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Quote of the Day || June 10, 2013

“Also, I was really sick of telling people to try rebooting their computer.”

– Admitted leaker and former IT specialist Edward Snowden

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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29 Responses to Quote of the Day || June 10, 2013

      • We’ll have to wait and see. Right now, it looks like a young, naive idealist thinks he did the right thing. SenRandPaul seems to be one of his heros.

          • It seems to be you think it would be better if the American people (folks) did not know any of this was going on. Yes, there are legitimate concerns about brewing terrorist plots, but just sweep in everyone and see if you can find the terrorist needle in the haystack? This seems pretty drastic to me and like we had the right to know. As for this whistleblower, I consider neither hero nor villain–I am more worried about getting info on how this works–is it like the Matrix (the DoD not Keanu one), Echelon, what?

        • This is going to be a real dividing issue within the conservative movement. The neocons among us will excoriate him, the libertarian inclined praise him.

    • Peter King of all people, wasn’t he supposed to be a ‘good guy’?

      What a joke

      it’s interesting to see who is outraged and who is defensive-seems to span all party lines

      This guy is smart and articulate and brave.

      Haven’t seen this is a long long LONG time

      • Cindy Lu: “it’s interesting to see who is outraged and who is defensive-seems to span all party lines”

        Ding!!! You have nailed it head-on. Congress funds or more aptly, “We the people” through our reps. have been funding the folly.

        This round of intrusion started with FISA (1978) Kennedy inspired and Carter signed. Tweaked over the decades, including Joey Biden’s inspiration – Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995. It previewed the 2001 Patriot Act by allowing secret evidence to be used in prosecutions, expanding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and wiretap laws, creating a new federal crime of “terrorism” that could be invoked based on political beliefs, permitting the U.S. military to be used in civilian law enforcement, and allowing permanent detention of non-U.S. citizens without judicial review.

    • The bottom line is we just don’t know what our government is doing. We don’t trust it. If I were 100% certain that Obama was not using this information against us his political adversaries, I’d be more sympathetic. But given what the IRS, the DoJ and many other departments have done and most likely are continuing to do, I personally am inclined to think that this is another segment of the bureaucracy going after people who are the real patriots.

  1. We have the government at war with America, thats all it is and its disgusting, scary and shameful and should be stopped immediately. There must be some way to curtail this Admin.? Just because he says he’s black, he gets away with circumventing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Sickies, crazy people in government!

  2. I’m surprised by Mr Peter King too. He is being too technical, He should look also how dangerous it is to have all our info in this moronic President’s hands. Who knows what will happen to all our info? Peter King surely doesn’t know that answer either? Prosecuting this guy is not the answer. And once again Obama created this, its he who creates these over the top situations and its getting too dangerous and really crazy now. We must all pray and meditate on this real hard.

    • Edward is more than welcome to my house too !
      Maybe Barry can try to tempt him with a little “beer summit ” in the Rose Garden ? With the media, especially the Guardian, out of earshot of course.