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Comment Re:The litmus test (Score 2) 110

So when CNN has a lawyer employed by them tell us false statements about the law, what does that count as?

Chris Cuomo on CNN -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X16_KzX1vE

An explanation of how badly wrong he is:
https://popehat.com/2016/10/17/no-it-is-not-illegal-to-read-wikileaks/

Chris' bio on Wikipedia showing he's a licensed attorney:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chris_Cuomo&oldid=752709245

Also, we have a motive in that they rigged the debates with the DNC in DKIM-validated emails signed by both Hillary's mailserver and Google's with signatures that cover the body and body hash.

Comment Re:What's that about delusional rantings? (Score 1) 86

Except, this has already happened at least once:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/11/russian_banks_ddos/

Yeah, I'm not clear on what he's saying, either. He appears to be expressing schadenfreude but it's ill-placed. I mean, they seem to be saying they caught the attack and stopped it. So one might think they actually caught the people responsible--how else would they have gotten to the attack ahead of time? But there's not much evidence given, so it's certainly fine to be skeptical of their identification of who did this. I'm also not clear on why he thinks it would be just for Russian people to lose their money as retaliation for something he alleges, without proof, that the Russian government engaged in, but who knows? It's about as confusing as saying on one hand that worries about starting another conflict with Russia, like our infamous conflict in Afghanistan and all the repercussions thereof, was unlikely while simultaneously advocating for military intervention in the Ukraine, but I've stopped expecting this to make sense.

Submission + - Wikileaks Reveals how NSA Analysts Earned "XKS Skilz points" by Spying (wikileaks.org)

Xenographic writes: Wikileaks has recently released 90 gigabytes of information relating to the German parliamentary inquiry into the surveillance activities of Germany's foreign intelligence agency Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) and its cooperation with the United States' National Security Agency (NSA). One of these is related to the gamification of XKeyscore (XKS), which is the NSA's program for searching and analyzing global Internet data. According to this PDF document, analysts could earn "XKS Skilz points" for spying:

"Combine these exciting finds with the introduction of XKS Skilz points, and you can see why McDonald's teamed up with Monopoly years ago: people buy more and even super size their orders just to get game pieces. With the brainchild of Skilz, where analysts can earn points and unlock achievements for performing tasks in XKS, people are willing to try new things within the tool. Analysts think to themselves, "Using the Pivot Data feature will earn 30 points... I'm going to try it and see what happens." Discovery! Points! We have been lured by our geeky desire to unlock achievements and earn points, and bragging rights are everything."

Comment Re:The Streisand Effect has been triggered (Score 1) 226

I have, certainly more than someone who just read Snopes & NYT, which barely even attempt to touch the evidence found.

Anyhow, pizzagate came into prominence largely after Trump had already won, though it was suspected for some time before that. You're confusing it with #spiritcooking which was prior to the election. That was "debunked" primarily in that Podesta was not able to attend that session listed in the emails, but we already know that he was into some weird occult stuff from that selfie with the 14 and fish written on his hands which relates to the death of Osiris and the birth of Hecate. Spirit Cooking itself is something from Thelema, which was founded by Alister Crowley who is known as an associate/inspiration to L. Ron Hubbard (founder of Scientology) according to their biographies. There were other suspicions because part of the rite involves cutting the middle finger and we're able to see photos with that specific injury and even a mention of infections to said finger.

The people on pizzagate are emphatically NOT trying to make this a political thing as you'd see if you had even looked at the sticky post on Voat's /v/pizzagate

Yes, Comet Ping Pong does have ping pong tables, but all the businesses on that street have logos that look suspiciously similar to known pedophile logos as can be seen in a doc released under FOIA by the FBI. You may be right that sometimes ping pong paddles are just that, but after all the creepy stuff they found on his instagram (not "random photos from around the web" as some put it...) he came under suspicion.

I don't know of any credible person claiming that he's definitely a pedophile, though. There are a lot of things that look really suspicious and the public is going to scrutinize him no matter what we do, though.

The fake news thing is just the MSM realizing that we're starting to ignore it. I turn to people who present identifiable facts. I completely ignore your opinions and predictions (except that I can use the latter to grade your insight or lack thereof). No verifiable facts? Then I don't seriously give a crap what you just said. You link to some random clickbait blogs nobody ever heard of as if we somehow know who is clicking on it or as if liberals won't click clickbait saying bad things about Hillary/Democrats.

It's a convenient label to stick on anything you don't like so as not to have to bother actually thinking about what was said. It's funny, because you don't understand what's going on, you don't understand why the world suddenly turned against you, and you still listen to the people who never saw it coming. Of course you'll invent reasons for that that involve other people being bad. I'm not quite sure yet if that's because you lack mirrors or you lack reflections.

Submission + - Magnus Carlsen Defends World Chess Champ Title (worldchess.com)

Wargames writes: All tied up 6-6 after 12 rounds of normal games, GM Magnus Carlsen defeated challenger GM Sergey Karjakin in four rapid chess playoff rounds with a 3-1 score (9-7 overall) to defend his title as World Chess Champion. The final playoff game ended in a stunning queen sacrifice for a great birthday present since the playoff's were played on the champ's birthday.
https://worldchess.com/2016/11...
also
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11...

Submission + - Russian Supply Rocket Malfunctions, Breaks Up Over Siberia En Route To ISS (npr.org)

An anonymous reader writes: An unmanned cargo rocket bound for the International Space Station was destroyed after takeoff on Thursday. The Russian rocket took off as planned from Baikonur, Kazahkstan, on Thursday morning but stopped transmitting data about six minutes into its flight, as NPR's Rae Ellen Bichell reported: "'Russian officials say the spacecraft failed ... when it was about 100 miles above a remote part of Siberia. The ship was carrying more than 2 1/2 tons of supplies — including food, fuel and clothes. Most of that very likely burned up as the unmanned spacecraft fell back toward Earth. NASA says the six crew members on board the International Space station, including two Americans, are well stocked for now.'" This is the fourth botched launch of an unmanned Russian rocket in the past two years.

Comment Re:The censorship treadmill is moving (Score 1) 226

I managed to find a rebuttal of the claims that the images were just sourced from random sites, though it's in response to the NYT not Snopes: http://www.renegadetribune.com/new-york-times-fact-checks-pizzagate/

IIRC, the NYT cited Snopes, though.

I'm sure you can find some images that have more tenuous links, but it's an ongoing investigation and some of that is just people looking for connections, many of which will turn out to be dead ends. In fact, Voat has at least one item right now flaired "Dead End?"

Comment Re:No Evidence? (Score 1) 226

Well no, I don't trust the NYT these days, but I still kind of expect it to show up in Google searches relatively more prominently than some truly obscure matters.

Especially when one sees this change. It's been quite effectively slid.

Finally, here's some fact-checking of said NYT article: http://www.renegadetribune.com/new-york-times-fact-checks-pizzagate/

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