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  •  Setting the bar pretty high there... (4+ / 0-)

    Don't you think?

    Not many of us would come out on top in a comparison with Martin Luther King.

    And really...does Snowden have to be some kind of fucking saint for the information he revealed to be of value to us?

    "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

    by Notthemayor on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 10:40:16 AM PDT

    •  Only if (1+ / 0-)
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      that's all you've got.

      Add the median effective tax rate, healthcare costs (20%?), education costs, and other things guaranteed in Denmark & Sweden, we pay MORE for LESS. Somebody's gotta pay the billionaires. They don't grow on trees. ☮ ♥ ☺

      by Words In Action on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 10:47:23 AM PDT

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    •  I'm not the one setting the bar. (2+ / 0-)
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      These analogies are floating around out there.  Wouldn't be surprised if there were ones equating him to Jesus or Buddha.

      Assumptions begin with ass and end with shit.

      by Troubadour on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 10:59:44 AM PDT

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      •  I'm seeing a lot more equating him... (0+ / 0-)

        With Benedict Arnold.

        This isn't even Cheney level stuff.  He didn't out a CIA agent with foreign contacts.

        He outted secret government surveillance taking place within the U.S.

        I don't see Snowden as a hero or a villain.  I don't care what his motives were.  I'm simply glad that this country may finally have a conversation about secret laws and secret spying and the madness that has gripped us for the last 12 years.

        For Snowden's contribution to that I thank him.

        "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

        by Notthemayor on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 11:43:26 PM PDT

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