Glenn: NSA Whistleblower’s “act of heroism”

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As soon as The Guardian released the name of the NSA whistleblower as 29-year-old Edward Snowden over the weekend, Glenn took to Twitter to praise Snowden’s actions as courageous and heroic. This morning on radio, Glenn elaborated on his position – reiterating that he supports Snowden’s decision to come forward.

“My stance on Edward Snowden – I came out over the weekend and said, ‘This guy is a hero.’ At least what he is doing is an act of heroism,” Glenn said. “What he is doing coming out and speaking to the press – he has issued himself a death warrant… He had a decent life. He was making $200,000 a year, living in Hawaii with his girlfriend. He decides, ‘This is wrong and somebody needs to speak out.’ This is, I believe, the first act of real heroism that we have seen.”

Glenn has long talked about his fear that, as a country, we are running out of time. “I do believe this is the last exit. I could be wrong… Hopefully there’s more,” Glenn explained. But in the wake of Snowden’s revelations, Glenn believes there may be hope. “If the American people, however, see that what he has done was right, we have a chance of changing things.”

Snowden has now shown the world that the United States government has access to just about every aspect of your life – from phone calls to emails to credit card activity, they have it all. The media and Washington may try to spin these leaks into some sort of political debate stemming from the PATRIOT ACT, but the implications of government overreach in this situation are far more dangerous than any political scandal.

In an interview with The Guardian, Snowden explained the scope of the government surveillance and what lies ahead for Americans if nothing is done to stop it. Glenn played some of the audio from Snowden’s interview and the full interview can be watched below.

Snowden detailed the threat he now faces as a potential traitor who can be tried under the Espionage Act, but he said it is a threat he is willing to live with because he felt it was necessary to inform Americans that they have unknowingly given up their sovereignty. “I will tell you that the country right now that says, ‘we will protect the individual’ – excuse me, used to be the United States of America,” Glenn said. Instead of being the vanguard of individual liberty that attracted people from around the globe, the United States now seems to be leading the way on the surveillance state.

But why does it matter?

REPORTER: Why should people care about surveillance?

SNOWDEN: Because even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded, and the storage capability of these systems increases every year consistently by orders of magnitude to where it’s getting to the point you don’t have to have done anything wrong. You simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call, and then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrong doer.

It is easy to be suspicious of Snowden’s motives. Whistleblowers often have more at stake than simply protecting the interests of the American people, and people from the left and right have already come out to discredit him. It remains to be seen what comes of this leak, but Snowden maintains that his intentions are pure.

REPORTER: If your motive had been to harm the United States and help its enemies or if your motive had been personal and material gain, were there things that you could have done with these documents to advance those goals that you didn’t end up doing?

SNOWDEN: Absolutely. Anybody in positions of access with the technical capabilities that I had could, you know, suck out secrets, pass them on the open market to Russia. You know, they always have an open door, as we do. I had access to, you know, the full rosters of everyone working at the NSA, the entire intelligence community, and undercover assets all around the world, the locations of every station we have, what their missions are and so forth. If I had just wanted to harm the U.S., you know, you could shut down the surveillance system in an afternoon. But that’s not my intention, and I stand before anyone making that argument, they need to think if they were in my position and, you know, you live a privileged life. You’re living in Hawaii, in paradise and making a ton of money. What would it take to make you leave everything behind?

“I think this guy is an absolute hero,” Glenn said. “Now let me give you another piece. I got a note from a friend who’s in the intelligence community and he said, it’s unique at its core, Hong Kong, as it falls under the Chinese umbrella, but the government is still run under the Old English system. It’s a court system that is completely separate from China. The Hong Kong Department of Justice shields them from interference with the Chinese government. However, since it ultimately falls under Chinese protection, the United States can’t come in and do what they want. It’s also one of the most densely populated areas in the world, easy to blend in and stay in the radar, under the radar. He’s not defecting. He’s following intelligence protocol… Makes a lot of sense and makes him more credible in my opinion. He’s doing exactly what our trade craft trained us to do.”

Unlike the Wikileaks situation – where volumes of documents were literally and haphazardly dumped – Snowden did not release any and every piece of information he had access to. “Some things should be safe. Some things should be secret. Some things should be protected,” Glenn said. “However, this should not be. They have lied to us. The American government and its allies in parties have lied to you. They have said none of this is going on. They are pretending now that it’s fine. And you’ll see who the real progressives are. This is your chance to understand who a progressive is.”

“Now the question is, can we unite instead of, instead of demonizing each other,” he continued. “This is an opportunity to bring people from the libertarians, the Republicans, and the Democrats, people who think differently and say, what do we meet at? What do we have in common? And here it is: The Constitution and civil rights.”

  • Anonymous

    The first REAL act of heroism was Bradley Manning, letting us know our military goes around shooting innocent people on a daily basis – war is not war until and unless we see the real suffering we cause to people around the world.  We should show up where Manning is held and demand his release!

  • Anonymous

    I can appreciate what Snowden did in revealing the lengths to which our government is ‘spying’ on it’s law abiding citizens; however, I would have had more respect for Snowden and what he did if he had gone about it differently and not exposing us to more terrorism. His ‘bragging’ in an interview about all he knows now sets him and his family up as targets for terrorists and anyone else who wants our ‘secrets’!!! 

    If it was purely a gesture to let citizens know that they were being surveilled then he shouldn’t have ‘high-tailed’ it to China, the most sinister of countries that is constantly hacking our security. 

    I have very mixed feelings about what he did, why and how.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks to you for standing against this Tyrannical government who are in service of Liars and Killers.  I wish there will be more of you Edward Snowden. Thumbs down with Obama, NSA, CIA, and FBI for being the real traitors to the American people.

  • http://twitter.com/jsbrodhead Jeff Brodhead

    If all traitors get death, then why is the White OUT House currently populated?

  • http://twitter.com/jsbrodhead Jeff Brodhead

    I haven’t heard anything, relating to Snowden’s release of info, which hasn’t been surfacing on several blogs for YEARS!

    Unless I missed specifics.

    My assumption has been that nothing has been private for then entire duration of the BS-Barry admin and likely before.  Once you speak out, then it does you no good to go silent, SO SPEAK THE HELL UP AMERICA!

  • Anonymous

    My hero. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Myer/1035716145 John Myer

    I wonder why there are so few comments on this?

    Hmmmm….could it be that we know that we are ALL BEING WATCHED???

    BTW  JudyG46  Just how has what he has done expose “us to more terrorism”?

    All he has done is tell America just how much danger we are really in.  If you can’t see it then you are blind to the truth.  The recent IRS scandal goes to prove just what can happen when too much power is in the hands of the government.  Governments are run by people and people have proven time and again throughout history that they will abuse the power given to them and information IS POWER!  The Death Star is not fully operational, but when it is, God help us!

  • http://www.facebook.com/deadwood77 John Hastings

    Great job Glenn , this kid needs our help that is the Public help.

  • Take 2

    Well, all of US collectively pay  Glenn Beck MILLIONS to find out ASAP if this cat (or others)
    is a hero or not! 

    I am positive that WE want to help keep these truth tellers alive IF not wealthy.

    Lets face it ONE quality truth is worth helping a brave soul have a new life out of fear.

    The Progressive wrath if not deadly ‘is’ financially the end of ones life.   

    I know…!

  • Watchman on the Wall

    This should not surprise any of us unless we are brain washed and indoctrinated by our schools, media, government, churches and employers.  This includes about 98% of the American public.  This is hardly news to any of us who have studied the reality of the global conspiracy with any kind of diligence and tenacity.

    What is shocking is that there are so few Eric Snowdens with the courage to reveal the truth in the face of incredible psychological pressure and stress.  The world is NOT awash in global terrorism.  Talmud-believing Jewish globalist elites have been using their massive money and power to ignite false flag attacks to justify the imposition of the globalist police state, which is designed to lead to the totalitarian police state of the one world government New World Order.  and the vast majority of the world’s population remains delusional and trusts its governments and media who lie to us endlessly.  Unfettered surveillance of all of us must be resisted.

    All of this reveals that we are in the final 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation foretold in Daniel 12:1 and Matthew 24:21-22.  Liars rule our world: liars who serve the dragon, aka Satan himself.

  • Anonymous

     You said it Jeff!   I totally agree.
    This guy is a brave guy to do what he did, compared to the Chicago-trained bunch we’ve got in the W.H. now.
    What is this country going to look like when they all finally leave?   A MESS!

  • Anonymous

    I am not aware of any specific details that he released that actually imperil anyone. Systems adminstrators at any organization have access to virtually everything stored on that organization’s computers and he could have released reams of specifics I’m sure. What he did do was to make the general population aware of the extent of the government program of data collection on all of it’s citizens. The systems of control are almost all in place and all the administration needs is the right crisis to lock their opposition down & out!

  • Anonymous

    I think this man is a patriot and hero of the highest order. Far from trying to hide his identity, he’s come forward and spoken directly to the public through the camera. He’ll have to watch his back for the rest of his life, true, but by going public, he’s made the government entirely responsible for his safety. If something “conveniently” happens to him, everyone will know where that order came from!!! 

    As for this country, if we cannot find a way to IMPEACH OBAMA and also remove Biden, Pelosi and Reid for complicity in this whole mess, then we aren’t worthy of the Constitution. This country has legal methods of dealing with “duly empowered” criminals, and we need to take every legal measure available to remove them from office. Those among the Congress who don’t have the cajones to remove them should be recalled or turned out in the next election. We should also start a third party–maybe even call it that!!!–that includes none of these morons.

