bin ladenbites
by Ali Garfinkel
Categories: Animals, Eats
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Photo: PETA.org

What better way to celebrate the death of the world’s most feared leader in terrorism than with candy?

PETA thought so too! The animal rights organization made the announcement yesterday that they would be sending their chocolate “bin Laden bites” to locally stationed SEALS in an effort to show their gratitude for all they’ve done for our country.

The chocolates, which are embossed with the head of bin Laden, were created back in 2009 after they learned Afghanistan troops were facing a chocolate shortage, and also, after they learned that bin Laden had ordered the murders of thousands of his people along with gassing his son’s two dogs for chemical testing.

Said the group’s president, Ingrid Newkirk: “The actions of our brave men and women in uniform will help prevent future suffering—for both humans and animals.”

The chocolates are available for sale on their website, along with free shipping to any military address.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Miner-End-Bsl/1146434269 Matt Miner End Bsl

    This is absolutely ridiculous.

    I’m constantly embarrassed by PETA’s antics.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Haley-Maya-Unger/671422284 Haley Maya Unger

      Agreed. I seriously wonder what the hell they are thinking when they pull these stunts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Loren-Hart/508781361 Loren Hart

    This certainly is an attention-grabbing stunt…and one that saddens me. Instead of expressing appreciation for the killing of Osama bin Laden — an event that perpetuates the cycle of violence — we can choose to support action that helps end the cycle of violence.

    “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy… Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his book “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos Or Community?”, 1967, http://bit.ly/kgicK6

    • Marcy Greenhut

      I agree! Absolutely, very well said. I left a message on Peta’s webpage for ordering these chocolates, but they haven’t posted it. Everyone should write Peta expressing this sentiment. I used to hold Peta in high regard, thinking they took the moral high ground. But now I see they are just as reactionary as the tea party or the mobs who cheered BinLaden’s death. They could have resisted this temptation, but instead they are glorifying war, killing and murder, as if the animals they protect matter more than humans.

      • Michael Raymer

        I’m no fan of PETA but, the animals they protect ARE more important than bin Laden.

        And folks, get over yourselves. Osama bin Ladens death is a celebration worthy event. It’s too bad that we don’t get a chance to do it more often. Charles Taylor, Slobodan Miloševi?, Idi Amin as well as a host of people who did get killed (but way too late) serve as examples. Your fairy tale world of unicorns and elves is just that – a fairy tale.

      • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

        very well said Loren.
        killing Osama was a practical and necesary solution that i personaly agree with but only because it seems there wasn’t another solution possible.

        But there is no need to glorify it and even start yelling, as Monky Michael does, that much more people should be eliminated that way.
        No, we shouldn’t. We should try to get these people for justice and find out the truth, and then sentence these war criminals.

        @ Michael, nobody talks about unicorns and elves, might it be possible, i ask, that these unicorns and elves are a figment of your own imagination living in your head ? Seems like you truly have the imagination of a baby “goil” yourself. :-)

        Keep it up, junior !!

      • Michael Raymer

        Well, I was replying to Marcy and Loren. But of course, herwin needs to draw attention to “herself”.

        After the terror that Osama bin Laden has unleashed on America and the world, it is a natural reaction to celebrate his death. The innocents who died and their families who suffered because of it don’t need a bunch of smarmy, self-important comments as to how their closure isn’t justified. Indeed, it is these types of sentiments that actually promote the next guy to commit terror. The world refused to address the madness of Charles Taylor and the immense suffering he caused the people of Liberia continued for years. Why? Maybe herwin can answer for us. He/she has all the answers. Tell us herwin, how would YOU deal with monsters like Taylor, Slobodan Miloševic, Saddam Hussein? How would you have dealt with Hitler?

      • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

        well, Junior, that’s a nice question.
        First of all, todays terrorist or dictator is often yesterdays friend, like Saddam Hussein and also Bin Laden who was trained by the americans during the russian afghan war.
        So maybe we should stop empowering dictators just because they are beneficial for us.

        How should i deal with Hitler ? O my…
        i don’t know, but there is the classic case of Israel who kidnapped the war criminal Eichman all from south america, and did bring him to justice in Israel. They didn’t send a hit team to wack the guy. Maybe that should be an example.

