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As of April 2015, no longer commenting at this site due extreme censorship of comments!

Feb 24 sgt_doom commented on Eileen Myles Has Written a Very Eileen Myles Defense of Hillary Clinton.
@17, apparently, they are now even claiming that Bernie called a little girl, "poopy pants" when he was in third grade!

Will they stop at nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 24 sgt_doom commented on Eileen Myles Has Written a Very Eileen Myles Defense of Hillary Clinton.
Oooooohhhhh, a Lesbian poet for Hillary ..... oooooohhhh!

Spike Lee just came out for Bernie, so fuck off you worthless mofos!

Looky here, airheaded Myles: While Hillary was secretary of state, working on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, hubby Billy was getting mucho money lobbying on its behalf!

The TPP is estimated to decrease real wages for 90% of the American workers!

I repeat: decrease real wages for 90% of American workers!

Hillary is so "experienced" she revoked Edward Snowden's passport when he was at the Moscow Airport, stranding him in Russia.

Oooooohhh. . . Hillary is sooooo experienced, just like Dano Savage!

Hillary is proactive in pushing the acceptance of the military coup in Honduras, which overthrew the democratically elected President Zelaya, just 'cause he was a populist and wanted land reform and to raise their national minimum wage by a few pennies!

Hillary was crucial in spending that $5 billion to overthrow the democratically elected government of the Ukraine --- and how many have died there since?

And how many young Hondurans have flooded across the American border since?

Ooooohhhh. . . flakey poets for Shillary!

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Feb 24 sgt_doom commented on Report: Apple's Chinese Workers Are Paid Less Than Two Dollars Per Hour.
Yes, I despise Apple's worker and employment policies, but still . . .

The Case Against Comey


Walmart recently hired the former employer of FBI director, James Comey (Lockheed Martin), to monitor their employees for any signs of union organizing occurring.

There is some difficulty with their operation, as so many are using Apple's iPhones with that new encryption scheme.

Now just imagine if Apple were to share that scheme with Comey and his FBI, and Comey's old buddies at Lockheed Martin called him asking for a little sub rosa help with their employee surveillance operation?

Has Comey --- who interned for Bush family member, Judge John Walker, and worked for ultra-shyster firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (hired by various corporations to defend their corporate hiring of assassins to murder union organizers), then for the Bush Department of Justice, next for HSBC, then Lockheed Martin and the National Chamber Litigation Center --- established any record of trust with the American people?

Negative . . . .
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Feb 24 sgt_doom commented on The Morning News: Trump Wins Nevada, Seattle NAACP President Calls Police Shooting "Cold-Blooded Murder".
The Assault on Bernie Sanders


At each press conference given by Bernie Sanders to date, and also in the PBS-sponsored*** debate --- the so-called newsies always bring up the same (Koch brothers-financed) question, meant to steer completely away from the economy, while going full on abstract:

"But isn't it really all about racism, not the economy?"

This absurdist question, pandering only to the most ignorant and uninformed, infers that the ONLY problem is racism --- and once that holy grail is solved we will all enjoy a utopian existence!

They don't want anyone discussing the greatest existing inequality --- now far exceeding that of the Great Depression Era and on par with the 1800s --- as the major problem of the day.

Just as the charter school crowd spews that nonsense that only teachers and classroom size matter to education when socioeconomic factors account for at least two-thirds of the learning difficulties --- completely avoiding the problems of inequality and economic disparities.

If racism were to disappear completely tomorrow, would the same plutocrats and oligarchs still be in power? Would the same banksters hold sway?

Misinformation and disinformation is their way, let's attempt to keep the proper focus, please.

***PBS is owned by the WGBH Educational Foundation, as is Frontline, PRI (responsible for most of the shows on NPR), and The Takeaway. WGBH Educational Foundation is 93% financed by the Koch brothers since 2008.

Recommended reading:

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, by Jane Mayer

No Such Thing as A Free Gift, by Linsey McGoey
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Feb 23 sgt_doom commented on The Morning News: Bill Gates Isn't on Apple's Side Against FBI, City Agrees to Pay 23rd Ave Businesses.
And to that consistent idiot, @2, it is the property of San Bernardino County.
Feb 23 sgt_doom commented on The Morning News: Bill Gates Isn't on Apple's Side Against FBI, City Agrees to Pay 23rd Ave Businesses.
@5 is quite right, Gates has minimal understanding of the situation but then, he was never a very good coder anyway!
Feb 23 sgt_doom commented on The Morning News: Bill Gates Isn't on Apple's Side Against FBI, City Agrees to Pay 23rd Ave Businesses.
Apple --- China --- FBI --- Bill Gates --- Microsoft

Going Dark


The FBI director, James Comey, has long been arguing for complete access to Apple and other companies (Microsoft long ago gave up complete access).

Apple purposely designed the encryption scheme on the iPhone to guard against government surveillance (encrypting data by default).

Comey is jumping on this as the test case and precedent and Comey, the ultimate shyster, is fully aware of what he is doing.

Now Bill Gates supports the FBI ploy and it was Bill Gates, back in 2003-2005, who handed over the Windows source code to China --- and many millions of compromised personnel records later --- we know the outcome of Gates' "brilliant" move!

Bill Gates, Mr. GMO and charter schools, is the last individual anyone should be paying attention to on this important subject!

If Apple accedes to the FBI ploy, then China also will be able to access everyone's iPhone.

We know that the FBI has been deeply penetrated by Chinese intelligence for 20 years or so (as vulgar as it sounds, FBI agents will give up everything for a little Chinese poon tang, that's simply reality), so we really don't know if it's Comey and the government talking, or really China's PLA?

This is some serious s**t going down --- people should be paying very close attention. (Plus, it would be great for Microsoft if the iPhone appears compromised by the government.)

It's important to keep in mind that while the CIA, NSA, DIA and FBI are forever spouting about their "performance" the only consistency is they have to show is their non-performance and missing money!

Whether it is a CIA station in Afghanistan which was blown to smithereens a few years back (ignoring the most basic security protocols), or botched counter-intelligence operations by the FBI, or consistently dropping the ball on everything like the NSA, when one examines their actions in minute detail the only thought is that these are truly complete screw-ups who should never have been anywhere near an intelligence organization or police outfit!

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Feb 22 sgt_doom commented on FBI Director Tries to Calm Down Everyone Freaking Out About Apple.
An interesting item to pay close attention to:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/…

In other words, if the FBI is planning to have Apple perform a physical extraction of this extra data, then they are forcing Apple to create this backdoor tool for a separate reason, as it is completely unnecessary if Apple will be forced to extract the contents of the device in the end. It would also mean that they’re hiding all of this extra work from both the courts and from Apple, possibly because the combination of the two [All Writs Act] orders would have constituted "unreasonable" assistance in the court’s view. It completely modifies the purpose of the first order as well; we’ve now gone from having a single tool with a very specific purpose to having two separate tools to create a modular platform for FBI to use (via the courts) as each piece becomes needed.
Feb 22 sgt_doom commented on FBI Director Tries to Calm Down Everyone Freaking Out About Apple.
And would you trust anything about the present government?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikegiglio/ameri…
Feb 22 sgt_doom commented on FBI Director Tries to Calm Down Everyone Freaking Out About Apple.
It most definitely is about setting a precedent, and to those who have bothered to read the leaked portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will understand what I mean when I state that if this goes through, next multinationals will have the power to petition for the same exact bullcrap!

But --- could this have something to do with it as well?

Dispatcher: Reference that name, I believe one of the Xray guys was working that name up for something last week. I'll have to check.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl…