I know this isn't directly related to black hat stuff, but it does effect us all in a general sort of way. Many of our freedoms are being taken away - not in a big sudden way, but gradually, over a period of time. I can recall when I was growing up, that people generally believed whatever the government said. You just naturally accepted it as the truth. A common saying in America when praising something was to say that it 'Was sound as the dollar'. If a product was considered as being top quality, it was called 'The Cadillaic of' whatever it was. I don't think I've heard any statements like that for a long time. President Bush has a lower approval rating that any president in recent times. And congress has an even lower approval rating. Everyday, I read scandolous news about our political leaders. Most, if not all of our political leaders are millionaires or multi-millionaires. Do you really think those bastards are truly representing us, the common citizens? Do you think those well-to-do politicians have ever faced foreclosure because they didn't have the money to pay the mortgage payment or did they ever have their electricity turned off because they didn't have the money to pay the electric bill? I recall when the gas prices first started to increase in the mid 70's - a California politician remarked that he was happy about the increase. He hoped that the price of gas would get so high that common people couldn't afford to drive - that way, he wouldn't have to deal with the traffic jams caused by the public. Taken from Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth' - If you toss a frog into a boiling pot of water, he'll immediatey jump out. However, if you put the frog in a warm pot of water, the frog is happy to stay there. If you crank up the heat to slowly bring the pot of water to a boil, the frog will be content to stay there until... That's the way the politicians are gradually eroding our freedom. There's a long standing joke - Question - How can you tell when a politician is lying?" Answer - "His lips are moving!" If you think the bastard politicians are actually looking out for you, you should take a look at this video - http://zeitgeistmovie.com/ It's a real eye opener! You are being screwed! Are you a liberal? Are you a conservative? All views are respected. If you're fed up with all the BS, speak up! I could go on and on, but I don't want to bore you with details - I'd just like to know if others see the injustices that are being perpetrated on the public by our elected officials.