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It should not be difficult to understand why the Obama administration is so fixated on intimidating whistleblowers and going far beyond any prior administration – including those of the secrecy-obsessed Richard Nixon and George W Bush – to plug all leaks. It’s because those methods are the only ones preventing the US government from doing whatever it wants in complete secrecy and without any accountability of any kind.
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"Tonight on MSNBC, we show you an eloquent & impassioned speech in defense of the Obama WH's position on NSA - from Rep Michele Bachmann"
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 24, 2013
The S.W.A.T. team attack on his residence to arrest this guy is one of the biggest (and most ridiculous) example of governments out-of-control, responding to the wishes of politically influential businessmen (the movie industry). If you haven't actually seen it, look it up on YouTube and have a look. It's so outrageous it's laughable. It's lucky no one was killed by the police.
. . . criminal justice is just another system. You can analyse it and hack it, like everything else. And please, please don't tell me this system isn't flawed to the point of being nearly totally broken and doesn't need a healthy bucket of public ridicule. (read more at link above)Follow @VelcroFeline