Your Government Wants You To Be Their Narc [Pic]

Submitted by: punkdtn 6 years ago in

What do you think, I-A-B? Is this a good trend? Or is this just one step closer to living in a complete police state?
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Female 71
Dont they pay people to do that??
Thought they were called security guards.
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Male 1,351
*Calls authorities:
"Oh yeah, so I saw something suspicious and, like the sign said, I`m reporting it! It was a dog sniffing a cat under the subway. I mean, that`s darn suspicious don`t you think? So um...you`re welcome. I`ll let you know if I find anything else. Kbai."
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Male 5,413
Wait who would do this? Christians?
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Male 283
- Good Citizen Stewardship vs. Police State -

It`s all in the wording...

Police State / Big Brother:
"Did you see something suspicious? Report it."

Good Stewardship:
"Did you see a crime? Report it."

See what they did there?
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Male 3,076
@MrPeabody HAHA XD
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Male 1,265
I saw something suspicious grabbing a bite to eat. I couldn`t tell what it was, but it looked hungry.
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Male 2,344
Oh yeah, I guess it`s a bad thing to report crimes or the like. Total anarchy for the win, of course
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Male 705
Yes, I saw something suspicious.
THIS F*CKING POSTER
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Male 495
Police state? Haven`t the police always wanted you to do this?
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Male 1,920
If you have an iPhone you can conveniently report your neighbors, er terrorists with the Patriot APP Good citizen!

or if you do not have an iPhone then report to your local Walmart.
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Male 73
its a anti social behaviour advertisement in the UK. I seen one of these in Scotland dunno about the rest of the UK. We have a very big problem here with anti social behaviour i.e. neds/chavs etc much along the same lines as america`s gang culture. How would promoting the advertising of phoning in about non-nice individuals being non-nice individuals lead to a police state? it just gets them what they deserve
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Male 628
does this not give anyone images of the gestapo, american style- it`s only a step away (and not a big one for the government attempting to stop freedom of information in their country)
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Male 794
snitches get stitches, that is all
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Male 2,670
Be afraid, Citizen.

Be very afraid.
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Female 437
By your logic if I see someone who I think could potentially do something illegal/dangerous I shouldn`t say something. I don`t see the problem with reporting a potential crime if it stops a real crime.
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Male 1,744
might as well paint is red and replace "suspicious" with "communist", and we`re right back in McCarthyism in 1940`s
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Male 84
"This is the EXACT OPPOSITE of a police state. This ad is telling PEOPLE to report things to the police so they can take care of it. PEOPLE. Not the government. Police state means that the police take orders from the government and only the government."

Pretty much spot on.
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Male 916
*that* is terrorism.
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Female 3,696
hahah in Canada, they had these series of ads that were basically encouraging us NOT to call police. "Report the suspicious- not the strange" haha like report the box- not the backpack with the bunny inside >__>
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Male 604
Suspicious behaviour?
Let the authorities "make it right"?

Such ambiguous terms, and the sense of "hey, don`t worry, big brother is here for you, just let him know what`s wrong".
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Male 2,441
Kind of common sense anyways
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Male 1,184
...Well, someone certainly has NO CLUE what police state means.

This is the EXACT OPPOSITE of a police state. This ad is telling PEOPLE to report things to the police so they can take care of it. PEOPLE. Not the government. Police state means that the police take orders from the government and only the government.
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Male 11
We have signs like that on the inside of the buses in San Jose, CA.
It`s just a reminder. If someone looks like they`re hiding a weapon, or left a bag on the seat, you`re supposed alert the driver or a police officer and let them handle it.
But that`s not the same as plastering an ad on the OUTside of the bus telling people to report all suspicious behavior. That itself, ironically, is suspicious behavior.
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Female 1,356
NOOO!!! If this happens, you wouldn`t be able to trust anyone. What kind of world is that to live... no wait, nevermind.
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Female 1,048
So - any other time you don`t need to snitch on your fellow man?
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Male 2,388
@Agent00Smith:"I like how they use the word "someTHING" as if anyone who looks like they break the law is sub-human."

that is exactly the kind of advert deconstruction we all need to have
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Male 2,419
"Yesir I sah a somethin grabbin a bite ta eat, it was 5 foot 11 n black, he musta stole it!"
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Male 10
@Handys

Who needs to read a table when you can`t even read a post? Yes I understand he was being hyperbolic when he said we were borrowing from China just to finanace a bus ad, but my point was i`m sick of hearing the idiot bring it up on every post.

Well I know China owns most of our debt, thats not the reason I told him i`m sick of hearing about it. It`s a bus ad and he brings up international finance? He just looks for any reason to step up on his soap box.

And to be correct, the reason China owns the most of our debt, is not because we directly borrow from them but because they literally buy our debt from other nations as a means to leverage power and trade deals against us. So not only is he ludicrous in his assumptions he is just dead wrong, and you need to get off his tip.
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Male 2,579
I like how they use the word "someTHING" as if anyone who looks like they break the law is sub-human.
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Male 329
It is your civic duty to report any suspicious persons, but before you board ze bus, we will need to see your papers staatsburger
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Male 2,402
@Hateboss

You moron. It`s not a theory we are in-debt to China. What madest is stating is true and it`s a fact. Here`s some data for you. A list of all those owning T-bills and China is #1 next to japan as #2 and the others following. we owe our ass. Get a grip. You do know how to read tables. You must suck at home finance in that alone. Crap no wonder the country is so freaking broke with guys like you living in a cartoon world.


http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/tic/Documents/mfh.txt
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Male 2,402
@Gerry 1 0f 1

7/11 right? Then I would be suspicious of the Slurpee!
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Female 646
Well, if you don`t want to call in, don`t. If you don`t like snitches, stop breaking the law.
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Male 10
@ Madest

I`m drating sick and tired of hearing your busted ass conspiracy theories about the US being in debt to China. You literally find a way to work it into every post you make. No, no and no.

