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Nov 2 2010, 2:18 am
By: CecilSunkure  

Nov 2 2010, 2:18 am CecilSunkure Post #1

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[06:14 pm]
jjf28 -- there's also an interesting caveat in the Snowden case: he fled, he didn't stay or return to face justice (after he could be reasonably certain that there would be a court case and not a secret assasination), so he kinda abandoned the moral high-ground
[06:05 pm]
jjf28 -- NudeRaider
NudeRaider shouted: I like the logic but state secrets are a valid thing, right? I mean secrets that (better) benefit the public if they are kept away from the public. Or is that just another brainwashed train-of-thought?
if we're significantly less safe because of the information he leaked (and I don't know enough to make that judgement) then it's the classic balancing act of safety/authoritarianism vs freedom/privacy
[05:10 pm]
IskatuMesk -- you can take my secrets from my cold dead buttcheeks
[04:47 pm]
NudeRaider -- I like the logic but state secrets are a valid thing, right? I mean secrets that (better) benefit the public if they are kept away from the public. Or is that just another brainwashed train-of-thought?
[03:48 pm]
NudeRaider -- maybe you should start numbering them instead of giving them names eliminates that problem and makes things easier all around
[03:47 pm]
NudeRaider -- Mini Moose 2707
Mini Moose 2707 shouted: idk like 15 probs
after 10 or so you stop counting...
[02:46 pm]
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[02:35 pm]
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