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rich

>>>Trump and Sessions dodged a serious bullet by denying the leftwingers a play THEY DESPERATELY WANTED by Sessions recusing.

Had he not recused, they would have been off to the races with their Grade A shiznit. And it would have been infuriating nonsense.

Posted by: RattlerGator | March 21, 2018 at 11:21 PM<<<

how so? Sessions was still investigated ... it would have some how been worse? would a GOP House and Senate impeached then removed him?

maybe he could have been indicted along with Manafort and Gates.

Threadkiller

The GOP is in on it, rich.

"Obama is a decent person and a person you don't have to be scared of as president of the United States,"
~ Candidate John McCain, Oct 2008

jim nj

RG,

I usually don't bother with RT or any of the other Russian "news" sites. It just struck me that they had a more rational take on the story than the American media had.

Dave (in MA)

One of the local TV weather men must be taking a lot of flak tonight. We were supposed to be buried in 6-12 inches of snow by now, but we haven't seen the first flake. He dedicated this to all of his Twitter trolls,

GUS

Rich, TK, is very very cynical. It serves him well. Tk, does not accept the simple common nor communal thought nor faux wisdom EVER. It serves TK well. Tk said: The GOP (GOPe), is IN ON IT RICH. Tk, gave a very good example of JOHNNY McShitStain, and HISSCHSSHHH way of speaking, reaching acrossshhhhhshh THE AISLE, to PRETEND to be a MEDIA DARLING......BIPARTISAN......creature.
All of this, designed to make JOHNNNNY SHITSTAIN, THE MEDIA DARLING. A calculated attempt to become the shit stain of RECORD.
John McCain sucks. TK is correct.

GUS

DAVE....."One of the local TV weather men"""

This is the MFM of WEATHER, FREAK OUT. If it bleeds, it leads. It it SNOWS...it blows. It's all about RATINGS, and the LIBTARDS have lost their JOO JOO.

jimmyk

It's always a pleasure to see Jeffrey Toobin get his head handed to him, especially by his ex-professor Dershowitz. Of course Dersh is exactly right: Democrats label as "partisan" anyone who is non-partisan, for the sin of not attacking Trump, i.e. for not being partisan enough in favor of Democrats.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2018/03/21/back-school-prof-dershowitz-calls-out-student-toobin-being

GUS

Jim nj.??? I wish that I could say, that I would back a LIBTARD ...URINALIST, versus a RUSSIAN, or some other URINALIST, who is anti-American, HOWEVER, the AMERICAN...FULL COMMIE LEFT....hates you and me, and America EVERY BIT as much as RUSSIAN COMMIES do.

jim nj

The science fiction writer on de-populating areas - not a new thought. Dozens of people have suggested the same thing before.

They always call it "voluntary", but you know that's not what they mean. They'll offer "inducements" of various types. Then when not enough people accept the "inducements" they'll show their true colors.

It's all silly because people will rationally de-populate areas when they're no longer viable or livable.

Buckeye

"Obama is a decent person and a person you don't have to be scared of as president of the United States," ~ Candidate John McCain, Oct 2008

More like terrified.

JimNorCal

Dick CEO "There are going to be the people who don’t shop us anymore for anything.”

I'm one! After a long period of never buying sporting goods I suddenly and unexpectedly needed some stuff. I went to Big-5.

GUS

JimmyK. God bless you my brother. The FULL COMMIE/LEFTIST BULLSHIT, is not "off the cuff" rejoinder. It is calculated 100%. It is, once again calculated. They say X, we respond with Y.
The FULL COMMIE LEFT, does not operate as WE do.
E.G. The issue is irrelevant. The LEFT, the FULL COMMIE organized LEFT, is DEAD SERIOUS about following thru on their COMMIE AGENDA. What you resond with LOGICALLY or INTELLECTUALLY is 100% completely IRRELEVANT to the FULL COMMIE. In fact, the more logical, relevant and FACTUAL that you are, the more THEY HATE YOU, and IGNORE your FACTS. Your FACTS and LOGIC, can NEVER win, in a debate, where FULL COMMIES are concerned.

