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James Clapper Begins Propaganda Tour After Students Identify Edward Snowden As "Personal Hero"

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Kevin Gosztola over at Firedoglake does some excellent work, and his latest story about the recent activities of perjuring Director of National Intelligence for the U.S., James Clapper, is no exception. To provide a little context, the Washington Post recently reported that:

Freitag skimmed the extracurriculars, read the first essay, rated it good. GW also asks students to list a role model and two words to describe themselves. As for herself, Freitag said, she would list “Martha Stewart/Tina Fey” and “sassy/classy.”This year, she’s seeing a lot of Edward Snowden citations.

Freitag is an admissions officer at George Washington University, and apparently this trend of college students accurately identifying Edward Snowden as a hero has given James Clapper a panic attack. So much so, that he is taking time away from protecting us from “terrorists” (a term that now apparently includes folks at the Bundy Ranch according to Harry Reid) to embark upon a propaganda speaking tour of U.S. college campuses to demonstrate to those silly young kids that Snowden is no hero, but actually a traitorous villain.

This whole thing is eerily similar to Banana Ben Bernanke’s college propaganda tour back in 2012, which demonstrates that the status quo simply has one playbook that it sticks to aggressively. The only question I have is how long before Clapper realizes he can earn $250,000 a speech once he leaves his current role, as Benny Bernanke is currently raking in.

From Firedoglake:

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is touring universities and colleges in the United States in an attempt to persuade students that they should not consider former NSA contractor Edward Snowden a whistleblower or a hero.

 

Speaking at the GEOINT conference in Tampa, Florida, on April 15, Clapper addressed attendees and told university students at Georgetown University and the University of Georgia about a recent article in The Washington Post on college admissions.

 

“An admissions officer from George Washington University told The Post that for the admissions’ essay question, ‘Who’s your personal hero?’ the admissions officer observed that she was seeing a lot more of Edward Snowden citations. And the idea that young people see Edward Snowden as a hero really bothers me. So I thought I needed to talk about Snowden at Georgetown and Georgia and I am going to do the same elsewhere at colleges and universities.”

Seems like a great way to spend your time and taxpayer dollars.

The interior situation in Iraq, which is deteriorating, a “very assertive Russia” (“brings back memories”), “a competitive China,” a challenging Iran, “a dangerous unpredictable North Korea” and “global demands for resources” complicated by climate change were all mentioned as bugaboos for Clapper and the intelligence community. And Snowden’s leaks were accused of “complicating everything.”

No Clapper, the unconstitutional behavior of the intelligence agencies is what is “complicating everything.” Don’t try to deflect blame from where it belongs because a patriot decides to tell the public the truth about government criminality.

This is what statists never comprehend. The strength of a nation or culture does not come from government’s ability to do whatever it wants without having to adhere to the law, respect civil liberties or inform the public. The strength of a nation or culture comes from the rule of law, from freedom, from accountability, from enterprise and from faith in the institutions that define that nation or culture. Americans have been losing faith in all of the things that define America and for good reason. Snowden was just another nail in the coffin. Without genuine freedom in all aspects of life, politics, economics, communities, a culture will collapse and lose out to others. That is why the U.S. is in decline, not because Snowden revealed the cancer at the heart of U.S. intelligence and corporate America. He is just putting a mirror in front of us and forcing ourselves to look at the ugly reflection.

A good portion of Clapper’s speech was then spent addressing what he called the “myth of Edward Snowden.” He said he told students that “despite being a geezer” he got it.”

 

“I understand that a lot of young people see Snowden as a courageous whistleblower standing up to authority. I personally believe that whistleblowing in its highest form takes an incredible amount of courage and integrity. But Snowden isn’t a whistleblower,” Clapper declared.

Oh, ok Clapper. If you say so. You disingenuous perjuring creep.

“There’s an inspector general for NSA and another one for the entire intelligence community. My office has a civil liberties and privacy protection officer. Snowden could also have gone to the Justice Department or the Congress. And as we’ve seen Snowden is superb at finding information so I think he could have tracked those people down had he given it a little thought,” Clapper stated.

 

Actually, if he had gone to the NSA’s inspector general, George Ellard, according to Ellard himself, he would have said something like, “Hey, listen, fifteen federal judges have certified this program is okay.” He also would have tried to address Snowden’s “misperceptions” and his “lack of understanding what we do.”

