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The first rule of Ebola security theater is that you can’t admit it’s Ebola security theater

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posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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Via the Washington Post


This episode says two things about governing against risks and threats right now. The first is the extent to which security theater has moved beyond the airports and has permeated the rest of American society. The NJ/NY quarantine procedures will not really prevent the further spread of Ebola, since all it does is confine asymptomatic individuals, who therefore cannot spread the infection. The failure to consult with any experts whatsoever before the new procedures were announced highlights the absence of any non-political rationale for doing this.


In case you're unfamiliar with the term Security Theater:

Security theater is the practice of investing in countermeasures intended to provide the feeling of improved security while doing little or nothing to actually achieve it.


Everything I've read since Friday reeks of either overreaction or security theater. It's bordering on insanity the lengths we, as the public, are demanding our government to go just so we feel safer.




posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:03 PM
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It's bordering on insanity the lengths we, as the public, are demanding our government to go just so we feel safer.


That's what gets me, people actually demanding and protesting for governments to take over. Saw the same thing a few weeks ago with the climate change issue. We used to march in the streets for less government, now we march for more? Go figure.



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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So now in addition to the TSA groping and fondling people at airports.

Now they get to stick you with an needle to?

First rule of fear run amuk ?

FEAR HAS RUN ASTUPID!.
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posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:40 PM
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“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”

― Vladimir Ilich Lenin


And so goes THEE Obama.

Extreme Jealousy has the best of him.




posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 09:15 PM
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originally posted by: links234
Via the Washington Post


This episode says two things about governing against risks and threats right now. The first is the extent to which security theater has moved beyond the airports and has permeated the rest of American society. The NJ/NY quarantine procedures will not really prevent the further spread of Ebola, since all it does is confine asymptomatic individuals, who therefore cannot spread the infection. The failure to consult with any experts whatsoever before the new procedures were announced highlights the absence of any non-political rationale for doing this.


In case you're unfamiliar with the term Security Theater:

Security theater is the practice of investing in countermeasures intended to provide the feeling of improved security while doing little or nothing to actually achieve it.


Everything I've read since Friday reeks of either overreaction or security theater. It's bordering on insanity the lengths we, as the public, are demanding our government to go just so we feel safer.
I think the premise is fallacious. Comparing over-reaching data collection that effects everyone vs quarantining those who are exposed to a deadly and contagious disease, is a real stretch of the imagination. Putting the many at risk for no reason other than feeling bad about inconveniencing the very few, isn't comparable. These are people known to be exposed and not some random people pulled off the street.

Ebola - "Ebolavirus is classified as a biosafety level 4 agent, as well as a Category A bioterrorism agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has the potential to be weaponized for use in biological warfare,[155][156] and was investigated by the Biopreparat for such use, but might be difficult to prepare as a weapon of mass destruction because the virus becomes ineffective quickly in open air.[157] Fake emails pretending to be Ebola information from the WHO or the Mexican Government have in 2014 been misused to spread computer malware.[158]" ~ wikipedia

So technically it could be used as a potential weapon by someone. We spend billions of dollars each year defending against threats from terrorism and from contagions. I think those dollars could be spared for this.
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posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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Perfect scare tactic, in combo with letting it get out of hand, most everyone will rally around protection measures from it. Unfortunately these open an opportune time for what is already being called police states measures by a surviving DR. on how a patient was treated in quarantine. It didn't work with current concerns like Enterovirus and past ones such as Swine Flu. Ebola is the breaker here, for just what it is.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 12:16 AM
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