GUS

Buckeye. You are an intelligent guy. You don't just blindly accept NONSENSE, spewed by DIPSHIT COMMIES as FACT?? That is what separates US...from THEM.....
So......."Obama is a decent person and a person you don't have to be scared of as president of the United States," ~ Candidate John McCain, Oct 2008.

Buckeye. Do you think that OBAMA is a "decent person"?????

Upon what FACTS or VALUE SYSTEM?????
Buckeye......What about OBAMA, is to be ADMIRED??
Seriously. What about OBAMA, is to be ADMIRED??

jim nj

Gus,

Like I said I don't read Russian "news", because I know it's propaganda. How does that differ from what we get from American media?

In this one case Sputniknews had a less biased article on FB/CA. Just saying. That's why I pointed it out, it wasn't propaganda, but "straight" news.

And look at how many times "we" collectively, post a link to a, say, UK paper, for coverage on something the US media has botched.

GUS

Jim nj, you are smart/wise. "Reading news", has become completey moronic and a "fools" errand.
The NEWS MEDIA, are all "Yankee's" fans, who are not honest nor honorable enough to TRY to be NON-BIASED". Our AMERICAN MEDIA, is the PRODUCT, of public schools, bias, liberalism, and the product of dysfunctional LIBTARD University "Professors".
It's grown upon itself Jim. LIBTARDS have become empowered to be completely FULL COMMIE biased over the last 3o plus years. There is no OPPOSITIONAL THOUGHT, that is allowed. The LIB HIPPIE COMMIES, do not fear any REPRISAL to their FASCISM. The kids that they have ENDOCTRINATED, with EASE, as they came to the UNIVERSITIES, grooooomed for the CAUSE. Do NOT buck nor question the ONLY THOUGHT PROCESS that is ALLOWED.
None of this is by ACCIDENT.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Mice are very cute.
They are also disease and parasite riddled, destructive vermin.

GUS

Ignatz, mice are not CUTE. They are conduits of disease.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--since it is the same restroom, why don't they put in a camera--

A camera in a public bathroom.
The problems with that idea seem nearly endless.

jim nj

Mice. Yeah, got them, came into my apartment as winter struck.

Exterminator lays out bait the mice are supposed to take back to the nest to destroy it. Yeah, alright, like they're all be stupid enough to do that. I ask him for the glue traps. You won't need them after this application. Yeah right, gimme the damn traps.

So I see them out of the corner of my eye when they're making excursions around my apartment. I use live traps, got em from a friend, who believes in catch and release. And I use the glue paper traps. The mice tend to outwit the live traps, not the glue paper traps. I notice their travel paths and put the glue pads where they can't maneuver past them. Sonsofbitches jump over them if they are out in the open.

I'm not really opposed to mice, but they make small messes and drop poop. I've very politely asked them to chip in on the rent, but they refuse, so, to me, they're illegal immigrants.

And I don't want to imply that illegal immigrants are vermin, but they're not paying me either, indeed they seem to be sucking up some of my tax dollars.

Anyway, back to the mice, yes they are cute and smart, but I worry that they will piggy-back in bed bugs. So they got to go.

JimNorCal

I'm deleting my FaceBook account using the instructions posted at various blogs. Don't use it much anyway.
I guess I can't comment at PowerLine anymore.
But if that troubles me unbearably, I guess James N. Orcal may suddenly self generate ...

Catsmeat, glad you enjoy the I/P Open Thread tag lines. Was it you or Ext who first started talking about them?

jim nj

It really amazes me the way that the human eye can pick up on movement better with our peripheral vision, than with a direct glance.

rich

that looks like a manatee?

>>>Aside from the "gotcha" "perjury" claim, what is it that a non-partisan might think was untoward about Sessions conduct?

