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""    A group that calls itself the Chaos Computer Club prompted a public outcry here recently when it discovered that German state investigators were using spying softwarecapable of turning a computer’s webcam and microphone into a sophisticated surveillance device.

    The club …announced last Saturday it had analyzed the hard drives of people who had been investigated and discovered that they were infected with a Trojan horse program that gave the police the ability to log keystrokes, capture screenshots and activate cameras and microphones.""

Geopolitics / Re: Stop Watching Us.
« on: June 22, 2013, 03:46:14 PM »
I sent it a couple days ago.  Also signed the Pardon Snowden and Resign Owebami petitions at

It's not as if they don't know I don't like them anyways!

Like Owebami said; "if you can't trust the POTUS, can't rust the CONgress, and can't trust the courts, we have a problem" (actually sounds like a threat doesn't it).

Yep.  We Got a Problem.

Economics / Re: Hyperinflation or Deflation?
« on: June 21, 2013, 09:06:04 AM »
Everything is going down in price except the stuff I need to buy.

Frankly, I believe that EVERY piece of digital information is collected & stored by them ... and routinely scanned for key terms, etc.

I pretty much ALSO believe that they routinely turn on and collect background sound/data from computers with microphones, cellphones, on-star, networked telephones (VOIP), etc.  Probably doing this full time on all devices is too much ... but they are working on it.  Ditto for networked video devices, security cameras, etc.

Economics / Re: Quite A Recovery So Far
« on: June 20, 2013, 01:55:39 PM »
I don't know how easy it is to 'con' a person that scored a perfect SAT score and has a PhD from Princeton.

I'll buy into that he's an academic pinhead - but he's awfully smart.

Economics / Re: Quite A Recovery So Far
« on: June 19, 2013, 06:16:59 PM »
eh, Patsy or Puppet ... either works for me.

Economics / Re: Quite A Recovery So Far
« on: June 19, 2013, 04:07:52 PM »
Virtually everyone can see the Bernank for the puppet he is and understands that there can be no decrease of Fed printing.  In fact, the patient is now fully habituated to this QE level and won't even be able to hold it's own without BIGGER doses.  "The Market" will soon be demanding more QE and I'll bet it comes.

Agelbert Newz / Re: Agelbert's Newz Channel
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:58:11 AM »
is a comprehensive agriculture reform bill that saves taxpayers more than $23 billion dollars

Excellent, with all money we're saving the deficit must be gone and taxes must be decreasing.

Geopolitics / Syria Intervention Imminent
« on: June 13, 2013, 04:41:40 PM »
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Set to Strike Again

Conspiracy / Theory on "Mineral Rights"
« on: June 09, 2013, 03:09:47 PM »
I think I have enough time here to do a basic write-up of one of my own "theories."  If this isn't original to me, it's at least my own independent "discovery."  If my suspicions are correct, I'm sure this was common knowledge in the early 1900's (and earlier), but the knowledge was lost by lack of coverage, etc.

I use "indian" as a shorthand.  Also, where I live, Indians/Native Americans call themselves indians so I take it as a acceptable term.

I propose the theory that "mineral rights" were invented as construct to facilitate the separation of 'indian' lands from indians.  I believe the timing is about right (discovery of mineral and oil deposits in the western us following treaties and displacement of most indians to reservations and other limited lands (however, they still held many treaty rights even on "ceded" lands off of the official reservations.

With the discovery of mineral and oil wealth on indian lands, etc ... what could be done to separate the indians from these deposits?  Aha!  Create a a new legal construct - the 'mineral right.'  We're talking a time when indians were routinely separated from their lands with ease - for a few baubles or a night of whiskey, by the divide and conquer strategy of legal constructs like the "Dawes Act" that removed the notion of tribal lands and handed allotments to individuals - soon to be separated from them one at time.

I propose that widespread use of mineral rights coincided with and was used to facilitate the stealing of resources from indians.

They say there are "surface" rights and "mineral" rights ... except "surface" rights actually don't do much.  The holder of the "mineral" can do whatever they please to your surface in pursuit of their minerals.  In the law, the mineral right is FAR superior: ensuring that when the surface rights and mineral rights are in conflict - the holder of the mineral right holds all the trump cards and can use the land in fashion they choose to.  Seems like a great tool to separate poor people that can't afford great representation from their property; especially indians and western lands.

I could be completely mistaken about this.  But I just got thinking one day about what kind of idiot would purposefully "sell" his mineral right knowing that the holder of the right would open a strip mine, quarry, or oil field, etc. on the land - laying a pipeline across it, and enabling completely unfettered and uncontrolled subsequent 'trespass' rights to the mineral right holder or their agent - destroying its "surface" value?  Yet, that is exactly what was done throughout the western US - virtually everywhere - a process that was pretty much complete by the 1920's.

Golden Oxen Newz / Re: Golden Oxen's Newz Channel
« on: June 09, 2013, 11:21:49 AM »
 <<The federal government’s health statisticians figure that about one in every 10 Americans takes an antidepressant.>>

bs.  It's MUCH HIGHER.  A clear majority of "adults" I deal with daily are on them.  I took them for awhile, naively.

The only time it displayed "logging off" under 'my control' was when I was actually logging it off a network, either public or secure where I had the key.  The sequence described in the previous post where it "logged off" without my action to log it off a network (that I didn't log onto and didn't have the key for either) happened NOWHERE ELSE except this one other place.  Not a coincidence or my lack of attention.

I would say it's a reasonable guess that ANY digital data that is created today is collected and saved by gov.  This would include turning on cell phones, computers, computer VOIP's, and listening to discussion in the room/space, laptops, etc.  Anyone's guess when this actually started to this degree.

I have an older laptop that I used in a place where I had no access to the network - I was just using programs on the computer.  Usually, when you turn it off it would say "shutting down."  Occasionally, every few days, it say "logging off" before the "shutting down" message was displayed.  Obviously, it was "logging off" some network that I never logged it on to.  This was NOT in a public place - no chance of it being a "public" network.  No, "they" were downloading and checking my machine.

Golden Oxen Newz / Re: Golden Oxen's Newz Channel
« on: June 07, 2013, 10:00:39 AM »
With all this surveillance, why couldn't they catch the Boston Bomber(s) even when they already had them under observation?  LOL.


Agelbert Newz / Re: Agelbert's Newz Channel
« on: June 06, 2013, 03:38:44 PM »
LOL.  The storms are serious.  But the exaggeration on this one is huge.  There was 8 inches of rain in places.

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