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  • The Landlady's Tale — a true ghostly story, a FreeRepublic Halloween Tradition

    10/20/2018 6:42:45 PM PDT · 2 of 25
    Swordmaker to KitJ; TEXOKIE; StormFlag; Cats Pajamas; DAVEY CROCKETT

    I told you I’d be posting the annual Halloween retelling of my short story “The Landlady’s Tale. . . and since I’m taking off for a week’s cruise in the morning, I have just done it a bit early, 10 days prior to Halloween, in case the ship sinks. I hope you all enjoy it.

    Swordmaker

  • The Landlady's Tale — a true ghostly story, a FreeRepublic Halloween Tradition

    10/20/2018 6:38:13 PM PDT · 1 of 25
    Swordmaker
  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/20/2018 12:52:13 PM PDT · 37 of 51
    Swordmaker to bkopto; ctdonath2; roadcat

    Common "coupler" IC shown by Bloomberg
    as the Grain of Rice sized IC Spy Chip
    "hidden" on a SuperMicro Motherboard.

    That chip on the finger tip is a coupler, a common, everyday use IC that is NOT by any means a surreptitious chip with spy functions. That is a bogus photo and unless Bloomberg Businessweek comes up with a compromised motherboard or even a photograph of a SuperMicro motherboard with such a spy IC in in situ, they ar blowing smoke and FAKE NEWS. No one else has, inspecting the millions of SuperMicro motherboards that have been installed in thousands of racks around the world found even ONE MORE (if Bloomberg even found one) compromised motherboard. Not one. Ergo, it never happened. . . . and Bloomberg needs to retract its story which is based entirely on anonymous sources.

    Those named experts in the story have come forward to state they were misquoted, mis-attributed, or even ignored when they told Bloomberg's reporters their story and theory made NO SENSE.

    The reporters asked what kind of chips would be found on a motherboard and one of the experts sent them a catalog . . . which included the coupler. He says he was surprised to find the coupler photo used in the story.

  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/20/2018 12:28:30 PM PDT · 36 of 51
    Swordmaker to TChad; cba123
    That was a scary article, but someone should have come forward by now with a Supermicro motherboard with an installed spy chip. Has that happened?

    Nope, not even Bloomberg. . . nor even an in situ photograph of a malicious chip on such a motherboard. Ergo, it never happened.

  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/20/2018 12:27:10 PM PDT · 35 of 51
    Swordmaker to ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton; ctdonath2
    Besides, I’d say 14 people killed and scores more wounded, when the warrant was in place was a technicality. As in, I am pretty sure it could have been gotten in like 2 seconds flat.

    Oh, the severity of the crime allows the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to be ignored with the snap of your fingers? Please, just join the Democrats and bow out of pretending to be a Conservative. Frankly, If I am to be accused of a crime, I appreciate those protections. God save us from people like you who would give up essential Liberties for momentary security.

    You also ignore facts. "2 seconds flat," huh? You ignore the fact it took six months of effort by multiple companies and one million dollars to break into that older tech iPhone 5c . . . but had they allowed Apple to do what they volunteered to do, yes, it would have probably taken a few minutes to allow Syed's iPhone to be unlocked using his AppleID, until the FBI idiots running the investigation had the County IT administrator change the AppleID associated with that device. Once they did that, no one could unlock it. It had to be cracked.

  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/20/2018 12:17:16 PM PDT · 34 of 51
    Swordmaker to ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton; ctdonath2
    Remember, the terrorist DID NOT OWN THE PHONE!! It was the property of the county (he was a food inspector) who DID give permission to the FBI.

    Cook, no doubt a gay icon, played milked the whole thing for every penny.

    Frankly, you don't have a clue what you are talking about. See my reply above. I repeat, Apple volunteered to help unlock the work iPhone Syed was using, but the County IT guy under the FBI's direction CHANGED the AppleID, which locked everyone, including Apple out of it. Apple HAD Syed's AppleID with which they could have, had they been permitted to help, unlocked the iPhone.