 

So that’s what would have happened to Snowden if he tried to go through traditional channels. Absolutely nothing.

 

Perhaps, the biggest question might be how much will this tour of colleges and universities by Clapper cost. He spent a part of his speech bemoaning the budget cuts the intelligence community has managed to survive. Somehow they have come up with the money to fund traveling to talk to students about the “myth of Edward Snowden”?

 

Why should taxpayers be funding this propaganda? And doesn’t Clapper have a job to do as Director of National Intelligence?

Don’t worry taxpayers, pretty soon he will join Ben Bernanke on his magical mystery keynesian/statist bus tour and earn several hundred thousand dollars a speech.

USA! USA!

Keep chanting serfs.

Full article here.

 

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:00 | 4687491 Rican
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And he would never lie.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:00 | 4687496 IdeasRbulletproof
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Neocons never do...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:07 | 4687508 Supernova Born
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Edward Snowden would be curled-up naked in the fetal position in a cage, to be followed by life in the Florence, CO Supermax prison if it wasn't for Vlad Putin.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:09 | 4687542 Laughinggrizzley
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I think they would have found his body next to a nail gun...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:14 | 4687552 Looney
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I wonder how he’s got his name "Clapper". One of his

ancestors must’ve been clapping while peeing, or in his sleep, or BOTH?  ;-)

Looney

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:29 | 4687609 0b1knob
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In the photo he is touching his face.

Whenever a person says something and then touches their face or (with women) their hair thay are lying or bluffing.  Old poker players rule.   Works remarkably well even with professional liars and politicians.   Remember the Newtown speech where Obama said something and then wiped a nonexistent tear from his face?  Classic...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:30 | 4687616 Pladizow
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Clapper (proven liar) vs Internet.

Who will win?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:32 | 4687622 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Perjury only applies when Uncle Sammy's Goons are questioning the Plebians, not the other way around.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:33 | 4687623 Pladizow
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“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because It's opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up familiar with it.” - Max Planck

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:41 | 4687668 Gen. Keith Alexander
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Clapper once sucked my dick while I was in the Captain's Chair, and was pretty good at it.  I blew my wad on his face, though.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:48 | 4687703 toys for tits
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Hope you didn't catch the clap. er, what a douche nozzle Clapper is.

 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:41 | 4687908 fonestar
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fonestar on a personal mission to identify Satoshi Nakamoto as major hero.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:12 | 4688029 Dick Buttkiss
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He's a hero, regardless of whether he's ever identified.  A demigod, in fact, given the profound impact his creation is going to have on the world.

Meanwhile, the State can kiss my ass.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:19 | 4688053 linniepar
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Seriojs questions: why has he not been brought up on charges? What can we do to pursue charges against him?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:42 | 4688331 Abi Normal
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Ya praise Putin and Snowden at your own peril.

MOSCOW (AP) — The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.

Snowden is a traitor, Putin is a despot, Obama is a bumbling fool.  No white hats I tell ya!
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:31 | 4688101 wee-weed up
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Clapper's college crusade should go over about as well as a fart in a submarine - he'll be hooted off the stage!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:41 | 4688327 nmewn
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Clapper, what an incomprehensible douche nozzle. All Snowden did was verify everyones suspicions about the lies being stammered out of statist mouths.

Here ya go Clapper (you perjuring retard) now that you have young peoples rapt attention, why don't you splain how the young were lied to about assuming massive student debt on the expectation of "high paying job security" and how they were lied to in order to get them to support  ObamaCare?

Fucking asshole.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:09 | 4688400 Canuckistan Al
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I betcha that a sneaker or two is gonna get tossed his way.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:46 | 4688522 wee-weed up
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No he rates feces - turds for the turd!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:48 | 4687918 ebworthen
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Clapper and his ilk have no idea how much they have undermined belief in the U.S., or allegiance to it.

My bet is generations of Edward Snowdens to follow, and a wave of expatriation from U.S.A.

There will be some true believers left casting their hearts back to the 1950's and Eisenhower or the 1960's and Kennedy/Camelot - but they will be the new minority amidst a sea of "minorities" and immigrants who have a "new vision" for Amurika.

