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February 28, 2014, 04:56:41 PM
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February 28, 2014, 05:38:45 PM
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Brain wallet would put an end to all that nonsense.

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February 28, 2014, 07:21:23 PM
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I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with Bitcoin and more because he was wearing a hoodie with "bitcoin not bombs" with a logo of a plane dropping bitcoin bombs....
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February 28, 2014, 09:14:38 PM
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I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with Bitcoin and more because he was wearing a hoodie with "bitcoin not bombs" with a logo of a plane dropping bitcoin bombs....

I'm pretty sure it had more to do with the Thugs and Sexual Assailants taking the opportunity to harass an "uppity" citizen who opted out of their porno scan. I won't fly because of them. Every one of those deviants should be rounded up and publicly shot. They are traitors by the constitutional definition.

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February 28, 2014, 09:42:59 PM
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With a TShirt with an image like that with an airplane dropping (bitcoin)bombs, and a company named BitcoinNotBombs, I'd sure as hell be suspicious. 9/11 repeat etc.

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February 28, 2014, 10:50:13 PM
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Just got off the phone with a friend who works for the TSA to ask him about this.  He had not heard of this news and said they have not received any sort of guidance in regards to Bitcoin and that financial criminality is out of their purview.

His theory is that it sounded like some overzealous agent who had read a bitcoin headline and was being a cowboy.  His exact sarcastic words were: "Yeah, we get the cream of the crop over here."

Every one of those deviants should be rounded up and publicly shot. They are traitors by the constitutional definition.

Please don't execute my friend, Biomech.  He is definitely not a traitor and in fact a very nice guy.  Smiley

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February 28, 2014, 11:00:30 PM
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Just got off the phone with a friend who works for the TSA to ask him about this.  He had not heard of this news and said they have not received any sort of guidance in regards to Bitcoin and that financial criminality is out of their purview.

His theory is that it sounded like some overzealous agent who had read a bitcoin headline and was being a cowboy.  His exact sarcastic words were: "Yeah, we get the cream of the crop over here."

Every one of those deviants should be rounded up and publicly shot. They are traitors by the constitutional definition.

Please don't execute my friend, Biomech.  He is definitely not a traitor and in fact a very nice guy.  Smiley

He may be a nice guy. But he works for an organization whose sole purpose is a perversion of everything America was founded on. I'd advise him to look HARD in the mirror, and see if there isn't something better he could do.

I get the same argument about cops. "Well, I know a cop and he's alright..."

He wears the uniform. By putting on that uniform, he has accepted what it stands for. What it stands for is a surrender of self to the Collective, and an open slap in the face to the very concept of liberty. Your friend, by being a voluntary part of an organization that is more terroristic than ANY of the USAcorp's "enemies", has given up the "innocent" title. The Nuremburg defense failed in 1945 for good reason. "Just following orders" is no excuse. If you haven't the moral fortitude to NOT follow egregious orders, then you are either a coward or a willing participant. There really is no middle ground on this.

I am actually a non violent person, but the things that have been done to my country over the past 30 years are horrible. We have become Nazi Germany, only with glitter and better PR. Our rulers have created the largest, most dangerous Empire ever in existence, and they pretend to be representing us. They, and the TSA is definitely part of this, deliberately UNDERMINE our security for the sake of political gain. Fear is the motivator of the masses, and the politicians and their cronies know it, love it, and openly exploit it.

It frankly bugs me at a very deep level, because I have watched this nation go down the fucking drain for a long time. I'm 45 years old, and the country I live in does not even resemble the one I grew up in. That's not a long time to go from a largely free society to a tyrannical nightmare. I do not approve of a police state, nor any of it's agents. Nobody made them choose treason over liberty. It was voluntary, and they are screwing over their fellow man for pennies. The only thing worse than a traitor is a CHEAP traitor. If you are going to sell your soul, don't you think you ought to get value for it?

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February 28, 2014, 11:21:42 PM
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Just got off the phone with a friend who works for the TSA to ask him about this.  He had not heard of this news and said they have not received any sort of guidance in regards to Bitcoin and that financial criminality is out of their purview.

His theory is that it sounded like some overzealous agent who had read a bitcoin headline and was being a cowboy.  His exact sarcastic words were: "Yeah, we get the cream of the crop over here."

Every one of those deviants should be rounded up and publicly shot. They are traitors by the constitutional definition.

Please don't execute my friend, Biomech.  He is definitely not a traitor and in fact a very nice guy.  Smiley

He may be a nice guy. But he works for an organization whose sole purpose is a perversion of everything America was founded on. I'd advise him to look HARD in the mirror, and see if there isn't something better he could do.

I get the same argument about cops. "Well, I know a cop and he's alright..."

He wears the uniform. By putting on that uniform, he has accepted what it stands for. What it stands for is a surrender of self to the Collective, and an open slap in the face to the very concept of liberty. Your friend, by being a voluntary part of an organization that is more terroristic than ANY of the USAcorp's "enemies", has given up the "innocent" title. The Nuremburg defense failed in 1945 for good reason. "Just following orders" is no excuse. If you haven't the moral fortitude to NOT follow egregious orders, then you are either a coward or a willing participant. There really is no middle ground on this.

I am actually a non violent person, but the things that have been done to my country over the past 30 years are horrible. We have become Nazi Germany, only with glitter and better PR. Our rulers have created the largest, most dangerous Empire ever in existence, and they pretend to be representing us. They, and the TSA is definitely part of this, deliberately UNDERMINE our security for the sake of political gain. Fear is the motivator of the masses, and the politicians and their cronies know it, love it, and openly exploit it.

