Tech at Night: …. but NSA gathering public information was the REAL threat
On a multi-user computer system, different user accounts have different permissions. In most Unix-based systems, there is a special account besides. Account zero, the ‘root’ user, bypasses all permissions checks. The Chinese attackers had root access to Office of Personnel Management servers. But NSA was the real threat ah, Rand Paul?
If President Obama Has No Strategy Yet To Fight ISIS, Why Is He Sending 500 More Soldiers To Fight ISIS?
Motto Of The Obama Foreign Policy President Barack Obama could end his Potemkin war against ISIS in one of two ways. He could annihilate the enemy, or he could write off Iraq and Syria. This is a tough leadership decision that a real leader would agonize over. Barack Obama in no way resembles a real leader. He will take the easy | Read More »
Lincoln Chafee Runs For President
America’s Blacksmith President? Lincoln Chafee is in! He is running for President! For the first time in centuries, a man who has worked professionally as a blacksmith* is gunning for The White House. The Republic is saved. He is running as the last vestige of the old, Liberal Northern GOP. If you wondered what had become of the Progressive Wing | Read More »
Tech at Night: Rand Paul replaces one data gathering program with another
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88% wants you to think that large-scale data mining on (publicly available) metadata is a horrible thing, and a massive threat to your privacy. Even when that data gathering is done with a warrant. So it shows just how disingenuous his whole stunt was, that he’s doing his own privacy-threatning database building. His supporters have been duped. He | Read More »
Good for Rand Paul
When the government shut down because Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% refused to back down over Obamacare defunding, government agencies made all sorts of hysterical claims about what would happen if they did not have money. Conservatives were quick to point out that the calamitous claims were overblown hysteria by the government. For some reason, when the government makes calamitous claims about | Read More »
Let’s not forget…
As the accolades and attaboys come in for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88% standing up against the continuation of NSA surveillance, we would do well to remember that this is a man who believes the GOP created ISIS. While many candidates are saying that “knowing what they know now” they wouldn’t have supported the Iraq War, Paul went a step further and | Read More »
NO DEAL: Senate Fails To Pass Short Term Extension Of Spy Program
Led by Rand Paul, opposition successfully prevented short term extension of the Patriot Act on Sunday.On Sunday, key intelligence gathering provisions of the Patriot Act, set to expire at midnight, were not extended by the U.S. Senate in an 11th hour vote that took place just a week after the fate of the program was left hanging after resistance, largely organized | Read More »
Rand Paul PAC runs birther ad attacking Ted Cruz
It seems like every day we are confronted with more evidence that Rand Paul and his followers should be kept as far from the levers of power as Barack Obama. Paul seems to be either unable or unwilling to break free of the need to suck up to the same nutjobs and douches that kept his old man in psychotropic drugs for a couple of | Read More »
Tech at Night: Internet anarchist and Silk Road founder gets life
Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, founded an online crime syndicate using the Tor network. Drugs, human trafficking, guns, and even possibly murder for hire were traded in the network. He was caught, and he got life in prison. These are the threats, not monitoring terrorists.
Obama 2012: I Ended The War. Obama 2015: Only The USA Patriot Act Can Save Us!
He’s Here To save Us! President Barack Obama bragged during his 2012 Reelection Campaign that he ended the war in Iraq. GM alive, Bin Laden dead, Barack Obama 2012! Barack Obama was dismissive when told that threats still remained. He initially described ISIS as “the JV.” For all who would listen he loudly proclaimed a victory for peace. Now that [mc_name | Read More »
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Tech at Night: Democrats and fellow travelers shut down more of the War on Terror
Yeah, at this point Rand Paul is pretty much running as Hillary Clinton-lite. You see, through various intelligence programs, the US government is able to identify foreign terrorist organizations. When those terrorists then contact folks in the United States, we have legitimate reason to know who they’re talking to, so NSA has developed means of sifting that information. And yet here we are, 13 and change | Read More »
Tech at Night: Rand Paul wins more privacy for the Islamic State
Part of the USA PATRIOT act ensured NSA could check up on conversations foreigners were having, that involved data passing into America, by going to the FISA courts and getting a warrant. After 9/11, when terrorist cells came here and murdered many Americans, we understood the need for that. Well, some Republicans remembered, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88% forgot, and it | Read More »
Rand Paul Demonstrates That Hillary Knew About Benghazi
Nuff Said Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com “I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters,” an emotionally shaken Clinton said. – Russian Times It’s common to tell shopworn jokes about the contradiction inherent with Military | Read More »
Tech at Night: Rand Paul goes judicial supremacist while Netflix goes cronyist
So the US Congress is debating whether to renew the part of the USA PATRIOT act that ensures NSA can watch the communications of foreign terror cells that set up shop in the US, and communicate back home with their terror networks. That’s a good debate to have. We need to debate legislation before passing it.
GOP Failure Theater: Obamacare edition and starring Rand Paul
We’ve talked about Failure Theater time and again. This is when GOP representatives and senators play to us in the cheap seats by preaching fire and brimstone but when it comes time to vote, they actually vote in favor of what they railed against. Obamacare has been a veritable Broadway of Failure Theater. Senators Ron Johnson and John Barrasso, for instance, are sponsoring bills that are written | Read More »