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    Re: Should Wikileaks release Bank of America documents?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Hopefully it'll be the financial institution you have most of your fortune in.
    If you have lots of money in a company wouldn't you want to know if they were doing some type shady deals?
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    Re: Should Wikileaks release Bank of America documents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    How'd you reach that conculsion?
    Well:

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    I'm sick of him flexing his "power"
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    who gave him the power


    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    No, most of us just disagree with Assange and recognize him as a thug based on his actions and hypocrisy. Forgive me if I doun't sound very humble, but I say this to disprove your assertion that I am not doing much with my life. Right now I'm a junior in a private university with a 3.0+ GPA majoring in molecular biology. I'm have plans to go to pharmacy school and I will be taking the PCAT in January. I work as a pharmacy technician and I'm a full time student. I don't envy Assange, I don't disagree with him because of an inferiority complex. Me, and many others, disagree with him because of the beliefs we hold and the actions that Assange has committed. I wouldn't judge us all that way simply because you don't understand our point of view.
    How many powerful people have you made enemies? How often has your name been filling the airwaves? I did not say you were not doing much with your life, just not as much as Assange.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Or it could be we just don't like people trying to harm our country. Or maybe we don't like how he is playing his blackmail game. Or it could be we actually have morals and look down on those without. I wonder which it is....

    Hint: it ain't the inferiority one, and is a combination of the other ones.
    Actually you are just making the inferiority explanation stronger. Naturally to compensate for your feelings of inferiority you are saying anything you can to convince others and yourself that you are far from being inferior. It goes a bit like this: "Where does he come off? Does he think he is better than me? He is not better than me! In fact, I am better than him!"

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    "...sure they destroyed a lot, but they created very little."

    Seeking fame and destruction is not contributing to society and the global public. For that, there is very little to envy.
    You are presuming Assange is in fact destroying rather than building. All the same the notion is naive and idyllic.
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    Re: Should Wikileaks release Bank of America documents?

    I for one want to see what the banks are up to, and the Bank of America isn't even under the control of the people. If the U.S. economy greatly affects world economy and a private corporation is at the head of it, I want to see everything that it's doing.

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    Re: Should Wikileaks release Bank of America documents?

    You are presuming Assange is in fact destroying rather than building. All the same the notion is naive and idyllic.
    I believe it was his public declaration that he was not interested in creating transparent society, let alone doing it carefully and respectfully.
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    Re: Should Wikileaks release Bank of America documents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I believe it was his public declaration that he was not interested in creating transparent society, let alone doing it carefully and respectfully.
    Link?

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    Re: Should Wikileaks release Bank of America documents?

    Go Wikileaks. I am in favor of anything that increases costs for our USA competitors. If the USA banks have to spend tons on repairing bad press and upgrading their security, they will have to raise their fees.

    I hope he has customer information because that would be the most costly from which to recover. It would also be rather entertaining hearing all the howls of protest from those that have their identity compromised.

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    Re: Should Wikileaks release Bank of America documents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Link?

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    RS: I want to ask you a broader question, about the role of technology and the burgeoning world of social media. How does that affect the goal you're trying to achieve of more transparent and more open societies? I assume that enables what you're trying to do.

    JA: Let me just talk about transparency for a moment. It is not our goal to achieve a more transparent society; it's our goal to achieve a more just society.



    From his Time interview. The comment continues discussing the impact of social new media on aiding them, and so forth.

    Transcript: TIME Interview with WikiLeaks' Julian Assange - TIME
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    Re: Should Wikileaks release Bank of America documents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    RS: I want to ask you a broader question, about the role of technology and the burgeoning world of social media. How does that affect the goal you're trying to achieve of more transparent and more open societies? I assume that enables what you're trying to do.

    JA: Let me just talk about transparency for a moment. It is not our goal to achieve a more transparent society; it's our goal to achieve a more just society.



    From his Time interview. The comment continues discussing the impact of social new media on aiding them, and so forth.

    Transcript: TIME Interview with WikiLeaks' Julian Assange - TIME
    In this case, transparency is justice, so I'm not sure what your qualm is.

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    Re: Should Wikileaks release Bank of America documents?

    I don't agree with that definition of "justice." It seems more interested in throwing snowballs and embarrassing people in order to initially damage relations with all parties involved. If there is a plan for a better society, it sure has not been thought out, nor has it been implemented. It is just causing chaos.
    Last edited by Fiddytree; 12-23-10 at 07:15 PM.
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