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    Here's a German interview with Edward Snowden. It hasn't been getting attention here in U.S.A. as far as I know.



    LiveLeak.com - German Television does first Edward Snowden Interview (ENGLISH)
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    There a group of people who made a trust who ask for supporters of the ex-mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick, to raise money to free him from prison.
    Trust asks Kilpatrick supporters to raise money to free him - Fox 2 News Headlines

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    I find this Reuters editorial quite interesting from a psychological perspective.

    As for my SOTU opinion, I am personally unnerved by the President's vow to circumvent Congress whenever possible. Turning Congress into a peripheral, and a potentially borderline-useless one, is a bad precedent that can mean harsh consequences down the line for the country. Obama's damage here may not be fully realized until 20, 30 years from now if/when Congress is simply a rubber stamp for the presidency, or hardly exists as a tangible branch of the government.
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    Maybe, but I'm sick of people bringing that up as a defense. Congress has brought such measures on themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded_Dragon View Post
    Maybe, but I'm sick of people bringing that up as a defense. Congress has brought such measures on themselves.
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    Sad as this news in, with how dysfunctional and against us good people they have been, Congress has brought this upon themselves. Besides, someone has to keep my dystopian fantasies from taking place because of this do - nothing noise sooner or later. I'm in agreement with Obama here, but like any politician/bureaucrat, only so much.
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    Not like this is a big shock, but the NSA probably spied on Congress. Gee, maybe Congress will now realize what it feels like to be spied on without a warrant and actively work to reform their practices? ....Nah.

    This just further reinforces that by collecting all this info, it can (or has?) easily be used for blackmail (i.e. "Support our invasive spy programs or we'll release ____").

    Quote Originally Posted by Kindness King View Post
    Here's a German interview with Edward Snowden. It hasn't been getting attention here in U.S.A. as far as I know.



    LiveLeak.com - German Television does first Edward Snowden Interview (ENGLISH)
    To be honest, that interview didn't really tell me much that I haven't already learned from following this story for the last seven months, but it was good to see it anyway.

    And it's really disturbing that some higher-ups want Snowden DEAD. Not just arrested, but actually dead. These are the people in charge of our nation's security?

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    Republicans are planning to hold the debt limit hostage. Again. Don't they ever get tired of this? You won't get what you want, just pass a clean bill.

    GOP Takes Debt Limit Hostage But Struggles To Come Up With A Ransom
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    Well one day or another, with too much debt, we hit the wall, just like the province of Quebec who'll hit the wall more sooner then most of people thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classic Speedy View Post
    Not like this is a big shock, but the NSA probably spied on Congress. Gee, maybe Congress will now realize what it feels like to be spied on without a warrant and actively work to reform their practices? ....Nah.

    This just further reinforces that by collecting all this info, it can (or has?) easily be used for blackmail (i.e. "Support our invasive spy programs or we'll release ____").

    .....And it's really disturbing that some higher-ups want Snowden DEAD. Not just arrested, but actually dead. These are the people in charge of our nation's security?
    See what I mean? That's the behavior of the higher - ups that can and will issue in something similar to The Hunger Games if these people aren't stepped down and stopped. This surveillance state must fail for the greater good... OR else we might face a World War III scenario by keeping them around to spy on everyone (especially our allies in this world, what few America has left, that is...). This is undeniable and impossible to ignore anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The ShopSoldier View Post
    See what I mean? That's the behavior of the higher - ups that can and will issue in something similar to The Hunger Games if these people aren't stepped down and stopped. This surveillance state must fail for the greater good... OR else we might face a World War III scenario by keeping them around to spy on everyone (especially our allies in this world, what few America has left, that is...). This is undeniable and impossible to ignore anymore.
    Please, please stop the Hunger Games IRL stuff.
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