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  • Hyvä Suomi! Open

    by Deplorable Bumr50 ( 89 Comments › )
    Filed under Uncategorized at May 26th, 2019 - 6:30 pm

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    89 Responses to “Hyvä Suomi! Open”
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    1. eaglesoars
      1 | May 26, 2019 7:07 pm

      Better than ice hockey – Marine Le Pen just beat Macron. Not by much but a win is a win. And the Brexit party is CRUSHING


    2. yenta-fada
      2 | May 26, 2019 7:10 pm

      Thanks for fresh thread Bumr50. Here’s a Gillette parody.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8CN1foaYm0&feature=youtu.be

      Hard to tell, but it is parody. You can tell from the voice commentary.


    3. yenta-fada
      3 | May 26, 2019 7:22 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Better than ice hockey – Marine Le Pen just beat Macron. Not by much but a win is a win. And the Brexit party is CRUSHING

      In Europe, they are THROWING OUT the tyranny of the EU. Imo, this is a crack in the whole EU ‘entity.’ Deutsche Bank has a stock price of about seven dollars. Go below six dollars, and the techies say that will set off the massive number of derivatives that DB has on its books. DB is pivotal and hold money from most European banks. Is this the beginning of the end of the failing experiment of the European Union? Because throughout history you need money to run a country or nation state.

      Very important elections and bodes well for re-election of Trump.


    4. yenta-fada
      4 | May 26, 2019 7:26 pm

      From Armstrong, Why is BREXIT important for the U.S.?

      Besides the fact that the political turmoil in Europe has been sending capital fleeing to the USA making the dollar king, the political trends in Britain has always been linked to the United States. Margaret Thatcher was first elected in 1979 and that trend appears in the USA during 1980 with the election of Ronald Reagan. Tony Blair was elected the Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1997 and served until 2007 while Clinton was elected in 1992 and served from 1993 until 2001. The trends between the USA and Britain have been deeply linked from inception. Therefore, it is wise to pay attention to politics in Britain more so than most other nations.


    5. yenta-fada
      5 | May 26, 2019 7:30 pm

      Interesting post from a Russian discussion site. Talks about why China can’t dump US treasuries. Also explains simply why money will continue to pour into the US dollar.

      http://valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/finance-as-an-operational-theater-in-us-china-trad/


    6. lobo91
      6 | May 26, 2019 7:32 pm

      Pence to West Point grads: Yeah, you’re going to war

      The good news is Vice-President Pence was not booed and there were no walk-outs in protest Saturday as he delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2019 at the U.S. Military Academy a.k.a. West Point. The bad news is that all of the graduates can expect to see combat during their military career, maybe sooner rather than later, thanks to our dangerous world.

      It was Pence’s second time to attend a West Point graduation ceremony but his first time as commencement speaker. He said that the world is a dangerous place and they can expect to see combat, as they will become part of the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq. Note that he described the terrorists in a way in which Democrats refuse to do.

      The vice-president told them that President Trump is the military’s best friend and will always have their backs. The U.S. is the leader of the free world and this virtually guarantees that they will fight on a battlefield at some point in their career.

      Pence noted that Mr. Trump has proposed a $750 billion defense budget for 2020 and said the United States “is once again embracing our role as the leader of the free world.”

      “It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for America at some point in your life,” Pence said. “You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen. Some of you may even be called upon to serve in this hemisphere.”


    7. yenta-fada
      7 | May 26, 2019 7:32 pm

      Also, Amen to Dorian’s post on Memorial Day in the previous thread.


    8. Aussie Infidel
      8 | May 26, 2019 7:38 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Where in hell does Fox get these washed up know nothings waxing their gums to millions of ignorant viewers?

      HA! That interview is exactly what prompted me to pose the question here. I realized he had to be conflating and as soon as he said stand off to the Med I realized he doesn’t know – or thinks I don’t know – any geography.

      MacGregor is only half the problem. The other half is Tucker. It’s one of the few times I’ve seen him so blatantly engage in confirmation bias. Tucker’s bias is that we get suckered into conflicts we never seem to get out of via the boiling frog model. He’s also reporting on one incident of a chlorine gas attack as having been a false flag. I wasn’t sure which one he was talking about – I’m pretty sure there have been several – and he posed good questions about it (why would Assad do something so obviously against his best interest, etc.). Taken all together, the “what the hell are we doing there?” picture is being painted with a whole lot of little vignettes. Nobody is looking at it thru “The Last Supper” model, one big honking painting that tells the whole story. The reporting on this entire conflict has been consistently shabby. They’re still calling Khashoggi “a journalist” and have no idea that he’s connected to any of this. He’s supposedly just some poor guy who was slaughtered by MBS’s thugs because who knows why, all we need to know is that he was a ‘journalist’. They have managed a remarkably stubborn ignorance about his affiliation w/the Muslim Brotherhood or Qatar.

