... another line is added to the Register book of house style.
Cross-dressing, occasionally smelly man-child webmaster Julian Assange - catapulted to global fame after publishing colossal amounts of classified-yet-humdrum US government data - has applied for a UK trademark on his own name. The filing, submitted two weeks ago by Assange's London lawyers, can be viewed at the UK …
We all know you guys don't really like Assange, and there's even a few good reasons for this, but when you start off an article with "Mr Assange STINKS and he dresses up like a GIRL and I HATE him" it doesn't really make your point of view very convincing. Although I guess the author knew this and so chose not to sign his/her article.
Unless this is one big gambit to cunningly make him look BETTER by fooling us into thinking his opposition consists of mouthbreathers, if that's it then carry on!
it's a hard case, I fully support what he's done (the leaks.. errr the wikileaks), and would almost cetainly support him even if his principal target wasnt the 'united satan of merkins', but you must admit he is a monumentaly special kind of 24ct dipshit.
just 1 fact... 34 squillion schools - so he was the new kid in class for his entire education, no wonder he's bent all out of shape.
glad he/someone/anyone is doing what he's doing
praying to god i never get trapped in a lift with the loon
"Unless he is preparing grounds for claiming diminished responsibility due to acute mental disorder, these games will eventually turn even his most ardent supporters against him."
Maybe. I've already noted somewhere that he hired an anti semite, as evidenced by this and a number of other articles:
Shortened version of the above:
Describing his very often erratic behaviour as tawdry is an understatement. Perhaps it comes partly from being such an undersocialised child, moving house more than 40 times, and so on. I've frequently pointed out that his upbringing, involving very little formal schooling and encouraging the sort of disrespect for rules which encourage co-operative behaviour amongst members of a group, probably encourages the sort of rule breaking behaviour across international boundaries. Additionally, his quasi philosophical scribbles and public utterances ("So, if they get killed, they've got it coming to them. They deserve it.": http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/04/AR2011020405201_2.html ) appear to show a degree of insightlessness and callousness that should cause people to question him even more than they would an elected leader, this self appointed guardian, someone who apparently doesn't care about informants unless they inform for him.
More recently came the nonsense about his exorbitant salary, the pay wall, the autobiog, the time when he spoke of the material as if he 'owned' (never mind the original 'owners').
Now this brief interlude of anti semitism. Not very pretty, and the wheels have barely begun to wobble, never mind fall off the bus.
It's all been a big con, highlighted not least by the contrast between his view of people who inform on the Taliban and those who inform for him, and his failure to address the lack of accountability that his self appointed status - which ironically is practically that of a tyrant - though his former handle, Mendax, is a reference to something that ought to make intelligent people question him; it is a reference to lying.
The glibness of his speech, the lack of accountability, his self appointed status, these and much more cry out for justice. If the Swedish CJS are able to recall him, and if their system finds him guilty and sentences him, then it is just possible that, by the time he is released from such hypothetical custody, the US will have put their case against him together. Meanwhile, all governments and their executives have now to find ways to tighten up security.
Slowly people have become more and more enfranchised and masters of their own fate, but they seem in western counties concurrently to have lost their cultural and national identities and patriotism. The things which used to bind and protect them against malign outside influences seem to have dwindled to almost zero. Meanwhile, the appearance of decentralised communications systems, with built in redundancy turn Marx on his head, it being that the central thesis of his doctrine was that the centralisation of the means of production and distribution, and thus communications, would he thought trigger communications between workers and thus ultimately revolution. Assange relies on the ability of decentralised communications and techniques in encryption to protect that which he does and, for those who believe in revolutions, remember that they are seldom other than bloody. Robespierre, Lenin/Stalin/Trotsky are warnings from the past, as are current events.
Democracy may be imperfect, but it at very least gives all voters the chance to prevent and control excesses. Self appointed individuals whose moral beliefs include callousness toward the likely deaths of those who inform on the Taliban, whilst protecting his own are far from trustworthy. They are dangerous and by definition insightless.
This guy is about as newsworthy, or even relevant to the original point of his organisation's raison-d'etre, as a Sarah Palin or Jacqui Smith utterance! Please The Register stop using up your valuable front page pixels and readers' eyeball mucus with this garbage ....
At the very least, if you're going to keep posting this pointlessness, have the courage to stand by your flame fest articles and post with your actual author name instead of "Team Register" so we can see which journalist considers this news!
"He forgot the clown business.That would rake the dough in."
<The Devil's Rejects>Hi. I'm gonna have to be taking your car today, you see I have some top secret clown business that supersedes any plans that you might have for this here vehicle!</The Devil's Rejects>
It certainly would!
(I've taken to compressing my faux html.)
"here is always some chance that it might be disallowed on the grounds that with this application the word "assange" has become a verb: To assange, to disappear suddenly up one's own arse or ass eg "Before the Swedish police could apply their handcuffs, Julian assanged with a loud plopping sound, reappearing moments later in London."
Let's see; autobiog; some £70-80,000 salary; pay wall; trademarking himself in a country not of his domicile (cheeky bugger!); his claim that the leaks are his personal property; any other signs of greed on the part of this convict that people can point to?
and remember, he cares.
Jools old son, you're going to need a strapline to go with that. It needs to be punchy and "now", this is 2011 after all.
Bring on the down-votes but think on, wobbly-chinned fanboys: just a vain, self-serving media whore and lo, here's the proof.
The Register(tm), an online tabloid produced using Windows(tm).
Register: Compound Noun - "Re", a prefix denoting a secondary iteration of an already performed action. "Gist(er)": Speech, writing or other information. Gister being the individual to provide such. QED the "Register": To repeat information, writing or other information gained from an unspecified source. See also Regurgitate.
Oh, and they smell and they dress like girls.
On Wednesday 2nd March 2011, @wikileaks said:
Recently, some press outlets spun a story about Julian Assange trademarking "Julian Assange", "WikiLeaks" and associated logos. These are defensive applications following the discovery of fraudulent trademark applications in Berlin, made last November and December. The most basic journalistic research (performing a trade mark search) makes these fraudulent applications obvious.
Whether the motivations of the fraudulent applications are to shutdown or harass WikiLeaks or to wrongfully profit from its good name are unknown, but the applications try to gain exclusive rights on almost every area of the economy, from clothing to the internet.
If such a trademark is acquired, it can then be used to assist in shutting down WikiLeaks domain names and other functions. The same issue exists for "Julian Assange".
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