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America Slides Into Fascism

The U.S. Supreme Court, based on the urging of the Obama administration,- has ruled that any prisoner - even those arrested for offenses such as dog leash laws, peaceful protests, and driving with an expired license - can be subject to a routine strip search upon entering prison.

The government is also openly saying that it will use all of our smart devices, internet connections, and tv to spy on Americans.

President Obama has issued an executive order entitled "National Defense Resources Preparedness", which instructs the heads of various U.S. agencies to be on standby for authorization of martial law under by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The order in fact gives Executive Branch immediate to power to seize and control of any and all assets declared as critical to maintain its industrial and technological base and to control the general distribution of any material (including applicable services) in the civilian market. The order further authorizes the immediate issuance of regulations to allocate, ration, or seize and all materials, including every thing from food, live stock and farm equipment to transportation, energy and even water. (However, some commentators say that this new executive order is only a minor tweak of previous executive orders dating back to 1994.)

Yawning or having goose bumps have been added to the list of things acts which might get you labeled as a potential terrorist.

Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall recently made a statement that Americans would be "stunned" if they knew how the American Government is interpreting, applying and using the Patriot Act:

The National Security Agency is building a $2 billion dollar facility in Utah which will use the world's most powerful supercomputer to monitor virtually all phone calls, emails, internet usage, purchases and rentals, break all encryption, and then store everyone's data permanently.

A former head of the program held his thumb and forefinger close together, and said:

We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.

Indeed.

 

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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 21:19 | 2323867 xcehn
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"...there exists a database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived 'enemies of the state' almost instantaneously."

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=30079

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 19:50 | 2323667 DavidPierre
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Invisible Empire:

Jason Bermas’ highly anticipated documentary Invisible Empire exposes the New World Order in their own words, by painstakingly showing how the elite have not only conspired to create a dictatorial global government in private, but have publicly stated their agenda hundreds of times in public.

http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/the-secret-government/invisible-empire-.html

New World Order Defined

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 22:39 | 2323973 Vic Vinegar
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Thanks for sharing.  It’s hard to criticize you as you are a man of principle.  But one can easily criticize this film as it is truth-distorting propaganda (sorry to shock the system but that’s true).

If the agenda is stated in public that probably means the folks to whom they are addressing the message aren’t all that adverse to it.  Do you ever wonder why they are not?

Global governance is not wholly a bad thing.  And it doesn’t mean the end of your liberty, living in a state of tyranny, or the end of America, despite what others try to sell you.

If “facts” from this film are to be believed and 80-90% of people running government, media and business are down with the idea, then maybe they are onto something?  Think on it, spacemonkeys. 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:45 | 2322597 Westcoastliberal
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The old saw of Liberal vs Conservative is passe in today's arena.  What we're seeing is the continuation of the neo-con agenda first put forth by PNAC prior to the Bush/Cheney admin.  First they stole the 2000 election, and when Cheney came to power ("W" was just along for the ride) they had to make 911 happen per the PNAC playbook of a "Pearl Harbor" event to con the public into invading the Middle East to control the oil.  That's why the "WMD" ruse was used to justify the invasion, which made no sense since most of the hijackers were Saudi nationals. Recently their chief informant "Curveball" has come forth and admitted he purposefully lied about the WMD in order to topple Hussein from power.

The Bush/Cheney admin then again stole the election in 2004 and continued with the neo-con agenda.  The idea is world domination and a fascist state.  Control of the populus of the U.S. is the next item on the list and Obama, still under the control of the neo-cons, is furthering the agenda.  He's no progressive, he's no liberal.  He's a tool of the same Cheney cabal that's been running this country since before 2000.

