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Huh, somehow this just went straight to Bruno, so I'm forwarding it to
the list. 

-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Ric Moore <wayward4now gmail com>
> To: Bruno Wolff III <bruno wolff to>
> Subject: Re: How NSA access was built into Windows
> Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 02:38:05 -0500
> 
> On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 00:58 -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 00:04:41 -0500,
> >   Ric Moore <wayward4now gmail com> wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 23:53 -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Firstly, Phil wasn't in prison.  Certainly the US governments undue
> > > > harassment of him was a great burden on him, but it is not nearly as
> > > > harsh as prison would have been.
> > > 
> > > That's a common misconception, prison would have actually been far
> > > easier for his classification type. He probably would have gone to
> > > minimum custody and work release right off the bat. Not being able to
> > > pay rent nor eat would have been worse. <g> The stuff you see on TV is
> > > mostly Maximum-Custody for the purely pathological. Only a few live like
> > > that when you consider that 2.7 million are locked up. The vast majority
> > > serve time in Medium or Minimum custody. Those will be released if they
> > > keep their noses clean, so they do. Ric
> > 
> > Since some people wanted to make an example of him, it isn't clear that
> > he would go to a minimum security prison. If he tried that stunt today, he'd
> > end up in Gitmo without anyone knowing what happened to him.
> 
> God, you're completely right! What was I thinking! Damn straight he'd be
> gone and no one would know.  
> 
> And, as Bruno stated it will take grassroots movement, once the
> technical issues are clear. I was on the phone to my Senator's Office
> last week, to schedule an appointment to air some grievances and to
> invite him or one of his aides to our Non-Profit "Community Success
> Initiatives" meeting in Raleigh at the end of this month. My experience
> is usually that they are ready to go to our meetings rather than to deal
> with me one on one. <cackles>  Either serves my purpose. 
> 
> So, heck yes, I am politically active with regards to prison reforms. We
> have about 450 active people and organizations just in NC on our mailing
> list. Gene is active with other agendas. Bruno didn't know that. So,
> with this thread I'm trying to glean some concrete examples of any
> potential threat. So far, nothing really concrete. Might be a completely
> dead issue. But, if someone knows something the rest of us should know,
> killing the discussion would halt finding out about it for sure. It's
> about run it's course, so if anyone really has some dirt, let's have it
> or maybe it would be best to let it die of natural causes. My two cents
> only, Ric
>  
> 
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