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Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden reaches 100,000 Threshold, Triggering a Required White House Response

Two weeks ago, J. Clifford noted the existence of a new petition declaring the surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden to be a hero and calling for his pardon. This petition is not your usual slacktivist information-gathering scam; the administration of President Barack Obama has committed to reviewing and responding to each petition posted on the whitehouse.gov [...]

Heroes Face Down Fake Ordeals

My favorite line from the story, came from the “hero” who had to grapple with a fake bomb: “Anybody who doesn’t stare me in the face, I get a little nervous with.” [...]