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Julian Assange’s complaining lungs

That hero of the left seems to be unhappy about his health and the accommodations at the Ecuadorian embassy, at least that is the latest spin from the Guardian:

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Am I the only one to think that this is the same sort of old and tired ploy that some holiday makers at Club Nauru are playing? You know say that this place is making you sick to garner sympathy in an effort to get what you want?
If Assange is well enough to use a treadmill then he can’t be that ill and in any event he always has the option of leaving the embassy and surrendering to the British authorities who will be more than happy to transfer him to Sweden where I hear  that they have some top notch health services for those with complaining lungs, heck if things get real bad they might even consider transferring him on to the USA where they have the best medical facilities that money can buy and a clear willingness to consider him an honoured guest within some very secure accommodations that promise very long tenure and even free legal advice…

What more could this boy from my part of Oz possibly want?

Cheers Comrades

On Julian’s Christmas list?


  1. deknarf says:

    Hero of the Left — not necessarily. Hero of freedom of speech and oppressive and corrupt behaviour by Governments — I’d say so!
    Will he end up in the USofA if he goes to Sveden — you can be your sveet ass on that one!
    Still, they might be able to resolve his little lung problem whilst he spends a bloody long time incarcerated in a US facility — Guantanomo Bay perhaps?

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Well Club Gitmo is in a nice sunny and warm climate which is reputed to be good for “Lung conditions” so Julian must be onto a winner there 😉

  3. kman says:

    Obviously deknarf you haven’t either read the previous topics re Assange or you just choose to ignore them.

    WikiLeaks / Anonymous logic.
    “We will fight for rights to privacy by exposing people’s confidentiality”
    “We will fight for property rights by attacking people’s property”
    “We will fight against greed and corruption by stealing credit card information”
    “We will fight for freedom of speech by hacking the sites of people who disagree with us”
    “We will fight for the rights of customers by knocking down the online service, which they all use, for a month”
    In its self-contradictory maintenance of its own untraceable operations, it effectively declares itself to be the only agency in the world that is entitled to secrecy.

    Your hero Assange is compromising the security of Australia and the US. which provides almost all our of defence security,but I guess you lefties have no problem with that.

  4. deknarf says:

    And water boarding and free drugs!! What more could you ask for? 😉

  5. deknarf says:

    Thankyou kman! I shall take your comments on board and give them serious consideration for — oh about a nanosecond!
    And who says I’m a leftie? Has my mum been spreading rumours again?

  6. Iain Hall says:


    And water boarding and free drugs!! What more could you ask for?

    What indeed 😆

  7. kman says:

    Thankyou kman! I shall take your comments on board and give them serious consideration for — oh about a nanosecond!
    And who says I’m a leftie? Has my mum been spreading rumours again?

    “Serious consideration” ? No you won’t, because anyone who credits Assange a ” Hero of freedom of speech and oppressive and corrupt behaviour by Governments ” obviously doesn’t know the meaning of “serious consideration”.

    “Now it is not just governments that denounce him: some of his own comrades are abandoning him for what they see as erratic and imperious behaviour, and a nearly delusional grandeur unmatched by an awareness that the digital secrets he reveals can have a price in flesh and blood.”….Some hero!

    And you are a leftie because I have read some of your other stuff and you are definitely a leftist, and that doesn’t take me any nanosecond to figure out.

    Incidentally-which are the “corrupt governments” that Assange has revealed to the world?

    And keep in mind that Assange is all for free speech etc. as long as it does not concern anything about the workings of himself or WikiLeaks. Assange walks out on reporter Atika Shubert after she asks questions about internal disputes, his personal like and the allegations”…Charles Ellison.
    Maybe someone should hack his personal mail to find out.

  8. Richard Ryan says:

    IT’S all Gillard’s fault, Bradley Manning’s mother was born in Wales. Maybe the Bishop can put that on her file. snigger-snigger—a Bishop and an Abbott—good bed mates—snigger-snigger.

  9. Simon says:

    I can’t help but think what would a Ghandi or Mandela do if they had a passion for something they thought was wrong in the World that needed changing. Once all the lesser ranks of their cause had been depleted and now what was required for them to step forward too.

    He’s no Ung-Young Soo Chi.

  10. kman says:

    “something they thought was wrong in the World that needed changing.”
    Yes Simon as long as it wasn’t disseminating to world the classified files of your one and only worthwhile ally.
    Having a passion for something doesn’t give people the right to paint slogans across the top of the Operas house, or tie up morning work traffic while you are dangling from a rope on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    Assange’s passion seems only to relate to the U.S. as it seems to do with most “passionate” social justice leftards. How many have protested against China’s brutal invasion of Tibet ,,or Cuba’s continuing inhumane treatment of it’s citizens who are in reality all prisoners. North Korea another story, where people are routinely starving to death and the only country that comes to their aid is North Korea’s mortal enemy the US. You know the country that every social justice leftard with a “passion” protests against.

    The “passionate” social justice crowd are very selective indeed to what country they apply their social justice.

  11. Craigy says:

    Kman, see this leftist site, nothing but attacks on the US, is that right…..Doh!


    BTW. If I’m a leftist does that make you a fascist?… I guess it does.

    What is it with fascists and bullsh*t rants?…..

  12. GD says:

    The right-thinking readers of the Sandpit might enjoy this quote from a commenter* on Jack The Insider’s blog:

    There’s a wide-eyed naivety about lefties that looks charming in teenagers and positively sinister in anyone over the age of twenty five. Like a shambling army of slobbering zombies who were so stupid they ate their own brains by mistake.

    *The Bow-Legged Swantoon

  13. Iain Hall says:

    Love it GD 🙂

  14. GD says:

    Craigy asked:

    BTW. If I’m a leftist…

    Craigy, you’re a self-confessed Greens supporter, that doesn’t just make you a leftist, it makes you a fringe dweller on the political spectrum. With leaders like Lee Rhiannon and Christine Milne your party is never going to move beyond its average 11% share of the vote.

    Any good policies the Greens may have, if any, are far overshadowed by their looney tunes mish mash of pro-terrorist, anti-productivity and bizarre border policies.

    The Franklin River was a long time ago.

    Face it, Craigy, you are supporting communists.

  15. Ray Dixon says:

    It’s 11% and falling, GD, especially among the youth, who now rate jobs and the economy as more important. Funny how the Greens are losing the support of the young people they relied upon for their increase and rise to (balance of) power – they’re deserting them in droves now. My prediction for the next Federal election is the Greens will struggle to get more than 8 – 9% of the primary vote.

  16. Iain Hall says:

    and that is something we can agree on and both celebrate Ray !

  17. Brian says:

    I once believed there was a place for the Greens as a third option in Australian politics, in a similar vein to the role the Democrats during the 1980s. And I have always thought that Bob Brown was a man of principle and a good legislator. But I think the party will fade fairly quickly now that he is gone. Milne is not a natural leader and I think there are too many scatterbrained elements trying to seize control of the reins. Ray is right, the Greens will lose a good proportion of their vote next year, and probably their only lower house seat.

  18. GD says:

    Yes, Ray, for once I wholeheartedly agree! And with Brian as well!

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