Damned Liberal | You do not have to be a Democrat to be a liberal. You do not have to be a Republican to be a conservative. Our two-party system is corrupt and uses propaganda to manipulate you. We need viable third parties.
You do not have to be a Democrat to be a liberal. You do not have to be a Republican to be a conservative. Our two-party system is corrupt and uses propaganda to manipulate you. We need viable third parties.
If you’ve been paying attention, you know that both of the major political parties are corrupt and self-serving.
Obama promised “Change”. He gave us more of the same.
Lefties have been having a love affair with Elizabeth Warren, who has boldly spoken out in favor of help the people, not corporations. Now, some may question the depth of their love after Warren spoke just like every other pro-Israel politician. She appears to be no different from all the rest (perhaps worse) when it comes to foreign affairs.
We need choices. REAL choices. And that’s why we need to support third parties.
You’ve probably read about the pending merger of Burger King with Canadian-based Tim Horton’s.
It’s reported Burger King will be legally folded into Tim Horton’s in Canada and effectively renounce its U.S. “citizenship” for the sake of reducing taxes.
What you may not know about Burger King: it is owned by a Brazilian company, 3G Capital.
The three Brazilian founders of 3G Capital are worth a combined $46.7 billion.
3G also owns HJ Heinz (co-owner: Warren Buffett) and Budweiser.
3G is known for pinching pennies.
What happened when it bought Heinz:
At Heinz, which 3G and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bought last year, employees were restricted to spending $15 a month on office supplies and told they couldn’t use mini-refrigerators to save on electricity, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg News. 3G limits printing to 200 pages a month per employee and restricts color pages to “customer-facing purposes.”
3G also cut several hundred jobs at the company’s Pittsburgh headquarters, including 11 senior executives, and grounded corporate jets.
In a restricted intelligence document distributed to police, public safety, and security organizations in July, the Department of Homeland Security warned of a “malicious activity” that could expose secrets and security vulnerabilities in organizations’ information systems. The name of that activity: “Google dorking.”
“Malicious cyber actors are using advanced search techniques, referred to as ‘Google dorking,’ to locate information that organizations may not have intended to be discoverable by the public or to find website vulnerabilities for use in subsequent cyber attacks,” the for-official-use-only Roll Call Release warned. “By searching for specific file types and keywords, malicious cyber actors can locate information such as usernames and passwords, e-mail lists, sensitive documents, bank account details, and website vulnerabilities.”
The New Yorker reports that the American Jewish lobbying group, AIPAC, which works diligently to buy politicians to support Israel, and to keep the American welfare checks flowing to Israel, may be losing some of its attraction, primarily among younger Jews.
Rupert Murdoch, the right-wing rabble-rouser, got his start in Australia, with an Australian newspaper. Eventually, he branched out, buying more newspapers, a movie studio, and the much-reviled Faux News.
Now comes good news from Australia: Murdoch’s Australian newspapers appear to be on a financial downhill slide.
Let’s hope it spreads to his other propaganda outlets.
Murdoch’s employees saw nothing wrong with spying on others’ voice mail. Yet when somebody go ahold of one of Murdoch’s internal documents outlining the declining money situation, well, Murdoch sued.
University researchers have built an Android app that secretly snatches valuable personal data from other mobile apps, such as webmail, shopping and online banking.
The app, demonstrated Friday at the USENIX Security Conference in San Diego, stole login credentials from Google Gmail, a social security number from an H&R Block app, a credit card number from a NewEgg app and a bank-check image from a Chase Bank app.
A number of communities have successfully established their own community-owned broadband service. These services may be established by communities because commercial service is lackluster, or because they want to have higher speeds (and faster internet access) available.
Some 20 states have passed laws forbidding communities from establishing their own service. The big boys like Comcast and AT&T pay politicians quite handsomely, you know, and those politicians (primarily Republicans) have been working hard to ensure that Comcast, AT&T, et al, maintain their virtual monopoly on providing internet access.
Now a Republican warns the FCC that if the state laws are prohibited by the FCC, well, when a Republican president is again elected, they’ll just change the rule back to allow states to prohibit community-owned broadband service.
Why do so many depend on employers for health insurance? Why is our health care cost twice as much as Canadians? Why do we pay more for prescription drugs? Does it make any sense? (You know it doesn't)