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GCHQ Goes Stasi

  • June 17, 2013
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We all know that the cradle of democracy would never behave like Russia or China, don’t we?   And there is absolutely no possibility that our intelligence services could act like the Stasi or the KGB, and like, spy on people – except for the evil ones that is, who unlike ‘law-abiding citizens’,  ...

We All Hate Julian Assange

We All Hate Julian Assange

  • June 25, 2012
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I have to admit a certain ambivalence towards Julian Assange.  On the one hand I admire what he and Wikileaks have done.  At least from a distance however,   he comes over as somewhat egocentric, grandiose and reckless,  with an appetite for self-promotion that has overshadowed the collective efforts of the Wikileaks team.

And even if...

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