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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Are We Not Men?

Weaponizing the Shark and Other Pentagon Dreams
By Tom Engelhardt
Mother Jones

Saddam planned to deploy 'camels of mass destruction'
By James Langton

Trained Wasps May Be Used To Detect Bombs, Bugs, Bodies And More

Supreme Court expands police search powers
Drug-sniffing dogs now have access to any car stopped

Bob Egelko
San Francisco Chronicle

The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus, etc. In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgment or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well. Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt. They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs. Yet such as these even are commonly esteemed good citizens.

Henry David Thoreau


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