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. . . Wikileaks has brought forth the first of multiple installments of alleged CIA documents (which all have so far indicated look to be the real thing), detailing the ways that the U.S. is spying upon others and upon its own citizens.
Let's keep up shall we.
Wiki + Manning = Good
Wiki + Snowden = Good/Bad
Wiki + HRC/Podesta/et al = Bad
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been kind of busy this morning. But I thought people would want to watch this.
My own little corner of email snoops & dumps. Feel free to add your own in the comments! All emphasis, and some notes w/in quotes are mine.
Remember, email chains need to be read from bottom to top.
Interesting: She supposedly hadn't decided to run and they hadn't been "hired" but they decide to start framing what our buddies in the press hear - and only from them. Let's have a "private" dinner!
Re: Thought after reading thrush
I know this is really just preaching to the choir but I just need to share this because I can say here what I cannot say at GOS or FB.
I will vote for Hillary. No one could pay me enough to do it. There is no carrot that she and her crew could possibly hold out that would get me to follow and no stick painful enough to goad me into it.
It's less than a surprise to see Orange State, a Democratic Party mouthpiece, linked to the Julian Assange smear.
So it should be even less surprising that Larry Summers, an influential, neoliberal advisor in the Clinton campaign, is also linked to the Assange smear.
Earlier today the website DailyKos reported on a smear campaign plot to falsely accuse Julian Assange of pedophilia.
Perhaps the Clinton Crime Family (CCF) has managed to borrow some polonium from Putin and slipped it into Assange's tea.
The National Westminster Bank has informed RT UK that it will no longer have the broadcaster among its clients. The bank provided no explanation for the decision.
“We have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities,” NatWest said in a letter to RT’s London office.
Podesta #10 is out. Wading through it for last hour, noticed some duplicates from previous releases, and curious attachment in one containing four GIFs of little finger, whose little finger is not identified. Looks arthritic.(Left Hand Little Finger, page 6). Nothing new jumps out yet, but will keep digging. If somebody here noticed this new release also, my apologies for jumping the gun. Happy reading.
This just in, ye of little faith:
Today, in an interview, Julian Assange signaled to the Australian Broadcasting System that WikiLeaks will release around One Million documents before the U.S. election.
Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, had scheduled a balcony announcement from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and with articles circulating that Hillary Clinton had proposed a drone strike on Assange, cancelled that appearance due to "security concerns', moved it to a video announcement in Berlin (from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London) at at 8 AM local time -- 3 AM New York time, only to say that there we be more leaks dribbled out over the next ten weeks.
Under Intense Pressure to Silence Wikileaks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Proposed Drone Strike on Julian Assange
Back in 2010, the Obama administration was pressuring Clinton's State Department to do something about their little problem called Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
Throughout the Democratic primary, many raised doubts as to the impartiality of the process. These doubts stemmed primarily from grievances regarding systemic issues like superdelegates and closed primaries as well as concerns surrounding the Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who had co-chaired Clinton’s primary run in 2008. The media’s seemingly slanted coverage only added to suspicions.
25+ New election links, must reads, videos and posts
8-5-2016 - Politico's 'How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes' Finally Gets Close to Real Solutions - With Russia already meddling in 2016, a ragtag group of obsessive tech experts is warning that stealing the ultimate prize—victory on Nov. 8—would be child’s play. If this century has shifted our trust from away from our neighbors toward machines, it might be time to switch back again. Eight countries in Europe that once flirted with digital voting have seen six go back to paper; Britain counted its Brexit votes by hand. Even if the vote were never hacked—and it is an exceedingly implausible event—the remotest possibility is an albatross on democracy and a boon for mischief-makers, and not just the cyber attackers. Trump’s most recent jujitsu—pointing out that by virtue of the fact that the election is hackable, it could be rigged against him—illustrates this risk. Technology has amplified not only the threat of hacking, but the threat of a hack.
8-5-2016 - BradBlog - Politico summarizes much of BRAD BLOG's 15 years of e-voting coverage in 8,500 smart words.... - Please read the cover story of Politico Magazine today headlined "How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes". Ben Wofford's excellent, comprehensive feature summarizes a great deal of almost 15 years of our work here at The BRAD BLOG. The 8,500+ word article is far too detailed to adequately summarize, or even quote from in detail here. So please go pour a tall drink or cup of coffee (you may need several, there's a lot there) and go read about the "parabola of havoc and mismanagement that has been the fifteen-year nightmare of state and local officials", as he accurately describes it, following the horrifically misguided and ill-advised move to computerized voting and tabulation systems following the 2000 election. I suspect we've filed almost as many articles on this topic as Wofford has words in today's piece!
In what might be the most damning leaked email so far, it seems clear that top ranking members of the DNC were asking for names of big time donors who wanted to be considered for Federal appointments, all while leaving an email trail to boot.
So as I am sure you are all aware, the HRCDNC is propagating the idea "murmor/rumor' that Putin weaponized wikileaks sabotage the US Election in favor of Trump.
Obviously, this is a smoke and mirror tactic by the HRCDNC to obfuscate the real issues, their own bullshit stupidity and corruption.
We know that the leaks came from Guccifer 2.0 who is not Russian. But the theory is that Putin put him up to it and had him send the info to wikileaks.
Wikileaks has definitely and dramatically moved the goal posts for:
- The DNC
- the anonymous "Super Pac"
In three legal areas:
- election law, and
This is largely to update some of the news that has happened since then.
This isn’t about Hillary or Bernie. This isn’t even about whether the DNC violated its own rules with regards to neutrality this primary season. This is about standing up for core Democratic, progressive and American values by saying it should never be acceptable for a Democratic party official to suggest attacking a fellow Democrat—or anyone else—for their religious beliefs or lack thereof.
Thank you Wikileaks - now we know that: Annually the DNC spends millions on election integrity/voter rights - MORE$$$ than all the election rights-integrity groups spend on elections COMBINED - After 20 years the DNC has VIRTUALLY nothing to show for how they have spent our money for more honest elections/ensuring voter rights.......... We are actually much worse off after 20 Years of their efforts............ Pathetic..
So I was dusting the house and as is the norm when doing mindless tasks I was also engaging in idle speculation.
One of the things I was thinking about was all the questions I see repeatedly asking, "Why the hell won't Assange release the damn info already!".
And a possible answer hit me.
Could he be waiting for the last interviewee to have a chance to perjure themselves, Abedin in particular?
Are there any other interviews still to be conducted?
Many readers are already aware of the the new internet leak (aka info dump) from Wikileaks. This revelation is even more weighty than Edward Snowden's whistleblowing on NSA spying--no mean feat. The information revealed is sourced from Mossack-Fonseca, a single law firm based in one country, Panama--hence the title of this breaking story. Originally the leak was reported to have contained about 1+ terabytes of information.