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Is The Consumer Protection Bill Just One Huge Governmental Subversion Of Privacy Ploy?

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Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:40 | 372301 Jim in MN
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"It's a trap!"

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:08 | 372402 MisesFTW
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It's a tarp?

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:25 | 372451 Fish Gone Bad
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Time to create a new money, or engage in trade using non-money entities.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:55 | 372544 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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TARP trap!

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 15:21 | 372634 illyia
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The TARP's a cover for the TRAP...

And, they finally have Poindexter's TIA bugs worked out...

Ready, set: Monetize EVERYTHING .

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 15:59 | 372724 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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No Wait!!!!

OK NOW, do it NOW!!!!

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:12 | 372412 SWRichmond
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So not only do we not get to audit the Fed, but the Fed gets to audit us.  See?

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:24 | 372450 Gully Foyle
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In Russia the Fed audit you.


Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:43 | 372502 DoChenRollingBearing
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Wow!  This new regime really can move fast on things they care about.

I may have to re-think my decision not to leave the USA (and fight it out in case things get Really Really Bad).

So Orwellian.  Double-speak.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 16:34 | 372801 A Nanny Moose
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Mother of all backfires

Bugs: Would you like to shoot me now or wait till you get home?
Daffy: Shoot him now! Shoot him now!
Bugs: You keep outta this! He doesn't have to shoot you now!
Daffy: He does so have to shoot me now!
[to Elmer]
Daffy: I demand that you shoot me now!
[Elmer shoots him.]

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:41 | 372305 curbyourrisk
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When is it OK to start hating my country????

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:45 | 372322 PhD
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When they tell you too.


Any other questions?

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:13 | 372418 ZerOhead
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Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:47 | 372328 koaj
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In Russia, country hates you!

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:03 | 372380 Yes We Can. But...
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In America, your President loathes you.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:50 | 372494 knukles
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"They [the makers of the Constitution] conferred, as against the Government, the right to be let alone -the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilised men."
- Louis D. Brandeis, Olmstead vs. United States, 277 U.S. 483, 478 [1928]

"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."
-WIlliam O. Douglas

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:25 | 372452 faustian bargain
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+1 Yakoff Smirnoff

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 16:36 | 372808 A Nanny Moose
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No Yakking Off in the forums please

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:49 | 372335 JohnKing
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Our country was founded on the overthrow of tyrannical government, that is our character, re-boot looks more likely everyday.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:33 | 372473 doublethink
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A re-boot will occur after the S&P hits 380.


Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:58 | 372562 superman07
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reboot now!

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 16:32 | 372796 Yes We Can. But...
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Nah, we're much too soft.  We'll see no reboot till we're hardened by the appearance of a jackboot.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:54 | 372354 Let them all fail
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yesterday.....anyone know if there would be any legal objection to this bill?  This has got to be illegal (at least for now)...

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:35 | 372479 MsCreant
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Gosh, and the Supreme Court will surely over turn it, right?

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:57 | 372548 knukles
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Anything be legal within the purview of the Patriot Act, and it ain't even been tested yet.  Pretty hard to attempt to address grievances in a Court of Law when under the Act, once deemed a "suspected" terrorist, one can completely disappear without Writ of Habeas Corpus, trial, access to counsel, petition or redress. 

And this is an infringement?  There are no more infringements. 

The Magna Carta Has been Shredded.   

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 15:00 | 372571 RonnieHonduras
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You are a verbal terrorist.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 17:39 | 372958 OldTrooper
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"Gosh, and the Supreme Court will surely over turn it, right?"

You bet, MsCreant.  Just like they always do.  We're all perfectly safe and free.  Our economy is recovering and your health care will never be rationed.

Saying otherwise would be seditious!

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:59 | 372568 RonnieHonduras
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Not when you pack the court with people who incrementally believe more and more intervention was what the constitution was supposed to mean.  Really, do you think any of this quasi-authoritarians wants someone in their who will actually say no?

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:02 | 372375 LoneStarHog
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Your "country" (i.e. The Republic) exists in the documents left to us by The Founding Fathers.  It has been subverted by an ILLEGAL government.  It is THAT government which you may hate.  Your "country", while presently existing only on paper, should still be loved and that for which we all must FIGHT.

There is a difference between The Republic (Country) and the government.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:39 | 372489 MsCreant
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Go HOG!!!! 

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 15:24 | 372647 Ripped Chunk
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+ 1000

We owe it to ourselves to try to correct it peacefully


If that is not a possibility, we see 1776 again.



Tue, 05/25/2010 - 16:39 | 372819 A Nanny Moose
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death of 1K hanging chads

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 16:00 | 372718 WaterWings
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FEMA has been quiet these days (Oil!). Too quiet.

Wonder if the coming months (weeks) will see evacuations from rising toxicity. Maybe even Continuity of Government actions out in the open...

