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December 16, 2020

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Melinda

Deep State Pushes to Deep-Six Intelligence Report Demonstrating Chinese Interference in 2020 Election

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/16/deep-state-pushes-to-deep-six-intelligence-report-demonstrating-chinese-interference-in-2020-election/

The irony of the identity of the author is not lost on me.

clarice

Robert Patrick Lewis
@RobertPLewis
Holy crap. The emergency order passed in Georgia to allow absentee voting (see: fraud) expired 5 days before the election with no renewal.
Every part of the #Georgia election process was illegal.
You should be very angry.
#WarRoomPandemic
President-Elect Dr. Kesha Lovegood
@KeshaLovegood
Replying to
@RobertPLewis
Under Georgia law, emergency rules adopted by any state agency or regulatory body automatically expire 120 days after their adoption(see § 50-13-4-b).
The emergency rule was adopted on May 19, 2020 so that means that 120 days later would be September 16, 2020.
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Melinda

Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸
@DC_Draino
🚨 BREAKING 🚨

Director of National Intelligence @DNI_Ratcliffe confirms to CBS News that China, Iran, and Russia interfered in our Presidential election

This is HUGE

🇺🇲Brandon Beckham, Esq. #PrayForTheRepublic @BrandonBeckham_
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
CBS News Senior Correspondent Catherine Herridge has reported that Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe:

"Told CBS News that there was Foreign Election Interference by China, Iran, and Russia in November of this year [2020]."

@DNI_Ratcliffe @CBS_Herridge

https://twitter.com/DC_Draino/status/1339345456225275904

Melinda

MaReQ⭐⭐⭐
@Mareq16
PANIC over CM!!!

Meet the Dangerous QAnon Figure Doing Whatever It Takes to Win Trump's Approval

vice.com/en/article/93w…

https://twitter.com/Mareq16/status/1339334973560647681

Jim Eagle

I know a little bit about Signint and don't understand why there were no countermeasures in place to neutralize China, Iran and Russian interference. Of course,I also understand that the interference could be more than that especially on the personal level or in the newsroom.

That said, if you are concerned about voter interference, how do you feel about our nuclear codes and strategic response strategies?

Melinda

Disclose.tv 🚨
@disclosetv
JUST IN - Cybersecurity giant FireEye worked with Microsoft and the domain registrar GoDaddy to take over one of the domains that state-sponsored attackers had used to send malicious code to compromised @solarwinds networks. More backdoors detected.


SolarWinds’ software is used throughout Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and in critical sectors such as electricity.

https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1339352439154208769

henry

more back doors detected

Crack on iPhone, crack all iPhones. Same thing with big boy data centers.

Why use the top edge security product for your back door? Same reason Willie Sutton robbed banks.

JimNorCal

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Jane

Clarice,

Let’s pretend we followed the constitution and Biden resigns. After he reigns it is confirmed the camel isn’t eligible. What append next? Pelosi becomes. President and names Adam Schiff her VP?

Jim Eagle

Jane,

Before that happens there will be an armed revolution. The DC pols don't understand one bit.

Jane

Clarice,

So does the absentee order not apply to the run-off.?

Melinda

Report Alleges China's 'Mass Surveillance' Of Americans Using Caribbean Cell Networks

https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/new-report-alleges-chinas-mass-surveillance-americans-using-caribbean-cell-networks

Now do MobileOne on Haiti...

Kathryn Anne

Jane:
The absentee order was illegal to begin with because the legislature was left out of the equation.
Nov3rd election should not have used that absentee ballot template nor should the Runoff on Jan 5th.

peter

It's sad, but Michael Barone is getting old and out of touch.

By the way, what does he mean by the use of the word, emollient near the end?

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/biden-identity-politics-and-no-apologies

Melinda

Dr. RedhatMAGA
@RedhatMaga
The USPS takes an image of all mail. You can track incoming mail and find lost mail. Wouldn’t there be a record of all the mail ballots arriving at homes across the US. Check mail in ballots against these records. @realDonaldTrump @LLinWood @SidneyPowell1 @RudyGiuliani

https://twitter.com/RedhatMaga/status/1338647287648534529

Kathryn Anne

Any deadline on the Pennsylvania lawsuit in front of the Supreme Court?

Jim Eagle

True, Mel. I get an email everyday from USPS showing me the maill I am going to recieve today.

Kathryn Anne

How about those dates changed on mail in ballots?
How many were affected?
We need numbers to show harm to the President and enough to flip the state away from Biden?

