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Snowden Now Wanted for Espionage & Stealing Documents

But they can't find him. Public opinion is almost split about prosecution. Would love to have a poll among deadheads to know if they would have moved to prosecute. My gut tells me no, but there is reactionary bulge in the demographic that is hard to predict.

One thing is clear. Obama and the rest of our rulers believe in: INFORMATION! From drones, mechanical insects and anywhere else they can get it.

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Mueller admits FBI using drones in the US

But only in special situations, so, you know, don't worry, be happy! (This after Obama & his AG said "NO"

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Go Heat

Pulling for the Blackhawks next! Congratulations Miami!

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@Gustavo

lol! I, too, am waiting for that other shoe to fall. I do think people are way too much asleep on the government end but the private hackers are frightening. Even if compromising your private data is just a way to make points in the business world as when Heartland Payment (a credit processor) got it's servers hacked to the tune of 150,000,000 identities. Just to make a point to it's blowhard CEO. Bob Carr.

(The point was: Banks rule the credit processing business, not a processing company). In the end we're screwed every way we turn, even by sweatshop Chinese hackers who just want to sell driver's licenses!

Bad news stats.? I It'll cost you about a million dollars to get your identity back unless you have well-crafted big-cap ID theft insurance.

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Yes, I got a kick out of that...

creative piece of writing, Anna. Thank you. Honestly, what concerns me more than anything on a daily basis is hacking and identity thieves. I'm waiting for the day that I really need to use a credit card and it won't go through. Months of phone calls, written letters and forms to fill out because some college kid with time on his hands and a hacker's program wiped out my credit history and my bank account. If the NSA wants to spy on my emails and phone conversations - let 'em. They'll need a handful of No Doze and a strong pot of coffee because my daily life is a total snoozer. The most exciting thing I look forward to is my son's baseball games and checking out dead.net. And with the inevitable advent of drones it just seems like there's no privacy anymore.....anywhere, indoors or out.

I like what Gustavo said to Walt on Breaking Bad, "I hide in plain sight, just like you." It's pretty much the only option left.

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Parkas, Slo -- It was a joke*

* But you get the awards for not having quite turned into sheeple yet!

Bahhh-ahhh. Maaaaaa-aaahhhhhh. Naaaahaaahhhhhh!

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Red States.......what a hoot!

let this be a lesson to all, stay off of Facebook, Twitter and especially Dead.net! Make sure all your "gardening supplies" and GD tickets are paid for in cash only and if you drive a 19 yr. old piece of shit like I do that's lucky to make it out of the driveway, much less to my destination, you don't have to worry about car computer surveillance.
On second thought, they can have my car - their loss, not mine. I'll just hop a ride on an Amish buggy since I get stuck behind them quite often anyway.

With all of these new and exciting revelations of big brother electronic shenanigans, the Amish simply don't know what they're missin'. :))))

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RE: Red States to make elderly Deadheads give up Driver's Licens

Anna, please tell me this is a joke. Do you have a link to an article or something I can read regarding this nonsense?

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G-8 In Ireland Begins Today

With a speech by Obama to the largely unemployed youth of Ireland and Europe saying "We in America had a different approach to austerity that has not involved so much suffering for the working and middle class.

It is laughable. The American view is always short term. If we bail out investment banks and every company "too big to fail" while printing vast quantities of paper money that other countries continue to believe has worth and concentrate that useless paper in the hands of corporate treasuries they will indeed continue to grow jobs as long as the huge pile of surplus cash is spent slowly and wisely enough not to create inflation and bring in reasonable profits, quarter to quarter, as far as the eye can see (and the dollar and bond market remain afloat.

Give the money to the rich elites. They know what to do with it. Until they don't. And what we could have done? Well, let's not talk about infrastructure and arts and social programs and health care and the environment. They aren't important.

Fracturing and raping the Earth to employ the American working class outweighs all else.
Immigration reform? NSA omni-surveillance? Please, don't bother me. I have to check the box to put 10% of my paycheck into a 401k from which I'll draw a .05% profit from, after the tax break and company match. Medicare? A fading memory after Obama gives tax dollars to health care corporations.

So listen up 56% of unemplyed youth in Europe, WE'VE got it fright! I mean right! Err - ughh, we see the light!

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Red States to make elderly Deadheads give up Driver's Licenses

In states where registered Republicans outweigh registered Democrats and Independents, the industrialist group ALEC and LE are sponsoring and supporting laws to force those identified as "deadheads" to giver up their driver's licenses at age 65, despite meeting all other legal criteria.

Citing such facts as their former and current self-admitted use of psychotropic drugs; their ticket purchases to any Grateful Dead related events; purchase and trading of Grateful Dead music; past criminal history for use and possession of psychedelic drugs, even within the Native American Church, and trolling for like information on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, ALEC has asserted that there is enough research to prove that "flashbacks" and current use of psychotropic drugs by this category of people creates a risk magnitudes of order higher regarding the incidence of serious road accidents than those who simply use all the current devices available as options in the most expensive latest model of car (including voice activated phone and internet) such as GPS and texting, to name just a few.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is quoted as saying that "It is time to round up all the known and suspected deadheads as menaces to the public safety by their current and past drug use. We don't need to know anything more than how Art Linkletter's daughter died or Leary's last request for 500 super-humans to take off from Earth in a spaceship to star-seed the universe to know what a public safety risk we are facing from this segment of the population now turning 65. If they don't voluntarily give up their privilege to drive it is time to take it from them and lock them up!

Although it is expected that the ACLU will take up the deadheads cause there will be little opposition to the laws in red state legislatures or, ultimately, the Supreme Court. These assemblies expect their LE to make wide-ranging requests for information from the Utah Data Center that will lead to arrests using tag-data scanning software programs loaded into LE car computers when Grateful Dead related events come to towns in their states as well as confiscation of vehicles belonging to this class of drivers.

An ALEC spokesperson smiled as he said his group could use the funding wisely to expand it's outreach to other areas of drug-induced music.

Grateful Dead spokespersons were not immediately available for comment as they were out "clubbing" for the night.

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