    Finally, I’ve found IMPEACH OBAMA merchandise all over the Internet, and have two buttons on the way as I write this. Two companies offering these are Cafe Press and Zazzle, but I’m sure there are more. I opted for one that shows the flag upside down (to show distress), but both have the IMPEACH OBAMA message in plain, black, block letters. We are trying to convince liberal morons that a free phone does not freedom make, and subtle messages in pretty type fonts might confuse them, if you get my drift!!! However, I also like “JAIL TO THE CHIEF”!!!

  • Anonymous

    Anyone who proposes that Snowden be prosecuted needs to be immediately investigated.  This guy is a hero.  You can be rest assured that the American people will determine who are the saints and sinners in this scandal. 

    No person, no agency, no law, no administration is authorized to collect this type or amount of data on American citizens.  It is treason for the NSA to gather this data.  So if Snowden let us know what was going on, that can hardly be considered criminal activity.  The American people have a right to know what their government is doing, even though most people serving in the federal government think that they OWN the American people.  They’re about to get a real wake up call.

    I want to know who approved the NSA’s building of the facility in Utah.  There’s going to be a huge money trail  through some budget and appropriations channel in the federal government.  Those folks are going to be tried for treason and executed.  And if it goes clear back to Echelon, so be it.  Anyone alive today from previous administrations who were involved in similar activities need to be exposed, tried and punished to the full extent of the law.  No exceptions.

    The US Constitution strictly forbids these types of activities and The Patriot Act does not override the constitution.  If the Congress or Courts approved this, then heads are going to roll.  This is abuse of power of the highest order and is treason.

    There are going to be a lot of people in the current administration and probably quite a few from the past administration, that are going to be held accountable for this.  Mike Rogers and Diane Feinstein (e.g. Chairmen of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees) are both in the loop on this one, so its’ Democrats, Republican, Liberals, Conservatives and Progressives.  No one is to be overlooked.  Executive Branch, Legislative Branch and Judicial Branch.

    If the Intelligence community (e.g. FBI, CIA, NSA et.al.) think these activities are acceptable, then we need a real house cleaning here. 

    We won’t profile muslims at our airports, we’ll inconvenience every flyer including 80 year old grandmas and grandpas and infants, but it’s OK to collect data/information on every single American citizen?  I don’t think so.

    And the New American Revolution begins.  A tyrannical federal government will not be tolerated here and that includes an NSA that is clearly out of control.

    Feinstein and Rogers have a lot to answer for, as does the complete jagoff Clapper, who lied to congress about this very thing just weeks ago.  Clapper is the first person who should be tried, convicted and executed for treason.  He perjured himself before Congress on what will turn out to be an act of treason.  It’s time to send a real clear message to these traitors and Clapper is the perfect place to start.  Then we’ll get to the truth.  Then immunity will have some meaning to the scum that have perpetrated these crimes against the American people.

  • Anonymous

    Edward Snowden is a Patriot.

  • Anonymous

    If this is allowed to stand the transformation is complete. This, like gun control background checks, fundamentally changes our legal system from one of innocent until proven guilty to guilty until proven innocent.

    That was the operating theory of the legal system under Napolean Bonaparte, the First _EMPEROR_ of France.

  • Anonymous

    HERO!!!

  • Anonymous

    Great points John.  And I really don’t care if they know who I am and what I’m saying.  I’m an American and I am free to say whatever I like when MY government violates their oath to the American people.

    I want Barry Hussein, the American imposter, to be impeached, tried for treason and executed for his crimes against the American people and our way of life.  That’s a message that even Barry will understand and will send the correct message to his friends – “this type of behavior is not permitted here.”.

    They’ve got all of the information they need to take my screen name, tie it to my email address and find out my cell phone number and address AND – That’s the whole problem.  THEY are authorized under the US Constitution or any law passed, to have this type of information or POWER.  So any law passed (e.g. The Patriot Act) that Congress, the president or the Courts thinks gives the NSA this kind of abusive power, is very simply unconstitutional.

    The US Constitution does not permit this kind of behavior by OUR government.  It’s clear they’ve violated my 1st amendment rights, so they should be smart enough to know that I HAVE exercised my 2nd amendment rights.  If they’re looking for a conflict, I’m ready.

  • http://1.usa.gov/1aIL6Rg GNH

    Fighting for Liberty, calling out those that wish to shred our Constitution… Hero.

    Our Founders did the same thing on a different scale.

  • Anonymous

    Snowden seems to be a man with his head square on his shoulders, very courageous and true to his country. Be safe young man you have taken a big risk but you are a patriot. 

  • Anonymous

    Well,let’s see;

    This man exposed what this government is doing,…so now, everyone is informed….everyone knows!…(what the government do not wanted anyone to know.)

    Now, Mr Obama said to the American public that;…”…the war on terror is over…”
    Did he say that? or not?

    So the question(s) is / are;

    WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS INTERFERENCE THROUGH PHONE LINES AND INTERNET?….ON WHO THIS GOVERNMENT IS REALLY INTERESTED ON?…WHAT THEY REALLY WANT TO KNOW? 

    Well, think for a moment,….they did spy on A ,…on conservative-oriented groups,…on FOX News Agency (and in one specific journalist);….and all this…. using the master power form the IRS…
    The government did all this?….YES?…or…NO?

    So , the tampering with the NSA now seems that is not exactly for national security purposes…(remember Mr Obama said…”the war on terror is over”)…so the target should  be, and must be something else, right?

    Wake -up America the target is all of us!….not Islamic-muslim terrorist domestic cells here in USA,…(for this current administration is Islamic-muslim friendly oriented)….not illegal immigrants…(for this current administration does not give  adime about secured borders, and does not care about who enters here illegaly,…and on top of that they look the other way about drugs cartels …for they are getting help on weapons thank to the “Fast and Furioius ” program…heavily denied by Mr Eric Holder)…correct so far?…..I thought so.

    So, WE ARE THE TARGET!….The Obama band of unconstitutionals, wants to know who out here is in favour of them…and who out there is not pro-them….as simple as that.

    In others words our American freedom is at stake,…for now. we have an OBAMA GESTAPO,…Rusian KGB / Hitler SS type of thing.
    Are we all clear on this?

    Of course, liberals Obama’s protectors / defenders / worshipers ,…will say “no” to this but the scenario  does not point otherwise.

    Input anyone? Opinions welcome.

  • Anonymous

    I just have a BIG question…. I see  Obummer galavanting world wide , playing games daily , not doing anything at the Whitehouse… just who in the world  IS running this country…it certainly isnt him .. anybody know ?

  • Cleatus Van Damne

    It sure as hell isn’t we the people anymore.

  • Michele Eastman

     That is a very good question…Thing is it is to deep to give a quick answer. Many layers.

  • Steve Armstrong

    Think what you want. Fight however you choose. If we are not a praying nation, we will lose.

    Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

    2 Chronicles 7:14 is commonly quoted, and rightly so, but most have no clue what they are fighting against, and why it seems to be defeat after defeat for those that choose liberty. The more people we elect into office that do no seek after Him, the less freedom we will have.        (2 Corinthians 3:17  “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”) If the Spirit of the Lord is not in them, how can they value liberty? For they do not truly knowing liberty, because they are in bondage still!

    Regardless of the person(s) we put in office, and/or their intentions. I do not mean those who claim to seek Him, but those who actually do. Every morning before they do anything else. Before every decision, because let’s face it, they have plenty of time to pray & make decisions on the issues before they vote. Those that are faithful to attending church as well, bc it is by the “foolishness of preaching” that God confounds the wisdom of this world. And without a preacher, their is no way for them to hear.(Rom10:4)
     
    In closing I refer back to 2 Corinthians 3:17 & Ephesians 6:12. The less our political leaders know God, the less freedom we have. They may have the best intentions, but they do not know the battle they are waging, and without Liberty in their lives they will eventually give in and lose. The less our political leaders know God, the worse off our country has become. Anyone reading this, besides Encinom and his ilk, are well aware that when founded on and led by men of God, our country blossomed and flourished. There is no reason to not having faith be the guiding force for our political atmosphere.

  • Steve Armstrong

     GS and his buddies would be my first guess.

  • Anonymous

    Impeach Obama and remove him from the Whitehouse. Do it now !   

  • Anonymous

    You actually think he’s in charge……lol.. Red pill or blue…

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the replys .. I truly agree with Glen, Edward is a true American.. he needs a safe house for trying to wake up the ZOMBIE  population of our great country..there are too many citizens here that arent interested in what the Gov is doing…we have to many parasites in the pond  ( US GOV )  that are so corrupted that at this point they do anything to decieve and destroy to line their pockets, but  WHY ?  they cannot take their wealth with them, why the hatred for what was once the greatest nation on earth…why the false flags to destroy people of other nations, these innocent people that have done nothing to anyone.. There has to be something bigger than what we can see.. pray for our troops, our country, our world.. God cannot be left out..no matter your religion we all pray to the same GOD …

  • Anonymous

    funny Unknown   no kool-aid either 

  • Cleatus Van Damne

    I encourage everyone to research late nineteenth century through WWII Russia and the rise of communism.

  • Anonymous

    First, you don’t know anything about this guy and what his motives are. Secondly, you don’t know if everything he’s saying is true. I don’t think it’s wise to jump the gun and call this guy a hero. Why not wait until you actually have the facts. Personally, I don’t believe I will ever view him as a hero. I see no difference between him and Bradley Manning. He has a lot of classified information, and he goes to Hong Kong? He better hope the Chinese don’t take him into custody. When people release classified information and potentially help our enemies, they are criminals (if not traitors) and deserve to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

  • Anonymous

    Respectfully ,I would like to offer an input, if I may;
    Actually , this character Obama is not material for impeachment,…walk with me.

