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(Reuters)   Bolivian president pissed we diverted his plane because we thought Snowden was on board. Investigators pissed because they were told Bolivian hookers were on board   (reuters.com) divider line 76
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2013-07-03 08:20:05 AM  
Farkers pissed no pic of said hooker in the article.
 
2013-07-03 08:22:36 AM  
www.lehman.edu
 
2013-07-03 08:23:29 AM  
Growing up in that thin air, they naturally can hold their breath for a long time.
 
2013-07-03 08:23:32 AM  
Glass. Parking. Lot.
 
2013-07-03 08:23:55 AM  
Hookers pissed because nobody invited them aboard.

Pimps pissed because "Where's my money?"
 
2013-07-03 08:28:44 AM  

SpdrJay: Glass. Parking. Lot.


I don't like Austria either but that seems a little extreme.
 
2013-07-03 08:29:00 AM  
So they continue to say "THE US DIVERTED THE PLANE" even though there is, as of yet, no evidence of that?
 
2013-07-03 08:30:04 AM  

SpdrJay: Glass. Parking. Lot.


Why don't we turn YOUR house into a glass parking lot? It'd be an improvement over the cesspool that it's currently there.
 
2013-07-03 08:30:29 AM  
Has anyone mentioned Hitler yet?
 
2013-07-03 08:31:03 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: SpdrJay: Glass. Parking. Lot.

I don't like Austria either but that seems a little extreme.


Besides, the whole "glass" bit is predicated on the prevalence of sand.
 
2013-07-03 08:31:50 AM  
This was just the trial run.
 
2013-07-03 08:32:00 AM  

SpdrJay: Glass. Parking. Lot


America, Bolivia, Russia, or Austria?

I bet they got Snowden off the plane into an Austrian basement. The US government will never find him there. That was the plan all along.
 
2013-07-03 08:32:19 AM  

LasersHurt: So they continue to say "THE US DIVERTED THE PLANE" even though there is, as of yet, no evidence of that?


Don't be glib... Are you 4 years old? The plane was stopped because of Snowden. Who's the one interested in Snowden? United States.
 
2013-07-03 08:34:41 AM  

rocky_howard: LasersHurt: So they continue to say "THE US DIVERTED THE PLANE" even though there is, as of yet, no evidence of that?

Don't be glib... Are you 4 years old? The plane was stopped because of Snowden. Who's the one interested in Snowden? United States.


International law exists. Multiple Nations decided they didn't want him in their airspace, and diverted him.

While it's because of Snowden, that's a far cry from "The US diverted the plane."
 
2013-07-03 08:35:45 AM  

LasersHurt: So they continue to say "THE US DIVERTED THE PLANE" even though there is, as of yet, no evidence of that?


The main export from Bolivia - the poorest country in South America - has been coca leaves.. the things that the Colombians turn into cocaine, send to Mexico, who turn it into crack and ship it over the border for people to take and die in the street.

In the early 2000s, the USA provided the conservative Bolivian government with a lot of money on the proviso that they went into the coca field and start chopping down and burning the plants. The peasant farmers saw their livelyhood going up in smoke, and started blockading the roads connecting various cities - Cochabamba to Santa Cruz in particular. Evo Morales was one of the senior leaders, and the profile that he obtained through the protests led to his election as President, where he's stayed ever since.

So Bolivians don't have a lot of love for the US, and that blaming America for everything that goes wrong is politically expedient.

/ I was living in Cochabamba at the time, studying Spanish.
 
2013-07-03 08:36:22 AM  

elffster: Has anyone mentioned Hitler yet?


is he in Bolivia too? "Butch Cassidy and the Austrian Kid"? I knew it was a historical movie but that puts a new angle on it.
 
2013-07-03 08:37:08 AM  

SpdrJay: Glass. Parking. Lot.


8/10
 
2013-07-03 08:38:37 AM  

sheumack: In the early 2000s, the USA provided the conservative Bolivian government with a lot of money on the proviso that they went into the coca field and start chopping down and burning the plants. The peasant farmers saw their livelyhood going up in smoke, and started blockading the roads connecting various cities - Cochabamba to Santa Cruz in particular. Evo Morales was one of the senior leaders, and the profile that he obtained through the protests led to his election as President, where he's stayed ever since.


