Report: Clinton Told FBI She Didn’t Understand Classified Intel – UPDATE: Thought “C” Marking Was For Alphabetical Order…
Via Washington Examiner:
Hillary Clinton suggested to FBI investigators in a July interview that she had little understanding of classified information when she served as secretary of state.
Clinton told FBI agents she could not remember ever receiving any training for how to preserve federal records or treat classified material.
“Clinton could not give an example of how classification of a document was determined,” the FBI wrote in its notes.
“Clinton did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not be on an unclassified system,” the FBI wrote.
UPDATE: Is she really this stupid?
Indoctrination starts on day one.
At Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) incoming freshman are required to attend a seminar on diversity during their orientation. At the seminar, students are handed an “examples of privilege” sheet which lists 38 examples of how students can show “micro aggressions” and “privilege”.
Complimenting fellow students if they’re colored, praying for students, and wearing a baseball cap supporting the Cincinnati Reds are all considered “micro aggressions” in the mandatory seminar.
One ‘privilege’ example listed is asking Asian students, “Where are you from?” Another example is a professor refusing to use the preferred gender pronouns/PGPs and preferred name of a transgender student.
Update to this story.
Via Fox News:
While Donald Trump doubled down this week on his vow to make Mexico pay for his proposed southern border wall, his campaign is reported to be weighing options that don’t necessarily involve the seemingly far-fetched scenario of the Mexican government handing America a great, big check.
LifeZette first reported that the Republican presidential nominee and his top advisers are looking at using assets seized from drug cartels and other traffickers. This reportedly could involve establishing a “joint border security fund” — holding seized assets from crackdowns on both sides of the border – for border construction and maintenance.
Trump, asked Thursday by Fox News about the report, did not deny the option is on the table.
“There are many ways that they can pay for the wall,” Trump said, calling it a “negotiation.”
But he again insisted, “The United States will not be paying for the wall. Mexico will be paying for the wall.”
Failing miserably in the process.
Via Free Beacon:
The National Science Foundation is spending roughly half a million dollars to combat “online trolling.”
A joint project by Northwestern and Northeastern universities is examining how to create “trolling-free environments” on the Internet. The researchers define online trolls as those who try to influence public opinion by boosting “misleading” and “inauthentic comments.”
“Today, almost every browsing click that users make is collected by numerous trackers associated with a variety of online services (e.g., advertising networks, online social networks, e-commerce platforms),” a grant for the project states. “Users have often expressed concern about the lack of privacy and control over their personal data. Nonetheless, despite a substantial effort to expose and control this prevalent behavior, the reality is that users keep accepting updated online privacy policies, which in turn grant the gathering of more personal data.”
“This project explores re-using this extensive tracking infrastructure for the benefits of both the users themselves and web services, with a goal of preventing online trolling (scenarios in which various groups deploy tactics to influence public opinion on the Internet, by leaving biased, false, misleading, and inauthentic comments, and then artificially amplifying their ratings),” the grant said. “The project aims to show how the tracking infrastructure can be re-used as a user ‘fingerprint,’ allowing a lightweight and privacy-preserving form of identification for third-party web sites.”
The leading researchers on the project, Northwestern University’s Aleksandar Kuzmanovic and Northeastern University’s Alan Mislove, told the Washington Free Beacon that their work could help combat “troll armies” used by Russia and China.
Via The Local:
The 25-year-old man who shot three people in Christiania on Wednesday night has alleged ties to terrorist groups, police said late on Thursday.
“He apparently has ties to [militant Islamist group] Millatu Ibrahim and sympathies for IS,” police said in a statement, using one of the many names for the Islamic State terrorist group.
Saying the man was a Danish citizen who had come to the country from Bosnia when he was four years old, police said there was “currently no evidence that [his alleged terrorist sympathies] has influenced the shooting incidents.”
Local media named the man as Mesa Hodzic, but police did not confirm the identity.
During Wednesday’s shooting in Christiania, a self-governing commune in the capital with a long history of openly selling cannabis, another police officer and a civilian were shot in the leg.
There is some sanity in Europe.
ZURICH (Reuters) – Friction between Switzerland and the European Union over the bloc’s plans to tighten gun control following a rise in militant attacks could turn into another serious snag in ties already tested by Swiss efforts to curb immigration.
The proposed directive, which applies to non-EU member Switzerland only because it is part of Europe’s Schengen open border system, has raised hackles among the Swiss, who resent intervention from Brussels.
Christoph Blocher, a leading voice of the Swiss right and a eurosceptic, says Switzerland should consider abandoning Europe’s Schengen system of passport-free travel if the Swiss people rejected the proposed measures in a referendum.
