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Government worries me

February 10, 2013

Ron Carlson, Bismarck Let’s see, do I have this right? My government now says it is OK to kill an American citizen if it is “believed” that the person took part in an al-Qaida terrorist activity?......

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Feb-24-13 9:17 PM

Ron Carlson, you seem very reasonable man.

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Feb-16-13 2:06 PM

You're right, ProgLib. I didn't think I'd see the phrase "dove Republicans" typed by anyone liberal.

As far as Christopher Dorner, he got what he got.

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Feb-15-13 10:01 AM

I find it ironic the republicans are worried about the gov't now. They didn't seem to mind the illegal wiretaping of their phone conversations or the illegal detaining and torture of prisoners in disclosed locations during the Bush administration? The lies and distortions and exposing of some of our key CIA operatives that jeapordized many of our missions and agents abroad!

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Feb-13-13 2:18 AM

I suppose you dove Republicans are crying foul when the LA Law burned that worthless @#$% Christopher Dorner dead in California? Poor Christopher.

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Feb-13-13 2:04 AM

Al-Awlaki was no American, he gave up that right when he consorted with our enemy. Good job killing him and good riddance.

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Feb-12-13 8:55 PM

The unsettling thing in all of this is more the lack of transparency in decision-making. At the time of his assassination ("targeted killing" is the more sanitised alternative), little evidence was given to the public regarding the depth and details of Al-Awlaki's involvement with al-Qaeda. It was the lack of due process, unconventional methods used in despatching with Al-Awlaki (heinous or no, an American citizen) and the notable lack of judicial oversight over the programme that are worrisome. And Ron, I think you'll likely find that genuine opponents of water-boarding, rendition, and enhanced interrogation techniques are also unhappy with this, the nature of the drone programme, and much of America's conduct in its War on Terror in general.

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Feb-12-13 10:18 AM

Ron Carlson of Bismarck has nothing to fear, bur fear itself!

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Feb-12-13 8:35 AM

The government people themselves don't scare me because they hide behind big doors and we have guards to keep them there and the media to tell us if they leave their hole. But the people they hire to do their dirty work do scare me (Lawyers).

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Feb-11-13 3:15 PM



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Feb-11-13 11:27 AM

I'm really worried.

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Feb-10-13 9:11 PM

"Most papers limit letter writers to one a month, not one a week."

centerfield, strap on an alias and belly up to the bar. Why keep your opinion to yourself? We could certainly read a LTE from you at least once a month. Am I right, all?

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Feb-10-13 5:53 PM

I'm really worried! This is a crisis!

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Feb-10-13 2:32 PM

welcome to Obamaville....

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Feb-10-13 1:54 PM

JackMulexxx woke up worried about his guv'ment and all those illegals named "Mohammed."

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Feb-10-13 1:27 PM

The world must be coming to an end. I actually agree with Duracell on this one.

The US government has a broad history of killing American citizens that have chosen to fight against us with the enemy on foreign fields of battle. If you're fighting as the enemy, you are the enemy. You are no longer a citizen. It wasn't wrong when we did it in WWII, and it isn't wrong now. That we are now using drones to accomplish this doesn't change a thing. The law does not give the US cart-Blanche to pick up American citizens off the streets on American soil. It does not give our government the right to use drones to target or attack American citizens on American soil, even if they are suspected of aiding foreign combatants.

There are plenty of legitimate things on which to disagree with our present Commander in Chief. This is not one of them.

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Feb-10-13 12:20 PM

Let me see, did this Un-American guy denounce the US? Did he denounce his citizenship too? Was he a member of a terrorist group? Was he linked to terrorist activities directed at US targets? Just wondering. Is Ron Carlson now a weekly opinion columnist with the MDN? Most papers limit letter writers to one a month, not one a week. Oh, that is right, he is right wing activist... That makes it ok.

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Feb-10-13 11:28 AM

Wait until taxpayers find out that Wall Street has figured out how to have the taxpayer fund their ponzi scheme because private capital has exited the stock market a long time ago and it is all QE taxpayer money driving the stock market and not private capital, just all public money.

Wall Streets million dollar bonus executives are on the dole more so than welfare recipients who unable to find a job.

It costs hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money to keep the well-heeled well-heeled.

Wall Street likes to slough off mal-investments and turn them into gov bonds and treasuries and leave the taxpayer on the hook.

Wall Street worries me more than the gov does.

What worries me about the gov is that they let it happen.

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Feb-10-13 5:51 AM

It should worry everyone!

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