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Wikileaks to Hillary Clinton: You Stole Our Logo!

Wikileaks to Hillary Clinton: You Stole Our Logo!
No one can tell whether they're serious, though Wikileaks has never been known to have a sense of humor. The site has been going after Clinton for a while, with a pinned tweet allowing readers to peruse Clinton's leaked diplomatic cables, followed by …
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Why Some Charges Against Julian Assange Were Dropped
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and a prominent anti-government-secrecy activist, won a partial victory in his ongoing legal drama Thursday when the statute of limitations on two allegations against him expired in Sweden. A third allegation …
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US 'spied on French presidents'
On Tuesday, Wikileaks said it began publishing the files under the heading "Espionnage Elysee" – a reference to the French presidential palace. It said the secret files "derive from directly targeted NSA surveillance of the communications" of the three …
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: Britain treats me worse than a war criminal
“We are drowning in material now. Economically, the challenge for WikiLeaks is whether we can scale up our income in proportion to the amount of material we have to process.” He likened the suspension of payments to Wikileaks to the US blockade of Cuba.
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Secret memos reveal details of Julian Assange's stay in Ecuadorean Embassy
Another provides conflicting reports of an alleged stoush between a security guard and the WikiLeaks founder, after it's claimed he entered a secure control room in September 2012. Other reports show the minute-by-minute monitoring Ecuadorean staff …
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Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign "Has Stolen" Our Logo, Says WikiLeaks

Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign "Has Stolen" Our Logo, Says WikiLeaks
One response was a tweet from media organization WikiLeaks, accusing Clinton's campaign of swiping their insignia. "Hillary Clinton has stolen our innovative WikiLeaks twitter logo design," reads a post from the organization's official Twitter page …
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WikiLeaks Drops More Sony Documents
This latest data dump purports to contain sensitive legal documents, including some tied to an alleged bribery investigation, WikiLeaks claimed on Twitter. This spring,WikiLeaks released some 30,000 stolen emails and documents, claiming the disclosure …
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WikiLeaks republishes hacked Sony data in searchable database
Sony condemns WikiLeaks' republishing of data stolen in a crippling hack last year. AFP/Getty Images. WikiLeaks has republished the data stolen in last year's crippling hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, making all the documents and emails available …
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WikiLeaks Crowdfunds for Trade Documents
Crowdfunding has gotten startups off the ground. Now it's being used to a more controversial end: WikiLeaks is crowdfunding with the goal of leaking information about impending trade deals. The whistleblowing platform, famous for revealing U.S. State …here.

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Aua! Ich hab’ne blase! — Ouch! I’ve got a blister! …item 2.. Texas judge beating video causing outrage — His daughter, Hillary, wails and pleads for him to stop (November 2, 2011) …

Aua! Ich hab’ne blase! — Ouch! I’ve got a blister! …item 2.. Texas judge beating video causing outrage — His daughter, Hillary, wails and pleads for him to stop (November 2, 2011) …
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Texas has the death penalty and we use it! That’s right. You kill somebody in Texas, we will kill you right back! That’s our policy! … Ron White … a/k/a Tater Salad …
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Hillary Adams, daughter of Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, walks outside her mother’s home in Portland, Texas Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Credit: AP Photo/Chris Sherman)

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(CBS/AP) PORTLAND, Texas – Police launched an investigation Wednesday into a Texas family law judge whose daughter posted a YouTube video of him savagely beating her with a belt during a tirade several years ago when she was a teenager.

The incident has resulted in a deluge of phone calls, emails and visits to the courthouse where Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams works, reports the American Bar Association Journal. Additionally, the ABA Journal reports that "Adams has agreed to take paid leave, his office has been closed and security has been enhanced at the courthouse. Jury duty has also been canceled for two days."

The nearly 8-minute video, which had been viewed more than 600,000 times since it was uploaded last week, shows Adams lashing his then-16-year-old daughter in the legs more than a dozen times and growing increasingly irate while she screams and refuses to turn over on a bed to be beaten.

