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View Diary: Proto-Fascist Infrastructure: The NSA, Booz Allen, Unysis, Verizon... And The Koch Bros. (158 comments)

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  •  Thanks For The Diary: (16+ / 0-)

    Snowden represents the unintended consequences of contracting/privatizing government services - wish we could say the government and politicians have learned their lesson. But, you did begin this with ALEC & The Koch Brothers...

    •  I think the lesson has been learned all too well (3+ / 0-)
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      Ray Pensador, leonard145b, Chi

      The lesson is "you can play with us, pull in our direction, and become rich and left alone OR if you fight us, expose us, reject us and work against us, your life will be made miserable - you will be spied upon, investigated, audited, you will not succeed in business and. . . (I honestly don't know how far they would push but could we really rule out death in some circumstances, for some key threatening people?).

      That is the lesson. I for one really have no idea how much I would fight it if I were "inside" - - I would like to think I would fight it as much as possible, after all, I supported higher taxes for social welfare when I was wealthy and still do when bordering upon needing it - - but I will never be sure.

      One thing I am sure of, I am not on the inside and I damn well am going to continue to fight it.

      Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick: The "party of Jesus" wouldn't invite him to their convention - fearing his "platform."

      by 4CasandChlo on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 09:39:21 PM PDT

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      •  Eliot Spitzer was going after the corrupt (5+ / 0-)

        and look what happened to him.

        On November 19, 2007, Republican operative Roger Stone sent a letter to the FBI saying that Spitzer "used the service of high-priced call girls" while in Florida. Stone provided detail saying that Spitzer wore calf-length black socks while performing the sex act.
        Reportedly, some of this information came to light from a federal wiretap.
        Wall Street reaction to the scandal has been largely positive, due to a general dislike of Spitzer amongst investment professionals.
        Eliot Spitzer scandal WIKI
        •  People are ignoring this part of the equation. (2+ / 0-)
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          Ray Pensador, Chi

          No wonder we get such crappy policy out of the government. They're all scared stiff.

          I knew they were scared of something, but I couldn't figure out what.

          Defending the theft of our freedom by the government is not a legitimate difference of opinion on a political matter -- it is a deeply un-American attitude that deserves nothing but scorn and derision.--Dallasdoc

          by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 07:53:45 AM PDT

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