Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top Ten Blog Posts Of 2014

Yes, it's that time of year when folks roll out the ol' top ten lists for the year. In the past, I have listed the top ten blog posts according to readership. This year, I've decided to list my favorite top ten for 2014. It is an eclectic array of topics, as usual. Here we go!

#1 - Race Hatred: THE Divisive Issue - http://rod-harrel.blogspot.com/2014/03/race-hatred-divisive-issue.html

#2 -  9/11 Museum Of Rich Crass Elites & Tastelessness - http://rod-harrel.blogspot.com/2014/05/911-museum-of-rich-crass-elites.html

#3 - Forget The First Amendment - Jail Climate Change Deniers! - http://rod-harrel.blogspot.com/2014/03/forget-first-amendment-jail-climate.html

#4 - Multiple Gunmen Yet AGAIN! and AGAIN! - http://rod-harrel.blogspot.com/2014/05/multiple-gumen-yet-again.html

#5 - It's Not About "Burger Flippers" It's About The Devalued Dollar - http://rod-harrel.blogspot.com/2014/05/its-not-about-burger-flippers-its-about.html

#6 - A Tale Of Two Transvestites - http://rod-harrel.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-tale-of-two-transvestites.html

#7 - Critical Thinking Is Becoming Passé In The 21st Century - http://rod-harrel.blogspot.com/2014/06/critical-thinking-is-becoming-passe-in.html

#8 - The Cigarettes Of 'The Maltese Falcon' - http://rod-harrel.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-cigarettes-of-maltese-falcon.html

#9 - Video Of Boy Saving Girl From Sniper Fire In Syria IS FAKE! - http://rod-harrel.blogspot.com/2014/11/video-of-boy-saving-girl-from-sniper.html

#10 - The Middle East Wars From A To Z - http://rod-harrel.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-middle-east-wars-from-to-z.html


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SONY E-Mail Leaks Are Not About Bickering Executives & Actors


Unless you have been under a rock lately, you have heard about how Sony Entertainment Pictures e-mails were hacked by a group who does not want the company to release the movie, "The Interview". So, this group released a whole bunch of e-mails that put Sony executives in an embarrassing kettle of hot water. The Mainstream Media (MSM), of course, focused on e-mails in which Angelina Jolie was called a spoiled brat and musings on what sort of films President Obama would like (black themed ones naturally). But, perhaps the MSM was doing its job by obfuscating the real surprise contained in e-mails released thus far. A most dangerous surprise.

(WE will erase your site from the internet!!!)

The Verge published an article on their website that what Hollywood is really up is to break the Domain Name System (DNS), the backbone of the internet. And that is pretty scary indeed. Essentially, the documents that were leaked, "reveal a frightening line of attack that's currently being considered by the MPAA: What if you simply erased any record that the site was there in the first place?" Sounds Orwellian but it is entirely possible!

As the article points out, the leaked memo "sketches out a legal case for blocking infringing sites from the DNS records entirely, like wiping unsavory addresses out of the phone book". It has been shown in the past that some of the pirating on the internet that Hollywood studios have been complaining about are done by people on the payroll of said studios. This allows them to cry "more internet control" and this DNS tactic shows just how Hollywood would accomplish it without any Congressional law. A worthwhile and sobering read.

Now that the distributors have grown to a large enough number not wanting to show "The Interview" because of perceived North Korean 9/11 type threats, Sony Pictures had no choice but to cancel the release of the film. The company now has no plans to ever theatrically release the film! This blaming North Korea and the threats now smells like a false flag serving as a distraction away from what the linked article here is all about.