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(Quartz)   Seems everyone knew Edward Snowden's name but the US government   (qz.com) divider line 106
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2013-06-26 11:24:54 AM
oops .
 
2013-06-26 11:26:08 AM
Government wants us to believe that they are stupid, but I'm not falling for it.
/Stupid government
 
2013-06-26 11:26:17 AM
I'll finally know what J. stands for. From this day forward, I will be known as... Homer... Jay Simpson!
 
2013-06-26 11:28:33 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What a bunch of dildon'ts.
 
2013-06-26 11:28:44 AM
It's also a little known fact that he likes going by Little Eddy J.
 
2013-06-26 11:29:35 AM
His middle name's not "bombardier"?
www.deathdyinggriefandmourning.com
/help him!  help him!
 
2013-06-26 11:29:36 AM
nick.magpies.net

No wonder he got away with all that info.
 
2013-06-26 11:30:07 AM
That is such a stupid, elemental error, that you would almost think it was done purposely.
 
2013-06-26 11:33:11 AM
heh. they did that to me too.
 
2013-06-26 11:33:17 AM
I an sort of pleased that someone on Fark linked to quartz news briefs instead of the Daily Mail. One step closer to reestablishing credibility!
 
2013-06-26 11:33:49 AM
Why does the page keep redirecting me to the DOMA decision?
 
2013-06-26 11:34:39 AM
 
2013-06-26 11:38:08 AM
That's why it took tens years or so to find Osama Bong Ladin.
 
2013-06-26 11:38:14 AM
homer j simpson
 
2013-06-26 11:38:45 AM
this is other privacy problem with government collecting massive amounts of data - it can do innocent persons harm just by making errors.  All those innocent Edward James Snowden's out there could have their passports revoked or put on no fly lists by mistake.  And our government makes a lot of mistakes.
 
2013-06-26 11:39:03 AM
Given the "target", I don't think it mattered if the Justice Department filled out "Spanky F. McPeniswink" on the extradition forms. Hong Kong already knew whether or not they were going to play ball.
 
2013-06-26 11:40:35 AM
I wonder if they know Russ Tice?

Russ Tice, Bush-Era Whistleblower, Claims NSA Ordered Wiretap Of Barack Obama In 2004

"Here's the big one ... this was in summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois," he said. "You wouldn't happen to know where that guy lives right now would you? It's a big white house in Washington, D.C. That's who they went after, and that's the president of the United States now."

I learned it from you dad, I learned it from you!
 
2013-06-26 11:42:55 AM

whosits_112: Why does the page keep redirecting me to the DOMA decision?


You're in the closet and the computer knows...

NTTAWWT

/;o)
 
2013-06-26 11:43:11 AM
But but but but BENGHAZI
 
2013-06-26 11:47:29 AM
www.trumanlibrary.org
 
2013-06-26 11:48:35 AM
Speaking of quartz.com, how come the adults helping kids with scrabble always told kids to wait for the u/i to spell "quiz" if a kid had Q10 and Z10 but never thought of "quartz"?
 
2013-06-26 11:51:47 AM

johndalek: homer j simpson


Homer Jay Simpson.
 
2013-06-26 11:52:15 AM

WhoGAS: whosits_112: Why does the page keep redirecting me to the DOMA decision?

You're in the closet and the computer knows...

NTTAWWT

/;o)


Hardy har har...
 
2013-06-26 11:55:27 AM

neversubmit: I wonder if they know Russ Tice?

Russ Tice, Bush-Era Whistleblower, Claims NSA Ordered Wiretap Of Barack Obama In 2004

"Here's the big one ... this was in summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois," he said. "You wouldn't happen to know where that guy lives right now would you? It's a big white house in Washington, D.C. That's who they went after, and that's the president of the United States now."

I learned it from you dad, I learned it from you!


Both sides are bad listen to The Presidents of the United States of America
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-06-26 11:58:46 AM
FTA: The US got Edward Snowden's middle name wrong on extradition documents

Wow, so maybe this whole story is a fake?

If they just say all your stuff is being read, it may have an effect on people like religion or Santa Claus.
 
2013-06-26 11:59:24 AM
Or maybe he has an ally in a high place, buying him time.

Dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnn
 
2013-06-26 12:00:40 PM
What's with the US insistence that other governments can't legally allow him to travel without US passport they revoked?

I didn't know that the US government required me to have a passport to legally travel outside the USA.

I thought that it was other governments who simply want a document establishing who I am.  If they know who I am otherwise and let me enter on that basis, this violates a US or international law?

Suddenly it seems the government thinks it has a new leash on me. Was that a secret too?
 
2013-06-26 12:00:43 PM
whens i sees a middle ini-TIAL-SHALL of J, i be thinking JAMAL, so don't you whitey EVEN get up in MY face for makings this spellingss mistake, or I'll SUE YO ASH for RACISM, MOTHAFOOKA.
 
2013-06-26 12:00:59 PM
OK, slight threadjack here, but Quartz articles never link to the one in the headline for me - It's cause I'm Canadian, right?

/eh?
 
2013-06-26 12:08:27 PM
i.imgur.com

I assure you, HKSAR, the Agency is very scrupulous about following up and eradicating any error. If you have any complaints which you'd like to make, the Agency would be more than happy to send you the appropriate forms.
 
2013-06-26 12:09:52 PM

SwiftFox: What's with the US insistence that other governments can't legally allow him to travel without US passport they revoked?

