I know yet another political thread. I just want you guys(non-gender specific) opinion about the 7 items tacked onto the Homland Security Department Bill. Let's see if I can remember all of them. BTW, I am against all of them, especially the invasion of priviacy one. 1) Instead of making in mandatory for all contracts issued by the DHS to be fufilled by US contractors, now the Dept. Head can approve foreign contractors, thus avoiding US taxation. 2) For the first couple of years, Texas A&M university gets all the research grants fro the DHS. 3) Pay Raise for some government employees. 4) Limited liability for Vaccene(sp?) preservative manufacturs. This one wipes clean all litagation pending on a manufacture whos product might cause childhood autism. 5) The DHS no longer has to adhear to the Freedom of Information Act. 6) Any government agency can track your internet activity (email and web); sometimes without a court warrent. 7) Limited liability for the 2 companies responisbile for baggage screening at the Boston airport on 9/11. This again means that they can't be sued, and all current litigation is discontinued. Also, in addition to this, the Senate passed a bill the limits, if not removes the repayment responsibility of insurance companies in case of another terrorist attack. Instead, we the tax payers get to flip the bill, to some $90 Billion a pop. Why do we pay insurance premium again?