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Signed On Apr 28, 2000, 16:06
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 21, 2014, 18:40 Bard
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 13:44:
Bard wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 13:04:
Spying Scare?

It's a scare?

yeah no - ask Michael Hastings how much of a "scare" it is - oh you can't. He died in a car accident after his car blew up when it hit a tree (despite security footage showing the car on fire before hitting the tree) shortly before he was going to break a story on the CIA and had been speaking to Wikileaks.

It should terrify ANY person of conscience that has communicated to anyone on corporate or governmental criminality in the past decade.

Security footage knows no such thing, and his closest friends and family feel that this was entirely an accident due to a massive manic episode he was having, but don't let any of that stop you and your "facts" that have no evidence.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=michael+hastings+car+explodes+before+impact+footage

It amazes me how people are so willing to trust government, regardless of what declassified information and history have shown us and race to defend against anything saying otherwise.

That's Congitive Dissonance for you, so I shouldn't really be that amazed.

It's easier to think that witnesses didn't see what they did, evidence that exists isn't real, and the laws of physics only apply some of the time.

I really do like however that people are starting to catch on over the last decade and have started applying critical thinking and have learnt that the mainstream media never, ever, tells us the truth.

Cheers
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 21, 2014, 13:04 Bard
 
Spying Scare?

It's a scare?

yeah no - ask Michael Hastings how much of a "scare" it is - oh you can't. He died in a car accident after his car blew up when it hit a tree (despite security footage showing the car on fire before hitting the tree) shortly before he was going to break a story on the CIA and had been speaking to Wikileaks.

It should terrify ANY person of conscience that has communicated to anyone on corporate or governmental criminality in the past decade.
 
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News Comments > DICE: No Damage from BF4 Launch; New Patch; Carrier Assault Details
16. Re: DICE: No Damage from BF4 Launch; New Patch; Carrier Assault Details Mar 7, 2014, 13:35 Bard
 
BULLSHIT.

I've stopped buying EA products because of this shovelware attitude.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 28, 2014, 15:35 Bard
 
secure? *snicker* yeah right. As if we're ever going to be allowed to have any sort of privacy from one of the prime manufacturers for the Military Industrial Complex.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 17, 2014, 17:59 Bard
 
oh yeah Obama? the shit you already said wasn't being done, you're going to say isn't going to be done anymore?

BULLSHIT.

the government serves everyone but the interest of the people these days.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Safety Dance
1. Re: Thanksgiving Safety Dance Nov 28, 2013, 18:56 Bard
 
so, not to protect us from terrorism, but to spy on people who may speak out about government and blackmail them with their private activities.

COINTELPRO for the new millenium.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2013, 09:22 Bard
 
Sorry to hear of your loss. The bittersweet of having pets is their short lives when they deserve far longer.
 
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News Comments > Roberts: "Star Citizen is a PC Game"
65. Re: Roberts: Nov 19, 2013, 00:52 Bard
 
Creston wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 14:01:
Scheherazade wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 13:50:
During the walk around, someone had a PS4 at their desk (apparently sitting underneath a monitor).
So of course, the forums erupted in : "BETRAYAL!!!! this is a console port!!!!!"

The internet at its finest.

like many of the stupid comments here too!
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Trading Trailer
13. Re: X Rebirth Trading Trailer Sep 26, 2013, 16:21 Bard
 
I'd really love to play this game with a friend or two.

Not talking about massively multiplayer or even dedicated server. Just the ability to be in the same game as a friend and work together.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank
17. Re: Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank Jul 24, 2013, 14:07 Bard
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 24, 2013, 13:46:
has just over $4 Billion in its accounts, much of it kept in off-shore accounts

That is so wrong.

Let's not pay our taxes eh?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
7. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jun 17, 2013, 00:38 Bard
 
been using DDG for a while for technical searches - they we filtering out the spam farms.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. 'Direct' Jun 15, 2013, 01:37 Bard
 
...seems to be the obfuscation word of choice.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
10. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 14, 2013, 13:09 Bard
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Jun 13, 2013, 23:01:
The press doesn't want to cover it because it's killing Obama's approval. He's currently lower than George W Bush!

Also, look how fast they dropped the IRS scandal. Typical liberal media.

The whole liberal/conservative media idea is a Machiavellian mechanism to have us think there are 'sides' so that the true problem is never addressed...

The privately owned media as a whole.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
32. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 11, 2013, 22:59 Bard
 
Creston wrote on Jun 11, 2013, 18:10:
One of the funnier (or perhaps sadder) findings is that partisan loyalty trumps intellectual integrity for many people, with Democrats increasingly approving wholesale spying on Americans when it's their guy doing it, and vice versa:

In other words, the large majority of Americans just parrots whatever bullshit "their" party is spewing.

Or what the media is telling them. Almost all of which is privately owned by companies involved in defense contracting.


 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
31. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 11, 2013, 22:56 Bard
 
saluk wrote on Jun 11, 2013, 19:24:
There is a difference between, "oh yeah, I'm sure the nsa has ways to get at your data" and "here is the method nsa uses to steal private inforation, and the companies they have backroom, non-public, secret deals with".

