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Tom Toles

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Should have happened about 12 years ago.

  2. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s not just the NSA. I watched the whole movie “Terms and Conditions May Apply” last nite at a local “art” theater. Horrifying, but not news to anyone who is paying any attention:
    http://youtu.be/yzyafieRcWE
    Here is a longer clip:
    http://youtu.be/XdoAY8WfV7Q
    The whole film is now on YouTube behind an “adult” wall that requires one to “sign in”.

    If you give up your privacy you give up your freedom. Simple as that. Be VERY afraid.

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    How many times have we heard someone say that we should “give” rights to “terrorists”? Remember this from “A Man for All Seasons”?


    William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!


    Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?


    William Roper: Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!


    Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ‘round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!


  4. Kip W

    Kip W said, almost 3 years ago

    Even if the decision is upheld, I expect they’ll just ooze around it somehow and keep sucking up our data. Meanwhile, we’ll keep punishing all whistleblowers, whether or not they go through “proper channels” (designed to be easier to ignore).

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    That only applies when the law is functioning for the people, the law is functioning for the politicians sake. Time to cut a great deal of them.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Amen brother.

  7. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    @jack75287

    What “only applies …etc.”? More is not saying that no law should ever be repealed; he is saying that laws should be respected. If you mean that a great many laws should be repealed, then you are saying something beside the point More was making. If you are saying that a great many laws should be ignored and violated, especially so that you can be judge, jury, and executioner of those you think are “evildoers” then you understand what More is saying and are disagreeing with him. If you are trying to saying some third thing, then I don’t understand you at all.

  8. seybernetx

    seybernetx GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    hmmmm…

    Has anyone told Barack Obama about this?

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