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#4141 Brian Kennedy

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 1711 PM

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 1714 PM

A depressed turnout at the last election? Weren't Democrats keen to point out both that Clinton won the popular vote and had also polled more votes than any male candidate had ever polled? Or was that last "except for Obama"?

That last bit just isn't true.  Assuming wiki's numbers are accurate she got fewer than both of Obama's counts (4 million less than '08 and just barely less than his '12 count).  Keep in mind the population is continually growing.

 

As a % of eligible voters this last election was the lowest turnout since 2000.  Considering the massive D push to register as many voters that they could coupled to the 'get out the vote' push they were making it was a lower turnout than what many expected.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 1927 PM

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#4144 Brian Kennedy

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 1951 PM

Simon must be bummed that Trump has embraced Team Sunni.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 2113 PM

Remember children 'Russia"

 

Caught On Tape: Wasserman Schultz Threatens Police Chief For Investigating Her IT Staff's Crimes

 

February we first reported on the Anwan brothers, the (Not-Russian) IT Staff Who Allegedly Hacked Congress' Computer Systems.
 
Imran Awan seen below with Bill Clinton The brothers were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.
 
Three members of the intelligence panel and five members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs were among the dozens of members who employed the suspects on a shared basis. The two committees deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues, information and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.
 
The brothers are suspected of serious violations, including accessing members’ computer networks without their knowledge and stealing equipment from Congress.
The three men are “shared employees,” meaning they are hired by multiple offices, which split their salaries and use them as needed for IT services.
 
Then in March, we noted that House Democrats decided to delay the firing (until today) because their Muslim background, some with ties to Pakistan, could make them easy targets for false charges.
 
“I wanted to be sure individuals are not being singled out because of their nationalities or their religion. We want to make sure everybody is entitled to due process,” Meeks said.
 
“They had provided great service for me. And there were certain times in which they had permission by me, if it was Hina or someone else, to access some of my data.”
 
Fudge told Politico on Tuesday she would employ Imran Awan until he received “due process.”
 
“He needs to have a hearing. Due process is very simple. You don’t fire someone until you talk to them,” Fudge said.
 
On Wednesday, Lauren Williams, a spokeswoman for Fudge, wouldn’t provide details about Imran Awan’s firing but did confirm he was still employed in Fudge’s office as of Tuesday afternoon.
The bottom line is simple - these House Democrats decided it was better to be at risk of hacking and extortion than to be accused of racism. Then yesterday we reported that Congressional Aides Fear Suspects In IT Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data...
 
The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access.
 
“I don’t know what they have, but they have something on someone. It’s been months at this point” with no arrests, said Pat Sowers, who has managed IT for several House offices for 12 years. “Something is rotten in Denmark.”
A manager at a tech-services company that works with Democratic House offices said he approached congressional offices, offering their services at one-fourth the price of Awan and his Pakistani brothers, but the members declined. At the time, he couldn’t understand why his offers were rejected but now he suspects the Awans exerted some type of leverage over members.
 
“There’s no question about it: If I was accused of a tenth of what these guys are accused of, they’d take me out in handcuffs that same day, and I’d never work again,” he said.
And today, The Daily Caller's Luke Rosiak reports Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite.
 
The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that sets the police force’s budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation.The Capitol Police and outside agencies are pursuing Imran Awan, who has run technology for the Florida lawmaker since 2005 and was banned from the House network in February on suspicion of data breaches and theft.
 
“My understanding is the the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate Members’ equipment when the Member is not under investigation,” Wasserman Schultz said in the annual police budget hearing of the House Committee On Appropriations’ Legislative Branch Subcommittee.
 
“We can’t return the equipment,” Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa told the Florida Democrat.
 
“I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences,” Wasserman Schultz said.
As one of eight members of the Committee on Appropriations’ Legislative Branch subcommittee, Wasserman Schultz is in charge of the budget of the police force that is investigating her staffer and how he managed to extract so much money and information from members.
 
