[Chugalug] Silk Road and Bitcoins

William Roush william.roush at roushtech.net
Mon Oct 7 00:50:30 UTC 2013

The fact that this very thread is going on...

William Roush

On 10/6/2013 8:23 PM, Stephen Kraus wrote:

> Still not Stasi. This is about as bad as someone comparing the Police 
> to Nazis and the Gestapo because they get arrested.
> Once again, if you think in any way that our country is ANYWHERE and 
> ANYWAY comparable to a 1950s era Soviet Secret Police unit, you are 
> out of your mind.
> And the NSA? As bad as they are, I've yet to see really any convincing 
> evidence that they are using Prism to arrest people for speaking foul 
> of Obama or Congress/Senate. So, its not the Stasi. They'd arrest you 
> just for TALKING about overthrowing the government, the Tea Party's 
> more radical factions are living proof that you do not live in a Stasi 
> like law enforcement era. Then they'd torture you for talking about 
> rebelling to find out who your friends were, or threaten you with 
> death and 'disappearing' you.
> The 'American' Stasi would have made the Tea Party disappear long ago 
> for even talking about overthrowing the government.
> Please, if you are going to compare NSA/Prism/FBI/CIA to the Stasi, 
> KGB, Gestapo, or any other extreme right wing/communist era draconian 
> secret police, have something to show for it. I don't know, arrest for 
> speaking bad about Obama, or hating on capitalism.
> And as far as Zersetzung, don't make me laugh. You have never 
> experience psychological...unless you are literally telling me people 
> are breaking into your house and rearranging your bookshelf and 
> plates. The comparison is very poor.
> On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 7:50 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com 
> <mailto:dave at brockmans.com>> wrote:
>     Hash: SHA1
>     On 10/6/2013 6:50 PM, Stephen Kraus wrote:
>     > Still not Stasi. Seriously, let me know when you have a designated
>     > political officer in your building and spies around every corner.
>     Perhaps deeper reading of the subject I suggested.  Look specifically
>     for *why* in addition to *what* it was/is.  Seriously, on average we
>     break 3 felonies a day, imagine how easy it must be to make people go
>     away with near global communications intercept and capture ability
>     awarded by secret courts with zero oversight.
>     > But if you think the FBI, no matter hor broken and corrupt, you
>     > are dreaming. The Stasi are the evil twin of the FBI mixed in with
>     > 1984.
>     FBI?  No, the FBI is just one of the lucky pawn agencies that receives
>     those magic tidbits of "evidence" that have to be written out of the
>     "official" reports after the fact.
>     Regards,
>     dtb
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