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''For a clever 16-year-old boy the place was dead boring. Mendax lived there with his mother; Emerald was merely a stopping point, one of dozens, as his mother shuttled her child around the continent trying to escape from a psychopathic former de facto.''
''Sometimes Mendax went to school. Often he didn't. The school system didn't hold much interest for him. It didn't feed his mind … The computer system was a far more interesting place to muck around in.''
-Page 53, Underground.
Originally posted by searching4truth
That said, I applaud his work and his purpose, if it truly is simply to bring light to the truth and corruption that hide so easily in the open today.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Julian Assange
Julian Assange (English pronunciation: /æˈsɑːnʒ/; born in the 1970s) is an Australian journalist, programmer and Internet activist, who lived in East Africa as of 2008.
Julian Assange at New Media Days 09 in CopenhagenHe is known for his involvement in Wikileaks, a whistleblower website.
Assange sits on its nine-member advisory board and is a prominent media spokesman for Wikileaks.
He has also been described as the site's director and founder (although he does not use the latter term for himself), and has stated that he has the final decision in the process of vetting documents submitted to the site.
Like all others working for the site, Assange was an unpaid volunteer as of January 2010; being able to self-finance his work because of money he made earlier with Internet-related activities.
Assange was the winner of the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award (New Media), awarded for exposing extra-judicial assassinations; the 2008 Economist Index on Censorship Award; and various other media awards.
Since Wikileaks has opened, Assange has appeared at news-oriented conferences around Europe such as New Media Days '09 in Copenhagen and hacker-oriented conferences, most notably as a special guest speaker at the 26th Chaos Communication Congress.
He has recently appeared on international news agencies such as Al Jazeera English, MSNBC and RT to discuss the release of of the July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Project for the New American Century
The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was an American think tank based in Washington, D.C. that lasted from early 1997 to 2006.
It was co-founded as a non-profit educational organization by neoconservatives William Kristol and Robert Kagan.
The PNAC's stated goal was "to promote American global leadership."
Fundamental to the PNAC were the view that "American leadership is both good for America and good for the world" and support for "a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity."
The PNAC exerted influence on high-level U.S. government officials in the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush and affected the Bush Administration's development of military and foreign policies, especially involving national security and the Iraq War.
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
Plain and simple, they will use everything to destroy this man, mystery or not.
WikiLeaks' most public face is that of its lanky, white-haired editor, Julian Assange, who seems to cultivate the image of a mysterious nomad. A 2008 article in the Sydney Morning Herald described Assange as an Australian currently living in East Africa. "His parents ran a touring theatre company and Assange claims he attended 37 schools and six universities in Australia alone," the paper reported, citing an e-mail interview with Assange. But Assange was fuzzy on many details, including his age, saying he wanted to "keep the bastards guessing." (An Australian newspaper account about Assange published in 1995 identified him as 23, which would make him about 38 years old now.)
Perhaps the best-documented accounts of Assange come from 1990s Australian press reports, when he was charged for hacking that he did as a teenager in 1990 and 1991. Reminiscent of the hacking exploits fictionalized in the movie "WarGames," Assange allegedly used a modem to access other computers. Among the places targeted were an Australian university, a telecommunications company and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He even taunted police investigators looking into the hacking, according to the government. The prosecutor alleged that Assange and another hacker gathered passwords that allowed them unlimited access to other computers. "It was God Almighty walking around doing what you like," the prosecutor said, according to a local newspaper account.
Originally posted by serbsta
It's very interesting to note that Mendax had a very deep voice for his young age, a characteristic which is still present in him today