[...] conditioning people to be more complacent about government intrusion and restriction on their daily lives.
Is that *really* what you think is happening? I'm a Brit and haven't been to the US for a while now so may well be talking out of my 'bum'
I accept that the results make it feel more and more like a police state when you fly, but don't think the cause can be attributed to anything more than incompetence and laziness. As in: 'Hey, we need to make people feel more secure after a few hijackings. Screw it, we'll just hire a bunch of drop-outs in uniform to grope them every time they fly.'
The difference is important, because the way that you deal with an incompetent politician will probably be very different to the way that you deal with an 'evil' one, the latter being what I suspect you are alluding to. We may well be sleepwalking into a police state (the UK certainly has been over the past two decades) but my argument would be that the problem is the political apathy that allows it.
TL;DR: don't portray government as an evil genius when what's much more likely is a lazy idiot.
and prints a LOT on a single cartage.
What do the Romans make of that?
... I prefer to "work" facing the floor, door locked with my girlfriend underneath me.
You must be new here, and you're fooling nobody.
Do they not have a sun where you live?
Well, this is Slashdot, and my parent's basement only has air vents...
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