Archive for June 8th, 2015

Curtain Raiser

Just spreading the word. — YUR


What the World Needs Now, Colltalers

Words such as hero or villain always get in the way of actual reality. While it may be easy to define an act of heroism or atrocity, who’s to determine who’s a hero or villain? Lionizing or demonizing someone does little to gauge the nature of their actions.
Last week, for instance, marked the two years since NSA contractor Edward Snowden met two journalists in a Hong Kong hotel room, and produced the most comprehensive trove of documents about the inner workings of that government agency.
They ignited a global debate about security and individual rights, and shed a spotlight on the secretive agency that’s become a mammoth after 9/11. Naturally, he’s demonized by government hacks, and embraced by a resurgent civil rights movement.
Since that meeting, Pvt. Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley), and CIA analyst John Kiriakou, were sent to prison, and the WikiLeaks…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/08/15

The reason crime doesn’t pay is that when it does, it is called by a more respectable name.”   —   Laurence J. Peter

(Funny/sad . . . but true!  However, with today’s uber concentration of wealth . . . there are now fewer criminals!  Hey!  You take the good where you can.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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