    We all know that the good people of this great country has been victimized by
    a conglomerate of unscrupulous individuals that do not respect the Constitution
    of our country…..the current administration now in Washington.
    We all know this group of individuals emerges mainly directly from the
    Chicago mafia-gangsta style corrupted political atmosphere….the same one that
    spawn as a product Mr Barack Obama.
     
    The question ensues; What is need to be done due to the paradigm at hand?
    Although many out there are calling or …impeachment of Barack Obama,…that
    is a futile effort. This man (Obama ) along with all his associates inside this
    insidious assault to the American people,… they need to be brought down with a
    civil legal process.
     
    Allow me to explain briefly;
    Mr Obama cannot be impeached,for impeachment is for real presidents, Mr Obama
    is an illegal and falsify presidential-look-alike figure…a fabricated
    pawn.
    Ground for impeachment such as dereliction of duty, etc,…are not applicable
    on his case .What it is for him, and for associates around him, is a regular
    legal case on basis of illegal representation, and occupation on a public
    platform on illegal pretenses / out of law practices , corruptive endevours,
    deception,…in others words,… massive corruption and total fraud.
     
    What is needed is someone in the inside the farce ( a whistleblower) – tired
    to be manipulated through BRIBE, and INTIMIDATION – to step foreward,…and as
    result a “domino effect” is to be generated,….the American public will be
    informed in amplitud and so,… a coast-to-coast and nation-wide demand for
    exposure, charges, conviction ,arresting, and jail time will be the final
    point. 
    And so, because all is and has been a fraud, and illegal, everything done by
    his name and under his name,….every single area – such as “laws”, “executive
    orders”, “indictments”,……every thing and anything,…. becomes ,
    automatically – BY CONSTITUTION – becomes “NULL” / invalid.
     
    Attempts to activate an impeachment for this man (Obama) has been done before
    , but the legal spectrum at circuits 5, and at circuits 7, and 9 ,… always
    thrown the cases away.
    In addition the Supreme Court – as it is designed now – will never go for it
    for is part of the band of supporters for the current administration.
    Now, is there , or would be a whistleblower?
    Although is kind of difficult
    to think in these terms…, the person ….and persons are really there,….not
    mention, a strong and well prepared legal array is there too.
    The moment has to be sized when the time is appropriate , but not before.
     
    The American people,….awaits!
    Input anyone? Opinions welcome.

  • Cleatus Van Damne

    I, I don’t, um, I can’t expl- no, I mean…
    …what?

  • Anonymous

    This MAN is a HERO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cleatus Van Damne

    OK, dan9el, sorry, I had to read that again on account of you kinda blowing my mind a bit there.
    I think, in a nutshell, this hostile usurpment of our American way of life runs far, far deeper than this so called President.
    This President is merely a figurehead, a face to rally up the people, or just enough people, to blindly follow him and support, defend, and/or look the other way while all of this is happening.
    Removing him from power could very well rally his supporters to his/their cause even more fiercely.
    Meanwhile, there are villainous forces working behind the scenes, corrupting our children in the schools, corrupting our couch potatoes throught the media and Hollywood, and corrupting our politicians with backdoor deals and just plain good old fashion greed and lust for power.
    But the siege still needs a figurehead to keep the people in a trance.  We must continue to expose him and everyone involved in all of this, and keep at it, keep at it, and never stop.

  • Anonymous

    Right

  • Anonymous

    I am riveted by this story. Thank you, Ed Snowden, for your integrity and your  courage.

  • Anonymous

    HERO. Lets see should we trust the man who has experience inside the NSA with PRISM and stands to loose everything by speaking up? or should we trust those in Washington or the media who have NO direct experience with the program and have so much to gain (by worldly standards) by continuing to lie?

    Let us put on out thinking caps people. Do you know whats happening to your once beloved country? Are you starting to figure it out? Can you even stomach it when you go to see your favorite local sports team play and all the people chant “land of the free and home of the brave”???! Can you in good concience fly an American flag any more? Terrifying stuff.

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t be prouder. May God Bless and keep him safe.

    Glenn your friend BO, Does he stand for anything, anything at all? I know he’s happy with bad-mouthing the Bible and those that believe….but really!

  • greywolfrs

    First, what exactly does he have to gain by doing this? As far as I can see, nothing. Second, the government is building the largest data farm in the world, as we speak. Being in the computer field for the 2 decades, I know EXACTLY what that means and hom much data they can store. They do not need that much to track terrorists only. Whether one views him as hero or not is subjective, but there is a big difference between him and Bradley Manning. You do realize he went to Hong Kong to avoid being sent back, if he is sent back, he is DEAD. This administration will off him the first chance they get. As far as anyone knows, he has released info only to the media, therefore everything in your last sentence is purely conjecture.

  • greywolfrs

    Except you are wrong, impeachment proceedings are brought by CONGRESS, not the courts. That makes everything you just said invalid.

  • Anonymous

    Of COURSE he’s a hero.  Good for this guy to expose that moslem brotherhood SOB traitor in chief that only complete fools would call ‘president’.  Piss on you, obumhole, and your anti-American agenda of islamic take over.

  • greywolfrs

    Hmmm….I have mixed feelings on this. On one hand, I believe it’s good that he is showing the extent of the over-reach of the Feds. On the other, I firmly believe in loyalty and he signed a paper saying he would not do something this. Seems there is a fine line between the two.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    Funny people without a clue.

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah, they need to learn how our government works before saying some things.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    It would be a first step in changing things.

  • Walter Rutkowski

    Mr. E. Snowden   Patriot  , YES !   WE NEED  TO SPEAK  OUT !   Rise up, and call and or
    write  your  Senantor, and Congressman or Congresswoman !  Tell enough is ENOUGH !
    LET  THEM KNOW  THAT  BIG GOVERNMENT  IS  WRONG !   TELL THEM  THAT   IT
    IS  TIME  TO  IMPEACH  PRES. OBAMA !   MOVE  TO  REMOVE  OBAMA  DEM. BUDDIES
    AND BUDETTES  FROM THEIR OFFICES OF  CONGRESS.   We need to take our  country
    back ,  and  follow the Constitution  and  the  Bill of  Rights !!!!

  • Anonymous

    What did he have to gain? Exactly what he’s getting–fame and notoriety and attention. As I said, we know nothing about this guy. Not discounting your computer expertise, but I don’t think you’re qualified to define how much data is needed or to say what size building they need. I don’t see a difference between him and Manning. They both released classified information that is potentially helpful to our enemies and harmful to us. Your assertion that he is DEAD if he is sent back is more than a little paranoid. I found his assertion that the Triads might be coming after him equally laughable. Releasing info to the media that puts information into the hands of enemies is just as wrong as handing it over to them directly. The Chinese reportedly want to interview him. He has access to a lot of information they would love to have. If they do get the opportunity to do that we’re never going to know what he gave up. Regardless of his motives, he broke the law and should pay the price. It remains to be seen if everything he said is true. There is not universal agreement on what this program is actually doing. His assertion that he could wiretap anyone he wanted strains credibility. Maybe he could try something like that, but that doesn’t mean it was sanctioned by the government. I think a lot more information is needed before we actually have all the facts.

  • Anonymous

    Judy, terrorists are the least of his problems. And compared to an all knowing, all seeing , all powerful Federal Government, terrorism is the least of OUR problems. NOTHING in The Constitution gives this government the powers it has taken from We The People. To our current government, The Constitution is a piece of toilet paper to wipe their fannies with. It means nothing to any of them. Nixon was impeached because some guys broke into a demorat campaign office. Yet somehow this tr**tor of a president continues to cruise right along in spite of all of these scandals. Its like nothing at all has happened under his watch. The current crop of Republicans are spineless cowards. And don’t get me started on the press!

  • Anonymous

    Here in liberal Philadelphia no one seems to care that the government is recording everything. These people here don’t even care about the constitution or freedom – they are OK with the government taking away all our freedoms. So how can a few of us fight for this country when 99% of Americans just want to throw away America?

  • greywolfrs

    How? 99% of Americans is a false number. Maybe where you are that number is accurate, but where I live, that is NOT the case.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn this is an easy one. Snowden is a hero. We need a lot more like him. 

  • Anonymous

    I want to move to your state if the people are for keeping America for what it use to stand for and for getting our country back. How is the job market so I can move?

  • greywolfrs

    So, you believe fame, notoriety and attention is worth giving his life? Believe me, he is giving up his life for this.
    I am not qualified to judge how much data they need? I worked for the DOD as a contractor and built these very data farms, but hey, keep thinking I have no clue.
    He is DEAD if he is returned, this administration has no problem ordering drone strikes on people who held US citizenship and you think that they wouldn’t smoke this guy? Wake up.
    Wrong, handing over info to the media makes him a whistle-blower. Handing info over to an enemy, generally for profit, is treason. There is a BIG difference between the two.
    You can try to down-play it anyway you wish, but when this administration has already admitted to obtaining records on JOURNALISTS. Using the IRS to target groups that were opposed to this administration, before an election and myriad other things, I do not think I would trust the government over someone who has NOTHING to gain.

    By the way, doyou really think you are going to get ALL the facts? I guess you will if you believe everything that drops out of this administration’s mouths.

  • greywolfrs

    I live in the Greater Los Angeles area. Although most people believe otherwise, there are plenty of good Conservatives and Patriots here. One just needs to know where to find them…

  • greywolfrs

    Soros is but a puppet. He is a pauper compared to the people that pull his strings. The Rothschilds, Morgans and Rockefellers make Soros look like a bum.

  • Anonymous

    Your above scenario is spot on.

