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View Diary: (Updated) Winston Smith's Telescreen Has Arrived: DHS To Scan Americans in Public Places (209 comments)

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  •  I almost HR'd for this: (0+ / 0-)
    While Americans eagerly await the latest opportunity to watch from their couches and smartphones as bombs are rained down on brown people,
    The most recent polls I've seen suggest that:

    * 50% of Americans polled oppose ANY intervention,
    * 44% oppose even unmanned intervention (e.g. cruise missiles), and
    * 80% say that Congressional approval should be required before ANY intervention.

    I don't see how any of those results frame "Americans" as bloodthirsty, vicarious or racist.

    Hype like this detracts from what was otherwise an interesting and thought-provoking diary.  Do you really expect people to read your words or consider your arguments when you open with such a gratuitous, condescending insult?

    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

    by wesmorgan1 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 11:14:55 AM PDT

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