Edward Snowden answers your questions

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  1. Trent Baker says:

    Their battlecry was, “The victory of the Light is all”, and they uttered it more frequently as their deeds became more of the Shadow than the Light.

  2. Andrew Singleton says:

    How has our planet not turned into a singularity because of this man’s massive balls?

  3. Blue_Villain says:

    Here’s the part I’m not getting: They’ve been doing it for quite some time.  As early as 2006 if I read this correctly.  Yet things like what happened in Boston continue to happen.  I mean, what exactly are they looking for, and why aren’t they finding it?

    • blissfulight says:

      That’s classified.  

    • theophrastvs says:

      but but… “dozens” of terrorist acts have been averted [using this data] – or so we’re assured

      (“dozens, eh?  could we have some examples?”  “no.  that’s classified. ”  “hnh, so are you sure it’s ok for you to tell us it’s ‘dozens’?  perhaps it would be safer to say, ‘a whole bunch’?”)

      • IronEdithKidd says:

        Rogers is a special one, ain’t he?  You can thank tea party madness for his rise to DC instead of being limited to infliclicing his asshatttery on just Michigan.

      • EH says:

        It’s not terrorist “acts” that have been averted, it’s “dozens of terrorist events that [the data] has helped prevent. The weasel-word factor is left as an exercise for the reader, but it’s much greater than “the data averted terrorist acts,” whatever “acts” is supposed to mean there.

        • Cowicide says:

          What’s also interesting is that they say it’s “all over the world” instead of specific attacks against our homeland.  And, there’s no mention that spying on average Americans has accomplished a damn thing.

          Either way, I’d rather risk some personal safety than live as a slave in a police state.

          Now quasi-governmental corporatists can pluck our business secrets and easily set us up for destruction if we get in their way.  Ya know, all in the name of our “safety”.

          [cow backslaps Stuart Smalley and says "No, you really aren't good enough, asshole"]

    • Cowicide says:

      I mean, what exactly are they looking for, and why aren’t they finding it?

      The are looking for more money and future funding.

      http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/the-dirty-little-secret-about-nsa-spying-it-doesnt-work.html

      FTA:

      Daily Caller: So what are they doing with all of this information? If they can’t stop the Boston marathon bombing, what are they doing with it?

      Binney: Well again, they’re putting an extra burden on all of their analysts. It’s not something that’s going to help them; it’s something that’s burdensome. There are ways to do the analysis properly, but they don’t really want the solution because if they got it, they wouldn’t be able to keep demanding the money to solve it. I call it their business statement, “Keep the problems going so the money keeps flowing.” It’s all about contracts and money.

  4. Cowicide says:

    The Q&A is now published and it’s a DAMNING rebuttal to many in the media and government that have been desperately trying to disparage this American hero.

    For example, a mindless, clucking mainstream media talking point has been that Snowden lied about his salary.  Snowden addressed that crock of shit head on and destroyed it.

    I also love how he set straight idiots who keep saying that Manning and Wikileaks simply “dumped” their data.  Yet another bullshit mainsteam talking point that takes a deep knife to the throat.

    Also, the mainstream has been trying to convince us all that Snowden is a high school dropout idiot.  When you read how articulate and informed he is (far above mainstream media pundits) along with his reasoned approach to his choice of escaping to Hong Kong.. that throws yet more of their propagandist bullshit out of the window as well.

    Every American needs to read this interview NOW.

    This IS war and it’s just starting.  Much more damning information is on its way.  The corporatist lie machine is in full gear but they can’t stop this flood that’s coming…

    Expect us, motherfuckers.  You’re reaping what you sow.

  5. Cowicide says:

    From Q&A:

    Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American

    http://imgur.com/gallery/Vu7Lyb8/

  6. TheMudshark says:

    This guy is a total badass and another hero of the 21st century along with Manning, Assange et al. I very much appreciate his notion that human rights don´t exclusively apply to US-citizens as well, since the usual “no Americans were harmed” retoric in US mainstream media has been bugging me forever.

  7. agonist says:

    The American people are in a no-win situation. If by some miracle the government rolls back its domestic spying program, the next time there is a terrorist attack, and there will be another one with or without PRISM, the first question everyone will ask is, “why isn’t the government doing more to protect us?”

    Then will come Patriot Act 2.0 and we’ll be right back where we started — or worse.

    In Norway, after the terrible massacre in 2011, the government’s response was “more democracy, more openness and greater political participation.” In America, the reverse is true. We will have more checkpoints, more intrusive security, and less personal liberty. And a majority of us will accept this willingly as long as our lives remain comfortable.

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