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(Reuters)   That guy or gal who tipped us off about our government spying on us? Yeah, they are now the most wanted person in the entire world   (reuters.com) divider line 226
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2013-06-08 02:44:03 PM
haha you think they are still alive?!
 
2013-06-08 02:57:07 PM
I admit it, it was me. There's one more report I'm releasing - Yahoo actually offered up everything to the NSA on a platter before they even asked and they were laughed out of the room.
 
2013-06-08 03:04:10 PM
I am Spartacus!
 
2013-06-08 03:19:45 PM
It was obvious that it was happening . Why is everyone so surprised ? As to facebook not sharing clients information ,getting them to stop sharing information about themselves is a bigger problem .
 
2013-06-08 03:59:06 PM
So he can expect to be safe for another ten years or so then
 
2013-06-08 04:07:30 PM
Things were better when we all just assumed this was going on and would never praise someone for arbitrarily leaking highly classified information.  Now the media has everybody acting like dogs who've just been let outside.

Just because being shocked and outraged is your new hobby doesn't make everything shocking and outrageous.

Also, subby's a dick.
 
2013-06-08 04:11:59 PM

thamike: Things were better when we all just assumed this was going on and would never praise someone for arbitrarily leaking highly classified information.  Now the media has everybody acting like dogs who've just been let outside.

Just because being shocked and outraged is your new hobby doesn't make everything shocking and outrageous.

Also, subby's a dick.


Interesting tactic ya got going on there. Deflection tends to work 99% of the time.
 
2013-06-08 04:17:40 PM

cman: Interesting tactic ya got going on there. Deflection tends to work 99% of the time.


Uh huh.
 
2013-06-08 04:21:53 PM
I don't get why people are acting like this spying thing is new.
 
2013-06-08 04:32:51 PM

cman: thamike: Things were better when we all just assumed this was going on and would never praise someone for arbitrarily leaking highly classified information.  Now the media has everybody acting like dogs who've just been let outside.

Just because being shocked and outraged is your new hobby doesn't make everything shocking and outrageous.

Also, subby's a dick.

Interesting tactic ya got going on there. Deflection tends to work 99% of the time.


What, like he's wrong?
 
2013-06-08 04:33:53 PM
Good thing the whistleblower knew about what information the government was routinely gathering without warrant.
 
2013-06-08 04:39:36 PM
"If there's a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is," Bush told reporters at an impromptu news conference during a fund-raising stop in Chicago, Illinois. "If the person has violated law, that person will be taken care of. "
http://www.pensitoreview.com/2007/07/03/prophetic-04-bush-quote-cia- le aker-will-be-taken-care-of/

so yah
maybe he is pulling a bush
LOLOLOLOL
 
2013-06-08 04:43:15 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: So he can expect to be safe for another ten years or so then

LOL

antidisestablishmentarianism: I don't get why people are acting like this spying thing is new.

THIS

JasonOfOrillia: Good thing the whistleblower knew about what information the government was routinely gathering without warrant.


LOL
Exactly. There is no way that the leaker will ever get caught. Right?
They read the paper version of the times to get the name and picture of a reporter.
They made a copy of the documents on a flash drive, wearing gloves.
They bumped into the reporter at lunch time and slipped the drive into a pocket and walked away.

HOW would you find this guy??
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-08 05:00:07 PM
I'm OK with frying Manning, but if I'm on surveillance exposing guy's jury I vote not guilty.
 
2013-06-08 05:16:27 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I don't get why people are acting like this spying thing is new.


For the same reason they act like drones are self-aware and innately treacherous.

lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-06-08 05:28:29 PM
i.imgur.com

"The story begins in the world of 2031, a world on the brink of chaos. The economy of the United States of North America (USNA) has been stagnating for decades. Crackpot religions are springing up all over the place. Crime and urban decay are rampant. Schools have become violent, chaotic places ill-suited for educating children. Today's youth frequently use joybooths to 'tune-out' the world, leading in the extreme case to joybooth suicide, where a psychological addict wastes away in his or her private nirvana..."

It wouldn't be so bad, if the Implementers hadn't leaked the fact that we're all living in a simulation of the Plan for Renewed National Purpose, or if 2031 hadn't been a typo for 2013.
 
2013-06-08 06:08:14 PM
Those guys are going to maximum-security prism.

It's funny how the government at once says "no big deal folks, seriously, it's nothing" and "we're gonna find whoever leaked this and [redacted] them alive"
 
2013-06-08 06:12:10 PM
Whoever it was who leaked everything is a hero, and I hope he/she/they keep on doing it. Leak every last bit they can to the whole planet.
 
