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The lawlessness is getting so blurry that the two seem to be merging, and no one seems accountable. midnight Aug 2013 #1
I think there are too many balls in the air to juggle. Baitball Blogger Aug 2013 #18
Well that would explain why they didn't try to bust Wall Street. The snooping sure matthews Aug 2013 #50
We definitely are experiencing a complete collapse in our society. Baitball Blogger Aug 2013 #54
I'm with you guys...unfortunately I p****d a lot of people off here. Glad to see see kindred souls. silvershadow Aug 2013 #89
Seem to be merging? RC Aug 2013 #55
I'm more afraid of going broke, dying from my disease, e coli, bears, paper cuts... NightWatcher Aug 2013 #2
Stephen Colbert don''t trust those bears either.... think Aug 2013 #4
paper cuts darkangel218 Aug 2013 #8
You can trust NSA employees to do the right thing just as much as these employees: AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2013 #37
+1 villager Aug 2013 #77
"without casualty or issues" Brewinblue Aug 2013 #58
LOL, yep paranoia is what we have now, I'm guessing there are a lot of people........ 4bucksagallon Aug 2013 #69
If you got nothing to hide, you got nothing to fear!!! bvar22 Aug 2013 #102
The FISA court has all judges appointed by Chief Justice John Reports. Eric J in MN Aug 2013 #97
Without casualty or issue? lark Aug 2013 #104
But...what about the terrorists? NuclearDem Aug 2013 #3
yeah Bully Taw Aug 2013 #44
That makes sense. We needed someone to scare the boogeyman. eom Blanks Aug 2013 #70
SNORT!!! Fawke Em Aug 2013 #101
Me, too! FiveGoodMen Aug 2013 #5
No worries. Hillary will reverse all of those things you're worried about. Dawgs Aug 2013 #6
Something to look forward to. Of course, if she doesn't, Jeb Bush will. AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2013 #33
I'm not afraid of terrorists, either, personally. MineralMan Aug 2013 #7
I hesitate to say this, but dickthegrouch Aug 2013 #30
Well, it's far more likely that you'll be in the vicinity of some MineralMan Aug 2013 #32
To say nothing of car or bicycle crashes which are far more common and can cause severe JDPriestly Aug 2013 #45
Yes, of course. Those are even more likely. MineralMan Aug 2013 #47
A friend's daughter was killed on 9/11. She is more afraid of our government than she sabrina 1 Aug 2013 #86
A friend of mine died on 9/11. MineralMan Aug 2013 #94
I fear what all Democracies need to fear, the removal of the rights that were so hard-fought for sabrina 1 Aug 2013 #106
I'm not afraid of either treestar Aug 2013 #9
BINGO!!! nt kelliekat44 Aug 2013 #10
amen uponit7771 Aug 2013 #62
LOL. Your argument is that the 1% doesnt need to spy, therefore they arent spying. rhett o rick Aug 2013 #76
The 1% don't need the government for that treestar Aug 2013 #99
I recommend that you read the link. rhett o rick Aug 2013 #105
You can't be a terrorist without doing a terrorist action. Tikki Aug 2013 #11
I"m not really afraid of either. KittyWampus Aug 2013 #12
Ahhh the bliss. nm rhett o rick Aug 2013 #78
I notice that you and your friends dont like to jump into real issues. Here is a post that rhett o rick Aug 2013 #82
Dear Rhett, if you were to search DU v.1 and DU v.2 you'd find plenty of my posts on this issue. KittyWampus Aug 2013 #83
Wait, you have a life outside of DU!?! iamthebandfanman Aug 2013 #91
This wasnt aimed at you. I know you discuss issues. rhett o rick Aug 2013 #96
Oh, and if you are concerned about water rights being bought up, research T. Boone Pickens KittyWampus Aug 2013 #85
That's all swell but didnt answer my question. I am guessing that these very outspoken rhett o rick Aug 2013 #95
But High level AlQaeda operatives are in place!! Puzzledtraveller Aug 2013 #13
And once a terrorist survives to be #1, they are invincible. With super human powers. RC Aug 2013 #57
Fear sells! n/t ProSense Aug 2013 #14
