Right Michigan http://rightmi.com Part II RightMichigan - The Back Up. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:48:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 Opportunity http://rightmi.com/opportunity/ http://rightmi.com/opportunity/#comments Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:48:54 +0000 http://rightmi.com/?p=15492 ]]> Coming soon - Some great lemonade?

Call me the eternal optimist.

Folks need to look at recent events with a little different perspective.  At least the folks who hold ALL the power right now.  There are good outcomes that are possible if the GOP collectively gets its head straight.

Our federal spending is bloated, and perpetually deficit ridden.  Federal government shutdowns provide an insight into what is truly important to the general population, and leadership.  It can also be used as a character test of those who claim certain positions (ie: being against Obamacare, cutting welfare, illegal immigration cost) during voting events.

There is nothing that holds the GOP held Senate to the 60 vote limitation used to provide cover for the shut down.  Democrats, if ever they hold power again, would sidestep the rule so fast it would make the obamacare passage mechanics look amateurish to accomplish their stated goals of totalitarian socialism.

Military, ports, courts, borders, and federal highway systems are primary needs.  State welfare subsidies,housing, education, federal property ownership, environmental interference, business manipulation (cronyism), and personal medical insurance practices are not.

Start with the federal defunding of California, and make Michigan a close next.

If GOP ideas are good, put them in place and let the results speak for themselves.  If some legislators express an inordinate amount of fear about blowback, then we know where our weak sisters are, and they can be replaced ..now.

The #SchumerShutdown is the time to move forward and demonstrate the inadequacy of the Democrat philosophy to provide a constitutionally based operating plan that offers maximum state and individual benefit in the longer term.

It is an opportunity that ought not be missed.

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Trump’s Good Opportunity http://rightmi.com/trumps-good-opportunity/ http://rightmi.com/trumps-good-opportunity/#comments Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:36:28 +0000 http://rightmi.com/?p=15484 ]]> A golden opportunity to actually “pink slip” the nanny state looms large this weekend.

This coming Saturday Noon will mark the first anniversary of the inauguration of Donald John Trump as the 45th President of the United States. If we’re being honest (which the legacy media characteristically is not), then it’s been a year that even Reagan might have envied . . . and no, I’m not yet tired of winning. Believe it or not, though, this weekend might yet be remembered less for the demarcation of DJT’s actual first year in office, and more for the president making good on a threat from back in May, which comeuppance some senators – on both sides of the aisle – are on the record as thinking is some sixteen weeks overdue.

With Friday night’s deadline in mind, in light of the apparent deadlock around key issues (such as immigration infrastructure and military funding), Alice Ollstein penned a Talking Points Memo op-ed discussing what, in her opinion, are the three possible outcomes to the current standoff, none of which are particularly appealing. Former congressman, and current congressional candidate, Kerry Bentivolio, had a somewhat different take on Ms. Ollstein’s opinion, which he shared in an e-mail with fellow veterans, campaign staffers, and other supporters. With Kerry’s permission, I’ll share his thoughts following the break – with a skosh of editorial license and personal wordsmithing applied.

People with a modicum of real-world professional experience understand that problems are often opportunities in disguise. That includes lay-offs and bankruptcies (both of which I have personally endured, in addition to actual homelessness), because entrepreneurial people will figure out how to use such personal crises as opportunities to reinvent themselves, and often come back much stronger than when they went in. If the beltway elites get their way, and force a “federal shutdown” on Friday night, then it’s entirely possible that non-military federal employees may finally learn what the past three decades have been like in the real world.

During the last “federal shut down,” then-President Obama sent “non-essential” federal employees home. (If I remember correctly, the “shutdown” was specifically executed in a manner that maximized the level of inconvenience to the common citizen.) However, when these employees returned to work, they received all their back-pay for the work they did not perform. Essentially the “shutdown” was an unplanned and forced vacation, but a paid one; and I’ll bet that you never knew that before now.

Before I go any further, let me clarify something . . . in that a “federal shutdown” isn’t an actual shutdown as a private sector business would understand it. Core government functions are still performed, Congress is still in session, the military still operates, the post office still moves the mail, treasury checks still go out, embassies and consulates are still open, and so forth. On the other hand . . .

