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reply to post by JiggyPotamus
Therefore both presidents Obama and Bush are greater criminals than most of the criminals in the US.
Originally posted by pikestaff
If people the world over said 'bomb' at least once in any 'phone conversation, I wonder how long it would take to screw up all the worlds anti-terrorist units? plus text, like 'that car went like a bomb' & 'he bombed at the hockey ground' . But, no one will.
Originally posted by yourmaker
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Knowing that, will you REALLY still say exactly what you think,
I'd like ATS members to be brutally honest in answering this question, and not just bluster.
2 years ago when I joined I knew they were spying on us.
None of this came as too much of shock to me.
Voltaire - "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."
Maybe they've learned simply to observe this time,
haven't said anything to which they've found reason to tell me to stop,
so i'll just keep pointing our irregularities where I see them and continue on my way.edit on 5-8-2013 by yourmaker because: (no reason given)
reply to post by nosacrificenofreedom
The only reason why this does not worry me is because I believe in non violence but in thinking about it, this is the only real way to bring about change cause all that violence will do is usher in a response of violence!
Originally posted by Hecate666
OP wanted honest answers. Here is mine. I have stopped saying what I really think when it comes to certain things quite a while ago. My background is partially responsible for that.
I am German [West] and even though we were 'free', the Germanness meant that we always watched what we said, where and to whom.
My whole youth I was worried about who may listen to what I said but then, we didn't have the internet then [1980's] and you only watched yourself in official places.
I made my way to the UK in 1990 because I could not cope any longer with the beaucracy. Seriously, when I came to England, it was like a refreshing breeze of freedom that completely amazed me.
The GP didn't know your car insurer? Wow, you don't have to tell a certain 'order-office' [ordnungsamt] when you moved. You didn't have to have an ID card? Really? There were so many things and it felt good.
Now 23 years later I have to say that sadly the state of affairs is now such, that living in the UK is worse [beaurocracy, pc, privacy, etc] than it had ever been in Germany back in the 80's.
I have seen the changes and then asked myself the same question that OP asked. Do I censor myself on the internet?
Yes, yes I do and I hate myself for it but sometimes it feels as if I have come full circle. The freedom was nice while it lasted but now I'm back to how I used to be as a kid.
Cowardice or self preservation? I don't know. I am too tired to have to take any consequences. If I was younger and healthier, I would.
Originally posted by Xcal2k3
I say and type whatever I feel necessary on the web. I think it would be a thrill to be raided by the NSA, a bag thrown over my head, tranquilized and drug off to some warehouse in an undisclosed location ad interrogated about the matters at hand for which I know hardly anything about. So, i continue to say all sorts of stuff on the web. Up Yours CIA, Kiss my ass NSA, and eat a fat one IRS!