US Senate passes CISA, a very bad spying bill dressed up as a cybersecurity bill


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I wrote to my representative who voted against it, to express my gratitude, and to my representative who voted for it to register my extreme disappointment.

My letter didn’t include a $10,000 check, however, so…


#3

FFS. Oh well, time to go on the offensive.


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Why do the two parties have to pick this of all things to work on harmoniously, hand in hand? It used to be things like highway bridges.


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Damn you, Stabenow. I’m more disappointed in you than I am in that bluedog Peters.


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The vast majority of Republicans support the national security state at all times.

The vast majority of Democrats will never go against a pro-security state Democrat in the White House, such as Obama or, I expect, Hillary.

So the only time you get any pushback on this is when we have a Democratic congress and a Republican president.


#7

Has the USA always been so authoritarian?


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We were actually pretty authoritarian in the Civil War, WWI, and WWII, too. The difference being that all three of those wars were fought against defined enemies, with a surrender ceremony at the end, and we (mostly) decided that the authoritarianism stopped when the war was over.


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Only to black people. And sometimes immigrants. Depending on the immigrant.


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If the “war” is explicitly lacking a specific enemy, theatre, or timeline, then I’ll consider “the war on terror” to be business as usual in America’s 21st century.


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Well, my Senators totally blew this one. It hasn’t passed the house yet, and I’m banking on Jared Polis voting against it. Bennet has cemented his place on my shit list though.


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