We're seeing more and more bold public moves in the direction of martial law.  It's happening incrementally, a chunk at a time, and I've got to believe those behind this machine are amazed at how far they've come without a major revolt by the American citizenry.  Now they've made it a felony to protest in any are where the secret service (what will soon be recognized as the American version of the Nazi SS) is "protecting" Federal officials (i.e. the political conventions, dept or cabinet heads appearing anywhere as speakers, etc.).  Watch carefully when OWS comes alive again this Spring and you'll see what I'm saying here for yourself.

Again, it's no longer Liberal vs Conservative, nor is it GOP vs DEM.  It's US vs THEM.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 14:51 | 2322903 chemystical
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i do not at all disagree with the overall tone or sentiment, but i do have one simple question regarding two of the premises that you've put forth:

if (R) = (D), and if Bush/Cheney "stole" 2 elections.....um, exactly whom did they steal it from?  ...from Gore??  Kerry??? er, aren't Gore/Kerry just the other side of the same coin?

wild guess is that you've begun to see the light but still have difficulty letting go of some of the firmly-planted and polarizing Us v Them indoctrination.  let completely go of that false dichotomy.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 15:22 | 2323052 FeralSerf
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They stole it from the voters.  I agree that the "election" wouldn't have changed much except a few faces, especially the 2004 one.  I don't know that Gore's owners, if they are a slightly different group than Bush's, would have emphasized the Iraq and Afghanistan military adventures as much.  Or that they would have caused/allowed 9/11 to happen.  Some of them seemed to have different agendas, like carbon taxes to enrich their owners for example.   It's only conjecture at this point.

It is Us v Them as far as our freedom is concerned.   As Dubya said, "they hate us for our freedom".  What he didn't say was he and his co-conspirators, both democrat and republican, were the "they".

 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 16:31 | 2323224 Westcoastliberal
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I just don't think Gore or Kerry were neo-cons at that point.  They may very well have joined that "club" now, but not in 2000, 2004, while it's my belief Cheney and Rumsfeld were/are charter members.

But I don't think for a moment there is very much difference between the two political parties at this point.  Elections now are pretty much a diversion to keep the "masses" in control, in it truly is "Us vs Them".  The more those of us who believe this can get this point across the better, because our "freedom" is tangling by a thread at this point.  When DHS is buying 450 million hollowpoint rounds along with 1,000's of bulletproof checkpoint enclosures, we're probably months away from seeing our freedom of movement within the country severely curtailed.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:32 | 2322546 johnjb32
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-- For those who have traveled some distance with me, you will know that more than ten years ago I saw all of this in the Patriot Act and warned about it at FTW and in "Crossing the Rubicon". -- Michael C. Ruppert

 

http://www.collapsenet.com/154.html

 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:46 | 2322415 chemystical
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when we hear about 1) the miltary (illegally*) conducting stop and search traffic ventures in tandem with whatever local law enfarcement officials that they can bribe, and 2) the military essentially taking over small towns and conducting house to house searches and confiscating weapons, and .....1000)......the military's reply is always: these are exercises to help us prepare for operations such as those in Fallujah.

joe bag of donuts - having a terminal case of Stockholm Syndrome - says or thinks, "Sounds good to me.  Whatever helps to keep me free from those towel heads."

joe bag of donuts fails to consider that Fallujah might very well have been an exercise to prepare for taking over HIS city.

* see: Posse Comitatus

without the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights, the other 9 don't mean shit

C

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:39 | 2322398 Augustus
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How the heck is a person supposed to make money if they cannot smuggle some crack rocks in their a$$ when they visit their buddies?  I thought this was supposed to be a free market system.  If enough people raid the market at once, everything will be liberated and free.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:08 | 2322321 NOPOMO
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Slides into Fascism?  More like we became Fascist back in 2008 when the TBTF Banks held the American Tax Payer hostage.  The FED decides...not US Citizens.

 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:42 | 2322574 Jumbotron
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NOPOMO...

Fascism started with Treasury Secreatary Alexander Hamilton and his succesful push to start a central bank of America.

