• Good that you are covering this Kevin!
    The idea of a random and subjective “Perimeter” offends me. This sort of regulatory device could be used to justify invasive procedures and investigations of anyone, because there is apparently nothing in the procedure to prevent the line being set at 100 or two or even more miles from the object; much like the horrible “Border Security Zones”.
    When will people finally admit that the FBI is manufacturing “Terrorists” Just to justify their budgets and their heavy handed tactics?

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post A Walk Across New Hampshire For Aaron by themomcat.

    2014-01-11 23:07:26View | Delete

    I hope more people can reach that state of involvement.
    Petitions, twitterstorms, and even lawsuits, are mainly useless. Nobody sees your commitment, till they see your ass on the line!

  • Paul Repstock commented on the blog post 12 Years a Guantanamo Captive

    2014-01-11 13:04:04View | Delete

    How about a ring around Chelsea Manning’s prison? That is a lot easier and is essentially the same situation.

  • Paul Repstock commented on the blog post 12 Years a Guantanamo Captive

    2014-01-11 13:00:22View | Delete

    Absolutly disgusting!
    45 designated forever prisoners, even though there is no evidence against them? America, the land of the free and the home of the brave; Where nobody dares to stand up to their government.
    Even more disgusting is Canada; Where the government colluded in the military prosecution of Omar Khadar, and now holds him in a Canadian prison just because that is the easiest thing to do. A Fascist Bureaucracy going around in circles, collecting wages and benifits, taking vacations, and attending parties,…While Omar Khadar rots in prison. Most Canadians don’t even know who he is, never mind the backstory!

  • That is right Onit..The government has no interest in ‘keeping the average person safe’. In truth, they don’t have that ability. Shit Happens! Plagues, asteroids, car accidents, Bank Muggings…
    This Surveillance is all about keeping track of and control over anyone who might rise above the croud and threaten their control.
    As Kevin alluded, there is no intent to rein in the spying. This cat is out of the bag and the only solution is to exterminate it!

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Climate Change – No problem here – Only 6.5 Billion dead by Synoia.

    2014-01-09 19:35:45View | Delete

    Yes Ohio. The “Vitriol” is overdone and unproductive. However, I brought it on myself. I should have just kept my “Opinions” to myself.
    There are both vested interests and fear at play in this debate. My punny efforts are unlikely to influence either.

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Climate Change – No problem here – Only 6.5 Billion dead by Synoia.

    2014-01-09 18:10:42View | Delete

    Wow! What a lot of shrill screaming on a supposedly “Liberal” website. All because I stated that I didn’t agree with a certain point of view, and that I thought that point of view was based and supported on opinion. For the information of the person who tried to distinguish between “theory” and opinion; Let [...]

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Climate Change – No problem here – Only 6.5 Billion dead by Synoia.

    2014-01-08 21:21:41View | Delete

    Suffice to say that I’m in disagreement with nearly everyone here on this particular topic; I’m not ready for an argument tonight. Messers. Suzuki and Gore have displayed serious conflicts. One important thing for everyone on this discussion is to realize and to admit; that most of what we believe and say, is opinion or [...]

  • Not just “Tools of the NSA”, but actual benificiaries of the NSA spying activities which fed information about foreign competitors to American corporations. (Remember that industrial espionage was one thing Snowdon reported)

  • The above comment was in no way a critisism of Kevin Gztolla or any of the others who stood out to report on Manning’s trial, nor am I critical of Manning’s legal team. They all did their part the very best they could.
    Most of us don’t have their tallents or educations. However, it doesn’t take too much education to know what is right or wrong, and it does not take a degree to ‘Put your boots on the ground’ in front of a military machine that is crushing freedom.
    Stand up for Freedom!

  • The government and the corpocracy cannot allow Whistleblowing! There are hundreds of Edward Snowdons, Russel Tices, and Chelsea Mannings, waiting in the wings, daring only to leave their information hidden in the hope that some future generation will find it. If those many people felt free to tell what they know, Americans would be facing prosecution in The World Court and at home. The social order would be given a body blow it might not recover from.
    Unless and until large numbers of people can find their courage to ‘Physically’ protect Whistleblowers, not much will change. Legal and moral defences are fine in good times, we can see how much good that did for Chelsea Manning….The government ‘protects’ her now, In Prison.
    Protective custody,,,,Right?

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Top 10 Proofs People Can Be Completely Manipulated Without Hypnosis by David Swanson.

    2014-01-04 19:36:41View | Delete

    OFG; You are not alone in your point of view. But, you are still wrong in several ways. First, It has been made abundantly clear that we cannot believe a single thing the Propaganda Machine feeds us! I am ashamed to say, but I fell for the bull shit coming out of Libya about Gaddafi [...]

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Over Easy: Still Fighting the Surveillance State by msmolly.

    2014-01-04 13:35:34View | Delete

    Reader; Please contact me directly.

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Top 10 Proofs People Can Be Completely Manipulated Without Hypnosis by David Swanson.

    2014-01-04 13:20:39View | Delete

    Americans are titillated by the horror “Displayed” (but never actually shown) in “The Hunger Games”. They like to pretend either; that this is the absolute limit of possible depravity, or that ‘that could never happen here’. How naively foolish you are my friends. “There is nothing more petulant than a psycopatic child, deprived of its [...]

  • Paul Repstock commented on the blog post The Roundup for January 3rd, 2013

    2014-01-03 21:22:31View | Delete

    Considering the content, this seemed an appropriate spot for this video. Anything the interviewer may lack is made up by the material.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGmmhk9r3gQ&feature=player_embedded

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post Over Easy: Still Fighting the Surveillance State by msmolly.

    2014-01-03 19:23:39View | Delete

    In regards to Edward Snowdon’s ‘liberty and safety’, people are naive. Firstly, there are too many folks, who having swallowed the initial story/propaganda, are incapable of reassement (think 9/11). So he will be forever at risk from lone wingnutjobs. Secondly, government itself NEVER, either forgives nor forgets! The government and its many arms have endless [...]

  • Paul Repstock commented on the blog post New Report Details Elite NSA Hacking Unit

    2013-12-30 09:41:12View | Delete

    Sadly, there is no doubt that the USPS is already complicit. They like everyone else, just want to collect their paychecks and pensions.
    Nobody rocks the boat and says, “No!”

  • Paul Repstock commented on the diary post federal judge legalizes illegal surveillance, criminalizes free association by patrick devlin.

    2013-12-28 23:06:11View | Delete

    A “ruling” which effectively negates the rights of Intellectual Property, is probably so badly flawed that we don’t have to worry past the first court case. This is judicial “Wingnutia” at its terrifying finest. Let us just hope that the first people to test it are large corporations and not some poor Joe average human [...]

  • Paul Repstock commented on the blog post Phil Robertson’s Happy Happy Happy Day

    2013-12-28 12:28:47View | Delete

    100%
    The only problem with the Web is that we tend to “Channel” ourselves.
    Spending one’s life, reading and commenting on FDL is also a very narrow existence.
    I know some “ID’s” on the internet better than I know my neighbours. That cannot be healthy???

  • Paul Repstock commented on the blog post Phil Robertson’s Happy Happy Happy Day

    2013-12-28 11:37:40View | Delete

    @Peter;
    A&E is a “Profit making corporation”. They will go which ever way their owners and or the consumer, want them to go.
    The only “Value judgement” involved is the number of Dollars which can be generated by broacasting. The content is irrelevant. If they could make more money with pictures of cows pooping, that is what would be on tellevision.

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