Water Cooler 3/10/17 Open Thread; Another Term For Obama !; Survival Tips For The Trump Years; CIA's Loss Is Your Gain


The People Want Him And Draft Obama Movement* Under Way

In France

As French voters look set to make a massive swing to the right in their upcoming presidential election (see our notes on the topic here and here), a group of frightened liberal protesters have decided to back a relatively surprising, if impossible, presidential candidate in 2017, Barack Obama

Why Obama? “Because he has the best resume in the world for the job,” reads the website, which is in no way connected to Obama. “At a time when France is about to vote massively for the extreme right, we can still give a lesson of democracy to the planet by electing a French President, a foreigner,” reads the website in French. A spokesperson for the group told ABC News Thursday morning, “We started dreaming about this idea two months before the end of Obama’s presidency. We dreamed about this possibility to vote for someone we really admire, someone who could lead us to project ourselves in a bright future. Then, we thought, whether it’s possible or not, whether or not he is French, we have to do this for real, to give French people hope … Vive la République, Vive Obama, Vive la France and the U.S.A.”

— Via Zero Hedge


Doesn’t seem right. France gives us the Statue Of Liberty, and we give them Obama.

*Obama Movement does have a certain ring to it, perhaps he can be a pitchman for Ex-Lax.

Surviving The Left During The Trump Years.

No secret we have been having regular riots, because the left couldn’t figure out how elections work and that they could lose. Bearing Arms has a guide how to survive people that escaped their safe spaces, and somehow managed to undo their jackets that tie in the back.

How to Survive a Riot

  1. Don’t go near it:
  2. Situational awareness:
  3. Every day carry (EDC):
  4. If you’re in it, don’t panic
  5. Master the OODA Loop:
  6. Know that you ARE NOT safe:
  7. Run:
  8. Don’t wait for the police:

Full list of 15 with explanations at Bearing Arms

It’s a solid list, and sad to say we may be needing this. The left has moved into violence to silence those they don’t care for,(AKA nearly everyone).

It Was A Bad Week For The CIA , But Their Loss May Be Your Better Tomorrow.

Now that the hacks and exploits from Wiki Leaks have been compiled, we have a much better idea of what the really secure operating systems and more useful anti-virus are. If you are worried about security you can use the lists to improve yours.

On the Antivirus software front, F-Secure,  and Avira, caused the agency difficulty in deploying their malware, but both had problems with RAR files harboring payloads. Comodo , Bit Defender , AVG are all described as having easy to use exploits. Comodo’s is referred to as “Gaping Hole Of DOOM”


On the Operating systems front, good news if your a Windows user. The CIA has tools to break into your system but not nearly as many as they had for other operating systems. If you’re a fedora wearing man bun sporting Apple user, you came out as less secure than the unhip Windows users. Turns out extra price isn’t the only cost of being cool. Your IPAD/IPhone/other IOS device was even worse. You can take comfort though, Anyone who (like me*) has  an Android device you might as well have bought a Twonky http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046475/mediaviewer/rm3729013248, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046475/ (Good short story or tv show if you can get it)

Full story is at The Register

P.S. That Smart TV you bought ? It really was watching you.

*I do own one but 257 days ago, I switched to a dumb phone. The android is now just a MP3 player


Drink up That’s it for the Watercooler today. As always it’s an open thread


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