After those early attempts were defeated by Jefferson and later Andrew Jackson it was finally successful with the advent of not only the Federal Reserve Act giving private bankers the control of our money but with the legalizing of theft by the Federal Government on the fruits of our labor vis a vis the Income Tax in 1913.

What is happening now is nothing new....just a continuation of every elitist's dream....the control of money, power and production to insoloate themselves from the masses.

George W. Bush was right if he indeed said it....."The Constitution is just a goddam piece of paper !"

Even if he did not say it.....it's just as true.  No piece of paper will ever succeed in stopping the corruption of men's hearts......which is why voting new men and women into place will always fail over time.....look at the source....We The Corrupt People !

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:47 | 2322539 Money 4 Nothing
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Well, that answers where all the MF Global money went.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:33 | 2322377 Transformer
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And you think this is the first time that has happened?  It's been going on for 100 years.  Read "The Creature From Jekyll Island", and you will begin to understand.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 14:46 | 2322881 optimator
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Read the over 100 year old Protocols of the Elders of Z.again, that so called forgery is exactly the route "they" have followed.  Read it again and you'll see where it ends.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:53 | 2322300 jack stephan
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These are the players, with or without a scorecard: in one corner, a machine; in the other, one Wallace V. Whipple, man. And the game? It happens to be the historic battle between flesh and steel, between the brain of man and the product of man's brain. We don't make book on this one , and predict no winner, but we can tell you that for this particular contest there is standing room only.

There are many bromides applicable here - too much of a good thing, tiger by the tail, as you sow so shall you reap. The point is that too often man becomes clever instead of becoming wise, he becomes inventive but not thoughtful - and sometimes, as in the case of Mr. Whipple, he can create himself right out of existence. Tonight's tale of oddness and obsolescence from the Twilight Zone.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:52 | 2322299 roadhazard
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I would like to be the first "terrorist" to say to the Giant Utah Computer, FUCK YOU.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 14:27 | 2322805 Money 4 Nothing
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Right there with ya!

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:20 | 2322199 Carl LaFong
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As usual, the descent into totalitarianism/facism is ushered in by the "liberal / progressive" left.  Bush was an amateur compared to these thugs.  Where are the media watchdogs, the Hollywood liberal glitterati, Code Pink, NOW and all the other champions of freedom and tolerance?  Executive order = Dictatorial powers and Obama is just the current despot in a long line of the same (both dems and republicans)....dating from even before that last great liberal dictator, FDR.  Bye-bye miss american pie.

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 14:01 | 2324728 Jumbotron
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As usual, the descent into totalitarianism/facism is ushered in by the "liberal / progressive" left.  Bush was an amateur compared to these thugs.

And the technoligical means to control us all came from the constant funding and rah rah cheerleading of the Right/Conservatives for the Military-Industrial Complex.  CIA/NSA/DARPA/INTERNET/TSA/DRONES/UTAH COMPUTER/GOOGLE....shall I go on?

Fascism is not a right/left issue....it's an issue between the elites in power and the people

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:45 | 2322273 ChrisFromMorningside
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"media watchdogs"

Media Matters is busy silencing anyone who doesn't agree with the Obama administration. Because if your opinion differs in any way, you must be a total idiot who doesn't deserve the right to free speech and needs to be shut down.

"the Hollywood liberal glitterati"

The main sponsors of SOPA and PIPA. Hollywood is very happy with Obama and the Democrats in Congress.

"Code Pink, NOW"

Fighting hard to make sure your taxes pay for $3,000-a-year contraception for tens of millions of people under Obamacare.

"champions of freedom and tolerance?"

LOL.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:07 | 2322447 rwe2late
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 I believe the dispute is over whether Obama is actually either "liberal" or "progressive". Similar question whether Bush was in any sense "conservative" as traditionally (pre-Orwellian) defined.

Politicians in both major parties are vetted, funded, and beholden to global corporate sponsors. Both major parties support the same basic policies: outsourcing globalization, global militarism, unaccountable government, an upward and elite concentration of wealth, and a 'Homeland' police state.

