Moral Contradictions

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Did Al-Qaida read 1984?

If they did, then they've won. They're forcing us to create a Big Brother society that knows no bounds - not even credit card payments go unnoticed by the Motherland.

They paid down some debt. The balance on their JCPenney Platinum MasterCard had gotten to an unhealthy level. So they sent in a large payment, a check for $6,522.

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They were told, as they moved up the managerial ladder at the call center, that the amount they had sent in was much larger than their normal monthly payment. And if the increase hits a certain percentage higher than that normal payment, Homeland Security has to be notified. And the money doesn't move until the threat alert is lifted.


I cringe whenever I hear the term "raghead" - not so much b/c of the racial aspect, but rather we're making the enemy seem stupid when they're not. It may make us feel better, but doesn't change a thing.

I love hearing Bush Administration officials defending torture in their prisons as the information they get from the terrorists is vital to national security- yet when defending themselves from UN inspectors at Gitmo, they say that the terrorists are trained to make up lies about their treatment to generate sympathy.

So wait - who's more stupid? Us, or the terrorists?

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