"Lay down or I’ll spank you in your (expletive) face," Adams screams. His daughter, Hillary, wails and pleads for him to stop.

Tim Jayroe, the police chief in William Adams’ hometown of Rockport, a Gulf Coast community about 200 miles south of Houston, said Wednesday that he’s asked the Texas Rangers to assist in investigating whether the video shows anything criminal happened. He said his department began investigating after receiving phone calls from several concerned people who watched the secretly recorded 2004 video.

No one answered the door at William Adams’ home in Rockport on Wednesday, and repeated calls to his office rang unanswered. However, the 51-year-old judge told Corpus Christi television station KZTV on Wednesday that the video "looks worse than it is," and that he doesn’t expect to be disciplined or punished because of it.

"In my mind, I haven’t done anything wrong other than discipline my child after she was caught stealing," Adams said. "And I did lose my temper, but I’ve since apologized."

Hillary Adams, daughter of Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, walks outside her mother’s home in Portland, Texas Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (Credit: AP Photo/Chris Sherman)
Reached at her mother’s home in Portland, Texas, Hillary Adams told The Associated Press that her father became irate after she was caught illegally downloading media files she hadn’t paid for. She said she feels some regret over posting the video because she said she doesn’t want to see her father punished, but that she hopes it will spur him to seek help.

"He’s supposed to be a judge who exercises fit judgment," she said.

Aransas County Sheriff Bill Mills said that since the video was posted, William Adams has received threatening phone calls and faxes at the courthouse.

"People are upset, understandably upset. But emotions can’t really run this thing," Mills said.

On Wednesday, a neighbor said she saw Adams packing up to leave with bags, a briefcase, clothes and rifles, which his girlfriend carried to the truck.

"He looked like he was here for a purpose," said Stephanie Perry, who lives across the street.

A secretary for the William Adams’ attorney, William Dudley, said Wednesday that Dudley was unavailable to comment.

In the video, Adams is apparently unaware the camera is on when he enters the room, turns off the light and tries forcing his daughter onto the bed to be beaten.

"Go get the belt. The big one. I’m going to spank her now," Adams is heard saying in the clip’s opening seconds.

A few minutes into the video, a woman appears and barks at the girl to "turn over like a 16-year-old and take it! Like a grown woman!" For about a minute, the ordeal appears to have ended after both adults leave the room and shut the door. But the judge then storms back into the room and the beating resumes.

Hillary Adams said she set up the camera because she knew "something was about to happen." Toward the end of the video, her father shouts that he plans to beat the girl "into submission" and rants about having a computer in the house and the problems it causes. The video ends with the adult woman telling her to leave the room and sleep on the sofa.

Elected in 2001, Adams draws an annual salary of 8,055 as Aransas County’s top judge. He dealt with at least 349 family law cases in the past year, nearly 50 of which involved state caseworkers seeking to determine whether parents were fit to raise their children.

Texas’ Department of Family and Protective Services is aware of the video and "will take the appropriate steps in this matter," agency spokesman Patrick Crimmins said in an email. He said the agency would have no further comment.

Steve Fischer, a longtime attorney in Rockport, called Adams fair and a "better than average" judge. He said Adams sometimes shows anger, but not in a way that would be considered unusual.

Children’s advocates roundly condemned the beating as abuse. However, investigators may decide that the judge’s actions, while shocking to many, weren’t criminal.

The lines between what’s deemed child abuse and what’s considered an acceptable level of discipline differ in various parts of the country and among various social groups, though the use of objects such as belts and sticks is usually seen as beyond any normal physical punishment, said David Finkelhor, a University of New Hampshire sociology professor who heads the school’s Crimes against Children Research Center.

Jim Hopper, a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School and a child abuse expert, said there is no doubt that the judge’s actions crossed the line.

"This is an act of brutal violence," Hopper said.

"To beat someone into submission is not discipline. To beat a child into submission makes it harder for that child to take in rules and the values that the parent believes they are imposing on the child."

