Don't Know What Palantir Is? You Need To.

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Not to be confused with companies owned by creepy trump-supporting Facebook board members, such as The Lament Configuration Conglomerate, and Loc-Nar Inc.
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Thiel is one deeply weird dude. He's the central inspiration for about 80% of the bizarre characters on HBO's Silicon Valley.

Fun fact: People forget he was also a speechwriter for insane arch-conservative anti-gay bigot Bill Bennett.

So Thiel, a gay man, wrote rabidly anti-gay propaganda speeches for the secretary of education.
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DAMN YOU THIEL FOR IMPLICATING MIDDLE EARTH IN YOUR SCHEMES...(reaching for phone to call Tolkien estate)
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@3

Gandalf: "A Palantír is a dangerous tool, Saruman."

Saruman: "Why? Why should we fear to use it?"

[Saruman unveils the Palantír. It is a perfectly spherical ball, made of some sort of glass, with strange swirls in its depths.]

Gandalf: "They are not all accounted for, the lost Seeing Stones. We do not know who else may be watching!"
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Now we do.
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ROTFL! Millennials all of a sudden worried about big companies tracking them and their data. It really is funny since most humans with a smartphone have been, tracked, analyzed and watched for years by their smart devices and lesser apps they freely download and use every day. Some prime examples include:
Your camera tracking you and even watching you brush your teeth:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-24/sp…
How about going back to 2015
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CsAUfEjPSD…
Face it, when you run out and buy the newest device, download the newest social app and feel the need to broadcast your every move on Snapcrap, Instascam, Facecrook, TWITter, and the rest, what you are really saying is, “WE ARE THE BORG, RESISTANCE IS FUTILE”. Planatir and Cambridge Analytica are nothing compared to the pandoras box opened long ago to feed your tech addictions that have even resulted in deaths, like taking selfies off cliffs and bridges, playing Pokemon-Go on railroad tracks and driving while texting. For a generation that thinks its so tech savvy and tech smart, it surely acts like a herd of sheep in the headlights now.
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Peter and his husband need to cut down on the carbs and hit the gym. No one likes a fatty
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"I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible,"

FREEEEEEEDUMB at all cost! .
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Tangentially, isn't it about time for the sextennial intensification of the generally unsupported complaints on SLOG that Maria Cantwell doesn't do anything?
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Note that Palantir have an office in Pioneer Squar….

See also:
- How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NS…
- Palantir Provides the Engine for Donald …
- Palantir Enables Immigration Agents to A…
- Palantir Apologizes For WikiLeaks Attack…
- The persecution of Barrett Brown - and h…

In that last article, Glenn Greenwald wrote:
"In [February of 2013], Anonymous hacked into the computer system of the private security firm HB Gary Federal and then posted thousands of emails containing incriminating and nefarious acts. Among them was a joint proposal by that firm - along with the very well-connected firms of Palantir and Berico - to try to persuade Bank of America and its law firm, Hunton & Williams, to hire them to destroy the reputations and careers of WikiLeaks supporters and, separately, critics of the Chamber of Commerce (as this New York Times article on that episode details, I was named as one of the people whose career they would seek to destroy). HB Gary Federal's CEO Aaron Barr, who advocated the scheme, was fired as a result of the disclosures, but continues to this day to play a significant role in this public-private axis of computer security and intelligence."
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(Why, Slog? Why?)

Note that Palantir have an office in Pioneer Square.

See also:
- How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World
- Palantir Provides the Engine for Donald Trump’s Deportation Machine
- Palantir Enables Immigration Agents to Access Information From the CIA
- Palantir Apologizes For WikiLeaks Attack Proposal, Cuts Ties With HBGary
- The persecution of Barrett Brown - and how to fight it

In that last article, Glenn Greenwald wrote:
"In [February of 2013], Anonymous hacked into the computer system of the private security firm HB Gary Federal and then posted thousands of emails containing incriminating and nefarious acts. Among them was a joint proposal by that firm - along with the very well-connected firms of Palantir and Berico - to try to persuade Bank of America and its law firm, Hunton & Williams, to hire them to destroy the reputations and careers of WikiLeaks supporters and, separately, critics of the Chamber of Commerce (as this New York Times article on that episode details, I was named as one of the people whose career they would seek to destroy). HB Gary Federal's CEO Aaron Barr, who advocated the scheme, was fired as a result of the disclosures, but continues to this day to play a significant role in this public-private axis of computer security and intelligence."