Greenwald: The US Is Making Up the Al Qaeda Threat to Silence Me

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As soon as the news broke about the threats of an Al Qaeda terror attack, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald began a barrage of comments on Twitter “asking questions” about the timing of the announcement, and broadly hinting around that the Obama administration was faking the threat to justify NSA surveillance activities.

Well, in this interview with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman, Greenwald goes all the way into egomaniacal Alex Jones conspiracy territory and says the administration cooked up this threat to silence him.

“Here we are in the midst of one the most intense debates and sustain debates that we’ve had in a very long time in this country over the dangers of excess surveillance, and suddenly an administration that has spent two claiming that it has decimated Al-Qaeda decides that there is this massive threat that involves the closing of embassies and consulates throughout the world,” Greenwald explained. “And within literally an amount of hours, the likes of Saxby Chambliss and Lindsey Graham join with the White House and Democrats in Congress — who, remember, are the leading defenders of the NSA at this point — to exploit that terrorist threat, and to insist that it shows that the NSA and these programs are necessary.”

Greenwald says he’s been “threatened with imprisonment,” because some people have expressed the opinion that he might be held legally liable in the Snowden case. (Not a single administration official has even hinted that Greenwald should be prosecuted, of course.)

He also repeats his now-debunked claims about the XKeyscore search tool, saying that it proves Edward Snowden’s claim that analysts can “wiretap” anyone, even the president, with no oversight. (Even though the XKeyscore program does not allow “wiretapping” of anyone; it only searches metadata already collected by other means, the vast majority of it being the metadata of non-US citizens.)

And notice that in this interview, Greenwald uses the same deceptive tactic he frequently employs in his written articles: burying important information beneath a load of exaggerated rhetoric. In this case, he rants and rants about how the NSA is eavesdropping on everything “you” do, reading all “your” email, copying “your” MS Word documents, etc. … then quickly slips in a note about the NSA needing a specific warrant to target a US citizen. Then he carries on ranting about the NSA spying on everything “you” do.

UPDATE at 8/5/13 2:41:22 pm

To show the incredible lengths to which the Obama administration will go to silence Glenn Greenwald, here’s the list of embassies that will remain closed this week: Temporary Post Closures and Worldwide Travel Alert.

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar
U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan
U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi
U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt
U.S. Consulate Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
U.S. Embassy Djibouti, Djibouti
U.S. Embassy Doha, Qatar
U.S. Consulate Dubai, United Arab Emirates
U.S. Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda
U.S. Embassy Kuwait City, Kuwait
U.S. Embassy Manama, Bahrain
U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman
U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius
U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
U.S. Embassy Sana’a, Yemen
U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Libya

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227 comments

1 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:14:03pm

If Greenwald has copies of stolen classified data, then he is guilty. Period.

2 BongCrodny  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:14:05pm

I’m kinda skeptical about the whole using nuclear weapons to swat a bug thing.

3 Varek Raith  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:14:10pm

Dear Glenn,
Sit down and shut the fuck up.
Kindly,
FEMA Drone Bot

4 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:17:30pm

If no large incidents occur, the whole thing was a “false flag.”

If something does happen, then its proof the operations don’t work.

Its win-win for Greenwald and the Obama haters.

5 jaunte  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:18:47pm
The embassies and consulates due to close Sunday include: Algiers, Algeria, Sana’a, Yemen; Tel Aviv, Israel; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Ankara, Turkey; Muscat, Oman; Doha, Qatar; Cairo, Egypt; Kabul, Afghanistan; Baghdad, Iraq; Amman, Jordan; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Manama, Bahrain; Tripoli, Libya; Nouakchott, Mauritania; and Doha, Qatar.

The Greenwald’s Razor logic tool tells us it’s obvious that this shocking use of executive power is to silence or distract from one courageous discussion-starter.

6 elizajane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:19:01pm

It’s a cosmic convergence of the Glenns.
Beck and Greenwald, allies at last, spreading paranoid gibberish from either end of the political spectrum.

7 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:19:21pm

re: #4 Kragar

If no large incidents occur, the whole thing was a “false flag.”

If something does happen, then its proof the operations don’t work.

Its win-win for Greenwald and the Obama haters.

“If something does happen…” THEN THAT WOULD BE A FALSE FLAG OPERATION TOO!!!! EVER HEARD OF BLACKWATER?????!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 Dr. Matt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:19:59pm

The narcissism of GG grows by the day as he attempts to insert himself into every and any story.

9 b.d.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:21:51pm

Not since Jesus has anyone been treated as badly as Glenn.

//

10 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:22:23pm

That would be one rather big and elaborate false flag conspiracy.

11 Minor_L  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:22:33pm

I wish people would stop giving him a platform from which to spew this nonsense. No one should be listening to him, period. He’s out of his damn mind. Yet, Amy Goodman (someone I have always respected) and other MSM outlets are giving this guy a soapbox to vent his narcissistic fantasies.

12 Minor_L  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:23:08pm

re: #10 Gus

THAT’S HOW IMPORTANT HE IS!!!1!!11

14 wrenchwench  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:24:25pm

He’s been threatened with graphics on the screen.

15 Internet Tough Guy  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:25:02pm

I’m surprised that GG didn’t claim that the massive AQ prison breaks were undertaken by Obama to create this threat.

He’s slipping. Did Ms. Goodman fill in the blank for him?

16 b.d.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:25:04pm

*Announce terror plot late on a Friday afternoon?

*Close embassies and raise the alert in far away places that most Americans couldn’t find on a map?

Worst panic inducing tactics ever.

Thanks Obama.

17 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:25:25pm
18 lawhawk  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:25:30pm

The Administration cooked up a scenario to silence him?

Really? He’s continuing to bleed ink at The Guardian and will go on every media outlet willing to suffer his presence (and there’s more than a few willing to do so).

They haven’t silenced him one bit.

But that’s not the important part here.

He really thinks that the latest alerts that have been attributed to NSA intercepts of al Qaeda chatter is trumped up? On what factual basis does he arrive at that conclusion? Nothing more than a feeling that it hits back at his shoddy reporting on the whole NSA-Snowden mess.

Thing is, Greenwald ignores a few other major developments around the world that might actually play a role in the alerts.

