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Death of the Four Freedoms!

January 6, 2008

It was on January 6th, 1941 that President Roosevelt outlined a goal of Four Freedoms for the world. For those who don’t remember, the list included:

1. Freedom of speech and expression

2. The freedom of people to worship God in their own way

3. Freedom from wants

4. Freedom from fear.

This noble concept was introduced to the American people at a time when the nation was at peace. World War II was entered a year later and two years later the four freedoms found themselves honored on a US postage Stamp by a nation involved in global conflict.

In our traditional world, people would speak in public and publish handbills. Speech and freedom of expression, no matter how vile, were tolerated so long as there was no inciting to violence or acts of violence. This was a sometimes difficult balance for law enforcement to keep but it was a balance we lived with for years. Today, American’s rely on the Internet for knowledge and our Government fears true freedom of information. Should the diary of Che Guevara be online? How about the Weatherman’s Handbook?

Both of these subversive books taught bomb building and gorilla tactics and were available in my youth. Interestingly, both seem to have become over the years primers of violent behavior for patriotic militias as opposed to the call for socialist revolution that they were intended to be. Sad to say freedom of speech and expression is close to dead with Google being the main source of information and with the firm engaged in content filtering over the whole world. I do not believe that the leaders of our past would have accepted that Google’s contract with China embraced a world where freedom of speech and expression were important instead of selling the Chinese down the river for corporate greed. Since Google owns the search engine they can spin the story however they want and you will only find how great the deal is for them and the world.

Religious intolerance has now become the norm. The Christian Moral Majority no longer accepts my right to peacefully worship when, what and how I see fit and to accept my belief in a woman’s right to control her own body and destiny. To me, stem cells are no more human that a teenager’s nocturnal emission from an erotic dream and I believe I have the right to believe that instead of  blowing up teen age bedrooms or incarcerating teenagers for murder. I also believe that everyone has the right to start their day with a spiritual invocation, a moment of silence or a nonviolent rant du jour as long as all are in reasonably good taste. I also believe my tolerance is closer to the four freedoms than the political activism of the Christian Moral majority or the Taliban. If I were God, they would all be burning in hell for violating the freedom of people to worship God in their own way.

Freedom from wants seems to be the only universally accepted personal freedom we are willing to extend to others so long as they fulfill that freedom on their own. Still, I can’t figure out why its better to spend trillions on global wars while failing to provide for our own impoverished whether that impoverishment is spiritual or actual. It is easy for me to tell an old spiritually impoverished homeless panhandler no while it is impossible for me to not want to help a child who is hungry, abused or tormented for some difference. Regardless of whether your charity extends to every group, it’s got to be better to help impoverished Americans then to spend trillions on unwinnable wars.

As to fear, only a jackass would not be afraid of a government out of control, elected by a so called moral majority with a religious agenda and fighting foreign wars without true purpose.

Today the Four Freedoms are 67 years old and they are dead from neglect and apathy.

As Ben Franklin said a couple of hundred of years earlier, those who sacrifice freedom for security cannot be free or secure and deserve neither.

Contact Me!

September 27, 2007

It seems the more controversial a post is, the more difficult it is for some people to post a comment or comments are being blocked along the way from your place to mine.  No problem send me an email and I will research your tip or post your comment.  For now my email is:WORDPRESS-AT-FATSAVAGE-DOT-COM

I’m posting in the above format so spiders don’t catch it but I’m sure you can figure it out.

Abandon WordPress

August 12, 2007

The obvious question raised by  WordPress blogs being spied upon by Honeypots and now hiding in the walled garden of Akamai where the spying is not so obvious is “Why not abandon WordPress?” and the answer is why bother.

I  did a  traceroute for my original site fatsavage.com site and the traceroute goes from Virginia to DC to New York then to Chicago where it hits a domestic Honeypot before passing back to DC and returning to Virginia 3 miles from the start.  This is hardly an efficient use of backbone Internet resources.  At least when your hidden behind the Akamai network, you don’t see the stupid efforts to spy on you and your users.  Amazingly, a traceroute to my son’s site strategyst.com passes from Virginia to Boston to Chicago to go through the very same Honeypot as my site.

