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Eroding Americans’ privacy, liberty

June 20, 2013

Government officials’ reactions to revelations the privacy of millions of Americans has been invaded would be laughable were the situation not so serious....

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Jun-21-13 2:06 PM

Share the pain comrades

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Jun-21-13 8:00 AM

OH one other thing... Have you noticed that interest rates are going to rise? Tell me the consequences of that.

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Jun-21-13 7:54 AM

I for one, was and is never for the Patriot Act. Saw that coming. We told you people about this and I was called a moron. (and other things). The SAFE act, Patriot Act, the Affordable Healthcare Act, the TSA antics and so on, are all part and parcel of the denigration of our liberties and rights to privacy. "The first thing you have to do is disarm the people. "A disarmed public can't fight back" -- Adolf Hitler They are disarming us with control. Serious control.

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Jun-20-13 7:48 PM

Those among the populations of the world that have chosen to represent their “ selves” through repetition of religious memes, investing nearly all their psychic energy in doing so have, perhaps many unwittingly, perpetrated endless war from society to society. There were times in history when Christians chose death over a rejection of their faith. Of the major religions today, Islam is the one left seeming to command this level of allegiance. This is what is now causing terrorism worldwide. For Americans to lose their rights of freedom to privacy for such recurring memes seems almost unimaginable in these “modern” times. Politicians are blinded by ignorance of basic facts.

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Jun-20-13 5:12 PM

the conditions that are part of our every day lives are NOT the same as they were when the constitution was written basically we have a choice.let the government monitor calls or face another 911..that's it period.....water boarding doesn't seem so bad when you consider what they do to ou troops when captured.stop tieing the govts hands.i know it can get out of control but what choice do we have?????????tell me bleedig hearts, TELL me!!!!!!!!!

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Jun-20-13 4:36 PM

Perhaps the government officials in charge of this latest invasion of privacy would have you believe the tapping of phones and data-mining of emails and other records are symbiotic, i.e. each partner contributes to the other’s well being. You know, big gubmint looking out for the little guy/gal. But this may be parasitism that’s not easily distinguishable. When someone has set out to make you believe that what they are doing is necessary and you suspect that’s not true, you’re probably looking at a parasite. We may all very well be harmed in the long run by those individuals carelessly in the process of ensuring their own comfort and survival.

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Jun-20-13 3:55 PM

I was mad about Government spying back when you and your ilk were calling liberals "traitors" for not supporting the PATRIOT act. I look forward to the Repubs submitting a bill to revoke the PATRIOT Act.

It will all be fine once President Santorum tells you he's doing it for your protection. Sheep.

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Jun-20-13 3:18 PM

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement held the rally on Tuesday, in Concord NH.

The gun control group sought to raise awareness to their cause at a New Hampshire rally by reading off the names of 4,500 people killed by firearms since the Connecticut school shootings. They included the name of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Just another story you will never read in the ADE!

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Jun-20-13 2:39 PM

Well adk gunner I'm sure I do have a lot to learn but it certainly won't come from someone as misinformed as you are. Oh and on the subject of not being able to read, you won't find anything in any of my posts that indicate I think Obama is doing a good job. Why would you think I consider him a lord and master?

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Jun-20-13 2:34 PM

Oops, adk gunner you are right, my apologies to CIB. It was tladks that made the absurd allusion to gun ownership being a protection against government tyrrany.

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Jun-20-13 2:18 PM

Force lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down. A far off banana republic? Boston USA!

The Sheeple of America had better wake up from their long welfare induced sleep before the American dream becomes a nightmare!

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Jun-20-13 2:14 PM

One set of rules for the masters and another for the peasants. The government elites are guarded by phalanxes of armed bodyguards carrying thirty-round magazines in their Fully-Automatic assault rifles. Clearly, these elites consider their own lives to be worth four times more than ours.

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Jun-20-13 1:22 PM

"Associated Press president Gary Pruitt on Wednesday slammed the Department of Justice for acting as “judge, jury and executioner” in the seizure of the news organization’s phone records and he said some of the wire service’s longtime sources have clammed up in fear."

