homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam

The Geek Culture Forums!


  New Poll  
my profile | directory login | | search | faq | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» The Geek Culture Forums!   » The Archives   » The Big Archives   » This could get ugly...

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: This could get ugly...
Mr Bill
Assimilated
Member # 553

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted April 01, 2003 18:28      Profile for Mr Bill     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Check out this article on Zdnet.

Does this mean the peole behind PayPal are terrorists now?

--------------------
Will work for taglines...

Posts: 378 | From: Down the hall, second door on the right | Registered: Oct 2000  |  IP: Logged
cheezi git
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation
Member # 1598

Member Rated:
3
Icon 1 posted April 01, 2003 23:25      Profile for cheezi git     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
what really pisses me off about recent developments in the usa, is that a great country is being turned unbelievably quickly into a fascist, orwellian, belligerant, dangerous monster, that is destabilising world order and peace

--------------------
there were so many stains on the road. squashed miss mitten-shaped stains in the universe. squashed frog-shaped stains in the universe. squashed crows that tried to eat the squashed frog-shaped stains in the universe. squashed dogs...

Posts: 1929 | From: the left nostril of my cat | Registered: Aug 2002  |  IP: Logged
Xanthine

Solid Nitrozanium SuperFan!
Member # 736

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted April 02, 2003 09:27      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's because people here are so convinced that they are too busy to keep track of world events beyond the sound bites CNN gives us. These sound bites lead to fear, which makes people into sheep. People are also "too busy" doing god knows what (and I would love to know because, as mentioned before, I seem to live in a parallel universe) to make themselves heard, or study history, or even think about where all this is going. As far as I'm concerned, any loss of reasonable personal freedom (ie, I do not think I should be free to kill) is too high a price to pay.

Honestly, I'm more afraid of my government than I am of terrorists.

--------------------
And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
- The Decemberists

Posts: 7670 | From: the lab | Registered: Mar 2001  |  IP: Logged
quantumfluff
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 450

Member Rated:
5
Icon 1 posted April 02, 2003 10:01      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Cheezi: I think you've confused two issues. The US government is turning into an Orwellian monster against it's own people. That, however, is not threatening world peace. They are doing that in entirely different ways. Of course, they are using the second issue as an excuse to accelerate the first, so they sometimes get confused.

Actually, that intertwingling is sort of ironic. It is not really the goverment, per se, driving a lot of our loss of privacy and rights. It is the large corporations which own most of our politicians. And yet, multi-national businesses really don't want war. It is destabilizing and you might risk losing entire investments in some countries. Something is out of phase.

Posts: 2902 | From: 5 to 15 meters above sea level | Registered: Jun 2000  |  IP: Logged
cheezi git
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation
Member # 1598

Member Rated:
3
Icon 1 posted April 03, 2003 01:54      Profile for cheezi git     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
Cheezi: I think you've confused two issues. The US government is turning into an Orwellian monster against it's own people. That, however, is not threatening world peace. They are doing that in entirely different ways. Of course, they are using the second issue as an excuse to accelerate the first, so they sometimes get confused.

Actually, that intertwingling is sort of ironic. It is not really the goverment, per se, driving a lot of our loss of privacy and rights. It is the large corporations which own most of our politicians. And yet, multi-national businesses really don't want war. It is destabilizing and you might risk losing entire investments in some countries. Something is out of phase.

i agree. thanks for clarifying things. however i would say that using the second issue as an excuse to accelerate the first, means that the first issue facilitates the development of the second. a positive feedback situation.

as you say, things are out of phase. a dangerous time to live, because when things are not moving in the same general direction, a change in one group of people can have an unexpected and perhaps horrific consequence for another group of people. there is such a mix going on. big business, power mongers, the religous right, the zionist faction, poverty etc... it would be a great time to do a phd on international politics.

--------------------
there were so many stains on the road. squashed miss mitten-shaped stains in the universe. squashed frog-shaped stains in the universe. squashed crows that tried to eat the squashed frog-shaped stains in the universe. squashed dogs...

Posts: 1929 | From: the left nostril of my cat | Registered: Aug 2002  |  IP: Logged


All times are Eastern Time  
  New Poll   Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Geek Culture Home Page

© 2018 Geek Culture

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.4.0



homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam