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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-05-30 19:02
  Subject:   [Fark] Top 10 warning signs of America's slow slide into a police state.
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2. "The Long War"

This little piece of clumsy marketing died off quickly, but it gave away what many already suspected: the War on Terror will never end, nor is it meant to end. It is designed to be perpetual. As with the War on Drugs, it outlines a goal that can never be fully attained -- as long as there are pissed off people and explosives. The Long War will eternally justify what are ostensibly temporary measures: suspension of civil liberties, military expansion, domestic spying, massive deficit spending and the like. This short-lived moniker told us all, "get used to it. Things aren't going to change any time soon."


http://www.alternet.org/story/36553

The most amusing thing, of course, is that polls appear to show that more than half of Americans don't give a damn about this. "Warrentless wiretapping? Fine with us!" Stomp all over that-there Constitution! That's all good!
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-05-30 23:51 (UTC)
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Defined as "Over the course of a couple of years".

All velocities are relative in inertial frames, after all. ;]
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