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  • Bitcoin, malware and blind luck helped Russian agents hack Democratic Party computers

    07/15/2018 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 7/15/18 | Chris Megerian
    WASHINGTON — The email landed in John Podesta’s crowded inbox around March 19, 2016, during the height of the presidential primaries, and it appeared to be a standard security request from Google for Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman to change his password. Doing so ultimately led to a political firestorm that is still raging. The email was actually from Aleksey Lukashev, a senior lieutenant in Russian military intelligence, using the account “john356gh” to mask his purpose, U.S. officials say. The email contained an embedded link that secretly opened Podesta’s account to a hacking team at 20 Komsomolskiy Prospekt, near Moscow’s Red...
  • The 2 ways Russia may have helped Trump steal the election aren't what you think

    07/15/2018 6:40:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Philly ^ | 7/15/18 | Will Bunch
    **SNIP** The Russia-interference-was-no-big-deal crowd also clings to the fact there’s no evidence of the greatest fear when it comes to election stealing — that hackers accessed electronic voting systems on election night and changed vote totals to hand the contest to Trump. And yet — buried beneath the headlines on Friday’s indictments — were two largely new revelations that dramatically elevated the possibility that Russian meddling wasn’t just morally and criminally wrong but actually went a long way toward snatching victory away from Clinton and handed it to Trump on Election Day. — Hacking of state voter rolls. — The...
  • Anthea Butler: Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility...

    07/15/2018 6:20:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Anthea Butler
    Anthea Butler Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility and shout about our democracy dying Rejoice, Republicans, you will have another majority on your hands, because Democratic messaging for the 2018 election cycle is nonexistent. Harsh? Not even. The unimaginative leaders of the Democratic Party — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez — have been playing nice and talking about the virtues of "civility," while the Republican Party has been accusing Democrats of backing Communism and supporting the violent street gang MS-13. (Trump has...
  • Bronco Billy and the 25th Law of Power

    07/15/2018 6:01:49 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    When we were young, we were taught how to act, and told how to behave. The opinions of our peers decided what we would do, who we would date, and how successful our life could be. For those of us who never left our home town, these demands have become forged as the tightest shackles that bind us to the demands and needs of others. However, once we leave that environment, we find ourselves in a new place with new friends and a new life. We are thus given and provided the opportunity to reconstruct our life. We are provided...
  • Trump-Putin summit could improve US-Russia relations -- And yes, that is a good thing

    07/15/2018 4:52:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Harry J. Kazianis | Fox News
    Heading into his summit in Finland Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump has an important goal: improve relations with the world’s second-ranked nuclear power – but only if doing so will benefit the United States. “Getting along with Russia would be a good thing, not a bad thing,” the U.S. president said in April – a sentiment he has voiced many times before and since, going back to his days as a presidential candidate. President Trump – despite what his critics say – is not a naďve fool who will sell out the United States and our allies...
  • Peter Strzok’s arrogance is the product of a corrupt FBI

    07/15/2018 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 64 replies
    New York Post ^ | 14 July 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    Watching FBI agent Peter Strzok battle with Congress, my initial reaction was pure anger. His repeated, arrogant insistence that he had done nothing wrong despite tons of evidence to the contrary convinced me he deserved immediate firing — if not the firing squad. Gradually, though, anger gave way to amazement as Strzok grew increasingly combative and condescending. Given his predicament, the sneering and smirking were stupid, and yet he persisted. Who is this jerk, I wondered, and how in the hell did he get to be a big shot at the FBI? And why are taxpayers still paying for the...
  • Ranked: The top 15 possible Democratic presidential candidates for 2020

    07/15/2018 7:01:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/15/18 | Aaron Blake
    We're now just four months, practically speaking, from the effective launch of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season. As soon as the 2018 midterm election is in the books — win or lose — you'll probably see a handful of the dozens of prospective candidates making moves or even launching campaigns to challenge President Donald Trump. Each quarter, the Washington Post handicaps potential candidates. Here is its latest ranking of possible contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020: Worth watching: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Colorado Gov....
  • (What school was like) Learning during my 1970s High School years

    07/14/2018 7:02:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 152 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Do you remember what it was like going to High School in the 1970s? I do. I most certainly do. In fact, the older I get the more removed that I am from it. As time passes, it starts to look like some kind of a scene from “The Twilight Zone”. The truth is that the kind of life that I had growing up is really alien to the way kids grow up today. That is worrisome, and it really concerns me. When an American intern comes in to work for me, I am stunned just how absolutely helpless they...
  • Trump Hits Another Home Run With Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 5:14:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 9, 2018 | John G. Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, who was included in The Heritage FoundationÂ’s original list of potential Supreme Court nominees, is a very promising choice.The battle lines were already drawn before Trump made his announcement, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declaring he would not vote for any of the individuals on TrumpÂ’s short list.Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promised the confirmation vote would happen this fall. Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the process of reviewing...
  • Peter Strzok exhibited an astonishing lack of self-awareness

    07/14/2018 11:54:21 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2018 | JAMES GAGLIANO
    For ten hours Thursday, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok gave riveting, compelling and, at times, farcical testimony before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees. ...(snipped for excerpt size) The lowlights included Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). In a contentious back-and-forth with Strzok, whose well-publicized affair with a colleague resulted in the discovery of damning politically charged text messages, Gohmert questioned Strzok’s fidelity, blasted his “smirk” and condemned his conduct as a “disgrace.” Gohmert, “How many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eyes and lie to her?”Not to be outdone were Strzok’s “defense attorneys” — the committees’ Democrats....
  • Rosenstein Delivers Indictments For 12 Russians – Then Buries in Lock-box of DOJ National Security

