Wikileaks VS Facebook

@laglen (19783)
United States
November 30, 2010 8:48am CST
While watching this entertaining wikileaks debacle, I am reminded of teen agers and facebook. I have been telling friends and family repeatedly that facebook can get you in trouble. People can not see your face, body language, can not hear your intent, or inflection. There will always be somebody that takes what you say out of context. This is prevalent in written correspondence. But with facebook, this is friends, family, peers, co workers, fellow students. This Wikileaks "dump" of diplomatic material is the same things. he said she said, find out this about this person, it is clearly being done in all countries. This is a matter of leaders wanting to know who and what they are dealing with. And the world consensus that Iran stinks. Now the "news" has been asking if what wikileaks did is treason. Treason to the US? it is not even a US website. Is this espionage or is wikileaks doing what our reporters are supposed to be doing? What do you think? By the way, I tried to get on wikileaks.org - it would not open....
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
30 Nov 10
I think what they're looking in to is "espionage", because the law is more loosely written and can deal with both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. "Treason" won't work, except maybe for the U.S. idiot(s) who stole and gave the information to Asange or whatever his name is that "owns" Wikileaks. I don't think our national documents, marked "secret", are the business of reporters or anyone else except the people who have a "right to know". I know if I mishandled "secret" documents, when I worked for the Department of Defense, the least that would have happened to me is I would have been fired. Sometimes, I admit, some documents I'd seen that had been marked "secret" I questioned the marking. But question or not, they're "secret" documents to be handled a specific way... I thought about getting on the website...but then I thought, I bet "they're" watching everyone who tries and gets on. I don't care to be "watched", so I decided against it.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
30 Nov 10
I will just strip down and turn on the web cam, that'll teach em! lmao!
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
30 Nov 10
You might make some folks very excited... I think I'd rethink that if I were you! Now, if I stripped and turned on the web cam, I think the camera would fail...
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
30 Nov 10
oh trust me dear, I might appeal to about .001% of the population but that doesnt count!