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    Quote Originally Posted by Haysey View Post
    In other news, some people are just the fucking worst...

    San Franciscans raise $46,000 to stop homeless shelter in wealthy area

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...er-embarcadero
    Please consider donating to the rival GoFundMe in favor of the shelter, which the company itself gave $5,000 to.

    https://www.gofundme.com/safer-embarcadero-for-all

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    Just keep this dude locked up! Sounds like nothing but trouble.

    "Brian Michael Rini, who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, has criminal past"

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...iminal-n991256

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    that was interesting when it was released, but it's still certainly not "case closed."

    That Patricia Cornwell book that was mentioned, wherein she claimed painter Walter Sickert was the killer (and tried to prove it using modern forensics,) was pretty damned fascinating and compelling, and included probable DNA matches from some of the letters.
    Also, dude had a painting called "Jack the Ripper's Bedroom," which was like, a painting of HIS room, and some paintings that looked like the post mortem photos of the victims. There was a whole bunch more circumstantial evidence in the book.
    But it had its problems and critics, just like this new analysis, and the only thing i can say with certainty is that it was a damn fine read.

    I'm not sure we'll EVER know for sure.

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    WHAT.THE.FUCK

    Doctors discover four live bees feeding on tears inside woman's eye

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ide-womans-eye


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    Not gonna bother with a link since literally every news website has this:

    Julian Assange has been arrested in London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    Not gonna bother with a link since literally every news website has this:

    Julian Assange has been arrested in London.
    This is a dark, dark day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haysey View Post
    WHAT.THE.FUCK

    Doctors discover four live bees feeding on tears inside woman's eye

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ide-womans-eye



    Seriously though, I saw this news too yesterday and it gave me nightmares. For real.

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    im sad Julian Assange has been arrested and i think he was a force for good in the world. i hope he does not spend the rest of his life in a supermax prison in Arizona or Colorado or wherever the fuck those places are.
    the UK and US intelligence agencies have been too profoundly interlinked since like 1940, for him not to be extradited,
    those 2010 leaks were mind blowing, and felt almost revolutionary, was amazing to see the effect one man could have on a superpower.
    i hope he is afforded the same leniency obama gave to Chelsea Manning one day, he has basically been a prisoner for 9 years already, the US has made its point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exocet View Post
    im sad Julian Assange has been arrested and i think he was a force for good in the world. i hope he does not spend the rest of his life in a supermax prison in Arizona or Colorado or wherever the fuck those places are.
    the UK and US intelligence agencies have been too profoundly interlinked since like 1940, for him not to be extradited,
    those 2010 leaks were mind blowing, and felt almost revolutionary, was amazing to see the effect one man could have on a superpower.
    i hope he is afforded the same leniency obama gave to Chelsea Manning one day, he has basically been a prisoner for 9 years already, the US has made its point.
    I hear you, but it seems pretty clear the gov't is going to attempt to throw the book at him. They've been eternally embarrassed by what he exposed, and they want to make him pay.

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    Ol' Trump seemed to like him back in 2016, maybe he'll pardon the dude.

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    well, however you feel about Assange, if we make this about Trump and Wikileaks' involvement in the timed releases of DNC-hacked info and emails, cooperating w/ the Trump campaign via Roger Stone...

    ...and then Trump is now saying he doesn't really know about Wikileaks or have an opinion on them... except during the campaign he praised and mentioned them over a hundred times or so?

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    I'm conflicted over the Assange thing, on the one hand either he or his org knowingly or unknowingly aided a foreign government's (a noted political enemy) efforts in undermining/interfering with U.S. democracy, this much is a fact no?

    Sounds like some damning shit right there to me, I'd certainly hope there would be some type of punitive measures. Just the thought that this mother fucker could be partially responsible for tipping the scales in Trump's favor makes me fucking rage.

    On the other hand, the charge so far doesn't even have anything to do with the 2016 stuff and is regarding the 2010 dump of info that Chelsea Manning provided. This facilitation of information would be covered by the first amendment of the U.S. constitution and we don't want the wrong precedent set here where press freedoms are being violated.

    Oh and would you look at that, Russia is CONDEMNING Assange's arrest. Could they perhaps be getting nervous about anything?
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...ublisher-juli/

    Also this: https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/17...tial-campaign/

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    I think Assange stopped being a true whistle-blower, but I think he once was. Then he became a cornered but vindictive asshole who felt he was justified in playing god with the way that he could politically weaponize some cherry-picked whistle-blowing to tap Clinton back.

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    Guess this happened a few days ago (April 10th). Didn’t see anything about it posted here. So...


    Earth Sees First Image Of A Black Hole







    What a monster. reminds me of the quote,


    "...when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    I think Assange stopped being a true whistle-blower, but I think he once was. Then he became a cornered but vindictive asshole who felt he was justified in playing god with the way that he could politically weaponize some cherry-picked whistle-blowing to tap Clinton back.
    In addition to this indictment, the U.S. Government has evidence that Assange had regular, direct communication with Gucifer 2.0. He isn’t a “journalist.” Not by any stretch of the imagination. A giant repository dump of information that he hasn’t bothered to redact or even so much as comment on does not equal journalism. He was in constant communication with the Trump campaign, providing advice and information based on hacked information he helped illegally obtain in order to assist in affecting the outcome of the election. The Government information - all laid out in the Roger Stone case (Organization 1 = Wikileaks) - includes texts and phone data showing his deliberate desire and attempts to prevent HRC from winning. See also.

