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  • Ecuador: Julian Assange Can Leave Our Embassy After Deal With UK — And He Should

    12/07/2018 1:08:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Ecuador got the deal it wanted to end its six-year headache, but Julian Assange almost certainly did not. Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno announced a deal that would allow Assange to leave their embassy in London in exchange for a guarantee not to face the death penalty. And that means … not much, really: Ecuador’s president says Britain has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave his government’s embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been living under asylum since 2012.Lenin Moreno said in a radio interview Thursday said his government had received written assurances from the U.K....
  • Ecuador's president: 'The road is clear' for Assange to leave embassy

    12/06/2018 11:16:19 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno on Thursday said "the road is clear" for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave country's embassy in London, saying he has been assured Assange would not face extradition to faces charges abroad. The U.K. and Ecuador have been quietly discussing Assange's eventual departure from the embassy for months. "The road is clear for Mr. Assange to take the decision to leave,” Moreno said during a radio show on Thursday, referencing a written assurance he had received from Britain, according to the AP. Moreno added that Ecuador does not plan to force Assange out of the embassy,...
  • Paul Manafort reportedly tried to make a deal with Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange

    12/03/2018 7:18:18 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/03/2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    Paul Manafort, the embattled former campaign chief of President Donald Trump, attempted to broker a deal between Washington and the government of Ecuador over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the New York Times reported. During meetings with incoming Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in May 2017, Manafort suggested he could help negotiate an agreement for the South American country to hand over Assange to the U.S., the Times said, citing people familiar with the talks.
  • Julian Assange’s indictment may cause trouble for Democrats

    11/25/2018 10:27:16 AM PST · by qaz123 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23Nov18 | John Crudele
    The Justice Department is about to indict Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks. That’s according to various reports. The Democrats are cheering because surely Assange will reveal some deep secrets about Russians and the last presidential election. In the first place, the media of the world should be coming to Assange’s defense. He was, after all, breaking news just like the press does.
  • Roger Stone: Trump should pardon Julian Assange to defend journalism

    08/01/2018 9:33:06 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 1, 2018
    Roger Stone, the Trump adviser whose claimed contact with WikiLeaks put him in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, says President Trump should pardon WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to defend press freedom. “Journalists everywhere should be disturbed if Assange is kidnapped and put on trial. It is a blow to independent journalism and a free press,” Stone told the Washington Examiner, as Assange's future becomes increasingly uncertain. In justifying a pardon for Assange, Stone cites a conclusion by Obama administration officials that prosecuting Assange for publishing classified information could set a precedent allowing for prosecution of journalists...
  • Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing

    11/15/2018 9:30:54 PM PST · by bitt · 57 replies
    WAPO ^ | 11/15/2018 | Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. The disclosure came in a filing in a case unrelated to Assange. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer, urging a judge to keep the matter sealed, wrote that “due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.”...
  • Internet Buzzing After Julian Assange’s Mother Implicates Seth Rich In DNC Leak

    08/22/2018 8:01:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | AUGUST 21, 2018 6:59 PM
    The internet is buzzing with theories after Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange’s mother, Christine Assange, tweeted – and then deleted – what many believe to be a suggestion that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich “leaked docs proving corruption.” In response to the question “why did Julian publish damning docs against Hillary at such a crucial time which gave Humpty Dumpty Trump the upper hand?” Christine Assange replied “Its the duty of media to inform citizens about corruption,” adding “a #DNC #Bernie supporter disgruntled with rigging leaked docs proving corruption.” “What should Wikileaks should have done? Hold on to them till after...
  • WikiLeaks Says it will Bring Hillary Clinton Down by October 21

    09/15/2018 9:37:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 100 replies
    President Donald Trump has one campaign yet to fulfill and WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange is vowing to see that one fulfilled sooner rather later. In his words – “If Trump doesn’t take Clinton down, we will.” For almost two years, Clinton and the Deep State have been hell-bent on drumming up a ‘Trump/Russia’ collusion story that has yet to produce anything beyond made-up stories and ‘anonymous’ insiders. It seems Assange realizes time is running out for him in exile and he needs to do something to do that has evaded the President.
  • Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

    11/24/2018 6:24:58 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an extraordinary attempt to hold the US social media giant to account after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly refused to answer MPs’ questions. The cache of documents is alleged to contain significant revelations about Facebook decisions on data and privacy controls that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It is claimed they include confidential emails between senior executives, and correspondence with Zuckerberg. Damian Collins, the chair of the culture, media and sport select committee, invoked a rare parliamentary mechanism to compel the founder of a US software company,...
  • Julian Assange Lawyers Refused Entry to Ecuadorian Embassy

    11/24/2018 6:05:24 PM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Members of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team were blocked from entering the Ecuadorian embassy in London this weekend, WikiLeaks’ official Twitter account said Saturday. Ecuadorian officials turned away attorneys Jen Robinson and Aitor Martinez scheduled to meet with Assange, who is preparing for a court hearing at a “national security court complex at Alexandria, Virginia,” according to the whistleblowing non-profit organization. The aim of the hearing is to “remove the secrecy order” concerning the U.S. charges Assange faces, the group tweeted.
  • Deep-sea Corals [cold water corals, jewel coral]

