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Eric68601 Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 02:27 AM
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Glenn Beck: Government Website Takes Over Your Computer Forever
 
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I see Faux News REALLY wants to scare people. Ole' Beck is actually talking shit and trying to get people to NOT use the cash for clunkers program.

God, I just wanna smack that guy.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 02:36 AM
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1. My guess is that it doesn't actually say anything like that.
His sure didn't.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 02:54 AM
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2. I excuse chronic paranoid schizophrenics because they are the
victims of a disease process they have minimal control over.

I don't excuse Glenn Beck for mocking their suffering.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 03:14 AM
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3. Notice he says "Dealers"
visiting the site.

I visited it and never saw any page even remotely like the one they discuss. I had to drill down using the DOT links to find out anything about what information the government collects while you visit. The web site explicitly states that they do NOT collect your name, your SSN, or anything about you other that what pages you visit while at the site. They even tell you what technology they use to collect the information that they claim they collect, namely a session only cookie (deletes if you close your browser, and if you "clear private data" from firefox, that zaps it too).

But I never found anything like what they were talking about.

I even visited the Dealer button.

However, authorized dealers may have a totally different access method than consumers. And that may take you to a different set of pages.

This one sounds like it should be on snopes.

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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 04:00 AM
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8. Right.
The page he has up is not the same as the Dealer Page for the cars.gov site.

So it begs the question, did they fabricate the site and if they didn't, how'd they gain access if they're not a dealer?
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 04:09 AM
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11. I found the "privacy act and security statement" page that he displayed.
Go to http://tinyurl.com/nr75j4 and scroll down to "Click here to complete your registration." Click on that and, when the "privacy act and security statement" pops up, click on "I Agree," just as Glen Beck did. It takes you to a "Prospective Dealer Registration" page which requires you to enter a Tax ID number, a Franchise number, and an authorization code, along with your name, email address, etc. This is the page that he claimed could not load because the site was so overwhelmed by traffic. Note that it does not include any of the statements which Beck read to his audience.

What a coincidence that his real time demonstration worked only up to the web page right before the one that says "the government now owns your computer." But how fortunate for us that he wrote everything down because he knew ahead of time that the scary, evil page would not load. Ladies and gentlemen, the amazing, clairvoyant Glen Beck!

:eyes:
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sasquuatch55 Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 11:21 AM
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17. The 'Cash for clunkers" program is another Govt. giveaway that leaves the less fortunate unconsidere
nt
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AusDem Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 03:32 AM
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4. no word yet on Glenn Beck's take on wiretapping i assume.....eom
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 03:55 AM
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5. Beck has gone over the edge...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UXgKcVerSI

They're Coming to Take me Away, Ha-Haaa!
Napoleon XIV

Remember when you ran away
And I got on my knees
And begged you not to leave
Because I'd go beserk

Well you left me anyhow
And then the days got worse and worse
And now you see I've gone
Completely out of my mind

And they're coming to take me away ha-haaa
They're coming to take me away ho ho hee hee ha haaa
To the funny farm
Where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see those nice young men
In their clean white coats
And they're coming to take me away ha haaa

You thought it was a joke
And so you laughed
You laughed when I said
That losing you would make me flip my lid

Right? You know you laughed
I heard you laugh. You laughed
You laughed and laughed and then you left
But now you know I'm utterly mad

And they're coming to take me away ha haaa
They're coming to take me away ho ho hee hee ha haaa
To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds
And basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
And they're coming to take me away ha haaa

I cooked your food
I cleaned your house
And this is how you pay me back
For all my kind unselfish, loving deeds
Ha! Well you just wait
They'll find you yet and when they do
They'll put you in the A.S.P.C.A.
You mangy mutt

And they're coming to take me away ha haaa
They're coming to take me away ha haaa ho ho hee hee
To the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see those nice young men
In their clean white coats

And they're coming to take me away
To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds
And basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
And they're coming to take me away ha haaa!

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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 03:58 AM
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6. What a bunch of fucking bullshit.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 03:59 AM
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7. Not sure what he was talking about.
Although that lady is cute, that's something at least :)


He should do stories about how much info is collected by corporate firms, and how much info is collected in the 'black rooms' at various technical and communication companies.

He probably should look into President Bush's surveillance program also.
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 04:03 AM
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9. Sounds like cookies to me. Nothing new about those.
And if Glenn Beck is seriously paranoid he'd have spybot installed on his puter. But of course he's more like George Carlin (who I was a big fan of) He doesn't mean a thing what he says. He's just an act. hilarious act, but an act.

NEXT!!!
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 04:07 AM
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10. Netcraft rating has it slightly red
and it says the siteblock owner is in the UK. but there's several supposed P2P like sites that claim to be in sweden with siteblock owners in the US. So this doesn't mean much.

http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http://www....
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 06:45 AM
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12. then the computer will convert you to Muslin while you sleep!
:scared:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 08:34 AM
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13. Looks like Elvira is wearing a crucifix now... where's her American Flag Lapel Pin????
but with lips, eyes, smooth clear white skin and cleavage like that... who's gonna ask these important questions????
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 08:48 AM
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14. Where's Glenn Beck's birth certificate?
I've never seen a copy of it, not that I don't think he's American....
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Screwball Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 09:03 AM
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15. Beck they clown
Birth certificate? Yea, let's see it. American my ass! I want to see if this goofy bastard is even human.
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 09:14 AM
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16. Maybe if Obama would go on TV
and cry like Glenn Beck did, they'd think he was American. Of course, the rest of us would start to think we was crazy!

Welcome to DU! :thumbsup:
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xocet Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 12:58 PM
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18. Full Text...
See see http://www.cars.gov/index.php/dealersupport for the Submit Transaction Link. Here is the full text of that to which Beck referred - note that the italicized portion denotes the text that Beck left out and the bold text is what Beck read:
(https://supplierpayments.esc.gov/OA_HTML/RF.jsp?functio... )


This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the United States Government.
It is for authorized use only. Users (authorized or unauthorized) have no explicit or implicit expectation of privacy.

Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign. By using this system, the user consents to such interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspection, and disclosure at the discretion CARS or the DoT personnel.

Unauthorized or improper use of this system may result in administrative disciplinary action and civil and criminal penalties.

Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users, to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation are prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-474) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-294), (18 U.S.C. 1030), or other applicable criminal laws.
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Eric68601 Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-04-09 04:37 AM
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19. It's been debunked on snopes
Here ya go

http://www.snopes.com/computer/internet/clunkers.asp

Snopes has debunked that BS once and for all.
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