"The former George W. Bush administration official who is often referred to as the ‘architect' of the Iraq War says he will likely end up voting for Hillary Clinton for president this fall."
"The schedules drew new attention this week after the AP analyzed the ones released so far. The news agency found that more than half the people outside the government who met or spoke by telephone with Clinton while she was secretary of state had given money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation."
Cheney got away with it too.
"The IT team for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used the open source cleaning software BleachBit to wipe systems "so even God couldn’t read them," according to South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy on Fox News. His comments on the 'drastic cyber-measure' were in response to the question of whether her emails were simply about 'yoga and wedding plans.'"
The organization that makes BleachBit, the open-source privacy software used to delete thousands of purportedly personal emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal home-brew server, is using the ensuing flurry of hyper-publicity to push it’s product. A screen grab from BleachBit’s home page:
The BleachBit web site goes on to note…
Jonathan Zdziarski quoted on CNN.com argued, "Someone trying to cover their tracks would likely pay for and use a much more expensive, specialized data destruction tool," but commercial tools leave a money trail.
Good point. Also, if God can’t read the deleted emails, neither can the FBLOLI.
Bunky, if you’re making secret yoga plans you ought to get yourself a copy of this software. It’s free.
"Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said he's considering whether to designate the US election system as critical infrastructure…"
Elections “critical”? Naaaw. Really?
"Proxima b sits within the habitable zone of its star – an enticing clue that it could indeed host life. But it takes a lot more than temperatures conducive to liquid water to make a place livable."
For example, does it have an NFL franchise yet? Or Spam? Or Twitter?
"Like a suitor letting one side down gently, the US in effect told the Syrian Kurds, we do love you, but we love and need Turkey much more."
Controversy over delay in San Jose bacon festival
Bacon enthusiasts are getting mixed messages as to why the Bacon Festival of America, held annually in San Jose for the past three years, has been forced to change dates from Labor Day weekend to October. Read the full story
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The topic erupted at the State Department's daily briefing on Tuesday and Wednesday. That was after Claudia Rosett reported in the New York Sun that the administration made 13 transfers of $99,999,999.99 each.http://goo.gl/Dicw9T
From Reuters News:
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange said on Wednesday his organization planned to release "significant" information linked to the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the Nov. 8 election.
Or Australian-Wing. Or Russian-Wing. Or wingnut. Something.
From Reuters News:
Nigerian man faces charges for naming his dog after president
A Nigerian man is being charged for provoking people and "breach of peace" by naming his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painting the name twice on the pet, police said on Wednesday.
From Reuters News:
Texas students use sex toys to protest new gun laws on campus
To protest a new state law that makes the carrying of concealed handguns legal in college classrooms, students at the University of Texas on Wednesday openly displayed sex toys, an act considered illegal under local indecency laws.…
"This is a very funny campaign," said protester Rebecca Galor, 20, who picked up two sex toys.
Brattleboro Police Urge Caution on Internet
BRATTLEBORO >> "The Brattleboro Police Department or Reformer's Facebook has probably been vetted and probably is accurate. But if you go to open sources, that's a pretty terrible idea," Police Chief Mike Fitzgerald said. "As a matter of fact, it just defies logic. Because anyone can put anything they want on those types of media sites. There's no credibility there." ...
Dog-gone: Canine candidate re-elected Minnesota town mayor
CORMORANT, Minn. (AP) - The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician.…
Cormorant resident Karen Nelson says Duke "greets everyone" who comes to the village of about 20 people nestled among lakes about 180 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
The FBI seems to share an opinion with many vapers in Indiana that the state's new vaping laws look a little fishy. The agency has been interviewing lawmakers and business owners in Indiana, according to the Indianapolis Star, trying to get answers on a bizarre, strict law that is shuttering vape businesses in the state and giving a special power to one local business. Last year, Indiana passed a law setting out standards for vaping manufacturers wishing to sell in the state. Read the full story
Is Obama Enabling the Next President to Launch Illegal Wars?
If his administration gets its way, it would be even easier for future commanders in chief to take military action without approval from Congress. Read the full story
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Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State
At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.
"The 40-page memo described a government contingency plan for rounding up thousands of legal alien residents of eight specified nationalities: Libya, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan and Morocco. Emergency legal measures would be deployed—rescinding the right to bond, claiming the privilege of confidential evidence, excluding the public from deportation hearings, among others. In its final pages, buried in a glaze of bureaucratese, the memo struck its darkest note: A procedure to detain and intern thousands of aliens while they awaited what would presumably become a mass deportation. Van Der Hout read the final pages carefully. The details conjured a vivid image of a massive detainment facility: 100 outdoor acres in the backwoods of Louisiana, replete with specifications for tents and fencing materials, cot measurements and plumbing requirements."
"Asked why he believed that to be the case, Powell responded, 'Why do you think?’"
"'My understanding is that her name was simply listed on the masthead in that period [1996-2008],' Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said hours after The Post broke the bombshell story."
About eight years after the end of WWII I was on a train full of Boy Scouts headed from Chicago to Santa Anna, CA, and the train made a stop in North Platte and the folks there reenacted their North Platte Canteen for us. I still remember it, even though at the time I had no idea what a big deal that really was. This book tells the story.