In all that rambling there is not one coherent connected thought. Does Trump have ADHD? How can anyone support this dummy? I'm not advocating for Hilary but at least she is intelligent. That's what makes her dangerous. When she was in the senate she took full advantage of the insider trading exemptions for congress that would send anyone else to prison to make millions. Trump has a long history of failed ventures and contractors that went bankrupt when he didn't pay them. He claimed that he was going to finance his own campaign and now he is asking for donations.
We can only hope that one of these campaigns implode and someone qualified steps in. If either of these disasters win we are in for years of scandals. Watergate and slick Willie's BJs will pale in comparison.
You are certainly right about the crusades. Our lies and propaganda about WMDs is no more bullshit than the Roman church claiming the crusaders were fighting to recover the "holy grail". They imagined some golden jeweled chalice used by Christ at the last supper. What we know from the bible and from ancient historians is that even if he was real, he lived in poverty on the charity of his supporters. What he would have drank from would have been pottery or a wooden cup.
It is true that the only people that Muslims hate more than us are other sects of Muslims. They have been killing each other for centuries and that will never change. Lone nut jobs like Timothy McVeigh will continue to surface. I can't say for sure I won't die in an accident any time I get behind the wheel. I also think it unlikely that a relatively small city as mine will be the target when terrorists finally manage to get their hands on a nuclear device.
Back to the beginning of my comment, I still remember, and you can't deny the news coverage of the massive joyous celebrations in the streets in dozens of cities throughout the entire middle east on 9/11. We know Muslim leadership has been involved in many attacks in the past. The "martyrs" who die in suicide bombings have their photos on billboards praising their bravery and Muslim groups provide financial support for their families.
The fact is the US is partly to blame for their hatred. AL-Qaeda is a result of our meddling in world affairs in the 80's coming back to bite us in the ass. We have propped up regimes to take down governments we don't like and are surprised when they turn out to be even worse and turn against us. WWII was the last time our military involvement was absolutely justified. Even then we supported Stalin because he was the enemy of our enemy and look where that got us. We fly drones to target terrorists and inevitably kill innocent civilians and the rage that incites will only recruit more terrorists. Our torture and humiliation of prisoners, many of whom were probably innocent added to the Muslims desire for revenge.
The US thinks it has to control all world affairs and it rarely ends well. We don't need the kind of isolationism that allowed Hitler to invade other countries but in most cases we should just butt out. If the British hadn't had the balls to stand up and fight the Nazis we would all be speaking German by now. We need allies and there are times we should go to their defense. Perhaps we were right to force Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait. We weakened his military force and with minimal involvement we kept some measure of control over him. As evil as he was it was probably better to leave him in power. There is no way we can stop the sects of Muslims from oppressing and killing each other. We were probably justified to go into Afghanistan after 9/11 and had we stayed the course we probably could have captured Osama Bin Laden. Instead, our endless obsession with thinking we can bring democracy to the entire world and eliminate all evil dictators got us involved in Iraq and after all the death and destruction that country is still about as fucked up as they ever were. Even we don't have real democracy. We are a plutocracy.
The FBI's efforts so far in trying to get intelligence about Muslims has been a total failure. That doesn't mean they should not surveille them to try to discover terrorist plots, it just means they should get better at it. The ridiculous entrapment of inventing their own plots has to end. Had they followed up on investigating the Boston bombers with what they already knew about them they might have stopped them. There were many clues before 9/11 that were ignored. They were aware of most of the 19 and they should have never been allowed to board an airplane. They knew some of them were in the country and lost track of them. When the flight instructor reported that there were middle eastern men that wanted to learn to fly a plane but were not interested in how to land one they did not follow up on it.
We can't usually know when some crazy person will shoot the president thinking he will impress Jodie Foster or some psycho will go off his meds and gun down a fast food restaurant or college dorm. We DO know that when eventually when we see a mushroom cloud over New York or L.A. it will be Muslims behind it. Muslims hold grudges all the way back centuries ago when the evil Roman church tried to slaughter them to the present day atrocities that we are guilty of.
Political correctness aside, It's hard to forget the huge crowds cheering and celebrating in the streets throughout Muslim countries when the towers fell. People whine about these poor persecuted Muslims but I want to vomit every time I hear "Islam is a religion of peace". The claim that a minority of Muslims are radicalized may be true but when you are talking about the largest religion in the world that is still millions that want our destruction and who knows how many thousands willing to strap on a bomb vest. This is a group that many condone murdering their own children suspected of immorality and call it "honor killings". They bomb schools in their own country for daring to educate women. There are sleeper cells all over this country and the best place where you might overhear plots and possibly get an agent undercover is at mosques. If these surveillance tactics haven't been effective yet they must not be doing it right. Nearly all terrorism in this country in recent years has been committed by Muslims whether by cells or independent loners. We have been fortunate that there hasn't been a massive attack like 9/11 but who knows what could be planned. It is not a matter of if, but when terrorists will set off a nuclear device in a major US city. No one protests when undercover agents infiltrate white supremacist and other radical groups but who was flying the planes on 9/11? Oh yeah, Muslims. It only took 19 of them. The Taliban and AL-Qaeda were bad enough but nothing like the growing threat if ISIS.
