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(Washington Post)   Here's what happens to asylum-seekers who stay in airport limbo indefinitely   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 28
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2013-06-26 10:05:47 AM  
Well, I can only tell you what happened to me...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-26 10:09:10 AM  
This would make a great movie.
 
2013-06-26 10:10:45 AM  
www.mothertongue.com
 
2013-06-26 10:11:03 AM  

sulco: This would make a great movie.


It would need a marketable name attached though, otherwise it's just a guy living in an airline terminal.
 
2013-06-26 10:11:39 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: sulco: This would make a great movie.

It would need a marketable name attached though, otherwise it's just a guy living in an airline terminal.


How about "Stuck at the Airport!"
 
2013-06-26 10:14:30 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: sulco: This would make a great movie.

It would need a marketable name attached though, otherwise it's just a guy living in an airline terminal.

How about "Stuck at the Airport!"


Starring.... Bill Paxton! Or Pullman! Or was it Kevin Bacon? One of those guys in Apollo 13.
 
2013-06-26 10:15:07 AM  
how low can Snowden go is the real question

/got no jokes beyond that
 
2013-06-26 10:20:01 AM  
It sucks.  Only Starbucks, Sbarro and Cinnabon to eat.
 
2013-06-26 10:21:54 AM  
Some jobs aren't worth taking. Snowden's former job would be one of them. If you don't want your wallet stolen, don't sleep with thieves.
 
2013-06-26 10:30:00 AM  

No Time To Explain: how low can Snowden go is the real question

/got no jokes beyond that


nassiri went 8 years. as long as there is access to food water and some means of communication, technically he could stay there until he croaks.
 
2013-06-26 10:30:54 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-26 10:37:24 AM  
Everyone I talk to says Snowden is a hero.
 
2013-06-26 10:53:04 AM  
how the fark do these exiles get money to eat?  do the Russians feed them?  do they take up jobs at the airport?  How does the paperwork work out on that one?  It would be illegal to hire an undocumented worker at any US airport.
 
2013-06-26 10:53:08 AM  

Begoggle: Everyone I talk to says Snowden is a hero.


Who the hell are you talking to?

What he is is a traitor who is threatening to unbalance the safety of the entire planet.

I'm not defending what the NSA, CIA, or the FBI do, exactly.  But consider that every country on the planet, that has the ability, is doing the same sort of thing, on a constant basis.  For one person to take it upon themselves to reveal the secrets of what is arguably, the biggest power on the planet, could easily destabalize everything.
 
2013-06-26 10:55:01 AM  

Begoggle: Everyone I talk to says Snowden is a hero.


You need to get out more
 
2013-06-26 11:16:45 AM  

Begoggle: Everyone I talk to says Snowden is a hero.


Good.  You have been speaking to other brave people.  It's not easy to fly in the face of common/hive thought.
To expose wrong doing at high levels is great work and not without huge risks.
You know who else took great risks?
www.motherjones.com

*goes to prefs, turns off replies*
 
2013-06-26 11:17:51 AM  
Well, I will say that the in-transit lounge at DFW has some very nice accommodations: showers, CNN cable feed, playroom area for the kids, holding cells...wait, did I say that out loud?
 
2013-06-26 11:27:36 AM  

durbnpoisn: Begoggle: Everyone I talk to says Snowden is a hero.

Who the hell are you talking to?

What he is is a traitor who is threatening to unbalance the safety of the entire planet.

I'm not defending what the NSA, CIA, or the FBI do, exactly.  But consider that every country on the planet, that has the ability, is doing the same sort of thing, on a constant basis.  For one person to take it upon themselves to reveal the secrets of what is arguably, the biggest power on the planet, could easily destabalize everything.


Here's what I don't get. Everyone says, "Of course we do it, every big country does stuff like that, it shouldn't be a surprise". If it's not a surprise, and everyone knows we're doing it, and everyone else is doing it too, how exactly is it destabilizing for information to be released about it?

It can't both be an open secret and our most closely guarded secrets possible.
 
2013-06-26 11:47:18 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: PizzaJedi81: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: sulco: This would make a great movie.

It would need a marketable name attached though, otherwise it's just a guy living in an airline terminal.

How about "Stuck at the Airport!"

Starring.... Bill Paxton! Or Pullman! Or was it Kevin Bacon? One of those guys in Apollo 13.


and Morgan Freeman.
Why? Why the hell not? he's in every other damn movie!
 
2013-06-26 11:48:31 AM  

durbnpoisn: Begoggle: Everyone I talk to says Snowden is a hero.

