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Ganked via cmpriest and too fantastic not to pass on:

Librarian's brush with FBI shapes her view of the USA Patriot Act
By Joan Airoldi

It was a moment that librarians had been dreading.

On June 8, 2004, an FBI agent stopped at the Deming branch of the Whatcom County Library System in northwest Washington and requested a list of the people who had borrowed a biography of Osama bin Laden. We said no.

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I'm feeling:
hopeful hopeful
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On May 23rd, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC), jackzodiac commented:
why thank you...

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On May 24th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
I did a couple stints as a library grudge in university, and my mother's a retired librarian--I grew up in the shelter of various library stacks--so it's always been a profession near and dear to my heart.
On May 24th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC), jackzodiac replied:
that is why I am getting my masters in it now...

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On May 23rd, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC), cricketshay commented:
Thanks for sharing. Made me wonder if I liked in Nazi Germany or Russia. Our government has gotten a wee too big for it's britches.
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On May 23rd, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC), mtfay commented:
Death to the USA Patriot Act! More Freedom, fewer Republifascist! And other catchy political slogans. Now, if Pepperdine's librarians would have such backbone.
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