John Oliver has made his move to HBO a hit by being exceptional at distilling complex sociopolitical issues into small, digestible segments — with jokes.
But the conflict between security and freedom could be the trickiest ongoing issue in the United States today.
We mean, Captain America's debate on the topic ended with so many explosions, it broke S.H.I.E.L.D.
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So how does mild-mannered John approach such a complicated issue? By asking the one person most embroiled in the controversy.
He went to Russia and talked to Edward Snowden! For real!
See John's entire (mildly NSFW) report on domestic surveillance — complete with everything you need to know about dick pics (below)!
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For the second time this month, the NSA campus in Maryland has fallen victim to violence.
On Monday, there was a shootout after an SUV with two men dressed as women rammed into an officer at the gate at Fort Meade. The gunfire left one person dead, and the other two were seriously injured, one of whom was an NSA agent. They were flown to Baltimore's Shock Trauma.
The FBI gave a statement following the incident, saying:
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Stranger things have happened, we suppose!!!
(We're looking at you, cat sushi!)
Acclaimed film director Phillip Noyce hopes to make a film about PRISM-whistleblower Edward Snowden, and he thinks Miley Cyrus' fiancé is the perfect man for the job!!
Liam Hemsworth is mostly known for his roles in the Hunger Games films, and also for looking super hot walking out of the gym, but we think the 23-year-old Australian is totally ready for super serious part!!
In a recent interview about the possibility of turning the real life espionage drama into a film, the director said:
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If you love to drink wine, but are sensitive to the sulfites typically found in the alcoholic beverage, check out Whole Foods expanding list of USDA Certified NSA wines.
Most locations carry between 10 and 20 selections of wine with no sulfites added, but the retailer has recently become the first to carry NSA wines from Spain and Italy!
If mixed drinks is your thing, try TY KU premium sake, which is also sulfite-free and can be found at the organic grocery store.
Although sulfites occur naturally in the process of making beer and wine, experts estimate that 1 out of every 100 people is sensitive to the compounds.
Sulfites have long been banned for use on raw fruits and vegetables, but can still be found in a heck of a lot of processed foods. If you're trying to avoid the substance, make sure to check the labels on all items!
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