      But everybody DOES know that we’re selling weapons to Saudi Arabia so they can wipe out whole villages of Yemeni children because ‘oil’. That’s their story and you will pry it out of their cold dead hands, which is fine with me and I think we should get on with it.

      So, as of this morning, I still don’t understand why those troops are needed, why, assuming they are ground troops, there are so few, or what the mission is.

      @ eaglesoars:
      The only saving grace that McGregor had was recognising that there is a plot between the Israelis, the Saudi Arabians, the Turks and the Iraqis to get the US back into the ME in large numbers to fight their religious wars for them and crush the Shi’a Iranians.

      Not one more drop of US blood nor one cent of further funding to this 1400 year old religious war. A pox on both of their houses.

      The limited numbers of US Infantry seem to be just defensive shield for the US AA missilemen’s positions in the Gulf to prevent direct Iranian ground assault from rolling over their positions.


    9. yenta-fada
      9 | May 26, 2019 7:41 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Pence is able to give an honest speech to the people who have the most to lose. What a difference.

      I hope that war does not have to get Maduro out of Venezuela. Not only is it full of Cuban soldiers, but Arab nations (except perhaps the Saudis) are supporting Maduro. South America is crawling with Hezbollah and has been for years. So you have a lot of proxy wars in
      Venezuela, as I’m sure you know.


    10. yenta-fada
      10 | May 26, 2019 7:58 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      I’m really glad you re-posted this information dense analysis!

      I didn’t see the Tucker interview with McGregor that you and eagle are writing about. FOX news has been compromised with lefties who claim to be neutral. Chris Wallace as an example. I think Tucker carries a heavy load because he is still allowed a platform. Canada had a very good Centrist reporter named Stephen LeDrew. LeDrew appeared on Tucker’s hour for a 5 minute segment. The very next day, LeDrew lost his job as a political TV journalist on a national CANADIAN new network. LeDrew was not even high profile because he usually appeared occasionally reporting on local Toronto elections.
      We have no Free Press in this country except for The Rebel news which gets locked out of every important political event or press conference. We are the coldest banana republic in the world and have been for years.


    11. Aussie Infidel
      11 | May 26, 2019 8:00 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Thanks for fresh thread Bumr50. Here’s a Gillette parody.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8CN1foaYm0&feature=youtu.be

      Hard to tell, but it is parody. You can tell from the voice commentary.

      SNAP !

      It just so happens that today is the day that I gave my Gillette the flick and used my brand new Schick Quattro, as my micro-revolt against the Gillette corporation.

      Nice shave too.

      🙂


    12. yenta-fada
      12 | May 26, 2019 8:02 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Thanks for fresh thread Bumr50. Here’s a Gillette parody.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8CN1foaYm0&feature=youtu.be

      Hard to tell, but it is parody. You can tell from the voice commentary.

      SNAP !

      It just so happens that today is the day that I gave my Gillette the flick and used my brand new Schick Quattro, as my micro-revolt against the Gillette corporation.

      Nice shave too.

      BOYcott Gillette. 🙂 Excellent. 🙂


    13. eaglesoars
      13 | May 26, 2019 8:12 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Hard to tell, but it is parody. You can tell from the voice commentary.

      It’s a parody of an actual commercial that came out today (or yesterday depending on time zone)

      I got an email from Sephora today. Ok, it’s mostly men here, so I have to explain. That’s a cosmetics/skin care retail behemoth. Their email was a statement of corporate intent to support – trans.

      Ok, fine. There are no dressing rooms in the place so I don’t care and from a business perspective it makes sense – broadens their market base. They’ve been hiring them for awhile and the problem is – they have WAY too far to go to catch up on skin care. If you don’t know what ‘hyaluronic acid’ is or why I need it, you don’t belong there. Don’t get me started on the algae derivatives.


    14. Calo
      14 | May 26, 2019 8:12 pm

      @ lobo91:
      And, next week my daughter and her friend are signing up and applying for ROTC scholarships for nursing. Meh, the timing is worrisome.


    15. eaglesoars
      15 | May 26, 2019 8:15 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The only saving grace that McGregor had was recognising that there is a plot between the Israelis, the Saudi Arabians, the Turks and the Iraqis to get the US back into the ME in large numbers to fight their religious wars for them and crush the Shi’a Iranians.

