baron von cheddarwurst commented on the blog post Surveillance State Unchecked: Secret Spy Court Rejected Zero Requests in 2012
Security contractors breached as a result of an unsecured WiFi at their offices. Yes. Too much has been outsourced to folks whose only interest is the efficiency of the sales, billing, and collection departments.
I wouldn't worry about that too much, Tarheel. It's not as if half of the national security state requires the level of secrecy it demands anyway. It's merely the current best and easiest way to eliminate any oversight or accountability of graft and corruption. You don't need to know what's being done, citizen, only that it's accomplished for your absolute safety.
Although in the USA 50,000 people per year are killed on the highways and a million have died by firearms since 2001, September 11th meant that we had to completely destroy our way of life and grow-out of quaint and childish ideas of liberty and freedom.
It had to be done in order to protect us and invade 2 countries to destroy a clutch of fanatical goatherds. Poor, hopeless slobs, with nothing to gain or lose, who were probably way more lucky than they were skilled or devious.
It is in the nature of Westboro Baptist Church to get attention.
The good Reverend and most of his family are litigators and lawyers by trade and are in fact 90% of their congregation. They know exactly when they are inside or outside of the law. Pimping their attention-whoredom plays right into their greasy hands.
baron von cheddarwurst commented on the diary post North Korea puts its armed forces on a war footing by David Seaton.
All that needs to be done is bomb North Korea with food. Tens of thousands of care packages with little accompanying notes about how outside of the DRPK there is nothing but “food, food, food!”, if they lay down their weapons.
baron von cheddarwurst commented on the blog post CIA: We ‘Try To Collect Everything And Hang On To It Forever’
Acquiring even more “information” may simply overwhelm the system and the people.
Do you think the analysis is done by people exclusively? Why, you might say, it should take thousands of years to sift through all of this information! Not really. Type "COINTELPRO" into Google, look at how long it takes to get nearly a million hits.
It seems that computers are, in some ways, far more efficient and sophisticated at pattern recognition and collecting data than you or I.
baron von cheddarwurst commented on the blog post MSNBC Doesn’t Cover Bradley Manning’s Statement or Guilty Pleas At All
I guess that was his beef, that he wasn’t being treated the way he wanted to be treated.
Just like poor Bill’s female producer's reaction to him informed her via telephone he would take a "falafel [sic] thing and I'd put it on your pussy" while showering with her.
She sued him for sexual harrassment.
Poor, poor Bill.
These scorched-earth policies can only work for so long. Another few million people out of work and home is maybe nothing to those who now implement these tactics. Eventually a tipping point will be reached and Americans won't care for what one party blames the other. They will seek to have those, who have collectively made them suffer, suffer far worse than have they.
People with nothing to lose, have nothing to fear.
baron von cheddarwurst commented on the diary post The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Is Back in Congress: Open Thread by wendydavis.
The creeping Orwellian-ism of each iteration never fails to amuse: 1) SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act: DEFEATED 2) CISPA – Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act: NARROWLY DEFEATED? 3) CHiPraARO (?) – Child Protection and Safety Anti-Rape Act: DEFEATED? 4) AFLbCITA (?) – the Assassination of Liberty Freedom by the Coward Islamo-Terrorist Act: PASSED! [...]
Sounding liberal is what Obama is best at. That and being a islamo-socialist straw man for our corporate overseers.
This whole situation is just the Terrorism Watch List re-engineered. Apparently, We the People weren't responding emotionally to CODE ORANGE: DEATH AND MURDER IMMANENT SOMEWHERE IN THE US!!!!! any more.
Pretty soon the fiscal cliff won't work either. Then what?
baron von cheddarwurst commented on the diary post Gun Enthusiasts To “Send Obama Message” With Gun Appreciation Day Two Days Before Inauguration by Dennis Trainor Jr.
With people of this ilk as your constituents, it's probably not difficult for the FBI, CIA and / or the Secret Service to convince you that you may befall a Frank Serpico situation if you don't thoroughly play ball during your administration.
Hey, everyone here is aware that this incident has raised the ire of Anonymous?
I do not agree with vigilante justice, because the innocent are often swept up with the guilty. Of course, some argue that if the law does its job, people don't feel the need to be vigilantes. Yet it is difficult to argue that the boys on the team (and those who shield them from accountability) shouldn't have their lives ruined by videos such as this:
A cheer-leading bystander's phone-recorded confession
(Warning: the linked video contains strong language and utter dehumanization of the girl/victim.)
Apparently, Anonymous says they have hacked all of the personal information of the team members and their phones and is releasing incriminating material to the internet, which started last week.
Chris Hayes addressed "equal opportunity" in his book Twilight of the Elites, which was rather good. He theorizes that wherever so-called equal opportunity flourishes, so soon does cheating and gaming of the system. As soon as participants are winning they seek ways to pull up the ladder afterward, or help just their family and pals. Thus circumventing any meritocracy and destroying the "equal opportunity". It has a lot of explanatory power, imho.
I think the solution he proposes is thus If you truly want equality of opportunity, you should strive for equality of outcome.
Yeah, it's, like, if you see a fire burning somewhere inside a school, the best idea is to start several other small fires. That way there will be nothing left to burn for the original fire!
Louie Gohmert is just about the dumbest sumbitch in elected office.
That’s “filled with”? That’s “bursting”?
You said none. I quoted, now you are moving the goal posts.
How about God crying with Rachel at the slaughter of her children? How about God crying with the innocents, as Herod killed them all in an effort to snuff out the birth of Jesus?
I"m sure that the sobs from [...]
Again, you fail to distinguish between the text of the bible and the way in which it has been (IMHO) misused over the centuries. But keep on putting up your bright shiny things to distract the discussion.
So you have your perfect, rarified Bible, that no mortal may sully. It exists in mathematical perfection in an [...]
baron von cheddarwurst commented on the blog post HSBC Bankers Get No Jail Time for Terrorist Financing While Somali Sentenced for Charity
Wow, the HSBC has probably facilitated more demonstrable harm, violence and murder, to the West on a scale beyond even the wildest dreams of even the most fervid, panting anti-American zealot. Maybe the HSBC executives should just be declared saints (certainly not martyrs!) for the Jihad?
Either that or loyal Al Qaeda members should just try to get HSBC jobs? That would bring desolation to the Great Satan faster than any suicide bomb or IED!
Almost all of the Bible was written not to maintain a status quo or promote, but to challenge it. The prophets challenged the corrupt leaders of their day to live up to the love that God proclaimed. The psalmist and other writers wrote as much to challenge things as to promote them. The writers of the [...]
Uh, no. The bible is not full of such stories. If you can’t even get the facts of what is contained in the text of the book right, it’s hard to have a discussion of what the book means or how it might be used.
I am not ignorant of neither Christianity or the Bible. The [...]
True. Up to our elbows in mud. Wrestling with those pigs. You cannot let pigs have the last word about Christianity because, pigs being pigs, they don’t know what they’re talking about.
I would say that religion is the mud, and most (religious) discussion is little more than quibbling the consistency, temperature, and whether there is a [...]
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