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  • Apr 26th, 2013 @ 9:47am

    The real issue is employer dependence.

    How about we stop talking about restricting information and start talking about how our society forces dependence on employers. If the system turns you down, what are your options?

    1. You can take a low wage job. Low wage jobs I hear give you fewer benefits than welfare does, so it doesn't make sense as an option (if slavery is an option).

    2. You can be put on welfare. I have little experience with welfare, but I don't think it's really a viable option. You would imagine that the police would want to help the homeless and take care of things on behalf of a moral republic... but that is not our reality.

    3. You can be homeless. Still not a good option, but it's where most people end up.

    4. I don't know. However, shouldn't we be able to live for ourselves somehow, apart from an employer?

  • Apr 23rd, 2013 @ 4:11pm

    ...but we're the terrorists?

    The majority of terrorism is our terrorism. For dubious reasons, we have bombed foreigners, overthrown governments, sided with dictators, started wars over fabricated incidents, bullied diplomats, and whatever else (and there's a lot) for decades. We've been the terrorists all along, and we pretend we're not.

    As the terrorists, it seems that we also want to obliterate our freedoms. We have men in suits in Boston, New York, and Washington, all too happy to increase surveillance, break our rules, use force whenever convenient, and then say it's in the name of protecting those rules (which we just broke).

    How can this go on? What happened? How can these people listen to this garbage? It is as if someone can come up to them and tell them, 'The sky is orange,' when it is blue, and they'll believe it!

    Sadly, it is too late. We have already succeeded in destroying our freedoms. We already live in a dystopia. This event is just another absurdity in a long nonsensical chain. The next steps will probably be something out of science fiction, with death robot wardens for the poor and happy-land prisons for the rich. Oh yes, being rich might be a burden too. Just wait until officer clownface comes up to you and says, *HAPPINESS IS MANDATORY. UNHAPPINESS WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN...*pew pew*.

  • Apr 18th, 2013 @ 7:03pm

    Someone else will pay for his abuse of power.

    Cops like this make the job that much more dangerous for the rest. When police encounter someone that actually is going to kill them, the crowd is more than happy to do nothing but take pictures.