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Date: 12/15/10 01:33 PM

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  1. Profile photo of punkdtn
    punkdtn Female 13-17
    46 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    Link: Your Government Wants You To Be Their Narc - 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?
  2. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    Wow, since when did they start hiring overbearing, guilt-tripping mothers to write their PSAs?
  3. Profile photo of thecoolhair
    thecoolhair Male 30-39
    101 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    this is on every train... how is this news?
  4. Profile photo of Dreamstarr77
    Dreamstarr77 Female 30-39
    99 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    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
  5. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    OMG! WATCH OUT, THAT STANDING MAN IS REACHING INTO HIS POCKET...HE`S GOTTA BE A CRACK DEALER!!!
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Thats just neighborhood watch.
  7. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    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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    Helgarin Male 18-29
    506 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Nuw I canz be a Derk Night...
  9. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    IAB, you are depressing me today.
  10. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    "See something/Say something" is a pretty common ad on public transit.
  11. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    meh...
  12. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    December 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    Soo uhhh, is there something I`m not getting?
  13. Profile photo of Kozy
    Kozy Male 18-29
    118 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm
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    addler Male 13-17
    777 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    LOL who uses a razr these days? that phone is olddddd
  15. Profile photo of AtomicTamale
    AtomicTamale Male 18-29
    74 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    snitches get stitches!:<
  16. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    "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.
  17. Profile photo of Helgarin
    Helgarin Male 18-29
    506 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    @Nidonemo

    That is a really interesting point of view there, never thought of that...Thanks for sharing
  18. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    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.
  19. Profile photo of mcfudge
    mcfudge Male 18-29
    537 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    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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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    reminiscent of the tattle tell brigades of the nazis.
  21. Profile photo of Kickan
    Kickan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    The government can go fcuk themselves.
  22. Profile photo of zephyer
    zephyer Male 40-49
    23 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    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...
  23. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    Sometimes I think I wouldn`t mind living in a police state controlled by Google.
  24. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    ... I advise you to turn back now, America, before you loose the rest of your freedoms.
  25. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    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.
  26. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    "Reporting something suspicious" does not foster distrust among the people. Stop trying to LARP 1984, It`s not going to happen.
  27. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33070 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    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...
  28. Profile photo of Calderis
    Calderis Male 18-29
    326 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    Where`s my god damn liberty gin?
  29. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    @5cats thats NOT how the Soviet Union `kept control of it`s satellite nations so easily.`
    Stop making up history.
  30. Profile photo of GasMaskKid
    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    "Stop trying to LARP 1984, It`s not going to happen."

    ^ My new best friend.
  31. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    5Cats: Give it a rest, you bat sh*t moron. This is a poster in a city bus.
  32. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
    1195 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    F*ck da police!
  33. Profile photo of HGamp
    HGamp Female 13-17
    9 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Hello, I`d like to report something suspicious buying a bagel. It`s in line right over there... Very suspicious.
  34. Profile photo of Djarum
    Djarum Male 18-29
    307 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    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.
  35. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
    1515 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    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!
  36. Profile photo of scarytropin
    scarytropin Male 30-39
    67 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    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
  37. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    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?
  38. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    one time i saw a guy doing marijuanas with a drug needle
  39. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36829 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    I pulled into the Quicki-Mart for a Slushy and there was a couple of guys with turbans.... that`s suspicious.... right?
  40. Profile photo of abrxax
    abrxax Male 18-29
    74 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    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.
  41. Profile photo of Jotham
    Jotham Male 18-29
    52 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    That lady on the poster looks kind of middle eastern. I`d better report this.
  42. Profile photo of Hateboss
    Hateboss Male 18-29
    10 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    @ 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.
  43. Profile photo of Septemberex
    Septemberex Female 13-17
    646 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    Well, if you don`t want to call in, don`t. If you don`t like snitches, stop breaking the law.
  44. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    @Gerry 1 0f 1

    7/11 right? Then I would be suspicious of the Slurpee!
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    @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
  46. Profile photo of plastinum
    plastinum Male 30-39
    329 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    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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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    I like how they use the word "someTHING" as if anyone who looks like they break the law is sub-human.
  48. Profile photo of Hateboss
    Hateboss Male 18-29
    10 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    @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.
  49. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    "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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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    @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
  51. Profile photo of Kiwigirl2
    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
    1048 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    So - any other time you don`t need to snitch on your fellow man?
  52. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    NOOO!!! If this happens, you wouldn`t be able to trust anyone. What kind of world is that to live... no wait, nevermind.
  53. Profile photo of Samen28
    Samen28 Male 13-17
    11 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    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.
  54. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    ...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.
  55. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    Kind of common sense anyways
  56. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
    604 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    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".
  57. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    December 15, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    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 >__>
  58. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
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    December 15, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    *that* is terrorism.
  59. Profile photo of Murcu
    Murcu Male 18-29
    84 posts
    December 16, 2010 at 1:25 am
    "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.
  60. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    December 16, 2010 at 1:29 am
    might as well paint is red and replace "suspicious" with "communist", and we`re right back in McCarthyism in 1940`s
  61. Profile photo of Frankii
    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    December 16, 2010 at 1:38 am
    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.
  62. Profile photo of BoredFrank
    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2369 posts
    December 16, 2010 at 6:33 am
    Be afraid, Citizen.

    Be very afraid.
  63. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2010 at 8:52 am
    snitches get stitches, that is all
  64. Profile photo of mamba
    mamba Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2010 at 11:14 am
    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)
  65. Profile photo of AfroAussie
    AfroAussie Male 18-29
    73 posts
    December 16, 2010 at 11:30 am
    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
  66. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    December 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    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.
  67. Profile photo of Lobotomy
    Lobotomy Male 13-17
    495 posts
    December 16, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    Police state? Haven`t the police always wanted you to do this?
  68. Profile photo of DamienLike
    DamienLike Male 13-17
    705 posts
    December 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    Yes, I saw something suspicious.
    THIS F*CKING POSTER
  69. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    December 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    Oh yeah, I guess it`s a bad thing to report crimes or the like. Total anarchy for the win, of course
  70. Profile photo of SpoonFork
    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    December 16, 2010 at 11:48 pm
    I saw something suspicious grabbing a bite to eat. I couldn`t tell what it was, but it looked hungry.
  71. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 1:54 am
    @MrPeabody HAHA XD
  72. Profile photo of sunday_scour
    sunday_scour Male 18-29
    283 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 6:59 am
    - 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?
  73. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 9:49 am
    Wait who would do this? Christians?
  74. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    *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."
  75. Profile photo of littlebaggie
    littlebaggie Female 18-29
    71 posts
    February 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    Dont they pay people to do that??
    Thought they were called security guards.

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