California Takes Step to Stave Off End Times
From Boing-Boing, the "directory of wonderful things," via the very wonderful Xeni Jardin:
California's senate passed a bill last week that bans the forced RFID tagging of humans (think: prisoners, employees, pedos out on the street who've done their time). The state senator who sponsored the bill described that scenario as the "the ultimate invasion of privacy." The bill is on its way to Governor Schwarzenegger's desk now; if it is signed into law, California would become the third state with such a ban on the books (along with Wisconsin and North Dakota).
Full text of the bill (S. 362).