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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 11:55 AM

How Ironic Is It That the Same People Who Are Adamantly Opposed to Releasing Trump's Tax Returns

have voted to give everyone access to everyone else's Internet browsing histories? It appears that personal privacy exists only for the one person who seems to have a lot to hide, and whose financial history affects all of us. Every day, living in our democracy gets crazier and crazier. Damn!

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Reply How Ironic Is It That the Same People Who Are Adamantly Opposed to Releasing Trump's Tax Returns (Original post)
IndianaDave Mar 2017 OP
bronxiteforever Mar 2017 #1
underpants Mar 2017 #2
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #21
CousinIT Mar 2017 #3
lark Mar 2017 #4
Enoki33 Mar 2017 #5
Crash2Parties Mar 2017 #38
moflower Mar 2017 #39
Kingofalldems Mar 2017 #42
90-percent Mar 2017 #6
IndianaDave Mar 2017 #8
90-percent Mar 2017 #23
calimary Mar 2017 #7
3_Limes Mar 2017 #9
MrPurple Mar 2017 #37
gratuitous Mar 2017 #10
IndianaDave Mar 2017 #12
Cosmocat Mar 2017 #15
Kimchijeon Mar 2017 #11
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2017 #13
IndianaDave Mar 2017 #14
Cosmocat Mar 2017 #17
IronLionZion Mar 2017 #16
kentuck Mar 2017 #18
ProudLib72 Mar 2017 #19
wordpix Mar 2017 #26
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2017 #20
TEB Mar 2017 #22
Fritz Walter Mar 2017 #24
wordpix Mar 2017 #25
Norbert9 Mar 2017 #27
MyOwnPeace Mar 2017 #31
IndianaDave Mar 2017 #36
Leghorn21 Mar 2017 #28
IndianaDave Mar 2017 #34
luvMIdog Mar 2017 #29
stuffmatters Mar 2017 #30
Cha Mar 2017 #32
IndianaDave Mar 2017 #35
Baitball Blogger Mar 2017 #33
ck4829 Mar 2017 #40
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #41

Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:03 PM

1. K & r x 100000000000

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:07 PM

2. Linking by this to the Pic of the Monent

Spot on

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:31 PM

21. Let's see if any Senators search for kitty porn



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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:29 PM

4. The 4th Reich is very near!

Hair Furor is leading the way down the path of treachery and way too many Repugs are saying, Heil Drumpf, for their own personal profit and to hurt the working class.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:33 PM

5. A friend in Australia keeps reminding me

that we are a country of great contradictions. Maybe he is just sugar coating it. Hopefully the resistance will change that.

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Response to Enoki33 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 03:00 AM

38. Nice way of saying we are irrational and about to come a guster

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Response to Enoki33 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 03:05 AM

39. I thought we were resisting

 

This was passed with 51 votes. Who voted for cloture. Why wasn't this filibustered?

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Response to moflower (Reply #39)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 09:45 AM

42. What would be your theory?

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:47 PM

6. What do you mean "democracy", Kimo Sabe?

We've been building up a pretty spiffy OLIGARCHY for the last forty or fifty years. Now we will be transitioning into full blown KLEPTOCRACY in the next few months.

All it will take to implement all the police state laws and apparatus to impose tyranny is another big terrorist attack or maybe somebody deranged in the world will use nukes?

Who cares, anyway. The world will incinerate if we don't do something to stop climate change. I think our time window left is TEN YEARS.


-90% Jimmy

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:54 PM

8. I can't say I don't see the same things you point out -

but I'm still optimistic that so many are resisting these trends, especially now that Trump has become a catalyst for action and change. I hope your scenario is defeated by good people and smart policies. But I really appreciate your contribution to the discussion, 90! - Dave

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Response to IndianaDave (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 03:00 PM

23. Dave - I'm also optimistic

But we all got to do what Frank Zappa attributed to his success:

"First, don't sop. Second, keep going."

And he persevered, and he failed repeatedly, but his faith in himself kept him going. Truly an inspiration in my life for the last 36 years.

