Crowdstrike is the IT company the DNC hired to investigate the hacking of their computer network. Crowdstrike was brought in because the DNC refused to give the FBI access to their computers.
Crowdstrike attributed the DNC hack to Russia simply because of the tools the hackers used, nothing else. But investigators have found those same 'Russian hacking tools' are available from a variety of sources.
This discovery nullifies significant portions of Crowdstrike's initial report. So there is absolutely no proof Russians hacked the DNC after all.Read more
With SpaceX's first successful demonstration of the reusable booster rocket they've been developing, many experts predict the world of space travel is on the verge of a revolution.
Blogger NuuBee at ZeroHedge.com doesn't agree. This comment NuuBee left posits the idea that Elon Musk can't get more than a 10% reduction in overall launch costs using his re-usable rocket strategy.
NuuBee thinks SpaceX could have put humans on Mars quicker, and they could have done it more profitably too.
Read NuuBee's interesting comment...Read more
I'll throw my hat into the ring, as this plot rivals some of the best fiction I've ever read.
1. The Comey/Clinton "investigation" had its intended effect - it gave the appearance that Comey was an impartial participant at worst, and anti-Clinton as best. Pure, unadulterated smokescreen, and one of the best ones I've ever seen.
Of course, we know this wasn't remotely possible, as Comey's immediate family was financially benefitting from the Clinton Foundation. It was pure smokescreen because...Read more
Erdogan is one of those type dictators that screams a lot and does anything he wants until he is stopped.
About the recent diplomatic row in the Netherlands: Turkish officials tried to enter and reach the Consulate after being warned not to come. Basically they were "persona non grata".
No sovereign country is obliged to let some official enter their territory, the rules for diplomatic immunity only apply for those diplomats already inside.Read more
Steve Pieczenak is probably concerned that the activities of the CIA could destroy it for good. The CIA:
1). Amassed a huge surveillance network without mandate or oversight
2). Collected history's biggest collection of private information in one place; and then
3). Proceeded to lose control of its tools, and thus of ALL that information
What is clear remains: leave the f*ckers with no oversight, and they grow monstrous, freedom-infringing and obliterating at every step.
1) CIA contracted over 5000 people to make exploits. This, right there, is reason enough to stop funding to "just enough to function". The more ego-prone humans you give access to "secret hacker materials", the greater the chance something will leak.
Where are the records to background checks, clearances, confirmed identities, personal information, etc of these 5000+ people? Who was in charge of oversight and security/access levels, if any?Read more
Trump is scary, that is just true, yet I find myself joining the foray and on his side at times because the whole system is so corrupt that we might need a wrecking ball to spread all the bits to the wind.
There may not be a way in the system to correct the system because it is too far gone.Read more
I don't recall McCarthy being so much anti-Russian as anti-communist. Russia ain't communist anymore, but the Left, the Progressives in America and around the world ARE, and while we can applaud truth and transparency, lets not lose perspective in all of this.
The Communists TOLD us how they would do this...through the media and through our schools, which is EXACTLY how it has been done.Read more
"I feel like I am attending a meeting of a religious sect here this morning. It’s as if the global revolution of 2016, Brexit, Trump, the Italian rejection of the referendum, has completely bypassed you.
You can’t face up to the fact that this bandwagon is going to roll across Europe in these elections in 2017. A lot of citizens now recognize this form of centralized government simply doesn’t work.
Opposition to "Globalism" as used in these sorts of debates is not about opposition to free trade, as the Brexiteers you referenced have repeatedly shown. Globalism is the idea that supranational considerations and organization are superior to local/national ones.
This often entails the loss of local/national sovereignty to organizations like the EU, NATO, WTO, UN, TPP, etc. which in their own ways limit the ability of local/national governments to legislate/act as they wish and, most importantly, reduce the ability of citizens to hold their governments to account.Read more