    I would add…We not only ARE the target, we WERE the target for the 2012 election.  A few weeks ago, a data analyst who worked on extensive, sophisticated data mining for Obama’s campaign was on FOX bragging about how they helped Obama win because they were able to track each and every potential voter in the United States.  They knew virtually everything about each of us, how we would vote and were able to target advertising to specific audiences in specific cities.  One example was that they knew a large pro-Obama audience watched Judge Judy – by tracking available on the channel controller – so they bombarded that show with ads to get out the vote.   Between NSA, DHS, IRS, Social Security, military records, VA, medical records,  AND….THE CENSUS (remember those intrusive questions?) we are analyzed and categorized.  I have no doubt that they are tracking everyones’ moniker here, what other sites we post on, how many times we’ve posted, subjects of our searches, and tied in with key words which will filter our pollitical leanings and categorize us. 

    Here’s another concern – because they can track our phone and internet records, they obviously can determine our banking information, our online shopping records, doctor appointments, etc.  

  • greywolfrs

    As someone else stated, there are many layers to that question, but a good place to start is look at the bankers behind the Federal Reserve. Look up the NWO. Look up the Illuminati. Then cross reference and see how many of these people are a part of ALL the organizations you find, then you will know.

  • Anonymous

    What makes you think that he thought he would die? There are already people in Iceland talking about granting him asylum. He also went to Hong Kong with the idea that he might be relatively safe there. There have been countless people in history who have done things to become famous that had the potential to get them killed. The idea that this guy has nothing to gain is based on nothing. You don’t know what this man is thinking. Quit assuming that you do. Why don’t they just kill him with a drone wherever he goes? Why does he have to come back here? Last time I checked no American has been killed by a drone strike in the U.S. Calling this guy a whistler-blower is an insult to whistle-blowers. Your hair-splitting over the difference between handing over info to the media as opposed to handing directly to the enemy is simply semantics. If the enemy gets the information it doesn’t matter whether it’s obtained directly or indirectly. Whether you want to call it treason or not is irrelevant. He betrayed his position, and he’ll have to pay the price. Trying to conflate the IRS scandal and spying on reporters by the Justice Dept. with this situation is bogus. I’m not a fan of this administration. Far from it. But what goes on in the NSA is a little different. Has anyone come forward with proof that someone is misusing the program for political benefit? There’s the potential for abuse in any government program, but so far there hasn’t been an allegation that they’re doing anything other than what they’re supposed to be doing. The Intelligence Committee was aware of what was going on, and there’s judicial oversight. Whether having this information that’s been released out in the public is more beneficial or harmful remains to be seen. It’s already having negative effects in Europe. The original question was whether this guy is a hero. I say no, and if enough information comes to light about him, it might be hell no.

  • Anonymous

    Snowden is a traitor.  There is no excuse for his existence.

  • Anonymous

    You mean a man with his head up his ass.

  • Anonymous

    It’s because the NSA, CIA, and FBI exist, do misinformed people like you get to make these statements.  Although, at least you have enough presence of mind to recognize obama for what he is, a complete loser.

  • Anonymous

    Soros could buy you in a heartbeat.

  • Anonymous

     I agree with you.  I do think that the government should do whatever is necessary to protect “We the People”, but the Obama administration has abused that and uses covert tactics against “We the People” rather than to protect them.

    And we thought Clinton was the ‘Teflon president’!!!

    I would probably agree with you about the press, also!   :)

  • Anonymous

    I think that this young man did the right thing. Further I think his motives were not to harm but to sound an alarm to the American people. This is not about national security. If  there was a single politician in DC concerned about the ‘security of the people/nation” IMMEDIATELY after the towers went down 9/11/01 our borders would have been sealed and would still be sealed today! It is ALL about data mining and it is a very lucrative business! Power and greed are the ONLY motivators in DC! Our fourth amendment rights are blatantly being violated and NOTHING will be done as long as the people are conned into believing it is all about protecting them. I have already heard MANY FOX news personalities trying to smooth this illegal gathering of information over as being necessary and demonizing this whistleblower for revealing security secrets. BHO and his minions “leak” security sensitive facts and tactics on a daily basis. BHO’s hot mike “flexible” comment was waay more alarming than this whisteblower!

  • Anonymous

    Is it a crime to expose a crime ?

  • shreder747

    why are the some of the same people……………….. who have been screaming at the top of their lungs about the Chinese or Russian intervention to spying and stealing intellectual and scientific top secret intelligence or invading by hacking pentagon intelligence are now dancing for joy in the streets proclaiming Snowden a national hero for revealing national intelligence secrets. I would not doubt that these same individuals would freely open the tool box to our blanket of national defence weapons and systems for the world to know.
    So let the Patriot act be repealed and let the world know that we no longer will or can participate in any covert, or secret intelligence gathering activities, and our borders are open, and we just want to be friends with everyone and we forgive all those that have ever inflicted any harm or killed our citizens or military.
    There are times of national security when sensitive and classified information are better left unsaid.
    When, or if another 9/11 ever happens, those who are screaming and howling at the pale moonlight and jumping for joy today of their new American hero, may just be dancing to a different tune.

  • Anonymous

    thanks for your reply to my remark, and yes I have also researched all the above that you mentioned to me… it is truly a scary mess we are headed into for the future

  • Anonymous

    I have nothing against covert activities, as long as they are used to protect America against its enemies.  The problem is, it has been proven that they are being used against citizens whose only crime is to disagree with the current administration.  Mr. Obama is correct, it is a matter of trust, and it has been proven that Obama, Holder and Clinton can’t be trusted.  Is Snowden a traitor or a whistle blower?  The congressional hearings have answered that question.  Strange how ABC and CNN had zero coverage of those hearings and NBC and CBS had a whopping 3 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    ExpandI have nothing against covert activities, as long as they are used to protect America against its enemies. The problem is, it has been proven that they are being used against citizens whose only crime is to disagree with the current administration. Mr. Obama is correct, it is a matter of trust, and it has been proven that Obama, Holder and Clinton can’t be trusted. Is Snowden a traitor or a whistle blower? The congressional hearings have answered that question. Strange how ABC and CNN had zero coverage of those hearings and NBC and CBS had a whopping 3 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    I have nothing against covert activities, as long as they are used to protect America against its enemies. The problem is, it has been proven that they are being used against citizens whose only crime is to disagree with the current administration. Mr. Obama is correct, it is a matter of trust, and it has been proven that Obama, Holder and Clinton can’t be trusted. Is Snowden a traitor or a whistle blower? The congressional hearings have answered that question. Strange how ABC and CNN had zero coverage of those hearings and NBC and CBS had a whopping 3 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    But what we DO know is that the things that Obama, Holder and Clinton are saying are NOT true.  That was proven in last week’s congressional hearings.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you 100%. This is not about Obama, Holder, and Clinton. They are not running this program.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a pandoras box.  They can go back in time & even put algorithms together to predict with precise accuracy as to what your next move is going to be as well.  This is some serious s### we’re having to put up with on a continuos basis!  Anybody feel like self medicating I won’t tell on you.  :-) 

  • Anonymous

    Actually, Obama is the President/Chief Executive Officer of the country, AND Commander ‘n Chief of the military.  So, he is responsible for everything.  Does anybody seriously believe that any department does anything of import without him knowing?  I was vice president of of an organization that employer about 400 people for 18 years.  The administration did nothing that wasn’t first cleared with the President.  These things don’t happen in a vacuum.  We had cabinet meetings several times a week to discuss poblems and strategies.  Obama and his cabinet does the same.  If one does something underhanded, they all knew about it.  As Obama said, “It is a matter of trust”.  He thinks we should trust him, but he, Holder and Clinton have proven that they are untrustworthy. 

  • Anonymous

     You do realize that this man is risking his life to expose the multitude of ways our govt is violating YOUR constitutional rights? Looks like you might be the one with their head up their ass.

  • ClicknConnect Clubs

    HE IS A HERO!!

  • Anonymous

     Hero!

  • ClicknConnect Clubs

    This is why people are terrified to be a hero and take a stand because the weak, lame media won’t even rally around him!!  This guy is a hero and risked his life! Woe to our country!!

  • ClicknConnect Clubs

    HERO – HERO – HERO!!!!

  • ClicknConnect Clubs

    Obama can’t use the word “terrorist” but can attack and spy on USA citizens!!

  • Anonymous

    I believe this man did us all a favor. Do not have blind
    patriotism to a nation on the verge of slowly removing the freedoms that made
    us a great nation. On the surface, spying on everyone in the nation in the name
    of “fighting terror” seems just. We just have to give up a little freedom and maybe
    a little more freedom in the next administration and so on and so on. Soon, and
    without much notice, we have lost our freedom and will never get it back. This
    is how many tyrannical nations started.

    By giving up our privacy to the government you are asking
    thousands or millions of government workers to be honest. You are also asking
    the government not to abuse this new power and at the same time we are watching
    as the IRS and our government are lying to us and abusing their power and have
    been for years…and still you would trust them. This is the same government with
    a Congress at an approval rating at around 10% and presidents that have lied to
    us repeatedly over the past 20 years. Still….some would give up a little
    freedom and hand over more power to these people.

    Benjamin Franklin said, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

  • Anonymous

    Snowden should be given the medal of Honor but if I was him I’d be hiding from Obummer’s govnuts !!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve heard it speculated that it is Valerie Jarret, his advisor.  It’s starting to become more apparent, generally, that there is more going on behind the scenes than meets the eye.  More and more this is coming up.  Is it the Bible that says, “There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed.?”.   

  • landofaahs

    It seems the President thinks that personal privacy is good for him in regards his college records etc., but not for ordinary Americans.  Time to have some whistleblower to release some other records.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Glenn, Our Government was left no other choice but to spying against us all… Why ? Its very simple : “PROFILING”… The law and civil rights advocates do not allow profiling. That is why, the TSA has to search everybody at our airports… That is why the NSA and other agencies  search trough everybody’s mail, phone etc.  .   

