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#66 - sparkysparkybooman (08/11/2013) [-]
I don't think of Snowden as much of a hero. We already knew about the surveillance, and if you didn't you obviously paid no attention the the news. All he did was confirm what we already knew, and gave details about how we did it. All in all he described to our enemy how we track them.

Whenever I comment this I get barraged with red thumbs, but please do your research. Snowden didn't "reveal" that our government was spying on us, he confirmed it, and explain how.
#255 to #66 - Ken M (08/12/2013) [-]

Hope Russia uses the **** out of him then kills him.
User avatar #152 to #66 - IamSofaKingdom (08/12/2013) [-]
I worked in a public place with a lot of foot traffic, he was revealing it for most Americans. I am dumbfounded at how many people still don't know. I had to explain to my parents that he wasn't a terrorist...
User avatar #100 to #66 - jellyballs (08/11/2013) [-]
Also, the other thing is Snowden had to sign multiple contracts and agreements that if he broke he would be forced to face legal action. He broke the law plain and simple. Also everything you said.
User avatar #79 to #66 - ronyx (08/11/2013) [-]
It's strange that people flipped over it so much, i mean it's naive to think that only the US spies on it's citizens. Governments will always spy on their people, whether they have a constitution or not.
#83 to #79 - sparkysparkybooman (08/11/2013) [-]
Exactly. Basically every country that can do it, will. Countries love to point fingers at the US as well. Take France for example, they got made at the US for spying, the right after got into the spotlight for spying of their own. ( www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2013/0705/After-slapping-US-France-finds-itself-in-spotlight-for-spying )

I don't think surveillance (or spying, if you prefer) of online communications will ever stop. It's just getting started.
#82 to #79 - Ken M (08/11/2013) [-]
People flipped **** so much because it's such a loose end, if they can untie that knot with relative ease they can just unravel the entire thing whenever the **** they want..
#74 to #66 - sparkysparkybooman (08/11/2013) [-]
Please note I'm not saying I agree or support 100% what our government is doing, just that people give way to much credit to snowden thinking he let out some insane secret. I think it's a clear violation of the 4th amendment, but at the same time it's relatively necessary to our national security. These programs have stopped over 50 terrorist plans, 13 in the us alone. That's 13 9/11's or boston bombings that DIDN't happen.

It's a complicated issue that I hope can (somehow) be balanced out to not violate our rights, but at the same time preventing devastating terrorist threats.
User avatar #185 to #74 - nitsuan (08/12/2013) [-]
Thank you, I am glad somebody else is able to see past their blind sense of justice, and instead see logic. Snowden did confirmed what we already knew, but the price of what he did may not be worth the reward nor the punishment.
User avatar #187 to #185 - nitsuan (08/12/2013) [-]
punishment consequences

Consequences fits better, but I could not think of the word at the moment, and literally remembered it as soon as I gave up and clicked reply ( **** me, right?)
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