Comments on: Security: Never safer, or close to the civil liberties abyss? Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: ehross Tue, 16 Feb 2010 20:38:43 +0000 There was a time you could get your boarding pass and walk onto the plane, There was a time when the government was not spying on you, there was a time when the government did not torture people, there was a time when politicians were honest, there was a time when people were educated and could tell the difference between cowardice and reality.

By: Miltdog Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:36:55 +0000 Give up your liberties and enjoy your slavery. Make sure you tell your kids and grandkids you happily gave up THEIR liberties to ensure your feeble illusion of “security”. I’m sure they will appreciate your cowardice.

By: ehross Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:09:37 +0000 Until we are ready to accept and support restrictions on our freedoms the world will only get more dangerous.
Our “rights” enjoyed to day were born in a much different era, times have changed and so must we.

By: Carl2112 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:32:27 +0000 Thank You!!!
This Paranoia Must Stop!

Simple facts are Life itself is full of risks and eventually everyone dies. Some live longer than others, its simply the way we are made.

Sure you can minimize the risks; although what quality of life does one achieve or possess if you live in a padded room and drink lukewarm soup in a sippy cup?

Can’t take a shower, you might fall.
Can’t go out for a walk, you may get mugged.
Can’t drive – accidents happen.

Does that sound like living?

The Odds of getting killed in a terror attack (IF one happened here Daily) are smaller than getting hit by lightening.

“the coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one.”
– Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, Chapter 21 (a plagiarization of William Shakespeare from the play Julius Caesar)

It is time for the coddling to stop, and for people to regain the fortitude they once had. They need the guts to intervene instead of cowering in corners sobbing. At least they can go proudly into the great goodnight.

Its time for John Wayne to return.
Does anyone think that cameras and cowards would make him proud or that they would disgust him?

Stand proud, Stand Tall, and Swing.

Sure times change, but they are often made more complicated by Governments and media attempting to insure there places of power through sensationalism and intimidation.