There’s two huge reasons - the breakout of hundreds of terrorists, including senior al Qaeda from a prison in Iraq and a similar breakout of a prison in Pakistan. Combined, those are huge events that give renewed strength to al Qaeda and Taliban efforts as direct manpower and for future recruitment efforts. They threaten to push the Middle East and South Asia into even more chaos as local authorities are ill equipped to handle the strain - Egypt and Tunisia are looking at ongoing internal strife, Syria’s civil war, etc., and al Qaeda can read the news like everyone else and determine they aren’t paying as much attention to counterterrorism as they should be - enabling them to take advantage of them in carrying out attacks against diplomatic facilities. Interpol instituted a worldwide alert after those two prison breaks.

Heck, the Indian consulate in Pakistan was just hit this past Sunday (during the time frame when the US alerts were active for diplomatic facilities worldwide with particular interest in North Africa and Middle East).

Guess Greenwald doesn’t read his own paper much, or figures that since it wasn’t the US consulate that it doesn’t count. The chatter picked up by US facilities was apparently so loud and ominous that other countries instituted alerts of their own.

19 b.d.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:28:04pm

And Glenn was only a few tweets away from swaying American opinion too!

20 Political Atheist  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:28:15pm

Greenwaid-So… Is that what happens when you snort the enlargement product called Enzyte? Your head swells and you get a stupid as a teen boy with a woodie. Or did a pill get stuck in your throat?

21 Justanotherhuman  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:28:39pm

re: #18 lawhawk

But Obama is all powerful! Except when he is impotent.

22 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:28:47pm

People trying to silence Greenwald?

Would these be the same people who tried to silence the 9/11 truthers?

The same people who would kill thousands of Americans for their agenda, but couldn’t shut up some dipshits who pieced together some shitty video footage?

Yeah, I’m totally buying into this. It makes perfect sense now.
/

23 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:29:11pm

Man, this video is really painful to listen to. I don’t usually get that big of a dose of the rancid Greenwald aura all at one time.

But I notice that he did the same thing he does in his articles - he rants and rants about how the NSA is eavesdropping on everything “you” do, reading all “your” email, copying “your” MS Word documents, etc. - then quickly slips in the note about the NSA needing a specific warrant to target a US citizen. Then he carries on ranting about the NSA spying on everything “you” do.

24 jaunte  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:30:06pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

Very calculated.

25 Bulworth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:30:19pm

re: #21 Justanotherhuman

Cirle of derp rolls on…

26 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:30:24pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

Man, this video is really painful to listen to. I don’t usually get that big of a dose of the rancid Greenwald aura all at one time.

But I notice that he did the same thing he does in his articles - he rants and rants about how the NSA is eavesdropping on everything “you” do, reading all your email, copying your MS Word documents, etc. - then quickly slips in the note about the NSA needing a specific warrant to target a US citizen. Then he carries ranting about the NSA spying on everything “you” do.

Greenwald Gallop

27 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:31:55pm

Dear NSA,

I can’t seem to find my mom’s recipe for beef and barley soup. She emailed the recipe last december, probably between the 7 and 15th I think. Please go thru your records and send me a copy.

Thanks so much for your service. Can’t wait for that soup.

Kragar

28 Dr. Matt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:32:20pm

Glenn Greenwald has de-evolved from journalist hack to libertarian activist to full-on tinfoil hat brigade. It’s only a matter of time before he starts hoarding Catcher in the Rye books.

29 Bulworth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:32:27pm

re: #18 lawhawk

There’s two huge reasons - the breakout of hundreds of terrorists, including senior al Qaeda from a prison in Iraq and a similar breakout of a prison in Pakistan.

No, those are totally unimportant and irrelevant. In fact they were false flags, too, to stoke fear in us to approve of massive NSA surveillance of everything we do, say, write or think. //

30 lawhawk  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:33:40pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

Man, this video is really painful to listen to. I don’t usually get that big of a dose of the rancid Greenwald aura all at one time.

But I notice that he did the same thing he does in his articles - he rants and rants about how the NSA is eavesdropping on everything “you” do, reading all your email, copying your MS Word documents, etc. - then quickly slips in the note about the NSA needing a specific warrant to target a US citizen. Then he carries ranting about the NSA spying on everything “you” do.

Well, maybe he’s worried that the US is spying on him since he’s living outside the US, so a bittorrent of the old paranoia slips out?

His rhetorical method is the same. Make wide ranging accusations and exaggerated claims, but throw in a disclaimer in the fine print that gives him (and The Guardian) an out.

That the NSA spies and eavesdrops is not news. It’s what they do. And have done for decades. Their job is to spy on folks outside the US. They can occasionally spy on those inside the US or US citizens, but there’s procedures in place to do so.

Greenwald continually makes up hypotheticals that indicate the US is currently doing these eavesdropping without warrants, but that’s not the case (cue the disclaimers - and the presence of the warrant requirement for US citizens in those Guardian articles as you’ve astutely pointed out in your early posts)

31 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:34:16pm

re: #28 Dr. Matt

Glenn Greenwald has de-evolved from journalist hack to libertarian activist to full-on tinfoil hat brigade. It’s only a matter of time before he starts hoarding Catcher in the Rye books.

Sitting around in his underwear making mashed potato sculptures, all the while mumbling, “This means something!”

32 erik_t  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:34:38pm

Please proceed, Greenbeck.

(Boy, this is versatile!)

33 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:35:35pm
34 Eventual Carrion  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:36:04pm

re: #16 b.d.

*Announce terror plot late on a Friday afternoon?

*Close embassies and raise the alert in far away places that most Americans couldn’t find on a map?

Worst panic inducing tactics ever.

Thanks Obama.

I know. At least the color code ambiguity made it at least seem possible that an Amtrak station here in the good ol’ USofA could be targeted. Obummer needs to work on his hysteria inducing. He’s seems to be as good at that as he is at Socialism.

35 Justanotherhuman  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:36:10pm

Shorter Greenwald: Don’t trust a single person in the US govt, but trust me. I live in Brazil.

36 lawhawk  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:36:10pm

re: #27 Kragar

Dear NSA,

I can’t seem to find my mom’s recipe for beef and barley soup. She emailed the recipe last december, probably between the 7 and 15th I think. Please go thru your records and send me a copy.

Thanks so much for your service. Can’t wait for that soup.

Kragar

Dear Kragar,

We anticipated your request since we noticed that you deleted the email at 12:30EDT on Aug 5, 2013, and have already sent a modified recipe. Your mom didn’t use quite enough beef stock, and we reduced the amount of thyme.

