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    July 17, 2006

Paperwork - The New Tool Against Terror - Here's good news - the Ohio Department of Homeland Security has created...a new piece of paperwork to root out terrorists. State employees, vendors, and people seeking state licenses must answer six questions about themselves (the answer is always "No," and the form lets you know up front).

I, for one, will sleep better tonight knowing that new mountains of paperwork have been designed to keep us safe from terror.

posted by historymike to politics at 7:18 A.M. EST     (5 Comments)

Comments ...

Maybe they can add the following question for people applying for visas:

Do you promise not to commit any acts of terror?

posted by pink_slip at 11:10 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 17, 2006     #

The joke's on YOU, Mike, since the paperwork ITSELF is the terror.

I went with a friend to do some rather high-dollar financial transactions recently, and the bank rep whipped out some silly form that asked some inane questions like "are you a principal in a foreign government?". We said "no" to each one, but no investigation was ever conducted. We could have been evil Red Lectroids from Planet 10 in the 8th Dimension, and no one would have been the wiser.

posted by GuestZero at 12:41 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 17, 2006     #

Typical questions might be:
1. Are you a sociopath?
2. Do you mind if we ask you to remove your shoes every day so we can run them through an X-ray machine?
3. Have you ever purchased large quantities of nitrate, cordite, magnesium, or drums of hydrocarbon fuels?

posted by flinty at 04:46 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 17, 2006     #

I find it hard to believe this is a front line tool to prevent terrorist activity.....I don't know whether to laugh or cry...
posted by katie82640 at 08:50 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 17, 2006     #

We should all cry.
posted by McCaskey at 10:26 A.M. EST on Tue Jul 18, 2006     #

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