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reply to post by 727Sky
The C2C broadcast last Sunday was extremely informative about the NSA Clipper chip idea and back door programs installed in just about everything. Thank you for bringing current topics to the forefront.. Besides the NSA thing has anything else really given you a Hummmm moment??
I'm pretty much appalled by the exaggerated sense of urgency surrounding the terrorism threat. We have spent hundreds of billions of dollars, have essentially trashed most of our fundamental constitutional rights, and have created the apparatus of a permanent surveillance state---one that will never be dismantled--all because a few hundred poorly organized nutballs wish us harm. We have put everything else on the back burner..everything takes second place to anti=-terrorism efforts. Yes, there are terrorists who wish us harm, but our response has been so over-the-top, so ridiculously overblown in comparison to the size of the threat, and we will essentially have to live with the draconian consequences forever. Our country is never going to be the same.
reply to post by JadeStar
Does not ring a bell. I have never heard of such an agency. Sorry.
reply to post by covertpanther
What is the most interesting subject or topic you hold in the back (or front) of your mind?
The nature of reality. I find myself thinking about this a lot. I'm not a scientist so the thoughts I form are not all that sophisticated. It just feels to me like some days are not all that real, if you know what I mean. They feel like scripted TV shows, as if we are playing parts in a cosmic commercial. I have been leaning toward the idea that we are living in a simulated reality, some sort of computer generated program. And believe me, once you come to that kind of a conclusion, everything in one's world is turned upside down. You simply don;t look at anything the same, ever again, not unless you can simply put it out of your head and purposely not think about it.
it wold be incredibly said if it turns out this feeling is true, so I hope i am wrong.