        Lastly, i think nobody denies it’s a good thing Obama was killed, and we, at least i, think that Seal team did an excelent job.
        But i am almost sure, that, unlike you and the other bloodsuckers, these profesional soldiers are not wallowing in the fact that they killed somebody.

        We can see how well the job is done, by giving Bin Laden a muslim funeral and by not spreading denagrating photo’s of him with bullet holes. That’s classy of the american government, i would say. So let’s keep it classy, be glad for a job well done, but don’t be ridicious by celebrating somebodies death.

      • Michael Raymer

        The American government is “spreading denagrating photo’s of him with bullet holes.” Is that so?

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/04/osama-bin-laden-pictures_n_857568.html

        Hmmm… lets see now. I guess this qualifies as a “a dumb snubby emotional and psycological mixed up vegan, who doesn’t have his facts straight and argues like a monkey swinging in the tree.”

        By the way, that descriptive below is funny coming from an emotional trainwreck. Look at your own history of petulant, hysterical posts and stop trying to point fingers at others.

      • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

        @ junior.

        you are misquoting me, i clearly wrote “NOT spreading denigrating photo’s”. (which is very classy of Obama to decide that)

        So looks like you are the one who’s totally mixed up and doesn’t read comments very well, to the point that you read what you WANT to read, even if it isn’t there.

  • Michael Raymer

    While sending chocolate to the military is always a good idea, I really have to wonder who came up with the idea to put bin Ladens smirking face on candy. Good intentions aside, I have the very real feeling these gifts are going to find their way into a trash can.

  • stephanie

    Your PETA donations hard at work!

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    seems like my comment is not being posted because i use the word MEDIA HOA

    • Michael Raymer

      One of your comments wasn’t posted??? Hmmm….

      • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

        yes, that simply means that i used a bad word that’s on a list and so my comment was automatically not posted.

        as i said, i used the word “hoa” but than spelled correctly, as in “media hoa”, a common expression.

        My comment not being posted wasn’t somebodies decision, it’s not like my post being removed by an actual person, like some of your posts, for violating Razzi’s policies.

        Seems like you are the proverbial monky on my back, eh. That’s okay, but don’t play with my nutts, junior.

      • Michael Raymer

        ONE of my posts was removed, but getting your facts straight has never been a priority for you, has it. And I just thought I’d give you a hand climbing down off your high horse.

        And I can’t play with what isn’t there, baby girl. Try being anatomically correct next time.

      • Michael Raymer

        Seriously? You’re a guy?? Huh. All this time I’ve had you pegged as a college-aged girl. And for months now I’ve been referring to you as “she” and “her” without you pointing out my mistake. I guess I was right, you really don’t read what others write but just go off on your petulant tangents based on a couple of keywords.

        Of course, your writing style is extremely feminine, so I don’t feel bad. Like your original post here, on a thread about Osama bin Laden. You still try to turn the discussion towards yourself, instead of staying on the topic. This sort of thing keeps me from feeling bad about my mistake.

      • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

        well, junior, why should i “correct” anybody about a small and totally unimportant detail like the use of the word he/she. It doesn’t change anything at all about the topic, arguments, facts, etc.
        What next, you want to know the color of my skin, and if i am gay or not ?
        Really ? Women and men speak diferent ? tell me more profesor…

        let me tell you how i picture you : a dumb snubby emotional and psycological mixed up meat eater, who doesn’t have his facts straight and argues like a monkey swinging in the tree.

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    “baby girl”, ouch ! i guess that must be pretty insulting in High school, eh, Junior..

  • Emily

    Now THAT’S tacky! PETA: The reason people always give me “that look” when I say I’m vegan. *shakes head* Also, sooo there’s a market for people who want to put… that man… in their mouth. Riii-ight.

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    my comment was automatically blocked because of some words.
    For all my fans (hi mum !) and my personal monkey i will try again..

    Using naked lettuce ladies and tattood celebrities to get media attention and spread awarenes of animal rights issues seems very effective and positive.
    But what about campaigns like sending gifts to animal abusers (the royal couple) and now sending chocolate to the team that wacked Osama. I don’t see the connection with animal rights issues. Isn’t this just “seeking media attention for the sake of media attention” ?
    Aniaml Right Shock Troppers Have Gone Media Hoa’s ?

