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All I know is that I'm kind of tired of Glenn Beck *POINTING* at me while I'm trying to read threads on OCN.



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Originally Posted by xJumper View Post
If you don't like America or support our troops... You can GIT OUT!
I think anyone who claims dual citizenship should pipe down on the "American Bravado" schtick.
Edited by Bo_Punk_2.0 - 6/8/10 at 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
I think the reason the guy turned him in makes sense, even to an antiauthority guy like me. The documents could have undermined relations between the US and many of our allies because it would reveal the wicked web we weave to keep US a super power. Whether you think what the US did or does is good or bad you need to acknowledge that private means private. Imagine if all your PMs suddenly appeared on some website, or all your emails. Could be more than embarassing. Could get you fired, or divorced or even arrested. Private means private. Isn't that why you have a password on your PC?
You shouldn't be doing something in private that you wouldn't want other knowing about.

What the hacker did is wrong and he should feel terrible. The American people have every right to know what it's government is doing.
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It is one thing to expose a cover-up... it is another thing to indiscriminately provide classified information. That was Adrian Lamo's issue with the whole thing.
What if classified information was labeled as such for covering up a crime?

Do you people think much?

Do you even know what the classified information is that was released?
post #24 of 80
Read the damned article and find out.

I do plenty of things in private I don't want people to know about and so does everyone. If you don't then you are one boring bastard.
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Read the damned article and find out.

I do plenty of things in private I don't want people to know about and so does everyone. If you don't then you are one boring bastard.
This is true. However, when that starts affecting other people, it should be made public.

It's a fine line.
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Read the damned article and find out.

I do plenty of things in private I don't want people to know about and so does everyone. If you don't then you are one boring bastard.
Ninja'd me on that response. I do tons of things I don't want people to know about. Why? Because its my personal life and those decisions and actions are mine and my family's.
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Originally Posted by Bo_Punk_2.0 View Post
All I know is that I'm kind of tired of Glenn Beck *POINTING* at me while I'm trying to read threads on OCN.





I think anyone who claims dual citizenship should pipe down on the "American Bravado" schtick.
I have dual citizenship because I work there, that doesn't make me like the country in general.


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Originally Posted by GodofGrunts View Post
You shouldn't be doing something in private that you wouldn't want other knowing about.

What the hacker did is wrong and he should feel terrible. The American people have every right to know what it's government is doing.

I guess we should all have the right to just drive into Area-51 and ruin years of work by your logic.
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If you don't support our troops you can GIT OUT!
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If you don't support our troops you can GIT OUT!
How does voicing one's own opinion, or disagreeing with yours have to with supporting the troops. As a free-thinking individual, I disagree with a lot of things my government does/has done...as a soldier, I would defend my right, and of right of anyone else to do so with my life. I don't necessary have a lot of love for President Obama or his predecessor, and I certainly don't necessarily agree with everything they do or say, and I sure the feeling is mutual, however I would defend their right to have their own opinion and arguments....

...again, what the hell does this have to do with supporting the troops?
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