Since Nov 17, 2000

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I used this graphic as my FR home page for years. I stole it from Humblegunner.

It just seemed funny at the time. I have never been banned or suspended.

"Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country" is an apt description of our circumstances. Women too, of course.

The United States is in trouble and by extension the world is in trouble. Our original freedoms have been so diminished as to be unrecognizable.

Freedom of Speech? Yeah as long as its politically correct and offends absolutely no person on earth.

Freedom of religion? Maybe for muslims but not for Christians.

The 4th? "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Soon all your medical, financial, social media, phone contacts, credit data, home value, cars with monitored plates, healthcare records (with IRS access) etc. will all be tied up in a cute file in Pinebluff, Utah just waiting for someone in power to say "Who's this jerk?" - No warrant, no notice just "Here's everything we have on him".

When they debated the Patriot Act people agonized over whether the government could see you library borrowing records ... just add that one to the list to I guess. ...

... Under construction ... ;-)