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WH on Lerner Emails: 'You've Never Heard of a Computer Crashing Before?'
Townhall ^ | 6-17-2014

Posted on 06/17/2014 11:07:02 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

Friendly reminder, America. They think you're stupid:

A top White House official blamed a computer crash for the disappearance of emails from embattled former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, echoing the explanation the agency gave Congress last week for the two years' worth of missing subpoenaed correspondence. "I think it's entirely reasonable. And it's fact," incoming White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One Monday. "You've never heard of a computer crashing before?" he asked.

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One word ... Carbonite
1 posted on 06/17/2014 11:07:02 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Just call the NSA or Edward Snowden.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 11:08:11 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Citizen Zed

3 posted on 06/17/2014 11:09:16 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Citizen Zed
A Portuguese Water Dog ate them!
4 posted on 06/17/2014 11:09:27 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Citizen Zed

That is absolutely the best name for a White House spokesman. Reminds me of Ernest Lee Sincere.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 11:09:36 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Citizen Zed
I'm sure what they have for Disaster Recovery is several levels beyond what Cabonite provides...

Or maybe not.

6 posted on 06/17/2014 11:09:49 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Citizen Zed

You never heard of marxist bearded-savage-loving America-hating liars in the white house?


7 posted on 06/17/2014 11:10:10 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I’ve never heard of an email server not backed up.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 11:10:15 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: grobdriver

The IRS would never hear of a computer crashing if it were a taxpayer - it would be assumed the taxpayer was hiding something.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 11:10:52 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Citizen Zed

Strange. I’ve never had emails on my “computer”. Any email system I’ve had for a couple decades now have been on centralized systems (private and corporate. I’ve been told that those systems are backed up and archived.


10 posted on 06/17/2014 11:10:53 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Citizen Zed

He’s talking to the low-information types. If you know that he’s full of crap, he’s not talking to you.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 11:11:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Citizen Zed

And time for a Bible quote:

John 8:44 KJV

44 Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will do.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth,
because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar, and the father of it.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A44&version=KJV


12 posted on 06/17/2014 11:11:14 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Citizen Zed

There is backups. They are lying or the distroyed everything and are trying to co er it up.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 11:11:24 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Now I understand, they are using the Obamacare developers and systems for the IRS too.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 11:11:59 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Citizen Zed

they have an IT department..

when a computer crashes they get called

they log the crash

they order parts

they set up a new computer

they may try to make a backup -OR- restore her computer from their last backup...

-AND-

The emails she sent and recived came through an email server- they are not stored locally

try this yourself at work- go to a new machine and log onto your email account- you will see all your emails

the SERVER would have had to crash- and if the $2.2 billion they spend on IT is not getting us a triple redundant backup of IRS data than where is the money going?

These emails must be really baaaaaaaaaaddd!!!


15 posted on 06/17/2014 11:12:14 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Citizen Zed

NOTHING is ever lost on a hard drive. That is- unless someone intentionally destroys it.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 11:13:34 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Computers crash all the time..but you don’t lose your emails over it. Ive had computer hard drive failures, never lost an email, its always stored on the email server, like hotmail, or yahoo..depending on what you use..the White House got rid of the emails that made the Dems and Obama look bad..look at what was “Lost” DOJ emails, White House emails, and emails to Dems in Congress..oh..how convenient


17 posted on 06/17/2014 11:14:11 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mr. K

oh and I forgot to add- where is the paper trail of the IT department log of her crash problems and fix?


18 posted on 06/17/2014 11:14:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Citizen Zed

My response: “You’ve never heard of an Exchange server before?”


19 posted on 06/17/2014 11:16:04 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: F15Eagle

Jesus saves. Obama presses escape.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 11:17:10 AM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: Citizen Zed

I have never heard of someone not noticing that their computer crashed for two years.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 11:17:26 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: grobdriver
I'm sure what they have for Disaster Recovery is several levels beyond what Cabonite provides...

They have to have, federal guidelines. You can't just put it on your personal hard drive. And let's say for a minute she did, how did she access her email remotely. Or even if it's just archived email, wouldn't she save it to her personal n/w drive? Who uses their hd for anything anymore?

22 posted on 06/17/2014 11:17:32 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Citizen Zed

well they may have a point..this it the same bunch of computer genius that set up the health-care.gov exchange websites..


23 posted on 06/17/2014 11:17:48 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: Mr. K

A user can always set their email client to store email on the local drive and delete from the server. That is how mine is set up. I’d be surprised though if a gov agency did not store copies of all emails. If this were about sexual harassment, they’d find ‘em.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 11:18:51 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Citizen Zed

One word: Enron


25 posted on 06/17/2014 11:19:00 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Citizen Zed

I’m an IT professional. All but the very smallest businesses have server based email systems. I was hired in the late 1990s to manage a 2000 employee organization’s SERVER BASED email system. Backups are routinely taken, and archived off site, even back then.

The fact that they aren’t stringing these people up for this stupid excuse distresses me greatly.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 11:19:01 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: tophat9000
You mean this company? ...

SHOCKING: Company That Created Obamacare Website LINKED To Benghazi Video

27 posted on 06/17/2014 11:19:31 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Citizen Zed

A man named Ernest replaced Carney
To dish out the White House blarney
He came out fast
With “computers do crash”
Looks like he is just as swarmy


28 posted on 06/17/2014 11:19:48 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Any company that go caught by the Sarbanes-Oxley should use this for appeal.


