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Obama Campaign Website Hacked, Or Who Needs Marx When You Have "Commy [sic] Obama"

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After one group of hackers broke into Fox's twitter account yesterday, today another group returned the favor by converting the president's campaign website to a 21 point summary of politics hosted by, as the Washington Examiner reports, an unnamed "Commy [sic] Obama." Among the points clarifying modern political life were the following pearls "1. Politicians and other public servants lie. 2. Politicians tell you what you want to hear and offer to provide things for 'free' to get votes. 3. When government buys, the people pay." And so forth. The full screen shot is below.

One thing is sure: the amount of high profile website hackings sure is picking up in recent days. So far all have been innocuous. We give that a few more days at most.


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Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:05 | 1428271 oogs66
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maybe they can hack the PPT website and change some of the buy orders to sell orders?

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:23 | 1428325 KennyG09
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From what I understand, the site wasn't actually hacked. It was posted on a user generated events calendar. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:36 | 1428361 Ahmeexnal
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They forgot to list the number one rule of politics: "Politics is like a cesspool: the biggest turds rise to the top."

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:27 | 1428721 Yen Cross
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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:29 | 1428722 Yen Cross
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 When is part#2 of Clover. Gonna happen?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 05:39 | 1428905 mr_T
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What are you trying to say.. mobama ain't down for his sheeple people? His next campaign stickers should have a coke background instead of Pepsi looks more Commi..

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 04:33 | 1428879 Michael
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When will someone here at Zero Hedge publish an article on what I've been talking about for months now. When will someone with web master privileges post that Obama will not even try to balance the budget by lets say cutting 1 trillion dollars from it over a short period of time.

If everyone doesn't know by now what I have been preaching for some time, $1 trillion dollars of federal spending cuts means 1 million lost government jobs. Those are direct government employees, defense, and other contract worker jobs that will be lost.

That means for each and every job lost due to a government spending cut, there will be lost votes from those One Million People who will have lost their jobs due to Obama spending cuts.

You see, Obama's # 1 Priority at this time is to get re-elected in 2012. He cares nothing for the sheeple or anything else than his Ego and to get Re-Elected. That's the name of the game. 

Lets flesh this topic out. Perhaps an article on it?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 04:48 | 1428884 macholatte
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Yo, Green Hair!

It's OK. Nothing to flesh out. What you said is common knowledge. What you said is what has been said about democratic government for a very long time. Today it's Obama, yesterday it was Bush, tomorrow it will be another empty suit. Frustrating, yes.


The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
John Adams

History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.
Vladimir Putin

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 05:24 | 1428901 Michael
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Obama's just a circus animal reading a teleprompter as were his predecessors.

Who wrights that stuff for them to read anyway?

They might as well just turn those teleprompters around to the cameras, let the audience read the words on the screen, and make of them as they will.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 06:27 | 1428923 writingsonthewall
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"Who wrights that stuff for them to read anyway"


Certainly not you as teleprompter writers know the difference between 'writes' and 'wrights'!

You're just an obama hater who is trying to make the same old tired comments - show me a president in the last 50 years who hasn't used a teleprompter!


I dunno - maybe you were born yesterday - that would explain your lack of knowledge of the past.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:33 | 1429122 V in PA
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Michael clearly said... "Obama's just a circus animal reading a teleprompter as were his predecessors".

But I guess you were to obsessed with the correct spelling of writes to actually comprehend the comment.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:18 | 1429259 nedwardkelly
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$1 trillion dollars of federal spending cuts means 1 million lost government jobs.

No way. Any/all discussion of spending cuts of that magnitude have been spread out over lengthy periods of time, typically 10 years. So lets say its $100bln per year. Then let's factor in all the accounting trickery and column shifting that you KNOW will be in any cuts and *maybe* they cut spending by $60bln per year. Factor in any budgeted spending increases that they'll can, but count as a 'cut' and maybe we're down to $40bln per year.

So MAYBE they cut $40bn per year. No f'ing way that results in 1 million lost government jobs.

The most ludicrous thing to me in all these discussions is that they talk about the total 'cut' over some arbitrary time frame (say 10 years). Why not just say you're going to go eleventy trillion dollars from the budget over the next century? It's about as meaningful.

Until politicians start giving definitive, no BS accounting trickery, on how much they will reduce the budget by PER YEAR, you can just ignore all the noise.


Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:04 | 1428680 12ToothAssassin
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A hack is a hack is a hack. if you change the content of a site that you shouldnt have control over, its a hack. Getting into the specifics of how it was done is arranging deckchairs...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 06:20 | 1428922 justanotherday
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In other words, democracy doesn't work - not for long, anyway.


So, now what?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 07:09 | 1428948 nmewn
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The nation was not founded as a democracy.

I can't wait to be forced to purchase a product or service from a corporation simply because a majority of bleating sheep demanded it.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 07:26 | 1428969 justanotherday
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Yes, but it essentially works (or rather doesn't work) as one now. And wait'll they get rid of the electoral college -- it'll be the urban mob uber alles... that is, moreso than it already is.




Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:06 | 1428273 Seasmoke
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i get the feeling, that we are watching some test runs........bigger problems to come soon ???

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:22 | 1428323 Careless Whisper
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you may be on to something. but guess what, the g.o.v. will gladly provide you with a safe internet, just as long as everyone logs on with a fingerprint scan. it's for your own protection you  know.


Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:09 | 1428442 tip e. canoe
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To LOG ON To PeaceNet,


Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:14 | 1428588 Hephasteus
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I don't even provide a valid mac address unless I'm under windows.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:15 | 1429245 pazmaker
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Bingo"""""""We have a winner!!!!!  ....and it's careless whisper....  That is exactly the goal of all this hacking......scare all those facebook users until they demand a securer and safer internet...fingerprint scan or iris scan so big brother knows all.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:48 | 1428743 HowardBeale
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i get the feeling, that we are watching some test runs

No doubt. I'd hate to have my assets in the The DOW Bubble 2.0 when they shut down the exchanges; they will no doubt. Just a matter of time.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:07 | 1428279 Cognitive Dissonance
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Come on Tyler. This has Banzai7's fingerprints all over it. WB7, I thought you were asleep and here you are hacking Obama. Can you say "secret service visits Hong Kong"? :>)

On another note, it looks like the head of TEPCO will stress test Palin. News at 11.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:28 | 1428626 augie
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I hardly think the "head" of tepco would be enough for her. Palin needs some jungle love to even arrive close to "stress." How many gremlins has she popped out?  

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:54 | 1428669 Aristarchan
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Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:08 | 1428280 oogs66
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almost hilarious, but the add at top left right now is the obama to the same site! :)

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:08 | 1428281 apberusdisvet
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And the Internet kill switch gets enabled in 5...4....3....2...!

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:06 | 1428432 explodinghead
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I am sure its already enabled..just a question of flipping the switch at this point.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:29 | 1428488 Zero Govt
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impossible... to kill all telecoms lines and mobile networks too ...commerce would be fuked ...Govt is truly the dumbest institution on the planet but even it's not that dumb, the snap-back from society and commerce would be fuking colossal 

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:05 | 1428568 Chuck Walla
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A small price to pay for the continuous blessings of Peerless Leader. Oh, the Teleprompter can keep Obama around. He's good for comic relief and a quick pick up game.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 01:51 | 1428801 Libertarian777
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You mean like how there was colossal SnapBack when the tsa started molesting people? Or the colossal SnapBack when $2.5 trillion was monetized?

The only time killing the Internet will affect everyone to revolt is once most tv is ip tv and only delivered digitally through the internet. Then people will revolt. As long as the government just disables net neutrality and gives preference to American idol votes and the bachelorette programming, no one will complain.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 06:21 | 1428906 Zero Govt
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Lib'777  -  how long would/could Govt switch off the telecoms lines just to shutter the web? ..are we talking 2 days here, maybe 5 days without any www? ...and what will that get them? ...a brief muffling of the Web and then they'd have to switch it on again, the modern inter-connected world needs it to churn (Amazon can't operate, nor Google, see the lawsuits coming hard, big and fast?) ...and the shutdown would get them precisely nowhere as they'd have to switch it on again and 'Bingo', what they 'stopped' is only a brief delayed interruption to service... and then collosal snapback from citizens, commerce and the Press for the President to field now the Wall Street Journal, Rush Limbaugh and Rolling Stone websites are back up online!!!

"Mr President, here's Executive Order: Shut Up the Internet to sign. And here's your Political Suicide Note which you may as well sign while you're at it!" 

