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Comment: Re:The terrorists are already here. (Score 1) 250

by caballew (#44786243) Attached to: New Snowden Revelation: Terrorists Attempting To Infiltrate CIA

The American people are virtuous but that is not reflected in our governments' actions.

Most American people are:
a) like sheep, always ready to be led by some demagogue without understanding the reasons or consequences
b) indifferent until it affects them personally
c) critics who always complain but never get involved.

Today, corporate and elitist interests write our laws, own our land, and start and profit from our wars.

Very succinct. I don't know if I have ever heard expressed better.

Comment: Re:The terrorists are already here. (Score 1) 250

by caballew (#44741823) Attached to: New Snowden Revelation: Terrorists Attempting To Infiltrate CIA

Then again, you could be ignorant and insane. So now you're blaming Russia or China for releasing sarin in Syria? That makes sense........

I didn't blame anybody. All I said was that even if it promoted U.S. policy it doesn't mean the U.S. did it. I might be ignorant because I don't have the facts but your statement shows is you couldn't comprehend my point. I'd rather be ignorant than stupid.

Comment: Re:The terrorists are already here. (Score 1) 250

by caballew (#44741725) Attached to: New Snowden Revelation: Terrorists Attempting To Infiltrate CIA

Who is it that controls Obama then, the illuminati? The Bilderberg group? Aliens? Do you understand that the theory you just presented of Obama releasing the sarin in Syria puts you on the edge of nutters? At worst, Obama is incompetent. He isn't malicious; overall he's a nice guy.

I didn't say Obama or the U.S. government was behind releasing the sarin. I said that it might have been released to benefit and promote our political agenda at home (NSA, etc.) as well as our foreign policy.

If a third-party wanted us involved, the release of WMD is a proven catalyst to get the U.S. involved in a conflict.
The question is does the involvement of the U.S. in Syria, even if it furthers the political agenda at home (NSA, etc.) as well as our foreign policy, hurt us or help us in the long run? Al Qaeda already has a foothold, it's influence will surely increase. Russia and China can point out that the U.S. is the only superpower who is continuing to interfere in the sovereign operations of third-world (maybe two and a half-world) governments resulting turning world opinion against us. The economic drain of the continued military actions is bankrupting us.

It's a case of getting what the U.S. wants could be the worse thing thing for the U.S however the economic and political significance of that action will benefit many industrial and financial factions as well as other governments.

Then again, this could all be caused by a small group of Syrian military or political fanatics. We will probably never know the real truth. The victors always write the history not necessary the truth.

Comment: Re:The terrorists are already here. (Score 2) 250

by caballew (#44741319) Attached to: New Snowden Revelation: Terrorists Attempting To Infiltrate CIA

Well, that's where O and W differ. W wouldn't have thought that far ahead -- or if he had, he would have assumed that "responsibility" would be a non-issue, because the only thing he'd need to worry about after the glorious victory would be where to put all the flowers sent to him by the thankful Syrians.

Obama has done plenty without explicit public Congressional approval:
Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.
Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries.
Continued Bush's rendition program.
Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.
Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.
Initiated, and personally oversees a 'Secret Kill List'.
Launched 20,000 Airstrikes in his first term.
Obama signed executive order giving himself control of all communication systems in America
Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources

Items with the consent of Congress:
Signed the NDAA into law - making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
Continued the PRISM massive NSA spying program..
Signed the Patriot Act extension into law..
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Comment: Re:The terrorists are already here. (Score 2) 250

by caballew (#44741151) Attached to: New Snowden Revelation: Terrorists Attempting To Infiltrate CIA
I would never had guessed at any time during my first 50 years that I would have thought that the U.S. government would become the Bad Guys that the last three years have proven it to be. And what's worse, I now believe the whole process is so corrupt that our government has passed the point of no return. Congress is so corrupt that they have made their corruption legal and no longer answer to the American people who either don't care or are too stupid to realize what's going on. Maybe it's always been an illusion.

Comment: Re:The terrorists are already here. (Score 5, Insightful) 250

by caballew (#44740273) Attached to: New Snowden Revelation: Terrorists Attempting To Infiltrate CIA

I wouldn't put it past these bastards to hire someone to detonate a sarin bomb in Damascus to gin up an excuse for an invasion. And now they're wondering what the fuck to do now that the President just said "Well, we should have Congress' input on this."

Looking at his actual record, Obama is more George Bush that George Bush was . He's owned and controlled by the same people who own and control Congress. I'll give you a hint; it's not the American people. I wouldn't be surprised if the sarin wasn't released to benefit and promote our political agenda at home (NSA, etc.) as well as our foreign policy. He just wants it all wrapped up nicely with Congressional approval to deflect responsibility.

Comment: Re:No need for that anymore... (Score 2) 250

by caballew (#44740229) Attached to: New Snowden Revelation: Terrorists Attempting To Infiltrate CIA

No, they still need it. Just look at the nature of the story: "The official, like others interviewed for this article, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified material."

Yet these people aren't being hunted across the globe for their classified leaks.

But this was probably an approved intentional Anonymous leak.

Comment: Whatever you want it to be (Score 3, Informative) 33

by caballew (#44357029) Attached to: EOMA-68 Based KDE Vivaldi Tablet Engineering Boards Ship
It exposes most of the features of the SoC (currently Allwinner A10/A20) which will allow a developer to use it for a multitude of purposes without having to design, prototype and build a board for their specific purpose. It re-purposes the PCMCIA interface and form-factor which will reduce costs. http://linux.slashdot.org/story/11/12/17/1429221/pcmcia-computer-project-aims-even-higher-and-cheaper-than-raspberry-pi http://elinux.org/Embedded_Open_Modular_Architecture/EOMA-68

Comment: Re:SiriusXM (Score 5, Informative) 113

by caballew (#42773943) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Long Do We Give an Online Service To Fix Issues?

Case in point is Sirius Satellite Radio. last year just before I paid for the next year they dropped a station that happened to be what I mostly listened to. When I called them up, they offered a reduced rate. This year when it was time to renew, I called them up and they again offered me a discounted rate. I'm still with them because I am paying what I consider is fair for the service. If they do not offer me a discount next year I will drop it.

I found that if you disable auto-renew, then when it's renewal time they don't cut you off for a few weeks while they try desperately to contact you. After a week or so, finally answer the phone and tell them their service is too expensive. Every year, they "check" with a retention supervisor and then offer me a reduced rate of ~$6/mo if I prepay for a year. That's less than 1/2 of their regular rate.

The amount of weight an evangelist carries with the almighty is measured in billigrahams.

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