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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RE: and my comment...
by Soulbender on Wed 17th Nov 2010 08:16 UTC in reply to "and my comment..."
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

They need to *NOT* give muslims special treatment and let them bypass the scanners and the patdowns like stupid sec of homeland security was saying today.


Wait, what? Did I read that right? They want to let muslims BYPASS the security checks? For real?! Not to be judgemental or anything but many muslims do have a grudge against the US and the very people who did attack you happen to have been, uh muslims. Not saying all muslims are terrorist and want to blow up america but it does seem a bit counter-productive to let the religious group that perhaps hate you the most (on average) bypass the security.

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RE[2]: and my comment...
by Kroc on Wed 17th Nov 2010 08:48 in reply to "RE: and my comment..."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Look out the window, everybody hates you America, not just Muslims.

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RE[3]: and my comment...
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 17th Nov 2010 08:51 in reply to "RE[2]: and my comment..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Look out the window, everybody hates you America, not just Muslims.


Be careful with that statement. You're basically saying you hate Americans, while what you in fact most likely mean is that you hate the American government and politicians.

I hate the American government and its politicians. I absolutely *love* Americans. Very friendly, kind, and fun to be around - and I mean that.

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RE[3]: and my comment...
by LighthouseJ on Wed 17th Nov 2010 20:01 in reply to "RE[2]: and my comment..."
LighthouseJ Member since:
2009-06-18

There's something uniquely American about being the target of all of that hatred, but not really needing to return the favor. The point is not that it's undeserved, but that it's unnecessary.

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