Crossed the Rubicon.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:59 | 4687980 Keyser
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I'm afraid the well is poisoned in the US for generations to come. If it ever does recover it will look nothing as it does today. 

 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:55 | 4688366 Things that go bump
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George Bush blinked excessively when he was lying. I'm not the most perceptive person and even I could tell when he was confabulating.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:33 | 4688471 MeelionDollerBogus
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problem with that is some people will do this regardless of lying. The easiest way to prove Clapper is lying is to get him to admit it, which he did, and hold him to it until the end of time, which some of us will.
When I play poker I ensure to switch from giving no tells to giving them all the time regardless of anything about the cards, other players or what's on the table.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:12 | 4688409 August
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"Low-level Government Contractor Slays Partner, Self"

Page 18, below the fold.

 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:18 | 4687574 pods
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The whole notion that the head of our SS has to go out in public to tell us all the good he is doing is proof that they are losing.

I think younger people do not have fond memories of how great we were (nevermind the truth of those memories).

Clapper's goons have invaded their space, the internet, and I don't think kids are going to like that.

They are putting Snowden on their entrance apps for Christ sakes!

Sure libs might be rockstars on college campuses, but the secret police are not going to find as warm a welcome there.

Empire is getting desperate.

pods

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:35 | 4687632 centerline
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Damage control for sure.  Containment.

What is ironic is that the demographic at hand is just going question more as a result of the push back.  

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:57 | 4687738 Excursionist
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Clapper doing damage control rounds is not interesting.

What is interesting is the sequence of events that led to Clapper's going on this tour.  Think about this for a second..  Despite Hollywood myths, the NSA has a fantastic bureaucracy not unlike other large, well-funded government organizations.

Through its byzantine org structure a memo must have percolated to the very top with something akin to, "We have a situation here.  HR is flagging this as a serious undergrad recruiting risk." 

And that memo must have contained credible, compelling evidence of a groundswell of admiration for Snowden among some cohort of young people.  How that evidence was attained and the very fact that it was attained at all are what's interesting in this story.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:59 | 4687831 Supernova Born
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Join up, surveil, and be surveilled for the rest of your life (and your family, friends, etc.).

However, if at any point in the future we "pre-crime" determine there is a chance you might go Snowden on us?

Buh-bye.

"We" aren't making that mistake again. Also, questions from your family after your totally unforeseen heart attack/stroke/aneurysm would be unwise.

Brown shirt blues.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:29 | 4688645 ParkAveFlasher
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NSA monitors everything.  They feed it into a database.  Or perhaps this is oursourced to the Facebooks of the world.  The information is rated and summed, and vectored and charted.  Threzholds are breached, and action requests sent.  The largeness of the problem begets the direct attention of stakeholders higher and higher up the org. chart.  Fewer and fewer of them have answers.  They revolt, or walk away.  Pretty soon only the chief remains, and the ten foot pole that no one will touch him with.  And, then, BOOM.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:02 | 4687995 Keyser
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How that evidence was attained and the very fact that it was attained at all are what's interesting in this story.

Why do you think these types of profile questions are asked of new students to begin with? It's been going on for decades. 

 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:12 | 4688411 MeelionDollerBogus
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Indeed. They're not shit-scared that young people hate them. They don't care.
They're shit-scared that their #1 source of recruits for the future will either be dedicated whistleblowers or dedicated at refusing to be available (though having the sought-out skills) and telling others not to join up.
No matter how much they take (money) to feed the NSA-beast if they can't hire agents they are done as an agency.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:23 | 4688443 LongMarch
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Damage Control is short for "We're losing and have no fucking idea what to do about it"

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:55 | 4687961 ebworthen
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Well said pods.

