From the daily archives: Thursday, February 1, 2007

You know what you get with the politics of fear? An insane police department that freaks out over an advertising campaign, and spends three-quarters of a million dollars in response to little magnetic lightup Mooninites. And even charge the guys doing the advertising with felony terror charges! Any college kid should have been able to identify this almost immediately. Hell, I’ve seen billboards with the exact same image on them.

Ten blinking electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston threw a scare into the city Wednesday in what turned out to be a publicity campaign for […]

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As a whole, “we the people” are awfully slow on the uptake. Evidence continues to mount that supports the claim that we are painfully ignorant of what is really going on in the world. Despite the fact that the average Iranian “man on the street” thinks al Qaeda and militant Islamic groups are a serious threat, they don’t believe permanent US bases will have a stabilizing effect in the region. Despite the disaster in Iraq, we do.


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