Kathryn Anne

Gary Peters got re-elected in Michigan due to fraudulent ballots.
I know people want future elections to be better.
I am interested in fixing this one.

Jim Eagle

Off to bed to read.

Slaap lekker, tot morgen.

Len

Listening to congressmen talk about "following the process," "being sure look at all the information," and "making sure we can be confident in the next election" makes me doubt their willingness to do what is necessary to square this election. Mealy mouthed milquetoasts.

MissMarple2

Kathryn Anne (Mary Rose),

I am with you. To tell me to accept this crooked election and they will fix it for next time is BS. Even if it got past Congress, Biden would veto it on orders from whoever calls the shots and we would be facing the same thing next time, and probably forever.

MissMarple2

Len,

Totally agree!

James D.

Len, I don’t doubt their willingness.

I know they don’t have any willingness.

JimNorCal

Disappointing.


https://bigleaguepolitics.com/total-betrayal-supreme-court-strikes-down-kansas-law-requiring-identification-to-vote/

"Wanting to verify one is actually a valid citizen before allowing them to vote is some how unconstitutional"

Threadkiller

The case re Harris is far stronger than the case against Obama as neither of her parents were citizens when she was born, and in fact they moved to another country (Canada) afterward.

Your quest here is to prove that birth on US soil alone and no claim to Jus sanguinis has zero transfer of US allegiance.

Len

James D, that's the dark outlook I'm trying to avoid, with marginal success.

They seem to just want to put on a show so they can say, "We tried."

clarice

Heh, TK--she was born before the anchor baby law was passed. Her parents were then just passing on thru. Her case is much weaker than Obama;s.

MissMarple2

https://spacenews.com/ratcliffe-space-force-to-become-18th-member-of-the-u-s-intelligence-community/

I wonder about this announcement right now.

clarice

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/when-black-lives-matter-means-profiting-african-daniel-greenfield/

MissMarple2

https://thedcpatriot.com/ivanka-trump-puts-rubio-on-notice-hints-she-may-primary-him-in-2022/

Oh, Floridians....

THIS should be interesting!

Catsmeat

Re owls: there's Hegel--"the owl of Athena flies at midnight," by which he roughly means that the dying days of a civilization are more likely to understand what went wrong than at the apex of their triumphs and errors.

CH is taking a break, he has told me.

clarice

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-f7ff93849be20fe65d8970600e9e8dd5

clarice

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/artist_hunter_biden_has_the_perfect_potential_scam.html

Melinda

Office of the DNI @ODNIgov
1h
Amanda Schoch, ODNI Director of Strategic Communications: "This afternoon the DNI was notified by career intelligence officials that the Intelligence Community will not meet the December 18 deadline, set by Executive Order and Congress..." (1/3)


FOOL NELSON
@FOOL_NELSON
Replying to @ODNIgov @KyleOlbert
Can you tell the career intelligence officials to suck my dick, respectfully?

https://twitter.com/FOOL_NELSON/status/1339359870257143810

Melinda

And contrary to the earlier:

Ron
@CodeMonkeyZ
“ We assess that China prefers that President Trump – whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection.”

dni.gov/index.php/news…

https://twitter.com/CodeMonkeyZ/status/1339367713186086912

Direct link:
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/item/2139-statement-by-ncsc-director-william-evanina-election-threat-update-for-the-american-public

Melinda

Shhheeeeesh, that's from last August. Sorry!

MissMarple2

Melinda,

Here is what I would like to tell the "career intelligence officials":

YOU ARE UNDER ARREST!!!!!

Melinda

Ah, here's why CM linked tat old Press Release:

Ron
@CodeMonkeyZ
Now we know that the DNI had proof of foreign interference in our elections as far back as August 2020.

https://twitter.com/CodeMonkeyZ/status/1339369317381509120

Threadkiller

Heh, TK--she was born before the anchor baby law was passed.

Apparently the 14th Amendment is the Anchor Baby Law:

https://www.usatoday.com/3344836001

Melinda

Only if it's a tax, TK.

jim nj

It started snowing in Hackensack just before 4 PM. We have a little over 3" of snow on the ground now. Latest report predicts 10-15" by the end. Mild drifting.

JimNorCal

Thanks for the CH updates!

