Wiki leaks, there is a service we are all going to miss

#4
PiWikiLeaks Back in Business: Assange: On November 28th WikiLeaks will launch new generation submissions system Pity no one bothered to tell Wikileaks "
 
#12
No sense of the dramatic, you.

Independent oversight isn't a bad thing and the knowledge that things might just become public encourages officials to make sure their decisions are ones they're happy to have exposed to public scrutiny.

Assange was a deeply unpleasant little man, true, but you don't necessarily need to be good to be a good guy.

if it's been sent from my HTC Hero using Tapatalk then I'm probably pissed.
 
#15
notting to be happy about. By that definition I must have raped dozens of women. Assange may be a loon and a weirdo but I am with smartascarrots on this one, someone has to threaten to whistle blow it all, otherwise who keeps taps on politicians, CEO's etc...
 
#16
I was looking forward to the Wikileaks expose that Blair and Mandleson had multiple offshore bank accounts,took bribes and how much money they avoided UK tax on (allegedly of course!).
 
#18
No sense of the dramatic, you.

Independent oversight isn't a bad thing and the knowledge that things might just become public encourages officials to make sure their decisions are ones they're happy to have exposed to public scrutiny.

Assange was a deeply unpleasant little man, true, but you don't necessarily need to be good to be a good guy.

if it's been sent from my HTC Hero using Tapatalk then I'm probably pissed.

I don't think Assange came close to being 'independent oversight'. He's an egotistical shit who would publish any sensitive government information that came his way.

But I do agree with you on the need for independent oversight.
 
#19
I don't think Assange came close to being 'independent oversight'. He's an egotistical shit who would publish any sensitive government information that came his way.

But I do agree with you on the need for independent oversight.
He wasn't impartial by any manner of means but he was independent of government and the mainstream (i.e. bought and paid for) media. Not a bad thing to have around, IMO.
 

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#20
I'm not sure whether a conduit for releasing sensitive docs is good or bad. Yes, on the one hand it can put the frighteners on politicians, bureaucrats and the like, but in reality it seems to have generated more prosecutions of whistleblowers than those they have been blowing the whistle on...no surprises there. And anyway, Joe public around the world these days is perfectly aware that corruption is rife, along with serious lawbreaking, at the highest levels of society, but is powerless to move to do anything about it, why bother telling ?