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(Huffington Post)   Darrell Issa (R-eally Evil) complains that healthcare.gov may be open to hacking, insists on un-redacted copies of the networking code, then releases it. The Aristocrats   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 192
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2014-01-10 10:18:58 PM
This sure sounds like a crime.
 
2014-01-10 10:29:51 PM
The only thing that would surprise me about this is if he didn't selectively edit the code before releasing it. Subpoenaing a shiatload of stuff and then releasing choice (leading) excerpts to far-too-credulous media is his entire modus operandi. Hence the pants-shiatting about "conservative targeting" by the IRS without including the following sentence talking about how they were also targeting liberal groups.
 
2014-01-10 10:30:13 PM
What is networking code?
 
2014-01-10 10:32:36 PM

feckingmorons: What is networking code?


They're words that WASPs use in polite company at business and social gatherings when referring to minorities.
 
2014-01-10 10:35:09 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: feckingmorons: What is networking code?

They're words that WASPs use in polite company at business and social gatherings when referring to minorities.


OK, that was funny. This month's five bucks has been earned Drew.
 
2014-01-10 10:36:05 PM

Heliovdrake: This sure sounds like a crime.


Crime usually does.
 
2014-01-10 10:43:44 PM
The letter that the article says contains excerpts of code doesn't seem to contain excerpts of code, unless he posted that separately.
 
2014-01-10 10:47:31 PM
There is something very wrong with Mr. Issa

/and anyone who defends or supports him
 
2014-01-10 10:49:47 PM
Why don't we just hand out the nuclear launch codes while we're at it.
 
2014-01-10 10:53:39 PM

NewportBarGuy: Why don't we just hand out the nuclear launch codes while we're at it.


That f*cker would do it in a heartbeat if he thought he could score a political point

/the man is the walking definition of a sh*tstain
//no shame, no pride
///just bald-faced greed and avarice
 
2014-01-10 10:59:04 PM
And the Teahadists will eat this up, and call him a Hero, especially if the released code leads to a hacker bringing the ACA website down.
 
2014-01-10 11:03:12 PM
How is this not a crime?
 
2014-01-10 11:15:59 PM

MmmmBacon: And the Teahadists will eat this up, and call him a Hero, especially if the released code leads to a hacker bringing the ACA website down.


It wouldn't be the first time Issa decided the best solution to his problems would be to just burn it all down.
 
2014-01-10 11:20:25 PM

TuteTibiImperes: MmmmBacon: And the Teahadists will eat this up, and call him a Hero, especially if the released code leads to a hacker bringing the ACA website down.

It wouldn't be the first time Issa decided the best solution to his problems would be to just burn it all down.


I see what you did there.
 
2014-01-10 11:21:28 PM

TuteTibiImperes: MmmmBacon: And the Teahadists will eat this up, and call him a Hero, especially if the released code leads to a hacker bringing the ACA website down.

It wouldn't be the first time Issa decided the best solution to his problems would be to just burn it all down.


Oh.... SWEET!

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-10 11:57:01 PM
If anyone of you did this you would be killed for treason.
 
2014-01-11 12:01:15 AM

Makh: If anyone of you did this you would be killed for treason.


I'm sure we'll hear calls for Issa to be hanged by his neck until he is dead very soon. For releasing sensitive information directly to the internet. Fair is fair.
 
2014-01-11 12:04:39 AM
Holy F*CK. Snidely Whiplash could take lessons from this guy about cartoonish evil.
 
2014-01-11 12:05:53 AM
Christ what a Republican
 
2014-01-11 12:11:17 AM
I will never forgive that asshole for his role in making Ahnold governor of CA.
 
2014-01-11 12:11:59 AM

TuteTibiImperes: MmmmBacon: And the Teahadists will eat this up, and call him a Hero, especially if the released code leads to a hacker bringing the ACA website down.

It wouldn't be the first time Issa decided the best solution to his problems would be to just burn it all down.


Feeling stupid now, but to what are you referring?
 
2014-01-11 12:18:42 AM

Lorelle: I will never forgive that asshole for his role in making Ahnold governor of CA.


Don't blame me

/I voted for Gary Coleman
 
2014-01-11 12:25:39 AM

SilentStrider: Feeling stupid now, but to what are you referring?


Grand theft auto (x3), leaving the scene, arson, and insurance fraud.

