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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I don't think you're getting it... It's not that the scanners are not working (but we don't know how effective they really are), it's the vanishing right for all people in order for 3 companies to flourish and swim in money (in the case of body scanner) all because of big lobbyist who are more powerful than the president himself.

And if you don't mind the full body scanner, will you mind when those lobbyist win the digital war and make you scan your PC, Phone, Tablet, whatever to detect "illegal" content? I'm not talking about kiddie porn here, I'm talking about a song that you did not pay or that cracked photoshop you may use, so on and so forth.

Lobbyist are everywhere and THEY are in control. The president or government are barely more than puppets to them.

Nobody cares about you, the people. It's all about money.

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