I hope Clapper gets booed and heckled off the stage wherever he goes.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:56 | 4688367 mccvilb
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This was taken from his speech in front of GEOINT and a small audience of approx 200 corporate vendor types. This transpired a day or two after his visits to the two Universities. He spent most of his speech reading from his notes and patting himself and the government on the back. Show us a speech to an audience of students and their response, please.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:53 | 4687718 Jack Burton
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That is a valid point Supernova. Indeed, Snowden would be held in a torture prison, something America specializes in. Had Putin not allowed Snowden asylum and FSB protection, he would be tortured 24/7 by the army of sadists that America calls our prison guards. I even read in the British press that the British embassy in Moscow is now a central planning location for British foreign intelligence agents in their quest to find where Snowden is inside Russia and to mount an operation to kidnap him and render him to the American secret torture prison system. Snowden would likely be sent to a CIA torture cell in Poland, his fate would be worse than death. I would like nothing better than for some British snatch teams to get caught by FSB or Spetsnaz teams inside Russia trying to kidnap Snowden. Parade the cunts on Russian TV and run a trail for all the world to see.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:58 | 4687741 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Well they psychologically torture men until they wish to be girls. Just ask Chelsea Manning. Was the USSR under Stalin that harsh?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:06 | 4688391 mc225
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snowden is disinfo/limited hangout. for someone with supposed access to mountains of inside information, he hasn't revealed much, if anything.

it could be that clapper is working some kind of angle.

anyway, the snowden narrative really doesn't seem to ring true.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:05 | 4687516 ultimate warrior
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Truth is treason in the Empire of lies.

 

-Ron Paul

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:08 | 4687536 McMolotov
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Clap on, clap off... fuck Clapper.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:10 | 4687545 Stoploss
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LOL!!!

 

Remember Clapper- It takes one to know one!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:10 | 4687544 101 years and c...
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only a matter of time before all ZH readers are labeled as traitors.  mr fascist totus will make sure of that.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:23 | 4688285 Tale2cities
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I prefer "domestic terrorist" Fuck you goons and your militarized swat team police forces.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:31 | 4688309 nasa
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Year zero 2.0 will not be kind to ZH readers.  Walmart Shoppers yes.  ZH Readers no.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:50 | 4687712 NOTW777
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he s teaching Lying 101

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:01 | 4687761 uno
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does anyone believe he is being paid this for his insights.  Just like O's book or Clintons books/speeches, Bernamke speeches - this is just a way of K street/wall street/CIA et al paying their puppets off.  No one could care less what these idiots say, just like the MSM audience is a complete fabrication, and click farms and likes and O/hollywierd's followers on twitter/fakebook.

250,000 to show how much of an idiot he is, nigga please

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:30 | 4687866 BlindMonkey
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I was at Keith Alexander's first appearance as a private citizen after he retired. There was a room full of about 1700 network security pros. When he departed there was polite applause and about 30 stood up for a standing ovation. Normally this draws the remaining crowd onto their feet. I was determined that I was not going to and watched the rest of the room. They didn't stand either much to my surprise.

Nobody else believes their horseshit and Clapper, if he is honest with himself, will realize it very soon on the lie tour.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:45 | 4687916 NotApplicable
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Thing is, TPTB don't care if we believe or not. It's all about producing a narrative to fight over.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:26 | 4688634 TeMpTeK
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#AskClapper in 3.....2.......1..

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:00 | 4687494 Pairadimes
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I recommend level IIIa ballistic armor for all his public appearances.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:02 | 4687504 SWCroaker
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I guess just starting a twitter bash-me tag on the topic would kill this too quickly?  So we need an actual shout-down boo-fest to get the point across?

I live on planet stoopid.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:06 | 4687527 Winston Churchill
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He will just wear a black uniform with the deaths head insignia,just like he does at home.
Even looks a little like Himmler,don't you think ?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:23 | 4687593 Oh regional Indian
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Heck Winston, if anyone should know, you should....

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:00 | 4687497 rtalcott
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What a useless slug....

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:02 | 4687502 ratpack1968
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Doesnt matter what Clapper says...the die is cast and the public sees the spying for what it is; a blatant violation of our Constitutional rights. The public is too  often complacent, but only until the actions of psychopaths affects them personally.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:40 | 4687661 billhilly
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Exactly.  This is truly excellent news about Clapman.  Go to the colleges and try to spread your dung there.  The "educated" youth is where our future lays. They are able to see through the con and it's only a matter of time.  Where do revo;utions and rebellions start ??? College campuses.

They are about to be handed a massive retirement bill for all the baby boomers and do you really think they'll be willing to pay it ?  The youth are beginning to look at the old guard for what they truly are, corrupt, greedy and vulnerable. 