Hillary Adams’ parents divorced in 2007 after 22 years of marriage, according to court records. The divorce petition states that "the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities," but a counter-petition filed by Adams’ ex-wife states that the divorce was filed under grounds of "mental cruelty."

Court records show that the couple had another daughter who was 6 at the time.
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Some of us are too old to use cellphones, so they stick us in a phone booth to get us out of the way
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This was taken at Broadway and 74th Street. The man sitting on the right is collecting donations for some charitable institution; I don’t know who was in charge of the old woman on the left…

Note: this photo was published in a Sep 22, 2009 blog titled "When the Universe won’t leave you alone…." It was also published in a Jan 10, 2010 "Hot Mobile Phone Offers" blog with the same title as the caption that I used on this Flickr page. And it was published in a May 25, 2010 Technologeek blog, with the same title as the caption that I used on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Nov 6, 2010 blog titled "How to Get Cheap Wheelchairs – 3 Sneaky Resources That You’ve Never Probably Considered."

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Looking back on some old photos from 40-50 years ago, I was struck by how visible the differences were between the culture of then, versus the culture of now. In some cases, it was evident from the things people wore, or carried, or did, back then which they no longer do today. But sometimes it was the opposite: things that didn’t exist back in the 1960s and 1970s have become a pervasive part of today’s culture.

A good example is the cellphone: 20 years ago, it simply didn’t exist. Even ten years ago, it was a relatively uncommon sight, and usually only on major streets of big cities. Today, of course, cell phones are everywhere, and everyone is using them in a variety of culture contexts.

However, I don’t think this is a permanent phenomenon; after all, if you think back to the early 1980s, you probably would have seen a lot of people carrying Sony Walkmans, or "boom-box" portable radios — all of which have disappeared…

If Moore’s Law (which basically says that computers double in power every 18 months) holds up for another decade, then we’ll have computerized gadgets approximately 100 times smaller, faster, cheaper, and better — which means far better integration of music, camera, messaging, and phone, but also the possibility of the devices being so tiny that they’re embedded into our eyeglasses, our earrings, or a tattoo on our forehead.

So the point of this album is to provide a frame of reference — so that we can (hopefully) look back 10-20 years from now, and say, "Wasn’t it really weird that we behaved in such bizarre ways while we interacted with those primitive devices?"

the get fresh crew: re-mixed tape.
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– a. golden, eyewash design, c. 2008

After years of freelance work to "pay the bills", I’ve decided to go back to university. That’s right! I’m going for a MPS in Art Therapy. I’m shooting for Pratt Institute. For more information on the program: www.pratt.edu/creative_arts_therapy

My concentration will be on children. More specifically, those most in need. Those who’ve suffered the most terribly —> in other words, the socio & economically disadvantaged, those sexually, emotionally and/or physically abused, the neglected & the abandoned children, as well as children diagnosed with Autism.

Let me know what you think —>

Any constructive criticism is also most welcome! I’m trying to earn my Master’s in Art Therapy. BUT, I MUST FIRST take 19 additional undergraduate courses which will qualify my eligibility to apply. I WILL get in!

I firmly believe that together we CAN make a difference.

Thanks, in advance!

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For those in the know, you’ll immediately recognise Little Leon (Freeney —> left).

This crew hails from Staten Island. They hang in SoHo & can be found doing various 80’s dances in Times Square, most weekends. Check ’em out if you happen to be there —> they’re fairly easy to spot – even amongst the glaring adverts & swarming tourists.

This image just makes me smile…

SoHo, NYC, 2007.

Police Pay protest march, London SG101542
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Enterprise, initiative, originality… these guys have got it sussed (no lack in the humour department either). Top marks!

Police Pay protest march, London, 23rd January 2008.

Bill Pay Everyday
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You can pay your bills ("everyday"), and get a sandwich, too!

Taken through the viewfinder of a Kodak Duaflex III.

Nuclear Power Plants Got to Go 5
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A number of young mothers also participate in the march with their children.

An anti-nuclear power plants march in Kochi, Japan
11/12/2011

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