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Old 02-02-13, 13:33
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So these are the clowns that will enforce the lib's gun laws. Your government at work.

http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/wat...l?abc=Ct5vpWpS
Here's the scary part:

"I think they put their best effort forward and it was their belief and information that these were the correct people."


That was their best?
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Ok but the chances of any type of fortuitous amelioration seem remote, although I'd welcome anything to the contrary.
No time soon. A corrective to Scott's position would be, "The American dream, as was propagated will be extinct." A space of pure fantasy subject to selective interpretation; which is why he and Velo are deadlocked in the mud match.

But it seems also to be the passing of a particular modernist episode which is not restricted to the states.
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Old 02-02-13, 13:52
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Here's the scary part:

"I think they put their best effort forward and it was their belief and information that these were the correct people."


That was their best?
Look, Bush gutted the ATF. What do you expect?
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Old 02-02-13, 13:55
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No' you're right that Extrapenile thing that you are all for has worked out so well in the past 50 years of this country's development.
My only mistake with the extrapenile thing was not using renewable resources. I could have been swimming in freshly printed money.
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Loved this - cons are starting their 'own' right wing FB to escape the "liberal bias" of FB 1.0

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02...ing-knock-off/
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Here's a little twist for those still holding fast in the gun debate.

http://reason.com/blog/2013/01/29/wi...a-market-for-d

The NYPD has finally announced that it will be putting naked body terahertz scanners on NYC streets and scanning people without their knowledge or consent.

http://www.nycga.net/events/protest-...n-nyc-streets/
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Loved this - cons are starting their 'own' right wing FB to escape the "liberal bias" of FB 1.0

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02...ing-knock-off/

The right live in a bubble, take it from someone who knows http://www.theamericanconservative.c...sed-community/
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Here's a little twist for those still holding fast in the gun debate.

http://reason.com/blog/2013/01/29/wi...a-market-for-d

The NYPD has finally announced that it will be putting naked body terahertz scanners on NYC streets and scanning people without their knowledge or consent.

http://www.nycga.net/events/protest-...n-nyc-streets/

Another fantastic reason not to go to NYC. There was a time that the left used to freak out over stuff like this.... Patriot act, etc.
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The right live in a bubble, take it from someone who knows http://www.theamericanconservative.c...sed-community/
Wow! Thanks for that fascinating article! A must read, imo.
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Old 02-03-13, 16:42
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Another fantastic reason not to go to NYC. There was a time that the left used to freak out over stuff like this.... Patriot act, etc.
Well, if you clicked the second link, you'd see that Occupy are actually protesting it.

Not that that will likely amount to spit.

That said, the fusion of the Patriot Act, Homeland Security and the NYPD has most definitely defanged any sort of politically mobile left in the city.

A few years back the police knocked down a friend's door (he had an outstanding warrant for failing to pay a fine after a demonstration) when his girlfriend refused to let them in without a search warrant (apartment is in her name). They cuffed her and charged with with felony assault and obstruction of federal agents. Ironically, the neighbors had called the police because some construction workers in the basement had left a city water main open and rats started making their way in, which caused her to start screaming when she saw them in the morning.

Although they booked the guy, the fine had expired and the judge cut him loose that night. The woman had to go to court some half-dozen times with a specialist attorney whose practice is rights violations before one of the dozen or more cops who had been on the scene admitted that the Captain had been cooking the charges and a judge threw it out.


2nd amendment, how about that 4th?

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