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Just read 1984 again. Good damn book, but scary That it is a model for our current leaders to aspire to. Get up Stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up stand up, dont give up the fight.peace-David

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but your '02 can never phone home...

And if you get that nice, loud exhaust system, nobody's gonna be able to bug it, either.

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There's a related article in today's New York Times about the e-911 service, which will be required in cell phones by 2005. The phones, like OnStar and others, have a GPS chip built in and can transmit your exact location whenever they are turned on.

I keep hearing ads for OnStar and think, "Why would you want this?" For me - not a criminal of any sort, just a citizen who likes his privacy - OnStar is a good reason to never buy a GM car.

I'm comforted to know that the only chips implanted in Molly are the stale potato chips under the back seat.

David Roach

"Molly" (Inka 1973 2002)

"Elmo" (Diamondschwartz 1991 325ix)

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that is old news, but still relevant- small clause at bottom of rental agreement says you will pay x horrendous fine if you exceed speeds... they use Onstar GPS and some dead reckoning to nail you. A couple guys had an extra 6-900 dollars tacked on to their rental fee for that. i think it was challenged in Fllorida couts- dont know outcome. A friend of mine took deliverey on a spanking new 2003 Silverado 4X4 and, to the consternation of the dealer, never activated the system. it requires an initial button push.He is keeping it for emergency use only. Another friend of mine knows how to uncouple it from power source on certain sedan rentals. it is all bad stuff. I love the ads for it: so helpful and innocent.

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The one where the operator tells the guy he can *gasp* make phone calls, SIMPLY BY DIALING (or maybe saying the numbers aloud, nothing fancy), and the guy completely freaks out about how great that is. I think he's related to the 'prize winning chef from Italy' that freaks out about how good Olive Garden is in the commerical.

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