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The quality of this writeup has been assured
We were a little concerned about running today's design because we don't want to get on the NSA's bad side, but then we thought, "Get it together, Shirt.Woot -- it's a free country! This is exactly the kind of political speech the Founders intended to protect."
So whether you agree with those who have cried overreach or not, you have to respect their rights to express their concerns. Will we foster a political environment in which contrary opinion are quashed, or will we be a democracy in the truest sense, wherein this sentiment is encouraged?
We were founded by those who raised their voices against an oppressive government that went too far meddling in the affairs of private citizens. We are a nation founded on dissent. That's what makes this country great, and that's what separates it from other countries such speech is silenced.
And now your on a list.
Please don't delete this post, I am trying, honest!
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I wanted to buy this but I honestly didn't want to after I saw Snowden's quotes. I'm not saying the guy is evil but neither am I a huge supporter of him. Had he stayed in the US or simply not gone to a country that would use him as a weapon (and spies just as much or more than the NSA does), I might feel differently.
Oh well, YMMV
As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point the wrong way.
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Many would say that Bush and Obama's trashing of the US Constitution under the false guise of security was and is more treasonous than anything Edward Snowden ever did or could do.
Someday, on my deathbed, I'm sure I'll mutter something like, "I wish I'd spent more time on Woot waiting for Bags of Crap."