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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 06:58 PM
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12. not bullshit exactly, just tactfulness
say i'm in high school in the south, i don't say right in your face, you're a shitty cheerleader and a member of the russian mafia, no, that's just rude

i say it behind your back

diplomats, etc. have to be able to speak frankly to their own gov'ts and to the state department, but it's one thing to say in a secret cable "russia is run by the freakin' mafia" and another to say right to putin's face, "you dumb ass, your country has overtaken by the criminal element..."

you can have secrets that don't cause harm to anything except etiquette...

but the more i follow this story, the more i think biden is right, assange just appears to be reporting information, this is not illegal activity, it's just being a reporter -- we haven't had any real reporters in america for so long that we don't recognize the real thing when we see it
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