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  • #148910

    Mr. Mickeys Mom
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    … his AI fears and six years in Russia…
    US News, Interview by Ewen MacAskill
    Source: The Guardian

    The man whose state surveillance revelations rocked the world speaks exclusively to the Guardian about his new life and concerns for the future

    Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

  • #148912

    algernon
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    I like Snowden.

    What he says seems very real.

  • #148979

    joentokyo
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    We are going by you without fighting if you will let us, but we are going by you anyhow!
    Chief Joseph

  • #149169

    GloriaMundi
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    That was a great interview.  I’m gonna get that book!

  • #149801

    snot
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    H*ll, yeah!

    I’ve always felt grateful and admiring toward Snowden and Manning, but also felt they were too young to be wise.  Since then I’ve decided that either I was wrong to begin with, or their tribulations have tempered and strengthened them.

    From the video, Snowden: “We have moved into a time when people care much more deeply about feelings than they do about facts, and this is a dangerous moment for democracies, because people believe that, once we have achieved and established a free and open society, that it will remain that way and always be there. But the reality is that things can backslide very quickly, and we have seen democracies fall in just a matter of a few years.

    As we acquiesce in or even cry out for the erosion of the Bill of Rights, and I hope liberals as well as conservatives will heed Snowden’s warning.

    Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

    • #149804

      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      That’s great… I miss reading more of your posts, snot!

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

      • #149863

        snot
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        Gosh, thank you!  I couldn’t ask for a better source for a compliment.  :D

        Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

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