    07/13/2018 9:49:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 43 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 7/13/2018 | SUNDANCE
    If you are old enough to remember the Soviet-era propaganda approximately five years prior to the Polish solidarity movement, you are old enough to have a solid frame of reference for today’s announcement from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Truthfully, I never thought a constitutionally protected U.S. government apparatus would ever be able to pull-off propaganda so easily and readily consumed by an American electorate…. Alas, lesson learned. So here’s my take: Setting aside the transparent timing of the declaration today; which is entirely based upon the reality of interlopers within our current government remaining focused on undermining President Trump...
  • What we can all learn from the trapped Thailand soccer kids

    07/13/2018 9:43:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Heather Robinson
    Of course, the practical skills of engineers, technology experts, divers and military top the list of what enabled this rescue effort. But there’s another story here — one of quiet emotional fortitude, solidarity and spiritual strength. Surely if the boys or their coach had panicked or turned on one another in the darkness, they couldn’t have survived. The boys’ coach, 25-year-old Ekapol Chanthawong, had worked with them — even choosing the name “Wild Boars” (“Moo Ba” in Thai) — to build their self-esteem. Mostly poor children who, in a soccer-obsessed country, had been rejected by their school teams, the boys...
  • Rep. Meadows Drops Bombshell: DOJ Had Not Notified Lisa Page of Congress’ Outstanding Interview ..

    07/13/2018 9:43:22 PM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 7/13/2018 | Christina Laila
    Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said on Friday afternoon it appears the DOJ is continuing their efforts to keep material facts and even witnesses from Congress. Meadows tweeted: Remarkably, we learned new information today suggesting the DOJ had not notified Lisa Page of Congress’ outstanding interview requests for over 7 months now. The DOJ/FBI appear to be continuing their efforts to keep material facts, and perhaps even witnesses, from Congress.
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP could win big in November thanks to Democrats’ radical, unrealistic immigration..

    07/13/2018 5:32:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: GOP could win big in November thanks to Democrats’ radical, unrealistic immigration stanceRepublicans have the chance to secure a major victory and expand their 51-49 majority in the U.S. Senate in the November midterm elections – largely because Democrats are advocating radical, impractical and unpopular immigration positions. As more and more Democrats throw their support behind so-called sanctuary cities, abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and promoting open borders, more and more Americans are expressing their vehement opposition to these positions. Most recently, in their fervor over the child-detention issue, every Senate Democrat scrambled to...
  • Rosenstein Confirms DNC Server Was Not Hacked – Emails Were Obtained w/“Spear Phishing” Scam

    07/13/2018 4:37:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/13/18 | Cristina Laila
    Another junk indictment? This comes a day before President Trump is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein confirmed that the DNC server was never actually hacked. **SNIP** “Secondly, the defendants hacked into computer networks and installed malicious software and allowed them to spy on users,” Rosenstein continued. The computer networks Rosenstein was referring to was a Congressional campaign, not the DNC server. “They also hacked into the networks of a Congressional campaign and a national political committee,” Rosenstein continued.
  • Varvel: How I went from a Trump critic to a Trump supporter

    07/13/2018 10:29:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | July 11, 2018 | Gary Varvel
    Link only per agreement with Gannett.
  • Strzok Says FBI Agents Are Permitted to Engage in Some Adulteries

    07/13/2018 9:42:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 13, 2018 | Staff
    Video at link. Peter Strzok of the FBI (Screen Capture) (CNSNews.com) - FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the investigation of possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign testified under oath in a congressional hearing on Thursday that FBI agents can engage in some types of adultery. Strzok was asked “what action” he would take if he found out one of his subordinates was conducting an “extramarital affair.” “It depends,” said Strzok. “If it was against the FBI’s regulation in terms of if it was somebody in their chain of command, above...
  • The U.S. is 'winning' the trade war, says Mohamed El-Erian

    07/13/2018 6:39:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 7:29 AM ET Tue, 10 July 2018 | Kellie Ell
    •As trade tensions continue, Mohamad El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz, says the U.S. "will win the trade war." •Investors have been on edge with some fearing that Trump has gone too far with his nontraditional negotiating tactics. •"One of the upside risks, is that you may end up changing, the global landscape in a way that favors the U.S.," he says. As trade tensions continue, Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC that the U.S. is winning the trade war. "In relative terms, we are winning and we will win the trade war," El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz, said Monday on...
  • Delingpole: Trump Is Right – Germany’s Green Energy Suicide Is a Threat to the West

    07/13/2018 5:28:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2018 | James Delingpole
    President Trump has warned at a NATO summit that German dependence on Russian gas poses a major security threat to the West. It’s about time somebody said it! This problem has been brewing for decades. In fact it goes right back to the communist era of the Soviet Union, when the Russians saw the burgeoning green movement as the perfect way to undermine their enemies in the free West. Originally, the Soviets funded the “Peace Movement” in Western Europe mainly as a way of promoting the campaign for nuclear disarmament (in the West, that is, not behind the Iron Curtain)....
  • Elections Are the Only Thing Standing in the Left’s Way

    07/12/2018 11:27:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/11/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Mark in Fort Worth, Texas, is next, and it’s your turn. Hello. CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to make the host look good this afternoon. I wanted to take events of the last 72 hours and dovetail them with what you’ve been preaching to us for about the last two years, and that is that the media’s number one priority is separating Trump voters from Trump. In the last 72 hours, the cacophony from the left and the media has been so outrageous in part because I think the Kavanaugh decision, along...