It seems that regardless of where I go, I will be observed and so will the people close to me.

I found one of my very inactive sites which used a stealth registration and a small hosting company which has a direct route from Virginia to the server without passing through any know Honeypots.   However, I’m sure if there were anything that was negative about Domestic spying and the abuse of Government power, it would soon be spied upon.  This site uses a WordPress blog so not all WordPress blogs are being watched.

There is no doubt that this is Domestic Spying and unrelated to any war on terror.  When you do tracerouts from London, Pakistan, Austria  or Australia, they all seem to follow the most direct paths without any detours for honeypot spying.

Abandon WordPress?

It’s more rational to abandon hope.

Sins of Our Father!

August 8, 2007

Apparently, the Bush neo-nazi thought police are a rerto-Christian group stalking perverts, A-rabs and Democrats.  Proof is the Christian thought police served me kiddie porn and  Arab porn and everbody in the world knows only a few true Liberals have real concerns for the right to privacy.

Funny, it used to be the Christian Right Wing that would gather their guns and head for the hills to shoot it out with the FBI to defend their right to bear arms and their right to privacy but today the Retro-Christians have forgotten your God given freedom to be a sinner..

The Retro-Christian roots are obvious in the way they are stalking my son.  I mean its probably justifiable by a normally twisted mind to stalk me for my outspoken views and I guess I accept living in a cage.  The funny thing is, my son is sort of the comensurate striving yuppie who classifies me as a slacker and aging hippy who is  jousting at windmills. They could only justify tracking him based on a belief in original sin.

I checked the traceroute on his site and of course it followed the same convoluted route from Virginia, to DC to Boston to Chicago and back  to DC before going to a town in Virginia 3 miles from the orgin of the traceroute.  It went through a know honeypot in Chicago.

What the hell, they will soon see he’s normal.  After all as a senior ctizen, I’m going to get towed by a home built ultra light airplane up a mile high to hang glide back to earth with a kite strapped to my ass and then kayaking with crockidiles.  He’s going to the Cape for the Labor Day weekend.

Life on the edge, You got to love it.

The following statement or something like it, is attributed to both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson:

“Those who would give up their freedom for security will have none and deserve neither.”

It’s Hard For A Caged Bird To Sing!

August 6, 2007

Writing is done with passion and hope. Yes, there are artistic works about apathy and depression but the person that wrote them had to have the passion to complete the work with the hope that he could reach an audience with the message. I have written several essays on hope and it’s been a theme throughout my blog. I sort of believe that if enough people care, there will be a groundswell of public optimism that would prevent expansion of domestic spying and invasion of privacy.

Oh well, what a stupid vision. Legal Domestic Spying was expanded.

So now I have to expect that my every utterance and thought will be monitored to determine if I’m a died in the wool closet pervert, an Arab Terrorist or perhaps, aiding and abetting other enemies of the state like The Democrats.

During my mildly despondent state, I’ve made some interesting discoveries.

In terms of word usage,

Hope is to Ardor or Passion

as Despair is to Apathy.

Now this goes along with one of my previous essays on Dante’s sign overt the portal to hell which is “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate” or “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”  Indeed life without hope is a life in hell. Still, I have not given up hope for better days, I’m going to hang glide a mile high and kayak with crocodiles at the end of this month. I also intend to do something banal with the rest of my my life like open a casino. I have hopes that I will live the commensurate hedonistic Fatsavage experience. I enjoyed writing with passion about being a real Fat Savage because perfection at that is so easy.

