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Perhaps -- probably - - bullshit. Who would have the stones to pull a stunt like this, in an era where hacking DoD personnel Facebook accounts earns you a drone strike? 
Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from H...
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Just use China Cloud! At least it will protect us from the Russians! 
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And yet the director of OPM is still drawing her paycheck. Guess this isn't the kind of thing that bothers lame duck administrations. 
schwit1 writes: Months after the federal government admitted publicly that the personal data of more than 20 million government employees had been hacked they still have not sent notifications to those millions. The agency whose data was hacked, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), said the Def...
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“I’d hate to be the guy in Moscow or Beijing right now who had to explain why they didn’t have all of Hillary’s email.”

http://20committee.com/2015/09/02/will-hillary-clintons-emails-burn-the-white-house/
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Oh shit! Faster than you can say "false flag operation" the Vast Republican Conspiracy strikes again! 
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Although these alienated communities are increasingly prone to anti-Semitism, the profiles of French jihadists don’t track closely with class; many have come from bourgeois families.

Anyone who bothers to learn anything about terrorism knows that revolutionary violence is the domain of the middle class. Can anyone name an exception? 
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Yeah! This, from one of the apex predators of post-punk.
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Reminds me that I've been meaning to buy a whistle to attach to the sternum strap on my pack....
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention…
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And there it is. It would be in poor taste not to point out the hundreds of innocent lives ISIS has taken today as well. Just to put their completely predictable savagery in perspective.
The attack was the group’s second on the ancient Syrian city’s world-renowned ruins in a week, according to local activists and residents.
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Anyway, I heard that Baal totally massacred prisoners at Fort Pillow, so I guess this is excusable.
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+Noah Doyle​, here's another example. LiDAR is great for a rapid model of existing infrastructure without the possibility of introducing errors from outdated, pre-existing cartography.
 
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President François Hollande of France said they had given the world “a lesson in courage, in will, and thus in hope.”
Airman First Class Spencer Stone’s trip to Europe did not begin well. But it turned out pretty spectacularly, after he thwarted a terrorist attack.
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Coincidentally, "Courage," "Will," and "Hope" are the names of the last three train stations France has slept through.
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DeFlavio said he has enjoyed watching Trump exploit a presidential-selection process that rewards celebrity more than substance. “There is this kind of wonderful irony in it, which I feel myself wanting to partake in,” he said.

I suspect, Trump's ego being what it is, that the above notion will lead him into a third-party candidacy. For the moment, from my place on the center right, it is interesting to see the effect he's having on the GOP.
For voters fed up with politicians, a Trump vote is the ultimate protest.
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Here's some good writing:

Fox News had gone right, and MSNBC had lurched left, and somewhere in the shrinking American middle was the once-dominant CNN, adrift in a loud new century. King’s bosses kept pushing him toward shorter segments, not the long-form interviews he always did while hunched over a bulbous RCA microphone with a pointillist map of the world behind him. CNN made him read viewers’ tweets on the air.
Five years after CNN pulled the plug on his show, the TV host is thinking about whom he’ll book for his funeral.
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"somewhere in the shrinking American middle was the once-dominant CNN,"

Wait, CNN, middle, what the...

...oh, NYT. Gotcha. Nevermind.
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Why Assange wants FSB bodyguards is a question every journalist who encounters Julian henceforth should ask. Until he explains that, Wikileaks should be treated as the front and cut-out for Russian intelligence that it has become, while those who get in bed with Wikileaks — many Western “privacy advocates” are in that group — should be asked their feelings about their own at least indirect ties with Putin’s spy services.
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I'm surprised by the idea that Ecuador, or any embassy, would allow foreign security. The US employs foreign nationals (and vets them) but they're not (overtly) in foreign government employ. I'd like to hear more about the background of the request.
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