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  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    This is probably considered a more conservative position, but when it comes to the security of the US of A, there should be no such privacy. When you worked for the aerospace industry as I did, and you needed a secret clearance as I did back in the 1970’s, the FBI had every right to not only examine every facet of your life, but even to directly interview such people as they thought necessary for you to have such a clearance.

    The only reason that this has become such a big deal now, is that the ultra conservatives (such as those on this site) have a desperate need to do any damage that they possibly can to president Obama and his current administration, regardless of just how much damage that might do to this country. And then they have the nerve to try to sound patriotic and freedom loving, isn’t that a crock though! Besides which, it has always been a conservative mantra that if you have done no criminal activities, then you have nothing to worry about!

    People, all of those so called constitutional rights do not mean squat to others in the world that would take such rights away from all Americans. So, if we have to lose some of our privacy (which we have already lost to the corporations anyway) to help protect our government, that is the only real protection that we as American actually have anyway, then so be it!!

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    You’re absolutely right!

    Once, J. Edgar Hoover kept the US safe. Safe from Commies under the bed. Safe from the Fifth Columnist Japanese who had been sent by the evil Japanese government two or three generations earlier just so they could overthrow the US government and make the US a Japanese colony had he not rounded them all up and sent them to Concentration Camps where they belonged!

    Mr Hoover had an extensive database (on paper, in file cabinets) on lots of people, many of them in the White House or in Congress, and he used this information to obtain a carte blanche for himself and his organisation to preserve, maintain, and expand that database.

    If only he’d had Prism, he could have kept America even safer. For starters, he’d have gotten a carte that was even blancher, and then…

    I can see it now:

    “Mr Schickelgrüber, if you don’t comply with our demands, we’ll release those e-mails you wrote to Ms Braun and get you booted out of the Chancellorship of Germany.”

    “Mr Khrushchev, if you don’t tear down that wall, we have some information you’ll find VERY embarrassing.”

    “Mr Castro, if you don’t give Cuba back to Baptista, we have some information we’re going to release.”

    & etc., & etc.

    It’s a pity that Bashar al Assad writes in Arabic so we can’t figure out what he’s written so we could use it to get him deposed. That’s cheating, not writing in English. Oh, and that might have been a problem with Adolph, Nikita, and Fidel, as well. Senior members of the government get their positions by being loyal, and it would be totally unreasonable to expect them to know any German, Russian, Spanish, or Arabic.

    Never mind.

  3. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 1 year ago

    you outta see the privacy invasion I had to go through to get
    a top secret NATO clearance!!

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    j edgar hoover was a desperately sick deeply disturbed whacko.
    it would have fit in well in the USSR under stalin.

  5. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 1 year ago

    When I worked in the nuclear industry, I had to undergo an FBI investigation to obtain my security clearance. However, I do not consider that a privacy invasion because I was the one that made the choice to work in that industry and agreed to it’s requirements.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    @ Robert Landers & Michael wme – Enjoyed both comments. Thank you gentlemen.
    And if it applies,
    Happy Father’s Day

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago


    Michael is professional help.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    Never met the guy. Don’t know a thing about him except what I deduce from his posts. I deduce that he’s one clever fellow.

  9. Glass Hole

    Glass Hole GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Listen up..!

    Yes, that is what we’re doing..

  10. spyderred

    spyderred GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    What passes for the “intelligence community” has admitted to no more than 300 “requests” for access to the enormous database obtained and maintained at terrific expense in salaries, machines, and housing, and supposedly have foiled “dozens” of terrorist possibilities. Of course they didn’t stop the Boston massacres or the other mass shootings and bombings, but spying on billions of people’s communications is okay because next time it might? As far as the constitutional limitations of due process, freedom of speech and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, those were all swept away by the Cheney/Bush administration and are being used now by the Obama administration as power grabs. At the same time Congress is acting to fatten banks’ profits and remove college as an option from any but the rich by making it too costly, thereby ensuring that, once the present education peasants are eliminated, they will have a docile, uneducated workforce who will do what they are told by their masters and like it or else. The most appalling thing is the apologists for all this.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    “I like you.
    You’re Dangerous”
    Good comment, Baslim.
    I guess since you chat here, anyone who replies directly to you is on the ‘list’ to be checked just in case we’re sending code through our replies?
    The thought amuses me.
    Be well, B.

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