Skip to comments.Lois Lerner Emails: Nothing Digital Ever Dies
Posted on 06/19/2014 8:40:21 AM PDT by KennyEdited on 06/19/2014 8:44:22 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
In 2007, while co-writing a magazine piece with Silicon Valley author and entrepreneur Michael S. Malone on best Information Age practices for politicians, I coined a phrase Malone instantly dubbed the Cannon Codicil.
Postulating that electronic messages, like diamonds, last for forever, Cannons codicil simply holds that Nothing digital ever dies.
Congress should get someone like Hinderaker to consult and sort through this mess. They don't have the knowledge and I'm willing to bet their IT people don't either.
That's part of the fun for them. /S
"There--in yo' face! The administration plays basketball.
This is becoming farcical...are there NO competent people in Congress??? Or are their hands tied somehow?! Get a geek, for heaven's sake, SHEESH!
Unless the IRS servers had multiple simultaneous catastrophic failures, those emails still exist and the IRS is just flat out lying because they KNOW that Lerner’s emails lead all the way to the White House.
It takes quite a bit of tenacity and intelligence to setup an enterprise email solution. I spent over 6 hours setting up Postfix and Dovecot in my home Linux environment to run my own email setup. A robust Exchange environment takes a couple days to configure and test assuming you have all the hardware and networking components in place.
This sort of configuration, a cross-continental government setup with hundreds of nodes and thousands of employees would require an army of IT specialists in networking, servers, storage, and operating systems with several hundred hours of setup, testing, support, administration, etc. I have no doubt in my mind that there are people in government IT who know this is false but value a paycheck over the truth.
“Thrown away” actually means in a top secret, maximum security vault somewhere.
No Leftist would trust such damning evidence to be forever hidden in a publicly accessible landfill or waste containment center.
Throw the ENTIRE leadership of the IRS into the slammer for knowingly destroying evidence....
The next Republican in the WH had better bring a toilet plunger...
This is what the leftist “base” wants.
Stick it to conservatives, YT, etc, and do it in a way that is transparently aggressive and blatant.
Maybe a tea party PAC shoudl raise the dough to setup anyone who can retrieve such infro from the IRS conmputers a lifetime retirement in luxury ie. about 10 million bucks.
Or put a $1,000 bounty of every unique e-mail from Lois Lerner in the time frame the E-mails were supposedly lost...
And add a bonus of $10,000 to every additional 100 e-mails retrived...
What these idiot Republicans do realize, is a long concerted effort was giving to removing all traces by whatever means necessary. The last step was destruction of the physical devices.
That is why they stonewalled, to give them time to clean it up. It may not be gone for good, and some items may turn up but it will ba far in the future. The smoking guns are gone.
It could turn up in a cache somewhere but those are short lived. The repositories are gone.
It is possible to make email messages disappear forever. I say that as one who has configured mail servers to be impervious to computer forensics. Its actually not all that hard though it comes with some risks.
However the government is mandated to keep its records and have backups. This is why the IRS issue stinks.
They are lying, and will get away with it because of a brain-dead ignorant American public and a compliant media.
NSA has all of the emails.
Hinderaker, a founder of the powerlineblog.com, is a very good writer and reporter as well as a lawyer. This statement come from yesterday’s Powerline.
We are fortunate in Minnesota to have him as he also uncovers things in Minnesota politics that are ‘not kosher’.
This is the stuff that leads some to conclude that violence is the only remedy.
Especially if you need those emails to keep your pawns in line.
I could see how some could think that.
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