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  •  Whoa. Is he saying he could have revealed (2+ / 0-)
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    US operations against legitimate military targets and he made a decision not to do so?   I mean, a 29 year old working for a government contractor is deciding what US military targets are legitimate.  Geezus, people............that's frightening.  

    "Anyone who thinks Obama is like Nixon is a moron. More than that, a F###ING moron". Kos, 5-24-13

    by Lying eyes on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 01:24:10 PM PDT

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    •  Well, given the number of people (7+ / 0-)

      who work for the spy agencies, are you really surprised at what just one of them knows?!  REALLY?!  What do you think they do when they're at work?  I saw somewhere in the last week or two where their are 845,000 people who have various levels of clearance on intelligence matters.  I'm absolutely amazed that people who are just fine with spying and surveillance are so ill-informed on the number of people, both directly employed by the government + those employed by contractors who have access to a ton of sensitive information.  Again, what did you think they are paid to do?  It's called snooping, spying, surveillance----it's finding out "stuff" about people and businesses for our government and corporations-----and some of us think they're going way beyond the bounds of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution!

      "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

      by 3goldens on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 02:22:21 PM PDT

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      •  And that's the reduced number of people (1+ / 0-)
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        who have access to this kind of stuff. It was restricted after Manning went public.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 03:05:31 PM PDT

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      •  Your little rant does not (0+ / 0-)

        address my comment at all but since that's de rigueur here these days I'll just move along.  I have no interest in angry exchanges.

        "Anyone who thinks Obama is like Nixon is a moron. More than that, a F###ING moron". Kos, 5-24-13

        by Lying eyes on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 08:50:29 PM PDT

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    •  29 y.o. (2+ / 0-)
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      sunbro, KenBee

      HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT!

      •  So, he has a GED. (1+ / 0-)
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        Thom Hartmann, one of the smartest people I've EVER encountered also has a GED.  Don't denigrate people for their supposed lack of education when Snowden did manage to get hired by and work for the CIA as a tech for 3 years and was good enough to get the security clearance to work there before he left to work for Booz-Allen, which I doubt specializes in hiring incompetent people.

        "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

        by 3goldens on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 06:35:28 PM PDT

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