Mark Budman

Mark Budman
May 31
Mark Budman was born in the former Soviet Union. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in such magazines as Huffington Post, World Literature Today, Daily Science Fiction, Mississippi Review, Virginia Quarterly, The London Magazine (UK), McSweeney's, Sonora Review, Another Chicago, Sou'wester, Southeast Review, Mid-American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, the W.W. Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, Short Fiction(UK), and elsewhere. He is the publisher of a flash fiction magazine Vestal Review. His novel My Life at First Try was published by Counterpoint Press to wide critical acclaim. He co-edited flash fiction anthologies from Ooligan Press and Persea Books/Norton. He is at work at his novel about Lenin running for the president of the United States.


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DECEMBER 1, 2010 3:30PM

A new revelation: An internal leak from the Wikileaks

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Wikileaks is not leak proof.

Earlier today, five international news outlets published a selection of more than two (2) tapes of the Wikileaks internal board meetings allegedly provided by Wikileaks employee Alfred Keinesolchenmann. The disclosure of the tapes, most of them from the past year, offers a rare unfiltered view of the secretive world of high-level leaking business. As such, it could complicate relations with a host of friendly and unfriendly nations as well as with a few bloggers. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is requesting an Interpol warrant for Alfred Keinesolchenmann’s arrest.

But what did we actually learn? Here are six key revelations from the tapes:

1.      Many Wikileaks employees are far more concerned about sex than they've publicly admitted.

2.      Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi weigh more than was previously known.

3.      Julian Assange labeled Budweiser the worst beer in the world.

4.      Afghan Vice President Ahmed Zia Massoud called a sex phone line when he visited the United Arab Emirates last year,

5.      Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ordered female diplomats to wear pantsuits when meeting with their foreign counterparts.

6.      The password to the Wikileaks website is Barack-O!-Bama



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