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Hell they didn't read the GD Patriot ACt,
They didn't read the GD ACA.
Judging by this answer you clearly have no idea of what I am even talking about. Go learn what an empire is then come back.
originally posted by: Eunuchorn
OP, whatever you do, don't try to tell any of this to the baby boomers.
Or gen X.
Or gen Y for that matter.
We are so #ed..
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: crazyewok
Nope not blind.
Don't believe the GD demagoguery that the CIA went around all willy nilly and rounded people up for the hell of it.
As some people are claiming.
originally posted by: Helious
Our government has not only created, perpetuated, funded and fostered terrorism over the last 5 decades, they have been the MASTER OF IT. They have created the problem, used the problem to scare the public and created a solution that robs us all of civil, social and essential liberties mostly to the thundering applause of a bunch of morons who don't know any better and probably think the Nazi party is the the compny that ran the old Domino's pizza.
This country is off the rails. We kill hundreds to thousands of people every day oversees. We spy on ALL OF OUR OWN CITIZENS every day. Our top level of government lies to our face on national media and nothing is done. Our law enforcement kills people when they feel like it without any repercussions and we are becoming slaves under the guise of "safety and security" because the majority of the population is too stupid to pick up a history book.
America is not only a police state but it is becoming something far more dangerous in this day and age. I't is becoming a world power that has no regard for it's own citizens, their wishes so what can the rest of the world hope for when they are hoping for considerations?
We are not heading toward an orwellian state. WE ARE THERE. The ship has left the dock. If they are torturing people oversees now, it is only a matter of time the use those techniques right here in the US on other "people" they want information from. If all they need is people backing this animal behavior up because they disagree with the people the government is doing it to is the threshold. Well, I weep for all of your common sense and morality.
"If your so pro torture how would you like it if you or a family member got picked up by mistake? "
They might be.
They are a bunch of right wing lunatics in the midwest clinging to their guns, and religion.
I believe there must be real rulers on earth. Most of them live in America. And they get plenty of criticism. Their agendas are obscure and sometimes (most of the time) an intervention makes us -poor citizens- furious, because we don’t know what is behind their deeds. But I believe they are knowing very well what they are doing.
originally posted by: Helious
The domestic police force with a little paperwork and under the direction of the DHS is being armed with military grade weapons, body armour and vehicles whether they need them or not. DHS assigned "officers" are being implanted in every county police force across the country.
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