Security delusions: Doing the terrorists work for them

  • Article by: David G. Lang
  • Updated: June 12, 2013 - 8:37 PM

We're dismantling our free society without their having to do another thing.

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wiseoracleJun. 12, 1310:03 PM

Well said - thank you!

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ajnaguyJun. 12, 1310:08 PM

B.J. Hunnicutt was the mad prankster. Just sayin'. And Microsoft is doing a lot more to diminish privacy and freedom with the Xbox One than the NSA has in the past ten years.

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lordhawhaw1Jun. 12, 1310:55 PM

Free? We are not free. Just decide not to wear your seatbelt; see what happens. Light up a smoke in public and watch the fireworks. Speak out publicly against Gay Marriage? Good luck. Build a patio off the back of your home without a city permit? Have fun. Many of us are paying half our income to the government to be redistributed for our own good by folks who say they know better than you and me. But we can't check ID's before an election and our elections are fair. So all the smart people tell me.

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hobie2Jun. 13, 1312:29 AM

The objective of all terrorists is to have the group or government change behavior to consume assets protecting the populace from imagined possibilities... The greatest tool of the terrorist are leaders weak of character who pander to those worried for safety, to gain power. The greatest enemy of a terrorist is men - men who will not change society because of the actions of a paltry few... So ask - why do we hide and open wallets when the word "terrorist" is spoken? Would Washington or Jefferson or Lincoln - or pioneers or settlers or those who faced even greater threat from nuclear annihilation not that many years ago - cower? America's leaders need some stones, and a greater trust in the people who will fight.

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Packman_1Jun. 13, 13 6:05 AM

It's in the best interest of those who stand to profit at our national fear. That means those who are in the business of selling 'protection'.

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guessagainJun. 13, 13 6:57 AM

If having the NSA look at phone numbers to see who is calling Yemen, I don't have much of a problem with that. If they're listening to my phone conversations or reading my e-mail without a specific court, that is a violation of my constitutional rights. So far, I am not aware that the latter is happening. So far.

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ollie3Jun. 13, 13 9:19 AM

To those who say the surveillance makes them feel safer, I have to ask, what exactly do you feel more comfortable doing today that you were too afraid to do a week ago before this news was leaked?

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Farmboy48Jun. 13, 13 9:58 AM

Gee, another cherished myth exploded. Many of us always thought that our physicians could be counted on to pursue the facts wherever they led and not be overwhelmed by the temptation to take intellectual shortcuts or be controlled by some sort of ideology or other. How sad.

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twincitizen1Jun. 13, 1310:16 AM

Maybe it's just me, but I'm pretty ok with people having to take their shoes off before getting on a plane. The 30 second delay of my 'freedom' or whatever is just fine with me.

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buttlesJun. 13, 1312:49 PM

Packman_1 "It's in the best interest of those who stand to profit at our national fear. That means those who are in the business of selling 'protection'." == Exactly Packman_1. And the best example of this is former head of Homeland Security (theater), Michael Chertoff, and all the money he has made having the full body scanners put in airports.

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