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An HRC administration would be 1 Chinese firedrill FUBAR after another!

This hot mess is a preview of what we'd get if Hill made it to the Oval Office.

There she'd be, basically living alone in the family quarters while Bill swans around to private islands for private parties with his jet set guy friends in their private jets, while she broods over her decades long revenge list.

I can see her roaming the darkened halls of the White House, night after lonely night, conversing with the portraits of past presidents - for you younguns, that's what President Richard Nixon used to do - although he at least had a loving spouse in residence to console him.

Fired Sanders aide: I wasn't peeking at Clinton Data Files

Source: WMUR

(CNN) —The Bernie Sanders campaign staffer who was fired for accessing data unique to the Hillary Clinton campaign's vote file, told CNN on Friday that he was only trying to "understand how badly the Sanders campaign's data was exposed" and not attempting to take data from the Clinton campaign.

"We knew there was a security breach in the data, and we were just trying to understand it and what was happening," said Josh Uretsky, reached by phone on Friday morning, a day after the campaign let him go. He added, "To the best of my knowledge, nobody took anything that would have given the (Sanders) campaign any benefit."

Uretsky, who is experienced with the NGP-VAN system used by the DNC and has administered it before, said he first noticed the data breach on Wednesday morning.

"We investigated it for a short period of time to see the scope of the Sanders campaign's exposure and then the breach was shut down presumably by the vendor," he said. "We did not gain any material benefit."

Read more: http://www.wmur.com/politics/fired-sanders-aide-i-wasnt-peeking-at-clinton-data-files/37026958#comments

Very, very wise observations!

I'm a female lawyer of her generation & don't respect her.

One of my kids was on Bill's first inaugural committee (and also worked for the DNC back in the 90's). I was a huge Clinton supporter and was thrilled to attend the VIP activities at his first inauguration. He lost me with l'affaire Lewinsky and being caught lying about it under oath, and then I began a decades long, critical evaluation of the Clintons' personal and professional lives, both before and after their marriage. A lot of documented, verified information is readily available via the internet that wasn't available back in the 90's.

According to published accounts quoting both Bill and her, she had a physically and emotionally abusive father. She was able, nonetheless, to achieve academically, ending with obtaining an Ivy law degree. However (and this only came out decades after the fact - she kept this secret from even her few close friends), it was after she failed the DC bar exam but passed the much easier Arkansas bar exam, that she decided to move to Arkansas and cast her lot with Bill. I wish to point out that some very fine lawyers have failed bar exams and had to retake them. My supervising/partner at my first law firm job failed the bar twice before passing, but ended up as a well-respected trial lawyer - even elected president of the Academy of Trial Lawyers in our area. But he, and all those others who had to retake a bar, had the self-confidence to weather a setback, and yes, some embarrassment at the time, and try again. This is a prime example of HRC being unable to admit an error or failure of any kind - and why she keeps doubling down. She is driven to win at any cost.

Her decision to leave DC and move to Arkansas was also doubtlessly influenced by her ignominious departure (as a researcher/NOT a licensed attorney) from the Congressional committee investigating Watergate. She "lost/misplaced" court records so she could submit a brief ignoring critical legal precedents documented in said missing court records. Flash forward to the Ken Starr/Whitewater debacle. HRC's billing records for her work as a partner in the Rose law firm - admittedly last known to be in her possession - were "lost" for 2 years. She was advised at the time, by high level Democrats/attorneys to comply with the subpoena, but she refused. Then, mirabile dictu! - after 2 years of defying the subpoena, the missing files appeared on a table next to the door to her office in the White House. If she had turned these records over to Starr when subpoenaed to do so, his investigation would have been finished MONTHS before Monica Lewinsky came onto the scene. Flash forward again - she arbitrarily and unilaterally ordered (electronically "lost") thousands of emails to be deleted from her SOS email account.

I'm not going to repost everything documenting her nuclear, pull-out-all-the-stops, bully-the-rape-victim, pro bono defense of a man she believed to be guilty of raping a 12 year old, or her vote for cluster bombs, her actions as SOS favoring corporations and foreign countries who gave $$$ to the Clinton Foundation, her laughter and joking about illegal assassinations. If anyone wants links, feel free to go to my DU Journal entries.

