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    Re: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    Following the Assange playbook. Hope he made the right bet.
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    Re: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Let us hope.
    These people aren't heroes, that's for damn sure. It's the new age of espionage, just dump restricted info onto the public domain where it's easily accessible to the enemy and call it "whistleblowing". What a ****ing joke. Hang them, and see how many still think treason is just another jolly pass-time with no consequences, because they obviously don't care about the people leaked intel kills.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Illegal is the key word. We can't let people hide behind the term whistle-blower when they are revealing top secret information. So who decides if it's illegal? Some grunt sitting at a keyboard who's been sworn to secrecy? He'd better damned well be right or he goes to jail.
    Did you know that your government was recording every single email, telephone call and text in the world? Did you, I sure as hell didn't know it had gone that far. It sure doesn't make me feel safer, it makes me feel that they've gone ****ing nuts.
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    Re: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Did you know that your government was recording every single email, telephone call and text in the world? Did you, I sure as hell didn't know it had gone that far. It sure doesn't make me feel safer, it makes me feel that they've gone ****ing nuts.
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    Re: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    These people aren't heroes, that's for damn sure. It's the new age of espionage, just dump restricted info onto the public domain where it's easily accessible to the enemy and call it "whistleblowing". What a ****ing joke. Hang them, and see how many still think treason is just another jolly pass-time with no consequences, because they obviously don't care about the people leaked intel kills.
    No one will get killed by letting the public know their entire lives are being tracked by the government.

    If you believe it is wrong for the American people to know that their privacy has been violated, then I question whether you understand the principles of this nation.

    You can move to China if you want the government to know everything you do. That's not what America is about.

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    Re: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    No one will get killed by letting the public know their entire lives are being tracked by the government.

    If you believe it is wrong for the American people to know that their privacy has been violated, then I question whether you understand the principles of this nation.

    You can move to China if you want the government to know everything you do. That's not what America is about.
    You need to go to a real history class, if you think this is something new.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Did you know that your government was recording every single email, telephone call and text in the world? Did you, I sure as hell didn't know it had gone that far. It sure doesn't make me feel safer, it makes me feel that they've gone ****ing nuts.
    I didn't know that because it isn't true.
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    Re: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Friday that the source who leaked details about the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program could face the same fate as Bradley Manning, the Army private on trial for espionage and treason.

    “Bradley Manning is facing a capital offense,” Assange said on CBS’s "This Morning." “Prosecutors have said they will only ask for life imprisonment, but that is effectively a living death.
    "The big story at the moment is the national security agency leaks," he said. "Let’s ask ourselves whether the whistle-blower who has revealed those, and there’s more to come, is going, in three years time, to be in exactly the position that Bradley Manning is in today.”
    Assange: NSA leaker could face same fate as Bradley Manning - The Hill's Video

    I certainly hope that Mr. Snowden does not face the same fate as Bradley Manning.


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    Re: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance | World news | guardian.co.uk

    And he is out. The man who revealed this **** storm. A hero and a great man that was not afraid to tell the truth and reveal something he thought was wrong. Whistle blowing is not a crime! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    oh, this one's a crime for sure. i'm glad that we're having a national discussion on it, but dude is in crazy trouble.

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    Re: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Did you know that your government was recording every single email, telephone call and text in the world? Did you, I sure as hell didn't know it had gone that far. It sure doesn't make me feel safer, it makes me feel that they've gone ****ing nuts.
    Really? Every text, email, and phone call in the world? Trillions of transmissions, thousands of terabytes of information every day? You actually believe that's possible?
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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