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    Patriot Act renewal blocked in Senate

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/....ap/index.html

    this is some awsome ****.

    in other news, man in funny mask and hat seen leaving out the Senate's back door.

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    I'm glad to see that. I didn't have too big of a problem with the patriot act as a temporary measure. But I think it was way too dangerous to leave in place in its current form.

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    Whatever. It'll come back in force next time a terrorist manages to attack US mainland.

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    Exactly, it'll come back when we need it again. I'm glad it's gone, I'm going to scutlle off to my local library to check out a copy of "Buggery for Dummies."

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    The problem with the Patriot Act is that history shows that the government WILL abuse it, given the opportunity. This is a government, after all, that had the FBI investigating the lyrics to Louie Louie years back. I don't have a problem with drastic measures when they are legitimately needed. Hell, Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus during the Civil War. I just don't want them becoming a permanent part of the landscape.

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    the funniest part that i found was that on cnn.com, two headlines down was the following headline:

    Report: Bush OK'd spying on Americans
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/12/16/bu....ap/index.html

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    really though, does legal vs illegal even matter anymore?

    If they need to torture someone, they'll do it. If they need to spy on Americans, they'll do it.
    I don't think this administration cares whether or not it's legal.

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    Good ridance to bad law.
    "Quiet fool before I am kicking the butt!"
    -My three year old trash talking to me

    "Integrity can't be bought or sold---you either have it or you don't."
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    52-47 is a little to close for me to be comfortable and surprising considering the majority . There wasnt a raise in pay included in the Patriot Act ... so I can see how some Republicans would vote it down .

    But I am glad some of our senators are not dead set on screwing us over at every chance they get .... I hope it continues .
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    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christmas Spirit
    52-47 is a little to close for me to be comfortable and surprising considering the majority . There wasnt a raise in pay included in the Patriot Act ... so I can see how some Republicans would vote it down .

    But I am glad some of our senators are not dead set on screwing us over at every chance they get .... I hope it continues .
    Remember, next year is an election year, Bush is not popular, the Patriot Act is not popular. Showing support for them is not in the best interest of a politician's career.
    "Quiet fool before I am kicking the butt!"
    -My three year old trash talking to me

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    -My Father to me one day

    "No surprise. Until Aikido sheds its street-brawling, thuggish image, it'll never be mainstream."
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