The time has come to stop playing by their rules and the youth know it.  Make t happen boys and girls...it is your world to inherit....how do you want to see it ?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:06 | 4689874 jerry_theking_lawler
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Uh, Where do colleges and students get their funding?? Hint: its the same source.....

They will never bite the hand that is feeding them.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:46 | 4687695 813kml
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I think the public at large is still blissfully unaware of the spying, even after the Snowden stuff, but the younger iGeneration is acutely aware of US gov duplicity.  This is yet another example of how out of touch the ancient neocons are with the realities of the new world.  Maybe they can get the iGeneration down with being spied on with a "hip" new ad starring the Biebster and Miley.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:02 | 4687503 agstacks
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I hope his tour is wildly successfull, a la #AskJPM...

 

Go get em kiddies..

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:02 | 4687506 Laughinggrizzley
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This asshole may have moved up in the Guillotine List, by making stupid statements. He still has a way to go to knock Jon Corzine off the top!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:04 | 4687507 Yen Cross
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  Fuck You Clapper. I hope some student puts your fucking eye out with a pencil! RIH shitbag!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:14 | 4687513 Tale2cities
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Guess what Clapper. The twenty something's are on to you. They know you lie.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:04 | 4687514 HamRove
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Good luck with that...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:13 | 4689178 intric8
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The next school should be ready. They should collectively laugh every time he makes an untrue statement

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:07 | 4687525 Sick
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Had Snowden done what Clapper says he should have done, Snowden would have been suicided.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:06 | 4687526 Bam_Man
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A very creepy looking dude.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:46 | 4687531 Soul Glow
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Most boring tour ever.  

If he wants college students to show up he should offer free beer pong.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:08 | 4687537 astoriajoe
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I wonder if they check bags at the door for rotting tomatoes?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:10 | 4687546 Supernova Born
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When Clapper shows up on campus it's time for Millennials to show they've got a pair.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:28 | 4688090 booboo
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I would suggest the students launch a volley of smelly sandals at Lord Montratface.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:11 | 4687538 shiftless
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I think this ugly fucker is hoping and praying he will catch a hot round to the face. When will we get to see this guy's or some other lying ass bureaucrat's head explode on live TV? On Youtube folks will be clicking 'play' over and over again to watch the asshole's skull come apart in slow motion. Google will probably have to bring extra servers online to handle the bandwidth.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:09 | 4687539 quasimodo
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So is there a schedule of when and where this shill is speaking? Would be funny to have some students throw shoes or yell "YOU LIE!"

 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:12 | 4687553 Joebloinvestor
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Does Clapper get introduced as an "Admitted LIAR"?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:14 | 4687558 gdiamond22
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It never ceases to amaze me for each day I read more about history, specifically our Framers warnings nearly 3 centuries ago, of corrupt statesmen. Then right before our eyes in this present day we witness their spineless, rotten souls behave exactly as we were warned.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:51 | 4687944 RafterManFMJ
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Hey dog wen it's gigs ta B SERIUS enuf u gatsta lie!

Only lies can continue the Ponzi.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:15 | 4687566 quasimodo
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From the article

"“Snowden said he felt NSA’s surveillance program was being used to violate privacy and civil liberties. If that was his concern, he had a lot of options on where to go with it. He could have reported it to seniors at NSA, which he didn’t do,” Clapper said."

Do these people actually believe their own feces that spews forth when they talk? Did the Clap actually think Snowden would have gone internal?(acutally I think Snowden says he did)

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:53 | 4687722 Bastiat
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If Snowden had reported any such concerns he would have been dead as a doornail shortly thereafter.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:33 | 4687864 Emergency Ward
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He could have gone to the Attorney General.  Eric Holder would have helped.  I'm sure of it.  Helped prepare a CIA hit or a prison cell for Snowden.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:26 | 4688296 MeelionDollerBogus
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"Right this way Mister Snowden, you may testify with our whistleblower review board. Through this door"
Thank you, Mister Holder, I appreciate this so much. Hey wait, there's no one else in here, just a board, a bucket full of water, and restraints!
"Right. By 'review board' I mean 'waterboard'. And by 'justice' I mean 'just us' because it's 'just us here now, all nice 'n' cozy away from prying eyes' "

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:18 | 4687570 trader1
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is clapper actually in denial (of peak pax americana)?

or is it all just part of the show?

