I'd do Ed Snowden. And so would you.
This is why we shouldn't give up on America. Because are evil masters made a mistake in leaving the shell of democracy in place. As long as the people believe in it, we can take back our nation.
It's like how "all men are created equal" eventually conquered slavery.
And "Love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law" eventuallyh conquered homophobia.
It can be done, even if the original claims for democracy were all a cynical lie. As long as people believe in them, the master class can never be secure.
[quote] As long as the people believe in it, we can take back our nation.
Most guys named "Ed" are handsome, hung, and smart.
Will the government halt the Manning trial and decide to have a two-for-one special instead?
Ed is hot!!!
He's a Ron Paul supporter and funder.
Sorry but he and manning broke the law and should be prosecuted.
Also so sick of hearing "openly gay" private manning. What does being gay have to do with his illegal activity.
[quote]Because are evil masters made a ...
[quote]Sorry but he and manning broke the law and should be prosecuted.
Our government's power to make laws comes to them from the Constitution. When the government acts in defiance of the Constitution and denies the citizenry of their government-acknowledged rights (which are not privileges granted by the feds but RIGHTS owned by the public inalienably) they too should be prosecuted. Rule of Law and all.
Is he a gay?
I thought he was kind of cute until I found out about the Ron Paul bullshit. That's such an instant turn-off.
[quote]Is he a gay?
He pings to me, but supposedly has a girlfriend, so who knows.
Ewwe...total mouth breather.
He's cute, but the asshole didn't have a problem with a $200,000 salary...despite being a high school dropout. He probably saved a cool million before he decided to turn "whistleblower."
He has frosted hair, a musky nutsack and probably does not wipe well...
How does a high school dropout make $200,000 a year?
I know for a fact that he uses scented baby wipes r18.
[quote]How does a high school dropout make $200,000 a year?
By spying on his countrymen of course.
He violated his contract, and he's a traitor.
Who, R22, Snowden or Obama? Because Obama swore to uphold the Constitution whose Fourth Amendment protects the people from illegal search and seizure which is but one of the rights the Obama administration has trampled on.
[quote]Because are evil masters made a mistake
Our you someone who learned English as a second language?
He's pretty straight. Was living with a female pole dancer.
Surprising that Snowden is a high school drop-out, and getting paid so much money. He is attractive, but I've read that he's bisexual too.
He seems very articulate for someone that did not go to college.
Where are you reading this stuff about pole-dancers and bisexuality
OP is an idiot.
Good for Snowden. But the rest of what this twit said is ridiculous. "Take back our nation." Indeed. Naive and self-defeating bullshit.
Yeah, but a guy like him wanting to marry a stripper questions his integrity.
I have standards. He is pasty and gross. And that fucking mole....
[quote]He violated his contract
This is why true Libertarians can't support him. He violated the agreement he made with Booz Allen, and consequently, their property rights. Until he returns his ill gotten financial gains to them, he is nothing but an unrepentant contract breaker.
He's a Hero
I hope he is arrested or - better yet- killed. He has put or country in jeopardy. He and his girlfriend need to be eliminated and anyone who supports him needs to be eliminated.
Turns out he lied about his salary. His contract was for $122,000 a year, but he was only with BAH for 3 months (and they've since canned his ass). Plus he was supporting an unemployed girlfriend and supporting her frivolous pursuits.
Please elaborate on this "bisexuality" r26 because I thought that male bisexuals were just mythological creatures.
"And "Love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law" eventuallyh conquered homophobia."
Homophobia was conquered? I must have been on vacation when that happened.
R31, even more interesting, in relation to Booz Allen, is that Snowden in fact contacted Laura Poitras, who made the video of his great revelations, *before* he actually started working at Booz Allen, which suggests that he only got a job there just so he could make turn himself into a heroic "whistleblower" against them.
In a Salon interview with Poitras:
Question: "Since he contacted you before he started working at Booz Allen, the implication people were drawing was that he went to Booz Allen with the express intention of leaking this."
Answer: "That’s completely absurd. I had no dialogue about what the information was — there were claims, that’s all I received."
Notice how she doesn't actually answer the question but reacts strongly to counter any accusations against herself (even though none were made). She says she didn't know about the "information" (althouh she knows there were claims, but she doesn't deny that Snowden may indeed have only gone to Booz in order then to make these accusations against them.
I'm always amazed when people write things like "I read somewhere he's bisexual" and then they just believe that. Hey, Ed Snowden is a unicorn! Now you've read somewhere that Ed Snowden is a unicorn so you can kinda believe it.
