Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Lisa Simeone, Feb 4, 2012.
Anonymous's Friday Hacks: FBI Conference Call, Boston Police Web Site
I just listened to the tape. Apparently the investigation into "TehWongZ" is being handled by the Baltimore office. Wonder if the little rascal is local.
I just giggled and giggled when I first heard this report. It was wonderful!
We're on a list, Doober -- maybe we'll finally get to meet in the gulag!
P.S. Can't remember if I posted these elsewhere or not:
Never heard of Infragard before.
On a higher level (one that won't land you in jail ), people need to learn about these agencies and start blocking the the police/security/surveillance state from their web sites.
I have a thought: when we're rounded up and shipped to a gulag, I imagine one way we might all be sent is by air. What if I refuse both the scope and the grope? What will they do then?
So, basically, it's a nationwide snitch network with a direct ear to the FBI. Awesome.
Ruby Ridge, Waco, TUG. I don't see anything like that happening near term, but the way the police state is militarizing and operating with open disregard for the Constitution, I don't see any real limits on them unless people put a stop to it SOON. In the last year they've claimed (and exercised) the right to assassinate Americans without trial (qualified, at least for now, with a stipulation that they have to be overseas), and indefinite detention without trial is now a legal (if unconsitutional) possiblity.
Eventually we might get a memorial plaque somewhere, like the White Rose. That would be really sweet.
It's shocking. And disgusting.
I was in school during the Cold War. The Berlin Wall was pulled down while I was in the last few years of high school.
Everything I see today is exactly what we were told was so awful about East Germany and Russia. Forget roasting people, I'm not going that far, though as Mike points out we're inching that way by degrees.
The Amerika we live in today is the Eastern Bloc I was taught to fear growing up. I feel like I've walked through a looking glass.
Shoot you on the spot!
My stars, you're a baby!!!
We've had this conversation.
I'll never forget, in 6th grade we had this guy in our class, he was one of my friends, who was one of those gung-ho types. I imagine he's working for TSA now. The worst insult he would hurl at you was "communist!". I remember the first couple of times I heard it, I didn't know what he meant, and had to go look it up. In the encyclopedias in the library! Good luck finding one of those today...
It was such a big deal, a piece of the Berlin Wall sat on the lawn at college as a display to the end of the Cold War. Imagine what's going on at the southern US border today. Our 90's selves would be appalled.
In my day, when kids would get into disagreements about certain beliefs or actions, a rejoinder that was often uttered to support one's position was "It's a free country!"
Can't say that any longer.
I'd forgot that we had the age discrepancy discussion.
At your age, that's understandable.
Good luck finding Animal Farm, 1984, or Brave New World in any high school library today. Which is rather the point.
Required reading here at Casa Conley. Since they're both less painful than Canterbury Tales or Beowulf, I get very little push-back.
not so. have your teenagers read the wife of bath's tale, and esp the miller's tale (my favorite). they are terribly funny and to teenagers sufficiently titillating....
And will stand them in good stead when reading military fiction when an officer mentions doing the enemy the way the monkey did the Miller's wife.
I could throw in similarities to TSA but...ew.
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