Discussion in 'privacy general' started by SteveTX, Aug 22, 2008.
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Time for the ACLU to get the big boots....again... and kick some lawmaker's arse.
4th Amendment, don't let us down now!
It wouldn't bother me so much if I thought that they would only use these powers to track terrorism. But they have already proven that they have much more in mind. Like spying on the vegetarians (PETA) and gay law students etc...
Lions and Tigers and Vegetarians, OH MY!
Lol, I hate to rain on your parade but the ACLU is the reason for 90% of the idiocy you see today in our country. They are NOT, the champions of freedom they are mistaken for.
Now, let me get back on topic. This won't go through fully right away, bits and pieces will get passed that won't put too much of a scare into the population right off the bat....this is called "conditioning", and it's the same exact thing that happens with fuel prices. Think I'm wrong? Ask your neighbor if he/she is happy about current gas prices now. If they say no, let it be and wait until it goes down. Ask them again at that time, you'll likely get a yes. Now, don't bring it up anymore until the price goes above the previous point they were unhappy and ask again, you'll get a no. When it lowers down to the price it was when you first asked the question before and got your initial "no" answer, and ask again....you'll be amazed.
It is by FAR the best way to handle tricky issues with your citizens. Mark my words down, this law the FBI is wanting will get stripped down to a bare minimum, and slowly over time get built back up into its present "big bad scary wolf who's watching me" form.
Everyone who surfs the internet is getting controlled or tracked... stop your illusions... start seeing the reality. Internet has become (or was always?) a huge information collection matrix.
100% on the mark. The design of the internet alone, let alone technologies make it reasonably easy to track. People need to remember that the internet is nothing more than a gigantic database.
Well, as one who was there way back when, DarpaNet didn't really want all of you on it.
LowWaterMark: A bunch of totally political posts, that did contain even a single reference to computing or online privacy, have been removed. We don't do general political discussions here.
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