 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:18 | 4687576 vyeung
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more Nazi / Gestapo tactics from the black ops chairman.

You will be assimilated. We are a Borg nation now. You descent we have drones and will use them.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:21 | 4687585 alien-IQ
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this will surely give birth to many many comedic moments.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:23 | 4687591 djsmps
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Would that be the James Clapper who lives at 5366 Ashleigh Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:31 | 4687621 Winston Churchill
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Get the address of his spawn.
They wont be guarded like itself.
Total war means there are no innocents.They are playing for keeps ,and would have no hesitation targeting yours.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:20 | 4687839 LawsofPhysics
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Please, the state and it's fascist actors have never stopped targeting peasants or their offspring...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:02 | 4687999 Winston Churchill
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I'm well aware of it LoP.Amazingly other'e aren't so it
bears repeating for their sake.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:29 | 4687611 waterhorse
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 "to embark upon a propaganda speaking tour of U.S. college campuses to demonstrate to those silly young kids that Snowden is no hero, but actually a traitorous villain."

 

Oh, boy.  This is going to backfire.  BADLY.  Can't wait to see him get heckled and run off the stage.  What will he do?  Pepper spray the students or worse?  I really wish this treachorous old geezer would get a bad case of the super-clap (the incurable strain from Japan).  It's beyond time for the clapper to clap off.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:29 | 4687612 Itchy and Scratchy
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Clap Trap!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:32 | 4687618 kurt
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The best education for all the money you can borrow and not pay back. If these kids were smart they'd protest the appearance of the currently operating stazi cheiftan.

I'd be very worried if I was the new guy on his away team.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:35 | 4687631 agstacks
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How heartwarming would it be if he were booo'd off stage at the first stop of his tour?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:44 | 4687682 Yes We Can. But...
Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Chased would be better

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:37 | 4687642 alangreedspank
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Crapper is not shy to try and prick his pimples in public...

http://imgur.com/0OY2gov

 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:38 | 4687645 blentus
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If 15 federal judges told me to jump off the bridge, I would certainly do it.

They are such lovely creatures, how could I ever doubt them?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:41 | 4687658 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Did anyone else see Mike Rogers on CSPAN claiming Russia has more agents inside the US now than during the Cold War? Are you fucking kidding me? What a bunch of paranoid fucks. No doubt they are counting all the "domestic terrorists" who think Edward Snowden is a hero.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:41 | 4687669 Ariadne
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Your tax dollars at work. This tool on tour is disturbing enough, but the domestic spy network informing this dildo what students think of him & his paymasters is a hanging offense. 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:44 | 4687684 pupdog1
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I come from a military family whose US combat service goes back 100 years. True patriots.

They are gone now, but they would be appalled that something like Clapper exists.

Clapper isn't fit for latrine duty.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:45 | 4687689 BullyBearish
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Special place in HELL Clapman

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:45 | 4687692 TheKinski
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One can only hope that this scum will be met with a thunder of boo's at each and every campus he visits.

Perhaps some enterprising person could front run his speaking schedule and educate the students on just why they should come armed with rotten vegetables suitable for throwing.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:46 | 4687696 Its_the_economy...
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Where does Clapper stand on the patriot scale? How 'bout the perjury scale? Could they choose a better representative to send on the collegiate tour?

 

Still waiting for Congressional perjury indictments.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:53 | 4687717 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Better start the stem cell injections, you'll be waiting awhile.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:54 | 4687726 toys for tits
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Clapper is Adam Sutler.

"What we need right now is a clear message to the people of this country. This message must be read in every newspaper, heard on every radio, seen on every television... I want everyone to remember, why they need us!"

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:54 | 4687727 Bastiat
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I hope he gets hecked with a recitation of his "mis-statments" under oath before Congress.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:55 | 4687730 goldhedge
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I am sure the crowd will have more than a fair share of $0.50 'ers

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:56 | 4687740 fishwharf
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Truth is self evident, and needs no debunkers.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:01 | 4687762 hotrod
hotrod's picture

Oh Hell   Clap on,    Clap OFF

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:07 | 4687770 Emergency Ward
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I started to go through my list of pejoratives and ad hominem remarks but couldn't come up with any that are sufficient to describe this fetid boil erupting from the asshole of the United States Government.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:05 | 4687777 DOGGONE
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Look at this status quo that Clapper protects:

The Public Be Suckered
http://patrick.net/forum/?p=1230886

VISIBILITY is needed, NOT protection!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:10 | 4687781 Dickweed Wang
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Clap on! Clap Off! The Clapper . . . .

