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We’ll be secure without liberties

June 18, 2013

The issue of the National Security Agency having programs that have the capability of trolling through every American’s personal information and web surfing, as well as knowing at least the......

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notSocialist

Jun-28-13 5:37 AM

Fracking trolls.

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notSocialist

Jun-25-13 2:54 PM

sunshine/phoenix/rightway, notice the 'original thoughts' included with the quoted article.

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notSocialist

Jun-25-13 2:54 PM

HEADLINE: Democratic lawmaker hits justice as ‘Uncle Thomas’

"A Democratic lawmaker from Minnesota criticized Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act by calling Justice Clarence Thomas “Uncle Thomas,”

Democratic racism in display for all to see. Deny it now!

"...then saying he didn’t know “Uncle Tom” was a racist epithet."

And a liar, too. Sounds familiar.

washingtontimes.c om/news/2013/jun/25/democratic-lawmaker-hits-justice-uncle-thomas/

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Kozy62

Jun-25-13 7:53 AM

Ok, then with up to 9 scandals and a fugitive on the move...where is the President? The Washington Post 6/25/2013... By Philip Rucker

It 1s bright and sunny in Washington on Saturday as President Obama stepped out of the White House in flip-flops and khaki shorts to hit the golf course with his buddies.

At the same time, officials throughout his administration were scrambling to keep one of America’s most-wanted fugitives from evading extradition in Hong Kong.

The White House press secretary said Hong Kong’s failure to arrest Snowden was “a setback” for U.S. relations with China.

The juxtaposition illustrates the hands-off approach Obama has taken — in public, at least — to the government’s efforts to bring Edward Snowden, the 30-year-old former contractor who exposed classified details of U.S. surveillance programs, back to the United States to face charges of revealing government secrets.

Scandal or another failure?

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Kozy62

Jun-25-13 7:43 AM

But, haven't Holder and Obama both said they don't know anything about anything...

Obama’s first brief public comments on Snowden came Monday during an event focused on immigration. The remarks came nearly 40 hours after Snowden had set off on his global odyssey, jetting first to Moscow with the possibility of seeking asylum in Ecuador by way of Cuba.

“We are following the appropriate legal channels and working with various countries to make sure that all the rules are followed,” Obama told reporters in response to a question Monday afternoon. “Beyond that, I will refer you to the Justice Department, which has been actively involved in this issue.”

Really?

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Kozy62

Jun-25-13 7:23 AM

Actually, those of the "world" will not only set themselves up to compare their beliefs against those of Christians (appose) but also oppose in every way they can as did during Jesus' time ministering. But, the end has been written.

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Kozy62

Jun-25-13 7:16 AM

The facts are that the "world" and their desire for the things of the "world" will always be apposed to the Truth and Light of Jesus. He brings us joy and freedom and everlasting life with God and that's not what those who rant against Christians want. Just be true to your faith and pray for them and God will open a door for them to accept...then it's completely up to them.

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notSocialist

Jun-25-13 6:35 AM

"Reminds me of the "Blazing Saddles" quote: These are simple people, people of the land, the salt of the earth....you know, morons! "

So much hate! You really should go back to church, rent. You can be forgiven... if you repent.

They can teach you to redirect your hate of Christians to something useful, if they have lots of time.

The atheist tag you hang on yourself isn't quite true. You worship yourself quite a bit, it seems.

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notSocialist

Jun-25-13 6:30 AM

"This History lesson is getting rather boring, "

Agreed, phoenix/sunshine/rightway. You are getting boring with your constant refusal to name the so-called racist Republicans you rant about, and your intellectual dishonesty by denying you stated the accusation.

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Kozy62

Jun-24-13 4:11 PM

Some very good points but some lousy cutting and pasting...my bad!

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Kozy62

Jun-24-13 4:10 PM

...(continued)...If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!

How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America!

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Kozy62

Jun-24-13 4:09 PM

...(continued)...If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots...(continued)...

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was

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Kozy62

Jun-24-13 4:07 PM

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...(continued)...If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots...(continued)...