      There seems to be a consensus about that. I’m not sure I agree with it, I’m in the agnostic phase.

      yenta-fada wrote:

      In Europe, they are THROWING OUT the tyranny of the EU. Imo, this is a crack in the whole EU ‘entity.’

      Juncker is drinking hemlock right about now


    16. yenta-fada
      16 | May 26, 2019 8:26 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      The hemlock is wishful thinking. These toads and their minions are not going down without a fight. There must be a lot of celebratory beer drinking in English pubs.


    17. yenta-fada
      17 | May 26, 2019 8:28 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ lobo91:
      And, next week my daughter and her friend are signing up and applying for ROTC scholarships for nursing. Meh, the timing is worrisome.

      Yikes. Are there no other scholarships? Some at the State level?


    18. Calo
      18 | May 26, 2019 8:43 pm

      @ yenta-fada:
      It’s who she wants to be, an army nurse. I didn’t give her the idea, I’m just here to support her.


    19. eaglesoars
      19 | May 26, 2019 8:45 pm

      And…BOOM!

      An influential United States Congress hearing has been told “one of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern’s party” is linked to the Chinese Communist Party and it showed China had penetrated New Zealand’s political networks.

      As a result, US lawmakers needed to consider whether New Zealand should be kicked out of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance because of problems at its “political core”.

      The bombshell testimony included claims from a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst that “anything on China that was briefed to Bill English was briefed to Mr Yang Jian”, the National MP revealed last year as having trained spies for China.

      The hearing of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission was aimed at gathering evidence on China’s relationship with traditional US allies.

      China’s communists fund Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party: What the United States Congress was told


    20. rain of lead
      20 | May 26, 2019 8:46 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      harrys razors

      quite nice
      and cheaper


    21. Aussie Infidel
      21 | May 26, 2019 8:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The only saving grace that McGregor had was recognising that there is a plot between the Israelis, the Saudi Arabians, the Turks and the Iraqis to get the US back into the ME in large numbers to fight their religious wars for them and crush the Shi’a Iranians.

      There seems to be a consensus about that. I’m not sure I agree with it, I’m in the agnostic phase.

      … and I STILL think that there is a strong possibility that the attacks on the 4 oil tankers in the Gulf was a False Flag exercise by the Saudis to get more US buy-in.

      The fact that the two US Battle groups, The Carrier BG and the Amphib Afloat BG are deep into the Arabian sea just now, and well clear of the Gulf where they could be manipulated by the Saudis and Gulf allies and threatened by the Iranians.

      Smart thinking by the C in C . He must be under immense pressure from the Pentagon hawks and Bolton et al to get dragged back into a shooting war that does nothing for US National Interests at all, spill even more US blood and wastes US Treasure that should be used fixing the infrastructure.


    22. Aussie Infidel
      22 | May 26, 2019 9:00 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      harrys razors

      quite nice
      and cheaper

      Who the hell is Harry?

      🙂 I’ve bled enough in the past using cheap disposable razors!


    23. eaglesoars
      23 | May 26, 2019 9:00 pm

      I’m watching the GoT wrap-up back later


    24. Aussie Infidel
      24 | May 26, 2019 9:02 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      I’d use a proper cut-throat razor but I don’t have the guts!

      Only ever had one cut-throat razor shave and it was so terrifying that I was in therapy for years afterwards!

      HEH!

      🙂


    25. Aussie Infidel
      25 | May 26, 2019 9:03 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I’m watching the GoT wrap-up back later

      Just don’t come back here demanding a re-shoot of the ending like all the snowflakes!

      HEH!

      🙂


    26. yenta-fada
      26 | May 26, 2019 9:03 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:
      It’s who she wants to be, an army nurse. I didn’t give her the idea, I’m just here to support her.

      We don’t have kids. When I think about the stamina and wisdom to raise them, I just shake my head in admiration. When I think about what it takes to let them go, I truly cannot imagine it.

      And yet, people with few resources have the faith to do it generation after generation. Hard wiring to be sure.


    27. Aussie Infidel
      27 | May 26, 2019 9:27 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      And…BOOM!

      An influential United States Congress hearing has been told “one of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern’s party” is linked to the Chinese Communist Party and it showed China had penetrated New Zealand’s political networks.

      As a result, US lawmakers needed to consider whether New Zealand should be kicked out of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance because of problems at its “political core”.

      The bombshell testimony included claims from a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst that “anything on China that was briefed to Bill English was briefed to Mr Yang Jian”, the National MP revealed last year as having trained spies for China.

      The hearing of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission was aimed at gathering evidence on China’s relationship with traditional US allies.

