Associated Press says U.S. government seized journalists' phone records. Of course this happened. Probably trying to find out who all WH leakers are so they can start prosecuting them and have a whole ward of Bradley Mannings. I am so so glad I did not vote for Obama for president. Holder was his pick for Attorney General. Period. I only hope that some journalists finally understand what this government is willing to do to keep all leaks from happening and start reporting the shit out of what is going on. With a handful of exceptions, DC is a fucking cesspit that needs a Herculean cleaning.
And I don't care if this is a fucking trial balloon. No democrat should ever allow cuts to social security or medicare to be offered to make a deal. No doubt this is part of Obama's 11th-dimensional chess and we are too stupid to see how brilliant this plan is--that is what his fanbots are saying, I'm guessing. Here's what I think it comes down to: Obama is in the big leagues. After his second term, he will make millions giving speeches and doing "good works"--and I mean real millions, like more than $100 million, and in short order. He will be going to resorts we don't even know exist. Rubbing shoulders with the rich criminal families of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and African despots. He and his wife and kids will never wont for a thing. So why should he care if his social security check is a little smaller? And yes, I don't think he or his circle understand just how important this is to the average joe. Sadly, I don't think they give a shit either. They are taken care of.
Anonymous hacks US Sentencing Commission, distributes files. And what is the "as-yet unknown information" that Anonymous is threatening to release if the U.S. government does not comply with Anonymous' demands for legal reforms (which are, quite frankly, sensible and aimed at finally making the U.S. a nation or laws and not men)? No one knows, but encrypted files have been distributed, each identified with the name of a Supreme Court Justice. The question is what is in the files? Information on the named justice, or something more? If at least some of the information in each file is on the justices, I'm guessing that folks might learn that Justices Roberts and Kagan have a little something in common. Please let this be worth the wait.
Update: Anonymous has hacked the US sentencing site again: Anonymous re-hacks US Sentencing site into video game Asteroids. My gut says there is a bit more going on than just the fuck you that comes with the second hack. Does anyone know which media outlet they contacted with information about the nine files mentioned above?
Monster in the white house wants you to live like a pauper in your old age. And why not? He'll never have to rely on social security, and neither will his kids. Oh, and according to the comments, that old multi-millionairess Nancy Pelosi is cool with it. And why not, she'll never have to rely on social security, etc. You know what? Next time I may not even vote. Someone tell me why I should bother. No, really.
Court hears of Bradley Manning's treatment in custody. Notes the Guardian: Military commanders at the marine base in Quantico in Virginia kept Bradley Manning, the WikiLeaks suspect, on extreme suicide-prevention measures because he engaged in "erratic dancing" and played peek-a-boo, the soldier's court martial has been told. The measures were likened by the UN to torture.
Click the link and read the whole thing. It isn't long, but it's brutal. Bradley Manning is a hero. He tried to get someone to act to stop the criminal behvior he saw when in Iraq, and when all the official options were exhausted, he gave damning evidence to Wikileaks. No doubt the assholes guarding him at Quantico got bonuses and commendations. In a just world, Eric Holder would have to live the rest of his miserable life in Manning's former cell. Instead, I have no doubt that his corporate masters will reward him for looking the other way during his tenure as AG. I thought Fredo was awful, but this guy is worse. Meanwhile, Obama's administration continues to go after the whistleblowers, while stroking the criminals on Wall Street. And etc.
Athens clashes as Greek police fire tear gas. I've heard that about 500,000 protested (the protest was union led). Of course, the usual "small group of youths dressed in black" showed up and threw a molotov cocktail or two which, no doubt, allowed the police to show the peaceful protesters what violence really looks like. How come the cops never seem to arrest the small group of anarchists who always seem to show up at the right time (for them)? Just wondering. I also heard that the peaceful protesters responded to the cops brutality by calling them traitors and "Merkel's pigs." This is a very good sign. Amazing how cops everywhere look and act the same, no?
Greece set for anti-austerity general strike. Or accept being serfs, that is. Obama's second term might be a bit more contentious than the first, especially since he's being handed this term thanks to clueless Mitt Romney and the republicans who hate him.
Hackers Group publishes Unique IDs of 1 million devices online, which they claim were being stored on FBI computer. As Aljezeera notes: A security expert with Tata Communications, Eric Hemmendinger, said: "The question is not whether it's accurate, it is why did the feds have the information and why did they not take due care to secure it". No doubt Eric Fucking Holder, the corporations whore, will be right on this. Right after he prosecutes a couple more criminal cancer victims for smoking a joint to distract them from their pain. Or maybe Obama will express his outrage at the democratic convention and get someone right on it. Hahahahahahahaha. No money in that.