If only there were a way to turn coca leaves into pharmaceuticals that could be beneficial and that trade restrictions on the plant be lifted to allow those farmers to export their product to legitimate markets.

....but that's just crazy talk
 
2013-07-03 08:41:28 AM  
if Snowden had been on the plane, then fark Bolivia... but since he wasn't, obviously the European countries that withdrew their permission to use their airspace and the American officials that asked for it are basically a-holes who acted on what must have been bad information. Had he been the president of some rich-non-brown country, i doubt they would have dared to act that way on whatever shiatty information they had (it couldn't have been that good, since it turned out to be crap). If only Bolivia could get some other third world countries outraged at this and get them to agree to randomly revoke permission to use their air spaces for official flights from the countries involved just to fark with them whenever possible.
 
2013-07-03 08:43:42 AM  
Well, Snowden's farked.  Sure Obama, SURE you're not pulling some behind-the-scenes strings with other countries.  Sure - you're not negotiating, you just likely told the world "when it comes out who helped this assholes, we're not going to forgive & forget".
 
2013-07-03 08:44:33 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: ....but that's just crazy talk


stop talking about your brother
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-03 08:44:59 AM  

LasersHurt: So they continue to say "THE US DIVERTED THE PLANE" even though there is, as of yet, no evidence of that?


Evil big brother gubmint.  You don't need evidence, you just know it's true.
 
2013-07-03 08:45:10 AM  
So I'm guessing Bolivia just moved themselves to the top of the Snowden Sweepstakes list.

/probably calling real estate agents
 
2013-07-03 08:47:31 AM  

vpb: Evil big brother gubmint.  You don't need evidence, you just know it's true.


Evidence that will probably show up.  So many journalists on this story.
 
2013-07-03 08:49:41 AM  
If I were Bolivian - and you effe'd with our head of state - I'd be saying we need to bring this guy over now.
 
2013-07-03 08:51:53 AM  

somedude210: IdBeCrazyIf: ....but that's just crazy talk

stop talking about your brother


HAH
 
2013-07-03 08:51:59 AM  
I don't blame him. Have you ever tried Austrian cuisine?
www.armour-star.com
 
2013-07-03 08:52:02 AM  

LasersHurt: International law exists. Multiple Nations decided they didn't want him in their airspace, and diverted him.

While it's because of Snowden, that's a far cry from "The US diverted the plane."


Why do you think that happened? The point was to corner the plane by not allowing space for it to flight without doing a major aerial change of route. The US can't just forbid the plane from flying over other countries, they need the officials of those countries to emit the order, but it's not as if they weren't behind it. If I hire you to do murder someone, I'm also guilty of the crime regardless of me not shooting the guy or even being there when you kill him.
 
2013-07-03 08:52:20 AM  
images.sodahead.com

"We have altered your flight plan. Pray we do not alter it further."
(Special thanks to GIS and whatever right-wing derp-site hosts this laughly bad photoshop)
 
2013-07-03 08:53:45 AM  
Reroutings will continue until Morales improves
 
2013-07-03 08:54:12 AM  

rocky_howard: LasersHurt: International law exists. Multiple Nations decided they didn't want him in their airspace, and diverted him.

While it's because of Snowden, that's a far cry from "The US diverted the plane."

Why do you think that happened? The point was to corner the plane by not allowing space for it to flight without doing a major aerial change of route. The US can't just forbid the plane from flying over other countries, they need the officials of those countries to emit the order, but it's not as if they weren't behind it. If I hire you to do murder someone, I'm also guilty of the crime regardless of me not shooting the guy or even being there when you kill him.


So you still have no proof of the Bolivian's claim?
 
2013-07-03 08:57:10 AM  
I can't think of the last time something like this happened to a sitting head of state. A lesser dignitary, perhaps, but not to the president of a nation. And for what? The suspicion that a leaker might be aboard the plane headed for asylum? That's crazy.
 
2013-07-03 08:59:17 AM  

LasersHurt: So you still have no proof of the Bolivian's claim?


So you're still being a wanton apologist?

What's next? OJ Simpsons didn't do it?
 
