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Apr 10, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
The grovelling querying of Mark Zuckerberg by these Senators who either have no idea what FB does or who are effectively on the FB payroll is why, I suspect, after Trump comes an even more Caesarian uprising.
Everything Zuckerberg is saying is not aimed at US regulators-who FB knows they can effectively bribe, donate or frustrate into nugatory activity-but at the EU. The Europeans have many faults but they steadfastly refuse to view CEOs as more than mafioso, unlike woshipful Yanks
All crimes are chronology. Amazes me that none of Zuckerberg's inquistitors are beginning at the beginning. The whole value in FB was always that they would obtain hard to get personal consumer information given voluntarily and sell it to businesses.
Democrats on the razor's edge here: they love all the money, bias. and endorsement from the tech bros & also know that the Dem base want the wealth of the tech bros confiscated & their California estates turned into collective farms.
Ted Cruz smashing Zuckerberg here....Zuckerberg walking into a Canadian-Texan ambush here.
One of the more amusing aspects of the Never Trump push was/is their belief in the US political class as fit and proper, when these senators' laziness & corruption is only outdone by their inability to interrogate an overmighty tech bro....bring on the EC probe
"Mr Zuckerberg, do you believe people should be kind to each other?"
"Yes, I do, Senator"
"Thank you, Mr Zuckerberg. No further questions"
Who is this grovelling senatorial toady asking Zuckerberg if he has a "free market incentive" to protect data? Facebook's "free market incentive" is to take the data you naively gave and sell it to whoever bids for it. Log off Hayek and give up the drugs.
Democrats love big tech money & being owned by Silicon Valley - the Dems and the media are simply upset that Trump won & that 25 years of grovelling to and apologising for the Clintons have come to nought. Witch hunts need a witch
The appeal of a Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump is immediately obvious when watching the US Senate grovel to Mark Zuckerberg & all he represents...US has the best political class that special interest money can buy & deserves its fate
Zuckerberg is a smart guy. He knows not one of these muppets will move against him. He either owns them via donations or they honestly believe in a free market ideology that allows colonisation of patrons
None of these questions of #Zuckerberg can be unexpected and yet he has been coached to feign not understanding so as to run out the clock. This has been happening for hours and yet Zuckerberg runs amok because FB owns these senators
Kudos to the lady behind #Zuckerberg with the Marie Antoinette pendant

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Aug 17, 2018
I still cannot believe that General David Petraeus would have an extant security clearance. He was caught sharing highly classified matter with his mistress & had a criminal conviction. How Petraeus could still have a valid security clearance is insane. Does Hillary Clinton?
If David Petraeus still has a security clearance after both sharing highly classified material with his mistress & incurring a criminal conviction, then the whole thing is a complete joke. Hillary is probably consulting on communications security.
The worst aspect is that, across the Western world, ranks and Govt positions are traded off now in a way considered gauche and unthinkable not long ago. Retired officials/military officers want to maintain their clearance for access to contractor jobs & corporate advisory roles.
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Jul 14, 2018
An example of how broken and Trump-centric all the "Russia" hysteria is that none of the serious media have looked at Manafort's Hapsburg (yes, sic) group & their activities in central Europe in support of Russian objectives in context of Trump's tirade…
When the final history of this era is written re "Russia", the account will begin in the Soviet collapse & the rush of largely American vagabonds into the Soviet ruins to work with oligarchs, which then became respectable as the state distributed access to Russian energy.
Putin's rise as Yeltsin's fixer and Russian grievance avenger will be the middle. Missed will be how much Putin terrorised the oligarchs as much as Putin coopted them (why sanctioning oligarchs has no real effect on Russian behaviour). And how dumb Iraq-Libya was for RU-West
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Mar 30, 2018
This @HISTORY documentary on Putin is okay albeit misses basic reality that any Russian leader would be doing what Putin does. There is no Russian demo for disarmament, liberalism, gay marriage etal of kind these commentators dream of. Westerners need to grow up
This Western delusion persists that the few liberally minded Russian dissidents who speak English represent any sizeable domestic is delusional and dangerous.
Attacking Western Govts in the 90s for not trying to make the former USSR into Sweden is bizarre - major concern was stopping Weimar Russia with nukes. West worked with whatever ex KGB guys we could find who could run things ie guys like Putin
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