AFP - The US government's secret seizure of Associated Press phone records had a "chilling effect" on newsgathering by the agency and other news organizations, AP's top executive said Wednesday."

"Some longtime trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about talking with us," AP president and chief executive Gary Pruitt said in a speech to the National Press Club."

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Jun-20-13 1:21 PM

Now we know the rest of the story. Why is Pete Crowley and the ADE all upset about this attack on our rights and all in favor of other assaults?? Why simple it's just bad for his personal business

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Jun-20-13 1:13 PM

The good news is the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Pete Crowley and anyone who works there and all their relatives and all the advertisers are now on Obama's and Holder's top hit list. The NSA / CIA/ FBI/ IRS etc. etc. etc. will be watching everything you do and reading every text every e-mail. Welcome to the club.

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Jun-20-13 12:33 PM

Wondering why your head is so deep in the sand?? Al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood are fighting Iran and Hezbollah for control of Syria.

Your lord and master is sending in small arms to Syria to fight Tanks and Plans.

The Taliban is whipping the last super power on earth with rifles and home made bombs.

Talk about something you understand. Like making a Baloney sandwich.

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Jun-20-13 12:26 PM

Those who claim to protect us often seek to disarm their fellow citizens. This does not actually end violence. It merely gives the state a monopoly on violence.

Any law not ultimately backed by the threat of violence is merely a suggestion. Without violence, laws are just words.

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Jun-20-13 12:24 PM

Wondering why you cant read? CIB didn't say anything about Gun control. But I will Owning firearms is our most basic civil right.

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Jun-20-13 11:38 AM

Both parties have become the same yet ideologues from both party try to keep us at each others throats so we wont see them behind the curtain, pilfering us blind. Divided we fall.

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Jun-20-13 11:32 AM

CIB, What are you talking about? There is no assault on the 2nd amendment. Has anything really changed? Sure politicians like Cuomo have tried to enact meaningless "reforms" but it hasn't impacted the ability of anyone owning a firearm, least of all criminals and nuts.

Who do you really think is behind the hysteria surrounding gun control and the 2nd amendment rights. Whenever any government officials get headlines about gun reform sales skyrocket. Follow the money.

If the gov't ever does get serious about confiscating weapons those claiming that the right to bear arms will be any protection will like pea-brains with pea-shooters compared to what the govt will bring to the fight.

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Jun-20-13 11:24 AM

I definitely see your point esox but I welcome any right wingers who are finally waking up to the erosion of civil rights. Unfortunately some (many?) of them were blind to authoritarianism and the attack on privacy and freedom begun under Bush. Now that they can blame Obama they are suddenly outraged, well better late than never. Right-Left, Conservative-Liberal, Repub-Dem, none of them are the real issue. It's the .1% and the pols they own that are the enemy. They know that sooner or later enough people will become desperate that even their gated estates and private guards won't keep them safe. They want the ability to identify the leaders of protest.

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Jun-20-13 11:06 AM

Right wingers don't get to complain on this one. They bought and paid for this over a decade ago when the rest of us saw this coming and told you this was going to happen.

For those who have tried hard to rewrite history in their feeble minds, I'm referring to the patriot act you morons. You were always crowing about smaller government, but you LOVED the Patriot Act.

Everybody acts all surprised but these powers were given to the president before the ashes in New York City even cooled.

You all cheered, then. Except for me, now reap what you sow.

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Jun-20-13 11:03 AM

There are now 2,748,000 federal employees working for the government our taxes pay for. That’s more than enough to listen to every phone call we make and read every E-mail we send. Freedom is not Free it costs $3.67 trillion.

You have already surrendered your liberty and have no security to show for it.

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Jun-20-13 11:01 AM

The government does not need to know more about what we are doing. We need to know more about what the government is doing. We need to turn the cameras on the police and on the government. The IRS is proof that Government is not to be trusted.

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Jun-20-13 10:46 AM

Where were you people when they were demanding we Surrender our second amendment rights???

Welcome aboard glad to know you finally see the truth. Obama's "change" is to about taking away our freedom and having Government control every part of our lives. He can do that if the Citizens are armed.

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