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Bush: Americans 'Ought To Say Thank You' To Telecoms For 'Performing A Patriotic Service'

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posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 01:53 AM
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Bush: Americans 'Ought To Say Thank You' To Telecoms For 'Performing A Patriotic Service'


thinkprogress.org

... Bush sharply criticized Americans who are suing the telecoms:
"Now the question is, should these lawsuits be allowed to proceed, or should any company that may have helped save American lives be thanked for performing a patriotic service; should those who stepped forward to say we’re going to help defend America have to go to the courthouse to defend themselves, or should the Congress and the President say thank you for doing your patriotic duty? I believe we ought to say thank you."
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posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 01:53 AM
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and i think that many ignorant people will listen to him like all the other times he says dumb bs like this. people need to get smart and wake up.

(also there is a video in the link people should check it out. its an easy read)

thinkprogress.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 11:55 AM
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I quess I don't understand how people can think that the actions taken by the telecoms are alright. They have a contract to protect their customers privacy and not release any personal information and certainly not let anyone tape and listen to their personal calls. If they can violate the contract then why can't the customer as well? You signed a two year contract but they gave out personal information so the contract should be null and void. You should be able to find another carrier. The problem is can you find anyone that doesn't give your information away when the G men come knocking.



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 11:57 AM
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More proof that Bush is completely out of touch with reality and living in a bubble.

We can't get rid of him fast enough. Maybe then we can get our civil rights back.



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 12:02 PM
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Bah, just more empty rhetoric to get people ready for the presidential pardon (for the telecom companies) thats around the corner.


nothing says patriotism like turning a blind eye...



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 12:07 PM
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Oh...Okay....Since my Dictator Decider says so.."Thank you for wire-tapping me Telecoms!" I'm so happy you're listening to my family and my every conversation! We're all so much safer now!

[edit on 5-3-2008 by DimensionalDetective]



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 12:16 PM
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Bush ought to say Thank You as he is thrown into an institution for the criminally insane.

That, or maximum security prison. It is incredible that he is allowed to continue to live his fictive delusions without challenge or demands for accountability.



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 12:24 PM
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Thank you telecoms! Thank you for aiding in the complete elimination of my constitutional rights! I was beginning to grow tired of them anyway! Silly constitution. Just an old peace of paper.




posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 12:25 PM
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"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundral" Samuel Johnson



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 12:38 PM
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HaHa, A patriotic duty? The last thing I will do is say thank you to Bush and the telecom companies for violating mine and others privacy rights. If they needed this info so badly and they were sure of the people they would have gotten subpoenas for the info. I seriously think this guy is retarded sometimes.



[edit on 5-3-2008 by bakednutz]



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 01:27 PM
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How many times can he use the same scare tactic crap and have people fall for it. Can't wait for him to get out of office, I will say thank you at that point.



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 02:47 PM
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WOW! Did he honestly say that publically?

Wouldn't the same defense work for an armed racist going to trial... one captured after a Muslim-tourist shooting spree?

I can see it now...

"Now the question is, should these lawsuits be allowed to proceed, or should any 'person' that may have helped save American lives be thanked for performing a patriotic service; should those who stepped forward to say we’re going to help defend America have to go to the courthouse to defend themselves, or should the Congress and the President say thank you for doing your patriotic duty? I believe we ought to say thank you."

I can just see Bush "thanking" such a murderous prick.


This is absolutely ridiculous. We have laws, a Constitution, and the Bill of Rights which need to be followed if we are to remain "The Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave". It is not "patriotic" for any individual, company, or administration to go "vigilante", break those laws, and take matters into their own hands.

[edit on 3/5/08 by redmage]



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 03:02 PM
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Zank you telephun company! Zank You for your zupport of zee homeland!!

Zie Decider has sprechen und all heil!

Sig heil!! telphun company!

Sig heil!! Der Decider!



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 03:24 PM
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Thank you Tele com companies for making my world a little safer. I have never said anything on the phone or in email that I wouldnt say in public so I guess it doesnt bother me.

Thank you border patrol / airport security for making my world a little safer. I have never tried to sneak anything across the border or on a plane so I guess it doesnt bother me.

Thank you soldiers fighting in far off lands and making my world a little safer. I have never tried to strap a bomb on me or my child and kill innocent cilvilians so I guess it doesnt bother me.

Dorian Soran
The Good Doctor



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 03:50 PM
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perhaps bush should thank the lowly citizens for being the backbone of the country,and they might return the sentiment to him and his.the people are the ones being protected right,the people are the nation!.there the ones buying and producing the oil that has made his family rich.

i dont think he values your average american,being a billionaire his whole life,disconnected from there lives,he doesnt know what its like to be one,thus i believe he places little value on them hence the exploitation.i believe that is the problem with the elites,there so disconneted they have no understanding or empathy for those in lesser stations.i say it is the elites duty to guide the less fortunate,to set the example.to be the benevolent shepards of the flock.

[edit on 5-3-2008 by welivefortheson]

[edit on 5-3-2008 by welivefortheson]



posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 05:27 PM
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Thank you telcoms. Due to having to update account information I see that you have quite a bit of personal information at your finger tips such as what vehicle is registered at what address according to the BMV, which elementary school I attended, who may have been a current or previous cohabitor at my current residence.

I will also be sure to "thank you" in a different and special way should that personal information be hacked as a part of identity thieft. I also appreciate the $220 credit you have given me to upgrade my old phone to a GPS trackable phone in the event that emergency or law enforcement agencies need to find me. You know in case I am in an accident and unable to give my location or that my "expertise" is needed to catch an exceptionally attractive nymphomanic international jewel thief or some such thing.

Thank you for considering me in helping others local telcom.



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