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msg #107975
Ignore daybuck
9/9/2012 6:43:41 PM

Ignorance is bliss. Quit drinking the kool-aid. Do your own research and then make an intelligent decision. Stop listening to the media. Common sense is at a premium. Anyone with any common sense will tell you 4 years later and 6 trillion dollars deeper in debt that we are NOT better off!!!

81 posts
msg #107978
Ignore rharmelink
9/9/2012 8:28:46 PM

> Feds seize gold coins worth $80 mln from Pennsylvania family:

The Feds seized ILLEGALLY owned gold coins, that had been STOLEN from the mint...

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msg #107988
Ignore wcurtis
9/10/2012 1:20:25 PM

It’s like I said earlier “ Cry – copy and paste “ is all you Mitt Rodney lovers can do.

Never an original thought, all you ever get is ; Quit drinking the kool-aid, stop listening to the media, ignorance is bliss, and

Republiconns are the only ones with any common sense . Six trillion dollars deeper in debt – yep ! That’s the price you pay

when Bush and the Republican brain trust decided to tank the economy and start looking for weapons of mass destruction.

Do your own research and then make an intelligent decision – Vote for the President Barack Obama and his pal Joey.

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msg #107998
Ignore daybuck
9/10/2012 7:08:40 PM

Curtis..... you are right. You vote your beliefs and your convictions. Nobody is gonna try to change your mind. Thats what makes this country so great, the ability to agree to disagree. Many have paid the untimate price for folks like you to believe what you want, say what you want, and hear only what you want to hear.

45 posts
msg #108000
Ignore wcurtis
9/10/2012 8:56:28 PM

People that disagree with other people often say the same thing “ Many have paid the ultimate price for folks like you etc. etc. “

And like you they never apply it to themselves. By the way you misspelled the word ultimate.

Because I’m not voting the same as you I hope you aren’t questioning my loyalty to the good old USA.

I vote and you vote – I care and you care. We are in this thing together, who ever gets elected I just hope they care.

daybuck, I truly hope you have had a good year trade’n.

113 posts
msg #108001
Ignore olathegolf
9/10/2012 9:43:53 PM

Some good quotes from Thomas Jefferson:
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."

". . . whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right."
From 2009:

From 2008:
I hope we are better informed in 2012.

6,364 posts
msg #108023
Ignore TheRumpledOne
9/12/2012 1:01:01 AM


Your Rights & What To Do At A Roadblock

Roadblocks are usually established in locations that prevent easy avoidance, offer ample parking for interrogating suspected law violators and issuing tickets, and usually in places and during times that will not cause serious traffic tie ups, although there have certainly been exceptions.

The stated purposes of roadblocks are usually legalized excuses to stop and scrutinize motorists for which there would otherwise be no reason to do so. These excuses include "sobriety checks," license and registration verification, possession of insurance, proof of citizenship, and seatbelt usage.

The desired effect is to establish a sense of fear and intimidation among the population. The pity is that it works, as far as the "desired effect" is concerned.

Even if the courts disallow roadblocks for certain purposes, e.g. the recent cases prohibiting roadblocks from being used to identify drug users or couriers, the enforcement agencies just claim another purpose for the roadblocks and it's business as usual. The courts have gone out of their way to allow the police great latitude in what they can do, once they have you stopped and under their control.

The point of the above discussion is to suggest that you engage the roadblock process from the standpoint that the current courts find them legal and a legitimate law enforcement tactic. Therefore, there is little to gain by launching into a tirade over the constitutionality of roadblocks, at least while you are stopped at one.

However, this is not to say that all your rights are null and void once you enter a roadblock.

First, the police do not have the authority to search you or your vehicle, not without probable cause that you have, or are committing a crime. They may ask your permission for a search — which means they do not have legal grounds to force a search.

Never permit a voluntary search of your person or your vehicle. The police may try to cajole you into permitting a search. The old ruse, "if you don't have anything to hide, why object to a search?" should be ignored, or met with a response that you value your right to privacy and do not consent to a search of your vehicle.

If, under any set of circumstances, the police force a search of your vehicle, assume the worse case scenario. If they can't find anything illegal in your vehicle, they may place something in your vehicle that will justify their search.

This is a sad commentary on the state of affairs, but these events should be expected in a society that employs police state tactics to intimidate common citizens.

