Mike Luckovich by Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    No shock value for a flasher when he does his thing to a voyeur.

  2. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The shock occurs when the video goes viral!

  3. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    What is your problem?

  4. Good Evening

    Good Evening GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So, do they have much to show..

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    The first major spying bill was done by Jimmy Carter in 1978 and it was called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “Minor” modifications were made by every President since then with major modifications made by Bush. I’ve noticed that Obama has had the turpitude to continue his predecessor’s practices.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Good Evening

    Turn around, Ice Hole.

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    I think Luckovich’s point is that if you read the terms of service on your cell phone, game system, or any piece of software you buy, you have already given up your rights to privacy. The government is just one more entity that has access to the information.
    In my work, I have three laptops (one each owned by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile) that contain a program that will give me the physical location of any cell phone. I use it to test the E-911 systems we set up around the country. The purpose is that in an emergency, you can be found by police or rescuers by dialing 911 without even speaking into the phone. You agreed to this service by buying a cell phone. The government can use this simply because it exists, and the Patriot Act specifically enables it to access this technology. That is also listed in your terms of service.
    Is it right or wrong? Your opinion. Is Luckovich correct? Yes. You did sign off all privacy rights. If you did not speak out against GWB and Congress when the Patriot Act was drafted and passed, don’t complain now. If you did, I salute you, brother, and stand with you in continuing to pressure for its full repeal by Obama.

  8. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’m surprised the people aren’t facing the other way and bent over.

  9. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    so many people want to tell their whole life story on Face book anyway they might as well be doing what they are here!

  10. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    You’re welcome.

    BTW, I should let you know (as a telecommunications engineer), that location services only refer to a GPS connection or an advertisement app. What the government and emergency services use is the basic function of the phone. As long as the phone is powered on, it is transmitting a signal every 5 seconds (every 1/8th of a second during a conversation) to connect to the three nearest cell towers or switch stations, which triangulates the phone’s location to within 10 feet. This is so that the phone can receive a call, and so that the call can be handed off to the nearest antenna while you are moving with it. None of that has anything to do with your “location services” option. The phone won’t work without them. If I were to abuse my work privileges, should you post your phone number I could give you an exact location of where you are right now using the software on one of the laptops in the next room (please don’t – for many reasons).
    So essentially, the government does not need your permission to find you – the Patriot Act is that permission right now. Even without it, if you were to be served a federal warrant, they could do the same. I do assist local and federal law enforcement agencies in tracking criminals as part of my job, but I can only do so if a warrant has been served.

    Sleep tight!

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    “…the American government never spied on its citizens until the day Obama was first elected.”

    I don’t know, brain. I see a lot of people blaming Bush. It actually even goes back before Carter to Johnson with the 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act where Johnson said “But the Congress, in my judgement, has taken an unwise and potentially dangerous step by sanctioning eavesdropping and wiretapping by Federal, State, and local law officials in an almost unlimited variety of situations.”

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    " …will Luckovich write a cartoon about how it’s all your fault that my bat is broken?

    Isn’t that his point ..? I thought it was.

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @chromosome

    “I’m surprised the people aren’t facing the other way and bent over.”

    Well, they are – we are – but that might be going a little too far in a political cartoon.

    I’m actually too old and creaky to perform the bending manoeuvre – but they probably can find a way around that if they catch up with me. I’m pretty agile for a decrepit old bat, though.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    “The first major spying bill was done by Jimmy Carter in 1978 and it was called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “Minor” modifications were made by every President since then with major modifications made by Bush. I’ve noticed that Obama has had the turpitude to continue his predecessor’s practices.”
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    mikefive, your perspective and facts are ignored by Republican/Fox “news” viewers.
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    See, what’s important is not any of these issues themselves, what’s important is only whether Obama can be blamed or damaged in any way.
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    As far as Republican/Fox “news” viewers are concerned, the American government never spied on its citizens until the day Obama was first elected.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    “I don’t know, brain. I see a lot of people blaming Bush.”

    I agree that it has all been going on for a very long time. It seems to take a very long time for the general public to discover these things. In fact, until they are personally affected, they seem blind to a good many issues which badly need to be addressed in a thoughtful, measured way.

    The American Way seems to have abandoned those things in favour of emotionally driven hype.

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