Wednesday, December 19, 2001

More on stamps... In the near future, if you want to mail a letter, you'll have to present your ID.

Stamps will be serialized and matched with the sender (or at least the person who bought the stamps) when they are scanned in the post office. A lot of the infrastructure for this sort of system is already in place.

Monday, December 17, 2001

It looks like, if you don't like stamps with American flags on them, you may be investigated as a subversive.

I personally like the American flag. I don't see it as a statist symbol; I feel it is a symbol of freedom. (And I think the Statue of Liberty is, if anything, more broken as a symbol than the flag.) But symbol's meaning contrasts sharply with the incident, and clearly shows what's happening to our liberty.

In other news -- are you still worried about the National ID card? The one that's already being tried out inside the US military? Well, now it's time to fear the International ID card too...