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Clinton lawyer admits server was wiped clean - No Backup submitted by Twindogs to news

El-El_Cool_eh 0 points 56 points (+56|-0) ago

See, that's just one of the examples why I cannot fathom why people trust her. That one line, "what, like with a cloth or something? I don't even know how that works digitally at all." That alone says a great deal about the depths she'll dig this hole she's in, rather than face the consequences of what appear to be deliberate, calculated efforts to expunge Hillary Clinton's name from criminal activities. Here she is admitting that, as Secretary of State of the Untied f***ing States of America from 2009-2013, does not know what it means to "wipe" a computer server and is woefully out of touch with modern technology; or that she's lying about her actions or the actions carried out by people she's undoubtedly called "the help" before.

So far her staff and she herself have admitted to deleting over 30k emails, because they were "personal" in nature, but as she ought to know from being present during the Nixon years, when you're running for the presidency of the United States you cannot claim to be above the law. If it can be deduced that her husband was getting a hummer from an intern, and have that be blown out of proportion (haha.... blown.) then it can sure as shit be investigated what the hell was so secret about those 30,000 emails! Clinton is a sinking ship now - the more people learn about her, the less and less they trust her.

FBI Had 12-Page File On George Carlin Because He Made Jokes About Government submitted by axolotl__peyotl to news

El-El_Cool_eh 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago

I like the way you do work. Thanks for putting all this together.

Britain wants to up piracy penalty to ten years in jail. Wtf? submitted by ffkhrocks to politics

El-El_Cool_eh 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago

It's a very pessimistic attitude, but I would be lying if I said I did not feel the same way. We're at a time where one scandal after another is revealed, and to be quite frank, I can see this glossy-stare on people's faces now when "breaking" news occurs.

  • America is spying on the entire world that is connected to the internet. Yawn
  • The "Five-Eyes" organization between the English-speaking nations like USA, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, allows for countries to spy on one another, then feed that information to the host-nation, negating any pesky claims to "privacy infringement" or that it "violates our Constitution."
  • Over the last two-and-a-half decades while the western world has been at war with an ideology, wealth and income has been stripped from the middle classes and given fist over handful to individuals who are already the wealthiest people to ever walk on this planet -- and now they're buying up elections left and right.
  • The American police force exists to quell dissent, and make sure no uprising reaches the scale to where the news media wouldn't be able to cover it up any longer. The days of moments like Occupy Wall St are over, because the means of organizing such a movement are tapped, listened in on, monitored, and controlled.
  • Trade deals that will enrich the upper-crust some more, while shutting down more stores and factories and firing employees domestically, are being negotiated, fine-tuned, inked and signed all without we the people knowing what these deals will mean in regards to the quality of food we have access too, or the cost of medicines, or protection of the environment.

Taking stock of what just the last 10 years has brought us, I cannot in any way feel confident that better days are a-comin. It's not as though the Jamie Dimon's and Sheldon Adelson's and Koch Brothers and George Soros' of the world are going to wake up one day and go "You know what -- let's give away 80% of all the capital we've accumulated with help from our friends in Washington. I mean hell, even after we do that, we'll still be worth TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars anyway!"

Pardon the wall of text here. Frustration begets creativity, and creative thinking is exactly what we need in spades right now. The old system is rapidly crumbling around us, and it doesn't take a genius to notice that what's been working since the days of Thatcher and Regan ain't gonna be working for too much longer. It just boggles my mind imagining the level of greed some of these people have to suffer through daily. It's a mental illness -- when having access to a personal account to hundreds of millions of dollars, even billions of dollars, and you're left still wanting for more.

@AtheistComic, you're correct when you say that the circumstances we live in are the same kind of tinder that sparked many social revolutions before in our history. Will our spark cause a wildfire of change, or just the briefest moments of smoke before it's stomped out by the same boot heel Orwell warned us about?

