Monday, February 1, 2016

The Sandy Berger Precedent and the Hillary Clinton Present

The State Department is lying when it says it didn’t know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal emails and a private server to conduct official business — because it never set up an agency email address for her in the first place, the department’s former top watchdog says. 
“This was all planned in advance” to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008. 
The Harvard-educated lawyer points out that, from Day One, Clinton was never assigned and never used a state.gov email address like previous secretaries. 
“That’s a change in the standard. It tells me that this was premeditated. And this eliminates claims by the State Department that they were unaware of her private email server until later,” Krongard said in an exclusive interview. “How else was she supposed to do business without email?”
Krongard points out that there was no permanent IG for State during Clinton's time as SOS. There was an acting IG, however: Harold Geisel.

From August 2015:
Senate Judiciary Chariman Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Chair of Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency as well as Secretary of State John Kerry with questions about the State Department’s inspector general during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. 
The State Department IG had an interim head for more than five years, and Grassley want to know whether Clinton was involved in keeping the position temporary. (...) 
“Every agency needs a permanent, independent inspector general,” Grassley said in a statement. “The position is too important to assign to a placeholder. An acting inspector general doesn’t have the mandate to lead, and he or she might not be able to withstand pushback from an agency that doesn’t want to cooperate with oversight.” 
Grassley has requested a slew of record related to the temporary inspector, Harold Geisel, and why he was in charge for so long. He also pointed out that in the short time since a permanent inspector general was put in place [Steve A. Linick], substantive revelations have come out about a top Hillary aide inappropriately influencing an ambassador nomination.
(Emphasis mine.) Inappropriate ambassador nomination influence looks like child's play now, does it not?

I said that this latest Clinton scandal is unsurprising for one reason: Sandy Berger, President William J. Clinton's second National Security Adviser. Berger, who died last year, received a slap on the wrist for "accidentally" taking and destroying classified material.

Sandy Berger
On July 19, 2004, it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating Berger for unauthorized removal of classified documents in October 2003 from a National Archives reading room prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission. The documents were five classified copies of a single report commissioned from Richard Clarke covering internal assessments of the Clinton Administration's handling of the unsuccessful 2000 millennium attack plots. An associate of Berger said Berger took one copy in September 2003 and four copies in October 2003. Berger subsequently lied to investigators when questioned about the removal of the documents. 
In April 2005, Berger pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material from the National Archives in Washington.
According to the lead prosecutor in the case, Berger only took copies of classified information and no original material was destroyed. Berger was fined $50,000, sentenced to serve two years of probation and 100 hours of community service, and stripped of his security clearance for 3 years.
Actually, Berger absconded with original documents, not that it matters. At any rate, I'm sure that he suffered greatly under his punishment. /s Our betters have long known that a little Rule of Law Theater goes a long way. And even when it doesn't, what are you going to do about it?

Having handled highly classified documents as part of my USAF career, I know that, had I done something similar, I'd have been imprisoned and rightly so. But I was an enlisted woman; mere worker bees who violate the law must properly pay our debts to society. Members of the elite, not so much.

Berger's laughable judicial fate emboldened Hillary Clinton. She will suffer no prosecution for hoarding State Secrets in her house and intentionally exposing them to the world--she might still become POTUS. And it's logic to conclude that she had President Obama's blessing--or the blessing of whomever is controlling the two of them.

But I still think it's important to keep pointing out what kind of Leviathan of corruption and, possibly, betrayal, our government has become.

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My Da Tech Guy Blog Posts in January 2016

Winning Hollow
Why I Won’t Endorse a Candidate
For Sale: You
Being Seen of Men
History Flips (This one received an Instalanche via Sarah Hoyt.)
Pig Ignorance
Stupidity and How to Recognize It
Ordering My Thinking
Discovering New Things





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Monday, January 25, 2016

Germany, Disunified

Bibi Wilhailm is 16-years-old, German, beautiful and afraid. Of what? Of walking down the damned street.

Here, she elaborates. In German with English translation.



The poor girl goes out of her way not to appear to be xenophobic or against refugees. All she wants is to not be molested in her own country and for the elected leaders of Germany to stop facilitating rapists. Oh and she expects German men to behave like men. I don't think that's to much to ask.

Last week, it was widely reported that the German government had lost track of 600,000 of the so-called refugees. Germany's interior minister now denies this--contradicting himself--but Germany's government seems to have difficulty acknowledging reality, so who knows?

And, of course, the US government is no better.

We all know about Germany's 20th century history of extremism--deadly. But the purposeful influx of members of a culture who view women as property and as spoils of war is still another example of German extremism. Deadly, as well.

Genocide or suicide: are these the only two modes of thinking for German leaders? There has to be a whole lot of middle ground between systematically killing a group of people and allowing hordes of another group into that same country to ravage its women--and, no doubt, men.