Often, an involuntary search is preceded by another form of search, the once-over by the urban myth known as the infallible drug sniffing dog. Old Bowser can be relied upon to find drugs anyplace the police want to find drugs. (Yes, the dogs can detect drugs, but they can be easily manipulated or tricked into "sensing" drugs where no drugs exist, at least prior to the roadblock stop.)

Most people are so relieved to be allowed to leave after the harrowing experience of having their car ravaged that they never consider launching a civil suit against the police department.

If the police are persistent about searching your vehicle, you should be equally persistent in demanding that they specify what illegal item they are looking for and why they think you have it in your vehicle. If they cannot come up with plausible answers to these questions, they do not have legal grounds to even consider searching your car.

The courts allow the police to detain drivers for further interrogation, but not for indefinite lengths of time.

The courts seem to tolerate 20 minutes of harassment and intimidation and consider that tolerable for a suspected criminal. However, unless you ask to leave, the courts have said the police are under no obligation to tell you that you can leave. You have to ask, "Am I free to go?"

If the police do not have defensible grounds to further detain you, they have to let you leave.

There is no greater symbol of a society having lost its bearings than the "sobriety roadblock." It is universally admitted that roadblocks apprehend very few drunk drivers, far fewer than the same allocation of resources could apprehend during regular patrols.

Again, the purposes are intimidation, using the stops as a pretence to look for other criminal activity, and to garner public relations points as a "get tough on drunk drivers" agency.

DWI roadblocks are usually set up at night and can be quite unnerving with the bright lights, orchestrated show of force, and flashlights thrust in drivers' faces. All the previous comments about searches are applicable to DWI roadblocks. Also, you should not allow any penetration of your vehicle's interior space, that includes sticking a flashlight (often contains an alcohol sensor) through your window.

You can be required to show the usual documentation, such as your driver's license, but you do not have to open your window any further than the space to hand it out. You do not have to answer questions about where you have been or where you are going, whether or not you have been drinking or what items are contained in your car.

If you are ordered out of your car, lock the door behind you.

You do not have to perform any feats of balance, answer quiz questions, or recite the alphabet. In fact we recommend that you respectfully decline to do any of these things.

A so-called field sobriety test is conducted for one reason only — to develop probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving. You can not pass a field sobriety test, no matter how sober or gifted you are. If the police believe they have probable cause to charge you with drunk driving, they can coerce you to take some form of breath or chemical test to determine your blood alcohol content. You can refuse, but the penalties for refusal are often as severe as a DWI conviction.

When you are first approached at a DWI roadblock, open your window slightly and wait for the officer to make his statement or ask his questions. If he simply offers the canned explanation for the stop and asks to see your license, have it ready to hand to him.

If he asks any further questions, you should politely decline to enter into a discussion. Something like; "officer, I really don't approve of roadblocks and I don't care to discuss my affairs" should suffice. If the officer persists, ask for the return of your license and ask if you may leave.

It's important not to answer any questions, no matter how harmless. Your willingness to answer some questions, but not others, will raise suspicion. Worse yet is to give incriminating answers to seemingly routine questions.

If you set the stage in a manner that it is clear you are not going to answer questions, period, there can be no defensible reason for detaining you, based on what you said.

Just answer every question with "I don't wish to discuss my affairs, may I leave now?" By law, you are not obligated to answer these kinds of questions and you cannot be detained because you refuse to chit-chat with the officers at a roadblock.

If you have the time, the courage, and the confidence to verbally express your displeasure with being stopped at a roadblock, please do so. It would be a nice change of pace!

230 posts
msg #108041
Ignore wkloss
9/13/2012 10:58:47 AM

The part about refusing to take a breat analyzer test raises an interesting point of law. An attorney once told me not to refuse...simply say that I am willing to take the test and that I have a constitutional right to have an attorney present during the test. Our Founding Fathers put this in the constitution because back in Merry Old England a lot of bad things happened to you when you were "questioned". Asking for your attorney to be present creates a dilemma for both sides. Driving is a privilege, not a right and your privilege may be revoked if they conclude that in effect you refused the test. You will probably have to move the case above the local level to an appeals court where they actually understand the constitution. A suspended privilege may or may not be worse than a criminal conviction. That's a personal choice and of course its better not to drink and drive.

Its also a personal choice whether to put up with roadblocks and allow your constitutional rights to be violated.