      China’s communists fund Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party: What the United States Congress was told

      That revelation is partly true but like any partially true context free determination it does not actually lead one to the truth. The National MP Mr Yang Jian did indeed act as instructor at a PLA ‘School for Spies’ before migrating to NZ and eventually getting elected into a National seat in Parliament. He DID NOT however ever belong to the National Party and certainly not as a Member of the National Caucus during Bolger’s term as Prime Minister. Mr Yang Jian was never a Cabinet Minister and therefore was never privy to highly classified material. BOTH National and Labour have accepted Chinese money to finance elections either directly by individuals with CCP connections or from Chinese migrants who’s ideological backgrounds were ‘hazy’ or unknown.

      Yes the CCP has penetrated the NZ Universities somewhat by using funding as a lever to gain access and influence especially through the Confucius Institutes, that have popped up all over, just like those in the US academy.

      As far as Arden is concerned, she is a past VP of International Socialist Youth and is a true believer marxist if the truth be told. Alas for her however she is a the leader of a minority government and she is reigned in by the presence of her deputy leader Winston Peters who is the leader of a centre rightwing Populist Party NZ First. There is nothing too radical that Arden can get away with as long as that arrangement exists.After all NZ Labour only polled about a third of the vote in the last election, whereas the National Party polled 48% and almost made it to the point of being able to govern alone as a majority government. Last election was a normal electoral inflexion point as National was looking tired. Given that the current situation is not a bad compromise and will allow National to regroup and come back stronger next time, especially if one of the National females in waiting Amy Adams or ‘crusher’ Collins takes the leadership away from the current National leader who is a bit of a wet!

      Collins would make mincemeat of Arden and spit out the bones!

      🙂

      Put that expel NZ from 5 Eyes for a while and see how this little electoral melodrama plays out first!


    28. lobo91
      28 | May 26, 2019 9:29 pm

      We don’t have kids. When I think about the stamina and wisdom to raise them, I just shake my head in admiration. When I think about what it takes to let them go, I truly cannot imagine it.

      And yet, people with few resources have the faith to do it generation after generation. Hard wiring to be sure.

      Having worked in a prison for the past 4 1/2 years, I’m now convinced that Idiocracy is a documentary:


    29. Aussie Infidel
      29 | May 26, 2019 9:32 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      When I think about what it takes to let them go, I truly cannot imagine it.

      And yet, people with few resources have the faith to do it generation after generation. Hard wiring to be sure.

      It helps to have done it yourself and that knowledge makes the ‘letting them go’ a little easier’.Of course you worry but also trust in the military to train your children well on how to survive and win and that makes the ‘going’ a little easier.


    30. AZfederalist
      31 | May 26, 2019 10:03 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Shades of 2016? A Macron supporter has a meltdown on a TV set after finding out Le Pen is likely to win.

      Liberal meltdowns the same world over. Awesome! Perhaps the Lord is giving the world another chance.


    31. eaglesoars
      32 | May 26, 2019 10:04 pm

      Larry Sanger, co-founder of wikipedia is starting a new venture

      Thanks for the quotes, @SharylAttkisson. Wikipedia’s co-founder—that’d be me.

      My latest news is that the startup I’m with now, @Everipedia (blockchain-based) is much greater proof against trolls and bias. We’re doing a big launch next month. Stay tuned pls!

      https://twitter.com/lsanger/status/1132787028041449473


    32. rain of lead
      33 | May 26, 2019 10:15 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      https://www.harrys.com/en/us


    33. coldwarrior
      34 | May 26, 2019 10:38 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      1923 Gillett safety razor holder, razors from Israel (so I can blame the jooooooooos if I nick myself;) ) Taylor’s of Old Bond street shaving soap, and a nice boar’s hair brush.

      And a deft hand!


    34. coldwarrior
      35 | May 26, 2019 10:55 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      I have a throat cutter too.

      Nope. Too scary.


    35. Aussie Infidel
      37 | May 26, 2019 11:08 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ rain of lead:
      1923 Gillett safety razor holder, razors from Israel (so I can blame the jooooooooos if I nick myself;) ) Taylor’s of Old Bond street shaving soap, and a nice boar’s hair brush.

      And a deft hand!

      I tend to get some Taylor’s of Old Bond Street every christmas and love it. But then when it runs out it’s a bitch finding a distributor here in NZ that stocks it so i have to make do until the following Christmas.

      🙂

      Cut-Throats really are scary especially when shaving over one’s cardioid artery! My dad and grand-dad both used cut-throats and I was in awe of their steady hands. I did however on the odd occasion fall foul of the Razor strap when I had committed some heinous act. Not often, but enough to know that one didn’t want to go to that place too often!