  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/20/2018 12:12:02 PM PDT · 33 of 51
    Swordmaker to Dr. Sivana
    At the time of my purchase, I recall manufacturing being done in Taiwan.

    Probably was then. . . but even Samsung has much of its manufacturing done in China now instead of South Korea. It's just too attractive to be where the supply chains are.

  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/20/2018 12:07:33 PM PDT · 32 of 51
    Swordmaker to 4rcane
    Maybe apple should build their chips in America to avoid this being viewed as real

    Excuse me, this has NOTHING to do with something buried inside a chip. It has everything to do with ADDING a custom made chip to a MOTHERBOARD, something EASILY FOUND. Apple designs and has it's own chips made. . . and adding something surreptitious to those would be nigh unto impossible.

    In fact, 4rcane, this has ZERO to do with any Apple products. This was about Apple along with Amazon actually supposedly DISCOVERING a surreptitious INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP added to a motherboard on a rack mounted server that BOTH were planning on buying for their cloud servers, NOT for a product they were going to be selling. This was a motherboard manufactured in China for a company called Super Micro Computer, DBA SuperMicro. These motherboards were installed the rack mounted servers made by Elemental Systems, designed for high-speed streaming video servers.

    The problem is that so many articles are being written by people who have a READING COMPREHENSION PROBLEM. . . who failed to recognize that BLOOMBERG was using both Amazon and Apple to get clicks. . . because they actually credited both Amazon and Apple with independently FINDING the malicious chip on the motherboards in the summer of 2015. . . but are writing articles as if the spy chips are in Apple products when that is NOT THE CASE!

    Nor are these chips inside other chips, which actually would be a much smarter way to do this. They are, according to the BOGUS Bloomberg article, sitting like RED FLAG SORE THUMBS in plain sight on the motherboard.

  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/20/2018 11:51:57 AM PDT · 31 of 51
    Swordmaker to ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
    Tim Cook to self: “Humm, how can I get tons of free publicity like I did when I refused to help crack Syed Farook’s (the San Bernadino terrorist) cell phone...?”

    Sigh. Apple Complied with every legal search warrant, handing over Syed Farook's Apple iCloud data. Apple VOLUNTEED to help unlock the iPhone 5c that was found in the car following the terrorist attack, but the local authorities and the FBI said "No, thanks, we can do it ourselves." and proceeded to change the AppleID on the iPhone which would have allowed Apple to unlock it.

    The FBI then DEMANDED that Apple design and give to the FBI a new iOS version that would unlock ALL iPhones, so they could install it on the target iPhone. They impermissibly (read illegally) used what is called an All Writs Court Order to try to force Apple to do something that is outside their normal course of business, something an All Writs Court Order CANNOT BE USED TO DO. . . and the appellate court so ruled. . . following the law which was what they US Supreme Court had ruled on the use of All Writs orders. Apple is NOT in the business of writing custom operating systems. Never has been and never will be. They also cannot be compelled to write an OS that destroys the security of their products which is what the FBI was demanding they do.

    Once the FBI and the County IT guy had changed the AppleID, it was locked.

    Your claim that "Apple refused to help" is completely bogus because Apple volunteered to help which was stupidly rejected.

    The entire thing was a ploy by the FBI to get Apple forced to provide a backdoor access to ALL iPhones. The FBI knew there was nothing on that iPhone because the terrorists had destroyed the burner phones they had been using for their plotting as well as their laptops. The only reason they would NOT destroy his work iPhone was there was nothing on it of probative value, which is what they found when, months later, after expending a million dollars with an Israeli company, they unlocked it and found only work related data and a couple of texts of the "stop and buy milk on your way home" variety from his terrorist wife. Nothing more.

  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/20/2018 11:37:56 AM PDT · 30 of 51
    Swordmaker to Dr. Sivana
    Where is SuperMicro on this? They are a Taiwan-based company that was responsible for the manufacture of the servers. They have a LOT more to lose. I once owned a Supermicro motherboard, in part because they weren’t made in Red China in the 90s. (For the record, dual Pentium II 400Mhz with 256mb DIMMs and AGP 2x, plus a PCI modem card, 68 pin SCSI internal HDs.