With the delay the US will probably attempt to cut the feed whenever Kim's lawyers bring up the point out the their illegal activities leading up to the raid and the bogus claims in the warrant. They colluded with their NZ counterparts to violate laws to spy on him. In the warrant they listed copyrighted files that THEY REQUESTED not to be removed claiming they were needed for some other investigation. The feds could have handled things better but their actions will work against. The black ops style raid on his home like he was Osama Bin Laden endangering his family made for some pretty bad PR. The claim that he might have some magic button that could have wiped out servers scattered all over the world is laughable. If Kim is extradited he is totally screwed. The US judge that will hear his case has already shown how biased he is. The best Kim can hope for is to stay in NZ and fight civil lawsuits the rest of his life.
Do they really believe that Google will not shut down parts if not all their services in France? I can already hear the French government wailing like babies how unfair Google is for doing exactly what any business would do when facing extortion. Fuck them Google, throw the switch!
Years ago after the Tylenol tampering scare and other cases the decision was made to call the protections implemented "tamper resistant" rather than "tamper proof" because they felt the latter would be perceived as a challenge. Hackers who would otherwise ignore things just love accepting a dare.
"Do not login to Windows 10 with your live account/apps."
I have not upgraded to 10 but I have read a lot about it. They make it appear during installation that you have no choice but to log on to your account except Microsoft online. You have to go through extra steps to use a local account. If you click everything "recommended" they will hijack your browser, search engine and other apps to their products. The button to keep your defaults is small and easy to miss. They make it difficult to change back your defaults. Any new programs from them will require 10 and they will probably pressure third party software companies to do the same. Updates from programs will make them incompatible with 7 and 8.1. Programs you have paid for that phone home will deactivate unless you upgrade. They tried to shove 10 down our throats and now about 20% are using it. Eventually 7 and 8.1 will be as useless as 98 and 10 will cost you a couple hundred. Hopefully by then there will be a trusted add on firewall or app that blocks everything except the minimum they need to update security and bugs.
They recently did that in Windows 7. At least they defeated removeWAT and this time reapplying it did not work. Microsoft will not sell you a 7 key any more. I put in an old key I found from a machine I no longer use and it worked. My virtual machine is now genuine.
How do we know that Microsoft isn't under some secret government mandate to get full access to everyone's computers? The 13 privacy screens in 10 could just be a facade and no matter what you think you turned off your microphone and webcam are still on. The NSA doesn't need that new mega complex in Utah to store metadata. You could keep metadata on millions of users with only a few terabytes.
That looks like a good option but I will have to research it to make sure it is not malware. It's hard to know who you can trust any more. A lot of spyware and even ransomware are programs disguised as security programs.
NewEgg's refusal to settle with trolls is one of the reasons they are my first choice for electronics. They also provide a shipping label for their 30 day return policy. I have had other sellers expect me to pay to return a DOA. One guy on Amazon sold me a hard drive that was supposed to be new that had 6,000 hours and bad sectors. I had to threaten to report him to get free shipping and a new drive.
Interesting article along these lines in this morning's paper. Some Pokemon Go players were responsible for finding a stolen guitar. It had great sentimental value to the owner and she thought she had lost it for good. These kids did the right thing and posted about it on Facebook. The owner had also posted and someone made the connection. http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article93621797.html#emlnl=Morning_Headlines
Not all cases where the government goes undercover to catch terrorists are complete entrapment. Last year the FBI monitored a web site where a maintenance worker at the Wichita airport expressed a willingness be a suicide bomber and he had access to the gates. He said he could take out several planes while they where boarding. He had bomb making knowledge and about the only thing the agents did was supply him with fake C4. He was arrested after driving the van through the security gate to the tarmac. Had this man made contact with real terrorists he could have pulled it off. I know probably most stings like this are total bullshit but I think in this case they got one right.
Every year my city has a week long celebration called Riverfest. Part of it is a treasure hunt for a hidden medallion for a cash prize. Clues are released daily in cryptic poems. The rules clearly state that it is hidden on public property such as a park or the zoo. Warnings are given about trespassing but every year some idiots ignore that. I agree this lawsuit is pointless but you can't fix stupid.
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No trial was necessary. If I am charged with a crime I committed and the prosecutor decides not to pursue it doesn't mean I'm any less guilty. I just won't go to court and have a conviction. A prospective employer cannot ask if I have ever been arrested, only if I have been convicted. The end result is no different than an absolution.