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    NHTSA Roadblocks Blood, Spit Wanted For Survey

    Across the country roadblocks are being set up looking for drunk drivers. That's a good thing. However, random folks are being pulled over and asked to take a survey and give their blood, breath and saliva.

    Still can't find a link, but a man from Upper Merion, PA on his way to Disney with his family in tow was asked to take the survey for $60.00. There were police in the area only it was civilians who were collecting the data.


    http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/19/us/drug-survey-roadblocks

    Who gets the information? Where is it stored? What would these civilians do if you were a drunk driver? Jim Malcom was told they'd drive you home or set you up in a hotel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filly View Post
    Across the country roadblocks are being set up looking for drunk drivers. That's a good thing. However, random folks are being pulled over and asked to take a survey and give their blood, breath and saliva.

    Still can't find a link, but a man from Upper Merion, PA on his way to Disney with his family in tow was asked to take the survey for $60.00. There were police in the area only it was civilians who were collecting the data.


    http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/19/us/drug-survey-roadblocks

    Who gets the information? Where is it stored? What would these civilians do if you were a drunk driver? Jim Malcom was told they'd drive you home or set you up in a hotel.
    From the link this is nothing new. It's been done several times before. It's just the political atmosphere now that is making a difference.

    It's been going on for decades. Previous surveys date to the 1970s. The last one was run in 2007, and it included the collection of blood and saliva samples without apparent controversy, sheriff's spokesmen in both Alabama counties said.

    But this time, it's happening as the Obama administration struggles to explain revelations that U.S. spy organizations have been tracking phone and Internet traffic. Against that backdrop, the NHTSA-backed roadblocks have led to complaints in Alabama about an intrusive federal government.......

    If they did, they were steered into a spot where researchers from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, which conducted the survey for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, began asking them questions. Once they drove off, deputies flagged down another car to take their place.

    "It was all voluntary. Nobody was made to participate or anything like that," Lawrence said. "They could just answer the little 10 survey questions and then leave, or they could answer the questions and give the mouth sample, or they could do it all."


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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    I think I would feel intimidated into doing it.

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    "No," is a good word.

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    For $60? for some spit? I'll spit!


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