a true hero. . This Man Left This Woman and a , 000 a year job in Hawaii to warn us all about what our government is doing to us. Now that is Love of Country.. He's a good man but I fear it will make little difference in the long run. Even if this hit the news continuously people tend to forget about these sorts of thi a true hero This Man Left Woman and 000 year job in Hawaii to warn us all about what our government is doing Now that Love of Country He's good man but I fear it will make little difference the long run Even if this hit news continuously people tend forget these sorts thi
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User avatar #5 - designateddumbass
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Why not take the woman with him...?
#55 to #5 - satnaam
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**satnaam rolls 945**

cuz asian bitches are hotter.

he's probly got 50 of them slurping his noodle right now.
User avatar #360 to #55 - HST
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get outta here with that gay ****.
#275 to #5 - awskeetskeet
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she probably had a dick
User avatar #162 to #5 - radamski
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My guess is he didn't want her getting into deep ****.
User avatar #6 to #5 - yunablade
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If movies have taught me somehting is that when you bring your wife along it will all go wrong for you.
User avatar #7 to #6 - thepastryistrue
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Except you lost faith in your marriage, then you usually find back together and renew your love. AND defeat the villain.
User avatar #74 to #7 - dovahsix
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But the enemy is America, the very country he's warned
#69 - infinitereaper
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He's a good man but I fear it will make little difference in the long run.

Even if this hit the news continuously people tend to forget about these sorts of things just as fast.

It's a real shame.
#217 to #69 - anon id: 8e5af335
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It's truthfully sad. This is how America works (and yes i am american) "Oh my gosh our government shouldn't do that, that's completely wrong and I object" However that will be the extent or our actions, we may send an email around, and life will resume.

TL;DR We Americans don't do **** about things we don't approve of, and our government is too powerful that we're afraid.
#321 to #217 - flyslasher
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It's not that we're afraid. We're just too damn lazy.
User avatar #287 to #69 - tealcanaan
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Has anyone started a petition to clean house on the NSA programs? If not we should.
User avatar #289 to #287 - tealcanaan
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Also to repeal the patriot act.
#378 to #69 - nightstar
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Yes, People do forget.

He isn't the first person to come forward with information about how our government is bypassing the constitution.

But the government labels them traitors, and the media paints them as enemies of the state, they get thrown in jail, and by the next day everyone in America is back to talking about what kim kardashien named her kid.
#11 - profanity
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You can't shovel the Snowden, *************.
User avatar #237 to #11 - nigeltheoutlaw
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More likely than not Hong Kong will willingly deport Snowden after his tourist visa expires so they don't sour relations with the U.S.
#329 to #11 - anon id: e84d1f92
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He also wants to ban gay marriage and send the blacks back to Africa.
User avatar #65 to #11 - weirdojones
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Has Ron Paul said anything about this Snowden situation? I'd love to hear his thoughts on it
#262 to #65 - glasgowrangers
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He said he was "an American hero" and "Obama should send him a thank you note for helping him deliver his promise of more transparency"

On youtube somewhere
#203 to #65 - anon id: fd97c3bb
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He "thanked" him.
#210 to #11 - jarofdirt
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#58 to #11 - chasskika
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****** ron paul!
#104 - phoodawg
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This may get alot of red thumbs, but what is his name and what did he do?   
   
   
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This may get alot of red thumbs, but what is his name and what did he do?


