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<--- Always Paranoid.
Posted 5/2/15

silversongwriter wrote:

Look at US history... You're telling me a country, with a history of doing evil acts unknown to it's people, until several decades later... is now somehow no longer doing that, despite being bigger than what it once was.
Despite the fact that the govenrment here is relatively powerful, and we have organizations like the secret service
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_syphilis_experiment

You think the government couldn't do the same thing now if they wanted to?
Who's gonnna stop them? No one can.
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To me, trusting the government is like dating a cheating woman, and repeatedly leaving her, and coming back expecting her not to do it again.


I never said the government didnt have their own agendas, but when you start thinking they're out to get you type of thing then its time to stop.

Yes they can be stopped it's called impeachment, the U.S military ect ect.

I dont deny that governments didn't experiment on people back in the days but that was because we were less aware of what was up and didn't have the resources and technology to track them like we do today.

Real life spy shit is a lot less exciting than you think it is. Most of the time its paper pushing, surveillance and nothing more, too much burn notice or spy movies have you mixed up in your head.

Even if they do spy on us who cares?

Do you have something to hide from them?
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I might not be paranoid but a little curious about the things they keep secret from the public
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project mkultra
operation paperclip
Extraordinary rendition
enhanced interrogation
gitmo

just becuase im paranoid doesn't mean there not out there.

oh, and lets not forget the deal with the devil general MacAurthor made with unit 731.
its always nice to know you can get away with murder if you have enough data.
or in this case, weaponized biological warfare.
actually, unit 731 makes murderers look tame in comparison, like house guests.
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I really don't understand why people are so concerned about what they can't see or has been publicly disclosed .There is plenty to worry about with those things that are right out in the open.Ask yourself this.Do you really think you're important enough for the government to waste their time on trying to surveil you? So while desperately seeking attention you fritter away your Saturday posting on CR forums. Yup ,No question , you represent a truly formidable national security threat by what, misspelling a word or maybe starting a sentence with prepositional phrase.Sleep easy, the anonymity of insignificance is it's own reward.In a world where big fish eat little fish the government have bigger fish to fry.
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"Paranoia" seems to summon images of unhealthy obsession and unwarranted fear. I don't think I am paranoid, but I know there are secrets that the government does not want the public to know.

A reasonable dose of doubt might be beneficial, but paranoia strikes me as rather problematic and possible unhealthy.
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Too often the response from the gov is that they don't know what they're doing.
It's very difficult to have faith in that.
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My opinion is very shallow and uninformed but: I'd be more paranoid if they weren't. I mean where else does all the tax money and time they waste go?
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MP7373 wrote:

Not sure if this is a troll post or the OP is seriously as paranoid as he sounds. His logic is that if you don't know explicitly someone/something isn't doing something horrible you should just assume it is. So I should basically assume every person I meet is a sociopath simply because I don't know explicitly that he/she is not one. Or you could function like a normal non paranoid human being and only assume bad things when there is evidence suggesting bad things (the vast majority of the people in the world are not sociopaths so you have no reason to assume the worst). As far as the government goes the vast majority of what it does is totally fine and people only seem to point the controversial things that are somewhat questionable (and even then its no where near as bad as the ridiculous things the OP suggested).





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You do understand that anyone hold any sort of political office (especially in the US) goes through more public and private scrutiny than any normal person ever does? People holding political offices are much less likely to have committed any crime or done any sort of illicit things in their entire life than the average citizen. Your fears are misguided.


Actually in this case it is you who is misguided, people in political office may be subject to public and private scrutiny but there are always ways to get around this. After all in many cases 'independent'; bodies who may conduct these checks may very well be just as subject to external influence as any other. EVERY organisation in the history of humanity can be subjected to corruption and perform heinous crimes, there is no perfect and entirely just group. I'm not saying that people are inherently bad, but there is nothing wrong with questioning the status-quo. Surely you're not one of the people who buys into all this anti-islamic propagation, not that I'm defending the actions of any of the factions but people seem to forget that hatred in itself is not inherently promoted in any such religion. They all have their chauvinisms but it really speaks to the ignorance of some who seem to blame Islam for the failures of society and then refuse to acknowledge the same religion for the wonderful things the caliphate did for scientific progress somewhat a thousand years prior.
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Yeah, the gov't is shady. So is your house. I dunno what you do in there. How do I know you aren't actually a murderer? Heh, but comparing you to something as big as the gov't is stretching it.

Assassination can happen at random, especially if you're politically famous. Not just by political competition, but by common folk who simply disagree with your views. Doesn't mean the system isn't messed up, though. It is.

Edit: I forgot to answer to topic. Nah, I'm not paranoid. I have nothing to be paranoid about.
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... I'd be paranoid, had I the ability to care.
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The cure for such paranoia is knowledge. It lights the darkness so you won't be stumbling about.



Some distrust in the government is normal, and everyone is paranoid sometimes, but if you're paranoid about everything not only is it unhealthy but it might also be a sign of a serious underlying mental illness .
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Paranoid? I know it'll happen, and I can't stop or avoid it, but someday if I try hard enough, I'll be that cause. I'm not sure if that's paranoia or not.
Posted 5/3/15
Another government thread.
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