The Web is a social/commercial monster too big for even the delusional cretins of politics to take on (and they know it). They'll snip, intrude, tap, censor and try to inact control for sure but a full-on take-down (aka Egypt etc) would be the Administrations death sentance (and they know it)

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:09 | 1429225 i-dog
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"The Web is a social/commercial monster too big for even the delusional cretins of politics to take on "

Spot on! The "internet kill switch" hype is just "fear mongering for dummies" ... keeping the dummies afraid to speak out on the net, or even to visit sites like ZH. Won't happen.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:50 | 1429162 V in PA
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What makes you think the Obama administration gives a shiite about commerce?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 06:34 | 1428925 writingsonthewall
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Sadly no - the internet is a network of nodes - you shut down a portion and it will simply find a new way around - that is why it's a genius and robust design.

This is why the authorities are looking for reasons to restrict it - because they can't do anything else. In order to kill the internet they would need to take out every phone line in the world.......and I would imagine that would cause suspicion amongst the most clueless of the sheepeople.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:09 | 1428285 macholatte
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dueling hackers ...... go get 'em



America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
Barack Obama

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 04:49 | 1428886 I_Am_
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So is Islam a state or America a religion??? 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:09 | 1429222 knukles
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The Islamic Intolerant Religious States of America.

Why do you ask?

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:09 | 1428286 Mae Kadoodie
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I'll be more impressed when his teleprompter is hacked into during a national address.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:11 | 1428289 macholatte
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Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:17 | 1428305 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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Love it - imagine the possibilities!

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:33 | 1428350 Ahmeexnal
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That would explain the complete and utter nonsense during the recent 'presentations'.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:08 | 1428435 DeadFred
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It's very difficult to hack between the telepropter and it's source. It's hard wired with a cable that extends directly from the telepropter down, and down, and down...

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:40 | 1428356 Cheesy Bastard
Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:03 | 1428425 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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My fellow Americans . . . go fuck yourselves.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:07 | 1428434 Cheesy Bastard
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Every time he opens his mouth, that is all I hear anyway.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:09 | 1428440 DeadFred
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Except the part about 'fellow Americans'

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:10 | 1428446 Cheesy Bastard
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LOL.  I stand corrected! :)

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:16 | 1428301 nmewn
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Its got a virus, no one wants to risk hacking it, just count the ahhh's & errr's between every fifth word ;-)

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:19 | 1428315 squexx
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LOL! I wish I'd said that!

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:23 | 1428329 ejhickey
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Remember the movie "Used Cars" when the salesmen tapped into a Presidential address by carter?  Your comment reminded me of that movie.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:49 | 1428388 baby_BLYTHE
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Just remember there will be no teleprompter for Obama in the 2012 Presidential debate versus Ron Paul

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:14 | 1428591 Vlad Tepid
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Don't get too excited.  It'll be Mumbly Joe vs The Other Guy.  Ron Paul is too honest to become Liar in Chief.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:01 | 1429195 g
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I hope Ron Paul makes it that far, seems doubtful, and thats to bad. This country really needs Ron Paul or a Ron Paul type candidate. Better take our lumps now, I have kids and there is nothing for them in the future, there is probably nothing in my future either (in my 30's). The future has already been spent, we will be paying for our parents and grand parents debts for generations to come. Default now, get it over with. I have been watching Iceland closely and it seems to me that giving the big old middle finger to the TPTB has worked well for them. Why can't we have refferendums here for things like bailouts, debt limits, politician recall, etc.


Obama will try to dance around Paul with stupid ass statements like '...use a scalpel instead of a hatchet..." bull shit. I would loive to see how Paul would handle it.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 01:12 | 1428765 unclebill
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......and talk about lindsay lohan's tits on national television.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 02:09 | 1428808 A Nanny Moose
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Can't wait to hear the TPIC say something like, "I like to do the Cha Cha like a sissy girl. I like a do da Cha Cha."


Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:10 | 1428287 williambanzai7
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I think one of these hackers read Ho Chi Minh.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:12 | 1428291 Manthong
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Too freaking funny for words.

