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  1. 28 Dec '13 01:59
    Well?

    Mine goes to Edward Snowden.
  2. 28 Dec '13 02:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    Well?

    Mine goes to Edward Snowden.
    Yeah Snowden ran to Russia to Be Free of government intrusion.
    Genius move.

    Notice how now he can't wait to get away from there?
  3. 28 Dec '13 03:03
    Originally posted by KilgoreTrout15
    Yeah Snowden ran to Russia to Be Free of government intrusion.
    Genius move.

    Notice how now he can't wait to get away from there?
    He's effectively in jail.

    My vote?

    Miley Cyrus, for having two "whys" in her name.

    http://perezhilton.com/2013-11-27-miley-cyrus-time-person-of-the-year-poll-lead-rigged-voter-fraud
  4. 28 Dec '13 03:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KilgoreTrout15
    Yeah Snowden ran to Russia to Be Free of government intrusion.
    Genius move.

    Notice how now he can't wait to get away from there?
    I just think it took a great deal of courage. He gave up a well paying job in Hawaii to be an exile in Russia.

    It was refreshing to see someone will conscience still left in government who also had some gonads. I had no idea men like him lived behind the curtain of the NSA. They would rather give up their lives than live under a post-Constitutional America.
  5. 28 Dec '13 05:36
    Originally posted by whodey
    I just think it took a great deal of courage. He gave up a well paying job in Hawaii to be an exile in Russia.

    It was refreshing to see someone will conscience still left in government who also had some gonads. I had no idea men like him lived behind the curtain of the NSA. They would rather give up their lives than live under a post-Constitutional America.
    His ideals are, I hope, above those embodied in the totality of the US Constitution.

    There is too much worship here, some of it for convenience or due to coincidence of prejudices, about the US Constitution as a holy text.

    Snowden is not a constitutional scholar. He's a young rebel against authoritarianism. Nothing wrong with that, but don't make him a Constitutionalist until you know him better.
  6. 28 Dec '13 07:18
    Originally posted by JS357
    His ideals are, I hope, above those embodied in the totality of the US Constitution.

    There is too much worship here, some of it for convenience or due to coincidence of prejudices, about the US Constitution as a holy text.

    Snowden is not a constitutional scholar. He's a young rebel against authoritarianism. Nothing wrong with that, but don't make him a Constitutionalist until you know him better.
    I don't need to be a Constitutional expert to know that I live in a post Constitutional system. It is really not that hard to figure out.

    As for quip about the Constitution being a holy text, this just goes to show that people like you know that you live in a post Constitutional system, but really could care less.

    Here is an idea, why don't we just let the government do as they damn well please and stick our heads up are bum?
  7. 28 Dec '13 08:52
    Hey whodey, did you know that in the Bible idolatry is a sin punishable by death?
  8. 28 Dec '13 09:40
    Snowden would be up there for sure.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/09/edward-snowden-voted-guardian-person-of-year-2013
  9. 28 Dec '13 09:46
    Originally posted by JS357
    He's effectively in jail.

    My vote?

    Miley Cyrus, for having two "whys" in her name.

    http://perezhilton.com/2013-11-27-miley-cyrus-time-person-of-the-year-poll-lead-rigged-voter-fraud
    What would a conformist know?
  10. 28 Dec '13 14:01
    Originally posted by whodey
    Well?

    Mine goes to Edward Snowden.
    Luis Suárez for some top notch entertainment
  11. 28 Dec '13 14:06
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Hey whodey, did you know that in the Bible idolatry is a sin punishable by death?
    Then who do you pick?

    I know it must be hard to find another Progressives stooge like Obama to give a Nobel Peace award to, but why not give it a try?
  12. 28 Dec '13 18:40
    Originally posted by whodey
    Then who do you pick?

    I know it must be hard to find another Progressives stooge like Obama to give a Nobel Peace award to, but why not give it a try?
    If I have to choose a "man of the year", I'll go with Peter Higgs.
  13. 28 Dec '13 19:58
    Originally posted by Trev33
    What would a conformist know?
    Ouch! You are Whodey are all over me today.
  14. 28 Dec '13 19:58
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    If I have to choose a "man of the year", I'll go with Peter Higgs.
    Don't you think the whole exercise is somewhat foolish?
  15. 28 Dec '13 20:50
    Originally posted by whodey
    Well?

    Mine goes to Edward Snowden.
    I second the Edward Snowden nomination. To give up all he gave up for a worthy cause, and apparently get nothing in return, means he should be the Man or the Year. Nothing against the Pope (who won Time's Man of the Year over Snowden), but whatever the Pope has done this year didn't come with the huge personal risks and costs that Snowden has endured, and will likely continue to endure.