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Julian Assange is at it again. Cornered, first he walked off an interview with ABC, and now he’s going after Palin and Huckabee-just because they work on FOX? I ponder this, because both work at the same network and he hasn’t singled out anybody else (yet) on the media.
Thou shall not mention his name; if you do, you will be accused of McCarthyism or something. The quotes on bold are from the article, my responses below.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur, Assange referred to the politicians-turned-Fox-personalities as “shock jocks” who should be charged for inciting violence against him and his organization.
He also referred to Huckabee as “just another idiot trying to make a name for himself.”
Pot calling kettle? As much as I hate to, I have to defend Mike Huckabee. A Christian Republican that is defending his country against one person that is determined to destroy it-by their own terms of what freedom means-cannot go unnoticed. An immature and childish response towards Huckabee coming from Assange demonstrates that he believes in his own wicked mind how much of a despot he is to other countrymen.
Asked what he thought of the accusation — made by Vice President Joe Biden and others — that he is a “high-tech terrorist,” Assange said his organization’s actions didn’t meet the definition of terrorism — but those of Fox personalities and other TV pundits did.
I have to laugh this one out because Shep Smith is included and he must be in some serious denial. Maybe it will take time for it to sink it. Just sayin’!
“We see constant threats from people, the Republican Senate trying to make a name for themselves, people like Sarah Palin to shock jocks on Fox and, unfortunately, some members also of the Democratic Party, calling for my assassination, calling for the illegal kidnapping of my staff,” Assange said.
Read that quote again. YES-he said UNFORTUNATELY some members also of the Democratic Party. What does he mean by this? Are the top eschelon Democrats involved, and are covering their butts? Are the Democrats destroying the country from within, and not Muslims in the country with domestic terrorism? Tin foil hats are in order. Because really, he didn’t say UNFORTUNATELY some members also of the Republican Party. Case closed.
Of Huckabee’s call to have Assange executed, and Palin’s demand that he be hunted down like al Qaeda, Assange said: “If we are to have a civil society, you cannot have senior people making calls on national TV to go around the judiciary and illegally murder people. That is incitement to commit murder. That is an offense.”
Attention liberals: What hundreds of thousands of Americans believe is true; Sarah Palin is a senior leader. He is NOT attacking Palin: He is raising the bar! If Assange supports Al Qaeda terrorism attacks to this country is another story that would not deviate much from this one. Now I have this question: How do you go around the judiciary on national TV? The media loves to mention Governor Palin, accuse her of something she didn’t do, judge her on the spot and calling for an execution…that’s a correct statement. If you have any questions, simply Google it.
He added: “When people call for illegal, deliberate assassination and kidnapping of others, they should be held to account. They should be charged for incitement to commit murder.”
Sorry Mr. Assange, that does not work in this country. It may work for some, but it gets us nowhere. See, we are a free republic. We are still a capitalist country, not a socialistic nor a communist country. Therefore, we can’t charge people and throw them in prison based on loose accusations like that. Why? Because we have something called “the rule of law.”
“Some of those journalists have fallen for that, and why? Because they are worried that they are going to be next,” he continued. “But I have a message to them — they are gonna be next. … So us journalists and publishers and writers, we all have to stick together to resist this sort of reinterpretation of the First Amendment.”
I will write this: That’s why there are bloggers out there, spreading information based on our First Amendment, which is being trampled right now, along with in other parts of the world where there is limited freedom of speech. The journalists have fallen to report on a balanced way because they have allowed their inner feelings perculate through their articles, or fear to be laid off from their jobs. That is not freedom of speech.
What journalists, publishers and writers have to do to stick together? Gain their reputation back. How? Going back to the principles of the First Amendment by reading about it. Then, tell it like it is to the audience without repercussions from their bosses. If they get upset or fire a journalist, more ears will perk up and identify those who challenge and dare to bring up both sides of the story.
- Assange calls Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee “idiots” (newstatesman.com)
- Assange rips ‘shock jock’ politicians (cnn.com)
- Assange warns of ‘digital McCarthyism’ (msnbc.msn.com)
Firstly, if your Chicken Nuggets are not ready, a call to 911 is in order. Democrats fry the President as a “sell-out” on the tax compromise today and are even more scared at 2012 than ever. Now, if your favorite contestant in Dancing With The Stars did not win-blame it on Bristol Palin. Yeah, ’cause all they had to do, was call and text for their favorite. ‘Nuff said.
