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(The Hill)   That's a bold strategy Cotton, let's see how that statement works out   (thehill.com) divider line
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2021-06-16 11:46:34 AM  
Cotton, for better or worse, is on the Senate Intelligence Committee, so there is probably quite a bit of stuff that he gets early access to that never sees the light of day. Agents in the field collect information and share it within their organization and that filters up to Congress and the President.

But not all of it is good information. And Tom here seems to be using his position to make political points by divulging some of these data points to the press.

In fact, it would not surprise me at all that China has begun planning how to gather the DNA of Olympic athletes. However, that's not something that is actionable at this time, nor is it something that sounds sane without more information. By spilling these beans, Tom has alerted China to our knowledge of this, and if there was any plan, it will change now to be more difficult to detect.

So thanks, Tom, you incompetent ass hole.
 
2021-06-16 11:59:36 AM  
Okay.  But so what?  What would be the purpose of collecting said DNA?  Is he saying the Chinese will make tailor-made diseases?  Because if they can do that, what is the point in killing off the seventh best speed-skater?  Or is he afraid there will be The Miscegenation, and half-Han, half-Swedish masseuse clones will be unleashed upon the world?  And that all ignores the fact that collecting DNA would be trivially easy from all the things the athletes interact with in the normal course of just existing.  It's like he discovered a Tom Clancy novel and then took bad mushrooms; "They will have ... the DNA! [dun-dun-duuuunnnnnn]".  Unless Cotton expects every US athlete to be wrapped in mylar the entire time, fed via a tube and excreting into sealed bags, what exactly wills top the Chinese from gaining access to their vital essences?  And again, why care?  "Oh noes!  The Chinese have discovered Peter Hernandez-Devdanda has a .000003% higher chance than normal of developing an abnormally large number of hangnails!  The Republic has fallen!"
 
2021-06-16 12:15:54 PM  
I'll bet he's just sad they won't spray that DNA all over his face.
 
2021-06-16 12:41:36 PM  
They're probably just trying to verify the data they've already lifted through various hacks and attacks. A quality control assessment if you will.
 
2021-06-16 1:06:47 PM  

phalamir: Okay.  But so what?  What would be the purpose of collecting said DNA?  Is he saying the Chinese will make tailor-made diseases?  Because if they can do that, what is the point in killing off the seventh best speed-skater?  Or is he afraid there will be The Miscegenation, and half-Han, half-Swedish masseuse clones will be unleashed upon the world?  And that all ignores the fact that collecting DNA would be trivially easy from all the things the athletes interact with in the normal course of just existing.  It's like he discovered a Tom Clancy novel and then took bad mushrooms; "They will have ... the DNA! [dun-dun-duuuunnnnnn]".  Unless Cotton expects every US athlete to be wrapped in mylar the entire time, fed via a tube and excreting into sealed bags, what exactly wills top the Chinese from gaining access to their vital essences?  And again, why care?  "Oh noes!  The Chinese have discovered Peter Hernandez-Devdanda has a .000003% higher chance than normal of developing an abnormally large number of hangnails!  The Republic has fallen!"


Obviously they are going to make Yao Ming v2.0
 
2021-06-16 1:09:11 PM  

edmo: They're probably just trying to verify the data they've already lifted through various hacks and attacks. A quality control assessment if you will.


or it's a practice run for future gathering.
 
2021-06-16 1:10:08 PM  
From what I've read, collecting DNA at the Olympics isn't any kind of challenge.

I'd be happy to spread some of mine around with some of those athletes.

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2021-06-16 1:10:20 PM  
Bro it's the Olympics. A bunch of young adults at the absolute peak of physical conditioning, free room and board, and minimal supervision. All China needs to collect DNA at the Olympic village is one poor bastard to go through the trash and about 10000 ziplock bags.
 
2021-06-16 1:10:27 PM  

phalamir: Okay.  But so what?  What would be the purpose of collecting said DNA?


You need DNA to create Atomic Supermen.

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Just sayin'...
 
2021-06-16 1:10:57 PM  
It's always projection with these guys.
 
2021-06-16 1:11:22 PM  
You don't really need some secret Covid testing scheme to get athlete DNA from the Olympics.  Just go to the Olympic village during the evening and wear something sexy.
 
2021-06-16 1:11:44 PM  
He went full Ripper
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2021-06-16 1:12:13 PM  

phalamir: Is he saying the Chinese will make tailor-made diseases?


He's worried about Chinese SUPER SOLDIER SLAVES from American DNA.

Honestly he's just looking to deflect to anything else because the news cycle has Rethuglicans looking like that insane uncle who believes everything is a conspiracy, including Italian satellites changing votes...


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2021-06-16 1:13:02 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I'll bet he's just sad they won't spray that DNA all over his face.


From what I have read, a fair amount of that happens at the Olympics. All those toned athletes exercising all day every day and then told to rest and save their strength... you could collect dozens of DNA samples per bedsheet.
 
