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    don't even realize it.

    I agree the TSA thing is way, way over the top. But I think it is also your fault! What I mean is that we pretty much know now that efforts are underway to smuggle bombs aboard our planes and some partisans have backed team Obama into a corner over security.

    Once the American people voluntarily and unanimously decree that they prefer being less safe to being less scrutinized Obama will relax the scrutiny having been given full political cover for the inevitable airliner incident of the near future.

    He is just waiting for everybody to chime in, on the record, opposing the drill so he can say "I am listening to the concerns of the American people, the GOP members of Congress and parents across the nation".

    See how that works?

    But it is indeed entertaining to watch the pavlovian stampede of partisans who can't rush fast enough and bark loud enough when their bell rings.
     
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    People should read 'Nudge' by Cass Sunstein. Find out exactly how the Government manipulates citizens. When you read posts by the liberals - you can see 'nudging' in action.
     
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    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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    It's gotta be better than the blunderbuss usage of the past.
     
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    How exactly is it way over the top? You have three choices: Go through the machine, get a pat down, or refrain from flying.

    The collection of "horror" stories are laughable. Several are years old and the rest seem to be a huge stretch of the truth.

    No one made a peep about all this for years, therefore y'all look mighty stupid having your hissy fits now.
     
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    How exactly are NSA wire taps way over the top? You have three choices: Send an email, make a phone call or write a hand written letter.

    The collection of "horror" stories are laughable. Several are years old and the rest seem to be a huge stretch of the truth.

    No one made a peep about all this for years, therefore y'all look mighty stupid having your hissy fits now.
     
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    classic Pavloian reaction to a signal from trainer
     
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    You do realize this has been done for generations by the corporations right?
     
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    Fail. Wiretaps are looking for evidence of a crime. Security at the airport is looking to keep the public safe...again, no one complained previously until this current meltdown, therefore it is acceptable to society as a whole.

    Just like you can be searched before entering a football game or a concert, so too can you be searched flying on a commercial jet.

    Now cancel the war on terror and you'll have a point. :thup:
     
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    and for centuries by politicians and religious leaders
     

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