Serendipitous Twitter Messages Of The Day

On my Twitter feed, these two messages appeared right next to each other:

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Twitter messages by @SuzanneTwoTon and @RichardDawkins, Aug. 8, 2013

Irony doesn’t get much heavier in this corner of the universe. What I conclude from this is that if aliens contact us, the NSA will know about it, but won’t want to reveal that knowledge, because it will endanger lives in our worldwide war on Al Qaeda. No doubt someone will eventually leak that information, but everyone will ignore the news and focus on what bad manners it was to release it without authorization.

Afterword: Links to the original messages here and here.

UPDATE (and After-Afterword): About that “bad manners” link – John Lewis is one of the few congresspeople these days for whom I have undying respect. The man risked a lot more for freedom back in the day than most of us ever will. Still, it is more than a little ironic that a man who values civil liberties so much would poor-mouth the efforts of someone else who is trying to preserve them.

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2 Responses to Serendipitous Twitter Messages Of The Day

  1. lawguy1983 says:

    I’ve always wondered why one is required to go or be prepared to go to jail when one does something like Snowden did. In India and the American south part of the goal was to over load the jail systems to show that the people were prepared to do whatever it took to get their freedom. Not here, not now,

    • Cujo359 says:

      I wonder if it’s a case of “it was good enough for us, so it’s good enough for you”. In any event, I can’t see what reason Snowden would have to roll the dice in what would likely be a kangaroo court. It’s certainly not going to overwhelm the federal court system.

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