Link
 
2014-01-11 12:28:28 AM

SilentStrider: TuteTibiImperes: MmmmBacon: And the Teahadists will eat this up, and call him a Hero, especially if the released code leads to a hacker bringing the ACA website down.

It wouldn't be the first time Issa decided the best solution to his problems would be to just burn it all down.

Feeling stupid now, but to what are you referring?


From Wikipedia:


After leaving the military, Issa and his second wife, Kathy Stanton, moved back to the Cleveland area. According to Issa he and his wife pooled their savings, sold their cars: a 1976 Mercedes and a 1967 VW Beetle as well as a BMW motorcycle and borrowed $50,000 from family members to invest in Quantum Enterprises, an electronics manufacturer run by a friend from Cleveland Heights that assembled bug zappers, CB radio parts and other consumer products for other companies. One of those clients, car alarm manufacturer Steal Stopper, would become the path to Issa's fortune. It was struggling badly, and he took control of it by foreclosing a $60,000 loan he had made to it when its founder, Joey Adkins, missed a payment. Adkins remained as an employee.[10]

Issa soon turned Steal Stopper around, to the point that it was supplying Ford with thousands of car alarms and negotiating a similar deal with Toyota. But early in the morning of September 7, 1982, the offices and factory of Quantum and Steal Stopper in the Cleveland suburb of Maple Heights caught fire. The fire took three hours to put out. The buildings and almost all the inventory within were destroyed. An investigation of the cause of the fire noted "suspicious burn patterns" with fires starting in two places aided by an accelerant such as gasoline.[10]

Adkins said Issa appeared to prepare for a fire by increasing the fire insurance policy 462% three weeks previously, and by removing computer equipment holding accounting and customer information. St. Paul Insurance, suspicious of arson and insurance fraud, initially paid only $25,000, according to Issa.
 
2014-01-11 12:29:30 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Grand theft auto (x3), leaving the scene, arson, and insurance fraud.


Oh and a gun charge conviction. EIEIO
 
2014-01-11 12:38:21 AM
This is great. Maybe a freelancer can fix it.
 
2014-01-11 12:57:12 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Lorelle: I will never forgive that asshole for his role in making Ahnold governor of CA.

Don't blame me

/I voted for Gary Coleman


I can't recall exactly who I voted for, but it was either Coleman or Larry Flynt. I also seriously considered voting for Mary Carey.
 
2014-01-11 01:04:04 AM

Lorelle: I can't recall exactly who I voted for, but it was either Coleman or Larry Flynt. I also seriously considered voting for Mary Carey.


Actually, I just say that to hide my shame at who I actually DID vote for

/if you'll recall, there were two parts: recall Davis, and who to replace him
//I voted no on the first: I didn't think the problems were all his fault
///I voted for that worthless, carpetbagging, sh*tstain teabagger Tom McClintock because I thought he was the most qualified out of that long list of idiots candidates
////talk about live and learn...
 
2014-01-11 01:22:11 AM
Enough.

They've crossed the line.  Issa's buffoonery could be tolerated when he was only hurting his reputation.  But this is, at the very least, dereliction of his constitutional duty.  At worst, it's a crime.  Either way, he needs to be expelled from office.  I only wish Boehner had the balls to do it.
 
2014-01-11 01:31:35 AM

Mentat: Enough.

They've crossed the line.  Issa's buffoonery could be tolerated when he was only hurting his reputation.  But this is, at the very least, dereliction of his constitutional duty.  At worst, it's a crime.  Either way, he needs to be expelled from office.  I only wish Boehner had the balls to do it.


Boehner's only concern is the availability of a viable liver donor

/he's lived without balls this long...
 
2014-01-11 01:44:49 AM
Issa isn't evil.  He's just weapons grade stupid.
 
2014-01-11 01:51:37 AM
He's an ass, but if anyone, ANYONE in this thread who already posted bothered to read the letter or follow the links in the article, you'd realize no code was released.  While the article was written with the usual hyperbole, it was only referring to a "roadmap" for hackers, but read this letter:

http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/sebelius1217.pdf

There aren't details there a "hacker" could use.  It's an assertion that vulnerabilities exist, but it doesn't explain what they are.  It does go into hyperbolic detail about what could happen if those vulnerabilities are exploited.  I can't find any source code links at all in the letter or the article.
 
