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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    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.
    Exactly. Especially to your second point. But hey, if your not saying anything wrong, what's the problem?
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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And who said they think it's being monitored, hmm? Need a little comprehension course. The op asks whether or not we think it should be monitored by the government. For those that value their constitutional liberties, of course not. For the shivering scared rest, well, apparently.
    I don't think the op was about civil liberties. I think it was asking is there anything on this site that is subversive?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    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.
    because no one ever lies when they answer an anonymous poll?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    I don't think the op was about civil liberties. I think it was asking is there anything on this site that is subversive?
    No, the op asked me if I think that the government should monitor DP. And my response is no, it's counter to civil liberty. Americans don't need monitoring, the government needs monitoring if you just note the number of scandals on any given day due to the lack thereof.
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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    because no one ever lies when they answer an anonymous poll?
    I think an agenda will be revealed by such an analysis. We are also not talking about anonymous polls. An agenda has a particular aim/objective and that is what you want revealed. If everyone lies on your polls, that's OK with me and apparently you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I think an agenda will be revealed by such an analysis. We are also not talking about anonymous polls. An agenda has a particular aim/objective and that is what you want revealed. If everyone lies on your polls, that's OK with me and apparently you.
    I thought what people were complaining about is that anonymous people were being allowed to vote on the polls? Per WCH's post:
    Up until yesterday, non-members could vote in the Poll section. No longer.
    non-members = anonymous.

    I don't care if people lie on polls on this site. The polls are meaningless here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Exactly. Especially to your second point. But hey, if your not saying anything wrong, what's the problem?
    Good one! Any rate, there are quite a few paranoid idiots out there that create problems out of nothing. It becomes a big problem when they occupy positions in the government where they can affect people's lives. Over and above that, there are some outside of the government who are paranoid and use sites like this to create twisted propaganda and smears to provide cover for their nefarious intent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Good one! Any rate, there are quite a few paranoid idiots out there that create problems out of nothing. It becomes a big problem when they occupy positions in the government where they can affect people's lives. Over and above that, there are some outside of the government who are paranoid and use sites like this to create twisted propaganda and smears to provide cover for their nefarious intent.
    I don't believe I've seen anyone here doing that, but then this board has a lot of forums, and I'm busy enough in just 2-3 of them.
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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Not without a warrant they shouldn't.
    you mean they should have to get a search warrant to read a public thread that anyone in the world can log onto at leisure?

    should we all have a secret handshake too before you can punch "debatepolitics" into google?
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    Re: Should the U. S. Government Monitor DP For Potential Threats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I don't believe I've seen anyone here doing that, but then this board has a lot of forums, and I'm busy enough in just 2-3 of them.
    Some here do indeed create twisted propaganda to put forward and agenda.

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