[–] MyDrunkAccount 1 points 44 points (+45|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Honestly, I'm getting tired of these videos. They make for good sound-bytes, but what good comes of this?

It's always the same:

Chaffetz with a condescending smile, "So you broke the law..."

Defendant either smiling or stoned face, "I like turtles."

Chaffetz, "We're not talking about turtles, we're talking about how corrupt and criminal you and your organization is."

Defendant, "Turtles have shells."

Chaffetz, "This is ridiculous, this is not how America works."

Voat, "OMFG! Did you see Chaffetz rip into Defendant?!! BRUTAL!!"

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.


[–] FreeSpeachRocks [S] 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Agreed. For once I'd like to see Public Officials who disregard the law held accountable.


[–] LostandFound 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

The Oversight Committee has no scope to prosecute or recommend prosecution - Gowdys own words or thereabouts. If your looking for anything other than moral grandstanding we will have to go elsewhere. Gowdy 2024 all the same at least he has morals.

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[–] redsquid 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Have a upvoat. This shit has been driving me crazy:

Some X gov't official does something clearly wrong > Chaffetz or Gowdy says some mean shit > Nothing happens.

Well, Fuck


[–] gazillions 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

When the media wasn't owned by multinationals and there was a lot less of it, pinpoint attention would have been focused on this. When there was only 3 tv channels and they were all showing this it couldn't get lost in the melee.

The people would have been phoning and writing their reps demanding action. The justice department would have been pressured to take action by hundreds of politicians who's reelection depended on them doing so.

Plus, people don't seem to have that built in sense of ethics we're always told they do. The liberal media and their followers, for all their faults are still people. They know a bit about this, they don't care.


[–] GumbyTM 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

No kidding.

Gee, I hadn't noticed the cameras they keep putting at every traffic light pointed directly at my windshield.


[–] MyDrunkAccount 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Silly goose, that's for traffic stuff only.


[–] go1dfish 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

I know I sound like a broken record.....

But you can't have an invasive domestic panopticon if you don't force people to pay for it.


There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.


[–] Bridgeheadprod 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I think I'm liking the way you think. Can you dim this down for me a bit?


[–] go1dfish 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGMQZEIXBMs is a good start

https://www.libertarianism.org/columns/is-taxation-theft if you prefer reading.

If you're referring to the quote, it is from Henry David Thoreau:



[–] HashTagFU 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Nobody will lose their job. Nobody will even get suspended. The files won't be purged. Why all the adulation of Chaffetz and Gowdy if nothing ever comes of their outrage other than these public show hearings? In some ways these guys are worse than the sleazy politicians that you know are corrupt. Shit or get off the pot.


[–] Kal 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The most disturbing part of the video was when she shut down any talk of dna collection instantly. Umm, do they have my fucking dna too?


[–] lurklurk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yes, and they have it linked to your face and everything you do in the internet. Soon it will have the data from appliances that are spying on you too. It appears that those in power in US really admire what stasi accomplished and wish to do it even better.

Sounds really paranoid, but is it when time after time they get caught that they are really trying to get you?


[–] Mathurin1911 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

OK, so towards the end there we have an official making false and misleading statements, contempt of congress time anyone?


[–] hairytale 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

He asked what country does the same thing. Off the top of the head: Great Britain, Australia, Israel.


[–] abattoirdaydream 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Chaffetz should be aware that an enormous amount of minors were fingerprinted by local law enforcement in the late 80s and 90s. Parents were sent permission sheets by public schools along with abduction horror stories, in order to get the foolish custodians to sign. Then on a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning all the little children were marched into the gym and fingerprinted by police. While the police prattled about body identification.

Anyone who has seen a corpse or who knows anything about fingerprint collection knows that this was a ruse.

Chaffetz should know that they already DID IT, 30 years ago.

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