Gubmint Tests Passport RFID...

Tyler Durden camera_lumina at
Wed Aug 17 08:11:45 PDT 2005

Gee whiz I'm scared. Look, since you're angling for some stats, come on over 
to New York. I'll meet you on the corner of 135th Street and St Nicholas 
Avenue (we call that neighborhood Harlem). Look for me: 6'1", 220 lbs and 
looking EXACTLY like someone would look after 7 years of GoJu training...I'm 
the guy even the locals won't fuck with.

-Tyler Durden

>From: Steve Thompson <steve49152 at>
>To: Tyler Durden <camera_lumina at>
>CC: cypherpunks at
>Subject: Re: Gubmint Tests Passport RFID...
>Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 15:20:54 -0400 (EDT)
>--- Tyler Durden <camera_lumina at> wrote:
> > Whaddya know. Thompson said something that didn't make me want to beat
> > him to death...
>Too bad for you that I cannot say the same about what you write.
> > > I have a different threat model.
> >
> > I've reached more or less the same conclusion. Or at least, incompetence
> > may
> > not be deliberate per se, but the byproduct of a system that needs to
> > appear
> > to care but is otherwise silently incented not to. Checking bags in the
> > NYC
> > transit system is the ultimate example of this: Completely, absolutely
> > pointless in the face of a determined foe. (Meanwhile, of course,
> > there's
> > all sorts of state shennanegins that are possible through such an
> > arrangement.)
>No fucking shit.  Thanks for pointing this out to me.
> > The obvious question is how much 9/11/01 is an example of this. For me,
> > the
> > conspiracy theories just don't quite add up (close though) but a
> > moderately
> > sharpened Occam's razor leads one to believe that some 'deliberate'
> > holes
> > were left open, which bin Laden, et al exploited. (I actually still
> > believe
> > that Bush didn't expect that level of damage, however.)
>I don't know Bush, personally, and so I feel that it would be improper to
>suggest that his unspoken cost-benefit analysis resulted in a particular
>set of actions.
> > As for the integrity of the money supply, I must succumb to temptation
> > and
> > question whether the Stalinst model of a demand economy (servicing an
> > endless war on terror) hasn't been looked at by folks such as Wolfowitz,
> > Cheney and so on.
>Suckkumb all you want.
>Find your next car at

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