Virus Destroys Hard Drive Through a News Website: Is Trump a Russian Puppet, or Fellow White Supremacist?

A couple days ago, I visited the Daily Kos, through my Hushmail e-mail, and clicked on a report titled “So, Trump was a Putin Puppet After All.” At the bottom of the page, with all the alluring women (and gossip about Trumps daughters, and whether he would sell them, with our liberty, to increase shareholder value) was a series of pictures about a lion sneaking up on a leopard. He was going to get a surprise, and we were to click the series to see what the leopard would do. Suddenly, my computer screen was seized, and a voice (I have turned all sound off twice on this Toshiba) came on telling me that my hard drive would be destroyed if I did not call 888-295-8910 for their fine services. I of course did not obey, but called Charter, who handles our wire, and eventually, the FBI. If one turns off the computer, unplugs the internet, then turns it back on later, it still says “in five minutes,” which means that I am correct and the phone number is fake. They would then have been able to connect my phone to the computer, and make their extortion offer.

And who might have an interest in destroying the hard drive of people concerned with such questions?

I had been raising the question of the possibility of voter fraud, given the strange results of this close election, and the interference of the Russians in the Wiki leak about Bernie Sanders and the James Comey reminder about the stupid e-mails a week before the election. Again, America has less than two months to figure out whether, for example, the Russians, using Kaspersky, American spy marketing and American slavishness, did something to manipulate the consumer into taking that oxy-inspired dreamlike attitude, like Dorothy among poppies, toward Kaspersky and the idea of a Russian style or Heck, why not just a Russian Government! The Wicked Witch of the East may be dead, having the house fall on her, but that one from the West, remember, the man behind the curtain sent Dorothy to get her broom. If it would increase shareholder value, he might have sold her too!

P.S. By the way: Had Hillary chosen Bernie Sanders for Vice President, I believe she would have won. Burt who listens to me! They have well paid consultants, for example to direct them to choices like Sarah Palin. She would have overcome the weight this added to the perception of her integrity, and taken away that clean up Washington motive, giving us someone, namely Bernie, who is not the embodiment of what is wrong: Money. The American voter is so smart: Anything but a Washington insider. “Hey lets have an “outsider, like how ’bout Hitler!” How ’bout Idi Amin, he’s an “outsider!” Yea, the “Alt-Right,” the Nazis and the clan used to be outsiders. Now the “public policy” group and Steve Bannon are to give the Nazis a presence in Washington for the first time. Hey, we are so “open-minded” that we could not be so unpatriotic as to oppose the entrance of Nazis into government or raise questions about the FBI and election fraud. I mean we would not want to be prejudiced, even against those seeking an “Ethno-state.” And surely they would not use that Machiavellian teaching about bringing in an outside power without remembering the Machiavellian teaching to be careful about such a power.

Another thing Hillary might have done is speak some obvious truths to our politically challenged Evangelicals. The fact is that “stronger together” is more Christian, and the diabolical Nazis and the KKK are, well, not Christian at all, any more than is the cruelty and vulgarity of the candidate they voted for in and attempt to use Trump to get their own agenda, in what will indeed be an unpleasant surprise. She did try to say that that is not who we are as a people. But her Methodism ought have allowed her to make the simple, Sermon on the Mount arguments, given that these are true and need only be stated.

We need the Obama administration, while they are still the boss of the FBI, to consider whether we have not just witnessed a Democratic Coup. Soon it will be too late, and the FBI will be an instrument of their oppression. It is already clear that congress will not oversee them, and it has been a fair question whether they are obedient even to the president, those agents are just so smart, lifelong un-elected servants of the Constitution. They do what ever they want and lie to whomever they want, and are just ripe to obey the unconstitutional designs of a President Trump, beginning with an assault on Journalists and the First Amendment.

Kaspersky Has It Handled: Security For Four Hundred Million

In addition to having our TV and Computer spy on us though Microsoft and the FBI, there is also a concern because Kaspersky is handling computer security throughout the United States and throughout the world. Look them up on the internet. They are centered in Moscow and staffed by former KGB. Ah, but have we not put that cold war stuff behind us? Have we not forgotten when Khrushchev slammed his shoe on the desk saying “We will destroy you from within!” Are we not now all buddies in free enterprise, such as the field of computer security? But do not expect NPR to look into this one! Kaspersky is a big contributor, like Enbridge. Sometimes they, NPR, are journalistic, and they did report the fact that Kaspersky had its main office down the street from the headquarters of the Russian Mob and the Kremlin, if not in just these words. Not that we do not trust a Comey-led FBI to be well atop any such a problem. Surely…

Tim Wu: The Attention Merchants / Take Back the Internet

   Terry Gross had Tim Wu on NPR’s Fresh Air this afternoon to discuss his new book on how advertising has ruined the internet. He coined the term “Net Neutrality,” and Congress passed a law forbidding companies from censoring content for their own interests. WordPress does exactly this when they require an extortion fee in exchange for the accessibility to ones website, and otherwise limiting writers to small groups or bubbles. The loophole in the law is that there is nothing I can do about this without money to go to court, and my book has already failed and my economy is already destroyed. It was my last chance, and tuned out to be the last rigged game.

   Tim Wu is the second person I have head use the word “fascism” to describe Donald Trump.  Wu had some vey enlightening comments on tyranny and propaganda, and the similarity of these to advertising. He points out that Hitler was not only an artist in his pre-political career, but also an add man.  That’s Ok, America, after the experience of tyranny, we will just do what Germany did after the war, and shop elsewhere. The free market will surely take care of it, and they’ll see if we hire them to do this to the rest of our children!

