So this video presented by the Communist News Network addresses the placement of surveillance cameras around big cities in order to prevent crime and help first responders. I personally am not too keen on the idea, but if they are merely observing public areas and are used only in the prevention of or solving of crime I am ok with it. However, considering our government is anything but benevolent and I don't trust any member of government farther than I could throw one of 'em, I don't like the idea at all.
Obama is currently piecing together an agreement with other European nations to collect data on people's personal computers. This is being crafted under the disguise of National Security, and preventing music piracy. Suprise, Suprise they are spending more focus on the prevention of music piracy spin because telling people you need to look through their hardrive for National Security purposes just doesn't sound as good.
The last charismatic leader that drew kool aid drinking crowds as big as this guy, lead to a world war and the destruction of tens of millions of people. Let's hope and pray it doesn't come to that.