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A note on the terror situation; it MAY be an invented need, there MAY have been a conspiracy surrounding 9/11, and the media MAY be exaggerating this threat (even though its greatest hypes surround ACTUAL events like the bombing in this narrator`s country of innocent civilians on public-transit units, and the ACTUAL rioting of young Negro and Muslim youths and unprovoked assault against white citizens), but here`s what it comes down to: we have to treat the CAUSES, not the symptoms!
Loved (meaning hated) the ad at the begining.
The comments were interesting on the page though. Seems everyone has a theory or two about "how much is to much".
Honestly, in history, every great society falls from the inside out. Look at Rome or the Ottoman Empire. Give a country too much leash and it will hang itself.
Now I`m going to go watch Skeletor vs Beastman on You Tube.
Legacy15, the government IS that civilian board you idiot its just that only big party politicians get elected!
oo if the government is perverted they have nothing on me. i don`t have sex. finally an upside....
The whole trusted software thing is the worst IMO i dont only want to trust big corporate software. even though I have xp i customized it with no new software to get rid of that. i don`t do automatic updates or anything like that. ive had no problems with legitimate software and the few virus attempts ive had have been thwarted by yahoo email (preventive), antivirus, and firefox.
the xp fixes are bs really i think they are spy software not fixes to hacks and whatnot. so dont do them
"Ohh, our privacy is being invaded in places that aren`t private, since there are other PEOPLE in those places..."
What are you doing in the first place that requires so much privacy (Given the cameras aren`t in bathrooms, changing booths, etc.)?
We will become the rebels with no body armor and crappy weapons, but still manage to topple the robots and the heavily armored security forces, while breaking into the tower where they all are controlled from and shutting down the computer by blowing it up as we all run away and dive into a helicopter in slow motion as the building explodes.
While the threat of a leak of personal information is real and is used as an objection to try and counter the surveillance argument; the truth is such a leak would most likely never happen.Also, I do not have anything to hide, and most people do not have anything terribly wrong to hide as well.What I do have a problem with, and I think is the reason most people would rather such surveillance not be widely effected is that they have a problem with the government having the power to go through our correspondence. This power does not belong in the government`s hands.Also, trusted computing will seriously f#ck up our computing experience. While many people are idiots and would not notice any difference in a trusted computing world many of us who actually know how to use computers would suffer. I KNOW which computer programs to use and which I would like to keep the drat away fro
The very fact that you all are allowed to post your negative thoughts on this proves that it isn`t what you think! You would not be on the internet if we were being constantly policed!
We don`t live in a society where every other person is a terrorist! Far from it. The terrorist threat has been exaggerated out of all proportions by our governments and sensationalist media and used to take away even more of our civil liberties.
Although I`m happy with CCTV in a few crime-riddled areas, the sorts of measures Western governments are putting into force are a deliberate attempt to limit our freedoms. By using things such as their manufactured climate of fear, few people are questioning them.
The video was all right, it was a bit too short really, I felt there could be more. Still, well made and gets its point across.
The anti big brother movement is by criminals and for criminals.
"patriotism serves no reasonable cause"IMHO, patriotism is not simply an extension of mud and soil. It is defending specific freedoms that are guaranteed to me by my country`s Bill of Rights. A lot of good men and women have died for the freedoms I have, and I will defend what they died for to my grave.
This, I choose to do, and that sir, is my patriotic freedom!
I won`t attempt to out-philosophize or out-reason you, and I am not looking for a battle of words. But I do respect whatever freedoms you may have as well.
The whole idea of all the security cameras is to capture suspected terrorists and stop them before they act. I guess this moron would prefer people to be blown up instead.
There`s that place in America that wants to ban, or has banned, boxers from being in view over the tops of jeans, the political correctness crap that stops us from being able to describe a person physically for fear that we might distinguish a person as an individual and therefore ruin any possibility of equality.
Rules of society are supposed to keep order, not control; I`m all for stopping people from harming others, but today everyone is treated as a suspect.
Dont be so paranoid.
The real trouble is that we live in a society that use a capitalism economic system. If we change this for a ressource based economic system nobody will have a need to search for our information, there wont be anymore monetary competitions between everyone, there wont be any terrorists ( Since there`s enough ressource on earth to keep everyone happy right now ).
Sure everything is not perfect but it`s better then with capitalism, comunish, socialism or fascism.
"People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both." - Benjamin Franklin
"Yippee Kayay, mother______."
They gather explicit informations such as my fingerprints, the color of my eyes and a high resolution picture of my face: OMG... and if someone stoled that cup with my fingerprints all over I just droped after I drank in it... or if I would accidently remove my shades exposing my true eye color to everyone... or if someone took a picture of me while im outside? TEH CRIMNALZ AR COMIN FOR ME. IM DOOMED!@!!11
They only allow certain software to run on my machine: Who gives a f**k about those lower brand software anyway.
Wiretapping and scanning emails allow them to access all sort of private information about me: Yes, it would be a real shame if the above poster learned that I actually enjoy granny sex, furries and midgets.
We believe, that people willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both: Threat?
On the 1984 theme, I highly recomend "Homage to Catalonia", his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, explains a lot about Winston`s world (or if you don`t like to read, which is quite sad but whatever, you can see "Land and Freedom" by Ken Loach, loosely based on the book.
In attempting to prevent terrorism we cause ourselves much more harm and nuisance than the terrorists themselves could ever achieve. Anyone remember airports before 9/11? They weren`t that bad were they.
Really the system only works if you have saints as the people who run the filters.
If you have corrupt people with agendas (like so) it doesn`t work.
Or where talking advertisements know your name... Its out of a nightmare!
Seriously though, I the US and UK are about to get a totalitarian makeover in a few years.