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  •  Nancy Pelosi today on Snowden Affair (1+ / 0-)
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    “How on earth can we have a situation where we are so vulnerable, so exposed … by one person walking out the door with access to so much information?” she added. “That's a question that Congress has to ask.”
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    •  Wrong question Nancy (3+ / 0-)

      How about:

      How on earth can we have a situation where we are so oppressed, so abused...that we depend on one person walking out the door to liberate us from the secrets and lies of our own government?  

      Congress has to ask why it is lying to the American people and keeping from them information that any free person in a free society has the right to know.

      •  No it's not.What if next time it's the nuke codes? (2+ / 0-)
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        This guy walked out with multiple laptops capable of accessing classified material. How does that happen?

        The reason it is relevant is because next time it could be an enemy.

        Please stopped pretending that we are oppressed. It is an insult to those that are truly oppressed and invites others not to take your good point seriously.

        The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

        by sebastianguy99 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 12:14:38 PM PDT

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        •  Securing the nuke codes and securing (2+ / 0-)

          the private personal data on 300 million Americans and everyone they associate with is not the same thing.  The fact that you can no longer distinguish between keeping the nuke codes secure and secretly compiling data on every aspect of every American's personal life is a pretty good example of how we have jumped the shark.  

          They have made ALL of us the enemy.  

          You may not feel oppressed but when I hear that members of Congress believe that they are complicit in violating the 4th amendment right of every single American but they cannot tell us this because some secret interpretation of laws on government secrets is being used to deny even Congress the right to discuss 4th amendment issues with their constituents, I feel oppressed because there is NO ONE I can vote for who is FREE to tell me the TRUTH.  

          You don't have the right to know.  You don't have the right to consent.  If you can't know and you can't consent then you are not free.

          •  You can speak for yourself, not "all of us". (0+ / 0-)

            I'm sorry, but you sound like the militia people. I guess I'll just go down and buy myself and arsenal and prep for the coming war.

            Frankly, I question if there is any real difference between self-proclaimed Left and Right? Seems both want to force you into believing they know what is best for you and to remind you that to dissent from their view is dangerous to your life.

            Wow.

            Thanks for you time.

            The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

            by sebastianguy99 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 01:51:42 PM PDT

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        •  And if they are going to outsource the nuke codes (1+ / 0-)
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          to some war profiteering global corporation who hands them over to an IT system admin with no more than a GED then don't blame the IT system admin for the nuclear winter.  Put the blame where it belongs on the corruption and cowardice in Congress.

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