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Jtube: The Bourne Ultimatum

Jtube: The Bourne Ultimatum

How much should be permitted in the name of "homeland security?"

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Published: December 25, 2010

How much should be permitted in the name of "homeland security?"

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Visitor Comments: 11

(11) David, May 5, 2011 11:50 PM

Killing the Rodef (the pursuer)

There is a mitzvah to kill the Rodef & it makes sense.. kill him since he is going to kill. But your question is valid.. Who in the modern world determines the Rodef? What are the checks and balances what unemotional court case contols that process. Importantly also remains the need for a non-emotional implementation because unfound compassion for the enemy (Amalek) is not only foolish but pro-scribed! This missplaced compassion leaves the Jewish Democrats still calling for peace with Hamas, yet Hamas are a clear Rodef as they have proven. What we want is their teshuva, but until we are sure,I support targeted killing but that does mean the lack of a proper due process.

(10) SusanE, January 11, 2011 12:49 AM

Try Leaving Home Without It.

There is really not much you can do today without someone knowing about it. We are a nation of numbers and of tracking cookies. Your inboard GPS knows where you go out of town shopping. Your Credit Card knows what time you had dinner, where you stayed that night and what time and which pump you used when you filled your gas tank. Your phone company knows who you talked to and how long and 'somewhere there is a record of all your erased texts and emails and correspondence. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Your bodys' health is described in infinite detail through your insurer. Anyone who can hack can see it. Your viewing habits are recorded, from DVD orders, reading habits. The hours you are 'on line'. Your TV knows what you watch on there, and cities have video cameras everywhere, and so do restaurants, banks, offices, intersections. Twitter shows me people I might want to follow from what I mention in my Tweets. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This has nothing to do with my Homeland safety. It has to do with Big Brother watching me every day. Why in the world would they need to do that? I'm not that interesting.

(9) David Jacobson, December 31, 2010 3:56 PM

Whatever it takes

My take is that if you are not doing anything illegal you are most likely not going to be impacted by increased security measures. It is true that traveling has become a bit more inconvenient, but I will take a short delay and full body xrays over being blown up any day.

(8) gert, December 28, 2010 11:45 PM

got it backwards Ben isf

Beth Israel Orthodox in NewOrleans(METAIRIE,LA. )is building their synagogue on ground purchased from The\ Gates of Prayer Reform Temple. GOP has allowed Beth Israel to use their premises since Katrina and have been very successful in their togetherness.

(7) JJ Swiontek, December 28, 2010 11:25 PM

The U.S. does NOT have the right ...

to murder it's own people without due process, for ANY reason. Yet, there are those who think that it should. The question is: What do the people who believe in due process do about those who want to do away with due process?

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