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  •  America, where we have become (7+ / 0-)

    extraordinarily fearful of fear itself.

    We put up with torture, the TSA, FISA, the patriot act.

    At every turn our president(s) offer the paper thin excuse that it's necessary to "protect us".

    It's no longe protection we deserve, as we continue to pay for our protection with the deaths of children.

    I for one, do not welcome our orwellian overlords.

    We have always been at war with east asia.

    big badda boom : GRB 080913

    by squarewheel on Sun May 01, 2011 at 05:43:38 PM PDT

    •  Just when Egypt is declaring a.. (1+ / 0-)
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      .. "non-emergency" after 30 years, seems like we have just about fitted out our government with its own complete set of emergency powers.

      Moderation in most things. Except Reactors. IFR forever!

      by billmosby on Sun May 01, 2011 at 05:50:19 PM PDT

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      •  Exaggerations like that (0+ / 0-)

        Only serve to to undermine what has been achieved in Egypt and muddy the waters about what is really happening with our national security state.  

        •  I thought they announced they (1+ / 0-)
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          were going off Mubarak's "state of emergency". I wasn't trying to undermine that accomplishment. I am, however, getting quite worried about the state of things here. 2 1/2 wars and counting.....

          Moderation in most things. Except Reactors. IFR forever!

          by billmosby on Sun May 01, 2011 at 06:27:31 PM PDT

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    •  It appears that (0+ / 0-)

      they just killed off Goldstein. Now what?  They have gone off script here. We shall see how this affects the narrative that enables the security state. Pakistan? The next front on our east asia wars?  Meanwhile everybody's waving the jingo flags and proclaiming mission accomplished and by a Democrat! Can I haz my habeaus corpus back now?

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