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    Re: Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Laugh all you want, I was the one who understood why j-Mac posted what he did.

    Now, to express laughter at something somebody posts, may I suggest the LOLcano.

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    Re: Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers

    Man, this dude is a trainwreck.

    Wikileaks' Julian Assange's promiscuous lifestyle revealed: Jemima Khan look away now! | Mail Online

    He's like Michael Moore with only one chin.

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    Re: Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    On the contrary, the "potshot" was a response to somebody suggesting that leaking government cables (that could harm national security) was noble and okay, yet releasing information about the "leaker" is not. This type of double standard is common on the left and that's what j-Mac was referring to.
    I'm pretty sure his political affiliation was not presented in his post. But I suppose anyone you disagree with is a "leftie", probably a commie too, hates America too.
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    Re: Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers

    Ahhh, gotta love it when the cosmos slaps down a big old load of irony on someone.

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    Re: Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Do you? These weren't private papers which were leaked.

    Also, Assange announced his intention to release leaks of private entities, such as banks and other companies, so that government/private distinction doesn't quite apply.

    Not that it matters for this irony to be delicious, anyway.
    Corporations are not the same as private individuals.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    On the contrary, the "potshot" was a response to somebody suggesting that leaking government cables (that could harm national security) was noble and okay, yet releasing information about the "leaker" is not. This type of double standard is common on the left and that's what j-Mac was referring to.
    There is a huge difference between leaking information to expose abuses by the state or business and another entirely to leak information simply to demonize and smear the person exposing said abuses. Different motivations imply. The former is usually motivated by a desire to do good, while the latter is all about ill intentions.
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    Re: Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers

    The lawyers do have a point... It may be extremely hard to say this, but we shouldn't stoop to Assange's level and violate his privacy rights. It makes us like him. However, I can't deny that I really like seeing that his info was leaked regarding his promiscuity. I big dose of hypocrisy on Assange's part tastes very refreshing.
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    Re: Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Corporations are not the same as private individuals.



    There is a huge difference between leaking information to expose abuses by the state or business and another entirely to leak information simply to demonize and smear the person exposing said abuses. Different motivations imply. The former is usually motivated by a desire to do good, while the latter is all about ill intentions.

    yeah..I'm sure this douchebag's motivation for leaking classified govt documents was a desire to do good.
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    Re: Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers

    Privacy in general is slowly going extinct. (edited to add: This isn't something I am particularly happy about, but it is also something that I think it is futile to fight against very hard. The speed of technological advancement has made privacy more and more scarce and I really don't think that any law or regulations designed to protect privacy will stop criminals - private, corporate or governmental - bent on invading our privacy for various reasons. You can't fight fate, and those who try end up causing more harm than good.)

    Perhaps, instead of crying about it we ought to concentrate of finding new ways to protect folks from those things which we used to rely on privacy to protect them from.
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    Re: Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    So, the world's foremost leaker is incensed about . . . a leak. Concerning himself.

    Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers | The Australian





    Heads are no doubt exploding.
    Seeing how that man doesn't give two ****s about what damage the leaks on his site may pose, he deserves no privacy. Just as others have said what comes around goes around.
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    Re: Lawyers cry foul over leak of Julian Assange sex-case papers

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    The lawyers do have a point... It may be extremely hard to say this, but we shouldn't stoop to Assange's level and violate his privacy rights. It makes us like him. However, I can't deny that I really like seeing that his info was leaked regarding his promiscuity. I big dose of hypocrisy on Assange's part tastes very refreshing.
    I don't think that leaking the documents is a good idea, but since it is done, I do find it hilarious. He has zero room to bitch about it. No amount of excuse making is going to change the fact that he does not others to do what he himself does.
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