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  1. Miserichord commented on Monty 4 months ago

    Coors Light (sold in an aluminum can with minimal printing, called a “Silver Bullet”) is a cold filtered, 4.2% alcohol by volume, pale lager with almost no hops.
    Not a bad drink if you are thirsty, but not a lot of taste.
    A beer for people who don’t care for the taste of beer.

  2. Miserichord commented on Non Sequitur 4 months ago

    You are not limited to the two main parties.
    There will be other candidates on the ballot for that office.
    Might only serve as a protest vote, but if you are already at the polling site, you might as well.

  3. Miserichord commented on Prickly City 4 months ago

    Too similar to
    America First Party 2002
    American Conservative Party 2008
    American Freedom Party 2010
    America’s Party 2008

    all of which currently exist.

  4. Miserichord commented on Non Sequitur 6 months ago

    World News Daily Report is a satire site, the reported incident never happened.

  5. Miserichord commented on Gasoline Alley 6 months ago

    Police, military, some medical, those used for feral hog eradication, just off the top of my head.

  6. Miserichord commented on Prickly City 6 months ago

    From Wikipedia “Hillary Clinton email controversy”:
    “A June 29, 2015 memorandum from the inspector general of the State Department, Steve A. Linick, said that a review of the 55,000-page email release found “hundreds of potentially classified emails”.71 A July 17, 2015 follow-up memo, sent jointly by Linick and the Intelligence Community (IC) inspector general, I. Charles McCullough III, to Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, stated that they had confirmed that several of the emails contained classified information that was not marked as classified, at least one of which was publicly released.71 On July 24, 2015, Linick and McCullough said they had discovered classified information on Clinton’s email account,72 but did not say whether Clinton sent or received the emails.72 Investigators from their office, searching a randomly chosen sample of 40 emails, found four that contained classified information that originated from U.S. intelligence agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA).72 Their statement said that the information they found was classified when sent, remained so as of their inspection, and “never should have been transmitted via an unclassified personal system”.72

    In a separate statement in the form of a letter to Congress, McCullough said that he had made a request to the State Department for access to the entire set of emails turned over by Clinton, but that the Department rejected his request.7273 The letter stated that none of the emails were marked as classified, but because they included classified information they should have been marked and handled as such, and transmitted securely.73

    On August 10, 2015, the IC inspector general said that two of the 40 emails in the sample were “Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information” and subsequently given classified labels of “TK” (for “Talent Keyhole”, indicating material obtained by spy satellites) and NOFORN.74 One is a discussion of a news article about a U.S. drone strike operation.74 The second, he said, either referred to classified material or else was “parallel reporting” of open-source intelligence, which would also be classified.7475 Clinton’s presidential campaign and the State Department disputed the letter, and questioned whether the emails had been over-classified by an arbitrary process. According to an unnamed source, a secondary review by the CIA and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency endorsed the earlier inspectors general findings concluding that the emails (one of which concerned North Korea’s nuclear weapons program) were “Top Secret” when received by Clinton through her private server in 2009 and 2011, a conclusion also disputed by the Clinton campaign.76

    The IC inspector general issued another letter to Congress on January 14, 2016. In this letter he stated that an unnamed intelligence agency had made a sworn declaration that “several dozen emails [had been] determined by the IC element to be at the CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET, and TOP SECRET/SAP levels.” Other intelligence officials added that the several dozen were not the two emails from the previous sample and that the clearance of the IC inspector general himself had to be upgraded before he could learn about the programs referenced by the emails. 777879

    On January 29, 2016, the State Department announced that 22 documents from Clinton’s email server would not be released because they contained highly classified information that was too sensitive for public consumption. At the same time, the State Department announced that it was initiating its own investigation into whether the server contained information that was classified at the time it was sent or received.80"

