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Palin Testifies At E-Mail Hacking Trial
NPR ^ | 04/23/2010

Posted on 04/23/2010 1:05:02 PM PDT by speciallybland

Sarah Palin testified Friday against a 22-year-old man accused of hacking into her e-mail account, saying later it's up to the judge to decide whether he should serve prison time if convicted.

Palin testified that the hacking compromised one of the main ways she communicated with her family back in Alaska as she campaigned in 2008 as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Outside the courthouse, when asked whether she thought community service was punishment enough rather than prison, she said, "That's up to the judge."

Former University of Tennessee student David Kernell faces up to 50 years in federal prison if convicted of identity theft, mail fraud and two other felony charges. His lawyer has called the case a prank, not a crime.

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: cybersecurity; dirtytricks; email; fraud; hacker; identitytheft; internet; kernell; palin; palinfreeperping; palinkernellhacker; rabscuttle
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1 posted on 04/23/2010 1:05:02 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

His lawyer has called the case a prank, not a crime.

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A prank! Of course!


2 posted on 04/23/2010 1:07:38 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: loungitude

That’s like Clinton saying his mistakes were “snafus”.


3 posted on 04/23/2010 1:09:42 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: speciallybland

A prank. What was it, hell week?


4 posted on 04/23/2010 1:09:47 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: speciallybland

50 years seems a bit steep. 2 years oughta do it.


5 posted on 04/23/2010 1:09:59 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: speciallybland

A prank..yeah that makes sense..Plastering people’s phone numbers so they can be harassed and threatened, yeah that is some kind of prank isn’t it. I wonder how liberals would have felt if someone had posted Michelle Obama’s phone number..have people call her and say “We are outside your house right now.” The media hardly talks about the fact that this guy is a liberal whose father is a big flaming lib..we all know why he did this, he was told to, look at him, he is a moron, no way did he come up with this on his own


6 posted on 04/23/2010 1:10:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: newfreep

And Sandy Burglar was being sloppy when he stole classified documents from the archives.


7 posted on 04/23/2010 1:10:35 PM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: loungitude

If I put a bag of flaming dog poop on my neighbor’s porch, it’s a prank. If it burns the house down with everybody inside it, it’s Arson/Murder.


8 posted on 04/23/2010 1:10:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: ez

2 days oughta do it.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 1:10:50 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: speciallybland

And all those Leftist damaging protests are just pranks like breaking windows and beating up people ...


10 posted on 04/23/2010 1:11:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: Genoa

Please post your email address and password for us. Then let’s see if you think two days oughta do it.


11 posted on 04/23/2010 1:12:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Oliver Wendall Holmes couldn’t have said it better.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 1:13:53 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: speciallybland

It was done with malicious intent — it was a crime, not a prank.


13 posted on 04/23/2010 1:13:56 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: speciallybland
His lawyer has called the case a prank, not a crime.

G. Gordon Liddy declares Watergate to be just a prank. "We broke in to put buckets of water on their doors and turn their file drawers upside down."

14 posted on 04/23/2010 1:14:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Please post your email address and password for us. Then let’s see if you think two days oughta do it.

Let me spell it out. I was referring to what life would be like as someone's "wife."
15 posted on 04/23/2010 1:14:44 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: speciallybland

The perp will enjoy being a prison wife.


16 posted on 04/23/2010 1:15:58 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Genoa

Not sure what you mean...you think no jail time for this hack?


17 posted on 04/23/2010 1:16:32 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: speciallybland
His lawyer has called the case a prank, not a crime.

1. This article is from NPR (National Progressives Radio)

2. The kid admitted in exchanges on the web that he did it to "get the goods" on Palin

3. He described her in his website admin notes as a C___ just like the Netroots t-shirts. I am confident he did this trying to impress them, he is a hacker want-to-be.

4. He moched Palin in his notes saying that she "went to Church" and "had all those children"

5. He stated in his notes how much he liked Obama, almost as much as teletubbies.

6. There are reports that the kid has stability problems, that is very possible. I have seen evidence of his extreme immaturity.

18 posted on 04/23/2010 1:16:49 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: ez

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2499231/posts?page=15#15


19 posted on 04/23/2010 1:17:58 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: speciallybland
...the hacking compromised one of the main ways she communicated with her family back in Alaska as she campaigned in 2008...

The hacking was another compromising of the credibility of Palin by the MSM.

They spent many news cycles describing the hacked emails, asking whether it was appropriate for Palin to conduct Alaska business using a private Yahoo email account, wondering whether compromising messages, would be found, commenting on how smart it was to have such a poor password on her email account, yada, yada, yada...

-PJ

20 posted on 04/23/2010 1:20:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: speciallybland
6 mo jail time and attendance at every Sarah Palin speech for the next 5 years.
21 posted on 04/23/2010 1:21:17 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Not to mention the crap he put Sarah's kids through. >:-(

If that had happened to BO&MO's girls, this guy would be up for the death penalty for RACISM.

Two faced hypocrites. >:-( Community service is a slap on the wrist. This guy KNEW he was committing identity theft and there was malice aforethought in the whole CRIME. 50 years? Yeah. With probation after 10 if he keeps his nose clean.

BAM!
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22 posted on 04/23/2010 1:22:15 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: speciallybland

This wasn’t a prank. If he gets jail time, so be it.


23 posted on 04/23/2010 1:22:57 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: Texas Fossil
"5. He stated in his notes how much he liked Obama, almost as much as teletubbies."

Probablt Tinky Winky with the purse. (aww cmon I got nieces that watch)

24 posted on 04/23/2010 1:23:57 PM PDT by sniper63 (Bang,Bang, Maxwell's Silver hammer........)
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To: jimbo123

You really believe that? That he deserves to be raped?