Drafted after militants killed scores in attacks in Paris last year, the EU plans on gun control aimed to curb online weapons sales and impose more restrictions on assault weapons.
But the initial proposal provoked an outcry in Switzerland because it meant a ban on the long Swiss tradition of ex-soldiers keeping their assault rifles.
Then, two months ago, Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga returned from meetings in Brussels saying she had successfully negotiated against such a ban. But the fine print was more complicated: EU members demanded concessions including psychological tests and club membership.
Swiss gun rights proponents are now complaining this could disarm thousands of law-abiding citizens and that it would encroach on Switzerland’s heritage and national identity that includes a well-armed citizenry.
“When conflicts arise, Switzerland must put its sovereignty first,” said Blocher, a businessman and vice president of the SVP, which is the country’s biggest party. “In an emergency, Switzerland should be ready to exit Schengen.”
Switzerland has one of the highest rates of private gun ownership in Europe, with nearly 48 percent of households owning a gun. In France, there are about 30 weapons per 100 people, while the figure in the Great Britain is far lower, at 6.7 guns per 100 civilians, according to the Australian-based think tank GunPolicy.org.
However, Swiss gun-related crime is low and the high number of privately owned guns harks back to a long tradition of self-defence and to the Swiss policy of near-universal conscription.
Must be nice.
President Barack Obama visited his massively expanded National Marine Reserve off the coast of Hawaii, using the opportunity to do some snorkeling with friends away from the eyes of the press corp.
The Papahānaumokuākea marine reserve was first created by President George W. Bush, but Obama has decided to expand it by over half a million square miles.
The new boundaries of Papahānaumokuākea marine reserve are larger than all national parks combined and over twice the size of Texas, according to Forbes’ Trevor Nace.
The president flew aboard Air Force One to Midway Atoll, before leading a golf cart sightseeing tour with the press.
“I can’t wait to get in,” he said, as he stood near the beach, pointing out area sea turtles.
Via Daily Caller:
The mother of a fallen soldier received a deeply disturbing text message after a bloody engagement between Philippine troops and Muslim militants Monday.
Philippine forces engaged heavily armed Abu Sayyaf militants in three separate battles near Patikul, Sulu Province, Monday. Fifteen Philippine soldiers were killed, and another 12 were injured.
After hearing the news that there had been casualties during the fighting, Mila Falcasantos sent a message to her son Jison, a private first class in the Army’s 35th Infantry Battalion, reports Inquirer.net.
“Son, how are you there?” she texted Monday evening. She received no response from her son that night.
The next morning, a message came in on her phone.
“Your son is dead, he has no head now, we cut off his head on Tuesday,” the shocking message read.
Via Daily Caller:
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sat during the national anthem Thursday night before the game against the Oakland Raiders.
Lane joined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in choosing to sit during the national anthem in an attempt to protest oppression.
About that time…
Via Media Matters:
A research fellow at Media Matters said Thursday that only people “white enough” can care about scandals related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state.
“Congrats to anybody who is white enough to still be giving a shit about Clinton’s emails this morning,” Carlos Maza wrote on Twitter. Media Matters is a liberal outfit which monitors conservative media. It is ran by Clinton ally David Brock.
Kaepernick Slams Critics Of His Socks Depicting Cops As Pigs: Don’t Use This To “Distract” From Police Brutality…
Update to this story.
Via Raw Story:
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick pushed back on Thursday against the outcry over his decision to wear socks depicting police as pigs, Fusion reported.
Kaepernick came under fire after photos surfaced of him wearing the socks during an Aug. 10 scrimmage, days prior to his decision to sit down during the national anthem at a pre-season game. He addressed the issue on his Instagram account.
“I wore these socks, in the past, because the rogue cops that are allowed to hold positions in police departments, not only put the community in danger, but also put the cops that have the right intentions in danger by creating an environment of tension and mistrust,” he wrote.
Kaepernick also said that both friends of his and two of his uncles work as police.
“Before these socks, which were worn before I took my public stance, are used to distract from the real issues, I wanted to address this immediately,” he stated.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Blames 1,400 People For 85 Percent Of The City’s Gun Violence…
Via ABC News:
Chicago saw its bloodiest month in two decades this August, after police recorded a staggering 90 murders, 384 shootings and 472 total shooting victims.
So far this year, police in the Windy City have logged at least 468 murders and 2,848 shooting victims. This works out to nearly 12 shooting victims, on average, every single day and 59 murders every month.
Chicago is on pace for its highest overall murder count since at least 2008, when 513 were recorded in the entire year. Overall annual murders in Chicago hit a peak of 940 in 1992, according to police statistics, and last topped 600 in 2003.
