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Julian Assange to run for Senate

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posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul

I think the "final adjudicator" powers got removed after the Whitlam debacle.

The Queen is required to accept the instruction of her ministers when it comes to performing any of her constitutional powers. The "Royal prerogative" is actually required to be only used at such direction - it is not really a prerogative at all.

Other than that her (or the governor General as her rep) only get to pick a parliamentary leader to try to form a Govt & they can choose whoever they like....but of course then that person has to actually demonstrate having "the confidence of the house" in Parliament & if they can't do that then having the Q/GG's support means squat.

Yanks like to think that the Q has all these powers, that Aus isn't really sovereign because the Queen lives in London, etc., because they don't bother to look behind the headlines.


While the governor general - as representative of the crown on england - is head of state of Australia, they are still expected to request counsel, advice and approval of the british monarch before excercising any right of office which have political ramifications.

While the monarch is in Australia, they are head of state and and King/Queen of Australia and any legislation or law which is usually required to be signed off by the governor general is presented to them.

Australians are no longer british subjects but if she so wishes, the Queen can come over and throw her weight around and there is bugger all anyone can do to stop her unless laws change.

As for the snide comment that Australians are too focussed on headlines, exactly which headlines do you refer to, how is that relevant and can you please provide sources for this fact?

I would suggest getting your facts correct and taking more care with spelling, grammar and sentence structure before making rude and unnecessary comments.
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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by petrus4

Originally posted by missvicky
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what is a grey hat hacker?


The term "hacker," didn't originally mean what most people think it means.

Hackers were defined as programmers, or at the most, people who used technology to play generally harmless pranks; not as people who broke into other people's computer systems, which is the media's use of the word. Those who self-identify as hackers, generally refer to computer trespassers or malware writers as crackers. That is what Anonymous are, for the most part. They're generally not real programmers, and a lot of the newer people really don't know that much about computers or the Internet at all.

A grey hat hacker, on the other hand, is someone who exists somewhere between the two. Sometimes they can indulge in a certain amount of cracking, while also being enough of a genuine programmer that they don't get fully hit with the title. Usually, though, they're someone who is obsessed with encryption and various areas of computer security, but will generally have sufficient moral integrity that they will issue public notifications of any vulnerabilities or security holes that they find. Neo from The Matrix was an example, as was Kevin Mitnick, to a certain extent, in real life terms.

They are also almost always extremely arrogant. They are generally very intelligent, and they know it. They view the world as being entirely dependent on computers, and themselves having mastery over computers; hence, the God complex mentioned.
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Thank you! Ihad never heard of that tern before, or the term "crcakers". Interesting.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by Jace26
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FFS its Australian, not Austrailian.

You don't see anyone spelling American like Ameirican.

God damn don't write it if you can't spell it.



Care check aisle 2.

Tell ya what we will go down to the river so I can watch you walk across the water. After you do that then you can criticise my spelling. Until then please fix your rectal-cranial inversion and remain on topic.

On the off chance you failed to read, we are discussing Assange and his ill considered thought about running for the Senate. We aren't discussing your ability to be NTAC 2.0 compliant.




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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by petrus4

Originally posted by Xcathdra
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The US has not nor has ever tried to extradite Assange. Aside from the rumors of a sealed indictment, there is nothing that shows charges will be brought against him (much to my irritation).


Mike Huckabee however, did call for Assange's assassination.


As a private citizen thats within his right to do so. Contrary to popular belief its not against the law to express an opinion, even if its an unpopular one.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by Garfee
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How can releasing information to the public do us harm. They're our bloody governments and it's our bloody information!

I'll vote for him.



Uhm ok.....

That makes absolutely no sense at all.

Whatever works I guess.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra

Originally posted by petrus4

Originally posted by Xcathdra
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The US has not nor has ever tried to extradite Assange. Aside from the rumors of a sealed indictment, there is nothing that shows charges will be brought against him (much to my irritation).


Mike Huckabee however, did call for Assange's assassination.


As a private citizen thats within his right to do so. Contrary to popular belief its not against the law to express an opinion, even if its an unpopular one.


I wasn't suggesting that it wasn't his right to express that opinion. The problem with people like Huckabee, however, is that they generally are not willing to extend that type of courtesy to others as well.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by petrus4
I wasn't suggesting that it wasn't his right to express that opinion. The problem with people like Huckabee, however, is that they generally are not willing to extend that type of courtesy to others as well.


Thats because MSNBC takes care of the people that Foxnews doesnt go after


Actually Huckabee didnt call for assanges assasination. Huckabee stated that whoever in our government leaked the documents should face the death penalty for treason. Palin called for his assasination and an aide to the Canadian Prime minster also echoed that sentiment.

Keep in mind it was back in 2010 when the Republicans were gearing up for the 2012 Presidential election.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra

Originally posted by Garfee
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How can releasing information to the public do us harm. They're our bloody governments and it's our bloody information!

I'll vote for him.



Uhm ok.....

That makes absolutely no sense at all.

Whatever works I guess.

Please elaborate on your confusion and I'll clear up my statement for you. I'd do it now but I thought I was quite staightforward.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Assange has been fighting against lies and corruption in governments. He would get my vote if I was Australian and for once I would feel like I'd vote for someone who will really shake things up and make some good stuff happen.




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