Archive for January, 2017

Hold the line Mr. President

January 29, 2017

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Hold the line : This term alludes to former military tactics, in which a line of troops was supposed to prevent an enemy breakthrough.

The first week of President Donald Trump’s administration certainly has been interesting. The divide between what the press is reporting and what is actually taking place seems wider than ever. European leaders are in a frenzy, trying to figure out what the US President is up to. They see their status quo falling apart. This is not that way it’s supposed to work.

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel says that the fight against terrorism is no excuse for banning refugees. Luckily for the US, Germany’s Merkel doesn’t get a vote on our immigration and refugee policy. If they did we would see the same staggering rise in rapes, murders, and general disregard for western values and laws. (We have enough of that to deal with already)

There is no inherent right for anyone to just migrate to another sovereign country. We have no obligation. Period!

In London, the Mayor asked for the state visit from President Trump be canceled. Well since the British Prime Minister just made that request it doesn’t seem likely to be reversed. But that wasn’t really his point. London has become a safe haven for radical Muslims and Sadiq Khan appears to support this.

He told Sky News: "I am quite clear, this ban is cruel, this ban is shameful, while this ban is in place we should not be rolling out the red carpet for President Trump.”

How exactly how a ban on people coming to the US is cruel he doesn’t explain. The definition of cruel seems very wobbly in this case.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “Donald Trump should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with his shameful Muslim ban and attacks on refugees’ and women’s rights.

Except as Brexit seems to indicate, the Labour party may be in the minority on this issue in Britain. So, it’s no surprise they complain.

The elites are in a tizzy and it is a joy to see. Immigration is an issue that is for the sovereign nation’s own population to decide not foreign agitators. The elites of Europe see their influence diminished with President Trump in office, the Radical Islamist see their potential access to do harm threatened and don’t like Trump in office. The American people we are told by the preening press are divided. We shall see.

The Bloomberg headline says a lot about the coverage.

“Global Criticism of Trump Ban Builds From Germany to Google.”

Google? What country is this?

All the while many in the US and quietly around the world are cheering. Finally, someone with the fortitude to stand for the people. One can only hope he continues and doesn’t lose his spine.

The one note here is that based on the wording of the executive order, legal residents should have been explicitly exempted. While one can assume that was that idea, it was not clear.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-germany-idUSKBN15D0FE?il=0

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sadiq-khan-demands-donald-trumps-9716177

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-29/trump-order-on-refugee-limits-draws-iran-retaliation-threat

This guy is awesome

January 24, 2017

Go big Joe.

$221 Million tax payer dollars to the Palestinian Authority

January 24, 2017

Officials said Monday that the Obama administration– in its waning hours– defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.

Now isn’t that special.

Intelligence heads aren’t intelligence personnel

January 11, 2017

There are many who will try to say President Elect trump is going against the intelligence community when he questions reports he’s given or things said in new articles.  Something to consider is that the leadership in the intelligence agencies are not the intelligence personnel.  They don’t always see eye to eye and I think you can guess who gets the last word.

Something to keep in mind when the press who often think Jason Bourne is realistic, tell you the intelligence community is against trump.  Some no doubt are, as I’ve found many of the analyst who never see the field tend to lean center left while field personnel tend to lean a bit right in my limited experience at least. 

Take if for what it’s worth.

Fake news is killing the left

January 11, 2017

But they are too invested to quit.

Unable to control themselves, the left continues to support President elect Trump by propagating fake news. Their credibility is gone. Buzzfeed and CNN have done more harm to the institution of the press than any other organization or person in recent history.

In a desperate attempt to smear the President Elect, Both organizations have pushed a report that doesn’t meet the basic qualifications of a “real” story. In the intelligence field single sourcing is dangerous, zero sourcing is death. And yet they have not been able to verify the allegations put forward in their latest reports and in fact others have been able to disprove aspects within hours of its release.

President Elect Trump is not like other targets and is pushing back. But more importantly other news organizations are seeing how this may affect them and don’t like it.

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Note: others that look bad in this also

John McCain who passed this information on to the FBI.

Intelligence community- who have been used

 

4Chan claims this was a hoax.

In a story that is getting more surreal by the minute, a post on 4Chan now claims that the infamous "golden showers" scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax and fabricated by a member of the chatboard as "fanfiction", then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election.

Here is 4Chan’s explanation of how the story came to light:

>/pol/acks mailed fanfiction to anti-trump pundit Rick Wilson about trump making people piss on a bed obama slept in

>he thought it was real and gave it to the CIA

>the central intelligence agency of the united states of america put this in their official classified intelligence report on russian involvement in the election

>donald trump and obama have both read this pol/acks fanfiction

>the cia has concluded that the russian plans to blackmail trump with this story we made up

just let that sink in what we have become.

 

Did BuzzFeed Publish Donald Trump Fanfiction As Real News?

 

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Hey BuzzFeed, this isn’t how WikiLeaks works.

According to Internet rumors, someone gave a Donald Trump report from November 1st, 2016 to Rick Wilson, an anti-Trump GOP consultant. He then passed it to Evan McMullin, an ex-intelligence official, who then passed it to Senator John McCain. McCain then gave it to US intelligence agencies who then leaked it to the mainstream media including CNN and BuzzFeed.

Although CNN did not publish the report as they were unable to verify the claims in the report, they still reported on the content of the report. The report includes wild allegations that the Russians were blackmailing President Elect Donald Trump with surveillance footage of him paying Russian sex workers to urinate on a bed President Obama once slept in.

