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posted by chromas on Wednesday August 01 2018, @01:31PM   Printer-friendly
from the delete-this dept.

Activist publishes 11,000 Wikileaks Twitter direct messages

An activist has published 11,000 direct messages on Twitter between the Wikileaks account and a group of its supporters. The direct messages were published by Emma Best on her own website. Her Twitter account states that she is a journalist on the East Coast. Best has been critical of Wikileaks and has advocated for government transparency. Some of the direct messages were previously published, but this is the first time all of the direct messages have been posted.

The messages show that Wikileaks wanted the GOP to defeat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections. "We believe it would be much better for the GOP to win," the Wikileaks account states to a supporter named "Emmy B" in one of the messages from 2015.

Why would they do that?

Clinton: I don't recall joking about droning Julian Assange

Oh.


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Freeman on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:00PM (8 children)

    by Freeman (732) on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:00PM (#715750) Journal

    "Women’s groups are generally up in arms re Trump, I’m still wondering why they weren’t the same re Bill Clinton."

    #1 Trump is Charasmatic, but is a loud mouth and seem not to have much in the way of "manners."

    #2 Clinton is Charasmatic, but also has "manners."

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:09PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:09PM (#715797)

    Manners go a long way and generally indicate a person has had some ethical learning. Doesn't mean they are a good person, many liars and cheats seem like wonderful people at first.

    Clinton did a lot of shitty stuff, typical neo-liberal agenda selling out the people, but I would 100% rather have him around than Trump. Trump has pretty much zero redeeming value and only accidentally do his policies have side effects which help out the average person.

    You are comparing apples and oranges. Also, at least Bill's escapades were consensual. Trump is a gross example of why we have sexual harassment laws and would make a good poster boy for the #metoo movement.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:13PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:13PM (#715798)

      Lol, someone isn't old enough to remember Juanita Broaderick.

    • (Score: 1) by exaeta on Wednesday August 01 2018, @07:17PM

      by exaeta (6957) on Wednesday August 01 2018, @07:17PM (#715862) Homepage Journal

      I don't think his policies are "accidentally" good. I think he actually has some brains, but is a "people pleaser". Although you might dislike Trump, I think he's trying to appeal to his fan base and sell his products (after his presidential run is over), rather than be a well-liked guy.

      He's realized that he can get a *cough* certain segment *cough* of the population to like him by acting this way. It's very intentional and not an issue of lack of self control. Compare and contrast pre-politics Trump to post-politics Trump. He actually seems fairly smart. Which is why, despite how he sounds, many of his policies actually work, granted, he does implement some stupid ones (mostly to please that *cough* certain segment *cough* of the population).

      In a nutshell, Trump is a selfish businessman that actually has done some sensible things when *cough* certain people *cough* aren't looking, but when they are he will usually do whatever they want him to. (I am also assuming, he may be more sensible when he isn't up for reelection in his second term)

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday August 02 2018, @02:38PM (4 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 02 2018, @02:38PM (#716241) Homepage Journal

    So, manners is defined as having a socio- and psycho-pathic wife who will make the bodies disappear?

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    • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Thursday August 02 2018, @02:51PM (3 children)

      by Freeman (732) on Thursday August 02 2018, @02:51PM (#716250) Journal

      Dictionary.com definitions I'm referring to:
      "2b) ways of behaving with reference to polite standards; social comportment: That child has good manners.
      3a) person's outward bearing; way of speaking to and treating others: She has a charming manner."

      In other words it's a Southern Thing. https://www.tripsavvy.com/how-to-be-a-southerner-2212278 [tripsavvy.com]

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      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday August 02 2018, @03:08PM (2 children)

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 02 2018, @03:08PM (#716261) Homepage Journal

        Yeah, it may be a southern thing - but these kids have begun to annoy me. Four, five years ago, some of them started calling me "Mister Runaway". I griped. Griping about it just caused more of them to call me that. Now? About the only people who don't "mister" me are the ones I've been working with for more than ten years. That is, all the rest of the old bastards.

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        • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Thursday August 02 2018, @03:19PM (1 child)

          by Freeman (732) on Thursday August 02 2018, @03:19PM (#716280) Journal

          The first one may have been genuine, but assuming the others know you don't like being called that. They're not being polite and / or they're not comfortable calling you anything else. The older you are, the more likely someone's going to call you Mister. Have you already been asked about the Senior Discount? At a certain point some people just look a bit older, like my dad. Who just took it in stride and usually made some small joke around it. Sure, he's old enough now to get the Senior Discount when going out to eat, but it's not necessarily so cool to be 40s-50s and being asked about a Senior Discount (Typically 65+, for those that may not know).

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          • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday August 03 2018, @01:01AM

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday August 03 2018, @01:01AM (#716514) Homepage Journal

            Senior discounts - yeah. Now and then. It's not something I think about. Waitress or cashier asks me how old I am - I just respond, because, uhhh, conditioning I guess. Yeah, I'm eligible, but I'm not looking for a discount when I sit down for a meal, or whatever.

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