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    Re: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

    It occurs to me that our government is assaulting us from alllll directions:

    Invasions of privacy
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    Bigger government
    Higher taxation
    Failure to rein in spending
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    We should be delighted the self-serving bastards are in recess.
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    Re: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    What would be the point of following someone around like that?

    Bait Car? Parole violation?
    I don't see how it would matter to me.

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    I'd feel sorry for the person who has to track me.
    The government agent who sneaks on my property will have Rottweiler hanging on his ass. Now, if they were to put one on my car while I was at work, they would lead a boring life. I go to work and come home, go to work and come home. Every once in awhile, I will go somewhere on business but nothing exciting.

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    Re: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I believe if carry a cell phone on your person, you can be tracked as well.
    Switch it to only track 911 calls. Then again, turn it off when you don't need it.

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    Re: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Government isnt that dumb, they'll make maufactures put the said GPS into vehicles in away you'll have to remove other pieces in order to get to it and then the housing that contains the GPS will have special screws which then you have to go on the net to find the tool (which will be a bitch to find) in order to unscrew the said screws.
    It's still pretty easy, find the "kill switches" in the circuit and bypass. The same thing was said about pollution controls in vehicles and your average "redneck" can "open up" an exhast/fuel system in no time.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    It's still pretty easy, find the "kill switches" in the circuit and bypass. The same thing was said about pollution controls in vehicles and your average "redneck" can "open up" an exhast/fuel system in no time.
    I HATE the enivornment controlls that are in my truck. My engine light has been on for three months because of those things malfunctioning, luckly my mechanic says its no big deal.
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    Re: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    This just is NOT America anymore!!!!




    Read more: The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS - TIME

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants — with no need for a search warrant.

    Read more: The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS - TIME

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    I think you missed this part here, so most likely the left circuit court of appeals will be overturned by the SC.
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    Re: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    It's still pretty easy, find the "kill switches" in the circuit and bypass. The same thing was said about pollution controls in vehicles and your average "redneck" can "open up" an exhast/fuel system in no time.
    True, I suspect a workaround will soon emerge in the barrio. I have a couple of amigos here who will help my vehicle "pass" an emissions test in the event that I should happen to fail one elsewhere.

    Still, I'm not terribly thrilled at the idea of having to jury rig my car.

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    Re: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    I HATE the enivornment controlls that are in my truck. My engine light has been on for three months because of those things malfunctioning, luckly my mechanic says its no big deal.
    I know it, just about every time my vehicle acts up it's some pollution control device.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    True, I suspect a workaround will soon emerge in the barrio. I have a couple of amigos here who will help my vehicle "pass" an emissions test in the event that I should happen to fail one elsewhere.

    Still, I'm not terribly thrilled at the idea of having to jury rig my car.
    Yep. And agree on the jerry rigging part. In a free society that should never be a necessity.
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    Re: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    It's still pretty easy, find the "kill switches" in the circuit and bypass. The same thing was said about pollution controls in vehicles and your average "redneck" can "open up" an exhast/fuel system in no time.
    I used to have a buddy that ran an emissions inspection place.
    He told me to run a bottle of rubbing alcohol through the tank, that should get you to pass the inspection.
    (disclaimer: I've never done it, so I don't know what will actually happen.)

    Thank goodness the place I live doesn't require that stupid crap.
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    Re: The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I read somewhere that the black boxes on vehicles will have the ability to broadcast GPS data at some point. I can't wait for the government to get their hands on that information. Imagine being taxed per mile driven, or being mailed a speeding ticket because your GPS unit registered a higher-than-legal speed limit and broadcasted it to the police.
    If that does happen, there will be a software hack that will disable it.
    You can guarantee that.
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