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Assange is no romaticus when involved with ladies ... as an Australian, does he fit in the category of ... ehh Trump?

Sexual assault cannot be defended as "sex by surprise".

However the rape accusation in Sweden had a political motive as the charges on appeal were brought forward by a new prosecutor in Göteborg, Marianne Ny.

Sweden Reopens Investigation of Julian Assange for Rape, Complicating U.S. Extradition

"Giving priority to the Swedish extradition request would demonstrate that the British government takes its responsibility to ensure women's safety seriously."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 17th, 2019 at 07:17:19 PM EST
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I could refer you to my posts of ten years ago concerning rape in the context of cultural relativism, i.e. Swedish law vs Australian practice.
But probably only another New Zealander would find it funny (we have been telling jokes about Australian sexual unsophistication since probably the 19th century)

They knew he was an Australian (what did they expect, roses?)
But he knew he was in Sweden. So fk him.

However I consider he has already served ten years prison for that (alleged) offense, so if it turns out that the UK extradites him to Sweden, then they drop the rape charges, and decline to extradite him to the US, that would be an ironic and fitting end to the story.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon May 20th, 2019 at 01:16:06 PM EST
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Greenwald is a tool. One might imagine, that talent is precisely what attracted Marcy Wheeler to his organization and ultimately what thwarted her professional ambition.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed May 22nd, 2019 at 09:45:54 PM EST
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