//NSA

—- We keep watching, so you don’t have to.

37 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:36:12pm

Because, it’s all about Glenn.

38 piratedan  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:36:15pm

Jeez, will somebody go out and buy him that Carly Simon record, sheesh

39 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:36:53pm

Rep. Jim Bridenstine: ‘We Would Be Heroes’ for Shutting Down Government to Defund Obamacare

Even though only thirty-four percent of Americans want to repeal health care reform (and even fewer support shutting down the government in order to do so), Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) confidently predicted that Americans — Republican and Democrat alike — will treat GOP members of Congress as “heroes” is they shut down the government over Obamacare funding.

“We would be heroes,” Bridenstine said while speaking with Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, “you know somebody was showing me polling about government shutdown this and government shutdown that, we don’t want to shut down the government, we want to fund the government, we just want to have a limitation amendment that defunds Obamacare.”

“We can have a government just so long as it only works our way.”

40 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:38:20pm

re: #36 lawhawk

Dear Kragar,

We anticipated your request since we noticed that you deleted the email at 12:30EDT on Aug 5, 2013, and have already sent a modified recipe. Your mom didn’t use quite enough beef stock, and we reduced the amount of thyme.

//NSA

—- We keep watching, so you don’t have to.

Thanks NSA!

41 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:38:52pm
42 Bulworth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:39:17pm

re: #31 Kragar

Pretty soon GG and Alex Jones will be comparing notes of words they’ve circled in magazines and newspapers planted there by NSA, the CIA and MI6.

43 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:39:23pm

re: #39 Kragar

Rep. Jim Bridenstine: ‘We Would Be Heroes’ for Shutting Down Government to Defund Obamacare

“We can have a government just so long as it only works our way.”

Shutting down government by clogging up the legislative pipes with 40 (Yes 40) attempts to repeal Obamacare … …

44 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:40:25pm

If it doesn’t incite major violence, or (Cthuhu forbid) threaten to seize real power, the conspiracy culture might be a good thing. It takes the gullible, the shallow, the contrarian, and the neurotic out of the political process, the world of real discourse, entirely. It convinces them that participation in politics, even voting, is a waste of time. It rationalizes their intellectual laziness and glorifies invective, enticing the ethically deficient to spout conspiracies rather than muddy the waters of reality and real issues. It also helps identify those whose emotional, intellectual, and ethical deficiencies might be a threat to various kinds of real world activity or interest. It is a step forward in social evolution, further separating the wheat from the chaff as we face the challenge of adapting to change.

45 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:40:55pm

Get ready for the Amazon Post.

46 ericblair  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:41:03pm

re: #30 lawhawk

His rhetorical method is the same. Make wide ranging accusations and exaggerated claims, but throw in a disclaimer in the fine print that gives him (and The Guardian) an out.

The county government bought ten new chainsaws. Which means that RIGHT NOW they’re planning on breaking down your front doors and ripping your families into chunks and feeding them to wolves. Well, they could be, since there’s no proof that they’re not. The only thing that’s stopping them is a bunch of laws and policies.

47 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:41:07pm

re: #42 Bulworth

Pretty soon GG and Alex Jones will be comparing notes of words they’ve circled in magazines and newspapers planted there by NSA, the CIA and MI6.

GG and AJ are currently negotiating who gets to use the term Al-CIA-da

48 Ian G.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:41:30pm

So Glenn, if this is all about silencing you, why is this false threat targeted at places like Mauritania that the average American couldn’t find on a map?

Shouldn’t Obummer make the false threat target New York, DC, LA, San Francisco, etc?

I know, I know, asking conspiracy loons for logic is pointless, but it reminds me of 9/11 truthers and why, if we wanted 9/11 as an excuse to invade Iraq, we had Saudis and Egyptians (countries allegedly our allies) based in Afghanistan fly the planes into the towers.

49 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:41:40pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

50 ObserverArt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:41:47pm

I silenced him a few weeks ago.

51 b.d.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:41:53pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

The Amazon Post?

Is this good news or bad?

52 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:42:33pm

re: #49 Lidane

[Embedded content]

Whammy

53 Dr. Matt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:42:37pm

re: #51 b.d.

The Amazon Post?

Is this good news or bad?

politico.com

54 lawhawk  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:42:48pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

55 Justanotherhuman  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:43:05pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Get ready for the Amazon Post.

Not enough that he already owns all the books?

56 b.d.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:43:16pm
The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations.

Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses.

Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60 days. The Post Co. will change to a new, still-undecided name and continue as a publicly traded company without The Post thereafter.

Link

57 Ian G.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:45:01pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

So what’s going to be left of the Washington Post Company? Kaplan ain’t doing too well either these days, and they seem to be putting all their eggs into the Kaplan University degree mill, which will be the first thing to go when the higher ed bubble bursts.

58 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:45:42pm

Anyone know any good or at least decent speech to text programs? I’m a lot more comfortable talking about my story ideas than typing them right now and I was looking for some way to get my stuff onto hard copy for me to polish up.

59 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:45:57pm
60 lawhawk  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:46:07pm

Unless Bezos has a way to turn around the newspaper business and generate revenue streams in a way that WaPo hasn’t been able to do until now, he’s going to be in for the same ride that the NYT was with it’s recent selling of the Boston Globe (bought for $1.1b and sold for $70m to John Henry of the Red Sox - though it owes even more in pension obligations).

61 GeneJockey  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:46:17pm
62 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:46:27pm
James Dawes: The stories about children were difficult to get. It was painful for them to talk about it. Sometimes we had to drag it out of them. In that way, stories about children sharply contrasted stories about women. Talking about violence toward women came easily, by comparison. Now, that hadn’t always been the case. For a long time, former Japanese soldiers tried to deny what they had done to the comfort women, for instance. But once it was culturally permissible to talk about wartime rape, telling those stories came relatively easily.

One of the men I met explained that he emphasized his crimes against women for what you might call teaching purposes. One of the things people don’t know about war, he believed, is that the primary violence falls upon women. If people knew that, he felt, it might change the attitudes civilians take when choosing whether or not to support a war. So he talked about women freely. But I also think the stories about violence toward women were easy to tell because of the casual, quotidian misogyny that saturates most cultures. Populations are trained in all kinds of ways from an early age to imagine hurting women. Those stories just weren’t as hard for them to tell.

