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  •  Well that is what I am "talking" about, just (0+ / 0-)

    because something is considered "the way it is" doesn't mean that is the way it should be. Why do we think that just because something is "the way it is" is the way it has to be?

    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy -7.8., -6.6

    by helpImdrowning on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 02:38:33 AM PDT

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    •  Well, there have been incidents in Germany (1+ / 0-)
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      I believe, where public cameras were destroyed as a result of people thinking along those lines.

      People seem much more complacent about these things here in the US.




      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 02:47:15 AM PDT

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      •  I hope we find a way to overcome our (1+ / 0-)
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        complacency for fear we will regret it greatly in the future.

        "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy -7.8., -6.6

        by helpImdrowning on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 03:05:42 AM PDT

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        •  As mentioned elsewhere (1+ / 0-)
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          in the comments here, I'm more immediately concerned with things like CISPA.

          It's the shit we can't see that will really bite us in the ass. Still, vigilance is good across the board.




          Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
          ~ Jerry Garcia

          by DeadHead on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 03:54:30 AM PDT

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          •  I'm with you here on CISPA, I have sent (0+ / 0-)

            emails to my congress person, Julia Brownley, who is a democrat but voted for CISPA. I plan to call her office and send new emails voicing my displeasure with her vote.

            "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy -7.8., -6.6

            by helpImdrowning on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:23:46 AM PDT

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