    It's an American/Taiwanese company. Their headquarters are in San Jose, California, with some ownership in Taiwan. Their design and engineering is done in California, not Taiwan. They do not use a reference design. . . but custom work they do themselves.

  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/20/2018 11:33:59 AM PDT · 29 of 51
    Swordmaker to cba123
    Still not clear, who is telling the truth here...

    It's easy to tell. Bloomberg has a reputation of publishing FAKE NEWS, and not a single story on this has another source except Bloomberg who used anonymous sources.

    • Not a single Supermicro motherboard has been found with a bogus chip on it. . . out of millions made. Not one. . . except for Bloomberg's claim they found them. Ergo, it never happened.

    • In the original Bloomberg article announcing the discovery of malicious Chinese spy chips, Bloomberg's reporters who are NOT technically inclined, claimed that both Amazon and Apple discovered the malicious chips in the summer of 2015 when they were examining sample rack mounted servers from SuperMicro which they had purchased as part of their due diligence testing before buying a lot more for their respective cloud systems, Amazon Cloud and iCloud. The story relates how Apple, according to anonymous sources within Apple, cancelled a 30,000 unit order from Supermicro for rack mounted servers and severed its relationship with Supermicro after discovering the malicious chip on a Supermicro motherboard in the summer of 2015. The fact is that Apple did no such thing. First of all, both Amazn and Apple were ordering their servers from Elemental Systems Inc. which USED Supermicro motherboards in its rack mounted servers. Both Amazon and Apple continued doing business with Elemental. Ergo, it never happened.

    • In fact, Amazon BOUGHT Elemental Systems Inc. lock, stock, and SuperMicro Inc. contract barrel, in the Autumn of 2015, to assure a locked in source of high quality rack mounted servers for their new Amazon Web Service company, (AWS). Elemental began extricating itself from other third-party contracts, including its contract with Apple. Apple purchased between 2,000 and 5,000 Elemental Systems rack mounted servers for use in its iTunes streaming movie/video service. . . but not for iCloud. . . because they were specifically designed for high speed streaming. Apple finally severed its relationship with Elemental and SuperMicro in the summer of 2016, ONE YEAR after they were, according to Bloomberg, supposed to have found the surreptitious spy chip on the SuperMicro motherboard in an Elemental server. Ergo, it never happened.

    • Amazon, for it's part, certainly would NOT have purchased Elemental AND it's contract with SuperMicro had they found such a suspicious spy chip in their due diligence examination for just an order, much less acquiring the entire company. Ergo, it never happened.

    • By Federal law, BOTH Apple and Amazon are REQUIRED to report any such security vulnerability immediately on discovery. THERE IS NO SUCH REPORT. The purpose of such a report is to CLOSE THE VULNERABILITY as quickly as possible. . . yet Bloomberg would have us believe this was allowed to fester for THREE YEARS! Ergo, it never happened.

    • SuperMicro, is based in San Jose, California. It DESIGNS its own motherboards in California, not relying on reference board designs like most motherboard manufacturers, and is responsible for its own Quality Control. These motherboards are six to eight layer laminates, with circuitry on both sides of the laminae. To add an additional Integrated Circuit to the surface of the motherboard would require RE-DESIGNING and RE-ENGINEERING of every layer of the motherboard from the ground up, not an inexpensive or trivial task, nor an easy thing to hide. The IC and the changes to the motherboard would stand out on a QC comparison, which is done by SuperMicro, raising huge RED FLAGS and AHOOGA KLAXONS ALARMS saying this motherboard does NOT MATCH the design criteria. Ergo, it never happened.

    • The ONLY photograph of the claimed IC used in the Bloomberg article is one of an IC perched on the tip of a finger. However, that IC is not what they claim it to be. It is, according to one of the expert designers, and also to FR experts on such things, a mere common "coupler" used by the dozens on circuit boards and not anything that can do anything like what was claimed. Not once has Bloomberg shown one of these compromised motherboards with the Chinese spy ICs in situ. NO PHOTO EVIDENCE, NO CHIP. Ergo, it never happened.

