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January 20, 2009

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Chelsea

good info!

Mike WebGuy

Couldn't you request your file again 1 year later in order to verify if the requests had caused them to start a file ?

Phil Lapsley

Mike: sure, you could absolutely do that. And indeed, if they responded with a file consisting of one line saying, "Mike requested his file a year ago, let's start a file on him," then it's case closed.

But I don't think that's likely to happen. What would be more likely, I'd say, is that the FBI would respond, "Nope, we don't have a file on you, still. Really."

Would you believe them?

If you believe (as I do not!) that the FBI is lying when they say they won't start a file on you for asking for your file, would you not then also have to believe believe that they would be smart enough to lie to you about it a year later?

Or do you believe that they are liars but also incompetent? :-)

Proving a negative + paranoia = X files!

Phil

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