29 posted on 06/17/2014 11:19:54 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: tophat9000

I am so feed up with the lies from this bunch of crooks. And the news for not reporting the truth.


30 posted on 06/17/2014 11:19:56 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: Citizen Zed

Can I file a revised tax return for both years they claim have lost records and take the maximum number of made up deductions because they apparently cannot prove I don’t actually have those deductions????


31 posted on 06/17/2014 11:20:21 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Citizen Zed

The next thing that they will be claiming is that a bolt of lightning struck “The Cloud” and all the data there was fried.


32 posted on 06/17/2014 11:20:27 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Go To every Government agency that Lerner dealt with during the time frame you are looking for Go to their email servers and Type in LERNER you will get everyone with that name.

Problem solved


33 posted on 06/17/2014 11:20:40 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: Proud2BeRight

“Strange. I’ve never had emails on my “computer”. Any email system I’ve had for a couple decades now have been on centralized systems (private and corporate. I’ve been told that those systems are backed up and archived.”

For a while the Fortune 500 company I worked for “allowed” us to archive emails to our hard drive. But we could have put them on the net as the net was backed up every night and our machines weren’t. But they still had them in their backups. They just wouldn’t get them for anybody below the rank of director or unless a director told them to. In my opinion a bunch of guys came up with this without checking whether it was reasonable. Like Hillary who googled her own translation of “reset” they knew they couldn’t be wrong. The most ignorant people are those who don’t known what it is they don’t know.


34 posted on 06/17/2014 11:24:34 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: dblshot

I think ERNEST was from Obama’s Senatorial days


35 posted on 06/17/2014 11:24:58 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: Citizen Zed

lol Your response is perfect.


36 posted on 06/17/2014 11:24:58 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Nachum
NOTHING is ever lost on a hard drive. That is- unless someone intentionally destroys it.

What they mean is that the hard drive was accidentally demolished and then melted down into the source materials which were then accidentally dropped in difference oceans by unknown persons.

37 posted on 06/17/2014 11:25:16 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Citizen Zed

This goes right to the Oval Office; why would they engage in these amateur hour desperation tactics unless it did? If somebody will just leak, it is over for 0bama. Impeach, convict, remove, imprison. Done.


38 posted on 06/17/2014 11:26:11 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Citizen Zed
SOMEbody had to mention it . . .

Creepiest pic of the play I could find - out of Singapore. Written by that old queen Oscar Wilde -


39 posted on 06/17/2014 11:26:13 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Carbonite??

Not needed. Exchange email is stored on a server that is backed up. A computer crash is irrelevant because the mail is still on the server. Computers crash all the time but mail is rarely ever effected when using using a corp email system like exchange. Notice they aren’t saying server crash. The mail is there. This one big fking joke and Congress needs to get their act together and hire some consultants ASAP.

Even if Lerner deleted her emails they will still be on tape backups.


40 posted on 06/17/2014 11:26:44 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Even street people living in a sewer have email and knows how it works.


41 posted on 06/17/2014 11:26:46 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: cableguymn

There are miles of paperwork require to get ahold of backups and destroy them. There is no way they got their backups and destroyed them without there being rcords of it. They are stalling because they are screwed.


42 posted on 06/17/2014 11:28:15 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: Kirkwood
But they don't care as long as the Obamaphones keep coming.
43 posted on 06/17/2014 11:28:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Citizen Zed

Citizen to IRS.

I filed that return. What, you’ve never heard of lost mail before? You’ve never heard of the government misplacing or losing anything before?

That would never fly, and neither should their bogus response.


44 posted on 06/17/2014 11:29:17 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: oldbrowser
How The Obama Administration Looks for IRS emailsSmashed Laptops (19 pics)

Smashed Laptops (19 pics)

Smashed Laptops (19 pics)

Smashed Laptops (19 pics)

 

45 posted on 06/17/2014 11:29:29 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Don’t send a check and don’t file a return. When the IRS asks you about it tell them you did and they must have lost it in a computer crash. Everyone now knows that they have no backup systems at all. lol


46 posted on 06/17/2014 11:37:26 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: oldbrowser
Doing "warranty service" for a few government agencies back in the 1980s, I recall going on-site to replace hard drives on occasion, but they had to pay ridiculous replacement costs, because those agencies could not allow "dead" hard drives to be sent back to the manufacturer as a core. Instead, they went to a metal shredder.

Mark

47 posted on 06/17/2014 11:38:22 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Citizen Zed

You’ve never heard of disk recovery software before???


48 posted on 06/17/2014 11:38:55 AM PDT by LivingNet
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WH on Lerner Emails: "You've Never Heard of a Computer Crashing Before?"

Public to WH: You've never heard of "I am not a crook." before?

49 posted on 06/17/2014 11:44:09 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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I’ve never heard of a computer crash where I couldn’t get viturally everything back, especially emails. If the emails got scrambled, you still have the tape backups. To say the emails are gone is an absolute like, much like the 18 minutes on the Nixon tapes. We didn’t let Nixon get away with it. Are we going to let Obama get away with it, just because he’s special?


50 posted on 06/17/2014 11:47:44 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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