      🙂


    36. AZfederalist
      38 | May 26, 2019 11:15 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      So why is this coming out now?

      MLK pushed for a color-blind society. The modern liberals are pushing for a color-aware society with preferences shown for those of the correct color. Maybe they are trying to discredit him.

      Mentioned this on WZ, this is not new — Birch society was pushing this them decades ago.


    37. eaglesoars
      39 | May 26, 2019 11:17 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      So why is this coming out now?

      Cuz we can’t have any of this racial healing crap. We need to re-segregate and set the races at each other’s throats.

      Note another part of this: It was CLERGY who was a rapist, so none of this Christian bull either.

      2 birds, one leak, done.

      All I know is that there are gonna be a lot of parks and streets renamed. And they thought taking down all those statues of Confederates would stop right there. Oh, yeah, there’s that statue of MLK on the Mall that looks Chinese because it was carved by a commie bastard. Yep, that goes too.

      It was easier in Stalin’s day. All they had to do was erase the photographs.


    38. AZfederalist
      40 | May 26, 2019 11:20 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      “pushing this theme decades ago”


    39. eaglesoars
      41 | May 26, 2019 11:33 pm

      I’m asleep nite


    40. yenta-fada
      43 | May 27, 2019 12:19 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7071713/FBI-tapes-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-40-affairs-laughed-friend-raped-parishioner.html

      So why is this coming out now?

      I’d bet the Afro-American community in the U.S. will. not. be. moved.
      MLK is foundational.


    41. Aussie Infidel
      44 | May 27, 2019 4:48 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      In Europe, they are THROWING OUT the tyranny of the EU. Imo, this is a crack in the whole EU ‘entity.’

      Juncker is drinking hemlock right about now

      But DEFINITELY NOT through a straw!

      🙂

      HEH


    42. Aussie Infidel
      45 | May 27, 2019 5:00 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7071713/FBI-tapes-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-40-affairs-laughed-friend-raped-parishioner.html

      So why is this coming out now?

      I’d bet the Afro-American community in the U.S. will. not. be. moved.
      MLK is foundational.

      Back in the day it was an open ‘secret’ that MLK was a horny bastard as were his immediate entourage. That particular degeneracy was swept under the carpet by the LBJ Administration as MLK was useful in healing the racial violence sweeping the US at the time. Quite ironic actually as LBJ was also a noted horny bastard who spread his seed far and wide and was into all sorts of perversions. The FBI cleaned up after both of these individuals and the US Secret Service must have some pretty interesting stories to tell about the LBJ Presidency. Actually it’d be easier to list those presidents who didn’t have multiple girlfriends and scandals!


    43. rain of lead
      47 | May 27, 2019 6:41 am

      and wtf google?

      all grey front page?


    44. 48 | May 27, 2019 7:53 am

      Well, the Pork Butt, the Chuck and the Short Ribs are in the oven slowly doing their thing. 265 degrees till about 11:30 PST, then up to 350 for an hour with the aluminum foil removed. Probably start grilling the Chicken around 10:30 or so.

      Got lots of stuff to grill this afternoon. Lots I tells ya.


    45. 49 | May 27, 2019 8:13 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7071713/FBI-tapes-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-40-affairs-laughed-friend-raped-parishioner.html

      So why is this coming out now?

      Because so many of his family are staunch pro Trump advocates, they have gone off the reservation and far to many in the African-American community have followed them. For this reason it has become necessary to destroy MLK as he is no longer a useful albeit dead idiot.


    46. 50 | May 27, 2019 8:16 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      and wtf google?

      all grey front page?

      Google is in mourning, they have been triggered by all of the people celebrating Memorial Day, which reminds the treasonous bastards at Google that nearly all of those being remembered today died preventing their glorious Marxism from conquering the world.


    47. 51 | May 27, 2019 8:30 am

      @ rain of lead:
      I’ve got too many blades left for my Gillette right now, but I’ll be switching to one called Dorco.


    48. RIX
      52 | May 27, 2019 9:15 am

      Happy Memorial Day. Spend a little time remembering our fallen. Then crack a cold beer and consume some tasty dead animal off of the grill.


    49. eaglesoars
      53 | May 27, 2019 9:37 am

      Happy Memorial Day. We’re still at war you know, they never really end.

      Case in point. I’ve been bewildered why we’ve heard so little about the cyber attack on Baltimore. It’s still not resolved, ‘they’ haven’t fixed it.

      Maybe this is why it’s been so quiet.

      Because what was used against Baltimore is something developed by and stolen from the NSA called EternalBlue.

