This Yahoo News article provides several examples of the growing police state other than aviation-specific ones: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110625/us_ac/8696821_the_american_police_state_is_the_new_normal The militarization of local police, the brutality of SWAT teams, the data security and digital surveillance issues, all are related to the aviation-specific offenses that have brought us together. I wasn't sure if this was the best place to post this article for discussion. Might I suggest a forum topic that is targeted at civil liberties abuses beyond the aviation-specific? I suspect that many of us are interested in other civil liberties issues, and paraphrasing what Ink has eloquently said elsewhere, the TSA skirmishes are battles in a larger war, of which these other activities are part. I also adopted a convention that I saw CelticWhisper do in another thread of heading the title with [Article], which I think is a good idea for content communication purposes.