2013-07-03 09:01:54 AM  

LasersHurt: So you still have no proof of the Bolivian's claim?


Patience.
 
2013-07-03 09:02:18 AM  

rocky_howard: LasersHurt: So you still have no proof of the Bolivian's claim?

So you're still being a wanton apologist?


What am I apologizing for? I'm asking if they have proof of the claims they're making. Bolivia might blame the US if there's a bad storm, you know?

This has nothing to do with whether or not it was a PITA for the president to be diverted, the fact that he WAS diverted, etc.
 
2013-07-03 09:10:40 AM  

rocky_howard: LasersHurt: International law exists. Multiple Nations decided they didn't want him in their airspace, and diverted him.

While it's because of Snowden, that's a far cry from "The US diverted the plane."

Why do you think that happened? The point was to corner the plane by not allowing space for it to flight without doing a major aerial change of route. The US can't just forbid the plane from flying over other countries, they need the officials of those countries to emit the order, but it's not as if they weren't behind it. If I hire you to do murder someone, I'm also guilty of the crime regardless of me not shooting the guy or even being there when you kill him.


Just admit it: You know it was the Illuminati.
 
2013-07-03 09:12:15 AM  
Stupid is as Stupid does
 
2013-07-03 09:12:33 AM  
I'm busy fantasizing about the kind of parties that take place on the Bolivian president's private plane while it's in international airspace.

What was this thread about again?
 
2013-07-03 09:12:49 AM  

swahnhennessy: I can't think of the last time something like this happened to a sitting head of state. A lesser dignitary, perhaps, but not to the president of a nation. And for what? The suspicion that a leaker might be aboard the plane headed for asylum? That's crazy.


President of a country that has absolutely no clout or power on the world stage, so really it doesn't matter.
 
2013-07-03 09:12:53 AM  

LasersHurt: What am I apologizing for? I'm asking if they have proof of the claims they're making. Bolivia might blame the US if there's a bad storm, you know?


Drop the innocent act...

And are you for real? You want them to produce physical proof? Not to mention to do it mere hours after the fact? You even have the gall to ask me where's my proof. The level of mental gymnastics you have to do for that is amazing.

They don't need proof to make the accusation. It's ridiculous to even suggest otherwise. Imagine if cops couldn't arrest you unless they had proof. Do you even know the meaning of probable/reasonable cause? That's enough to arrest an individual and it's damn enough to point at the US when this only benefits them. What do those countries gain from diverting the plane? Nothing. If you look at who benefits from something, you're usually looking at the culprit. Not to mention the US can never issue the diverting themselves so they'd need to ask the officials from those countries. What kind of proof can I offer you? Obama's call logs? If only I had a super network capable of spying other people's communications...
 
2013-07-03 09:15:32 AM  
rocky_howard: AAAAAAH MY OWN ASSUMPTIONS ARE FACTS
 
2013-07-03 09:16:22 AM  
Do you Americans on FARK actually read your posts? To the whole english speaking world FARK seems entirely composed of NSA sock puppets, fascists, nationalistic racist, religious nut cases and warmongering hate filled retrogrades... as a reader for 10 years from London UK, FARK used to have an attractive freedom loving, progressive commentariat. However, the events of the last few months have shown FARK and by extension the rest of the US population as deeply ignorant of the world, the nature of freedom and having completely sleepwalked into fascism.... My country the U.K. is obviously just as bad, however, at least our Guardian newspaper reveals, that whilst our politicians are lapdog slaves to the US, at least some of our people still believe in freedom...FARK's readership appears to have deteriorated very rapidly...However, I at least hold some hope for the US as at least it was an American journalist Glenn and an American spy Edward that revealed the totalitarian world we live in...even if they needed a British newspaper to tell the world...

FARK I am disappointed...
 
2013-07-03 09:17:55 AM  

kbronsito: if Snowden had been on the plane, then fark Bolivia... but since he wasn't, obviously the European countries that withdrew their permission to use their airspace and the American officials that asked for it are basically a-holes who acted on what must have been bad information. Had he been the president of some rich-non-brown country, i doubt they would have dared to act that way on whatever shiatty information they had (it couldn't have been that good, since it turned out to be crap). If only Bolivia could get some other third world countries outraged at this and get them to agree to randomly revoke permission to use their air spaces for official flights from the countries involved just to fark with them whenever possible.