Time after time, HRC has demonstrated her contempt for the rule of law.

After decades of observing her, I conclude she has squandered her great potential in favor of her personal advancement. She remains her own worst enemy and she will be ours if she makes it to the Oval office with her pro-war, pro-MIC, pro-Wall Street agenda.

All hail the mighty Columbia River!

I had a lovely 10 day vacation in Oregon/Portland/Astoria - magnificent drive along the coast line! In Astoria we stayed at the Cannery Pier Hotel/Spa - this link has a pic of our exact room, with a window seat with a view of the bridge. http://cannerypierhotel.com/acc_rooms.php
The trolley tour was fun. Have a great time.

OT - my investigative reporter son just returned from a 4 month stint in the Aleutians, including a great week spent in the Pribilof Islands. When he finished his assignment he took a week's R&R at Talkeetna. He'd spent 2 years reporting for KTOO in Juneau some years back, and welcomed a chance to return to Alaska, albeit for only 4 months. I will always treasure the time I spent visiting him in Juneau.

On edit: Check out Cape Disappointment Coast Guard station and lighthouse.
Also colocated with the station is the oldest lighthouse on the Northwest Coast of the United States, Cape Disappointment Light, marking the north side of the Columbia River Bar. Less than two miles (3 km) to the northwest is North Head Light, which provides a beacon for the northern approaches to the Columbia River Bar.


and the Columbia River Maritime Museum

Major economic threat to Russian oil oligarchs - will have repurcussions.

Every year, some 150 million tons of Russia's crude and petroleum products pass through the Straits of Bosphorus waterway. By that I refer to that section of the Bosphorus River, which bisects the city of Istanbul (population 15 million). The Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara & the Aegean Sea - i.e., the Black Sea with the Mediterranean. All these names mean squat to the vast majority of geographically challenged Americans, right? But freedom to navigate these Turkish waters is absolutely vital to Russia's economic interests. Putin played with fire when he started this mess by detaining commercial ships flying the Turkish flag, thereby dragging commercial interests into his military machinations.

I've been fortunate enough to spend time in Istanbul, including a day spent taking a ferry through the Bosphorus Strait and up & down the river. It is striking to be on a waterway where one shore is in Europe and the other in Asia. The internationally vital waterway was jammed with shipping. For example:
Reduced visibility due to poor weather in the winter frequently requires maritime officials to shut the Bosphorus, disrupting the flow of Russian oil and grain to world markets.


The Bosphorus (/ˈbɒsfərəs/) or Bosporus (/ˈbɒspərəs/; Ancient Greek: Βόσπορος, Bósporos; Turkish: Boğaziçi) is a natural strait and internationally-significant waterway located in northwestern Turkey that forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia, and separates Asian Turkey from European Turkey. The world's narrowest strait used for international navigation, the Bosporus connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, and, by extension, via the Dardanelles, the Aegean, and Mediterranean Seas.

As part of the only passage between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, the Bosphorus has always been of great importance from a commercial and military point of view, and remains strategically important today. It is a major sea access route for numerous countries, including Russia and Ukraine. Control over it has been an objective of a number of hostilities in modern history, notably the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78), as well as of the attack of the Allied Powers on the Dardanelles during the 1915 Battle of Gallipoli in the course of World War I.

Turkey joined NATO in 1952, thus affording its straits even more strategic importance as a commercial and military waterway.

In more recent years, the Turkish Straits have become particularly important for the oil industry. Russian oil, from ports such as Novorossyisk, is exported by tankers primarily to western Europe and the U.S. via the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles straits.

Over Two Million and Five Thousand Campaign Contribs. to BERNIE!



Clintons edging closer to offering Ginzu knives for contributions.

Yup, folk$! It's bargain time at the Clinton fundrai$er$. Y'all recall they started out with the Conversations With Hillary - the prices were $1000 to walk in the door; $2700 for a quickie, cattle-call photo with Hill, and $10,000 got you listed as a co-sponsor. First the $10,000 level fell by the way side. Then the minimum admission price dropped to $500.

