Thursday 23rd of February 2017

the hacking is now official: gus apologises...

emailsemails

President-elect Donald Trump acknowledges that Russia was to blame for hacking the Democratic National Committee and Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta, incoming Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday.

According to Priebus, "no one is disputing" that Russia is responsible for the leaking of internal emails from the DNC and Clinton campaign officials. "[Trump] accepts the fact that this particular case was entities in Russia," he said during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," adding that it is possible that Trump will consider sanctions against Russia after taking into account the US intelligence community's recommendations as to what should be done.  

However, Priebus also criticized the DNC for having "nearly no defenses on their system" and constantly ignoring the FBI's warnings about possible intrusions.

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/us/201701091049383169-trump-accepts-intelligence-conclusion/

the truth will come out...

Eventually, the origin of the DNC email dump to Wikileaks will come out, but the Russians will have to wear the flak for a little while. Ninety nine per cent of the dump came from within the USA, via the Royal Mail, in a brown paper bag. I have guessed the route taken by the core of the information and can say the Russian hackers had little to do with it, but most of it came via ordinary post. Can't say anymore.

the kremlin denies involvement in hacking...

Russia categorically denies that any of its official agencies took part in any cyberattacks on the United States, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday, noting that the "witch hunt" is becoming tiresome.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Commenting on an unclassified US intelligence report published on Friday, the Kremlin spokesman echoed a range of expert opinion that the US Intelligence Community's "high confidence" on alleged Russia's interference in the US election lacked proof. "We continue to categorically rule out any involvement by Moscow and accusations that officials or official Russian agencies could be involved in any hacker attacks," Peskov told reporters. "We are observing serious fatigue from these charges.

It is reminiscent of a full-grown 'witch-hunt'," he stressed. "This publication has not added any substance to merit comment. From our viewpoint, allegations supported by absolutely nothing continue to be heard at quite an amateur, emotional level, which is hardly applicable to the highly professional work of really high-quality security services," Peskov stressed.

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/politics/201701091049395372-us-hack-kremlin-witch-hunt/

 

Yep... Tiresome is the word I used here... 

getting tiresome...

christians pleaser, including christian women...

And he signed a third order reinstating a Reagan-era law which bans US-funded non-governmental organisations from providing or promoting abortions overseas.

The rule, lifted by Mr Obama when he took office in 2009, has been used by incoming presidents to signal their positions on abortions and was created by former president Ronald Reagan in 1984.

The rule affects groups getting funding from the US Agency for International Development, even if they use separate money for abortion services, counselling or referrals, advocates said.

It comes two days after millions of people marched in cities in the US and around the world, expressing concern that women's rights will be eroded under Mr Trump.

read more:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-24/trump-withdraws-from-tpp/8206356

freedom of speech...


Trump Vows to Allow Tax-Free Churches to Talk Politics

 

President Trump vowed to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits churches from engaging in political activity at the risk of losing their tax-exempt status.

 

If you have not understood yet, the Russians had nothing to do with the election of Trump. He was voted in by the rabid American Christians who had been cleverly corralled by Uncle Rupe. Check this site and read the cartoon at top CAREFULLY. 

ah mother jones, give it a rest...

There have been plenty of significant topics for journalists to press Spicer and the administration on—the travel ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, Trump's plan to dump Obamacare, various nominations and a Supreme Court pick, Trump's fact-free charge of widespread voter fraud, Steve Bannon's participation on the National Security Council, Trump's contentious calls with foreign leaders, the president's erratic behavior, and much more. But the lack of media attention to the Russia story, at the White House briefings and beyond, is curious. It is true that the intelligence committee probes are being conducted secretly, and there are no public hearings or actions to cover. (Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, hoping to confine this scandal, succeeded in preventing the creation of a special committee or an independent commission to probe this affair—either of which would have probably sparked more coverage than the highly secretive intelligence committees.) Still, in the past, pundits, politicians, and reporters in Washington have not been reluctant to go all-out in covering and commenting upon a controversy subjected to private investigation.

In this instance, the president's own people may be under investigation, and Trump has demonstrated no interest in holding Putin accountable for messing with US elections in what may be considered an act of covert warfare. Still, there has been no loud demand from the DC media (or most of the GOP) for answers and explanations. This quietude is good news for Putin—and reason for him to think he could get away with such an operation again.

read more:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/02/russia-trump-putin-scandal-m...

 

Okay, why has the suject of Russia hacking the elections mysteriously disappeared? Simple. No concrete proof has been procured to say that Russia interfered in the Presidential elections. Second, in which manner could Russia interfere with the elections? Voting booth tempering? Showing that Hillary wrote stupid emails? Create "fake news" about Hillary in the Social Media, especially one story about a pizza-shop? Satire? More devious schemes like spicing her drinking water so Hillary would go to a toilet break during a debate?