It’s just that I don’t really have hope that I can change the world and make it a better place to live. Having the government running porn sites is not in my designs for a better world nor is spying on all the owners of WordPress blogs. I should think that there are more pressing issues like unfucking up the nation of Iraq or returning America to a place of prestige in the scientific world. For instance, I may need stem cell research to grow a new liver after all the rum I’ve drunk and I wouldn’t want it to come from falsified Korean Data funded by American Pharmaceutical Companies because they can’t do it in America.

Another discovery from my despondent state is that there are few really excellent works on despair and apathy. Two of the good ones that come readily to mind are Soylent Green and Cat’s Cradle (Check Both in Wikipedia). In both books total knowledge about the world leads to apathy and suicidal actions by some of the main characters. I can’t recall any genre other than Science Fiction which handles despair so well.

Now, I’m not about to commit suicide because of George Bush and his army of neo-nazi’s. I must admit that at times of cerebral despair, I take great joy in my hedonistic nature and my pleasure indulging the sins of the flesh.

It’s just that its hard for a caged bird to want to sing unless you put marijuana seeds in the bird food like Hertz did years go. So maybe Mike E is right after all.

WordPress and Akamai; What’s Up

July 16, 2007

Since February, the Fatsavage has been using tools like dnsstuff.com and VisualRoute to track the location of Kiddie Porn Sites. Contrary to popular belief, these sites are mostly located in America and show pictures of living and abused American Children. If the Kiddie Porn Sites were not Government property, they would have been shut down.

Recently, I happened to explore my relationship with wordpress.com, and found that not all WordPress users were the same. Some were on servers located in Dallas while me and some of my friends were hosted on various routes monitored by known Honeypot technology.

I really didn’t think that this was much of an earth shattering revelation as it’s pretty obvious. With 60 million people all over the globe sharing information and communicating with each other, any intelligence service worth a damn ought to be monitoring the genre. Now personally, I found it a little offensive when I found out that I was my own Honeypot, but my friend MikeE felt proud that he had his own special Honeypot.

I was really just getting started in trying to figure out the Intelligence Community. I mean are all self proclaimed drug using libertarians on one server, Military Wives on another Honeypot system and Islamics on another is there some set of rules to determine how each is classified. I mean, on one computer on my network I was fed Arab Porn on another Kiddie porn so their classifications were not yet infallible.

Now the Game is Done.

It seems that after Mike E, last visit and request for knowledge, I did a traceroute to find out where he was hosted only to find it ending in the Akamai Technologies System. Their services analyze and manage Web traffic, transmitting content from the server geographically closest to the end use. All browser requests for a website like The Open Container Speedway are directed to the closest one of 15,000 servers located in 70 countries. This makes them super fast and attracts high traffic customers like Apple, FedEx, Microsoft, MTV Networks, the US Department of Defense and Victoria’s Secret.

Now the thing that customers like Microsoft, The Department of Defense and Victoria’s Secrets have in common is big volume and deep pockets to pay for the service.

Now my problem is trying to figure out who’s paying for this instantaneous and unpublished move.

Like overnight all WordPress.com blogs are being serviced by Akamai who is so big, rich and successful, they have just been made part of the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index while the corporate presence behind WordPress is so poor, that they had to beg $1million from venture capitalists to hire their 5th employee.

I mean I just don’t get it. Who in the world would want to hide every WordPress Blog and their associated honeypots behind the walled garden of Akamai and be willing to pay for that secrecy?????

Even worse, why don’t bloggers care???

Just A little Depressed!

July 15, 2007

You can’t possibly believe that swimmer’s ear is dehabilitating. Alright, I didn’t go to my doctor crying just because my ear was plugged up and I probably didn’t even mention it to him when I saw him on our weekly social visit but I did get it checked before I got on the plane to visit the newest beautiful granddaughter.

He prescribed some ear drops and I made the mistake of reading the label which said that I would lose all my ear hair, and it would burn a hole in my eardrum which would travel though my head as I slept and if I used too much and slept on my side the hole would go all the way through the earth and end up in China. So I used just enough to keep the pain at bay but apparently not enough to cure the infection so I ended up with a real full body infection which gave me the blah’s.