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1159935546 Janice Triana

    A hero.  Letting the know nothings aware of how intrusive the US government has become.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of doctors, my appointment last week was an eye opener.  I the first place, I did not need to go, much less waste the gasoline that is priced so high in this “transformed” country.  They told me it was an annual check up and they needed to update their records.  I thought I was going to get a real physical, but now I know it was way beyond that.  They stated with intrusive questions about mental health.  The trick questions were designed to make me admit in some way tat I was depressed in some way.  I did not give them the ammunition they were seeking.  Then they asked me the central question they wee looking for.  “Do you have any firearms in your home?”  What has that got to do with health?  I told them that the answer to that was no one’s business.  They marked something down, then left.  Shorty the doctor enters with a stethoscope and listened to my breathing and heart.  She took all of three minutes before she recommended a tetanus shot and a pneumonia shot.  I refused to let them inject me with anything.  Ten they took my DNA under the guise of a blood panel.  It is getting close people.

  • anastasia

    he is wiser tan his years!  his parents must be PROUD and Scared to death al at the same time!  My prayers are with you —

  • anastasia

    no–we mean a young man that has guts, and who cares more about YOUR rights than he does his life—you moron!

  • anastasia

    this young MAN-is NO traitor, but the ones in our white house—–heck yeah—go after them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Charles-Acker/694102440 Jon Charles Acker

    HERO!   As Bill O’Reilly correctly points out, given the DOJ, IRS, HHS, etc., how can we trust anyone in the government that this surveillance data will not be improperly abused?  We are now finding out every Tom, Dick and Harry has a Top Secret security clearance and can abuse that privledge.  As the television show aptly points out, “Trust No One.” 

  • Anonymous

    Ok, it’s out. The information that this administration has set up a system of surveillance of it’s own people greater than any in the world is now known by anyone paying attention.  The question is; is anybody paying attention?  Do the people of this country care?  Will this change anything?  If it does not, and I am afraid it will not, this country is history. This country, as the greatest beacon of freedom, is gone.  Big Brother, watching everything you do, is reality.  And it is a system that can be used to utterly oppress. 

  • Snorri

    Mr. Snowden’s having access to such classified data speaks poorly for NSA’s security operation. It seems to me that the NSA is in the “hurry up and collect every thing you can” mode which would beg the question, why? Is Iran going to abet terrorists to nuking U.S. cities? Are domestic Muslims terrorists going to launch a wave of violence across the U.S.? Are conservatives and supporting politicians going to attempt a political coup? Is the Obama administration implementing the transformation of America ala the plantation model? Or is the NSA involved in a super boondoggle pork barrel project that will make Orwell’s “1984″ look short sighted? Right now only a fool would trust the seemingly labyrinthian, out of control Federal government.

  • Anonymous

    look who the rino’s/progressives are Graham, McCain, Rove the republican establishment just as much as the Dems, they hated the tea party and sent us their hand picked leaders to destroy it MB, SP, AK, RP, AW?,,,,, they did nothing in 2010 to stop the IRS and they knew!

  • Anonymous

    listening just now and when the caller came on the sound went off!

  • Anonymous

    As I think anyone past a certain age can attest, our heros often have feet of clay. Even if I agreed 100% with this guy, I would not call him a hero. There is always a backstory–this one has not yet been found.The extent of what he released is more the issue. That remains to be seen. He violated his oath, duty and security status–conviction should be a non-politicized slam dunk. Do the crime pay the time.

    Broader issue here–why is anyone surprised–you all get tracked everyday by Facebook, Google, Glenn Beck. Your data has already been sold–how else did Mark Zuckerberg create shareholder value? if you are not using the internet and cell phones to commit crimes, what are you worried about? Conspiracies to do you in because you are conservative?

    Daniel Ellsberg called this guy and Bradley Manning a hero. I would disagree in both cases. And I respect Dr. Ellsberg’s opinion far more than Glenn Beck’s. Big difference between Snowden and Ellsberg- Ellsberg turned himself in within two weeks and never left the continental US. Ellsberg was a patriot–Marine Corps officer who ferverently believed in the anti communist stance to support the Vietnam War. He studied it and proposed tactis to win it. when the conclusion became clear that it was not winnable, and his superiors knew it was not winnable, yet they lied outright to the American public in order to ramp up the number of troops, knowing full well there would be big casualties, it was too much for him. Until Ellsberg went to members of Congress, they did not know the pentagon had concluded the war was lost. Members of this Congress have known about  Prism and now they are all running for some kind of excuse, cover or opportunity to exploit this for their own political gain. 

    As for  me, like any other average law abiding American, I do not use phones or computers for anything remotely criminal. Opinions expressed to friends, or futile comments posted on this website–go to it government spies–good luck with avoiding the boredom factor. I think that famous case from the Warren Court is still good law–what the police find extraneously when looking without a warrant for something else is not admissable and violates the Fourth Amendment. I think last month, to the chagrin of many conservatives (and Scalia fans), a 5-4 Supreme Court voided a conviction attributable to the marijuana sniffing dog on the criminal’s porch without a search warrant.

    Modern criminals and terroists have mastered the art of technology. We have to be aggressive and vigilant to keep up with and ahead of them. What will Beck and his buddies say when the next successful plot is taken to completion–rather than captured by electronic surveillance in advance? I may be in the minority, but I’ll take the intrusion.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, if Snowden is called a traitor, who is doing the accusing? And what will be the result of being named a traitor?

    Two scenarios:
    !: Legal action taken, prosecution and trial, all legal and aboveboard.
    2: Smear tactics, public agitation and uproar, and suddenly (?) he disappears, and/or is found dead.

    Which scenario do you see playing out? Unfortunately, I’m afraid the latter is the “norm” nowadays, and the left being the instigators, we are seeing their tactics being revealed more and more daily.

    Sad commentary on our future.

    And if obama et al are accused of being traitors, what would be the scenario? Sadly, we see the opposite of #2, namely, honoring and revering them for their “progressive” thinking and actions.

    Sad state of our nation….

    Remember Benghazi. Who said, “Stand down.”?

    Laus Deo

  • Anonymous

    Yes, theoretically the buck stops with Obama. He had to sign off on the NSA program. But he has proven to be the most disengaged President this country has ever had, at least in my lifetime. I think we’ve strayed from the point of this article. I doubt that anyone who read this article trusts Obama, Holder, or Clinton. The point is whether Snowden is a hero or a villain for revealing classified information about the NSA program. Do you believe it’s okay for someone to reveal classified information anytime they have a disagreement with the policy involved, especially with regard to national security matters? That’s the question.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Snowden is a HERO.  It take guts that few have any more to stand up for what is right.  The government will have to eliminate him because he touches the patriot button still deep within real American’s.  
    Everyone needs to flood their senator’s and congressmen’s offices with demands to eliminate the IRS in favor of a National Sales Tax (NST).  If we were to go to a Flat Tax, the IRS would still be needed to monitor our paying ‘our fair share’.  A NST would totally eliminate the IRS in our private lives. 
    Wake up people – the ‘people’ must get back control of the government.  the only way to do it is to speak up like Edward Snowden did – and flood your ‘representatives’ with demands to do so.

  • Anonymous

    Gee – I’ll probably be on their ‘list’ now – I used the awful “Patriot” word…☻☻☻

  • claudekaz

    you REALLY put some thought into that one, hey, Einstein?????

  • Anonymous

    I like Glenn Beck because of his loyalty and patriotism but, he does have a history of over-dosing on “surveillance”, as if that was a real issue. I don’t think it is, unless you have something to hide. In the book 1984, George Orwell described a watched existence in a tyranny of Socialism, like the Soviet Union, to scare us away from this hateful ideology. Interpreters of this book have always conflated surveillance with coercion, which is the real problem within all totalitarian dictatorships or tyrannies. Coercion and intimidation are the enemies of freedom and democracy, not surveillance. I think this Snowden character is a young guy who, like Glenn Beck, is confused about those two things: coercion and surveillance.

  • greywolfrs

    Wrong, I can’t be bought, by anyone. Nice try, but there are people who money is not the most in important thing in life. I see you can be bought though.

  • greywolfrs

    I do not know if you have cross-referenced, but if you have you would see how people are a part of ALL said groups, not just one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001850102561 Edward James

    Not only are they spying on Americans, but all foreigners too. This is a set up for the Progressives to dominate any future elections in the USA. Moving on from there, it sets up World Domination (One World Government, Agenda 2-1, or spoken “Agenda To One”).  Why should they care about porous borders and our national sovereignty? They are moving us to a One World Government, – no borders! They see that it is better to spend OUR money on their ability to spy on all of us, than to secure the borders. It has already been admitted to, they used the spying info to change the outcome of our election (along with the Voter Fraud employed) I DO NOT trust either party now, BOTH parties are infected with Progressives.  WAKE UP !!!  

  • greywolfrs

    I find quite naive to think he would be perfectly fine, if he decided to stay here. You say no one has to a drone and qualify that with “in this country.” Unfortunately, the NDAA has made it possible for that to be the case. So, since it hasn’t happened yet, that means it wouldn’t happen? My original point was simple, if Obamao is willing to order drone strikes on people who held US citizenship, this guy’s life isn’t worth spit and he knows it. By the way, you are wrong AGAIN, the Patriot Act and the NDAA got rid of judicial oversight. That is their purpose.

