Edward Snowden's stay in Russia is extended for another three years

By Justin Kahn ยท 22 replies
Aug 7, 2014
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  1. After being responsible for one of the most notable top-secret government data leaks in recent memory, Edward Snowden was criminally charged and is currently considered a fugitive by the US government. The former, self-proclaimed secret government agent sought refuge in...

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  2. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Sometimes I can't make heads or tail of this site.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,949

    It will be funny if the new snitch ends up in Russia as well, making it a trend :)

    Even Jason Bourne finished his career with a trip to Russia, nice retiring harbour for ex-agents ;)
  4. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    You would tend to believe with all these leakers coming out of the woodwork that maybe.. oh I dont know.. that its a possibility that the US government is up to no good?

    Naaaa...couldn't be.
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  5. Up to no good depends on whose perspective. If you are a middle class male you are probably screwed. If you are ruling class your peeps are becoming entrenched, not bad. If you are lower class it's the same as it ever was.
  6. Gaara

    Gaara TS Booster Posts: 103   +26

    Edward Snowden's is a Good Guy, he told us that the Gov are SPYING in our phone conversation and Tex, Reading our Email. Thanks to him well all know what this corrupt Gov are doing behind us. and even More he realist Info that Microsoft, Google,Att,, Verizon, And much of the cell phone company was Giving the Gov all the Privet info.... even More Developer was collecting info from us Truth application and giving to the Gov. no Qustion ask Edward Snowden's is a Hero!!
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  7. Good on Russia.
    If he goes back to the states he will probable end up in Gitmo.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    I just got done speaking to the site, and it can't make heads or tails of you either......:rolleyes:
    Anyway Russia just levied a ban on food imports from the US and EU.

    Primarily, that means the cold war is heating up, Putin is pouting, and it is possible few hundred thousand Russian peasants may starve to death this winter.

    Have you considered joining Mr Snowden? Perhaps as a show of support.
  9. If I had the option,yes. Tired of South Africa.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    Ya know, this is something entirely new. Russia used to be the place everybody wanted to escape. Maybe it's a "the grass is always greener" phenomenon..
  11. Well America DID have the greenest grass. We'll probably still be comparatively the greenest but by not quite a large margin anymore. Equilibrium of grass greenness.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    Well, unless you have the big bucks, Bahama and other resorts south of the US are out. As for continental South America, if the grass were greener there, we wouldn't need a border patrol, now would we? . Mexico City DF, anyone?

    Canada and Alaska have the greenest grass around, it's just that it only grows about 3 months a year....Brrrrrr!
  13. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Posts: 3,073   +97

    Mexico City is in North America captain :)
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    @Jos Agreed. I should have opened that sentence more along the lines of, "South of the Rio Grande, there's always Mexico City, D.F.", seventeen million souls and still counting. That said, the US / Mexican border is the break between Latin America, and British / French holdings in North America. Although, if you can speak a little Spanish, you should be able to tell me where "Yellow Texas" is.

    Anyway, here's a song for my oversight:

    And the attendant Wiki Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deportee_(Plane_Wreck_at_Los_Gatos)

    So since this tragedia in 1948,, the grass continues to be greener here in the US, as billions are being pumped into to preserving that juncture between the US and Latin America.

    In any event, I'm having trouble getting my head around Mr. Snowden's extension of stay in Russia has anything to do with a search for "greener pastures". Most of the members of this site really only caught the tail end of the "cold war". Russia's management of East Germany was egregious at best. "The Wall", came down before many of the people with the biggest Epinions about Mr Snowden and his "heroism", were born.

    President Putin's ego was massively inflated by success of the the Sochi Winter Olympics. Snowden is nothing but a propaganda tool, a broad based excuse to further Russian isolationism, and Putin's agenda for territorial expansion.

    Or to paraphrase British Monarchic succession protocol, "the KGB is dead, long live the KGB".
  15. This is great news. I hope they keep extending his stay in jail more and more.
  16. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I'm tired of Zuma and his thugs, not SA.
  17. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    I live in canada and you are forgetting spring!

    You don't just wake up on june 1st and the grass is there lol.
  18. And that wont change unless people realize that they are voting in Zuma not just ANC.
    Alot of South Africans need to grow a brain and realize what zuma and his thugs are doing.

    It's bad enough that some of them that realize the anc is run by *****s but then go and vote for Malema.
  19. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Somehow I just don't see you rolling your eyes. But if you're on speaking terms with the site can you kindly tell it to stop it's bromance with this traitor? 'Kay, thanks, bye.
  20. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Somehow I don't see that happening. While it's good that you guys got rid of apartheid, the government you got in place of that seems to be treating blacks even worse.
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    Me neither, but that's a flaw with the set of emoticons in this software. The software itself is better than vBulletin, but the smilies are strictly from hunger..:oops: (Can you see me going, "oops")?

    I think you're going to have to "duke it out" with the pro-Snowden crowd, the same as me.

    If they hate you when you step into the ring, so be it.

    The site is neutral about such things.

    Myself? I'm already on board with you. I think Snowden is a bigger camera wh*re than, ":the reverend" Al Sharpton.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014
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  22. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    England is supposed to be a 'green and pleasant land' but my lawn is looking very patchy at the moment due to the long dry summer. I'm also not sure how long England will stay pleasant if Cameron and his cronies manage to destroy the remaining green areas by allowing unrestrained house building and Fracking.
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,010   +2,536

    Nope! I'm pretty sure that would be "Ireland"
    Well, over here fracking is causing earthquakes. I'll bet if they overdo it in the UK, the place will simply sink into the ocean...:eek:

    Simply can't wait until your tabloids get a hold of that news......
    ................."Ireland Overboard"........."Natural Gas Suppliers Hit With Single Most Expensive Class Action Law Ever".
    cmbjive likes this.

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