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[liberationtech] NSA whistleblower revealed

Wayne Moore wmoore at stanford.edu
Sun Jun 9 15:10:40 PDT 2013


As Josh Marshal pointed out
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/06/whats_the_deal_with_hong_kong.php,
Iceland almost certainly can't afford to stand up to the US Government
on something like this.

On 6/9/2013 15:04, Anthony Papillion wrote:
> On 06/09/2013 04:43 PM, Matt Johnson wrote:
>> I have to say going to Hong Kong for free speech and safety seems like
>> a very odd choice to me. What was he thinking?
> Actually, and I think this is pointed out in either the video or an
> article somewhere, Hong Kong doesn't generally suffer the speech
> restrictions mainland China does. Sure, they aren't completely free but
> protests and unpopular political speech happen quite frequently and are
> generally well tolerated by the government.
>
> Still, I have to wonder why he didn't go somewhere like Iceland. To me,
> that would have been a no-brainer.
>
> Anthony
>
>
>

-- 
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

    William Pitt (1759-1806)




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