2021-06-16 1:13:34 PM  
If you want a COVID 2.0 that only attacks non Asians, that's the hard way to go.  Easy Button:  Put up a "We're Hiring! $25 an hour" sign outside that Foxconn building and request blood tests.
 
2021-06-16 1:14:50 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I'll bet he's just sad they won't spray that DNA all over his face.


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2021-06-16 1:16:41 PM  
You are literally dropping your DNA all over the place everywhere you go, in shedding hair, skin, and wiping your mouth and ass, not to mention all the excretory and reproductive functions where that is literally the point.
The strategy shouldn't be to prevent them from collecting it, that horse is out of the barn. The strategy should be to make collecting it useless.
I don't know how you do that, but I do know that if someone wants DNA from somebody who is living in a hotel room and screwing all the nearby hotties, it won't take any secret agent hijinks to get it. The biggest challenge will be figuring out which sample belongs to which person.
 
2021-06-16 1:17:19 PM  

tinderfitles: Bro it's the Olympics. A bunch of young adults at the absolute peak of physical conditioning, free room and board, and minimal supervision. All China needs to collect DNA at the Olympic village is one poor bastard to go through the trash and about 10000 ziplock bags.


But whose DNA does each sample belong to?
 
2021-06-16 1:17:47 PM  
Tom Cotton is an idiot.

The Chinese Government is an Orwellian regime capable of monstrous acts of inhumanity.

DNA collection/data collection on individuals has been going on for decades by governments of all kinds.

Hey, my stopped clock is telling the right time for once!
 
2021-06-16 1:18:33 PM  
So this means Republicans are taking samples of our athletes DNA.
 
2021-06-16 1:19:27 PM  
Projection.  So GQP is doing this somewhere right now.
 
2021-06-16 1:19:29 PM  
Guys have you heard that the athletes have lots of sex at the Olympics?
 
2021-06-16 1:20:06 PM  

rolladuck: You are literally dropping your DNA all over the place everywhere you go, in shedding hair, skin, and wiping your mouth and ass, not to mention all the excretory and reproductive functions where that is literally the point.
The strategy shouldn't be to prevent them from collecting it, that horse is out of the barn. The strategy should be to make collecting it useless.
I don't know how you do that, but I do know that if someone wants DNA from somebody who is living in a hotel room and screwing all the nearby hotties, it won't take any secret agent hijinks to get it. The biggest challenge will be figuring out which sample belongs to which person.


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2021-06-16 1:20:33 PM  
Yes, let's politicize sports further.

Tom Cotton is a killjoy
 
2021-06-16 1:22:17 PM  
1. Collect DNA
2. ???
3/ PROFIT!
 
2021-06-16 1:22:32 PM  
"At least once per week, I'm going to whine that Biden doesn't have a plan for the preliminary intelligence I leaked, can't actually be mitigated, and will surely no longer be valid by the time it's actionable."
 
2021-06-16 1:24:30 PM  
And why are they doing that Cotton? I know you're just being Racist and using China to distract from your Treason, but what do they hope to gain out of this? They're not your fellow GQPers, they actually have reasons for doing things. What is their reason for this bullshiat you just sputtered.
 
2021-06-16 1:24:38 PM  
1 in 7 human beings live in China.  I think they already have access to enough genomes.
 
2021-06-16 1:24:44 PM  
I sometimes think the Russians and Chinese are blackmailing Republican pols, making them say outrageously embarrassing things in public or have their even more humiliating information exposed.
 
2021-06-16 1:26:28 PM  

thatboyoverthere: And why are they doing that Cotton? I know you're just being Racist and using China to distract from your Treason, but what do they hope to gain out of this? They're not your fellow GQPers, they actually have reasons for doing things. What is their reason for this bullshiat you just sputtered.


Sorry that was rude of me. Instead of "What is their reason for this bullshiat you just sputtered." I should have said 

"What is the reason for this bullshiat that dribbled out the Cockholster that you claim is your mouth?"

Forgot the question mark!
 
2021-06-16 1:27:52 PM  
Meanwhile, rapepublican mega-supporter Peter Thiel likes to get blood transfusions from "young" people. That's more concerning than China trying to clone elite athletes, especially since they'd come out as babies according to the documentary that is American Dad.
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2021-06-16 1:28:04 PM  
Collecting the DNA of horny young athletes has NEVER been a challenge:
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2021-06-16 1:28:14 PM  

INTERTRON: He went full Ripper
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just coming here to post exactly that.  What the hell is he on about?  I think Tehran Tom my have slipped his lat sprocket
 
2021-06-16 1:30:44 PM  
Sigh. That this fascist piece of shiat will at worst be a serious contender for President in 2024, and best a figure in politics for the rest of my life, makes me just want to give up.
 
2021-06-16 1:30:47 PM  
What they going to have undercover agents disguised as hookers collect the DNA? Send me over as an Olympian and I will distract them with my collection.
 
