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Every time some posters use the word, "marriage," all I can think of is...
His actions as it pertains to the NSA were heroic. Everything he has done since then has been traitorous.
No. The backlash if anything "mysterious" happens to him would be too great. Besides, if he has classified info he probably has already been debriefed by the Chinese and the Russians. Killing him accomplishes nothing. Eventually he will be returned to the U.S. (or kidnapped and brought back) and it will be a political question what to do with him. If public opinion is not on his side, he will be prosecuted. The only thing that can save him his public opinion and right now I don't think it's on his side. And our government is doing everything possible to make sure it stays that way.
That's the only reason Bradley Manning is still alive.
Manning is completely different, as military law is quite different than the law that Snoweden is bound by. Another thing that helps Manning is the current times we live in, had he done this 15-20 years ago, he would have been executed for treason, if found guilty. Doubtful that happens today in pussy-ass America.
I think the one thing we can take away from Snoweden is Putin is completely owning our current stooge of a president and his really shitty SOS.
How does this affect the outcome? Both committed illegal acts under the laws governing them.
Because he took classified information, according to his own words, and shared it with our enemies(China and Russia) directly or indirectly doesn't matter. That's treason.
It doesn't matter what he shared, he shared it. It could be a recent order from Papa Johns, it still makes him a traitor.
States' rights should always be secondary to individual liberty.
Union=Recognized by Gov't
Marriage=Recognized by Church
And now USMCAG has been added to the list of people the NSA will keep tabs on FOREVER.
True. "Individual" being the key word.
This is a poor argument, imo. The more sophisticated a terrorist attack becomes, the more time, planning, and people "in the know" it will take to pull off. This makes the more sophisticated plot easier to detect and stop in advance than a simpler plot. It's like any machine: the more moving parts, the more places you can throw in a monkey wrench and stop the whole thing.
Anyway, off topic. Good day for the Supreme Court today, which they needed after that awful VRA decision yesterday
I think everyone supports what Snowden did in regards to informing the public, but as to giving information to the Chinese, treason is treason.
My definition of treason involves aiding the enemies of your nation. What the NSA did was awful, but I'm not sure I'd call it treason.
I don't know of any gay couples who don't care if the government recognizes their 'union'..
They are proud and loud re: their cause, and they all most Definitely want it recognized.. They want marriage rights and they've been shown the ' everythings ok by me' frame of mind that they unleash on all of us, irregardless of what our personal opinions are.. We're living in 'we can't offend anyone world', remember? .. anyone that doesn't embrace it, is all of a sudden descriminatory.--
. bass-ackward..( no pun intended)
I love how people use the idea of, "America's a PC, pussy-filled, can't-offend-anyone shithole," as a reason to just be an asshole.
What information did the NSA release to other countries?
Couldn't the case be made that divorce did that first?
Do you mean WHAT Snowden released or THAT Snowden released?
I can't speak to that, I'm talking in generalities.
Example: the least sophisticated attack I can think of would involve an individual simply buying some guns and ammo, going to a crowded area, and starting to shoot. Barring some incredible "Minority Report"/"Person of Interest" sort of technology by which you can basically predict the future, there's no real way to stop that in advance.
On the other hand, say a terrorist wants to set off a dirty bomb in a city somewhere, which would be a fairly sophisticated attack. There are several things he'd probably have to do here: he'd have to get his hands on a large amount of high explosives, he's going to have to rent or purchase a truck of some kind, he's going to have to learn about remote detonation and get the technical expertise and equipment for that, he's going to have to find a way to steal or purchase radioactive material on the black market, he's going to have to do a lot of research into bombmaking to actually get the "dirty bomb" effect he's after, and he's going to have to finally actually build the thing, drive it to his destination, and blow it up. To do these things, he's going to need to have co-conspirators and he's going to need to find the money to do it all. In short, he's going to have to engage in a whole lot of suspicious behavior, involving many other people, over a decent period of time. This gives law enforcement more opportunities and more time to realize that something is going on with this guy and stop him before he can achieve his goal.
Basically, in short, the larger the attack, the larger the conspiracy behind the attack must be. The larger the conspiracy, the more likely that it will touch someone already under investigation, the more likely it will produce patterns of communication that can be detected, the more likely one of the conspirators will defect or screw up, etc.
To return to the machine thing I said in my original post, think of it as the difference between a mousetrap and a Rube Goldberg Machine.
Hmmm ... how would you know?
The smartest thing you've ever said.
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