Sorry, but I'm not an American so I may not be able to follow this - can an American tell me how the US government actually violated the 4th amendment? Because, all I've read about this guy's
My experience with this type (usually, I stopped at about six,) is the very thin, bent dick; borrrring, pasty body; stiff and nonresponsive get-it-over-with attitude; and usually several testicle whiteheads (closed comedones - ugh)
Snowden is our generation's Nathan Hale.
His mole is nasty and he is basically a hermit. He has ugly-face too.
[quote]But the rest of what this twit said is ridiculous. "Take back our nation." Indeed. Naive and self-defeating bullshit.
So, we just roll over and take it? What are you talking about?
Ed Snowden is an attention whore and a liar. He's no hero.
Yes, but does he leak pre-cum?
Does he wear huaraches?
He's only doing what the government has said we should do: "If you see something, say something."
I think he's a hero.
I also think that mole is beyond repulsive and he should have it removed ASAP.
I would not have sex with him at all he's not my type and looks like a rat or at least his face does.
Either way he's an idiot with a death wish.
How can any liberal deny that this man is a hero?
The San Francisco medical examiner's office has said it could be several months before the cause of death for acclaimed hacker Barnaby Jack is released.
Jack, who was born in New Zealand, was famous for hacking implanted medical devices and ATMs. He was found dead in San Francisco on 25 July.
A San Francisco police department spokesperson told the Guardian Jack was found dead by "a loved one" in an apartment in the city's Nob Hill neighborhood and that no foul play was suspected.
Jack lived in San Francisco, where he worked as the director of embedded security research at security firm IOActive. The company said Jack was survived by his mother and sister in New Zealand and his girlfriend in California.
"This is an extremely sad time for us all at IOActive, and the many people in our industry that Barnaby touched in so many ways with both his work and vibrant personality," IOActive CEO Jennifer Steffens said in a statement. "But as a personal friend of Barnaby's for many years I know he'd want sadness to quickly turn to celebration of his life, work and the tremendous contributions he's made spanning well beyond his widely acclaimed professional accomplishments."
She said the company will continue working with the industry to "ensure the advancements Barnaby started in this field will continue saving lives for years to come".
Jack became well-known in 2010 after hacking an ATM so it would spit out money at the Black Hat hacking convention in Las Vegas. He received further acclaim last year by showing how an insulin pump is vulnerable to a hack that would allow a hacker to dispense a fatal dosage of insulin from 300ft away.
He was due to present his latest research on hacking implanted medical devices at this year's Black Hat convention on Thursday. Jack was set to show how he could hack into pacemakers and implanted defibrillators from 30ft away. That slot is now being used as a time to commemorate his life and work.
"Barnaby Jack meant so much to so many people, and we hope this forum will offer an opportunity for us all to recognize the legacy that he leaves behind," said Black Hat in a statement.
During presentations on implanted medical device hacks, Jack obscured some details to prevent people from replicating the attacks. His work also moved several companies to examine the security of their devices.
A fund created in his honor has collected nearly $11,000 and the donations will be used according to the wishes of his family.
San Francisco police said that it responded to a deceased person call at 7.41pm on 25 July. The police did not suspect foul play, so the case was handed over to the city's medical examiners office.
So, a guy who has demonstrated how you can hack ATMs, pacemakers and control cars by remote, dies at 35 of no ascertainable cause right before he is to present another public display of how the government (oh, wait, anyone) can hack many devices, just a month after a young man who exposed government abuse and evils died in a mysterious car crash...
Nothing to see here, move along...
Customer: 'Ello, I wish to register a complaint.
(The owner does not respond.)
C: 'Ello, Miss?
Owner: What do you mean "miss"?
C: I'm sorry, I have a cold. I wish to make a complaint!
O: We're closin' for lunch.
C: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.
O: Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?
C: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!
O: No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.
C: Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.
O: No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn'it, ay? Beautiful plumage!
C: The plumage don't enter into it. It's stone dead.
O: Nononono, no, no! 'E's resting!
C: All right then, if he's restin', I'll wake him up!
(shouting at the cage)
'Ello, Mister Polly Parrot! I've got a lovely fresh cuttle fish for you if you show...(owner hits the cage)
O: There, he moved!
C: No, he didn't, that was you hitting the cage!
O: I never!!
C: Yes, you did!
O: I never, never did anything...
C: (yelling and hitting the cage repeatedly) 'ELLO POLLY!!!!!
Testing! Testing! Testing! Testing! This is your nine o'clock alarm call!
