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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Well, the way it usually works with the justice system today, if Snowden came back, he might get 5 years in Club Fed, then a multimillion $$ book deal!

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    By the way…for anyone who thinks this is something new…

    Former President George W. Bush defended PRISM, the Internet spying program that began under HIS administration but remained secret until The Washington Post and The Guardian revealed its existence last month.

    “I put that program in place to protect the country. One of the certainties was that civil liberties were guaranteed,” Bush told CNN in an interview airing Monday. “I think there needs to be a balance, and as the president explained, there is a proper balance.”

    PRISM began under Bush in 2007 and has continued under the Obama administration. The program allows the National Security Administration to collect internet and email data from the nation’s biggest technology companies.

    So…it’s NOT a recent development!

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, 10 months ago

    @masterskrain

    Computer tech sites have been publishing and criticizing the NSA’s practices concerning monitoring since long before the current kerfuffle. Also, from The New York Times, 2/16/2005:

    “President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the courtapproved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials.”

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 10 months ago

    What is the difference between a capitalist dictator and a communist dictator? The former has much better public relations.

  5. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @masterskrain

    You are right, it is not a recent development – BUT IT WAS EXPANDED AND CONTINUED under the current administration. Both were wrong for doing it.

    Amazing. You are comfortable with a Democratic administration trampling over your Constitutional rights, but don’t you DARE let a Republican do it.

    Ideologues…….

  6. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 10 months ago

    The “Snowden” solution….He seems to not like how things are being done at home, so deport him…..permanently..

    …………………………………………*………………………………………….
    As to the conservatives…..childish….hatred…fear

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    As opposed to those dictatorial regimes that we prop up because it serves our ends….
    But maybe Snowden should start tossing a football around on the Ecuadorian embassy grounds. This country will forgive you for just about anything if you can score touchdowns.

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 10 months ago

    The latest Huffpost story said Snowden doesn’t want to stay in Russia. Ecuador doesn’t want him. So he is asking 20 countries for asylum.

  9. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    There’s a new “thriller” out, written by a guy named, Brad Thor. It’s called: BLACK LIST. And, it’s full to the brim and running over with all the latest fuss, furor, and foofaraw on the subject of “monitoring/phone-taps/computer-copy/et.al.” It’s even got a long slam against old IBM, and its – alleged/fictional/imaginary(?) – involvement with Nazi Germany/concentration-camps/Holocaust/etc.

    The ANTI-claque – on either side – along with the Luddites who can’t bear the notion of ANY form of advancements in technology, and the fantasists in the propaganda cubicles of politics, all round (!), should be overjoyed with its full table of “sins and offenses” against . . . whatever it be the political bosses want to exploit next.


    Should make for some “interesting” – if fantastic (!) – postings on this, and many other blogs; as the pros and cons square off to battle one another.


    Sure beats facts, truth, and genuine evidence all hollow, when it comes to putting up arguments on controversial subjects. But, those old fashioned bases for debate are, by now, long out of style anyway.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Ellsberg released information the courts said shouldn’t have been classified in the first place (about both Democratic and Republican administrations) regarding Viet Nam, as the information released posed no threat to ongoing security.


    Manning, and now Snowden, have released information that CAN threaten lives and operations, overt and covert, that are part of the security of the nation.


    I do NOT like the authorities provided by several sections of the “Patriot Act”, and find them far over-reaching. I didn’t like “W” using them covertly and in secret, and I don’t like Obama’s people doing the same, they haven’t hardly “expanded” the use, just had it revealed, btw.


    While everything from nuclear secrets to the brand of toilet paper in the White House has been subject to being classified “secret”, since Reagan and Iran/Contra, the courts, the press, and the public should be aware of the difference, and the courts SHOULD intervene if either Congress, or an Administration, “over-reach”.

  11. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Is that an Americo policeman he is riding on?

  12. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @dtroutma,
    The interesting part of that is, IF one really wants to go out and make a truly “dirty bomb” – small nuclear device for terrorist purposes – the information on “how to” is available, in pamphlet form, in several languages. And the nuclear elements CAN be found, and purchased – with, of course, a sufficient amount of cold, hard CASH – from sundry sources.


    And, even if one doesn’t have enough hard cash to buy nuclear components, the information on how to make so many other “classified” methods of destruction, and terrorism, are so commonplace elsewhere in the world as to make American use of “Top Secret” appear ludicrous. Which it is, of course.


    But then again, WHY shouldn’t the brand of toilet paper used in the White House be just as much a matter of National Security as the information on how to make a “dirty bomb”. After all, someone could . . . conceivably . . .just possibly . . . maybe . . . figure out a way to treat that TP with some kind of noxious material that would “endanger the life of the Commander in Chief”. And so . . . !

  13. Tom   Wieliczka

    Tom Wieliczka GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Has Snowden given North Korea or Syria a call yet?

  14. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 10 months ago

    Ecuador is a tyranny? Since when? I should know…

  15. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 10 months ago

    @Genome Project

    I believe this not, GP.
    I believe a majority of us (sane only) support the status quo.
    We do have a loud minority (CTs, conservatives, libertarians) who are against things for that sake….

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