Catsmeat

Willowed: Catching up, and not at all done, but saw the conversation between Mel and MJW re six impossible things before breakfast. I just wrote a whole monograph on Carroll, The Alice Books and the Contested Ground of the Natural World (Routledge, 2017), so I know a lot about Carroll. The best interpretation of the six impossible things indeed is mathematical, because Dodgson (Carroll was his penname) was the mathematical don at Christ Church from his 21st year onwards. A conservative in many, many ways (though also a futurist), he was not at all convinced by the 19th century's new nth-dimension geometries (impossible numbers and so on). He was at heart a Euclidean, though he recognized that there were in fact some limits to Euclid, and so making fun of "impossible things" probably mostly referred to that. What it didn't refer to was Christian faith, which of course relies on many paradoxes (see Chesterton in Orthodoxy for more on this)--but Carroll couldn't have been a more orthodox Christian and had disdain for all radical theologies (he disagreed with the 39 Articles in one way--he didn't believe in eternal damnation--damnation, yes, but not eternal, and his one real argument with the Anglican Church was that the powers that be thought ordained ministers, such as he, a deacon, shouldn't go to the theatre. He LOVED the theatre and used his own conscience on that score.

clarice

https://thespectator.info/2020/12/17/trump-campaign-attorney-tells-senate-committee-over-42000-people-voted-more-than-once-in-nevada-video/

Catsmeat

Also willowed: Will be glad to send anyone interested a reading copy of the book--I know sbw has read it and I think others. Very, very sadly, daddy had gotten to the third chapter (on Darwin, his favorite) when he died--he had emailed me about it just the day before.

Kathryn Anne

MarkSteyn’s hair is back to normal
The pompadour do was a one off.

Melinda

catsmeat-

I always viewed Alice as an exercise of imaginary and negative numbers, as an adult, where "Going Down The Rabbit Hole" was actually transiting through zero. Where the larger you got the smaller you were, and such. He, as a tutor on the subject, was sofacile with the concepts of course he could ad lib a lecture to pre-teens without using a single number, plus, or minus sign.

I understand a copy of his croquet rules are one of the hardest books to find.

Melinda

henry-

You'll want this one:

Itay Cohen🌱
@megabeets_
The attackers behind the #SUNBURST malware put a lot of effort into trying to avoid detection by analysts and security vendors. Not only this, but they also tried to make sure to stay under the radar of #SolarWinds developers and employees. A thread >>

https://twitter.com/megabeets_/status/1339308801112027138

jim nj

I presume the snowfall will lead to a reduction in Covid-19 cases for a few days. Testing in NYC closed early today and is opening late tomorrow.

I hope Cuomo doesn't notice the change in data, ff he does I'm sure he'll order more snowfalls.

Catsmeat

Mel, it's not really real croquet rules but rules for "Castle Croquet," a croquet-based game he came up with himself and got published. He loved doing things like this, but it's an insanely complicated version of croquet, as if croquet isn't maddening enough. It's here: https://www.spudart.org/chicagocroquet/rules/castle/index.html

henry

Catsmeat, if the book is in print, I’d be happy to purchase a copy. I’m full on resistance to ebooks. ;)

Kathryn Anne

Catsmeat:
It is so cool that you know so much about Carroll.
I would love to take an English class with you.
One of my best friends is an English teacher who taught creative writing and the Clasdics at a boarding school in Upstate New York.
It is so great to be taught by a master teacher.

Kathryn Anne

S/B Classics.

henry

Melinda, custom hacked around the QC process. Scary. Almost need a random QC IP addy for any DevOps build. Ho Li Phuk.

James D.

JimCA @ 7:42

What possible rationale can there be for opposing requiring people to demonstrate they are eligible to vote before they’re allowed to?

The SC at least had the fig leaf of standing to reject the Texas case, but WTF are Kavanaugh, Barrett or Gorsuch doing in refusing to address such a basic and easy issue?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

GA: Wait -- an investigator into Harrison Deal's death from the exploding car is now DEAD? And from apparent *suicide*?
Kemp's daughter's boyfriend, for those who may not remember.
This is turning into Vince Foster meets Spygate, with a Troupergate/Watergate backdrop.

Catsmeat

henry, it's over a hundred books--the going rate for academic books is absurd (ask Porch about this--she knows)--the whole idea is to make money from university libraries (she kindly ordered it for UT Austin), but ordinary people are screwed. What I'd send you would just be the Word document--not that hard to read, probably, and has the virtue of being free!

Catsmeat

hundred bucks, that is!

sbwaters

My older brother, the photographer, sculptor, jewelry maker, and candy maker could use prayers, if you see fit.

