[ExI] the ambiguously evil british have leaked julian assange's address

Darren Greer darren.greer3 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 00:24:33 UTC 2010

The British press enjoy doing stuff like this. When I lived in London a
decade ago, the News Of The World published the names and addresses of
British sex offenders from the national registry, which then forced some of
them to midnight move without re-registering for fear it would happen again.
Brilliant bit. Sold a lot of papers. Maybe some
enterprising journalist remembered that, thought about Assange's charges in
Sweden, and had an epiphany at breakfast.


On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> "...WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tried to hide his bail address from
> the
> public in an astonishing move for the man responsible for leaking thousands
> of diplomatic secrets..."
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1338832/WikiLeaks-Julian-Assange-ask
> ed-judge-bail-address-secret.html
> Wait a minute, this isn't a good thing.  It is only good when the privacy
> of
> the bad guy is violated.  When the good guy's privacy is subjected to
> involuntary transparency, then is a bad thing, ja?  When the guy who
> de-closeted the bad guy is himself thrown out of the closet, then we need
> to
> determine who is the good guy and who is the bad guy, in order to decide if
> privacy is a good thing or a bad thing.
> Who is evil in this case, the British judge or Assange?  What if some
> bastard had leaked Julian's address to Wikileaks, and Julian didn't notice
> it was in there, mixed with a ream of other text, so he accidentally outed
> himself against his own will?  Then is he good or bad?  This determines if
> he deserves his privacy or needs the disinfectant of sunlight.
> Of course we don't know if the address is real or a clever diversionary
> tactic.
> Oh this is fun.  {8^D
> spike
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