I'm always astounded by how little they go for. What's a state-wide ISP's infrastructure worth? I'd guess in the tens of millions of dollars, yet that first list isn't even $100k, and the second one is far less. Blackburn, just like all the rest, are pretty "cheap tricks." She sells you out for mere peanuts. Makes you wonder if they even bother to stay for the whole night.
Does anyone have any information on how much money these politicians have received from cable and telecom companies (including front-groups)?
Even more important, is it possible to track how much Blackburn and Tillis get for this obvious and transparent shill attempt to get some cash into their currently empty campaign chests, so we can send their contributors to jail at the same time?
Blackburn and Tillis, selling out their constituents to deep pocketed, corporate, monopolistic special interests since ... forever, to keep the vicious and obnoxious nanny state regulators from queering individual freedoms in the capitalist holy land. Politicians should be sent to prison for soliciting bribery as transparently as this. They don't even try to hide what they're doing.
Meanwhile, everyone goes back to sleep because, no biggie, this is just how it's done these days; SOP.
"It's really cute the way you think citizens are the bosses and elected representatives are employees."
I think that it's a bad idea to make fun of people for this.
The truth hurts. "Of the people, by the people, for the people ..." contains about as much truth and reality today as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy combined. If the Internet's done anything, it's at least shown the world what a crock of !@#$ all that "American Exceptionalism" is worth. It's BS. Your elections are staged by the incumbents, your cops kill twice as many civilians as the FBI is willing to admit even while they rob you blind assuming your stuff is forfeit due to the Drug War, and you have to be a millionaire (at least) to get an education or survive a lawsuit. I won't even bother with affordable health care or prescription drugs. Meanwhile, you're no less racist than you were at the end of the Civil War, and that may even be getting worse. Jeffrey Stirling and John Kiriaku go to jail, and Petraeus gets a wave. For what purpose, other than to hide illegality, would a Sec. of State former FLOTUS ignore rules on email?
I am *so* glad I'm not subject to the crap you people suffer, and pay your taxes for, daily. The world will rejoice when the USA collapses and breaks up into multiple warring, Balkanized provinces, disappearing into history. Good riddance!
It's really cute the way you think citizens are the bosses and elected representatives are employees. It's even cuter that you believe you've a right to watch over officials' actions, and presume the right to question them. Awwww, so cute when serfs stand up for rights they presume they have.
Have a nice little pat on the head. I'm looking forward to senility when I can believe such fairy tales again too.
No, privacy advocates shouldn't wince at the thought of ubiquitous cell phones. Capturing a police officer's actions in public has nothing to do with privacy. Make sure they're set up to automatically upload somewhere off-phone storage.
What I understand of recent news is cell phone communications have been cracked. The recent NSA/GCHQ theft of sim card keys acknowledge the 2G keys got away. Stingrays force phones to fall back to 2G when they connect.
This would mean that the spying would not require the NSA to connect to the carrier's network.
The British GCHQ taps into the undersea conduits as they emerge onto land in Britain. I imagine the same is done in many places throughout the world.
I have a t-shirt from the EFF from about five years ago. It displays an American eagle emblazoned NSA, and in its claws it holds numerous cables plugging into AT&T. That was common knowledge ca. five years ago. I doubt they've slacked off since then even if that one op got shut down.
No, hypocritical is not what I was thinking. Boneheadedly ignorant stoopid is more like it. Why is anyone listening to this person who's obviously just surfing the social milieu with nary a clue about all the tech. stuff his advisors natter on about?
Why are there so many of this sort extant nowadays?
I look forward to the day we can Google a person's YouPorn history. Let's get the nasty done with upfront, and we can then move onto more substantive issues.