Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. robinjhislop

    robinjhislop said, about 3 years ago

    The time to object was years ago. When the Patriot Act was first proposed.
    It’s too late now. They have that power, and they won’t give it up.

  2. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 3 years ago

    @robinjhislop

    The evil “they”

    The fact is that about 1/3 of population is in favor, 1/3 against 1/3 undecided.

    no side believes itself wrong, so saying you have the right side does not resolve the debate.

    You will need over 55% against, this is courtesy of that any politician’s careers will go down in flames if patriot act is removed and any event that can be painted as terrorism occurs.

  3. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 3 years ago

    Wasn’t there a recent news report about NYC police illegally accessing NSA data to check on their own wives and fellow officers? Perhaps with the intent of arranging a “hit”? The real danger in all this surveillance is the accumulated data falling into the hands of disreputable “authorities”!

  4. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 3 years ago

    The “Subject to Search” list left off two of the alltime favorites: rectums and vaginas.

  5. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 3 years ago

    @Donald Williams

    Wasn’t there a recent news report about NYC police illegally accessing NSA data to check on their own wives and fellow officers?
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    I did some more research, looking for this. It wasn’t NSA data, but NCIC data. The principle is the same.
    .
    Here’s the story:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/08/heres-what-can-go-wrong-when-the-government-builds-a-huge-database-about-americans/

  6. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 3 years ago

    @jrmerm

    The “Subject to Search” list left off two of the alltime favorites: rectums and vaginas.
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    Didn’t you notice the agent on the floor, looking up the “suspect’s” skirt????
    Smiley

  7. countoftowergrove

    countoftowergrove said, about 3 years ago

    History lesson: FDR, Chruchill, & Stalin combined to beat Hitler.

  8. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, about 3 years ago

    I’m not “afraid” of the airport security, more like “resentful”.

  9. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 3 years ago

    @Donald Williams

    It was hard to miss, with that goofy look on his face. I was noting that the list didn’t include those orifices, and it doesn’t.

  10. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 3 years ago

    @jrmerm

    I was noting that the list didn’t include those orifices, and it doesn’t.
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    The list on the wall couldn’t possibly enumerate everything.
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    I’ve seen an elderly grandmother in a wheelchair searched; I’ve seen children barely able to walk forced to take off their shoes; I’ve seen Girl Scouts’ baggage searched and their book matches confiscated, along with aerosol hair-sprays, etc.; I’ve seen combat soldiers coming back from Iraq forced to remove their combat boots. (WTF???)
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    Americans have lost their freedoms and continue willingly to surrender more and more of them; and the terrorists have won. I think that’s what Ted is trying to get people to understand.
    Smiley

  11. mattro53

    mattro53 said, about 3 years ago

    The people who say that they have nothing to hide so why should they care, and the people who say that they don’t mind giving up a little (it is not a little-they will take all of it if we let them) privacy for the illusion of security remind of the story about Germans in the 1930s. First they came for the Jews and I said nothing, then they came for the Gypsies and I said nothing and so forth and when they came for me there was no one left to say anything. BTW, if you believe that the government is protecting you or me you need to get a clue. They are protecting the rich and powerful and their assets and letting a little dribble down on us because it’s unavoidable.

  12. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Now we know to what use Drones within U.S. airspace are put. They detect when a current U.S. citzen either disparages or intends to disparage the Government and electronically revokes that citzen’s passport! Neat huh?

  13. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 3 years ago

    REALITY CHECK
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    You’ve bought into the sheeple propaganda that the government wants everyone to believe. The principles of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution are the Supreme Law of the Land. You’re willing to give up all your rights to be “safe”? Guess what – you ain’t getting out of this world alive. Why would you want to live in fear for the duration?
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    “The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.” Do you know who uttered those words? Look it up.

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 3 years ago

    @mattro53

    BTW, if you believe that the government is protecting you or me you need to get a clue. They are protecting the rich and powerful and their assets….
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    (But the “dribble down” sounds too much like the “trickle down” economics of a previous era that I cannot accept. I would prefer to see an “osmosis” economy where the money flows from the bottom to the top – which could have happened if wiser folks had been in charge of the government subsidies and hand-outs.)

  15. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 3 years ago

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