Liberals: They sure love to dish it, but can’t take it.
A post from a commenter, that pretty much sums PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome to a natch):
Isn’t it amazing how rabid the Palin haters are? Why do they care anyway? If Sarah Palin and her family are so insignificant, stupid, dumb, fat, idiots, not relevant, etc. etc. etc., then why do so many wacko lefties continue to follow the word Palin all around the internet and log on, log in, register, and spew all their hate at them? What a life that must be… hurry home from work (wait a minute, maybe I should not assume they work, since Obama and the socialists have extended unemployment now to 3 years… gosh you could retire on that and food stamps – what a life) anyway they hurry home and just like an addiction, go looking for places to yell, curse, scream, bitch and just all around hate the Palins. Liberals, marxists, black liberation theologists, democrats… the whole sad sorry bunch are a blight on the face of the earth and I hope they all just stew in their own hate and expire.
- TV DRAMA: ‘DWTS’ viewers complain to FCC (politico.com)
- Bristol Palin’s appearance on DWTS led to FCC complaints of Tea Party conspiracy (riehlworldview.com)
It does not matter how much they improve their services, nor how high they raise their postage stamps from time to time. The US Postal Service is in the tank, to the tune of $3.5 billion, and it might be gone next year-of course, if WE don’t bail them out.
Postal Service Posts Loss: While many companies are reporting upbeat quarterly profits this earnings season, the United States Postal Service isn’t one of them. The quasi-governmental agency Thursday delivered a $3.5 billion loss in its fiscal third quarter, driven down by reduced mail volume and retiree health-benefit costs. USPS said it lost $1.1 billion more than it did in the same quarter a year ago, and warned it could run out of cash next year unless relief sought from Congress is approved.
The question is, how many times does the USPS has to be bailed out? They sought bailout in 2001.
From The Heritage Foundation, back then (boldface mine):
In a comprehensive November 2002 report, the General Accounting Office found significant problems in the Postal Service’s financial reporting.6 It concluded that the USPS had failed to provide sufficient and timely information on its financial condition and outlook.
One sign of trouble at the USPS, noted by the GAO, has been its changing financial estimates. Due to increasing use of e-mail and other electronic alternatives, USPS mail volume has declined in recent years, leading to financial difficulty for the USPS. The Postal Service’s consistent misestimates of expected returns have only made the problem worse. For instance, the Postal Service’s estimate of its FY 2001 budget deficit was $480 million in November 2000 but grew to an estimated $2 billion-$3 billion only three months later. The final deficit was $1.7 billion. The next year, the estimated $1.35 billion deficit for FY 2002 grew to $4.5 billion only six months later.8 The final 2002 deficit was $676 million.
The GAO report concluded that whatever the reason for these and other misestimates, USPS financial reporting provided no way either to anticipate the changes or to judge the reliability of the original estimates. In making its case, the GAO focused on the USPS’s quarterly financial reports.
To add to the problem, they also report their gains and losses in a different way-theirs.
The “Postal Year”
In addition to inadequate reporting of information, the Postal Service uses methods of compiling information that raise artificial barriers to analysis of postal activities. For example, the USPS maintains budget data in a unique 52-week “postal year format” that defies understanding, comparisons, and interpretation. Each “postal year” has the same number of days each year (364). The 364 days are divided into 13 “months” of four seven-day weeks.
The USPS’ financial losses are understandable to a certain degree because of the Internet, plus they got serious competition out there. They are still pretty reliable, and offer good prices for shipping our packages and offering us the extra insurance at an affordable price. If you don’t believe me, try FedEx. But FedEx and UPS are more sophisticated when it comes to tracking. Their technology is better, their employees more dedicated and got the know-how to pursue a lost package.
The USPS lacks that employee dedication to service us, their customers. If you’ve ever been to their mail stations, you know what I am writing about. To track a package, their website is good enough for them. But, they only seem to scan the package when it goes into the plane-not on transit-and not when it’s delivered! In spite of that, they make as much as FedEx and UPS’ employees.
The USPS must adjust to GAO’s rules and not make up their own. They must cut in every single aspect and plan ahead for further downsizing. This agency has to stop looking for bailouts from the government and instead, re-evaluate every employees’ salaries.