10 April 2013
So I went on to twitter to see if there was anything relevant for today’s blog, I found one account called Source Fed they have a popular YouTube channel and blog. The story that I found to be most interesting was one about WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks has released over 1.7 million documents as part of WikiLeaks Public Library of US Diplomacy (Plus D).The creator Julian Assange said that; “The collection covers US involvements in and diplomatic or intelligence reporting on, every country on Earth. It is the single most significant body of geopolitical material ever published.” The time period of these documents is from 1973-1976 it has 200,000 records most of them about former US Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. This is WikiLeaks largest publication. There are over 12,000 documents that are listed no distribution and 9,000 that are listed as Eyes Only. Julian Assange also posted this about the leaks; “The US administration cannot be trusted to maintain the history of its interactions with the world. Fortunately, an organization with an unbroken record in resisting censorship attempts now has a copy.”
I wonder how the government is going to respond but, with so much talk about North Korea this leak might be ignored.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s USC address on climate change is refuted on the page of a faithful twitter follower. Arnold dubbed the issue “California’s silent disaster” and recalls the shock he encountered after waking up to the news of more than 2,000 fires burning in California. After Mona Kiss re-tweeted Arnold’s twitter synopsis of the issue on her page, his claims were refuted with supposed scientific findings that disprove the issue. Other followers claim “science has now proven that the planet has been cooling for about 20 years now! Global warming is a hoax!” Apparent evidence to these findings would be more well known among the populace, if more people “read the newspapers” because they all contain “lots & lots of links about the junk science behind false gw [global warming].” I never knew that twitter had so many politically and scientifically knowledgeable followers.