I love how anyone with any sense of history is called "paranoid" for
pointing out the obvious things governments tend to do... oh, but this
is america, it can't happen here *boggle*... yes it can and its been
happening. slowly. bit by bit....
Again, WTF? I've *NEVER* stated anything of the kind and if you paid the
fuck attention to my posts you'd note I'm extremely anti-empire. So,
Unless you got something to back up your lies STFU.
Again, WTF? I'm anti-empire. I'm one of those "kooks" who subscribes to
the same school of thought as Ron Paul. I've already clued you in on
that and yet you persist with bullshit about me above. The US federal
government issued publications to law enforcement that classify such
political views as "terrorist". The war-on-terror/drugs/whatever is
about the government vs. the people of the USA more than anything else.
I am unsure if you are attacking me personally, which makes no fracking
sense given my views or that you're too stupid to realize that everyone
in the US aren't the same.
If voting changed anything it would be illegal. I picked that up
somewhere and it's true. The US federal elections and most of the state
and local ones are like voting in soviet russia. It's the same thing
regardless of which of the two morons one votes for. And yes, I vote
but I vote for non interventionist (domestic and foreign) libertarians
(either by party or views) and write people in.
I am also tiring of cleaning up after your assholish top-posting.
No! Not if it can be used against me in court (violation of 5th
Amendment rights), or if my insurance company can use it to cancel my
policy or raise my rates. I have no problem if the information is used
simply to make sure systems operate as designed or to improve the
Perhaps I am paranoid, but I even object to OnStar having as much
control over my car as they do.
Let's take this to absurdity.
Driving is a privilege, not a right. When you pilot your vehicle onto the
public roadway, you are a public risk and a black box is simply another way
for the public to ensure that you are behaving properly. The data compiled
by the black box belongs to the public, not you.
There are an increasing number of means for the public to track your
movements, from red light cameras to EZ Pass to (I suppose) GPS tracking
using your own cellphone. Traffic cams by the thousands will be springing up
in and around cities, giving the public unlimited access to your behavior in
high definition video.
The ultimate goal is to remove the driver from the equation entirely. You
would program your vehicle for a destination, and the vehicle would then
handle the driving chores. After all, human error is probably to blame for
the vast majority of roadway incidents, so removing the humans will save
billions of dollars.
If the rest of you would stop screwing up, the public would leave me in
peace. But, no...
That's a notion that came about incrementally and was declared by
government types for a reason. In a free society government does not
grant privilege. Government grants of privilege are something from
the time of kings and royalty. The grantor of the privilege can
demand anything he wants in return, and thus if driving is the way we
are to get around then through that mechanism the government may force
us to wave all our rights. (they've been actively working towards that
with things like real ID, blood draws, child support, and countless
other things that are pushed through drivers' licensing)
While we're arm-waving (not "waiving") about the powers-that-be and
their generally thoughtless chess-moves with regard to rights,
privileges, and the common good, lookee here:
You'll find this to be interesting. If you don't know her name, it's
lady named Paula Murphy who used to drive race cars for Andy
'Dyno' Don Nicholson, and also was an accomplished road racing
(She was at one time the Fastest Woman On Earth)
----- Original Message -----
To: "paula murphy"
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 02:19 PM
Subject: Fw: Social Security and Obamacare..........
(Here it comes ... )
(Yes, it's likely that some congressperson's brother-in-law runs the
contractor for that new system)
WOW! Never thought I'd say this, but I agree with all your proposals except
one. Only 1 term for all politicians! The founders envisioned citizens
would be appointed to serve their district, state, whatever, for one term.
Not ELECTED forever! And the early senators were appointed, not elected.
Don't give 'em a chance to get corrupted. And end ALL lobbyists. Let the
"elected" officials answer to, and listen to, their constituents.
No, because people were actually dying. Still are.
Money is just money. Lives are real. As we sit and cry over spilt taxes and
attempts to reel in runaway corporations, let's remember that people are
But not so good to be a recent Mustang buyer.
I was that way with scanners, too: I'd no sooner invest in a "new"
model with newest technology than - oops! Here came something newer
yet, and cheaper, too.
Comes with the techno-territory, eh?
Still not getting the "Want more ox? Go for it!" concept.
I kinda feel sorry from those who bought this year's GT. (Saw a
beauty yesterday -- Grabber blue color with black trim -- and the guy
had, what sounded like, an aftermarket exhaust. Nice car!) 315 is
going to suck when the new 5.0 debuts with 412.
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