ramwel2010

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  1. Were the nuke secrets in violation of the US Constitution? Was listening in to the German president's cell phone calls in violation of the constitution? C'mon, Jeff. Trying to deflect the conversation in different direction doesn't alter my point. The latest revelation on the Dishfire program shows that the NSA has been collecting data far beyond metadata including millions of text messages, financial transaction data, passwords, geolocation data, missed call and roaming alerts and anything else they can mine from users cell phones across the globe, including from Americans, all without warrants or oversight. The more of this that gets released, the clearer it becomes that our government is out of control and can no longer be trusted to follow the law. Prior to the Snowden leaks I would have passed this kind of activity off as tinfoil hat idiocy. Not any more. The tinfoil hat crowd doesn't look so stupid these days. Every time our government claims they're not doing something, we find out a week later that they were lying to us. I'm pretty fucking fed up with that.
  2. Sorry Jeff, But you can't pin the fault for this on Snowden. The US government gave up this information when they decided to abuse the technology available to them and cast aside the laws our Nation was founded on. If not Snowden, eventually somebody would have blown the whistle on this. I would hope any citizen in a position to shed light on government abuse, yourself included, would have the balls to do the same. There is a difference between blowing the whistle on abuses of US citizens. If he had stopped there, he would have somewhat held the moral high ground. But you don't go around telling the world about our capabilities against foreign nations and who's leaders we are listening in on phone calls. That sort of thing crosses all lines. And using the excuse that someone would have eventually done it is lame. I suppose by that logic, I could have revealed nuke secrets or operational secrets while I was active duty because someone would have eventually done that, right? No sorry, that dog doesn't hunt. Were the nuke secrets in violation of the US Constitution?
  3. Sorry Jeff, But you can't pin the fault for this on Snowden. The US government gave up this information when they decided to abuse the technology available to them and cast aside the laws our Nation was founded on. If not Snowden, eventually somebody would have blown the whistle on this. I would hope any citizen in a position to shed light on government abuse, yourself included, would have the balls to do the same. Sorry but Jeff has no balls... I don't agree with Jeff on some issues, but he is one of very few people on this entire forum who I highly respect. I've met a lot of people through SA and while I have not met Jeff, I regard him as one of the more valued members of this online wasteland. He presents reasoned arguments and has shown himself capable of evolving views while remaining firm to his morals. Balls that clang, I say.
  4. Sorry Jeff, But you can't pin the fault for this on Snowden. The US government gave up this information when they decided to abuse the technology available to them and cast aside the laws our Nation was founded on. If not Snowden, eventually somebody would have blown the whistle on this. I would hope any citizen in a position to shed light on government abuse, yourself included, would have the balls to do the same.
  5. Secrecy has little to do with it, Mark. Get a judge to agree the surveillance is justified, sign a warrant and spy all you want. Rolling over and claiming this an unavoidable reality because calling these programs for the bullshit they are would interfere with your party loyalty is just spineless.
  6. Why would you want to keep these operations hidden? At this point it is obvious to me that our government is well beyond being capable of being honest. I think the entire NSA needs to be scrapped and "terrorism" surveillance needs to be put into the hands of the FBI and CIA with the explicit direction that each case is handled according to the laws of our Constitution. That means the requirement of a warrant to spy on citizens (domestic or foreign) and collect their mail, phone calls, texts, email, or any other personal communications they engage in. Collecting everything to look for something is not acceptable. I'm curious if you defended the Patriot Act when the Bush administration lawyers deliberately issued perverted interpretations of US law in order to open the doors to this insanity?
  7. I sincerely hope the entire cache is released. Our government has brought this upon itself. Our leaders are not above the law.
  8. If you need 30 rounds to hunt....you shouldn't... I don't think anybody makes a 30 round .50 Beowulf mag for the AR. The largest I've seen is 10. Perhaps you could educate yourself. Or you could continue looking like a fucking tool.
  9. These guys know all about the west wight potter. Our kind, not so much
  10. If you think this is fake, prove it. Bid $80,000 --after all it's fake, right? Prove it? is this web forum that fucking important to you? do some of you really not have lives outside of the interwebs? far more intricate jokes than this have been pulled off on this site over the years. regardless of whether it is real or fake, some of you are really pathetic. how many of you have spent hundreds of hours following reid, vann, and now this idiot? go take a damn walk with your family or do something productive. jesus... and it's always the cruising idiots. I remember when this used to be a racing website and we had people who actually raced here. now it's just a bunch of internet masturbators who can't figure out how to rig a west wight potter.
  11. You are really stupid if you think either the craigslist ad or this ebay ad are real. Do you morons really think even the rod would be so dumb as to not have any interior pics on the ebay ad? The only images that have been used are images that have been posted to this site. Hellooooooo. fucking morons.
  12. Why do you keep ignoring the facts? It is clear that private American data is being collected without authorization or warrant. The ability is no longer the issue. The issue now is do we keep allowing our government to say "oops", or do we hold them accountable and demand an end to this?