173 posts
msg #108045
Ignore scott111552
9/13/2012 2:40:04 PM

19 posts
msg #108061
Ignore daybuck
9/15/2012 8:08:24 PM

Interesting tidbit found in my email inbox:


This is one of the most profound messages that can be put out to the public. My respect for Lloyd Marcus is great. He is truly an American Patriot!! If a white person said what Mr. Marcus says here, there would be an immediate and overwhelming backlash from the media and others. I agree with his sentiments and statements. I would ask you to read it and share it - unless you don't agree with his analysis. And if you don't agree, then may you be blessed with the results of getting what you wanted.

A Black man's point of view.
By Lloyd Marcus

Like millions of my fellow Americans, I am outraged, devastated and extremely angry by the democrat's unbelievable arrogance and disdain for We The People. Despite our screaming "no" from the rooftops, they forced Obamacare down our throats. Please forgive me for using the following old but crude saying, because it is very appropriate to describe what has happened. "Don't piss on me and tell me it's raining."

Democrats say their mission is to give all Americans health care. The democrats are lying. Signing Obamacare into law against our will and the mandates of the Constitution is tyranny and step one of their hideous goal of having as many Americans as possible dependent on government, thus controlling our lives and fulfilling Obama's promise to fundamentally transform America .

I keep asking myself. How did our government move so far from the normal procedures of getting things done? Could a white president have so successfully pulled off shredding the Constitution to further his agenda? I think not.

Ironically, proving America is completely the opposite of the evil racist country they relentlessly accuse her of being, progressives used America 's goodness, guilt and sense of fair play against her. In their quest to destroy America as we know it, progressives borrowed a brilliant scheme from Greek mythology. They offered America a modern day Trojan Horse, a beautifully crafted golden shiny new black man as a presidential candidate. Democrat Joe Biden lauded Obama as the first clean and articulate African American candidate. Democrat Harry Reid said Obama only uses a black dialect when he wants.

White America relished the opportunity to vote for a black man naively believing they would never suffer the pain of being called racist again. Black Americans viewed casting their vote for Obama as the ultimate Affirmative Action for America 's sins of the past.

Then there were the entitlement loser voters who said, "I'm votin' for the black dude who promises to take from those rich SOBs and give to me."

Just as the deceived Trojans dragged the beautifully crafted Trojan Horse into Troy as a symbol of their victory, deceived Americans embraced the progressive's young, handsome, articulate and so called moderate black presidential candidate as a symbol of their liberation from accusations of being a racist nation. Also like the Trojan Horse, Obama was filled with the enemy hiding inside.

Sunday, March 21, 2010, a secret door opened in Obama, the shiny golden black man. A raging army of ultra-liberal democrats charged out. Without mercy, they began their vicious bloody slaughter of every value, freedom and institution we Americans hold dear; launching the end of America as we know it.

Wielding swords of votes reeking with the putrid odor of back door deals, the democrats landed a severe blow to America and individual rights by passing Obamacare.

The mainstream liberal media has been relentlessly badgering the Tea Party movement with accusations of racism. Because I am a black tea party patriot, I am bombarded with interviewers asking me the same veiled question. "Why are you siding with these white racists against America 's first African American president?" I defend my fellow patriots who are white stating,"These patriots do not give a hoot about Obama's skin color. They simply love their country and oppose his radical agenda. Obama's race is not an issue."

But recently, I have come to believe that perhaps I am wrong about Obama's race not being an issue. In reality, Obama's presidency has everything to do with racism, but not from right wing fringe groups or the Tea Party movement. Progressives and Obama have exploited his race from the rookie senator's virtually unchallenged congressional and presidential campaigns to his unprecedented bullying of America into Obamacare. Obama's race trumped all normal investigative journalism and media scrutiny of him as a presidential candidate and most recently even the Constitution of the United States . Obamacare forces all Americans to purchase health care - which is clearly unconstitutional.

No white president could get away with boldly and arrogantly thwarting the will of the American people, ignoring laws, and bypassing the constitution. President Clinton tried universal health care. President Bush tried social security reform. The American people said "No" to both proposals and it was the end of it.

So how can Obama get away with giving the American people "the finger?" The answer: He is black.

The mainstream media continues to portray all who oppose Obama in any way as racist. Despite a list of failed policies, overreaches into the private sector, executive orders which violate existing law and the Constitution, and carefully crafted but destructive legislation too numerous to mention in this article, many Americans are following the lead of the media and still fearful of criticizing our first black president. Incredible.

My fellow Americans, do not continue to allow yourselves to be "played" and intimidated by Obama's race or the historical context of his presidency. If we are to saveAmerica , the greatest nation on the planet, Obama must be defeated.

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