Au Courant

This week’s au courant links:

And finally…sorry I’m late:

Au Courantossiblia (needs a real browser.)

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  1. This despite a weird, last-ditch effort by a bunch of US States Attonerys General to get a judge to block the move.

Donald Trump: Liar

Who ya gonna believe: Me or your lyin’ ears?

What’s scary is there is a bout 20% of the electorate who would believe this vid proves Trump doesn’t lie; most Trump supporters are, frankly, delusional. They care not a whit about facts, much reasonable arguments. Mostly they are scared someone’s coming for their guns and that can’t happen with the Mexicans and Negroes overrunning the country ’cause…who’s gonna protect the white wimmen?

Jebus H. Ke-rist on roller-skates, how is this fuckstick still being taken seriously?

Donald Trump: Liar

Fan Mail From Some Flounder

September 26th, 2016

Generalissimo,

How come you don’t utilize a product like SecureDrop? I came across a document I thought you might find useful but the only way to get it to you is via email and, uh…no.

James Thorpe
Parsons, KS

James,

The short answer is money.

The longer version is slightly more complicated; though SecureDrop is free, the hardware to run it is not. And that’s if –a very big if– your hosting provider agrees to do so. 1 And that’s also true for the cloud, places like Amazon’s AWS. There’s the Darknet, but that would open up an entirely different can of worms. Finally, I could set up another laptop in the manse and run the software from there, but Missouri lacks a journalist “shield law.” Moreover, blogger’s rights are tenuous at best.

However, all is not lost. We’ve given this some thought and have come up with a compromise. Should you have information you would like to pass us, try the following:

Acquire an anonymous email account – many people find these folks to be accommodating. And free!

Once you have that set up, and using your InPrivate mode or VPN, slide on over to Dead Drop. This is exactly as it sounds, a place to leave information that self-destructs after 24 hours. Below is the message you would receive after entering data into the form:

Hi,
I’m sending you some secure information.
Click this url
https://dead-drop.me/pickup/57ed01b33c7e89.64384484
or if that doesn’t work, copy and paste it into your web browser’s location bar
This will ONLY work once, so be careful with the password, and make sure to copy the data immediately.
This is the password
HI3zY2AYoCI773c
After you pick it up, the data will self destruct and this link won’t work anymore.
This link will only work for 24 hours, so please check shortly.
Thanks!

The downside to this method is that Dead Drop doesn’t accept attachments. Which means you would have to a.) transcribe the information, or b.) scan and edit the doc, using a variety of available software. But…it is what it is.

So… to summarize:

1. Using a VPN or your browser’s privacy feature (or, better yet, doing same from public, free WiFi) place your info at Dead Drop.
2. Using a VPN or your browser’s privacy feature (or, better yet, doing same from public, free WiFi) send us [SOMEONE AT WILLNOTBETELEVISED DOT COM] the resultant link via anon email.

At some point we will expand on this, and other security implementations, 2 under a new tab.

Thanks for the question.

Regards,
Generalissimo Francisco Franco (still dead)

Fan Mail From Some Flounder

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  1. Ours flat out said “No.”
  2. You did notice the site is running TLS/SSL, n’est-ce pas?

The Staten Island Ferry Disaster

The Staten Island Ferry Disaster Story. It was close to 4am on the quiet morning of November 22, 1963 when the Steam Ferry Cornelius G. Kolff vanished without a trace. On its way with nearly 400 hundred people, mostly on their way to work, the disappearance of the Cornelius G. Kolff remains both one of New York’s most horrific maritime tragedies and perhaps its most intriguing mystery. Eye witness accounts describe “large tentacles” which “pulled” the ferry beneath the surface only a short distance from its destination at Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. Nobody on board survived and only small pieces of wreckage have been found…strangely with large “suction cup-shaped” marks on them. The only logical conclusion scientists and officials could point to was that the boat had been attacked by a massive octopus, roughly half the size of the ship. Adding to the tragedy, is that this disaster went almost completely unnoticed by the public as later that day another, more “newsworthy” tragedy would befall the nation when beloved President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. The Staten Island Ferry Disaster Museum hopes to correct this oversight by preserving the memory of those lost in this tragedy and educating the public about the truth behind the only known giant octopus-ferry attack in the tri-state area.

