I'm kind of happy Edward Snowden popped onto the radar here.
Nothing else is going on. The weather's been stormy, dreary and grey. The stock market has been heading down for over a month. The government has pretty much snuffed out the property market with unbearable new taxes. Worst of all, the rubbery ducky left.
I'm glad Ed's here because I didn't realize how off the map Hong Kong was to the rest of the world until the NSA whistleblower case erupted.
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I cringed the other day when half-watching a U.S. network talk show. The hosts droned on about how Snowden had sold out America and handed the U.S. to the Red Chinese, then went on about how he gave an interview to the South China Morning Post, which of course, is a loud Chinese mouthpiece.
Of course, a lot of folks here have gone off the rocker with it all. A demonstration last weekend saw hundreds protest in support of Snowden, and against privacy and liberties violations, although their expertise with American surveillance and security legal specifics was probably questionable.