Oh, that sounds secure. Maybe she should have listened to Snowden’s advice to race hustler, DeRay McKesson, about internet security.
Via The Hill:
Hillary Clinton’s private email server could be controlled remotely over an open Internet connection, potentially exposing the server to hackers, The Associated Press reported.
Clinton’s server, which the Democratic presidential candidate used to host all of her email exchanges while serving as secretary of State, was set up with a Microsoft remote desktop service. The tool allows users to control devices remotely via an Internet connection.
That connection, however, is supposed to have additional security measures, such as encryption, to block nefarious actors from exploiting the remote-control software and hijacking a device. Most employ an encrypted private connection, or virtual private network (VPN), when controlling a device from afar.
The U.S. government issued warnings about this vulnerability during Clinton’s time in office. The State Department even banned technology officials from using remote-access software to work on unclassified servers without a waiver, according to the AP.
The AP discovered details of the setup in data and documents compiled in 2012 by an anonymous hacker-researcher who scanned Clinton’s server at least twice for available entry points, or “ports.” His scan picked up the open ports created by the remote-control software.
But the story to emerge today will be how a terrorist stabbed a soldier and tried to steal his weapon.
The terrorist was stopped by Yair Ben-Shabat, an Israeli Seniors martial arts expert … with his nunchucks.
Here he is telling his story on YNET News:
A terrorist attempted to snatch a soldier’s weapon on a Jerusalem bus on Monday evening before another passenger tried to overpower him; he was ultimately shot dead by police….
According to police, the terrorist went to the back of the bus when he boarded and sat next to a soldier. He then stabbed him with a knife and attempted to snatch the gun.
A policeman on the bus ran towards the altercation and tried to pin the attacker to the floor….
Yair Ben Shabat, a passerby who helped overpower the terrorist, recounted the incident: “I jumped onto the bus and helped them struggle with the terrorist. I took nunchucks out and hit him where I had to for them to be able to pry loose the weapon he held.”
Via Daily Caller:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on people in Tennessee to oppose a bill that would prevent public schools from teaching the principles of Islam and every other religion until students reach the 10th grade.
Tennessee state legislator Sheila Butt, a Republican, proposed the bill late last week in response to a grassroots campaign across the state by parents — primarily evangelical parents — against what they perceive as an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in taxpayer-funded middle schools.
House Bill 1418, if it becomes law, would prevent the teaching of all “religious doctrine” until students reach the last three years of high school.
CAIR labeled Rep. Butt’s bill “an anti-Islam bill” which is “tied to Islamophobic claims” in a statement sent to The Daily Caller.
Complaining parents from across Tennessee have expressed alarm in recent weeks because their children in a public middle school are learning about the Five Pillars of Islam in a world history class. (The first and most important pillar is roughly translated as: “There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.” At the same time, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity.
Via Military Com:
Under orders from Secretary Ray Mabus, the Navy has announced changes that will eventually make uniforms and covers more gender-neutral.
And so, the unisex “Dixie Cup,” or enlisted white hat, will come into being and be available for wear by E-6s and below next April. Female sailors will also be allowed to carry bigger purses, so long as they match their shoes.
“Having service members don the same headgear is symbolic of a Navy that is gender-blind,” said Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, a Navy spokesman.
“We have been working hard to design covers and uniforms that improve uniformity across the force as well as improve the function and fit of sailors’ uniforms” according to Mabus’ plan for uniform and cover redesign, Christensen said.
“We have done several wear-tests and have incorporated sailors’ feedback” into the final designs, he said.
Effective immediately under the new regulations, the Alternative Combination Cover (ACC) and current male combination cover for officers and chief petty officers can now be worn by both men and women in service dress uniforms.
All officers and chiefs will be required to wear either the ACC or the current male Combination Cover by Oct. 31, 2016, the Navy said.
In addition, beginning Oct. 1 next year, the Recruit Training Command will begin issuing re-designed Service Dress Blue uniforms in jumper style for both men and women.
The jumper will incorporate a side zipper and the slacks will have a front zipper to help with changing in and out of uniform, the Navy said. Both men’s and women’s uniform pants will have the traditional 13 buttons but those are just for show — “they will not be functional,” the Navy said.
Busted: CNN Story Uses Jeb Bush Plant In Trump Audience In Hit Piece On Trump…Update: Bush Spokesperson Justifies Her Actions…
Girl is a horrible actress, and so obviously a plant. One proviso to the following story, while Conservative Treehouse calls her a paid staffer, she could be a volunteer. Being a campaign intern does not necessarily mean you are paid.
