Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Jun 2013 21:47 UTC
Legal The former NSA employee - a man in military service in the US for a decade - has revealed himself in an interview with The Guardian. "The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards. I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things [...] I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under." He did it out of a sense of civic duty. He's in Hong Kong, and doesn't expect to ever see home again. Poor guy.
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Bradley Manning's influence
by Kochise on Mon 10th Jun 2013 06:59 UTC
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That's where to get after learning about Manning's traitorous behaviors, being a threat to your wonderful blessed motherland.


I bet we'll soon know some dirty shit the CIA has made in the past (Allende/Pinochet, ...) or any "National Security" organization so far.

I'm the first flabbergasted by the size of the scandal. And you believed living in a "democratic" country ? Now you earned USSR, China and some other countries' respect.

I ain't gonna any further because it's not going to be quite delicate and polite (you caged brainless cash cows).


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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:

I ain't gonna any further because it's not going to be quite delicate and polite (you caged brainless cash cows).

Conservative pundits are no doubt frantically searching for any & all strawman arguments to that they can use to dismiss this controversy. Ya know, stuff like "See? The only people who are upset about this are the type of people who harbor an irrational, blind hatred for the US/its population and who will latch onto any excuse to bitch about us."

And posts like yours make their jobs that much easier - congrats!

Edited 2013-06-10 19:05 UTC

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CapEnt Member since:

Conservative pundits seeking a strawman? Hardly.

The government largely responsible for this entire mess is the "progressive" Obama. Now, the conservative side of the USA is overjoying in happiness. The entire Obama administration just showed themselves to be a monumental bag of hypocrisy.

The administration that denounced the abuses of PATRIOT act, promised to safeguard the right to privacy and restrict wire-trappings just did way worse and was doing it for quite some time already, in a scale that only radical paranoids ever took seriously.

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Kochise Member since:

It's one thing to tell the world what to do, how to behave, it's another thing to apply all of this to themselves.

Don't worry, France ain't any further in that matter of hypocrisy.


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