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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« Last post by Buddy on Today at 08:23:02 PM »
This is what happens when you have a LYING POS in the Oval Office.  You have to record EVERYTHING he says....because he will lie about it.

Someone is going to catch him in a lie.....that is recorded.  It's bound to happen in coming months.  He's almost asking for it to happen.

Press corps needs to "strap on a pair".✌️
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The rest / Re: Russiagate
« Last post by TerryM on Today at 08:13:54 PM »
Re: Wikileaks

Wikileaks recently dumped a large corpus on Russian telecom cooperation with Russian law enforcement, something like CALEA access in the USA. Unfortunately the documents are in Russian. I would like a link to a translation if possible. Online translation seems quite unsatisfactory.

The reason for my interest is the recent US intelligence warning on Kaspersky antivirus (which detects NSA hacking tools among others) The allegation is that Russian intelligence has access to Kaspersky telemetry from installed instances, but whether covertly or overtly is not clear. I am currently wondering if the telecom dump might illuminate Russian intelligence access.

sidd


We have a number of native Russian speakers on this board who might be able to provide an acceptable translation.
Terry

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Consequences / Re: Wildfires
« Last post by Sigmetnow on Today at 08:01:28 PM »
Wow.
All 10 of California’s worst fires have now happened since 1991-Oakland Hills.
Tubbs Fire, which partly destroyed Santa Rosa, is now #1
     https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/921434044914634752

CAL FIRE PIO:  As damage assessment of the #CAwildfires continues, 8,400 structures were destroyed, many have made the Top 20 Most Destructive List.
     https://twitter.com/calfire_pio/status/921407668354351105
Image below.
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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« Last post by Buddy on Today at 08:00:33 PM »
Couple things:

1). Donnie's Gallup approval/disapproval hanging NEAR record territory:  now 35/60.  Donnie's record is 34/61.  I have faith in Donnie.....new record abysmal records are coming.😳

2).  There are things that need to be corroborated.....but Niger fiasco is starting to look like it might be this:

a). Donnie puts Chad on list of countries that Donnie doesn't want immigrants from
b). Country of Chad says "fine....we're pulling our troops out of Niger."
c). Donnie signs off on US special ops operation in Niger.
d). Operation in Niger goes badly....and we lose 4 soldiers.
e). Donnie golfs 5 times....and during most of those rounds he already had a statement that was drafted for him about the fallen soldiers...but he didn't release it.
g). Press doesn't give up on the issue....and forces Donnie to deal with the issue in a fiasco of a rose garden press conference.
h). Donnie is outed as to what he says....and is climbed on from many fronts.
I). Kelly tries to clean things up....and either lies for Donnie about the Congressman, or was given bad information re Congressman and the FBI Building naming ceremony.  Tape of that ceremony proves Congresswoman was telling the truth....and Kelly now has egg 🍳 on his face.
J). NOW.....everyone, including Donnie's favorite "pal" John McCain wants to know what really went on in Niger.

The more rope Donnie is given.....the tighter the noose becomes.😳
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Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2017
« Last post by Sigmetnow on Today at 07:58:16 PM »
More lost power in Puerto Rico this year than the rest of the US combined. Maria is in the running for the biggest blackout in US history.
    https://twitter.com/trevorghouser/status/921421333132484609
Image below.

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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« Last post by TerryM on Today at 07:57:30 PM »
@Buddy
Yes, the income disparity is now worse than it was in the 1920s, and increasing. Please don't think any Democrats are for the earlier cut in the inheritance tax. We think there should be a progressive income tax (Eisenhower level was 91% for the top level, and the economy did very well with the top earners not taking value out of the system). It now exempts any inheritance below $5 million, and they are planning to get rid of that. Obama had a filibuster-proof majority for almost 5 months in 2009 (between seating Franken (lawsuit delay) and Kennedy's illness and death) and even then Obamacare is weak compared to what Democrats wanted, due to continuous manipulation and obstruction. That's what I mean about blaming victims for what Republican perps did.
Susan
I think the bolded is why some of us have come to doubt the sincerity of some of the Democrats. It's not as though we don't recognize that the Republicans are much worse, it's that we really don't need representatives that don't represent our wants/needs.