We are making a difference SHOWING UP and I'm 63, so I feel I should get beat up by the US gestapo for the cause of our Democracy. Dickheads my age having been sending desperate kids off to play military roulette for stupidity and lies. We should return the sacrifice.

I've been "showing up" since 9/11 and carrying a sign at the Sept 10, 2011, Hartford state capital that read:

TEABAGGERS ARE ASTROTURF PUPPETS OF FASCIST CORPORATIONS.

I did not know at the time "teabaggers" was an offensive pejorative. HONEST.

Most told me I was an agent of either ACORN or GEORGE SOROS.

And my sign didn't go viral! Met some nice types. I try to be open minded and there's some aspects of REAL Conservative that aren't that bad, in terms of running a government. Don't ask me to name any, however!


welcome to DU.

Make them open up Gary US 30 dragway there. It still exists!

-90% Jimmy

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:53 PM

7. No kidding!

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:55 PM

9. As the much-missed George Carlin used to say...


"It's the golden rule - the ones with the gold make the rules."

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Response to 3_Limes (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 02:00 AM

37. There's that and pretty much any policy of Trump's leads to me saying

shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:57 PM

10. Get used to "government overreach"

It seems to be the new talking point for every destructive action the Republicans are taking. It's "government overreach" if you don't want your ISP to sell your browsing history without your consent, and certainly without compensation. It's "government overreach" if you want clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. It's "government overreach" if you don't want government contracts let to outfits that fuck over their employees with labor law violations.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:04 PM

12. Yeah - They really are using that a lot. They also love to use the phrase

"Commonsense reform." As we know, it's all BS!

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:01 PM

15. God da###

How fucking stupid are the people of this country (ie republicans).

These fuckers are voting to allow ISP provides to turn a buck off of us and THEIR STUPID ASSES to keep our information private.

And, mention this to any republican rank and file and they will babble over regulation, government over reach, etc.

JHC ...

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:58 PM

11. The irony is pretty thick isn't it

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:10 PM

13. The same question can be asked

to all of the right-wing groups that have spent years on seemingly endless fishing expeditions trying to get all kinds of records on the Clintons, Obamas, etc to distort, smear them with? But, hey, no worries about Trump because he's one of their own and will sign their crazy s**t into law, right?

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:15 PM

14. Yes! Excellent point.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:01 PM

17. Right?

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:01 PM

16. Undocumented immigrants pay taxes

undocumented presidents, not so much.

How do they reconcile this with their paranoid tinfoil hat wearing voters?



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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:10 PM

18. They had no problems getting into the tax files of those conservative groups 3 or 4 years ago...

When the Tea Party was raising hell about the lady from the IRS not treating the conservative groups fairly, did they?

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:20 PM

19. I makes perfect sense

Protect the wealthy while scamming the poor.


However, is Pence's AOL account info being sold? I wonder if they provided lists of people whose info should not be sold.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:20 PM

26. just read today abt Pence's AOL acct & his close ties to Manafort

On another thread, ppl are speculating why he's Manafort's VP choice.

My guess, something to do w/Trumprussia

Reports are that Pence was the one person on the transition team that Manafort called often.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:29 PM

20. This is the so-called party of personal freedom?

what a crock

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:33 PM

22. I tried to get thru to toomey to let him know this is not wright only able leave voicemail

But then what should I expect toomey is scum

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:07 PM

24. Meanwhile...

...WikiLeaks has not found the wherewithal to locate and publish even one of Drumpf's tax returns.

By now, it's safe to assume that they're either totally owned and operated by Putin and his cabal, or ...
Fuck it: their credibility is totally vacated.
I'm also losing any hope in Anonymous: they're nothing other than a bunch of Internet wankers in Guy Fawkes masks.

I've grow weary of these posers and fart-arounds parading their puerile boasts. There's too much at stake here.

It's long past time for them to put up or shut-the-fuck up!

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:17 PM

25. good point, pls. make it to every f-ing R w/in hearing distance

Just like, "Small government, get gov out of our business," as they put their noses into women's uteruses

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:21 PM

27. It's not the irony that gets me. It's the hypocrisy.

 

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Response to Norbert9 (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 07:52 PM

31. BINGO!!!!!!!

THERE'S MONEY to be made from the guys in the halls with the brown cases stuffed with cash.

