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User avatar #5 - darman (11/30/2013) [-]
Every president does it every year. Obama has actually gone on record calling it one of the stupidest presidential duties ever as it keeps him away from doing important stuff for the sake of some silly tradition.
User avatar #26 to #5 - heartlessrobot (11/30/2013) [-]
The President is practically a figurehead, all they do is sign their name on something that's going to pass or fail regardless of what they do.
#8 to #5 - ncsutroll (11/30/2013) [-]
>implying Obama does ANYTHING important
User avatar #17 to #8 - darman (11/30/2013) [-]
You may not respect Obama for political reasons but you have to respect the office of the president. Obama has, to the best of his ability and in the face of particularity uncooperative officials, carried out the duties of the president. He has passed laws, he has forged international agreements, he's skirted conflict in the middle east and he's put up with a higher amount of bull from his congress than a president in recent history.

Whatever your political alignment, you have to respect the fact that Obama has done remarkable well carrying out the duties of the presidency given such harsh abuse pf the political from the minority party.
#9 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
I've said this before and I'll say it again both Snowden and the NSA should be held accountable for their respective crimes. If you honestly believe the US Government wasn't spying on you in some form how naive can you be. If a government isn't afraid of its citizens then those citizens have truly lost their freedoms.
#27 to #9 - zekaizer (11/30/2013) [-]

User avatar #10 to #9 - mrswagly (11/30/2013) [-]
I think you're forgetting the fact that the NSA spied on other countries too.
User avatar #11 to #10 - metalmind (11/30/2013) [-]
But it's not like it wasn't obvious that they were doing it.
I mean of course spy agencies are spying on other countries, and don't give a **** about wether or not they like it.
That's kind of their thing.
#12 to #11 - tmarichards (11/30/2013) [-]
Personally, I thought professional spy agencies helped people find lost kittens and fill in excess paperwork, that sort of thing.

Turns out they, well, spy on people. Who knew?
User avatar #29 to #10 - damping (11/30/2013) [-]
Obviously. I guarantee your country spies on us too. Albeit less effectively.
User avatar #4 to #3 - Awesomenessniss (11/30/2013) [-]
Yeah it happens every year, that's not the point.
User avatar #31 - allinthelegs (11/30/2013) [-]
No ones freedom is gone. You can still do everythin you could before. get over it.
User avatar #30 - holybronybatman (11/30/2013) [-]
Snowden's still a traitor, whether or not you think he is a good guy, or a bad guy.
#20 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
You ******* libertarian 12 year olds really need to get your **** together.
"BUT WOE, AND WHY?" you ********* chant together in unison
Ever heard of the Patriot Act? NO? Well that was when we basically told the government to monitor and do as they please as long as those 'gosh darn sand people stop blowing up muh buildings'.
"But Snowden was a hero!!! He told us everything!!" you all scream while slinging **** at each other
Snowden told us what pretty much half of the country knew, AND he put a lot of people at risk. Not only that, he committed treason and ran away. Unlike Manning, he wasn't man enough to face his sentence (and Manning is in the process of becoming a woman, go figure).
I want all of you to know you ARE NOT a special snowflake that the NSA constantly monitors. Words like mine being typed out go through a super computer that registers a couple words, then goes about its day. Stop bitching and focus on problems that matter.
#21 to #20 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
Libertarian and liberal are two different things
#22 to #21 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
Congratulations! Here is a gold star for being able to differ the two, dickbag!
User avatar #23 to #20 - melwach ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
To be honest, the diplomatical damage is the biggest loss for the US.
And it's better for people!! knowing!! they are being spied on than just guessing it. Snowden did an important job for the civil rights, not just in the US. I don't understand how someone can say this stuff just doesn't matter.

Ignoring all diplomatical rules and disturbing the privacy of EVERY citizen in your own country and those you consider allies ist just a huge no go. I could live with the damn cold war mentality, but the so called war on terrorism did more damage to the western world than any terrorists could ever do. I consider them quite successful.
Not in terms of body counts, but in terms of influence on our society. But that's how terrorism works, I guess.
#25 to #23 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
Has your life ever been disrupted by the government in any way, shape or form? (sans the economy and the constant deadlock in congress) Have any NSA agents knocked on your door, telling you to come with them because they need to check every single ******* citizen of terrorism?
Snowden was a coward at best. The only respect I have is for Manning, because he stood his ground. Snowden ******* left to save his sorry ass from persecution. Believe me, I hate this damned government and how the rich profit from the poor. I hate how there are cameras on every street corner that snaps a pic of me every single time I jaywalk. But it's our faults. We signed away all our rights the moment a foreign parasite invaded us and killed countless innocents.
But if you even had a ****** slice of knowledge about what was going on, you would know we were already getting spied on. WHICH is why literally no one except the uneducated on both the liberal and conservative side reacted so violently.
#19 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
Are you ******* kidding me? That asshole should not be aquitted for TREASON. That guy who blew the cover on this whole thing... everyone is calling him a ******* patriot and **** . This guy is not a patriot, he's a terrible person. He's a ******* asshole and idiot. The government was just trying to keep us safe but this guy ruined it and now everyone is over reacting to what the government did. I'm sorry that i'm not paranoid and think the world is out to get me... ******* nutcases. Calm down and get over yourself, you're not that important that they'd waste their time spying on you. This was supposed to protect us from terrorists and other things. If you have nothing to hide then there's no issue. I hope this guy is caught and thrown in prison for being a god damn traitor.
User avatar #18 - ishalltroll (11/30/2013) [-]
I don't give a **** about how much of a white knight he is or how everybody sees him as this great ******* hero of the free world, he still committed treason at the highest levels and brought a lot of people's careers as well as national security at risk.
He should be held accountable for that, he's still a traitor.
User avatar #32 to #18 - GEARBOY (11/30/2013) [-]
You have to look at the pros and cons before labelling someone buddy /:

I'm not too into this case (I'm not American) - but from what I've heard - one of Obama's most popular statements (that helped him achieve his presidency) was that he would promise not to spy on its citizens any more.

But, after Snowden broke the ice - Obama was like: "oh - can't have 100% security without any monitoring" (or something) but the point is: he broke his promise - so in a sense - he may also be seen as a traitor through the eyes of other people.
User avatar #1 - rekcufpikdum (11/29/2013) [-]
well the Turkey didn't sell the country out to terrorists, to be fair
User avatar #2 to #1 - elynichujy (11/29/2013) [-]
Nope but he did reveal that everyone's freedom was gone.
User avatar #13 to #2 - zeldapronmaster (11/30/2013) [-]
youre freedom isnt gone, NSA is a big deal because youre worried about you browser history
User avatar #15 to #13 - elynichujy (11/30/2013) [-]
Except I'm not from America, so really I can't speak about America's affairs. That's just the gist of what I saw on sites and news about the NSA.
For the record, I couldn't give a **** if people see my history, I don't have any freaky fetishes.
#28 to #15 - ffinfinity (11/30/2013) [-]
speak for yourself
speak for yourself
#6 - kanedam (11/30/2013) [-]
what is this about?
not us-citizens so i dont get it.
User avatar #16 to #6 - beznoize (11/30/2013) [-]
Edward Snowden
#24 to #16 - kanedam (11/30/2013) [-]
#7 was a good comment... i dont know if you seriously think i dont know who snowden is or if that was a joke...
#7 to #6 - Rascal (11/30/2013) [-]
every year on thanksgiving the US president forgives a turkey and it gets to live instead of being eaten. the joke here is that Obama pardoned the turkey and not Snowden who shared that the NSA was watching the internet post of americans.
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