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Is America a police state?

Yes
9
30%
No
21
70%
 
Total votes : 30

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Postby Sri Lanky » Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:15 pm

Do you consider the US a police state?
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Postby Sri Lanky » Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:20 pm

If you don't know or don't care please explain why.
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Postby britneyfan97 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:10 pm

were you arrested for saying this? are federal agents searching your belongings and branding you an enemy of the state?

talk to someone who grew up under nazi occupation like i did, maybe you'll see how good you have it
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Postby Buzzsaw » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:17 pm

I wonder how such a poll would be received in a real police state?
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Postby Sri Lanky » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:22 pm

I am sure that many African-Americans and most Native-Americans would say yes....but they don't really count,do they.
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Postby Buzzsaw » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:22 pm

Have any of them voted in your poll?
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Postby Sri Lanky » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:28 pm

Don't get snide boy...you know exactly what I mean.
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Postby Buzzsaw » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:32 pm

Sri Lanky wrote:Don't get snide boy...you know exactly what I mean.


As an African American, I take great offense to you calling me "boy."
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Postby Sri Lanky » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:35 pm

...whatever.
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Postby Skirita » Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:08 pm

Don't stop now, guys... This is getting good.
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Postby britneyfan97 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:09 pm

Buzzsaw wrote:
Sri Lanky wrote:Don't get snide boy...you know exactly what I mean.


As an African American, I take great offense to you calling me "boy."



lol... i have arrested whites, african americans, and hispanics and you know what all of the individuals had in common?

they broke the fucking law!
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Postby Buzzsaw » Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:21 pm

I would respond except I am far too offended by this racist thread.
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Postby crotalus01 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:27 pm

i have enough american indian blood to qualify for BIA "benefits" and i vote no. USA is not a police state. what was done to the indians was more akin to outright theft and genocide. it has nothing to do with being a police state. Chile under Pinochet was a police state - people like you posting this thread would disappear in the middle of the night and never be heard from again.
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How do you figure it out?

Postby Bronco » Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:42 pm

We have more people in prison as a percentage of our population than the next three countries combined. That sounds a lot like a Police State to me.

and Britanyfan, If you were in Germany before the war, didn't you see the development of the Nazi empire? Didn't it look a lot like what we are looking at today? Spiriting off suspects to be tortured in Syria or Jordan so nobody can say it was done in the US sounds like a Nazi approach to me. Hiding memos saying that "If we want to torture people, it's OK" ...Hiding suspects in a camp where Nobody knows who is there or when they will get trials, fair or not. Sure sounds like a Police State to me.

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Postby Buzzsaw » Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:56 pm

I call for the emancipation of all of the prisoners. Obviously, they were all wrongly convicted because this is a police state and all.
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