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'My asylee status now formal': Snowden declares 'acceptance' of all offers of asylum

Source: RT

Published time: July 12, 2013 15:07
Edited time: July 12, 2013 20:18

A picture taken at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on July 12, 2013, shows a journalist's computer screen displaying a photo of US National Security Agency (NSA) fugitive leaker Edward Snowden (C) during his today's meeting with leading Russian rights activists and lawyers at the airport (AFP Photo / Vasily Maximov)

Edward Snowden says his asylum status is now official as he accepts all offers made to him. "No state has a basis by which to limit or interfere with my right to enjoy that asylum," he said in the statement published by WikiLeaks.

“I announce today my formal acceptance of all offers of support or asylum I have been extended and all others that may be offered in the future,” Snowden stated on Friday during his meeting with rights activists and lawyers at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.

“With, for example, the grant of asylum provided by Venezuela’s President Maduro, my asylee status is now formal,” his address reads. Snowden also said that he is going to seek asylum in Russia, since he cannot fly to Latin America yet. The whistleblower is set to submit his bid on Friday and hopes “it will be accepted favorably.”

“I ask for your assistance in requesting guarantees of safe passage from the relevant nations in securing my travel to Latin America, as well as requesting asylum in Russia until such time as these states accede to law and my legal travel is permitted,” he told the meeting, attended by some 13 representatives of rights organizations.

Read more: http://rt.com/news/snowden-asylum-formal-status-019/

Snowden Asks Russia For Asylum

RussiaToday·Published on Jul 12, 2013

NSA leaker & former CIA employee Edward Snowden has asked for political asylum in Russia, saying he could not fly to Latin America, according to Human Rights Watch representative who met the whistleblower. Thirteen Russian and international human rights advocates and lawyers have gathered at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport for a meeting with Snowden. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/tmfh8r

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- Oh, the irony......

Anonymous - It's time to Unite!

- As it happens I'm free right now, so why not?

Snowden and Obama - Deeds and Words

Published on Jul 7, 2013

Barack Obama
Speech on Patriotism
Independence, Mo.
June 30, 2008

Edward Snoden
Interview with Glenn Greenwald
Hong Kong
June 6, 2013

presented by

- I fully support President Obama's statements in this video.....

The Cowboy's Guide to Life

The Cowboy's Guide to Life

- Don't squat with your spurs on.
- Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.
- The easiest way to eat crow is while it's still warm. The colder it gets, the harder it is to swaller.
- If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
- If it don't seem like it's worth the effort, it probably ain't.
- It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
- Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
- If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
- Always drink upstream from the herd.
- Generally, you ain't learnin' nothing when your mouth's a-jawin'.
- If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there with ya.
- Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
- Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back.
- The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back into your pocket.
- Never miss a good chance to keep quiet.

Police, Firefighters Ordered Not To Speak About Michael Hastings Crash

- Does anybody know where Stanley was?

Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption's hidden players

TEDtalksDirector·Published on Jul 8, 2013

When the son of the president of a desperately poor country starts buying mansions and sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture. In a blistering, eye-opening talk (and through several specific examples), she details how global corruption trackers follow the money -- to some surprisingly familiar faces.

Mission Impossible: Babies Escape

newcaven·Published on Oct 30, 2012

First off, i do not own any of the videos montaged here, these are videos by other youtubers that i mushed together into one video, please refer below to the original videos and their respective channels.

Second, i made this video when i was looking at one of the baby escape vids and sampled it with the Mission Impossible theme and got inspired and when i get inspired i make a video. lastly this video is done for fun, for people to enjoy life and just have a laugh! we were all kids once and maybe we all tried to escape our cribs too! haha

The Sendoff

The Sendoff

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical male, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place.

I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play. The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man. And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together.

When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full. As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."

Apparently I'm still lost.

It's a man thing.....

- When you love it, it ain't work. Have a good one today everybody.....

Costa Rican legislature accidentally passes gay marriage legalization

The measure would require the president's signature to become law.

Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013
By Corey Kane

San Jose lawmaker José María Villalta

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a measure – by accident – that could legalize same-sex civil unions as part of a larger bill, lawmakers noted on Tuesday.

Conservative lawmakers voted for the bill’s passage without recognizing the included language that could be interpreted to change the definition of marriage, according to the daily La Nación. Lawmakers immediately called for President Laura Chinchilla to veto the bill.

José María Villalta, a lawmaker from San José, inserted the language into the bill. Villalta is a member of the leftist Broad Front Party. The language confers social rights and benefits of a civil union, free from discrimination, according to La Nación.

Villalta attached the measure to a reform of the Law of Young People, which covers various social services for young people and laws governing marriage. “During the discussion in the first debate, we explained that the Law of Young People should be interpreted with this sense of opening to gays and no one objected,” Villalta said, according to La Republica.


- Undeniable proof that for a conservative to do the right thing they have to either be on their deathbed, or it's an accident......
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