Hillary Warned Of Sophisticated Cyberattacks Against State Dept In Memoir; Hackers Getting Into “Personal Email Accounts”…

Isn’t this quite ironic?

Via WaPo:

“I myself am not the most tech-savvy person,” Hillary Clinton wrote in “Hard Choices,” her 2014 memoir of her years as secretary of state. “But I understood that new technologies would reshape how we practiced diplomacy and development.”

Clinton is now under fire for using her personal e-mail account nearly exclusively in the course of her official duties as secretary of state, as first reported by the New York Times. In the memoir, she includes a chapter titled “21st-Century Statecraft: Digital Diplomacy in a Networked World,” emphasizing how communications technology can help activists avoid persecution from repressive regimes and spur economic growth in developing nations. However, she also warns of the security risks of electronic communications, the lengths to which State Department communications were a target of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, and how she worked under “strict security precautions” to protect official information:

“We’d also seen the darker side of the digital revolution. The same qualities that made the internet a force for unprecedented progress — in its openness, its leveling effect, its reach and speed — also enabled wrongdoing on an unprecedented scale. It’s well known that the internet is a source for nearly as much misinformation as information, but that’s just the beginning. Terrorists and extremist groups use the internet to incite hate, recruit members, and plot and carry out attacks. Human traffickers lure new victims into modern-day slavery. Child pornographers exploit children. Hackers break into financial institutions, retailers, cell phone networks, and personal email accounts. Criminal gangs as well as nations are building offensive cyber warfare and industrial espionage capabilities. Critical infrastructure like power grids and air traffic control systems are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack.”

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Idiotic Sharpton Activist: Detroit Water “Almost As Bad As Gas Chamber For Jews”…

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He fits right in over at NAN.

Via Truth Revolt:

One of Al Sharpton’s activists offered comments in a news conference Monday that has him in some hot water. President of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Michigan chapter, Rev. Charles Williams, told a press conferences that Flint water is “almost as bad as gas chambers for Jews.”

Williams says, “the city of Flint’s residents are being sold bad water and being told to like it. That’s just as unjust as slavery, that’s just as unjust as genocide, and an injustice is an injustice.”

Rev.Williams was in Flint, Michigan with the National Action Network delivering bottled water to city residents. He described, “the water is slightly discolored it has an odor.”

According to Fox Detroit:

When our reporter Randy Wimbley asked Reverend Williams how he can compare the situation in Flint to Holocaust, he said,”we don’t know the severity of the effects on people who have drunk the water in Flint.”

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Report: Harry Reid Secured Billions In Subsidies For Aides’ Donors…

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And his office brags about it…

Via WFB:

Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy.

Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company.

Fulcrum is one of at least nine corporate donors to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) that have secured federal financing for themselves or a client due in part to Reid’s behind-the-scenes advocacy—activity that watchdogs warn could be construed as unethical.

Rebecca Lambe, Reid’s top political strategist who has been directed by Reid to take the lead in hiring for his 2016 reelection campaign, founded CEP in 2008 and served as its executive director. Reid’s former chief of staff Susan McCue served as CEP’s president at that time. Lambe is now an adviser to CEP, according to her official bio. McCue is a member of its board.

McCue and Lambe also run Senate Majority PAC, a powerhouse Super Pac with close ties to Reid that spent $67 million to elect Senate Democrats last year.

Far from denying a role in steering subsidies to donors to aides’ group, Reid’s office brags about it.

“Senator Reid’s leadership on creating clean energy jobs in Nevada is something we like to talk about at every opportunity and we are glad you have chosen to cover this topic,” Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said in an emailed statement.

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Douche-O-Meter Bursts Into Flames After John Kerry Asked About Hillary’s Emails…

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Well done, Lurch.

Via HuffPo:

Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the criticism surrounding his predecessor, Hillary Clinton, for using a personal email address for official State Department business, all but rolling his eyes over the controversy.

“With respect to Secretary Clinton’s emails, the State Department has had access to a wide array of Secretary Clinton’s records, including emails between her and department officials with the state.gov accounts,” Kerry said while in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday.

“I think we have all the ones that are state.gov, which are appropriately the ones in the purview of the department, but let me check on that when I actually have time to pay attention to such an important issue when I get home,” Kerry added with a deadpan expression

DOJ Report On Sequence Of Events In #Ferguson: Michael Brown Attacked Officer Wilson, No Evidence Of Surrender

Via NY Times:

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Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson walked down the middle of Canfield Drive, and Officer Darren Wilson arrived in his police vehicle. Speaking through his window, he told them to move to the sidewalk. He saw that Mr. Brown fit the description of a suspect in a convenience store theft, and he made a call to the dispatcher about the men. He positioned his sport utility vehicle to block them, and also blocked traffic.