    • The FBI, the NSA, and the UK's GSHQ (their equivalent of the CIA and NSA) all released official statements they have no reports and no evidence that such a thing occurred. Ergo, it never happened.

    • Finally, Bloomberg has been pushing a company called Sepio Inc., which sells a software scanning system for servers which has the sole purpose of finding surreptitious hardware ICs installed on the motherboards and daughterboards. The co-CEO, Yossi Appleboum, has been working with Bloomberg's reporters on these stories for the past year. . . and appears to be the sole real source for the stories. This smacks of previous hoax stories from companies with such anti-virus software to sell who suddenly find a infestation of the systems their software is designed to protect. The 600,000 MacBot hoax from a Russian anti-virus company just at the time they were releasing their first anti-virus for business comes to mind, where not a single infected Mac was ever found in the wild. Sepio wants to sell its products. Bloomberg is pushing the company which was formed in 2016. Ergo, it never happened.

    • Keep in mind, that not a single Apple or Amazon product is accused of being compromised. . . it has to do with the VIDEO servers used to stream their Amazon Prime and Apple's iTunes movies and video content, because that is what SuperMicro motherboards are specialized for. What are the Chinese going to get? Reruns of "I love Lucy?" The ability to pirate just released to BlueRay movies, or original Amazon and Apple iTunes content? Unlikely in 2015. Ergo, it never happened.

  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/20/2018 10:28:48 AM PDT · 28 of 51
    Swordmaker to cba123; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 5thGenTexan; AbolishCSEU; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; ...
    Apple strongly demands that Bloomberg withdraw its bogus story about malicious Chinese spy chips being hidden IN PLAIN SIGHT on SuperMicro, a THIRD PARTY AMERICAN CORPORATiON that designs and makes SERVER motherboards, motherboards which are not even Apple products, that were supposedly discovered by BOTH Amazon and Apple, both of whom were considering using the servers using those SuperMicro motherboards, THREE YEARS AGO, causing Apple to cancel an order for 30,000 iCloud rack mounted servers from yet another third party company that made the servers. NOT ONE SINGLE THING CAN BE FOUND IN THE HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE THREE COMPANIES TO SUBSTANTIATE THIS ABSURD CLAIM. The FBI, NSA and the UK's GSHQ (their equivalent of the NSA) have all stated in official statements that no such event ever occurred that they are aware of, and no report of a security vulnerability was ever reported to the Department of Homeland Security as is and was required by Federal Law. Bloomberg's experts they cited have come forward to claim they have been misquoted, taken out of context, or their hypothetical comments used as statements of absolute fact. Two experts who told the Bloomberg reporters that their claims and theories "Made no sense," had that statement omitted from their quotation. Ergo, Bloomberg's bogus story NEVER HAPPENED. —PING!


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  • Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain

    10/19/2018 9:58:09 AM PDT · 24 of 45
    Swordmaker to HangnJudge
    The Standard Model has just a little bitty problem
    It predicts that the Universe as we know it should not exist

    That's because they are using computer models. . . like the Global Warming Climate "scientists," to test their math. Even then to make their math work they have to invoke black, unseen fudge factors in the form of "Dark Matter" to make it work. They are desperately trying to find their black magic in the real universe to force it to comport with their model universe inside the computers. So far, nope, not there. Later, their computers and the real world Universe messed things up by experimentally throwing a monkey wrench into the works when they observed strange acceleration they could not account for, so they added "Dark Energy" to their models. They can't find that either.

    Yet they ignore a force that is thirty-nine orders of magnitude stronger than gravity, is also infinite in reach, but arbitrarily choose to rule it just isn't there, despite all evidence that everywhere they look they see its affects and effects. Electromagnetism. . . and that the proponents of the Electric Universe have made specific predictions of these very things that so baffle the standard gravity model cosmology proponents. . . and have been right every single time. The test of any model or theory is the quality and accuracy of its predictions. Here, the standard theory model proponents they can explain on 5%, yet the Electric Universe proponents are batting about 95% or higher. They've even been able to explain gravity.

  • Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain

    10/19/2018 9:44:53 AM PDT · 19 of 45
    Swordmaker to MtnClimber; 1FreeAmerican; AFreeBird; A. Patriot; AndrewC; antonia; aristotleman; Art in Idaho; ...
    The FIVE things the standard gravity driven Universe model of the Universe can't explain is just the beginning, but every one of those five and a lot more are easily explicable in the Electric Universe Mode.l —Electric Universe PING!

    The gravity driven standard model cannot rationally explain this celestial object:


    Clear Example of a Birkeland Current
    "Z" Pinch with Symmetrical Plasmids
    seen in Hubble Telescope View of
    The Twin Jet Nebula
    ELECTRIC UNIVERSE PING!

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  • How America’s top CEOs are spending their own money on the midterm elections

    10/18/2018 7:33:36 PM PDT · 15 of 17
    Swordmaker to Aliska
    That did it. I'm returning my iphone for that and another reason. And I told the rep when I finally got one. Two reasons. Don't know which one I maddest about. Probably the ongoing family issue that torments me.

    You are upset about one of the lowest personal donations of ALL of the CEO donations? $5400 to a single Democrat in his home district and no other donation at all is nothing compared to some who gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats. SHEESH Aliska, it's his personal money he's entitled to do what he want's with it. Look at the BILLIONs that Bill Gates donates to push abortion.

  • How America’s top CEOs are spending their own money on the midterm elections

    10/18/2018 11:16:02 AM PDT · 2 of 17
    Swordmaker to ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 5thGenTexan; AbolishCSEU; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; ...
    Apple's CEO Tim Cook's total 2017-2018 election donations were $5400, all of that to Zo Lofgren, the incumbent Democrat in San Jose, Califorinia’s congressional district. Cook did not even make the list of the largest CEO political donors. Not even close. —PING!


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  • How America’s top CEOs are spending their own money on the midterm elections

    10/18/2018 11:12:00 AM PDT · 1 of 17
    Swordmaker
    Apple's CEO Tim Cook contributed a total of $5,400 in the 2017 - 2018 election cycle, all of that to Zo Lofgren, the incumbent Democrat in San Jose, Califorinia’s congressional district.

    "Some people have said that I shouldn’t get involved politically because probably half our customers are Republicans… so I’m going to just stay away from all that political stuff." — Apple CEO Steve Jobs, August 25, 2004
  • Q Anon: 10/15/18 Trust Trump's Plan

    10/18/2018 10:33:52 AM PDT · 1,053 of 1,905
    Swordmaker to Cletus.D.Yokel
    Hey. swordy...RU over 6’3”?

    Nah, 5'11" here, but only under ideal conditions. . . ;^)

  • Q Anon: 10/15/18 Trust Trump's Plan

    10/17/2018 2:50:35 PM PDT · 699 of 1,905
    Swordmaker to ransomnote; oldngray; bagster; grey_whiskers; TEXOKIE; TXnMA; stylin19a; bitt; little jeremiah; ...


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    • Edwards, Natalie May: (INFO) Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested on October 16, 2018, and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports and with conspiracy, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Both charges carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison. The records Edwards disclosed were allegedly confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and others, to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed. According to the news reports on her arrest there was another unindicted coconspirator who was also in contact with the Buzzfeed reporters from FinCEN along with Edwards. "Prosecutors said Edwards saved the confidential reports on a flash drive and sent them to the BuzzFeed reporter using an encrypted messaging application. They said that at the time of her arrest, she was in possession of what appeared to be that flash drive, and a cell phone containing communications with the reporter. Prosecutors also said in a criminal complaint that the reporter exchanged encrypted messages with an unnamed associate director at FinCEN to whom Edwards reports. That associate director was not charged." As noted above, Edwards was indicted and is being prosecuted by U.S. Attorney in Virginia, not by the Special Prosecutor. (See Buzzfeed, DOJ, Paul Manafort, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller).



