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ROFLMAO
its not funny...these threats should be taken seriously.

I for one am not laughing. I am going to follow C3PO's instructions and get a pump and my Linda Hamill blow up ready for action...

...I wont be caught with my pants down when skynet comes on-line
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There are a lot scarier ways than cameras in which various governments are violating people's privacy electronically, which isn't to say that the ubuquitous camera-usage that is picking up steam is not appaling. The problem lies in eerily Orwellian scare tactics that shift the burden of the argument from "why should we monitor everybody" to "why shouldn't we." When the lack of individual rights is the norm everybody loses in the end.
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When the lack of individual rights is the norm everybody loses in the end.
Hence the quote in my sig..
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There are a lot scarier ways than cameras in which various governments are violating people's privacy electronically, which isn't to say that the ubuquitous camera-usage that is picking up steam is not appaling. The problem lies in eerily Orwellian scare tactics that shift the burden of the argument from "why should we monitor everybody" to "why shouldn't we." When the lack of individual rights is the norm everybody loses in the end.
Though well stated...I disagree slightly. It is the illusion of the "ministry of information" that the government is interested in, not the actual execution of said entity. It is not our sovereign rights that they are after...it is our wallets. PAC money and special interests are whom politicians answer to...not constituents. The authoritarian states of Huxley and Orwell are not around the corner because ultimately fear and confusion derail consumer confidence and spending...which in turn hurt the coffers of the institutions that are the gray emminence in american legislative intiative. Though I agree that the electronic age has somewhat diminished the abiltiy to protect individual rights (such as privacy)...I think the end result is nothing as nefarious as depicted in fiction...but more depressing in the sense as it is more a means to maximize revenue streams.

(in the end, I think we agree to the ends but maybe not the means)
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Well your going to have more things like this happen when 30 million Americans would rather vote on American idol than vote on their rights and privacy.
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Well your going to have more things like this happen when 30 million Americans would rather vote on American idol than vote on their rights and privacy.
well said...
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o o o...we need to make on of us (here) the president so then electronic privacy remines in your computer and not some government officals laptop which gets stolen and the hdd remove...but on topic...the government is destorying the world and taking our money in the process by doing all these little things etc...*starts humming "its the end of the world"*
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Though well stated...I disagree slightly. It is the illusion of the "ministry of information" that the government is interested in, not the actual execution of said entity.
I was referring to something very specific in my post - it really has little to do with the ministry of information. If you want me to go into it PM me cuz I would start violating the TOS very quickly.

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Well your going to have more things like this happen when 30 million Americans would rather vote on American idol than vote on their rights and privacy.
QFT
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QFT
Pardon my lack of internet lingo.But what does QFT mean?
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Quoted for truth
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