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  •  Eliminate the PATRIOT Act (3+ / 0-)
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    rlochow, Dumbo, koNko

    and restore the Church Committee oversights, rein in the BI and the government

    and defund the N$A because I am starting to really think half it's proclaimed abilities might be more than a little trumped up.

    And when I say "I think" I mean "I got $20 that says".

    ANd where one finds THAT MUCH secrecy, you can bet you'll find both malfeasance AND utter slackness.

    •  I expect that anything that actually happens (2+ / 0-)
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      FG, koNko

      will be a bit more modest than that. I think that the FISC is a good place to start. If it's proceedings are given some accountability and visibility there will be some concrete information to work with about what is really going on. It shouldn't be difficult to craft laws that make a distinction between programs that require public discussion and specific investigations that need some confidentiality.

      •  I hope for nothing anymore. (2+ / 0-)
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        rlochow, koNko

        I say things but anything - and I mean anything - that is god for the people or limits govts or corporations is dead in the water.

        We have less power than a flock of sheep has over a shepherd.

        It's depressing.


        •  I keep comparing the present (2+ / 0-)
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          xxdr zombiexx, koNko

          to the new deal era and the 60's when there were people willing and able to push for action. The reason that we have no power is because the public sits there passively letting it happen to them.

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