Snowden. He said every other cable NSA had picked in every other country had been tapped, and it would be remarkable if ours somehow 'couldn't be'.
it’s the framing: Key v KDC
Toni St on 7# said more-or-less verbatim: "It's all so complicated and hard to understand. But in the end it's really simple- who do you trust- our Prime Minister or Kim Dotcom?"
Brainless or clever framing for their viewers or what?
Assange seemed a bit ghostly. And I mostly wished he wasn't part of it. But his point about a joined up surveillance - trade - law - hegemony was well made.
Has there been anything more on the Warner's email that looks ...a bit fake? If you can steal/hack/obtain one, you'd think you'd usually get 100s so if there was any whiff of authenticity, there'd be masses of context and backup.
Rawshark gave the remaining info to “journos”
Wikileaks would have been better (but probably meant too much work redacting the personal stuff)
Only a couple more shades of grey and black will be white.
He’s really not stupid and he’s very good at weighing the odds.
The contrast between that and the evasions and recitations he makes under pressure really is very striking.
Yep. Gordon Cambpell on the 'two Keys' in charge of the GCSB - the Rt Hon 'can't remember, not quite sure' and the Mr super-onto it.
A scout-troup, a 3- ring circus, a death metal band, a battalion of conscripts-
all take the same inspired guidance in all aspects of human endeavour.
No. That's a very narrow view of the world- and of human nature.
It is, sadly, the predominent view of many trained in 'business management', but it's not even true for business, let alone a country. Generic management skills are mostly tosh, with a helping of arrogance and a side-serve of indigestible data.
Braunias delivers a cracking detailed interview today with Greenwald.
The 'Campaign Diaries' are mostly gold. (Just finished the previous one: DAY EIGHT: IN WHICH THE LAST REMAINING INDIANS OF THE ACT PARTY TRIBE ARE DISCOVERED – AND OUR CORRESPONDENT STEALS A DINGHY
Thanks Russell, you’ve spared me a power of typing (not so easy on tiny phone).
I’ve had a few chances to observe JK and it's evident he likes engaging with people -at least as long as he’s liked. He has a quick wit and a wry humour.
I think he’d leave if he thought he was going to lose because he hates losing. But it will be hard for him to give up being popular because he really likes that.
He also tends to turn nasty when cornered and win or lose this time he’s in a bit of a hole of his own digging. So it’s pretty likely he’ll be gone before 3 years are up.