    Peta really rocked with these classic campaigns like Did Your Food Have A Face ? and the pulled Holokaust On Your Plate campaign ? They rocked and they did bring the message loud and clear, AND were media savvy.

    Why now these lame media stunts that almost everybody simply hates, from animal rights people to ordinary people who see it for what it is ; an insincere media stunt.

  • Whoever…

    I know I’m going to be censored again because freedom of speech and democracy in the USA is nothing but BS! But it here it goes once more a comment about the farce which is the alleged death of bin laden…

    “The actions of our brave men and women in uniform will help prevent future suffering—for both humans and animals.”

    Brave!? The American military forces are mercenaries on the payroll of the US Corporation – I don’t doubt that most of them truly think they’re fighting for freedom and democracy when in fact they’re making the war lords richer and more powerful.
    The USA has stopped being a democracy a LONG time ago! It is a corporation run by powerful families and multinationals who couldn’t care less about the real victims of war – civilians…

    Allegedly bin laden was the master behind 9/11 (I’m not so sure about that because after reading and watching a lot about the issue I’m convinced it was an inside job)… Okay, he killed approximately 3000 Americans and that’s too bad but how many tens of thousands of innocents have your troops murdered!?

    But let me go into the death of this guy – he was living in a huge house, with very high walls surrounding the compound, with dark windows, they burned their trash outside, this house was near a Pakistani military Academy and no one bothered to investigate it? Sure…
    And where are the photos/ video footage of the dead body? They don’t want to provoke or shock people? Right, and killing thousands of innocent people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, etc. isn’t inciting hatred against the USA or shocking people?

    You know what? You want to stop being hated by the rest of the world? Mind your own business and leave other countries alone!

    For instance, your top 3 rating agencies (another tool of the illuminati) – Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch – have just led my country into near bankruptcy and we were forced to ask for the intervention of the IMF (one more tool of the illuminati).

    So, yes we do hate the USA and I for one, if terrorism was true and not a creation of the illuminati to keep you in a state of fear and manipulate and control you, would be among those who would actually be glad if terrorist attacks would be perpetrated ‘again’ against the US corporation!!

    Now you can erase this comment because there’s only freedom in the USA when one goes along with the system – if they go against it they’re terrorists or enemies of the USA!!!

    • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

      interesting.
      there are some points i would like to comment.
      Freedom of speech in the usa isn’t BS, even extremists can share their views, which are obvious very anti governement, without fearing repercussion from that same governement.
      In many European countries there are certain things that cannot be said, for insulting the king or queen you could be arrested, for denying the holocaust, you will be arrested.
      To my knowledge, most countries score low, very low, and very very low compared to the usa’s freedom of speech.

      Also, it hardly is fair to blame the american governement for bankrupcy of your own country. Believe it or not, but if your country becomes bankrupt, it’s because of your own politicians and your own businesmen who sold your country.

      Isn’t it more a matter of big multinationals that f*k up the entire world, it’s people and the environment, instead of “the country america” ? I mean, and i hope you can agree, there is a lot of good things happening in america, like the stunning growth of veganism, animal rights, good music ;-) etc.
      I mean, nowadays, these global corporations are basically transborder, they r global, not national, they serve themselves, they even don’t serve their original country.

      I think that if instead of “hating” america, you would say you “hate” multinationals, a lot more people could agree with you, and you don’t insult millions of american people that are also the victims of these same multinationals.

      • Whoever…

        I’m going to make an exception and reply to your comment.

        “Freedom of speech in the usa isn’t BS, even extremists can share their views, which are obvious very anti governement, without fearing repercussion from that same governement.”

        I beg to differ – Bradley Manning is a great example… if you go against the interests of those who truly rule the USA you’re going down!

        “To my knowledge, most countries score low, very low, and very very low compared to the usa’s freedom of speech.”

        Yes, indeed, and some of them have dictatorial regimes because that’s in the interest of the US Corporation – a good example is Cuba; if your country (let’s face it – it’s the US Corporation that dictates world rules) would lift the sanctions on Cuba they would be better off!

        “Also, it hardly is fair to blame the american governement for bankrupcy of your own country. Believe it or not, but if your country becomes bankrupt, it’s because of your own politicians and your own businesmen who sold your country.”

