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Question for college students: Do you know who Edward Snowden is?

posted at 4:20 pm on June 21, 2013 by

Via CNS. Is Snowdenmania really catalyzing young voters against the surveillance state? What if we got Kim Kardashian involved to do an anti-NSA PSA?

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Yup. This is about par for the course with my generation. What’s scarier is these kids are practically in my backyard.

GET OFF MY DAMN LAWN!

Stoic Patriot on June 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Yep. I’m ashamed of my peers. That’s why I rarely socialize with them. I was probably one of the only people who didn’t treat college as a party time(maybe a LAN party time).

MadisonConservative on June 22, 2013 at 2:05 PM

I’m a current college student and I’m very aware of who he is.

vegconservative on June 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM

My desire to spontaneously age 10 years has gone up.

nobar on June 22, 2013 at 3:57 PM

I’m a current college student and I’m very aware of who he is.

vegconservative on June 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Well, thanks.

It’s entirely disheartening that libs have taken over the education conglomerate in this country. Though, it’s equally disheartening the conservatives have allowed them to do it.

While we weren’t able to afford private or catholic school for our son, I was on it like no one had ever seen in the two-town span of his education, and have the bruises to show for it.

Several of the best memories of raising him, to date. :)

jersey taxpayer on June 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM

I was oblivious to all current events in college. I was too busy studying history to pay attention.

John the Libertarian on June 22, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I do. There are a lot of oblivious college students out there, but there are also very many who do keep up with current events.

AndStatistics on June 22, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Wasn’t he on American Idol? Or was it Survivor?

/S

viking01 on June 22, 2013 at 8:19 PM

… wait, wait, wait… He was married to Paris Hilton for a few months? Right?

viking01 on June 22, 2013 at 8:21 PM

“Edward Snowden is one of us. Bradley Manning is one of us. They are young, technically minded people from the generation that Barack Obama betrayed. They are the generation that grew up on the Internet, and were shaped by it.” Julian Assange

JustTheFacts on June 22, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Edward? Snowden? Wasn’t he that English king who had to abdicate like back in the 30′s…Earl of Snowden…or was that Duke of Snowden…or Duke of Earl? Yeah that’s the one…catchy song. Duke, duke, duke…

coldwarrior on June 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM

College student here… We know, or at lest some of us do.

(maybe a LAN party time).

MadisonConservative on June 22, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Heh. Too true. Although I myself am lucky enough to have found a crowd of hooligans whose idea of partying hard is discussing the Fed and monetary policy over Scotch and cigars, so my standings online have suffered of late :(

Atlas on June 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Atlas on June 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Hope springs eternal…

Single malt, right?

coldwarrior on June 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM

coldwarrior on June 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM

I wound up in the school’s YAL (basically College Libertarians) chapter because I’d heard that our College Republicans club was no fun. Was ambivalent at first, but then, you know, Scotch…

They’re pretty sharp people though, most of then Math/Econ majors, one’s got a real estate start-up, another is working at Reason as a research assistant, another headed to the Silicon Valley, and so on. There is hope for the future…

And I’m embarrassed to say I don’t know :P The provider knows his stuff though, and it was top of the line, so I’d assume it’s the best.

Atlas on June 23, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Ed Snowden?

Heard he really knows how to party.

TimBuk3 on June 23, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Edward Snowden?

Isn’t he that one guy in Game of Thrones?

hotairhead on June 23, 2013 at 1:09 PM

hotairhead on June 23, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Psh, none of the characters in Game of Thrones have a name that modern. He must be from Breaking Bad or Mad Men.

Atlas on June 23, 2013 at 2:29 PM

I didn’t know this Kardashian chick was pregnant until a few days ago. Now she’s not pregnant?

davidk on June 23, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Whaddaya mean he isn’t vice president?

viking01 on June 23, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Do they know who George Washington or Thomas Jefferson are?

rbj on June 23, 2013 at 7:55 PM

The more succinct question would be to ask these George Mason University students who George Mason was. And then ask them what their major is.

DarthBrooks on June 23, 2013 at 9:30 PM

DarthBrooks on June 23, 2013 at 9:30 PM

George Mason…sure…a famous lawyer on TV back in the 50′s and 60′s…that’s who started the George Mason law school, right?

coldwarrior on June 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM

30-somethings are just as clueless as a group.

/30-something

Red Cloud on June 24, 2013 at 9:50 AM

coldwarrior on June 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Pfft! Everybody knows he was the kissing vampire in the Twilight series.

Christien on June 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM

…Kim who?

Turtle317 on June 24, 2013 at 3:13 PM

It’s all an elaborate ruse on Snowden’s part to avoid the Obamacare mandate.

EDWARD SNOWDEN YOU GET BACK HERE AND EITHER BUY HEALTH INSURANCE OR PAY THE TAX LIKE EVERY OTHER GOOD AMERICAN!

Marcola on June 24, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Some of the girls are cute. So, there’s that.

“It was something he starred in. Kung-fu …”

“Panda?”

Yes! I hope they give Snowden the Oscar.

Nomennovum on June 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Also, notice how the cute girls know the least? That’s because they don’t need to know much. This is the fault of men, of course. It’s the result of either positive or negative reinforcement. I’m not sure which.

Nomennovum on June 24, 2013 at 5:44 PM