The Staten Island Ferry Disaster

Christian Madness

Welp, looks like the batshit 0.016666666666667% of the nation is up to it’s old tricks again (No need to click the embedded link – text below the vid:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights 1. Since our Creator gave us these rights, we declare that no government has the right to take them away. Among these rights is the right to exercise our Christian beliefs as put forth in God’s Holy Bible.

We therefore declare that God grants life at conception and no one has the right to take that life unless it is a direct threat to the life of the mother.

Marriage was instituted by God between one man and one woman. The Lord gave only this family unit the responsibility to have children and raise them in the fear of the Lord.

We therefore respectfully reserve the right to refuse any mandate by the government that forces us to fund or support abortion. We also oppose same-sex marriage, polygamy, bestiality, and all other forms of sexual perversion prohibited by Holy Scripture.

We proclaim that Jesus has provided the cure for all sin and therefore reach out to the sinner in love, but do not embrace the sin, knowing its destructive nature.

Therefore, we, the undersigned—not only as Christians but also believing we have the constitutional rights as Americans to follow these time honored Christian beliefs—commit to conducting our churches, ministries, businesses, and personal lives in accordance with our Christian faith and choose to obey God rather than man.

Wow!

Notice how they stand up for themselves: “refuse any mandate by the government that forces us to fund or support abortion” and “oppose same-sex marriage, polygamy, bestiality, and all other forms of sexual perversion prohibited by Holy Scripture,”?

Too cool. Although, ya know, there are no such mandates. I mean, nobody’s forcing them to do that stuff now. But I get it – you won’t let “them” force you. should “they” decide to try. In, ya know, some future parallel word. Good on ya!

However, where Eirôn tapped us on the shoulder was when they state they’ve the right to force their hidebound beliefs on everyone else.

Then there’s the issue of slavery:

When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property. (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)

Gee, Wally, does that mean we get to chain up the Negros again!?

Damn, but what some people won’t get up to left unsupervised…

Christian Madness

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  1. Wonder why he quits quoting the Declaration of Independence right before “…that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”? Hmmmmmm?

Trump at the Debate

Strangely enough, I was reminded of another President… 1 2

Trump at the Debate

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  1. Though with much better, the best hair.
  2. Trump was so bad last night he reminded me of a kid I knew back in seventh grade who swore up and down he was a rock guitar genius. Well, since the guy lied about everything else, no one believed him. But he kept to his story – he could shred! Finally one of us, I don’t remember who, called him on it. So he said “come by my house this Saturday and I’ll prove it!” We agreed, of course. When the big day came around we all trundled after him down into his basement rec room. The kid said “now, watch!” and went and started a turntable where he had an LP queued up. I don’t remember the music because my attention was fixed on this poor schlub who immediately started playing an air guitar. I mean, he played that imaginary instrument as if his hair was on fire. Hard to say if it was good or not ’cause…ya know…imaginary! No one laughed at him because it was so obvious he needed help, help a bunch of 10 year old boys were not able to provide. When he was done he thrust a fist into the air, glowered at us and said “See!” Yep, we surely did.”

Fact Checkers?

In other words, those few newspaper and television news organs that are still fact-checking what the candidates say and do? They need to stop, right now, before they put evil ideas in the debate moderators minds about calling out either person on their many many many lies, okay?

Shit; can you imagine if Clinton’s campaign spokesman uttered this trash? It’d be on the front page of the NYT and the WaPo immediately.

Although, Kellyanne has a point; if Trump is not allowed to lie every time he opens his mouth, what else does he have?

Fact Checkers?

Au Courant

This week’s au courant links:

Noam Chomsky on why TIPP is not a trade agreement:

Au Courant

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  1. Why? ’cause THEY’RE DICKS!
  2. You’ll remember they can kill her remotely, N.D. being the first state to arm it’s drones.