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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 07:00 PM
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Poll question: What do you think of Julian Assange?
I don't know much about Assange. Does it matter who he is and where he's from?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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jeanpalmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 07:12 PM
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1. Julian Assange for President
He'd get us on the right path, head and shoulders above any of the current misfits out there.
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la la Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 07:15 PM
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2. oh lordy--i don't think so............... n/t
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jeanpalmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 07:32 PM
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6. Enjoy what you have then
It's all laid out for you in the leaks, but you don't have to read it.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 08:13 PM
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9. He doesn't seem like the most
emotionally stable person.Too edgy.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 09:56 PM
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20. I'd be edgy too, if I were him. I'm sure the US govt. has assassination teams
planning to kill him.

He's a danger to the PTB, which is why I hope he reamins safe.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 07:25 PM
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3. ~sigh~
Then I'll start to hear,
-He's a traitor to the American people.
-I was lied too.

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jeanpalmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 07:34 PM
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7. It' s sometimes better to go with the unknown
than what you have confirmation of....
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 08:53 AM
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24. Uh huh...that's what many said about Obama.
Edited on Wed Dec-01-10 08:54 AM by vaberella
Not to mention I'm a bit appalled we have people in the US pushing for a person of another nationality to be our President when they have no idea of the unique issues that pertain to our wants and needs. Yet, you say he would be a better president...~sigh~
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 07:26 PM
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4. An egomaniac that cares about himself -just like most pundits
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 07:58 PM
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8. Exactly. No hero - just another attention grabbing me machine.
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AndrewP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 09:35 AM
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26. Exactly
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 07:27 PM
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5. Cloning the guy would be a good thing :) n/t
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 08:37 PM
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12. maybe Hillary has his DNA.
:)
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 08:32 PM
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10. 13 people voted "belongs in jail". What law did he break? n/t
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 08:36 PM
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11. and whose jail should he be kept in?
he's had a lot of lawsuits and nothing legally sticks, I heard somewhere today.

interesting stuff, at the very least.

I have no idea what to think of the guy or guess at his motives, but I haven't been too much into this.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 09:06 PM
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14. A little glimpse of the totalitarianism that lurks in the...
... hearts of ostensibly progressive denizens of this site.

No laws broken. Want him in jail anyway.


Just BECAUSE.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 09:44 PM
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19. It's a recessive gene
Edited on Tue Nov-30-10 09:46 PM by pscot
We all carry it. On the bright side, only one person thinks he should be hanged.
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LittleBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 08:44 PM
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13. He torments our tormentors. That's a hero in my eyes.
Edited on Tue Nov-30-10 08:45 PM by LittleBlue
Good on him, I say!
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 09:08 PM
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15. Wikileaks is awesome. Julian who?
Probably I would find him interesting company if we met, but realistically - what is this fascination with erecting heroes and idolizing people you have never met?

Wikileaks is a fantastic piece of work, which I hope is a step toward a more open and free world (or at least better behaved diplomatics), but accepting someone's good work is a different thing from idolizing somebody.

Assuming everything is done out of narcissistic desire for fame and glory is as bad as assuming everything is done out of the pure heart of selfless love for humanity. Either way you're likely to end up a disillusioned idiot.
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Union Scribe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 11:01 PM
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22. Great post
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 09:30 PM
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16. I voted, "A public benefactor" nt
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 09:34 PM
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17. Other: He's just a guy who puts shit on the internet
He isn't the one who leaked the cables.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 09:43 AM
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28. Correct. That is why I don't understand DU'rs buying the Corporate Media's demonization of him.
He didn't even put the latest stuff on the Internet. He gave it to news outlets first who helped clean it of names, other sensitive info, then they reported on it.

As the tent get's bigger I guess it is inevitable that it also get's dumber.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 09:43 PM
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18. I think he's going to be "removed" before the bank leaks come out.
Fuck with the military and the diplomats all you like, start fucking with the money people and that's the end.
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playstation Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 10:06 PM
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21. beneficent
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 12:15 AM
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23. One ballsy motherfucker
whether you like him or not.

He seems like he's also very egotistical and has a particular disdain for the US government and very little regard for anyone or anything.

But the information revealed is interesting so far. Hopefully he isn't "suicided" before revealing banking secrets!

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Azathoth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 09:27 AM
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25. Means well...and also likes to promote himself n/t
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 09:40 AM
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27. For those who answered, belongs in jail. I would like to hear your reasoning on why?
He was given data, and was one of the people who decided to provide said data to some major newspapers. He did not do any of this while in the United States, or under the jurisdiction of the United States.

Why do you think he should be in jail?
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 09:54 AM
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29. Excellent candidate for Rendition
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