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Old 12-20-2016, 02:38 AM
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got this this morning from Avast! .

basically it says this could have happened and that the agencies will never reveal their proof cause it will tip their hand in any further investigations.

https://www.the-parallax.com/2016/10...icalgovernment
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got this this morning from Avast! .

basically it says this could have happened and that the agencies will never reveal their proof cause it will tip their hand in any further investigations.

https://www.the-parallax.com/2016/10...icalgovernment
Re: Should we be skeptical of government hack attributions?

when there's very credible counter evidence to what the gov't presents, then YES we should be skeptical.
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basically it says this could have happened and that the agencies will never reveal their proof cause it will tip their hand in any further investigations.
The government cyber specialists can only reveal so much (regarding foreign hack methodology) before they wind up throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Personally, I found the information revealed from DNC investigations by five private IT security firms convincing. Their corporate reputations depend on their ability to drill deep and correctly fill in the blank spaces, such as the private investigative work with Stuxnet. It was a private IT security firm in Belarus that first traced Stuxnet back to Iran.

IMO, the conclusion of one private investigation would infer a possibility. But the same conclusion by five separate highly reputable IT security firms can't be summarily dismissed simply because you don't like the political optics.
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We should always be skeptical of anything our government does. It is no different than the governments of history other than the public, IF AWARE, can question and remove those who have been deceitful.

Were we to have a free and honest press, I would be confident this was the status quo. But the media hysteria, and hypocrisy, over the Russian hacks proves such confidence is unwarranted.

The damper and control, which is Constitutionally protected, and offered by a truthful and skeptical press, is currently out of order.

We are on our own.
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We should always be skeptical of anything our government does. ...
like appoint people with vested interests to cabinet positions huh?
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like appoint people with vested interests to cabinet positions huh?
yes exactly.
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like appoint people with vested interests to cabinet positions huh?
So far we can only guess at what these successful people will do as employees of the People. The left, and the right, has it's concerns about their dubious future under a government of proven doer's over one of promises never kept. Both sides are busy making predictions about the actions of a Man they have never understood, have ignored and called a clown. He will surprise both. He will offend both.

About time someone did it.

We have argued and been promised Immigration reform for 30 years.;;; It's coming.

We have wrung our hands over border security,,;;;; It's coming

We have breaches in our military defense,,;;; Changes are coming

We have broken infrastructure ,,;;; Changes are coming

We have a complicated and unfair tax system,, promised changes for years,,; Changes are coming.

Business have been leaving the nation for better environments,,;; Changes are coming.

Under Clinton, we had four more years of 2% GDP growth and the rich getting richer. The middle class getting smaller, and the Poor getting nothing but more promises never intended for delivery. A proven assumption since none ever have.

Promise anything,
Deliver Nothing
Blame the other side.

That form of governing is over.

Don't like it, Mexico is warm and Canada has lots of beer. Both love American dollars, which is what you must bring to live there.
Pick one.


Me, I'm staying for the celebrations.

Politicians know how to get re-elected and how to get rich doing so.
Business men and women know how to create NEW wealth. A vastly different concept. Something we sorely need to heal the widening divide between rich and poor. I note that Trump has accepted resume's from very few professional politicians.


Oligarchy??? you might look up the term.
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