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Comment Re:Total Coincidence (Score 1) 355

You have a weird model of investigations where someone needs to prove things before actually investigating. It may indeed prove that nothing can be found here. But the only way to know that is to actually examine facts. Declaring that there's nothing to be found without even looking just makes you look biased.

Anyhow, it's not as if we haven't seen pedos in places of power before. Here's a big list:
https://medium.com/@LoriHandrahan2/daniel-rosen-s-arrest-1f7befb1762c#.sa25w4uo3

I'm not going to claim anyone is guilty of anything without proof. However, anyone who starts yelling and screaming for people to stop looking is just going to make themselves look more suspicious. You don't normally get well-connected media types to all jump on a story like this...

Comment Re:The litmus test (Score 1) 121

Also, what about CNN interviewing its own cameraman?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_W5cDjy3uU

Or editing what people said to convey the opposite message?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-8Cn6boqcA

Are these all accidents?

Anyhow, my point would be to look at the actual facts in a story (if any) and totally filter out the opinion and predictions. The source of facts doesn't matter, what really matters is whether they're verifiable or not. Trying to rebut facts with opinions doesn't work. It just makes that person look dumb. This does require more actual thinking, though.

Comment Re:I'd be more interested in locating real news... (Score 1) 355

You mean the ones that are today on Slashdot as more fake news that the WaPo got hit by? :) Where the project listed "partners" that had never even heard of it? The clickbait sites that nobody actually seems to have believed?

https://news.slashdot.org/story/16/12/04/0050250/are-we-seeing-propaganda-about-russian-propaganda

Comment Re:The litmus test (Score 1) 121

You assume, without evidence, that people actually believe clickbait. No, what people actually believe is when people present evidence. When they do real investigations, which have all but stopped for budgetary reasons.

And no, this wasn't an understandable wrong opinion. That was horribly, badly wrong by someone who should have known better. Given that it tended to cover up CNN's own misdeeds, I'm not having an easy time writing that off as a mere mistake. As someone else put it, "false exculpatory statements are used for what?"

Comment Re:What about that anti-Muslim video? (Score 1) 355

Ironically, thanks to the leaks we eventually found that they did have a report claiming that. Mind you--the report was later proven wrong--but they did have such a report.

Also the amount of crap they stored in Gmail that shouldn't have been makes me wonder just how long before Google takes over due to bad opsec.

Comment Re:Total Coincidence (Score 0) 355

Those articles barely touch what's been found and "debunk" claims people aren't making.

You can look here for an actual investigation, rather than an NYT or Snopes article that covers one or two items, ignoring the fact that the random images were on the owner's Instagram (now only existing in archives, imagine that).

Now I'm not going to say that he's a pedophile--that hasn't been proven and you won't find many people seriously claiming that. But there's a lot of damned suspicious stuff and people are still investigating.

You left off Wikipedia. Unless it's been edited since then (which is possible) it had barely any mention of it either. Infogalactic has the real info now. And Gab.ai is the Twitter replacement.

Comment I'd be more interested in locating real news.... (Score 1) 355

Care to explain which emails were fake? Because the last time someone did that they got educated in DKIM hashes, learned that yes, the DKIM hashes cover the body of the message, learned that there were actually multiple signatures on some of them, learned that the relevant keys were not revoked (and can still be found in DNS... as well as my post history, just in case), and essentially all the arguments were proven false thanks to the non-repudiation that DKIM offers.

Or maybe you relied on when CNN lied to us to tell us it was illegal to read wikileaks, helping to hide how they rigged the debate?

Or you think it takes state-level intelligence to hack Podesta when he fell for a stupid spear phishing scam claiming some random IP allegedly in the Ukraine had hacked in and followed the bit.ly link to reset his Gmail password? Which is doubly-odd because Google never said anything about Russian hackers targetting anyone and they do actually warn targets about state-sponsored attacks whenever possible (usually this is China, though).

Comment Re:The litmus test (Score 2) 121

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) 88

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) 228

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.

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