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From: "Virginia M. Jacobson" <virginia at odysseypub.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 10:55:56 UTC
How strange............ The state of Michigan now requires any pilot applicant or any applicant for a new rating to be fingerprinted and registered with the state. Now with the photo ID requirement I wonder if the state will require a document like Dick had to have? With today's technology it will probably be the size of your drivers license but have far more than just your fingerprints encoded in it. I guess we need to face the fact that times are changing and our freedoms are being stressed. The need to protect the greater good is greater than the need to protect the individual and his or her freedoms. At least it seem to be heading that way. It appears the days of honesty, integrity and where ones word meant something are all but gone. No one can be trusted therefore everyone must be traceable. The irony as I see it is those who are truly evil will always find a way around the system. The more the system tries to protect its self the more it restricts those it tries to protect. There seems to be a Catch 22 no matter which way you go. The only true way to stop what is happening is to change the mind set that causes it in the first place. Until someone can find a way to truly do so the need for Big brother will only grow. If anyone out there can suggest a better idea I'm sure there are many that would be willing to listen. No one likes the idea of their personal freedoms and rights being taken away. I for one dislike the idea of not knowing that if I walk out my door if I will be coming home at night or if I will ever see the ones I love again because a snipers bullet or a suicide bomber may take them from me. The times we face are not pleasant but we could have to face every day like the Israeli's. There isn't a single Israeli that knows when they walk out their door if they will be coming home at night. Personally, Dick Rihn's comments leave me with some hope. Quote "The more things change the more they remain the same" Dick lived through a time in history where no one could be trusted. Time went on and that changed maybe it will again, but only if we work for it instead of complaining about it. It seems to me that to many of us keep forgetting that WE ARE AT WAR! The battle field and the tactics have changed but we are at war non the less. My sermon for the day. Virginia Jacobson ----- Original Message ----- From: RIHNAIRCO at aol.com To: skybird at optushome.com.au ; softieparachutes at pstbbs.com ; acro at gf24.de Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2002 10:07 AM Subject: [Acro] RE: Fw: Important News from IAC Headquarters The more things change the more they remain the same. The recent announcement regarding carrying photo ID reminded me of something I had to do circa 1933 or 1944. I rummaged through my souvenirs and found my Civil Aeronautics Administration, ID which I was required to obtain in order to have a civilian license to fly. This document measures 7 1/4 inches by 4 inches. The centrally placed full face photo is 2 1/4 inches square. It also has all five of my right hand fingerprints. More notable is the manner in which I was able to get into town during active duty. I waited until my unit had guard duty and then during a daytime sleep break I went A.O.L. for a few hours. I got caught, but talked my way out of any serious punishment. But at least I had my ID ! Terrorists then were called saboteurs! We were at war then also. History class is out! Dick Rihn Attachement 1: part2.html