I think the war on terror is an excuse to infringe on the average persons rights with more ease and less red tape. This is apparent because anyone with half a pea for a brain knows that we can never wipe out terrorism. The government now has enacted laws like the patriot act, which give the government the right to track purchases from credit cards and basically everything that can be traced. Terrorists pay cash and don't leave paper trails, so who is the government really going after? the average person is the one that loses in this war on terror, not the terrorists.
im with ouzo and jonnyb on this, i mean, its so obvious, they may as well call it the "War on everybody who dont like us, or we dont like, or we dotn care about" or "War on people without the power to stop us"
Ha ha ha!!! "Kiss your feet"! That's a good one! I'll tell you what......when you realize that we can't have all the little freedoms that we enjoyed during pre-9/11 then I will start kissing feet. But you aren't smart enough to realize that the laws you are talking about are made for people who are under suspicion. So, with that said, if you are not doing anything suspicious, you shouldn't be worried. If you check out a book on terrorism from the library, then you should expect to look a little suspicious. If you are doing it harmlessly, then you have nothing to worry about other than maybe an interview with some FBI agents. But that would only be in a severe case. So quit worrying about it and start understanding that there are some things that we have to do in order to keep someone from killing 3000 more of our innocent people.
ok..so according to you, we shouldnt have any more terrorist acts in america now because theyre allowed to infringe on our rights. we'll see about that in the future..but i doubt it. Terrorism is an individual act and when someone is willing to strap bombs to themselves and die for something, you really cant stop them, ask israel. so dont be so blind, look at the big picture. Bush is using 9-11 for everything and everything he possibly can. he's milking it in other words. read the new laws first..i already have. terrorists buy things in cash on the black market, so what does my credit card purchases have to do with fighting terrorism. I am one of the few people acting on my beliefs tho. after 2 more semesters at college i'm moving to europe..america aint worth all the BS
It took you two semesters to figure out that nobody liked you here?
And, your right, you can't track everyone. Even I know that. But you can do everything possible to prevent another attack as big as 9/11. So what do you suppose we should do? Just sit back and hope that nothing like that ever happens again? That doesn't work, just ask Israel.
Don, i actually put a big long post up detailing exactly what i meant..then i looked at your profile and immediately deleted it. The words i speak are all true and can be backed up by fact, and up till recently i never discussed important issues with online strangers, its pointless, but i see some comments and profiles like yours that stink of ignorance and i can't help but stick my 2 cents in. I really cant argue with a christian conservative..its like talkin to a brick wall that has a thing for alter boys. so i'll just say our president probly was up all night doing coke when he thought of this war on terrorism..you do know that he likes coke right? Plus, he isnt our president..he stole the election and lost the popular vote. check the numbers...so thats it for me..but ask yourself...is someone who preaches about god with a big american flag on his profile just for some crappy website really gonna be informed, or closed minded?? i think closed minded..so i'm done here
good call ouzo, don, i dont think you should be using opressive states like israel for you pitiful arguments. Its ok for you to sit in your happy little house in your happy little country and make judgements on the rest of the world, but i suggest u realise that 9-11 was always gonna happen, it was just a matter of when, and most people realise that americas 3000 killed,although tragic, was nothing compared to the thousands it has helped kill in the rest of the world. terrorism does not exist because of "fundementalists' it exists becasue of opression and exploitation.
Thank God for your shoulders, Ouzo. Otherwise, you would have your head so far up your ass the top and bottom sides of your cheeks would meet! First of all, altar boys are Catholic, not Southern Baptist. Second, Bush is our president. In case you didn't realize it, he is the one sitting in the White House while Gore is getting fat and talking to a bunch of wannebe hippie college students. And third, the electoral vote is picked by the popular vote, and Bush won the electoral vote. So you go and read the numbers you idiot. If you have an argument, then speak it, if you don't, then shut up!
And senorita, does that make it alright that 3000 people were killed? Hardly!
i never said it did don. And bush was not elected democratically first, second, he is an idiot and third, he is a really bad lier. I am not unsympathetic to the families of the 3000 killed, however the fact that america has for so long played "bully boy" to the rest of the world meant that it was the natural progression of cause and effect. I kill tousands of your people, and u willkill thousands of mine. such is life.
Ouzo, you have College, Drinking, and Video Games listed on your "interests" in your profile. Yet you think that you know enough to keep up with me. I am a redneck, but not a stupid one. I will put you in the dirt along with all the other idiots that try. They always wind up shutting their mouth or resorting to calling me names like "stupid redneck". If you were smart enough to realize it, I am proud to be a redneck, so calling me one is about useless. Now, go drink some beer, smoke some pot, and get some more information from your liberal college professors before you come back here and make a fool out of yourself. But this redneck has a job, and I'm headin' to it right now. Cya later, poofer!
what i do on my leisure doesnt effect my A average in college and my vast assortment of books that pertain to government. not to mention the fact that i have been all over the world several times getting other perspectives. so go eat pheasant and make ur weak comments about putting me in the dirt with ur extremely limited knowledge. go pump gas for 8 hours and think of something good to say about cokehead Bush you redneck scumbag
Well, at least now I know you aren't just gonna shut your mouth. But I prefer it that way. It's more fun! And I don't pump gas, you fag! If you want to stereotype, then I can that too. You liberals are all fags right? And since Bush is a 'cokehead', I guess Clinton was a pothead, huh? At least Bush can make some real decisions while he's doing coke. All Clinton could do in retaliation to an attack was blow up aspirin factories. Oooh, that had to hurt. Now they will all get headaches and the world will be safer.
And senorita, it's not a bad thing to be a redneck. To get the 'red' neck, you have to work out in the sun all day rather than sit in an office or spend all you parents money in college. The only people who think that rednecks are idiots are the stereotypical morons like we are witnessing with Ouzo. So, when someone says they are proud to be a redneck, it's really not a bad thing.
Ouzo, with all those books and all that time you have spent travelling the world, all you can come up with is "Bush is a cokehead" and "He stole the election"? Wow, I hope you didn't have to pay for those books.