      Since 2017, when the N.S.A. lost control of the tool, EternalBlue, it has been picked up by state hackers in North Korea, Russia and, more recently, China, to cut a path of destruction around the world, leaving billions of dollars in damage. But over the past year, the cyber weapon has boomeranged back and is now showing up in the N.S.A.’s own backyard.

      It is not just in Baltimore. Security experts say EternalBlue attacks have reached a high, and cybercriminals are zeroing in on vulnerable American towns and cities, from Pennsylvania to Texas, paralyzing local governments and driving up costs.

      To be clear: the NSA built a malware tool capable of disabling the computer systems that control everything from payroll to power grids,

      https://taskandpurpose.com/nsa-cyber-weapon-american-cities


    50. 54 | May 27, 2019 10:44 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      A tool, is only a tool. It is only as useful and effective as those which wield it. The NSA was not by a long shot the only governmental agency to create such tools. The NSA’s great failure was not in creating such tools, nor even in misusing them. But in insisting on hiding the source code for such tools well after it was confirmed that they had lost control of said tools. There is no malicious software or hacking suit of tools that cannot be rendered harmless once its source code is distributed to the right people.


    51. Buckeye Abroad
      55 | May 27, 2019 11:52 am

      Congrats to Suomi! Would have loved to have been in Helsinki last night. I thought the Canadians would curb stomp them with brute force, but they kept it together.

      EU news this morning was crowing about the Greens “considerable gains” and scowling about those “extreme right wing” parties. They were using school children as props for “Climate Change” Action the last few weeks on the tube. I wonder if they got any ROI with that one.


    52. AZfederalist
      56 | May 27, 2019 1:13 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      But in insisting on hiding the source code for such tools well after it was confirmed that they had lost control of said tools.

      … and that is the problem with government agencies. Despite the fact that the material has been compromised, I will bet dollars to donuts that the agency is keeping the source code held because it is classified and just because the material has been disclosed, that does not mean that it is no longer classified. In spite of the fact that any yahoo hacker can download the tool from the dark web. Bureuacracies operate in strange and mysterious ways and you know that the lawyers are doing their legal sophistry to explain why it is critical to keep something classified that has been compromised.


    53. eaglesoars
      57 | May 27, 2019 2:23 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      @ AZfederalist:

      Agree with both of you. But here’s what I’m wondering. Wouldn’t it make sense to have the NSA people who created this thing brought in to break the hack? If THEY are on the case and haven’t fixed it, that’s one problem.

      If they’re not on the case,different issue.

      I feel like shopping.I think I shall


    54. yenta-fada
      58 | May 27, 2019 4:12 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Larry Sanger, co-founder of wikipedia is starting a new venture

      Thanks for the quotes, @SharylAttkisson. Wikipedia’s co-founder—that’d be me.

      My latest news is that the startup I’m with now, @Everipedia (blockchain-based) is much greater proof against trolls and bias. We’re doing a big launch next month. Stay tuned pls!

      https://twitter.com/lsanger/status/1132787028041449473

      Everipedia can be used now. I find their description sprinkled with tech words. I trust the will explain their improvements in a way that normal people can understand. I do have a decent grasp of blockchain and decentralization. It did take some time and effort for me to grasp.

      https://everipedia.org/

      (I think they should have called themselves ‘veripedia’. Much easier to associate with truthful material posted online.)


    55. 59 | May 27, 2019 6:10 pm

      Ok…. So I am done cooking today….

      Even the dogs are looking at me saying…. No seriously, I can’t eat another bite, I need to take a nap… Later… I promise….


    56. 60 | May 27, 2019 6:28 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      But here’s what I’m wondering. Wouldn’t it make sense to have the NSA people who created this thing brought in to break the hack?

      Therein lies the rub as the Bard would say. He who creates a thing is not always the one who understands the totality of that which they have created. Computer Code is a beast of unfathomable degrees.

      As someone who has written a line or two of code in her time must surely know, a single bit of code introduced at the right place and totally change how said code executes. The difference between well written code and blindingly brilliant code is simply the ability of the coder to think differently.

      There would be no White, Black or Grey Hat hacker if this were not so. Given the incomprehensible number of lines of code that any program can have it is impossible for any one individual or group to comprehend every possible derivation of that code or what such a derivation might make possible.


    57. eaglesoars
      61 | May 27, 2019 6:50 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I’m just wondering how the developers tested it in the first place. did somebody take out the grid in Darkhan for 10 mins while nobody was paying attention?


    58. 62 | May 27, 2019 7:12 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      I’m just wondering how the developers tested it in the first place. did somebody take out the grid in Darkhan for 10 mins while nobody was paying attention?

