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  1. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Scandalous! Oh how far we have fallen.
  2. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Speaking of echo chamber - this was just put out by their campaign. It's breathtaking how effortlessly Trump and his cohorts lie.
  3. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Twitter is crazy right now. It is obvious that the Trump and GOP strategy is to get the echo chamber going with "No Collusion and No Obstruction" as loudly as possible, when the report itself does not appear to support that. We are a country divided into two different realities.
  4. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Transparency! Drink!
  5. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    True, they have been very critical of the West, and haven't had a lot of publications aimed at China (or Russia). But at the same time, they were based in the West and so to some extent I think that can be expected. I'm not going to try to argue that they weren't an asset of Russia - maybe they were, and I have no way to know. But on the other had we haven't seen actual evidence to that effect yet, have we?
  6. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    I think that is the common perception, but generally speaking it doesn't hold a lot of water. Here is the wikipedia list of their publications: Wikileaks Publications
  7. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Good questions. For what it is worth the stated reason for the US extraditing Assange is due to activities in 2010 - not the Clinton email case. This was part of it.
  8. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Valid points. I agree that the line has to be drawn someplace. But in this case I don't think we were talking about a publisher breaking into a personal computer of a private individual to expose their information publicly. Instead we were talking about a publisher obtaining information about what governments were up to. There seems to be a difference there.
  9. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    It is awkward. People have various reasons for hating Assange, but I'm worried about the potential long term ramifications of this action. Eventually more info will come out, though.
  10. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    Do you feel the journalists and the publications they work for were also in spy territory when they published the contents of these dumps? Also, in general should it be illegal for any journalist to publish articles about how the IC does business - i.e. should the IC be unquestionably treated as being above the law, and above being criticized?
  11. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    What is it, in your opinion, that differentiates Wikileaks from the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, etc.? Are those who run traditional newspapers also spies in your book?
  12. khaake

    DOJ Initial Russia Hearings

    What is it that journalists do, if not expose that which the powerful do not want exposed? I understand that the charges made public today deal with an alleged computer hacking conspiracy, but this arrest seems uncomfortably close to being political retribution directed at a publisher. Are we to abide by the rule that journalists are to report only information that was provided willingly? If so, is there any reason to have journalists at all?
  13. Boilermakers to Be Tested during Blizzard

    1. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Why you gotta test? Drop shot glass of whiskey in your beer. Enjoy.

  14. khaake

    Maurice Washington Faces Charges

    I could be wrong, but I don't think his age matters.