Compared to the same time period last year, murders so far in 2016 have shot up by 49 percent while shooting incidents have increased by 48 percent. […]
Police have pointed the blame at gang members, many of whom have rap sheets and have committed repeat offenses using illegal guns.
Nearly 40 percent of suspects arrested for homicide in 2015 had prior arrests for gun crimes, according to a study by the University of Chicago cited by police.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said earlier last month that about 1,400 people — many of them affiliated with gangs — are driving 85 percent of the city’s gun violence.
“The historical cycle of violence we have seen in some communities must come to an end,” said CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “Repeat gun offenders who drive the violence on our streets should not be there in the first place and it is time to changes the laws to ensure these violent offenders are held accountable for their crimes.”
Bernie Becomes A Hillary Surrogate: Will Headline Hillary Campaign Labor Day Rally At Lebanon High School In NH…
Bernie sold out for a lake house.
A few hours after speaking at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO annual breakfast on Labor Day morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders will campaign for Hillary Clinton in the Upper Valley, WMUR.com has learned.
Sanders will appear on Sept. 5 at a Clinton campaign organizing event at Lebanon High School, with doors opening at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.
“Sanders will discuss Hillary Clinton’s plan to building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and Donald Trump’s plan, which would benefit himself and other millionaires and billionaires,” the Clinton campaign said.
The Clinton campaign has been working with Sanders to solidify support for Hillary Clinton among Sanders supporters as the race between the former secretary of state and Republican Donald Trump heats up in the Granite State and nationally.
Sanders defeated Clinton in the New Hampshire Primary, but then formally endorsed Clinton at a rally in Portsmouth in July.
Via Daily Mail:
This is the heartwarming moment a young woman left her stepfather in tears after asking him to legally adopt her as part of a big birthday surprise.
Gabriella Guardado, 22, placed adoption papers and a pen inside a gift bag and presented them to her stepdad, David Lynde, earlier this month for his birthday.
In video capturing the tear-jerking moment, David is seen opening the bag and pulling out the papers while surrounded by his family in their Florida home.
After taking some time to realize what the papers said, the 53-year-old becomes very emotional by Gabriella’s sweet gesture.
Gabriella will officially take David’s last name on Friday when the paperwork is finalized at the courthouse, Daily Mail Online has learned.
There was a lot of bombast from the far Left about Donald Trump’s immigration speech last night. Some screamed, as they are wont to do, that it was akin to a KKK or Nazi rally.
But they weren’t the people to whom he was trying to reach. What he needed was to make sense to the GOP who were not sold on him and to the independents and Democrats who can be swayed.
His plan made sense to the National Review, who to put it mildly have not been shy in their criticism of him.
Donald Trump has settled on a hawkish position — and a practical one. Trump’s crowd-pleasing antics aside, in his immigration speech in Phoenix, Ariz., on Wednesday he laid out a sensible, realistic path forward on genuine immigration reform. Trump’s plan, even in its most primitive iterations, always has been based on the entirely commonsensical principle that America’s immigration policy should serve American interests. Taking this as a starting point, Trump laid out a ten-point policy that emphasizes securing the border, enforcing immigration laws, prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens, and creating the legal and economic disincentives necessary to reduce illegal immigration in the long term.
These are the right priorities. On border security, Trump renewed his commitment to a “physical” wall on the southern border (as well as, alas, his absurd promise that Mexico would pay for it), pledged to swell the ranks of the understaffed Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol agencies, and vowed to deploy technology, such as below-ground sensors, to aid them. He also promised an end to the catch-and-release policies that have defined the Obama-era commitment (or lack thereof) to border security and to defund sanctuary cities (an initiative that would, of course, have to come out of Congress). And as Trump noted, about half of America’s illegal-immigrant population overstayed legally gotten visas, meaning that a comprehensive visa-overstay tracking system of the sort he is proposing is also crucial part of any real enforcement agenda.
Not sure how much seized cartel assets would be, but the basic premise of the thought is a good one. And that would be ‘Mexicans’ paying for the wall.
To fund construction of a new U.S. border wall, Donald Trump and senior advisers are considering various ideas, including the use of assets seized from drug cartels and others in the illicit drug trade.
As the debate over who will pay for the wall dominates the discussion on cable news, sources involved in the pre-planning of the GOP nominee’s Mexico trip told LifeZette the Trump camp is looking for innovative ways to pay for the construction of the border wall that both countries can support. Sensitivities in Mexico regarding Trump’s visit, and specifically paying for the border wall, are running high.