Friday, March 25, 2005

Germany Brings Big Brother To A Whole New Level!

DNA Against Doggy Droppings Current Affairs Deutsche Welle

I've heard that it can be pretty bad in Germany and France with this but good grief! I'd like to hear from some of the Hate Bush crowd who keep making different references to the United States becoming a Police State and then have them move to Germany and see what Big Brother is really like.

DNA analysis is useful in solving crimes, determining parentage and making medical advances. Now, officials in Dresden have decided it can also help get rid of a nasty nuisance littering city sidewalks.

Dresden politicians have finally had enough. They're sick of the daily obstacle course on their city's sidewalks. Tired of searching in vain for a clean spot to picknick in the park.

They're ready to employ high-tech methods to crack down on a public plague -- doggy doo.

The advisory council for a Dresden city district received resounding support for a proposal to take saliva samples from all local dogs.

Modern DNA analysis techniques would then be used to locate the dogs responsible for the offending piles, so that their owners can be punished for neglecting to poop and scoop.

The district's proposal is not yet binding, however. For it to become law, the idea has to pass a vote in the city council.
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