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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Tom Palven » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:28 pm

Gord wrote:
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Tom Palven wrote:...long-time Deep State apparatchik James Clapper....

Oh, {!#%@} off. :lol:

What?

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Clapper was trained in secret police disinformation tactics for decades.

When he told the US Senate that the NSA doesn't spy on any US citizens, as CEO of the secret police he knew full well that it spies on millions of US citizens, as Snowden's WikiLeaks proved.

Just the other day CIA head Michael Pompeo again bemoaned the fact that some people view Snowden as a hero and called for more punitive legislation against leaks of government secrets.

Snowden should be a hero to anyone who doesn't like being lied to.

My point is Why should we believe Clapper?

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Re: The Associated Press

Postby JO 753 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:47 pm

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In May 2017 Clapper was criticized by some media outlets for a xenophobic remark in an interview with Chuck Todd from Meet the Press.[81] He told NBC's "Meet The Press" that Russian people are "genetically driven" to infiltrate and manipulate American society.[82][83]


Yeap, The Russians are genetically driven to spy and hack and whatever.


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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Tom Palven » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:23 pm

Facebook taking pressure off the secret police:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJqf0qYrYvU
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:02 am

Major Malfunction wrote:How did the Yanks know? They were in there, too.
I liked the new Chinese Embassy in Australia, built by an Australian building firm in the late 80s. The Chinese refused to move in, because Australia and the USA built too many bugs into the cavities, including early fibre optic cables to fraught de-bugging equipment. :D

The Chinese Embassy bugging controversy
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby JO 753 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:44 pm

You no The Onion iz satire, rite Tom?

I think you meant 'frustrate', not 'fraught' Matt.
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Tom Palven » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:06 pm

JO 753 wrote:You no The Onion iz satire, rite Tom?


Say it ain't so, JO!
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Matthew Ellard » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:10 am

JO 753 wrote: I think you meant 'frustrate', not 'fraught' Matt.
I think "fraught" is OK. We will need to check with Gord.
"They used early fiber optic cables to fraught debugging devices"

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:19 am

It might be fraught with bugs but not debugging.......unless its a mandolin sort of thing.
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Tom Palven » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:55 am

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:It might be fraught with bugs but not debugging.......unless its a mandolin sort of thing.


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Re: The Associated Press

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:02 am

I didn't want to slice it too thin.
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Matthew Ellard » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:08 am

Tom Palven wrote:Did yu meen a maudlin kinda thang or more like a dulcimer?
The "mandolin" joke is from another cooking thread. In the USA, a mandoline is a vegetable slicer. Bobbo wrote that he used a mandolin as a typo. I got really confused....but all was sorted out in the end :D

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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Major Malfunction » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:47 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:
JO 753 wrote: I think you meant 'frustrate', not 'fraught' Matt.
I think "fraught" is OK. We will need to check with Gord.
"They used early fiber optic cables to fraught debugging devices"

I think you mean thwart.
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Matthew Ellard » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:44 am

Major Malfunction wrote: I think you mean thwart.
Indeed I did! :D

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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Gord » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:44 pm

Hamper. It's a synonym of "fraught" and would fit in there, too.

"They used early fiber optic cables to hamper debugging devices."

"Fraught" as an adjective means "laden or burdened".

http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.c ... sh/fraught

fraught adjective

1. fraught with something filled with something unpleasant
    - a situation fraught with danger/difficulty/problems
2. (especially British English) causing or feeling worry and anxiety
    - She looked/sounded fraught.
    - There was a fraught silence.
    - The atmosphere remained fraught.
    - Things are as fraught as ever in the office.
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:42 pm

Your hamper needs debugging? :purplex:
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:03 am

Gord wrote:Hamper. It's a synonym of "fraught" and would fit in there, too.
Thank you Gord. However, Major Malfunction is right. I had a brain seizure and confused thwart with fraught. :D

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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Flash » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:49 am

It would be worse if you had confused "fart" with "thought".
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby JO 753 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:24 am

Also near synonymz, Flash.
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Flash » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:24 pm

Yeap, for some people it's near impossible to tell the difference. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Tom Palven » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:06 am

The AP didn't publish a retraction Friday, but a mere "clarification" that three of it's recent stories were based on BS:
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 0-17-32-29
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Tom Palven » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:04 am

Yes, this is something that I've noticed:
https://www.fff.org/2017/08/03/blame-an ... -pentagon/
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Tom Palven » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:16 pm

Ross Barkan of The Guardian challenges "the Washington media class."
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... braces-war
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Re: The Associated Press

Postby Tom Palven » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:07 am

AP's Believe it or Not. Flip a coin.
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