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Forum Post: 5 companies that make money by keeping Americans scared

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 19, 2013, 11:15 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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The drive to privatize America’s national security apparatus accelerated in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, and it’s gotten to the point where 70 percent of the national intelligence budget is now spent on private contractors, as author Tim Shorrock reported. The private intelligence contractors have profited to the tune of at least $6 billion a year. In 2010, the Washington Post revealed that there are 1,931 private firms across the country dedicated to fighting terrorism.

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/19/5_companies_that_make_money_by_keeping_americans_scared/

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

people need jobs to pay rent and bank interest

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

So, therefore, it is A-OK to take the job that is used to drum up fear?

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

not at all

but the absurdity of needing a job for even health insurance leads to a lot desperate people

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

That isn't a valid justification.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

I agree

I quit my job with the military when bombs dropped on Iraq

I's unemployed these days

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Even so, privatizing Homeland Security will not stop the bombs. In fact, it will make it worse.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

profit driven protection means pay insurance or suffer

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yes, and probably with the inability to hold these folks accountable.

[-] 0 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 1 year ago

Very interesting. Imagine what that must do to stress levels of every day people all over the world.

Makes me think of a video I recently watched:

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/why_hierarchy_creates_a_destructive_force_within_the_human_psyche/

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Really? Your post reminds me of the 20 plus articles on Lady Gaga. Not relevant to the point and a waste of my time.