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    WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Saying that "an arbitrary and unlawful financial blockade ... has destroyed 95 percent of our revenue," WikiLeaks has suspended publishing operations and founder Julian Assange says it may have to shut down permanently by year's end.
    The whistle-blowing operation is famous for its uncovering of U.S. diplomatic cables and other materials that governments and corporations wanted to keep secret. But the decision by some U.S.-based financial institutions, including Visa, MasterCard, Western Union and PayPal, to block would-be donors from using their networks to give WikiLeaks money has dramatically reduced its ability to raise funds. Those institutions took those actions after the leaking of the State Department cables.
    Now, WikiLeaks says in a statement, it has been "forced to temporarily suspend its publishing operations and aggressively fundraise in order to fight back against this blockade and its proponents."
    And Assange said today, according to The Associated Press, that "if WikiLeaks does not find a way to remove this blockade we will simply not be able to continue by the turn of the new year. If we don't knock down the blockade we simply will not be able to continue."

    WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close : The Two-Way : NPR

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    This is a shame, but expected when you upset big government statists with acts of openness and transparency.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    the words "reap" and "sow" come immediately to mind.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    I'm glad that WikiLeaks closed before they got to my secret records.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    To me wikileaks has been far more bark than bite.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Oh my. What heartbreak. Whatever shall I do....

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Oh my. What heartbreak. Whatever shall I do....
    do something Wikileaks can't.... like... ummm.... go deposit money in your bank account.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Not to fear, we still have ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, The Comedy Channel, NPR, etc., to report on everything bad they can find on a republican. Liberals must be elated over this news.
    I love the smell of burning moonbat in the morning.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Bugger, they could be useful on occasion.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: WikiLeaks Suspends Operations, May Have To Close

    Good bye open-ness, back to good old fashion investigating and everything a secret. The thread looks like RIAA winning the case against Napster! That whole "Freedom of Information Act" don't pay attention to that <<<<-----This does not exist! jk
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