2013-06-08 06:12:50 PM

cameroncrazy1984: cman: thamike: Things were better when we all just assumed this was going on and would never praise someone for arbitrarily leaking highly classified information.  Now the media has everybody acting like dogs who've just been let outside.

Just because being shocked and outraged is your new hobby doesn't make everything shocking and outrageous.

Also, subby's a dick.

Interesting tactic ya got going on there. Deflection tends to work 99% of the time.

What, like he's wrong?


See it worked
 
2013-06-08 06:13:12 PM
www2.pictures.zimbio.com

/obvious
 
2013-06-08 06:15:02 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk

Knows that feel.

You ungrateful bastards...
 
2013-06-08 06:15:24 PM
Yeah go for it but just remember they're shielded by any reasonable reading of the whistle blower protection laws.  It'd be great for them to be prosecuted and have the jury go, "Dude, you're cool but bring us the heads of the secret police on a platter."
 
2013-06-08 06:15:57 PM
So clear this up for me, is more government good or bad now?
 
2013-06-08 06:17:00 PM
BUT BUT BUT FREEDOM/NATIONAL SECURITY/GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY(insert your own word here)!@@!!
 
2013-06-08 06:17:13 PM
sooo, they're punishing those who caught them doing something unconstitutional?

/thanks Obama!
 
2013-06-08 06:19:53 PM
I want to buy him a beer.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-06-08 06:19:55 PM

thamike: antidisestablishmentarianism: I don't get why people are acting like this spying thing is new.

For the same reason they act like drones are self-aware and innately treacherous.

[lh5.googleusercontent.com image 300x300]


It always makes a good story.
 
2013-06-08 06:21:31 PM

hasty ambush: So clear this up for me, is more government good or bad now?


Apply judiciously, not liberally or conservatively.
 
2013-06-08 06:23:03 PM
Anyone remember the NSA Clipper Chip proposal?
 
2013-06-08 06:24:03 PM
Hey, isn't Nakoula Basseley Nakoula still in jail?

Freedom of speech...
...just watch what you say.
The NSA is.
 
2013-06-08 06:24:56 PM
We asked the government to spy on us.  Plain and simple.  We felt like it was a damned good way for them to prevent terror, and there would be little doubt that it has been helpful.  Gathering records (which are largely not reviewed by humans) gives investigators actionable inteligence regularly.

It isn't like there is a room full of people listening to your every word and reading all of your email and texts and blog posts.  Until they're suspicious or something, then the get warrants (or not).  Should we tone it down?  Sure.  We should also stop blowing up shiat in the middle east, that would help the terrorist problem too.

/my emails are entirely too mundane for scrutiny
//what are YOU hiding, citizen?
 
2013-06-08 06:27:12 PM

No Time To Explain: sooo, they're punishing those who caught them doing something unconstitutional?

/thanks Obama!


Which part was unconstitutional? I agree it's sleazy, dangerous and Un-American.

But unfortunately that doesn't mean it was necessarily illegal.
 
2013-06-08 06:28:24 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I don't get why people are acting like this spying thing is new.


This.
 
2013-06-08 06:29:56 PM
Much ado about nothing.

Obama is nothing like Bush...he will cockpunch anyone involved in this and smooth things out in no time.
 
2013-06-08 06:29:58 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I don't get why people are acting like this spying thing is new.


IT's different when it's a black democrat doing it.
 
2013-06-08 06:30:10 PM
An investigation is "likely" and they are "expecting" a probe. "It was unclear on Friday whether a complaint had been submitted" and federal law "may" compel officials to open an investigation.

That's some solid journalism speculation there Mark Hosenball. Reuters must think you're super valuable. I'll bet you get the coveted Rosenball kick in the nuts award this year, for journalistic integrity. Maybe Fox News is hiring.
 
2013-06-08 06:30:22 PM

GhostFish: hasty ambush: So clear this up for me, is more government good or bad now?

Apply judiciously, not liberally or conservatively.


Would not a judicious use by inference  mean retrained , less government.

ju·di·cious[joo-dish-uh adjective 1. using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic: judicious use of one's money. 2. having, exercising, or characterized by good or discriminating judgment; wise, sensible, or well-advised: a judicious selection of documents.
 
2013-06-08 06:32:07 PM
portaldecinema.com.br

Why don't they just unperson him at the Minitrue?
 
2013-06-08 06:32:23 PM

Dave and the Mission: We asked the government to spy on us.


