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Originally posted by CogitoErgoSum1
Are you that paranoid that you really believe soon we will all have micro chips implanted and have satellites for every person so that they can monitor all Americans?
You do know that it’s impossible for them to monitor all 300 million of us, but there has be some type of preventative measures in place to make sure society acts accordingly.
Originally posted by Ambient Sound
Frankly, I'm much more scared of our country's law enforcement and "security" establishment than I am of any group of terrorists, and that is a fact.
Death toll from road accidents 390 times that from terrorism: study
The body count from road accidents in developed economies is 390 times higher than the death toll in these countries from international terrorism, says a study appearing in a specialist journal, Injury Prevention. In 2001, as many people died every 26 days on American roads as died in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, it says.
Researchers led by Nick Wilson of Otago University, New Zealand, trawled through a US State Department database of deaths caused by international terrorism, and compared this with an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development database on road crash deaths among 29 OECD countries.
The study covered two years, in 2000 and 2001.
The authors acknowledge the widespread emotional, political and economic impacts of terrorism, but they also point out the enormous difference in scale between the two death tolls.
"Policymakers need to be aware of this when allocating resources to preventing these two avoidable causes of mortality," they say.
Originally posted by ImJaded
By POLICE that's fine, they can see whatever they like, I couldn't care any less and have nothing to hide but a security guard doesn't have any authority unless it pertains to the site he is securing as he has been hired by said site/facility, not the police nor the government. So yeah I do have a problem with this.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Public buses here go onto all the military bases. A lot of students go to school off base, there being only elementary schools on base, so the public bus routes go on base for them and for other workers, etc.
Originally posted by esdad71
Here is another quick ananlogy, if you purcahse something with a credit card, they ask for ID. Why, to make sure it is YOU buying yhr goods. Do you not show your credit card to a clerk?why? because of fear, that is instilled by the media that EVERYONE is out to get you.
Again, I say we take a collection to send her to Texas to hang out with Momma Sheehan and her wackos. another person jsut looking for attention.
Originally posted by accountability
I haven't been asked for an ID when I used my credit card to purchase car repairs yesterday......... Or when I bought a boat ticket in San Diego. In fact no one has asked me for ID in years....... But they could---
I don't know why you don't like momma Sheehan....I guess calling her and the anti-war protesters wackos is a great tool for discounting her. If you think just handing over your ID to a cop is fine for people obeying the law, then think about what would happen if YOU lost it or forgot it, or didn't have it your pocket. Would you forgive them for the minor incovenience of going downtown for a day or three?
Originally posted by accountability
I don't see why I should have to show ID on the public sideways of Phoenix Arizona just because the local cops (who are military trained) don't like my looks. Profiling has always been a problem for the police- I protest against the discrimination as well as having to show my 'papers' Illegal immigrants are not prosecuted, but a little ole lady like me could be a security risk??????? Showing your papers is a legit verbal comparison to showing your ID in that instance.
Good night and Good Luck