As a private-sector business titan, Donald Trump understands what “lay-offs” mean. He’s closed some unprofitable businesses, and some he’s reorganized, trimmed off the fat, and remade into profitable enterprises. When President Trump starts applying those hard-learned private-sector lessons to government, liberal-influenced federal employees – who likely have no actual understanding of how the real-world system works – will start to feel the pinch, and soon learn that they just ain’t that special. And herein lies the president’s opportunity to turn the “never waste a crisis” mindset on its head.

Alice Ollstein, in her Talking Points Memo op-ed, discusses what are, by all accounts, the three issues at the core of the current mess, and suggests three possible ways the loggerheads could play out. But there is a fourth option that she hasn’t considered, a natural outgrowth of forcing a shutdown that a private-sector business executive would instinctively realize, but wouldn’t occur to an ivory-tower liberal. By holding the line on DACA, CHIP, and spending caps – absolutely refusing to sign off on anything that doesn’t give him exactly what he wants – President Trump gets to pink-slip the non-essential members of the federal workforce, and reroute the savings to cover essential infrastructure improvements (likely including the wall).

In the meantime, the laid-off non-essential workers will get to discover what real folks have been going through an average of two or three times in their lives; like finding a new career after learning there are no longer guaranteed life-time jobs, and collecting unemployment insurance (because lay-offs mean no pay). They will be forced to cut back on household expenses (or raid their savings to cover those expenses), perhaps including those expensive overpriced designer coffees every morning (which will suddenly become an expendable luxury). All of this just like so many of us who’ve lost jobs to lousy international trade deals, illegal immigrates (and legal foreigners imported from the four corners of the earth) and the hundred other reasons too numerous to list in this short editorial.

President Trump might find in this government slow down an opportunity to let the air out of all those unconstitutional federal agencies too. For example, as Secretary DeVos has recently pointed out, nearly four decades of federal micromanagement of local school districts has been a complete waste of taxpayer money and resources. Perhaps the Department of Education’s $80 Billion-plus budget could simply be block-granted back to the states from which it came, no teacher loses a dime in salary, and local communities are richer because Trump and DeVos cut out the middleman.

Yes, America, this looks like a golden opportunity for President Trump to drain a significant portion of the swamp, by pink-slipping it.

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SOTU 2018 Watch Party! http://rightmi.com/sotu-2018-watch-party/ http://rightmi.com/sotu-2018-watch-party/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:53:12 +0000 http://rightmi.com/?p=15477 ]]> Making America Great Again and coming to a really big screen in TC.

January 30 will be the State of the Union given by the guy who has pulled the pants down on the praetorian guard for the Democrats party.

The state of the nation is certainly the best it has been in the past eight years, and probably going much further back when looking at the rollback of the federal regulatory clime. Add to this tax reform that begins the simplification of the code, and a bureaucracy that will be more friendly to the individual and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Judges, walls, and a return to international respect through proper foreign policy etc., all of which has been accomplished in only a single year with the Donald as the CEO of USA inc.

In Traverse City, we will be having a party.

10 Bux.  Snacks provided, and drinks are on the guy next to you. (he/she will be looking your way)   Proceeds will be distributed to the local county GOP parties as we wind up for a busy election year.

See you there!

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Battle Cry 2018 – Feb 2-3 http://rightmi.com/battle-cry-2018/ http://rightmi.com/battle-cry-2018/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:25:52 +0000 http://rightmi.com/?p=15472 ]]> Keynote Speaker Dinesh D'Souza & Corey Lewandowski

From the organizational page.

Battle Cry 2018 is shaping up to be one NOT to be missed!

American conservative political commentator, author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza will be the key note speaker for Battle Cry. Dinesh’s new book “The Big Lie” exposes the left’s biggest lie yet: their campaign to paint conservatives as Nazis to cover up their own fascism.   …

The rest.

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Was MLK Republican? http://rightmi.com/was-mlk-republican/ http://rightmi.com/was-mlk-republican/#comments Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:06:27 +0000 http://rightmi.com/?p=15465 ]]> Some say he was, and some say he was not.

