Word fail, and I’m reduced to repeated *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* … “Huma Abedin, Clinton’s former deputy chief of staff, forwarded a summary of a high-level Sept. 2009 meeting to Clinton in which she detailed the “embassy security issues” that were discussed.” Sending the details of the embassy security problems we’ve identified but not fixed over an unsecured network. Swell! *headdesk* “Now-retired Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns sent Hillary an e-mail with data that was classified during the review of her cache. Burns apparently sent it on a web-based e-mail service, because the footer has an ad for Free Credit Report. An Excellent Credit Score is 750. See Yours in Just 2 Easy Steps! Clearly, this is not a secure method of communications, and yet Hillary replies to it while also tossing in sensitive information, now classified, as an afterthought at the end of the reply.” *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*
Classified Hillary e-mail contained embassy security issues, sensitive diplomatic discussions via http://ift.tt/1U4avRt
Ruh-roh. Narrative fail… —————————————— In the small fraction of emails made public so far, Reuters has found at least 30 email threads from 2009, representing scores of individual emails, that include what the State Department’s own “Classified” stamps now identify as so-called ‘foreign government information.’ The U.S. government defines this as any information, written or spoken, provided in confidence to U.S. officials by their foreign counterparts. This sort of information, which the department says Clinton both sent and received in her emails, is the only kind that must be “presumed” classified, in part to protect national security and the integrity of diplomatic interactions, according to U.S. regulations examined by Reuters. “It’s born classified,” said J. William Leonard, a former director of the U.S. government’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). Leonard was director of ISOO, part of the White House’s National Archives and Records Administration, from 2002 until 2008, and worked for both the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. “If a foreign minister just told the secretary of state something in confidence, by U.S. rules that is classified at the moment it’s in U.S. channels and U.S. possession,” he said in a telephone interview, adding that for the State Department to say otherwise was “blowing smoke.”
Exclusive: Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest via http://ift.tt/1LmzkAE
Matt Martin via http://ift.tt/1HyigDX
Two serious questions for my left-leaning (D) friends: 1. Can any of you honestly say you don’t believe a felony has been committed here (violation of 18USC1924 regarding handling of classified material)? And if so, can you explain the logic to me? I am *not* interested in argument by analogy (i.e. “when are you going to ask about [insert (R) politician/public figure]’s [insert dubious action here]). 2. What’s your honest opinion of Hillary’s capabilities as a political candidate? Because even trying to view it without bias, in my assessment her performance at the presser linked below was just… appalling. She’s had months to prepare for these questions; she knows they are coming… and this is the best she can do? Forget right/wrong, policies, etc.: do you think she’s good enough at the actual game of politics to win?
5 things Hillary Clinton did wrong in her latest e-mail press conference via http://ift.tt/1E4C85K
I am definitely going to have to pay more attention to Foo Fighters. This is awesome on so many levels…
The Foo Fighters Invite a Fan On Stage To Perform the Vocals For Their Cover of ‘Tom Sawyer’ by Rush via http://ift.tt/1JXUh5V
Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles via http://ift.tt/1TchWpa
It’s late, so time for some NSFW superhero movie trailer action! I’m not the real comic geek ( Bob Stavrou, I’m looking at you) but I dabble. I give you the man, the myth, the legend…
Deadpool | Red Band Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyKWUTwSYAs
Rush 2112 Finale Irvine Meadows R40 UHD via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbIvaT6J-rI
Saturday afternoon in Newport Beach via http://ift.tt/1fx9grc
Technossus at Comic-Con: A Sea of Fun-loving, Nerdy Humanity | Technossus via http://hubs.ly/H010sf20
I can’t say I was really there a lot, but it was a definitive landmark & I had more than a few good times…
New Chapter House bar to open in August 2016 via http://ift.tt/1IfdMWs
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the quite likely next President of the United States. Fair warning: THIS CANNOT BE UNSEEN.
I love politics via http://ift.tt/1MCnF0h
The Internet liked Amy Schumer’s ‘Star Wars’ photoshoot. ‘Star Wars’ did not. via http://on.mash.to/1Kd7kl7
I am sure there will be absolutely nothing about the fundamental premise or specific questions involved here that would possibly elicit any reaction from my beloved Facebook friends…
I Got 70% Female! What Is Your True Gender Mix? via http://ift.tt/1Mhe81p
So whether my friends to my left believe it or not, I wasn’t opposed in principle to negotiating with Iran. But the deal arrived at seems a very, very poor one. I’m still educating myself, but the lack of anytime-anywhere inspections, and the un-freezing of over a $100B of funds (producing a massive influx of cash for a regime everyone agrees is the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism) just doesn’t make sense to me. If the frozen assets were decoupled (and perhaps tied to commitments on better behavior in terms of funding terrorism) and there were anytime-anywhere, remote-monitoring allowed inspections, I’d have to think hard about whether the deal was better than the alternatives (all of which suck). But with that said, here’s a POV from someone who may not be a policy expert, but who can’t be argued with having quite literally put himself in the firing line of Iran’s proxies. And full disclosure / warning: I wouldn’t presume to call Chuck a close friend, but he’s part of the circle of military folks that tolerate me as their unofficial civilian mascot, so if you choose to criticize him, don’t be a jerk about it, because given what he has gone through I will not take it well.
Wounded Vet says Don’t Trust Iran via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdjcKActAKM
41.media.tumblr.com via http://ift.tt/1Sp9i0T
Been a while since I worked with Jim and his gang (which was an honor and a pleasure) but SoA remains one of my favorite charities. Short version (in my own words): they coordinate donations to micro-charity projects in areas the US military is involved, with the projects being requested by our troops. Simplistic example: A sergeant in Afghanistan observes that the men from a local village are joining the Taliban and shooting at him and his guys because all their farm equipment got wrecked. Solution: buy them some farm equipment so they can (literally) pick up ploughshares as opposed to guns. Check ’em out…
War, Peace, Philanthropy | Excellence in Philanthropy | The Philanthropy Roundtable via http://ift.tt/1M2oaCK
Where to start? a) “factivists” ? Really? Is this the “reality-based community” all growed up? b) What’s wrong with this juxtaposition? “This week, Jeb Bush! will be fundraising in California, where he hopes to demonstrate his commitment to the sharing economy by “hailing” an Uber.” “While Silicon Valley and the rest of the country move forward, Jeb Bush is looking backwards…” c) Is Uber really the best issue the DNC has to work with right now? I seem to remember something about #LoveWinning. And a big law that had something to do with healthcare. And a historic, peace-ensuring Middle East agreement. So, they’re gonna go with picking on a company so dynamic and game-changing that I cannot go more than a day or so without hearing someone pitch some new tech idea as “The Uber of x” ? Alrighty then. d) The Democratic National Committee has established its own “grassroots” rapid response team. They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means. e) Don’t any of these kids know how to play this game…?
While Jeb Bush is in California……. | Factivists via http://ift.tt/1HuMQR8
“Noah Phillips is a freelance writer and illustrator living in Madison, Wisconsin.” OF COURSE HE IS.
I tried to escape my privilege with low-wage work. Instead I came face to face with it. via http://ift.tt/1UMxmyH