In a highly unusual exchange, the Florida lawmaker uses a hearing on the Capitol Police’s annual budget to spend three minutes repeatedly trying to extract a promise from the chief that he will return a piece of evidence being used to build an active case.
 
“If a Member loses equipment and it is found by your staff and identified as that member’s equipment and the member is not associated with any case, it is supposed to be returned. Yes or no?” she said.
Police tell her it is important to “an ongoing investigation,” but presses for its return anyway.
 
The investigation is examining members’ data leaving the network and how Awan managed to get Members to place three relatives and a friend into largely no-show positions on their payrolls, billing $4 million since 2010.
 
The congresswoman characterizes the evidence as “belonging” to her and argues that therefore it cannot be seized unless Capitol Police tell her that she personally, as opposed to her staffer, is a target of the investigation.
 
When TheDCNF asked Wasserman Schultz Monday if it could inquire about her strong desire for the laptop, she said “No, you may not.” After TheDCNF asked why she wouldn’t want the Capitol Police to have any evidence they may need to find and punish any hackers of government information, she abruptly turned around in the middle of a stairwell and retreated back to the office from which she had come.
 
Her spokesman, David Dameron, then emerged to say “We just don’t have any comment.”
 
Though on the surface Wasserman Schultz would have been a victim of Awan’s scam, she has inexplicably protected him, circumventing the network ban by re-titling him as an “adviser” instead of technology administrator.
 
Politico described him and his wife, Hina Alvi, as having a “friendly personal relationship” with both Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York.
 
That baffled a Democratic IT staffer, who said
 
“I can’t imagine why she’d be that good of friends with a technology provider.”
 
“Usually if someone does bad stuff, an office is going to distance themselves” rather than incur political fallout for a mere staffer.
Wasserman Schultz resigned as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 after Wikileaks published thousands of internal emails obtained by an as-yet unidentified hacker.

 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:17 AM

There is something in Jerry Pournelle's blog about the Comey issue.

 

https://www.jerrypou...e-on-education/

 

Some nuggets:

 

 

The Highlights:

Comey was a minor assistant US attorney in the late 90’s.  He only gained power and money by being the DOJ official who “investigated” and cleared Bill Clinton of any wrong-doing in Clinton’s totally corrupt pardon (for huge payoffs) of criminal financier Marc Rich as Clinton was leaving the Presidency.  This is how Comey began his career as a creature of the “swamp” years ago, as a servant of the Clintons.

Comey provided “cover” for the Clintons in their gaining incredible power and wealth after leaving office through pardoning a billionaire money-launderer, arms dealer and criminal.  Comey was a key piece in how the Clintons upped their corruption game and gained incredible wealth through their foundation after leaving the White House.  A huge part of the scheme was giving Marc Rich a free pass when he should have spent life in prison, and that is what Comey covered-up for the Clintons.  This set up Comey to be part of the corruption machine, making him powerful and wealthy.

(...)

After about a year as HSBC director, despite his lack of any law enforcement experience, no DOJ leadership experience, and no qualifications for the job, Comey was appointed FBI director by Obama.  The only qualification Comey had was that the Clinton’s and their cronies knew Comey was in bed with them, was compromised and was willing to do their dirty work.  Comey was appointed to the FBI right when Hillary was leaving the State Department, and was vulnerable to the FBI because she had been using a private-server, mis-handling classified information, selling access to favors/contracts from the State Department to Clinton Foundation Donors (including Comey’s Lockheed Martin), and much more. Remember that this was about the time the Inspector General of the State Department found over 2 billion “missing” from the State Department finances during Hillary’s tenure.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:47 AM

And then Comey goes on to write this letter:
https://www.themarys...goodbye-letter/
http://edition.cnn.c...goodbye-letter/

Yes he will be fine with all the money given for faithful service.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:02 AM

Considering Comey supposedly cost Clinton the election none of this makes too much sense. At least not to me.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:19 AM

http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.3195449

 

I have to admit Trump is entertaining.... :D



#4150 Der Zeitgeist

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Posted Yesterday, 12:14 PM

http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.3195449

 

I have to admit Trump is entertaining.... :D

 

Watch the eyebrows.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:58 PM

https://www.bloomber...ore-nato-summit

 

More Lols.  I'm sure Macron was briefed on Trump's handshake fetish.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:26 PM

 

A depressed turnout at the last election? Weren't Democrats keen to point out both that Clinton won the popular vote and had also polled more votes than any male candidate had ever polled? Or was that last "except for Obama"?

