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Wednesday, January 14, 2004


This is coolbert:

Update on the Brazilian fingerprint "scandal".

I just read in the paper that another judge in Brazil has ruled that US travelers do not have to go through the same fingerprinting and picture taking.

His ruling is based on the premise that reciprocity is not a reason for such a ruling since the US implemented the policy for security reasons and that Brazil, which does not feel itself threatened by international terrorists, and that the Brazilian ruling is based simply on reciprocating for the inconvience of its travelers to the US. It would only be reciprocal if the US was doing it only to inconvience travelers rather than assure security.

This judge is more smarter and wise and astute and just plain more common-sense than what I had given him credit for? Shame on me for my original and ill-conceived notions.



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