Thom's blog - Tuesday December 28th, 2010

Thom's blog - Tuesday December 28th, 2010

You need to know this. While much of the media’s focus has been on Julian Assange over the last few months – there’s been little attention focused on a soldier who sits in solitary confinement in Virginia – Bradley Manning. Manning is the fellow suspected of leaking the original classified documents to Wikileaks. He was caught after he started conversing online with a notorious hacker named Adrian Lamo. After Manning admitted the leak – Lamo turned him over to authorities. Now – it’s these chat logs between Lamo and Manning that are receiving a lot of attention as federal investigators and other journalists try to determine if Julian Assange assisted Bradley Manning in any way with releasing the classified documents. If Assange is implicated – he could be charged with conspiracy by the Department of Justice. The magazine “Wired” reportedly is in possession of these chat logs but the editor Kevin Poulson had decided not to publish them. That decision has many other journalists outraged – and wondering what the motivations are for not disclosing this information.

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etrillion's picture
etrillion 4 years 30 weeks ago
#1

I think that number of people who dont want to work and or would rather spend their time drunk or high is much closer to 15 or 20 percent...easily

fourarrows's picture
fourarrows 4 years 30 weeks ago
#2

Tom,

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