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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Those silly WikiLeakers and their antiquated journalistic integrity. They got what they deserved. Don't they know that information is only supposed to be released to the public for the purpose of creating a narrative and influencing people's opinions? Empowering people by letting them know what's really going on and ensuring that governments are actually responsible to the governed... what kind of pinko commie nonsense is that? Putting the shady dealings of corporations into the light, shaking people's absolute faith in these benevolent institutions that only care about our well-being and prosperity and it's only a coincidence how this affects their bottom line... Disgraceful. This is an important step in making sure that power and control stays right where it belongs, in the hands of the very very few. Another victory for democracy*!

    *Democracy should not be taken as an assurance that any person who does not have multiple million dollars to influence elections, lobby for preferential treatment under the law, or straight up write their own regulations, will have any say in their own politics. You are un-American and probably a terrorist for reading this fine print.
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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    the words "reap" and "sow" come immediately to mind.
    Amazing, a self proclaimed "Libertarian" with the view that people that blew the cover off of secretive government closing shop because of government pressure on private business to stop dealing with them is a good thing.
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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Time to change their business model. Go underground, cut the funding needs... use a network of trusted people around the country and use that network to fund raise under the radar of the banks. If it's important to stay open and to supply the public with secret information they'll find a way.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Time to change their business model. Go underground, cut the funding needs... use a network of trusted people around the country and use that network to fund raise under the radar of the banks. If it's important to stay open and to supply the public with secret information they'll find a way.
    I find it hard they can't find some eccentric billionaire to help fund their operation underground.
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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    Why are you a fake libeterian.
    I think you misunderstand. They claimed to have all of these damning emails that were going to expose all sorts of things and I've simple not seen it. It would have been great if they had produced them. They didn't.

    IMO they were much to do about nothing.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I have seen no evidence, at all, of wiki leaks going after private citizens, only corporations and governments. I just now HAVE seen evidence of a collusion between said corporations and governments to shut down an outlet for free speech.


    Naturally, statists in both parties celebrate.
    I think wiki has nothing and is using this as an excuse for it. It doesn't cost anything to release information.

    If they actually had anything worth a darn sure someone might try and shut them down but if they had it they would have released it by now. Gossip is about all they had.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    I havent really decided how I feel for sure about Wikileaks... I see good things and I see bad things and the potential for really bad things. But in the end I always come back to this thought.

    Here it is we have all... the majority of Dp'ers... have complained about media bias. Weve complained about not getting the full story, about wanting a government to be more transparent, about not wanting spin, but actual facts. Here is a group that is doing just that.... giving us "the rest of the story". Why do we hate them for it???

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaBrat View Post
    I havent really decided how I feel for sure about Wikileaks... I see good things and I see bad things and the potential for really bad things. But in the end I always come back to this thought.

    Here it is we have all... the majority of Dp'ers... have complained about media bias. Weve complained about not getting the full story, about wanting a government to be more transparent, about not wanting spin, but actual facts. Here is a group that is doing just that.... giving us "the rest of the story". Why do we hate them for it???
    For how they do it. Stealing and posting confidential material with the goal of hurting the country, posting the names of collaborators and putting them at risk, and trying to blackmail people that acted against them makes them the bad guys in my book.
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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    You realize this exact same slippery slope argument could be applied to Wikileaks practices of releasing private information into the public. If they can do it to banks or the government they could do it to you.
    Wikileaks is a whistle blower organization. They release information on corruption and this is a good thing. Your faux slippery slope is pretty disingenuous.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Yeah - I'm more disturbed about how a citizen can decide to hack into their private info - could be anyone's.

    You know who else does that kind of stuff: Identity thieves and other dregs of society.
    Wikileaks doesn't hack into anything. They are provided with information by people of conscience who are on the inside. Wikileaks has broken no laws, it just has pissed off people in a system where the media empire has been controlling information more and more.

    Wikileaks may very well be the last source of real information on the activities of government and plutocratic corporations. Our news is completely useless or outright controlled. The Wikileaks scandals demonstrated that aptly. The way information is exchanged globally is being clamped down on by those in power. We do not have freedom of the press anymore.

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