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Comment Re:Wikileaks (Score 1) 211

the post by WikiLeaks specifically stated Family

A database of verified people and their family is a simple family kidnapping filter.
Bill made a lot on a deal, Bill is just a verified twitter user whom owns a store, brags about it business, and did a huge deal
that he's popping a bottle of wine.
Villain opens up the database and starts a review of reasonably near targets and finds Bill, Villian take his daughter and
Bill will have to pay $$$ to get his kid back ( which is most likely dead )

Those that buy data are trackable.
and facebook is troubling.

Comment Re:Wikileaks (Score 1) 211

while you see it as a Doxxing Database, I see it as a kidnapping database.

A database of verified people and their family is a simple family kidnapping filter.

Bill made a lot on a deal, Bill is just a verified twitter user whom owns a store, brags about it business, and did a huge deal
that he's popping a bottle of wine.
Villain opens up the database and starts a review of reasonably near targets and finds Bill, Villian take his daughter and
Bill will have to pay $$$ to get his kid back ( which is most likely dead )

Comment Re:I'll grab some popcorn (Score 1) 211

Well, in the factual world, data is data. Causation and Correlation are not fact, but propaganda can make it like look fact. Great example is the Kevin Bacon game, given enough, people might think you know KB directly or have access to his ear.

Now more directly, I gather data all the time for my Real Estate business, I'm a realtor.
I note overgrown lawns and messy landscaping ( means they forgot to call the service, on holiday, or don't have money )
I note garage sales ( Means they might be cleaning house for a sale )
I note New Baba signs ( means they might sell and want to upgrade a house )
I see data all the time, and try profit from it.

A database of verified people and their family is a simple family kidnapping filter.
Bill made a lot on a deal, Bill is just a verified twitter user whom owns a store, brags about it business, and did a huge deal
that he's popping a bottle of wine.
Villain opens up the database and starts a review of reasonably near targets and finds Bill, Villian take his daughter and
Bill will have to pay $$$ to get his kid back ( which is most likely dead )

Comment Re:Wikileaks (Score 1) 211

> self-aggrandize their reputation:

what a wonderful phrase. I hope to use it. Anyway on to the reply

I have never liked Wikileaks in any way. Spilling the beans without some sort of check
and balance does more harm than good. That's why qualified, and skilled reporting, is
required. A good story will always sell, Great story's, make great reading IE: what you had mentioned.

I feel that people who are validated on Twitter will be subjected to Doxing and possible harm. You don't
have to be too famous to become a target of someone that wants to make quick cash.

Comment Re:Disassembled.... (Score 1) 199

I do know a bit about maritime law, if the drone was attached to the US vessel in any physical way, it's a huge violation.
Maritime laws have been around for a very long time. and stupid act's like that can lead to very physical trade problems,
maritime people are really different, they have to work together, because simple errors can now cost almost billions of dollars
worth of insurance claims. Also, how do nations retaliate, simple, Customs not clearing a ship or delay ( very few US flag
vessels call China, but many call USA ) can have a huge long term business cost to a steamship line.

Comment Re:Next step... (Score 1) 155

b is cheap and to the point, Also it's easy to set up an appointment. call the local arb association and you can get 3 qualified to pick from. Court would be the next step, to collect.

Also, you have to look at it from my point... every seller wants more, every buyer wants it cheaper. both sides after 3 or 4 days get buyer's/seller's remorse. it's a fucking nightmare sometimes, I've seen fights break out at the closing table over 1 fucking key IE: it was a medco key, cost $25. and the seller wanted the buyer to pay for the second copy, and that's when I pulled out the listing contract and said " no, it's 2 main keys, you signed here remember ", and at the closing table is where people will try to screw you over ( both the seller and buyer ) that's why I never schedule both parties at the same time.

Also, do you want to take your client to public court, great reputation to have. No, Arb is always private and usually never even get's that far, good people realise the error and fix the problem.

Comment Re:Next step... (Score 1) 155

In the example of the sinkhole; if I did not disclose to the public that I know it ( which I did once he filled out the disclosure ) I'm guilty of fraud and maybe more. if the owner never disclosed it, and I went on to market the property and discovered ( a known problem that was not disclosed ) the sinkhole after and inspection, I can take the owner to arb and demand that he pay my marketing cost and/or cancel the listing.

that's why I don't do anything without a listing contract and a sellers disclosure.

Comment Re:Next step... (Score 1) 155

Yes, you are right. My contracts are give and take, not fixed.

>>Binding arbitration clauses remove the customer's right to file a lawsuit.

Yes, I work amazingly hard, I don't want to be wiped out due to some bullshit
lawsuit because the owners want an $ 11,000 magazine cover marketing spend
on a house that is worth 200K.

Seen it happen, and a realtor had to give up his 5000 in commissions as a settlement to end it.
Won't happen to me. I do less business than others, I try my best to give top quality service,
and don't want problems ever.

Comment Re:Next step... (Score 2) 155

disclosure : I am a licenced sales associate for real estate

I do not accept a listing contract ( contract to market and sell the property ) without the arbitration clause signed.

Why? it's amazingly simple. Sellers lie. Lie all the time.
by the time the seller's disclosure is fully filled out, the house is not the same house.

"we spent 100K on the kitchen", when I add up the totals it comes to 43K
"roof leak, never" ... well Michael we had it fixed 4 years ago ...

I had a guy cancel a contract when we did the disclosure, he expected me to not disclose the sinkhole
repair ( sinkhole drops land value by 30% automatically and home value by 8% ).

I am not going to get into a lawsuit because of your lies.

Comment Re:There's one reason you can't (Score 1) 155

>>>The Constitution vests the power to make law in the Congress. The courts don't have any right or power to strike down laws based on "I don't like it".

Wait Wait Wait. Unless I have forgotten my school house rock ....
Congress creates the law.
Judges will rule it's legality, if it's brought to court.

given enough time, the bad laws are fixed and good laws stay

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