25 posted on 04/23/2010 1:25:22 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Point taken ... and they did burn her church down.
26 posted on 04/23/2010 1:26:23 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: speciallybland

Lots of apologist for the punk in the NPR comments.

The same people would scream bloody murder if someone did it to them.


27 posted on 04/23/2010 1:28:39 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Genoa

Clear as mud.


28 posted on 04/23/2010 1:30:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: speciallybland
Not a word concerning Kernell's affiliations or possible sponsors, nor what he intended to do with the improperly gained information.

Thats the FIRST place the media slime would go if it were Joe Biden that got hacked.

29 posted on 04/23/2010 1:31:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: sniper63

Yes, and your nieces are not in college.

I choose not to comment on his nature. All I know about him is what he had done on the web. This event triggered my first post on Free Republic. I was caught up in the mess because of a post I made in a Blog in TN. Made the mistake of using my real name and e-mail address.


30 posted on 04/23/2010 1:34:03 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: mylife
The same people would scream bloody murder if someone did it to them.

Most probably crapped themselves when Bush proposed the Patriot Act.

31 posted on 04/23/2010 1:34:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: speciallybland

>>His lawyer has called the case a prank, not a crime.<<

Not in a country of law.

“Boys will be boys” doesn’t cut it.


32 posted on 04/23/2010 1:34:35 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: momto6; Fiddlstix; Jay Thomas; never2late; GOP_Raider; victim soul; VampireStateNY; NavyCanDo; ...

(((PING)))


33 posted on 04/23/2010 1:46:35 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: speciallybland

50 years may be too steep but identity theft is a serious crime. It was no prank.


34 posted on 04/23/2010 1:47:03 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Healthcare adds 16,000 new IRS agents and zero new doctors???)
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To: Genoa

Oh! I get it now. Sorry.


35 posted on 04/23/2010 1:47:45 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: ez

I think reason will win the day; 50 seems a bit much to me to, but in the end the law is the law and it is so frequently subverted these days.

If you’ve seen pics of this kid, you’ll note that he would not last more than 2 years anyway.

It’s unfortunate, but he was probably under undo influence of his father.


36 posted on 04/23/2010 1:54:00 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("Live Free or Fight!!")
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To: incredulous joe

I have a feeling you’re right.

This kid will probably get some time while his father has no worries.


37 posted on 04/23/2010 1:58:17 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: loungitude; speciallybland
His lawyer has called the case a prank, not a crime.

I've also heard the "It was only a joke..." defense, too, from some people. Sometimes they say, "I was only joking..." -- usually said after being caught, doncha know ... :-)

38 posted on 04/23/2010 1:59:12 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: loungitude; 9YearLurker
"Don't do the prank if you can't walk the plank."


(9-year, I TOLDJA I'd be stealing that...)

39 posted on 04/23/2010 2:00:27 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ez
You were saying ...

50 years seems a bit steep.

Don't worry, after he gets through with the 50 years... they'll say they were only "playing a prank on him" anyway ... LOL ...

I think that should "make everything okay" -- doncha know ... :-)

40 posted on 04/23/2010 2:01:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; speciallybland
You were saying ...

Plastering people’s phone numbers so they can be harassed and threatened, yeah that is some kind of prank isn’t it.

No problem... 50 years in the slammer will only be a prank, too ... LOL ...

41 posted on 04/23/2010 2:03:09 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Genoa
You were saying ...

2 days oughta do it.

Yeah... two days for a sentence and the other 49 years for a "prank" ... doncha know ... LOL ...

42 posted on 04/23/2010 2:04:41 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I’d like to see this guy get reamed in the pokey by some guy named Molly..he can say “Hey David, bend over, and get ready for the prank that’s coming”


43 posted on 04/23/2010 2:05:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: speciallybland

Throw the book at him. Maybe a few lefty loons might think twice before breaking the law.

If he gets the maximum 50 years, I will not shed one tear for this punk.


44 posted on 04/23/2010 2:06:01 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: KarlInOhio
"We broke in to put buckets of water on their doors and turn their file drawers upside down."

Too bad Watergate took place before "foiling" became the prank of choice...


45 posted on 04/23/2010 2:08:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: stinkerpot65; jimbo123
You were saying ...

You really believe that? That he deserves to be raped?

Of course not -- not any more than Palin deserved to have her e-mail hacked.

BUT, it will happen nonetheless... and I won't be wringing my hands over it ... I'll just say, "Perhaps you should have been thinking more clearly when 'hacking' away at the Palin account. Then you wouldn't have been here in the first place."

46 posted on 04/23/2010 2:08:50 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: mylife; speciallybland
You were saying ...

The same people would scream bloody murder if someone did it to them.

Sure enough... for those liberals, it's no big deal if they do it to conservatives and/or Chritians. If they do that... "it's just a joke" doncha know.

If it happens to a liberal -- "It's a crime!" [and that's the one time they'll accept the death penalty...]

47 posted on 04/23/2010 2:10:48 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Texas Fossil; sniper63
You were saying ...

Made the mistake of using my real name and e-mail address.

Hoo-boy! The Internet is a nasty place for doing that... :-)

48 posted on 04/23/2010 2:12:03 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
You were saying ...

I’d like to see this guy get reamed in the pokey by some guy named Molly..he can say “Hey David, bend over, and get ready for the prank that’s coming”

Yeah..., the funny thing about "life" is that it has a way of turning your own sentiment -- back on yourself... (as he will probably find out with the "pranks" in prison that will be pulled on him... doncha know ...).

49 posted on 04/23/2010 2:15:25 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: speciallybland

Sarah gave a press interview leaving the courthouse. At the end of the vid you can see she has lots of security. Nice.

http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2010/04/governor-palin-testifies-in-e-mail.html


50 posted on 04/23/2010 2:23:02 PM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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