        I didn’t say it was your (I assume you’re an American) government but instead your top 3 rating agencies who forced us to ask for the IMF intervention – yes we have awful politicians but the crisis we’re in (basically all of Europe) is partly due to the World crisis that was ‘created’ by your corporations back in 2008!

        “I mean, and i hope you can agree, there is a lot of good things happening in america, like the stunning growth of veganism, animal rights, good music ;-) etc.”

        Of course there is and a few years ago I was all pro-America but then I began seeing the ‘truth’ about your country and what it’s doing to the rest of the world and I woke up!

        “I mean, nowadays, these global corporations are basically transborder, they r global, not national, they serve themselves, they even don’t serve their original country.”

        You’re right, they serve the interests of the Illuminati!

        “I think that if instead of “hating” america, you would say you “hate” multinationals, a lot more people could agree with you, and you don’t insult millions of american people that are also the victims of these same multinationals.”

        I didn’t say I hated Americans or America, I claimed I hate the US Corporation which is what the USA has become.
        However, the American people have been completely brain-washed and accept pretty much everything they’re told – this bin laden hoax is a perfect example.
        I wouldn’t be very worried about that except for the fact that you’re dragging us all down to the bottom with you.

        If the US citizens would wake up and realize what’s really going on, then the world would truly be a much better place for all of us.
        But you’re not going to do that – it’s better to sit on the couch watching TV and believe everything they ‘feed’ you… and then go out for a lot of hamburgers!

    • Michael Raymer

      Whoever – (nice name by the way. Reminds me of a guy named Anonymous who used to post here) I agree with you. America should go back to its isolationist stance of the pre-WWII days. We should end all foreign aid to everyone, no matter how hungry they are. We should allow dictators like Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Charles Taylor, Slobodan Milosevic and all the rest, to operate without interference. We should keep all technological advancements like water filtration, power generation and internet schools as closely held secrets. And we should definitely keep all our food to ourselves. As the late, great Sam Kinison said, “If you see some people starving in the world, don’t send food, send luggage.” No more corn, no more wheat, no more soybeans. Oh, and one more thing, keep your kids out of our colleges. Keep them in the state-of-the-art schools in your own country. Minding our business means you keeping your nose out of ours too. Which brings us to immigration policy. Since everyone hates us so much, they can just stop trying to get in. If it will mean giving up my enjoyment of authentic Mexican, Vietnamese and Cantonese cuisine to keep people with names like “Whoever” happy, it’s well worth the price. All these people who hate us so much need to piss off back to their own countries. America for Americans! Melt the melting pot!! Who’s with me?!?

      • Whoever…

        “America should go back to its isolationist stance of the pre-WWII days. We should end all foreign aid to everyone, no matter how hungry they are. We should allow dictators like Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Charles Taylor, Slobodan Milosevic and all the rest, to operate without interference. ”

        Yes, you should leave us alone because you’re screwing the entire planet!
        You’re not helping anyone and you’re among the ones who are creating the perfect conditions for war and hunger to exist on the planet.
        WAKE UP!!

        Who put saddam hussein in power? Your governments did!
        Who protected Gaddafi in these recent years?
        Your governments did!
        Who trained, funded and helped bin laden in the 80′s?
        Your governments did!
        And I could go on…
        (if you want to learn something go to michaelmoore.com and educate yourself a little bit)

        “We should keep all technological advancements like water filtration, power generation and internet schools as closely held secrets. And we should definitely keep all our food to ourselves.”

        Yeah right, you’re the only ones with technology! American arrogance!!
        Regarding the food it’s your corporations that control the food market and are preventing countries to grow their own food.
        I recently read that in Mexico (I think) farmers are forbidden to freely use their ancestral seeds to grow corn (I think; I don’t remember if it was corn or another cereal) because an American corporation patented their seeds and therefore the Mexican farmers have to buy them from that same corporation!!

        “Keep them in the state-of-the-art schools in your own country. Minding our business means you keeping your nose out of ours too. Which brings us to immigration policy. Since everyone hates us so much, they can just stop trying to get in.”

        Hey, if you drive a country into extreme poverty, don’t be surprised that its people will emigrate to earn a decent living.
        And don’t forget that you’ve always promoted the USA as the country of opportunities, therefore your poorer neighbors will obviously want to go live there!

