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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 9:00 pm

Due to some bad weather in Washington, D.C., Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., was unable to attend a breakfast meeting Friday with ambassadors of four countries and Flathead Valley business leaders at Applied Materials.

That meant Montana’s senior senator missed out on the chance to make a big announcement — the culmination of his work in securing a software licensing grant worth $46 million for Flathead Valley Community College from Siemens PLM Software based in Germany.

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          • It's a beautiful day posted at 9:03 pm on Fri, Sep 20, 2013.

            It's a beautiful day Posts: 1832

            Flathead Valley Community College now is being funded by the Corporate High Tech Cowboy Silicon Valley Business Special Ops Funding...Is this for our greater good...?

            Thanx Max(Baucus).....Apple iPhone 5s technology is currently made in the Flathead Valley and will soon begin course instructions to produce future minimum wage technicians at the FVCC and soon to be transformed into the:
            (F)lathead (U)niversity of the (C)ity of (K)alispell (I)nstitute of (T)echnology at light speed...

            Apple iPhone 5s Fingerprint Database To Be Shared With NSA

            Apple iPhone 5STech-heads are eager to get their hands on the new Apple iPhone 5S next month and evidently Apple feels the same. This is due to the fact that their latest model comes equipped with fingerprint recognition technology as an added security feature.

            Privacy has become a major concern in today’s technologically dominated society. Individuals keeping up with all the latest gadgets also run the risk of becoming exposed to unresolved bugs that could leave the user open to breeches in their personal security.

            Apple’s official spokespeople have maintained a vague stance on the potential of sharing their fingerprint database with the NSA. Fortunately, after hours of phone calls I was finally able to speak with an employee that could answer some of my questions.

            “Absolutely the databases will be merged. This whole ‘fingerprint scan’ idea originated from someone in our Government. They just didn’t expect to be outed by Snowden, you know.” Said Tim Richardson, District Manager of Apple’s North America Marketing Department. He went onto explain that the NSA and FBI have been compiling a special database for over a year now to use with the new Apple technology. Fingerprints from all over the nation. Cold cases. Fugitives of the law. Missing persons.

            The Apple iPhone 5s has back-up power so the device never completely shuts down. Coupled with the phone’s built-in GPS these features will allow police officers to pin-point the criminal so they can be detained quickly and efficiently. Officials expect to apprehend hundreds of suspects within the first months or so of the act.

            When asked for a response to individual’s concerns about privacy Mr. Richardson told us:

            “Frankly, if a person is foolish enough to allow something as specific and criminally implicit as their fingerprints to be cataloged by faceless corporations and Government officials… Well, you can’t exactly blame us for capitalizing upon it, can you? Personally, I believe this effort will support a greater good. Some of the folks they’re hoping to apprehend are quite dangerous. Besides, it’s not like this is covered in the Constitution.”

            Richardson was indeed correct in his latter statement; We looked over the Constitution and couldn’t find a single mention of using fingerprints against a public that willfully submitted them.

            While Apple and the NSA may be completely within their rights to use information volunteered by it’s customers, some consumers are sour over the idea.

            “I’m old. I’m not good at remembering passwords.” Said one Apple user we spoke with. “I like the idea of easily being able to unlock my Apple device with a fingerprint. But I also shouldn’t have to worry about being tied to a string of murders I commuted in the 70′s… That’s not America and that’s not freedom…”

            Programmers have been working day and nights to have the Apple 5S ready for its release in late September. They claim the software is 90% accurate and while there are still some technical issues to iron out, they believe it’s unlikely any mishaps will occur.”

            - See more at: http://nationalreport.net/apple-iphone-5s-fingerprint-database/#sthash.KrV0s9Ur.dpuf

          • It's a beautiful day posted at 2:01 pm on Mon, Sep 16, 2013.

            It's a beautiful day Posts: 1832

            O'mama don't let your high-tech-cowboy's grow up to be babies...
            There will be no more cattle and farmers and such.....
            You can build a ladder to the stars..
            And climb up every rung...
            And may you stay, forever dumb.

          • It's a beautiful day posted at 8:11 pm on Sun, Sep 15, 2013.

            It's a beautiful day Posts: 1832

            We don’t need corporate sponsored genocide in Montana by Multi National Companies that don’t play by the rules . Max Baucus has done enough for us for us already and is an obvious traitor.


            IABD- THANX MAD MAXX...You always alleged to have protected Montana from mining in the past. Your family owns a great deal of future gold mining potential. It looks as if you have foreign businessmen interested in moving to old mining towns to reap a huge potential. No more gold or silver mining smelters exist to separate the other heavy and toxic elements and waste, some of the heavier elements are radioactive, but don't tell the Ore haulers who transport it to the cyanide leachers. The former ASARCO mill in East Helena I recall was bought by the Mexican GRUPPA company and was shut down and contaminated that area. Now your former Nazi friends from South America are interested in Butte. Flathead Valley Community College will be looking for high tech job potential similar to what destroyed New Jersey's culture where the girl scouts and other young girls clubs instead of learning about camping and how to survive in the woods and were learning how to make robotic arms since 2000. New Jersey was devastated by Hurricane Sandy and no investors want to rebuild it too quickly. Tuning the Flathead Valley into the next Silicon Valley wasteland for cheap labor will turn Montana in to Homerville’s of poverty for struggling local businesses. Dennis Washington’s southern Montana Rail Link which he acquired from a windfall investment when Microsoft was first introduced will become your imperialist exploiting partners with foreign speculators ready to buy Montana. We all want work, not a b*** job. Please, not in my backyard! Go back to the east coast where you belong. You no longer share Montana values anymore with the natives.

          • Diane Bokor posted at 11:40 am on Sat, Sep 14, 2013.

            Diane Bokor Posts: 1

            Nice reporting job, Heidi. It was a pleasure to meet you.

          • It's a beautiful day posted at 9:59 pm on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

            It's a beautiful day Posts: 1832

            Republican cattle and silver market manipulator Barons Nelson and Bunker Hunt were tracking cattle digitally by GPS ear tags in Cody Wyoming years ago. Wait until Montana Beef digest a smart phone and goes MAD COW! Thanks MAX!



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