Yes it does Andy823 Aug 2013 #93
"NSA handing over non-terror intelligence" Dawson Leery Aug 2013 #15
As my younger siblings says malaise Aug 2013 #16
I'm more afraid of The Carlyle Group & The Company they keep.... think Aug 2013 #17
But, but...WillyT! You need to watch this! Zorra Aug 2013 #19
This is all any prosecutor has to recite to have anyone charged with anything they want-Mission midnight Aug 2013 #64
I think we're one mass casualty event away from the kind of Police State we all fear.... Junkdrawer Aug 2013 #20
if you got a sufficiently charismatic leader who can delay and mute any reaction, MisterP Aug 2013 #38
My understanding is that many, including Kerry, wanted a no fly zone, Obama didn't.... Junkdrawer Aug 2013 #40
Especially when you have police like this AZ Progressive Aug 2013 #21
The officer seems nice. Enthusiast Aug 2013 #61
Awful. nt snappyturtle Aug 2013 #81
I hear ya! dmr Aug 2013 #22
Politics is just the ruse Puzzledtraveller Aug 2013 #28
Don't forget the mid 70's movie "Network" 90-percent Aug 2013 #36
This message was self-deleted by its author devilgrrl Aug 2013 #24
Well There Is THAT... WillyT Aug 2013 #26
Yup.... think Aug 2013 #29
That's OK. I forgive you. You probably can't help it. nt Dreamer Tatum Aug 2013 #25
They're just rolling all this stuff out GiaGiovanni Aug 2013 #27
What would you do when the threats to the government escalate from the radical right? SleeplessinSoCal Aug 2013 #31
Why are you afraid of anything? frazzled Aug 2013 #34
Your fears are well grounded 90-percent Aug 2013 #35
So am I. City Lights Aug 2013 #39
You know it's all fucked up when this is the cover of the Economist Catherina Aug 2013 #41
If ever there was a marker... n/t Hydra Aug 2013 #74
du rec. xchrom Aug 2013 #42
Me Also. Hubert Flottz Aug 2013 #43
I'm with you on that. But we wouldn't have these issues gtar100 Aug 2013 #46
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty Tab Aug 2013 #48
The loss of our rights and our privacy mean that they won. We sure didn't win matthews Aug 2013 #49
Ya know, I'm not really afraid of either. Drunken Irishman Aug 2013 #51
They've just got too much money. Defunding them is the start. toby jo Aug 2013 #52
I'm not afraid of either one, just dissapointed in the Federal government. Rex Aug 2013 #53
i'm not afraid of either of them JI7 Aug 2013 #56
I'm with ya on that! k&r Little Star Aug 2013 #59
What state do you live in? City? Town? JaneyVee Aug 2013 #60
What Does That Have To Do With The Violations Of The Bill Of Rights ? WillyT Aug 2013 #63
Another of the blissful speaks out in defense of the big daddy authoritarian state. rhett o rick Aug 2013 #80
I Guess This Line of Inquiry is Okay As Long As You Don't Hate America..... BlueManFan Aug 2013 #65
Gotta agree. I fear the Teabillies, the Teapublicans, survivalists "militias" almost as much. marble falls Aug 2013 #66
half agree. I am not really afraid at all of the "surveillance state" uhnope Aug 2013 #67
They are part of the same monster. bvar22 Aug 2013 #103
Me too. MotherPetrie Aug 2013 #68
Me, too, WillyT. Blue_In_AK Aug 2013 #71
"Terrorists" are the boogyman of the day. 99Forever Aug 2013 #72
today's terrorists = cold war communists = turn of the century anarchists. gotta have an HiPointDem Aug 2013 #84
The enemy is calling... From INSIDE the house! Blue Owl Aug 2013 #73
Yep libodem Aug 2013 #75
Amen.... daleanime Aug 2013 #79
The terr'ists are in DC? blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #87
So you're going to hobble law enforcement when they try to keep us safe from pot smokers? Warren DeMontague Aug 2013 #88
No doubt. blackspade Aug 2013 #90
I'm guessing the employees EC Aug 2013 #92
The Orwellian Dystopia they've been assembling for us since 9/11 is the true terror whatchamacallit Aug 2013 #98
Me, too. Fawke Em Aug 2013 #100
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