Comments on: Governments worldwide buried in the Snowden avalanche http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/11/07/governments-worldwide-buried-in-the-snowden-avalanche/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: zbrowne http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/11/07/governments-worldwide-buried-in-the-snowden-avalanche/#comment-15161 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:17:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2168#comment-15161 Releasing the material is not enough, they have to also fix the problems.

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By: dd606 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/11/07/governments-worldwide-buried-in-the-snowden-avalanche/#comment-15157 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 02:22:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2168#comment-15157 The problem is not the information disclosed… It’s the manipulation of that information by the media, into something that it’s not… and the ignorance and paranoia of the general public, to twist it into something far worse than it actually is.

The majority of the people in the public that keep calling Snowden a hero, and saying things like… “They’re abusing our liberties”… have no clue what is actually transpiring on a technical level. Their understanding goes as far as seeing a headline like… “Massive US Spying Program”… and that’s all they need to see. In their minds, they picture some person sitting there with headphones on, monitoring everything they say in their phone calls, and reading everything they type in an email. Which is not happening.

What the NSA and other similar organizations are most guilty of, is woefully underestimating the selfishness, naivete and stupidity, of the average citizen. This is the ‘me’ generation. There is no ‘us’… There is no ‘we’. We now live in a country where people simply care about themselves. That’s it. There is no patriotism or team thinking. If it doesn’t benefit them individually, then they are against it. Unless it’s a check coming to their mail box, then it’s a waste of money. In essence… Most people are too dumb to understand what NSA really does, and too uniformed to understand what other countries are doing in comparison… Therefore, they’re against it. If they can’t understand something, then it must be bad.

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/11/07/governments-worldwide-buried-in-the-snowden-avalanche/#comment-15156 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:06:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2168#comment-15156 “If the U.S. and British governments could stop the press from publishing stories based on the National Security Agency files leaked by Edward Snowden in June, they probably would have acted by now.” – they tried, but… that’s why, I guess, Obama cancelled his meeting with Putin. Putin will milk Snowden as long as he can, which is no surprise, given Putin’s resume.

What amazes me though is why the U.S. and British governments haven’t been doing any counter-propaganda efforts by exposing a few prominent cases of the human rights abuses in Russia and China WITHOUT ANY OVERSIGHT and a few cases when Russia and China spied on foreigners (anyone doubts that?).

As the saying goes… everything’s in comparison.

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By: sarkozyrocks http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/11/07/governments-worldwide-buried-in-the-snowden-avalanche/#comment-15155 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:05:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2168#comment-15155 @Doc62 sounds like he would fit right into Soviet or Nazi societies. No thanks, I’ll take individual freedom, preserved by more traditional national defense strategies. If the methods we use to “preserve our freedom” violate that freedom fundamentally, significantly, and perhaps permanently, then let’s just call a spade a spade and say the anti-freedom enemies win and individual freedom is no longer possible in our “modern” world? No thanks.

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By: Doc62 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/11/07/governments-worldwide-buried-in-the-snowden-avalanche/#comment-15154 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:36:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2168#comment-15154 Sorry folks, Snowden is a traitor plain and simple. Put down NSA/CIA excessive intrusions, perhaps. We forget all the lives they have saved by spying, ie: Times Sq. We already know that big$ runs our country, old news.
In Washington’s day, Snowden would be HUNG! Benedict Arnold got asylum in England, Snowdwn in Russia.
Muslim terroism is flourishing worldwide, we need the NSA. Shut them down and 9/11, Boston, Atocha Stan & London/Underground will be daily occurrances. Would you like to live in Iraq?

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By: Des3Maisons http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/11/07/governments-worldwide-buried-in-the-snowden-avalanche/#comment-15152 Sat, 09 Nov 2013 21:43:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2168#comment-15152 Whether or not Snowden’s leaks are a grave threat to national security has yet to be determined and I doubt the American people will ever know the truth of that. What Snowden’s leaks have shown is the grave threat to our civil liberties by the government-military-industrial-digital complex. The corporate press in the U.S. is failing miserably as the watchdogs on government and has yet to address this issue except to dance across the top of it. Corporate America’s leverage on our government is enormous and Snowden’s leaks can easily lead to the exposure of just how enmeshed they are in it, to what extent they have hijacked our government and to exposing the huge profits they have gained in the tightening of their political control. We have already seen the corporate prostitutes in Congress take the side of the National Security Agency rather than taking steps to prevent the destruction of our civil liberties. This story is a lot bigger than just national security and it has not yet been told and may never be.

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By: UScitizentoo http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/11/07/governments-worldwide-buried-in-the-snowden-avalanche/#comment-15150 Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:27:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2168#comment-15150 > other publications and individuals possess copies of
> the files
And the most important fact about those individuals who posses copies? They are not congressional members or the president or the NSA management, all of whom have voted to uphold unconstitutional or lied about unconstitutional activity. Today is a sad cold day in hell when our forefathers died to support the current abortion calling itself a US government.

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By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/11/07/governments-worldwide-buried-in-the-snowden-avalanche/#comment-15145 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:20:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2168#comment-15145 brotherkenny4, sorry, but the “crazy’ mullahs have alot more intelligence and rationality then our stupid politicians here do.

And for your information, we are the only country that is able to spy on such a mass scale. Im suprised that none of the ‘freedom loving’ groups like human rights watch and other NGO’s that critisize human right records have nothing to say about this!!!!!

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/11/07/governments-worldwide-buried-in-the-snowden-avalanche/#comment-15144 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:59:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2168#comment-15144 I kind of enjoy the weekly new stories with which to beat the NSA over the head. They deserve it. These paranoid dillusional fear mongering greed types claim to be protecters of our freedoms while simultaneously they work to destroy them. It’s similar to the insanity of the Mullahs of the middle east, in that they believe in love and peace as God intended, and they will kill you if you don’t agree. Thus the NSA needs to spy on us to protect our freedoms, it makes perfect sense if your a brainwashed follower like most people and so it should work pretty well in general. They’ll simply be a few crazies, as there always is, trying to stir up trouble where there is none (as all who accept the path found in their teachings know).

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