X-Message-Number: 14382
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
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Subject: Re: border controls
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 16:04:30 +0100

I have always thought that if alien beings with pointed head and purple
skins or whatever invaded the Earth and imposed movement controls on humans
there would be a bloody and violent resistance until every one was
exterminated or expelled. Yet humanity imposes these controls on itself - in
this respect as a species it is self damaging. If an individual self-damages
we call him insane and lock him up for his own good.

Is there any more logic to controlling whether people move from country to
country than controlling movement from town to town or indeed even house to
house or even between rooms in their house? With GPS technology such control
would be possible.

Another point - when South Africa and the USSR were "pariah nations"
*internal* movement controls were regarded as one of their bad points by
propagandists writing against them.

I have no vested interest in any of this - I am very fortunate in being
happy where I am. But that doesn't make it right that other people treat
each other this way.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
my homepage links to Longevity Report, Fractal Report, music, Inventors'
report, an autobio and various other projects:
http://www.autopsychoice.com - should you be able to chose autopsy?

----- Original Message -----
From: "CryoNet" <>
> Message #14306
> From: 
> Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 12:01:16 EDT
> Subject: Mr. Wakfer- sorry about the hooligans
>   It's amazing how much effort the US puts into trying to stop people from
> coming here and doing productive work. (Of course, it's also amazing that
> many other countries just fall into lockstep with the US on matters of
> taxation, drug regulation, etc.; isn't there one nation on Earth that
> to get rich?)

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