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Video - Edward Snowden Christmas
Message: End Mass Surveillance

Breitbart's The Conversation, by Elizabeth Sheld

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/25/2013 11:05:32 AM

Edward Snowden delivered Channel 4´s "Alternative Christmas Message" today, urging the the end of mass surveillance. The message was filmed from Russia, where he has temporary asylum. Below is the transcript: Hi, and Merry Christmas. I´m honored to have the chance to speak with you and your family this year. Recently, we learned that our governments, working in concert, have created a system of worldwide mass surveillance, watching everything we do. Great Britain´s George Orwell warned us of the danger of this kind of information. The types of collection in the book -- microphones and video cameras, TVs that watch us --

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/25/2013 11:42:13 AM     (No. 9667554)

Obviously a play for sympathy releasing this interview on Christmas day. But unfortunately he is a thief, as there are no exemptions for would be Robin Hoods when a Top Secret clearance is granted.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 12/25/2013 11:54:55 AM     (No. 9667571)

He is a traitor and should be dealt with as same....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sanchin, 12/25/2013 12:00:56 PM     (No. 9667576)

#1´s comments bring up an interesting question. Granted, Snowden "stole" information that wasn´t his BUT couldn´t the same be said about the NSA "stealing" private conversations. IF yes, who is the Bigger thief? Snowden or the US Government? Perhaps it does take a thief to catch a thief.

Regardless of what one thinks about the issue, the fact is Snowden is not the issue. The issue is how much freedom and privacy we as law abiding citizens are willing to give up in the name of "security".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 12/25/2013 12:34:30 PM     (No. 9667584)

If Snowden had released the President´s transcripts, birth certificate and his mother´s passport records, you´d be singing a different tune.

I´m still undecided about Snowden.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mark34, 12/25/2013 12:39:27 PM     (No. 9667588)

The underlying methodology of intelligence services, such as the NSA, is theft. They don´t ask for the information they acquire; they just steal it. So Snowden didn´t do anything the intelligence services don´t do. Snowden´s "theft" was for a noble cause.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wsdiego, 12/25/2013 1:01:43 PM     (No. 9667604)

I see Snowden as a whistle blower and should be protected by whistle blower laws! But the vindictive BO administration will not see it that way!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/25/2013 1:02:40 PM     (No. 9667606)

Those who look on Snowden as a thief and traitor no doubt would have cheered if Washington, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Jay, Madison, Henry and many others had been hanged rather than won the War of Independence.

When the government breaks its own laws and someone calls them on it, OF COURSE THAT PERSON IS GOING TO BE ACCUSED OF BREAKING THE LAW! But they´re also doing the right thing.

The government was wrong. Snowden was right and did the right thing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/25/2013 3:12:38 PM     (No. 9667697)

The government was in possession of stolen property and was (and is) engaged in an ongoing crime in progress.

Snowden dumped some of their loot out on the street to expose their crime.

Some other men had acted in much the same way when they dumped tea into Boston Harbor.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/25/2013 9:00:39 PM     (No. 9667845)

Those who look on Snowden as a heroic whistleblower and patriotr no doubt would have cheered if Washington, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Jay, Madison, Henry and many others had been hanged rather than won the War of Independence.

As far as I can tell Snowden works for the enemy ~ the people who would kill me and my family and friends.

I have serious questions about the patriotism of his fans as well.

They are no better than the arch traitor and douffous Obamugabe and his running dog lackeys.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TalkRadio, 12/25/2013 10:51:16 PM     (No. 9667892)

Since the NSA still has the original copies of your phone calls, Snowden didn´t technically steal anything... he just copied them.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/25/2013 11:22:11 PM     (No. 9667914)

Too cold for ya there in Russia, Eddie?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/26/2013 2:56:43 AM     (No. 9667958)

In my book, Snowden is a rare hero- one that modern society desperately needs. Yet, he is also a pitiful thing setting his own security on the line for a losing effort. The technology is the windmill he tilts at, bravely, but, pointlessly. It can not be stopped. It will not be stopped. Individuality of human beings is going extinct and will die a dreadful death. It is inevitable. Too many people, too many lunatics, too much potential deadly power in individual’s hands for governments to tolerate and thus, all people must be watched with ever more efficient watching technology. The watching is rapidly turning into controlling. There is nothing that can stop this except the thing too terrible to contemplate.

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