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    Default Remember the Day When...

    Inspired by a Facebook "friend" who loves posting conservative pictures, and will happily chat it up with someone who agrees with him, but shrinks from any questioning.

    What could you do say...five years ago, that is not possible now?

    I ask because five years ago I couldn't go see a Rated R movie by myself, let alone understand the complexities of adulthood (I'm just now getting a good grip on the paying bills thing, do ya really have to do it EVERY month?).

    Was President Clinton as bad for public freedom as President Obama apparently is? If so, what freedoms did he remove?

    As far as I'm aware, things are pretty much the same as they were then.

    Well, except for the hundreds of civilians that have been murdered since President Obama ratcheted up the drone program, but that's overseas, so it doesn't count, right?

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    Wasn't Clinton's presidency well over five years ago? Or am I missing something?
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    It was, but for the purposes of this inquiry I'm operating under the assumption that personal freedoms are only reduced in Democratic presidencies.

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    I remember the day when George W told everyone that he had spoke to God and decided to invade Iraq. Because ya know...it was the heavenly message .
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Once And Forever View Post
    It was, but for the purposes of this inquiry I'm operating under the assumption that personal freedoms are only reduced in Democratic presidencies.
    Whoever told you that is an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GozertheGozarian View Post
    Whoever told you that is an idiot.
    No kidding. You can completely obliterate that argument in just two words: Patriot Act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GozertheGozarian View Post
    Whoever told you that is an idiot.
    I think that's kinda the point he's trying, incredibly clumsily, to make.

    I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Once And Forever View Post
    It was, but for the purposes of this inquiry I'm operating under the assumption that personal freedoms are only reduced in Democratic presidencies.

    So this is an exercise in make believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Once And Forever View Post
    It was, but for the purposes of this inquiry I'm operating under the assumption that personal freedoms are only reduced in Democratic presidencies.
    Then you're operating under the wrong assumption
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike-X View Post
    I think that's kinda the point he's trying, incredibly clumsily, to make.

    I think.
    More or less. But I have very little memory of anything before my Sophmore year of High School, which was four years ago, and recorded facts only take you so far in an online argument.

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    i remember when it was unusual to see someone talking on the phone while driving. i miss those days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald M. View Post
    No kidding. You can completely obliterate that argument in just two words: Patriot Act.
    ...Which was passed with bi-partisan support. Then extended under Obama.
    Last edited by Wjowski; 12-21-2012 at 06:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wjowski View Post
    ...Which was passed with bi-partisan support. Then extended under Obama.
    Yes. And?
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    Spike-X is near:

    I think that's kinda the point he's trying, incredibly clumsily, to make.

    I think.
    Close. I think it's more "please make my argument for me".
    'Dox out.

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