The difference between the two major parties is not with their policies, but with the way they advertise themselves to convince the public that a real choice exists in governance.

And both parties sport politicians who could just as easily fit the advertising meme of the other party.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:40 | 2322389 Transformer
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And you guys are blind and totally full of it.  You think the Democrats did it? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA   Time to move up the game one level and figure it out.  The Dems and Repubs are part of the same party, just different branches.  They both sold out and merely followed what the money told them to do.

 

The Right and the Left are both stupid and duped.  TPTB divide and conquer.  You guys are just falling for it.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 14:45 | 2322851 Money 4 Nothing
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Your "Represenatives" work for the Corperate States of America, not to be the purveyor of Civil Constitutional rights. That's not their job.

They are a buffer between We the People and a Hi jacked Executive Branch. Good Cop, Bad Cop routine only goes so far.

That's how I know for a fact the Obama Health care Bill will become Law, we are considered Federal property as we have entered into an agreement when you filed for a Social Security number. It's a Corperate decision that has nothing to do with Constitutionality.

Both parties are two wings of the same bird. Talk Liberalism and Conservatism then vote policy at the end of the day.

http://dev.republicoftheunitedstates.org/what-is-the-republic/history/

 

 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:27 | 2322530 chemystical
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certainly they are two sides of the same coin and two wings of the same bird.  of the 3 examples cited in the original post isn't it interesting to trace the genesis and the funding and the directors of those 3?

NOW:  Steinem, Abzug, Arthur, Friedan.  Ad nauseum.  Sensing a common thread?

Media Matters: Center for American Progress (a kosherfest and the incubator for MM), Soros (directly and via Move-on.org and via Democracy Alliance another kosherfest), New Democratic Network (I'll have another round of Mogen David)...(K)

Laughingly, one of their seminal reports was an extensive review of the talking heads shows, and their conclusion was that Conservatives (upper case 'C') were offered more asppearances than Liberals (upper case 'L').  One wonders how they overlooked the most obvious over-representation on the talking head shows (and nearly every other type of show): the eponymous "chosen people".   

Hollywood:  If I need to spell that one out you needn't worry - your lobotomy was successful.

Scratch the surface of anything that smells like subversion of the founding fathers and the slide into tyranny (a la the kosher Russian Revolution), and you'll find the same cast of characters.  As for the US gov't - it doesn't matter whether it's the kosher kast of the (R)'s or the (D)'s - the armtwisters and string pullers generally worship at the Synagogue of Satan.  Let's start there with the real dichotomy instead of this perpetual false dichotomy who've polarized us against eachother for hundreds of years while they slink in the shadows and profit from that. 

Let's start sooner ratehr than later because the crimes of opening your eyes are popping up globally.  Reminds me of the movie "Them".

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:58 | 2322140 rosiescenario
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"They Thought They Were Free"...written in 1955 about Germany from 1933-1945.

 

The passage of NDAA isnothing new to the world.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:16 | 2322190 rwe2late
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Nothing new? Perhaps so.

Reichstag Fire Decree of 1933

§ 1. Articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of opinion, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications. Warrants for House searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

More from a Naomi Wolfe article:

As Chris Hedges

wrote  in his riveting account of the NDAA: "There are now 1,271 government agencies and 1,931 private companies that work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States, the Washington Post reported in a 2010 series by Dana Priest and William M Arken. There are 854,000 people with top-secret security clearances, the reporters wrote, and in Washington, DC, and the surrounding area 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2011."

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/naomiwolf  

More on the NSA Utah “Big Brother” center:

"A project of immense secrecy," Bamford wrote, "it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world's communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks. The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013."

 

 

Wired disclosed that all manner of communications will flow into Bluffdale's "near-bottomless databases" including "the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails--parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital 'pocket litter'."

