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Full of hand-wringing glee over self-described progressive policy saving the day, Dave Ewing tweets:



I reply with crane kick, no can defend:

The economist in me would just like to point out a place like Haiti could enact California standard building codes this afternoon, and no one could afford to build to their standard.

The way I see the headline, while less popular to engineers, would be "Millions saved by amassed capital wealth and high per capita income thanks to mutually beneficial trade with other willing people."

http://www.bankofsatan.com/

Is it *really* the feds using persona management software to create bots that are near indistinguishable from us real people?

The trail is there:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=d88e9d660336be91552fe8c1a51bacb2&tab=core&_cview=1

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/02/16/945768/-The-HB-Gary-Email-That-Should-Concern-Us-All

Or alternately, is this a psyop to remove internet anonymity? Does an Ender's Game-esque consensus building persona army exist? Is it just yellow cake uranium or an insidious communist threat that calls for McCarthy-esque tactics? Who knows? No one yet. All I know is it would be a perfect way to get unique ID for net access passed. "We need to be certain people are real people!"

People in America today would fall over themselves to have it imposed.



Saw it this morning at:

http://www.coordinationproblem.org

In short, it's known as the "internet kill switch" and votes on it are being rushed through the lame duck session. It passed the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs last night and is titled, The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA)

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins, and Tom Carper, would give the president "emergency authority to shut down private sector or government networks in the event of a cyber attack capable of causing massive damage or loss of life." The original bill granted the president the authority to "indefinitely" shut down networks, but an amendment to the PCNAA, approved yesterday, mandates that the president "get Congressional approval after controlling a network for 120 days."

So yeah, they can't turn it off DNS servers and shit *forever*, just 120 days without support of a sycophantic congress. Victory for free speech!

I hope every has their scanners, radios, and dial up modems ready. ticom recently posted to his blog about a way addresses of BBS or rogue servers may be passed in the very near future. http://deaddrops.com/

Ron Paul was on Freedom Watch on Fox Business few moments ago, and announced he had been given the chairmanship of the subcommittee on monetary policy, can use subpoena power on fed governors and executives, compel audit answers, etc.

You thought Helicopter Ben's lip quivered on 60 minutes? Wait until you see the next time he's on the hill.



It's at 3.14 or so in the video.

Shadowy figures of the Internet have taken down both the website:

http://www.mastercard.com/

... and what's more ... the processing servers for purchase authentication:

http://blog.securetrading.com/2010/12/mastercard-maestro-3-d-secure/

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2010/12/08/mastercardcom-taken-down-by-wikileaks-supporting-hackers

No shopping today, mastercard users! :p

War is quite different in 2010, isn't it?

Not long after this day, historically speaking, Russia defeated the Nazis. You hear that a lot online these days, mostly from college kids who want to broaden past an "amerocentric" view of history.

Is it correct though? My thoughts after a cutCollapse )

I don't care how bad you want turkey, this boy's father is a fucking disgrace.

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