|QUOTE (sivispacem @ Tuesday, Jul 9 2013, 17:01)|
|Because Facebook own all the data you post on their servers, making it theirs to do what they please with? It's your own stupid fault for trusting them with your data. I'd be far more pissed off about the fact they sell it for a profit than the fact they share some of it with the intelligence agencies.|
Is this really accurate though? You have a right to privacy, and something isn't really a right if you can sign it away. And they don't just record your conversations- they put a cookie in your computer that records everything you do. If a pub opened up that asked everyone to sign a 10,000 word disclaimer saying you give them permission to record every conversation you have in the pub and give transcripts to corporations and the government and use technology to ascertain the entirety of your phone and iPod's content whether you're on the premisses or not, they wouldn't get away with it. And that's pretty much a direct parallel- there is absolutely no distinction between the example I gave and what facebook does.
|QUOTE (fatal1ty619 @ Tuesday, Jul 9 2013, 11:14)|
|Obamacare-forcing people to pay for healthcare (inhibiting life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness), it costs thousands of $ in tax money (breaking "no taxation without representation") each year to a majority of the country.|
Dude, what? You have been thoroughly mislead. "Obamacare" isn't unconstitutional. It is if you strictly interpret the wording of the bill (namely the "individual mandate" stuff) but the US Supreme Court has ruled that it is considered a tax, and therefore a legitimate function of the federal government. You can call it unconstitutional until you're blue in the face, and maybe a lot of people agree with you, but you don't have a role in interpreting the constitution. The Supreme Court does and they say it's allowed. The constitution isn't meant to be applied directly by the citizenry, it's meant to be interpreted by the judiciary.
You probably feel that it violates the spirit of the Constitution. The constitution was written before insurance companies and expensive treatments. Trying to work within the scrip of the "founding father's" intentions is utterly moronic.
|-we all know the measures he has taken to get rid of the 2nd Amendment...|
As far as I know, the Second Amendment has survived a few Democrat Presidencies and Democrat House majorities- that weren't necessarily any softer on guns than Obama.
I think you're are relying on the false assumption that the Second Amendment gives you full unrestricted access to all firearms and any firearm laws are somehow a breach. That isn't the case. If the judiciary decides that certain measures are in line with the constitution- or reasonable caveats- then voila, the measures are constitutional. What the American far-right fails to understand is that they have no role whatsoever in applying the constitution to the legislative process. Leave it to the Supreme Court.
I have to ask America's far right: where was all of this outrage when the Patriot Act was signed?