    Hair spliting over who this guy hands over info to? Not really, as I stated before, handing it to the media, for no personal gain, is called “whistle-blowing.” Handing to foreign governments, generally includes personal gain, is treason. It makes a HUGE difference. You may not want to see that difference, but our laws are very clear, whistle-blowers do not get prosecuted. That makes it VERY different, whether you choose to see it or not. Another thing, technically he did not betray his position, that’s the reason for the whistle-blower laws. Those laws are to protect someone who sees something wrong and does something about it.

    Conflating the IRS scandal is bogus? Not really, that is a perfect example as to the extent this administration is willing to go.

    I noticed you changed your tune about info coming out about him.

    In conclusion, feel free to keep your head in the sand. Keep refusing to see how all these scandals cross over. I find it funny that people like you seem to think that everything is mutually exclusive. In the end, the one thing people like you can not deny is that all of this shows just how far this administraion is willing to go. Like it or not, that is reality.

  • greywolfrs

    Might? You are being FAR too generous…

  • greywolfrs

    Wrong, that is why we have “whistle blower” laws, don’t let that get in your way though.

  • Anonymous

    For some reason I could not reply to your last comment, so I’m replying here. Do you seriously think that a drone strike is going to be carried out in this country against this guy? He’s not a terrorist. As far as I know, we’ve only gone after terrorists with drones and only in foreign countries. Yes, it makes a difference where it’s done. These kind of irrational ideas undercut any credibility you might have. So the difference between a whistle-blower and a traitor is whether or not money is exchanged? I doubt that the law makes that distinction. We’re talking about national security here and classified information. That is what makes the difference, not whether the guy was paid. And as I said, if our enemies get the information directly from him or from the media via him is irrelevant. The law is very clear. This guy is going to be prosecuted for leaking classified information. Disagreeing with the policies of the government and taking it upon yourself to release this kind of information is not whistle-blowing. He knew that when he did it. That’s why he ran. Whistle-blowers don’t flee the country. According to people who are familiar with the program from the Bush administration there is judicial oversight. I don’t know where you are getting your information, but these are people who were intimately involved with this. Trying to tie this to the IRS and other scandals doesn’t work because there is no proof that there has been the kind of abuse we’ve seen at the IRS. If there had been something like that you could lump them all together. Yes, this administration is the most corrupt since Nixon, and they have abused their power in these other things. But there is no evidence in this case that any of that has gone on. In fact, it has been said from Bush administration officials that oversight has been expanded. There is the potential for abuse of course, but you can’t have self-appointed zealots revealing government secrets whatever their agenda is. And as I’ve said more than once, you don’t know who this guy is or why he did it. If this had happened during the Bush administration would you have had the same reaction? My view is no different now than it would have been then. He’s at best a criminal and at worse a traitor. 

  • Anonymous

    I applaud this man. More Americans should be watchmen on the wall. Would the average American citizen who, if he were in Mr. Snowden’s shoes, give up a high paying job in beautiful Hawaii, put his life on the line, leave his family to do what is honorable and expose this governments unwarranted surveying of it’s free citizens? Thank you Edward. Hope this kind of engagement  catches on. Get involved. Those who don’t stand for anything will indeed fall for anything. I can take care of my children, feed them well, teach them to respect life, Honor God. My Dr., family and myself can make the decisions concerning the health of our families; thank you very much feds.

  • Anonymous

    While it seems that everything is hopeless, it also is written that the two-witnesses of Revelation, chapter 11 will judge u.s., not “forbidden foreigner”(Deuteronomy17:15) Obama & all others(all gentiles among u.s.) last, but the later event only will take one hour, also as written…

  • Anonymous

    A FRACTION OF REALITY

    To put it in short;
     
    First, this character (Obama) seriously cannot be considered nor called as
    ‘president’.
    This man is only a front-face,…a propagandist and player/posing as
    president for a group of anti-constitutionalists that are in agenda of sabotage
    against our country.
     
    Second, this group is a promotional local organization (inside this
    country) for a conversion – of this country- to globalism.This group (which can
    be known and called ‘A PRESIDENTIAL CONSORTIOUM’) is composed of various
    individuals – some of them known,… and others still undercover.
    Some of them are; SOROS, AXELROD,CLINTON, SCHUMMER,VAN
    JONES,STERN,KERRY,JARRETT,DOOD,O’NEAL,FRANK,BERNANKE,GEITHNER…just to mention
    a few.
     
    Third, those individuals are , some times, operating in the open, and also
    under the radar scope and so,… they pseudo-disapear at times.
     The plan is to bring our country down , for this is the only nation
    capable (so far) to give the good battle and win over their nefarious and
    insidious,….uh!….let’s say….MASTER PLAN for ‘unified global control’ where
    the individual strenght and identity will be vanished.
    ONCE THIS NATION (the
    only super-power left) IS DOWN…THERE WILL BE NO OPOSITION TO THE GLOBAL TOTAL
    CONTROL.
     
    In others words, WE ARE THE TARGET.
     
    They all,are very well paid and they will stop at nothing to attempt their
    goal.
     
    DECEPTION, ILLEGAL PRACTICES, FRAUD are already in place for their
    agenda,…the very well known Chicago corrupted political atmosphere (from where
    Obama is a product) is a tool put into effect …and the result of that was seen
    already in the result of the fraudulent presidential election 2008,.which
    brought the current anti-constitutional / anti-american / terrorist
    frienndly-oriented administration….the same thing did happen on 2012
    re-election which perpetuate the ongoing paradigm.
     
    It is not, I repeat, IT IS NOT conspiracy theory, we are indeed living it
    right now!.
     
    And that for short.
    Whoever interested or curious,… just investigate, do research,….just
    get informed.
     
    Input anyone?…Opinions welcome.

  • Anonymous

    SOMETHING SHORT ABOUT THE WORLD NEW ORDER

    The Shared Agendas of George Soros and Barack ObamaBy Discover
    The NetworksFebruary 2011

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1276

    So there, just short for starters.

  • greywolfrs

    Look, the point is simple, you can claim since there has not been a drone strike, there will never be a drone strike, but that is false, you have no way of knowing that. In fact, as this administration has pointed out, they have the authority to carry one out, if they think it needs to be done. That would make it a matter of opinion and THEIR opinion is the one that counts. Completely discounting whether they will is not smart.
    No , the difference is not whether money exchanged, but generally speaking, giving secrets to foreign entities usually involves money being exchanged. That is the purpose for doing it, some sort of GAIN. Releasing info to the media for no gain hardly seems to be the same thing.
    Another thing, as you try to make the case about judicial oversight, you seem to be missing that GWB officials are no longer in office and have not been for over 4 years. A lot has changed in that time, including the implimentation of the NDAA.
    Tying scandals was not my point either, the scandals were smiply pointing out how far this administration is willing to go to further their agenda. It is reasonable to conclude that they would have no problem offing this guy, by their past record.

    The law about whistle-blowing is clear also, one just needs to read. Having been a contractor to the DoD and knowing what we teach our soldiers, you can not arbitrarily say this guy is criminal or traitor.

    As I stated in my original post about this story, I am torn as to whether he is a hero or criminal. If he sees the government going against the Constitution, he should speak up. At the same time, he signed a paper saying he wouldn’t do something like this. It seems to be fine line between the two.

    You or anyone who labels him either would foolish to do so. By the way, since you disagree with my argument and believe I lack credibility, feel free not to reply.

  • Anonymous

    GLOBAL MASTER PLAN RELATES TO ONGOING EVENTS

    Let’s be simple and quick on this , shall we?
    Obama to look for personal relationship with Chinese president
    FridayRead more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/06/obama-to-look-for-personal-relationship-with-chinese-president-tomorrow/#ixzz2VTMOLHcX

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/06/obama-to-look-for-personal-relationship-with-chinese-president-tomorrow/

    Many people out there may be wander what this Obama character is doing,
    right?Well, Mr Obama is doing what he is suppose to be
    doing,…following the instructions of the local group of globalists where Mr
    Soros is one of them.Mr Obama is paving the road for to China take over
    the new order.Surprised anyone?,….just walk with me;Short few,
    and small starting notes,Soros: China Will Lead New World
    OrderBillionaire globalist warns Americans against resisting new global
    financial systemObama: Time Has Come For A New World OrderSeptember
    25, 2009, 12:57 pmFiled under: Ahmadinejad, Barack Obama, Credit Crisis,
    DEBT, Dictatorship, Dollar, Economic Collapse, Economy, Fascism,
    Gadhafi, Globalism, Great Depression, Greenback, Inflation, Iran, Libya,
    Moammar Gadhafi, NWO, Nazi, New World Order, Nuke, Oppression, Stock Market,
    UN, US Economy, Wall Street, White House, World Bank,economic depression,
    economic world order, global economy, global elite, global government,
    ,internationalists, Obama stimulus, United Nations Wednesday, November
    11, 2009George Soros Calls for World Currency and New World Architecture
    (Order) George Soros is pushing a globalist agenda. Already profiting through
    the Obama administration with Brazilian oil investments, Soros calls for a “new
    world architecture,” which sounds like a fancy term for the unpopular new world
    order.In an op-ed written for Project Syndicate (a left-wing think
    tank), Soros says capitalism as we know it is dying. He uses the term state
    capitalism, no doubt a moniker for neo-communism, as the future for the
    world citing China as the shining example. Then he calls for a new
    Bretton Woods Conference (a post World War II conference that established
    the current international money structure) to “new international rules,
    including treatment of financial institutions that are too big to fail and
    the role of capital controls. It would also have to reconstitute the
    International Monetary Fund to reflect better the prevailing pecking order among
    states and to revise its methods of operation.”And there you have it in
    short. Anyone interested?… do research and investigate,….there is a lot
    about this…a lot….BY BAGS!

    Opinions welcome.

