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The police state is alive and well in the U.S.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by seventhson, May 29, 2011.


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  1. seventhson

    seventhson Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    Seattle, WA
  2. this started during the cold war..
     
  3. Big_Daddy

    Big_Daddy

    Nov 24, 2010
    Central Alberta
    Idling for hours on end for the air conditioning?! That's terrible!
     
  4. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    This is new how?
     
  5. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    If you're in the system, don't think for a second you aren't, at any moment, potentially bein monitored.

    Where's my tinfoil hat again?
     
  6. jp58

    jp58

    Dec 9, 2009
    Tennessee
    In my state, it is perfectly legal for the police to take anything from you that they want, so long as they say they felt like it could be linked to drugs.

    That includes money in your wallet, bass cabs, the clothing that you are currently wearing, etc.
     
  7. seventhson

    seventhson Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    cuz congress just extended the "patriot" act for 4 more years.
     
  8. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    Exactly. Not a new issue then. However, this type of activity occurred long before the original patriot act.
     
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    The FBI could investigate you just for talking about pipe bombs. They might show up at my house tonight because of this post.

    -Mike
     
  10. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    It's no sweat if you're not up to anything.
     
  11. Big_Daddy

    Big_Daddy

    Nov 24, 2010
    Central Alberta
    ...It's nothing new, and it's also irrelevant, but I was staring at your post for I don't even know how long, and then I realized it was because I was staring at your profile picture.

    Just thought I'd mention it.
     
  12. UnsungZeros

    UnsungZeros The only winning move is not to play.

    Just because this isn't a new issue doesn't mean that it's not worthy of attention.
     
  13. Hawaii Islander

    Hawaii Islander Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Rio Rico, AZ
    Have dinner and a beer ready for them! ;) Put the pipes away too!

    I would like to know that specific guidelines as to reasonable cause are in place to avoid unnecessary and illegitimate investigations. Right now. I do not know that such guidelines exist or what they may be.
     
  14. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    it's also no sweat if you're comfortable with your rulers defining 'being up to something'!

    me, i'm planning some sedition. then some treason. then lunch.
     
  15. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Under the much-beloved Patriot Act, the FBI can investigate you if they THINK you MIGHT talk about pipe bombs. Or if they just don't like you. Fact. Civil rights are at a low ebb these days.
     
  16. Fortunately, nobody here is really important enough for the government to care.
     
  17. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    I just think it's funny that it was only resigned while the President was abroad. This law needs to go the way of the Dodo bird.
     
  18. ryco

    ryco

    Apr 24, 2005
    97465
  19. seventhson

    seventhson Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    Seattle, WA

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