63 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:46:54pm

re: #61 GeneJockey

Think of all the laughter that we’d miss.

I still think Rifftrax should cover the debates.

64 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:47:44pm

I wonder if Bezos is going to keep the print edition of WaPo going. I could easily see him ditching physical print entirely as a means of moving newspapers forward.

65 Internet Tough Guy  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:48:23pm

Kaplan’s not taking as much of a bath as the New York Times took on the Boston Globe:

Bought for $1.1 billion in ‘93.
Just sold to John Henry for $70 million.

66 GeneJockey  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:48:57pm

re: #63 Kragar

I still think Rifftrax should cover the debates.

I’d love to see what they’d do with “Education, Commerce, and … uh…”

67 b.d.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:49:16pm

Bundle together George Will and Charles Krauthammer and get FREE Super Saving Shipping

68 piratedan  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:49:33pm

re: #58 Kragar

have heard folks speak well of Dragon for voice to text transcription.

69 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:49:38pm

re: #64 Lidane

I wonder if Bezos is going to keep the print edition of WaPo going. I could easily see him ditching physical print entirely as a means of moving newspapers forward.

Maybe dump the WaPo identity and turn it into Kindle Post?

70 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:51:09pm

re: #68 piratedan

have heard folks speak well of Dragon for voice to text transcription.

I guess I forget to mention freeware or really cheap.

My bad.

71 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:51:52pm

re: #69 Kragar

Maybe dump the WaPo identity and turn it into Kindle Post?

Nah. WaPo is still a valuable name, even if the product itself has declined in recent years. That’s why I can see him ditching the traditional print version. Who even reads a physical newspaper anymore? They’re outdated by the time they hit the printers.

72 b.d.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:53:21pm

re: #71 Lidane

Nah. WaPo is still a valuable name, even if the product itself has declined in recent years. That’s why I can see him ditching the traditional print version. Who even reads a physical newspaper anymore? They’re outdated by the time they hit the printers.

Washington Post exclusive to Kindle or something along those lines?

73 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:53:24pm

re: #66 GeneJockey

I’d love to see what they’d do with “Education, Commerce, and … uh…”

“Hookers… oh screw this!”

74 ericblair  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:53:26pm

re: #67 b.d.

Bundle together George Will and Charles Krauthammer and get FREE Super Saving Shipping

People who bought “George Will” also looked at “Metamucil”, “Fake Vomit”

75 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:55:10pm
76 erik_t  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:55:19pm

re: #74 ericblair

People who bought “George Will” also looked at “Metamucil”, “Fake Vomit”

If you’ve already bought “George Will”, you really have no need for “Fake Vomit”.

77 Internet Tough Guy  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:55:22pm

If you pay $79/yr for Washington Post Prime, you will not be subject to solicitations to read George Will and Charles Krauthammer.

78 Bulworth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:56:40pm

Obviously this whole Wash Post purchase was designed to justify massive NSA surveillance and silence GG.

79 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:56:58pm

re: #78 Bulworth

Obviously this whole Wash Post purchase was designed to justify massive NSA surveillance and silence GG.

Obviously.

80 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:58:00pm
81 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:59:14pm

I wonder if Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post by clicking “Buy Now with 1-Click”?

82 GeneJockey  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 1:59:59pm

re: #81 Charles Johnson

I wonder if Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post by clicking “Buy Now with 1-Click”?

“Oh, shit! I didn’t mean to buy that!”

83 Amory Blaine  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:00:30pm

So if I’m on the throne and notice I’m out of toilet paper, a Brooks Brother clad arm will toss in a roll? Big Brother can have it’s advantages!!!

84 Dr. Matt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:00:34pm
85 lawhawk  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:00:56pm

re: #81 Charles Johnson

I wonder if Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post by clicking “Buy Now with 1-Click”?

Yes, however, shipping and handling isn’t covered by Amazon Prime…

86 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:01:08pm

re: #81 Charles Johnson

I wonder if Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post by clicking “Buy Now with 1-Click”?

Is shipping free with Amazon Prime?

87 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:01:55pm

re: #85 lawhawk

Yes, however, shipping and handling isn’t covered by Amazon Prime…

Shipping is free if you add items totaling more than $250 million.

88 Mattand  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:02:11pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Get ready for the Amazon Post.

Just as long as Bezos fires Jennifer Rubin. Let her go work for Murdoch, like all the other RWNJ hacks.

89 freetoken  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:02:17pm

Can Bezos save the WaPo?

90 Ian G.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:03:06pm

re: #88 Mattand

Just as long as Bezos fires Jennifer Rubin. Let her go work for Murdoch, like all the other RWNJ hacks.

If they fired all the RWNJ hacks, there’d be nothing left on the Op-Ed page of the WaPo. Oh, right, “even the liberal Richard Cohen….”

91 lawhawk  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:03:20pm


Nothing says being a religious Muslim and respecting Muslim holidays (Eid and Ramadan) like slaughtering your fellow Muslims (and al Qaeda’s reach has largely been constrained to attacking fellow Muslims they deem to be unbelievers.

92 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:05:00pm
93 freetoken  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:05:19pm
[…]

The deal represents a sudden and stunning turn of events for The Post, Washington’s leading newspaper for decades and a powerful force in shaping the nation’s politics and policy. Few people were aware that a sale was in the works for the paper, whose reporters have broken such stories as the Pentagon Papers, the Watergate scandals and disclosures about the National Security Administration’s surveillance program in May.

[…]

So, Greenwald can now claim that he and Snowjob rank up there with the Watergate scandal?

94 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:06:39pm
95 b.d.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:07:44pm

re: #93 freetoken

So, Greenwald can now claim that he and Snowjob rank up there with the Watergate scandal?

Greenwald will claim that The Post is trying to take credit for his story.

96 ericblair  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:07:52pm

re: #93 freetoken

So, Greenwald can now claim that he and Snowjob rank up there with the Watergate scandal?

It’s the same reason that the Top Ten Songs of the Millennium ends up with nine teenybopper pop tunes that were released in the last three months.

97 GeneJockey  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:09:14pm

re: #91 lawhawk

Al Qaeda leaders ‘wanted to do something big’ on Muslim holiday, sources say

Aww, you shouldn’t have!

98 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:10:50pm
99 b.d.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:11:09pm

So The Post is now owned by the guy whose entire business is based upon personal data gathering and presumptive on line predictive behaviour?