  • adsadsa
  • Anonymous

    Well we that have been wondering why nothing was being done,don’t have to wonder why anymore,Glenn you need to invite the sinners in gov. to confess once again or forever hold their peace and go down with the ship.

  • Anonymous

    from what is “known” so far ,all he said and did ,was to expose what the gov’t is doing in secretcy, he didnt told any specifics of any kind ,he just put a spot of light into the dark room ,so my wild guess out of the blue is……”accidents” happen

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001254656629 Tammara Simmons

    I totally am on the side of Edward Snowden. He is very brave and committed to our constitution to of disclosed what he said.  Our country is so upside down. I and many saw this day coming to America. Too many citizens who just aren’t paying attention for many years to how they are planning this whole one world order scheme out.  Please if you are a true patriot and so deeply love your country, wake up this is a very scary real time going on.  Will you trade truth for security or will you trade security for truth and freedom which we have enjoyed since the great fight of the founding of our great nation.  Many have died to help secure our great freedoms, don’t throw your whole life away at this very important crucial moment because you don’t won’t to wake up out of your sleep!!!  This guy is so committed he was not afraid to speak out.  He could face the espionage act of the crazy patriot act which in part says they can execute a person like Mr. Snowden for doing what use to be the right thing to do.  We are thru this patriot act, already living in a soft tyranny.  Do you Fellow Americans who live in the freest country on earth want to give this all away.  We need to abolish all these new laws that came into effect after 911. Get rid of the PATRIOT ACT RIGHT NOW!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001254656629 Tammara Simmons

    Please fellow Americans wake up, now!!!

  • Anonymous

    Lets  suppose he was your financial advisor,  then what?

  • Anonymous

    Let’s suppose he was your daughter’s husband, would you still think the same?

  • Anonymous

    I bet  you voted for Obama, didn’t you?

  • Anonymous

    You don’t know anything.

  • Anonymous

    The problem is that this person has declared himself to be judge, jury, and executioner. While some will consider him a “hero” others will not.  Would you want a person with these values as a close friend?  I wouldn’t. Or would one just believe that he would only behave like this relative to “national interests”, and not personal friendships?
    I too believe that covert activities are necessary when dealing with the current circumstances in the world, however this clown didn’t think his actions through very carefully, and in that process has made himself a target.  ‘Accidents’ can often happen in circumstances like these, and that was primarily the basis for my earlier comments about him having his head up his ass. It was clear from the responses to my comments there are others as well who haven’t carefully thought Snowden’s action’s through either.

  • greywolfrs

    Since you know less than that, what does that say about you? Dolt.

  • Anonymous

    Declared himself executioner of whom?  So far, I haven’t read anything that says
    that Snowden revealed any secretes such as troop movements, missions or
    deployment of resources.  The only thing
    he may have done is confirm what the enemy should have already known unless
    they are as dumb as a box of rocks, our government is surveilling them.  Apparently, American citizens should have
    known as well, but we are not supposed to be treated as the enemy.  We expect our government to protect us, not
    spy on us.  I ask you, which is more
    dangerous to the United States, confirming to the enemy what they already knew
    (unless you believe that they are as dumb as a box of rocks) or NOT informing
    the American people that their government is spying them?  No brainer in my book. 

    Did he put himself (and his family) at risk?  Absolutely! 
    Was it a smart thing to do?  It
    depends.  He gave up a $200K per year job,
    put himself at risk of prosecution and may never see his family again.  Some would say that he is stupid.  Others would say that he must love this
    country very much to make that kind of a sacrifice.  They might even say that it is reminiscent of
    the patriots, the founders of this country, standing up to King George no
    matter the consequence.

    This administration’s latest ploy is to accuse its opponents
    of “conflating” the issues.  They
    are.  Conflate simply means to fuse or
    bring together.  In court it would be
    called building a preponderance of the evidence.  If Obama can get the American people to
    consider one event at a time, he can rationalize each one away.  If a shadow of a doubt can be established, he
    wants to be vindicated.  That’s not the
    way our judicial system works (is supposed to work).  The measuring stick is “beyond a reasonable
    doubt”, not “a shadow of a doubt”.  If we
    look at all of the scandals together, the pattern is evident.  We have more to fear from our own government
    than we do from what Snowden gave to the enemy. 
    So, again I ask the question, which is more dangerous to America, doing
    what he did, or not doing it.    

  • Anonymous

    So far, I haven’t read anything that says
    that Snowden revealed any secretes such as troop movements, missions or
    deployment of resources. The only thing
    he may have done is confirm what the enemy should have already known unless
    they are as dumb as a box of rocks, our government is surveilling them. Apparently, American citizens should have
    known as well, but we are not supposed to be treated as the enemy. We expect our government to protect us, not
    spy on us. I ask you, which is more
    dangerous to the United States, confirming to the enemy what they already knew
    (unless you believe that they are as dumb as a box of rocks) or NOT informing
    the American people that their government is spying them? No brainer in my book. Did he put himself (and his family) at risk? Absolutely! Was it a smart thing to do? Itdepends. He gave up a $200K per year job,put himself at risk of prosecution and may never see his family again. Some would say that he is stupid. Others would say that he must love thiscountry very much to make that kind of a sacrifice. They might even say that it is reminiscent ofthe patriots, the founders of this country, standing up to King George nomatter the consequence.
    This administration’s latest ploy is to accuse its opponentsof “conflating” the issues. Theyare. Conflate simply means to fuse orbring together. In court it would becalled building a preponderance of the evidence. If Obama can get the American people toconsider one event at a time, he can rationalize each one away. If a shadow of a doubt can be established, hewants to be vindicated. That’s not theway our judicial system works (is supposed to work). The measuring stick is “beyond a reasonabledoubt”, not “a shadow of a doubt”. If welook at all of the scandals together, the pattern is evident. We have more to fear from our own governmentthan we do from what Snowden gave to the enemy. So, again I ask the question, which is more dangerous to America, doingwhat he did, or not doing it.

  • Anonymous

    Given the intensely partisan nature of Beck’s commentary over the last 5 years, it is very likely that if Romney were the president, Glenn Beck would be calling Snowden a traitor.

    Now that Beck has demonized those progressives who are on Snowden’s side, people like M. Moore, it is going to virtually impossible for Beck’s followers to work with people on the left to fight the national security state that now invades our privacy.

  • Anonymous

    Is that the best you got, loser?

  • Anonymous

    Well now, I’m glad you have realized the dilemma of the situation. I don’t have a good answer for either solution either.

  • Anonymous

    “So, again I ask the question, which is more dangerous to America, doing what he did, or not doing it.”
     
    It’s probably too early to tell just yet. 
     
    I find your comment regarding the “troop movements, missions or deployment of resources” interesting, were you around during WWII?  Those were the usual things that if revealed to the enemy were reasons for a treason trial.
     
    Anyway, in today’s world data mining and the methods used for collection are usually more effective because they permit a longer view into intentions of adversaries. A country doesn’t need a physical body in the enemy camp to find data, as planning information can be achieved by intercept of communications, and hacking of electronic databases.
     
    Snowden was an  employee of Booz Allen, a company contracted by the government to perhaps develop concepts, methods, and ultimately the algorithms to assist in the rapid analysis of the collected data. The very fact that the government would out-source such a sensitive task, on the surface, seems to be  completely stupid thing for them to do.
     
    I believe the methodology the government has chosen is that they intend to collect everything possible, then if there is a  tipoff to some suspicious activity by a person at some time, they have at their hand an immediate trace of who, what, and when that person has done in the period of interest.

    Probably works great for catching bad guys, BUT, you just know that there will be some less than scrupulous politician, lobbyist, or other nut case that could exercise the system to denigrated political opponents, revenge some slight by a worker, or just to destroy someone’s credibility for the fun of it.
     
    And that is where the real problem with this approach is, illegal and petty use of a system designed to catch spies and other bad people. The ethical failings of most human beings is nearly unimaginable when there is the perception of sufficient cause.  

  • Anonymous

    Not nearly enough, unless you know where to look.

  • greywolfrs

    Seems I saw the problem here long before you posted your stupidity.

  • greywolfrs

    The truth is what it is.

  • Anonymous

    Well,  in your own words …

    “I firmly believe in loyalty and he signed a paper saying he would not do something like this.”

    I believe firmly in that concept too, and “That ‘s what makes Snowden have his head up his ass”. I’m surprised that you didn’t realize that before.

  • Cinde Thayer Iacovacci

    I’d like to speak up for the thousands of federal employees who do their jobs of intelligence gathering strictly WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF THE FISA COURT law.  I certainly did during my career and consider myself bound still by the oath I swore to protect our national security and our secrets.  I wonder why reporters aren’t asking who is this Snowden.  A high-school dropout who worked for the CIA (really?) and then was a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton with access to NSA (doubtful from an insider’s viewpoint)?  Even if the information he claims to have is factual, he has committed a felony, a treasonous breach of our national security!  The question is not “hero or villain”, but “hero or TRAITOR”.  He is definitely NOT a whistleblower.  TRAITOR is the only name for him!

  • Cinde Thayer Iacovacci

    You do NOT realize that some of this information is used to thwart terrorist attacks that are NEVER PUBLICIZED!  I have a question for you:  with all the stuff on the internet and all the phone calls, do you really think there are enough personnel in the US gov’t (even tho Obama has expanded it!) to look at all of it?  Think again!

