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  • Democrat IT Staffers on Intel Committee May Have Sold Classified Intel To Pakistan and Russia…

    08/22/2017 8:37:07 PM PDT · 22 of 25
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Former MSM Viewer

    I don’t know the truth of Comey’s involvement outside of reports that I’m not fully believing yet. I *do* know she was detained with either $12,400 or $12,600 in cash on her at an airport without having filed a currency report for cash over $10K, that act being a felony. And she was allowed to proceed on her way. Take from that what you will.

  • Democrat IT Staffers on Intel Committee May Have Sold Classified Intel To Pakistan and Russia…

    08/22/2017 5:34:59 PM PDT · 14 of 25
    Attention Surplus Disorder to gibsonguy

    I’m sure you know a heck of a lot more than I do, in terms of the minutiae of maintaining such a system; the various admin permissions etc; etc; I only know vague generalities.

    And I am sure that over ten years, someone in that position would have all manner of time to wander and poke around...and it certainly doesn’t seem to be the case that any of these cong people were in much of a mood to say “we can’t allow you access to that” even IF there was such a layer or layers of permissions; and even if they did, wouldn’t that act as a tempting target for these Awan types? And hey, maybe they used passwords just about as skillfully as Podesta. Ya think?

    But over and above all that, once on the DNC server, there’s no question at all that there was in essence a direct pipe into HRCs server and the information contained thereon.

    I mean, the whole thing about the HRC server is the idea that this top secret information she left on the kitchen table as it were, it’s an abstract crime/non-crime because she just violated a law here and there. There is never the consideration and as far as I know, nobody has even hinted at the idea that actual operations were jeopardized thereby. No surprise, there’s never a consequence where the Clintons are concerned.

    There were as I understand it 600 emails from the Benghazi consulate or whatever it was “we are largely undefended” “We’re not at all secure here”...has anyone asked the question, “how many emails like this would have to be intercepted for an enemy to get the idea that ‘they’re not defended’?
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  • Democrat IT Staffers on Intel Committee May Have Sold Classified Intel To Pakistan and Russia…

    08/22/2017 4:44:39 PM PDT · 11 of 25
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Former MSM Viewer

    It seems a bit unlikely to me that mere congressional members would have access to “real-time” operational details such as the Seal Team 6 mission that left so many dead. So even if whichever Awan had access to the miscellaneous email traffic of these congresspeople *and* recognized in time for it to be timely; I tend to doubt that particular breach occurred. That’s just a conjecture, I of course have no way to know.

    However, and this is a big however, now we combine the blatant openness of HRC’s server and now we are talking about a computer server that DOES, WILL, and CAN BE EXPECTED TO contain VERY sensitive information. And was wide open. With valuable intel, for sale and for free.

    I myself am fairly well convinced that the non-secure nature of HRCs server was DIRECTLY responsible for the arrest and killing of at least 18 CIA operatives within China (google china 18 CIA) that occurred between 2010 and 2012. The timing on that is just too suggestive to ignore.

    And now we take the overwhelming probability that HRC communicated (from her pvt server) to the DNC and individually to various members in the “Awan-30” club and suddenly the gateway to HRC’s server is opened up to the Awans.

    As I and other have stated, the national security implications of this utter disregard of protocol and flat out bad judgement of hiring these scammer Awans in the first place is beyond staggering. If they wanted it in any way, the Awans undoubtedly had access to top-level SCIF and top-secret information intended only for HRC. There can be no doubt about this.

  • DNC hack theories considered extreme and fringe now entering mainstream

    08/22/2017 1:30:08 PM PDT · 13 of 22
    Attention Surplus Disorder to detective

    https://www.thenation.com/article/a-new-report-raises-big-questions-about-last-years-dnc-hack/

    This article in The Nation is somewhat long, but the salient parts are made in extra-large font and thus easily discernable. The article shows very clearly that on the evening of July 5, 2016, 1,976 megabytes of data were downloaded from the DNC’s server. The operation took 87 seconds. This yields a transfer rate of 22.7 megabytes per second.

    The internet can not achieve such a speed. It cannot achieve such a speed with two devices 20 miles apart. An ordinary office PC cannot admit nor transmit data at that rate. An overseas transfer of data which would inevitably require “multi-hop” internet nodes can in no way whatsoever achieve such a speed.

