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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 04:34 PM
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22. Again, government's expectation of secrecy does not trump the public's right to know.
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  -"Screwing People Over To Make A Buck:" Assange Statement On Publication Of 'Autobiography' Hissyspit  Sep-22-11 06:08 PM   #0 
  - "Screwing People Over To Make A Buck"...  SidDithers   Sep-22-11 06:51 PM   #1 
  - Yes, he's incredibly wealthy.  Hissyspit   Sep-22-11 10:36 PM   #4 
     - He's already claimed copyright on all his collected leaks. Personal possession.  nomb   Sep-23-11 03:10 PM   #16 
        - Really? Do you have a link for that?  Luminous Animal   Sep-23-11 04:20 PM   #20 
  - *zero* sympathy  nomb   Sep-22-11 07:28 PM   #2 
  - Why not?  Hissyspit   Sep-22-11 10:36 PM   #5 
  - Oh, irony.  Starbucks Anarchist   Sep-22-11 07:37 PM   #3 
  - Not really.  Hissyspit   Sep-22-11 10:36 PM   #6 
     - Yeah, really.  WildEyedLiberal   Sep-22-11 10:53 PM   #7 
        - Except that context and the nature of the "secrets" is different.  Hissyspit   Sep-23-11 12:37 PM   #8 
        - It's only wrong when they do it. n/t  LoZoccolo   Sep-23-11 12:39 PM   #9 
           - No. It's not the same thing.  Hissyspit   Sep-23-11 12:44 PM   #10 
              - If a contract was broken he would have sued in a heartbeat. Bullshit on that one.  nomb   Sep-23-11 12:59 PM   #13 
        - Humans have a right to privacy. Governments do not.  Luminous Animal   Sep-23-11 12:48 PM   #11 
        - And what of all the un-redacted innocent names and quotes Assange personally "published"?  nomb   Sep-23-11 12:58 PM   #12 
           - Which ones? Please cite innocent names.  Luminous Animal   Sep-23-11 02:47 PM   #14 
              - That would be anyone that spoke to a US diplomat in confidence.  nomb   Sep-23-11 03:09 PM   #15 
                 - Thus, in that capacity, they have no right to secrecy. They do, of course, have  Luminous Animal   Sep-23-11 04:15 PM   #18 
                    - this is what blows me away. ALL conversation must be public accessible.  seabeyond   Sep-23-11 04:18 PM   #19 
                       - Again, government's expectation of secrecy does not trump the public's right to know.  Luminous Animal   Sep-23-11 04:34 PM   #22 
                          - you are really, seriously, saying that no conversation a govt employee ever has should be  seabeyond   Sep-23-11 04:43 PM   #23 
                             - When conducting government business a government employee has to no RIGHT to secrecy.  Luminous Animal   Sep-23-11 04:50 PM   #24 
                                - bullshit. deal with any of the cazillion issues in this world not able to speak frankly  seabeyond   Sep-23-11 04:57 PM   #25 
                                   - Governments should do due diligence to protect their secrets but they do not hold  Luminous Animal   Sep-23-11 05:32 PM   #26 
                                      - did anyone say a carte blanche right. i am arguing the carte blanche right to know ALL  seabeyond   Sep-23-11 05:37 PM   #27 
                                         - Actually, the public's right to know is well established by many court cases over the years once  Luminous Animal   Sep-23-11 05:53 PM   #30 
                                            - of course, they have absolutely no responsibility in theft. nt  seabeyond   Sep-23-11 06:26 PM   #35 
        - Please don't join the character assassination campaign against a true progressive, Julian Assange.  Better Believe It   Sep-23-11 05:44 PM   #28 
  - The shoe has taken up residence on the opposing foot.  Dreamer Tatum   Sep-23-11 03:11 PM   #17 
  - Wow, without benefit of a trial even? "Suck on it, rapist" progressive...  truebrit71   Sep-23-11 04:22 PM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-23-11 06:14 PM   #34 
  - Since you labeled a true progressive a "rapist" I have to put you on ignore.  Better Believe It   Sep-23-11 05:51 PM   #29 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-23-11 06:07 PM   #31 
  - Anyone remember when Assange published Steve Jobs medical file and said he had HIV?  nomb   Sep-23-11 06:10 PM   #32 
  - Wait. Someone took his autobiography and published it w/o his permission?  Warren DeMontague   Sep-23-11 06:11 PM   #33 

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