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Kozy62

Jun-24-13 4:04 PM

"A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots"

Attributed to Jeff Foxworthy:

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was fou

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Phoenix

Jun-24-13 12:28 PM

Questioner, apologies for misreading your post!

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Phoenix

Jun-24-13 11:37 AM

Questioner, Not sure if your post was directed at me, but violence is never the answer, especially against women.

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Phoenix

Jun-24-13 11:36 AM

NotSocialist, You certainly had to go along way for that spin. This History lesson is getting rather boring, especially since you're such a poor student.

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notSocialist

Jun-24-13 11:00 AM

"Read all your quotes notSocialist, still can't find where anyone said anything about racist republicans in office."

You said the racists in the Democrat party migrated to the Republicans. Republicans are still getting elected in the South, by your reasoning there must be racist Republicans in office now.

rent Olbermann says the TEA party is racist, many Tea party Republicans were elected to office the last couple times, so there's some more racists, right?

The truth is, you can't name them. The truth is, you cannot justify the Democrats' horrible history on race and slavery.

You are right though, things have changed. They don't hang them from trees anymore, they just pander.

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notSocialist

Jun-24-13 10:54 AM

"Not know the Constitution until the day a black guy gets elected President, "

You are accusing me and everyone on the Right of being a racist, again. Your statement is a lie, and quite frankly I'm getting sick and tired of YOUR bigotry.

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questioner

Jun-24-13 9:58 AM

Freedom. It's not easily won, not easily kept, and not easily lived out.

When it means different/conflicting things to different people, even more difficult.

I think I learned in Jr Hi that my freedom to swing my fist ends at the end of your nose. (Not totally sure how that applies here, but I've kept thinking about it for the last week, so....)

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Kozy62

Jun-24-13 6:04 AM

The South, of course, has been Democratic before: the post-Reconstruction, pre-Civil Rights era when it was the party's "Solid South." But Nixon's "Southern Strategy" began a decades-long realignment toward the GOP at all levels of government. In 2012, Republicans took over the Arkansas state legislature, and Democrats now do not control a single legislative chamber in the old Confederacy.

Do you believe this all has to do with and anti civil rights movement?

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Kozy62

Jun-24-13 5:57 AM

Phoenix Jun-23-13 10:19 PM "Kozy, although the States Rights Democratic Party dissolved after the 1948 election their ideology did not. Southern Democrats who adhered to this ideology continued to refer to themselves as Dixiecrats until they finally left the party and became Republican in the 60's and 70's."

I agree that many kept fighting for their cause but the term Dixiecrat as used and written about was a short time thing. I don't really know whether some in the South called themselves that or not, so you might be correct if that's what you mean. I just don't know.

As far as which party they later joined, it may be true many joined the republican party but I would hope for positive reasons as the republican party has been the party for equal rights for minorities and women and strange they would tend to move republican to continue to be against something the party had fought so hard for. But, one just never knows.

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Phoenix

Jun-23-13 10:19 PM

Kozy, although the States Rights Democratic Party dissolved after the 1948 election their ideology did not. Southern Democrats who adhered to this ideology continued to refer to themselves as Dixiecrats until they finally left the party and became Republican in the 60's and 70's.

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rentss

Jun-23-13 9:56 PM

For an informed oppositional viewpoint read the letter to editors in today's paper. You'll see a viewpoint with which I completely disagree. But it is consistent and bases the argument on a logical and educated viewpoint.

No contrast that with the senility of Kozy's posts, and outright uneducation of Notsocialists.

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rentss

Jun-23-13 9:53 PM

It's pointless trying to debate someone who has so little knowledge of US history. Kozy goes from not knowing what a Dixiecrat is, to trying to explain today why the term Dixiecrat is only applicable to a one-time Presidential party. All the while not even aware that they were far-right in ideology, and that that segment gradually broke away and joined the GOP.

How Tea Party is that!? Not know the Constitution until the day a black guy gets elected President, not know the Dixiecrat party-realignment, and not see Snowden as a traitor because he thinks he might be used against Obama. Typical uneducated teapartier.

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