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Man Gets Year in Prison for 'Swatting' submitted by DiamondMask to news

El-El_Cool_eh 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago

He's getting more time behind bars than the guy who shot Trayvon Martin. A year in prison is longer than the man who killed Jessica Hernandez. Or the members of the SWAT team in Georgia who lobbed a flashbang grenade into a baby's crib.

This kid, 22 years old, is being thrown into prison for what amounts to a 21st century prank phone call; only it shows how radicalized the local police response and how intrusive and over-the-top militarized the most minor of disturbances has become. It's akin to the fire department owning wrecking balls and bulldozers, and every time a fire breaks out they level the building.

This young man needs community service, not some "scared straight" minimum-sentencing prison term.

Pre-Crime Is Upon Us - "Schools Assess Students' Threat Level" From Kindergarten Up submitted by flyawayhigh to politics

El-El_Cool_eh 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago

Pardon me, I'm afraid I was out of town for that meeting. What, pray tell, will happen at the end of whatever this is? And what's all this that's happening in the first place?

Black Lives Matter Shut Down Sanders Rally submitted by secretsquirrel2 to politics

El-El_Cool_eh 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

Wait, are you saying that black people are the ones responsible for amplifying racial tensions recently? That it's a case of "if only they would protest MY way..."

Well, to put it bluntly, that's a subtle tick of prejudice against a different people than you, and it's precisely why the BLM movement needs to continue to keep their movement in the spotlight, because it's exactly that, THEIR movement. And, I'm guessing based on your words, as a fellow cracker, that creates a scenario we are not used to; the role of spectators and supporters, and not able to effect how the next series of matches are going to play out. And to be perfectly frank, us white people have been aggressively trying to control how the story of race relations in America is written for way too long. We are Smeagol, and holding on to the idea that, as white people, we will always have a center spot deciding on important matters regarding racial equality, that is our precious. There weren't any Nazi judges or prosecutors during the Nuremberg trials, were there?

Race in America is a topic that has been marginalized, shunned, and kicked down the road for far, far too many generations, and once again the ghosts of terrible racism past is knocking on the door. Lately, it's been happening more frequently because, I think at least, of the prevalence of camera phones. There's great acts of courageousness by ordinary citizens being able to recognize that what's happening in poor neighborhoods of Baltimore isn't that much different than the neighborhoods in Dallas or Cleveland or Chicago or Denver or Albuquerque, and the types of young, unarmed people often being stopped, questioned, harassed, and detained and killed by police tend to have certain things in common. Courage is going out into the streets regardless of that danger, and standing in solidarity and demanding to be treated as an equal, despite over two centuries of history telling you that doing so puts you into harms way.

Not everyone is a Confederate-flag waving, spraying spit as they yell racial slurs, Mel Gibson kind of bigot, of course not. What does pervade American society however is the idea that black people are dangerous, and they need to be kept under control. From officer testimony that young, unarmed men looked like demons or took on other nonhuman characteristics, to the universal cry that they were fearing for their lives when they unload a couple rounds and subsequently refuse to give any kind of aid, to the obscenely high incarceration rate and voter suppression laws. These are not stray "bad, racist apples," gumming up what is a perfectly healthy and functioning machine, but rather simply the crop harvested from a plantation designed and built with the bonus given by exploited labor written into the contract.

The day racial equality prevails in America is the day it becomes profitable to do so. But for now, the police love getting free money and possessions from us through civil asset forfeiture too much. Prisons love staying at maximum capacity, as do all the commercial food services that feed all those millions of customers who have zero alternatives too much. Security services love being able to sell surveillance equipment to cities, towns, counties, parishes, states and municipal districts, and keep tabs on influential organizers within the BLM organization...

In all honesty, I'd much prefer whatever comes next through Black Lives Matter to the alternative others may suggest where, once again, outrage based on credible and frequent tragedies fizzles out after a few weeks, and no changes are made. That is a much darker future than the one that might very well come one glorious day if we give our support to our friends and family marching, screaming for us to hear for generations, that Black Lives Matter.