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Altercation

There was an altercation between Officer Wilson and Mr. Brown, who was standing at the driver’s window. In testimony supported by physical and forensic evidence, Mr. Wilson and some witnesses said that Mr. Brown reached into the vehicle, and punched and grabbed the officer. The two men struggled over Mr. Wilson’s gun. Autopsy results and other evidence confirmed that a shot grazed Mr. Brown in the right hand at close range.

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Planned Parenthood: Pro-Lifers Are “Cruel” For Not Supporting Laws Allowing Babies To Be Killed After 20 Weeks…

Just a tad messed up.

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Hillary Clinton To Address Room Full Of Journalists . . . Won’t Take Questions…

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Because she’s Hillary Clinton, that’s why.

Via Mediaite:

Hillary Clinton, known for giant paydays in exchange for speeches, will take no money for her remarks before the 2015 Toner Prize Celebration later this month. She’s also not taking any questions.

The March 23 ceremony will celebrate the winner of the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. Clinton, a longtime friend of the award’s sponsors, is keynoting the event for free.

Tickets to the ceremony run $250, but the event is open to the press. “It’s going to stop being an awards ceremony if she makes any news — everyone will exit the room and start writing,” said Peter Gosselin, husband to the late reporter Robin Toner, for whom the award is named. “Journalists will be journalists.”

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Study: Veggie Consumption Among Students “Significantly” Down Since Mooch’s Healthy Lunch Mandate Went Into Effect

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Damn you racist like snotbags!

Via Free Beacon:

A federally funded study on the effects of First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch standards found that vegetable consumption has “significantly decreased” since the rules went into effect.

The study, released by the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, was praised by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as authoritative research that more kids are eating fruit and fewer are throwing away their food.

However, the USDA neglected to mention that the study found that kids are choosing vegetables 16.5 percent less of the time since the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was enacted in 2012.

“The percentage of students selecting vegetables significantly decreased from 68 [percent] in 2012 to 62 [percent] in 2013,” the study said.

Last year, even fewer students chose vegetables, dropping to 52 percent.

The study’s authors, a group of academics from UConn, Yale University, and Berkeley, rationalized the findings that since fewer kids were choosing vegetables to begin with, less ended up in the trash.

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Michael Brown’s Family Announces They Are Filing Civil Suit Against Darren Wilson, City Of Ferguson…

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Justice for St. Swisher!

Via The Hill:

The family of Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown intends to sue Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed him in a shooting that attracted national attention, they said Thursday.

“You will get a more clear, a more accurate picture, of what took place that day,” said Anthony Gray, one of the lawyers who represents the family.

The suit will be filed against Wilson and the city of Ferguson, lawyers said, adding that more parties may be named. It will cover “wrongful death” and may include “other actions.”

Leslie McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., Michael Brown’s parents, did not take questions. But their attorneys said they believe that they can win a civil case even though federal and state investigators did not bring criminal charges against the officer.

Crash And Burn: Americans Stop Buying Obama’s Class Warfare Schtick, 66% Say His Policies Favor Rich Over Middle Class…

Bummer for Barry.

Via Daily Caller:

A new Pew Research Center survey shows most Americans believe President Barack Obama’s two terms in office have favored the rich, and have not benefited the middle class or the poor.

Those negative attitudes are justified by much negative economic data, and could help GOP candidates in 2015 and 2016 who offer a populist criticism of “crony capitalism.”

The data may also nudge the Democrats’ 2016 candidate to run a populist anti-government campaign, despite Obama’s eight-year tenure.

Sixty-six percent of Pew’s 1,504 respondents say “government economic policies since the recession have helped” wealthy people a “great deal” or a “fair amount.” Only 29 percent said the wealthy were helped “not too much/not at all.”

In contrast, only 26 percent of respondents said middle-class people were helped a great deal or a fair amount.

North Korea Praises “Knife Attack Of Justice” After U.S. Ambassador Stabbed…

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Or as Obama calls it, another “random” stabbing.

WASHINGTON – A knife attack on Mark Lippert, U.S. ambassador to South Korea, was applauded by North Korea on Thursday as a “knife attack of justice.”

