To declare that a personal, inner experience gives certainty about the workings of the universe is to assign far too much value to one’s subjective sense of conviction.
I’m not that arrogant.
The brain, marvelous instrument though it is, isn’t infallible. It can misfire, seize or hallucinate, and it can do so in a way that’s utterly indistinguishable from reality to the person experiencing it.
I am willing to give up the other guy's privacy for their safety and mine, in this situation. I hope it is not a permanent affair and don't think it will be. But, that's how I feel about it right now.
" In a Society like this table, a state of equilibrium, once one makes the first move, everyone must follow! In every era, this World has been operating by this napkin principle. And the one who ‘takes the napkin first’ must be someone who is respected by all. It’s not that anyone can fulfill this role… Those that are despotic or unworthy will be scorned. And those are the ‘losers"
If you are referring to average, rational citizens, I would hope, that even though the measures are stern, they would understand why they might be used, and still appreciate the efforts made by Coalition and Afghan governmental/police forces to oust the Taliban from holding power in their country. There has obviously been a lot of tension recently with abhorrent, freak events like the massacre of civilians by Sgt. Bales, but people like that do not represent the majority of armed forces personnel by a long shot.
Getting annoyed by surveillance cameras is no excuse for murdering people, and I resent the insinuation.
Last edited by Baiyn; 2012-05-13 at 03:16 PM.
I mean, the US Constitution doesn't even have a clause defining privacy as a right. Obviously the founding fathers understood that security was important.
whats the problem, its a camera, the local people are probably happy that instead of being shot at with guns they are being shot by the camera
Afghanistan's been torn by war for decades, and an insurgency remains there now. This strikes me as far less sinister then things like the online snooping bill being introduced in the UK, where the police have the power to monitor all e-mails and online communications.
Well, considering the shit that still happens there on a regular basis, I'm not surprised. For you folks who say "well what if they did this at home!" They already do, just not with retarded blimps. You have ZERO expectation of privacy while out in public, it is perfectly legal for the police to monitor your actions when out and about, and they do. Stop-light cameras, among others, do this already. If it helps lower crime or catch criminals easier, that's a good thing. Private businesses have security cameras for a reason.
Yes, having a camera pointed in my bedroom window or installed in my ceiling would be pushing it. But if there is a crime or violence problem in an area, I wouldn't be opposed to heavier public monitoring.
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