In any event, here is a message from Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Co-Chair Bob Paduchik on celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

“Today, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who helped forge the path toward equality for all,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “Led by the principles of peace and nonviolence, he inspired generations with his enduring vision of realizing the American Dream. As we pay tribute to Dr. King today, we must continue to work towards making his dream a reality.”

“Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Co-Chair Bob Paduchick. “We commemorate a man who saw the need for change and an opportunity to lead by example. Through nonviolent activism Martin Luther King, Jr. altered the course of American history. May we remember and cherish the things he held dear and treat one another with dignity and respect, today and every day.”

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Rewarding stupidity. http://rightmi.com/rewarding-stupidity/ http://rightmi.com/rewarding-stupidity/#comments Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:33:40 +0000 http://rightmi.com/?p=15447 ]]> Come and meet the news boss…same as the old boss.

OPM.

Isn’t it grand to not be responsible for money.

Large sums of money, even.

Money that you would’ve thought SOMEONE would’ve learned their lesson after having their fat pulled out of the fire multiple times in the past.

Same characters played by different actors.

{This week’s stupidity players are revealed below the fold}

In yesterday’s Detroit News, it was reported that the district formerly known as DPS dropped the ball big time by not submitting the proper paperwork in time to Lansing for a $6.5-million personal property tax debt claim.

Fill out form. Drop in mailbox. Get check. That’s all they had to do.

Sadly, you wouldn’t have learned about this, from oh say, the administration of Detroit Public Schools Community District themselves, because that would imply the adult trait of responsibility.

And it didn’t take them long to go around and around pointing fingers at one another assigning blame.

Short version of the latest fiasco:

According to The News, early last year DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Vitti obtained the necessary paperwork and submitted it to former DPSCD CFO Marios Demetriou for completion. Mr. Demetrtiou delegated that task to DPSCD Financial Directors Delores Brown and Michael Bridges.

After that…nothing.

 

Not Marios Demetriou’s mea culpa: “So you see, it was my subordinates who screwed this one up. I’m not responsible in any way to oversee their progress.”

Neither Supt. Vitti or CFO Demetriou felt it was necessary to ask for a status update.

It was only after the August 15 deadline came and went that DPSCD officials realized the error.

Afterwards, that money was subsequently disbursed to other school districts and is no longer available.

Maybe (more on that below).

DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and various board members put on their game faces and acted shocked and disgusted by the magnitude of the ineptitude. Superintendent Vitti added that disciplinary action will be taken.

That sounds good, except for the fact that DPSCD Financial Director Michael Bridges resigned last year.

Superintendent Vitti also added that the missing funds won’t affects current students as the money was to go towards paying down the “old district” debt as part of the bailout.

Now here’s the part where I elaborate more on that “maybe” briefly mentioned above. Lansing is still trying to figure out how to get the money to Detroit. State Treasury spokesman Ron Leix said, “The state Treasury Department is in conversations with the school district to see if there’s a possible solution.”

Wait!

What?

Not DPSCD Nikolai Vitti: “Hey, Nick! Buddy! Can you help a buddy out? My people can’t even mail a letter on time!”

 

Not State Treasurer Nick Khouri: “Sure thing, pal! I mean…deadlines right? Who needs ’em. I’ll get my people right on it to see what those people across the street won’t notice missing from the budget.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve heard that correctly.

From a school district where their academic performance is still very much in the red, and fiduciary responsibility isn’t too far behind, Lansing is still at it, using public money to fix stupid.

And stupidity from people making north of $150-thousand per year, no less!

Stay tuned.

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House Speaker Tom Leonard Can Kill Senate Bill 97 If His Funders Let Him http://rightmi.com/house-speaker-tom-leonard-can-kill-senate-bill-97-if-his-funders-let-him/ http://rightmi.com/house-speaker-tom-leonard-can-kill-senate-bill-97-if-his-funders-let-him/#comments Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:34:01 +0000 http://rightmi.com/?p=15440 ]]>

All of us who have been following the saga of Senate Bill 97 (SB97) are beyond disgusted. It’s one of the most egregious legislative power-grabs in recent memory. According to MichiganVotes.org, the measure if passed would give “state and local government agencies the power to enter into joint operating arrangements for building hospital and transportation businesses” and would allow private operators to “benefit from tax exemptions and its governmental partner’s power to impose property taxes, borrow, take private property using eminent domain and more.” This is as anti-free market as it gets.

