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Attractive, articulate, multicultural clip art people are spying on us all. [Oct. 22nd, 2009|11:12 pm]
The American Caliban
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[User Picture]From: miss_geek
2009-10-23 06:26 am (UTC)
I'm thinking about the "power of that" and I don't think I'll be getting any sleep.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-10-23 06:41 am (UTC)
That's what all our reports say, yes.
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From: jpeace
2009-10-23 06:50 am (UTC)
These alleged human beings and the members of this organization need to be exterminated. I mean literally strung up from lampposts so we can watch their rotting flesh drip off.
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[User Picture]From: srl
2009-10-23 01:03 pm (UTC)

see something? say something.

This is a perfect time to read Chris Capozzola's Uncle Sam Wants You, of which there's a short article excerpt here, on (his phrase) "coercive voluntarism" and the US in World War I. It'll sound more familiar to you than you might think.

Edited at 2009-10-23 01:03 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: taskboy3000
2009-10-23 01:04 pm (UTC)

Snarking was never so hip

I'm on the fence about this. On the one hand, I support citizens being part of their own defense. On the other, this feels like the start of Brown Shirts. I'm not even sure I can articulate a clearer message: report obviously wrong things, but don't be a d-bag.
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[User Picture]From: perich
2009-10-23 01:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Snarking was never so hip

I can clear that up for you: reporting everything you're uncertain about to law enforcement isn't "being part of [one's] own defense." It's outsourcing common sense.
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[User Picture]From: perich
2009-10-23 01:32 pm (UTC)

quoting 30 rock here:

"If You Suspect Anything, Do Everything."
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[User Picture]From: maps_or_guitars
2009-10-23 03:19 pm (UTC)
Wow. I'll totally be replaying and replaying Burroughs's thanksgiving prayer over and over this year. "Thanks for a country where nobody's allowed to mind his
own business. Thanks for a nation of FINKS."
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[User Picture]From: leolo
2009-10-23 06:55 pm (UTC)
That was a joke, right? A parody? Please
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[User Picture]From: eris_devotee
2009-10-23 08:53 pm (UTC)
that's... serious?

and it's the police department that is putting it out?

::rendered speechless::
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[User Picture]From: createdestiny
2009-10-24 04:10 am (UTC)
Holy crap that is creepy!
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