Re: Threat Recognition Testing

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@MSX.UPMC.EDU)
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 11:48:38 MDT

Phil Osborne wrote:

> Very few people would ever be subject to the maximum interrogation or
surveillance, of course. The mere fact of applying for and getting a "Clean
Card" would be prima facia evidence against one being a likely terrorist.
What it would accomplish, however, would be to further isolate those who
could not pass an interrogation.

Samantha Atkins replied:

And those who simply will not put up with such things on
principle are seen as welcoming more attention from government
goons heh?

### Government goons need not be involved here - if I had to choose in
offering a (private sector) job in my business to a certified non-terrorist,
versus an indignant who-knows-what without a Clean Card, it would be a
simple choice indeed.

The same applies to choosing my neighbors, daycare personnel, customers. And
it is my inalienable right (except in certain unusual situations) to choose
with whom I associate.

I am afraid that the government goons would rather actively suppress the
wide use of such a technology, just like the use of IQ testing was
suppressed despite clear evidence of it's benefits to schools, employers and

Rafal Smigrodzki, MD-PhD

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