Now they are going to have to install a better firewall to protect themselves and their supporters from displays of the truth.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:45 | 1428436 Zero Govt
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an internet 'Truth Virus' on the rampage across political websites, it doesn't get funnier than this the politicians are really fucked (off with the Web).. there'll be absolute panick in the ranks at Snake Oil HQ in DC, bungling bullshitters Frank'n'Dodd will surely spit their dummies out and be on the warpath tomorrow for the return of total dishonesty

...and can't wait to hear (or not!) what CNBC and Rent-a-Fat-Empty-Lefie-Gob, The Jon Stewart Show is going to say... Presidents website hacked and "*censored*When Govt buys, the people pay*censored*" was uploaded.. yes they're really going to report that absolute gem of a statement verbatim aren't they? ...*snip*

Let's hope this fantastic person (hacker) gets up a real head of steam and runs riot on www.DC.con because this is shaping up to be the Comedy of the Year your popcorn? ;)))

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:35 | 1428732 Freddie
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I wonder if it is a false flag/misdirection.  We need more internet "protections" or look at the racist hackers etc etc.  He is the victim.

Nothing is what it appears to be anymore.


Wed, 07/06/2011 - 06:10 | 1428909 Zero Govt
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maybe a hetrosexual could de-face Barney Franks website!

..and good conservative profitable bankers deface bad corrupt bailed-out banksters websites

...and . . . er, got quite a list here, how long you got?!!!!!!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:13 | 1429239 knukles
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+ Priceless



Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:14 | 1428293 plocequ1
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Dow 20,000 here we come says Arnold Horseshack

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:59 | 1428416 Manthong
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Whoa. That dude's raging on some pretty heavy hopium.

Must be a nitro meth blue pill.

He might not come off that trip before he grows some pubes.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:11 | 1428449 BeerWhisperer
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I just laughed U.S. dollars out of my nose....

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:38 | 1428736 Aristarchan
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Come over to my place....I have some VERY funny jokes......

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:17 | 1428300 squexx
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Hilarious! All those Obama Kool Aid drinkers are defecting. Sounds like that "Change" isn't for the better for the idiots!

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:17 | 1428302 FischerBlack
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Jeez. Gotta give them credit for having some stones. Hacking the campaign website of a sitting President? Though most people can see the obvious differences between hacking instead of, I doubt Mr. Obama sees much of a difference. USINFOSEC just went to Defcon 1.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:02 | 1428420 tip e. canoe
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not just hacking, but hacking with eloquence & intelligence and without a hint of violent aggression.   stay thirsty, my friends, we're being shown the way.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:19 | 1428310 Eireann go Brach
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No this info is actually all correct, Obummer told one of his teleprompter writers to "write a piece that the American public want to hear, that will resonate with how they feel about me"..

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:25 | 1428331 ParaZite
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Someone hacked Obama's website, and posted the truth. 

Politicians, aka carrer liars and criminals, can't have the truth up where the sheep could see it. 


Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:28 | 1428341 N57Mike
Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:56 | 1428402 Careless Whisper
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thanks for the link. yes indeed, the worm has turned. bye bye euro and bye bye european union. just a matter of time. and as long as we're quoting shakespeare; "Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind" (Hamlet)

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:46 | 1428521 tip e. canoe
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for those who have the attention span of more than 5 paragraphs and an interest in the machinations of TPTB/w, the Professor essays in the comment section are excellent reading.  a tidbit:

"The Right has such a fear of the Left’s dream of democratic collectivism and the Left such a hatred for what it sees as the Right’s elitist, rugged individualism that there is little danger that they will ever join forces to overturn our government-backed monopolies even though we violate the ideals of both left and right."

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:33 | 1428728 Yen Cross
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 My Left hand can't stay out of the 'IVY'. League Lefty tools [Poison Ivy]

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:31 | 1428345 Waterfallsparkles
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If they left the website up, Obama could win by a landslide.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:32 | 1428348 VyseLegendaire
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::slowly begins clapping::

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:45 | 1428352 Zero Govt
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"1. Politicians and other public servants lie. 2. Politicians tell you what you want to hear and offer to provide things for 'free' to get votes. 3. When government buys, the people pay."

Point 3 is a brilliantly simple and spot on statement. Excellent and elegent. Well worth hacking the website of the bankers rent boy for... and in one sentance more honesty than you'll ever get out of this dishonest snake of a man in his whole puppet career

'Hacker for President'

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:42 | 1428739 stirners_ghost
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That hack made my week.

