"We have decided, as a society, that if you travel by plane it is totally all right to treat you like you are a dangerous criminal. On your way to the terminal, you remove your shoes and belt, you empty your pockets, you make sure you have no potentially dangerous(?) liquids in your bag, you stand in front of a full-body scanner and put your hands above your head for seven seconds. Sometimes you are even frisked by a dead-eyed security guard while you gaze into the middle distance."
Cops and their worshippers never tire of using the danger of police work as a justification for special privileges. But how dangerous is the job anyway? This piece in The Agitator points out that according to CNN/Money, police officer doesn't even make the top-ten list of most dangerous jobs in America, and is safer than being a fishermen, a garbage collector, farmer, or truck driver. And according to the NY Times, most on-duty police deaths are caused by traffic accidents not while speeding to an emergency.
Activists believe the New York Police Department (NYPD) is retaliating against Jazz for his years of videotaping unlawful police stops in Harlem, as part of his campaign to expose racism and misconduct. In December 2011, two police officers recognized Jazz, illegally searched his car, and arrested him--he was charged with two counts of felony possession of a dangerous weapon, as we've previously reported. The "dangerous weapons" were a penknife and a commemorative mini-replica baseball bat...
Bottom line: The world is going to be turned over by bitcoins unless governments step in and ban them by prosecuting individuals.
1. Bitcoin is a technologically sound project.
2. Bitcoin is unstoppable without end-user prosecution.
3. Bitcoin is the most dangerous open-source project ever created.
4. Bitcoin may be the most dangerous technological project since the internet itself.
5. Bitcoin is a political statement by technotarians (technological libertarians).*
6. Bitcoins will change the world unless governments ban them with harsh penalties.
When we hear about a nasty crime being committed, the most common reaction is saying, "Oh no, that's terrible!" and then going back to launching birds through the air on our iPhones. But, while most of us think that it's best to leave the crime fighting to those who are actually trained (and paid) for it, sometimes a normal citizen will decide to take the law into his or her own hands ... and end up doing a way better job than the cops.
MD has designated pit bulls to be inherently dangerous. Shelters now have trouble adopting them out. People with pit bulls can't get homeowners insurance - non matter how gentle or well-trained their dogs are. In Belfast, the city seized a pit bull (http://www.savelennox.co.uk/) and won't return it.
America has enemies. Not just abroad, but within our shores as well. And our domestic enemies, as it turns out, are MORE dangerous and destructive than the terrorists could ever hope to be. Because while the terrorists want to destroy us, the following people and their organizations are doing far more damage.