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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In Utah, on a military base. Did Romney have anything to do with that?

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    Close, Radish. The Mormons apparently have one of the largest ‘populations’ of people speaking at least one language other than English. Because their missionaries travel world wide during their period of service, the military has built a language school near Salt Lake City. Having this data pool/lake/ocean near to people who can read and understand information drawn from that pool would be a useful thing.
    Next big conspiracy scandal – Mormons use access to Prism data to take over the country!
    The new data station being built is supposed to be able to hold enough info to fill 270 TRILLION CDs. Zegabytes?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    I may have misunderstood the newscaster, he may have simply said “discs” without being specific. Good point. Thank you.
    The Mormon comment was a joke.
    Under another toon, you said folks who haven’t done anything wrong have nothing to fear. You are generally correct, and under the protocols as described, no harm is done. It is when data is accessed to use for coercion of any kind. Therein lies the threat, and it should be easy for all of us to agree the watchers must be watched. If this ‘pool’ was used for fishing expeditions, then it is being abused. Snowden didn’t say it had been, only that it could be so used.
    As far as what the dog does with a caught car… Depends on the fight in the dog, and the size of the car.
    be well.
    C.

  4. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Dude, that was a pretty bigoted comment there.
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    And it has virtually nothing to do with the cartoon in question.
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    As it is,
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    1. As Respectful Troll noted, Utah is home to a large pool of people who have both college educations and fluency with two or more languages. Couple this with the fact that Mormons are required to live a set of high personal standards, and I think you can understand why the government wants to hire them. Only Clinton seemed averse to Mormons.
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    2. Hill AFB is positioned in just such a fashion that the pilots stationed there can train in a wide variety of terrain types all at once: ocean (the Great Salt Lake), forest, desert, mountain, urban, and snow.
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    3. Tooele Army Depot and Dugway Proving Grounds were created to take advantage of the fact that the southwestern corner of the state is desert.
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    4. The church actually blocked an attempt by the Reagan Administration to establish an ICBM base in the state on the basis that they didn’t want Utah tied to the military machine any more than it already was.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Darren Blair

    Why bigoted? The new NSA facility is in Utah, protected by a military base. I only asked if anyone knows if Romney was involved get the contracts set up.

  6. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Why would Romney be involved in something like this?
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    If you’re going for “Well, Romney is Mormon, so…”, then yes – that was a bigoted statement you made.

  7. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “In Utah, on a military base. Did Romney have anything to do with that?”
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    Wait, isn’t the entire Sate of Utah one humungous Military Base with an electrified fence enclosing it? That’s what my Morman Brother tells me. “It’s for our own good!” he says.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Funny thing about the Fifth, if you invoke it, then everybody knows you have something to hide and the authorities will start looking at you very closely.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    Well, he does have primary residences in several states. Primary residence = tax deduction.

  10. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    " The Mormons apparently have one of the largest ‘populations’ of people speaking at least one language other than English. Because their missionaries travel world wide during their period of service"


    This is very true. Shortly after I 1st arrived in Portugal, I used a POBox in a large POffice. Some mornings I’d bump into many American Mormons picking up their post. Invariably I’d get to know one or two of them every year throughout the years even when I stopped using a PO Box. Without fail, within 3 months of their arrival in Portugal, they’d be speaking Portuguese fairly fluently, albeit in the same sticky American accent! I just wished that whoever taught them to speak that well that quickly would dedicate a few hours on getting the pronunciation a little better ;-) But I was always amazed at their fluency after such a short time learning the language. No, I never did allow them to preach their schtick to me ;-) but we did manage to chat about other things. I do have a sad tale though. One of them, Elder Michael, was killed with a colleague while crossing an unguarded train-level crossing. Very sad.


    Mormons are also (in)famous for keeping accurate, meticulous genealogical records. Perhaps they used local expertise?

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    “Mormons are also (in)famous for keeping accurate, meticulous genealogical records”

    It’s easier when you keep marriage “in the family”. People joke about West Virginia but, they’ve got nothing on Utah. I’ve been to Utah several times, and you can see it in the populace.

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Plannning for and building the Utah NSA facility was begun under the Bush Admin. Alexander, the head of the NSA was appointed by the Bush admin. The NSA data collection starting with Microsoft was done under the Bush admin.

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    You might have a point I’ve head others argue the same, that he had no choice but to invade the mid east since there is so much oil there.
    So you might make the same leap to say that anyone would do what Obama is doing if they were in that same position.
    All I can say is that I wouldn’t have done what either of them did.

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Darren Blair

    I see you are a Morman so that was your motivation to call me a bigot when I asked a simple question about Romney. I actually stayed at a Morman house in Utah, they were nice people.

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    the mainstream (lamestream) media is acting like this is brand new and that it is news.
    It is neither.

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