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Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

psinet Nothing like a good Assange bashing (171 comments)

.....so I truly regret drawing your attention to paragraph 7 of the article:

"The idea for the statue came from Mr Dormino and Charles Glass, an American author, journalist and broadcaster. British journalist Vaughan Smith, with whom Mr Assange stayed while he was on bail in 2010, is organising the Kickstarter campaign."

Furthermore, Mr Smith added:

“If you look at the statues we do have, they’re mostly of people who've done various things during our past in conflict and killed rather a lot of people. I think it’s refreshing to have a statue that’s perhaps owned by the public a little bit more.”

Shame...........um Assange. Shame.

about two weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

psinet Magical Machine Thinking (564 comments)

What is wrong with these people? Are they unaware that such has been proposed time and again by past luminaries? Predicted dates come and pass and we are as yet not in any danger. This points to the fact that we have failed to comprehend the nature of both consciousness and survivalism.

These machines will not magically become ANYTHING that we do not tell them to become - including dangerous to us. The real fear is, by what date are dumb people going to THINK machines need these functions......

about 6 months ago
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Israeli Group To Attempt Moon Landing

psinet Oh no... (150 comments)

This is just the beginning. Moon Alliyah and settlements to come, replete with extremely loud, religious 19th century gun-toting god-botherers claiming God said the moon was theirs.

about a year ago
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Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern Graphics Cards?

psinet Dumbfounded (159 comments)

How can anyone be suprised by this - let alone /. readers/submitters?

about 2 years ago
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Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated

psinet I smell haters..... (1017 comments)

Unfortunately Australia and his old battalion of merry men are asleep - and what with the cliff-hanger Australian Election results still undecided, every journo in Australia has their head busily up their arse searching for "meaning" in a popularity contest that is voted on by uninformed hillbilly mountain scientists. There is no meaning.

Anyhow my bet is on Assange. He has the points on the board so far, and one hell of an information gathering resource behind him. Just the 4chan crazies alone should scare anyone who wants to put a foot wrong tackling Assange. Everyone loves a hero - almost as much as they love tripping up the anti-hero.

more than 4 years ago
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Health Care Reform

psinet Medical treatment = communism! (2044 comments)

I thought Americans were already aware - providing publicly subsidized medical treatment of any kind automatically turns the patient into a communist nazi drug-zombie hell bent on feasting upon small, patriotic, human brains.

In my country, I can see any doctor, any time, including specialists, psychologists etc, for free. Totally free. Bulk billing means you never give them anything besides ID. Finally, all prescriptions cost me $5.30. For anything. Even for nicotine replacement therapy drugs.

And do you know the worst thing? Per capita, our economy is absolutely destroying the US's on almost every measure.

You guys need to invade Texas. Impliment "regime change" - knowwhatimean? Ey? Wink wink ;)

more than 4 years ago

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