To paraphrase Mark Twain’s comment on newspapers, “Those who have never had a civics class are uninformed. Those who have had a civics class are misinformed.”
lol - never heard that one.
We are best ruled by an oligarchic elite being in control of all sources of power, and that requires that whistleblowers and their journalist helpers be dealt hellish punishment, like years stretching to decades in solitary confinement, to put to bed any thought of exposing crimes, rapacious and other dastardly conduct by our dear leaders
From the article:
60 Minutes (1/26/11) suggested he was “not really a journalist at all” because “he is an anti-establishment ideologue with conspiratorial views.” An example of such paranoia? “He believes large government institutions use secrecy to suppress the truth and he distrusts the mainstream media for playing along.”
Wow, Assange believes that large government institutions use secrecy to suppress the truth?
And he believes the mainstream media plays along with these governmental shenanigans?
What sane person could possibly hold such extreme views? Only a conspiracy theorist ideologue!
Hi PonyBoy; sigh—I was thinking abut the People the other day. We all know the OF the people, because the politicians and military are citizens; BY the People makes sense, because all the work is done by citizens in government jobs–or :contractors" of some kind. BUT the real sadness is the part about FOR the People. It doesn’t seem like many care about that—even though things are supposedly done in the People’s name. : (
Wasn’t there supposed to be a ‘dead man switch’ and a dump of all wikileaks info if Assange was arrested?
Have we seen that yet?
Found this at (JPR) JackpineRadicles
Edit - Edit: A lot of 404 errors for some reason
Wonder if THEY found the ‘switch’ and stopped it - and that’s why they finaly took him
Hi Phred_Pharkel----wow, that would be wonderful to read-----Have the publishers of the OTHER papers that printed the Wikileaks information been arrested in TRUMPED up charges yet?
How about the military people that can’t find all the money that they lost? And why is America lowering the Bar for that Barr person----and how much lower can government officials go before the nation crashes in eternal stupidity?
Very good point in this article. No matter what happens next, Assange has already been severely punished, for fearsely reporting on state crimes. These 7 - 8 years of isolation and anxiety for the future, and the arbitrary and absurd living conditions imposed on him by at least 5 governments (us, sweden, uk, australia, equador), and all others who didn’t extend him refuge - have already deteriorated his physical, mental, and life conditions to a point of no return. It was obvious in the painful metamorphosis of his appearance.
They have already achieved their goal of using him to instill fear on others, and UK has plaid one of the most disgusting and hypocritical roles in all this - in contrast though with it’s Labor leaders who unlike most US politicians dared to make statements on this issue.
I this a trick question?
Forgive me for saying so, however I can only speak for myself in saying, until a person’s complete distrust of the two-party form of government has them formally leave the Duopoly by registering as an Independent, Socialist, Green, etc., our nation will remain like a codependent spouse who is beaten repeatedly by their alcoholic partner.
It took me many years to see this but once I did, there was no going back.
Supporting evil in any form is evil in itself.
Regardless, I still have hope for my fellow humans.
Not those that are complicit with, and including the evil ones who have only greed as their primary objective.
“The People” are asleep at the wheel. It will likely have to be a lone gunman that stops the madness. I hate to see that as our default answer to a potential takeover.
It must be that we love living in fear of losing our healthcare plan. Living payday to payday, and if one is missed so do the bill payments. We are all puppets on a string.
Link to all wikileak files dumped. Extensive reading. My understanding is this is NOT the so called “dead mans switch” and there could be more to come.
Just as an aside. I had pointed out earlier how a FOIA request revealed that the Pentagon considers things like the World Bank, NGOs and the IMF as “force multipliers” and extensions of the Military. Ecuador received a 4 billion dollar loan just prior to turning Assange over to the British Gestapo.
Yes, Assange looks 67, not 47!
Not all of us allow ourselves to be used as puppets G.
It’s best to speak for oneself.
So why area all links (that I’ve attempted so far)
We are sorry, the file you have requested could not be found.
Please wait few minutes and try again.
Busy or blocked or scrambled
edit: Ok not everything blocked or scrambled, but a lot of it is.
Thank you Tulsi, why hasn’t Bernie spoken out yet?
Whether it be a lone gunman or a well planned conspiracy doesn’t really matter.
Time is the crucial factor.
You’ll appreciate this next artist G.
It’s a glaring question isn’t it, RJ? Tulsi is overtaking Bernie, in my estimation of the better all around candidate. She ALSO is one up on him about Venezuela also.
Hi Phred_Pharkel-----LOL well, it would be for Trump and a lot of the GOP, but you should be fine. : )