Focusing on Relevant Stuff

It is about disrupting and holding accountable entrenched actors and conduct that have reared their ugly heads again and again over the years continuing to present.

This is the 2nd of limited information slides for documentation and reference purposes. Informations and statements were previously and contemporaneously documented. Related efforts are not recent and have been ongoing for a significant period.

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Never Too Late

Some problems need to be exposed and stopped. It is even more imperative when they are somewhat systemic — and especially when federal employees (albeit a handful or more but in leadership/decision-making positions and orchestrated in conduct) are not held accountable and allowed to continue violating the law, civil, and constitutional rights, intimidate, use violence and cause harm to witnesses, the public and their colleagues. Closely related issues are past and continued personal safety of individuals and violations of law and rights not addressed yet.

In the spirit of this blog … better late than never. It is not only not late, it is about disrupting and holding accountable entrenched actors and conduct that have reared their ugly heads again and again over the years continuing to present. Some times, only time, perceived weakened defenses, vulnerable victims and absence of restraints can lock individuals and their conduct sufficiently as to limit wiggle room, claims of being mistaken and deniability in general.

This is the first of limited information slides for documentation and reference purposes. Informations and statements were previously and contemporaneously documented. Related efforts are not recent and have been ongoing for a significant period.

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Opponents of Closing Sec. 702’s Backdoor Search Loophole are Distorting How the Fix Works

With less than five months to go until Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) expires, we still do not have a clear path forward to a reauthorization that would also address the law’s substantial problems. 

Source: Opponents of Closing Sec. 702’s Backdoor Search Loophole are Distorting How the Fix Works

The truly terrible Cold War poetry hidden in the CIA’s archives

As we’ve written about before, the CIA’s obsessive scrapbooking led to the preservation of quite a few bizarre artifacts in its declassified archives – and perhaps none are stranger than this collection of terrible topical poems, which, through tortured rhyming couplets, offer the author’s takes on geopolitics, race relations, and the merits of “Captain Kangaroo.”

Source: The truly terrible Cold War poetry hidden in the CIA’s archives

Intel Report on Russia is as Close as it Comes to Absolute Certainty – The Cipher Brief

Gun-shy, physicists radical empiricists win! Notwithstanding past excuses which will be scrutinized — at this point — dismissing the conclusions is not just irresponsible, it is collusion and treason. It ain’t going away — hell burning hot or freeing over!

Nearly everyone now accepts that Russia attempted to interfere with the U.S. electoral process with the aim of harming Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Even President Donald Trump has grudgingly admitted that Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee.

Source: Intel Report on Russia is as Close as it Comes to Absolute Certainty – The Cipher Brief

“Dispatches from Hell Before Breakfast” – The Cipher Brief

What??? Mark Elton concludes with “Putting the heads of a few leakers on pikes (figuratively speaking, of course) would be a good place to start.” Someone call the cavalry and Wray and stop (or start?) all hell breaking lose! That was and is not in the guide! Move them to Mexico and make up a story about a spiked head. Adding some leak related dismemberment to the story — would reasonably of course — lead to the placatory state of affairs. Just nuts!  Figuratively speaking.

President Donald Trump is not the first American public figure to go to war with the press, nor is he the most extreme in his views.  Even without benefit of Twitter, the antipathy of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman for the Civil War-era Fourth Estate manifested itself in a memorably vituperative stream of quotes.

Source: “Dispatches from Hell Before Breakfast” – The Cipher Brief