[Chugalug] Silk Road and Bitcoins
william.roush at roushtech.net
Mon Oct 7 00:50:30 UTC 2013
The fact that this very thread is going on...
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:
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> 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.
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