In a dramatic development that could lead to renewed focus on #HillaryClinton's email server scandal, NBC reports that the Romanian hacker who first exposed Hillary Clinton's private email address is making a "bombshell" new claim: that he also gained access to the former Secretary of State's "completely unsecured" server.
"It was like an open orchid on the Internet," Marcel Lehel Lazar, who is better known by his handle #Guccifer which he used when he first unveiled the formerly unknown domain name of Hillary personal server one year ago, told NBC News in an exclusive interview from a prison in Bucharest. "There were hundreds of folders."
#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #Bastille
related link: How Wartime Washington Lives in Luxury -- http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-wartime-washington-lives-in-luxury/
In no place in America are the abrupt changes in the nation’s security posture so keenly reflected in real estate and lifestyle than the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In the decade after 9/11, it has grown into a sprawling, pretentious representation of the federal government’s growth, vices and prosperity, encompassing the wealthiest counties, the best schools, and some of the highest rates of income inequality in the country.
#WarEconomy #SecurityState v. #AmericanExceptionalism
Caught On Tape: Raw Footage Shows The Moment A Missile Hits #Aleppo Hospital -- http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-02/caught-tape-raw-footage-shows-moment-missile-hits-aleppo-hospital
One of the targets that got hit last week (during a truce nonetheless) was a pediatric hospital in Aleppo that was supported by both #DoctorsWithoutBorders and the International #RedCross. Recovered cctv footage captures the moments before, during, and after the hospital took a direct hit.
The video also shows what is said to the be the last pediatrician in the city walking the halls moments before the missile hit, killing him and an estimated 50 others.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the attack, immediately blaming the #Syria/n government. Predictably everyone involved in the region has denied having anything to do with the strike.
The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 — or #AEDPA — was signed by Bill Clinton in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing. While it has been mostly absent from the recent debates over the crime policies of the ’90s, its impact has been no less profound, particularly when it comes to a bedrock constitutional principle: habeas corpus, or the right of people in prison to challenge their detention.
For 20 years, AEDPA has shut the courthouse door on prisoners trying to prove they were wrongfully convicted. Americans are mostly unaware of this legacy, even as we know more than ever about wrongful convictions. Barry Scheck, co-founder and head of the Innocence Project, calls AEDPA “a disaster” and “a major roadblock since its passage.” Many would like to see it repealed.
If the Clintons have not been forced to defend AEDPA, it’s partly because neither the law nor its shared history with the crime bill is well understood. AEDPA’s dizzying provisions — from harsh immigration policies to toughened federal sentencing — were certainly a hasty response to terrorism. But the law was also the product of an administration that long before the Oklahoma attack had abandoned its party’s core principles on criminal justice, deciding instead to wield crime policy as political weapon.
After the Republicans seized control of Congress in the historic 1994 midterm elections, the Clinton White House sought to double down on its law-and-order image in advance of the 1996 presidential race. In the short term, it was a winning political strategy for Clinton. In the long term, it would help pave the way to one of the worst laws of his presidency.
#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #NewDivide
The hospital, which was under the control of government forces, was targeted by a radical rebel group, #Syria/n state TV reported. The facility is said to be ruined after the attack.
“It is difficult to accept when a policy does not work. To its credit, the Obama administration has done so in Cuba, by resuming diplomatic relations, and in Iran, by choosing to negotiate. It is time to admit failure in Russia, too,” ...
#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #санкции
Based upon the results from many states that had “open” primaries (meaning, Independents were allowed to vote), and upon the results of many polls of Independents, #BernieSanders is favored by at least 70%.
Poll after poll shows that the overwhelming percentage of Independents are former Democrats who have given up membership because the party no longer represents the will and the needs of the people.
#GreenPirateAlliance -- [alternative energy, environmental protection; open internet, open government; legalized marijuana]
... our goal is to encourage #Occupy to embrace the Pirate Party
We support both PPI and WPP [World Pirate Party] strategies.
Below is the WPP manifesto (as presented by Adbusters):
We, the people of Planet Earth, hereby launch the World Pirate Party, a global horizontal people’s party for all those who are ready to stand up for and fight for our blue-green-black platform:
Blue – the color of intellect and imagination – stands for mental environmentalism and our party’s commitment to the vision of internet democracy championed by the Pirate Parties of Europe.
Green – the hue of Earth and immortality – stands for the four-decade-strong resistance movement against environmental degradation which we must win for a sane, sustainable future.
Black – the tenor of struggle and justice – stands for our party’s promise to abolish corporate personhood and institute a new global world order in which corporations bow to the will of the people.
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Disclaimer: OTP (Occupy The Polls) is not an "officially" endorsed #occupy page. We have been involved with Occupy since day 1 (Sept 17, 2011), but the movement has always had a somewhat ambiguous stance on the utility of voting. Understandably. We feel, however, that in addition to occupying, citizens need to become radically politicized.
#NDAA, #HR347, #NDRP, #ACTA, #Occupy, #Iran, #Palestine, #CitizensUnited, #ALEC, #Syria, #Bahrain, #CISPA, #HR1981, #HR3166, #Monsanto, #Gitmo, #Fukushima, #Greece, #austerity, #ChelseaManning,
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