Posted by: boatbuilder | March 21, 2018 at 10:50 PM<<<

he endorsed and campaigned for Donald Trump.

GUS

Jim Nj. You are far too nice. Mice are indeed vermin. They are dirty and share disease. They invade your/our spaces, and get into our STUFF.
They mean no harm. They just want to eat and infiltrate your STUFF, and mostly they want to PROCREATE.
Mice suck. I don't hate them, but I do eradicate them. Not with JOY. It's funny, when WIFEY GUS or WIFE GUS'S Mom, finds them in the GUS SHED, GARAGE or BASEMENT...in buckets, DEAD, in corners alive etc etc........
I don't wish to torture nor kill them, but options are truly limited.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Ignatz, mice are not CUTE. They are conduits of disease.--

Disagree on the former; admit the latter may sometimes have merit:

GUS

I've never been on FACEBOOK. At one time, I did the least possible to set up an account, and my personal data was not even truthful nor accurate.
I never had a need nor WANT to be on FACEBOOK. My personal privacy has always been far more valuable to me, vs. the IN THING.
ZUCKERBERG, may or may not be a genius. I think he is NOT, however, he has been successful, ETHICAL/HONEST/HONORABLE or NOT. Like BEZOS, like MARK CUBAN, like ELON MUSK.....ZUCKERBERG is new money WEALTHY BEYOND anyone's wildest dreams.

None of that make's him moral, laudable, decent, virtuous, nor of any measure of a role model goodness.

I find ZUCKERBERGS personal ACT taudry and self serving. He should be Chealsee "the OMEN" Clinton's egotistical once removed sibling.

GUS

Ignatz, in the honesty of full disclosure....GUS Jr's real name is.....Mickey.
And he is disease free. So far.

jim nj

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/21/lawyers-for-daniels-cohen-spar-on-cnn-youre-gonna-go-down-in-flames/

Weird. Lawyer for Stormy Daniels and lawyer for Michael Cohen go head to head on TV.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Exists there a person anywhere on God's green earth who thought the personal data they posted to social media were not up for grabs or sale to one and all?
The contingency seems a remote one.

GUS

Ignatz, the LIV and FULL COMMIE LIBTARD creatures, may or may not have recognized their own idiocy, however.....they thought that as FELLOW TRAVELERS, they were IMMUNE to the data mining....ULTRA CAPITALIST filth. SUCKERS.

GUS

Jim nj!!! For a moment, I took the CLICK BAIT.

Anderson's Poooooooooter, is a GAY, LEGACY, COMMIE LIB, and I'm sorry, but just ONE PEEK at the CLOWN says.........FREAK.
That's the comedy of MFM. How on effffing earth, could ANYONE, take BLITZ WOLFER and his GROOOOOOOOOOVY lib BEARD seriously???

jim nj

Apologies, I read the article and didn't notice that Anderson Cooper was involved.

What I read sounded like two Kruschhevs clones debating each other. I thought it was funny - with nuclear threats going back and forth.

GUS

Ig, anything that has a sale value, SHALL BE SOLD.
Shit stains like Zuckerturd, who PRETEND to be philanthropic, are NOT. Posing and Posture.
Ig, would I to be owner of 1 million vintage guitars, my philanthropy would be limited to HOW MUCH IT HURT ME PERSONALLY to GIVE away things/money etc.
Zuckerturd, could give away ALL OF HIS BILLIONS, and the rest of his life, he could give speeches, write books or any other ways to make a living, and be WEALTHY beyond belief. The NEW AGE MILLION and BILLIONAIRES, are driven by their ego's. What successes can any of these NEW AGE rich boys claim, outside of their HUGE WIN FALLS??
It's interesting, but my take on people like ZUCKERTURD, is.......What do you have to offer,
that is not just accepted because of your wealth.
Does that make sense to you??

jim nj

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/03/21/boom-federal-judge-dismisses-claim-of-a-conspiracy-to-suppress-global-warming-science/

This the trial judge we've been talking about.

jim nj

https://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2018/03/guns-pr0n.html

Youtube bans firearms videos, so the videos get moved to PornHub.

