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  •  It was, at best, disingenuous. (5+ / 0-)

    How do you discuss the NSA spying without discussing the, ermm, rather extraordinary actions taken by the worldwide security apparatus to apprehend Snowden, for instance? or Greenwald's partner?

    You can't.

    I was actually pulling several punches in my comments about the site leader.  Maybe next time I won't.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:24:55 AM PST

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      was almost a month to the day before miranda was detained. but even the attempts to catch snowden have been a distraction. they are trivial compared to the story itself.

      i've been saying all along that i want snowden to get asylum (and it would be nice if germany also offered it), and for him to then largely disappear from public view, so everyone can focus on the real story. since he left the airport, for the most part that's happened.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:38:13 AM PST

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      •  and interest in the story has, (7+ / 0-)

        mirabile dictu, dissipated considerably ever since the Names of Scandal have disappeared from the news.

        Big surprise!  Most people deal more comfortably with personalities than with issues.  And in order to effect real change here, we need real personalities.  That's simply the way the world works: People vote for the presidential candidate who doesn't sweat on stage, not for the one who promises intelligent and thoughtful SCOTUS nominees, for instance.

        Finally, and as an aside, the worst thing that could happen to Snowden would be for him to accept a German offer of asylum.  He'd be in an American black site within hours, with the full cooperation of the German government.  Surely you know that.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:12:05 AM PST

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