June 5, 2017

Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (060517)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. California’s would-be governor prepares for battle against job-killing robots

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/05/gavin-newsom-governor-election-silicon-valley-robots

    The one two punch to knock out support for illegal immigration and the cheap labor demanded by the elites. With automated labor, the elites no longer need illegals and H1B visas, which puts Democrats in a bind. What elite needs to buy a Democrat vote when their issue ceases?

    Democrats might want to push universal basic income to preserve the vote but the problem is where the money is going to come from. Universal basic income is even more unsustainable than Obamacare in trying to preserve voters for Democrats on the public dole. Maybe the Democrats will run a protection racket by demanding payment from the elites for NOT passing a per capita tax on robots? Or maybe a per captia tax to disadvantage competition?

    As I have often said, liberalism is not an ideology, it is a PR sales campaign to promote get rich schemes by the elites. There are only two kinds of liberals, those who create the myths and those who believe them.

    Comment by dscott — June 5, 2017 @ 4:54 pm

  2. Low-level contractor charged with felonies; meanwhile Hillary and Abedin avoid the FBI

    From FBI Press Release:
    Monday, June 5, 2017

    Title: Federal Government Contractor in Georgia Charged With Removing and Mailing Classified Materials to a News Outlet

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/federal-government-contractor-georgia-charged-removing-and-mailing-classified-materials-news


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    said Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. “Releasing classified material without authorization threatens our nation’s security and undermines public faith in government. People who are trusted with classified information and pledge to protect it must be held accountable when they violate that obligation.”

    Winner printed and improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense information from an intelligence community agency, and unlawfully retained it. Approximately a few days later, Winner unlawfully transmitted by mail the intelligence reporting to an online news outlet.

    Compare that to this:
    Abedin improperly removed classified intelligence reporting [from government servers to unauthorized email equipment], which contained classified national defense information from an intelligence community agency, and unlawfully retained it [improperly storing the information on a series of personal devices not authorized to store and protect the information, first the Clinton server]. Approximately a tBD days later [during the period using the Clinton server and the non-govt Clinton email account], Abedin unlawfully transmitted by [unsecure electronic] mail the intelligence reporting to [another personal device, her husband's laptop. This made the information knowingly available to an unauthorized person, her husband. It also created the potentially access to the information to anyone else who may have access to the device. Since her husband was not covered by a National Security non-disclosure, he lawfully allowed it to remain on his personal computing device when that device became subject to a Search Warrant, resulting in the lawful discovery of the information, essentially 'in plain sight' during the procedures of the electronic search.

    Clinton improperly [caused to be] removed classified intelligence reporting [from government servers to unauthorized email equipment available only because Clinton paid for this other-than-official personal information service], which contained classified national defense information from an intelligence community agency, and unlawfully retained it [improperly storing the information on a personal device not authorized to store and protect the information]. Approximately a few days later [and continuing repeatedly for months], Clinton unlawfully transmitted by [unsecure electronic] mail the intelligence reporting to multiple persons. Holding a position with Original Classification Authority, Clinton was responsible to know and recognize classified information, whether correctly and properly marked or unmarked (such as in a verbal conversation or, as here, in various forms — some properly marked and clearly improperly transmitted and other information whose markings had been removed.) This case recognizes that Clinton may receive information from personal networks and colleagues that arrives unmarked, and her duties then require such information to be promptly removed to more-secure networks where markings are added and then immediately remove the information from its unsecure origins; all without acknowledging this procedure to the original sender under the do-not-confirm-nor-deny standard. This is standard operating procedures, and failure to comply with these standards is, as a minimum, gross negligence subject to official adverse action.

    Comment by Cornfed — June 6, 2017 @ 5:10 am

  3. Hat tip to

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/
    news aggregation on 6/6/2017
    left-banner under “Washington” news

    for the original FBI link:
    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/federal-government-contractor-georgia-charged-removing-and-mailing-classified-materials-news

    (Interesting timing, with Comey due to testify to the Senate this Thursday.)

    Comment by Cornfed — June 6, 2017 @ 5:19 am

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