That last bit just isn't true.  Assuming wiki's numbers are accurate she got fewer than both of Obama's counts (4 million less than '08 and just barely less than his '12 count).  Keep in mind the population is continually growing.

 

As a % of eligible voters this last election was the lowest turnout since 2000.  Considering the massive D push to register as many voters that they could coupled to the 'get out the vote' push they were making it was a lower turnout than what many expected.

 

Must have been "more votes than any White Male patriarch" then, which would fit in with the whine.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:51 PM

This member of the right side of history was an ethics professor. 

 

 

Bay Area college professor used U-shaped bike lock in beating, police say
 

 

BERKELEY — The arrest of a former Diablo Valley College professor on Wednesday is connected to the use of a bike lock in the beating of three people during a rally for President Donald Trump last month, police said Thursday.Eric Clanton remained in custody in lieu of $200,000 bail at Berkeley Jail on Thursday and will be arraigned Friday morning at 9 a.m. at Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel courthouse. He was arrested on three counts of suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon that isn’t a firearm and assault causing great bodily injury.

In a statement Thursday, police acknowledged that video of the incident, captured by onlookers and posted on social media, helped them identify Clanton as the suspect behind “several violent assaults” that happened on April 15 during the demonstration at Civic Center Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
 
Police confirmed Clanton can be seen in videos hitting people in the head with a U-shaped bicycle lock. Three people received “significant injuries” because of the beatings, police said.
 
Homicide detectives handled the investigation because of the seriousness of the assaults, police said. Investigators served warrants on Wednesday at unspecified addresses in San Leandro and Oakland, the latter of which is where authorities took Clanton into custody.
 
He surrendered without incident, police said.
 
Conservative web sites celebrated the arrest as a victory against anti-fascist supporters. Conservative groups of pro-Trump supporters fought with anti-Trump supporters — self-described as anti-fascist of “antifa” — during the rally.
 
The website 4chan posted video of the attack several days after it happened, showing someone hitting another person over the head with the U-shaped bike lock. The video also was posted by several outlets on YouTube.
 
A former DVC staff directory on its Web page said Clanton has worked at the school since 2015, teaching an “introduction to philosophy with a background in teaching ethics, critical thinking, and comparative philosophy East/West” with “primary research interests” of ethics and politics.
 
He earned a bachelor’s degree at California State University, Bakersfield, and a master’s degree at San Francisco State in philosophy.
 
Employee records for 2015 and 2016 listed Clanton as a lecturer with the California State University system and a philosophy instructor with the Contra Costa Community College District, according to Transparent California.

 

 
 
 
 

 



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Posted Yesterday, 04:13 PM

Ethics? Critical thinking? Sounds like proof of "those who can do, those who can't teach" :P

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Posted Yesterday, 04:29 PM

One of his social media pages said he was “currently exploring restorative justice from an anti-authoritarian perspective.”


Is hitting people in the heads with metal bike locks a form of restorative justice?

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Posted Yesterday, 06:04 PM

Considering Comey supposedly cost Clinton the election none of this makes too much sense. At least not to me.

 

Only supposedly.



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Posted Today, 05:50 AM

Now I get it....

 

According to an article in a local paper, 80% of the worlds prescriptions for opioids are issued in the USA, which has about 5% of the worlds population.

 

Trump is a trip!



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Posted 49 minutes ago

Now I get it....

 

According to an article in a local paper, 80% of the worlds prescriptions for opioids are issued in the USA, which has about 5% of the worlds population.

 

Trump is a trip!

Big pharma and the insurance companies are the same thing now.






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