Friday, June 21, 2013

You Know How To Whistle, Don't Ya?

Gotta Share

( © Mr Fish, 2013)

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4 comments:

  1. i signed the petition at the white house web page for obama to pardon edward snowden for his crimes, if any

    that's a little bit like whistling, i guess

    it got more than the required number of signatures so obama is honor-bound [ha ha] to reply

    i imagine the reply will be "fair trial...then, if convicted, punishment as prescribed by law"

    may the creative forces of the universe have mercy on our souls, if any

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    1. " 'Bring in the guilty, and let's try them,' said the Red Queen ."

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  2. Robert Scheer, "The Good Germans in Government":

    Instead, Feinstein failed horribly in the central obligation of a public servant to inform the public and now serves as prosecutor, judge and jury in convicting Snowden hours after his name was in the news: “He violated the oath, he violated the law. It’s treason,” she said.

    Treason is a word that dictators love to hurl at dissidents, and when both Cheney and Feinstein bring it back into favor, you know that courageous whistle-blowers like Snowden are not the enemy.

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    1. The Mainstream Media (CBS) reported last week in one of the interminable "Snowden Holed Up At Airport" stories that 'government sources' believed he had 'accessed' 250 file folders before leaving for Hong Kong.

      And what might the subject of those folders be? Media generally will report whatever info is 'leaked' to them, and they didn't speculate. The upshot is to paint Snowden as the Kid Who Broke Into The Candy Store, and will now sell or trade our greatest secrets to Our Enemies.

      *What* secrets isn't defined. That's left for but the reader or viewer to fill in with his imagination.

      Well... secrets such as the Cointelpro program? The Phoenix program? Dealing in gold stolen by the Japanese during WW2 as 'Black Funds' to finance top-secret Codeword projects? That between 1963 and 1972, American elections were more influenced by bullets than ballots? Those kinds of secrets?

      When looked at from that perspective, American history is reduced to who has what degree of power and doing whatever is necessary to maintain it. So Diane and Dick singing a duet isn't surprising at all.


      I've always wondered what information (which they describe as a "thermonuclear option") Wikileaks claims to possess and will reveal if state or non-state actors attempt to shut them down or threaten to murder Wikileaks personnel.

      I've also wondered about Snowden's last name, and the connection with Catch-22.

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