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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

What happened to Aaron Swartz?

Alot of you are asking who`s Aaron Swartz?  While we discuss gun control and the fiscal cliff there are other things flying under the radar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46JmqdN7MSg&feature=player_embedded#!

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bruce MN
Advisor

Taking up another progressive cause?

Man you jump around alot.

verbatime
Senior Contributor

Re: What happened to Aaron Swartz?

What that report didn't say is Adam had a blog that critizied obamma's kill list and the killing of children with drone stikes.

Snooky1953
Senior Contributor

Re: What happened to Aaron Swartz?

"In a talk in 2007, Mr. Swartz described having had suicidal thoughts during a low period in his career. He also wrote about his struggle with depression, distinguishing it from sadness.

“Go outside and get some fresh air or cuddle with a loved one and you don’t feel any better, only more upset at being unable to feel the joy that everyone else seems to feel. Everything gets colored by the sadness.”

When the condition gets worse, he wrote, “you feel as if streaks of pain are running through your head, you thrash your body, you search for some escape but find none. And this is one of the more moderate forms.”"

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/technology/aaron-swartz-internet-activist-dies-at-26.html?_r=0

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: What happened to Aaron Swartz?

His Dad thinks that the threat of 30ish yrs in prison, $1 million fines and legal defense requirements of $1.5 million pushed him over the edge. It was a case of prosecutory over-reach, the prosecuting attorney is guilty of manslaughter,  IMHO.