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    • Burr, Senator Richard: (INFO) Senator Richard Burr is a third term Republican Senator from North Carolina. Burr was previously a member of the United States House of Representatives. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Burr is a graduate of Wake Forest University. Prior to seeking elected office, Burr was a sales manager for a lawn equipment company. In 1994 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for North Carolina's 5th Congressional District as part of the Republican Revolution. Burr is Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Oversight. His Vice-Chairman is Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia.

      While he was Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, the Committee's 56-57 year-old Director of Security James Wolfe was involved in a sexual liaison with a twenty-two year-old New York Times reporter Aly Watkins. During that liaison, Wolfe leaked various information and classified documents to Watkins that should only have been viewed by the Committee Chairman Republican Senator Richard Burr and Vice-Chairman Warner in their unredacted forms, and other classified documents that could be seen by other committee members only in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) environment even when redacted. Among the classified documents that Wolfe provided to Watkins were sealed indictments, the unredacted Carter Page surveillance warrant application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and other unredacted Trump/Russia classified documents. Wolfe has been convicted of lying to the FBI about his relationship to Watkins when he pleaded guilty to that charge on October 15, 2018. (See Aly Watkins, Carter Page, Steele Trump/Russia Dossier, SCIF, Senator Mark Warner, New York Times. James Wolfe, President Donald Trump).

    • Grassley, Senator Charles "Chuck": (#49, #1253, #1458, #1459, #1496, #1497, #1553, #1990, #2274, #2319) Senator Charles "Chuck" Ernest Grassley is a Republican politician serving as a seven term United States Senator from Iowa, a seat he was first elected to in 1980. He previously was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives and of the United States House of Representatives. His current committee and subcommittee assignments are:
      • Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
        • Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit
        • Subcommittee on Energy, Science and Technology
        • Subcommittee on Production, Income Protection and Price Support
      • Committee on Finance
        • Subcommittee on Health Care
        • Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
        • Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
      • Committee on the Judiciary (Chairman)
        • Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
        • Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest
        • Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
      • Committee on the Budget
      • Caucus on International Narcotics Control (Co-Chairman)
      • Joint Committee on Taxation
      Grassley came into more national prominence with the rancorous qualification and confirmation hearings for President Trump's latest nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, in mid-to-late summer of 2018, when the Democrats on the Committee on the Judiciary went on a search and destroy mission on Kavanaugh's career, reputation, and life, going back into his teenage and high-school records and unfounded and unsubstantiated accusations of sexual misbehavior at a party when he was seventeen years old for which there was a single accuser and no evidence and for which the named witnesses ALL claimed they did not see what the accuser said they had experienced and witnessed. Despite Grassley's attempts to maintain decorum, treat the accusing witness with respect, and even the opposing Democrats with the proper decorum the Senate requires, the democrats attempted through a campaign of delaying tactics, innuendo, outright accusations, rumors, lies, and hints of character flaws without evidence to smear Kavanaugh and his family, in an attempt to force either him or President Trump into withdrawing the nomination. Grassley, using parliamentary rules succeeded in moving the vote in committee and to the floor of the Senate, not without further sabotage from RINO Republican Senator Jeff Flake (Arizona) who demanded another FBI background check investigation in exchange for his "Aye" vote, and eventual approval of Kavanaugh for the seat. Grassley handled it all in a gentlemanly manner, with grace, firmly, and politely. (See Justice Brett Kavanaugh, FBI, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Christine Blasey Ford, Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Donald Trump, United Stated Supreme Court).