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User avatar #112 to #104 - thelastamerican
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His name is Edward Snowden. He basically just told us all what the conspiracy nuts have believed for decades. The US, (Via a program called PRISM) will be tracking and cataloging every phone number, and IP address that you ever contact ever. It steps all over the toes of a lot of the constitution. But don't worry, it's prevented 50 terrorist attacks so far. They can't give any particulars on the events, but they were totally going to happen. They promise.
#174 to #112 - commandermunkee
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Personally, I fail to believe that they've foiled all those terrorist plots. Considering the involvement of social websites as well as phone calls to it, they would've stopped the Boston bombing, wouldn't they?
User avatar #175 to #174 - thelastamerican
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But you forget! We didn't have to look for their phone records. The Russians gave them to us, so it wasn't their fault!
#171 - ohnotwoone
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And the majority of Americans think he should be tried for it. God ******* damn this country sometimes.
#337 to #171 - thenewneone
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The nsa didn't even spy on america as mush as they did on europe.
#176 to #171 - anon id: 4be21574
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But what he did WAS illegal...just because he may have "helped" people or not is irrelevant. Illegal is still illegal. If he wasn't in trouble, he wouldn't have fled the country. Be legal means, he SHOULD be tried.
#180 to #176 - fightforreason
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I do believe helping (or being a) Jews was illegal for some time somewhere. Do laws really dictate what is right and wrong?
#208 to #176 - brisineo
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A revolution is technically "illegal" to any presiding government you're trying to overthrow, but this country was founded upon "illegal" actions and crimes, and our constitution clearly supports revolutionary action against an unsatisfactory and/or oppressing government to prevent the same thing that our founding fathers went through.

If anything, Snowden was just following the constitutional right to go against his government for the also constitutional goal of limiting their control over the people. Domestic law says he's a criminal, but Constitutional law says he's doing the right thing.
User avatar #178 to #176 - biomedic
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Illegal doesn't mean just though. Because the government decides you're not allowed to do something doesn't always mean it's in the people's best interest. You should follow what you know is right, not what the government decide is right.
User avatar #215 to #176 - senseofpurpose
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You are everything that's wrong with this world...
#209 to #171 - anon id: 241e1402
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I wouldn't exactly say a majority, but it all depends on whether you believe loyalty belongs to the government or to the people. What he did was pretty much straight up treason, so the debate is really whether the law can govern what is right or wrong- and then to decide whether what he did was right or wrong.
#372 to #209 - ohnotwoone
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Im just saying majority based on polls. Not necessarily the most accurate things but can be decently good for measuring sentiment about issues.

