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  • ORIGINALLY POSTED 4 FEBRUARY 2011 Today I stumbled upon a website I haven’t visited in years.  Since 1996, Cryptome.org has functioned as a repository for information about freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. According to the site: “Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance—open, secret and classified documents—but not limited to those.” At first glance I found information on a Homeland Security detention facility being build in nearby Tacoma, WA.  After skimming through those supposedly classified documents I went on to read about nuclear fission reactors in China, DOD spy training and Julian Assange.  I’m sure many of you find […]

    Before Wikileaks there was Cryptome

    ORIGINALLY POSTED 4 FEBRUARY 2011 Today I stumbled upon a website I haven’t visited in years.  Since 1996, Cryptome.org has functioned as a repository for information about freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. According to the site: “Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance—open, secret and classified documents—but not limited to those.” At first glance I found information on a Homeland Security detention facility being build in nearby Tacoma, WA.  After skimming through those supposedly classified documents I went on to read about nuclear fission reactors in China, DOD spy training and Julian Assange.  I’m sure many of you find […]

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  • What constitutes the definition of a hero?  Modern news reporters will tell you that a hero is someone caught in a fiery inferno, or a person that survived a drive-by shooting, or perhaps someone who was lost at sea and barely survived.  I’m sorry, but these are NOT heroes.  These are random incidences where people almost died but didn’t.  There is nothing heroic about nearly dying no matter how publicized the incident is. Let’s take a look at the actual definition of the word hero. a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem champion: someone who fights for a cause Clearly someone who dies in a […]

    Why Julian Assange is a hero

    What constitutes the definition of a hero?  Modern news reporters will tell you that a hero is someone caught in a fiery inferno, or a person that survived a drive-by shooting, or perhaps someone who was lost at sea and barely survived.  I’m sorry, but these are NOT heroes.  These are random incidences where people almost died but didn’t.  There is nothing heroic about nearly dying no matter how publicized the incident is. Let’s take a look at the actual definition of the word hero. a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem champion: someone who fights for a cause Clearly someone who dies in a […]

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