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    it seems no one is will to invest three hours to read about a new way for governance.

    I don't have 3 hours to spare. I devote most of my time daily with our new family member, she's my center of attention right now, and will be for the foreseeable future. She needs constant attention.

    A change in governance means several things. 1. overthrow the present kind of government we presently have. 2. Try to get the people we trust elected to make the changes, except with the electoral college, our votes don't matter anyway. 3. impeachment of who we have in place now. 4. rewrite our constitution or amend it heavily.

    I could go on.

    The algorithms in place via internet searches also prevents me (my personal choice) from checking out websites that are about different ways government can be changed. If I typed in New Black Panther Party in my search engine, the website I might choose to click on in the search results might trigger algorithms into tracking me or my computer, ip address, and so forth, which means I might be looking for hard left political dissenters or persons who are looking to change our governance forcefully. I am overly cautious about doing certain types of internet searches, and am very careful of where I go on the web. I don't believe I have ever clicked on any of the links the person using this forum has provided, but I have probably done a Bing and/or Google search of first and last names. I do know, for instance if I click on amazon.com, amazon automatically records my ip address, and when I leave amazon, I'll see header or sidebar ads for amazon for items I just browsed. I can clear the cache, but even after doing that, ads still appear after I relaunch my browser. I am disconnected from social media too, I do not do facebook, twitter, snapchat or anything else. I am a virtual turtle in it's shell.

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    Dockadams Wrote:

    it seems no one is will to invest three hours to read about a new way for governance.

    I don't have 3 hours to spare. I devote most of my time daily with our new family member, she's my center of attention right now, and will be for the foreseeable future. She needs constant attention.

    A change in governance means several things. 1. overthrow the present kind of government we presently have. 2. Try to get the people we trust elected to make the changes, except with the electoral college, our votes don't matter anyway. 3. impeachment of who we have in place now. 4. rewrite our constitution or amend it heavily.

    I could go on.

    The algorithms in place via internet searches also prevents me (my personal choice) from checking out websites that are about different ways government can be changed. If I typed in New Black Panther Party in my search engine, the website I might choose to click on in the search results might trigger algorithms into tracking me or my computer, ip address, and so forth, which means I might be looking for hard left political dissenters or persons who are looking to change our governance forcefully. I am overly cautious about doing certain types of internet searches, and am very careful of where I go on the web. I don't believe I have ever clicked on any of the links the person using this forum has provided, but I have probably done a Bing and/or Google search of first and last names. I do know, for instance if I click on amazon.com, amazon automatically records my ip address, and when I leave amazon, I'll see header or sidebar ads for amazon for items I just browsed. I can clear the cache, but even after doing that, ads still appear after I relaunch my browser. I am disconnected from social media too, I do not do facebook, twitter, snapchat or anything else. I am a virtual turtle in it's shell.

    Yes Dock, a lot of people think like you; but I don't think you are an "turtle" ( Mc Connell is that) regardless you still write on this site what you think of this country and the world. Therefore the "first" amendment should stay in place.
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    Dutch Wrote:
    Dockadams Wrote:

    it seems no one is will to invest three hours to read about a new way for governance.

    I don't have 3 hours to spare. I devote most of my time daily with our new family member, she's my center of attention right now, and will be for the foreseeable future. She needs constant attention.

    A change in governance means several things. 1. overthrow the present kind of government we presently have. 2. Try to get the people we trust elected to make the changes, except with the electoral college, our votes don't matter anyway. 3. impeachment of who we have in place now. 4. rewrite our constitution or amend it heavily.

    I could go on.

    The algorithms in place via internet searches also prevents me (my personal choice) from checking out websites that are about different ways government can be changed. If I typed in New Black Panther Party in my search engine, the website I might choose to click on in the search results might trigger algorithms into tracking me or my computer, ip address, and so forth, which means I might be looking for hard left political dissenters or persons who are looking to change our governance forcefully. I am overly cautious about doing certain types of internet searches, and am very careful of where I go on the web. I don't believe I have ever clicked on any of the links the person using this forum has provided, but I have probably done a Bing and/or Google search of first and last names. I do know, for instance if I click on amazon.com, amazon automatically records my ip address, and when I leave amazon, I'll see header or sidebar ads for amazon for items I just browsed. I can clear the cache, but even after doing that, ads still appear after I relaunch my browser. I am disconnected from social media too, I do not do facebook, twitter, snapchat or anything else. I am a virtual turtle in it's shell.

    Yes Dock, a lot of people think like you; but I don't think you are an "turtle" ( Mc Connell is that) regardless you still write on this site what you think of this country and the world. Therefore the "first" amendment should stay in place.

    Although I am not one of those conspiracy theorists, I do believe that by typing certain key words in a browser and visiting websites opens the door to people who will watch people. I recall back when the homegrown terrorists used pressure cookers to plant explosives in (Boston Marathon Bombing), a lot of law enforcement agencies were looking to the internet to find people who might have been looking for pressure cookers. Eventually, they tracked where the Boston bombers bought the cookers, and probably went looking for others who might have been looking for cookers.

    Evidence found near the blast sites included bits of metal, nails, ball bearings,[51] black nylon pieces from a backpack,[52] remains of an electronic circuit board, and wiring.[51][53] A pressure cooker lid was found on a nearby rooftop.[54] Both of the improvised explosive devices were pressure cooker bombs manufactured by the bombers.[55][56][57] Authorities confirmed that the brothers used bomb-making instructions found in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Inspire magazine.[58][59] After the suspects were identified, The Boston Globe reported that Tamerlan purchased fireworks from a fireworks store in New Hampshire.[60]

    On April 19, the FBI, West New York Police Department, and Hudson County Sheriff's Department seized computer equipment from the apartment of the Tamerlans' sister in West New York, New Jersey.[61] On April 24, investigators reported that they had reconstructed the bombs, and believed that they had been triggered by remote controls used for toy cars

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Marathon_b...

    We can claim that the first amendment protects us, but to a certain degree.

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    Schmidt Wrote: Dave -- I will take time to read it. I've been on the road for the past two weeks and am just catching up.

    Thanks Schimdt

    THe 2009 version is still freely available on the website. From the very few who have gone through all 140 webpages, it takes about 3 hours.

    The 2017 version is a available on Kobo and Amazon Kindle for about $7. It is a little better than the 2009 version.