2014-01-11 01:57:13 AM

Bucky Katt: Issa isn't evil.  He's just weapons grade stupid.


"Stupid" implies forgivable ignorance. Issa isn't stupid. He's malicious. Releasing secret and classified information is his SOP, and he does it with knowledge and intent.
 
2014-01-11 02:02:20 AM

Lsherm: He's an ass, but if anyone, ANYONE in this thread who already posted bothered to read the letter or follow the links in the article, you'd realize no code was released.


I read the letter. amnd I'm not outraged by it in any way.

But...

that does not mean no code was released with the letter, if not in the letter.
 
2014-01-11 02:04:23 AM

Heliovdrake: This sure sounds like a crime.


it just might be
 
2014-01-11 02:10:03 AM

log_jammin: Lsherm: He's an ass, but if anyone, ANYONE in this thread who already posted bothered to read the letter or follow the links in the article, you'd realize no code was released.

I read the letter. amnd I'm not outraged by it in any way.

But...

that does not mean no code was released with the letter, if not in the letter.


I thought about that, but I can't find anything online that supports it.  If he did, it may take some time for it to come out, but I don't believe the press is just sitting on it.
 
2014-01-11 05:16:32 AM
i146.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-11 05:35:33 AM
What a farking child.
 
2014-01-11 05:35:58 AM

NewportBarGuy: Why don't we just hand out the nuclear launch codes while we're at it.


00000000000000000000
 
2014-01-11 05:37:29 AM
He does have a pattern of releasing any sensitive information that comes his way.
 
2014-01-11 05:43:14 AM

Harry_Seldon: NewportBarGuy: Why don't we just hand out the nuclear launch codes while we're at it.

00000000000000000000


It's actually 0.0.0.destruct.0.
 
2014-01-11 06:01:15 AM
Of course it's farking Darrell Issa
 
2014-01-11 06:26:19 AM
as much as I dislike Issa, I'm skeptical about this.

1) There was no code in the letter linked by TFA.

2) Issa may be an opportunist and a terrible human being, but he is very tech savvy. He has to know that releasing the source code for a critical government website (especially one that collects vital user data) can only bite him in the ass in the long run.
 
2014-01-11 06:36:34 AM

TuteTibiImperes: The letter that the article says contains excerpts of code doesn't seem to contain excerpts of code, unless he posted that separately.


Of course not; it's IN CODE.

/duh
 
2014-01-11 06:45:46 AM

Snapper Carr: as much as I dislike Issa, I'm skeptical about this.

1) There was no code in the letter linked by TFA.

2) Issa may be an opportunist and a terrible human being, but he is very tech savvy. He has to know that releasing the source code for a critical government website (especially one that collects vital user data) can only bite him in the ass in the long run.


Except he's released classified and sensitive info before without repercussion.
 
2014-01-11 06:54:52 AM

Atillathepun: Snapper Carr: as much as I dislike Issa, I'm skeptical about this.

1) There was no code in the letter linked by TFA.

2) Issa may be an opportunist and a terrible human being, but he is very tech savvy. He has to know that releasing the source code for a critical government website (especially one that collects vital user data) can only bite him in the ass in the long run.

Except he's released classified and sensitive info before without repercussion.


And these people do not operate with any comprehension of possible consequences, because they're, you know, fighting evil or some sh*t.
 
2014-01-11 07:02:43 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: There is something very wrong with Mr. Issa

/and anyone who defends or supports him


i18.photobucket.com
Issa asshole!
 
2014-01-11 07:10:17 AM
Need to find him 200 million dollars for that.
 
2014-01-11 07:11:56 AM
Are the people calling Issa a traitor the same people who called Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden heroes?
 
2014-01-11 07:18:34 AM
From TFA: It remains to be seen if Issa will release more excerpts from the documents, but he's got quite a track record of leaking sensitive information. In Oct. 2012, he compromised the identity of Libyans working with the U.S. by posting 166 pages of sensitive State Department cables online. He leaked a document in May 2011 that was covered by a court-ordered seal, he released sensitive information in July 2011 about security breaches at U.S. airports and in June 2012, he revealed information from court-sealed wiretaps while speaking on the House floor.

How the hell is this guy still in office, much less still being given access to sensitive information?
 
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