One thing that a lot of the people who 'think this is ok' don't understand is that a lot of the companies working on this are private corporations.

It's not just the government getting the information, it's all the defense contractors as well.

But what gives the government the right to have our data in the first place? So many people assume they have the right to do so because they make laws allowing it. HELLO?

It would be a different matter if we gave them permission to do so - but what we have is an authoritarian regime taking on power for itself - and anybody old enough, observant enough and educated in history will know that the government cannot be trusted, let alone private corporations.

I wouldn't mind the equipment being there to begin monitoring someone ONCE a judge issues a search warrant - as it is possible to target that individual - but this system of grabbing everyone's data would give J. Edgar Hoover an absolute boner.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
33. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 10, 2013, 18:57 Bard
 
Sorry, wasn't the whole invading Iraq thing about liberating people? You know - Operation Iraqi Freedom?

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
32. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 10, 2013, 18:52 Bard
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Jun 10, 2013, 17:36:
They are collecting information with a court order to do so. Then, when they need to analyze the information, they'll get a more specific court order to do that.

This guy is really pathetic to do what he did. There are PLENTY of things that all of us dislike about the government, but we don't break the law to put the spotlight on those things. If we do, then we deserve to deal with the consequences just like this guy does.

And now he's hiding out in another country? Hah... what a stand up citizen.

You're being told this is done with a court order - but apparently that's just the PR face.

What the NSA documents prove is that they are grabbing EVERYBODY'S data, without a court order.

They are playing word games - saying that unless they search that data it doesn't count.... however...

Look at the other illegal activity Obama has been up to - the IRS scandal and the recent journalist surveillance scandal - stuff that forced Nixon to resign rather than face the law.

Yet, we'll have what the Nazis called 'useful idiots' - who will, in their utter ignorance, support what the Nazis.. err government - says.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
30. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 10, 2013, 17:21 Bard
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 10, 2013, 14:01:
NKD wrote on Jun 10, 2013, 13:59:
Anyone who still declares themselves a Republican or a Democrat is part of the problem.

I'll agree.

+1
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
12. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2013, 01:37 Bard
 
PropheT wrote on Jun 8, 2013, 01:17:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 8, 2013, 00:12:
As someone who voted for the guy, I find the warrantless spying and drone strikes unconscionable. However, it would be the same under Romney. The only person who might be doing something differently about these two issues would have been Ron Paul, but he would have screwed up so many other things that I think Obama has done right.

It wouldn't be different under anyone. The executive branch of government doesn't make or pass laws, and Obama was a good 7 years too late to get slammed for not vetoing the patriot act. Hell, as far as the internet monitoring goes Carnivore started under Clinton in 1997...some of the monitoring stuff that people are going nuts about in the news right now isn't even from this century. It wasn't like the patriot act was just going to disappear and rights be restored to the people just because someone from another party took office.

Honestly, it bugs me that people are throwing a fit about it at this point. They're too late...they should have been on guard for it when 9/11 happened, since that was when the government was most likely to make a power grab if they wanted to (and did). There wasn't one guy involved in it, it was the president at the time, it was congress at the time, and it was people being scared about 9/11 that wanted to feel better then more than they wanted to protect themselves in 2013 that allowed it to happen. It's a bipartisan effort and it's not any more likely to go away any time soon than it is likely that Britain will take down their cameras.

It's like nobody remembers Carnivore and nobody remembers room 641A at AT&T San Francisco... it baffles the shit out of me that this is major news right now, when everyone should have known about it years ago. They did, but nobody cared when 9/11 was a more recent memory; they decided they wanted security more than privacy, so we got strict airline controls and body scanners and wars and an expanded patriot act and all kinds of other wonderful things that people accepted out of fear instead of any semblance of good sense.

Well, this is what they did with that. It's not just that the government hauled off and did it to us, the people asked for it and now are angry with what they got years after any good chance that it can be reversed.

There's no such thing as 'too late' - that's nonsense logic - but here's a difference between then and now - back then almost nobody beyond tech geeks knew about the likes of carnivore, nor were they able to draw conclusions about it - it was way above their heads and they lived in a land where things were good.

Now almost everyone is waking up to the lies we've been fed and while vietnam had the 'credibility gap' today's government has a 'credibility lack'. People are tweaking onto the BS that's going on.

I noticed google said 'they don't access our servers' - well anyone with knowledge of the original whistleblowing for warrantless wiretapping system knows the data was siphoned off - the NSA didn't need to access the servers of the telcos - the NSA doesn't need access to google's servers whatsoever, copies of all data would be sent to their own facilities - like the gigantic one being made in the middle of buttfuck nowhere.

These assholes who have been robbing taxpayers selling us security against a threat that they created themselves. I wonder how many people know about THAT.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 21, 2013, 00:51 Bard
 
Don't expect accuracy or honesty - starting right at the title. Wikileaks steals nothing - contrary to the lies we're told daily.  
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