 

 

 

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=30079  

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Total surveillance, “suspected” terrorists=activists=protestors=dissidents, state of “emergency“, FEMA camps, seizure of property by executive orders, strip-searches, renditions, black box funding, black site interrogations, …

One thing the monitors are missing is the switch to a “cashless” economy like is now being tried out in “our” NATO partner, Sweden.

Guess we are safe until then. /sarc

 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 14:41 | 2322864 chemystical
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...and now we learn that the US military is buying up old Xboxes and has paid millions to a firm that is hacking the software so that Big Brother can gather up and analyze old chats and web habits and who those users networked with.

"All to make you safer my dear.  (Now stfu and eat your GMO gruel; you have a pharmacopia of vaccinations scheduled for tomorrow, and then it's off to the salt mines)."

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:42 | 2322086 Diet Coke and F...
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Here is the thing though... Peak resources + Entitled people with guns = Chaos. Maybe big bro is just covering its back... TPTB must know that the SHTF soon, so they are taking countermeasures and preping now. The world wants to live like America, but that just can't happen resource wise, so American quality of life drops as others rise. Now add peak resources and hello chaos. Something has to give... Infinite population growth on a finite planet isn't possible... Watch the hissy fit if the government told people they had to have a licence to have a kid....

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:33 | 2322235 ChrisFromMorningside
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While I don't doubt that several key resources are indeed peaking or close to it, that isn't why the American standard of living is dropping nor why this crisis is happening. This is a government-created crisis. The government created this crisis by distorting the free market to an absurd degree in order to support massive parasitical populations, who are not "productive" in the sense of being creators of physical wealth. HUGE populations in the US/EU/Japan lived WAY above the standard of living they would have if not for government intervention in the economy. The only way they can keep this up is by threatening the rest of the world militarily, clamping down and controlling the domestic population, and shutting down free markets/creating government monopolies.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:43 | 2322083 Xkwisetly Paneful
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BTW you insult anyone who has actually suffered under real fascism but obviously anyone with an iota of a functioning brain already knows that.

Back to writing about shit you know nothing about- good job.

I see your shit attracted the usual array of moronic, largely self-loathing doomsdayers with the jew haters mixed in who are never right and likewise will never actually pay for being wrong.

 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:34 | 2322380 ONO47
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Richard Cheney is that you?

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:40 | 2322250 purplefrog
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WTF???

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:40 | 2322077 Jim in MN
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Also recall the new stories out of California about Google, Apple, et al willingly turning over your mobile device passwords and even creating clone devices for 'law enforcement' without warrants or court orders.

 

When the Chinese seize their assets and they are discredited as fascist spy stooges these companies won't be worth a penny.  Even a highly devalued penny.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:37 | 2322070 connda
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No, the US is already a fascist country.  It is now sliding into totalitarianism.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:37 | 2322064 FeralSerf
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America is not "sliding into fascism".  It has been fascist for most of the 20th and all of the 21st centuries.  The controls are just getting worse as the technology of individual control gets more advanced.  The goal is absolute control of each individual, whether or not he or she is an American.   Individuals that appear to be attempting to avoid this invasion of their privacy are more interesting to the controlling institutions and more resources are dedicated to watching and controlling them.

The human livestock no longer have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:55 | 2322116 Xkwisetly Paneful
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I can hop on a private plane right now at any airport with millions in gold and jewels never to be seen again.

Some real fascism going on here for sure!

Nothing new or novel remotely in the slightest. Maybe at some point en masse you people will get that and cease posting as if you discovered alien life but I doubt it.

Governance largely works in one direction and it is not towards less governance-something else hardly new or novel. 

Uh yea those human livestock that are largely obese and living better lives than their grandparents could have dreamed about they are really, really suffering!

Moo.

 

 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:00 | 2322308 gurkha108
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It's a slide toward fascism...  the events referred in the article are mile markers on a road that only leads to fascism.  It doesn't mean we're there yet, just drawing ever nearer.  Is that too complicated for you?

