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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
Originally posted by louczar
reply to post by tgidkp
But to what purpose? With NDAA they don't need any evidence to snatch someone up and put them down at all. Just mention classified and terrorist, there you go, goodbye and now nobody cares that you're gone, because hey, they said he/she is a domestic terrorist.
Why bother making a case and collecting evidence when all you need is a suspicion that someone is thinking too hard about things, or whatever it is that they don't like about you, and couple that with unlimited "detention" (more likely termination) powers? These days they can just make s*** up about you after the fact of your disposal.
Originally posted by celticdog
I have been a gamer since the days of pong and Atari 2600. It is a bit of a time waster to say the least. Technology in game consoles,cell phones and computers has progressed pretty quickly. It is like trying to stop a snow ball going down hill and it is only going to get bigger and better. The old tech is ditched quickly too and you have to upgrade. If you dont want to upgrade it is made to break down at some point. Gaming is addictive and my original xbox 360 got the red ring of death so I had to buy a new one.
If you want to become a grandpa who cant work the next gen toaster you are kind of forced to keep up. Or you can go back to living with your VCR that flashes 12 o'clock. It is sad you cant stop this intel gathering stuff but I think there is a fine line with progress and privacy and that line is blurred sometimes. They would have to have a large data base to collect all this info. I guess there is no more sitting at the computer naked
Originally posted by RaisingL
A friend of mine recently purchased the Wii U. She was showing me and my children how absolutely fantastically fabulous it was. I was impressed right up to the point where it started recording my son's face while he played some odd little game.
Why don't most people see this as an issue? Everything is attached to Wifi these days. Even if it isn't the government and it's just some perv teenager hoping to catch a little look ... it's creepy.