Thursday, September 06, 2007


I left an eighteen dollar balance on a student credit card I had in college. Just shy of my twenty seventh birthday, I got a letter saying that I owed nearly a hundred dollars on this long forgotten debt.

In the intervening six years I had moved nine times, changed my phone number three times, moved out of the country and back in and had my parents, who had been signatories on the credit card, move twice.

How is it that Equifax can find me but the entire US DoD can’t find one abnormally tall, world famous religious militant who is in such ill health he can barely stand up, let alone run anywhere?

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