business practice of
questionable ethics). You *always* have the right to refuse to sign, and
to tell them where to stick it.
If Governments really want us to behave like civilized human beings, they
should give serious consideration towards setting a better example:
Ruling by force, rather than consensus; the unrestrained application of
unjust laws (which the victim-populations were never allowed input on in
the first place); the State policy of justice only for the rich and
elected; the intentional abuse and occassionally destruction of entire
populations merely to distract an already apathetic and numb electorate...
This type of demogoguery must surely wipe out the fascist United States
as surely as it wiped out the fascist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The views expressed here are mine, and NOT those of my employers,
associates, or others. Besides, if it *were* the opinion of all of
those people, I doubt there would be a problem to bitch about in the