        “All these people who hate us so much need to piss off back to their own countries. America for Americans! Melt the melting pot!! Who’s with me?!?”

        I couldn’t agree more!!
        Then start by withdrawing all your military forces from the countries around the world!
        You want oil? Drill for it in your own country!
        Oh and by the way, if you take a good look around, the most prominent scientists in your country are foreigners or descendants from emigrants!!
        The thing that actually makes the USA (not the US Corporation) great is exactly the ‘melting pot’!
        It’s people like you that are allowing the true America to be destroyed by the illuminati!

      • Whoever…
      • Michael Raymer

        Who is arguing with you? I clearly said I agree. Jeez, you wake up in the morning hoping to get pissed about something, don’t you?

  • vegan

    I am becoming quite worried about the increasing trend of criminalizing everything in the United States and around the world. While many laws are necessary, life is becoming so regulated that almost everything humans do is becoming illegal.

    Americans like to say they love freedom, but there are few freedoms left in the US. The government is tightening the noose to strangle Americans with ever-increasing nanny state laws so much that the US is starting to look like North Korea.

    Most of the following actions have been outlawed just in my lifetime:

    Fast food restaurants have been banned.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/us/16fastfood.html

    Feeding homeless people has become a crime.

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-06-02/news/os-homeless-feedings-arrests-20110601_1_group-feedings-feedings-in-public-parks-orlando-police

    Sex tourism has been outlawed.

    http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2004-02-18-sex-tourists_x.htm

    Sex offenders have been required to register with the police and are forbidden from living near schools and parks.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123500941182818821.html

    Sex offenders can be be held for life under indefinite civil commitment laws even after they complete their original sentences.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/opinion/sunday/sex-offenders-the-last-pariahs.html?pagewanted=all

    Drug users have been banned from receiving welfare or student aid.

    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/CollegeAndFamily/Advice/WhatIllegalDrugUseCanCostYou.aspx?page=all

    The US Constitution has been overruled by the Patriot Act that has legalized wiretaps without a warrant and allows the government to deport
    and strip any American of his or her citizenship.

    http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,449497,00.html

    Guantanamo has been used to keep and torture suspected terrorists without trial.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/28/world/meast/guantanamo-former-detainees/index.html

    Domestic violence abusers having been banned from having guns.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/us/06guns.html?pagewanted=all

    Mandatory seat belt use laws have been enacted.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-08-18-seat-belt-rear_N.htm

    DUI and drug checkpoints have been allowed.

    http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/dui-checkpoint-snags-seven-offenders-1.878793#axzz1d8KqudEA

    http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Sheriff-using-checkpoint-warnings-in-drug-fight-2229666.php

    Governments are now allowed to seize the property of suspected prostitution clients, drug users, and drunk drivers.

    http://detnews.com/article/20091112/METRO/911120388/Police-property-seizures-ensnare-even-the-innocent

    “John TV” shows that embarrass and punish people arrested on prostitution charges are now allowed.

    http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19970803&slug=2552909

    The US now has a secret panel “kill list” of Americans who are targeted to be assassinated without a trial.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/05/us-cia-killlist-idUSTRE79475C20111005

    Car owners are now required to have liability insurance.

    http://articles.latimes.com/print/1987-10-27/news/mn-16876_1_mandatory-auto-insurance-law

    Americans are not allowed to travel to Cuba.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/05/travel/bush-administration-showing-willingness-to-enforce-law-on-visiting-cuba.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    People who owe child support are not allowed to have passports.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-welch21aug21,0,123074.story

    People who have defaulted student loans are not allowed to have professional licenses.

    http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/DefaultPrevention/default.html

    The US is one of the few countries that has the death penalty.

