Comments on: Assange’s mental health http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ettaariane http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-22933 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 08:01:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6830#comment-22933 He has obviously gone wrong somewhere to have you all bickering about his personality and mental health instead of the issues involved. ie. We have corrupt governments all over the world using us as worker bees to keep them all in luxury, while society goes on its merry way ignoring all the facts. Are you actually reading any of the literature he is providing you with? Its a sure thing that if governments spread enough crap around about this mans character then attention to their monstrous behaviours will be directed away. Open your eyes to what is going on around you.

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By: Brendon5374 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-22873 Sat, 08 Jan 2011 12:53:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6830#comment-22873 Let me get this right: The US is after him, and are up to all sorts of dirty tricks. Nick Davies has thrown a hissy fit over exclusivity, and the author has admitted its an over-reaction. Assange is also the target of what a lot of people in the world think are ludicrous rape claims.

And Assange has to worry abour his mental health?

If I was Davies, I’d be more concerned about my own mental health than if I was Assange. lol

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By: emirjame http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-22787 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 12:57:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6830#comment-22787 I don’t think being well liked is the only right criterium to judge people. I am sure this is not the main concern of other highly professional people at work like surgeons, policemen, managers etc. As a women “be nice” has sometimes been said to me as another way of saying “shut up, I want you to acknowledge how important I am”.

When I was young I got into a bit of trouble followed by a mental health assessment. The only thing they came up with in the end was that I have a high IQ. So I can tell from my own experience that high IQ can sometimes make people a bit out of sync. with the environment. At the same time it enables them to do unusual, long term stuff.

To me Mr. Assange is a typical case of the same. He has definitely achieved a lot over the last couple of months.

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By: ARJTurgot2 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-22782 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 03:04:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6830#comment-22782 Wow, another dog-pile on Felix day. Personally I’d take my advice and get out of NYC for a while. However, I don’t recommend Chicago, especially before early April.

FWIW, the old school hackers were all socially dysfunctional.

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By: hsvkitty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-22779 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 01:27:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6830#comment-22779 I think Julian would be inclined to agree with this assessment even though he might also call it a character assassination. He knows what he is doing is taking its toll. (although narcissists can’t see that…)

He is a ‘different’ and has done his best to assure he remains outside of the mainstream yet still very public. It will be his downfall, and his supporters should be aware of that and not just pee on the messengers.

Does it take courage? Absolutely… and I applaud him for trying. But to think that doing this kid of heady stuff and being both so revered and reviled doesn’t make one crazy/paranoid/cloistered is to not have a clue … To think that this kind of stuff wouldn’t make enemies and garner criticism is silliness.

I wouldn’t wish to be in his shoes.

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By: GF1980 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-22778 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 01:18:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6830#comment-22778 Careful Felix, these Assange groupies sound like Scientologists or Chomsky cultists. You may end up with a dead fish in your mail box.

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By: Zaphod2 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-22777 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:38:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6830#comment-22777 Sorry about the grammar.

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By: Zaphod2 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-22776 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:37:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6830#comment-22776 You know the stress must this guy be under would make many crack. I think it unreasonable to criticize him with these pop pop-pyche bleets when the guy has a lot of guts.

The Sweden thing is a disgraceful attempt via the American to have him extradited for a length federal prison stay.

This is not about his sex life you idiots.

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By: gaddeswarup http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-22774 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 22:42:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6830#comment-22774 Julian took a math. course from me years ago. I do not remember which year or which course. His assignment grades were not good and he came a few times to discuss the assignments. He was more interested in the correct arguments than the grades and never made any fuss about the grades.

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By: y2kurtus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/01/06/assanges-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-22769 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:25:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6830#comment-22769 Felix… I for one don’t struggle at all giving you credit for being not only a meaningful journalist but for being one of the best finance bloggers on the web.

Keep it comming!

And as a p.s. Julian Assange is man of the year in my book. An open society is our best chance for lasting peace and prosperity.

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