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Comment Re:Hatchet jobs aside (Score 2) 381

Tor is backdoored. You can see that from the ease with which the Feds locate sites and users.

Tor is open source, the project just manages the sources. You might be able sneak in some subtle exploits if you're in charge... but if the Feds are finding people it's more likely they've just set up a bunch of fake nodes.

When a company first sacks someone facing no charges, then hires a PI to confirm their reason for sacking, even though he's not claiming wrongful dismissal. That pretty much tells you that the organization is stuff full of bad actors.

Or the project is under intense scrutiny and suspicion so they want to cover their bases.

And that is Jacob.

These "we slept together and he licked my muff and that's rape because I didn't agree before hand he could lick my muff, only share the bed"...

It's about consent, and sharing a bed with someone doesn't give you consent.

Now in many cases that's an indication that they are interested, and in that case you can try to get consent. But just because you think they are interested in sex and you can get consent doesn't give you the right to shove your hand down their pants while they're asleep.

these are Assange style attacks, they were disclosed in the Snowden leaks, and they just make him more, demonstrably honest:

https://theintercept.com/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

That's a theory, it's a theory to watch out for, it's possibly the reason why they hired the PI you were so concerned about, but the fact he was accused of misconduct isn't evidence that he was framed.

Comment Re:Well... (Score 1) 974

If the US government fails to care about blatant disregard of law because...it's a Clinton and she's a Democrat...then perhaps it's legitimate to appeal to other state-level actors to help throw aside the veil of secrecy?

At what point are the people of the US entitled to recognize that their government directly serves the interests of a small coterie of oligarchs, and try to work around it?

Again, let's recall:
"I don't have a private email server"
"It was only private and family correspondence"
"Well nothing secret went on that server"
"Nothing I knew was secret was on that server"
"Nothing ACTUALLY MARKED SECRET was on that server"
and then, after at least a week of denials, a carefully vetted pile of emails was 'given' to the FBI/DOJ and there were STILL secret things found in the correspondence.

And yet, the response from half the electorate and most of the major news organizations is "What me worry?" and "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy*"
*now including Red Scare 2016(tm)

Ok lets, here's what appears to be the first press conference she gave. But there's no evidence that a) she deliberately sent classified emails on the system, b) intended that her lawyers delete work emails along with the personal emails before turning the server over, or c) knew that either had occurred.

But even IF she was guilty of all those things, and the FBI would have prosecuted her if not for her political influence, and by rights she should be in jail.

Even if those things were true.

It's still absurd to consider voting for Trump over her.

Comment Re:Trump Trolling (Score 1) 974

ie the DNC generating good speeches and endorsements

They are? Everything I've heard about the DNC is that it's been an absolute disaster, with Bernie supporters constantly interrupting speakers who are spending most of their time castigating Bernie supporters for not falling into line after the DNC rigged the nomination for Hillary Clinton, to the point where something like half the delegates walked out after her coronation. Er, nomination.

Then I guess my suggestion would be to start listening to reputable news sources.

Comment Re:Does this surprise anyone? (Score 2) 974

No, Laureate University she dumped $55 million of taxpayer money into and got Bill $16.5 million of it personally.

Trump, questionable ethics and conflicting story. Clinton, stole taxpayer money.

Ever wonder why the Trump U stories disappeared and never came back? He mentioned the Clinton sealing taxpayer money and they freaked out and told the press to be quiet about it.

Ahh, that "scandal", where an organization paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million and the State Department gave $55 million to a completely different organization.

The press stopped talking about Trump U because it's old news and there's so much other crazy Trump stuff to report.

The press never talked about the Laureate University scandal because it was a dumb idea for a scandal.

Comment Re:And give Putin a Pulitzer Prize (Score 1, Informative) 974

Who cares about the friggin emails.

This was an attempt by Russia, who considers the US a rival and possible enemy, to create political upheaval in US and change the outcome of an election.

These distinctions matter, the NYTimes did what it did to inform the public and make the country stronger, that's why functioning Democracies give freedom of the press such high regard.

Russia's actions are literally intended as an attack on your country and are carried out in a way to inflict damage. That's why the NSA and CIA exist, to engage in this kind of soft warfare.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 5, Informative) 974

You mean Hillary? Because Trump, despite all the mud being thrown this way, has done very little concrete evil in comparison.

Yeah, if you look past all the scams, lawsuits, lies about donating to charity, racist comments, racist acts, misogyny, donations for explicit political favours, mob connections, and rape allegations then he's practically a saint.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 5, Insightful) 974

Valarie Plame was not a "undercover" agent. And Dick Cheney didn't out her, it was a well known secret.

The ONLY people offended by her "outing" were people who hate Cheney. Hate him all you want, just don't do it for this, it is a non-issue. I also find it simply amazing that this is a huge deal to certain people, while at the same time, those same people are voting Clinton, who has done much much worse.

Clinton exposed classified information by accident, and through a channel she (wrongly) felt was secure.

Libby deliberately leaked classified information to the press as part of a political smear job.

There's a vast difference.

Now I don't know that Cheney had anything to do with it, he may have explicitly ordered it, he may have created a culture where it was expected, or he may have stopped the idea dead in its tracks if he'd only been told about it.

Comment Re:So that makes it OK then (Score 1) 690

Wasn't it just a month or so ago that all the Oppo research on Trump was leaked? Is your memory really that short?

No, that also helped Trump. It gave the RNC the DNCs entire playbook on Trump so the RNC would be better prepared to counter it.

Supposedly Guccifer 2.0 even offered the playbook to Trump's camp but someone there was smart enough to turn it down (major scandal if it ever got out they had it) though I don't know how authoritative that info is.

Comment Re:So that makes it OK then (Score 0) 690

Nothing to see here. These crimes were exposed by someone we don't like so much. That makes it OK.

A very powerful organization (ie Russia) is expending significant resources to dig up and expose dirt on only one side.

If Putin instead decided to target the RNC they might uncover discussions of voter suppression efforts or other dirty tricks.

If he targeted Trump and captured emails from his organization I suspect you'd see some really ugly stuff, possibly even direct discussions of using political donations to influence politicians.

In either case it would have a very different impact on the polls. Just the knowledge that someone powerful is trying to manipulate you should cause you to reconsider how you're being affected by the information.

Comment Re:Yea Sure (Score 2) 690

So you're saying that somehow the DNC generated 3.7 million more votes for Clinton than Sanders?

How, exactly?

I have some distant cousins who are huge Sanders supporters, so I can comment on this. Basically the really hardcore supporters are claiming that votes for Sanders were either not counted at all or given to Clinton instead. Depends on who is telling this conspiracy theory which one they go with. And yes, they do truly believe that they had the votes to win every state (or almost every state) and the DNC was conspiring against them to steal the primary for Hillary. And this was all what they were saying before the Wikileaks event.

Comment Re:Because money (Score -1, Troll) 270

That was obvious all along, and perfectly fine as long as they weren't favouring a candidate in their duties.

Clearly you haven't heard of the superdelegates going to Clinton before a single vote was cast.

So what? That's not rigged, that's just superdelegates endorsing Clinton. That's not evidence of corruption and it's especially not evidence of corruption from the emails.

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