I mainly use Chrome because I prefer it and I have it all set up for ease of use, but on Ning it has become problematic recently. I usually don't think about it until I post something here and see that almost all of what I wrote is deleted by some glitch. Too late to do anything at that point other than unleash a barrage of profanity.
The part that was deleted mentioned that the newer laws passed, from what little I have read, get around the issue of stepping onto federal jurisdiction by simply using the federal laws rather than competing with them.
Hating and vilifying immigrants is nothing new in the United States. In fact, it has been a long tradition when any large influx of new peoples greets our shores. If conservatives wanted to get serious about immigration reform, they would do much better than to pass certain laws that only round up a few illegals on the streets for deportation. Unfortunately, conservative politicians have found a way to pander to their xenophobic voting base while keeping their big business buddies happy with cheap labor.
Yeah.. I feel ya, bro.
I feel ya.
Ok. Not to be too blunt, but you didn't provide me with one single piece of evidence.
You gave me some anecdotal strawmen, but no facts.
Unless you mistook those for facts?
I was talking about legislation and statistics, not generalities.
But I'll address them if you want.
Planes: How is that your freedom being restricted? You are agreeing to the rules of a private company so that you may use their services. These rules apply to you as well as me. That doesn't make them discriminatory, even if some people abuse those rules Which, I'm not saying isn't happening. Racial or national profiling happens in America, but there are still plenty of lawsuits being paid out when the harassed party can prove that they were discriminated against. If your freedoms were to have been cut in half, as you said, it wouldn't be a case of isolated incidents of harassment, it would be the total ban on flying, or special registration or some official standing that applies to Middle Easterners/Muslims. But it doesn't. The restrictions apply to everyone and officers in non-compliance face legal repercussions.
Your phones being monitored: I smoke weed. Mine is, too. Well, that's a lie. Probably not. I live in California. But my point is, the Patriot Act just made that a freedom we ALL lost. Again. Nothing about being Muslim or calling Iran. Hell, my cousin's is monitored because he's a journalist and always calling up Afgan warlords and shit. You know why? Because statistically speaking, talking to people from those countries is a far better indication of criminal activities than doing something like playing tennis. I don't agree it's right. Hell, I don't agree with the Patriot Act. But you can't really say you are being discriminated against when a gay-white-30 year old is under the exact same suspicion as someone with the last name Azimianaraki.
Mine and my husbands phone calls are monitored hey this is probably watched to
This is nonsense, the only ones monitoring your phone call would be the Islamic Republic thugs when you are in Iran including your internet connection which has all the filters one can imagine and need to use proxy's to axis any site the regime disproves. And blame the Islamic Republic of Terror for any inconvenience you might have when returning from Iran. If you are fortunate not too be detained by Islamic authorities for a matter of their choosing, you might be searched and see if you are carrying any fruits which can carry disease to the United States. Iranians are respected in America, and have great success and prosperity. And if your husband is Iranian, I am sure he is not complaining one bit as Iranians esp. in Southern California (I think you mentioned you live in the Los Angeles area) are one of the most prosperous Americans as a group in America and Southern California