    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0777460.html

    Americans must report any currency that they carry over $10,000.

    http://imperialvalleynews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5859&Itemid=2

    Americans must pay sales taxes on services.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/us/28taxes.html?pagewanted=all

    Americans must now pay sales taxes on mail-order products shipped from other states.

    http://articles.latimes.com/print/2009/jul/03/opinion/ed-tax03

    Americans must pay US taxes on worldwide income.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/26/business/worldbusiness/26iht-tax.html?pagewanted=all

    Americans must also pay income taxes to foreign countries when they work overseas.

    http://www.sars.gov.za/home.asp?pid=44773

    Americans must pay taxes on gifts given and received.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/your-money/24iht-nwgift.html?pagewanted=all

    http://www.irs.gov/businesses/article/0%2C%2Cid=200722%2C00.html

    The drinking age has been raised.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/07/01/us/wyoming-finally-raises-its-drinking-age.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    Drunk driving has been outlawed.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1987/03/23/us/drunken-driving-showing-decline.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    Homeowners cannot rent rooms in their homes.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/22/nyregion/22homeless.html?pagewanted=all

    Debtors with defaulted student loans are forbidden from having driver licenses.

    http://www.doj.mt.gov/driving/driverlicensesanctions.asp

    Child seats are now required in cars with toddlers.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2001/oct/10/news/hw-55349

    Americans cannot have US or foreign bank accounts while living overseas.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/hong-kong/2011/03/10/red-white-and-through/

    Americans who do have overseas bank accounts must report them to the US government every year.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124804796387763807.html

    Adultery is illegal.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-04-26-column26_ST_N.htm

    Foreign workers are forbidden from working in many countries.

    http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/9/23/central/2090943&sec=central

    Unmarried couples may not live together.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2005-07-17-state-law_x.htm

    Oral sex is illegal.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/us/11bar.html

    Some countries require websites to be licensed by the government.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2005/jun/08/world/fg-chinaweb8

    Panhandling is illegal.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-09-25/panhandle-ban-louisville/50541244/1

    Loitering is illegal.

    http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090714/ARTICLES/907149911?p=all&tc=pgall

    Homeowners are legally required to mow their lawns.

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Jailed-homeowner-reconsiders-mowing-lawn-1811557.php

    There is now a 5 year lifetime limit on welfare.

    http://articles.latimes.com/print/2002/apr/20/news/mn-39050

    Bankruptcy has been outlawed.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-04-20-bush-bankruptcy_x.htm

    Watering and not watering lawns are both illegal.

    http://articles.latimes.com/print/2007/oct/07/nation/na-drought7

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-09-18-2585115022_x.htm

    Fat taxes are being added to food.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2008/08/alabama-places.html

    Smoking indoors, in parks, at beaches, and on public transportation has been made illegal.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/25/us/more-california-air-space-set-for-no-smoke-zones.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    Sales of cigarettes to minors has been outlawed.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1992/08/18/nyregion/keeping-teen-agers-smokeless-perth-amboy-moves-combat-cigarette-sales-minors.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    Airline passengers can now be added to “no-fly” lists, searched, and required to have an ID.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/22/us/22tsa.html

    Driving while using a mobile phone has been banned.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2010/01/three-more-states-enact-texting-while-driving-bans/1

    Americans are now required by law to have health insurance.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2011-06-29-health-care-ruling_n.htm

    Cars are required to have air bags.

    http://money.cnn.com/2007/06/25/autos/airbags/index.htm

    Americans are now required to have a passport to visit Canada and Mexico.

    http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2009/03/14/business/doc49bb9a6967f18615571979.txt?viewmode=fullstory

    The minimum driving age has been raised.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/10/automobiles/how-we-drive-the-young-and-reckless-ready-to-drive.html?pagewanted=all

    Curfews have been enacted.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1990/11/21/us/atlanta-sets-a-curfew-for-youths-prompting-concern-on-race-bias.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    Homeowners must have a permit from the government to remove trees from their own private property.

    http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110930/COLUMNIST/110939996?p=all&tc=pgall

    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/jan/25/vero-beach-homeowner-issued-15k-fine-for-tree/

    Homeowners are banned from installing fake grass on their lawns.

    http://articles.glendalenewspress.com/2011-11-15/news/tn-gnp-1116-artificial-turf_1_artificial-turf-fake-turf-fake-grass

    Enough is enough. If you care about your freedom, write your elected officials. Governments would love to take away all your freedom if they could. Our freedoms are diminishing, not growing. Stand up, fight for your rights, and protect our freedom now!

    http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

    http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html

    http://www.economist.com/node/16636027

    http://www.dumblaws.com/
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    First they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me, but there was no one left to speak for me.

    If only one person is not free, then no one is free.

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.