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Thread: Threatning the potus

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    They have part-time people in the FBI? How are they kept up-to-date on what's constantly occuring in this crazy world? Now that's scary!
    The arugala gives them updates.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Do you realize what you just said? "Especially not this administration."

    Whoops. Nice catch. Take out the "not".

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    So he was arrested for the threat against the president but nothing happened with the threat against the comedy club? That would appear to be selective enforcement at its finest.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The arugala gives them updates.
    Now THAT falls under a "suspicion confirmed" for me! It was the only logical vegetable choice most of the time, so I'm glad to have it confirmed ....

    Good aftrnoon, CJ.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Rights have limits, basic fact of life.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If true then they must have word recognition software for forums, because there's no way they have the manpower to lurk in every political site. The number of people who talk like Gipper just did is mind boggling.
    I don't know about software recognition. I know that they will investigate, consider it and then pay a visit if necessary. On another political site I used, a poster made similar statements, of support and prayer that someone would do it. The posts were reported to the mods and a call was made to the Secret Service, not by me. He told the board he was visited and warned. His posts were removed and he never posted like that again.
    Last edited by Gina; 03-01-13 at 05:58 PM.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    People in power are applauded, even idolized, when they do great things for the country .. and they get statues erected and people kissing their hand.

    But, when they behave in obvious Benedict Arnold fashion, selling America and its citizens down the river in blatant pandering for votes and power, well .. then they get what they should understandably expect.

    The freedom of speech issue is a diversion from the greater situation at hand.

    What's of paramount, foundational import is the actual behavior of the politicians American citizens entrusted at the voting booth.

    Politicians cannot realistically expect that they can do whatever American-citizen damage they wish and then run and hide behind the skirt of mommy law, as there are a ton of "independents", "anarchists", and other "crazies" who, at some point of feeling utterly betrayed and sold out, actually do indeed lose respect for the very law those Benedict Arnoldian politicians were supposed to be protecting.

    So although it is wrong to cry "Fire!" in a crowded theatre when there is no fire, or threaten anyone's life for real, "wrong", in this case, is a rational observation, and by the time the perpetrator has been so egregiously and intollerably wronged, considering the damage inflicted and the emotional reaction that has most understandably set in, it's really very foolish to expect rational behavior from such an individual.

    For now, however, we have stories we can tell that, though not illegal, still get the message across .. such as this: http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...post1061395713.

    Again, a word to the wise D.C. politican.
    You don't trust Trump? Well, there's only one way to leverage him to do what's economically right for us all: Powerful American Political Alliance. Got courage?! .. and a mere $5.00?

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    People in power are applauded, even idolized, when they do great things for the country .. and they get statues erected and people kissing their hand.

    But, when they behave in obvious Benedict Arnold fashion, selling America and its citizens down the river in blatant pandering for votes and power, well .. then they get what they should understandably expect.

    The freedom of speech issue is a diversion from the greater situation at hand.

    What's of paramount, foundational import is the actual behavior of the politicians American citizens entrusted at the voting booth.

    Politicians cannot realistically expect that they can do whatever American-citizen damage they wish and then run and hide behind the skirt of mommy law, as there are a ton of "independents", "anarchists", and other "crazies" who, at some point of feeling utterly betrayed and sold out, actually do indeed lose respect for the very law those Benedict Arnoldian politicians were supposed to be protecting.

    So although it is wrong to cry "Fire!" in a crowded theatre when there is no fire, or threaten anyone's life for real, "wrong", in this case, is a rational observation, and by the time the perpetrator has been so egregiously and intollerably wronged, considering the damage inflicted and the emotional reaction that has most understandably set in, it's really very foolish to expect rational behavior from such an individual.

    For now, however, we have stories we can tell that, though not illegal, still get the message across .. such as this: http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...post1061395713.

    Again, a word to the wise D.C. politican.
    IMO, total BS.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    People in power are applauded, even idolized, when they do great things for the country .. and they get statues erected and people kissing their hand.

    But, when they behave in obvious Benedict Arnold fashion, selling America and its citizens down the river in blatant pandering for votes and power, well .. then they get what they should understandably expect.

    The freedom of speech issue is a diversion from the greater situation at hand.

    What's of paramount, foundational import is the actual behavior of the politicians American citizens entrusted at the voting booth.

    Politicians cannot realistically expect that they can do whatever American-citizen damage they wish and then run and hide behind the skirt of mommy law, as there are a ton of "independents", "anarchists", and other "crazies" who, at some point of feeling utterly betrayed and sold out, actually do indeed lose respect for the very law those Benedict Arnoldian politicians were supposed to be protecting.

    So although it is wrong to cry "Fire!" in a crowded theatre when there is no fire, or threaten anyone's life for real, "wrong", in this case, is a rational observation, and by the time the perpetrator has been so egregiously and intollerably wronged, considering the damage inflicted and the emotional reaction that has most understandably set in, it's really very foolish to expect rational behavior from such an individual.

    For now, however, we have stories we can tell that, though not illegal, still get the message across .. such as this: http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...post1061395713.

    Again, a word to the wise D.C. politican.
    Whatever your feeling about an elected official, no one has the right to threaten their lives. Period. It is plainly against the law. I would make this statement no matter the letter following the official's name.

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    Re: Threatning the potus

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Let 'em come after me. Gubmint's no stranger to wasting money - especially not this administration.
    I'm positive this isn't online-tough-guy talk.
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