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Comment Re:About time (Score 2) 345

The wiggle room I'll give the NSA and other "Security" Agencies is enough to make the noose around their neck comfortable, but not enough to take it off completely. What the NSA has done, is created enough wiggle room to take the noose off their necks, and put it on everyone else's necks.

They say they "only" collect Metadata, well isn't that fine and dandy! I'm in the industry, and given enough metadata, you can reconstruct the data you need, and often better detail than it was before. And in the case of Databases, metadata IS the valuable bits needed to form the surveillance state. Since the data being monitored and collected can easily be tied back to a person / group, you've done nothing except remove the data only one step away from being a breach of the 4th Amendment, and nothing else. The same intrusion happens, and you're not fooling anyone, except those that parse words very carefully. Like Clapper's famous "non-lie".

Comment Re:Rah! Rah! NSA! (Score 1) 504

I would disagree with you, vehemently. The idea of natural rights is founded in our Declaration of Independence, enumerated in the clause:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed

Taking the foundation of our country, the right to establish a governance, and everything else that was listed in that Declaration, and saying that our Constitution doesn't have "natural right", is completely why they included the First Ten Amendments. If the law said we didn't have the right to free speech, and you're supporting ONLY the "law" (as your position indicates) then you have no "free speech" and it isn't a right.

It is people like you scare the crap out of people like me, because you think rights are allowed and/or established by law, rather than exist above and apart from the law. The moment you talk about "legality" when speaking to rights, you've lost me.

The first ten Amendments enumerate natural rights, and were inserted because of concerns of people like you.

Comment Re:Good morning Vietraq (Score 1) 513

I guess you missed the part where 6 Million Americans have lost their coverage due to ObamaCare already, and of the few that actually tried to enroll during the first two months, NONE of them are guaranteed coverage, simply because the website didn't function at all. Imagine, NOT ONE CUSTOMER is guaranteed coverage they think they bought.

Yeah, it is worse than two wars on Americans. Two wars had little effect on everyday life in America. Losing Health Care Coverage is a big deal to a lot of people. Sorry your bigotry against Americans is blinding you.

Comment Re:Wonder why NSA didn't go to Fox network first ? (Score 1) 504

It isn't that they use the same "phrases" it is that the "source" of national news is boiled down to two or three News Agencies at best, and they are all reading from the same "script". The lefties don't like Faux news because they don't follow the script as much as they others. The righties don't like the others because they are patsies for the left.

And for all those that make fun of Faux, I have yet to see anyone make fun of the much more ridiculous MSNBC talking heads.

And to both, I say, get your news raw and unfiltered. Then you won't be fooled by the MSM attempts at propogandizing the news. And for a good example, during the DC Boat Yard shooting, there was more than one attempt to pin "Assault Rifles" on the shooter as the event was unfolding. Unfortunately, for the left wing agenda, there were no rifles used at all. In short, all news media is biased, some are just more open about where their bias is.

Comment Re:Rah! Rah! NSA! (Score 0) 504

The thing about "Constitutional Rights", especially the first 10, is that they were including as "natural rights", because assumption of rights by government never happens. The first Amendment isn't a constitutional right, it is a natural right to speak your mind without government interference. It isn't constitutional, it just enumerated for clarity and so that government cannot ever say it isn't a right. Same with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. These are rights, not granted by government, but are supposed to be guaranteed by government. IT is the duty of government agents to DEFEND these rights, not usurp them.

The moment a agent of government stop defending these rights, and starts infringing upon them, is the moment they have become a traitor and treasonous.

Comment Re:Good morning Vietraq (Score 1, Flamebait) 513

Which has already proven to be less harmful to the USA than when the DNC rammed Obamacare (is that "racist") through, without even reading it ("must vote for it, to see what is in it"). So far, Oregon spend 300 million to enroll 44 people, good FUCKING use of tax dollars.

And, just to remind you, Hillary, and Company supported the wars. And saying she didn't know GWB was lying, that is just remember, her Husband was President and knew all about Saddam and OBL, so she SHOULD have known. But then again "What difference does it make!!!!!"

Comment Re:Then Fire Him (Score 3, Insightful) 509

I'm sorry, you see a difference between Socialism and socialism slow? Because I don't. The two parties are more closely aligned than either of them admit. To the point where I can't tell the difference sometimes. GWB was worse than BHO, except on the things BHO is worse on, than GWB. In both cases, we haven't stopped the "worse" of either, and haven't held on to the "good" side of either.

The only difference is the rate we progress towards tyranny.

Comment Re:Bingo. (Score 5, Insightful) 509

The People are the Militia, this is already established. This was the Minutemen view, average people to be "ready at a minute's notice". This requires regulation (order, not codes of laws). When read with this understanding, it is almost an imperative of the people to be armed, and ready to revolt against tyranny, at a moment's notice. The state no longer fears the populace, because the populace has become dependent upon the state. We already have the most of the necessary ingredients for tyranny in place. The last bit is taking away the rest of the arms the people have. AND you have the people (a large number) clamoring for "Assault Weapons Ban", "Hand gun ban" at every tragedy.

Thus, the old quote "They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Tyranny, creeps and sneaks upon us and before we know it, we've voted in a tyrant who will not cede power ever. The left feared tyranny under GWB, and the right fears it under BHO, the problem is, both are only partially correct. They miss the point, the ingredients already exist. They hate the other guy's tyrant, but do not rightfully fear their own.

Comment Re:Then Fire Him (Score 0, Troll) 509

Well that is because the Nanny State and professional babysitters promises them a warm bottle, a blankie and a cuddle in return for votes.

No, this is NOT a troll, this is exactly what happens when people figure out they can get stuff for "free" if they vote correctly. Conditioned response. Pavlov's Dogs etc etc etc.

Comment Re:Offensive (Score 1) 1251

No, this has to do with extending "establishment" clause beyond logic. Ten Commandments are part of at least three major religions, so which one are we establishing? If it is about ANY deity, then my rant applies equally. If it is just against the Judeo/Christian/Muslim dieties then these people are intolerant ass wipes.

The funny thing is, many, perhaps most, of my Atheist friends do this thing called "Santa Claus" and "Tooth Fairy" for their kids. They would be better off making Festivus poles and airing their grievances.

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