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Russia - corrupt
Pope - Catholic
Birds - no teeth
and so on.
are generally the same people who are most obsessed with the concept of personal privacy - no ID cards, no airport body scanners, etc. But when it comes to an employee in a private correspondence with their boss - oh, it's fair game for everyone to know about.
in fact quite a few people have been explicitly making that connection in defence of the links, along the lines of 'If they want unfettered access to our data on the thin pretext of security then we'll have access to theirs on the thin pretext of democracy'
A great starting point for some investigative journalism, not really a great story in itself.
I normally empathise with whistleblowers who get into trouble for it, but that is normally because they release the information because they are frustrated that the normal channels of trying to report, or improve stuff dont work, and the situation that they are trying to highlight is serious enough to warrent publicity being shone on it so that the problem WILL be resolved (or stands a chance of)
This sort of leaking is so arbitary and harmful that it will probably result in greater future prevention/supression techniques so that more constructive 'reveals' are also made more difficult...it also injures the US's ability to negotiate at a serious time for the world, diplomatically.
Flood water - Troublesome due to poor drainage and storage meaning
Droughts & hose pipe bans - when the temperature rises resulting in
Arrid land - unable to retain water when the rains come, which form
Ice - when the temperature drops, allowing
Snow - to form, which is slightly inconvenient.
And so the cycle goes on and on and on...
Weather eh? 3,010,476 years of noticing it and we STILL make it front page news...
#cablegate a rude Shock unto gentle Souls hitherto unaware that Mister MUGABE is unhing'd or that Persia is BELLICOSE
Mister Benj. FRANKLIN holds my Lord NORTH in low Esteem #c18thwikileaks
Cadiz is naught but a pirate-plagued Whorehouse #c18thwikileaks
The Habsburg Empire is riven with Inbreeding & baroque Musick #c18thwikileaks