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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    They monitor everything. And that's scary.
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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Well said.

    Anyone who has a problem with it should not be posting on public forums.
    No, it's stupidly said. Anyone that welcomes government monitoring of American citizens doesn't value their liberty, or is willing to trade it for perceived security, lol.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Take a sensitivity training course and stop acting like a bitch. You don't value your civil liberty, you have good company from the rest of the scared Americans.
    Never will I stop being a bitch, I like being Beautiful, Intelligent, Talented, Clever, and Honest. And I'd rather be a bitch than a chicken little.
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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    So the poll stands at

    Yes: 2
    No: 25
    Maybe: 5
    DK: 1

    Not sure why some idiot is spamming the 'yes' vote.
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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    So the poll stands at

    Yes: 2
    No: 25
    Maybe: 5
    DK: 1

    Not sure why some idiot is spamming the 'yes' vote.
    How is 2 votes spamming? I see 147 votes for yes, but only two members listed, is that what you mean?
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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Never will I stop being a bitch, I like being Beautiful, Intelligent, Talented, Clever, and Honest. And I'd rather be a bitch than a chicken little.
    Ok, true enough.
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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    How is 2 votes spamming? I see 147 votes for yes, but only two members listed, is that what you mean?
    Yes, I mean 145 spam votes from non-logged-on members/non-members is idiotic.
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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Actually you might be right. The "yes" is 147 but only lists two members, the "no" is down at 24 but has a long list of members. I think perhaps you are right. Anyone on the lists feel their vote is in the wrong place?

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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    So long as those dossiers are have no more personal detail than I could acquire if I decided to monitor all the postings on DP, then I don't have a problem. It's a public site. So long as they only access what normal members access, their algorithms and such are no more detrimental than those being used by google and other ad agencies everytime you enter a page at DP. If it's okay for ad agencies and google to be tracking what I do and type on a public forum, then it's okay for the government. Actually google et al probably have waaayyyy more personal information due to general browsing and computer identification than anyone could get of DP even with a warrant.
    I suppose I have two issues with it. One, a site like this is relatively benign and as such, it is a waste of resources. The second thing is that it could be used as a mechanism to suppress dissent, as opposed to preventing threats. It is said that the government used to IRS to target people because of their political views. If that is true, such monitoring could potentially lead the government to unnecessarily target and harass people who in reality pose no threat, but are simply expressing a point of view that they do not like.

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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    So the poll stands at

    Yes: 2
    No: 25
    Maybe: 5
    DK: 1

    Not sure why some idiot is spamming the 'yes' vote.
    DP staff might review past polls for a pattern of what ideology is scamming the polls. Be it NeoCons, Libs, Communists, Cubans, Kiwis, or Dems and Repubs. A lean will be revealed by the collective analysis of the past polls.

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