Having read about this latest Elmer (and others) who is now in hiding after 'exposing' NSA secrets etc, where does one cross the line between merely reporting unsafe work practices (like for example our NHS - allegedly) and outright treason? I read today how he has said that the NSA was hacking into numerous Chinese computer systems - well duh! But to have an experienced analyst come out and confirm this - got to be treason doesn't it? A nurse complains about bad patient care in a hospital - got to be alerting people to be aware, aka whistle-blowing. So in my book the Elmers should be hung, drawn and quartered, then imprisoned for life and the nurse should be given a Herbert Lott!