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  •  So, was the protest three ... (1+ / 0-)
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    artmartin

    ... people-wide and one person-deep? It is interesting that you can question governmental officials, ridicule them, post it to your personal blog and then go check out World War Z at the cineplex in this police state.

    I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

    by Tortmaster on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 02:05:48 AM PDT

    •  Yes, it's a good thing we can still do that. (4+ / 0-)
      •  Agreed. And not only do that, but ... (0+ / 0-)

        ... do it in a very small group, using your own name, without a mask, directly to governmental officials, before immediately posting your interaction on your own personal blog and without needing the security of 750,000 nearby co-protestors.  

        I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

        by Tortmaster on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 03:42:05 AM PDT

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        •  Right, because people can do that (2+ / 0-)
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          markthshark, LieparDestin

          with no fear of repercussions of any kind down the road.

          •  During this administration (1+ / 0-)
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            JerryNA

            pretty much that's the truth.  Obama and company have been slammed and debased more than any President I remember (Kennedy had numerous detractors) and I'm just not seeing the scenario you're insinuating.  I pretty much can guarantee you that nobody's going to give a rat's ass about this in a day or two, especially the government.  

            You are aware that, if the evil Obama wants to go after our own citizens, a huge number of domestic, heavily-armed militia groups have formed all over.  My guess is resources (and rightly so) are being funneled to them instead of some student playing gotcha to some recruiters (who probably work in the HR dept and don't actually spy themselves)

            •  If they represent the NSA in a public forum... (0+ / 0-)

              they ought to be subject to questions. Why would it matter if they were actual spies?

              Not too many of them out in the public anyway. Kinda difficult to ask them questions.

              'Cuz freedom can't protect itself ~~ EFF ~ EPIC ~ ACLU

              by markthshark on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 06:24:13 AM PDT

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            •  The NSA is going to be here a lot longer (2+ / 0-)
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              than Obama.  Who only has three years.

              I don't think Obama's good intentions really matter, though, if he legitimizes and rubber stamp whatever they do.  They're free to force down planes carrying foreign heads of state and all he can do is send out his spokespeople to mumble platitudes about balance and freedom after the fact.  I suspect it confuses him more than us.

          •  Haha! You got me there, Dumbo! ; ) (0+ / 0-)

            The IRS will delay your tax-exempt status for as much as 9 months (although you will be able to use that status retroactively). So, yeah, there's that.    

            I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

            by Tortmaster on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 05:36:10 AM PDT

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