Sunday, September 23, 2007
News: "Your papers, please? Thank you, Valued Customer; here's $100."
In a blurring of the public and private that strikes me as more than a little creepy, it seems that the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, a "non-profit" that has generated enough non-profit to keep $1.35M worth of lobbyists on the payroll, wanted to gather some survey data on roadblock results. So they did what any other company suckling at the Wo(S)D/MADD teat would do when they needed some field research; they rounded up a friendly Sheriff's Office (in this case Gilpin Co. Colorado) and they set themselves up a few roadblocks. To say that some of us view this kind of high-handed crap with distaste would be the understatement of the young millennium.