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Tom Toles

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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    this is not new, nor is it news. This came in with the "patriot Act. in this form.
    this has been going on for even longer in some form or other. do some back ground info searching.
    do some real info searching, don’t go to your conservipedia for this.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    One thing we can be sure of is that data collected by corporations will be closely held and there will be no leaks or security breaches of any kind. I mean, there haven’t been any at all, so far, right?
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    Also, corporations would never sell your data unless there was a good reason, like if they could make money from doing so. But, they would never do anything illegal or violate anyone’s privacy in the process.
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    And if they did do something illegal, they would be held strictly accountable, because corporations are people, aren’t they my friend? Why just last week another corporation was put in jail for 30 days, unless they behaved really really well, in which case they would get out a little early.
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    And, we know all this stuff only started on the day Obama was elected (or was it nominated?) and as soon as his term is over, all this will stop.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The corporate dudes make me a lot more nervous. Just think “spamming” and I.D. theft, coming from those nice “corporate sources”.

  4. Rad-ish

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

    Bush’s TSA started that hands up, learn to be treated as a criminal as we search you at the airport thing.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    And it is all legal and below board. All three branches, if you count secret FISA courts as Constitutional, of our govt agrees.
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    I wonder how high a % of the population are just fine with it? 65%-75% find the way the Drone Wars are going with the secret assassination program by both the CIA and our Military to be a good thing.

  6. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    But I thought you lefties promised us your boy BHO would bring a whole new era of openness?
    Despite his obvious incompetence, you guys said that his Hope and Change attitude would overcome that and he would be a HUGE success.
    Oh well.

  7. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    “But I thought you lefties promised us your boy BHO would bring a whole new era of openness?”
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    - Yeah, this actually sucks.
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    “Despite his obvious incompetence,”
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    - . . . aaand you lost me with the ODS.
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    “you guys said that his Hope and Change attitude would overcome that and he would be a HUGE success.
    Oh well.”
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    - Put the ODS aside, and you might get cooperation from us; keep the petulant name-calling up, and you’ll stay in the little kids table where you belong.
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  8. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    - 1984 was supposed to be a warning, not a guide.

  9. Mark

    Mark said, over 1 year ago

    If you idiots ever open your eyes and figure out that both parties have sold you down the river, it’ll be a miracle…

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    People actually seem to believe that the government is somehow going to monitor, and even worse, actually listen in on every phone call, text message, and internet communication by every American! The amount of data to do this is far more than every one of the some 10 million employees of the federal government could ever do in the average lifetime of all such employees put together!!


    Can you even begin to imagine what having the job of listening in to the giggly conversations and texts of millions of American teenagers would be like? You would either go stark raving mad, or die of boredom, take your pick!!


    For this once at least, I have to take what has been all along a relatively conservative opinion, that if you are an average law abiding American citizen you have nothing to fear from your government. And that was either under the GW Bush administration, or under the current president Obama administration. Heck, even if you were plotting some form of criminal activity, it is highly unlikely that the federal government is going to know about it. Besides which, when you talk on your cell phone, those signals already go through satellites that are indeed capable of retaining just about every conversation you have ever had. But just who is going to listen in and monitor those terabytes of information that go through such systems every single day!! This is not a constitutional thing people, it is a gigantic data analysis thing! So for heavens sake, lighten up, big brother is not going to be listening as you order your thick crust pizza from your local pizza parlor!

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @Mark

    As long as many in the GC forums use such places as Real Clear Politics and Think Progress as their sole sources of authoritative information, it will always be “the other side’s” fault.

  12. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    So you admit it’s not a change from the previous administration? How unlike you,

  13. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    :D

  14. AAdoglover

    AAdoglover said, over 1 year ago

    @mark. True! Both parties are “party” to the madness. And both are needed to stop it. Our infrastructure crumbles, we are no longer #1 in much of anything good, out tax structure is horrendous, our balance of power is out of whack…. And the two parties continue to distract the voting population with petty arguments.

  15. dairyman23

    dairyman23 said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    I appreciate your common sense post.

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