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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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Wed 17th Nov 2010 08:04 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Terrorists Won.

There are a hundred thousand things more likely to kill you (including meteorites) in the journey from your home to the airport and before boarding the plane.

I’m surprised there aren’t state powers to enter people’s houses and search closets for monsters.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Morgan on Wed 17th Nov 2010 09:05 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I’m surprised there aren’t state powers to enter people’s houses and search closets for monsters.


Give it time, my friend.

I don't see this country sustaining itself much longer; possibly not within my lifetime. Between the eroding economy and our eroding Constitution, it won't be the United States of America much longer. I can see another civil war on the horizon, and it has nothing to do with race or state lines.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Neolander on Wed 17th Nov 2010 10:23 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Terrorists Won.

Yes.

Smart malevolent people will always manage to get through airport security systems, because considering the number of people in a plane, guaranteeing that a flight is perfectly safe would require days (weeks ?) of investigation.

Innocent people get humiliated to a higher degree, needlessy irradiated, raped according to the legal definition of the term, and have more and more restrictions on their basic freedoms. Not to mention the obvious other privacy issues : perverts will be fond of the leaked images from those scanners.

If terrorism's goal is to terrify people so much that they give up on democracy and hurt themselves, then terrorism has won.

As one of the founders of the US said, a country which is ready to trade a bit of freedom for a bit or security...

Edited 2010-11-17 10:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by vodoomoth on Wed 17th Nov 2010 13:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30


As one of the founders of the US said, a country which is ready to trade a bit of freedom for a bit or security...

...has no merit and will receive nothing in return? btw one of my given names is the same as Lincoln's. Not that it bears any relevance to the topic.

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