Drumpf's income tax return - (as our "fine" reps would say: NAH, ain't gonna' help my wallet one bit!)

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Response to Norbert9 (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 11:52 PM

36. Yes - Their hypocrisy is disgusting. Great addition to this post.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 06:47 PM

28. I was dying to know trumpers' response on this...nada. So visited the land o' the freep. I think

it's okay to put these here? If not, happy to delete (not providing link, unless requested to!)

So by and large..."do not want!":

“Republicans claim the FCC’s rules confuse customers because they only cover internet providers and not websites like Google and Facebook.”

What exactly was confusing?


3 posted on March 29, 2017 1:21:49 PM CDT by Timpanagos1
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To: Lorianne
Trump should VETO IT.


4 posted on March 29, 2017 1:24:58 PM CDT by SeekAndFind
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Imagine the blackmail coming out soon.

“Dear Reverand Smith, you records show you visited HotNakedBabes.com 5 times in 2008. Please send us 1000 bitcoins to keep this from going public!”


5 posted on March 29, 2017 1:25:19 PM CDT by MNDude (God is not a Republican, but Satan is certainly a Democrat)
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To: SeekAndFind

The guests on the fox show talking about this made it sound like he would sign it


6 posted on March 29, 2017 1:28:07 PM CDT by Bob434
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To: MNDude

Exactly- that is what hte guests were speaking about on fox new’s ‘Happening Now’ show-

They made the case that a woman involved in a divorce could get damaging info on her husband without him knowing about it or giving permission now- or vice versa- and that hackers and identity thieves could access very personal info through the ISP’s who will now sell the info to the highest bidders-

IF this goes through- it’s gonna be bad-

IF it does go through- watch how fast the liberals all of a sudden become so concerned about privacy again- Right now they are tryign to cover up obama spying on Americans- but if this new bill goes through- you will see them all of a sudden feinting fro mthe vapors over Internet privacy violations lol


7 posted on March 29, 2017 1:32:42 PM CDT by Bob434
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To: SeekAndFind

THis vote removes a regulation (that has not even gone into effect yet) that stops ISPs from selling your data while allowing websites/browsers to continue to do so...


8 posted on March 29, 2017 1:38:17 PM CDT by Voluntaryist
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To: SeekAndFind

Trump should VETO IT.
Trump MUST veto it!

9 posted on March 29, 2017 1:38:20 PM CDT by gdani
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To: Lorianne

What did the senate do? They cancelled a pending change that would have required users of ISPs to specifically opt into any collection or sale of data for marketing purposes. Presently, you can opt out of such programs.
The vote was to not change the system and push through a rule to increase the value of Google and Facebook which wouldn't have to get separate affirmative permission.

It should be noted that almost every ISP’s TOS outlines what marketing data can be collected and sold and when you approve the TOS, you approved that collection.

TLDR: They cancelled a future rule, nothing changed from before the senate action to today.

10 posted on March 29, 2017 1:41:23 PM CDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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People committed suicide over that joke of a web site “Ashley Madison”.

Imagine every web site everyone ever visited becoming available to the world.


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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #28)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 11:49 PM

34. This is valuable information, and I welcome it. Thank you!

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 07:06 PM

29. wow this guy who ALWAYS backs everything they do just called them 'RepubliCONS' and he's pissed

so freaky that nothing else they do has bothered him until now, but invading HIS privacy has pissed him off .

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 07:49 PM

30. excellent point

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 07:59 PM

32. Yeah, they're snoopers but must hide the asshole's tax returns.

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Response to Cha (Reply #32)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 11:50 PM

35. Exactly!!

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 08:33 PM

33. I think this Congress' clusterfuck will get very personal for some of them.

Especially when it begins to affect their family members.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 06:00 AM

40. Fight back, spread the poison pill

If they want our internet history open to more people and groups, then let's make it something they don't want to see.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028870061

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 06:05 AM

41. That's some weird shit, republican-russian style

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