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    Re: Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    You guys getting it right now after branding him as a traitor initially.
    Trust me, they are still out there.
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    Re: Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW[W:28]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Low level system analyist/army dropout who calls himself a "super spy". Lol just another ego maniac looking for fame in this age of celebrity
    Maybe so.
    That would lead to the question of how a "low level/dropout" could, allegedly, compromise national security.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW[W:28]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Low level system analyist/army dropout who calls himself a "super spy". Lol just another ego maniac looking for fame in this age of celebrity
    Actually, he wasn't an Army dropout, he wasn't physically capable of duty, and he was a 'low level system analyst' according to the NSA, according to Snowden himself, he was much more than that. Low level system analysts aren't trained as spies and don't have top level security clearance. I'm thinking the NSA and our government in general referring to Snowden as a low level system analyst is them trying to cover their asses.

    This whole thing sounds like a Bourne Identity movie plot.
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    Re: Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW[W:28]

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Maybe so.
    That would lead to the question of how a "low level/dropout" could, allegedly, compromise national security.
    Complacency, im sure they have restricted access now etc.
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    Re: Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW[W:28]

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    They can certainly try to mold public opinion.
    How effective are they in this endeavor?
    This thread, as an example, has varying opinions on Snowden, not restricted to political lean.
    Skepticism towards gov't and media is widespread.
    That's a good thing.
    I'm certainly not saying that we are robots. And yes, skepticism towards media and government is, to an extent, widespread. But despite that skepticism, we cannot deny that our opinions are often shaped by talking heads from 24 hr news stations and their sponsors.
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    Re: Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    To the lefties who think Snowden was in the right, why dont you extend this line of thought to the IRS scandal, where Americans were targeted based on political ideology? Im not exactly seeing you in the trenches.
    It was wrong for the IRS to target anyone based on political ideology. In fact, speaking for myself, I believe the IRS should be abolished. Please try again.
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    Re: Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    It was wrong for the IRS to target anyone based on political ideology. In fact, speaking for myself, I believe the IRS should be abolished. Please try again.
    Yeah but you're a Libertarian Lefty, that don't count.

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    Re: Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    It was wrong for the IRS to target anyone based on political ideology. In fact, speaking for myself, I believe the IRS should be abolished. Please try again.
    Tax legislation should be simple enough one can file on a post card. The current regulations is nothing more than the government trying to make you, the citizens of the United States to behave in a manner the government wants them too. Most of the tax code is in response to lobbyist and special interests who bribe our legislatures with campaign donations to get written into tax law what they want written into it.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW[W:28]

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Tax legislation should be simple enough one can file on a post card. The current regulations is nothing more than the government trying to make you, the citizens of the United States to behave in a manner the government wants them too. Most of the tax code is in response to lobbyist and special interests who bribe our legislatures with campaign donations to get written into tax law what they want written into it.
    I think tax legislation should be simple enough that one doesn't have to file anything at all.

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    Re: Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Most of the tax code is in response to lobbyist and special interests who bribe our legislatures with campaign donations to get written into tax law what they want written into it.
    Yes, indeed.
    That's why the tax code will never be revamped.
    Too much money has been spent "adjusting" it.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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