Thursday, August 26, 2010

More 1984 Techno-Police-State stuff.

The TSA Road Show.


Anonymous said...

Inventory and heads of cattle are tracked, not Citizens of a Republic.

On the other hand, fmr Sen. Alan Simpson (on Obama's debt panel) referred to Social Security as a "milk cow with 310 million t*ts."


No wonder politicans think that if you're not seated at the Table of Power, you're on the menu.

Dakota said...

I can see a tremendous potential for abuses for this type of technology. What is to stop them from driving around the neighborhood to check your home for weapons.


Mickey Collins said...

The article references Kyllo v. United States, in which a 5-4 majority held that a thermal image scan of a private home was a search under the 4A.

Another problem with the thermal scans to detect drug growing is that a positive scan is probable cause to believe that you are in lawful possession of grow lights, which is not justification for sending a horde of violent goons to break down your door, kill your pets, and threaten to kill you.

Defender said...

Mobile scanners, GPS transmitters installed on vehicles without a warrant, a ban on our huge stocks of lead ammunition closer than ever, another ban on getting back M1 rifles South Korea no longer needs, and 40% of the national economy nationalized in 16 months of his term... but they tell us nobody wants to take our guns so we shouldn't worry.

J. Croft said...

Go underground. Use tunnels, break up anything needed to be transported into as small components as possible. Know what the trucks look like. Cultivate a intel network on where whoever's at. That means making alliances and being honorable. Don't be where those trucks are at.

Anonymous said...

You can be sure that these units will eventually be "widely" deployed for daily use. All the pertinent legal issues will be addressed. It will all be legal.

Terrorism prevention.

And will the devices prevent said terrorism? Not when somebody serious wants to commit an act, as they have proven capable of, time and again.

But it will leave them very much in charge of movement upon our streets and searches will become routine for every civilian.

You can have your Constitutional rights back, right after you get through the check point.

Sedition said...

Strap an 18 inch dildo to your leg before getting dresses and walk around town...give them something to look at.
Or hot glue an aluminum F*** You on the back of a t-shirt.

Too many games to play and so little time...

Anonymous said...

Anon#1 -
That's why they became "Human Resource Departments"(instead of Personel Departments) years ago.

Ed said...

It still takes humans to drive the vans slowly and to operate the equipment.

Once the equipment improves so that you do not need to drive slowly the fun will really begin!

It was fun to watch the AS&E video as the van slowly drove around Boston. How ironic!

Nemesis said...

I would try to sum up the various "casus belli" that have been listed here and elsewhere but the list would be ponderously long and waste Mike's bandwidth.

We all know what they are, who the enemy is and what their intentions truly are.

So, again, just how many casus before the belli?

If you're already in jail it'll be harder to fight back.

Much. Harder.

EJR914 said...

"When will politicians realise that George Orwell's 1984 was a warning, not an instruction manual?" -Derek Clark

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