www.politico.com/story/2013/06/poll-most-want-edward-snowden-charged-92930.html
User avatar #249 to #171 - Aleafe
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only the braindead ones the real americans honor this man
#296 to #171 - ptolomeus
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TRY HIM!
TRY HIM!
#309 to #171 - anon id: 5f9cd676
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The idea is that government access to our information is not a big deal, and that by exposing what we collect, our security is slightly weakened. Doesn't it make sense that that if you want to catch anybody with data, it has to be done with data that we don't know is being collected? I don't think he deserves any intense punishment or anything, but I don't see why people think he's a hero. Snowden didn't tell us anything exciting or important, unless you are trying to try and commit some atrocity, or are afraid of the US Government. He's just annoying.
#344 to #171 - anon id: 7cb49c3e
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here's the thing.....i don't want him to be tried for this.....no one in their right mind does. But the issue still remains that this went against the one thing in his job description that stated what he could not do. in essence, he is a martyr for what he believed in but he still committed a crime against the us. believe me he did it a huge favor but it was a crime nonetheless.
#13 - clydeninetyseven
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so close, lightbulb.....
so close, lightbulb.....
#39 - TheExpertT
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I cant believe a site like this would glorify a man like that. he told CHINA, you know the country that is basically decide if we go to war with north Korea and start the next world war! yeah he told them that we were doing digital surveillance in their country. What he did is not made up for by releasing the nsa documents, i do admit that we needed to know that but this man took it way to far and you all should understand that. he needs to be locked up for treason and endangering the people.
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User avatar #50 to #39 - therollingstones
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Because China finding out on their own is so much better for preventing war
User avatar #43 to #39 - Hreidmar
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Well the thing is that a lot of people here seem to think the government is all evil and out to get them (which is not true) so anyone that goes against it is glorified. At least if no blood and guts are immediately visible as a result. I agree with you, the man might have had good intentions but what in the world was he thinking when he blew the whistle to the Chinese of all places. Even if China won't go to war very easily because they're not idiots and know that war against the US will result in a lot of damage, making the relationship more volatile isn't the brightest move.
#62 to #39 - anon id: c638fd19
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Didnt he leak the pictures to washington post? Didnt know that was a chinese based newspaper.
#64 to #39 - anon id: be6994db
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Thats a ******** argument because governments are hacking each other all the time. There is no way china didn't previously know about the NSA. Maybe the lower level puppets have no idea, but the major players in the inner circle probably knew.
#383 to #64 - TheExpertT
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it's the difference between a conspiracy theory and facts. they might have guessed it but to have actually proof is different.
#382 to #39 - TheExpertT
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I didn't say we were going to war with china i said he went to another country with american secrets. yes, this one might be minor but that is still treason. if he is not punished people will think that this isn't a bad thing and they'll start blabbing out all our secrets. hes a traitor and deserves to go to jail. end of story.
User avatar #53 to #39 - thedarkestrogue
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i'm glad someone actually read about it.
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User avatar #44 to #39 - Crusader
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He didn't tell China, he fled there.
He told the internet.
Even China said to leave because they were willing to extradite him.
#384 to #44 - TheExpertT
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are you saying that the internet is good for secrets? the american people suck at keeping secrets (im sorry but its true). that's why we have area 51, and there are so many secret government bases. if we didn't have secrets then we would be defenseless.
#66 to #44 - anon id: 949fa317
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he fled to hong kong, there's a difference
User avatar #188 to #66 - Crusader
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Hong Kong Special DJ 4DM1Nistrative Region of the People's Republic of Chin
Hong Kong is part of China
#60 to #44 - hybridxproject
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good i dont want another war
User avatar #47 - vladcobhc
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Can someone explain what he actually did and said?
Because I have seen his face a couple of time in the newspaper but never really read about it.
User avatar #107 to #47 - inyourmind
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He revealed nothing just apparently people forgot that all this started very publicly back in 2007 and was not hidden at all. Pure sensational news and nothing else.
#52 to #47 - anon id: f0969fd8
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He revealed that the US Government is illegally monitoring people's phones and emails, then ran to Hong Kong
User avatar #307 to #52 - localcatbarber
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He ran all the way to Hong Kong?! This guy's amazing!
#103 to #52 - Tapacx
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I've always wondered. What would the government gain from spying like that? Other than knowing the weird fetishes we have
User avatar #227 to #103 - psugo
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I don't think they care about regular people, it's for tracking terrorists and to help in the investigations - and if someone powerful needed to get rid of you or blackmail you, he'd be provided the information necessary..
#253 to #52 - tarquinist
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Legally*
User avatar #257 to #253 - terowrath **User deleted account**
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If it's legal, then why the **** is the government after him?
#259 to #257 - tarquinist
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What he did is illegal, but what the government was doing is technically legal since the Patriot Act passed.
User avatar #266 to #259 - terowrath **User deleted account**
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Oh. Sorry, I live under a rock. But it's still ****** up about what they're doing.
#271 to #266 - tarquinist
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I understand, a lot of misinformation has been spread about this. They didn't actually record or listen to any phone calls, they recorded what numbers had contact. Something like looking at the addresses you send letters to but never actually opening the letters to look inside.
User avatar #228 to #52 - sockprague
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He revealed how. Everyone knew.
User avatar #86 to #52 - vladcobhc
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Did he have any proof? Or something?
#97 to #86 - anon id: f2d0ccd4
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His job was to do what he reavealed.
He worked for the company that built tools for the monitoringdevices and stuff.
He had a ******** of information with him, stolen on an usb stick from the NSA offices
Politicans already admittet he is right and are now trying to calm down the people...
#20 - precision
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I know WHO he is, I don't know the details of what he did, somebody?