Go get ‘em Glenn

100 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:11:50pm
101 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:12:17pm

re: #10 Gus

That would be one rather big and elaborate false flag conspiracy.

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Just think of how many children can do WH tours now what with all the embassy closing savings!
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102 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:13:09pm

re: #14 wrenchwench

He’s been threatened with graphics on the screen.

Would be even better to threaten him with PowerPoint slides…

103 piratedan  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:13:14pm

re: #100 Lidane

actual adherence to them would be nice though……

104 GeneJockey  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:17:16pm

re: #103 piratedan

actual adherence to them would be nice though……

Refreshing, certainly.

105 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:19:36pm
106 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:20:38pm
107 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:21:37pm

re: #42 Bulworth

Pretty soon GG and Alex Jones will be comparing notes of words they’ve circled in magazines and newspapers planted there by NSA, the CIA and MI6.

Don’t forget the NY Times Sunday crossword puzzle!

108 Carlos Danger  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:22:13pm

Great, maybe Bezos can modify the terms of George Will’s contract so he works at an Amazon Fulfillment Center instead.

109 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:24:18pm

re: #108 Carlos Danger

Great, maybe Bezos can modify the terms of George Will’s Jennifer Rubin’s contract so he she works at an Amazon Fulfillment Center instead.

FTFY

110 GeneJockey  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:25:10pm

re: #108 Carlos Danger

Great, maybe Bezos can modify the terms of George Will’s contract so he works at an Amazon Fulfillment Center instead.

“Death by Snu-snu!”

111 ObserverArt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:29:15pm

What are Bezos’ political leanings?

Or, will he be neutral/centrist and be a real source…

(Running off to see if I can find any info…)

112 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:31:25pm

re: #111 ObserverArt

Pro gay marriage, backs Democrats mostly. Seems kinda mainstream liberal.

113 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:31:36pm

If I were a Billionaire owner of Amazon I’d buy a NFL or NBA team. It would be fun and the investment would always make money. Who the Hell wants a newspaper any more?
The days of the Hearst magnate is dead..

114 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:31:50pm

re: #112 Charles Johnson

Pro gay marriage, backs Democrats mostly. Seems kinda mainstream liberal.

So, in other words, Satan incarnate.
/

115 Carlos Danger  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:32:13pm

re: #111 ObserverArt

He’s been on the good side of marriage equality. Wiki describes him as left-libertarian. Political contributions are heavily democratic.

116 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:32:16pm

!

117 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:32:17pm

re: #114 Kragar

So, in other words, Satan incarnate.
/

His Nibs.

118 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:32:43pm

re: #111 ObserverArt

What are Bezos’ political leanings?

No idea, but the fact that he’s attended Bilderberg Group meetings means that Alex Jones will automatically hate him. That’s a bonus in my book.

119 Carlos Danger  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:34:35pm

re: #113 HoosierHoops

If I were a Billionaire owner of Amazon I’d buy a NFL or NBA team. It would be fun and the investment would always make money. Who the Hell wants a newspaper any more?
The days of the Hearst magnate is dead..

Bezos can buy out the Nationals and restructure the terms of George Will’s contract so he can live out his dreams of whiffing 90-mph baseballs flying past his head.

Everybody wins.

120 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:34:37pm

Meanwhile, here’s Jim DeMint being an asshole.

On Fox News Sunday, Heritage Foundation President and former South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint said Al Qaeda “may be more of a threat to us than they were before before 9/11” because they perceive President Barack Obama to be a weak president.

While agreeing with the Obama administration’s decision to close embassies throughout the Muslim world on Sunday due credible threats, DeMint said America’s enemies have been emboldened.

“Our attempt to placate parts of the world… is clearly not working,” DeMint said. “The perception of weakness in the administration is encouraging this type of behavior.”

121 ObserverArt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:34:47pm

re: #112 Charles Johnson

Pro gay marriage, backs Democrats mostly. Seems kinda mainstream liberal.

Uh oh, that dreaded mainstream* media. Something for Sarah to bitch about.

*anything not Fox-like rabid.

122 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:35:49pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, here’s Jim DeMint being an asshole.

Isn’t saying DeMint is being an asshole redundant?

123 EPR-radar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:35:56pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, here’s Jim DeMint being an asshole.

As usual, Osama bin Ladin could not be reached for commentary.

124 Targetpractice  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:36:00pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, here’s Jim DeMint being an asshole.

Remember when it was unpatriotic to suggest that a president’s actions were emboldening the enemy?

125 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:36:01pm

re: #116 Gus

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I like Emptywheel…Goes back to my early blogging days.
Amazon has one of the biggest cloud services in the world.

126 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:36:52pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, here’s Jim DeMint being an asshole.

So basically, it’s Monday.

127 piratedan  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:37:06pm

re: #123 EPR-radar

he’s taking a meeting with Generalissimo Francisco Franco…..

128 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:37:55pm

re: #124 Targetpractice

Remember when it was unpatriotic to suggest that a president’s actions were emboldening the enemy?

That’s only when we have a Republican in office.

129 GeneJockey  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:38:04pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, here’s Jim DeMint, being an asshole.

130 GeneJockey  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:38:33pm

re: #124 Targetpractice

Remember when it was unpatriotic to suggest that a president’s actions were emboldening the enemy?

Good times.

131 ObserverArt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:39:10pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, here’s Jim DeMint being an asshole.

This must be this week’s new Republican yapping point.

Rick Insanitytorum was saying similar on Meet The Press yesterday.

133 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:41:29pm

To show the incredible lengths to which the Obama administration will go to silence Glenn Greenwald, here’s the list of embassies that will remain closed this week: Temporary Post Closures and Worldwide Travel Alert.

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar
U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan
U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi
U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt
U.S. Consulate Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
U.S. Embassy Djibouti, Djibouti
U.S. Embassy Doha, Qatar
U.S. Consulate Dubai, United Arab Emirates
U.S. Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
U.S. Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda
U.S. Embassy Kuwait City, Kuwait
U.S. Embassy Manama, Bahrain
U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman
U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius
U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
U.S. Embassy Sana’a, Yemen
U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Libya

134 Targetpractice  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:41:44pm

The wingnuts seem to think the ideal set-up would be for every embassy to rival Fort Knox in terms of security…but just don’t want to pay for it because it falls under the State Department’s budget.

