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Topic: What's Going on in the Americas? (Read 49795 times)

  • jax
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What's Going on in the Americas?
There are a number of threads from the Old World, any news from the New? Anything American goes.

  • Belfrager
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #825
Anybody heard before about a country named Limpopo?
Yes, I know perfectly Limpopo. It was part of the Transvaal, not a country.
Have you ever heard about Transvaal?
A matter of attitude.

  • krake
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #826
Have you ever heard about Transvaal?
Wow! Your erudition is fucking awesome.
You can sit down now.  :lol:

  • krake
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #827
The ultimative chance to make money with D.Trump. :)

All you have to do is LOGIN & BET

BTW, an insider tip from Politico: Hillary Clinton will run for president. Again.
However, if you'd ask an outsider like me - princess Tulsi Gabbard looks more human. :)

Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #828
Yeah, I've seen bets on Trump's impeachment. I wonder if the odds changed this week?
"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter."
― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #829
BTW, an insider tip from Politico: Hillary Clinton will run for president. Again.
Let's hope not :p Well maybe she can get knocked out the primaries.
"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter."
― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

  • Mr. Tennessee
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Reply #830
Hillary Clinton will run for president. Again.
Don't attack me for ageism (I'm 80), but she'll be 73, and she already screwed up one election. If I make it to 84, I hope that I don't see her or Drumpf on the ballot.
I hope that he's married Putin and the two of them have settled down happily in Ukraine.

  • ensbb3
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #831
Didn't Kanye West say he was gonna run at some point?  :faint:

  • Mr. Tennessee
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #832
Didn't Kanye West say he was gonna run at some point?   :faint: 
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Yes, but that was a reference to diarrhea.

  • Colonel Rebel
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #833
In short,, rampant corporate socialism as well as socialism for the rich, cut-throat capitalism and suffering for the poor.
That is what's going on in the Drumpf's America.

Also big gov't conservatism as well, as outlined by Drumpf, which is ironic as the Repubs routinely knocked Bush 43 and Obama for expanding the size of gov't.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #834
Colonel, you assume a title you aren't entitled to and you seem incapable of seeing what's actually going on. You must be "university" educated! :)
In short,, rampant corporate socialism as well as socialism for the rich, cut-throat capitalism and suffering for the poor.
In less than two months in office, with most of his nominees stalled...? :) You're giving the Democrats a pass, aren't you? Or are you finally realizing how bad the Obama administration was?
Nah! He was half-black!
So his Democrat party can do no wrong!

Well, kidd-o, I hope so: Pelosi and Schumer and Warren deserve oblivion. They've shown their true colors... (They are none of them black!) Whitey can be thrown under the bus (ala grandma) at any time! :)

But Obama is no no longer president, and Trump has promised to drain the swamp...

Call it the "deep state" if you want, or ignore it if you must (progressives gotta keep their power...). This administration will likely succeed where others have failed. Political appointments are the easy part. But the bureaucracy is the real problem, considering how large it has become.

Of course, you disagree!
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
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  • krake
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #835
Vault 7 Hacking Tools revealed

No, this time it's not about Russian hackers - you know those bad guys and girls paid by Putin, who allegedly hack elections worldwide.

BTW, the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt is a covert CIA hacker base so this would fit in the "What's Going on in Europe"-thread as well.

  • krake
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Wikileaks Reveals: CIA's UMBRAGE Allows Agency To Carry Out 'False Flag' Cyber Attacks
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The UMBRAGE group, a subdivision of the center's Remote Development Branch (RDB), has been collecting and maintaining a "substantial library of attack techniques 'stolen' from malware produced in other states, including the Russian Federation."

There is no longer any way to determine if the CIA's proof of Russian hacks on U.S. infrastructure is legitimate, as it could very well be a "false flag" attack.