  13. Explain how this is a "maybe", Mark:
  14. You are trying really hard to ignore the obvious. The leak shows that they ARE diverting and storing user data from Google and Yahoo, without their knowledge or authorization. Private American data is included in that. This isn't a maybe. This is what IS happening. Do you really think it stops with this particular case of Google and Yahoo? Are you really that fucking stupid?
  15. Are you joking? Seriously? http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-infiltrates-links-to-yahoo-google-data-centers-worldwide-snowden-documents-say/2013/10/30/e51d661e-4166-11e3-8b74-d89d714ca4dd_story.html
  16. Mark, this is where it gets really grey. Yes, the FISA court has said what the NSA is/was doing is technically legal. However, the NSA itself has admitted it violated the scope of the FISA warrants "thousands" of times. So those "ooops" are clearly not legal. And I find it unlikely that all (or even the majority) were "ooopsies". The other really grey area in all this is the perversion of the FISA court where there is no counter-argument given from an objective outsider to look after our privacy rights. There is a token appointee to do that now, IIRC. But I don't think that is enough. I honestly don't believe these broad fishing expeditions would survive legal scrutiny if it was challenged in a proper court. Again - the HARM to the American people is the chilling effect this has had and will continue to have on speech. That is more sacred to me than protecting the lives of a few dozen (or even a few thousand) that we might lose in the event of another terrorist attack by NOT sucking up every email, text, phone call, etc. of our citizens. If I thought that is what they were doing I'd be against it too. The system described under oath from multiple people in the hearings? I'm stumped to think of a better way. Definitely open to something better, just haven't figured one out. Did you miss the details on MUSCULAR? They ARE sucking up every email, text, phone call, etc.. You really think the data collection stops with the latest leak by Snowden? You really think MUSCULAR is the ONLY program involved with warrantless surveillance of private American data? One of my coworkers is a bit on the nutter side and has long been claiming that our emails and anything we transmit digitally is being collected by the gov. We routinely poked fun at him for this. One of the other engineers apologized to him on Friday. Our government is proving the nutters right. We've allowed it to happen. It's time to quit making excuses and start demanding this come to an end. Shredding our rights based on fear and paranoia isn't making us safer. It is making us less safe by giving credence to extremists of all sorts and justifying their beliefs. The paranoid and delusional, who are looking like Nostradamus right now, are a far bigger worry to us than Islamic extremists on the other side of the Earth. We aren't just giving up our rights, we're pushing more and more people to a dangerous fringe.
  17. The Constitution is about creating a government to best preserve the rights of its citizens, an individual devoted to protecting those rights would be a true patriot. Is Snowden a Patriot? In my opinion, Yes.
  18. After the release of the MUSCULAR details, I'm of the firm opinion that Snowden is an asset to the American people and not a traitor. There is no doubt that our government is collecting, storing, and sorting every single phone call, text, email, video, and image we transmit. That is unacceptable to me. I loathed the GW Bush administration. This administration is doing it's best to make the W years look glorious. Spare me the "everybody does it" and "it's too late" bullshit. Complacency is what has allowed this to occur. Complacency is what will allow it to get worse. If we as a nation don't get control of these abuses, the militia nutters are going to look like fucking prophets.
  19. god almighty you people are stupid. You really think that craigslist ad is real?
  20. i cannot look at the Guy avatar without giggling. the voice instantly pops into my head
  21. because most of these armchair idiots have no experience other than trying to get an o'day 19 to reach.
  22. Does he have the cash to remove this pile of crap from the water? No? Then fuck him. Somebody else (us) ends up paying for these assholes failed projects. I'm all for taking risks in life, but this idiot deserves to get kicked in the junk repeatedly.
  23. YOU built a floating pile of garbage while ignoring the advice of those who had experience. YOU spent beyond your means. YOU are the only person to blame for this catastrophe. Act like a fucking man and take ownership of your failures. Stop fucking expecting hand outs. God damn I fucking hate parasites like you. Largely, I think he has. How about we all stop kicking the man while he's down aye. go back and read his posts. he's crying like a damn toddler and blaming an internet forum for his failures. fuck rod. i am unable to find sympathy for this asshole due to the simple fact that a mountain of people TRIED to help him along his way. he told them all to piss off and now he gets to reap the rewards of his ignorance.
  24. YOU built a floating pile of garbage while ignoring the advice of those who had experience. YOU spent beyond your means. YOU are the only person to blame for this catastrophe. Act like a fucking man and take ownership of your failures. Stop fucking expecting hand outs. God damn I fucking hate parasites like you.
  25. the wire is 1/4 stainless 316 the linkage is 1/4 304 stainless have u worked with Ruters this size before? you are doomed. have you tried calling edson or jefa and talked to someone that does this for a living? you have seriously underestimated the loads on a rudder.