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May 14, 2016


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@Millard Filmore

I suppose that the older cases are sufficiently not important so that Justice can ignore them.

Here are 9 distinguishing items about Hillary's case ...

1. Clinton's email setup was never approved by State security agencies

2. Clinton never sought assistance to set up her email system to transmit certain sensitive information

3. The arrangement made staffers nervous—and management told them to keep quiet

4. Clinton's chief of staff suggested setting up a separate computer

5. Clinton worried about 'the personal being accessible'

6. Abedin rejected the idea for Clinton to use two devices

7. Clinton's email system needed troubleshooting

8. The server was briefly shut down over hacking concerns

9. Clinton and her staffers worried about being hacked but didn't report to security personnel

Millard Filmore

@Stephen: from what I read on some lefty blogs, State Department email servers were hacked, but Clinton's was not.

But anyway, there is always an excuse to forgive Republicans.

Stephen Reed

@Millard Filmore

Hacker who claims he breached Clinton server pleads guilty, strikes deal with feds

"The Romanian hacker who claimed he easily breached Hillary Clinton's email server pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to two counts of computer hacking charges, as part of a deal with the Justice Department.

In exchange for a reduced sentence, Marcel Lehel Lazar – also known as Guccifer -- has agreed to cooperate with federal authorities in the future.

Lazar pleaded guilty to the unauthorized access of a protected computer and aggravated identity theft, counts tied to his illegal intrusion into systems belonging to former U.S. government officials, including former Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. "

Millard Filmore


from here ... (2 days ago) ...

"Lazar is not charged with any crimes in connection with his claims about Clinton's server."

from here ... (today) ...

"But Lazar refused to show any of the material he said he found on the Clinton server, and federal investigators said they have found no evidence to back up his claim."

About Fox, where your link points, it is an entertainment network. They have no obligation to be fair, balanced, impartial, accurate, or even truthful. I do hope you are cross checking any Fox information with a more reputable source.


People who rely on Fox news are less informed than people who do not watch broadcast news.

Stephen Reed

It appears that Trump and Sanders are attempting to work out a debate between them in California ...

On late night TV Trump said that he would debate Sanders.

Sander's tweet: Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary.

Ordinarily, the RNC and DNC could block the candidates from performing unsanctioned debates in the primaries. But Trump is the presumptive republican nominee, and for Sanders, the DNC has no power because Hillary has refused any future debates with Sanders.

I hope this debate comes to pass, and that it has a long answer format. I expect both Trump and Sanders will attack the absent Hillary Clinton. Trump will be respectful as he very much wants to capture some of Bernie's supporters should Hillary Clinton be the democrat nominee.


@Stephen Reed
It is clear that Trump and all the other Republicans back Bernie Sanders as the Democratic candidate. That is certainly NOT because they think Sanders has a better chance of winning against Trump.

What better endorsement is there for Hillary as the best candidate that can beat them.


detailed explanation for a different angle


More amunution for Clinton against Sanders: Even the Republicans think he has no chance in the general elections.

Republican Operatives Try to Help Bernie Sanders
“Picking your opponent” is an age-old political manipulation tactic.

“My guess is that Republican operatives know that Clinton is likely to win the nomination even if Sanders upsets her in Iowa and New Hampshire. But an extended challenge will force her to use up money too early, and nudge her farther to the left,” Pitney said in an e-mail. Whether it will work remains to be seen, he said. “But at this stage, campaigns will grab for every advantage they can get.”


> "cheapest and most effective campaign"
Both adjectives mean the same thing. The campaign was effective because it was cheap (and successful). So the key word here is "cheap". Trump has built a cheap building with weak foundations. Watch it crumble in the general election.

Millard Filmore

An election prediction as reported by CNN. The economy trumps all other indicators.

"Donald Trump is in trouble, according to a model that has correctly predicted the winner of every presidential race since Ronald Reagan in 1980.

This time around the model -- run by Moody's Analytics -- says a Democrat will win the White House."