That right there is the joke, son.
It is all bad information, we collect a ton because we can, and it is bad for you.
 
2013-07-03 09:19:57 AM  

LasersHurt: rocky_howard: AAAAAAH MY OWN ASSUMPTIONS ARE FACTS


LasersHurt: "AAAAAAAAHHH I'M AN ASSHAT WHO CAN'T GET ENOUGH US GOVERNMENT COCK IN HIS MOUTH"
 
2013-07-03 09:21:24 AM  

rocky_howard: LasersHurt: rocky_howard: AAAAAAH MY OWN ASSUMPTIONS ARE FACTS

LasersHurt: "AAAAAAAAHHH I'M AN ASSHAT WHO CAN'T GET ENOUGH US GOVERNMENT COCK IN HIS MOUTH"


When in doubt, cock jokes. Because calling someone Gay is just like having a real argument.
 
2013-07-03 09:22:09 AM  

aardwolf: Do you Americans on FARK actually read your posts? To the whole english speaking world FARK seems entirely composed of NSA sock puppets, fascists, nationalistic racist, religious nut cases and warmongering hate filled retrogrades... as a reader for 10 years from London UK, FARK used to have an attractive freedom loving, progressive commentariat. However, the events of the last few months have shown FARK and by extension the rest of the US population as deeply ignorant of the world, the nature of freedom and having completely sleepwalked into fascism.... My country the U.K. is obviously just as bad, however, at least our Guardian newspaper reveals, that whilst our politicians are lapdog slaves to the US, at least some of our people still believe in freedom...FARK's readership appears to have deteriorated very rapidly...However, I at least hold some hope for the US as at least it was an American journalist Glenn and an American spy Edward that revealed the totalitarian world we live in...even if they needed a British newspaper to tell the world...

FARK I am disappointed...


Disappointed and apparently living under a rock.
This is a surprise to you?
 
2013-07-03 09:23:00 AM  

aardwolf: Do you Americans on FARK actually read your posts? To the whole english speaking world FARK seems entirely composed of NSA sock puppets, fascists, nationalistic racist, religious nut cases and warmongering hate filled retrogrades... as a reader for 10 years from London UK, FARK used to have an attractive freedom loving, progressive commentariat. However, the events of the last few months have shown FARK and by extension the rest of the US population as deeply ignorant of the world, the nature of freedom and having completely sleepwalked into fascism.... My country the U.K. is obviously just as bad, however, at least our Guardian newspaper reveals, that whilst our politicians are lapdog slaves to the US, at least some of our people still believe in freedom...FARK's readership appears to have deteriorated very rapidly...However, I at least hold some hope for the US as at least it was an American journalist Glenn and an American spy Edward that revealed the totalitarian world we live in...even if they needed a British newspaper to tell the world...

FARK I am disappointed...


welcometofark.jpg

(south american here)
 
2013-07-03 09:23:58 AM  

LasersHurt: When in doubt, cock jokes. Because calling someone Gay is just like having a real argument.


Son, drop the indignant act.

1.- You were the one who dropped the discourse 'cause you couldn't provide an argument.
2.- It has nothing to do with being gay. Women also suck cock. The point of the metaphor is domination and subjugation.
3.- fark yourself.
 
2013-07-03 09:25:26 AM  

rocky_howard: LasersHurt: When in doubt, cock jokes. Because calling someone Gay is just like having a real argument.

Son, drop the indignant act.

1.- You were the one who dropped the discourse 'cause you couldn't provide an argument.
2.- It has nothing to do with being gay. Women also suck cock. The point of the metaphor is domination and subjugation.
3.- fark yourself.


To think you've gone so far off the rails because I dared ask for proof of a simple claim rather than assume facts and get indignant.
 
2013-07-03 09:26:29 AM  

LasersHurt: To think you've gone so far off the rails because I dared ask for proof of a simple claim rather than assume facts and get indignant.


Troll harder.
 
