Was the "draconian sentence" delivered in Pfc. Manning's case simply a matter of deterrence, asks John Cassidy at the New Yorker? "From the beginning, the Pentagon has treated Manning extremely harshly, holding him in solitary confinement for almost a year and then accusing him of aiding the enemy—a charge that carries the death penalty…It certainly looked like an instance of powerful institutions and powerful people punishing a lowly private for revealing things that they would rather have kept hidden."
Julian Assange, the alleged sex pest and confirmed poseur upon whom the most shocking relevations of government misconduct in decades were wasted, was nonetheless right about one thing above all others: the reason they prosecuted him there for other things was to get him here on that thing. Today UK Home Secretary Priti Patel gave… READ THE REST
The CIA made plans to kidnap and assassinate Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, report Zach Dorfman, Sean D. Naylor and Michael Isikoff, while he was holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The "sketches" for disappearing Assange were reportedly made at the pleasure of Mike Pompeo, Trump's CIA chief and later secretary of state. Though… READ THE REST
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States, a London court today ruled. The judge decided that Assange's health is at risk there: "The U.S. will not prevent Mr. Assange from finding a way to commit suicide." District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that while US prosecutors met the tests for Mr Assange… READ THE REST
It's summertime, and you know what that means? Unbearable heat waves are coming, and for some, they're already here! The only way for many people to sleep comfortably during the warmer months is by getting an air conditioner for their bedroom, but what about during the day when you need to cook in the kitchen or when you… READ THE REST
It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to build a web page for a company, freelance business, or product. The same goes when creating the mobile app version. You don't dislike the job; it's what you wanted a career as a developer in the first place, but if there's a way to make the conversion… READ THE REST
As the weather warms up, things tend to get more pungent, shall we say. One wrong move and the fridge gets left wide open, and you're stuck with a house that smells like trash and broken dreams. Even if something so drastic doesn't happen, smells pile up quickly, and it's challenging to part ways with them.… READ THE REST