The Burning Platform
Since I was grew up during the post war high, my first patriotic feeling was that Snowden was a traitor. The programed gut reaction was that he aided our enemies. Upon reflection, I think he is a slacker for not telling all that he knows about our real enemy.
over, I wouldn’t call him a slacker. He’s a millennial, so I suppose that makes him one automatically, but he also played his hand to near perfection, seeking asylum in first China, and then Russia.
That he was able to get away with it, only further proves what we already know, that the federal government is completely and unalterably out of control, to the point where they not only don’t know where the money is being spent, but everything they do is a duplication in futility of effort.
But why would anyone care, as long as their SNAP cards work every month. The should be protesting for jobs, not hand outs.
I don’t know of any heros of this century who have taken the side of government. Government is the wrong side of the debate…the side you boo and deservidly so. Snowden is the great hero of this century so far….I hope there are more.
Is Snowden a hero?
Is George Washington a hero?
Is Thomas Jefferson a hero?
Not anymore, they’re terrorists. Somebody has to bring down the fascists running this country.
There were some very good point the Hedges did not bring up during his portion of the debate. Would highly recommend watching the whole debate held by Oxford Union on the issue… it truly is food for thought.
I think he is right .He is neither a traitor nor hero but he will be view as a traitor by the government for the rest of his life.
Hedges says it so well. I can’t understand why there aren’t huge protests (riots even) over bringing Snowden home. What does it take to wake people up?
Good news.Google is encrypting all gamil and NSA is not provided a key….look a pony!
Amid revelations that the National Security Agency has the ability to intercept data going between servers and other computers, tech giant Google now says it will encrypt all messages sent through its Gmail email service to prevent prying eyes from looking at private messages.
In a blog post made Thursday by head Gmail security engineer Nicolas Lidzborski, Google said that every time a user checks or sent email, it will be encryped as the data goes to and from Google’s servers.
Although Google has given Gmail users the ability to sign into their accouints through an encrypted connection (known as HTTPS) since 2010, Gmail will now automatically default users to the more secure network.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2586849/Google-encrypts-Gmail-thwart-NSA-attempts-snoop-emails.html#ixzz2wsMnwyTo
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Remember the young veteran who at Occupy Oakland got bean-bagged in the face?..yep, still effed’ up but at least some compensation is provided?
Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen settles for $4.5 million in Occupy Oakland beanbag case (VIDEO)
Scott Olsen, a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq, recently settled for $4.5 million in a lawsuit against the city of Oakland after suffering serious head trauma from a police-deployed beanbag during the 2011 Occupy Oakland protests, his attorneys announced Friday.
Olsen, then 24, was peacefully protesting when he was shot in the head by an Oakland police officer with a less-than-lethal beanbag round on October 25, 2011. The shot was deployed from approximately 20 feet away and left him with a fractured skull and permanent brain damage. While Olsen received several million dollars from the city, he says he didn’t really win, NBC reports.http://www.guns.com/2014/03/22/iraq-war-veteran-scott-olsen-settles-4-5-million-occupy-oakland-beanbag-case-video/
He should have ducked.
Chris Hedges – +1000
@backwardsevolution: There will be no waking up. Even if there were, nothing will bring a unified response from the sheeple. Americans are too fractured due to multi-culturism, multi-racism, and lack of any common cause.
Meanwhile, another “excercise” (aka, “drill”) is planned by our beloved guv. Whether this “excercise” is to take place at a particular location is not indicated. From InfoWars and linked from drudgereport.com:
The Capstone Exercise 2014 document makes it clear that a key part of the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s preparation for the aftermath of major catastrophic incidents in the United States is centered around combating online dissent which will be sparked as a result of federal authorities and military assets instituting martial law, or what the document refers to as “Defense Support to Civil Authorities”.
The exercise is designed to evaluate readiness in preparation for a catastrophic incident, natural disaster or major act of terrorism. Some of the scenarios which will be in play during the exercise include a series of earthquakes, tsunamis and a nuclear weapons accident.
On page 125 of the document, a scenario is outlined whereby a group calling itself “Free Americans against Socialist Tyranny” responds to “The U.S. Northern Command mission of Defense Support to Civil Authorities” (or the imposition of martial law) by launching a protest campaign on social media and potentially engaging in cyber attacks.
According to the scenario, the campaign is driven by suspicion that “the government is responsible for the Alaska earthquake and a “hacktivist” manifesto.”
Whoops…posted the wrong link, here’s the correct one:
Ed Snowden’s “crime” is believing in the ideal of America and not in the men and women who have corrupted and bastardized what this nation once stood for. History will judge him very kindly.
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