2013-07-03 09:26:42 AM  
I hope Snowden has a comfortable bunk at the airport. On a brighter note he has a good opportunity to learn Russian
 
2013-07-03 09:29:42 AM  

LasersHurt: To The Escape Zeppelin!: SpdrJay: Glass. Parking. Lot.

I don't like Austria either but that seems a little extreme.

Besides, the whole "glass" bit is predicated on the prevalence of sand.


Yup. Not much sand in the Outback.
 
2013-07-03 09:36:43 AM  
And here I was, thinking that such a thing called diplomatic immunity exists. Amazing that France, Italy ect. are so scared of a whistleblower flying over their country that they, without the US saying so *rollseys*, force the plane to land and even let it be searched.

If Bolivia didn't want to shelter the guy before, they have a reason to now.

Is it just me, or are the US completly off their meds? Filesharing? Raid! Hate speech? Drone strike!

But at least Bush and Cheney walk free and can visit any god damn country they like.
 
2013-07-03 09:41:14 AM  

lucksi: And here I was, thinking that such a thing called diplomatic immunity exists. Amazing that France, Italy ect. are so scared of a whistleblower flying over their country that they, without the US saying so *rollseys*, force the plane to land and even let it be searched.

If Bolivia didn't want to shelter the guy before, they have a reason to now.

Is it just me, or are the US completly off their meds? Filesharing? Raid! Hate speech? Drone strike!

But at least Bush and Cheney walk free and can visit any god damn country they like.


More or less.  I can see a few countries who have originally denied requests or claimed that Snowden needed to be on their territory for asylum change their minds.  It would be funny if Snowden pops up in Venezuela after this kerfluffle.
 
2013-07-03 09:45:06 AM  
came for the Bolivian hooker pics........
 
2013-07-03 09:48:30 AM  

aardwolf: Do you Americans on FARK actually read your posts? To the whole english speaking world FARK seems entirely composed of NSA sock puppets, fascists, nationalistic racist, religious nut cases and warmongering hate filled retrogrades... as a reader for 10 years from London UK, FARK used to have an attractive freedom loving, progressive commentariat. However, the events of the last few months have shown FARK and by extension the rest of the US population as deeply ignorant of the world, the nature of freedom and having completely sleepwalked into fascism.... My country the U.K. is obviously just as bad, however, at least our Guardian newspaper reveals, that whilst our politicians are lapdog slaves to the US, at least some of our people still believe in freedom...FARK's readership appears to have deteriorated very rapidly...However, I at least hold some hope for the US as at least it was an American journalist Glenn and an American spy Edward that revealed the totalitarian world we live in...even if they needed a British newspaper to tell the world...

FARK I am disappointed...


FARK is hardly an accurate reflection of the American public, but yeah, I've noticed the sheer volume of jadedness go way up.

An American citizen saying, "Of COURSE our government illegally spies on everyone and everything!  I'm totally cool with that" makes me believe that all the constant fearmongering has made some people into mewling cowards who are too scared to even for a moment consider the gravity of what they're saying, and what they're giving up with nothing but a shrug.
 
2013-07-03 10:04:14 AM  

LasersHurt: To The Escape Zeppelin!: SpdrJay: Glass. Parking. Lot.

I don't like Austria either but that seems a little extreme.

Besides, the whole "glass" bit is predicated on the prevalence of sand.


Given enough conventional explosives first, everythings gets reduced to sand.
 
2013-07-03 10:07:21 AM  

MythDragon: LasersHurt: To The Escape Zeppelin!: SpdrJay: Glass. Parking. Lot.

I don't like Austria either but that seems a little extreme.

Besides, the whole "glass" bit is predicated on the prevalence of sand.

Given enough conventional explosives first, everythings gets reduced to sand.


But not transmogrified into Silica.
 
2013-07-03 10:11:59 AM  

rocky_howard: They don't need proof to make the accusation. It's ridiculous to even suggest otherwise. Imagine if cops couldn't arrest you unless they had proof.


Actualy that sounds pretty farking ideal.

/♫Imagine if cops couldn't arrest you unless they had proof. It's easy if you try. No pigs tasing us, just at a diner, eating pie. Imagine all the people liiiiiiiiiving for todaaaaaaay!♪
 
2013-07-03 10:13:36 AM  

LasersHurt: So they continue to say "THE US DIVERTED THE PLANE" even though there is, as of yet, no evidence of that?


