Headline from the Daily Beast:
Cory Booker: I Get Angry That Privileged People Are Opening Up Pot Shops
It’s one of my great hopes and desires that Cory Booker never gets into the Oval Office. And these statements are his deceptive way to make it look like he’s down with the people. But it’s not true because Cory Booker has a long history with hedge funders and private equity scumbags.
This is classic neoliberal bullshit. If he gave a shit he could help dudes and ladies in the hood into the weed game but that would offend the white people he needs to get into the White House.
From CBS News:
CIA releases report clearing Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes
Big shock here.
And now his is that Obama decision not to hold any torturers accountable looking?
It looks like Trump and Republicans don’t give a shit so maybe the big O should have squashed these torturers instead of letting them get away with it and end up running the CIA.
From the Daily Beast here:
Hillary didn’t seem all that surprised. ‘I knew it. I knew this would happen to me….’ Hillary said, now within a couple of inches of his face. ‘They were never going to let me be president.’”
From Slate here:
Zuckerberg went further, suggesting that Facebook users did in fact consent to having their data scraped by third parties anytime their friends signed up for an app. “We explained, and they consented to it working that way,” Zuckerberg said. He later added, “We made it clear this is how it worked. When people signed up for Facebook, they signed up for that as well.”
This is breathtaking and I don’t use that word lightly.
So you can have up to 5000 friends on Facebook and any one of them can give your data away by signing up for an app?
That’s fucking sneaky as fuck and they should have to pay a big ass fine for that bullshit.
From NBC News:
Facebook users’ confidence in the company has plunged by 66 percent as a result of revelations that data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica inappropriately acquired data on tens of millions of Facebook users — and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s public mea culpa during two days of congressional hearings last week did not change that, a new report reveals.
I think WonderBoy made a WonderMess last week in Congress.
He done issued forth horseshit and it has boomeranged on him.
it’s hard to feel much sympathy to be honest — he filled his dirty Facebook diaper and now he has to wear it.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange lashed out at the UK government over Twitter on Friday after Britain’s official UN account (UK Mission to the United Nations) tweeted “A free and independent media fulfils a vital role in holding the powerful to account and giving a voice to the powerless,” with a link to a puff piece waxing eloquent over the UK’s commitment to free speech.
Assange – apparently not included in the UK’s definition of “free and independent media” (facing arrest and detention should he leave the Embassy), fired off a stunning reply – claiming that the UK’s has spent roughly twice as much spying on him as it has on their entire international human rights program.
“And that is exactly why you have detained me without charge for eight years in violation of two UN rulings and spent over 20 million pounds spying on me you hypocritical mother fuckers. Your entire international human rights programme is £10.6m you pathetic frauds.”
Lest you think this is confined to the UK remember that the great one, the anointed Barack Obama snatched Edward Snowden’s passport — he fucking Un-Americanned his ass for revealing illegal activity conducted by Obama’s intelligence agencies.
So whenever you hear a politician waxing eloquent about human rights and freedom he/she does not mean it. They will snatch the rights of anyone who dares to make them look bad.