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In a broad letter published Tuesday by Brazil newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, Snowden asks Brazil for the second time to grant him asylum. To make his case, for former NSA contractor said that his "act of conscience" prompted the US to make him "stateless."
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… message header for item 1. … Big Brother loses his sense of humor: NSA orders satirical T-shirt maker to cease and desist …

It’s vital ‘that we clarify whether or not these types of laws are consistent with the rights as Americans under the First Amendment,’ he told the station.

A message left for comment with Public Citizen has not yet been returned.
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…..item 1)…. Big Brother loses his sense of humor: NSA orders satirical T-shirt maker to cease and desist

… Mail Online – Daily Mail … www.dailymail.co.uk/news/

… The clever shirts were inspired by the Edward Snowden revelations about the NSA’s domestic spying
… The spy agency quickly sent him a cease and desist letter, on grounds of intellectual property infringement
… Dan McCann is fighting back, suing the spooks for violating his First Amendment rights

By RYAN GORMAN
PUBLISHED: 16:39 EST, 4 November 2013 | UPDATED: 17:45 EST, 4 November 2013

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487418/NSA-tries-BAN-T-…

A Minnesota gnraphic designer who made fun of the NSA has found himself in a legal battle with the agency which is trying to ban his creation.

Drawing inspiration from the revelations made this year by Edward Snowden, Dan McCall, 38, of Sauk Rapids, created a humorous T-shirt poking fun at the agency’s domestic spying programs, causing the spooks to send him a cease and desist letter.

‘When I got finished I thought, this is pretty good – I thought it was fun,’ the NSA disagreed, forcing the shirts off the market – now Mr McCall is fighting back, according to WCCO.
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‘Peeping while you’re sleeping’: This T-shirt drew the ire of NSA lawyers, who called it copyright infringement

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The funnyman first took the circular NSA logo and emblazoned ‘peeping while you’re sleeping’ across the bottom half.

He then put the phrase ‘The only part of government that actually listens’ directly under the parodied seal and started making T-shirts.

The spy agency soon caught wind of the shirts and brought an end to the fun.

Calling it a violation of their intellectual property rights, the NSA’s cease and desist letter ordered him to immediately stop selling the shirts.
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It’s a classic parody: Dan McCall, the graphic artist behind the shirt, says he is parodying the government – which is protected under the First Amendment

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Fighting bacl: Mr McCall is suing the spy agency for infringing on his right to freedom of speech

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Mr McCall disagrees.

‘Because when you’re pointing straight at an organization or making fun at it, turning it on itself, that is classic parody,’ he told told the station.

Saying that he doesn’t want his children to grow up in a country where you can’t poke fun at the government, Mr McCall told WCCO that his First Amendment rights are being violated.
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… Google chief Eric Schmidt says NSA spying is outrageous, if true
… ‘NSA spying has gone too far’, John Kerry admits, after it emerges the US snooped on Angela Merkel and Pope Francis
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The satirist-turned-activist has teamed up with Public Citizen, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, to sue the NSA for the right to sell his shirts.

‘It’s bad enough that these agencies have us under constant surveillance; forbidding citizens from criticizing them is beyond the pale,’ lawyer Paul Alan Levy said in an online statement.

It’s vital ‘that we clarify whether or not these types of laws are consistent with the rights as Americans under the First Amendment,’ he told the station.

A message left for comment with Public Citizen has not yet been returned.
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In a letter to the people of Brazil, Edward Snowden offers to help uncover NSA surveillance on Brazilian citizens in exchange for permanent asylum.

by Don Reisinger … December 17, 2013 8:29 AM PST …

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Edward Snowden has written an extensive open letter to the people of Brazil to discuss his findings and ultimately seek asylum.

In a broad letter published Tuesday by Brazil newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, Snowden asks Brazil for the second time to grant him asylum. To make his case, for former NSA contractor said that his "act of conscience" prompted the US to make him "stateless."
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"The price for my speech was my passport, but I would pay it again: I will not be the one to ignore criminality for the sake of political comfort," he wrote. "I would rather be without a state than without a voice."

Snowden has received asylum offers from several South American countries, including Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Venezuela. He has petitioned Brazil to grant him asylum previously, but has so far been unable to obtain it. His latest overture centers on a singular idea: attempt to show the ways the NSA is allegedly spying on Brazil’s citizens.

Today, if you carry a cell phone in Sao Paolo, the NSA can and does keep track of your location: they do this 5 billion times a day to people around the world. When someone in Florianopolis visits a website, the NSA keeps a record of when it happened and what you did there. If a mother in Porto Alegre calls her son to wish him luck on his university exam, NSA can keep that call log for five years or more. They even keep track of who is having an affair or looking at pornography, in case they need to damage their target’s reputation.

Will Snowden’s efforts help? So far, Brazil hasn’t had anything to say. But until then, click here to read Snowden’s entire letter.
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Topics:Privacy and data protection Tags:NSA, leaks, Edward Snowden
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— About Don Reisinger

Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has written about everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems.

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— Casaiir Dec 17, 2013
He’s not "stateless". He’s free to come to the US anytime he wants. The NSA will even pick up the tab.
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…..item 3a)…. JOE WALSH LYRICS …

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"A Life Of Illusion"

Sometimes I can’t help the feeling that I’m
Living a life of illusion
And oh, why can’t we let it be
And see through the hole in this wall of confusion
I just can’t help the feeling I’m
Living a life of illusion

Pow! Right between the eyes
Oh, how nature loves her little surprises
Wow! It all seems so logical now
It’s just one of her better disguises
And it comes with no warning
Nature loves her little surprises
Continual crisis

Hey, don’t you know it’s a waste of your day
Caught up in endless solutions
That have no meaning, just another hunch
Based upon jumping conclusions
Caught up in endless solutions
Backed up against a wall of confusion
Living a life of illusion
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It’s hard to know what he really meant when he wrote Life of Illusion. I think that many of us, at times, have had an unrealistic view of our lives. We may live in an illusion or have an illusion of how our lives should be. And just when we think everything is going our way, "Pow, right between the eyes," life comes up with a surprise to wake us up.

And at times it seems like crisis after crisis. Joe Walsh was a solo artist and also a member of the Eagles band. He wrote and recorded this song in 1981 after the breakup of the Eagles.

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