Given that accusations of Russian government cyber-attacks also coincide with a historic low in diplomatic relations between Russia and the U.S., the CIA's long history of using covert means to justify hostile actions against foreign powers - typically in the name of national security - once again seems to be in play.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #837
Good catch, krake!
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • jax
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
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Wikileaks Reveals: CIA's UMBRAGE Allows Agency To Carry Out 'False Flag' Cyber Attacks

Another article parroting the Wikileaks press release, whether out of laziness or convenience. I have found Wikileaks data to be very reliable and Wikileaks editorializing to be anything but, and this release is no exception. There seems to be preciously little overlap between what was claimed in the press release and what's in this data trove.

The Register: Spies do spying, part 97: Shock horror as CIA turn phones, TVs, computers into surveillance bugs
The Intercept: The CIA Didn't break Signal or WhatsApp despite what you've heard
The Intercept: Wikileaks files show the CIA repurposing foreign hacking code to save time not to frame Russia
Errata Security: Some comments on the Wikileaks CIA/#vault7 leak

This will hurt and embarrass CIA, but not for the reasons Wikileaks claim.  

  • krake
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- "The Register" reads as a CIA PR damage control paper discreetly insinuating WikiLeaks to be a Kremlin front.
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Meanwhile, some folks are speculating that the source of the leak could be the Russians, and its true purpose is to derail the CIA for political gain.

- The goal of Errata Security is to attribute false statements to WikiLeaks. Those false statements get then corrected by Robert Graham. A transparent try to discredit WikiLeaks.

- The Intercept looks trustworthy so far. :)

However keep in mind that the dump released by WikiLeaks Tuesday represents just 1 percent of the data. ;)
Besides, Assange says WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking tools with tech companies.
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The anti-secrecy group published documents this week describing secret CIA hacking tools and snippets of computer code. It did not publish the full programs that would be needed to actually conduct exploits against phones, computers, and internet-connected televisions.
Furthermore, don't expect all Zero-Day Exploits hoarded by the CIA to be made public any time soon.
It will take some time for companies to fix those breaches.

So even "The Intercept" can comment only on data that has been made public by WikiLeaks.

  • rjhowie
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #840
The mentality of a system and it's security services with all that complete stupidity that Moscow was interfering is so laughable, immature and tripe. Why does a nation need 16 security lots??
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • krake
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #841
The most delightful weather forecast on earth presented by La Diosa del Clima :)



Too bad that Mexican weather forecast doesn't apply for Germany.  :(

  • krake
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
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Marble Framework

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Today, March 31st 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Marble" -- 676 source code files for the CIA's secret anti-forensic Marble Framework. Marble is used to hamper forensic investigators and anti-virus companies from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to the CIA.

The source code shows that Marble has test examples not just in English but also in Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic and Farsi. This would permit a forensic attribution double game,...

  • Belfrager
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #843
I like Southern America.

In Paraguay, in Venezuela, people comes out to the streets defensing their Nation, their Motherhood, their Constitution, withouth fear from police shooting.

Brave People.
Viva la Gente, Viva la Revolucion, Viva those with Cojones!
A matter of attitude.

  • rjhowie
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Reply #844
Hey, maybe America might follow them?!
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
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...if we vote for Democrats, we surely will.
"Liberalism is the [...] death of Western Civilization..." (A bad quote; not accurate! Liberalism is the last gasp of progressivism...)
The actual quote was "Liberalism is the consolation for Western Civilization, as it commits suicide..."! Cute, no?!

But Trump-ism is something else...
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • rjhowie
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #846
South America is to be brilliant?  Enough to make loud groan. Poverty, corruption, police violence and mass areas of slum huts?  :faint:
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • ersi
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #847
The model colony of U.S. is not doing so good after all.

Puerto Rico declares bankruptcy at last

  • Frenzie
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #848
I'm surprised it took this long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt-mpuR_QHQ

  • ersi
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #849
I'm still surprised Greece was never declared bankrupt, even though it was (and is) bankrupt. It's a very bad case of financial unaccountability.