I heard echoes of Thornton--

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 06:03 | 1428911 Zero Govt
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...a Guy Fawkes for the internet age

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:39 | 1428365 Zer0head
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Not to worry once Mr. Chambers is finished with his (five hundred thousand camera) pilot project in  Chongqing, it will be rolled out in the US.  A hack/prank like this on the Prez's website is just one piece of the puzzle that Mr. Chambers et al will also be able to cash in on.


Cisco Poised to Help China Keep an Eye on Its Citizens  


Western companies including Cisco Systems Inc are poised to help build an ambitious new surveillance project in China—a citywide network of as many as 500,000 cameras that officials say will prevent crime but that human-rights advocates warn could target political dissent.


The system, being built in the city of Chongqing over the next two to three years, is among the largest and most sophisticated video-surveillance projects of its kind in China, and perhaps the world. Dubbed "Peaceful Chongqing," it is planned to cover a half-million intersections, neighborhoods and parks over nearly 400 square miles, an area more than 25% larger than New York City.


The project sheds light on how Western tech companies sell their wares in China, the Middle East and other places where there is potential for the gear to be used for political purposes and not just safety. The products range from Internet-censoring software to sophisticated networking gear. China in particular has drawn criticism for treating political dissent as a crime and has a track record of using technology to suppress it.



An examination of the Peaceful Chongqing project by The Wall Street Journal shows Cisco is expected to supply networking equipment that is essential to operating large and complicated surveillance systems, according to people familiar with the deal


Cisco declined comment...

 Oh and to read the full WSJ article - a workaround is to paste into Google the headline and then click on the WSJ link that comes up and presto free online WSJ

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:54 | 1428399 sethstorm
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Cisco - the [Chinese] human trafficking network.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:58 | 1428408 tip e. canoe
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got give it to the red chinese for their creative use of the word "peaceful".

the All Seeing Eye knows no boundaries...

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:22 | 1428471 DeadFred
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I heard a proposal once to use this sort of system for Bagdad. Saturate the area with cameras and surveilance drones then wait for a car bomb. Backtrack the car to it's source on recorded video. Backtrack all those who came and went to the car's start location and, bam, you bag the entire cell. Any government can use a system like that to track whoever they want. Scary

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 02:48 | 1428825 Escapeclaws
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+1 Your comments are always enlightening.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:16 | 1429496 MachoMan
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Is there also a law that requires you to present your uncovered face in public?  Disclosure, long burkas.

Not that it matters...  the ability to collect information from your bank account and credit cards probably tells them what you are doing and when as good as a camera...  it won't be long before gattaca arrives...  although, with enough deleveraging and/or currency devaluation, we might get a temporary reprieve.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:30 | 1429306 i-dog
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Soon to come to a city near you. Our taxes (well, your taxes) at work.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:40 | 1428369 WeTheSheeplez
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The page was asking for people to get involved and donations...

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:41 | 1428373 s0lspot
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I hope ZH starts implementing an i2p mirror of the site for when things get real ugly over here in the West. Seeing the attacks on web freedoms lately i think it would really be an excellent preventive measure.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:41 | 1428376 FischerBlack
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"From the moment when the machine first made its appearance it was clear to all thinking people that the need for human drudgery, and therefore to a great extent for human inequality, had disappeared.  If the machine were used deliberately for that end, hunger, overwork, dirt, illiteracy and disease could be eliminated within a few generations. ... But it was also clear that an all-round increase in wealth threatened the destruction - indeed, in some sense was the destruction - of a hierarchical society.  ... the most obvious and perhaps the most important form of inequality would already have disappeared.  If it once became general, wealth would confer no distinction. ... But in practice such a society could not long remain stable.  For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realise that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away.   In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.  ... Ignorance is Strength"  George Orwell, 1984

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:50 | 1428389 Strike Back
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^This was THE text that woke my ass up.  My favorite is "war is peace," i.e. war is not fought for the ends of one nation or people against another for any political ends.  It is a game played by the global elite to destroy production and impoverish everyone below them.  This is why the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are utterly stupid by any rational measure.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:38 | 1428735 Freddie
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Somebody's poor kid is dying so some elite can buy extra iGadgets.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:50 | 1428392 topcallingtroll
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Yeah the soviets attempted it and couldn't make it work

Coercion and a centrally controlled economy that restricts peoples' freedoms to own things and enjoy the fruits of their labors can never work, no matter how spiffy you try to dress it up.

