Thursday, November 29, 2007

JPL Scientists Stand Up To Government For Right To Privacy | Wired Science from Wired.com

JPL Scientists Stand Up To Government For Right To Privacy | Wired Science from Wired.com

The government.. ahh they piss me off

NASA's jett propulsion lab is the next target of our overbearing terrorist frenzied Gov.

all the members of the jet propulsion lab, must voluntarily (or be fired) sign a contract allowing the Gov to fully investigate them to any extent they feel like, including sexual orientation, credit history, "personality conflict," physical and mental health

The process involves supplying the government names of people who can verify where an employee has lived for each address they have lived at in the last five years. The government asks these people to fill in a bubble form about the employees psychological stability, financial integrity, drug and alcohol consumption and character


I mean WTF?
the JPL team has created a site here to document their struggle to keep their job, some of whom have over 25 years of exemplary service.


there is so much crap here... example of statements issued by NASA Deputy Administer Shana Dale, a lawyer and government appointee.


# Refer to the new badge only as a "new ID card"
# Do not use these references: PIV, PIV-I, PIV-II, smart card, badge or credential;
# Do not refer to any area of this program as "rigorous";
# Refer to the program as "in response to HSPD-12"; and
# The badging process may be referred as "badging process";.


yes, so you can't call them Badges, it's "new ID card"
meaning we have a "badging process" that is not issuing any badges.... wow...