Got a fetish for guns?

jim nj

https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2018/03/19/south-korea-to-deploy-artillery-killer-to-destroy-north-korean-bunkers/

South Korea developed counter-battery systems to help negate North Korea's forward deployed rockets and artillery near Seoul. Since those NoKo sites can't be easily moved, without losing their cover, the SoKo weapon isn't just defensive, but offensive as well.

jim nj

I've been wondering if anyone has a plan to step up after Toys R Us liquidates. Apparently somebody bought the KB Toys name and is looking to restart the brand.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/were-going-to-save-the-toy-industry-kb-toys-owner-plots-return-as-age-old-rival-toys-r-us-goes-out-of-business/ar-BBKwagb?li=BBnbfcN

I can imagine that an easy way to finance the start-up, and raise money, would be to offer equity positions to toy manufacturers. A co-op structure - toy manufacturers need an outlet comparable to Toys R Us - if not they lose leverage against Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc. It is a huge market ripe for a new retailer.

Ditto sporting goods stores. Sports Authority went bankrupt and Dick's Sporting Goods bought the name. Dick's isn't meeting comparable stores sales growth.

Is there a play to be done in sporting goods? Or a chance to do a TrueValue type of co-op with gun retailers? Like the independent hardware retailers - a group of respected local gun retailers - with the power of a co-op behind them? Order on-line and pick-up and do your paperwork at the local dealer?

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-best-buy-huawei/best-buy-cuts-ties-with-chinas-huawei-source-idUSKBN1GY0BT?feedType=RSS&feedName=newsOne&google_editors_picks=true

Best Buy to cease selling Huawei products.

Davod

Jimmyk and Gus.

This series of articles by Diana West may be helpful. Number 8 ties the past to the present:

Red Thread 8: From Magnitsky to Steele to Total Information War

http://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/3676/Red-Thread-8-From-Magnitsky-to-Steele-to-Total-Information-War.aspx

jim nj

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ashamed-fox-news-analyst-says-he-wasnt-scheming-network-1096379

What do you know Ralph Peters was in contract negotiations with FOX when he unleashed his diatribe. His current contract runs out in a few days. Negotiating ploy? Fox didn't want him, or wouldn't pay his price? Don't know, but doesn't that make him a darling of the other networks?

hoyden

GUS; "Mice are indeed vermin. They are dirty and share disease. They invade your/our spaces, and get into our STUFF."

Sorta like Leftists.

Mice-wise, I get a small invasion almost every winter. I set out the build a better spring traps and catch 2-4, and then mice-free for a while. I reuse the traps.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Daggone it, I went to bed before the President, so I missed this last night!


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
6h6 hours ago

Got $1.6 Billion to start Wall on Southern Border, rest will be forthcoming. Most importantly, got $700 Billion to rebuild our Military, $716 Billion next year...most ever. Had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment.
==================================

He's explaining to the caterwaulers why some of the stuff is in the budget.

At 1:00AM, I might point out.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
6h6 hours ago

Democrats refused to take care of DACA. Would have been so easy, but they just didn’t care. I had to fight for Military and start of Wall.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/former-gop-senator-admits-donated-conor-lamb-pa-18-many-republicans-drunk-trump-aid/#.WrNt3bZE0Fo.twitter

You guys have to read this. Even when they are no longer in office, the GOPe still causes trouble.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Rep. Steve Scalise
‏Verified account @SteveScalise
15h15 hours ago

I applaud @POTUS and @SecretaryZinke for conducting the largest oil and gas lease sale in history today. This is good news for Louisiana's economy and will provide more revenue for coastal restoration.
http://www.wwl.com/articles/largest-oil-and-gas-lease-sale-history-happens-today

jim nj

Back to mice. Having mice in your household is a stigma. You really don't want to have visitors see them, because it lessens you in their eyes. You're unclean, so to speak.

