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    Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW[W:28]

    edward snowden full interview with nbc news and brian williams. NBC News interview with Brian Williams Wednesday night, Edward Snowden talked about how 9/11 personally affected him, and charged that the government has exploited that tragedy to justify spying on American citizens.

    He said, "It's really disingenuous for the government to invoke and sort of scandalize our memories to sort of exploit the national trauma that we all suffered together and worked so hard to come through to justify programs that have never been shown to keep us safe, but cost us liberties and freedoms that we don't need to give up and our Constitution says we don't need to give up."

    Williams challenged him, asking why the government wouldn't want to "cast the widest net possible" after a horrible attack on the country. Snowden argued that the U.S. can't turn into a security state and if the American people want to be free, "we can't become subject to surveillance, we can't give away our privacy, we can't give away our rights."

    Watch the video below, via NBC News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOCmqZzXrdI
    God bless this man. God bless him. Its a shame that people view this man as a traitor and not as a hero in our country.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    God bless this man. God bless him. Its a shame that people view this man as a traitor and not as a hero in our country.
    I'm not sure I would follow you on that one. Data mining is a very potent tool and it seems to me that it will be a backward and vulnerable society that can't find sociatal structures to implement it. That the old systems need adapting or even replacement is just as clear. But how to do this need be the question.

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    ^ What are you talking about? Data mining is a marketing tool. People's activities get monitored by private websites who then use the anonymous data for marketing purposes. That's not the same thing a the government collecting info about your relationships, bank transactions, digital communications, etc... to build a profile on you when you haven't even committed a crime.

    Snowden is right. Our government (Republican and then Democrat) rode the 9/11 tragedy all the way to bank. We do not have the level of freedom from government intrusion that we had even back then, and anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    God bless this man. God bless him. Its a shame that people view this man as a traitor and not as a hero in our country.
    Indeed. A society should not sacrifice its rights for a perceived increase in security.
    One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.

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    You guys getting it right now after branding him as a traitor initially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    You guys getting it right now after branding him as a traitor initially.
    Who specifically are you addressing?
    One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.

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    Re: Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    Who specifically are you addressing?
    Nobody in particular. He has revealed the truth. Massive surveillance is obviously unconstitutional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Nobody in particular. He has revealed the truth. Massive surveillance is obviously unconstitutional.
    Absolutely. It has been since it started. The notion that rights should be sacrificed for potential safety is antithetical to a free society.
    One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.

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    I hate what the NSA was and still is doing to US Citizens.

    Snowden is still a traitor - for doing what he did the way he did it. He damn sure ain't no hero for giving China and then Russia everything that he had.

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    I don't necessarily consider Snowden a hero per se, but he is a courageous American if not patriot.

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