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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Sorry. I was just engaging in drama for entertainment purposes. Although I suppose that this is inevitable, although not imminent. When there are a billion Americans (in my lifetime alone, we more than doubled) so that day will come. Look at all the changes that have been made in the last 40 or 50 years in terms of restrictions on behavior and cries for social order so, let me put it this way, if they diud search everybodys houses regularly, crime would pretty much end as a phenomenon. Just saying...
    A few episodes of "Lockdown" will probably change your mind about that last part.

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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    A few episodes of "Lockdown" will probably change your mind about that last part.
    I'm not familiar and a Google search offers too many options.

    I am not advocating a police state, I'm merely hypothesizing one based on extrapolation. I probably should take a Xanax and call myself in the morning.

    Do you not think we'll be a (hopefully benevolent) police state in another, say, 100 years? Imagine the technology they'll have by then to watch you. Irresistible, no?

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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I'm not familiar and a Google search offers too many options.

    I am not advocating a police state, I'm merely hypothesizing one based on extrapolation. I probably should take a Xanax and call myself in the morning.

    Do you not think we'll be a (hopefully benevolent) police state in another, say, 100 years? Imagine the technology they'll have by then to watch you. Irresistible, no?
    It's our growing insecurity and need for safety, I think. You can see it in how we raise our children now vs. 75 years ago. In fact, just compared against the way we raise today's kids my own childhood was goddamn Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

    Lockdown is an ongoing documentary series you can find on Netflix about the different penitentiaries in our country. Of note is that no matter how restricted the freedoms of the inmates, they're still able to run a thriving criminal and black market underground.

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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It's our growing insecurity and need for safety, I think. You can see it in how we raise our children now vs. 75 years ago. In fact, just compared against the way we raise today's kids my own childhood was goddamn Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

    Lockdown is an ongoing documentary series you can find on Netflix about the different penitentiaries in our country. Of note is that no matter how restricted the freedoms of the inmates, they're still able to run a thriving criminal and black market underground.
    I guess that capitalism can not be chained. Remarkable.

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