I didn't know that the US government required me to have a passport to legally travel outside the USA.

I thought that it was other governments who simply want a document establishing who I am.  If they know who I am otherwise and let me enter on that basis, this violates a US or international law?

Suddenly it seems the government thinks it has a new leash on me. Was that a secret too?


I thought I passport gave the holder the right to go home. ikd where I got that
 
2013-06-26 12:11:05 PM
Sounds familiar. Did I see this guy in the news lately?
 
2013-06-26 12:11:55 PM

SlothB77: this is other privacy problem with government collecting massive amounts of data - it can do innocent persons harm just by making errors.  All those innocent Edward James Snowden's out there could have their passports revoked or put on no fly lists by mistake.  And our government makes a lot of mistakes.


If they have nothing to hide; then they have nothing to fear, right citizen?
 
2013-06-26 12:12:13 PM
Sure, they misspelled the guy's middle name.  But that would have been worked around if Hong Kong was serious about cooperating with the US government.  Which they weren't because they aren't exactly happy with us over monitoring their communications.

But this is only the tip of the fallout we are going to get from this.

Currently, the US is the communications hub of the world.  Internet, cell, satellite... much of the worlds data goes through us, as pointed out in the NSA presentation.  And the US government is determined to take advantage of that, as pointed out in the very same NSA presentation.  The world's data flows through us, and what flows through us we are going to spy on.

So guess what?  The rest of the world just realized that they need to ensure their data doesn't get routed through us.  It's not a matter of trust, they KNOW what we are going to do with data that goes through the US.  We are going to use it to spy on them, we are very clear about that.

So in five, ten, twenty years from now... however long it takes... we will no longer be the world's communication hub.
 
2013-06-26 12:12:15 PM
Sometimes you just havta go where everybody knows your name.
 
2013-06-26 12:15:02 PM

SomeAmerican: So in five, ten, twenty years from now... however long it takes... we will no longer be the world's communication hub.


Don't take this as me saying what the US is doing is fine but the realistic alternatives could just as likely be monitoring all your info too.
 
2013-06-26 12:16:37 PM
His middle name was wrong on the forms. The Government, through the TSA and No Fly List has arrested 47 other people with the same name.

Amiright? Amiright?

Evil, all-powerful, and grossly incompetent, just like Comic Super Villians.

Half the world hates you and half the world wants to be you, the feckers.

Now I've got that farking tune in my head.

Braaaaaaaaaaaaazil!
 
2013-06-26 12:25:47 PM

"For the time being, the NSA leaker is holed up in the rather comfortable Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow..."


Sounds like that airport is even better than Shiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

images.starpulse.com

 
2013-06-26 12:27:04 PM
That headline made so much more sense when I read it the second time, and it said "Snowden" instead of "Scissorhands."
 
2013-06-26 12:29:01 PM
This is too convenient to be believable.
 
2013-06-26 12:30:17 PM
All I want to know is where is this guy getting all his money to jet-set around the world?
 
2013-06-26 12:30:55 PM

LewDux: neversubmit: I wonder if they know Russ Tice?

Russ Tice, Bush-Era Whistleblower, Claims NSA Ordered Wiretap Of Barack Obama In 2004

"Here's the big one ... this was in summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois," he said. "You wouldn't happen to know where that guy lives right now would you? It's a big white house in Washington, D.C. That's who they went after, and that's the president of the United States now."

I learned it from you dad, I learned it from you!

Both sides are bad listen to The Presidents of the United States of America
[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


There are no sides. Where's your spoon now?
 
TWX
2013-06-26 12:32:40 PM

Headso: SomeAmerican: So in five, ten, twenty years from now... however long it takes... we will no longer be the world's communication hub.

Don't take this as me saying what the US is doing is fine but the realistic alternatives could just as likely be monitoring all your info too.


I have a fancy idea... Why don't we route communications through the shortest practical paths? the US' geographic isolation should mean that the bulk of Eurasia and Africa don't need to route traffic through the US...
 
2013-06-26 12:32:43 PM

bentley57: All I want to know is where is this guy getting all his money to jet-set around the world?


Isn't the WikiLeaks guy helping him out?
 
2013-06-26 12:35:58 PM
for a government that wants to know a lot about the goings of its citizens, they sure couldn't get his name at least?

/heh, nice to see them fark up on this level
//"woops" ain't enough
 
2013-06-26 12:36:59 PM
fbexternal-a.akamaihd.net

Rest In Saint  Petersburg Edward James Snowden


 
2013-06-26 12:37:34 PM

TWX: Headso: SomeAmerican: So in five, ten, twenty years from now... however long it takes... we will no longer be the world's communication hub.

Don't take this as me saying what the US is doing is fine but the realistic alternatives could just as likely be monitoring all your info too.

I have a fancy idea... Why don't we route communications through the shortest practical paths? the US' geographic isolation should mean that the bulk of Eurasia and Africa don't need to route traffic through the US...



That is how it works in general principal unless: A. there is no direct connection between two endpoints and it has to pass through a middle man or B: services are being accessed that require contacting a geographic locale.  Bandwidth is also a factor.

earthfirstnews.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-26 12:41:07 PM
www.balloon-juice.com
 
2013-06-26 12:41:59 PM
Obviously this is Obama's fault because he personally fills out these forms, as well as screens 501(c)(4) applications.
 
2013-06-26 12:42:07 PM
127.0.0.1
 
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