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Snowden says he'd like to return to Geneva

(Reuters) - Edward Snowden has made a public appeal for Switzerland to grant him asylum, saying he would like to return to live in Geneva, where he once worked undercover for the Central Intelligence Agency.

The fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor, wanted by Washington for leaking details of U.S. mass surveillance programs, spoke from Moscow by video link to a Geneva audience after a viewing of "Citizenfour", an Oscar-winning documentary about his case.

"I would love to return to Switzerland, some of my favorite memories are from Geneva. It's a wonderful place," he told the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights on Thursday night, where he was asked about seeking asylum.

"I do think Switzerland would be a sort of great political option because it has a history of neutrality," he said, praising its multicultural diversity and human rights record.

Snowden said he had appealed to 21 countries, "the majority in central and Western Europe", for asylum after the United States canceled his passport and he was stopped from going to Ecuador.

"Unfortunately no country said yes," he said, blaming "political interference" by the Obama administration.


Seriously? He's still spewing that same old canard?

What's preventing him from leaving his cushy apartment, walking down the street to the national embassy of his choice, and requesting asylum? Unlike Assange, Snowden isn't wanted by the local (Russian) authorities, so assuming he's telling the truth about being a "free" man in Moscow who does what he wants, nobody should prevent him from leaving...

Question submitted by Blue_Tires

I'm sorry, but this is just a bullshit hide:

On Thu Mar 5, 2015, 12:54 PM an alert was sent on the following post:

Disclaimer: OP is a frequent defender of Russia Today...


This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.


RT has nothing to do with this thread. Low-grade stalking.


A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Thu Mar 5, 2015, 01:03 PM, and voted 4-3 to HIDE IT.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Disclaimer: this does seem to be stalking. OP has nothing to do with RT.
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: First time.. I voted to Hide.. WTF is wrong with this person?
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: OP only posted a link. Alerter needs to stop stalking.

Juror #7 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: What's the point?


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Since WHEN is pointing out a poster's hypocrisy worthy of a hide? And at what point does the jury system stop being about evaluating posts, and just become a passive-aggressive method of petty revenge against posters the jurors might have a grudge against? I only ask because I've lost so many decisions on posts I've alerted on that I don't even bother to alert anymore, and I'm losing the majority of "borderline" calls when I get alerted on...

Greenwald says the "Snowden ready to come home!" stories were all fake


Maybe Kucherena needs to stop claiming he speaks for Snowden, then...And maybe Glenn should just interview Snowden himself to get the real story instead of calling everyone out after the fact...

SERIOUSLY? *This* is how simple it's been this whole time??

Man who posts flyers looking for a girlfriend reveals he has had 118 ‘hook-ups’ so far

IT’S a tough marketplace to stand out in. So when New Yorker Dan Perino wanted to settle down amid Manhattan’s brutal dating scene, he took an inventive approach.

The actor and part-time web designer made a flyer with his picture and contact details along with the words “looking for a girlfriend” and “this is not a joke” and plastered it across his local neighbourhood.

Now six months on, the 51-year-old has become a national celebrity and posted more than 40,000 pictures of his face around New York, in an unusual approach to dating that has seen him score hundreds of dates and 118 ‘hook-ups’ so far.

“It’s been going great” he told news.com.au. “I’ve had ... hook-ups with 118 girls, but the dating is a lot more than that.”

The unorthodox approach gained him national media attention when it first came to light in August last year. Since then, Mr Perino has made a documentary, written a short story and is hoping to fund a reality show from his exploits.

“At that time I just wanted to find a girlfriend, I had no idea. I built the flyer with a friend of mine, thinking that I would find one within a week. That wasn’t the case. Then CBS news wanted to interview me and it just kept going and going with the media,” he said.

“I was getting 200-300 calls per day. I couldn’t get back to everybody, it was difficult. I’ve got back to everybody by now, there’s been over 8000 phone calls. I posted well over 40,000 flyers. I try to keep it below 14th street although I do go up to mid-town sometimes.”

The flyers have led to plenty of text messages and at least one or two phone calls a day, although Mr Perino said some are intimidated by his new found ‘celebrity’ status.

“A lot of girls get nervous around me on a date because of the celebrity thing. They’ll read all the articles on me on Google ... They’re just scared, they’re not used to it I guess. I walk down the street and get stopped 10 or 15 times a day for my picture,” he said.

While initially he would take his dates out to dinner, the huge number of prospective girlfriends meant it was costing him a fortune and he’s now downgraded his dates to coffee — albeit with a red rose.

The project has led to plenty of scepticism over whether it’s all a piece of performance art but Mr Perino insists he is genuine.

“It didn’t start of as any kind of media thing, it just started as me to find a girlfriend, but I didn’t really realise that until later in the game ... I guess you could call it a piece of artwork,” he said.