      I can neither confirm nor deny that allegation…


    59. lobo91
      63 | May 27, 2019 7:56 pm


    60. eaglesoars
      64 | May 27, 2019 10:44 pm

      HEY CW!!

      New research shows Pittsburgh to be birthplace of pro hockey

      https://triblive.com/sports/new-research-shows-pittsburgh-to-be-birthplace-of-pro-hockey/


    61. eaglesoars
      65 | May 27, 2019 10:51 pm

      Nunes is based.

      I asked @devinnunes about criticism Barr declassification would endanger national security, from same people who said same thing about Nunes memo. His response: ‘Democracy dies in darkness.’

      https://twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1133014741016817665


    62. eaglesoars
      66 | May 27, 2019 10:57 pm

      HBO has done a docu-drama on Chernobyl. It’s getting RAVE reviews, this from somebody who was there. This is a good thread on just how superb it is.

      Everything, and I mean everything so far has been incredibly authentic. The typical provincial babushkas talking outside, the kitchen supplies and utensils, the white “celebratory” uniforms of school children (the tragedy occurred just before May Day), the shoes, the hair…

      https://twitter.com/SlavaMalamud/status/1132029943297265664

      Slava is ‘twitters official Russian sports writer’, so there.


    63. eaglesoars
      67 | May 27, 2019 11:05 pm

      I’ll say good nite with this beyond beautiful photo of a storm taken over the Pacific from the cockpit of an airliner. Enjoy

      https://twitter.com/ZonePhysics/status/1133199252610539521


    64. Possum
      68 | May 27, 2019 11:21 pm

      Reluctantly applied for a job.

      Got to apply for jobs so I can keep my unemployment checks coming.

      Applied for a job as a senior gynecologist at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston.

      Hey Texas Workforce unemployment rules! I am submitting job applications. 🙂


    65. Possum
      69 | May 27, 2019 11:29 pm

      @ Possum:

      There is a long and complicated reason for my last post.

      The unemployment people atr now throwing jobs at me and if I reject them I may lose unemployment benefit.

      Last one was Journeyman Electrician job.

      NO!!!! I am not a qualified Journeyman Electrician. That is a qualification that takes over 8000 hours on the job training and exams and certificates and stuff.

      Life is good here. Cats have plenty of food and I still have three blueberry muffins left.


    66. eaglesoars
      70 | May 28, 2019 12:36 am

      I HAD to stay up and watch Chernobyl. So I was closing my twitter winder and caught this.

      HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei is reviewing its relationship with FedEx Corp after it claimed the U.S. package delivery company, without detailed explanation, diverted two parcels destined for Huawei addresses in Asia to the United States and attempted to reroute two others.

      Exclusive: Huawei reviewing FedEx relationship, says packages ‘diverted’

      *snort*

      https://www.reuters.com/article/huawei-tech-fedex-idINKCN1SY054?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5cecb979c3070b0001dcd12e&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter


    67. Aussie Infidel
      71 | May 28, 2019 12:42 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I’ll say good nite with this beyond beautiful photo of a storm taken over the Pacific from the cockpit of an airliner. Enjoy

      https://twitter.com/ZonePhysics/status/1133199252610539521

      Ahhh that brings back memories. I used too sit up front at 37,000 feet around Tonga and there’d be lines of these Cb stretching to the horizon each seeding the next one in line. The sheet lightening lighting up their interiors. I used to sit there awestruck writing poetry. What’s a guy to do when exposed to such beauty>

      🙂


    68. Aussie Infidel
      72 | May 28, 2019 12:47 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      …. ‘FedEx spokeswoman Maury Donahue told Reuters the packages were “misrouted in error” and that FedEx was not requested to divert them by any other party.’ ………

      Yeaaaaaah! Mis-routed ! In error! … MMMMmmmmmm! Right!

      One their way to an outfit in Va before delivery one would guess.

      🙂


    69. eaglesoars
      73 | May 28, 2019 8:04 am

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      One their way to an outfit in Va before delivery one would guess.

      NSA is in Maryland.


    70. coldwarrior
      74 | May 28, 2019 8:17 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      😆

      2 packages don’t get re-routed to the same address. the chances of that happening are minuscule to zero.

      funny, the chicoms complaining about a little industrial espionage.


    71. coldwarrior
      75 | May 28, 2019 8:19 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      HEY CW!!

      New research shows Pittsburgh to be birthplace of pro hockey

      https://triblive.com/sports/new-research-shows-pittsburgh-to-be-birthplace-of-pro-hockey/

      that’ll piss off a lot of people.

      the pittsburgh bankers hockey club, i like it.