    11/22/2018 12:31:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Smithsonian Ocean ^ | The Ocean Portal Team
    It may be the last place you'd expect to find corals -- up to 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the ocean's surface, where the water is icy cold and the light dim or absent. Yet believe it or not, lush coral gardens thrive here. In fact, scientists have discovered nearly as many species of deep-sea corals (also known as cold-water corals) as shallow-water species... deep-sea corals don't need sunlight. They obtain the energy and nutrients they need to survive by trapping tiny organisms in passing currents... living even in waters as cold as -1ºC (30.2ºF)... occur in the waters of...
  • Ecuador At The Equator - Water Demonstration - Coriolis Effect

    11/05/2018 7:37:19 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10.27.12 | Youtube
    Quick, cool vid showing how water directly over the equator drains straight down. Move it 10' away and it drains with swirl. Video Here
  • World’s oldest chocolate was made 5300 years ago—in a South American rainforest

    11/04/2018 12:35:57 PM PST · by ETL · 40 replies
    ScienceMag.com ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | Colin Barras
    Our love affair with chocolate is much older than we thought, and newly discovered traces of cocoa on ancient pots suggest it started in the rainforests of what is now Ecuador some 5300 years ago. That’s nearly 1500 years older than earlier evidence, and it shifts the nexus of cocoa production from Central America to the upper Amazon. “This is an incredibly strong demonstration,” says Rosemary Joyce, an archaeologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who was not involved in the new study. “It puts to rest any lingering claims that the use of [cocoa] pods … was an invention...
  • The Indians of the Ecuadorian Amazon were using cocoa 5,300 years ago

    11/02/2018 11:06:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | October 30, 2018 | presse@cirad.fr
    Traces of cocoa dating back 5300 years have been found in ancient pots in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This is the oldest proof of cocoa use ever found. It predates the domestication of cocoa by the Olmec and the Maya in Central America by some 1500 years. This evidence was collected in the southern Ecuadorian Amazon, at the Santa Ana La Florida (SALF) archaeological site near Palanda, discovered 16 years ago by the archaeologist Francisco Valdez and his Franco-Ecuadorian team (IRD/INPC) (2). The Mayo Chinchipe, the oldest known Amerindian civilization in the upper Amazon, had consumed cocoa almost continuously from at...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 10/31/2018

    10/31/2018 5:17:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/31/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump visited Pittsburgh Tuesday to offer condolences following Saturday's massacre at a synagogue... If the polling data is any indicator and if one assumes its a bit biased towards the Democrats, the Republicans will certainly improve their majority in the US Senate in the mid-term elections with some losses in the House likely. Convicted Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was found dead in a federal prison in West Virginia beaten "nearly beyond recognition"..... Word today that the United States is pressuring Saudi Arabia to agree to a cease fire in Yemen's civil war... The "Sunday Express" in the...
  • Julian Assange loses court case over cat duties, internet bills inside Ecuadorian embassy

    10/30/2018 10:38:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    ABC.Net ^ | 10/29/2018
    A judge has rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to loosen new living requirements, including paying for his internet and cleaning up after his cat, that he says are meant to push him into leaving the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Key points: -Julian Assange takes up more than a third of the space in the small embassy -The new rules also require him to pay for his own medical and laundry services -Mr Assange's lawyer says he plans to appeal against the decision Judge Karina Martinez decided stricter rules recently imposed by the South American nation's embassy do not violate...
  • Ecuador has had enough of Julian Assange – and his cat

    10/24/2018 9:37:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | October 24, 2018
    Ecuador is speaking out after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a lawsuit against new terms of asylum in the Andean nation's London embassy that require him to pay for medical bills and phone calls and clean up after his pet cat. (Video at link)
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report-10/20/2018

    10/20/2018 5:27:05 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/20/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Saudi government came out with its version of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi overnight. The Saudi government media reports that a fight took place inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd..... A man who is called a "Muslim hate preacher" and a supporter of ISIS, Anjem Choudry, has been released from prison in the UK halfway through his sentence.... In London at within the last hour (7AM Eastern US) Leicester Square was the scene of a rally by the "#IAmSoliderX" Movement..... The Justice Department is accusing a woman from St. Petersburg, Russia of interfering in the 2018...
  • Julian Assange's Associate's 'Strange Disappearance' Probed by Norway Police

    09/04/2018 7:27:21 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 3 Sept 2018 | Staff
    This weekend, the WikiLeaks Twitter account claimed that cybersecurity expert Arjen Kamphuis went missing on August 20, two days before he was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam. This comes amid concerns about the security of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is about to end his six-year self-imposed confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Norwegian police have opened an investigation into the disappearance of Arjen Kamphuis, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's associate, who was last seen in the northern Norwegian town of Bodo on August 20. ...
  • UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela

    08/15/2018 12:10:07 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 34 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | August 14, 2018 | Edith M. Lederer, Associated Presstitute
    An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that those fleeing — about 7 percent of Venezuela’s 32.8 million people — cite lack of food as the main reason for leaving. U.N. humanitarian officials report that 1.3 million of those who fled were “suffering from malnourishment,” he said. Oil-rich Venezuela has been sinking deeper into an economic and political crisis. Hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine are battering the country, and the International Monetary Fund...