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Edward Snowden’s Full Statement:

“One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful.

“On Thursday, President Obama declared before the world that he would not permit any diplomatic “wheeling and dealing” over my case. Yet now it is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President ordered his Vice President to pressure the leaders of nations from which I have requested protection to deny my asylum petitions.

“This kind of deception from a world leader is not justice, and neither is the extralegal penalty of exile. These are the old, bad tools of political aggression. Their purpose is to frighten, not me, but those who would come after me.

“For decades the United States of America has been one of the strongest defenders of the human right to seek asylum. Sadly, this right, laid out and voted for by the U.S. in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is now being rejected by the current government of my country. The Obama administration has now adopted the strategy of using citizenship as a weapon. Although I am convicted of nothing, it has unilaterally revoked my passport, leaving me a stateless person. Without any judicial order, the administration now seeks to stop me exercising a basic right. A right that belongs to everybody. The right to seek asylum.

“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.

“I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.”

Edward Joseph Snowden
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pretty much sums it up

“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.

“I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.”

Edward Joseph Snowden

Last Edited by WAKEUPAMERICA01 on 07/02/2013 12:26 PM
WAKE UP AMERICA
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."

Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." -- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.
"A majority of the people of the United States have lived all of their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, [79 years now in 2012] freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have in varying degrees been abridged by laws brought into force by statutes of national emergency."
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This should be pinned.

In the kingdom of lies....truth is treason.
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WAKE UP AMERICA
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."

Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." -- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.
"A majority of the people of the United States have lived all of their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, [79 years now in 2012] freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have in varying degrees been abridged by laws brought into force by statutes of national emergency."
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Yes...this does sum it up.

"“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.

“I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.”

Edward Joseph Snowden

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pretty much sums it up

“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.

“I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.”

Edward Joseph Snowden
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"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."

Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." -- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.
"A majority of the people of the United States have lived all of their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, [79 years now in 2012] freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have in varying degrees been abridged by laws brought into force by statutes of national emergency."
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I guess he's telling the old great one to KHA huh?
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Thread from yesterday.

Thread: BREAKING.....Edward Snowden Delivers Message From Moscow via WIKILEAKS
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As far as I know NSA and agencies have not denied any allegations brought from Snowden, instead they said, "We don't spy that hard...Just enough to find terrorists". President is against freedom of knowledge and nobody has enough balls to question him.
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As far as I know NSA and agencies have not denied any allegations brought from Snowden, instead they said, "We don't spy that hard...Just enough to find terrorists". President is against freedom of knowledge and nobody has enough balls to question him.
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this^^^^^
WAKE UP AMERICA
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."

Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." -- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.
"A majority of the people of the United States have lived all of their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, [79 years now in 2012] freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have in varying degrees been abridged by laws brought into force by statutes of national emergency."
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just more attempts to make his espionage look righteous. To any American this guy should be obvious, a spy and traitor. If he felt he was doing something good for Americans, he wouldn't have fled to china and Russia, not exactly places where human liberties are practiced.
Then Putin says "he must stop leaking us secrets" to gain asylum. AKA, I know everything he knows, and I don't want anyone else to know.

Guys, he's not a "freedom fighter" he's a self serving spy, and self promoter. He's no different than David dIcke, Jesse Ventura, or the fat man not allowed on GLP.
He don't wanna help you or your rights, he wants to help himself, and gain fame, that's it. He freaked out and saw a way to become an overnight celebrity, and he got a chance to brag about everything he knows, that's it.

Did Snowden ever do a single thing to help out civil rights before he "blew this whistle"? I really doubt it.
 Quoting: Brother Love


^^^this..in so many ways. Seriously people...Snowdon himself said he could "hack" anyone, including the president, all he needed was an email address. So we are to believe his evil overlords couldn't do the same to hack and track him &his laptops of info??? And the all seeing all knowing NSA didn't get a little suspicious for his phoney medical reasons for going to CHINA??? I'm sorry but this is all bs. This guy worked for both the CIA and then NSA...his name certainly was logged on some watch list when he booked his ticket. The NSA knows what you ordered from Applebees last night and how you like your burgers well done...but they couldn't see nor stop this guy from using a thumb drive to steal allll their secrets and running off to communist China?? Yeah THAT makes sense!
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Wow. Every time he speaks you can't help but listen. This guy is good and what he says is true. My only hopes is that he's not part of some sort of inside CIA job for an objective that I yet can't see.
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God bless his soul!
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just more attempts to make his espionage look righteous. To any American this guy should be obvious, a spy and traitor. If he felt he was doing something good for Americans, he wouldn't have fled to china and Russia, not exactly places where human liberties are practiced.
Then Putin says "he must stop leaking us secrets" to gain asylum. AKA, I know everything he knows, and I don't want anyone else to know.

Guys, he's not a "freedom fighter" he's a self serving spy, and self promoter. He's no different than David dIcke, Jesse Ventura, or the fat man not allowed on GLP.
He don't wanna help you or your rights, he wants to help himself, and gain fame, that's it. He freaked out and saw a way to become an overnight celebrity, and he got a chance to brag about everything he knows, that's it.