According to James Bamford, “The existence of the secret government was so closely held that Congress was completely bypassed.”[2] (Key individuals in Congress were almost certainly aware.)


Brooks was responding to a story by Alfonzo Chardy in the Miami Herald. Chardy’s story alleged that Oliver North was involved with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in plans  to take over federal, state and local functions during a national emergency. This planning for “Continuity of Government” (COG) called for “suspension of the Constitution, turning control of the government over to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, emergency appointment of military commanders to run state and local governments and declaration of martial law.





Until then, get your Gringo Mask! and "erase stereotypes". Yay!


Tue, 05/25/2010 - 16:10 | 372758 DosZap
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Amen, sooner(than later) they will push the GO button.

In their timing.......my guessimate is BEFORE November.........has to be.

IF your leaving, best get a move on fast, if your staying, better be prepared..............

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 16:51 | 372867 Hulk
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Yes Sir!

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 19:15 | 373188 spekulatn
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+ 13 trillion and...............2

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:41 | 372306 AR15AU
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Yep, just like "Net Neutrality"...  

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:53 | 372345 JohnKing
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"Net Neutrality" = GoogleTV


Another regulatory scam.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:43 | 372313 King_of_simpletons
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Quick call the radio talk show hosts to vent. After that, carry on with business as usual.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:05 | 372385 Yes We Can. But...
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Best talk show in America, that I know of, Chris Plante on WMAL in DC, 9am-noon weekdays.  Guy is fantastic.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:27 | 372454 Gully Foyle
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Phil Ochs nailed it oh so long ago, or so it seems.

Love Me, I'm a Liberal

I cried when they shot Medgar Evers
Tears ran down my spine
I cried when they shot Mr. Kennedy
As though I'd lost a father of mine
But Malcolm X got what was coming
He got what he asked for this time
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I go to civil rights rallies
And I put down the old D.A.R.
I love Harry and Sidney and Sammy
I hope every colored boy becomes a star
But don't talk about revolution
That's going a little bit too far
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I cheered when Humphrey was chosen
My faith in the system restored
I'm glad the commies were thrown out
of the A.F.L. C.I.O. board
I love Puerto Ricans and Negros
as long as they don't move next door
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

The people of old Mississippi
Should all hang their heads in shame
I can't understand how their minds work
What's the matter don't they watch Les Crain?
But if you ask me to bus my children
I hope the cops take down your name
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I read New republic and Nation
I've learned to take every view
You know, I've memorized Lerner and Golden
I feel like I'm almost a Jew
But when it comes to times like Korea
There's no one more red, white and blue
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I vote for the democratic party
They want the U.N. to be strong
I go to all the Pete Seeger concerts
He sure gets me singing those songs
I'll send all the money you ask for
But don't ask me to come on along
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

Once I was young and impulsive
I wore every conceivable pin
Even went to the socialist meetings
Learned all the old union hymns
But I've grown older and wiser
And that's why I'm turning you in
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:45 | 372318 The Rogue Trader
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We always knew "Big Brother" would not be called "Big Brother"....more like something cute like "Google" or "Facebook"....

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:46 | 372325 Apostate
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I love how the Senate can write a threatening letter to Facebook about privacy and then turn around and push a bill like this through.

Not to mention vote for the PATRIOT act.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 13:50 | 372339 Rusty_Shackleford
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Complete and utter lawlessness on all levels.


“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion — when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing — when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors — when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you — when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice — you may know that your society is doomed.” 

Ayn Rand

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:19 | 372434 cougar_w
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I wasn't going to junk you, that was pretty good stuff, but you asked nicely so I did.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:48 | 372518 MsCreant
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I regret that I have but one junk to give for our cheeky bastard. [Sigh!]

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 18:24 | 373090 MsCreant
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The Cheeky comment has been pulled. In no way should that have happened. I think Tyler has a bot that is pulling comments after so many junks. We need to be aware of this if I am correct.

The Cheekyness may have been kinda wrong (see my post below) and kinda right, but it had interesting content and should not have been censored.


BOOO us for too many junks. 

Cheeky, I sorry for junkin youse. I was playin. Didn't want you censored.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 20:01 | 373246 WaterWings
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I think we deserve an explanation. And it has disjointed countless threads.

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 20:37 | 373282 velobabe
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he is my cliffsnotes, literary reference for information on scholastic subjects, philosophy, sciences, mathematics, and history.

WOW i missed all of the above in school.

even had to dictionary a lot of your post, as well, Mssss†

cheeky, don't feel badly about junked to removal.

i got banned from nate's economic edge blog today for posting one of my naked pictures.

well, he allows for images when you post, but probably limited to charts, which i don't have any.

hope your sleeping, we will try and take care of it†


Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:20 | 372438 suteibu
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Meh...you don't like Rand.  Still, rather than trashing Rusty for quoting her, why don't you tell us all why this particular quote should be thrown out with the Rand bathwater?

And, please...chill out.  She's been dead for nearly 30 years.

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