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    Patriot Act showing true colors

    It looks like all our concerns regarding the so called Patriot Act are coming to pass. How does a corruption case involving a strip club relate to terrorism?

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    "The law was intended for activities related to terrorism and not to naked women," said Reid, who as minority whip is the second most powerful Democrat in the Senate.

    "Let me say, with Galardi and his whole gang, I don't condone, appreciate or support all their nakedness. But having said that, I haven't heard anyone say at any time he was involved with terrorism."

    Federal authorities confirmed Monday the FBI used the Patriot Act to get financial information in its probe of Galardi and his dealings with current and former politicians in Southern Nevada.

    "It was used appropriately by the FBI and was clearly within the legal parameters of the statute," said Special Agent Jim Stern of the Las Vegas field office of the FBI.

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    Yup! they used it exactly as it was meant to be used.
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    I think that history shows that people will always disregard the
    original intent of laws, and use the literal wording to get away
    with as much as they can. That's why it is so important to stop these things
    before they get passed.
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    Lol, this isn't about nakedness and a strip club. It's about organized crime and corruption of government officials. But they are not terrorists and some over zealous Agent wanting to stop a possible crime syndicate overstepped his bounds and is caught. Just like police do all over the country every single day. Although I don't agree with the patriot act being used and hope the FBI slams the book on agents abusing the powers, this isn't an innocent little girl paying her friends to do her homework. It's possible government corruption of our elected officials voted in on trust to the people.

    The other cases I know where the patriout act was used, is another government official and a hacker (of which I haven't heard anymore). I wonder if there is a loophole that can let government target government? Just guessing there, no basis in fact.
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    i couldnt agree more RCG. the arguments againt a law that are scoffed at by those that want to see it passed are exactly the way it winds up being used.

    IMO this is a "feeler". if they get away with using the PA here, anything is fair game:

    ""It was used appropriately by the FBI and was clearly within the legal parameters of the statute," said Special Agent Jim Stern of the Las Vegas field office of the FBI."

    if it was simply overzealousness the agency would admit it rather than look bad
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    Corruption case involving any business could relate to terrorism depending on who owns the business and is money laundering involved.With strip clubs, betting and casinos, its very hard to prove where the money is coming from.However from history we can see that these laws could be used in a wrong way or to benefit certain individual or government.


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    Like I have stated earlier. The patriot act could be ahuge issue with me in 2004.
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