   What Tim Wu and all others fail to appreciate is the importance of the Fourth Amendment and the disaster of allowing the gathering of information for “marketing” purposes. Congratulations to Facebook for delivering that trove of information to the Russians to use in whatever diabolical way they can imagine. Or to ISIS, or to a future tyrant of America. That was very smart. And we Americans thought is was all a conflict between profit and bashfulness, like the worst problem is the guy with pancreatic cancer getting adds for funeral homes or the girl who found out she was pregnant from Target due to her shopping habits. The very minimum is that if this stuff is allowed, it should be voluntary. But the Big companies have gone to Congress, who has whored our liberty.

   Another thing Tim Wu does not appreciate is the huge gulf between voluntary add watching and compulsory shopping. I retreat and boycott, for example, U-tube when they force me to watch an add. Boycotting may indeed be an effective way for the people directly to take back the internet. Another is to sue every time these excesses cause harms that can be compensated. But especially, Congress must be made aware of the problem, you know, by we who work for free to look ahead for the good of their constituents. The citizens must elect a Congress that can step aside the campaign finance problem by recovering integrity. This is possible, and even easy, since these companies are suck ups to the profit principle, and, like Dolphin safe tuna, we just have to make integrity profitable.

The Rigged Game Economy

   NPR had a report discussing the new term “rigged game” as a description of the middle-class-destroying effects of Campaign finance on Congress. Billionaires are able to set the rules of the game so that only they can make money not by the value they produce and offer in the free market, but by controlling the market itself, so that it is no longer free. And everyone finds they have agreed to this by signing those consent forms no one reads but are required in order to communicate or do anything. Congress is supposed to regulate interstate commerce, and the Constitution explicitly gives Congress this power. If two factories are competing, and one can gain an advantage by poisoning a river, at the expense of the commons (as Garret Hardin discusses what he calls the tragedy of the commons), then Congress can regulate the factories on the issue, so that neither may poison for their own profit. Hence, neither can or must maximize “shareholder value” by poisoning the river for everyone, or setting a drag on the whole economy, the way extortion does. But now, if one factory thinks it is profiting greatly by poisoning the river, their lobbyists can just contribute to some campaign funds, and presto! The issue appears in a different light, and the poison is not so bad after all. And who is funding those expensive studies, say, regarding the Enbridge pipeline, while our Governor cannot receive free thoughts from citizens though the office phone? The playing field is tilted toward the unscrupulous because Congress is doing something other than its job.

   When the internet companies wanted to whore the privacy of every last person on the globe, Congress was easily persuaded to ignore the Fourth Amendment and allow this incredibly profitable and, we argue dangerous pandering.

   But back to the “rigged game.” Bernie Sanders was the first among the politicians to use the phrase, as he was the first to discuss the prescription drug abuse epidemic as a campaign issue. In a letter on the horrors of the tax process, about Christmas eve two years ago, I wrote to my representative Tim Walberg and described the economy as a rigged game because the attempt of the Billionaire interests to use the power of their wealth to set the rules of the economy in their favor. His office does read his constituent’s letters, and that was a very good letter, about how an accountant is needed to fill out the simplest tax form, but the poor cannot afford an accountant, creating an infinite obligation (contrary to due process). I often write about issues to them long before setting these things on the internet, as with the teaching regarding how dolphins do fishing, o the issue of property seizures. I may have picked the phase up somewhere too, as these things occur, but I think I know what studies led me to say this. I imagined Rand Paul and maybe Barak himself seeing that letter, then heard Bernie Sanders say “rigged game,” and recognized it. Someone, by word-of-mouth press, does seem to read the bloggers on the internet, and the CLC invites both parties to com “policy shopping,” as this is the purpose of the McDonald website, and as we do on the issues of both parties. But the phrase comes from having thee times done all that one would think needed to make a living and pay back loans, and come up completely empty. But especially, we were watching that Mob or Russian business model take over among the Googles and Microsofts, where for example payoffs ae required to publish a book, and access to the internet can be withheld for extortion fees, all made legal for a mere few million in “campaign contributions,” otherwise known as bribes. I have watched the prescription drug industry take three of my mother’s ten grandchildren, thirty percent of the next generation, so that they could make money off heroin and oxy. I have watched the press stammering and just unable to comprehend the issue of psychiatric prescription drug abuse, while public shootings now occur weekly, all done by people on antidepressants, people who were under the careful care of the mental health industry, and congress, like the press, is unable to respond.

   If Congress does not regulate according to the common good, the free market itself will be destroyed by power. This is perhaps what the Koch brothers and Republican economists did not realize from their principles, how oligarchy slides into tyranny. Free market libertarianism assumes a free government, or, it assumes that the market and private property will be defended from thievery and tyranny. But if companies can profit by destroying the GNP for their own interest, just by tricking and paying off Congress, then any companies that do not do these things cannot compete with those that do, and the whole quickly gets out of hand, as has been occurring. Business presupposes ethics, without thinking, since what is most profitable in the short term can always appear to be tyranny. The economy is then rigged against lower class attempts to rise by genuinely producing value, say, with new inventions. It is like going to Vegas and tying to win at a rigged black jack table, and these too are the studies from which the phase arises. So, ok America, do we really think that worldly success is the measure of a man and the ability to govern in a free nation? Does Trump think it wrong to rig the game if it is rigged to his advantage? Or is this not how the game came to be rigged in the first place?

   NPR was describing how the phrase is being used now, according to every partisan position, these guys saying this or that that they are against is “rigged,” or that the Washington insiders are the riggers, while these silver tongued money men, who even teach how to deceive for ones own profit, the very ones who have rigged the system by influencing both parties, plan to slide right to the side, the way the prescription drug industry evades responsibility.

   Say Hillary, if you are listening, we invented the idea of putting solar collectors into roof shingles, as potentially cheaper than solar panels, but do not even try to work on the idea, as inventions are impossible for the poor to produce.