News Briefs 20-06-2013

Have an astronomical solstice

Thanks to RPJ and Rick for links.

Quote of the Day:

Belief is the wound that knowledge heals.

The Telling, Ursula K. Le Guin

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LastLoup's picture
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/articl...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

emlong's picture
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The "Snowden Truthers" might better spend their time examining to what extent Snowden looks "handled" whether he knows it or not, and also the real problem with Snowden is that he never quits whining about how his goose is cooked. Whether he understands it or not he appears to be the poster boy for the idea that all free speaking journalists should be afraid... very afraid. I would rather see that notion made a media splash and dissection. It is probably impossible to determine if Snowden is a plant anyway. Why not just dwell on his rampant paranoia and depressed fatalism and try to poll journalists to see how much their fear quotient has risen post Snowden? The real test though will be to see what actually happens to him. We all thought that Assange was going to be imprisoned for life and nothing has ever come of that. One can hardly be blamed for wondering of these guys are limited hangouts.

earthling's picture
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Personally, I don't give a flying fuck about Snowden.

What we should care about is whether his assertions are true, and if they are not we bloody well should assume that they are.

So my recommendations in more polite language:

(1) if you want to speak privately, on the internet, use peer-to-peer encrypted.

(2) if you want to speak publicly, speak. Don't hide, speak.

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We are the cat.

LastLoup's picture
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I wonder...did it smell like roses?

;)

Sorry...it was right there, waiting to be said LOL

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

jackinthegreen's picture
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So the various 'species' were able to interbreed - thus all variations on a common ancestor. Wonder where (s)he came from? Maybe prehistoric Iraq, or even Jackson, Missouri?

After all, wasn't procreation part of the punishment?