If you don't restrict freedom, then some people will naturally be more productive and have more money than others.

that statement is false. It was not "clear" to all thinking people.  It was only clear to impractical dreamers who never actually went to the effort to attempt to run a productive enterprise and take risk.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:34 | 1429572 MachoMan
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I like to think of many of our nation's dependents as enlightened...  they've managed to figure out (despite being impoverished) how to milk the fucking shit out of the system...  it's simply not that complicated...  and their end point is likely the same as the idiots who try and get a menial, low wage job...  possibly even better.

Collectivism can quickly become a desperate sword for those who would otherwise be unproductive and, thus, left behind so to speak.  Hence why democracy is also a failed enterprise...  and just another point on the timeline.

Maybe with enough trials, humans will perfect a system of government?  (I'm betting not, but we'll see).  If it is ever perfected, it will be through homogenization and a culling of political dissenters...  freedom ultimately means the freedom to reject the system.  And I strongly suspect any world with perfect governance is probably not a world worth living...  the variables and interchange between us ultimately leads to our finest hour...  our diversity is our essence...  while things might be less volatile, they'll also be bland, without self guided determination, and likely without the safeguard of redundancy.  Obviously no one wants perpetual turmoil, but the opposite is equally if not more destructive.  Seems we have a hard time not pinballing between the poles.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:47 | 1428383 topcallingtroll
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Obama is a communist at heart.  He said so in his books.

He truly believes that to each according to his need and from each according to his ability.

You might as well put wings on a pig and expect it to fly.  That kind of system can never work.

That is why I will probably vote this next election and it will be anybody but obama.

He said in his book "dream of my father" or whatever it was that he wanted to maintain his authenticity by only hanging out with Marxists.  His behavior in college and later certainly proved he lived up to it.  Van Jones admitted he was a communist in an interview.  Forcing his resignation does not change the fact that Obama is a Marxist and a danger to this country.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:59 | 1428414 laomei
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As an actual marxist i take offense in any association of obama to the cause

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:31 | 1428631 FischerBlack
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Let me guess: you're a humanities scholar of some sort at some hoity-toity university in a blue state.


Wed, 07/06/2011 - 02:52 | 1428830 laomei
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Nope, I live in China and aid Chinese companies in taking over market share in western countries.  It's hilarious the prices you are willing to pay.  Been doing this for years and years.  I'm a graduate of PKU and hold a masters from Tsinghua.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 03:00 | 1428832 laomei
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woohoo server issue

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 03:00 | 1428833 laomei
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and for the trifecta

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:02 | 1428424 Cheesy Bastard
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Obama is a facist.  It is not national socialism he is after, however, but global redistribution of "white capital", which he reckons was stolen anyway.  Maybe call him a GRAZI, from the global racial socialist party.  Almost has an Italian ring to it, sorta like "El Duce".

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:26 | 1428483 tip e. canoe
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for a Marxist, he sure does like to play the royal & hang out with CEO's.

Red is Dead, Long Live the Reds.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:11 | 1428690 Yen Cross
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 Are you implying that Immelt "NWO" thing? I own some GE buy the way.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:42 | 1429603 MachoMan
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Why did you read his book, lol...  If anyone had bothered to read his blueprint for change, it was entirely communist...  it included required public service for children, socialized healthcare, you name it...

How anyone could read this and still vote for him is beyond me.  I think it's also kind of curious that someone with his ideals was elected at a time when he could literally do no good...  for example, if he had given his shared dream/fellate america speaches and had the country rallying behind him when we were coming out of the greatest depression, then he might have been able to take us some place different (not necessarily better, but on a different trajectory)...

But, whining is much ado about nothing...  he's basically hamstrung...  and in largely a ceremonial role...  [not that he hasn't done all he can to fuck up the country also].

Strategically, it's just interesting that a person with his ideals, background, etc. would be thrown in as political head at this point in the timeline... 

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:49 | 1428387 gwar5
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July 5, 2011 James Turk:

"If there is an impasse in Congress with Tea Party Republicans holding the line, word has come from Washington that President Obama will use the 14th amendment to declare the debt limit as unconstitutional.  By removing this last piece of discipline, that will open the floodgates and will be the tipping point to send the dollar into oblivion and gold and silver into the stratosphere.”

