The "issues" need tissues because they are full of shit like the people that bring them up. There`s more important things to be concerned with than who`s looking at somebody`s mail, and instead of addressing them, the left is self-ratfucking itself into oblivion at warp speed, and taking other good progressive movements and people with it. Snowden just did this because he was a libertarian asswipe who got disillusioned and suddenly hated Obama (or maybe his underwear got too tight, I don`t know.) Either way, he`s full of it, and this bullshit he spawned is dragging the left and progressive politics down with it.
Maybe Snowden needs to man up, come back to the USA, and accept the consequences like the adult that he claims he is. But the problem is, he's a whiny man-child who thinks that he's just like MLK (at least MLK and others like him went to jail for what they believed in, unlike this bozo.) Please get wise and stop believing in bullshit.
Nobody's got their hand up Obama's ass; you and the other emoprogs, on the other hand, have sticks up all of yours. Any chance that the paranoid tinfoil hat bullshit can be nipped in the bud, or at least maybe medicated away? The Obama Derangement Syndrome being exhibited here is annoying.
...It will go badly for us all come mid-term election time, and with the Demms losing a a result of all this bullshit wanking over who wants to look at our emails or porn stashes (hint; nobody in th NSA wants to.) Leave the paranoia bullshit in the Phantom Zone where it belongs, along with the two idiots who are hell bent of profiting from it.
Education is highly stressed in police recruitment and promotion. Entrance to the force is determined by examinations administered by each prefecture. Examinees are divided into two groups: upper-secondary-school graduates and university graduates. Recruits underwent rigorous training—one year for upper-secondary school graduates and six months for university graduates—at the residential police academy attached to the prefectural headquarters. On completion of basic training, most police officers are assigned to local police boxes called Kobans. Promotion is achieved by examination and requires further course work. In-service training provides mandatory continuing education in more than 100 fields. Police officers with upper-secondary school diplomas are eligible to take the examination for sergeant after three years of on-the-job experience. University graduates can take the examination after only one year. University graduates are also eligible to take the examination for assistant police inspector, police inspector, and superintendent after shorter periods than upper-secondary school graduates. There are usually five to fifteen examinees for each opening.
About fifteen officers per year pass advanced civil service examinations and are admitted as senior officers. Officers are groomed for administrative positions, and, although some rise through the ranks to become senior administrators, most such positions are held by specially recruited senior executives.
The police forces are subject to external oversight. Although officials of the National Public Safety Commission generally defer to police decisions and rarely exercise their powers to check police actions or operations, police are liable for civil and criminal prosecution, and the media actively publicizes police misdeeds. The Human Rights Bureau of the Ministry of Justice solicits and investigates complaints against public officials, including police, and prefectural legislatures could summon police chiefs for questioning. Social sanctions and peer pressure also constrain police behavior. As in other occupational groups in Japan, police officers develop an allegiance to their own group and a reluctance to offend its principles.
There's nothing wrong with the NSA; it was doing its job as a spy agency. Snowjob didn't like it, got pissy, and then decided to bail, taking sensitive documents that he was going to use to reveal the NSA's so-called 'crimes' against the American people (why couldn't he do this during the Bush administration? I'm guessing Obama Derangement Syndrome is one of the causes and reasons.)
Removal from office for politicians for not going on the word of a whiny crybaby's so-called 'revelations?' Good luck with that.
The emotarian left is barking up the wrong tree on this, and taking good people with them to the gutter.