The bill predictably sailed through the Senate without much debate and discussion. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, known for his lack of spine and principle, fast tracked it last year. The Senate committeemembers who approved SB97 were all bought off by the hospital and transportation industries that will make a killing off the legislation, and all but four Senators voted to approve it during the full Senate vote. Sens. Colbeck, Hune, Emmons and Shirkey were the only hold-outs.

The House committee that approved SB97 was similarly bought off by the monied interests that will benefit from the bill. This is how the Lansing swamp operates. Right now, the fate of SB97 is in the hands of House GOP leadership. House Speaker Tom Leonard has the reputation of being a staunch conservative. He is running for Attorney General right now off of his conservative bona fides.

To his credit, Leonard is no Arlan Meekhof. He seems far more fair-minded than his predecessors, but who is funding Leonard and the rest of the House GOP leadership?

Leonard is taking money from the same hospital and transportation interests that have papered over the legislature to push forward SB97. According to data compiled by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, Leonard’s top donors include Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, and Matty Maroun. Could this financial support come as apart of a quid pro quo in order to move SB97 up for a vote in the House?

Additionally, other members of House GOP leadership are getting paid off by these interests. Speaker Pro-Tempore Lee Chatfield is getting cash from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Matty Maroun, the Health Care Association of Michigan, and Meridian Health Plan. Majority Floor Leader Dan Lauwers is funded by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, the Michigan Health & Hospital Association and One Tough Nerd PAC. Majority Caucus Chair Eric Leutheuser is getting greased over by Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Based upon these troubling connections, it does look like House GOP Leadership is planning to move SB97 forward for a vote to complete another legislative screwjob on the taxpayer. Make no mistake about it, these massive industries (hospital, healthcare, transportation) that will make untold amounts of cash from SB97 did not pay off House GOP leadership to receive nothing in return. But we are far from powerless to stop this corrupt process from playing out as planned.

WHAT CAN BE DONE?

Although the big money is against us, there is a way to strike back. Our reps need our support, and Leonard particularly needs the support of dedicated conservative activists at this moment for his campaign for Attorney General. It is up to the Republican Party precinct delegates to elect the nominee for AG later this year at state GOP convention.

If enough duly-elected precinct delegates call Speaker Leonard and unequivocally tell him that his ambitions for AG are finished if he schedules SB97 for a vote, this legislation WILL die.

Call House Speaker Leonard at (517) 373-1778 to deliver that message now. Have a nice discussion with him or his aides. Let him know the importance of refusing to schedule SB97 for a vote. Do not accept the excuses, and inform him what the consequences will be. Be firm, but polite.

It doesn’t matter who his opponents in the AG race are. It doesn’t matter if he intends to vote against the bill after he schedules it (which is a total cop out anyway). We have to stand strong if we are going to stop this power-grab.

I would love to support Speaker Leonard for AG and tell delegates about how he heroically stopped SB97 from being passed. How he told the special interests they were going too far and put his foot down. That is the type of leadership profile I would love to see from an AG. But Speaker Leonard, this is the line in the sand. It is time to show whether you have the courage to lead, or you simply do not.

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Dopey http://rightmi.com/dopes/ http://rightmi.com/dopes/#comments Sun, 07 Jan 2018 23:51:33 +0000 http://rightmi.com/?p=15434 ]]> An open letter to President Trump.

Mr President, don’t let the failures of AG Sessions define your presidency.

As it turns out was a pretty significant mistake to allow him to stay off hands from the ongoing nonsense (Russia, etc) that is being performed by your enemies.  Make no mistake, these people are looking for some chink in the armor, and those around you who may have forgotten even the most minute details, are threatened with process crimes, that have nothing to do with what the investigation is purportedly about.

This could have been averted by a little show of strength by the attorney general, yet remains ongoing, with the wasting of taxpayer resources. Jeff sessions might be loyal, intelligent, and conservative at his core, but he is proving to be foolish.

The above is water under the bridge now.  It was and remains a waste of time, but will amount to nothing in the end.  The AG is about to undertake another mission however, that promises to lose you broad support, and ultimately cost the nation billions in wasted enforcement effort.

