It’s been a bad day for those of us that aren’t happy with our government. The latest news…
Federal agents may take a traveler’s laptop or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed.
Also, officials may share copies of the laptop’s contents with other agencies and private entities for language translation, data decryption or other reasons, according to the policies, dated July 16 and issued by two DHS agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In other words, they can take your laptop for as long as they want, for any reason, and share it with anyone they want.
In other news [Washington Post and MSNBC - dead links both]..
A Bush administration proposal aimed at protecting health-care workers who object to abortion, and to birth-control methods they consider tantamount to abortion, has escalated a bitter debate over the balance between religious freedom and patients’ rights.
The Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing a draft regulation that would deny federal funding to any hospital, clinic, health plan or other entity that does not accommodate employees who want to opt out of participating in care that runs counter to their personal convictions, including providing birth-control pills, IUDs and the Plan B emergency contraceptive.
This means that if a nutjob that thinks the Birth Control pill is the same as having an abortion, they can deny you the pill. Should a hospital try to put rules in place forcing Pharmacist to dispense the pill regardless of their personal beliefs, the government will pull their funding.
I really want my country back.