Bedbugs are worse Two years ago they showed up in my apartment. No idea how they got here. Bring in the exterminators. Box or bag everything you own. Leave it in the middle of your rooms or put in on the balcony. Spray every two weeks while you're trying to find stuff in bags or boxes you need. Pull all the furniture from the walls, etc. It's like being homeless with a home.

Some people, like me, don't notice the bites. Other people, like my girlfriend are allergic and really suffer from the bites.

Managed to kill all of them, except a colony in my bedroom, kept after them to keep them down, and they didn't manage to migrate.

Fast forward a year and the super had to break through an interior wall to solve a plumbing problem. Dozens, if not hundreds of bed bugs, climbed out of the open wall on both sides of the wall.

Again, box and bag everything, including books from two bookcases, pile it in the middle of the rooms or put it on the balcony.

Pissed, very, got the super to agree that I'd get the same exterminator each visit. Worked with him, he was on my side, after four treatments we were bed bug free. Haven't seen one for 9 months.

But the damn things are insidious. You never know how they get in your place. Except the second time, in my case, when it was clear that it was a building wide problem. Because the way apartment buildings are built with fire-proof walls they had to treat all four apartments in our stack at the same time. The garage space below me and the three apartments above me were treated at the same time. Common interior walls.

I wouldn't wish bed bugs on my worst enemy. They're that insidious.

jim nj

Nytol

Miss Marple the Deplorable

jim nj,

I am sorry for your troubles with mice and bed bugs.

I am REALLY sorry I brought the subject up.

Here. Let's talk about VOLCANOES!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5530611/Toxic-gases-Indonesian-volcano-sends-30-hospital.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

anonamom

Weird. Lawyer for Stormy Daniels and lawyer for Michael Cohen go head to head on TV.

Posted by: jim nj

Maybe not weird---those approval ratings among women are going UP, right? Keep this in the news. Especially as they are going about the clean up at FBI/DOJ.

I'm no sociologist, and it's been a long long time since I studied biology---but deep down, we are all just mice---the goal is to replicate our genes, right?

And "bodice rippers," despite the utter horror of rape that women hold (live with) are the most popular form of "romance" novels too. Catsmeat can weigh in here. Even the Victorians wanted dominant males.

So----putting this together this morning as I catch up---
at some level, women are all about alpha males. Not pajama boys.
The alphas have the dominant/good genes; can protect vulnerable women and infants and toddlers...

And alpha males are about strutting their stuff, at least now and then.
Showing a picture of Stormy back in the day---well, she certainly looks "healthy," like she could nurse a baby through a famine or two, and get your genes procreated.

So, that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This is a threaad about The Wall. This guy paid attention to the details of the funding in the budget. Please read:

https://twitter.com/unseen1_unseen/status/976751585379405824

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5529015/WRAPUP-1-Facebooks-Zuckerberg-acknowledges-mistakes-user-data-vows-tougher-curbs.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

Davod

Re. Zuckerberg. Did he allow Obama and the Dems to data mine Facebook. Did he provide information to Dems prior to Dems asking to data mine.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/21/spending-bill-text/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=atdailycaller

This also has a link to the complete bill, which I obviously haven't had time to read.

I have a question. Just because an amount is appropriated, does a department have to spend it? For example, if some amount of money is supposedly to go to Planned Parenthood, can Carson put restrictions or qualifications on them before they get the money?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Davod,

I have no idea about when the dems started getting information.

The South Koreans aren't pleased with him, though:

http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/21/facebook-fined-in-south-korea/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

RattlerGator

how so? Sessions was still investigated ... it would have some how been worse? would a GOP House and Senate impeached then removed him?

maybe he could have been indicted along with Manafort and Gates.

Posted by: rich | March 21, 2018 at 11:51 PM

Rich, come on. The investigation doesn't freaking matter at all. It's the narrative that matters to them. Sessions not recusing himself -- as I've indicated before -- would have given them what they desperately needed. THE APPEARANCE.

