Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds? Why is it that the Washington DC “Bubble”, a haze of lobbyists, cronyists, staff, acolytes, consultants and bureaucrats surrounding the President, creates a “Bubble” which distorts his view of the world and detaches him from the tragic results of his poor policy choices?
The new generation of computer geeks want to be ‘computer anarchists’, because they believe that all information should be public and free. My best advice for them is to take a law class before they do something stupid. I have a feeling that Aaron Swartz was inspired by another idiot, Julian Assange of Wikileaks.
Maybe Assange will follow Swartz’s lead and kill himself next? I believe that he is still hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
What was in MIT’s computers that Swartz wanted to make public? Obviously some sensitive government material, because he was arrested by the Secret Service while trying to flee the scene by bicycle. The photo above was posted on The Smoking Gun and it was from a security camera that caught Swartz entering a basement where the MIT computer network was located
Someone left this comment on The Smoking Gun about the strict sentence for cyber crimes as compared to other crimes:
30 yrs for cyber crime; much much less for sexual assault(5-25), home invasion(10-25), kidnapping(1-25), Possessing child pornography(5-20). I think something is a little skewed here, when a computer crime is treated as worse than violence against people. Maybe I’m missing something, but something is wrong with this picture.
The owner of this bakery has guts. The Secret Service are some cool guys. I met a bunch of retired Secret Service Agents when I was a Police Officer and I was doing security for an Official Visit.
The agents were telling me how much they hated Hillary Clinton and Al Gore. They said that Gore and Hillary were very nasty to them, but Bill Clinton was not too bad. They also said that the Bush’s were the nicest people that they have ever met. They LOVED Laura Bush.