Ok. This is bad on several levels. First just a couple of stories previous you seem to take issue with Turkish emails that WL released that contained private info, but dont care to mention that WL failed to redact all of the donor info in these emails ss#'s names and addresses as well as credit card numbers. That in and of itself is enough to despise them. Dont try to tell me they could not have redacted innocent people's info and still reported the story. Now, about the story (or non story). Bernie was telling everyone this was happening months ago and they acted accordingly. So it really isnt big news. Most people see DWS as beyond inept so her firing is not a sad day for almost anyone (only wish it had been sooner). As for Russia, as the day has proceeded there is much more evidence being presented that Russia was indeed involved, and that the Trump campaign has some unmistakable ties to Putin via Paul Manafort or the Trump organization itself which is highly leveraged to Russian Banks since he cant get financing. You site Jeffery Carr yet his reporting has received a thorough takedown from Josh Marshall. You should check the links and generally do a less sloppy job of reporting than you did on this one (something I will say you rarely do...but you are way off here). Link for original reporting http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trump-putin-russia-connections The response to Carr http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-trump-and-putin-thing-a-detailed-response
Josh Marshall has been on this from the beginning questioning the cozy Russian ties. You'd do well to read both
Actually, the point was trying to be made that they should not be treated differently. My point is that they are not remotely the same and should not be considered the same way. The second statement was to counter "Hillary Shill" type replies. I dont think Mrs Clinton gets fair treatment in the press. I think that is easily backed up by my original comment
Question...did you vote in 2000? If so, you should possibly retract that head position. I can only imagine how different our world would be had people such as yourself hadnt died on your cross and took the rest with you.
There has been so much bad reporting about this email server its hard to know WTF to believe. Just this week the WAPO reports that over 150 FBI special agents are working the case, which of course all media outlets ran with only to retract it 2 days later as inaccurate. Of course putting it out there with a much less sensationally placed retraction doesn't give me a whole lot of confidence on ANY of this reporting. The NYT claimed a criminal investigation only to retract it. Similar events have happened all over the press. We are talking about someone who for 30 years has had to fight allegations that have been false been humiliated by a whitewater investigation that could only produce Monica Lewinsky?!? While I think the treatment of Mr Drake is outrageous and should never have transpired that way...this is a real apples/oranges comparison...not particularly worthy of Techdirt IMO. FYI...I support Bernie, but I think these things need to be fair. We really dont know whats going on with this email crap...almost anything you read should be taken with a huge grain of salt. I've read that the logs on her server state it was never hacked (politico)...and I find that just as hard to believe...but again, there is know way for me to know, nor anyone else out there who says otherwise.
Being an Atlanta resident who just had need of a Comcast service call this weekend because line quality (noise in the line)has been horrible, I had an "off the record" chat with the guy who came out. He said they were really worried about Googles roll out in ATL. He said they are working so hard to upgrade lines that they keep screwing stuff up (thus noise in the lines...not very good with internet service). Really though, it doesnt look like Comcast is trying very hard, if you ask me.
My interest always perks up a bit when I hear the Peterson Institute is involved. Its founder Peter G Peterson has spent nearly 1 BILLION in think tank propaganda to try and convince Americans that the US Debt will cause a financial crisis...NOW, and we have to cut Medicare, and Social Security...NOW or doom will follow. He is the one that funded Simpson Bowles (when their funding ran out), and they both serve on the board of the PI. He also funds the "No Labels" and "Third Way" organizations...and it would horrify you to see the list of people with truly large conflicts that get funding from him. Remember Reinhart/Rogoff...peterson funded...and wrong.
If, in addition to running ad blocking software you are also blocking scripts (like noscript)these blockades are not that hard to get around. Find the script thats sniffing out your ad blocker and forbid it either in adblock plus or noscript. Some are more challenging than others, but usually can be beat. I do agree, however, its usually just easier to move along somewhere else and not be bothered.
I will do whatever it takes to block these type of ads. Watch a 30sec ad for 2 mins of content...really?? Whats worse is when on a a long video you have to watch the SAME AD every 6 or 7 mins. I've used AdBlock + for years and my list of custom blocking rules are quite long. BTW, its not that hard to opt out of AB+ "allowed" ads...just uncheck the box
You know, when you started these podcasts I had high hopes for some really good topics that mirrored the content you provide...controversial topics. This just screams BORING and IRRELEVANT ...I'm sorry, but sometimes someone just has to say it (and no, I didnt listen to it...had no desire to)
Currently in the ATL market...Comcast service is capped somewhere between 200-300 gigs per month. If they make it so much easier to push those limits with higher speeds...thats where they will stick it to people...I'm holding out for Google here in ATL
I would love to see a study of broadband penetration in TN's 7th District (that she represents). I'm willing to bet its one of the least served and most expensive in the country. Go Marsha! Taking voting against whats best for your district to new heights.
The republicans are poised to take control of the Senate and John Thune will be the chairman that deals with these issues. He has already come out saying that the 1996 Telecommunications Act needs to be scraped and in the new one there needs to be much LESS regulation...in essence he wants to guy any remaining FCC power...so much for any rules at all...