That's all they wanted, that's all they needed. The damn appearance of something being wrong. Their massive reinforcing apparatus could and would take it from there.

Surely you understand this now, given all of the nonsense we've seen about Trump and Russia -- right?

Sessions did us a tremendous favor.

RattlerGator

RG,

I usually don't bother with RT or any of the other Russian "news" sites. It just struck me that they had a more rational take on the story than the American media had.

Posted by: jim nj | March 21, 2018 at 11:52 PM

You are correct, Jim. They absolutely did a straight article -- as far as it went, of course.

It reminds me of my first known encounter with RT on an American cable system. It was in a hotel. My brother had to tell me what it was. Russia Today? I didn't believe him. I couldn't believe him. I kept thinking to myself, there's no damn way we have a Russian propaganda service on my freaking hotel TV.

But it was true. And all I could think was . . . what the hell is going on here ???

Miss Marple the Deplorable

In case you were wondering what Obama was doing in New Zealand, I follow a gal from there who is a Trump supporter and did a nice little thread with photos of people he met with and explanations. It's pretty interesting.

https://twitter.com/GodlessNZ/status/976762185756983296

Davod

Obama's in New Zealand because the prime minster is a Socialist.

henry

George Nader, Mueller's cooperating witness, escaped back to the Emirates. The dude is apparently a convicted pedo as well.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5527313/George-Nader-key-witness-Muellers-Russia-probe-FLEES-US.html

Another Bob

No Davod, Obama is in New Zealand because someone paid him to be there.

rse

I think this is an interesting article. https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/the-real-scandal-isnt-cambridge-analytica-its-facebooks-whole-business-model.html

Certainly sounds like this is turning into a reason to call for GDPR type language in the US. I know that in K-12 though the GDPR calls are generally by people not explaining the true story and it will not solve the real problems of data generated by immersive learning experiences using virtual reality.

As is usual people are supposed to clamor for what is actually a false solution to a problem without ever actually discerning the true nature of the problem. Life goes on and people foolishly cease to worry.

rse

This also fits tht analysis. https://medium.com/humane-tech/12-things-everyone-should-understand-about-tech-d158f5a26411

Now that we are through the door, let's encourage regulation so it will be harder for anyone else to get through and out innovate us.

Captain Hate

Levin was all over how Lurch, the dumbest retard to crawl out of Scranton, DiFi and McTurtle's families have all benefited from those creeps selling out the US to China. But we have a trash special council who should be implicated in FBI malfeasance looking for nonexistent process crimes.

Jack is Back!

Good morning from 8” of new, fresh, wet and severely underestimated global warming aka snow. First phone cal from school at 1030pm was 2hr. delayed opening. Then at 0645am, no school.

It’s still snowing. Not supposed to stop until Memorial Day.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1h1 hour ago

Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1h1 hour ago

Remember when they were saying, during the campaign, that Donald Trump is giving great speeches and drawing big crowds, but he is spending much less money and not using social media as well as Crooked Hillary’s large and highly sophisticated staff. Well, not saying that anymore!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

Maybe you'll get a wartrm up like we did yesterday. All of our snow ( 4* inches) is completely gone. Supposed to be close to 50 today and tomorrow.

Saturday - more snow!

Buckeye

So I am scrolling through the posts this morning and the phrase "bodice rippers" appears on the screen.

Needless to say, my attention became more focused. I read each sentence carefully and my inner self was saying "bingo" and "exactly right".

I am thinking that one of the "regular guys" was 'splaining how we are wired for sex, you know......an authority.

Then I get to the end and it is posted by somebody called "anonamom"!!

What the [redacted]??

I wanna know which one of you guys swipped anonamom's log-in credentials:)

gentlejim

Looks like someone was busy sharpening DJT’s eye-poking sticks last night. Crazy Joe and Crooked Hillary..... hahaha

James D.

33 senators have at least one family member who is a registered lobbyist.

