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  •  no, we're pointing out the idiocy of posting a (1+ / 0-)
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    4-year old story and deliberately leaving out the date to foster a false narrative that we're some sort of hyper-authoritarian regime.

    note I say 'we'.  Because there are several of us here with enough of a grip on reality that we don't have to make things up to support our case. (4 year old stories passed off as current qualifies as 'making things up'.  See Syrian State TV.)

    •  So, you have evidence this was an (1+ / 0-)
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      intentional misrepresentation on Hoorace' part, done for the purpose of stoking outrage. Couldn't be he didn't notice the date. (Gee, that never happens at the GOS.) Your predisposition to believe the worst is obvious from your address to a fellow kossack as "Mr. Obsessive Police State Man."

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      by WisePiper on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 05:44:18 PM PDT

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      •  99% of the posts I've seen from this diarist (1+ / 0-)
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        are hyperbolic outrage diaries that paint all cops as authoritarian lunatics.

        Perhaps some responsibility in posting would be in order.

        •  Uh, that "99%" assertion smacks a little of (3+ / 0-)

          hyperbole itself, doncha think?

          Kossacks who're not turning a blind eye to the massive equipping of local P.D.s with military grade hardware and SWAT teams descending upon nonviolent drug law violators and hundreds of videos cropping up every year of cops exercising excessive force, all the while screaming, "Stop resisting! Stop resisting!" (for the benefit of those ubiquitous YouTube cameras) - those of us not willfully ignorant of all this DO believe, with ample justification, that MANY cops, but certainly not all, are authoritarian lunatics. (The REST are merely cowards for daring not breach the blue wall of silence.)

          But carry on in your complacency. One day you'll wonder how the fuck all this happened without your taking notice.

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          by WisePiper on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 06:01:33 PM PDT

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          •  probably more like 99.8, you're right. (1+ / 0-)
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            we're not 'turning' a blind eye' to anything.  Some of us just don't think hyperbole is useful in making a point.

            Maybe 99.99%.

            •  Yeah, and a lot of kossacks believe, and (3+ / 0-)

              witlessly proclaim every day, we'd actually be having this national dialog about NSA surveillance excesses without Snowden having taken and published the documentary evidence. That damned Eric, and Greenwald too - they're just so hyperbolic!

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              by WisePiper on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 06:09:20 PM PDT

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          •  Wow what a sentence (2+ / 0-)
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            Kossacks who're not turning a blind eye to the massive equipping of local P.D.s with military grade hardware and SWAT teams descending upon nonviolent drug law violators and hundreds of videos cropping up every year of cops exercising excessive force, all the while screaming, "Stop resisting! Stop resisting!" (for the benefit of those ubiquitous YouTube cameras) - those of us not willfully ignorant of all this DO believe, with ample justification, that MANY cops, but certainly not all, are authoritarian lunatics.
            Stop and catch your breath now.
            Yes and you and the other Kossacks who are not "turning a blind eye," ad nauseum, are doing so much to help the situation by---wait for it----blogging and blogging your hearts out and  are really making a big difference all right.
            youre so much better than us but I bet you thought that already

            Happy just to be alive

            by exlrrp on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 06:12:51 PM PDT

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            •  Plead guilty to the run-on sentence. (2+ / 0-)
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              Horace Boothroyd III, priceman

              Call bullshit on the rest.

              Daily Kos, among a lot of other political sites, is the place where hundreds of thousands of internet savvy citizens learn about issues, expose themselves to divergent points of view, test arguments and conclusions against others who may vehemently disagree.

              Those of us who are politically active in the meat world share these honed and tested arguments with family, friends, associates and co-workers.

              It's one piece, a very important piece, of overall engagement. Too bad you see fit to piss on the value of that.

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              by WisePiper on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 06:20:26 PM PDT

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      •  further--diary should either be updated or deleted (1+ / 0-)
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        Quicklund

        Instead, it gets everybody fired up over a minuscule (and hilarious) incident that happened 4 years ago.

      •  The fact that comment got recs (1+ / 0-)
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        priceman

        Speaks volumes.

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