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  •  I know what is happening now. I also know our (3+ / 0-)
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    hands weren't clean in Nixon's time. The crimes we're committing now were only dreamed of in Nixon's time, but Nixon would've committed the same crimes if he could've...and don't think his spirit is divorced from our paranoia. That was my point.

    The Americas greatest political dynasty...the Kaan

    by catilinus on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 08:42:36 AM PDT

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    •  Sad as hell to say -- but point taken. You may be (3+ / 0-)
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      right about the absolute level of government paranoia and rationalization of anything. The Obama WH has become a law unto itself, and the U.S. Congress the enablers. J. Edgar would be proud.

      "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by Kombema on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 08:55:38 AM PDT

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      •  That is the sad truth. Our government has (4+ / 0-)
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        developed the NSA spying to the max without knowing wtf the results of it will be for civil society here and abroad...much like we did with the A bomb. They just want it as a weapon and don't spend much time thinking about the consequences. No wonder that folks involved in developing both projects spoke out warning us about them.

        The Americas greatest political dynasty...the Kaan

        by catilinus on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 09:05:31 AM PDT

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