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(NBC San Diego)   FBI says the snooping prevented a bomb plot on Wall Street. Wait, that would have been bad?   (nbcsandiego.com) divider line 23
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2013-06-18 03:24:18 PM  
6 votes:
I was kidnapped once. I was standing in front of my schoolyard, and a black sedan pulls up. And two guys get out, and they say to me, do I wanna go away with them to a land, where everybody is fairies and elves, and I can have all the comic books I want and chocolate and wax lips, you know. And I said "yes", y'know, and I got into the car with them, 'cause I figured, y'know, "What the hell", I was home that week-end from college anyhow, y'know. They drive me off, and they sent a ransom note to my parents. And my father has bad reading habits, so he gets into bed at night with the ransom note, and he read half of it, y'know, and he got drowsy and fell asleep, then he lent it out, y'know.
Meanwhile they take me to New Jersey, bound and gagged, and my parents finally realize that I'm kidnapped. They snap into action immediately: they rent out my room. The ransom note says for my father to leave a thousand dollars in a hollow tree in New Jersey. He has no trouble raising the thousand dollars, but he gets a hernia carrying the hollow tree.
The FBI surround the house, "Throw the kid out,", they say, "give us your guns, and come out with your hands up."
The kidnappers say, "We'll throw the kid out, but let us keep our guns, and get to our car."
The FBI says, "Throw the kid out, we'll let you get to your car, but give us your guns."
The kidnappers say, "We'll throw the kid out, but let us keep our guns - we don't have to get to our car."
The FBI says, "Keep the kid."
2013-06-18 09:18:44 PM  
2 votes:
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They bought it. You can begin.
2013-06-18 09:00:48 PM  
2 votes:

jiggs: Which amendment was the "Ends justify the means" one?


Amendment Zed, the super double secret amendment only available to certain sectors of the government. Interestingly enough, it was written on psychic paper so it says whatever the person using it needs it to say. Quite convenient, really.
2013-06-18 07:13:12 PM  
2 votes:
I don't care if it prevented one million bomb plots, you can't crumble up the Constitution and throw it in the trash because you don't agree with it. 4th amendment motherf*ckers. Read it, learn it, live it.
2013-06-18 06:52:17 PM  
2 votes:
I suspect that "potential terrorist attacks" are calculated almost exactly like the "street value" of marijuana and other drugs seized during high-profile police raids.
2013-06-19 12:48:10 AM  
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: tinyarena: Their normalization is fourth level exact.

I'll bite: WTF is "4NF exact"?


It's the fourth in a series of attempts by members of a cult to spread the teachings of their Holy Codd, thereby infecting the rest of the world with their dangerous heresy. Their propaganda unfortunately tends artisans, philosophers, and other truth seekers due to the beauty inherent to their ideology. Fortunately, their beliefs have never spread that far, as the Followers of Codd tend to end up poor and destitute, due to their belief that cache is a sin.

/ok, I maaaaay have been fighting with a few too many ActiveRecord "quirks" today...
2013-06-18 10:54:07 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-06-18 10:38:54 PM  
1 votes:

octopied: top secret storage locations of Candian Maple Syrup over the phone or anything...


*Resets the Person of Interest filter to 6*
2013-06-18 09:54:53 PM  
1 votes:

OgreMagi: They count a kid with a pop tart as terrorists, so I'd take anything they say with a grain of salt.


A military age male with a pop tart. Case closed.
2013-06-18 08:50:16 PM  
1 votes:

tinyarena: I just love their expressions,, [img.fark.net image 800x273] They all have the "was that wrong? should I not have done that?" look


That's not Feinstein's look.  She would NEVER admit anything she did was wrong.  That look is "how dare you question your betters, peasant!"

/I can't stand that c00nt
2013-06-18 08:34:00 PM  
1 votes:
And my cat has kept elephants from attacking my house too.
2013-06-18 08:27:27 PM  
1 votes:
Which amendment was the "Ends justify the means" one?
2013-06-18 08:09:52 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Sure

/sure it did


Of course they're completely honest about this.  They would never lie to make their case sound legitimate.  The government is completely honest about everything all the time.  In fact they're so honest they're going to sell us some ocean front property in Arizona next week.
2013-06-18 07:44:48 PM  
1 votes:

Rug Doctor: Pocket Ninja: I suspect that "potential terrorist attacks" are calculated almost exactly like the "street value" of marijuana and other drugs seized during high-profile police raids.

I suspect they're the "potential terrorist attacks" where some taxi driver with zero connections says he hates America, so the FBI spends a year convincing him to join an imaginary terrorist cell. Then when he does, they bust him and issue a press release announcing the arrest of Al Qaida's No. 2 commander.


They blocked 50 downloads of the Anarchist's Cookbook. To them, that's a foiled terrorist plot.
2013-06-18 07:41:28 PM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I suspect that "potential terrorist attacks" are calculated almost exactly like the "street value" of marijuana and other drugs seized during high-profile police raids.


I suspect they're the "potential terrorist attacks" where some taxi driver with zero connections says he hates America, so the FBI spends a year convincing him to join an imaginary terrorist cell. Then when he does, they bust him and issue a press release announcing the arrest of Al Qaida's No. 2 commander.
2013-06-18 07:36:03 PM  
1 votes:
The first rule of Project Mayhem is...
2013-06-18 07:35:35 PM  
1 votes:
c'mon guys, dirty bomb! mushroom cloud over NY!
why isn't this working anymore??
2013-06-18 07:30:54 PM  
1 votes:

Tommy Moo: Aarontology: Amazing how we didn't hear about any foiled plots, or had any trials for those committing them, or anything at all that would verify their story.

Yeah, really. It's so easy to say this in retrospect. Hell, it's a good thing that hot blonde slept with me last month. It totally prevented a terrorist attack.


I demand proof of your story!
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2013-06-18 07:14:36 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: testified that the programs helped stop more than 50 "potential terrorist events" since the 9/11 attacks.

Yesterday it was 20. I'm betting by the end of the week it'll be up to a thousand.


Getting that hippie that was going to hold up a sign... that counts!
2013-06-18 07:09:38 PM  
1 votes:
Anecdotally one Illegal action caused a positive outcome. Logical conclusion: all such illegal actions are now permitted.
2013-06-18 05:57:09 PM  
1 votes:

basemetal:


Darn you. Darn you to heck!
2013-06-18 05:11:04 PM  
1 votes:
Sure

/sure it did
2013-06-18 03:19:47 PM  
1 votes:
They say that like it's a good thing.
 
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