Also, "irony", you don`t haz it.
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Male 52
That lady on the poster looks kind of middle eastern. I`d better report this.
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Male 75
That`s a Washington DC meto bus. If your in the train stations, you will hear a message from Janet Napolitano. "They" just want to hear and see themselves.
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Male 38,483
I pulled into the Quicki-Mart for a Slushy and there was a couple of guys with turbans.... that`s suspicious.... right?
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Male 1,378
one time i saw a guy doing marijuanas with a drug needle
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Male 2,402
Yes I saw something suspicious when I ate lunch at the local Chinese kitchen! They had fish stored in the ice machine! Would you like some water sir?
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Male 67
Wow, so many people here seem to be under the impression that civilians reporting crimes is the equivalent of a police state.



See Kitty Genovese
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Female 1,515
Has no one heard of Crime Stoppers?! That shts been around forever, with advertising, and nothing negative`s come from it. Why are people so quick to be doomsayers? LOOK IT`S THE FIRST SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!
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Male 307
People complain about drugs and poo, yet I never see anyone get some balls and call the DEA on local dealers trolling in their Lexuses or the cops when the traffickers are in the grocery parking lot waiting for their rendezvous with a half ton of soda cans and cigarette packs while they nervously wait.
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Female 9
Hello, I`d like to report something suspicious buying a bagel. It`s in line right over there... Very suspicious.
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Male 1,195
F*ck da police!
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Male 1,625
5Cats: Give it a rest, you bat sh*t moron. This is a poster in a city bus.
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Male 694
"Stop trying to LARP 1984, It`s not going to happen."

^ My new best friend.
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Male 605
@5cats thats NOT how the Soviet Union `kept control of it`s satellite nations so easily.`
Stop making up history.
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Male 326
Where`s my god damn liberty gin?
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Male 37,790
This is exactly how the Soviet Union managed to control it`s sattelite nations so easily. Just get ALL the people to snitch on each other to the secret police and viola@! True revolution is really hard to organize.
Obama is just taking a page from his hero, JS Stalin...
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Male 1,548
"Reporting something suspicious" does not foster distrust among the people. Stop trying to LARP 1984, It`s not going to happen.
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Male 605
What? "If you see something suspicious, or possibly illegal, tell the authorities." Why is this a big deal? Stop acting like conspiracy nuts and think sense.
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Male 10,440
... I advise you to turn back now, America, before you loose the rest of your freedoms.
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Male 2,121
Sometimes I think I wouldn`t mind living in a police state controlled by Google.
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Male 23
I don`t know, sometimes a tough call to make.
That guy put a car bomb in Times Square and walked away. Citzen thought it was odd for some reason and then saw the smoke, called it in and nobody got hurt.
In Israel they have been watching each other for years. Nobody does anything without someone taking note. Leave a package on a bus or on a street and the bomb squad is on it pretty quick.

A flight school tried to tell the FBI that one guy from the Middle East was only interested in taking off and not learning how to land. FBI blew it off until 9/11...
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Male 243
The government can go fcuk themselves.
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Male 282
reminiscent of the tattle tell brigades of the nazis.
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Male 537
According to IAB, a sign on a bus payed for by a local police department that has been having some crime issues... is the fault of the government, and a sign of a total dictatorship.
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Male 4,680
Y`all are getting way too paranoid about this one PSA. It`s almost certainly about reporting suspected terrorists, not about keeping the public under control of "the man". Stop worrying about it.

I say this because we had a similar scheme in the UK a while back. Unsurprisingly, it failed miserably.
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Male 506
@Nidonemo

That is a really interesting point of view there, never thought of that...Thanks for sharing
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Male 9,306
"Soo uhhh, is there something I`m not getting? "

It`s a design to make citizens very suspicious of each other. By tattling all the time, no one will group up because they can`t trust one another and it makes things like uprisings easier to catch and dissolve. The end result is that the government can control the people very easily.
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Male 74
snitches get stitches!:<
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Male 776
LOL who uses a razr these days? that phone is olddddd
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Male 118
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Male 1,523
Soo uhhh, is there something I`m not getting?
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Male 25,416
meh...
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Female 2,674
"See something/Say something" is a pretty common ad on public transit.
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Female 4,039
IAB, you are depressing me today.
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Male 506
Nuw I canz be a Derk Night...
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Male 5,194
Police state. Psychotic, f-dup police state. Even George Orwell didn`t envision "Big Brother" feeling up little kids and stripping the pants off old men in wheelchairs.
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Male 6,694
Thats just neighborhood watch.
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Male 2,549
OMG! WATCH OUT, THAT STANDING MAN IS REACHING INTO HIS POCKET...HE`S GOTTA BE A CRACK DEALER!!!
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Female 99
Asking people to report a crime or suspicious behaviour is nowhere close to a police state , it`s asking citizens to help take responsibility for their society.
Next years brand new *we see you* cameras on every lamppost pointing directly into peoples homes may be another matter completely :p
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Male 101
this is on every train... how is this news?
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Male 2,549
Wow, since when did they start hiring overbearing, guilt-tripping mothers to write their PSAs?
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Female 46
Link: Your Government Wants You To Be Their Narc [Pic] [Rate Link] - What do you think, I-A-B? Is this a good trend? Or is this just one step closer to living in a complete police state?
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