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  •  Exactly Zydekos. I too often traveled back and (1+ / 0-)
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    forth to Canada and Mexico years ago when I was in the trucking business.  I believe that those with their own agenda used the terrible events of 9/11 to enable a lot of this stuff - the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, torture of POW's and detainees, wiretapping of Americans, etc.

    In the end this is what Bin Laden wanted to occur and he was assisted by our leaders and Bush Administration in accomplishing those goals.  We have lost much of our freedom, security and privacy, ability to travel freely and our reputation in the world markets, economy and humanity considerations.

    Today through ALEC many of our harshest laws - 3 strikes, Truth in Sentencing and Mandatory Minimums - have been disseminated or "exported" to Germany, UK, NZ, Australia, Canada and Poland.  While Conservatives here are now saying they went too far and have caused near financial collapse from the imprisonment of so many and the costs associated with that, they continue to push the same initiatives overseas as if it's the best idea since sliced bologna.  This more than anything indicates it is all about the money and huge windfall profits for U.S. corporations who have become multinational..

    "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled" http://piecp-violations.com/

    by Bob Sloan on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 08:39:31 AM PDT

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