(Takes parrot out of the cage and thumps its head on the counter. Throws it up in the air and watches it plummet to the floor.)
C: Now that's what I call a dead parrot.
O: No, no.....No, 'e's stunned!
O: Yeah! You stunned him, just as he was wakin' up! Norwegian Blues stun easily, major.
C: Um...now look...now look, mate, I've definitely 'ad enough of this. That parrot is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not 'alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein' tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk.
O: Well, he's...he's, ah...probably pining for the fjords.
C: PININ' for the FJORDS?!?!?!? What kind of talk is that?, look, why did he fall flat on his back the moment I got 'im home?
O: The Norwegian Blue prefers kippin' on it's back! Remarkable bird, id'nit, squire? Lovely plumage!
C: Look, I took the liberty of examining that parrot when I got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had been sitting on its perch in the first place was that it had been NAILED there.
O: Well, o'course it was nailed there! If I hadn't nailed that bird down, it would have nuzzled up to those bars, bent 'em apart with its beak, and VOOM! Feeweeweewee!
C: "VOOM"?!? Mate, this bird wouldn't "voom" if you put four million volts through it! 'E's bleedin' demised!
O: No no! 'E's pining!
C: 'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker!
'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!
'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig!
'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!!
THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!
O: Well, I'd better replace it, then.
(he takes a quick peek behind the counter)
O: Sorry squire, I've had a look 'round the back of the shop, and uh, we're right out of parrots.
C: I see. I see, I get the picture.
O: I got a slug.
C: (sweet as sugar) Pray, does it talk?
O: Nnnnot really.
C: WELL IT'S HARDLY A BLOODY REPLACEMENT, IS IT?!!???!!?
O: Look, if you go to my brother's pet shop in Bolton, he'll replace the parrot for you.
C: Bolton, eh? Very well.
The customer leaves.
The customer enters the same pet shop. The owner is putting on a false moustache.
C: This is Bolton, is it?
O: (with a fake mustache) No, it's Ipswitch.
C: (looking at the camera) That's inter-city rail for you.
The customer goes to the train station.
He addresses a man standing behind a desk marked "Complaints".
C: I wish to complain, British-Railways Person.
Attendant: I DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS JOB, YOU KNOW!!!
C: I beg your pardon...?
A: I'm a qualified brain surgeon! I only do this job because I like being my own boss!
C: Excuse me, this is irrelevant, isn't it?
A: Yeah, well it's not easy to pad these python files out to 200 lines, you know.
C: Well, I wish to complain. I got on the Bolton train and found myself deposited here in Ipswitch.
A: No, this is Bolton.
C: (to the camera) The pet shop man's brother was lying!!
A: Can't blame British Rail for that.
C: In that case, I shall return to the pet shop!
C: I understand this IS Bolton.
O: (still with the fake mustache) Yes?
C: You told me it was Ipswitch!
O: ...It was a pun.
C: (pause) A PUN?!?
O: No, no...not a pun...What's that thing that spells the same backwards as forwards?
C: (Long pause) A palindrome...?
O: Yeah, that's it!
C: It's not a palindrome! The palindrome of "Bolton" would be "Notlob"!! It don't work!!
O: Well, what do you want?
C: I'm not prepared to pursue my line of inquiry any longer as I think this is getting too silly!
Sergeant-Major: Quite agree, quite agree, too silly, far too silly...
Why do you hate freedom?
Are you scared people might start to recognize how libertarian political views and Austrian economics are superior to communistic (il)liberalism (aka fascism) and that you would lose the argument?
Personal economic freedom is the basis of a healthy society and the fact that you hate it makes me sad.
[quote]Why do you hate freedom?
I don't hate freedom, I hate inadequately supervised teenagers.
[quote]Are you scared people might start to recognize how libertarian political views and Austrian economics are superior to communistic (il)liberalism (aka fascism)
No, everyone already knows that your ideas are intellectually bankrupt, ethically unsound and anti-social to the point of psychopathy.
[quote]and that you would lose the argument?
I've already won the argument.
[quote]Personal economic freedom is the basis of a healthy society and the fact that you hate it makes me sad.
The fact that you were born without a functioning brain or sense of humor makes me sad but not sad enough to stop fucking with you.
He is a hero.
Why isn't this a big issue with Democrats?
Our government is DESTROYING our civil liberty, and there is NOT A GODDAMN WORD in support of Snowden, or outrage about Obama spying...WHY?
We can't afford to look at Obama's mistakes right now. We have to pray that there's a liberal in him somewhere and go from there. The lunatic Tea Party will gain more ground if we stop to fight our own.