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Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Heh…very Trumpian photo caption Mac.

Caturday salutations, Wheelizens!

In re other news: all I’ve got to say is “BAH!!”.

BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Genuinely impressed by this:

Sven
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Sven
2 years ago

Very nicely done.

Sven
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Sven
2 years ago

I hadn’t heard of this, but it is somewhat alarming. Background information:

“Simply put, the Justice Department takes the position that a secure-communications provider can become part of a criminal conspiracy or racketeering enterprise, if the requisite intent is there.”

https://www.lawfareblog.com/illegal-secrecy-prosecution-phantom-secure-and-its-implications-going-dark-debate

Verdict.”Now that Ramos has pled guilty, he’s agreed to forfeit $80 million in cash, as well as tens of million of dollars worth of assets. He’s also handing over server licenses and over 150 domain names that Phantom Secure used to do business. Ramos will be sentenced on December 17th.”
https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/04/phantom-secure-ceo-pleads-guilty-encrypted-cartel-phones/

Seems like it would have been a bigger story if maybe the media wasn’t spending all their time trying to figure out what the Devils Triangle was.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven

While this case seems fairly straight-forward -- the entire enterprise seems designed to avoid detection -- it’s not that big of a leap from this to services such as WhatsApp.

Sven
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Sven
2 years ago

Hi Fatwa -- Happy Kanaughageddon Day!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hey, Sven!

Cheers for the links re Phantom Secure.

Too bad America learned effectively nothing from alcohol prohibition; IMO, the War on Drugs has done more far more damage to this country than the drugs themselves.

Nannies gonna nanny; wish we had a legal document which prohibited the Fed Gov from doing that. Oh, wait…

Assuming Kavanaugh is indeed confirmed, I hope that he’s “evolved” in the right direction about the 4th Amendment since his shit opinions re the Patriot Act when he worked in W’s White House.

Not sanguine about that.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

I’m hoping to hear the sweet, sweet sounds of Leftists’ heads exploding today. That, of course, assumes that certain key Republicans can grow a spine and/or that red state Democrats up for re-election hear foot-steps closing in on them and do the right thing.

Sven
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Sven
2 years ago

Hi, Paddy!

Sven
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Sven
2 years ago

The willful stupidity of the left: “Throughout the hearing and during their arguments afterward, a number of senators stated that while they believed something “bad” had indeed happened to Dr. Ford, they also believed Judge Kavanaugh. This apparent contradiction implies that while these men were willing to believe in the abstract concept of rape, they were not willing to believe that a man they knew — a man like them — could commit rape himself. “People don’t want to believe that wealthy, entitled, white men who are judges, who are coaches of their daughters’ basketball teams, would do something like this. And they do,” says Belknap.”

No, it isn’t an “apparent contradiction.” You can believe that something bad happened to Ford, but that Kavanaugh had nothing to do with it.