Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:07 pm

Mark, Kokesh at his worst:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wu5TrctGWo

When Jesse Ventura makes sense, wow. lol

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:08 pm

We don't have a police state! Yea, I said that.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:21 pm

An article on the pros and cons of regulating the Internet as a public utility.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/12 ... a-utility/

“I think the thing that worries people [the ISPs] the most is probably rate regulation,” Morris said.

No kidding.
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:31 pm

It is so vast it may never be fully regulated. The government funds made it possible so it should be part of the commons. Big companies should have to pay fees to advertise on it. Cut a check to every American.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:03 pm

Abajo con la política estúpida
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Lori Koonce » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:35 pm

Ezra Lb. wrote:Abajo con la política estúpida


Je ne comprends pas. En anglais ou en français se il vous plaît

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Chuck Messer » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:12 pm

Was zum Teufel ist eben passiert?
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Lori Koonce » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:55 am

Je ne comprends toujours pas. Peut-être que Frank peut me aider.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:38 pm

:roll:

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:22 pm

Wow I would like to think our security folks had enough chops to take down the North Korean internet but it was probably some 14 year old Seth Rogan fan in Minneapolis. Of course I have to wonder how complicated can their network be? I'm sure our spooks will learn a lot by watching how long it takes the NKs to bring it back online.
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Postby AndrewR » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:52 pm

Personally? I think it's China. Especially considering that North Korea's (very limited) access to the internet relies on a very tenuous connection provided by the Chinese. China doesn't like it when one of their allies screws with their business connections.

Most of NK's technological infrastructure (power, internet, phone service) is predicated on Kim Jong Un staying in China's good graces. China has cut the power cord and food deliveries on a few occasions. Sort of a "That's a nice power grid you've got there. It'd be shame if something bad happened to it" situation.
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Chuck Messer » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:16 am

Yeah, it's a bit like, "Give that to me! Give. To. Daddy. Don't make me rap your fat little knuckles you little..."

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:42 am

Personally? And this is a wholly unsupported opinion based on nothing but my impression. I think it was Sony. I think they're pulling a Howard Hughes.

I'm probably wrong, but I kinda doubt it. A company that can keep the lid on what's in a script for the most globally popular stuff on the planet somehow let it slip to North Korea about a second-rate laugh-fest and the North Koreans understood it enough to launch any kind of a cyberattack? Please.

And why would China? They'd steal it anyway, no need to do this. And right now they aren't real happy with North Korea.

I think we're being scammed by Sony. Or, as Chuck says, it's a 14-year-old in a basement somewhere.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:01 am

Democracy Now had stellar coverage that said it may not be North Korea. Rattling the china--get it?--of a country with a nuke is probably not smart. The media could have knocked on the doors of Korea experts.

Then you have this crazy man basically saying that the Mayor of NY should be killed. Craziness in so called liberal cities.



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