Monday, December 19, 2005

a hoax? or is that just what THE MAN wants you to think?

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So there's been debate about whether the student at U-Mass Dartmouth actually did get a visit from Homeland Security.

Maybe he was trying to bring attention to what it means to live in country where the government snoops into your reading materials. But if this is a stunt, it seems to actually undermine the intent--it gives skeptics reason to say that opposition to the Patriot Act is hysteria. Yeesh. The plot thickens.

(link to my previous post about this incident)
(link to Boing Boing's coverage/debate)
(link to

Update (12/24/05): 'Twas a hoax. The Boston Globe reports.


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