One of his short stories details how a 25-year-old woman in town with her father on business sent a limo to pick him up and bring him to her hotel. Some of his other more bizarre exploits are expected to be featured in the upcoming documentary.

While’s he’s now going on more dates, Mr Perino said women are still the ones who hold all the cards in the dating scene.

“Women are actually picking up me. There’s an interview process. Even if you go on a coffee date, there’s an interview process the women does. They kind of ask you questions without you knowing … to see if you’re going to be strong enough and attractive enough to be with them there’s no such thing as men picking up women, it just doesn’t exist.”


My dog's nose is cold and wet

It's like a black, leathery ice cube or something...

Nemtsov joins long list of those assassinated in post-Soviet Russia

Moscow — If the track record is anything to go by, Russians may never find out who gunned down liberal activist Boris Nemtsov on a bridge beside the Kremlin last Friday, or why.

Mr. Nemtsov, who served as deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin, is by far the highest ranking official to meet such a fate. But he is only the latest of well over a dozen high-profile Russian politicians, human rights activists, and journalists who've been murdered over the last two decades in similarly professional style and almost certainly for political reasons.

And those are just the figures whose deaths made international headlines, such as investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya and human rights worker Natalya Estimirova, and it doesn't begin to illustrate the breadth of political assassinations in post-Soviet Russia. A compendium of journalists from across Russia's 11 time zones who've been slain in the line of work since 1993, prepared by Russian non-governmental groups, runs to well over 300 names.

Not a single one of those major cases, and very few of the lesser-known ones, has ever been fully solved. Even as tens of thousands of Russians gathered in downtown Moscow Sunday to mourn Nemtsov, the few people who keep track of such things were marking the 20th anniversary of the gangland-style murder of Vladislav Listyev, one of Russia's most celebrated political journalists and chief editor of Russia's public TV network. In terse remarks to reporters, spokesman for the Kremlin's Investigative Committee – the same body charged with hunting down Nemtsov's killers – insisted that Mr. Listyev's case is not closed and "investigative measures are under way to uncover the mastermind of this crime and every accomplice."

Oleg Orlov, chair of Memorial, Russia's largest human rights network, says this dismal record is the main reason most Russians shrug and say they doubt Nemtsov's murderers will ever be found. "Law and order is just on the surface; underneath there is no control. Nemtsov devoted himself to struggling for a law-governed state, but he fell victim to this reality," he says.


Meanwhile, Snowden is living the charmed life in Moscow, and Greenwald posts a pro-Putin and pro-RT column three days apart...Time to start asking questions...

Greenwald shamelessly shills for Russia Today (again)...


More info:

And for those of you who would jump to proclaim that Greenwald's concern over this issue is legitimate, let me point out some stories he *isn't* reporting (or even commenting) on:

Journalists' safety and media ownership – two challenges for Brazil's President Rousseff

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff is popular, but not among news media

Brazil gathers experts to discuss media regulation

As Brazilian elections near, free expression debate continues to polarize

Brazil: Humiliation of young TV opens debate on media regulation

Halftime for the Brazilian press -- Will justice prevail over censorship and violence?

VFA-102 60th anniversary paint scheme


Teen Girl Who Encouraged Friend to Kill Himself Charged in His Death: Police

A young woman who says she tried to help a Massachusetts teen before his 2014 suicide now faces manslaughter charges after text messages allegedly revealed that she encouraged him to take his own life.

In July of 2014, Fairhaven Police found Roy's body in his car parked behind a store. They believe he committed suicide by means of carbon monoxide poisoning. Now, 18-year-old Michelle Carter of Plainville is facing involuntary manslaughter charges, having been indicted as a youthful offender.

After Roy's body was found, according to documents, police accessed his cell phone. There, they found thousands of text messages between Roy and Carter.

"Michelle not only encouraged Conrad to take his own life, she questioned him repeatedly as to when and why he hadn't done it yet, right up to the point of when his final text was sent to her on Saturday evening, July 12, 2014," police wrote after reviewing the messages.

The new charges have reopened old wounds for the Roy family.

"All I can think of is his smiling face," said Conrad's grandmother, Janice Roy. "He used to come play with his cousins on the beach."

Police also allege Carter misled friends and Roy's family members when he was missing. The documents say that in other texts following his death, she told friends she heard him killing himself over the phone.

Police say Roy had told Carter he was scared to leave his family, but that Carter encouraged him to commit suicide.

"When he actually started to carry out the act, he got scared again and exited his truck," read the court documents. "But instead of telling him to stay out of the truck and turn off the generator Carter told him to 'get back in.'"


Jesus fuckin' Christ...Some "friend"...
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