135 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:43:07pm

re: #134 Targetpractice

The wingnuts seem to think the ideal set-up would be for every embassy to rival Fort Knox in terms of security…but just don’t want to pay for it because it falls under the State Department’s budget.

You’re forgetting the wingnuts who say we don’t need embassies.

136 erik_t  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:44:06pm

re: #135 Kragar

You’re forgetting the wingnuts who say we don’t need embassies.

I have decided those are the moonnuts, or the wingbats. I’m taking suggestions on the proper nomenclature.

137 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:44:22pm

I think Walmart may shrink very rapidly in the next decade.

138 Carlos Danger  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:44:27pm

Speaking of DeMint, separatist hero “Southern Avenger” was the editor and co-writer of his book.

139 Targetpractice  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:45:13pm

re: #135 Kragar

You’re forgetting the wingnuts who say we don’t need embassies.

Primarily because they think there’s only two states of being: Under US rule or currently at war with the US.

140 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:45:48pm

re: #135 Kragar

You’re forgetting the wingnuts who say we don’t need embassies.

Both the isolationists who want to wall ourselves off from the rest of the world and the imperialists who think we should conquer it.

141 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:46:21pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, here’s Jim DeMint being an asshole.

Jim DeMint being an asshole: Not news.

Jim DeMint NOT being an asshole: Now that’s news.

142 ObserverArt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:46:38pm

re: #134 Targetpractice

The wingnuts seem to think the ideal set-up would be for every embassy to rival Fort Knox in terms of security…but just don’t want to pay for it because it falls under the State Department’s budget.

Well that and you have to figure in monies needed to build the Great Wall of Immigrant Denial along the Mexican borders.

They do have their orders of importance.

/

143 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:47:08pm

GLENN GREENWALD: Bradley Manning is a national hero, who deserves all kinds of medals and national gratitude, not criminal prosecution…

All kinds of medals!

144 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:47:21pm

re: #113 HoosierHoops

If I were a Billionaire owner of Amazon I’d buy a NFL or NBA team. It would be fun and the investment would always make money. Who the Hell wants a newspaper any more?
The days of the Hearst magnate is dead..

Maybe Bezos has some boats, like Hearst did…

145 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:47:32pm

re: #140 Feline Fearless Leader

Both the isolationists who want to wall ourselves off from the rest of the world and the imperialists who think we should conquer it.

I support a world united under my benevolent hand.

146 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:47:51pm

re: #114 Kragar

So, in other words, Satan incarnate.
/

ave santanas!
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147 Targetpractice  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:48:29pm

re: #145 Kragar

I support a world united under my benevolent hand.

But first we must execute Order 66.

148 ObserverArt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:49:04pm

re: #136 erik_t

I have decided those are the moonnuts, or the wingbats. I’m taking suggestions on the proper nomenclature.

For a true convergence it should be wingmoons. They tend to show their asses!

149 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:49:36pm

re: #147 Targetpractice

But first we must execute Order 66.

*Bang*

OK, I executed it. Onwards towards Unification!

150 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:49:57pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, here’s Jim DeMint being an asshole.

DeMint said Al Qaeda “may be more of a threat to us than they were before before 9/11” because they perceive President Barack Obama to be a weak president.

wait, what? Isn’t Obama supposed to be muslim and AQ’s Muslian candidate???!!

//

151 Varek Raith  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:50:25pm

re: #143 Gus

GLENN GREENWALD: Bradley Manning is a national hero, who deserves all kinds of medals and national gratitude, not criminal prosecution…

All kinds of medals!

For what?
He revealed only one thing of any note and that was the vid.
The rest was completely legal stuff.

152 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:51:18pm

re: #143 Gus

GLENN GREENWALD: Bradley Manning is a national hero, who deserves all kinds of medals and national gratitude, not criminal prosecution…

All kinds of medals!

He deserves ALL THE MEDALS!

153 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:51:20pm

!

AMI: Hardened OpenSolaris 2008.11 AMI Provided by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

…The latest version developed for the Solaris 10 operating system was completed with substantial contributions from Sun, CIS, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), as well as the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)…

154 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:52:29pm

Texas Police Pull Over Three Women And Search Their Vaginas For Marijuana

A pair of videos posted online show police probing the genitals and anal regions of three women they claim to suspect of possessing marijuana. In one video, a woman is seen bent over and grimacing as an off camera police officer conducts the search. Shortly before this search, a male officer explains to the woman that he is calling a female officer over “because I ain’t about to get up close and personal with your woman areas.”

The videos depict two vehicle stops, one for speeding and another for littering. In both videos, a male officer asks the women if they have any marijuana in the vehicle, suggesting that the purpose of their search is to find evidence of this drug. At one point, immediately before conducting her search of a woman’s genitals, a female officer warns the woman that if she “hid something in there, we’re going to find it.”

155 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:52:34pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

He deserves ALL THE MEDALS!

…And I haven’t fully been able to stop and think about, you know, and analyze all the reasons why it has resonated this way, but clearly there was something kind of in the ether that was ready for this sort of political controversy….

156 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:54:45pm
157 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:55:07pm

re: #155 Gus

…And I haven’t fully been able to stop and think about, you know, and analyze all the reasons why it has resonated this way, but clearly there was something kind of in the ether that was ready for this sort of political controversy….

The Mighty Greenwald is just a conduit, through which a higher force expresses itself.

158 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:55:29pm

re: #157 Charles Johnson

The Mighty Greenwald is just a conduit, through which a higher force expresses itself.

Depak Greenwald

159 Charles Johnson  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:55:50pm
160 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:55:53pm

re: #157 Charles Johnson

The Mighty Greenwald is just a conduit, through which a higher force expresses itself.

I really hope CNN gets him to moderate one of the GOP debates.

161 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:56:10pm

re: #133 Charles Johnson

To show the incredible lengths to which the Obama administration will go to silence Glenn Greenwald, here’s the list of embassies that will remain closed this week: Temporary Post Closures and Worldwide Travel Alert.

But the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv is open!

COINCIDENCE????

162 piratedan  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:56:19pm

re: #158 Gus

so essentialy GG is like a DemiGod Jism… good to know…

163 ericblair  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:58:02pm

re: #153 Gus

…The latest version developed for the Solaris 10 operating system was completed with substantial contributions from Sun, CIS, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), as well as the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)…

I’m guessing they’re including Suite B encryption. Half of NSA’s mission is Information Assurance, which is developing guidelines and systems for encryption and best practices for hardware and software security. It’s a set of publicly available standards so there’s no hidden back door (if the NSA can break it, that means that it can break any 256 bit AES or the like).

