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Comment: But this will irritate Hillary!!! (Score 0) 401

by sgt_doom (#47401031) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

Portrait of a Neocon

Voted for the Iraqi War and all subsequent war financing legislation while a senator.

Her major donors in her senate race were the Indian offshoring firm, the Tata Consultancy and Rupert Murdoch.

Helped open an American jobs offshoring office for the Tata Consultancy in Buffalo, NY, "to aid their economy"?!?!?!? (Also belonged to the Indian group within the senate which raised numeric levels for foreign visa scab workers in the USA.)

Chaired the Millennium Challenge Corporation which helped to finance the overthrow of democratically elected (and highly popular) Honduran President Zelaya.

Was endorsed in her presidential run in 2008 by the vile rightwinger plutocrat, Richard Mellon Scaife.

As secretary of state, appointed uber neocons Marc Grossman(former George W. Bush inner circle dood) and Victoria Nuland.

Recently gave a talk embracing her love for Monsanto's GMOs.

Believes Edward Snowden should return to the USA where, of course, he will receive a fair trial!

Was still secretary of state when US State Department was involved in the ouster of the democratically-elected president of the Ukraine.

Claims to really be Hillary Clinton Cratchit and suffering from bouts of extreme poverty!

Comment: Now listen, Woz. . . (Score 0) 209

by sgt_doom (#47283821) Attached to: Steve Wozniak Endorses Lessig's Mayday Super PAC
I love ya, and I believe you to be one of the greatest Polish-Americans who ever lived, if not the Greatest, but stupid is as stupid does, and Lessig is another covert neocon for Wall Street, who is misleading people by wasting their time (and money, fer crissakes), in a completely futile (and purposely by design "futile") endeavor which will accomplish nothing but end up making more and more active people frustrated and demoralized.

Comment: Aqui says ..... (Score 1) 247

by sgt_doom (#47204951) Attached to: Mayday Anti-PAC On Its Second Round of Funding
.... even Warren Buffett thinks it's time to tax the rich --- sorry, Charlie, once again you've demonstrated you are one of the easily led sheeple.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has been in federal tax court for years, fighting not to pay the zillions they owe in federal taxes.

Buffett was chair of Salomon Brothers, one of the premier Wall Street firms which lobbied for the adoption of what he calls "economic weapons of mass destruction" --- credit derivatives --- which Buffett then hired lobbyists to lobby against any oversight of them in the so-called Dodd-Frank economic reform legislation. You be all confused, dood!

Comment: Great points, xappax, which is exactly ... (Score 1) 247

by sgt_doom (#47204789) Attached to: Mayday Anti-PAC On Its Second Round of Funding
...why they brought forth Lessig, the son of wealth and one of Wall Street's professional misdirection specialists, to do this.

You, in your superb analytical thinking, see right through this sham for what it is, while others, will be fooled and misled by a Lessig, or a Jeremy Rifkin, or a Kevin Philips, etc., etc., etc.

The revolution will not be foundation funded.

Your ignorance is their power.

Comment: Re:Step in the right direction (Score 1) 247

by sgt_doom (#47204751) Attached to: Mayday Anti-PAC On Its Second Round of Funding
If anyone is counting on son of wealth, and misdirection specialist, who has spent much of his adult life attending affairs held by the most neocon of neocon outfits, the Federalist Society, guess again.

Lessig's the dood the bring out to coopt everything. Your pessimism is well founded!

Comment: The revolution has been coopted (Score 1) 247

by sgt_doom (#47204723) Attached to: Mayday Anti-PAC On Its Second Round of Funding
Sorry, folks, but it is sooo easy to predict this will all amount to nothing, once Lawrence Lessig's name is mentioned.

Talk about your professional misdirection specialist, scion of wealth, the guy who couldn't be bothered to tell Aaron Swartz that federal prosecutors had dropped one of the punishments against Aaron they were pushing for --- namely forbidding Aaron from ever going online again, and then Aaron committed suicide!

Lawrence Lessig, the dood that attended the second-to-the-last Bilderberger forum, with senior executives of Stratfor and Palintir Technology --- you gotta be kidding me, if anyone takes anything serious about Lessig, he's the guy to coopt everything.

For some real news:

Comment: Believe Glenn Greenwald's book got it perfect . . (Score 5, Informative) 348

by sgt_doom (#47101115) Attached to: Why Snowden Did Right

No Place To Hide

by Glenn Greenwald

The full force and impact of this book on NSA's full spectrum domestic and international surveillance cannot be stressed enough; what we have heard and read in various international news articles is gathered here at one source, to be read to fully grasp the enormity of it all!

When those of us who served in the military, and worked for various organizations for the NSA (Naval Security Group, or NSG, Army Security Agency, or the ASA, USAF Security Service), the agency was strictly forbidden from domestic surveillance --- for that way lies ultimate power!

During Reagan's administration, in 1988, the NSA was transferred from civilian status to the domain of the Department of Defense, under control of the Pentagon.

Such action initiated what Greenwald so aptly describes as its present incarnation of Orwellian dimensions.

Although Glenn cogently describes its financial intelligence spying, only those who have been diligently following the financial investigative journalism of Matt Taibbi, Pam Martens and Nomi Prins will fully appreciate the significance of this.

When NSA's full spectrum intelligence is disseminated to its clients --- the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Justice, etc. --- it is being likewise dispersed to Wall Street (DOT = Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, DOA = Big Agra, or ADM, Cargill, Monsanto, etc., and DOJ = Wall Street's white-shoe firms, etc.).

This is a slight peek behind the curtain of the unholy financial-intelligence-complex which sits atop the pyramid of control.

Remember that Edward Snowden was a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton, and has proven to the world his unimaginable and extraordinary access to the most senstive of NSA programs --- and who owns Booz Allen?

One of the top private equity/leveraged buyout firms (private banks), the Carlyle Group, with the likes of George H.W. Bush as a past advisor, and with the original seed money coming from the Mellon family.

Thusly we must ask just how much access to global financial intelligence do these private banks routinely enjoy, along with their publicly owned cousins, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs?

When NSA intercepts shipments of routers, switches and other network devices to insert backdoor software and hardware to reroute data communications back to them --- it isn't about national security --- just financial intelligence --- had anyone of those traitors ever been concerned with real national security they would have sounded the alarm about the offshoring of jobs, technology and investment to China and elsewhere!

When the Boeing subsidiary, Narus (or other similar firms), aids totalitarian countries to capture pro-democracy activists for torture and death, so too does the NSA help in preemptive arrests of American activists and community organizers, as well as members of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

As one National Intelligence Officer is quoted in the book as stating, "...this is about vast profit..."

[Please see the bottom of p. 224 and top of p. 225 to understand why no one should give a rat's ass at the recent firing of New York Times executive editor, Jill Abramson.]

This is a fantastic book not to be missed!

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Comment: Although not a Stross fan . . . (Score 1) 405

. . . I fully agree with everything he says.

Read Simon Head's latest book for the Amazon lowdown (Mindless), but recall that Jeff Bezos, besides attending those yearly meetings with the international finance and banksters doods, the Bilderbergers, was also with that famous junk bond firm, and when he went to Wall Street for more reinvestment in Amazon some years back, he claimed that they then had a global market reach, when in actuality Bezos was shipping random books to random Euro addresses and eating the damage. (Plus, there is that CIA cloud contract . . . )

Always think of something new; this helps you forget your last rotten idea. -- Seth Frankel