And how many senators have at least one family member who’s a lobbyist but isn’t registered? I’d guess it’s fairly close to 100.

Another Bob

I dunno rse, I'm a software guy, and when people moan about what the government knows and wants to know about us, I've pointed out how much information private concerns have on you, likely without you knowing it. People mostly shrug. I don't think most people really care, because truth be told, a good minority - perhaps a majority - of the population are ignorant, stupid sheep.

The current issue the PTB have with Facebook isn't that it acted as a huge intelligence gathering op, its that the wrong people benefited from it.

If, as a side effect of punishing Farcebook, we get actual reforms great. But let's not forget about the credit reporting companies, Lexus Nexus (who probably have the best quality "dossiers" on individuals out there), Amazon, credit card companies, etc, etc.

But in the end, no law helps. GDPR won't really do a thing except mandate that delete buttons be supplied that most won't use. Individuals just need to say no to the blandishments of "free stuff" used to generate information about you. I've started by paying $50/yr for a Hushmail account, and deleted the (little-used) Facebook account. And I have along way to go.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

James D.,

Exacrly right. Schweitzer in his interview pointed out that there are lots of others who work as consultants and such.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
6m6 minutes ago

Today at the WH:
At 1230pm/ET event, Pres Trump announces US response to "economic aggression" by China, including alleged theft of intellectual property.
This afternoon, he drops by "Generation Next" conference.
This evening hosts Greek Independence Day reception. Opa!

Buckeye

Agree with AB on worthlessness of GDPR.

A government that rolls out the Obamacare website is going to police good practices with data?

Who is going to get those jobs? The pool of people who couldn't make the grade at TSA?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Buckeye,

Just for you:

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Oops.

Forgot to let the tablet people have the full effect:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY4_GhaXUAISrPH.jpg

That popped up on mmy Twitter feed right after I read Buckeye's comment. It's from a guy who posts ads from the 70's. My, times have changed, haven't they?

Another Bob

Buckeye, I'd vote to force government to take more stuff offline.

The primary use of online property tax records is nosy people keeping track of what their family, friends and neighbors paid for their houses. Make it illegal for government to provide that data to anyone.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

The current issue the PTB have with Facebook isn't that it acted as a huge intelligence gathering op, its that the wrong people benefited from it.

YES!!
This whole brouhaha seems ridiculous.
Uber collects data...all the different apps collect data, credit cards, store 'club' cards, even those robot vacuum machines collect data,...

Govt & utilities collect data too. I get mailings from the gas company about my use & how to use less & be more "green". It compares me to my neighbors. Is that okay?

boatbuilder

Maybe Vince McMahon can set up a cage match between Slow Joe and The VSG.

I would pay to see that!

henry

Bozo RIP. (the actor who portrayed Bozo, Frank Avruch, is dead at age 89).

rse

AB & buckeye-I agree on gdpr, but the false narrative on the common core is the one who keeps circulating tht gdpr is the solution. We seem to all be in agmt that it is not.

The push on FB makes far more sense and fits with my concerns as to what is really in play if we look at this recent EU report on disinformation. https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/final-report-high-level-expert-group-fake-news-and-online-disinformation

notice the definition of disinfo actually applies to the evening news or nyt but they get a pass because they are journalists. All of this effectively enables the gatekeeping of access to unapproved information in the end.

We must believe what we are supposed to believe. What it is useful to have us believe.

henry

"licensed journalists" somehow not a restriction in the 1st Amendment but penumbras I guess.

Another Bob

Hell Janet, people are paying to place always-on, internet-connected microphones in their homes and bedrooms. These dopes have ZERO standing to complain about loss of privacy

Thermostats that can communicate the hours you're home/not home. Internet connected security cameras and door locks. Mobile phones continuously report your location. I could go on for an hour listing the ways I know of that private entities can or do collect personal data about you.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

Exactly.

This is the key - its that the wrong people benefited from it.