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 21:59 | 1428412 gwar5
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Of course Obama is a marxist commie. 

Obama's father was a marxist; his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, wasn't just an active member of the Communist Party of America during the height of the cold war ---- he was a writer for the commie paper in America; and Obama supported 100%, with Chavez, the Zelaya failed marxist takeover attempt of Honduras in 2009.


Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:10 | 1428441 disabledvet
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"reaping the whirlwind."  The media is asking to be used to spy on the American people.  And just who are "the media" blaming for their activities excatly?  According to the MSM "hackers."  Well--here comes the real deal.  And what happens should Time Warner go off the air?  How about the internet in general?  I mean I used to work for the Post Office--but exactly how well does our economy work if that's all we're left with?  Of course the "government can pull an Egypt" and "just shut the whole internet thing off."  That would be interesting....

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:34 | 1428499 Yen Cross
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 "Carrier pigeons" and the "Pony express".  People are creative.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:03 | 1428565 tip e. canoe
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how about W.A.S.T.E.?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:08 | 1428685 Yen Cross
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  I prefer T.O.A.S.T.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 06:09 | 1428917 Z Beeblebrox
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We can even keep the internet with these technologies:

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:17 | 1428460 almost_have_a_name
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Nice work.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:29 | 1428485 Problem Is
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It wasn't me or the website would read:

CREEP -- Committee to RE-Elect the Puppet...

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:35 | 1428502 monopoly
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Not bad. +1

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:37 | 1428505 gaoptimize
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I'd contribute to a campaign with such a message.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:01 | 1428561 tip e. canoe
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me too, one silver dollar.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 22:59 | 1428553 aldousd
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Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:00 | 1428556 Clowns on Acid
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Tells me that some people have said..."Enough".

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:06 | 1428571 zorba THE GREEK
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 This election campaign will not be boring, unless

 the Republicans nominate someone without a

 pulse. No matter who wins, the house of cards

 should come tumbling down soon afterwards, if

 not before.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:15 | 1428594 robertocarlos
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He isn't dead?

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:17 | 1428599 Eireann go Brach
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Seriously...what the hell did we expect electing the first black woman into office!

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:24 | 1428616 Little John
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  Thanks to the net people can now read between them faster than line can be written.  Bet on individuals, the extraordinary ones that is.   

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:26 | 1428620 RaymondKHessel
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I've got the uplink code!

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:53 | 1428667 SumSUN
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One of the highlights of 2011.

So good.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 23:56 | 1428671 GeorgeHayduke
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Yeah sure, Obama is a Marxist, that's why he has bowed down time and again to the bankers, the health insurance industry, and the military lobby. Those guys are known Marxists, communists, socialists, etc... We have some real cutting edge hackers here.

But hey, let's keep this whole left/right conflict going amongst ourselves so we never look in the direction of the real assholes who are picking our pockets and taking our rights.



Wed, 07/06/2011 - 02:06 | 1428806 A Nanny Moose
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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 02:23 | 1428815 pcrs
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nice reference to agenda 21

enslavement for the next century

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 02:48 | 1428823 HL Shancken
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How long will the public's ignorance of what communism is, what it means to be a communist, persist? I see the same stupidity repeated over and over here at Zerohedge on a daily basis by people who don't have an ounce of sense but will insist they're geniuses. They all try to tell you what a communist is, but they really have no idea at all. The proof is in the fact that they try to define a communist along ideological lines. This cannot be done, since there is no ideology attached to communism


While there is no ideology that communists adhere to, there is a method of operation, and that is what is known as the Marxian dialectic. Having an understanding of the Marxian dialectic is essential if one is to make sense of how communists behave. In a nutshell, the Marxian dialectic is the Hegelian dialectic, but with the specific aim of advancing the cause of socialism. Problems, reactions, and solutions are all intended to advance the communist revolution. All methods can and should be employed to advance the revolution, including adopting the economic model of the capitalists themselves on a temporary basis. Those who point to communist associations with bankers as proof that they are not communists completely misunderstand the situation


"One step forward and two steps back is how the revolution will triumph." This is what Lenin said. It is a perfect example of Marxian dialectical theory. It was put into practice by a master dialectician, and the strategy he laid out soon after taking poewr in Russia is the strategy that is still followed today, and will be until Lenin's heirs are ready to smash us with their "one clenched fist."