Feinstein was a personal hero, at one time, and I/we (can't be too careful when it comes to foreign contributions), was donating to Reid before he made it to the Senate. I still think he'd have made a great mayor.


The problem as I see it is that when a politician accepts a large donation, he or she is obligated to the donor. If the donor's livelihood depends on him being allowed to do something that most of the politician's base is against, our hapless politician can't campaign against that thing or he/she will lose the donation.
On the other hand, if our now muted politician does not campaign on issues important to the base, he/she looses support, and may not be elected.
Welcome to Trump's America.


Terry, (also what my parents called me.) :)
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Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2017
« Last post by Sigmetnow on Today at 07:47:38 PM »
Day 30—one month:
81% of Puerto Rico is w/o power
30% w/o running water
Daily life, in a word, is "untenable".
https://grist.org/briefly/one-month-later-most-of-puerto-rico-is-still-utterly-destroyed/
        https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/921396695841329152

"At this stage in the humanitarian response, these conditions are unacceptable."
One month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, too many are still waiting to receive aid and are relying on emergency supplies to survive.
Local organizations have stepped up with innovative responses, but aid has been slow to arrive and reach those in need, leaving too many still caught in a day-to-day crisis.
More from @Oxfam on Puerto Rico:
https://www.oxfamamerica.org/press/one-month-on-millions-of-puerto-ricans-still-caught-in-crisis/
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Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2017
« Last post by Sigmetnow on Today at 07:37:53 PM »
The Weather Channel: 30 days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the crisis continues. Today, we devote our site to covering it:

 AMERICA, THIS IS STILL HAPPENING
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2017-10-20-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-by-the-numbers
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The rest / Re: Russiagate
« Last post by sidd on Today at 07:27:50 PM »
Re: Wikileaks

Wikileaks recently dumped a large corpus on Russian telecom cooperation with Russian law enforcement, something like CALEA access in the USA. Unfortunately the documents are in Russian. I would like a link to a translation if possible. Online translation seems quite unsatisfactory.

The reason for my interest is the recent US intelligence warning on Kaspersky antivirus (which detects NSA hacking tools among others) The allegation is that Russian intelligence has access to Kaspersky telemetry from installed instances, but whether covertly or overtly is not clear. I am currently wondering if the telecom dump might illuminate Russian intelligence access.

sidd
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The rest / Re: Russiagate
« Last post by Susan Anderson on Today at 07:20:06 PM »
I wanted to get more information from a reasonable source, since I don't fully understand the issues on this deal, and I don't trust Republicans or Fox News to begin to tell the truth, and the in-crowd on the left are too eager to condemn. Here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/10/19/making-sense-of-russia-uranium-and-hillary-clinton/?utm_term=.d00d27768725

This is a key point. In response to the Hill's report, the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the agencies that signed off on the deal to disclose what, if anything, they knew about the FBI's investigation. If it were to turn out that Clinton and others were aware of the FBI's findings — and ignored them — that could be difficult to explain.

But there is reason to doubt that Clinton would have been in the know. The FBI investigation was still four years from completion at the time that the uranium deal was approved. (One Russian official, Vadim Mikerin, was indicted in 2014 and later sentenced to four years in prison.)

Then there's this:

    Ronald Hosko, who served as the assistant FBI director in charge of criminal cases when the investigation was underway, told the Hill he did not recall ever being briefed about Mikerin's case by the counterintelligence side of the bureau, despite the criminal charges that were being lodged.

    “I had no idea this case was being conducted,” a surprised Hosko said in an interview.

    Likewise, major congressional figures were also kept in the dark.

    Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), who chaired the House Intelligence Committee during the time the FBI probe was being conducted, told the Hill that he had never been told anything about the Russian nuclear corruption case, even though many fellow lawmakers had serious concerns about the Obama administration's approval of the Uranium One deal.

If people like Hosko and Rogers did not know about the FBI's investigation, then Clinton probably didn't, either.
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