It'd be cool to find out what info the old MFM collect & what THEY do with it.
Sign in to read the NYTimes?...do they track what articles you read? Do they sell data?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I can remember seeing a clip of this interview, but I don't remember if I posted it. It's James Kallstrom, former FBI Assistant Director with Maria Bartolomo and it was done at the beginning of the week:


https://www.dailywire.com/news/28538/bombshell-former-fbi-asst-director-says-obama-ryan-saavedra

Captain Hate

Remember when Private Ryan promised to restore regular budgeting where everything would be transparent instead of these massive omnibus behemoths cluttered with everything? They don't even pretend like that ever happened.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

Porchlight's comment a bit back struck me as true. This has the feel of removing a platform that 'deplorables' have made good use of to get around the old MFM.

My siblings (& their friends) had never read Powerline, Sultan Knish, etc before those sites being shared on FB.

It feels like this is an effort to herd us all BACK to the old MFM. They don't really care about data being collected....it is the news/opinion sharing that is the trouble.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Janet,

I agree. All you have to do is ask "who benefits?"

The Left doesn't care about privacy - heck, they are all over Twitter showing themselves in various undressed poses, hurling vile epithets, telling us where they work, who they know, etc.

Not to mention that Alexa thing.

What gets me about this is that they think no one will catch on.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/976683916244455426.html

This is a good overview of the Russian hoax, its origin, and how it morphed into a huge scandal.

This is useful for people you know who haven't really paid attention to all of this and don't understand why it's such a big deal.

Marlene

Good Morning! Hubby's early morning dog walk was with a neighbor and her dog "old Andy." The woman is a retired school principal from Baltimore and is a rabid Orioles fan. Well,hubby walked into the house (very upset) and said,Andy had a stroke on the dog walk! He told the neighbor to call vet and bring poor old Andy in ASAP. We're waiting for an update.

Old Lurker

Seriously?

RG asked if I am ready to admit from the Ledge that 4D chess re Sessions is a win win for the good guys?

We are surrounded by ever expanding and deeper and deeper Cancer Cells of Constitutional Destruction that one would be crazy to pretend to even see daylight.

I give you a 2,225 page must pass omnibus spending bill that allocates next to nothing for the Wall, but does fund Prog Wet Dream after Prog Wet Dream?

One might fairly argue that but for Trump it would already be over, and that Trump might save us yet in some dimension so God Bless him. But anyone who thinks the coup is over and our side won, they are all Dreamers.

Sorry RG.

Cocktails at 6PM as usual. The Ledge Bar is restocked daily.

Extraneus

Forgot to let the tablet people have the full effect:

Why can't tablet users press and hold the image until a dialog box comes that allows "Open image in new tab" or similar depending on browser?

Porchlight

Janet, other commenters replied that this is a move to regulate the internet. Damn, the left never lets up, does it?

Porchlight

Sorry to hear that, Marlene.

Old Lurker

"Cancer Cells of Constitutional Destruction"

Should have spent a little longer on that.

Next time I will use:

Cancer Cells of Constitutional Carnage.

One "C" for each dimension.

Old Lurker

4C Chess for short...

:-)

Captain Hate

Those unrolled threads are some of the best summaries of what has going on outside of the MFM fog machine you can find. Concise narrative of facts, not a bunch of pie in the sky ridiculous assumptions.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here is the answer to my question I asked earlier about whether just because the money is allocated if it has to be spent:

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/18/fears-grow-trump-will-ignore-congress-spending-241768

henry

Porch, not just regulate. Utilize the internet for full censorship (they are private companies, so no 1st Amendment issues just like a baker). The bill to do so is on Trumps desk camoflaged as an anti sex trafficking bill. Once the liability is opened, lawfare will add the full LGBTalphabet agenda in a nanosecond. We are doomed, as this latest spendapalooza bill piles on in a victory orgy for the uniparty.

Captain Hate

Holding down a finger on the image on an iPad just gives you "copy" or "save image" options.

henry

rse linked an article at 7:18 on why we don't have a good way to view an image on an iPad.

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