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Replying to:  America the land of your choice. by GeekBro   Sep 26, 2012, 12:44 AM

Re: America the land of your choice.

by hepresearch    Sep 26, 2012, 7:07 AM

It is nice to live in America - a land of wide prosperity and many many choices... but not when your government puts you on the no-fly list, seizes your checking account, blacklists you from legal employment anywhere in the nation, blacklists you from entry into new business-related contracts of any kind, bars you from even just volunteering your time at the local library just because they are publicly funded... all just because I worked a particular job seven or eight years ago, then went bankrupt earlier this year (got me on a watch list), and then left Facebook as a result of harrassment by another individual (apparently, leaving social media suddenly and abruptly is a common symptom of people who the government thinks are about to do stupid stuff - they say that I'm lying about my reason for leaving, though, and that I have to "prove" that I am "actually" innocent).

I love my country... but if you don't want your people to be able to be bribed by foreign powers, don't forcibly stop them from having any money at all! I don't like having to live in my Dad's '95 Honda Civic, which I'm borrowing, while I wait for my local congressman to try to help me sort all of this out!

Oh... and by the way, I own a (now unlocked) Cingular-branded Nokia 6010 and a Nokia 3588i (in case I ever needed to switch to Sprint - it was a water-damaged junk piece, but still mostly works... most of the times I turn it on), and I have my rooted Nokia N800 Maemo internet tablet with a chroot to straight Debian with LXDE... but with no money left, and no ability to enter a contract with a carrier in my own name, I cannot buy anything new, and I am stuck on my parents' Nationwide 550 plan with AT&T... and this ridiculously old and beat up Nokia 6010 that never dies! It has been difficult to be happy lately, but, thankfully, not totally impossible either. Maybe, by the time this dreadful misunderstanding all gets sorted out, I will have learned to be happy with what I have, and will not feel the pressure to buy a smartphone, or a nicer car, or anything else, in order to feel acceptance among my friends and family and community.

There. I'm done my rant now... I feel slightly better now that I have that off of my chest...

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