With all the news we get about raw milk and food safety regulators and their pursuit of corporate agendas we might sometimes forget that similar things are going on in other sectors of public life. And it could be illuminating to see how other people are coping with the onslaught. Here are a couple of examples. The first is an excerpt from a post on Paul Karl Lukacs “Knife Tricks” blog titled “10 brief responses to 700 comments about refusing to answer questions at passport control“:
“My post about refusing to answer questions from Customs and Border Protection officers when re-entering the U.S. has resulted in a lot of debate. My thanks to everyone who joined the conversation, including the authors of the more than one hundred posts that called me a douchebag. Let me address the major points raised, although there are multiple issues – such as the fine distinction between CBP’s immigration powers and its customs powers – that I need to truncate or elide to keep this response from becoming a law review article.
(BTW, I’m blown away by the hubbub. In the last three days, this blog has received more than 75,000 hits. The original post currently has 175 comments, while the Boing Boing report has 172 comments, the Consumerist article 312 comments, and the Reason piece 121.) (Update: The Hacker News section of ycombinator currently has 104 comments.) Continue reading