    Referenced sources:
    18, 2015).
    Elise Labott, Clinton emails Included Classified Information, CNN (July 24, 2015).
    Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo (July 24, 2015). “Hillary Clinton Emails Said to Contain Classified Data”. The New York Times. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
    Byron Tau, Hillary Clinton Sent Classified Information Over Email While at State Department, Wall Street Journal (July 24, 2015).
    Bradley Klapper and Ken Dilanian (August 14, 2015). “Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk”. AP Big Story. Associated Press. Retrieved August 19, 2015. “part of a covert program that is widely known and discussed”
    Associated Press (August 14, 2015). “US State Department ‘Top secret’ emails on Clinton server discussed drone program, reference classified info.”. Fox News. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
    Michael S. Schmidt, Second Review Says Classified Information Was in Hillary Clinton’s Email New York Times (September 7, 2015).
    Mazzetti, Mark (2016-01-19). “Hillary Clinton Email Said to Include Material Exceeding ‘Top Secret’”. The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
    “Hillary Clinton Emails Held Info Beyond Top Secret: IG”. NBC News. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
    Helderman, Rosalind S.; Hamburger, Tom (2016-01-19). “Intelligence community watchdog reconfirms that dozens of Clinton emails were classified”. The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
    Byron Tau (January 29, 2016). “State Department: 22 of Hillary Clinton’s Emails Considered Too Classified to Release”. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved February 1, 2016.

    While e-mails may not have been marked classified, the information within the was classified, much at the time the e-mails were sent, some was classified from the start, and some will still be classified long after any of us are alive.

    In addition to the classified information we now know about, there were some 30 K e-mails that were deleted, in violation of Federal record keeping regulations. If you or I did that, we would be looking at hefty fines and possible prison time.

    When Mrs. Clinton became the SofState, she was read into the existing security procedures, and instructed in all the rules, regulations and penalties involved, and had to sign documents that she knew and understood these.
    Any time there was a change in these, she would have been briefed on the changes, and signed more documents.
    When she chose to use a private system to conduct government business, she knew it was a violation of procedures, and that she could lose her security clearance, be fined and possibly be sentenced to a Federal prison.

  7. Miserichord commented on Prickly City 6 months ago

    A) Even if true, the reclassified documents should have been removed after they were reclassified. No doing so is a violation that results in the person responsible ( in this case, Mrs. Clinton) losing security clearance.

    B) You’ve never dealt with classified information, have you?
    Everyone accessing classified information is required to have the necessary clearance for that information.
    A subordinate may, and often does, have a higher clearance then those above them in the chain of command.

    Yes, the POTUS is a special, in that access is granted to all levels of security IF there is a “need to know”. “Need to Know” status is NOT determined by the POTUS, and a record of not following security procedures is a valid reason to deny “need to know” status for classified information.
    There are many types of information that the POTUS does not normally have a need to know, and will not have access to under normal circumstances.
    Under unusual circumstances, when the POTUS may believe they have a need to know information they do not normally have access to, the POTUS will need to make a case for access to such information. Such access may, or may not, be granted on an individual basis.

  8. Miserichord commented on Prickly City 6 months ago

    The minimum penalty for Mr’s Clinton’s misuse of classified documents is that her security clearance would be revoked.
    That could result in an interesting conversation:
    “My apologies, Madame President, but you don’t have the clearance to be briefed on this matter.”
    “How am I supposed to make an informed decision if I don’t have all the information?”
    “You can’t, so you’ll have to let the decision be made at a lower level by people who know what they are doing.”

    Might not be a bad idea…

  9. Miserichord commented on Non Sequitur 6 months ago

    Most of those I knew about, just not that they had Black ancestry.
    Minor correction: Mendez (not Mendes) was born in 1942, went into space for a bit over a week in 1980. First Hispanic in space, reported to be the first person of African ancestry to fly in space, considered himself to be Hispanic, not Black.

    Every person to have flown in space since 1950 has had African ancestry, as our ancestors all came from Africa.
    Mendez had one or more ancestors who came from Africa since 1492.

  10. Miserichord commented on Non Sequitur 6 months ago

    Not entirely correct.
    ACA provided the opportunity to get health INSURANCE, possibly at a reduced price.
    Emergency health care was already available, often at no charge to the patient, being paid for from taxes, to nearly all of those who purchased health insurance under the ACA, due to Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), passed in 1986.