I love it when David points out Goliath has an Achilles' heel. And that David has big stones in his sling and is willing to use them.
I'm currently sitting in a wealthy neighborhood north of Ft. Meyers. T-Mobile says two bars of 5G. Here are my stats: 170ms, 26.9 down and 0.53(!) up. Transformative my ass. I'd settle for adequate.
It's not that there are too many lawyers, it's that too many of them do the wrong things.
They forgot to add "gangbanger" and "terrorist".
$17 a round? What the hell are they shooting? 20mm canons? Oh, wait. I think I know why. I'm sure some of their retired buddies are ammo dealers so they're letting them get away with 1000%+ markups. I'm sure I could find them ammo at less than $2/rd even for the most expensive sniper cartridges. Waste, fraud, abuse, repeat.
Is there a distinction between "cops"and"actual criminals"?
Thanks. Now I have even more evidence to show all my friends who called me a "bad person" because I didn't sign up for all these "totally secure, totally anonymous" Covid tracing apps. My position has always been that they're probably not anonymous, definitely not "secure", and that much of their data will wind up in the sadistic hands of law-infliction. The last point hasn't been proven yet, but if my distrust were a stock, I'd suggest buying (don't get greedy and forget to place a trailing stop).
The Op-Ed buried the lede. The scandal is not that a company's business was shut down by ransomeware whose bounty was paid in cryptocurrency. The scandal is that we allow private entities to control vital national infrastructure with minimal oversight. The trillion dollars plus that we spend on the DoD and "Intelligence Agencies" might even be justified if they were tasked with preventing cyber threats instead of dropping bombs on poor people. It shouldn't be a stretch to demand that those massively profiting by providing critical services should meet stringent (and expensive, profit-lowering) security standards.
A serious attack on, say, the electric power grid in January, would make the number killed on 9/11 look like a rounding error, and we wasted trillions of dollars and killed an unimaginable number of people in our ineffectual response to that attack.
I'm as wary of invasive, over-reaching government power as one can be, but we're not talking about social media here, something which has both the left and right wasting a lot of time finding problems for their regulatory solutions.
But of course The Journal published this garbage because it has no problem with the status quo but big problem with anything that disrupts it and doesn't benefit the incumbents. And cryptocurrency must be stopped because the incumbents don't get a slice of every transaction.
Everything Mosby complains about in WBFF's coverage are techniques that police and prosecutors use all the time. Every day those agents put out statements which can be described by any of the adjectives she uses, and knowingly advanced even when demonstrably false. Think of all the law enforcement narratives which blow up when video shows no one could honestly give those narratives. Of course, the local news always parrots the authorities without question and I don't hear Mosby complaining about that.
What about perjury, making false statements or obstruction of justice? These are all things prosecutors love to threaten us little people with if they even think we're lying, but never the cops even when there's video evidence.
Correct me if I'm wrong, which I probably am, but didn't the MyPillow account on Twitter get shut down because Lindell was posting the same B.S. about Dominion that got his personal account but down?
I absolutely trust the FBI and/or any other government agency to break into systems for our own protection, even though they've shown no proof that everything they broke into were unpatched servers. They can't won't because that would expose "sources and "methods". This is just getting us used to more pervasive and invasive surveillance.
I'm so pissed that my Covid-25 pounds have cause me to outgrow my IBEW t-shirt. I just ordered another one. Union Yes.
Please don't forget the culpability of certain members general public who are empaneled as jurors in cases where cops are defendants. One of the Big Myths we're taught about this country is that those who work in law infliction are above reproach without overwhelming evidence to the contrary -- they are really the only ones accorded the assumptions of innocence and honesty. When cops are actually charged with a crime, there's always a "person of faith" on the jury whose faith in the cops puts them above reproach, lest the cognitive dissonance become too great.
Having read Thomas' opinions over the decades and noted his increasingly bizarre "reasoning", that in my non-medical opinion the Justice is suffering from late stage syphilis.
It's my opinion that there's a rampant, undisclosed epidemic of late-stage syphillis raging in our judiciary.
This is obviously a bug which became a feature for Arizona "law enforcement". How many times do we have to be reminded that the purpose of policing in this country is to inflict maximum brutality and terror on the marginalized for no other reason than to have favored population feel "safe", and to keep the money flowing for cops. The affluent and otherwise powerful don't see this as a problem, because their fate will never depend on this system because they'll never see the inside of a cell.
Thank you. THANK YOU!! I haven't laughed this hard in a year, and I have solid, industry supported data to support that position.