Julian Assange loses extradition case. But he has two weeks to ask the UK supreme court to reopen his case. I wonder if Anonymous will respond. More importantly, has anyone figured out what that "insurance policy" Assange and Wikileaks distributed a while back might be? As I understand it, if Assange or Wikileaks feels threatened--as in Assange being railroaded by the compliant Swedes on behalf of the U.S., who he believes will try to extradite him to punish him for Wikileaks publication of the materials given to them by Pvt. Bradley Manning, among other things--then a key will be sent to everyone who downloaded the insurance file. It has to be explosive, but what exactly is in it? We may very well find out in two weeks.
Andy Coulson charged with perjury. Bet he doesn't have many friends anymore. And remember, Coulson was Cameron's former director of communications, so the implications of this charge could be far greater than they appear. If British courts are anything like the U.S., well, judges don't take kindly to perjury.
Christine Lagarde, IMF boss who caused international outrage when she suggested that Greeks should pay their taxes, pays no tax. What she suggested is that somehow some poor fool who perhaps paid a few Euro less than he should have was responsible for the current mess in Europe. Not the greedy fucking rich. Not the banks. No, that guy, the waiter at the local taverna, or the guy who takes tickets on the ferry, him. Well, it was easy to rile up the others by suggesting that the Greeks were lazy tax evaders, but when they come after you? And slowly the other Europeans are coming to the realization that that which the Germans could not achieve with bombs and tanks, they are attempting to achieve with the Euro. Won't win this time, either. No one wants to be Germany's bitch.
IMF chief comes under fire in Greece after making comments Greeks say brand them as tax-dodgers. Well she did. And we all know that even if the little guy was lying about a deduction, it was nothing like the outright thievery the rich everywhere enjoys thanks to whore politicians and sociopathic advisors. What "they" should be doing is putting pressure on the governments to prosecute the criminal bankers, because if they don't, justice may come in another form. And yes, I fear that will be ugly.
Water store opening on East 10th Street. It's called "Molecule," and they promise "a better way to buy water." In a city with some of the best tasting, cleanest water in the world. December 21st can't come fast enough.
CEO says "savers must remain calm." Really? Or what? And how about the bankers who allowed the created fiscal crisis to occur? What must they do? At least the Europeans know what is going on and are reacting. Meanwhile, on this side of the Atlantic, our media is keeping the masses distracted with the dead celebrity du jour and the Kardashian sisters tits. It's going to be a very interesting summer.
Rebekah Brooks to be charged with perverting the course of justice. Apparently this is the kind of crime that can bring real time in jail in the UK--I believe it is a destruction of evidence charge. I recall reading that her husband, also charged, was seen trying to dispose of a briefcase in a dumpster (getting rid of hard drives, I believe). Oh dear. Courts hate that sort of thing. And yes, I am as happy as a lark, but not nearly as happy as I will be when she is given a harsh sentence. The only way to slow down the future sociopaths is by punishing the current ones severely.
Update: I was right: Perversion charge related to a bag Brooks' husband attempted to reclaim. The Christian Science Monitor reported that the incident involved a "bag was discovered in a garage dumpster under a gated community where Brooks owns an apartment. After community security handed the bag over to police, Brooks's husband attempted to reclaim the bag, saying that it had been mistakenly thrown away by cleaners." Yes, cleaners mistaken threw away a bag containing "a laptop computer, mobile phone and private papers." I assume Rebekah was relunctant to dispose of the incriminating evidence earlier, just in case Rupert was able to stave off justice and she needed weapons to use against future victims. I hope her fall from grace is complete and she is soon joined by the Murdochs, father and son.