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  •  OT: And here (12+ / 0-)
    And just for the record:
    I think they should give the Senate chamber to the homeless. Hardly anyone is ever there anyway.  A lot of people need a roof over their heads.  
    is why I like the way you think.

    I'm sure there are Christians all through the rightist world who would consider it their duty to round up these homeless and bring them to the Capitol.

    Someone had the idea that we should end surveillance of all the hundreds of millions of us, and instead devote those resources to tracking lawmakers 24/7. And each one with their own live internet channel.

    Can you see it? The NSA or one of the many others publishing a daily transcript of Congressional communications? They could, you know.

    If we did that, we'd not only be more Secure as a nation, we'd be Healed of this spreading rot!

    The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

    by Jim P on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:50:04 PM PST

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    •  Watching the freak out (5+ / 0-)

      in the Beltway media about surveillance is kind of amusing, but not really, because the dumbasses passed all these laws and now we are all screwed.  But the amusing part is that they did not seem to realize that all their stuff would be hoovered up too, along with everyone else's stuff.  

      It was only going to be used on the terr'ists!! Wait! Wait! What's going on here??!  They can use that stuff against us too?? Unacceptable!

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:10:55 AM PST

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      •  Thing is, it can, and most defintely will, (1+ / 0-)
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        be used selectively, and for political and economic reasons. Guaranteed that's what the surveillance state will produce.

        There's so many laws, and the definition of conspiracy (and this is not a theory) has been spread so wide that your basic Quaker grandmother can be made to look like Ma Barker and Benedict Arnold rolled into one. Just pick the right excerpts, hell, splice the right excerpts, from all the records being created and Granny's off to wherever the fuck it is we're torturing people in secret these days. (Still Bagram, I think.)

        The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

        by Jim P on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 05:36:01 PM PST

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