164 erik_t  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:59:04pm

re: #154 Kragar

Texas Police Pull Over Three Women And Search Their Vaginas For Marijuana

…and apparently they have been trained [sic] in an environment and department where they must figure this is within the scope of being okay, since they did it right in front of their own fucking video cameras.

165 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:00:37pm

Well, this afternoon I went to the STORE OF EVIL.

I know I said I would never go there again, but they had a display case I want and even with delivery & assembly it still costs 1/4 of what I would have paid for it at the furniture store down the road.

Anyway I think Walmart deserves the title of STORE OF EVIL and Ikea is the STORE OF INCONVENIENCE.

Their employees still get paid shit, but at least they are full time and have health benefits.

166 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:03:47pm

re: #143 Gus

GLENN GREENWALD: Bradley Manning is a national hero, who deserves all kinds of medals and national gratitude, not criminal prosecution…

All kinds of medals!

sadly…
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167 Dr Lizardo  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:04:13pm

re: #165 Vicious Babushka

My ex-wife could never fully understand how I could go to an IKEA and be out within 10 minutes, with the item(s) I’d gone in for.

For her, IKEA was an all-day affair.

168 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:05:20pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

He deserves ALL THE MEDALS!

Bradley Manning medals

169 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:05:45pm
170 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:05:53pm

re: #164 erik_t

…and apparently they have been trained [sic] in an environment and department where they must figure this is within the scope of being okay, since they did it right in front of their own fucking video cameras.

And these are the cases where someone stepped forward and we know about.

2 of the officers in those videos have already been disciplined for other unrelated misconduct charges.

Texas, you’re a shithole.

171 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:08:13pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, here’s Jim DeMint being an asshole.

What a disgusting little man. Real people suffer and die all over the world so wimp politicians can thump their chests and show everyone how tough and ruthless they are.

172 Dr. Matt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:08:43pm
“Here we are in the midst of one the most intense debates and sustain debates that we’ve had in a very long time in this country over the dangers of excess surveillance….”

Only GG and his fanboys are involved in an “intense debate”. The rest of America doesn’t really give a flying fuck.

173 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:09:18pm

re: #163 ericblair

I’m guessing they’re including Suite B encryption. Half of NSA’s mission is Information Assurance, which is developing guidelines and systems for encryption and best practices for hardware and software security. It’s a set of publicly available standards so there’s no hidden back door (if the NSA can break it, that means that it can break any 256 bit AES or the like).

Was it a desperate move by Oracle to buy Sun Micro? To marry hardware, Software and ERP on one platform? I think it is doomed for failure as the Cloud brings Oracle to it’s knees in the next few years..You know those Billion dollar maintenance contracts Oracle depends on for service? LOL! Can you say the DoDo bird of Technology?

174 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:10:18pm
175 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:10:37pm

re: #172 Dr. Matt

Only GG and his fanboys are involved in an “intense debate”. The rest of America doesn’t really give a flying fuck.

Its not that I don’t give a fuck. I just think GG is a lying sack of shit.

176 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:10:51pm

re: #165 Vicious Babushka

Well, this afternoon I went to the STORE OF EVIL.

I know I said I would never go there again, but they had a display case I want and even with delivery & assembly it still costs 1/4 of what I would have paid for it at the furniture store down the road.

Anyway I think Walmart deserves the title of STORE OF EVIL and Ikea is the STORE OF INCONVENIENCE.

Their employees still get paid shit, but at least they are full time and have health benefits.

We got the Ikea catalog in the mail the other day. Only catalog we get that all three of us look at and find something we say we want in it.

177 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:12:03pm

Actually, this is pretty funny…

178 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:14:22pm

re: #177 darthstar

Actually, this is pretty funny…

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That is pretty fucking serious.

179 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:17:19pm

re: #178 Kragar

That is pretty fucking serious.

Only if numbers are important to your company’s bottom line. Apparently, it has to do with font style. Those closed sixes look a lot like eights.

180 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:18:24pm

re: #179 darthstar

Only if numbers are important to your company’s bottom line. Apparently, it has to do with font style. Those closed sixes look a lot like eights.

As long as you don’t use numbers in your business, you’ll be fine.

181 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:20:01pm

Note: It’s never a good idea to stop and frisk a superior officer:

182 Dr. Matt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:22:37pm

This just in and I really, really, really hope this is pissing off GG:

183 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:22:45pm

re: #181 darthstar

Note: It’s never a good idea to stop and frisk a superior officer:

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Obviously the Chief was at fault.
/

184 wrenchwench  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:23:32pm

re: #179 darthstar

Only if numbers are important to your company’s bottom line. Apparently, it has to do with font style. Those closed sixes look a lot like eights.

Aren’t bottom lines all made out of numbers?

185 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:23:42pm

re: #167 Dr Lizardo

My ex-wife could never fully understand how I could go to an IKEA and be out within 10 minutes, with the item(s) I’d gone in for.

For her, IKEA was an all-day affair.

I don’t understand how you can do that. IKEA is set up so that you have to march past EACH AND EVERY ITEM IN THEIR ENTIRE FREAKING INVENTORY.

Unless you’re buying some small household items in their “marketplace” section, but I’d just go to Target for that. I only ever go to IKEA for some large furniture item like a dresser or bookcase.

186 Varek Raith  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:24:08pm

re: #177 darthstar

Actually, this is pretty funny…

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Fuck.
/

187 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:24:38pm
188 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:29:20pm

re: #185 Vicious Babushka

I don’t understand how you can do that. IKEA is set up so that you have to march past EACH AND EVERY ITEM IN THEIR ENTIRE FREAKING INVENTORY.

Unless you’re buying some small household items in their “marketplace” section, but I’d just go to Target for that. I only ever go to IKEA for some large furniture item like a dresser or bookcase.

I remember a really old comedy routine where the guy broke down our shopping habits based on our early development as hunter/gatherers.

Men were hunters. They knew they wanted bison. They would go out and kill a bison and bring it back. Today, man knows he needs a shirt, so he goes out and brings back a shirt.