Mr. Lippert was slashed in the face early Thursday and required two hours of surgery to stitch up his wounds. The regime of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un added that the attack reflected “anti-U.S. sentiment” in South Korea, CNN reported Thursday.

Kim Ki-Jong, 55, screamed “South and North Korea should be reunified” during the attack and was promptly taken into custody by police. He was previously found guilty in 2010 for throwing concrete at a Japanese ambassador to South Korea and received a suspended two-year prison sentence, CNN reported.

Leftist Bible Daily Kos: ISIS May Have Roots In Climate Change

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Strangely no mention of Islam. Because when my farm fails, it really motivates me to behead people…

Via Daily Kos:

Analysts often point to many factors that contributed to the rise of ISIS. Sunni frustration with the Shi’a-dominated central Iraqi government, the remnants of Al Qaeda in Arabia, and of course the disastrous U.S.-led war just to name a few. But another factor may have played an early role in destabilizing Syria:

We know the basic story in Syria by now: From 2006-2010, an unprecedented drought forced the country from a groundwater-intensive breadbasket of the region to a net food importer. Farmers abandoned their homes—school enrollment in some areas plummeted 80 percent—and flooded Syria’s cities, which were already struggling to sustain an influx of more than 1 million refugees from the conflict in neighboring Iraq. The Syrian government largely ignored these warning signs, helping sow discontent that ultimately spawned violent protests … A preventable drought-triggered humanitarian crisis sparked the 2011 civil war, and eventually, ISIS.

A new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science provides the clearest evidence yet that human-induced global warming made that drought more likely. The study is the first to examine the drought-to-war narrative in quantitative detail in any country, ultimately linking it to climate change.

It’s unfortunate that we in the U.S. have senior policymakers playing rhetorical games with snowballs as the world warms up and populations are displaced. But climate change denial isn’t just bad science, it’s bad business. And since our elected leaders increasingly take marching orders from corporate America instead of we the people, perhaps we can hope global energy companies and related firms, many of which are highly leveraged in the Middle East, will conclude that simply denying climate change is bad for their shareholders.

Oh My: Hillary Clinton’s State Department Forced U.S. Ambassador To Resign For Using Private Email…

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Just when you think this can’t get any worse for Pant Suits…

Via Federalist:

Although Hillary Clinton and her allies may be claiming that her private e-mail system is no big deal, Hillary’s State Department actually forced the 2012 resignation of the U.S. ambassador to Kenya in part for setting up an unsanctioned private e-mail system. According to a 2012 report from the State Deptartment’s inspector general, former U.S. ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration set up a private e-mail system for his office in 2011.

The inspector general’s report offered a scathing assessment of Gration’s information security practices — practices that are eerily similar to those undertaken by Clinton while she served as Secretary of State […]

The inspector general’s report specifically noted that Gration violated State Department policy by using a private, unsanctioned e-mail service for official. In its executive summary listing its key judgments against the U.S. ambassador to Kenya who served under Hillary Clinton, the inspector general stated that Gration’s decision to willfully violate departmental information security policies highlighted Gration’s “reluctance to accept clear-cut U.S. Government decisions.” The report claimed that this reluctance to obey governmental security policies was the former ambassador’s “greatest weakness.”

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Ferguson Protesters Arrested For Blocking Traffic, Chant Cops Are “Racist”…

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Only four? They’re losing their edge.

Via Politico:

On Wednesday night, shortly after the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, acknowledged the findings of a scathing Justice Department investigation into his city’s policing practices, the Ferguson Police Department arrested four protestors for blocking traffic outside police headquarters.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that two of the arrests were of protestors sitting in the street. A local Democratic committeewoman told the paper that two of those arrested were “legal observers,” though it’s not yet clear if these were the same people.

All four of those arrested are women.

Video footage and photographs shot by journalists at the scene reveal a group of a few dozen protestors peacefully chanting that the Ferguson police department is “racist.”

Eventually a larger group joined hands in the street for a moment of silence honoring the late Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man who was shot by a Ferguson police officer last August amid disputed circumstances. Protests following last year’s shooting ultimately triggered the Justice Department’s investigation.

All-Women Liberal Arts College In Virginia To Close In August, Cites Lack Of Moonbats Seeking Useless Degree In Women’s Studies…

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Degrees in unicorn breeding and rainbow identification were considered.

Via FOX News

Sweet Briar College — a small, private school for women near the Blue Ridge Mountains — will shut down this summer because of financial issues.