He gave me Cipro which is the only know cure for anthraces, and told me if I drank too much at night, it would flush the antibiotic out of my body but I could make up for it by taking an extra pill. He also gave me an antihistamine which caused me to break out in a sever allergic reaction which could only be cured by steroids so I took them too. I also had to go back to the ear drops to replace the antihistamine.

It’s hard to write when you’re sick and easy to get depressed when your taking steroids. So in the midst of wallowing in self pity. My friend Mike E. visits and asks about his special server and honeypot. He did get the gist of being stalked and all of his friends being stalked so I was going to do just a little more work which turns out to be a lot of work and raises even more fears for the paranoid libertarians among us. That will be covered next post.

The next Depressing thing was that stupid resume for Shannon Perkins I discovered. It showed she was in all those professional organizations with their “Codes of Ethics” and the fact that she committed major big time ethic’s violations and demonstrable perjury to the point that I feel morally bound to make a formal judicial complaint and see if I can get her decertified as an expert and perhaps perjury charges filed against her. She deserves no less.

Perhaps the most distressing aspect is reader analysis. If I had to guess, about half are pedophiles worried about their own one way tickets to jail and hell, and the other half are people who are worried about the Government Invasion of Privacy in the post 911 era under the idiot in charge. Unfortunately, I suspect most are under 18 and not able to be of any political influence. Oh yeah, I forgot th group from the moral majority who actually approve of spying on sinners so they leave comments calling me a Cretan and telling me to accept Christ and I won’t care about privacy anymore because I won’t be doing anything wrong (There is a certain logic to that!)

Oh well, like most writers, I write for myself and if anybody enjoys it, it’s a blessing

GhostSurfer Sucks!

July 9, 2007

Right from the start I should have figured out that Tenebril GhostSurf (which promised an anonymous Internet connection to let you surf the Web) was bullshit. I mean I purchased a copy at Office Max so I paid cash to be totally anonymous only to find out that the cd was merely a connection to an Internet download site which loaded me up with two distinct 20 mg downloads. In order to get that far, I had to give them my email address and product key which immediately tied my ghost surfing habits to my machine.

Can this story get worse? Of course or it wouldn’t be worth a blog!

When the main menu pops up to offer spyware protection, anonymous surfing and 3 other items of lesser value, nothing would work until each line item was individually activated by putting in your product code and email address. Now when I first started surfing, I did a DNS check and traceroute on myself to find out how anonymous it was. That’s when I found out that anonymous surfing was neither anonymous or the set default. If you wanted to be anonymous, you were supposed to check invisible.

OK, I tested invisible.

Visual Traceroute (which is a very cool program) rejected my connection without comment. A traceroute from Pakistan (which is a high technology nation) tracked me to an ev1 server in Houston without comment. Now Dnsstuff.com which is another cool site tracked me to the same ev1 server identified as IP 207.44.220.36. They went onto say that this was a well known proxy server, that it was infected with malware and if I ever returned from that proxy and infected their machines, they would hunt me like a dog and ban my real IP for life. (or something equally threatening). So now I find that I’m still not anonymous. I’m on a fixed proxy with a know IP with a registered copy to my email and machine and any government agency or proficient hacker can break my veil of secrecy.

Can it be worse?

Of course, I got infected by a bot on my most highly protected and very anonymous machine which had a true alternate identity. The infection was so aggressive the machine was worthless.

Was it anonymous?

Not a chance, the index.dat files were loaded with crap including the URL history and pictures in cache memory and there were cookies I was so pissed removing this paid program from my machine that I bearly had time to document the technical details for the blog at Tigerstail.

I will say one thing about the Feds spying on you, your machine is fairly clean of most malware and you are free to quickly surf even if the answers to searches might be wrong or incomplete. This is the worst nastiest infection I have seen in 10 years of surfing the net and it simply can’t be removed without wiping the drive and reinstalling.

