posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 12:45 PM
reply to post by bowaconstricta
The thing that allowed the students to embarrass the recruiters so readily was that they had done their homework and had the facts at hand. If
you build it up based on facts you can get away with little daggers like the one above...
Oddly, I found them very ineffective except to make a scene and show how poor judgement can be for time and place for a thing. They didn't change or
accomplish anything ...except insure higher academic efforts may be, how should I say.....troublesome? I see FAFSA Audits regularly in their future...
Seriously though. The quote you use there is a good example of how they DID NOT do their homework. One of these days, they'll run into a Government
Official that isn't all but submissive by orders and fear of violating public relations in any way, at any time. That will be interesting as a two
sided contest in a thing like this.
#1. The NSA Restricts things like the Guardian at times like this for the same reason the Army and Air Force did. It isn't from every device, but
from those connected to scanned, secured and monitored Government networks. Should a Classified document pop-up on one of those systems where it
shouldn't have been popping up FROM ...like an outside internet connection, for instance, it'll create 10 different forms of headache and could
really make trouble for the guy who pulled it up ..100% and FULLY automated by computer scan and response for a good % of the first part of the whole
mess. FAR easier to restrict the potential SOURCE ...than expect 10's of thousands of human beings to "not touch the hot stove" after being asked
#2 Trying to make Snowden out to be Robin Hood with a Cloak and Dagger is going to backfire in a huge way. Yes, Snowden exposed some things and yes,
that's been very helpful and important. However, holding him up to THIS audience the students were focused on would be like praising cop killers in a
cop bar. Not very productive and it makes the complainer look like an idiot, IMO. The general public doesn't know quite what to make of Snowden,
which isn't better in real terms.
Appeal against what the NSA has been doing to impact the Rights of the common person ...because middle America won't rally around Snowden with that
gray cloud he has over his head ...with streaks of black, I think. They MAY rally around the anger of being violated in ways they can understand and
FEEL violated about.
If the students HAD done their homework, I think they'd have approached it differently and left the NSA recruiters looking like buffoons and
stereotypical movie goons, not simply shouted down and run down.