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  •  Name one f*cking person in this community... (4+ / 0-)
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    Timaeus, Victor Ward, CenPhx, Nada Lemming

    ...who's even on-record as being against the sanctity of the Voting Rights Act! And, then explain to me how there's any "faction" in this community as far as that issue is concerned? (And do this without bullsh*t, please!)

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

    by bobswern on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 10:20:30 AM PDT

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    •  see my reply to Timaeus. (3+ / 0-)
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      Timaeus, Deep Texan, Larsstephens

      This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

      by mallyroyal on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 10:22:48 AM PDT

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    •  The point is the rights of one Bradley Manning are (4+ / 0-)

      basically more important, measured statistically, to the particular audience of this site, than the millions of people who are very likely going to face voter purges, voter id, misallocated voting machines and the like.

      You and others may say you're against the VRA decision, but frankly audiences relate to the "rights" issues of people who they empathize with.

      By the standards of one person, one constitutional right, Mannings individual rights are about 1 million times more important to the typical DKer than the individual right of the typical person who faces the likely prospect of getting thrown of the voter rolls.

      •  Really? (1+ / 0-)
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        DeadHead

        The truth is that the U.S. surveillance state is now focused, domestically, on minorities and people of color, moreso than ever. As I've noted many times over the past few months, far too much of the NSA's, FBI's and DHS' technology and manpower is now laser-focused upon fighting crime, not terrorism. Minorities and minority youth, as well as social dissidents and activists, are--in the eyes of our government--our nation's new terrorists. Literally! What lies immediately ahead--and, in fact, what's happening as we speak--is going to make the days of eqregious Stop & Frisk and racial profiling look like a day at the beach.

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

        by bobswern on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 10:55:06 PM PDT

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        •  s/b quotes around "fighting crime" n/t (0+ / 0-)

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

          by bobswern on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 10:56:55 PM PDT

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        •  It must be nice to have a crystal ball (1+ / 0-)
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          Troubadour

          I notice you've always written about "what lies immediately ahead," whether in civil liberties or economics.

          The fact that these certainties of yours never materialize and that you can nevertheless continue to use your crystal ball must be an even cooler feature!

          Actually, btw, NSA is not focused laser like on fighting crime. You should read Risen or Bamford. It's still focused on foreign intelligence, encryption and code breaking.

    •  Minorities of America, take comfort! (1+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens

      Daily Kos supports your rights as long as it doesn't involve doing anything without the permission of political insiders and the guidance of the media.

      Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

      by Troubadour on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 03:20:32 PM PDT

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