Which do you think is the biggest security threat?
by Marc Bennett - 3/14/06 3:13 PM
Which do you think is the biggest security threat (and tell us why)?
The White House
Other (what is it?)
by: Marc Bennett March 14, 2006 3:13 PM PST
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by needforspeedskier - 3/14/06 5:38 PM
In Reply to: Which do you think is the biggest security threat? by Marc Bennett
the big problem is the white house or maybe just the government, they can hack into your computer finding illegal things if you do have them, but otherwise is long as you dont go on really sketchy sites without some sort of virus protection you are usually free from viruses, spyware isn't really that bad as long as you have some sort of scanner that works for you(i use spyware doctor i find it to work really well) And also dumb people who think they are downloading like a entire demo to a game, but the files is like 10 kBs, are at risk to viruses and annoying spyware...
They are doing it for our security, though.
Doing for our security (White House) my butt!
If the White House was doing a good job in security, our ports would be safe by inspecting ALL incoming containers like Singapore does and not 4-5% as is currently being done in our ports. The White House merely wants to get info on it's polital enemies to use against them.
White House Is Major Threat
Terrorists aren't a major threat, the man who is trying to stop them is. Go read the DOD's report on Saddam's crimes and maybe you will understand more of what you're implying.
"They who would give up essential liberty...
...to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin.
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you just owned the whole thread >:]
King George Bush Wants Your Soul.
I refuse to give up any liberty granted to me by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke
(NT) (NT) You message is good but your title is comical
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This reply get's my vote.
You are completely right, the fourth amendment grants us very important rights, and the quote at the bottom is great. However, I don't find a single act of Bush that goes against this. What? are you going to tell me that when the world's foremost terrorist organization is talking to people in the U.S. the government can't listen in? Maybe they should wait until more people die before taking action. I don't think so.
He said it all.
The shrub administration wants you to be in fear so they can violate the law, the Constitution, your civil rights without being brought to justice. We should not allow this. He is the bigest threat to the U.S.
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You stabbed the whole thread in the heart and destroyed all debate. No one needs to say anything else. Done and done.
The White house wiretapping security scam. How does spying on Democrats make America safer? Better yet, how can so many educated Americans be so dense?
I want to ask the same question all the time. How in the world can so many educated Americans be such idiots when it comes to politics and understanding the world? However, the last time I checked Bush was spying on people who were grave national security risks, not Democrats who want us to ''negotiate'' with a terrorist country attempting to construct a nuclear bomb.
Bush Spying on Americans
The "last time you checked"? Give me a break, you have no clue as to whom Bush is spying on or why. You are just another nit witted sheeple. All the education in the world can't teach one common sense. Now, isn't that interesting? By the way , please check again for me. The last time I checked Bush declared his traitor activities "classified", and won't let me find out anything. Since you can, do you mind passing some info my way? Thank you.
I hate to waste a comment because this is not worthy of any thought-out comment. Ridiculous, totally.
No one, not one thinking person would think there is a greater threat to the security of this country, our technology or the world more insidious than the current administration. To some extent you are right, however misguided you may be. If 40% of the American public is in such a state of perpetual fear, I guess they have enough problems without being burdened by individual thought!
A man can seldom -- very, very seldom -- fight a winning fight against his training; the odds are too heavy. For many a year -- perhaps always -- the training of the two nations (the US and the UK) had been dead against independence in political thought, persistently inhospitable toward patriotism manufactured on a mans own premises, patriotism reasoned out in the mans own head and fire-assayed and tested and proved in his own conscience. The resulting patriotism was a shopworn product procured at second hand. The patriot did not know just how or when or where he got his opinions, neither did he care, so long as he was with what seemed the majority -- which was the main thing, the safe thing, the comfortable thing. Does the reader believe he knows three men who have actual reasons for their pattern of patriotism -- and can furnish them? Let him not examine, unless he wants to be disappointed. He will be likely to find that his men got their patriotism at the public trough, and had no hand in its preparation themselves.
