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Jim Morin

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year 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.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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”.

  9. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Is that an Americo policeman he is riding on?

  10. Tom   Wieliczka

    Tom Wieliczka GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Has Snowden given North Korea or Syria a call yet?

  11. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

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

  12. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Genome Project

    You make an assumption that I am ok with it. My personal belief is that the Patriot Act was already written and waiting in the wings when 9/11 occurred.

    Thought that it was a bad bill, and has always been a bad law. The current “commander” in chief said he did no support the bill – but has extended it as POTUS.

    I blame Congress for passing a bill that allows the citizenry to spied upon a-la the KGB, Stasi, and Nazi Germany.

    The President, who is supposed to be a Constitutional professor says that it is OK.

    And if “nobody” is fine with it now, then why are so many in Congress, and at the White House defending it? Why do they want to crucify a man for exposing it? Other than breaking the law, they want him hung from the highest tree……but they are fine with MILLIONS of people breaking the law to cross into our great nation and remain here against the law. They want to make them citizens.

    So explain to me which laws they do not want to enforce?

    I love my country. It’s my government that I do not trust.

  13. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Too bad the Obama administration doesn’t stand for freedom of speech and government accountability.

  14. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    If we had whistle blowers and enraged people when the patriot act took away so many of our freedoms and rights, we would all be better off than we are.
    When you relinquish freedoms and rights, it’s very hard to get them back, and the longer you wait the harder it is to get them back.

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