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  •  Taxpayers are spending $100-$200 billion... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...per year for security in our "security state," and the primary "security" we're getting for this is:

    a.) institutionalized racism,

    b.) individuals being provided with the means, funding, logistics, etc. (entrapped) to commit crimes (Taibbi and many others, including Bamford, et al, are now pointing this inconvenient truth out), in many instances in situations where they wouldn't have done anything without "assistance," and,

    c.) a total loss of privacy via our brand-spankin'-new surveillance state; but, it's so "Catch-22," it's to the point where existing infrastructure (i.e.: university-related "threat assessment teams," and supposedly transparent ONLINE gun/ammunition sales, etc., along with required registration of same being a states' rights issues, as opposed to being federally mandated, etc. are totally contorting the end result of undermining any "good" that may be accomplished here)

    (To all readers: I really didn't think I had to spell this out.)  

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 11:44:39 AM PDT

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    •  correction... (1+ / 0-)
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      "c.) a total loss of privacy via our brand-spankin'-new surveillance state; but, it's so "Catch-22," it's to the point where existing infrastructure..." ...should be: "c.) a total loss of privacy via our brand-spankin'-new surveillance state; but, it's so 'Catch-22,' it's to the point where existing infrastructure and administration of same has contorted these truths for the benefit of the status quo, only."

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 11:48:10 AM PDT

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