Friday, July 19, 2013

Losing the War On Stupid

From an article by Greg Palast mostly about the genitalia involved in the Big Apple mayoral race. In this part he nails it:

Snowden has been called a "traitor" and charged with crimes regarding the revelation of a private contractor analysing "metadata" from internet traffic.

As a former professor of statistics, I should explain that “metadata” is defined by experts as, “A big load of bullshit used by consulting firms to get hundred-million-dollar no-bid contracts from government pinheads.”

What Snowden uncovered is not some massive spying operation that could expose terrorist plots, but a massive invasion of the taxpayer’s wallet by connected consultants.
I'll buy that. Oh, wait, I think I already have...

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