First the video:
The “dead man switch” seems to be a kind of theme for people who orbit Hillary Clinton. And one can understand why.
The video needs a little more support though.
And apparently its inside the pay-wall at the Wall Street Journal.
Some readers have subscriptions, and those of you who do, please confirm or deny the facts as they appear in this video from the WSJ article but please DO NOT copy paste from it to the comments.
The WSJ is very aggressive about protecting their copyright for the material they produce. But paraphrasing the actual information in the comments is allowable I believe.
It is increasingly difficult to determine what is information and what is hysteria. We live in a time when Alex Jones’ Info-Wars understates and underestimates the corruption and conspiracies against the American people and people of the world.
The only thing I personally am sure of, is what Thomas Jefferson would say.
Andrew McCarthy on Huma Abedin’s role in subverting the US goverment.
This looks like it may be a link to the whole clip. It is from 2012, and is a Frank Gaffney, Center for security policy event. Which gives a small indication of how many knew and for how long, who these people are and how serious this is, and have been screaming it from the roof tops as often as humanly possible.
And this, this makes perfect sense:
EXCLUSIVE: Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents, his wife urging him to admit he was wrong: Why Director Comey jumped at the chance to reopen Hillary investigation
For those who play around with TOR, there are ‘dark web’ sites which claim to be boards where FBI agents who worked on the Clinton email investigation, said they would quit or release the info themselves if FBI management did not do the right thing.
This story adds serious weight to those claims.
James Comey’s decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server and her handling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI, including some of his top deputies, according to a source close to the embattled FBI director.
‘The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn’t recommend an indictment against Hillary,’ said the source, a close friend who has known Comey for nearly two decades, shares family outings with him, and accompanies him to Catholic mass every week.
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL ASSANGE’s Final Blow to HILLARY’s Campaign as FBI Reopens
turns out, not much
The summation of Hillarys crimes was good and the promise of new info from Anonymous is promising. The timing of any new info is critical, it has to be early enough to get spread around but late enough that no believable counter to it can be generated.
Thank you for posting this, yucki. All considered, the above oxymoron (quoted from the clip) is a rather fitting summary of Hillary’s overall presidential campaign, if not her whole political career. The entire Clinton sociopolitical landscape makes Salvador Dali’s canvases of melting pocket watches and dinosaur skeletons look like the work of ultra-realist painter Tjalf Sparnaay.
Most curious of all is how hackers—often of a noticeably Liberal inclination—have directed such considerable effort and resources towards derailing Hillary’s presidential bid. Could this have anything to do with 0bama’s, and the Democratic Party’s collusion in, delivering into less answerable hands, the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) organization?
With the Internet playing such a vital role in overcoming domestic constraints, much less the overthrow of Totalitarian regimes (e.g., Soviet Russia and the ongoing cyber-conflict with Communist China), any compromising of this almost sole-remaining intellectual power tool is most definitely worthy of opposition, civil disobedience, and even the possibility of extralegal measures. As an esteemed American Founding Father noted:
“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
— Thomas Jefferson
It remains open to debate as to whether or not Trump will genuinely champion Free Speech and Freedom of the Press. That said it is quite conspicuous how, during this entire election cycle, no other Republican (much less any Democratic) Party members have had the ostiones to step forward and openly defend Trump’s right to Constitutionally protected speech.
All fact-checking aside (and goodness knows that both candidates exhibited serious issues regarding even slight attention to exactitude), the central issue of First Amendment rights has largely remained undiscussed during a time when censorship—especially the shameful self-censorship mandated by Political Correctness—has encroached upon Freedom of Expression for all involved, regardless of partisan stripe.
Hillary’s own brand of (BleachBit) “censorship” is simultaneously an expression of deep contempt for the American electorate and a total mockery of the obligatory self-censorship decreed by the martinets of Politically Correct language.
Again, thank you, yucki.
The reasons you are giving for the hackers to back Trump instead of Hillary are correct, hackers and other anarchists need a free society to work on, dictatorships are antithetical to all they stand for.