(EDIT: sorry HotRod - saw yours after my post was already up).

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:07 | 4687787 slightlyskeptical
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If the college students don't run him out of town then our country is truly destroyed.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:12 | 4687793 Mr. Ed
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The scary thing about people like this is that they NEED enemies to justify their behavior and even their existence... the temptation to cook up some horrendous terror attack may be irresistible (in case his propaganda isn't enough to make us crazy).

...it's in their sick interest to get more security "business".

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:54 | 4688540 pupdog1
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He'll give you an answer that you'll endorse...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:10 | 4687798 migra
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Snowden did the right thing by outing the NSA's programs but now he is doing propaganda for Putin. He is becoming all that he claimed to hate. 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:30 | 4688459 falconflight
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How so?  Who's surprised that Snowden would be manipulated in exchanged for what appears is only a temporary asylum?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:10 | 4687800 hotrod
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Good one Emergency Ward.

 

Let's ask for a Debate between Snowden and Clapper for the college kids.

That would be fair.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:10 | 4687801 napper
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This shameless hypocrite James Clapper has the audacity to defile Snowden after all that has been revealed about the lawlessness of the NSA.

 

  Mr. Clapper himself should be under criminal investigation.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:48 | 4688527 August
August's picture

At this point, we don't need no steenkin' investigation.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:11 | 4687807 LFMayor
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Yeah, best of luck with that mission, you old fucking idiot.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:17 | 4687829 MeelionDollerBogus
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hhaha TRAITOR!
Clapper himself is guilty of treason by any co-operation with foreign espionage outlets to gather information that compromises the economic & military security of his own nation.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:18 | 4687832 MrTouchdown
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"The harder we work to protect the amerikan people, the more domestic terrorist raaaayyycciiiisssssts we discover." - Harold "Cowboy Poetry" Reid

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:24 | 4687854 tony bonn
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clapper is another ziocon totalitarian terrorist who should be shipped back to israel preferably with his head disconnected from his neck.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:27 | 4687861 One of We
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I hope someone threw a shoe at that lying fuck.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:32 | 4687876 Chuck Knoblauch
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Uncle Clapper isn't an honest man.

He's a liar.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:32 | 4687877 One of We
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Google says James Clapper...

is a liar....

israel....

is an idiot...

is a traitor...

why isn't james clapper in jail....

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:34 | 4687883 earleflorida
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Finally, it's tyme for some 'old fashion' campus (riots?) protest! Something that been absent (MIA's) from the, 'question all fucking authority-- mantra'!?! A prerequisite for a youthful psyche in freedom-- some thirty years in hiatus, or, cowarding in a 'Me, Generational Indoctrination'  cornhole'd`room, #101 on USSA (we're #1) Campus under the title'- 'no fucking educational loans if you smartly-step out of the thought-patrol line of admission'!!!

Fuck Clapper!

jmo

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:35 | 4687886 Seize Mars
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Dear General Clapper,

It's well known that you lied to congress.

Do you expect to be prosecuted for that?

Why or why not?

Sincerely,
Seize Mars

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:36 | 4687889 Zirpedge
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James Clapper is a red blooded american patriot and I agree Snowden is no whistleblower, he is an asset, looks like a damn actor.

I give this article a 2 out of 10 for infotainment purposes.

We would all be better served by debating the meaning of data collection and how the internet tubes make that obsolete. All that data is asserting itself on the NSA and they are saying "no no no" but the tubes keep on thrusting their hot data and hearing "yes yes yes". Can't we feel for the NSA on this one. I think they are the real victims of this.