  • Cinde Thayer Iacovacci

    Yes, we are now living in an Obama Gestapo!  Everyone needs to get that through their heads.  The IRS will soon have access to all of our medical records!  That bothers me more than the NSA collecting the phone numbers of calls I make or receive.  As for the internet, it’s a public domain.  No one should expect privacy!  If you don’t want anyone to know, DON’T ADVERTISE ON THE WEB.  I was recently told by a financial organization that Google sells information they collect to other sources!  They are not bound by the FISA Court as the NSA and other US gov’t intelligence agencies are.
    I do disagree about anyone actually spying on James Rosen from FoxNews.  The definition of spying being listening to his phone calls and reading his mail/internet activity.  Eric Holder is to blame for this one, not the intelligence community of the US government!  Of course, Obama is to blame for all of it because he has been completely derelict in his duty to the nation and the Office of the President of the United States!  I hope you fools who voted him in again are happy!

  • Anonymous

    Snowden is definitely one of America’s heroes!!!… I only hope that more people as this brave young man will come forward and expose all the corruption this evil government is doing to bring their darkness into the light for all the world to see… Many congratulations to you Mr. Snowden for being such a true American Patriot!… “We the People” Love You for your awesome bravery and courage and we stand behind you!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Hey “Observant_One”… How’s your colon doin lately?

  • Anonymous

    YES!!!

  • Anonymous

    And just to give everyone an example: One month ago, I was driving down 95-S in Baltimore City around 1:00 a.m. when I glanced up and saw a drone hovering just off of 95 Northbound, then all of a sudden, a bright white beam of light touched down in front of my car, then right on my car and then circled around onto the Northbound side… Talking about a spooky experience! We are no longer living in our once beloved good ole U.S.A… We have just crossed over into the “Twilight Zone” called “Obama-land” where we have plenty of fruits and nuts running our country… Has anyone else had any encounters with these drones yet or am I the only one so far?

  • Anonymous

    Replying to your last comment here because I was unable to reply there. This guy has not yet revealed information on deployment of resources and other information that could put our people in danger, but everything he gave The Guardian has yet to be published. He also worked for the CIA. He has a lot of information that our enemies would love to have. He has put himself in a position where he could be arrested by the Chinese and interrogated. He has also reportedly been offered possible asylum by the Russians. Think they might be able to extract some of this information from this man? You don’t know how he feels about this country or why he has done this. Don’t assume that he’s a patriot. You don’t know, and neither do I. The guy that runs the NSA program is testifying right now in front of a congressional committee. According to him they are simply storing this phone data and are not able to access it without a court order. Each time they do that they are subject to judicial, congressional, and administration oversight. It has yet to be proven than a lot of what Snowden has claimed is in fact going on. Clearly this needs to be investigated and judgment withheld before you start declaring this guy a hero. The reason you shouldn’t lump all these scandals together is that the NSA operates with stricter rules and more oversight than the IRS, etc. Just because you have corruption and misconduct in these other areas doesn’t mean that you shut down every program that might be subject to abuse. If you did that you would have to shut down the whole government. You cannot justify what this guy has done by pointing to the misconduct of others. This guy is a loose cannon, and I’m afraid he’s going to do a lot of damage before this thing plays out.

  • greywolfrs

    The part you seem to be missing is being that he is a US citizen, he should have loyalty to the Constitution and the founding principles that made this country great. As I stated before, there is a fine line between the two. You can act as though it is a cut and dry situation, but seeing both sides makes it clear that it is not.

  • Anonymous

    That’s not your question to answer,

  • Anonymous

    It will be a lot better when you get your nose out of it.

  • Anonymous

    That’s true, but if you take an oath to not reveal classified information it seems to me that that is your first responsibility. Finding wrong doings by others during the course of your job usually has other methods of being reported.  Granted, under some circumstances that may be an impossibility, and resorting to whistle blowing may be the only means of alerting more superior leaders.  So the question remains, did Snowden exhaust all those opportunities, or did he just barge ahead, in an irresponsible way.  Thus the fine line dilemma, and it is possible he may have pursued those other avenues, But until such time as that is known for certain, I have to conclude his head was in a dark place.
    Regardless, it is a fine line and too many commenting here have not considered the whole picture. Cheers.

  • Anonymous

    Yep!… Funky as a skunk alright or is it a rat???

  • Anonymous

    I think only time will tell if Snowden is more like Benedict
    Arnold or Paul Revere. If he put Americans in harms way as a result, then he
    should go to prison. But “we the people” also need to decide if we
    are going to be more like the ever vigilant prairie dog, always keeping a
    lookout for predators.
    Or if we’re going to be more like lemmings or sheep. I guess it all depends on
    whether or not our government is more like a shepherd…or the wolf.

  • Anonymous

    I think it
    is quite obvious which is the more dangerous for America. The enemy within is
    far more dangerous than one outside. I’m not quite old enough for WWII; however
    my uncle landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. I had the honor of visiting that spot
    in France a few years ago. It was humbling. At the end of my trip, I went to
    Krakow, Poland and visited Auschwitz and Birkenau (Auschwitz II). People in
    this country have no idea what tyranny is like or how insidious it is. I have
    gained a fair amount of knowledge about WWII over the last 40 years. The parallels
    currently happening in this country are astounding.

    High
    unemployment (if you count those who have given up looking – about 19%)

    Powerful
    agencies (IRS) being used to control elections.

    Spying on
    citizens (current topic)

    Militarizing
    agencies, the Nazis called the Brown Shirts, followed by the Gestapo. We call
    them Homeland Security, who have purchased 2,717 Mine Resistant Armor Protected
    (MRAP) vehicles used for neighborhood assaults, 7,012 (full automatic) M-16 assault
    rifles (called “Self Protection Weapons” in their hands), and 1.6
    billion (with a B) rounds of ammunition. The ammunition is purportedly for
    training. Some of it is WC (wad cutter) and ball (round nose full metal jacket)
    suitable for training, but most of it is match grade or hollow-point. This is
    not “raining” ammunition. I have a copy of the order
    HSFLGL-12-B-00003 dated 7/18/2012 complete with specs. Now we find that IRS is
    also training with these weapons. I seem to remember (in fact I remember it
    distinctly) that Obama said that a civilian force was needed that was as well
    funded and equipped as the military.

    Attempting
    to disarm it citizens in violation of the 2nd Amendment.

    And the list
    goes on.

    I realize
    that my examples of “secretes” is rudimentary, but they were only
    examples. While not fluent, I am fairly competent with technology. I understand
    data mining. The question to which is more dangerous to America is answered in
    your last paragraph. This administration has proven that it cannot be trusted.

    If it walks
    like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. Or in this case, if it raises
    its tail and rattles, don’t wait for it to strike to determine that it’s a
    rattle snake.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know, why don’t you give it a few good licks and then you can tell us all about it.

  • Anonymous

    Is it 5 petabytes as it was reported on the news?

  • Anonymous

    Case and point!… Once perverted, always perverted!

  • greywolfrs

    I believe they are measuring it in Exabytes.

  • greywolfrs

    Actually, being a US citizen, his first loyalty is to the Constitution and the founding principles, ALWAYS. He was a citizen long before he took that job and signed that paper.

  • Anonymous

    HEY ALL, THE LOUSY USA CONGRESSMEN,  ALLOW A ROTTEN CHEAT LIAR PRESIDENT TO STEAL USA TREASURY,  AND DISREPECT THE CONSTITUTION
    BY ALLOWING HIS CZARS TO IMPLEMENT ANTI-AMERICAN PROGRAMS, WE PAY MILLIONS TO GOVERNMENT PUBLIC SERVANTS AND THEY ARE STUPID AND KNOW NOTHING WHEN CALLED ON THE CARPET IN FRONT OF THE CONGRESS

  • Anonymous

    HEY FELLOW FOOLS…CONGRESS KNOWS OBAMA IS A FRAUD, HIS SSN IS STOLEN FROM A DEAD MAN….WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?  AT LEAST THE CITIZENS WILL LEARN SOMETHING FROM SNOWDEN, AS CONGRESS IS STAGNANT
    OBAMA COULDNT GET INTO THE WHITEHOUSE WITHOUT A CORRECT SSN…HES A CHEAT, LIAR, A DRUGGIE

  • Anonymous

    THE OBAMA GOVERNMENT IS A CRIMINAL GROUP CALLED UP TO KILL AMERICA AND STEAL EVERYPENNY…

    BY THE WAY REMEMBER OVOMITS, TRANSPARENCY, TRUTH IN GOVERNMENT, OPEN MEETINGS  AND OF COURSE JOBS…JOBS…JOBS…LIAR OBAMA

  • Anonymous

    our govt violated so many of our rights I’m glad this guy did what he did.exposing  our govt
    is corrupt. 

  • Guest

    While coping with paralyzed vocal cords he called Edward Snowden a “hero” and tweeted, “I think I have just read about the man for which I have waited. Earmarks of a real hero.” And, “The NSA patriot leader is just another chance for America to regain her moral compass and set things right. No red or
    blue. Just truth.”

    Rewind to February, 2008, when Beck passionately demanded that the Protect America Act, with its
    warrantless eavesdropping powers, be renewed immediately:

    “Now, after 9-11, you remember we came up with all kinds of new — aggressive new laws to combat
    a new kind of enemy. One of them was the Patriot Act. Another one was the Protection — Protect
    America Act. This was an extension of our eavesdropping. It helped our government listen in
    and find terrorists.

    “Well, over the weekend, the House failed to pass this bill, which would have prevented the Protect
    America Act from lapsing — an extension requested by the president. It’s got a six-month sunset over and over again. He feels — and I happen to agree with him — that this congressional game-playing by Nancy Pelosi will end up killing Americans.”

    The Democrats who opposed the eavesdropping were responsible for potentially killing Americans!

    Glenn Beck’s “principles” clearly depend upon who is in the White House.

  • Anonymous

    Snowden Is A Hero Hussein-Obama Is The Traitor! for everything Hussein-Obama Has Done Proves That Hussein-Obama Is and Always Has Been An-Anti-American-Islamist-Terrorist!