Did Snowden ever do a single thing to help out civil rights before he "blew this whistle"? I really doubt it.
 Quoting: Brother Love


^^^this..in so many ways. Seriously people...Snowdon himself said he could "hack" anyone, including the president, all he needed was an email address. So we are to believe his evil overlords couldn't do the same to hack and track him &his laptops of info??? And the all seeing all knowing NSA didn't get a little suspicious for his phoney medical reasons for going to CHINA??? I'm sorry but this is all bs. This guy worked for both the CIA and then NSA...his name certainly was logged on some watch list when he booked his ticket. The NSA knows what you ordered from Applebees last night and how you like your burgers well done...but they couldn't see nor stop this guy from using a thumb drive to steal allll their secrets and running off to communist China?? Yeah THAT makes sense!
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We know he didn't have the job and he got his job in order to steal secrets. That's not whistleblowing. It would be more like a thief enters the house of a known drug dealer, steals the money,takes some of the drugs, sells the drugs to the drug dealer's rival and then calls the police about the drugs he found.
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just more attempts to make his espionage look righteous. To any American this guy should be obvious, a spy and traitor. If he felt he was doing something good for Americans, he wouldn't have fled to china and Russia, not exactly places where human liberties are practiced.
Then Putin says "he must stop leaking us secrets" to gain asylum. AKA, I know everything he knows, and I don't want anyone else to know.

Guys, he's not a "freedom fighter" he's a self serving spy, and self promoter. He's no different than David dIcke, Jesse Ventura, or the fat man not allowed on GLP.
He don't wanna help you or your rights, he wants to help himself, and gain fame, that's it. He freaked out and saw a way to become an overnight celebrity, and he got a chance to brag about everything he knows, that's it.

Did Snowden ever do a single thing to help out civil rights before he "blew this whistle"? I really doubt it.
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What did Obama say about the people that don't want to disclose the truth are the ones with something to hide??
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Snowden hit it right out of the park with that statement.
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just more attempts to make his espionage look righteous. To any American this guy should be obvious, a spy and traitor. If he felt he was doing something good for Americans, he wouldn't have fled to china and Russia, not exactly places where human liberties are practiced.
Then Putin says "he must stop leaking us secrets" to gain asylum. AKA, I know everything he knows, and I don't want anyone else to know.

Guys, he's not a "freedom fighter" he's a self serving spy, and self promoter. He's no different than David dIcke, Jesse Ventura, or the fat man not allowed on GLP.
He don't wanna help you or your rights, he wants to help himself, and gain fame, that's it. He freaked out and saw a way to become an overnight celebrity, and he got a chance to brag about everything he knows, that's it.

Did Snowden ever do a single thing to help out civil rights before he "blew this whistle"? I really doubt it.
 Quoting: Brother Love


? The only thing that he released was what the government is doing to the American people. Espionage means you are giving secrets or classified material to the enemy, unless you view the American people as the enemy?

You have no idea if he has given anything to Putin. He claims to be a patriot and there is no information that suggests otherwise so why are you making a bad assumption without any sort of support?

How do you feel about the government spying and watching your every move? Are you truly okay with it? The fact that they have programs which can predict your every move (with the use of super-computers and now quantum computers) based on the information that they have collected? And what would that type of power lead to in a world lead by corruption and greed?

I for one am not okay with it.
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Edward Snowden’s Full Statement:

“One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful.

“On Thursday, President Obama declared before the world that he would not permit any diplomatic “wheeling and dealing” over my case. Yet now it is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President ordered his Vice President to pressure the leaders of nations from which I have requested protection to deny my asylum petitions.

“This kind of deception from a world leader is not justice, and neither is the extralegal penalty of exile. These are the old, bad tools of political aggression. Their purpose is to frighten, not me, but those who would come after me.

“For decades the United States of America has been one of the strongest defenders of the human right to seek asylum. Sadly, this right, laid out and voted for by the U.S. in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is now being rejected by the current government of my country. The Obama administration has now adopted the strategy of using citizenship as a weapon. Although I am convicted of nothing, it has unilaterally revoked my passport, leaving me a stateless person. Without any judicial order, the administration now seeks to stop me exercising a basic right. A right that belongs to everybody. The right to seek asylum.

“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.

“I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.”

Edward Joseph Snowden
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just more attempts to make his espionage look righteous. To any American this guy should be obvious, a spy and traitor. If he felt he was doing something good for Americans, he wouldn't have fled to china and Russia, not exactly places where human liberties are practiced.
Then Putin says "he must stop leaking us secrets" to gain asylum. AKA, I know everything he knows, and I don't want anyone else to know.

Guys, he's not a "freedom fighter" he's a self serving spy, and self promoter. He's no different than David dIcke, Jesse Ventura, or the fat man not allowed on GLP.
He don't wanna help you or your rights, he wants to help himself, and gain fame, that's it. He freaked out and saw a way to become an overnight celebrity, and he got a chance to brag about everything he knows, that's it.

Did Snowden ever do a single thing to help out civil rights before he "blew this whistle"? I really doubt it.
 Quoting: Brother Love


^^^this..in so many ways. Seriously people...Snowdon himself said he could "hack" anyone, including the president, all he needed was an email address. So we are to believe his evil overlords couldn't do the same to hack and track him &his laptops of info??? And the all seeing all knowing NSA didn't get a little suspicious for his phoney medical reasons for going to CHINA??? I'm sorry but this is all bs. This guy worked for both the CIA and then NSA...his name certainly was logged on some watch list when he booked his ticket. The NSA knows what you ordered from Applebees last night and how you like your burgers well done...but they couldn't see nor stop this guy from using a thumb drive to steal allll their secrets and running off to communist China?? Yeah THAT makes sense!
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I've been thinking he was a plant for awhile. If he was real, the government would cover it all up and there would be a media blackout on the subject. 2 things...make the public actually believe the nsa can listen and track everything, which they can't, and to feed false info to foreign governments.
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The big bad nsa can't fucking track everything, if they could, there wouldn't be any crime, no? Get real...
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Wow. Every time he speaks you can't help but listen. This guy is good and what he says is true. My only hopes is that he's not part of some sort of inside CIA job for an objective that I yet can't see.
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Agreed. He pledged for asylum in my country, but I guess we're to scared to do the right thing... tomato [link to translate.google.no]

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