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  •  Sadly, while this story needs more traction (1+ / 0-)
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    Americans simply do not give a sh*t. Why? Well, for one, we're all so interested in spying into each others lives with Facebook, Myspace, YouTube, cellphone cameras, and gossip and reality TV shows, that it isn't as big a deal. They just don't get the gravity of the issue.
    Second, Americans are allowing cameras and all sorts of other "spying" devices into their lives, allowing the government (national and local) to really become Big Brother. Cameras don't stop crime, they simply record it. When I was growing up, the technology wasn't there for cameras spying on everything we did. But now it is there, and everyone from companies to families to law enforcement is utilizing them. And Americans are just lapping it up because they think it will keep them safer. Hogwash. Cameras do nothing to stop crime. They just provide fodder for TV.

    Electing conservatives is like hiring a carpenter who thinks hammers are evil.

    by MA Liberal on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 04:50:41 AM PST

    •  agree, but not about cameras. They've really (0+ / 0-)

      changed the prosecution of street crime.  alot of dirty cops have been busted because of the little light they forgot was on in the precinct at 3 am

      "The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous"

      by al75 on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 05:03:28 AM PST

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