No, we really didn't. A lot of people were very much against the Patriot Act and its related bills, but congress doesn't care. No one running for or in office wants to be stuck in the position where it can be made to look like they didn't do enough to stop terrorism. They are all too happy to strip away the rights and protections of the American people because it gives them one less thing to worry about come election time. And as long as both sides agree to it, there's no real risk in doing so.

Both Democrats and Republicans will sell out the American people if it helps them keep their jobs.
 
2013-06-08 06:34:00 PM

Dave and the Mission: We asked the government to spy on us.


Uh, no, we didn't. How about an opt-in program, so exhibitionists like you can feel warm and fuzzy while the rest of us can return to a reasonable expectation of privacy in our persons, houses, papers, and effects?
 
2013-06-08 06:34:12 PM
i just want to say that rag heads are pretty far down the list of threats to our country. almost all our threats are internal.
 
2013-06-08 06:36:22 PM

GF named my left testicle thundercles: i just want to say that rag heads are pretty far down the list of threats to our country. almost all our threats are internal.


But we have to take away freedoms over here so we can forcibly impose them over there, because liberty.
 
2013-06-08 06:36:24 PM
naughtyrev
I admit it, it was me.

I was also the person who did it.
 
2013-06-08 06:36:45 PM

GhostFish: Dave and the Mission: We asked the government to spy on us.

No, we really didn't. A lot of people were very much against the Patriot Act and its related bills, but congress doesn't care. No one running for or in office wants to be stuck in the position where it can be made to look like they didn't do enough to stop terrorism. They are all too happy to strip away the rights and protections of the American people because it gives them one less thing to worry about come election time. And as long as both sides agree to it, there's no real risk in doing so.

Both Democrats and Republicans will sell out the American people if it helps them keep their jobs.


What you're failing to see is that popular will is behind these measures.
 
2013-06-08 06:37:49 PM

hasty ambush: GhostFish: hasty ambush: So clear this up for me, is more government good or bad now?

Apply judiciously, not liberally or conservatively.

Would not a judicious use by inference  mean retrained , less government.

ju·di·cious[joo-dish-uh adjective 1. using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic: judicious use of one's money. 2. having, exercising, or characterized by good or discriminating judgment; wise, sensible, or well-advised: a judicious selection of documents.


No, because sometimes the judicious thing to do is to not be conservative.
Sometimes the judicious thing to do is spend more money on higher quality than to scrimp and get something of lower quality for less. Sometimes you need to add extra supports to a bridge just to be safe rather than to use just the bare minimum for the standard level of stress.
 
2013-06-08 06:38:18 PM

No Time To Explain: sooo, they're punishing those who caught them doing something unconstitutional?

/thanks Obama!


Thanks to Congress and the Patriot Act, it's not unconstitutional.

/Still waiting for that 2nd amendment to protect all our other rights.
 
2013-06-08 06:41:17 PM

unlikely: antidisestablishmentarianism: I don't get why people are acting like this spying thing is new.

IT's different when it's a black democrat doing it.


Ok, both of you are morans.

2 things you need to realize:

1. Bush was a dick. He spied on people, killed people, and laughed when TSA groped people..  But people who were smarter than the average person or worked harder than the average person were given the opportunity to make a shiatLOAD of cash.

2. Obama is a dick. He spies on poeple, kills people, and laughs when TSA gropes people. But smart people and hard workers are pretty much screwed now.

That's the difference.

You wanted equality? You got it.
 
2013-06-08 06:43:28 PM
OMG the government is spying on us.

OMG a bomb has gone off and no-one knows who has done it, what a useless government.
 
2013-06-08 06:44:08 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: No Time To Explain: sooo, they're punishing those who caught them doing something unconstitutional?

/thanks Obama!

Thanks to Congress and the Patriot Act, it's not unconstitutional.

/Still waiting for that 2nd amendment to protect all our other rights.


I would argue that the Patriot Act doesn't remove the unConstitutionality of warrentless spying. All that needs to happen is an appropriately sympathetic case where someone can show harm and certain portions can be overturned.

Just like McDonald or Heller.
 
2013-06-08 06:44:44 PM
Great plan, it gets announced that the government really is spying on it's citizens, they go after the person who leaked the news and not trying to find some way of reasonably denying it.  At least if the government denied it, the Obama supporters could use it to say that it's just a Republican smear campaign.  With this, you can almost hear Obama saying "Yeah, I can run for president again, so what if the voters don't like something?"
 
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