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Who Will Keep Our Freedoms Safe?

becolby Wrote: Jan 22, 2015 1:24 PM
As much as I agree with and admire the Judge, PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT before commenting on something. You of all people should know better. The radar device in use (and has been in use for a couple of years now) does nothing more that show that there is someone on the other side of the wall and how far away they are. By watching the distance you can estimate location and if they are moving. You cannot see anything. This is not an invasion of privacy. It is nothing more than a better way of putting your ear to the door and listening. Using a glass always made that work better so is the glass an invasion of privacy? Other than that, I completely agree with the constant attacks upon our liberty by both sides of the isle of our Federal government. We are not a democracy, but a constitutional republic. We need to gets things back on track with how our Founding Fathers intended.
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Salon Writer: We Need a Gay Spider-Man

becolby Wrote: May 01, 2014 2:00 PM
and as an avid Spiderman fan since the 60s, Spiderman is the consummate "be careful what you wish for" story. It was meant to show the boys who read comic books that even having super powers can be in itself, a problem.
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Salon Writer: We Need a Gay Spider-Man

becolby Wrote: May 01, 2014 1:57 PM
Unless my memory fails me, the original James T. West was white (and short) so if Hollywood is so racist (absurd at best) then why did they choose Will Smith to portray a character made famous by Robert Conrad in the Wild, Wild, West?
I agree except it goes way beyond President Obama and the present Congress. This has been building, inch by inch, since the 1930s. Progresivism has been pushing to gain each inch of power gained by the Federal government. The only real answer is to give the balance back to the States. Every school child is taught the horizontal balance of power in the US (Executive, congress, and judicial) but they leave out the vertical (and much more important to the founding fathers) is the balance between the feds and the States. See Levin's book the freedom amendments for details of how to get this balance back.
The only question I have about what the cop did was to identify himself as a police officer when working as security for the school district. That aside, the man will be able to walk because he was arrested for the wrong thing. At least while on tape, he never made any aggressive moves towards the officer. He DID refuse to obey a lawful order by a police officer which is illegal, but not assault. It should have been interference with an officer, but of course, this goes back to the question of was this interference with an office in the line of duty, he was off duty and acting as security. Either way I am sure the charges will be dropped as he never assaulted or battered the officer. The officer's action (identifying himself as PD to give the color of authority) when he was working as a private citizen.
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