I bet you're baffled by those pictures where you draw by the numbers.
 
2013-07-03 10:14:48 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: LasersHurt: So they continue to say "THE US DIVERTED THE PLANE" even though there is, as of yet, no evidence of that?

I bet you're baffled by those pictures where you draw by the numbers.


Fark me for wanting proof of things before reacting too harshly, right?

/actually since the Snowden thing broke that's almost exactly what I've been told
 
2013-07-03 10:19:04 AM  

aardwolf: Do you Americans on FARK actually read your posts? To the whole english speaking world FARK seems entirely composed of NSA sock puppets, fascists, nationalistic racist, religious nut cases and warmongering hate filled retrogrades... as a reader for 10 years from London UK, FARK used to have an attractive freedom loving, progressive commentariat. However, the events of the last few months have shown FARK and by extension the rest of the US population as deeply ignorant of the world, the nature of freedom and having completely sleepwalked into fascism.... My country the U.K. is obviously just as bad, however, at least our Guardian newspaper reveals, that whilst our politicians are lapdog slaves to the US, at least some of our people still believe in freedom...FARK's readership appears to have deteriorated very rapidly...However, I at least hold some hope for the US as at least it was an American journalist Glenn and an American spy Edward that revealed the totalitarian world we live in...even if they needed a British newspaper to tell the world...

FARK I am disappointed...


Hey, I'm still here.

I'm pretty sure some of these people (not naming names) are being paid by either the government or political organizations to spread their filthy ideas all over our community.

You know who you are.
 
2013-07-03 10:20:26 AM  

aardwolf: Do you Americans on FARK actually read your posts? To the whole english speaking world FARK seems entirely composed of NSA sock puppets, fascists, nationalistic racist, religious nut cases and warmongering hate filled retrogrades... as a reader for 10 years from London UK, FARK used to have an attractive freedom loving, progressive commentariat. However, the events of the last few months have shown FARK and by extension the rest of the US population as deeply ignorant of the world, the nature of freedom and having completely sleepwalked into fascism.... My country the U.K. is obviously just as bad, however, at least our Guardian newspaper reveals, that whilst our politicians are lapdog slaves to the US, at least some of our people still believe in freedom...FARK's readership appears to have deteriorated very rapidly...However, I at least hold some hope for the US as at least it was an American journalist Glenn and an American spy Edward that revealed the totalitarian world we live in...even if they needed a British newspaper to tell the world...

FARK I am disappointed...


We have too many people who don't want to believe it so they jump and any chance to discredit the whistleblowers.

America is the land of "Choose your own reality".
 
2013-07-03 11:12:02 AM  

LewDux: Reroutings will continue until Morales improves




This is what makes Fark great, but it's getting lost in this mess of a thread.
 
2013-07-03 11:41:59 AM  
So we are now forcing presidential planes to land to try and get this single guy? (assuming that indeed they closed the airspace of those countries to that plane). I don't remember such actions being taken even for the worst criminals. I can only imagine the world reaction if such action had resulted in a plane crash. This thing looks more and more like a Bourne movie to me and not because of Snowden being a "hero" but because of the desperation of the U.S. government to catch it (again, if the story the Bolivians say is true).
 
2013-07-03 11:44:12 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Hey, I'm still here.

I'm pretty sure some of these people (not naming names) are being paid by either the government or political organizations to spread their filthy ideas all over our community.

You know who you are.


Seconded.
 
2013-07-03 12:02:40 PM  

LewDux: Reroutings will continue until Morales improves


+1
 
2013-07-03 12:08:17 PM  

lucksi: And here I was, thinking that such a thing called diplomatic immunity exists. Amazing that France, Italy ect. are so scared of a whistleblower flying over their country that they, without the US saying so *rollseys*, force the plane to land and even let it be searched.

If Bolivia didn't want to shelter the guy before, they have a reason to now.

Is it just me, or are the US completly off their meds? Filesharing? Raid! Hate speech? Drone strike!

But at least Bush and Cheney walk free and can visit any god damn country they like.