 

 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:13 | 4688032 El Vaquero
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Did you forget the sarc tag, or are you just a pro corrupt government troll?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:06 | 4688769 Zirpedge
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If I were a "troll", I would have sought a higher placement than the third page. Notice that the first page is littered with responses that are thinly veiled assertion to their own agenda. Perhaps you are trolling us and trying to make the administration look good? "Spanish Cowboy"

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:29 | 4688093 hangemhigh77
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You are a dueche bag.  Make sure you speak up for Jimmy at his hanging for treason and we'll do you next, reeeeeetard.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:11 | 4688797 Zirpedge
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Tough talk for an internet commando. Were hangeemhigh1-76 taken on this backwater site? BTW or are you all just "trolls" trying to make this administration look good? If so then I commend you for your service.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:44 | 4687905 TalkToLind
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Shut up, face the telescreen, do your exercises and enjoy your chocolate rations (which have increased in size)...otherwise it's room 101 for you.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:48 | 4687930 dizzyfingers
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The best defense is a spirited offense of unrelenting mockery and ridicule. 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:02 | 4687992 22winmag
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Clapper... proof positive that blatantly lying to Congress is acceptable, tolerable, and not a crime.

 

He is yet another asswipe that should be swinging from a tree (or lamp post).

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:27 | 4688087 hangemhigh77
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Unless you're Roger Clemens and you're lying about something REALLY important, like how steroids helps you throw a better curveball.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:09 | 4688018 El Vaquero
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I hope he has a Q&A session at these talks.  Somebody will have to ask this question:

 

"General Clapper, you denied that the NSA was spying on Americans and collecting records in front of Congress, and it turns out that the NSA was and is, in fact, spying on Americans.  Your denial in front of Congress is an act that could potentially culminate in criminal charges for purjury.  Also, the very nature of your job includes secrecy and deception.  Why should we, the American people, trust anything that you tell us in light of your actions?"

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:23 | 4688065 MFL8240
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Perjurer and he still has a job in this fucked up sytem?  This is disgraceful what the hell are you doing Bonier?  Afraid to stand up for the American people??

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:25 | 4688072 hangemhigh77
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Snowden should release everything he has.  I'd love to see what he has on 911.  He would burn this whole government down in a day.  of course that info is probably the bargaining chip keeping him alive. I would think that the 911 stuff was the FIRST thing he downloaded, if he's smart, and I think he is.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:31 | 4688103 hangemhigh77
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Clap on - Clap offed.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:45 | 4688164 yellowsub
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They are going to need to revamp the public education system, it's no longer effective in making them non thinkers.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:46 | 4688172 Plata con Carne
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Sweet!  I can't wait for the youtubes of him being viciously heckled.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:48 | 4688175 Luckhasit
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Martha Stewart/Tina Fey?

WTF? This is why our country sucks.  What the hell is a college student doing considering an actress, an okay actress both of them, as a damn role model?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:49 | 4688178 Notsobadwlad
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JMHO, Clapper is a hero of the government and traitor to the people.

Snowden visa versa. It all depends on if you benefit from keeping the people in constant fear or not.

The myth of Snowden gives people hope. Clapper, not-so-much.

I wonder if he understands this?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:50 | 4688183 Richard Head
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Can't wait to throw a shoe at this jackboot, cunt-faced son of a bitch!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:53 | 4688193 ThisIsBob
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Guy is right out of Strangelove.  Gen. Jack D. Ripper.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:16 | 4688267 kchrisc
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Treason Tour 2014.

Will he have a banner too?!

 

"My guillotine and I will be soon setting out on an Article 3, Section 3 tour throughout the American country."

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:47 | 4688342 jonjon831983
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So, you're saying college admissions officers likely have a direct line to intelligence agencies?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:51 | 4688351 QE Abyss
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It's a given that Clapper needs to be Clapped-off;

but what are we thinking about our American, red-blooded, apple-pie-eating, college students... will they rise to the occasion or will they cave into agreeement with Clapper.... Methinks all these college boys raised-by-their-single-mothers won't question "authority". 

Click here for Clapper's 4 seconds of 'authoritay'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIVHNylH1Mk

 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:05 | 4688388 blindman
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hired and well paid wach-o.
clap hands. there is a song that goes here ....

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:25 | 4688446 falconflight
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Let's resurrect the ole Leftist diddy from the 60's:  Off the Pigs

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:27 | 4688450 falconflight
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If the Nobel A-holes actually award Snowden the Peace Prize, it'll mitigate some of their more horrific choices such as Barack Osama and YyaaaSir Arafart.

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