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  • intelliot 12:43 am on January 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aaron Swartz, comment, Department of Justice, Julian Assange, , , whistleblowers   

    andreasma • 9 days ago
    Aaron, Manning, Assange, Kyriakoy, Occupy, all persecuted, hounded, some tortured. For what? For speaking truth to power, for revealing corruption, war crimes. For liberating information.

    Meanwhile, Yoo, Addington, Libby, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales go around signing book covers and giving lectures about national security. The murderers, torturers and torture apologists are celebrated. The whistleblowers crushed.

    Blankfein, Greenberg, Pandit, Mozilo, Geithner, go around lecturing us about financial responsibility, instead of rotting in jail for fraud, theft, embezzlement, corruption, bribery and multiple criminal conspiracies.

    This is the disgusting injustice the underlies Aaron Swartz’s death. A Department of Justice that makes a mockery of the word “justice”, where the rule of law has become a joke, where the greatest criminals of our day wear ties and suits and are *absolutely beyond prosecution*, while the poorest get relentless, unforgiving, zero tolerance prosecution for the tiniest of misdeamenors.

    Aaron was cursed with the ability to open his mind wide enough to see the world in all its ugly injustice and reality. His idealism, passion and honesty made him speak truth to power, so he was crushed.

    There are only two crimes that are punished in this country now: being poor or challenging the powerful.


  • intelliot 12:13 am on January 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: a, Aaron Swartz, , curiosity, get, , , like, mine, read, say, secret, to, yes   

    “What’s the secret? How can I boil down things I do into pithy sentences that make myself sound as good as possible? Here goes:

    Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.

    Say yes to everything. I have a lot of trouble saying no, to an pathological degree — whether to projects or to interviews or to friends. As a result, I attempt a lot and even if most of it fails, I’ve still done something.

    Assume nobody else has any idea what they’re doing either. A lot of people refuse to try something because they feel they don’t know enough about it or they assume other people must have already tried everything they could have thought of. Well, few people really have any idea how to do things right and even fewer are to try new things, so usually if you give your best shot at something you’ll do pretty well.

    I followed these rules. And here I am today, with a dozen projects on my plate and my stress level through the roof once again.

    Every morning I wake up and check my email to see which one of my projects has imploded today, which deadlines I’m behind on, which talks I need to write, and which articles I need to edit.”


  • intelliot 1:08 am on January 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aaron Swartz, hashtag, , movement, PDF, PDFTribute, ,   





  • intelliot 1:04 am on January 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aaron Swartz, statement, , U.S. Attorney's Office   

    Family of Aaron Swartz Blames U.S. Attorney’s Office in Statement


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