The effort of Jeff Sessions to ‘crack down’ on the recent marijuana surge is a misguided move, guaranteed to lose seats in legislatures, congress, and threaten expensive state lawsuits.

We agree that marijuana use is bad.  Personally, I have witnessed enough to know its effect on the brain, motivation, and  motor reflexes.  While it has documented medicinal qualities, the efforts to make it available as medicine are often abused, and by conversion, used to mask recreational use.

Michigan is no exception, with a less-than-clear mandate by the people to allow it’s use medicinally, and a potential recreational effort soon to happen.  In some ways it is a disaster, and in others it may be economic opportunity.

This genie is clearly out of the bottle.

Mr president, may be so bold as to suggest other ways of approaching the problem that would excite our Libertarian leaning friends, salve the #NeverPot conservatives, and provide ZERO ammunition to the progressive left?  Allow me a three point solution.

  • First, get Sessions as far away from marijuana enforcement as you can.  Distance your administration from any measures that will reflect on your leadership as being ‘hardline.’  This will protect those who you advocate for in future elections, as well as allow your base of support to broaden.  You do not want to be seen as being against individual (and state’s) rights.
  • Secondly, get a commitment from Congress to investigate the real cost to society through health, social, and rehabilitation programs, as well as any spin off effects that cost us, so that a basis can be made for point three.
  • Third, outlaw federal all social safety nets to those individuals, and jurisdictions that use or allow the use of Marijuana except under the strictest guidelines set by Congress.

Mr President, we are often reminded by those who smoke dope that “It is a victim-less crime,” and that if it doesn’t affect us, “we should have no say in its use.”

I tend to agree with that, but only if we make sure to protect that liberty by removing its effect from those of us who prefer to remain drug free.   The moral imperative is to actually allow those who ‘partake’ in the use of Marijuana to do so; but with the full knowledge they must not also be required to receive our (taxpayer subsidized) assistance when that decision process becomes problematic.

Before it is too late, reign in the AG Mr. President.  Already opposing political forces are seeing a way in which to use his efforts against your administration, and the Republican party.  Logically, the effort seems worth it under the social structure we operate, but a return to a more ordered liberty would be better assured by limiting the after effects and holding the users fully responsible in ways that cost this nation far less than a costly, authoritative, and legally brutal approach.

Thank you

 

 

 

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Now, how do you suppose HIS name got there??? http://rightmi.com/now-how-do-you-suppose-his-name-got-there/ http://rightmi.com/now-how-do-you-suppose-his-name-got-there/#comments Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:59:04 +0000 http://rightmi.com/?p=15406 ]]> Politics and corruption are practically synonymous here in Southeastern Michigan.

Recent names (for most readers here, anyways) include such notables like Coleman Young (the first), Kwame Kilpatrick, The (almost) entire Conyers Family, etc.

Excluding VERY rare circumstances, they have been allowed to go pretty much unchecked by state and local officials since there apparently is some “unwritten” rule prohibiting county prosecutors and Attorneys General from investigating fellow politicians, regardless of party affiliation.

No, I don’t get it either.

Fortunately, this hasn’t stopped the Feds though from doing the job that local and state officials have been reticent to do.

I’ve honestly lost track of the number of investigations on Coleman Young (the first). Kwame Kilpatrick will be a guest of the Texas Penal system for at least two-and-a-half decades (obviously pending the outcome of another appeal attempt). Monica Conyers got to relax for several months after spending some quality time in Camp Cupcake. John Conyers got caught literally with his pants down around his ankles.

And then there is this guy???

Now, who is it you may ask?

{Continued below the fold}

So, the latest round of the Feds doing the job of local and state officials involve two key players.

More people are probably familiar with The Rizzo’s. They have been connected with bribing at least 18 politicians and bureaucrats for their role in approving various contracts favorable to Rizzo Environmental Services (now wholly owned by GFL).

The other one surfaced, albeit very briefly, when the FBI unsealed their progress in a court filing while requesting more time for wiretaps, before the information was promptly re-sealed.

