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Forum Post: Love Instant Replay

Posted 11 years ago on April 9, 2013, 11:08 p.m. EST by windyacres (1197)
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Is Exxon having any effect on what videos we see from the oil pipeline spill in Arkansas now? BP argued for a few days that they didn't need to show the videos from the spill at the bottom of the gulf, but eventually was forced to put HD cameras there. That's the way it should be.

Imagine your friend's 4 year old daughter has gone missing, last seen playing at the park about 2 hours ago. Police have already been notified and the search is on. Everyone holds hands as they search a field, to be sure that where they've searched doesn't need to be searched again.

We live in a different world now. We might have a plane or a helicopter or both on that scene to help, but the possibility of 500 drones looking for this child exists now. It's like a miracle! There will be many good uses for drones, especially during or after any disaster. The Mexican border could easily be monitored if we wanted. I don't welcome the world of drones but I see they are inevitable and believe a discussion about any future privacy of anyone is planned asap. It makes sense that privacy in the future needs to be addressed. Screaming about the existence of drones is pointless forever. A plan now could allow us to benefit from good things drones will do, but more importantly, secure privacy for everyone.

The only fair way to accomplish this is to make all videos available to everyone. Please read the previous sentence again. To the many of you who have never owned and run a store, you recognize the phrase, "Who's minding the store". We the people should mind our store which is our own government. If there are problem/significant areas, we should install cameras to record the action. If we have a government that wants to keep these videos secret, that sounds risky to me, so let's insist that they not be secret.

There are many millions of Americans already working where cameras are recording. Many other buildings and places have cameras. Cars have cameras, cellphones, etc. They're everywhere already and yet there are more pros than cons for more.

It's whether we have ANY privacy in the future that we should be insistant is planned!



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[-] 1 points by Shule (2638) 11 years ago

We're all too concerned about the government checking up on us (that's fair, and we probably should be,) but the far bigger problem is we are not checking up enough on the government. So, the politico-crooks get away with all kinds of things including murder.

We can forget the press. They were supposed to be the ones checking up on the government, but they've been bought off. So now it has got to be up to us.

We rant about occupying this park, that park, this street and that, But how about occupying City Hall, occupy Congress, occupy the State? How about some direct action on the Congressmen's offices, direct action on the mayors office. Anybody carry a casket into a Congressman's office lately? That is always effective. Who is out researching the records the City the State and what the Feds keep? Anybody game for making citizen arrests, filing civil suits?

What would happen if somebody pulled the plug on the NYSE for a day of two?

Just some thoughts. I know we're all busy doing great things; but we gotta do more.

[-] 1 points by windyacres (1197) 11 years ago

Checking up on the government is needed now, and will be necessary in the future. Public support is all we need.

We should be able to point out that ordinary Americans are supervised when they work, millions being directly recorded while they work. Why are important matters of government NOT being recorded so that evidence would exist to help the country to know what happens. Government having secrets is too risky.

The government officials may have a case that some meetings shouldn't have cameras present. Fine, there should be a camera on the door to that meeting room with a sign that a, "secret meeting"", is taking place. There can be rules about the participants, etc.

The first reaction will probably be that cameras are unnecessary, we should trust our officials. These officials don't do bad things often enough to justify cameras. That is a argument from someone that wants secrecy. As a former store owner, I know cameras cause people to act differently/better. Most Americans are concerned about corruption and cameras could be a great tool for presenting and preserving the truth, now often lost after to much time has passed.

Would the public support cameras to watch the government? I believe they would welcome a way of knowing the truth of government activities, recorded for all to see. A government that insists on secrecy is one that is too risky.

Establishing privacy for anyone, anywhere in the future needs to be planned.

[-] 2 points by Shule (2638) 11 years ago

As is turn the camera's around. Let's put the cameras on them instead of us.

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

People that do that end up dead, or labelled truther, or they get bought off and join in the party.