2021-06-16 1:31:49 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: But not all of it is good information. And Tom here seems to be using his position to make political points by divulging some of these data points to the press.


I wouldn't be surprised if some of his wackier declarations were the result of completely misunderstanding the nature of the information he receives via that committee.
 
2021-06-16 1:33:51 PM  
For farks sake you have people all over the world paying to have their DNA on record and collected why the fark would China care unless they want to blackmail the white supremacist athlete  that  non white in them.
 
2021-06-16 1:38:25 PM  
I'm a patriot, and I'm also a total klutz. I volunteer to go to Tokyo and contaminate any DNA collection with my genome that starts life as a pencil neck and then turns into obese couch potato. Think how much time it will take for them to figure it out.
 
2021-06-16 1:42:11 PM  

Moroning: Projection.  So GQP is doing this somewhere right now.


Oh, I'm sure the missus of most GQP politicos are busy collecting pool boy DNA samples just this very moment.
 
2021-06-16 1:46:22 PM  

Private_Citizen: Collecting the DNA of horny young athletes people has NEVER been a challenge:
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LOL reminds me of the gal my daughter had as a "roommate" in college. I have roommate in quotes because she wasn't in the room after the first month for the rest of the year, she was at her boyfriend's place. He was a senior going into med school. Yes, she was pregnant with his baby when she graduated four and a half years later.

I changed it to people because, unless something has changed since I was young, collecting the DNA of young women isn't much more difficult because they're just as horny as the guys.
 
2021-06-16 1:53:59 PM  
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/It was rerun on The CW just this past Sunday shortly before DC's Legends of Tomorrow which is when I noticed it.
 
2021-06-16 1:54:52 PM  
23.... and me... and you!
 
2021-06-16 1:58:37 PM  

tinderfitles: Bro it's the Olympics. A bunch of young adults at the absolute peak of physical conditioning, free room and board, and minimal supervision. All China needs to collect DNA at the Olympic village is one poor bastard to go through the trash and about 10000 ziplock bags.


Multiply that by 10, evidently.
 
2021-06-16 1:59:03 PM  

phalamir: Okay.  But so what?  What would be the purpose of collecting said DNA?  Is he saying the Chinese will make tailor-made diseases?  Because if they can do that, what is the point in killing off the seventh best speed-skater?  Or is he afraid there will be The Miscegenation, and half-Han, half-Swedish masseuse clones will be unleashed upon the world?  And that all ignores the fact that collecting DNA would be trivially easy from all the things the athletes interact with in the normal course of just existing.  It's like he discovered a Tom Clancy novel and then took bad mushrooms; "They will have ... the DNA! [dun-dun-duuuunnnnnn]".  Unless Cotton expects every US athlete to be wrapped in mylar the entire time, fed via a tube and excreting into sealed bags, what exactly wills top the Chinese from gaining access to their vital essences?  And again, why care?  "Oh noes!  The Chinese have discovered Peter Hernandez-Devdanda has a .000003% higher chance than normal of developing an abnormally large number of hangnails!  The Republic has fallen!"


https://www.npr.org/2021/02/24/969532​2​77/china-wants-your-data-and-may-alrea​dy-have-it
 
2021-06-16 2:07:37 PM  
a lot of athletes are gonna get laid like never before at the Olympics in 2022. Hell, I'd be all about turning over my DNA if I were an athlete and China was sending Zhang Ziyi lookalikes to my dorm room.

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2021-06-16 2:10:09 PM  
They're going to collect our DNA!

Yeah? Then what?

............
 
2021-06-16 2:13:24 PM  

BeansNfranks: They're going to collect our DNA!

Yeah? Then what?

............


It's like when you get your picture taken, and your soul is stolen. Once they have your dna they have a direct line to the homunculus that is driving you. They'll be able to control your movements, your thoughts, everything!
 
2021-06-16 2:24:00 PM  

phalamir: Okay.  But so what?  What would be the purpose of collecting said DNA?


Cotton is worried that the Chinese are going to gather elite athlete DNA to create super soldiers. No, really. Last year, then Dir of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe claimed China was exploring how to create bio enhanced soldiers. Now that claim has been combined with "China wants to steal athletes' DNA at the Olympics!"

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2021-06-16 2:26:18 PM  

patrick767: phalamir: Okay.  But so what?  What would be the purpose of collecting said DNA?

Cotton is worried that the Chinese are going to gather elite athlete DNA to create super soldiers. No, really. Last year, then Dir of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe claimed China was exploring how to create bio enhanced soldiers. Now that claim has been combined with "China wants to steal athletes' DNA at the Olympics!"

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That will surely end well for everyone involved.

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2021-06-16 2:26:28 PM  

Private_Citizen: Collecting the DNA of horny young athletes has NEVER been a challenge:


Particularly at the Olympics, by other Olympians.
 
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