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Assange On the Spot + Update



Someone at Energy Bulletin finds a prefiguration of WikiLeaks in The Shockwave Rider, a 1975 scifi novel by John Brunner.

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WikiLeaks: The Vorpal Sword



On Fox/Mox above and as reported in The Raw Story, Ron Paul wishes that Wikileaks would smite the Fed, one of his personal Jabberwocks:

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Feasta on Energy and Money

The Post Carbon Institute posts this series of videos of a talk by Richard Douthwaite, co-founder of Feasta, an Irish think tank concerned with sustainable economics. He was speaking by phone and video to a group in Michigan, about a month before last year's Copenhagen Summit climate talks, so it is like watching Max Headroom do a slide show. The first four videos are about the problem, the last two are Feasta's proposal for a cap and share system and debt-free currency to keep the poorer folk going.

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WikiLeaks Debate on Democracy Now

With their highest viewership ever, Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez were far less placid than usual for this morning's debate between Steven Aftergood and Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald is well-known for his legal and political blogging at Salon, while Aftergood directs a government secrecy project at the Federation of American Scientists, and posts secret documents himself with the Secrecy News project, which I've never heard of before.

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Let Me Entertain You



I don't play now, but I have played a lot of tennis over the years, sometimes in leagues or clubs with people I didn't know well. I enjoyed playing with some of those guys so much that we arranged to play again, and became "tennis buddies." With others, I couldn't wait for the match to end.

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Assange Debate, My Friends

Julian Assange is now The Most Interesting Man in the World.

Don't ask why he does what he does. Don't examine his motives.

Whether you like it or not, you're either for him or against him.

So just drink the damn beer.

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Wikileaks: More Crap + Updated Crap



This evening, I was amused to see last night's Daily Show discussing Wikileaks as regards transparency vs privacy:

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Comfort Post



I chat films with Jimmy, at my office. He's always mentioning some flick I just have to see, so before Thanksgiving I asked him for a list of films I should rent. He sent this:

Repulsion
O Lucky Man!
Nil by Mouth
The Sporting Life
Elevator to the Gallows
Diabolique
Europa, Europa

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