Who the hell are you talking to?

What he is is a traitor who is threatening to unbalance the safety of the entire planet.

I'm not defending what the NSA, CIA, or the FBI do, exactly.  But consider that every country on the planet, that has the ability, is doing the same sort of thing, on a constant basis.  For one person to take it upon themselves to reveal the secrets of what is arguably, the biggest power on the planet, could easily destabalize everything.


Then maybe it's time to destabilize everything, you pansy.
 
2013-06-26 12:00:28 PM  

durbnpoisn: Begoggle: Everyone I talk to says Snowden is a hero.

Who the hell are you talking to?

What he is is a traitor who is threatening to unbalance the safety of the entire planet.

I'm not defending what the NSA, CIA, or the FBI do, exactly.  But consider that every country on the planet, that has the ability, is doing the same sort of thing, on a constant basis.  For one person to take it upon themselves to reveal the secrets of what is arguably, the biggest power on the planet, could easily destabalize everything.


You're delusional.....he mentioned what they were doing.....the NSA has released MUCH more detailed information about what they've been doing than Snowden did. Not to mention Snowden only said what most intelligent people already knew what was going on. If you honestly didn't think this started in Sept. of 2001 and that phone calls and emails were being monitored.....you fall under 3 categories A. not been paying attention when it's been mentioned in the news before B. living under a rock, C. ignorant.
 
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2013-06-26 12:07:52 PM  

PerilousApricot: Here's what I don't get. Everyone says, "Of course we do it, every big country does stuff like that, it shouldn't be a surprise". If it's not a surprise, and everyone knows we're doing it, and everyone else is doing it too, how exactly is it destabilizing for information to be released about it?

It can't both be an open secret and our most closely guarded secrets possible.


The same way that knowing that the IRS audits return and knowing the exact process for selecting returns to audit are not the same thing.

If you know the details you know how to get away with fraud in a way that avoids an audit.

On the other hand, criminals know about fingerprinting and they still leave fingerprints at crime scenes so maybe it isn't such a big deal.  Who knows at this point?

It's kind of silly to make an international phone call to somewhere like Chechnya and think your call is going to be private anyway.  As for the Internet, that was never private in the first place.  Companies have been tracking what you look at since cookies were invented.
 
2013-06-26 12:32:02 PM  

eggrolls: durbnpoisn: Begoggle: Everyone I talk to says Snowden is a hero.

Who the hell are you talking to?

What he is is a traitor who is threatening to unbalance the safety of the entire planet.

I'm not defending what the NSA, CIA, or the FBI do, exactly.  But consider that every country on the planet, that has the ability, is doing the same sort of thing, on a constant basis.  For one person to take it upon themselves to reveal the secrets of what is arguably, the biggest power on the planet, could easily destabalize everything.

Then maybe it's time to destabilize everything, you pansy.


Calm down there, Tyler Durden
 
2013-06-26 02:41:49 PM  
I'll bet this only works with high profile political cases. Try living in the airport transit zone when you're fleeing the US to escape prosecution for a run of the mill murder or large scale drug dealing charge and see how long it takes for the Canada or some other country that's friendly to the US host police force come along and drag your ass out and ship you back.
 
2013-06-26 05:38:10 PM  
i think they should bring him back just to face charges for violating an NDA. once you sign one of those you're bound by the contract the company has placed on it.

that has nothing to do with treason.
 
2013-06-26 07:41:27 PM  

pdrake: i think they should bring him back just to face charges for violating an NDA. once you sign one of those you're bound by the contract the company has placed on it.

that has nothing to do with treason.


thats actually the smartest comment i read here.
 
2013-06-26 10:23:14 PM  

Marcintosh: Begoggle: Everyone I talk to says Snowden is a hero.

Good.  You have been speaking to other brave people.  It's not easy to fly in the face of common/hive thought.
To expose wrong doing at high levels is great work and not without huge risks.
You know who else took great risks?
[www.motherjones.com image 241x334]

*goes to prefs, turns off replies*


new-brunswick.net
 
2013-06-27 08:52:30 AM  

phrawgh: Marcintosh: Begoggle: Everyone I talk to says Snowden is a hero.

Good.  You have been speaking to other brave people.  It's not easy to fly in the face of common/hive thought.
To expose wrong doing at high levels is great work and not without huge risks.
You know who else took great risks?
[www.motherjones.com image 241x334]

*goes to prefs, turns off replies*

[new-brunswick.net image 300x396]


At best mi amigo - you are a tiresome consumer of the party line and typical of your ilk, refuse to look deeper into the subject at hand.
 
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