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Posted 01 July 2006 - 10:05 AM
Posted 01 July 2006 - 10:31 PM
Posted 01 July 2006 - 11:45 PM
Whoa...that quote is dead on!!!!! Definitely accurate for the U.S.A.
About time. I wonder how much time and bandwidth are wasted on things the user neither needs nor wants. I wonder how much anti-piracy protection will be enough. And I wonder how long before the government plants chips in our brains to monitor us for our own good? If that seems like a stretch, think about all the video cameras on every street in London.
On another forum, I have this quote from Ayn Rand in my profile:
"Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris.
"We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's
not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power
and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only
power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.
Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One
declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible
for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of
law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just
pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers
– and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system,
Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be
much easier to deal with." (Atlas Shrugged 1957)
Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:07 AM
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Posted 09 July 2006 - 10:38 PM
Edited by Enthusiast, 09 July 2006 - 10:53 PM.
Posted 10 July 2006 - 12:37 AM
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