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(Guardian)   Corrupt government realizes granting asylum to whistle-blower is probably a bad idea   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 19
    More: Followup, Ecuador, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, travel documents, People of the United States, WikiLeaks  
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12466 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jun 2013 at 6:38 PM (41 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-06-28 07:02:22 PM
3 votes:
He's right where he needs to be in Russia. The U.S. can't do jack sh*t, Putin gets to show what a big man he is to the world and his own people, and it greatly highlights the erosion of our basic rights, especially to folks from the Cold War era. Russia wins a huge PR coup by becoming a safe haven for persecuted U.S. whistleblowers.
2013-06-28 09:09:43 PM
2 votes:
US/Ecuador trade treaty expires in next 30 days. That treaty brings in 30 billion dollars into Ecuador a year.


You know what matters more than a short term shaming of 'imperial states of Amerikka?

30 billion imperial states of Amerikka dollars.
2013-06-28 07:00:15 PM
2 votes:
lulz at the US persons calling other governments corrupt.
2013-06-28 06:51:46 PM
2 votes:
Why don't you FARK Fascists comment on actual NEWS like the USA is censoring the guardian website from your soldiers???

The USA has just gone FULL FASCIST and Fark is silent... WAKE UP FARKERS you have no free speech, no privacy and American sheep soldiers are war criminals that can't even be trusted with the truth by your own government!??!

Disgraceful. WAKE THE FARK UP!
2013-06-28 06:48:57 PM
2 votes:
Correa declared that the safe conduct pass issued by Ecuador's London consul - in collaboration with Assange - was unauthorised, after other Ecuadorean diplomats privately said the WikiLeaks founder could be perceived as "running the show".

The pass was canceled as a display of authority by Correa - it had nothing to do with whether the pass was authorized or not. He wanted to publicly show that he's in charge, and it doesn't really matter what it is so long as he exerts his position somehow. It's a classical response for a particular personality archetype.
2013-06-28 10:15:10 PM
1 votes:

shivaaa: [www.innerhappiness.com image 432x455]


That's cute, but make a little change: "Vegas" odds are quoted as a ratio.
2013-06-28 09:52:42 PM
1 votes:
www.innerhappiness.com
2013-06-28 09:41:11 PM
1 votes:

super_grass: As with everything from education to to gun violence to healthcare, America is doing pretty damned good if you compare it with third world countries instead of just first world ones.



Actually, taking into account many different social factors, the U.S. is doing pretty darned good, even compared to the first world.   From the UN Human Development project -

"The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income indices used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. It was created by the Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haqand the Indian economist Amartya Senin 1990[1]and was published by the United Nations Development Programme."

(note:  greener is better)


i40.tinypic.com

Look I know you want to believe the U.S. is the horrible great satan.  Home of oppression, poverty, suffering and fascism. Because your college professor with the cool ponytail said so.   I shrug, and tell you it simply flat out is factually not true.  It's okay to admit the U.S. just isn't so bad - we won't revoke your enlightened progressive card for it.
2013-06-28 07:53:00 PM
1 votes:

firefly212: lulz at the US persons calling other governments corrupt.


http://www.transparency.org/cpi2012/results
2013-06-28 07:41:53 PM
1 votes:
Hpe's safer in Russia. I don't trust that the plane bound for Equador would not "blow up" in the air.
2013-06-28 07:28:07 PM
1 votes:

aardwolf: Why don't you FARK Fascists comment on actual NEWS like the USA is censoring the guardian website from your soldiers???

The USA has just gone FULL FASCIST and Fark is silent... WAKE UP FARKERS you have no free speech, no privacy and American sheep soldiers are war criminals that can't even be trusted with the truth by your own government!??!

Disgraceful. WAKE THE FARK UP!


You sound concerned.
2013-06-28 07:24:14 PM
1 votes:
I can see it now, Snowden is really a deep cover mole trying to assassinate Assange, they picked up some info that Julian  was heading to Hong Kong and that's why they moved so fast, but that info was faulty so now Snowden is moving on to get to Ecuador.
2013-06-28 07:17:06 PM
1 votes:

tortilla burger: Correa declared that the safe conduct pass issued by Ecuador's London consul - in collaboration with Assange - was unauthorised, after other Ecuadorean diplomats privately said the WikiLeaks founder could be perceived as "running the show".

The pass was canceled as a display of authority by Correa - it had nothing to do with whether the pass was authorized or not. He wanted to publicly show that he's in charge, and it doesn't really matter what it is so long as he exerts his position somehow. It's a classical response for a particular personality archetype.


This, basically. Remember, we're talking about the same guy that tossed our threat back in our faces, along with an offer to provide human rights education subsidies to us. The guy sounds like he has a near-terminal Napoleon complex.
2013-06-28 07:04:50 PM
1 votes:
Is it usual for someone in political Asylum, (Assange), to be given so much press/visibility along with the ability to be so active in controlling this situation?

It seems odd to me.
2013-06-28 07:00:30 PM
1 votes:
The irony, of course, is that there are so many people lauding Correa and Ecuador as some sort of bastion of free speech and human rights. Never mind that Correa bankrupted the country's largest newspaper and had the editorial board imprisoned for publishing an editorial against him.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/opinion/ecuadors-assault-on-free-s pe ech.html?_r=0
2013-06-28 06:51:05 PM
1 votes:

Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: something something cunning plan something something not thought through


What haven't I thought through.....?

On a side note, why is Assange now using the majestic plural?  Must confess, if I were this boy's parent, I'd be doing everything I could to bring him home [yes, to face trial] and keep him as far away from Mr. Assange as possible.
2013-06-28 06:40:54 PM
1 votes:
He is known to bite the hand that feeds him.
2013-06-28 06:40:17 PM
1 votes:
Bah. . .what is the worst that could happen?  Ecuador would legalize gay marriage after he releases sensitive information?
2013-06-28 06:40:15 PM
1 votes:
something something cunning plan something something not thought through
 
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