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I know it's early yet, but this may have already won the prize. In a story about international reaction to new airline security measures required of visitors to the U.S.:

One component is the new procedure that went into effect on Monday that requires the fingerprinting and photographing of visitors from most countries around the world. Citizens of 27 countries, including Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and most European nations, are exempt on tourist visits less than 90 days.


In some countries, the fingerprinting requirement has tapped into deeply rooted resentments of the United States. A Brazilian judge was so furious that Brazilians would have to be fingerprinted and photographed that he took revenge.

"I consider the act absolutely brutal, threatening human rights, violating human dignity, xenophobic and worthy of the worst horrors committed by the Nazis," the judge, Julier Sebastiao da Silva, said last week in a court order subjecting all Americans entering Brazil to the same practice.

Yeah, because being fingerprinted and photographed is just like being starved, tortured, and gassed.

I had to be photographed and fingerprinted to get a one-year work visa in Japan, and I was required to carry my alien card on my person at all times under penalty of law.

So am I entitled to reparations for the horrible atrocities committed against me?

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