While corrupt dictatorships are home ot massive large scale crime most small scale freelance criminals support freer societies because they have more room to operate without having to pay crippling bribes or join orginized crime families htat take most of their profit.
“The reasons you are giving for the hackers to back Trump instead of Hillary are correct, hackers and other anarchists need a free society to work on [in?], dictatorships are antithetical to all they stand for. ”
Richard, thank you for your articulate take on whatever motivations this current crop of hackers may be experiencing. You are absolutely right that the Black or White Hat hacking cultures thrive best in a minimally regulated environment (cyber or otherwise).
Am I the only one who’s experiencing a profound sense of irony at the notion of a “Republican” candidate, such as Trump, furnishing a more hospitable political or informational environment for “anarchistic” (truly so or otherwise) hackers? If anything, this is emblematic of the dramatic sea change now happening in American politics.
Remember those once-upon-a-time “Leftist” bumper stickers like, “Question Authority” and “If you aren’t outraged, you aren’t paying attention.”?
Again, am I alone in figuring that modern Conservatives are equally (if not more-so) entitled to appropriate these latter-day slogans in the name of our ongoing struggle against oppressive Political Correctness?
Keeping that in mind, please know how I have some truly serious issues regarding hackers and the damage that they (Black Hat types almost exclusively) inflict upon a world that has necessarily and constructively become appropriately reliant upon the digital frontier.
With that caveat stipulated, it has been a tormenting experience in my attempts to reconcile disclosures like that of Snowden and Assange with my previous notions of America’s imperative national security.
More recently, the need to counterbalance intrusive and oppressive incursions upon citizen privacy by the NSA (National Security Agency — or as wags like to call it, “No Such Agency*”) in the name of idiotically useless countermeasures like Bush 2.0’s “Patriot Act”, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the hacker culture is capable of making important contributions (i.e., much-needed “data breaches”).
There is no way that I can adequately communicate my difficulty in reconciling the need for cyber crimes as an offset against even more oppressive, government-sponsored monitoring of lawful civilian activities.
* Please read James Bamford’s excellent book, “The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency“. Of course, straightaway after publishing this work, the author was immediately investigated by government agencies (and this was back in 1982!).
I have the same problems with the hackers that you have, but we have to take the bad with the good. We are currently going through a time of massive change that will see if freedom and civilization survives in the West. We are at war with the modern barbarians both external and home grown, and as in all wars we have to modify and change out tactics based up the new weapons that have been invented. The weapons will always dictate the tactics if the “Generals”/leaders are intelligent. As with all weapons hacking is a double edged sword, it cuts both ways for the good and the bad. This is a fact that is now becoming clear and this hacking is also showing the weakness of the drone/robot soldiers/weapons that are under development.
Technology is destroying all of the dreams of the wanna be dictators and giving the “little people” the ability to bring down the people who try to take our freedom away. The hackers and the undercover journalists of Project Veritus are using new technology to attack the wicked who want little to no freedom. Just as the 3D printers and the “Ghost Gun” milling machines are slowly destroying all gun laws. In my ways these are the modern equivalent of the British Long Bow. Little England dominated the European battle field because they were so small that they had to allow the Yeoman to own and use weapons that could take an armored knight off their horses. The European nations didn’t trust their serfs and Yeoman to have weapons that made them equal to the self proclaimed elite on the battlefield. Today the battlefield is partially on the field of information, the internet and the hackers like the long bow. They allow is to remain free but can be used against us as well as for us.
I keep seeing stories about how we are on the crux of many technological breakthroughs that will change society. The net is just the first others are out there that in many ways seem like things in a comic book, not a hard science science fiction book but a coming book. If we are alive 20 years from now things will be very different.
The Long Bow’s a good analogy, Richard.
Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t even have to twist John Adams’ arm on this one.
You can also read Andrew McCarthy’s remarks from his 2012 presentation at the National Press Club.