wikileaks founder such a nice guy
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(08-25-2010, 03:53 PM)billy Wrote:  i just don't agree that the blanket release of tens of thousands of whatever was prudent without first checking them out...i personally think wikileaks needs castrating over these leaks.
What do you mean by "checking them out"?

Visiting Afghanistan personally to verify the authenticity of every single incident? Thats simply not feasible.

Asking the US Defence Department if it was OK to publish them? Then you would have a leak site which never actually published any leaks.

You're also missing the point of the site--it publishes material so that people can make up their own minds. If it was selective in what it disclosed then it would simply be another "news" organisation, where someone sitting behind a desk decided what you would / would not be allowed to know.

(08-23-2010, 09:29 AM)billy Wrote:  i also feel that while many leaks are good some are not.
That's true.

But who, specifically, do you believe should be empowered to make that decision? To decide what you should not be allowed to know? Rupert Murdoch? Conrad Black? Barack Obama or Robert Gates [the US Secretary of Defense], or some totally anonymous officer in the US Department of Defense.

Some leaks are "not good" in the sense that they hurt individuals--you're absolutely right about that. But society as a whole is still better off for them.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
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wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-21-2010, 08:04 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-22-2010, 08:01 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-22-2010, 08:35 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 08-23-2010, 01:00 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-23-2010, 07:14 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-23-2010, 09:29 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-23-2010, 01:34 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by addy - 08-23-2010, 04:55 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-23-2010, 05:49 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-25-2010, 02:00 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-25-2010, 03:53 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by Touchstone - 08-25-2010, 07:39 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 08-26-2010, 06:15 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-26-2010, 07:01 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 08-26-2010, 08:14 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-26-2010, 08:55 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-26-2010, 10:06 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-26-2010, 04:16 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-28-2010, 07:39 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-29-2010, 01:08 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-29-2010, 04:20 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-29-2010, 08:43 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-30-2010, 07:39 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by addy - 08-31-2010, 07:51 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 08-31-2010, 08:50 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 09-01-2010, 02:56 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 09-01-2010, 05:47 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 09-01-2010, 10:36 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 09-01-2010, 11:40 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 09-02-2010, 09:01 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 09-03-2010, 05:47 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 09-03-2010, 06:28 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 09-03-2010, 06:35 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 10-19-2010, 07:42 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 10-20-2010, 05:44 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 11-19-2010, 10:00 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 11-20-2010, 06:04 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 11-20-2010, 07:41 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-10-2010, 08:16 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-11-2010, 09:28 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by thethingy - 12-11-2010, 09:37 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-11-2010, 01:19 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-11-2010, 04:53 PM
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RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-12-2010, 07:54 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by thethingy - 12-12-2010, 09:50 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-12-2010, 06:36 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 12-13-2010, 05:58 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-13-2010, 03:04 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 12-14-2010, 02:56 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-14-2010, 06:17 AM
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RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-14-2010, 01:02 PM
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RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-14-2010, 03:55 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-14-2010, 07:38 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by Duke Skymocker - 12-15-2010, 03:05 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by thethingy - 12-15-2010, 03:19 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-15-2010, 10:12 AM
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RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-15-2010, 10:57 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by Duke Skymocker - 12-15-2010, 11:54 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 12-16-2010, 05:17 AM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-16-2010, 05:31 AM
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RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by thethingy - 12-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-18-2010, 02:38 PM
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RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-19-2010, 04:27 PM
RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by billy - 12-20-2010, 08:28 AM
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RE: wikileaks founder such a nice guy - by mrmod - 12-23-2010, 02:19 AM
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