Snowden says Obama's NSA reform proposal is a "turning point"

Justin Kahn

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The now infamous former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, has spoken out recently regarding President Obama's planned NSA reform proposals. Snowden released a statement via the American Civil Liberties Union, the group currently handling his legal representation, saying that Obama's planned...

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Raoul Duke

The public have a seat at the table of government? Haven't seen it in my time so-called democracy or not. Oligarchy, not democracy is a better descriptor of government in 'the West'
 

misor

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The public have a seat at the table of government? Haven't seen it in my time so-called democracy or not. Oligarchy, not democracy is a better descriptor of government in 'the West'
western media has also described the seat of power in the Russian federation as controlled by putin and his oligarchs.
 
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Guest

When will this GIMP take the ANCHOVIES off his face?

Such a poor excuse for a goatee, and such a poor excuse for a man.

Please Techspot, stop reprinting articles about this notorious traitor and anarchist against safe democracy.
 

Archean

Posts: 5,636   +95
The public have a seat at the table of government? Haven't seen it in my time so-called democracy or not. Oligarchy, not democracy is a better descriptor of government in 'the West'
western media has also described the seat of power in the Russian federation as controlled by putin and his oligarchs.

Not to mention, similar situation exists in west, where 'special interest groups/lobbies' doing the same job on the behest of big corporations/rich. So it kind of evens out in that respect as well :)
 
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Guest

People like you make me laugh. Ignorant bullies, that is.

Snowden has done no more than shined a light on the fact that the federal government is no longer "for the people," but "for the its own interests, bottom line, and reputation."
 

cmbjive

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People like you make me laugh. Ignorant bullies, that is.

Snowden has done no more than shined a light on the fact that the federal government is no longer "for the people," but "for the its own interests, bottom line, and reputation."

I can't believe you wrote this with a straight face. What country is Edward Snowden currently in? When has this country ever been "for the people" and whose "interests, bottom line, and reputation" does this country care about?
 
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RustyTech

When will this GIMP take the ANCHOVIES off his face?

Such a poor excuse for a goatee, and such a poor excuse for a man.

Please Techspot, stop reprinting articles about this notorious traitor and anarchist against safe democracy.

...must resist the troll
 
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Guest

"Please Techspot, stop reprinting articles about this notorious traitor and anarchist against safe democracy."

..must resist the troll, but can't resist the stup*dity.. :D

(fair warning: troll mode on)
 

amstech

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People like you make me laugh. Ignorant bullies, that is.

Snowden has done no more than shined a light on the fact that the federal government is no longer "for the people," but "for the its own interests, bottom line, and reputation."

Agreed.
Nothing Obama does will EVER change Uncle Sams ability to monitor and record whatever they want, whenever they want. It's a nice gesture though for the sheeple.
 

TheDreams

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I think it will be a huge blow to Snowden's objectives and his followers, if once Obama's reform goes through there is an attack on the US. They will just pin it on what he did probably.
 

Gamesinner

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Isn't it time for Snowden to "accidently" fall down some stairs or slip in the shower? I'm really starting to lose faith in the CIA.
 

theBest11778

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People like you make me laugh. Ignorant bullies, that is.

Snowden has done no more than shined a light on the fact that the federal government is no longer "for the people," but "for the its own interests, bottom line, and reputation."

Agreed.
Nothing Obama does will EVER change Uncle Sams ability to monitor and record whatever they want, whenever they want. It's a nice gesture though for the sheeple.

If Obama would repeal the Patriot Act, as candidate Obama said he would, then the Government cannot spy on you without a warrant.