posted on Sep, 8 2013 @ 12:52 AM
When I look at my HS grades, it's a complete joke.
I'd get all D-F in the "compliance" department, but when it was test time, I'd rank in the top few percent, nationally.
I had the good fortune of bouncing around different types of (good) schools, the best being the "Friends" Quaker schools. Anyway, where I ended up
was a pos public HS where football and brown-nosing are paramount.
Anyway, could I see Snowden as a genius, of course! I mean, he was smart enough to do the type of "stuff" that would leave 99% of the membership
behind. Ok, well that's near-genius, but come on!
Best explanation is similar to the subject of categorizing intellect...it's not totally quantifiable, and the case here is that Snowden had not just
adequate intellect, but the steel-clad BALLS to take it to the next level.