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Can’t Quite Explain Why The NSA Scandal Makes You So Uncomfortable? I’ve Got Something For You.

I’m not saying you’re going to make it to the end of this video ready to dress up as Edward Snowden for Halloween — I realize that’s a big ask — but at the very least, you might have a better understanding of what our government is doing.In this interview, Glenn Greenwald (the reporter who first broke the Snowden revelations) lays out exactly what is so upsetting. At 1:34, Greenwald explains what a surveillance state is, and at 4:57, he gets into the really scary stuff. But scary in a "Schoolhouse Rock!" meets "1984" kind of way.Listen, this is complex stuff, and there are smart people from all sides who are unsure how they should feel about Snowden. But it’s important to comprehend what’s going on so we at least know where to point our pitchforks.

Can’t Quite Explain Why The NSA Scandal Makes You So Uncomfortable? I’ve Got Something For You.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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