Edward Snowden Doesn't Get it

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Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#1 Mar 19, 2014
Vancouver (AFP)- Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden emerged from his Russian exile Tuesday in the form of a remotely-controlled robot to promise more sensational revelations about US spying programs.
Instead, he used the conference organized by educational non-profit organization TED ("Technology Entertainment Design"), to call for people worldwide to fight for privacy and Internet freedom.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Mar 19, 2014
He should be fighting for more openness and transparency.

Functionally this is a result with most of us becoming fixed with secrecy in our own lives.

If we were more open, then our government would naturally be more open.

The forces of darkness and evil all want us all fixed on hiding and secrecy...then these forces take over the world.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#3 Mar 19, 2014
Itís not about creating a privacy driven world...it is about driving a transparency driven world.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#4 Mar 19, 2014
It is a behavior where you think who cares what they see of me.

And you are always trying to display the infinity.
Joe Shlabotnik

White River Junction, VT

#5 Mar 19, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
It is a behavior where you think who cares what they see of me.
And you are always trying to display the infinity.
You have been watching too many Kung Fu reruns again.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#6 Mar 19, 2014
Believing is something bigger than self.
Flat Lander

United States

#7 Mar 19, 2014
Are you talking about my ego again?
Joe Shlabotnik

Claremont, NH

#8 Mar 19, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Believing is something bigger than self.
Very profound Grasshopper.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#9 Mar 25, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
He should be fighting for more openness and transparency.
Functionally this is a result with most of us becoming fixed with secrecy in our own lives.
If we were more open, then our government would naturally be more open.
The forces of darkness and evil all want us all fixed on hiding and secrecy...then these forces take over the world.
I think he's against the data collection being done by corporations and governments to keep track of everyone...even their email and facebook information.

I think he's talking about making the government more transparent. At least he's shown he believes in that.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#10 Mar 25, 2014
I bet you he never voted! He is a teabagger...a government hater.

It doesn't matter what his motives were...he did astonishing good.

He has made a astonishing grave personal sacrifice over this.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#11 Mar 25, 2014
That is the rub of this....allowing a imature person to have access to such powerful information.

A young information technocrat who hasn't settled down, married and having children...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#12 Mar 25, 2014
That is the truth, most of silicone valley and our computer and information infrastructure including Bill Gates are teabaggers, government haters and big believers in less than minimum wage and slave labor.

They built our electronic modernity on slave and poverty wages!

Since: Nov 10

Brattleboro, VT

#13 Mar 26, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
That is the truth, most of silicone valley and our computer and information infrastructure including Bill Gates are teabaggers, government haters and big believers in less than minimum wage and slave labor.

They built our electronic modernity on slave and poverty wages!
Horse patties crazy man. I have a friend that worked for Microsoft and retired a millionaire before he was 40.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#14 Mar 26, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
I bet you he never voted! He is a teabagger...a government hater.
It doesn't matter what his motives were...he did astonishing good.
He has made a astonishing grave personal sacrifice over this.
Where do you get that idea?
Michael J Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#15 Mar 26, 2014
Cookie_Parker wrote:
<quoted text>
Where do you get that idea?
By being a human!
Michael J Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#16 Mar 26, 2014
Chris Bates wrote:
<quoted text>
Horse patties crazy man. I have a friend that worked for Microsoft and retired a millionaire before he was 40.
Yea, you are trustworthy;)
Alex

Rutland, VT

#17 Mar 27, 2014
I saw mikey accuse with:
"most of silicone valley and our computer and information infrastructure including Bill Gates are ... believers in less than minimum wage and slave labor. They built our electronic modernity on slave and poverty wages!"
and then the nuke guy brings up some Microsoft exec (American) that got to retire early as a millionaire, as if that somehow proves mikey wrong
Then I google Microsoft and slave etc. labor and find...
http://www.google.com/#q=Microsoft++child+lab... +

And we can see that the security flaws of Microsoft were ones that made lots of customers unhappy and has been a technical and monetary nightmare for many, while the security flaws at VY etc. give us funny stories about a pump being left being and treated like a potential terrorist bomb by bumbling nuketards
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Microsoft accused of using teenage 'slave labour' to build Xboxes in China
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microso...
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'We are like prisoners': Microsoft faces slave labour claims
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-li...
//

For Westerners, the conditions are shocking. Workers slave away for hours on end, pulling overtime, until their legs swell or they suffer from crippling disabilities.
http://kotaku.com/5879476/do-apple-microsoft-...
/

Criticism of Microsoft- from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Mic...
-it has been the subject of numerous lawsuits by several governments and other companies for unlawful monopolistic practices.

While Microsoft's permanent workers enjoy some of the best corporate treatment, a large part of Microsoft's labor pool exists outside this privileged class. This includes the use of permatemp employees (employees employed for years as "temporary," and therefore without medical benefits), use of forced retention tactics, where departing employees would be sued to prevent departure, as well as more traditional cost-saving measures, ranging from cutting medical benefits, to not providing towels in company locker rooms.[45]
Microsoft settled the Vizcaino v. Microsoft lawsuit for $93 million.
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UK threatened to shut down Guardian for printing Snowden leaks
Russia Today, March 27 2014
http://www.infowars.com/uk-threatened-to-shut...
^"The attitude of the British authorities was a sharp contrast to that of the Americans, he said. In the US Snowden leaks led to a nationwide debate on surveillance and privacy while in the UK the authorities just assumed that national security trumps press freedom."

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