This wallpaper for your troubles
#26 to #20 - anon id: 161f78cd
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Long story short, told us that the gov't is being shady as **** and has been brought up on ******** charges because the gov't doesn't like that even though Obama said he welcomes whistleblowers in politics because they stop abuse of power...
#380 to #20 - anon id: 08c8a6ec
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Well, he told us ab- Hey... Nice wallpaper.
#46 to #20 - eureka
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This is a male.
#83 to #46 - anon id: 6c1ad5ea
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"he" is actually not a male, but a guy with a female avatar. This is kirito from gun gale online.
#115 to #83 - goodmagitian
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If you red the novels you'd know that it is the most feminine male avatar. It looks like a woman but it's male.
#376 to #83 - eureka
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No. Kirito does not have a female avatar in GGO. He has a feminine male avatar.
#63 to #20 - zrazzer
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He leaked classified information about government surveillance on China and U.S citizens on the internet and was forced to flee to China, where upon they told him to leave because they would extradite him back. So basically a leak in our governments dirty secrets that they want to plug.
User avatar #21 to #20 - mighty
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Edward Snowden the whistle blower who told the world about the American surveillance scheme PRISM.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRISM_(surveillance_program)
User avatar #23 to #21 - precision
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Interesting... Thank you, sir!
#36 to #23 - anon id: bf1ec044
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he forgot to add how he basically told china about all the digital surveillance we were doing in their country. the surveillance in their country was to help predict attacks before they happened thus protecting american citizens against attack and even war. this man is a traitor, yes he did give AMERICANS information that we needed to know, but he is also a traitor and should pay for his crimes against the country!
User avatar #49 to #36 - therollingstones
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Hello, NSA
#235 - nigeltheoutlaw
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Why are people acting like this NSA monitoring is new? This started back when the Patriot Act was first passed after 9/11 (which I protested, though nobody gave a **** since they were scared and wanted to gubment to save them from the Arabs) and the illegal monitoring is nothing new. Although the CIA did it for decades illegally, it's now entirely legal due to the Patriot Act and has been occurring regularly and with increasing frequency for over a decade now with the government making zero effort to hide what they are doing, so why does everybody act like this is new news when it's very old news? Everybody wanted to be safe so they were willing to sacrifice their liberty in return for security after 9/11, and now everybody seems to have forgotten about the implicit contract that they agreed to. The average American citizen wanted this, it's time for them to reap what they sowed.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin
User avatar #244 to #235 - certifiedidiot
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Which is kinda why I think Bin Ladden, he may be dead but the US still lives under the affects of his actions.
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User avatar #320 to #317 - certifiedidiot
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One of their main defenses for doing so is to fight off terrorism, I don't mean that Bin Ladden won by converting the US to what the extremists do in the middle east, but in the fact that Bin Ladden, a terrorist, have left the US a legacy of fear.

They didn't just destroy a couple of buildings and kill a few thousand people, they shook a nation to it's foundation.
#323 to #320 - thebritishguy
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fair enough
#264 to #235 - snup
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**snup rolled a random image posted in comment #2615054 at Friendly **
Good God you speak the truth.
User avatar #302 to #235 - palmsspaghetti
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i hate to be "that guy" but it's actually " time for them to reap what they have sown"
User avatar #361 to #302 - nigeltheoutlaw
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No, you're right. I'd like to not look like a fool, thanks. Too bad I can't edit posts though.
User avatar #379 to #361 - palmsspaghetti
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true.
User avatar #310 to #235 - palmsspaghetti
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and i wasn't old enough to dissent to this and have it make a difference, although at the age of 9 (which is the age i was when 9/11 occurred) in my school i publicly protested the patriot act because i knew then that even though they placed it under the guise of "national security" and "protecting the public" that it was a blatant violation of all of our rights to privacy. but then who listens to a 9 year old black hispanic and italian kid?
User avatar #362 to #310 - nigeltheoutlaw
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You're never too young to have your own opinions and participate in dissension; I was just a kid myself when I was at the protests. But you're right, they don't care about what kids think and even now nobody really gives a **** what I think since I'm not an old, wealthy Congressman. Well, they're listening now but it's not by our actions or thoughts and it most likely won't amount to anything being fixed anyways since it's a little too late to put the cat back in the bag.