The college announced the Aug. 25 closure Tuesday. The college says its board of directors approved the closure Saturday.

Sweet Briar attributed the decision to what it calls “insurmountable financial challenges.”

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Shot: John Kerry Snubs Netanyahu To Meet With Iran’s FM Zarif – Chaser: Zarif Then Calls For “Annihilation” Of Netanytahu Regime…

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The optics of this couldn’t look any worse for Kerry.

Via Times of Israel:

Iran’s Foreign Minister  acknowledged that his country seeks the annihilation of the “Netanyahu regime” but denied that it seeks to wipe out Israel.

In an NBC interview on Wednesday, Zarif finessed a series of questions raised by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech to Congress Tuesday, including over Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s tweet last year urging the annihilation of Israel, and about his own laying of a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh, the arch-Hezbollah terrorist responsible for the killings of hundreds of Americans.

Zarif said Netanyahu had been fanning “hysteria” since 1992 with the claim that Iran was two years from the bomb. “Once this fear mongering is out, then we can have a deal,” he said. Zarif also denied stalling the IAEA’s efforts to probe alleged nuclear weapons work. He spent much of the extensive interview castigating Israel for a series of alleged vicious crimes, while insisting on Iran’s tolerant and peaceful nature.

Report: Tingles’ Wife To Run For Congress…

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In related news, Tingles is not gay.

Via Politico:

Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s executive vice president and chief global communications and public affairs officer, and wife of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, is planning to run for the seat of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).

Van Hollen announced Wednesday that he’ll seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

A longtime resident of Chevy Chase, Matthews was a popular longtime anchor for WJLA-ABC7, then-owned by the family of POLITICO publisher Robert Allbritton. Matthews, currently abroad on business, has begun talking to Democratic activists and interviewing potential consultants.

Matthews, who has long talked about running for office, advocated Marriott’s move toward more progressive policies, including sustainability and LGBT friendliness. She pushed the company to open a hotel in Haiti after the earthquake — Bill Clinton attended the opening last month.

A top consultant told POLITICO: “Her successful career in local television plus her work for one of the region’s most respected employers definitely gives her a strong background to be a strong voice.”

American Inventor’s Anti-Terror Invention Uses Pig’s Blood To Stop Suicide Bombers, Muslim Leader Calls It “Deeply Offensive”…

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You know what else is deeply offensive? People being torn to shreds by a suicide bomber.

Via Express:

An American inventor has unveiled an offensive “anti-terror” system designed to spray Muslims with pig blood.

The highly controversial device is the work of tinpot tinkerer Franklin R Lacy, who works in Tampa, Florida.

He has applied for a patent on a “system for protecting against terrorist and illegal invasion” which cruelly exploits the Islamic ban on eating or even handling pork. […]

“It will keep suicide bombers from blowing themselves up near the container of pig blood because they believe that they would be guaranteed not to go to heaven,” Lacy wrote.

Fiyaz Mughal, director of the interfaith group Faith Matters, said the device has “been created by someone who seeks to humiliate specific faiths”.

“The patent is particularly troubling if used against Jews or Muslims, because it would be deeply offensive and insulting to their faith and beliefs,” Mughal continued.

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CNN Fear Mongering Over Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling: “4 Words Could End Health CARE For Millions”…

Not, health insurance… health care. Expect to see piles of dead bodies if the Supreme Court rule against Obamacare.

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British Islamic Group’s Billboard Warns Non-Muslims To “Be Careful With Mohammed”…

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You know, because Islam is the religion of peace.

Via NSS:

The Muslim Action Forum (MAF), which staged a protest outside Downing Street against Charlie Hebdo in February, has launched a “legal strategy” to stop insults against Mohammed.

The organisation is also asking supporters to “lobby your MP” to make “Islamophobia” a criminal offence.

They state that they intend “to launch a series of legal challenges in the English Court system” because “depictions of our Holy Prophet peace be upon Him is the worst kind of ‘Hate Crime’ that can be perpetrated on the 3 million Muslims in the UK and 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide.”

The group says that they have “devised a legal strategy to prevent the continuous insulting and derogatory publications depicting and abusing the personality of our Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him.”

In a press release published shortly after the demonstration in February 2015, the MAF set out details of their plan to outlaw depicting Mohammed in the UK, through “amendment of some existing legislation and the presentation of a Private Members Bill that promotes the idea of Global Civility.”

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