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Emory Babb Say KILL ALL THE WHITES, all you want. Until you actually try to, you're fine. Is this who we are scared of (i'm talking to all you pro-gun independent libertarian white males down below)? Are we really so scared as to think this guy is an ACTUAL threat?? How weak have we become... the terrorists have won - and they used pressure cookers. I'd laugh if this wasn't so depressing.
Emory Babb Sigh... the same issue as always "Conscientiousness is hard to fit into a rap song" -__________- Really? Rap, and Hip-hop before it (and music before that!) is conscientious at heart. It started as a way to reach out and inform people about issues. Macklemore can't rap about racism, but he can rap about equality and love. I've said it before, and i'll say it again, do your research on Macklemore before you hate on what the blind public picks up and declares "platinum" by sales. Macklemore built himself from the ground up. Drake never actually "started from the bottom" but Macklemore did. Hard to respect an argument as lazy as yours...
Emory Babb Most importantly, thank you for showing us that Change . gov is still up and displaying all the broken promises! Screenshot-ting countless pages for possible articles... Defense, ethics, civil rights, etc. So much to write about! So much change... :/
Emory Babb Read the articles from the local news.... He wasn't mouthing off. Your assumptions are undermining any credibility you had. There is no "responsibility to cooperate" with law enforcement. There is, however, a RIGHT not to cooperate. Unless detained, you don't have to cooperate in ANY way, and after being detained and identifying yourself (in OR this may be done without showing your actual license) you still don't have to cooperate. Should the police continue on an arrest you, the 5th amendment comes into play, and yet again, no cooperation necessary. And yes, it is fair to assume that power is being abused. "With great power comes great responsibility" and we lack responsibility on a massive scale in our society.
Emory Babb This article fails to provide anything other than speculation on it's own. Without Snowden we wouldn't even know to ask about the program. The author seems to have a utopian view of society if he thinks Feinstein, Obama, and the NSA would NEVER lie to the people when the people are mad at them...
Emory Babb He wasn't a celebrity when he wrote that. "Anything lamer than 'conscientious' rap" Seriously? As if rap is only ever a way to live vicariously through anger and violence... Tupac and Biggie wrote "conscientious" raps about things that mattered - are you embarrassed for them? Drake wrote "started from the bottom now we here" - from tv actor to hip-hop artist is not a big leap. Macklemore is a Seattle kid fighting addiction and inspiring others to do the same. He's an independent artist, I hope you realize that. He's big on his own. Like I said earlier... Haters gonna hate, but in both cases money talks and bullsh-- walks.
Emory Babb More research necessary, but i'm fairly certain I've seen pink guns in my buddies copies of American Rifleman and Guns and Ammo. Pink guns are an obvious attempt to target the female demographic, and I think it exceptional to that the NRA or anyone else wouldn't possibly want to arm half the population and attract buyers. Have you seen the 'new' Dr. Pepper ads? Sexist marketing never left, it's just adapting.
Emory Babb Holy cow Clapper v. Amnesty is horrible! You can't prove FISA/ FISC targeted you so you have no standing but this is all because that information is all secret and hidden?!?! Damn.... what a horrible precedent to set for secrecy from the government.
Emory Babb Hows that for justifying a dragnet approach? I'd mention the TSA and PATRIOT Acts abysmal records for dragnets as well, but you're well enough versed in national security to know that those are jokes as well... I appreciate that it's fun to call out hipsters, I really do. But this isn't just "a knee jerk reaction". I have friends who are reluctantly being forced out of apathy thanks to the relentless stream of scandals. This is not a drastic measure being taken "sometimes", it's constant and massive and works to further the disconnect between humanity and law.