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Originally posted by maybee
This chip thing reminds me of the biblical mark of the beast. It's really starting to get scary. I think there is definitely something going on that "they" are not telling us.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
It's so refreshing to see such a high quality thread.
Where will this preposterous nonsense end, or will it? Five year old children taking their shoes off, and preparing for the search? Their own employees? How long we will let them perpetrate these crimes against our privacy? We've become too dependent on air flight to ban it, and yet acquiesce will inevitably lead to another invasive implementation.
With every pat-down, the terrorists win. There's got to be a better way.
Amazon Review :
William Golding's classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954.
At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires.
Overseeing their efforts are Ralph, "the boy with fair hair," and Piggy, Ralph's chubby, wisdom-dispensing sidekick whose thick spectacles come in handy for lighting fires.
Although Ralph tries to impose order and delegate responsibility, there are many in their number who would rather swim, play, or hunt the island's wild pig population.
Soon Ralph's rules are being ignored or challenged outright.
His fiercest antagonist is Jack, the redheaded leader of the pig hunters, who manages to lure away many of the boys to join his band of painted savages.
The situation deteriorates as the trappings of civilization continue to fall away, until Ralph discovers that instead of being hunters, he and Piggy have become the hunted:
"He forgot his words, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet."
Golding's gripping novel explores the boundary between human reason and animal instinct, all on the brutal playing field of adolescent competition. --Jennifer Hubert
Originally posted by Chett
I haven't read all the comments yet but I will take issue with one bit of the OP. Its not really us that did it. I don't think you can hold people that are brainwashed and possibly drugged responsible to that level. The public education system - 12 years, 180 days a year - its a whole lot of brainwashing to get nice conforming people that play the game. Add a bit of fluoride and presto we all march to the beat.
Its does appear to be breaking down, one can only hope and do what one can.
Be the change you want to see.
Originally posted by die_another_day
In a way, this is illegal because it's a Tying Contract.
The Clayton act said it was illegal to force you to buy one thing so you can buy something else.
We are being forced to go through these screenings, and if we don't get this "Product" we can't get on planes.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Clayton Antitrust Act
The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 (Pub.L. 63-212, 38 Stat. 730, enacted October 15, 1914, codified at 15 U.S.C. § 12–27, 29 U.S.C. § 52–53), was enacted in the United States to add further substance to the U.S. antitrust law regime by seeking to prevent anticompetitive practices in their incipiency.
That regime started with the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, the first Federal law outlawing practices considered harmful to consumers (monopolies and cartels).
The Clayton act specified particular prohibited conduct, the three-level enforcement scheme, the exemptions, and the remedial measures.
Passed during the Wilson administration, the legislation was first introduced by Alabama Democrat Henry De Lamar Clayton, Jr. in the U.S. House of Representatives, where the act passed by a vote of 277 to 54 on June 5, 1914.
Though the Senate passed its own version on September 2, 1914 by a vote of 46-16, the final version of the law (written after deliberation between Senate and the House), did not pass the Senate until October 5 and the House until October 8 of the same year.
Like the Sherman Act, much of the substance of the Clayton Act has been developed and animated by the U.S. courts, particularly the Supreme Court.
Originally posted by TWILITE22
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
I have one question "How many terrorist incidents involving planes have there been in the U.S to justify this kind of security"?I speaking of the ones that our government hasn't been involved in.I know my memory isn't what it used to be but I can't really think of any that our own government wasn't involved.........help!
Ionizing radiation consists of subatomic particles or electromagnetic waves energetic enough to detach electrons from atoms or molecules, thus ionizing them
Originally posted by Section31
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
Do you know how to get rid of the TSA? Stop using public transportation all together. If enough people stop using planes, trains, and buses, the companies that own them will go out of business. Instead of turning America into a green society, just use your car (or car-pool) instead of public transportation. Maybe they will change their tune if the money starts to evaporate.
edit on 20-11-2010 by Section31 because: (no reason given)