Women did the gathering. They would go out and spend the day looking around for the very best fruits and vegetables they could find, along with anything else which might be useful. Thus shopping was born.

189 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:30:22pm

re: #188 Kragar

To be accurate, the man would normally come home without the bison.

190 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:30:35pm
191 freetoken  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:31:29pm

re: #188 Kragar

Men were hunters.

Speaking of which, I notice that the NRA’s pro-lead agenda is moving forward. Soon there will be bumper stickers supporting Element 82.

192 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:31:37pm

re: #189 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut

To be accurate, the man would normally come home without the bison.

True, but they could tell everyone how they almost got the bison, which is almost the same thing.

193 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:34:46pm
194 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:34:56pm

re: #191 freetoken

Speaking of which, I notice that the NRA’s pro-lead agenda is moving forward. Soon there will be bumper stickers supporting Element 82.


New NRA program loves lead poisoning, puts zoos on ‘Enemies List’

195 Kragar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:36:52pm

re: #193 NJDhockeyfan

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If only we had some way to track and ID people Zawahiri might have been in contact, especially if it could go back several months so we can see who and where they were.

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196 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:37:06pm
197 Carlos Danger  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:37:29pm

re: #190 Lidane

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So, Bezos is really Judge Doom in a rubber mask?

198 Dr Lizardo  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:38:10pm

re: #185 Vicious Babushka

I don’t understand how you can do that. IKEA is set up so that you have to march past EACH AND EVERY ITEM IN THEIR ENTIRE FREAKING INVENTORY.

Unless you’re buying some small household items in their “marketplace” section, but I’d just go to Target for that. I only ever go to IKEA for some large furniture item like a dresser or bookcase.

I did an IKEA store setup and learned where all the shortcuts are; they’re standardized in their floor plans.

199 freetoken  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:38:28pm

re: #194 Kragar

They know that if lead shot is banned that all the other dense metals are much more expensive, or already outlawed. A mix of molybdenum and tungsten could make shot of equal density, but at a much, much higher price, and that would be the cheapest route. Any other metal would be astronomically more expensive, or much less dense.

200 b.d.  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:44:38pm

Obama kicked A-Rod out of baseball so people would talk about that rather than the NSA.

//

201 makeitstop  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:46:22pm

re: #181 darthstar

Note: It’s never a good idea to stop and frisk a superior officer:

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As was pointed out to me the other day when I posted that story to Facebook - it’s from 2008.

202 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:48:17pm
203 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:52:02pm
204 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:52:49pm
205 ProTARDISLiberal  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:53:52pm

My Dad’s increasingly toxic attitude is beginning to wear me down.

206 Targetpractice  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:54:18pm

re: #203 darthstar

GRADE INFLATION!!!

California’s credit rating raised.

INCONCEIVABLE!!!

207 Gus  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:55:56pm

Venice Beach victim.

208 EPR-radar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:56:29pm

re: #203 darthstar

GRADE INFLATION!!!

California’s credit rating raised.

I read the linked article looking for a mention of the Republicans going below 1/3 in the state legislature as one of the structural improvements in CA. Pity that wasn’t directly mentioned.

209 Carlos Danger  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:56:45pm

re: #204 darthstar

[Embedded content]

A 13 year old flash game? Do email chains even last that long?

210 Stoatly  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:56:58pm

re: #177 darthstar

I vaguely remember back when they were working on the video compression tech that became MPEG apparently one of the tests involved encoding a horse race - it wasn’t unknown for the wrong horse to win in the early days

211 Political Atheist  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:57:48pm

If true look out for the outrage…
Prolly even if not. ;-(

Feds Are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity

212 Carlos Danger  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:00:06pm

re: #203 darthstar

GRADE INFLATION!!!

California’s credit rating raised.

Clearly this means we must CUT TAXES NOW!

213 Targetpractice  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:01:55pm

re: #212 Carlos Danger

Clearly this means we must CUT TAXES NOW!

California’s good economic fortune means it’s time to help businesses by further cutting corporate taxes and engaging in further deregulation! We must leave unhindered the great engine of free market capitalism!

214 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:04:13pm

re: #209 Carlos Danger

A 13 year old flash game? Do email chains even last that long?

You don’t know my dad.

215 engineer cat  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:04:17pm

Bezos In 2012: People Won’t Pay For News On The Web, Print Will Be Dead In 20 Years

is that before or after the adaptation of computers leads to the paperless office?

216 darthstar  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:05:23pm
217 Carlos Danger  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:05:44pm

Only 3 years ago the Economist was running articles about how Texas was sooooo much better than California because there are no regulations.

Well. That changed quickly.

218 engineer cat  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:06:12pm

re: #203 darthstar

GRADE INFLATION!!!

California’s credit rating raised.

fitch is clearly a socialist liberal plant

everybody knows that california will soon become a deserted rustbelt city in the midwest

219 Lidane  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:06:19pm

Three guesses on what Allahdouche’s comments section looks like for this article:

RNC issues ultimatum to NBC and CNN: If you want to air GOP debates in 2016, cancel your Hillary movies

220 wrenchwench  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:07:40pm

re: #205 ProTARDISLiberal

My Dad’s increasingly toxic attitude is beginning to wear me down.

Watch some Bob Ross.

221 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:08:58pm

re: #189 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut

To be accurate, the man would normally come home without the bison.

But they had GREAT stories about the one that got away…

222 efuseakay  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:18:23pm

I never even heard of this Greenwald idiot before this stupid Snowden thing.

223 A Mom Anon  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:22:05pm

re: #220 wrenchwench

And Mr Rogers. LOL, I used to do that when my son was little and he was driving me out of my mind. I miss good old Fred.

224 ObserverArt  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:35:36pm

re: #222 efuseakay

I never even heard of this Greenwald idiot before this stupid Snowden thing.

Yours is not the first comment I’ve seen on the ‘net to express just that. Sad that it has worked for him. Hopefully he is doing his 15 minutes. Maybe he gets 20.

225 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:40:15pm

re: #222 efuseakay

I never even heard of this Greenwald idiot before this stupid Snowden thing.

226 BroncD  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 6:15:57pm

He’s just “asking questions.” Nice. That’s the go-to argument of every unhinged conspiracy theorist.

227 labman57  Mon, Aug 5, 2013 6:39:12pm

Oh boy. Greenwald jumps the shark and lands in the wading pool of Glenn Beck’s delusions.


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