If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The New Yorker)   "These charges [against Snowden] send a clear message," the spokesman said. "In the United States, you can't spy on people"   (newyorker.com) divider line 9
    More: Ironic  
•       •       •

2474 clicks; posted to Politics » on 23 Jun 2013 at 8:59 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-06-23 11:32:08 PM  
2 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: tenpoundsofcheese: Is there any meaningful debate going on?

Nope...they're all tied up with REAL scandals like Benghazi and the IRS.


Did I hear someone say Benghazi?

img.fark.net
2013-06-23 10:19:34 PM  
2 votes:
Hey, he tired to warn everyone what he was planning with his 1992 hit single "Informer":

img.fark.net
Snow

img.fark.net
Snowden

See?
2013-06-24 08:32:25 AM  
1 votes:

Without Fail: He's also a thief.


So he's a banker?
2013-06-23 11:23:52 PM  
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Is there any meaningful debate going on?


Nope...they're all tied up with REAL scandals like Benghazi and the IRS.
2013-06-23 10:06:08 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Darth_Lukecash: Snowden is a traitor by revealing this information

No, he's not. He broke the law of disclosing classified information. That's an entirely separate law from treason. The whole point is that we need to stop militarizing everything as a "crime against the people!" and calm the fark down.


Crimes against the state are crimes against the people.  Said every statist ever.
2013-06-23 09:56:14 PM  
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: AeAe: Darth_Lukecash: Lionel Mandrake: DamnYankees: Aside from the horrible satire here, the charges are farking comical. It's only a hop skip and jump from totalitarian 'law' where the very idea of doing something illegal (i.e. against the government) is treason.

Mr. A:  "I think the government is violating the Constitution with increasing regularity and to a frightening extent"

Mr B:  "Well...that pisses me off...fk the government"

Mr. A:  "Hey, look, this guy released information proving my claim!"

Mr. B:  "F*CK THAT GUY!  HANG HIM!!  F*CKING TRAITOR!!1!"

But here's the real issue: what the NSA did was legal and approved by the congress.

Snowden is a traitor by revealing this information

Note:no one in congress is surprised by the NSA actions or calling this a scandal. Everyone is saying Snowden being a traitor.

If the government does it, it's legal?  What about the Japanese internment during WW2?  Didn't the Army intentionally infect some people with viruses?

Government spying on its citizens is wrong.

Yes.  All that was legal.  Perfectly on the up and up.  And if anyone involved had revealed classified information in an effort to derail those programs they would have been breaking the law, breaking their pledges to keep the information secret.  They would have been traitors according to most people around here.

A lot of f*cking FARKers would call them bad guys.

What a sad, sad state of affairs.

One of the things I love(d) about FARK was that a lot of folks saw the difference between "legal" and "ethical."  I thought.



Sometimes I am shocked at the people here who are such willing subjects of the state. I suppose one can rationalize it as serving a greater good. i.e. the state takes care of "the poor" (whoever the fock they are).  I can't do that. And don't start on the transgressions of the sainted Mr. Lincoln. Too late people realize once you piss away your rights too serve a great good......

img.fark.net

....you find out ITS A COOKBOOK.
2013-06-23 09:53:13 PM  
1 votes:
This is why, kids, if any law enforcement agents ask you about anything, no matter how little you know about it, you tell them to fark off and come back with a subpoena.
2013-06-23 09:09:56 PM  
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: Borowitz...this is attempted satire or humor or something, right?


Bad satire.  Almost as bad as their cartoons.
2013-06-23 06:26:43 PM  
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: Borowitz...this is attempted satire or humor or something, right?


Yes.

Also, nothing else in the New Yorker is ever that short. NOTHING
 
Displayed 9 of 9 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report