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  •  And it's stupid... (6+ / 0-)

    When someone blows the whistle, I believe in diving in and consuming their offerings. If he hadn't taken the risk to inform us, we'd have gone another 5-10 years of this eavesdropping.

    President Obama says he welcomes this debate, but when was it supposed to occur, in 2025?

    Thank god for Snowden.

    •  it's only whistle blowing (3+ / 0-)
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      Lestatdelc, dclawyer06, murrayewv

      if something illegal is being done though. Just randomly leaking classified data because you don't like it is illegal

      And frankly the debate is happening right now which is why the NSA is declassifying a lot of documents and from what they are saying trying to declassify more to show exactly what is going on.

      In the time that I have been given,
      I am what I am

      by duhban on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 07:47:12 PM PDT

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      •  lol.. (5+ / 0-)
        And frankly the debate is happening right now which is why the NSA is declassifying a lot of documents and from what they are saying trying to declassify more to show exactly what is going on.
        It's not personal. But NSA is a gang of liars and they're protected by President Obama who either digs their lies or isn't enough of a leader to put an end to them.

        Let me stop for I act wild.
        Here's a tip. Cheers.

        •  well (1+ / 0-)
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          dclawyer06

          if you go into this with your opinion already set, what's the point?

          I am willing to hear what both Snowden says and can prove and what the NSA says and can prove and go from there.

          tipped back

          In the time that I have been given,
          I am what I am

          by duhban on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 08:17:58 PM PDT

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          •  Me too. (5+ / 0-)

            I just hope Snowden can stay free long enough to inform the public. He's already thrown his life away. He may never see his family again. I hope he and Greenwald have a few more stories in them.

            It won't likely change this nation's course but it'd be a worthwhile exercise nonetheless.

            Makes you wonder, tho, if the members of the House/Senate intelligence committees aren't fully read into the program, who is?

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