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    Filed at 5:58 am under by dcobranchi

    Chris O’Donnell discovered that the FBI now believes reading an almanac makes you a terrorist suspect. Especially if you, God forbid, annotate it somehow. Geez! Growing up, the almanac was some of my favorite reading material. No wonder I ended up a minarchist.

    I’m going out to buy the “2004 World Amanac and Book of Facts” today. I’m going to highlight the heck out of it, bookmark all the interesting pages, and keep it on the front seat of my car.

    Take that John Ashcroft!

    3 Responses to “BRAND ME A TERRORIST”

    Comment by
    December 31st, 2003
    at 8:00 am

    I haven’t read the whole story, but on first hearing it sounds like they’re actually getting smarter about terrorist behavior. Daryl, I don’t think you have much to worry about from the FBI unless you take your almanac on a one-way cross-country plane trip that you paid for in cash. 🙂

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    December 31st, 2003
    at 12:43 pm

    Far be it from me to defend the government, but this sounds like one of those things that actually makes sense in a specific context but is absurd when applied broadly.

    Comment by
    December 31st, 2003
    at 1:07 pm

    Maybe the police can implement random almanac checks on the highways. I’m sure the Supreme Court would have no problem with that.