Wind and tractor trailers don’t always mix.

January 9, 2017

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This was just a taste of the trouble high winds brought to Colorado Springs today.

Three semi’s overturned on I-25 south Colorado Springs.

High winds in Colorado Springs this morning.

January 9, 2017

Driving isn’t fun. Neither is watching your fence, waiting for it to blow over again. 

Tweet from Fox11’s Justin Chambers.

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Russian election influence report a joke

January 8, 2017

Please people download and read this report. It will have you shaking your head. This report is a joke. There is no there, there. It says basically Russian wants and is trying to influence our elections using propaganda, news outlets, and releasing of data collected to hurt targets. All a big, no shit! They’ve been doing that for like 70+ years now. Here is an example of the explosive (SARC) information released in this report.

ODNI Statement on Declassified Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections

Public Disclosures of Russian-Collected Data. We assess with high confidence that the GRU used the Guccifer 2.0 persona, DCLeaks.com, and WikiLeaks to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets.

· Guccifer 2.0, who claimed to be an independent Romanian hacker, made multiple contradictory statements and false claims about his likely Russian identity throughout the election. Press reporting suggests more than one person claiming to be Guccifer 2.0 interacted with journalists.

· Content that we assess was taken from e-mail accounts targeted by the GRU in March 2016 appeared on DCLeaks.com starting in June. We assess with high confidence that the GRU relayed material it acquired from the DNC and senior Democratic officials to WikiLeaks. Moscow most likely chose WikiLeaks because of its self-proclaimed reputation for authenticity. Disclosures through WikiLeaks did not contain any evident forgeries.

· In early September, Putin said publicly it was important the DNC data was exposed to WikiLeaks, calling the search for the source of the leaks a distraction and denying Russian “state-level” involvement.

· The Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet RT (formerly Russia Today) has actively collaborated with WikiLeaks. RT’s editor-in-chief visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in August 2013, where they discussed renewing his broadcast contract with RT, according to Russian and Western media. Russian media subsequently announced that RT had become "the only Russian media company" to partner with WikiLeaks and had received access to "new leaks of secret information." RT routinely gives Assange sympathetic coverage and provides him a platform to denounce the United States. These election-related disclosures reflect a pattern of Russian intelligence using hacked information in targeted influence efforts against targets such as Olympic athletes and other foreign governments. Such efforts have included releasing or altering personal data, defacing websites, or releasing emails.

· A prominent target since the 2016 Summer Olympics has been the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), with leaks that we assess to have originated with the GRU and that have involved data on US athletes. Russia collected on some Republican-affiliated targets but did not conduct a comparable disclosure campaign.

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This is the most damming parts. Is this enough for you? Read the whole report yourself. You’ll find out that Russia is active in Propaganda efforts (really?), that they have their own television network (RT, duh!), and that they engage in cyber espionage against US political organization (yes they are adversaries, oh and we do it too.)

In the very beginning they say that, “We assess Putin, his advisers, and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump over Secretary Clinton.” Yet give zero evidence of this actually being the case. If they were the force behind the release of the Podesta emails, could it be that these people, Podesta, Clinton and many other advisors proved the fitness to work in government by their complete incompetence and security avoidance? Perhaps Trump and the RNC simply weren’t using P@ssword as their passwords or didn’t send this information to a fake site which every private and airman is trained not to do.

There is also this tidbit in the report:

Russian Cyber Intrusions Into State and Local Electoral Boards. Russian intelligence accessed elements of multiple state or local electoral boards. Since early 2014, Russian intelligence has researched US electoral processes and related technology and equipment. · DHS assesses that the types of systems we observed Russian actors targeting or compromising are not involved in vote tallying.

And finally, weren’t the emails authentic? This would not make stealing them or releasing the ok but is a factor.

The narrative will be that it’s all in the classified version, well why put this weak ass report out then.  It has nothing but innuendos and knowledge that has been around for years.

Remember, nothing happened after the hacks by China, North Korea and others. 

OPM was one of the worst. 

The agency said hackers stole “sensitive information,” including addresses, health and financial history, and other private details, from 19.7 million people who had been subjected to a government background check, as well as 1.8 million others, including their spouses and friends. The theft was separate from, but related to, a breach revealed last month that compromised the personnel data of 4.2 million federal employees, officials said.

Both attacks are believed to have originated in China, although senior administration officials on Thursday declined to pinpoint a perpetrator, except to say that they had indications that the same actor carried out the two hacks.

Remember when we sent 25 diplomats back to China? Yeah, I don’t either.

https://icontherecord.tumblr.com/post/155494946443/odni-statement-on-declassified-intelligence

Election wasn’t about Russian influence

January 5, 2017

And the democrats think the Russians influenced the election huh?

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On Wednesday, a group of African-American teenagers tortured a white man with special needs and streamed the horrific acts on Facebook.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked if President Obama had any comment about the video.

“I haven’t spoken to the President about it, but I am confident he would be angered by the images that are depicted on that video,” Earnest told the reporter.

The reporter asked Earnest if this rose to the level of a hate crime.

“I think it’s too early to tell. I certainly don’t want to predict where the investigation will lead,” Earnest told the reporter. “I wouldn’t speculate at this point to what degree federal officials would get involved for considering those kinds of crimes.”

Really? 

CHICAGO (AP) — Hate crime, battery charges filed against four black suspects accused in beating of white man streamed live on Facebook.