Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Nov 2010 22:34 UTC
In the News As none other I know how problematic it is to discuss matters related to politics on the web. However, every now and then, there's no way around it, and this is one of those moments. There's this thing going on at airports in the US, and while many will see it as a separate issue, the body scanner issue, and the sad stories it has spawned, are symptoms of a far larger problem that is a direct threat to everything we've fought for during and since the Enlightenment.
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we've lost without a whimper
by project_2501 on Tue 16th Nov 2010 23:12 UTC
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We've lost our liberties without a fight, without even so much as a whimper.

And all for a bunch of out-of-touch old fogeys in the last whitehouse.

How effective are these intrusions - do you really think those intent on bad things will fail at these hurdles? No. They're only for show.

So you're being intruded and inconveniences for no practical increase in security.

How sad to see such a great civilisation degrade and fall.

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