According to The Detroit Free Press, the wiretaps involved multiple politicians and one Gasper Fiore, who just so happens to own multiple towing companies across Southeastern Michigan. He also happens to own the company that is currently contracted by MDOT to provide the Roadside Courtesy Vans seen helping stranded motorists around town.

A yearly $2-million per year contract isn’t exactly chump change.

A portion of the briefly released wiretap transcripts involved a proposed amendment to the MDOT yearly budget that would effectively eliminate any other company from competing for bid.

One of the politicians involved shouldn’t really surprise anyone.

Disgraced ex-Michigan State Representative, repeat felon and sexual deviant Brian Banks (and now candidate for Michigan State Senate) just so happened to be mentioned.

Vote for me! OABTW, I’ll graciously accept your generous campaign donations.

The other name might come as a surprise to everyone: Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson.

Yes, the same A-21 backing, Syndercaid supporting, and RTA promoting Tom Casperson.

With “republicans” like these?!?

Readers are now scratching their heads and asking themselves what a politician from Escanaba has to do with a corruption scandal investigation in Southeastern Michigan.

Anyone want to take a wild guess who the Chairman is of the Michigan Senate Transportation Committee up in Lansing?

Another part of the wiretap transcript between Gasper Fiore and his daughter Jennifer expanded somewhat on this:

“I stopped by and saw Randy, ‘cause I still have to pay him some money. He did that …,” Gasper Fiore said.

“Pay who?” Jennifer Fiore replied.

“Well, that guy,” Gasper Fiore said. “Was he helpful?”

“Casperson?” she said.

“Yeah,” replied Gasper Fiore.

When asked multiple times for comment on the FBI wiretap, Sen. Casperson nor his LA Hannah Kissling had responded.

What, me worry? I’m termed out this year!

It should be worth noting that the FBI doesn’t exactly spell out who “Randy” is.

Perhaps after we see “him” being led away in cuffs by the local FBI office and/or the rest of the wiretap transcripts are released.

Stay tuned, true believers.

This story is bound to get more interesting.

Not a likeness of Tom Casperson walking away with an awful lot of money mysteriously acquired.

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Left Coast Incompetence Will Slow Your Computer Tuesday http://rightmi.com/left-coast-incompetence-will-slow-your-computer-tuesday/ http://rightmi.com/left-coast-incompetence-will-slow-your-computer-tuesday/#comments Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:51:24 +0000 http://rightmi.com/?p=15400 ]]> Another major triumph of Silicon Valley engineering incompetence.

Microsoft is going to slow down most all Intel 64 bit CPU computers on Tuesday, January 9th, in their regular monthly Windows updates.  This after the corrupt finks at Apple got caught slowing down IPhones just before each new model was released.

Microsoft have to compensate for a fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips which has gone unnoticed for 10 years. Expect a 5% – 30% slow down, depending on your tasks and your specific processor.

Gamers will simply love this:

Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Other OSes will need an update, performance hits loom
By John Leyden and Chris Williams — 2 Jan 2018 at 19:29

A fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug.

Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an upcoming Patch Tuesday….

…..Crucially, these updates to both Linux and Windows will incur a performance hit on Intel products. The effects are still being benchmarked, however we’re looking at a ballpark figure of five to 30 per cent slow down, depending on the task and the processor model. More recent Intel chips have features – such as PCID – to reduce the performance hit. Your mileage may vary.

Similar operating systems, such as Apple’s 64-bit macOS, will also need to be updated – the flaw is in the Intel x86-64 hardware, and it appears a microcode update can’t address it. It has to be fixed in software at the OS level, or go buy a new processor without the design blunder.

Details of the vulnerability within Intel’s silicon are under wraps: an embargo on the specifics is due to lift early this month, perhaps in time for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday next week. Indeed, patches for the Linux kernel are available for all to see but comments in the source code have been redacted to obfuscate the issue……

Elite ‘engineers’ in California are idiots. Overpaid idiots.  Underworked idiots.

Imagine the abuse Detroit would receive if they had to slow down all automobiles sold over the last 10 years by 30%!

But the media on this disaster? Crickets! You have to get the story from the British media. The privilege you get for all those donations to Hillary?

It’s not a swamp, it’s an ocean which needs to be drained.

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