    What nominally achieves such a speed? A download to an SD card or thumb drive.

    The data transfer is timestamped. It is known how long the transfer took to complete. There is no way this was a hack, and it’s not even an open question.

  • The 'Hack' Narrative Collapses

    08/22/2017 8:54:31 AM PDT · 20 of 23
    Attention Surplus Disorder to politicianslie

    At some point (perhaps many points) one has to pause and consider the depth of the multiple criminal enterprises that have gone on.

    Part of the reason it is so deep, I imagine, is because the various perpetrators knew that nobody would believe even 10% of the allegations.

    OK, maybe the Awans are scammers, double-billing computer gear. But to think they’ve possibly used the information they were ultimately given access to to actually blackmail the congpeople who hired them....?

    OK, maybe HRC used a private server and etc etc etc but within the first 2 years of her term as SOS we actually have 18 dead CIA agents in China? And it’s kind of like “whoops”?

    I’m reminded of an episode of the Sopranos where Tony et al not only paid off a HUD clerk to shoot them a foreclosed building (like a 3 or 4-plex) at far below market, they went into the building and stripped out the copper wiring & plumbing, then abandoned the building.

    I think there is a real part of most politicians (on both sides) in DC where they are so utterly gobsmacked at the lifetime crimes the Clintons have gotten away with and how many tens of million they managed to snake for themselves, that there is in fact crime envy.

  • Paul Ryan gears up for CNN town hall

    08/21/2017 5:48:03 PM PDT · 2 of 26
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Innovative

    If Ryan went to a real world town hall he’d suffer a nervous breakdown. Not to mention tomato and egg splatters.

  • The 'Hack' Narrative Collapses

    08/21/2017 5:43:29 PM PDT · 12 of 23
    Attention Surplus Disorder to sargon

    Well, the “hack” narrative does not by itself eliminate the possibility of “collusion”.

    I still see no inherent connection between the allegations that have been tossed out. There are 2 unconnected assumptions going around.

    If the Russians hacked, OK, they did. Let’s assume that is a true truth. The tacit conclusion is implied that: Trump won, which nobody believes was possible. So whatever the Russians did, 1: It must have worked and 2: It must have worked in favor of Trump. These conclusions do not follow from each other; they are the same kind of 4th-grade dirtbomb throwing the Dems continuously engage in.

    What if the Russians worked to elect HRC and their efforts backfired; or just simply had no perceivable effect? Never mind what is or may be believable; that could change depending upon whom you supported.

    It’s not even logically coherent if we stipulate that the Russians hacked AND they were in favor of Trump. Those efforts STILL would have had to work; and there is hardly a credible explanation just how that might have occurred and certainly no evidence that such a thing even occurred at all.

  • The 'Hack' Narrative Collapses

    08/21/2017 5:32:08 PM PDT · 11 of 23
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Sacajaweau

    Tend to doubt that scenario. The time stamps would have 3-4 interruptions in them.

    There would be 3-4 “unplug > plug” sequences.

    A 2 GB thumb drive as I assume you know is a complete nothing. I don’t see any purpose in dividing the download among multiple thumb drives (or SD cards)

  • The 'Hack' Narrative Collapses

    08/21/2017 4:57:38 PM PDT · 1 of 23
    Attention Surplus Disorder
    I've excerpted this post by Karl on the assumed premise that FR would not permit a link to The Nation. The article in The Nation is fairly long, but the salient parts are brought out and I have also summarized them in this post. The hack of the DNC files was an inside job. There really isn't another plausible explanation. As the transfer was timestamped, in the evening, when even dedicated liberals might have already gone home, in July when HRC was the inevitable candidate, there is every possibility that the person who downloaded the files can/could be narrowed down to 2-3-4 people. This makes the FBI's failure to forensically examine this server even more egregious.

    In brief: On the evening of July 5, 2016, 1,976 megabytes of data were downloaded from the DNC’s server. The operation took 87 seconds. This yields a transfer rate of 22.7 megabytes per second. This is known because the file transfer itself is/was timestamped.

