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13-12-2012, 06:46 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...?
(13-12-2012 05:11 PM)Buddy Christ Wrote:  Oh Hughsie. They got to you didn't they? Sad day. The problem with this and with all monitoring, tracking, and invasive measures being forced on us without our permission is that it sacrifices freedom and personal liberties for the illusion of security. Using your logic, what's wrong with installing microchips in all citizens that tracks your location and your activity? Only people who are up to no good would be opposed to this, right? They're basically already doing this using cell phones and GPS systems built into every new car. Why not abolish our right to own firearms? Innocent, law-obeying civilians have no use for guns and so the military and police should be the only ones with access. Let's go a step further and put cameras in all our houses. Why not? If you're not doing anything wrong then you have nothing to hide.

Invasive implementations like this aren't about "what can they do with them right now?" It's about "what will they do with them later?" Trust in your government is a day to day evaluation that is subject to change. Years from now, when the facade of "elected officials working for the people" has completely crumbled and we are unwillingly oppressed by a Big Brother, I would prefer it if nationwide cameras weren't already in place to monitor my every move.

I can't think of any reason off the top of my head to care if the Government know where I am (provided the information is used responsibly of course). Over here firearms are mostly illegal and, shockingly, we have a lot less gun crime and people's lives aren't adversely affected. Cameras in homes is slightly different in my mind. In a house it's a private setting, though to be honest I can't see any reason to be that bothered (again, provided footage was used responsibly under appropriate safe-guards). A bus is a public setting, anyone doing something in a public place and then complaining that they might be seen/heard by people is a grade A dumbass in my opinion.

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Ferdinand: We don't really say 'theist' in Alabama. Here, you're either a Christian, or you're from Afghanistan and we fucking hate you.
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Better to remain silent...? - KVron - 11-12-2012, 09:40 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Erxomai - 11-12-2012, 10:02 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 11-12-2012, 02:13 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Chas - 11-12-2012, 03:05 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - KVron - 11-12-2012, 02:53 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 11-12-2012, 02:56 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Chas - 11-12-2012, 03:07 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - kim - 11-12-2012, 03:14 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 11-12-2012, 04:22 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 13-12-2012 06:46 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - KVron - 13-12-2012, 10:12 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - bemore - 13-12-2012, 04:50 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - bemore - 13-12-2012, 04:56 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - morondog - 13-12-2012, 05:02 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - bemore - 13-12-2012, 05:06 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - KVron - 13-12-2012, 09:16 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - morondog - 13-12-2012, 11:44 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 14-12-2012, 04:04 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - bemore - 14-12-2012, 04:50 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 14-12-2012, 05:09 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Chas - 14-12-2012, 10:58 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - morondog - 14-12-2012, 11:45 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Leela - 15-12-2012, 05:02 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 17-12-2012, 11:18 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - morondog - 18-12-2012, 12:13 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 18-12-2012, 05:32 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - morondog - 18-12-2012, 06:46 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 18-12-2012, 06:54 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - morondog - 18-12-2012, 07:23 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 18-12-2012, 07:25 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - DLJ - 20-12-2012, 12:15 AM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Leela - 19-12-2012, 05:38 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - Hughsie - 19-12-2012, 07:49 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - morondog - 19-12-2012, 11:32 PM
RE: Better to remain silent...? - KVron - 20-12-2012, 10:30 AM
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