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Apr 13th, 2019 at 10:29am
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Reply #1 - Apr 13th, 2019 at 10:57am
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Tommy Palven wrote on Apr 13th, 2019 at 10:29am:


  

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Reply #2 - Apr 15th, 2019 at 11:05am
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kaz wrote on Apr 13th, 2019 at 10:57am:

Something Kaz and I agree on. 

Tom, at the very least give me a reason to care about your link.
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 15th, 2019 at 9:33pm
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You dropped another link and ran.

You sound intelligent, congratulations.

You're too cowardly to try to sound as intelligent with your own words.

I don't really blame you with libertarians about. It's a shark tank for sure. They'll exalt Rothbard, but if you make a case yourself, for or against anything, it'll be torn asunder in five seconds.

So you drop fish pellets in the shark tank and run.
  

This moral relativism of yours is exactly what lets government take this freedom, then that freedom, until we have lost them all.
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Reply #4 - Apr 16th, 2019 at 7:16am
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Tommy Palven wrote on Apr 13th, 2019 at 10:29am:
Thanks, it's something everyone should think about. If it's criminal to expose criminal activity on the part of governments, governments can continue to engage in criminal activity without fear of exposure.
  

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Reply #5 - Apr 18th, 2019 at 2:15pm
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Another interesting thing about the Assange affair is the response by the mainstream media.  Their line has generally been: I support freedom of the press (who am I, a monster?)  But Assange is a disgusting human being who deserves everything he gets.  He's angry, smelly, entitled, ungrateful, etc. etc.  He is in violation of the sanctity of the idea of the rule of law.

In other words, support something in the abstract, but absolutely condemn one of the few people who keep it alive.

This is almost humorous, because the biggest victim of Assange is arguably the media themselves.  WikiLeaks is the living proof that anyone in possession of truly explosive material, that exposes evil at the heart of the world system, doesn't trust any of the mainstream media to publish it.
  
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Reply #6 - May 6th, 2019 at 6:00pm
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BobK71 wrote on Apr 18th, 2019 at 2:15pm:
Another interesting thing about the Assange affair is the response by the mainstream media.  Their line has generally been: I support freedom of the press (who am I, a monster?)  But Assange is a disgusting human being who deserves everything he gets.  He's angry, smelly, entitled, ungrateful, etc. etc.  He is in violation of the sanctity of the idea of the rule of law.



I just love how during the W. years the MSM loved Assange, thought he was a godsend. Now he is persona non grata
  
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Reply #7 - May 15th, 2019 at 8:33am
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EWS wrote on May 6th, 2019 at 6:00pm:
I just love how during the W. years the MSM loved Assange, thought he was a godsend. Now he is persona non grata


For Democrats it's about party.  When Republicans are President, dissent is patriotic.  When Democrats are President, it's dangerous.  They are obvious and shallow
  

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Reply #8 - May 15th, 2019 at 6:49pm
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kaz wrote on May 15th, 2019 at 8:33am:
For Democrats it's about party.  When Republicans are President, dissent is patriotic.  When Democrats are President, it's dangerous.  They are obvious and shallow
I'm old enough to remember Republicans calling protestors (and protest) un-American. The Republicans are obvious and shallow. Grin
  

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Reply #9 - May 18th, 2019 at 8:15am
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The U.S. government isn't the only one wanting to keep it's nastiness a secret and willing to trample rights to do it:

https://theintercept.com/2019/05/17/france-takes-unprecedented-action-against-re...

  

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