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Court upholds random searches in NYC subway - Terrorists Win!

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What really happened on 9/11?

The events of 9/11 were undeniably tragic, however what exactly did happen? It seems that many facts were never known to the public because the media became so patriotic and loyal to the president following the awful events. At that time questions weren't asked because it would be unamerican to question leadership at such a time.

I would urge everyone to view the documentary "Loose Change". The film makes the claims that the official 9/11 story is based on lies. The movie uses facts and evidence to back up this claim.

Iknow that immediately some are thinking the film is total bullshit. If you are thinking this before you have seen the film, it only shows that you are close minded and conditioned to think a certain way. Seeing things from several perspectives is the only way to get an accurate idea of what is truth.

Please view the film with an open mind before you make your judgement. Even if you do not agree with the film 100% you will be more educated to make an opinion.

The film can be viewed freely online. A copy is on google video HERE.

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Is This Really JonBenet Ramsey's Killer?

The news has been constant since John Mark Karr admitted to the high-profile killing of JonBenet, and many of the emerging details are creating more confusion than answers.

Sure the guy has three names and looks creepy enough, but did he really do it? The guy said that he and JonBenet are in love, so he is obviously delusional. Several things about his story dont jive with the actual event, such as, he says he picked her up at school although it was Christmas break. He also said that he drugged her, but investigators found no drugs in her system.

John Karr's ex-wife says that he was with her at the time of the murder and that her ex-husband had an obsession with the case. Other's that knew him say that they don't really think that he did it.

Sure, when a murder goes unsolved, everyone wants to find the person responsible.

It sounds like Karr is a weirdo and has some serious issues, but is this the guy that did this high profile crime? I don't think so.

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Paranoid or Realistic?

A couple of days ago I purchased the DVD V for Vendetta. I sat down to watch it yesterday (it is a very good movie by the way, highly recommended), and I started to feel uneasy.

The movie itself is set in a not-so-distant future England. It has become a police state a la 1984. The governement surveilling their people's every move and feeding the public lies through the controlled media. The movie could almost be classified as subversive, which is exactly why I like the movie due to our countries similarities to that in the film.

I was struck with a certain level or "paranoia" and started wondering if any government agency monitored the purchase of items that they deem "subversive" or questionable. I did, after all, purchase the DVD with my credit card.

This really isn't a far stretch for me to think that the US government may actually do this...They do monitor phone calls and bank information. Also, the PATRIOT Act gives them permission to access library records, which I imagine is to look for those with a pattern of checking out such questionable material. Believing that the government was doing these types of activities 10 years ago would have you labelled "paranoid" in a heartbeat!

My mind started racing thinking of all the other ways the governement might collect information about me for their giant NSA database. Whether any of my ideas were correct is almost irrelevant. The point is I HAVE LOST ANY TRUST THAT I ONCE HAD FOR MY GOVERNMENT.

I know that they monitor my communication and they would like to get their hands on as many people, US citizens or not, as possible so that they can sift through it with their fancy database Artificial Intelligence software. If this sounds unreallistic to you, then you are not up-to-date with what technology...I used to work for one of the biggest online companies in the world and we would us AI software to search through tons of collected information about our users actions on our website and look for anything suspicious. sometimes it was right, sometimes it was wrong.

I am not the only one that has become uncomfortable with the goverments domestic spying programs. The goverment has gone way to far and has violated the civil rights of millions of people.

We are being terrorized more by the elected officials in this country than we are by Bin Ladin. It is not right that we should live in suspicion of our own leaders, and it is time for this path to be reversed.

Will the NSA spiders find this post due to my "suspicious" language? Perhaps...

"People should not be affraid of their governement, goverments should be affraid of their people." - V

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Court upholds random searches in NYC subway - Terrorists Win!

The following text is from an Associated Press article:

New York Civil Liberties Union challenged actions as intrusion into privacy

New York police search a commuter’s suitcase at the Union Square subway station in New York.

NEW YORK - A federal appeals court Friday upheld the constitutionality of the city’s random police inspections of subway riders’ bags.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge by the New York Civil Liberties Union, which argued that the searches were ineffective and an unprecedented intrusion into privacy.

The appeals court ruled that a lower court judge properly concluded the program put in place in July 2005 after the deadly London subway bombings was a reasonably effective deterrent and that the intrusion on riders’ privacy was minimal.

It was proper for Judge Richard M. Berman to conclude that preventing a terrorist attack on the subway was important enough to subject subway riders to random searches, the court wrote.

The ruling noted that the system had been targeted, unsuccessfully, at least twice in the last nine years and that it was “unsurprising and undisputed that terrorists view it as a prime target.”

New York Civil Liberties Union attorneys were reading the decision Friday and had no immediate comment.

What the hell is wrong with this country? Why would we allow ourselves to be searched? Have the "terrorists" already won?..It would appear so, since we are living terrorized.

Traditionally the judicial branch was the champion of our freedoms, but now even they gravitate to the massive idiotic ideas of the bush administration and the right.

9/11 was a tragic incident 5 years ago, and the right has since used it as an excuse for this police state to continue. Since Bush our country has become more hostile, and therefore much more INsecure.

We have lost any reasonable expectation of privacy. The Bush administration admits that they tap our phone calls and monitor our bank accounts. They blame the media for exposing these injustices, instead of taking credit for the civil rights violations that have taken place at their order. Just imagine what they do that we haven't even discovered yet?

Since Bush was first elected we have had massive deficits, and for what? So his buddies can make billions off of the defense contracts that he issued?

Is our country any better off now than it was eight years ago in any respect? The answer is an unequivical NO.

He stole the election the first time, and the second time he was elected by less than 100,000 idiots in Ohio. Well, this time he can't win...Thank God.

Now it is time for us to clean up the mess he created and bring this country back to the the well respected, great nation that it is meant to be. Lets regain our freedoms. Washington is there to protect and serve, not to dictate and abuse.

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AOL Publishes a Database of Their Customer's Searches

About a week ago AOL released search logs which contained 10.8m search queries from 658,086 unique users, collected between March 1 and 31 May this year.

This information has since been removed by AOL, however it can be found all over the Internet now. Identifying information was removed, however several searchers queried their own names. This is a huge breach of privacy on AOL's part, and this information should never have been collected in the first place...

This database gives insight into what people are thinking about, and some of this stuff is pretty disturbing. Some searches are funny, some are perverted, and some are basically illegal. You can search the database for yourself at the following website:


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