    • Warner, Senator Mark: (INFO) SenatorMark Warner is in his second term as the Democratic Senator from Virginia. He was first elected to the Senate in 2008. He is currently a Vice Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus and the Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to his congressional career, Warner was the 69th Governor of Virginia holding the office from 2002 to 2006. While he was vice-chairman of the Intelligence Committee, the Committee's 56-57 year-old Director of Security James Wolfe was involved in a sexual liaison with a twenty-two year-old New York Times reporter Aly Watkins. During that liaison, Wolfe leaked various information and classified documents to Watkins that should only have been viewed by the Committee Chairman Republican Senator Richard Burr and Vice-Chairman Warner in their unredacted forms, and other classified documents that could be seen by other committee members only in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) environment even when redacted. Among the classified documents that Wolfe provided to Watkins were sealed indictments, the unredacted Carter Page surveillance warrant application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and other unredacted Trump/Russia classified documents. Wolfe has been convicted of lying to the FBI about his relationship to Watkins when he pleaded guilty to that charge on October 15, 2018. (See Aly Watkins, Carter Page, Senator Richard Burr, Steele Trump/Russia Dossier, New York Times, SCIF, James Wolfe, President Donald Trump).

    • Watkins, Ali: (INFO) Ali Watkins is a young (age 24), New York Times reporter who, as the NY Times Washington D. C. correspondent, had a sexual liaison with James Wolfe, now 58 years old, the long time Director of Security for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Oversight, apparently in exchange for access to classified information and documents the Senate Intelligence Oversight Committee was reviewing. Among the classified documents that Wolfe provided to Watkins were sealed indictments, the unredacted Carter Page surveillance warrant application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and other Trump/Russia classified documents provided to Chairman Senator Richard Burr (R) and Ranking Member Mark Warner (D) as well as other Senator members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Oversight under seal, many of which could not be viewed outside of a SCIF facility. While it is not a crime for Watkins to receive these documents, it is a crime for Wolfe to provide them under the espionage acts. Wolfe pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, also a felony, on October 15, 2018, about his contacts with Watkins. (See Senator Richard Burr, Carter Page, FBI, New York Times, Senator Mark Warner, SCIF, James Wolfe).

    • Wolfe, James: (INFO) James Wolfe is the indicted and arrested former Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Oversight Director of Security who resigned from his position on December 15, 2017, after having been discovered to have been leaking confidential, if not classified information of committee activities to at least four members of the media, specifically in reference about the committee’s investigation of the Carter Page (Male-1) Surveillance Warrant applications that resulted in those warrants issued by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. A Federal Grand Jury issued a sealed indictment with 30 charges of Wolff for lying to the FBI in May 2018. The indictment was unsealed and Wolfe was arrested on June 8, 2018. The reporters receiving these leaks, although not named in the indictment, have been circumstantially identified due to details contained in the indictments: reporter-1, is likely Manu Raju of CNN; reporter-2, is definitely Ali Watkins of the New York Times; reporter-3, is likely Marianna Sotomayor of NBC; reporter-4, is likely Brian Ross of ABC. It has how been revealed that Wolfe sent copies of the FISA Warrant application on Carter Page. What's more, since what he sent to the reporters had not been vetted, most likely "What Wolfe sent was almost certainly an unredacted version." which means these reporters have had everything which is being hidden from the Senate and House Intelligence Oversight committees.(Thanks to LexiQon Associate Editor TexOkie).

      Despite vehemently maintaining his innocence and starting a GoFundMe page for his defense, on October 15, 2018, Wolfe pleaded guilty to one charge of lying to the FBI about his leaking to New York Times reporters Ali Watkins. The charge appears to specifically involve his denial of involvement in leaks about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and Senate plans to summon Page for an interview. Page was one of the first individuals who came under scrutiny during the FBI's probe into potential Russian influence on Trump's campaign.. (See Ali Watkins, FBI, Carter Page, FISA, CNN, New York Times).

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  • Elizabeth Warren Melts Down in Wake of DNA Disaster

    10/16/2018 9:47:22 AM PDT · 135 of 147
    Swordmaker to Truth29
    Elizabeth Warren needs to spend a whole lotta time in an Indian Sweat Lodge to drive out her inner demons.

    She doesn't dare. . . she's afraid she might sweat out that .09% Native South American DNA that she has. . .