Wednesday, May 25, 2011

* Big Brother and Super Sister


Yesterday's New York Times carried a front page article saying experts are baffled in the decline in crime to a 4o year low during a recession when crime would be expected to rise. I am not at all baffled since we have turned 200 million Americans , including six-year-olds, into walking Sherlock Holmeses and Big Brothers and Super Sisters, capable of spying on every activity on the planet and instantly uploading it to an international audience.

Criminals are on the lamb.

Steady Decline in Major Crime Baffles Experts

Published: May 23, 2011

The number of violent crimes in the United States dropped significantly last year, to what appeared to be the lowest rate in nearly 40 years, a development that was considered puzzling partly because it ran counter to the prevailing expectation that crime would increase during a recession.

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