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Should You Go to Jail for Unlocking Your Phone? (by ReasonTV)
The federal rescue of Wall Street didn’t fix the economy – it created a permanent bailout state based on a Ponzi-like confidence scheme. And the worst may be yet to come
When the government decides that it is its job to stop kids from accidentally or deliberately seeing adult material on the internet, it is tantamount to putting out a call for magic beans, and announcing that the budget for these magic beans is essentially unlimited. As we’ve seen before – with NHS IT integration, the national database, and other expensive and wasteful IT boondoggles – there is no shortage of unscrupulous sorts in nice suits who’ll offer to sell you as many magic beans as you’re buying.
…“a general manual of denialism”—six tactics used time and again in denial campaigns since at least the nineteenth century.14,15 First, cast doubt on the science. Second, question the personal motives and integrity of the scientists. Third, magnify genuine disagreements among scientists, and cite nonexperts with minority opinions as authorities. Fourth, exaggerate the potential harm caused by the issue at hand. Fifth, frame issues as a threat to personal freedom. And sixth, claim that acceptance would repudiate a key philosophy, religious belief, or practice of a group.
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