LEAKER COULD HEAD TO NZ – Thursday June 13 2013

– New Zealand’s opposition parties say US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden would be welcome if he decided to seek refuge in the country.
Mr Snowden, a National Security Agency contractor, is thought to have gone to ground in Hong Kong after blowing the lid on US survey program PRISM, sparking fears that it may be carrying out citizen surveillance – including in New Zealand.
Prominent Australian barrister Geoffrey Robertson says the 29-year-old May be able to resist extradition under Hong Kong law by claiming to be a political fugitive, but any decision could be reversed by the Chinese Government.
“(Alternatively) Mr Snowden would doubtless be safe-but-sorry in North Korea and might find refuge in Russia. A more pleasant environment would be New Zealand, where he could join Kim Dotcom in resisting extradition,” he said.
Dotcom is wanted in the US on copyright charges relating to his file-sharing website Megaupload, which was shut down after he was arrested during a raid on his mansion near Auckland in January 2012.
New Zealand’s Labour’s communications spokeswoman Clare Curran said Mr Snowden should be able to come to New Zealand with the assurance he would be treated fairly by the legal system.
The development came as members of the US Congress expressed growing doubts about the way the US’s top-secret surveillance programs are managed.
Emerging from a briefing with officials from the NSA, the Justice Department and the FBI, some members of the US House of Representatives said they had more questions than answers about the surveillance programs that sweep up records from millions of phone and internet accounts – Herald Sun

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About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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