Next, they scheduled Bill for 20 fundraisers in the month of December. Low, low turnouts! He was scheduled for 3 in one day, across the state of Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh - embarassingly low turnout; Bethlehem - cancelled with no explanation; Scranton - crickets/silence.
Bottom line, campaign money for Hillary is drying up in the critical state of Pennsylvania.

See details here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/128082298

So now, they're pushing Chelsea front and center, cause she's supposed to appeal to the younger voters, right?
Chelsea Clinton will headline a "Family Holiday Celebration With Hillary and Chelsea" on December 17 in New York, the first fundraiser to include the former first daughter as a headlining speaker.

Yup, folk$ get out your checkbook$ for a family holiday celebration, that'$ Clinton $tyle! Then it's on to 2 fundraisers in Boston, and voila! Price$ $lashed Yet Again!!!! Younger (& middle-aged) voters are like struggling with like mountains of like student loan debts. Hey, no problem, just drop the price to $250! That will make them stop whining and line up at the door!
At the fundraisers Chelsea is hosting in Boston, attendees will be asked to contribute $250, $500 or $1,000. Though events hosted by Hillary Clinton personally vary in entry cost, attendees are usually asked to raise larger amounts, and regularly require a contribution of $2,700 to attend.

Panicked? They lined up Bill for 20 fund-raisers in December alone.

And that has proven disappointing - of 3 appearances in the same day in Pennsylvania - one was very low turnout, the next one was cancelled with no explanation, and I haven't heard any great stuff about the 3rd one. Here's more detail: http://www.democraticunderground.com/128082298

These were the $500 minimum to be in the same overly large room with Bill, and for $2700 you got a quickie, cattle call photo with him. The lack of response indicates that financial support for Hillary is drying up in the critical state of Pennsylvania.

Wonder what the charge will be to attend Chelsea's gatherings.

Added on edit: the only 3 events detailed in the OP link are all fund-raisers. Yet Chelsea is supposedly going to attract the youth vote. Get a clue, campaign managers - young voters do not have $500-$2700 to shell out.

Clinton will headline two campaign fundraisers in January, according to the source. These events will not include her mother, marking the first time Chelsea Clinton will venture onto the 2016 campaign trial without her.

Chelsea Clinton will headline a "Family Holiday Celebration With Hillary and Chelsea" on December 17 in New York, the first fundraiser to include the former first daughter as a headlining speaker.
Yup, folk$ get out your checkbook$ for a family holiday celebration, that'$ Clinton $tyle!

On further edit:
Price$ $lashed! In response to all these young voters whining about crushing student loan debt, there are now cut-rate admi$$ion price$ of ONLY $250.

At the fundraisers Chelsea is hosting in Boston, attendees will be asked to contribute $250, $500 or $1,000. Though events hosted by Hillary Clinton personally vary in entry cost, attendees are usually asked to raise larger amounts, and regularly require a contribution of $2,700 to attend.

Speaking of gazing into the abyss . . .

As a scuba diver, one of my most memorable experiences (along with wreck diving on sunken Japanese ships from WWII in Truk Lagoon, Miocronesia), was gazing into the ocean's abyss off New Providence island/the Bahamas. I had dived to a depth of 120 feet, where the ocean floor sharply dropped off into inky darkness. It was an awesome, awe-inspiring sight. One could only imagine the fearsome deep sea pelagics lurking in those hidden depths.

The prospect of another Clintonian administration symbolizes a political abyss, with a corporate funded and controlled darkness devouring all the values and goals of progressive Democrats like me.

Tongue-Of-The-Ocean (the abyss)
One of the most dramatic features on New Providence Island is the Tongue-Of-The-Ocean which is a deep oceanic trench that is 120 miles long, and 24 miles wide, with depths reaching 6,000 feet. The Tongue spans the gap between New Providence and Andros Island and comes to with-in a half a mile of shore on the southwest side of New Providence. Imagine the Grand Canyon, filled with water, and within a 1/2 mile of a pristine beach.

Besides creating dramatic visual sights, the Tongue-Of-The-Ocean also creates a unique marine environment. The deep waters bring large pelagic marine life close to shore. Nutrients from the deep well-up through the colder deep waters to the shallower warm waters creating nutrient rich waters in the shallows.
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