During an appearance at a Jon Huntsman “No Labels” event, a female audience member named Lauren Batchelder played the role of a female antagonist toward candidate Donald Trump.
However, Ms. Batchelder is not just an average audience member. She’s a paid political operative of the GOP and a paid staff member of Team Jeb Bush.
Within minutes of her scripted performance at the event, the producers of CNN were quickly editing soundbites and framing a narrative. That story was pushed into the media stream within hours. CNN’s Jeanne Moos was the delivery vehicle for the a hit piece.
Apparently, it’s not just Trump events she’s been at. Listen to the Bush spokesperson’s justification, ‘she’s just a girl interested in politics’
In social media posts online, Batchelder lists that she is an intern for Bush’s presidential campaign and has also attended events with candidates like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
“Like many in New Hampshire, Lauren is a student at St. Anselm’s who is passionate about and active in politics and attended this event on her own accord,” Bush spokeswoman Allie Bradenburger said. “While this question was not sanctioned by the campaign, we can’t help but notice Mr. Trump does seem to be very sensitive about being challenged by women.”
University of Missouri Implements Mandatory “Diversity And Inclusion Training” After Black Lives Matter Holds Sit-In Protest
All of this because two (yes, just two) students reportedly used racial slurs.
Via College Fix:
The University of Missouri will implement mandatory “diversity and inclusion training for all faculty, staff, and students” in the wake of accusations of widespread racism on campus.
Last month, the president of the Missouri Students Association, who is black, said he was called the n-word, and earlier this month an intoxicated student was removed from campus for shouting racial slurs at black students.
These incidents sparked protests on Mizzou’s campus, the most recent of which was “meant to cause a stir,” according to one of its student organizers.
Protesters chanted “No justice, no peace. White silence is violence,” and carried signs which read “I am not here to assimilate” and “Thomas Jefferson is a racist.”
Other students called on the administration to take action, with several tweeting to the chancellor that “it is time for more than forums.”
Last week, students also held a Black Lives Matter sit-in protest in the campus library, during which they complained that Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin was not addressing their concerns, the Missourian reports.
Two days after the library protest, Loftin announced the diversity training via email, calling on students to live by the school values of “respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.”
CNN’s Anderson Cooper will moderate the first Democratic presidential debate this week, and unlike the previous Republican debate hosted by CNN, Cooper said he won’t be encouraging confrontations between the candidates.
“I’m always uncomfortable with that notion of setting people up in order to kind of promote some sort of a face off,” Cooper said Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “Look, these are all serious people. This is a serious debate. They want to talk about the issues and I want to give them an opportunity to do that.”
Cooper’s suggested style is a departure from the GOP debate hosted by CNN and moderated by Jake Tapper in September.
Before that debate, Tapper had said he was “trying to craft questions that, in most cases, pit candidates against the other.”
What could possibly go wrong?
(DW) – United States military officials announced on Monday they had carried out an air-drop over the weekend to supply rebel groups in Syria with small arms ammunition. The move, part of Washington’s new approach to battle in the war-ravaged country, comes as members of the international community are pressing for more dialogue between the US and Russia, which is also waging war in Syria.
Military representatives said US cargo planes had dropped the ammo to opposition groups in northern Syria battling the “Islamic State” (IS) militia. Though the groups were not named, one official told the AFP news agency their leaders were “appropriately vetted by the United States” and confirmed to be fighting IS.
The air drop is part of Washington’s new strategy aimed at defeating “Islamic State.” Last week, the Pentagon announced it was scrapping a program meant to train “moderate” Syrian rebels to fight IS, and will instead air-drop equipment to already proven fighters on the ground.
On Sunday, Kurdish and Arab fighters, along with a Syrian militia, announced an alliance to fight IS on the ground. The Syrian Democratic Forces, as the alliance is called, is expected to receive US military assistance.
Columbus Day: An American holiday for some, a puzzling example of twisted (and flatly wrong) history for others.
Whether or not you’ve had to work on the holiday, chances are you’ve seen a lot of questions about why Columbus Day is still a Federal holiday, and why it won’t go away.
Over in Detroit, someone was apparently done talking and decided to take matters into their own hands. The Christopher Columbus statue near City Hall was vandalized by someone who planted an ax right in the middle of Columbus’s head (with tape) and splashed the statue with red paint, according the Detroit Free Press’s Daniel Bethencourt.