We really have four parties, so why not four candidates?

In essence, in addition to Libertarians, we have traditionally conservative; right-wing populist; mainstream liberal; and socialist subsets of the electorate. The differences between traditional conservatives and Trumpkin populists are so vast that the former have more in common with Clinton on foreign policy, trade and some semblance of fiscal sobriety than they do with Trump. Trump, meanwhile, has more in common with Sanders on trade, isolationism and anti-Wall Street fervor than either does with his own party.


Trump as the savior of a neo-aryan religion. It is a tradition that at the root of religions you find a con man who saw an opportunity.

What Aryans See in Donald Trump

Today, any person of Western European stock can theoretically become an Aryan Warrior by swearing to preserve the white race, but some white supremacist groups believe a single figure will be called from among the people to fulfill a more unifying role. Trump, who is of German and Scottish ancestry, fits the ethnic profile of this savior to a T. But it’s Trump’s political self-presentation that is truly arousing.


His tract 88 Precepts prophesies the coming of the “strongman,” who will emerge in the late stages of a dying democracy. That figure will display a keen ability to see that “political, economic, and religious systems may be destroyed and resurrected” in ways to prevent the eternal destruction of the white race. Some will call the strongman “a dictator,” but Lane insists that a ruthless leadership style “is the only way to restore order out of the chaos caused by a democracy.”


Funny fact: Iran means literally "the land of Aryans". Iranians are Indo-European so I guess they should be included in the Aryan race.

Anyway, why do they talk about "Western European stock"? Eastern Europeans are just as white and the Western Europeans.

That prophecy has already been fulfilled (subtle hint: Hitler). And a second hint: it didn't have a happy ending.


"Iranians are Indo-European so I guess they should be included in the Aryan race."

And the Aryans were actually living in what is now Pakistan. They were much more closely related to Slavic than to Germanic people.

But we know the answer to your implied question. All racists are idiots.

Millard Filmore

@cornelius: for a true racist, mixing Irish and Briton is a no-no.


@Millard Filmore

I disagree. The Aryan nation has accepted Trump even though he is the byproduct of an orangutan inbred with a hyena.

In other news Trump has declined to debate Sanders. Poor Sanders, nobody wants to debate him. He lost and he is so lonely. Very frustrating.
But I wonder why Trump didn't jump at this opportunity to make Clinton look bad. I still think he is a Democratic Party mole who wants to deliver the presidency to her good friend, Clinton.

Tomi T Ahonen

hi everybody

You guys know me. I HAD to do the Nokia story and fully and it depleted me. I have literally not gone to Politico for 3 days straight. I am only now learning about what? Martinez? Rubio? Whats this video he did about Cruz and Kasich? Yeah, and Hillary's email - that I saw even on BBC news, that I knew about. And the funny debate idea too. Poor Bernie, even Trump feels he can safely dismiss him.

I will dig into whats been happenin' and join you here about those things too.. a bit later :-) No worries, the next big event isn't until Trump announces his VP and he's at least promised he won't do that until the Convention. So its really just noise between now and then. But a lot of the smaller details are falling in place yeah, plenty of us to pontificate about haha

Tomi Ahonen :-)


This just in:
Trump has just implied that the judge that oversees the Trump University fraud case is biased against him because the judge is of Mexican origin. This helps him achieve two things:
1. He intimidates the judge in order to obtain a favorable verdict.
2. He intimidates the Latino community into voting for him.

Because no sane person would say anything even remotely as stupid as that unless he gained something from it. Right?


"Trump has just implied that the judge that oversees the Trump University fraud case is biased against him because the judge is of Mexican origin."

I have never met a fascistoid populist who honored the rule of law. Every populist worth his salt claims the judiciary is biased. Because that is the bread and butter of populism: Judges are to abide by and execute the will of the Ruler. That is what judges will be forced to do if Trump ever gets the power to force them.
(Which he won't in the US system, but a man can dream)

Any judge not conforming to his will is biased against him.

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