The U.S. government’s efforts to recruit talented hackers could suffer from the recent revelations about its vast domestic surveillance programs, as many private researchers express disillusionment with the National Security Agency.
Though hackers tend to be anti-establishment by nature, the NSA and other intelligence agencies had made major inroads in recent years in hiring some of the best and brightest, and paying for information on software flaws that help them gain access to target computers and phones.
Much of that goodwill has been erased after the NSA’s classified programs to monitor phone records and Internet activity were exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, according to prominent hackers and cyber experts.
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I probably don’t need to remind you of this, but I’m disgusted by anyone who was a gun-grabber the day before Sandy Hook standing on the bodies of murdered children to further their political agenda, just as I was disgusted by those who stood on the bodies of those killed on 911 (with a bullhorn in his hand) to further his political agenda. So, maybe I’m hyper-sensitive but I was a little bothered by Obama’s mention of “they deserve a vote” at the end of the speech. No, you don’t “deserve a vote” on overturning the constitution by a simple majority.
I’ll add that other than that, I think he sorta knocked it outta the fuckin’ park.
We’ll see what Boehner, who I’m about to defend, can do about it, seeing as how he’s dealing with a completely worthless teabagger caucus that places IDEOLOGY above country, and won’t compromise on anything, can get done.
So, here’s the real “meat” of what I observed; there’s a cold running through DC, right now. I’m just getting over it, as is my wife and one of my closest collaborators. As I watched the speech I was focused on Boehner, because his body language in response to the speech is meaningful in interpreting what can actually be accomplished in the next two years, and I think he has the same miserable cold I just suffered through. I saw him wipe his nose, and I saw him cough.
Now, I’m wondering. Is it possible to peal Boehner away from the vile, disgusting, repugnant, uncompromising, IDEOLOGICAL, rigid, unthinking, anti-Democracy, intransigent, (insert vile but valid stereotype here) teabaggers by giving him credit for actually caring what happens to OUR (his, mine, and yours) country?
I love this kind of thing.
Use the churches to shift a cost of health care to the insurance companies.
The only thing I’m sure of is that someone will accuse me of being a dumb fuck for “falling for” (insert wild theory, here), because;
A) Obama never does anything good, and
B) If he does do something good, it’s “not good enough”.
I haven’t seen it in “the news”.
By DAVID LIGHTMAN
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that any deficit reduction deal with Republicans has to include ending some tax breaks for the wealthy, and he urged lawmakers of both parties to “stay here until we get it done.”
“You can’t reduce the deficit to the levels that it needs to be reduced without having some revenue in the mix,” a feisty, sometimes defensive Obama said at his first formal news conference since March. “And the revenue we’re talking about isn’t coming out of the pockets of middle-class families that are struggling,” he explained. “It’s coming out of folks who are doing extraordinarily well … ” Obama had a message for those people: “You’ll still be able to ride on your corporate jet. You’re just going to pay a little more.”
President Obama kept his promise to remove ALL combat troops from Iraq by August, 2010.
This is a re-enactment of your typical day in the House or Senate when a Republican wants to advance one of their typical reverse-Robin-Hood ideas. This is why Democrats cannot stay home this November and let the Tea Party crowd put these children back in power. The American middle class cannot afford another minute of their slimy, self-serving policies.