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:28 | 2322218 rwe2late
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Fascism is not defined by your (or any other multi-millionaire's) ability to relocate with many millions in gold and jewels.

Fascism (or corporatism) has other criteria.

There may not yet be totalitarianism practiced domestically within the US, but the US government and its military certainly are "practicing" it abroad.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:30 | 2322035 Blankman
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I'm just going to walk around naked from this point forward.  Saves them the trouble of the strip search and desensitizes me to the humiliation of the situation.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:35 | 2322055 Gully Foyle
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"even those arrested for offenses such as dog leash laws, peaceful protests, and driving with an expired license - can be subject to a routine strip search upon entering prison."

I think it is jail not prison.

I have zero issue with this.

People hide bad things in dark stinky places. Items later used to harm others or themselves.

Captain Koons: The way your dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He'd be damned if any slopes gonna put their greasy yellow hands on his boy's birthright, so he hid it, in the one place he knew he could hide something: his ass. Five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. Then when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable piece of metal up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:15 | 2322339 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Get some sleep -- Quentin Tarantino is not advised as a source of socio-political commentary and your Cap'n Koons connection is barely understandable to boot.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:31 | 2322373 Gully Foyle
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MayIMommaDogFac...

Really? You are too fucking stupid to make the connection between.

"People hide bad things in dark stinky places. Items later used to harm others or themselves."

And this

Captain Koons: The way your dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He'd be damned if any slopes gonna put their greasy yellow hands on his boy's birthright, so he hid it, in the one place he knew he could hide something: his ass. Five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. Then when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable piece of metal up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you.

Then you miss the whole point by dissing Tarantino.

My fucking god talk about obtuse.



Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:33 | 2322048 DaveyJones
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good idea because seeing you naked will desensitize us as well

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:27 | 2322013 DaveyJones
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what's in fascist fashion

perhaps some terrorist passion 

I think they might

just cause some fright

Oh wait, is that Art Cashin

 

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:19 | 2321993 Schmuck Raker
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Sad thing is quite a few Americans welcome the opportunity to un-shoulder the burden of thinking for themselves.

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:15 | 2321975 cherry picker
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Uncle Sam is on his death bed.

The Supreme court's decision re strip searches, imminent domain property seizures among regulator's deals in respect to robo signing, fraud compliance and so many other disgusting offenses to the Constitution of the US and Bill of Rights including the Nobel Peace Prize winner's aggressive policies on sovereign soil tells you that America no longer has a head.  Then add Fast and Furious to the mix with victims attached and what do you have?

The country is doomed as it has forgotten its roots in favor of techno gadgetry and zero down payment McMansions in return for what?

When the country's citizens finally wake up to what is really going down it will be too late.

I see a tear running down the Statue of Liberty's cheek

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:30 | 2322039 aerojet
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I agree, but it won't be too late.  All this stuff looks like desperation to me.  And regular people are not buying it!  The TSA is a laughingstock, and so is every new proclamation--it's downright bizarre and Americans, although ignorant, are not completely oblivious to historic examples such as Nazi Germany and Pol Pot's Cambodia.  We know what happens when government runs amock, we don't have to speculate about it.  I think the final collapse is going to be more of an every man for himself kind of affair and not (for the most part) tanks in the streets a la Hungary.  The iron curtain simply won't work this time, but the true believers don't understand that. 

Also, the list forgets the one about people owing back taxes not being allowed to obtain passports and leave the US.  Detention at the border.

Oh yeah, and have you been to "Liberty" Island lately?  There is a sign when you get off the boat that reads something to the tune of you are subject to search and detention at any time while visiting Liberty Island.  I shit you not. 

I think it would be better to just let it all go--let our national symbols become easy targets, versus creating a hell on earth for former citizens.  People matter, stupid symbols do not.

 

 

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