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U.S. Government to Shut Down GPS

Their reasoning? To "fight terrorists."

President Bush has ordered plans for temporarily disabling the U.S. network of global positioning satellites during a national crisis to prevent terrorists from using the navigational technology, the White House said Wednesday.
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The GPS system is vital to commercial aviation and marine shipping.
So if you use GPS to get yourself to work, out of a jam when you're lost, or out of the woods when you're hunting (and don't even think about Geocaching), this could really screw you over. And not to mention that if you're flying on a plane, this could make it so the pilot suddenly has no idea where he's going or where he is.

Isn't that nice? Thanks, Bush. Quoting this BB post: "Nice one, George: why not shut down the fire-departments, too, so that 'terrorists won't be able to survive fires started by careless smoking?'"

Posted by Jake on 12/16/04 @ 02:56 PM
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