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Old 06-10-2013, 08:33 AM  
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Eric Snowden: Greatest American Hero Ever?

Eric Snowden: Greatest American Hero Ever?

The NSA leaker has come forward in a June 9 interview on The Guardian, the British media outlet that broke the story of the NSA acquisition of phone records and access to online activity. Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, has come forward to identify himself as the NSA whistleblower being sought in the release of NSA files. He said he is not hiding because he has not done anything wrong.

Snowden is currently an employee of a defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, and he has previously worked for various others. This has put him inside the National Security Agency for the last four years.

The NSA leaker, aware that he would be facing the ire of the U.S. government, made the choice to sacrifice his comfortable life in Hawaii and $200,000 salary to make the public aware of the depth of the privacy infringements that he claims exist. He says he doesn't want to live in a society like that.

The NSA leaker was a former CIA tech assistant

"The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The result is people like myself have the latitude to go further than they are allowed to," he said.

You can view Edward Snowden's video interview here.: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...r-surveillance

The technology specialist is "holed up" in a motel in Hong Kong, basically waiting for the other shoe to drop.

He wrote a note that went with the second set of documents, according to The Guardian:

"I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions," but "I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant."

The head of NSA, James Clapper, has reported the leaks of the NSA documents as a crime. You can read about that here.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:03 AM   #16
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Hero or not or the greatest one ever. Matters not to me. It's just time the evisceration of the 4th Amendment get addressed. That it takes a crisis like this to do it is just sad for current Americans.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:05 AM   #17
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:07 AM   #18
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Hero or not or the greatest one ever. Matters not to me. It's just time the evisceration of the 4th Amendment get addressed. That it takes a crisis like this to do it is just sad for current Americans.
Look, wash dc is broken. It's a cesspool. We aint gonna be able to change it. But what we can do is unplug ourselves and remove ourselves from our electronic ball and chain.

Not sure if that's what the government wants either but going luddite for even a few months can't hurt.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #19
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Good post Mikey, is there a link?
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:10 AM   #20
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Will the government be able to identify the leaker with this information?
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:10 AM   #21
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By the time its built we will be able to store that much data in a cell phone. Pissing money away a billion at a time.
They're getting ready to cut the ribbon on it any day...And I think you are vastly underestimating how much data 1 trillion terabytes is...
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:12 AM   #22
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Yeah, I think Mr. Snowden might be a little off, if you know what I mean.
and he hired past the CIA/NSA screens. sure. the donger card isn't going to work on this one.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:13 AM   #23
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and he hired past the CIA/NSA screens. sure. the donger card isn't going to work on this one.
So, you think he's accurate about the White House death teams?
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #24
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The NSA thing has been going on for years. Private companies track all this info anyway. I could care less the way it is currently being run. The obvious is the future ability to use the info in some negative way. As long as congress had oversight and the court must be used as well I truly couldn't give half a shit about this.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:17 AM   #25
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High Tech is Sorcery and the people who are really powerful are literally telling people to commit crimes using the psychic interspace created by the WWW and Wireless. They are controlling peoples actions like drones . The two things are deeply intertwined. The more man's brain interfaces with machines the creepier it gets. They use brains separate from a human body in a supercomputer and you have The Image of the Beast. The military has been doing this since the 50s
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:17 AM   #26
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They're getting ready to cut the ribbon on it any day...And I think you are vastly underestimating how much data 1 trillion terabytes is...
And I also remember when the TRS 80 was high tech
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:24 AM   #28
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While I'm no fan of the data mining, the thread title is such a perfect encapsulation of the ridiculous levels of hyperbole the anti-Obama camp engages in.

GREATEST AMERICAN HERO EVER!!!


wtf?
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:06 AM   #29
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Sounds like someone is projecting.
Hey, speaking of off, what do you think about the ricin letter development?

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Old 06-10-2013, 10:34 AM   #30
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So, you think he's accurate about the White House death teams?
that hit like a ton of bricks, for sure. I am not sure of his accuracy in any of this, but I do know covert gov't missions are at an all time overload. I don't like sneaky behavior -- especially from my gov't. There are certainly times where sneaky is the right way, but when sneaky becomes SOP then it has come time to reveal/remove those weakasses in power.
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