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  •  ok. thank you for clarifying. Thought you were (0+ / 0-)

    supporting Neurooptimalian's stance that Aaron was a criminal who deserved how he was treated.

    •  I haven't said he "deserved" anything. (1+ / 0-)
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      I AM saying that there's more to the story.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 07:33:49 PM PST

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      •  no. there isn't really. everyone involved seems (0+ / 0-)

        to be very clear. were you involved and have inside information?

        •  "Involved"? No. (0+ / 0-)

          Do I know for a fact that there's more to the story?  Yes.  Will I get into the details?  No, they'll be revealed soon enough through authorized sources.

          "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

          by Neuroptimalian on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 08:28:22 PM PST

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          •  How much will be factual? (2+ / 0-)
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            And how much will be a disinformation campaign against a young man no longer alive to defend himself?

            Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

            by Betty Pinson on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 08:49:12 PM PST

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          •  Authorized sources? (0+ / 0-)

            lordy that's rich considering that this whole horrible miscarriage of justice was all about making information and knowledge for free public access. 'Authorized sources' meaning whatever total bs. the DoJ decides merit's prosecuting and persecuting someone who fought for open sources not authorized ones. What gets me is that people defend this. Nothing belongs to the public anymore the only authorized recourses are all owned and for profit. Public is a dirty word these days it's a crime to access anything that bypasses the walls set up by the owners of the place after all were not authorized.  

            •  Regardless, the actual surveillance photos ... (0+ / 0-)

              of Swartz's break-in at MIT, including some that show him attempting to hide his face, have made it to the Internet in today's news, thus his acts and consciousness of guilt are no longer arguable.

              Facts are facts, and illegal acts have consequences.  Individuals seldom get a pass because of the "honorable" intent of their acts.  What's the old adage?  "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time"?

              "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

              by Neuroptimalian on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 03:03:41 PM PST

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