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Smile for the Camera
by Lee

The risks of CCTV cameras, explained beautifully by Penn & Teller.

Once you lose privacy you don’t get it back.  Ever.

(Video marginally NSFW.)

Posted by Lee on 04/30/07 at 01:50 AM (Discuss this in the forums)

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Posted by on 04/30/07 at 10:09 AM from United States

My husband and I saw Penn & Teller last week here in Vegas.  A good show, it’s worth seeing.

Posted by on 04/30/07 at 10:50 AM from United States

Penn and Teller have arguably the best show on TV right now.

Posted by on 04/30/07 at 10:54 AM from United States

the hot actress was a nice touch.

Posted by on 04/30/07 at 07:02 PM from United States

Penn & Teller. Watch the immigration episode. You will hate them. Showtime on demand. I don’t remember hearing the word ‘illegal’ throughout the entire thing. “The minute men are bigot racists”, they show old movie footage of people coming over from Europe in boats to New York with the statue of liberty shown. NOT THE SAME THING RETARDS.

Posted by on 04/30/07 at 07:27 PM from Australia

Penn & Teller. Watch the immigration episode. You will hate them. Showtime on demand. I don’t remember hearing the word ‘illegal’ throughout the entire thing.

That’s because they’re espousing the libertarian view that legal immigration should be easy enough that illegal immigration doesn’t even happen. Free movement of people, free movement of resources, free movement of wealth - the tripod of global free trade.

NOT THE SAME THING RETARDS.

Why should it be any different? What’s sensible about keeping out Mexicans and welcoming Italians?

Posted by on 04/30/07 at 08:41 PM from United States

Free movement of people, free movement of resources, free movement of wealth - the tripod of global free trade.

Without keeping track what-so-ever.
We know who has what for resources.
We know the quantities of wealth and it’s distro.
Yet illegals are not part of the numbers. They could be Jaun one day, and Carlos another. Thus fucking up the numbers.

Why should it be any different? What’s sensible about keeping out Mexicans and welcoming Italians?

The Italians were documented. The Mexicans aren’t. Would you welcome with open arms boat loads of people that landed on your shores? Boat loads a day? Everyday? What are they doing. Where are they going. Fuck visas. Fuck green cards. Fuck voter registration. Fuck all forms of documentation for keeping track of anything.

Posted by Lee on 04/30/07 at 09:25 PM from United States

The Italians were documented. The Mexicans aren’t. Would you welcome with open arms boat loads of people that landed on your shores? Boat loads a day? Everyday? What are they doing. Where are they going. Fuck visas. Fuck green cards. Fuck voter registration. Fuck all forms of documentation for keeping track of anything.

I’m in the middle on this one.  I don’t like illegal immigration, but I think legal immigration should be damn near easy as hell to get.  We’re a nation of immigrants.  Previous waves of immigration were from Europe and Asia, now it’s from Central and South America.  And the arguments people used against immigration 100 years ago (against, say, the Italians) are EXACTLY THE SAME as the arguments being used against immigrants today. 

Close the border, and make legal immigration easier. We need them here, they want to be here, it’s good for both parties.

Posted by on 04/30/07 at 10:45 PM from United States

Penn & Teller. Watch the immigration episode. You will hate them.

I suppose that’s the difference between me and you. I don’t hate people just because I don’t agree with them 100% on a particular issue.

Posted by on 05/01/07 at 01:23 AM from Australia

The Italians were documented. The Mexicans aren’t.

That’s the whole point - why shouldn’t they be documented? Let’s say you set up a booth on the border and say “Anyone who shows up at this booth with their police record gets a visa. No quotas, no skills test, if you want to come here and work you can.” Illegal immigration would vanish overnight, except for the genuine criminals who can’t obtain a clean police record. Those individuals would face a much harder problem, for two reasons - one, the border patrol to illegal immigrant ratio would skyrocket, and two, they would be much easier to demonise and motivate the populace into turning in.

Obviously something that can be described in three sentences in a blog post isn’t going to be a well-thought-out immigration policy, but I’m referring to the principle.

Posted by HARLEY on 05/01/07 at 04:04 AM from United States

The Italians were documented. The Mexicans aren’t.

Uhh no.. not all of them, that is where we get the slur WOP.
With Out Papers.

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