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Comment: Re:People don't care because they're too stupid (Score 1) 513

by sleigher (#44986981) Attached to: Snowden Strikes Again: NSA Mapping Social Connections of US Citizens
Not true. Not everyone is web savvy like you may be. Not everyone is knowledgeable enough to seek out all the available alternatives. People depend on the press corps to do their jobs in an unbiased manner. We both know they don't, and that should get someone to seek alternatives. Though it doesn't and yes that may be their own fault. I have been registered independent since I first registered to vote. I primarily vote 3rd party or at least who I think will represent me the best.

You think this is crybaby stuff bullshit? What the heck? Expecting the majority of the population to be like you is shortsighted at best. I mean we already have the democrats dictating who journalists are. This isn't crybaby bullshit. This is a concerted effort by the corporate leadership of this country to enrich themselves and their corporate friends off of your and my hard work. You are a 14th amendment citizen. The enemy. Chattel. Slave!

Comment: Re:People don't care because they're too stupid (Score 1) 513

by sleigher (#44986419) Attached to: Snowden Strikes Again: NSA Mapping Social Connections of US Citizens
I am not playing any games. Do you think if those other options on the ballot got equal coverage in the debates and on main stream news that people would see those other options the same? The only parties that are ever covered are the R and D's. Certainly you aren't going to try to discount or deny that.

Comment: Re:People don't care because they're too stupid (Score 1) 513

by sleigher (#44986337) Attached to: Snowden Strikes Again: NSA Mapping Social Connections of US Citizens
Are you sure? Just because the system only allows the choice of R or D doesn't mean that the people are happy with that. I don't want to get in some argument about voter fraud, but there is at the very least enough evidence out there to warrant a proper investigation. Although the investigators will likely be republican or democrat. The best way to deal with the opposition is to control it.

Comment: Re:People don't care because they're too stupid (Score 1) 513

by sleigher (#44986221) Attached to: Snowden Strikes Again: NSA Mapping Social Connections of US Citizens
Look at the big picture. I agree that people should use the voting power they have, they should have been for 100 years. Generally we see less than 50% turnout nationally. But since say 1970, with either a Republican or Democrat in office, the only differences we have seen are in social issues that in the grand scheme of things aren't that important. All the protests and public redress of grievances have done nothing to change the course of this country. Nearly 17 trillion in debt and growing. The dollar is actually at risk of losing its reserve status. Collapse is spoken of in real terms on main stream media. I think the leadership have demonstrated quite clearly that they care not about our concerns. Their actions are purely destructive. They cannot be measured by their words.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Do you feel as though the leadership is acting in such a way that their powers are derived from the consent of the governed?

Comment: Re:People don't care because they're too stupid (Score 4, Insightful) 513

by sleigher (#44985201) Attached to: Snowden Strikes Again: NSA Mapping Social Connections of US Citizens
I think many of you on this site need to study the trading with the enemy act. Look at Bradley Manning. He is charged with aiding the enemy. Who was he actually helping? We the people. Who is the enemy again?

As for getting angry and bitching. That hasn't worked and isn't going to work. Fire and bullets work. Just ask Thomas Jefferson...

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