    This transfer rate is 99.999% impossible over the internet. Yes, such a rate *might* occur between two "single-hop" connected nodes. A normal office PC or server would have trouble with that amount of throughput.

    But over a multi-hop connection, which is what the internet is, careful tests have shown that sustained rates over about 15 MB are not possible. Over a multi-hop connection *overseas*....forget it.

    OTOH, a 23 MB transfer rate is VERY similar to the rate achievable using a USB thumb drive.

  • Neil Gorsuch doesn’t seem to care much about impartiality after all

    08/21/2017 2:28:54 PM PDT · 6 of 60
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Oldeconomybuyer

    What a pile of fetid manure. Big surprise, a lib woman writes of her moral superiority in a liberal newspaper.

  • NASA Snaps Space Station Crossing the Solar Eclipse

    08/21/2017 12:53:34 PM PDT · 5 of 37
    Attention Surplus Disorder to nickcarraway

    How cool is that?

  • House Democrat’s Office Approved $120k Write-off Linked To Awan Brothers

    08/21/2017 11:38:58 AM PDT · 34 of 73
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Enchante

    I’m 100% with you on your take, in every detail. That’s one helluva lot of computers at todays’ prices, even if $120K ain’t spit in the overall scheme of things. We *should* however, ponder that these Awans were involved with Cong IT for about a decade, thus this writeoff, being a budgetary item, is likely to have occurred in a single year. That could well mean the cost basis of the missing gear really 5x as large as stated. But again, the money amount is relatively trivial.

    The idea, however, that the Awans were so utterly brazen that they could do this, right under the eyes of people supposedly paying some kind of attention; means that *IF* they were engaged in espionage (to whatever degree “passing information” is spying) the implications are incredible.

    I think I also used the word “staggering” in a prior comment on this. Absolutely. To think this went on for nearly a decade.

  • 10 missing after USS John McCain collides with merchant ship; search underway

    08/21/2017 9:18:02 AM PDT · 399 of 458
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Mariner

    Well, in post #35 I projected this would be a 400 post thread.

    Is that another example of how easily entertained you are?

  • Refusing to Learn Lessons from Libya

    08/20/2017 8:52:09 PM PDT · 2 of 17
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Lorianne

    Khaddafy foretold each and every consequence of our interference/intervention in Libya when he saw it coming and complained. He realized he had in essence fully cooperated with the US as far as getting rid of WMDs and was about to be summarily betrayed. Libya had a highish standard of living even though it was more along the lines of a socialist model; All of his predictions were fairly well known, including the predicted trans-Mediterranean “migration” that would result. The US truly vandalized Libya and caused much of its disintegration as a functioning country.

  • 10 missing after USS John McCain collides with merchant ship; search underway

    08/20/2017 6:49:40 PM PDT · 27 of 458
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Enchante

    There has to be some sort of GPS spoofing that’s going on. And there’s been discussion of this of late.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newscientist.com/article/2143499-ships-fooled-in-gps-spoofing-attack-suggest-russian-cyberweapon/amp/

    I have not read the linked article.

    Now, why a ship would “listen to” their GPS but NOT listen to their ship-based radar is something I have no answer for. Nor do I know if one is tied into the other.

  • Dean: If You Vote GOP in 2018, Then You Support a Racist in the White House

    08/20/2017 5:41:34 PM PDT · 29 of 83
    Attention Surplus Disorder to ForYourChildren

    If you are dumb enough to think like Howard Dean, then you are dumb enough to scream like a drunken idiot while giving a campaign speech.

  • USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship in Pacific

    08/20/2017 5:23:26 PM PDT · 35 of 129
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Dr.Deth

    400+ post thread on deck.

  • USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship in Pacific

    08/20/2017 5:22:35 PM PDT · 33 of 129
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Dr.Deth

    McCain *is* a Malacca.

  • BREAKING: Antifa Attacking Boston PD At Boston Free Speech Rally

    08/20/2017 1:01:53 PM PDT · 10 of 89
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Fido969

    Let this go a little bit further. Few more police incidents and there will be no question what Antica is.

  • Jeh Johnson: Removal of Confederate Statues a Matter of ‘Homeland Security’

    08/20/2017 9:48:17 AM PDT · 58 of 84
    Attention Surplus Disorder to Candor7

    Bfl