    That = conspiracy.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/w...r-embassy.html

    they charged him with conspiring to commit unlawful computer intrusion based on his alleged agreement to try to help Ms. Manning break an encoded portion of passcode that would have permitted her to log on to a classified military network under another user’s identity.
    Some are claiming that this means that Assange only acted as a “journalist” who wished to help conceal Manning’s identity. What a load of ca-ca.

    People point out the Pentagon Papers as a comparison. It’s a shitty comparison. First, a former member of the government voluntarily leaked the Department of Defense study to the Washington Post. That person did so without conspiratorial intent but, instead, to shed light on the truth of the U.S. failures in the Vietnam conflict. The Washington Post was handed this information, and went to great costs to publish it and to conceal the identity of the person who provided it (an American citizen). The American taxpayers had paid for the report, as well as Vietnam; no valid argument could be made against the publication of the information.

    The information obtained by Manning and Assange contained classified surveillance information, some of it endangering the lives of American citizens. Much of the hacked information published by Assange through Gucifer 2.0 - in essence, propaganda designed to change voter opinions - directly affected the U.S. election. This ain’t the Pentagon Papers. Manning is an American citizen and got cut some slack by Obama. Assange? Please. He’s an opportunistic turd.

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    I'm glad somebody else recognizes Assange fore what he is, because what he ISN'T is a hero. Not even a little.

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    I'm sorry, but I can't help laughing at the tragic irony of this development for Assange.

    The guy had a major grudge against Hillary Clinton, which I could maybe sympathize with to a certain extent. But then he went WAY beyond what could ever be considered a reasonable response and decided to take a massive shit on our country's electoral process. And he got exactly what he wanted, he helped stop Hillary from becoming president, and the rest of us all got stuck with the waking nightmare of living under Donald Trump. It was a shitty strategic move designed to improve his personal situation. He decided that his odds looked better if Trump was president instead of Hillary, and he didn't care about the horrific impact it would have on others.

    Which is why I find it pretty hilarious that he got exactly what he wanted and he STILL got fucked over. Did he honestly think the Trump administration would give a shit about him? Did he really think that Trump would be like "Nah, let's just leave that guy alone, after all, he worked so hard to get me elected." LOL. Even from a perspective of pure self-interest, it was a moronic strategy. What kind of rebel whistleblower thinks he should seek shelter in the arms of fucking Republicans? This is not exactly a party known for being champions of the press and free speech rights and transparency within our military and intelligence institutions. And betting on Trump was an especially dumb move. One of Trump's defining qualities is a complete lack of loyalty to anyone at all. He uses people and then he throws them away. I just don't understand how Assange, who comes across as fairly intelligent, didn't see this coming a mile away. And given that he didn't give a shit about how anyone else would be impacted by Trump becoming president, I'm not exactly feeling particularly sympathetic towards him right now.

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    Trump, who publicly said “WikiLeaks” nearly 150 during his campaign, now says this. It’s like that scene in The Godfather Part II when Frank Pentangeli’s Brother, Vincenzo, arrives from Sicily for the Senate hearing:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat Mom View Post
    Trump, who publicly said “WikiLeaks” nearly 150 during his campaign, now says this. It’s like that scene in The Godfather Part II when Frank Pentangeli’s Brother, Vincenzo, arrives from Sicily for the Senate hearing:

    Saying Wikileaks is 'not my thing' sounds like he's talking about pop music or something

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    The WGA and the Association of Talent Agents have failed to reach an agreement on a new franchise agreement, setting the stage for unprecedented upheaval in the film and TV industry. Thousands of writers now are ordered by the guild to fire their agents, and in the coming days, expect both sides to carry out their threats to sue each other.

    https://deadline.com/2019/04/wga-and...me-1202595055/

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    In other news...

    Man sues parents for throwing out porn collection

    https://www.theguardian.com/culture/...orn-collection

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    Now they're saying it has collapsed! Oh no!

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    I admittedly don't care for Paris and am not thrilled to be going back next month, but this is still heartbreaking to watch.

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    Seriously, even if you disregard the religious aspect, Notre Dame is (was? shit.) a work of art that can never be replaced.

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    The roof is literally on fire

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    The spire collapsed, the entire cathedral is completely engulfed, the Rose Windows appear to be torched. This is just crushing

    The spire contained relics, like the crown of thorns of Jesus Christ.

    Notre Dame was a beautiful piece of French Gothic art history. It was a museum. It was the site of the coronation of Napoleon I, the beatification of Joan of Arc.

    Now they believe the fire began with the restoration work.

    Ugh, heartbreaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demogorgon View Post
    Seriously, even if you disregard the religious aspect, Notre Dame is (was? shit.) a work of art that can never be replaced.
    It is a work of art and a magnificent example of human craftsmanship. Like all great monuments around the world, it belongs to all of humanity; no matter if people are religious or not.

    I'm watching this and I'm crying at the loss. It's just horrible, a nightmare.

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    Just think...assuming the fairly logical conclusion turns out to be right and that this stemmed from the restoration work, that means there's probably at least one person now who is going to spend the rest of their life wondering if, or dealing with, the notion that they caused this. I feel guilty about the smallest little things...I can't even imagine having that on my conscience.

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