    72. RIX
      76 | May 28, 2019 8:31 am

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/sleepy-joe-biden-disappears-from-campaign-trail-memorial-day-weekend/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Joe Biden goes AWOL for the entire Memorial Day Weekend, attends no events.
      Bad move.
      Oh, good morning.


    73. coldwarrior
      77 | May 28, 2019 9:22 am

      @ RIX:
      Keep the gaff machine out of sight


    74. eaglesoars
      78 | May 28, 2019 10:00 am

      One day in April or May of 1856, Nongqawuse went down to the river to do her chores. When she returned, she said that she had encountered the spirits of several of her ancestors who told her that her people must destroy their crops and kill their cattle. In return, the sun would rise red on February 18, 1857, and the Xhosa ancestors would sweep the British settlers from the land and bring the Xhosa fresh, healthier cattle. (Some of their cattle had been suffering from a lung ailment, which may or may not have been brought by the British settlers’ cattle. Millenarianism is often arises in response to a real problem.)

      Nongqawuse’s story struck a chord with some. It started gaining momentum.

      Stunningly, Sarhili, the Xhosa chieftain, agreed to do exactly as she urged. Over the next year, a frenzy occurred in which it is estimated that between 300,000 and 400,000 cattle were killed and crops destroyed. Historians sometimes call it the “Great Cattle Killing.”

      But on February 18, 1857, the sun rose as usual. It was not red. And the Xhosa ancestors did not show. But the Xhosa people had destroyed their livelihood. In the resulting famine, the population of the area dropped from 105,000 to less than 27,000. Cannibalism was reported. Following Nongqawuse’s advice was a calamity of staggering proportions for the Xhosa people.
      .
      .
      Cattle were a status symbols, and initially at least, the burden of their destruction seemed to be something that would fall disproportionately upon elites. The cattle were, in effect, the big carbon footprint of their time.

      This is a true story. Nongqawuse is a common historical figure. Today we call her AOC

      https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/331439/#respond


    75. eaglesoars
      79 | May 28, 2019 10:35 am

      RIX wrote:

      Joe Biden goes AWOL for the entire Memorial Day Weekend, attends no events.
      Bad move.

      I won’t be the least surprised if they got a heads up on some thread being unraveled that isn’t good and are hunkering down figuring out how to handle it.


    76. eaglesoars
      80 | May 28, 2019 10:42 am

      Well.

      JUST IN: Poland has formally asked to buy 32 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Now begins the U.S. approval process

      Is it just me or is 32 a lot? I mean, these aren’t cheap, and Poland isn’t THAT wealthy.

      The rest is in Polish, so have at it.

      https://twitter.com/MarcusReports/status/1133380509688573953


    77. RIX
      81 | May 28, 2019 12:42 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Joe Biden goes AWOL for the entire Memorial Day Weekend, attends no events.
      Bad move.

      I won’t be the least surprised if they got a heads up on some thread being unraveled that isn’t good and are hunkering down figuring out how to handle it.

      That might explain it.


    78. RIX
      82 | May 28, 2019 12:43 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:
      Keep the gaff machine out of sight

      I can’t imagine Biden debating Trump.


    79. coldwarrior
      83 | May 28, 2019 1:12 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Millenarianism

      millenarianism is one of my favorite subjects.it never ceases to amaze me how people keep getting sucked into it

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burned-over_district

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millerism


    80. coldwarrior
      84 | May 28, 2019 1:13 pm

      RIX wrote:

      I can’t imagine Biden debating Trump.

      its almost not fair


    81. 85 | May 28, 2019 1:57 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      If Biden doesn’t drool on himself, the media will claim he won.


    82. eaglesoars
      86 | May 28, 2019 2:12 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      millenarianism is one of my favorite subjects.it never ceases to amaze me how people keep getting sucked into it

      what surprised me is that it obviously isn’t unique to western societies


    83. coldwarrior
      87 | May 28, 2019 2:18 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      If Biden doesn’t drool on himself, the media will claim he won.

      that’s a tall order there!


    84. coldwarrior
      88 | May 28, 2019 2:18 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      what surprised me is that it obviously isn’t unique to western societies

      fear is a great motivator.

      NEW THREAD!


    85. eaglesoars
      89 | May 28, 2019 2:40 pm

      Maybe Le Pen’s win over Macron, small as it was, is part of something larger

      French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was

      https://www.thelocal.fr/20190528/french-senate-says-notre-dame-must-be-restored-exactly-to-how-it-was?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

      ok, maybe not THAT large

      Mb>Merkel Un-resigns

      https://order-order.com/2019/05/28/merkel-cancels-resignation-decides-successor-not-job/


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