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"...I can't in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building."
-Edward Snowden

Senator Mike Rogers disagrees.   End of story.   End of investigation -- of the NSA -- not of Snowden of course.  

Can some rogue leaker take down the illegitimate surveillance state?   Doubtful.  

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Have the people awoken?   Remains to be seen.  

Can they do anything about it?   Will they?   Will they be asleep again by Sweeps Week?

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." -Edward R. Murrow

Let me ask you, couch-potato man, how many more Edward Snowdens will throw away their careers, their life savings, and flee for the rest of their lives in order to save your sorry freedom that you don't even value yourself?   Why should they?   Are you worth it?   Are you even on the right side of history?   Ignorance, in the hyper-information age, is rather pathetic, don't you think?  

The world of knowledge is at everyone's fingertips, often 24/7, and yet they actively choose to know very little.   They wallow in trivialities and banalities, choosing ignorance 9 times out of 10.   How long can such a people remain free?  

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Should they?

"I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under."
-Edward Snowden

Beer, Breasts and Cat Videos, that new reality, show debuts at 9pm.

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Joe Giambrone is an American author, freelance writer and filmmaker. Non-fiction works appear at International Policy Digest, WhoWhatWhy, Foreign Policy Journal, Counterpunch, Globalresearch, , OpedNews, High Times and other online outlets. His science fiction thriller Transfixion and his Hollywood satire (more...)

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