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CIA hacked Senate computers. Water still wet.

The NYTimes has a short blurb on the front page.

The CIA has apologized to Senators Feinstein and Chambliss.  So, you know, it’s all Ok.  We can move on now.

Update: Or maybe some of us are getting confirmation of what we have suspected for a long time.  That is, there are a lot of people spying on other people in order to influence politics.  Nothing appears to be sacred or too confidential.  We can be very angry about that.

 

Revealing, Sickening or Scarily Incompetent?

Someone hacked the AP Twitter account today and tweeted that the White House was bombed and Obama was badly injured.

The stock market took a dive.  In a matter of minutes, the market plunged almost 100 points.

That’s not a precedent I would have liked to have set.  Maybe next time, they’ll hack Reuters, MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and the State Department.

(and what exactly were they dumping that seemed to so heavily rely on Obama? Curiouser and curiouser…)

The people who run the economy should be sacked.