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    Re: Crazy idea. Do you agree with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Let's put this way, I'm more afraid of the government than of the terrorists. I utterly refuse to accept this exchange to fight terrorism.
    Government is only a skeleton institution. if you fear your government then you really fear the collective American people as the operation of government comes from the people. If people weren't so easily scared into the system they perpetuate we may have more ability to use the government as it truly is, a tool to develop and further our own potential and prosperity.

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    Re: Crazy idea. Do you agree with it?

    That would require recovering from our collective ennui.

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    Re: Crazy idea. Do you agree with it?

    To avoid complaints about the use of a foreign term:

    en·nui
    [ahn-wee, ahn-wee; French ahn-nwee] noun

    A feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom

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    Re: Crazy idea. Do you agree with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    which does not mean that

    A) he carries that information at his fingertips or that
    B) he is free to divulge it in an unclassified format.

    All I can conclude is that your are a "blind patriot" and for that reason can not see the woods because the trees are blocking your vision. A Congressional Committee can go into closed session for classified info and if the leader of the NSA did not have the info, he would be inept, incompetent, unqualified, or possible comatose. PRISM is a NSA program and don't make excuses for a perjurer. You lower yourself to that level. You've got too much "yes sir, no sir" in your mentality. Step outside the box.

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    Re: Crazy idea. Do you agree with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    All I can conclude is that your are a "blind patriot" and for that reason can not see the woods because the trees are blocking your vision
    No, I'm a rational human being with some experience in the IC. Which is why I know that you are talking out of your ass on this topic (like so many).

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    Re: Crazy idea. Do you agree with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    No, I'm a rational human being with some experience in the IC. Which is why I know that you are talking out of your ass on this topic (like so many).
    Exactly correct, you are a RATIONAL (not logical) human being. You rationalize as opposed to using evidence and logic.

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    Re: Crazy idea. Do you agree with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Let's put this way, I'm more afraid of the government than of the terrorists. I utterly refuse to accept this exchange to fight terrorism.
    Maybe you should go live in the Middle East.
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    Re: Crazy idea. Do you agree with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    Maybe you should go live in the Middle East.
    Maybe you should understand that no government is trustworthy. There is a reason to consider that my day to day activities are of their concern and no reason to trust them with any sort of private information.

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    Re: Crazy idea. Do you agree with it?

    For me, it's too early to tell what Snowden is. His motives may have been as simple as what he stated, but I'm not quite ready to buy the whole "fell on my sword in the name of freedom and for the good of the country" bit just yet.

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    Re: Crazy idea. Do you agree with it?

    I voted against your idea because if there were not rules and punishment for divulging certain secrets the government needs to keep, we'd put a lot of good men and women's lives in jeopardy. I think the threat of punishment is just right. If you are truly just in revealing a secret, punishment generally won't follow.
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