The one fellow that is not credited by the "liberal/left" media for having engineered Trump's victory is laughing at you. He is somewhat untouchable, because he does not care what you think. He knows you're swimming in the contrary guilt of being socialistic capitalists. At elections time, he is only interested in shifting perceptions in people who are sitting on the fence. He is a master of psychological manipulation of the trodden while maintaining the conservative elite under check. But it's a constant brainwashing exercise. When the "general news" is against Donald (or Turdball in Australia for that matter), his "working class" media outlets will have a toy promotion. The one fellow is a former Aussie: Rupert Murdoch. He played the same trick on us, Australians, in 2013 and again in 2016... And we, the majority of dumb voters, fall for it. Rupert does if for fun. He does it for making money. He does it because he hates lefties. He does it because he hates the global warming human induced syndrome. He does not want his pleasure toys to be associated with burning the planet down or be taken away from him by real taxes. Denialism of global warming makes sure his conscience is clear. And Rupert's list of fun desires goes on. Aged 86, he married one of the most attractive bird on the planet for chrissake...

It's all explained on this site and the cartoon at top.

There is 99 per cent chances that there was NO HACKING FROM THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT in the last US Presidential election. Some information came via Julian Assange, the "darling of the left" now the "devil on both sides" which he always was because he does no one any favours. And that's cool. The information about the emails he published have 99 per cent chance of having travelled from the US to his refugee pad, by "simple mail". This is code to say someone in Hillary's camp leaked. And the boffins in that camp are pissed off. Since they don't want to expose their failure and weakness, they blame the Ruskies. Ruskies are easy targets when something goes apeshit in your backyard.

 

And one more thing: dissect for a second the snide analysis of SNL (Saturday Night Live) on the NYP. Here you can see the master (via his master's voice scribes) who acknowledges the brilliance of the non-regular "professionals" spoof-masters, while the show itself could not sustain satire with the grace of their in-house comedy team only... This is a mastery of turning things around with a jab to the intestines...

 

Melissa McCarthy’s performance as White House press secretary Sean Spicer on last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” was the show’s best satire in ages. Sharp as Dexter Morgan’s scalpel, the chaotic press-room scene was intelligently written and acted with an archer’s focus. It’s since been watched on YouTube more than 19 million times.

It also raised a Big Red flag.

NBC viewers are starting to catch on to “SNL’s” No. 1 problem: None of the show’s most memorable moments belongs to regular cast members anymore.

read more:

http://nypost.com/2017/02/09/why-snl-cast-members-cant-do-impressions-an...

 

The New York Post loses money, but when you powerfully promote your ideology, any loss of petty cash will do when compensated by the billions made somewhere else in the News Corp media stable. Then you have:

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/feb/09/rupert-murdoch-was-in-room...

 

See toon at top.

phishing in their own pond...

Hillary Clinton's run for the White House will be remembered for many things, but information security isn't likely to be one of them. Her campaign was buffeted by two major hacking episodes. First, the contents of Democratic National Committee servers were stolen and disseminated through WikiLeaks and other news organizations. Then campaign chairman John Podesta had his personal email account hacked and its contents passed to WikiLeaks, which subsequently released the 50,000-email set in chunks over a period of weeks as the presidential election reached fever pitch. The US government's intelligence community went on to assert that the hacks had been orchestrated at the behest of the Russian government as a deliberate attempt to hurt Clinton's chances and boost Donald Trump.

But Robby Mook, the Clinton campaign manager, said this week that the hacks didn't hit the campaign itself, and that's because the campaign conducted regular security training for staffers, including sending them fake phishing emails to see how they'd be handled.

"We sent out phishing emails of our own to test people and communicate back to team to see how far they were clicking, to educate people, and show their vulnerability and how much their choices matter," Mook told Dark Reading, a cybersecurity news website, while attending an information security conference in San Francisco.

Mook said there were at least three phishing tests sent out to staffers, and there were also regular emails sent to staff preaching good IT practices. There were signs in the bathrooms "about not sharing passwords and 'Don't clink that link, stop and think,'" Mook said.

The Dark Reading piece doesn't address when the training took place or whether Podesta and his aides were involved. Podesta and Mook did not respond to requests for comment about the IT training during the campaign.

phishing attack is an attempt to trick a victim into giving up personal information, including logins for email accounts, bank accounts, and other sensitive information. In Podesta's case, hackers sent a phony warning from Google alerting him that his Gmail password needed to be reset. According to the New York Times, a campaign IT staffer inadvertently advised Podesta and his aides that the warning was legitimate. By using the fake password reset page, Podesta gave the hackers access to his Gmail account and years' worth of political communications that eventually found their way to WikiLeaks via the Russian operation, according to the US government.

read more:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/02/mook-clinton-campaign-sent-f...

 

Yep, the Russians are blamed for the DNC's own caca...