He’s 76 and was healthy (except for under control hemochromatosis) until months ago diagnosed with an igG4 issue, treated, acquired a lung fungal infection, spent a month in the hospital, and cost him almost 50 percent of lung capacity. Breathing is almost an insurmountable task.

With no solid diagnosis or treatment I pray for what is best - quality of life or gentle passing. Thank you.

Robin, eff 'em all

My daughter's school district went completely virtual Monday. Tomorrow, they're having a snow day.

I know.

GUS

My Senator Ron Johnson just brought up SWALLOW BOY, on HANNITY. His CHINESE TET A TET seems to have disappeared into the ALL GONE MACHINE.

I think Ron Johnson is a PATRIOT.

jimmyk

WTF are Kavanaugh, Barrett or Gorsuch doing in refusing to address such a basic and easy issue?

Fear of the consequences of taking a stand, so hiding behind the fig leaf of "standing" or "process."

Catsmeat

And thanks, Maryrose--I do love teaching, very much, especially as it seems so necessary since my students know so very, very little about history--the real kind about battles and so on (they've of course never heard of Trafalgar or the Crimean War) but also intellectual and cultural history, which shapes how they think but they don't know it.

henry

Catsmeat, I’m not worried about price, I’m used to buying academic books. Even spent that much when living on a grad student stipend. It’s worth it to me to have the physical volume. You can relay the title through Gus, or get my cell number from him and send it direct. I have a shelf of JOM authors, always happy to add to it. :)

henry

SBW, prayers for your brother.

clarice

I hope he improves or has a gentle passing , SBW.

Narciso

Prayers for your brother sbw


You know theres an economics formula justifying the cost of textbooks

Momto2

SBW - Praying for your brother!

hrtshpdbox

Sorry to hear about your brother, sbw, prayers.

Momto2

Ga. Gov. Kemp is trying to post a photo of himself "campaigning" for Loeffler/Perdue. His first attempt was flooded with so much anger that he deleted it and re-posted it. The second is turning out the same.

example:

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ODNI News Release No. 44-20

Dec. 16, 2020
Joint Statement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Over the course of the past several days, the FBI, CISA, and ODNI have become aware of a significant and ongoing cybersecurity campaign. Pursuant to Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41, the FBI, CISA, and ODNI have formed a Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) to coordinate a whole-of-government response to this significant cyber incident. The UCG is intended to unify the individual efforts of these agencies as they focus on their separate responsibilities. This is a developing situation, and while we continue to work to understand the full extent of this campaign, we know this compromise has affected networks within the federal government.

As the lead for threat response, the FBI is investigating and gathering intelligence in order to attribute, pursue, and disrupt the responsible threat actors. The FBI is engaging with known and suspected victims and information gained through FBI’s efforts will provide indicators to network defenders and intelligence to our government partners to enable further action.

As the lead for asset response activities, CISA took immediate action and issued an Emergency Directive instructing federal civilian agencies to immediately disconnect or power down affected SolarWinds Orion products from their network. CISA remains in regular contact with our government, private sector and international partners, providing technical assistance upon request, and making needed information and resources available to help those affected quickly recover from this incident. CISA is engaging with our public and private stakeholders across the critical infrastructure community to ensure they understand their exposure and are taking steps to identify and mitigate any compromises.

As the lead for intelligence support and related activities, ODNI is helping to marshal all of the Intelligence Community’s relevant resources to support this effort and share information across the United States Government.

Catsmeat

henry, here's the real title: The Alice Books and the Contested Ground of the Natural World. I looked on amazon and there's a paperback version I didn't even know about for under $40 (still a shameless price, but there you are): https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+alice+books+and+the+contested+ground+of+the+natural+world&ref=nb_sb_noss

Narciso

Maybe its the docx format that blocks transmission of my novella?

peter

One interesting, and quite ugly, consequence of the restaurants being forbidden from serving patrons indoors is the construction of horrible little makeshift shacks in the parking lane of the street in front of the restaurants. Most of these are rickety and look like third-world hovels. Now that we are getting the first post-covid snow storm, the interaction between the snow-plows and these sheds-which are ridiculous (why would you be any less likely to contract covid dining inside a plywood and plexiglas box then dining inside a heated, properly constructed restaurant?) should be interesting.

Catsmeat

And here's a review that sums the thing up for those wanting something cursory: https://www.bsls.ac.uk/reviews/romantic-and-victorian/laura-white-the-alice-books-and-the-contested-ground-of-the-natural-world/

GUS

Greetings Catsmeat, I haven't chatted with you in ages. I hope you and your family are all well.