I leave you with a quote from Dmitri Z. Manuilsky, the former tutor of Nikita S. Khrushchev, who  in 1930 told students at Moscow's Lenin School of Political Warfare:


"War to the hilt between Communism and Capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will come in 20 or 30 years. To win, we shall need the element of surprise, the bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep.

"So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard-of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we shall smash them with our clenched fist..."

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 07:53 | 1429028 writingsonthewall
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Only those who want to learn can be educated - this is why there will be a revolution and it's highly likely to be bloody.


The American people are brought up on Christian values - Good vs Evil  - thay have been taught that capitalism is good - therefore they need an evil - communism is the perfect candidate because of it's history and because the current oligarths fear an economy run by the people, for the people (where will the profit be to keep them in the luxury to which they are accustomed)


I don't think many people would suggest that Stalin was worse than Hitler - but strangely American right wing politics is much closer to that of Hitler than that of Stalin (even though Stalin was a communist in name only)


You have to admire the ability of capitalism to dumb down the populous. It's worked extremely well - but the danger is that neanderthal thinkers are much more likely to seek violent retribution than those of us who think before we act.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 03:07 | 1428829 ebworthen
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Cut and paste for 99% of all politicians.


Wed, 07/06/2011 - 03:15 | 1428845 stopcpdotcom
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Obama is a communitarian, not a communist.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 03:34 | 1428856 HL Shancken
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Obama is by no means a communitarian, but this is irrelevant. Communists control such offshoots and inheritors of the colorfully varied 2,000 year socialist movement. Once again,ignorance of how communists operate, what their history is, and a lack of imagination because of this ignorance informs a post on such an important topic.


The example of John Kerry gives insight. John Kerry belonged to a group called Vietnam Veterans Against the War. This organization was shown to be a KGB front. In other words, it was created by the KGB and it was directed by the KGB through the use of leaders which it controlled. John Kerry was one of those leaders. A man who was the leader of a KGB front won his party's nomination for president and nearly won the election. Your mind should be swimming with thoughts of what this means.


There is not a political party, nor is there an activist group, that has not been infiltrated and at the very least subverted by communists. In the case of peace activist groups, communists have controlled them from the beginning.


In the case of communitarianism, one be completely ignorant of the immense power of the communists to believe that this nothing offshoot, this Trotskyite-like wing of socialism, this nothing, could seize power as it has so easily and as marked by Obama's victory. No, this is not how it works, my friend.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 05:21 | 1428897 tip e. canoe
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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 05:20 | 1428898 tip e. canoe
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now you've done it, you triggered the O2012 google ad.

everytime O and Marx are within 6 words of each other, somewhere in the bowels of the WH, a bell rings.   you just made Valerie Jarrett's day my friend.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 05:22 | 1428900 tip e. canoe
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more like a narcissist

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 03:30 | 1428854 BorisSDT
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Now that is some solid advice.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 05:05 | 1428889 IMA5U
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hackers using their powers for the greater good

keep up the good work!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 07:34 | 1428981 Sathington Willougby
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Nice work, but sitting in the back of the class cutting up still gets you detention and nothing else.

Grab your ankles for the state reaming.  This is going nowhere, but fucking your lives fast.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 08:10 | 1429068 wisefool
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I think we have to have some context. What is ostensibly different about this than if the "hacker" put on a sandwich board with the text and walked through a downtown area? "Ohh noes, obama is left leaning! who'da thunk! I am not going to vote for him next time!"

The pubs and the MSM basically hacked into the oval office and gave us a young girl's gory blue dress soiled by a sitting (pun intended) president.

The dems and the MSM revealed similar for people like Newt, Vitter. They have caught many presidents selling arms to people we knew we would eventually send american soldiers to fight mano e mano.

Lots and lots of advertizing revenue. "Desperate Politicians" on a T.V./internets near you!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:14 | 1429282 destiny
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double post

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:48 | 1429624 bill1102inf
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Some of that is nonsense. The government definetly can give to someone without taking from someone else.  (We borrowed HOW much from China over the last year?).  How much did we NOT TAX GE ??? 

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