[ExI] Behavioral Screeners

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sun Apr 6 19:27:58 UTC 2008

spike wrote:
> ________________________________
> 	From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org
> [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of John Grigg
> 	Subject: Re: [ExI] Behavioral Screeners
> 	Samantha Atkins wrote:
> 	>>...What a charade, a farce, a tragicomic dark and depressing
> 	travesty!
> 	>>>
> 	>Amen to that!  It really bothers me that conversations about this
> subject on the Extro-list turn "comical" with discussions of flying naked on
> planes.  Is losing much of our civil liberties as the Western world turns
> into a massive high-tech police state amusing to Extro list members??
> ...John Grigg
> Sure but keep in mind, it isn't bad old governments that are taking our
> civil liberties.  Consider dutch film maker Geert Wilders, maker of Fitna.
> Some Europeans are seriously suggesting that he face criminal charges for
> *blasphemy*.  Of course they may have other names for it, inciting hatred,
> racist something or other, but cut thru that.  There is not one comment in
> his film that has anything to do with race.  It is blasphemy for which his
> life and liberty are being threatened.  Who woulda seen that coming?  It
> isn't governments doing this, it is religion, that is threatening loss of
> civil liberties in Europe.  

True but that there are idiots among the population at large is far less 
of a concern to me.  It is governments that kill on massive scale and 
oppress huge populations.   Their attitudes and actions worry me a lot more.

- samantha

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