Anything to distract the population and keep them in a tizzy over something inconsequential.
 
2013-07-03 01:43:55 PM  

jakomo002: aardwolf: Do you Americans on FARK actually read your posts? To the whole english speaking world FARK seems entirely composed of NSA sock puppets, fascists, nationalistic racist, religious nut cases and warmongering hate filled retrogrades... as a reader for 10 years from London UK, FARK used to have an attractive freedom loving, progressive commentariat. However, the events of the last few months have shown FARK and by extension the rest of the US population as deeply ignorant of the world, the nature of freedom and having completely sleepwalked into fascism.... My country the U.K. is obviously just as bad, however, at least our Guardian newspaper reveals, that whilst our politicians are lapdog slaves to the US, at least some of our people still believe in freedom...FARK's readership appears to have deteriorated very rapidly...However, I at least hold some hope for the US as at least it was an American journalist Glenn and an American spy Edward that revealed the totalitarian world we live in...even if they needed a British newspaper to tell the world...

FARK I am disappointed...

FARK is hardly an accurate reflection of the American public, but yeah, I've noticed the sheer volume of jadedness go way up.

An American citizen saying, "Of COURSE our government illegally spies on everyone and everything!  I'm totally cool with that" makes me believe that all the constant fearmongering has made some people into mewling cowards who are too scared to even for a moment consider the gravity of what they're saying, and what they're giving up with nothing but a shrug.


You do realize that there's a middle ground right? As in: No, spying is not all right, but revealing state secrets is not all right either.
 
2013-07-03 02:58:36 PM  
Coming on a Bicycle:

You do realize that there's a middle ground right? As in: No, spying is not all right, but revealing state secrets is not all right either.

Why? If the state has nothing to hide, then it has nothing to fear, right?
 
2013-07-03 03:03:09 PM  

lucksi: And here I was, thinking that such a thing called diplomatic immunity exists. Amazing that France, Italy ect. are so scared of a whistleblower flying over their country that they, without the US saying so *rollseys*, force the plane to land and even let it be searched.

If Bolivia didn't want to shelter the guy before, they have a reason to now.

Is it just me, or are the US completly off their meds? Filesharing? Raid! Hate speech? Drone strike!

But at least Bush and Cheney walk free and can visit any god damn country they like.


I seldom agree with you, but you're right. We (the US government) overstepped. Our government is a gang of international bullies. If we fail, it will not be pretty. We're not making friends with this situation.
 
2013-07-03 07:28:30 PM  
 
2013-07-03 07:58:08 PM  
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2013-07-03 08:16:06 PM  

studebaker hoch: France has decided to apologize rather than fight over what happened.


Looks like we can add most of Latin America to Russia and China in terms of the nations we've pissed off over Snowden. Who's next, I wonder?
 
2013-07-03 09:48:53 PM  
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studebaker hoch: France has decided to apologize rather than fight over what happened.

Looks like we can add most of Latin America to Russia and China in terms of the nations we've pissed off over Snowden. Who's next, I wonder?


I'm thinking one of those one-way trips to Mars is about all he has left.
 
2013-07-03 10:20:14 PM  

aardwolf: Do you Americans on FARK actually read your posts? To the whole english speaking world FARK seems entirely composed of NSA sock puppets, fascists, nationalistic racist, religious nut cases and warmongering hate filled retrogrades... as a reader for 10 years from London UK, FARK used to have an attractive freedom loving, progressive commentariat. However, the events of the last few months have shown FARK and by extension the rest of the US population as deeply ignorant of the world, the nature of freedom and having completely sleepwalked into fascism.... My country the U.K. is obviously just as bad, however, at least our Guardian newspaper reveals, that whilst our politicians are lapdog slaves to the US, at least some of our people still believe in freedom...FARK's readership appears to have deteriorated very rapidly...However, I at least hold some hope for the US as at least it was an American journalist Glenn and an American spy Edward that revealed the totalitarian world we live in...even if they needed a British newspaper to tell the world...

FARK I am disappointed...


Plenty of lurkers (since 2003, signed up in 2006).  Actually, in most of these threads, I've noticed a healthy debate on either side.  Could be the six hour difference across the pond.
 
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