The Julian Assange Saga Continues

If you've read or watched the news today, other than the usual chatter about the various facets of the Presidential race, the one story you won't have been able to escape is the almost spy novel-like drama surrounding Julian Assange and the Ecuadorian embassy. In the end, Ecuador turned out to really not enjoy being bullied and threatened, even in that inimitable, jolly-good sort of inoffensive...

Priorities

Do you ever stop and wonder whether our nation’s security priorities are a little out of whack? Maybe need to be re-adjusted or given a reality check every so often - at least more often than they currently seem to be? Just a bit ago, we learned that the TSA missed a fully-loaded Glock that sailed right through the scanners at Houston airport. Remember that as you get “randomly selected for...

Investors Business Daily Puts Its Thumb On The (Medical) Scale – Again

Investors’ Business Daily is out with a new editorial, crowing that their much-maligned 2009 survey of doctors (which trumpeted the alarming headline that 45% of doctors would consider quitting practice if health care reform passed) has now been vindicated by a new survey showing very similar results to IBD’s conveniently-timed 2009 poll. During the white-hot war in the fall of 2009 over...

Daniel Ellsberg on WikiLeaks

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - Juvenal, ca 100 CE (also, Alan Moore, 1985)Things are moving fast in the story of large government and financial interests’ moves against WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. First came the unprecedented international arrest warrant for sorta-unspecified sex crimes charges in Sweden. Then came news Assange had turned himself in to the British bobbies. Then...

MasterCard, Visa Experience Blowback Over WikiLeaks

SECOND UPDATE: Perhaps this might have something to do with VISA and MasterCard's support for the US government. UPDATE: as of approximately 4pm EST, VISA.com is also down, thanks to the same crew. I can't imagine it'll be much longer before PayPal gets the same treatment, though (owing to the fact that they are an entirely Internet-based company) they may be better prepared to defend against...

Julian Assange Arrested in England, Speaks Out In Own Words

Well, that was only a matter of time. It had been an open secret for a couple of weeks now that Julian Assange was in London. And once the Interpol warrant went out, it wasn’t going to be long before the ever-dutiful British police picked him up. It’s a little surprising - and considerably disheartening - that he was remanded to custody, since that sort of thing is supposed to be based upon...

Check Out WikiLeaks’ New Digs!

After Joe Lieberman (I-DroopyDawg) leaned on Amazon to remove Wikileaks from their servers (though Amazon denies Liebertool’s phone calls had anything to do with their decision), Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks crew decided to go Full Metal Dr. Evil. Check out where WikiLeaks' servers are located NOW: Additional mind-blowing pictures of the Bahnhof server facility (via LA Times) can be found...