Sbw. You and your brother are in my prayers. Your brother has had a difficult year. I hope this illness is temporary and he can renew some ASS KICKING soon.

MissMarple2

sbwaters,

I will pray for your brother. I will also pray for his family you, and your family.

People often don't realize how close siblings are and how much a family illness can be so upsetting.

Again, I sincerely offer prayers for all.

GUS

Henry, JimNorCal sent me two SURBER BOOKS earlier this year. I've enjoyed them and read both. His deal was that I pass them along, and I will have them for YOU, next time we get together.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I'm part of the cleaning crew at my church every Tuesday morning. So yesterday morning the church secretary beckons me over to listen to the message someone left on the church's voicemail;
"I saw the full parking lot at your church on Sunday and I just wanted to say shame on you. How dare you endanger people in the community. You claim to be good people. Shame on you, blah, blah, blah..."
We laughed
If her name isn't Karen it oughta be.

henry

Catsmeat, thanks! I’ve been reading too much tech future lately. Ordered the paperback on Amazon. Hope your share gets you a glass of wine! I look forward to reading your book by the fire. :)

GUS

Peter, did you hear about TOM CRUISE'S tantrum vis a vis SOCIAL DISTANCING??? Hilarious. If you know CRUISE'S history. The pic on the FOX NEWS story, has Tom Cruise looking like PETE BUTT. Ironic.

Buckeye

Praying for your brother SBW, as well as for you and your other family members.

henry

Gus, I have books by Joan, James D, rse, and sbw. Happy to swap!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--People often don't realize how close siblings are...--

There is a wide spectrum of closeness among siblings. :)

GUS

Excellent Henry. We won't even have to wrap our exchange of gifts. I would like to get you some REALLY GOOD BREW too. I know what you like, and I will consult Capn'. I haven't talked to him in a couple months "live".

Catsmeat

Thanks, GUS--we are all well! My son, about the age of yours, was able to finish his fall term with a trip to the Grand Canyon and other sights with ten other young men in a large van--no one was sick, or got sick--they all just had a grand time--I know you'd approve given how much we're sorry for what our kids are going through!

Thanks, henry! I really hope you like it!

sbw, I'm so sorry about your brother--praying for him. Gosh, there are so many people to pray for--just canvassing my neighborhood block takes awhile...

Narciso

Well there is this:


https://www.bibleref.com/Mark/8/Mark-8-35.html

Narciso

Congrats for him catsmeat

sbwaters

You, know? This is one helluva a family!

GUS

Catsmeat. No one under 22 had died in Wisconsin.
Why does my son have a FLAT, books, tuition and ZERO IN PERSON CLASSES or LABS???
It's absurd. There is virtually NO RISK. A "case" of covid to our youth, is less scary than actually having the FLU or a HANGOVER. This is 100% about control. It is not a coincidence that all the FASCISTS GOVERNORS are DEMOCRATS. Not to mention UNIVERSITY HEIRARCHY.

Narciso

It is isnt it,

henry

Gus, I should have 10 separate trains running by next week... you (and the beer) can help me find a spot for train 11. :)

GUS

SBW, this blog has given me real life and life long friends. I'm not here nearly as much as I used to be, but there are people here, who most certainly family.

MissMarple2

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/12/16/gina-mccarthy-flint-water-crisis/3919781001/

This is the creepy gal who was in charge of the EPA when Flint's water crisis happened. Biden is supposed to name her for some cabinet level position.

GUS

We need to get together Henry. Mickey too.

Captain Hate

Prayers for your brother, sbw.

henry

Fwiw

@raheemkassan

🚨 Brennan’s Obama-meeting notes feature talk of “stirring up” a “Russia scandal” to “vilify Trump”.

Another bombshell the media will ignore or bury, and proof the whole Russia thing was a fraud which used taxpayer cash.

10000x worse than Watergate!!!

https://twitter.com/raheemkassam/status/1339214245255376896?s=21

CCGirl

Catching up stinks. You think it’s okay to post, only to discover hours later that the thread ended, and you are posting to ghosts. Well, at least I am not alone. I won’t bother to copy and repost. So annoying. How can people keep up? I opened my store at 7:30 and closed at 5pm, then stopped for groceries and cooked a damned good dinner. Argh.

Daughter has 4 finals online tomorrow and Friday. But now tomorrow’s are put off as the power may go out. Then one prof said it’s on. Then she said it’s off. The on again. Now it’s off. Torture!

Narciso

Hey captain how have you been.

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