Not worth the thought out comment at all.
OK... lets think about security...
As a citizen of the US, my primary concern is FREEDOM, a history of democratic principles, and the welfare of my fellow citizens.
Now, let's see how the White House fairs...
1. Are my communications secure? Nope... we now eavesdrop on citizens.
2. Democratic principles? Heck no. The leader of a one-party government stamps out dissent, uses the FCC as a threat to free airwaves, rehearses staged "interviews" with our soldiers in Iraq, and tries to fool citizens with programs like prescription drug plans that cost users more, and "No Child Left Behind" programs with LESS funding than before the program started.
3. Welfare of my fellow citizens? As a New Yorker who lost my first cousin in the World Trade Center I now watch a nearly equal number of young men and women, get slaughtered for "freedom" in a country thousands of miles away.
CNet may not be the right place for this commentary, but they asked, you whined, so here it is.
Well, my condolences go out to anybody that lost a family member in the Trade centre disaster, but..
With regard to losses in the wars of recent years it makes me wonder if the guys and girls who sign up to join 'A Military Force' actually realise they may be called into a war zone and there is a possibility that they may lose their lives.
I was in the British Army for a short period and I was fortunate that it was not during any conflict. However if it had been then my purpose was to risk my life following orders. This is the Army.
When I see images of US family saying Bush killed our son it really niggles me to think they should be pointing the finger at themselves, they allowed their child to join, they allowed the risk to be taken, they were aware of what happens if there is a conflict concerning your country.
Unlike the British Army during the Second world war and a number of current countries it is not obligitory to join the Military.
WAKE UP AMERICA AND SMELL THE COFFEE !!
People join the Army to protect their country and risk their lives doing so. Casualty is inevitable.
Compare the losses on both sides, not everybody in iraq is a terrorist or a member of the Taliban no matter what you may think, the same as not all Americans are egotistical and ignorant.
If I sign up to protect my country...
... I do it to protect my country, and not just to start trouble for unknown reasons on a false pretense.
When people sign up to join the military they are joining an organization dedicated to protecting and serving their country. If their country calls them to fight in a war that they don't agree with then so be it. If they die fighting for it, then they have given their lives for their country.
You can't be serious???
1. Are my communications secure?
- NO, they are not secure if your friends are known terrorists.
2. Democratic principles? <
- <<insert liberal talking points here >>>
3. Welfare of my fellow citizens?
- I am sorry about your loss, but if your buddy Clinton would have taken out Bin Laden when he had the chance (twice), things would not have played out as they did.
We can go around and around, but it won't matter, since blaming Bush will solve everything, right??? I can't say all of Bush's decisions have been 100% corrrect, but he's doing a much better job than Kerry would have done... that I do know 100%.
Bush is not a perfect man and I will never say that he is. He has made decisions that I don't agree with, but I believe that he desires to do what is best for this country. I can say with absolute certainty that this country is safer because of the actions that he has taken. I would be terrified if Kerry, Clinton, or Gore were President.
Canadians shake their heads.
We have lots of American friends. We like them and think they are great people. Then they elect politicians to represent them who betray the principles they believe. Who lie to them and wage war in foriegn countries for greed and what do our friends do about it? Nothing!
Oh yes Clinton lied about having sex and how many millions were spent trying to impeach him. But GW lies about WMD and al-Qaeda in Iraq and who says Boo? We will continue to like our American friends but despair that they can't elect a leader as great as they are.
The Government Is Not The Enemy!
Please, don't think that the government is the enemy. First of all, imagine what life would be like without the government protecting us. Terrorists would be everywhere, communicating without fear of being caught and prosecuted. Secondly, the government needs a warrant to do pretty much anything. Next on the list is the fact that if you aren't doing anything illegal, you have nothing to fear, and you probably won't be prosecuted even if you are doing something minorly illegal. Do you think the federal government really cares about your private emails? Do you think anyone cares? I think that you are overly paranoid, and pessimistic. We need to look at the government as a friend, and the world will be a better place.