Quick Update on Quickcert Course

June 27, 2007

Of course absolutely nothing is happening with my Quickcert courses on Ethical Hacking and Forensics.

The Fedex tracking shows that it was refused by me after it disappeared for three weeks. For most of that time, the tracking report said “clearence in progress” and no one could find it, Finally, after three weeks they report I refused it. Actually, I refused it by way of an 800 number phone call two weeks ago because they gave me false information about attempted delivery. Hell, barge cargo from Florida only takes a week and there are no customs duties on printed materials or educational materials so this one didn’t need lies and obfuscation .

My original notes of my discussion with Quickcert was posted at my Blog and I believe are somewhat accurate:

The response I got from Quickcert this morning is like those credit card memories – Fucking Priceless.

“I am told that we [Quickcert] are having trouble getting it released back to us through [US] customs. This may turn into a Bay of Pigs fiasco but my shipping guys are on it. They said it would be best for you to get it but I explained your concerns and as soon as we get it I will let you know.”

Why am I not surprised that Quickcert can’t get back their own course materials back on a timely basis. It should only take Homeland Security another three weeks to get the original course materials back in the same box without too much obvious tampering. Looks like Quickcert, US customs, Fedex and American Express will fight it out. American Express is of course my credit card company, and I guess it’s time to think about backing out the charges if I don’t get it soon.

If I ever get the course, I’ll let all the visitors who came looking for information know what I think. It must have some value or customs wouldn’t have fucked with it for a month.

Arab Porn and Theocracy!

June 21, 2007

I never did quite get around to saying why I thought that the death penalty was being proposed by Iran for Arabic porn sites and I believe the decision is more political than religious. Consider the American Moral Majority which happens to be Christian. Now the Bible I read had little problem with sex and Jesus got off by forgiving whores for their sins which sounds like an up close and personal decision to me.

Still, when politicians are elected on a Christian platform, they never consider what the Bible says but how it will play in morally repressed Oklahoma where no one actually reads the Bible. The answer is of course ban everything and punish everyone. I can’t imagine that an Islamic Moral Majority is a lot more intelligent.

Now the Koran and their supporting holy books offer far more sexual advice than the bible. They took the “go forth and multiply” command and improved upon it. As a source, I am freely misinterpreting Robert Spenser’s The Truth About Muhammad.

According to Muhammad, a man must do what a man has to do. If you had the prowess of 40 men like he did, than you need a dozen wives which he serviced in rotation. For those who were less than a perfect example for man, you should have consensual sex with as many wives as you could afford (including your children), then plant your seed in slaves and concubines which you don’t have to be responsible for.

The opposition to porn could hardly be a rejection of sex as it would be a rejection of Muhammad’s advice. Besides if infidels or sex slaves were used it simply wouldn’t matter because they are not really human and have been used throughout history. There really can’t be a big difference between porn as a favorite to warm men up for their wives and belly dancing.

It is also not likely to be a prohibition against photography as now any Mullah with more than 40 followers puts his image on a poster, holds a protest and declares himself an Ayatollah. Moreover anybody that can afford a ski mask gets a video camera and kills a Christian contractor for a shot at prime time TV.

Even in a theocracy with politicians pandering to the most ignorant members of society there has to be a more solid Biblical reason than being against sex and/or pictures and to find it, you should look at the most perfect example for all mankind, Muhammad.

He was more concerned with spies, their facilitators and traitors than he was in protecting woman . To the extent that kiddie porn and Arab porn is created by and hosted in America and used to spy on visitors to the sites, they should follow his example. That is assassinate and kill all traitors, spies and facilitators before their honeypots and malware infect too many machines in Iran and steal all the secrets.

This all makes sense in a primitive sort of way. If I were an Arab theocratic politician who had no understanding of the Internet, web hosting or honeypots, it would be simpler to kill all operators of porn site because they might be spies and blame it on ill defined sins.

It works in for politicians in America so it probably will work for politicians in Iran.