The Free Press said the incident was reported around 2:30 p.m. Monday. The statue was first dedicated in 1910 to honor the city’s Italians, and it was restored and relocated in 1988.
Black lives matter ‘In Defense of Looting’ terrorist meets man under the thumb of the FSB. Oh what a wonderful world!
Snowden’s buddies in Russia have already lent Black Lives Matter help from Kremlin media arm, RT. So now they can have a more open discussion about it all.
Not stopping her.
Via The Blaze:
Daniel Oglesby had been deployed in Kuwait for eight months, and the family feared their two-year-old daughter wouldn’t quite remember her father upon his return home.
But Karis didn’t forget, and in the middle of the military homecoming ceremony she darted straight for her father for a quick hug.
“She was excited. She spotted me from a couple rows back and she couldn’t contain herself. I wasn’t gonna tell her no,” Oglesby told KKTV.
Via Allen West:
U.S. House Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), who for two decades has overseen some of his state’s most heavily black-populated precincts, is so convinced that black lives matter he wants it codified into law.
Elected to the House in 1996, Cummings is coming up on his 20th year representing Maryland’s 7th congressional district which includes over half of Baltimore City and most of Howard County.
His district contains some of Maryland’s most “black” precincts, precincts in which statistics for crime and incarceration, homelessness, economic development, school drop-out, unemployment, drug conviction and out-of-wedlock birth rates all are consistently worse than both state and federal levels for all those same statistical categories.
Run, Joe, run! I just love popcorn!
The drumbeat for Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race is growing louder.
Almost half of the nation’s Democrats want the vice president to enter the field and challenge front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The results come as speculation surrounding Biden’s intentions has intensified, with reports having him close to a decision. The declared Democratic presidential candidates, including Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her closest rival, will take the stage Tuesday night in Las Vegas for the first party debate.
Biden will not be there, but 48 percent of Democrats surveyed in the Reuters poll wish he were a candidate, compared with 30 percent who said he should stay out. Independents were split on the question, with 36 percent saying Biden should stay in and an equal share believing otherwise.
Via Washington Post:
Cheryl D. Mills, who served as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief of staff while she was secretary of state, said she regrets not thinking more closely about how her boss would handle her e-mail as Clinton was entering the cabinet in 2009.
Mills, a longtime adviser to Clinton who also serves as one of her personal attorneys, said relatively little thought was given to Clinton’s use of a private e-mail account while she was secretary, an issue that is now dogging the Democratic candidate’s presidential campaign.
“If there’s anything I could ever do that would have alleviated this level of attention, certainly I would have wished I could have,” Mills said in a rare interview. “Look, I’m human.”
Not like Obama would care or anything…
Via Free Beacon:
Iran’s recent test firing of a ballistic missile does not violate the recent nuclear deal, Obama administration officials said on Monday. However, nuclear experts disagree and are calling on the administration to hold Iran accountable for violating international agreements barring such action.
Iran announced over the weekend that it had successfully test-fired a domestically produced long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
Iran maintained that the test does not violate the nuclear deal, though U.S. experts quibbled with this analysis.
Asked to address the reports on Monday, John Kirby, a spokesman for the State Department, said that the administration is “aware of reports that Iran is conducting a new round of missile tests.”
We mentioned an image earlier on Palestinian T.V. encouraging stabbing. Now we know from whence it came.
Via Free Beacon:
A cleric directed Palestinians to stab Jewish Israelis during a sermon last week at a mosque in Rafah, a Palestinian city in the southern Gaza Strip.
Sheikh Muhammad Salah “Abu Rajab” during a sermon at Al-Abrar Mosque on Friday directed listeners to attack Jewish Israelis in groups and “cut them into body parts,” according to video obtained by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
Days after the sermon, Israeli authorities said that a young Palestinian man waged a knife attack on a border officer in Jerusalem. Police shot and killed the individual near Jerusalem’s Old City. The incident followed days of deadly confrontations in the city.
“Brothers, we must constantly remind the world and everyone who has forgotten … This is Gaza! This is the place of trenches and guns! This is the West Bank! This is the place of bombs and daggers!” Salah told his audience.
“Today, we realize why the [Jews] build walls. They do not do this to stop missiles, but to prevent the slitting of their throats.”
A few minutes into the sermon, he began wielding a knife.