It frankly bugs me at a very deep level, because I have watched this nation go down the fucking drain for a long time. I'm 45 years old, and the country I live in does not even resemble the one I grew up in. That's not a long time to go from a largely free society to a tyrannical nightmare. I do not approve of a police state, nor any of it's agents. Nobody made them choose treason over liberty. It was voluntary, and they are screwing over their fellow man for pennies. The only thing worse than a traitor is a CHEAP traitor. If you are going to sell your soul, don't you think you ought to get value for it?

Well I've known him for 28 of the 44 years of my life and have a little different view of him than you. Smiley

Trust me...  this is not the job he prefers but there was a point at which he had to swallow his pride and take something so that he could survive without taking food stamps.  If that makes him a brown shirt in the new Nazi regime of America, I suppose he would be satisfied to at least be able to feed his family.

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February 28, 2014, 11:39:31 PM
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Just got off the phone with a friend who works for the TSA to ask him about this.  He had not heard of this news and said they have not received any sort of guidance in regards to Bitcoin and that financial criminality is out of their purview.

His theory is that it sounded like some overzealous agent who had read a bitcoin headline and was being a cowboy.  His exact sarcastic words were: "Yeah, we get the cream of the crop over here."

Every one of those deviants should be rounded up and publicly shot. They are traitors by the constitutional definition.

Please don't execute my friend, Biomech.  He is definitely not a traitor and in fact a very nice guy.  Smiley

He may be a nice guy. But he works for an organization whose sole purpose is a perversion of everything America was founded on. I'd advise him to look HARD in the mirror, and see if there isn't something better he could do.

I get the same argument about cops. "Well, I know a cop and he's alright..."

He wears the uniform. By putting on that uniform, he has accepted what it stands for. What it stands for is a surrender of self to the Collective, and an open slap in the face to the very concept of liberty. Your friend, by being a voluntary part of an organization that is more terroristic than ANY of the USAcorp's "enemies", has given up the "innocent" title. The Nuremburg defense failed in 1945 for good reason. "Just following orders" is no excuse. If you haven't the moral fortitude to NOT follow egregious orders, then you are either a coward or a willing participant. There really is no middle ground on this.

I am actually a non violent person, but the things that have been done to my country over the past 30 years are horrible. We have become Nazi Germany, only with glitter and better PR. Our rulers have created the largest, most dangerous Empire ever in existence, and they pretend to be representing us. They, and the TSA is definitely part of this, deliberately UNDERMINE our security for the sake of political gain. Fear is the motivator of the masses, and the politicians and their cronies know it, love it, and openly exploit it.

It frankly bugs me at a very deep level, because I have watched this nation go down the fucking drain for a long time. I'm 45 years old, and the country I live in does not even resemble the one I grew up in. That's not a long time to go from a largely free society to a tyrannical nightmare. I do not approve of a police state, nor any of it's agents. Nobody made them choose treason over liberty. It was voluntary, and they are screwing over their fellow man for pennies. The only thing worse than a traitor is a CHEAP traitor. If you are going to sell your soul, don't you think you ought to get value for it?

Well I've known him for 28 of the 44 years of my life and have a little different view of him than you. Smiley

Trust me...  this is not the job he prefers but there was a point at which he had to swallow his pride and take something so that he could survive without taking food stamps.  If that makes him a brown shirt in the new Nazi regime of America, I suppose he would be satisfied to at least be able to feed his family.

That, unfortunately, is a situation I have a great deal of sympathy for Sad Since we're about the same age, I would guess you probably see the same things I do, exceptions notwithstanding. I swallowed my pride and took the food stamps, feeling it a better option than selling my soul to the Feds.

I figure if I call people out on those kinds of choices, it might at least make them think. And in thinking, find a better way. The US Empire is dragging us all to hell. And I say that as an atheist. It has to stop, and it will. All Empires collapse, and the interim is often ugly. It would be nice if this one could be dismantled rather than implode. But that is highly unlikely.

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February 28, 2014, 11:49:24 PM
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That, unfortunately, is a situation I have a great deal of sympathy for Sad Since we're about the same age, I would guess you probably see the same things I do, exceptions notwithstanding. I swallowed my pride and took the food stamps, feeling it a better option than selling my soul to the Feds.

I figure if I call people out on those kinds of choices, it might at least make them think. And in thinking, find a better way. The US Empire is dragging us all to hell. And I say that as an atheist. It has to stop, and it will. All Empires collapse, and the interim is often ugly. It would be nice if this one could be dismantled rather than implode. But that is highly unlikely.

Yep.  Definitely seeing the same things you do.  I'm disgusted with this nation.  I tell my kids often that this is not the country I grew up in.

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March 01, 2014, 10:18:41 AM
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It had nothing to do with Bitcoin! I'm sure Wink
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March 02, 2014, 11:49:11 AM
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Reading this story, the person stopped by the officers answer's sounded smart assish and condescending which is the worst way to come across these guys. 
However, if it was me I probably would have been answering the same way.
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March 02, 2014, 11:56:48 AM
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Reading this story, the person stopped by the officers answer's sounded smart assish and condescending which is the worst way to come across these guys. 
However, if it was me I probably would have been answering the same way.
Time to get me a bitcoin shirt.

I have a standard response when some drone tells me not to be a smartass.

"Why? Just because YOU chose the alternative?"

These bastards exist for the sole purpose of oppressing the populace. Their pretensions of "protection" are belied by the very fact that they choose to disarm the law abiding. You want safe airlines? Put a dozen well trained security guards on board with submachine guns. Cheap, effective, and unintrusive. But it don't intimidate and harass the innocent, nor instill fear in an already cowed populace, thus it don't suit the purposes of the Empire. So it won't happen.

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