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When did we become a nation of cowards?

Oh, please protect me Big Brother, I'm a suburban housewife! I am weak and proof that suffrage was a bad idea. I drive an SUV and kill the planet because I am ruled by fear!

Die in a fire. You will anyway, all the electronic surveilance in the world didn't stop 9/11. The only difference is whether or not your neighborhood gossip was listened to by some incompetant government-employed voyeur.

What, you like voyeurs? Yea, lets film you mid-coitus and put it up on the internets then.

Fucking cowards. Especially the media.

I hope you all get cancer.

We have a way of life that embraces certain freedoms, you either embrace it and defend it, never comprimising, or you are worthless.

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  • I know best, do things my way.
  • but what would be the point?

    Nut-shell

    SUVs suck the same gas that Cadillacs et al did. just get in a time machine and see what people were bitching about in 1976.

    If the military and intelligence corps weren't neutered after the Cold War was won (and I think just about any sane President would have done the same) we might have seen this coming with more accuracy.

    End game:

    Wah wah wah, Haliburton, Stolen Elections, Hummers, I hate Bush.
    • Nut shell nut shell:

      Hummers in the Oval Office? Bad.
      Hummers on the street? Game on.

      SUVs suck the same gas that Cadillacs et al did. just get in a time machine and see what people were bitching about in 1976.


      A: not everyone had Cadillacs in 1976.
      B: yay for 30 years of improvements in technology. (Don't bother replying to this part. I could probably list more ways than anyone short of Tet concerning how modern vehicles are better.)

      • A: not everyone had Cadillacs in 1976.

        According to my memory and the TV shows I watch on Nick@Night I think you are mistaken. Everyone had a Cadillac. Just like now if you watch TV you know that everyone uses a Mac and that 300.50.205.111 is a perfect valid IP address.
        • 300.50.205.111

          Bullshit. That can't be real, as the second section only has two digits, and there are NO letters anywhere. Seriously, get some better television.

          FWIW, a 1976 Caddy Eldo Biaritz convertible with the 500ci v-8 would be a kick ass ride.
    • The foreign electronics surveilance wasn't. Have you read the commission's report?

      Anywho, I'm refering specifically to the media reaction within the talking-head community to data-mining american phone calls. Franklin said something pretty poignant about those types of people.

      And soccer moms really get on my tits. Every time I go visit my parents I see em wandering around their yards clucking like hens about something unbearably vapid like desperate housewives or american idol. Every time I hear a "Won'
      • Anywho, I'm refering specifically to the media reaction within the talking-head community to data-mining american phone calls. Franklin said something pretty poignant about those types of people.

        No, he didn't. Methinks you really don't know what you are talking about.

        And soccer moms really get on my tits. Every time I go visit my parents I see em wandering around their yards clucking like hens about something unbearably vapid like desperate housewives or american idol. Every time I hear a "Won't someone th
        • "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

          The source of the quote is a letter he wrote on November 11, 1755 to the governor of Pennsylvania and appears, attributed to Franklin within the Yale collections of his papers(Volume 6). I guess I could drive down to New Haven and see if I can find the actual physical document within Yale's collection, if they'd even let me do that(which is doubtful).

          Wikipedia contests the quote, but doesn
          • Sorry, you missed my point. I am aware of the controversy surround the quote's origins, but I do not contest the claim. However, I do strongly contest your implied claim of Franklin's agreement that phone call data-mining constitutes an "essential liberty."
            • Ahh, it's not really the data-mining itself... It seems like whenever the executive does any kind of power-grab or there are any civil liberties concerns, the majority of the talking head community on your typical TV cable news program make the security over liberty argument. It's the argument they're making, not the facts behind it that irritates me. And the quote certainly applies to that.
  • 1940.
    And again in 1950. culminating to a head in the 60s.
    Next.
  • The Real Assault on America [informatio...house.info]

    "Why, if only evildoers have anything to fear from government, did the Founding Fathers bother to write the Constitution?" --Paul Craig Roberts

    One of these days I am going to crack and just wander downtown screaming "WAKE UP!" over and over again.

    Heck, if I ever start holding signs at protests, maybe I should just have one that says "WAKE UP!"

    But I don't like sign and protest chants because I don't like reducing politics to sound bites.

    Not like I have any choice in the matter.

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