But I think that German Chancellor Angela Merkel knows what she's doing: creating intentional chaos. But why? It's almost as if she wants Germans to revert to the ways of their grandparents.

Something else occurred to me yesterday. We all know that President Obama is intent on bringing the same types of groups into the US and we also remember that the US has been accused of spying on Germany; on Merkel in particular. I wonder if Merkel's actions are related to this.

(Thanks to American Thinker)

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Unwise

This is a very interesting op-ed by Laura Ingraham. She admonishes the National Review, which, last week, officially came out against the GOP presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.

However, I think that many, many conservatives are making a huge mistake: conflating political ideology with a person-persona who mouths those ideologies but who has not lived them and/or incorporated them in his professional life.

Only religious ideologies are and should be embodied in individuals. Think Jesus the Christ or Mohammed.

Ingraham, no dummy by a long shot, implicitly does this also--perhaps knowingly--and I think I know why: because it won't matter when voting time comes around. She just wants the conservative side to win--what's left of that side.

But is winning everything? See: 114th Congress and its actions since being seated.

I believe that there is, in actuality, only one side left. All else is theater.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How Writing Things are Going

At the end of this month, I'm going to cease selling paperbacks of my novel for an indefinite period. E-books only. So if you want an *autographed* copy, you can get it at my site until January 31. However, if you buy it at Amazon, I can't autograph it.

After the 31st, it will be Kindle only until I can find a local publisher. My last two publishers were small and on the east coast; communications were spotty for that reason.

Again:

Autographed Paperbacks here.

Kindle Here.

I'm re-tooling Arlen's Harem, using some old writings recently found. The new concoction will probably not be called Arlen's Harem, but I may change my mind again.

Also I may do a video blah blah every now and then. 5 minutes max. I promise

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Another Super Hero for Blacks

These people, I swear...

In commentary to the flap about no black actors being nominated for this year's Academy Award, actress and Fox News commentator Stacey Dash opined that the USA should get rid of Black History Month. No biggy to me. Symbolic gestures have their place, but sometimes they are pointless and BHM has become that.

Here's the deal: what good does it do to learn long-ago black history if black men and women don't make sure that their children understand how important their more recent heritage is? And how is that accomplished? By getting married. As things stand right now for black Americans in 2016 and for the last 50 years, there are as many black ancestry lines which disappear into a fog as there were back before the Civil War.

Back on topic. Dash is part black and because of her opinion, comedian John Fugelsang--who is white--had this to say about her. 
He's getting quite the pummeling--including from me--but I'm guessing that he doesn't understand the reaction at all. And to be honest, I wouldn't know where to begin to explain because, likely, his faulty assumptions are Legion.

I can only think to go to the foundation: [insert tribe here] supremacy. All tribal supremacy doctrines hold that tribes--or races, if you will--have certain individual ways of thinking which are DNA-specific, to all members of an individual tribe and which have rank; some tribes' ways of thinking are better than others, that is.

This is Fugelsang's unconscious assumption, unconscious being the operative word. Another one is that, no matter what year it is, it's always 1968. He probably feels persecuted, poor thing.

RELATED:  Passing for Super Heroes


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Strategy for Tyranny (UPDATED)

A reminder: Fast and Furious isn’t just a movie.
The Fast and Furious operation involved federal agents allowing criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking them. 
Instead, agents from the ATF lost track of 1,400 of the 2,000 guns involved in the sting operation. 
The operation allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them once they made their way into Mexico.
The arrest of Sinaloa cartel head El Chapo uncovered a .50-caliber rifle. This weapon was traced directly to the Obama Administration’s Fast and Furious program.
When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.
But the one rifle is only the tip of the iceberg.
Out of the roughly 2,000 weapons sold through Fast and Furious, 34 were .50-caliber rifles that can take down a helicopter, according to officials.
Glenn reminds us that
…the purpose of [Fast and Furious] was to put weapons in Mexican gangsters’ hands that could be traced back to American sales, as a pretext for stricter gun regulations here. They were willing to accept increased deaths as collateral damage.
The concept of increased deaths needs to be spelled out. Not only was the Obama Administration willing to accept increased deaths of Mexican citizens, but also American citizens. Fast and Furious was a part of a long-term plan—a strategic plan.

Whole Armor of God (ht: Voice of the Watchman)
Confiscation of all firearms from all law-abiding American citizens would give the advantage to those who refuse to abide by the law: those who wish to take what’s yours, all the way up to and including your life. There are thousands and thousands of individual predators in this country who would rejoice at such an opportunity, but the gangs are the ones which are most troubling.  We’ve seen that in Europe recently, and those predators are armed only with their penises.

A nation-wide confiscation of firearms would free up street gangs like MS-13 and Mexican cartels to rampage and battle over turf. And let’s not forget that there are many Islamic groups in the USA which lie in wait. Here's one.

Such a confiscation would lead to nation-wide chaos and that is what it is intended to do. And who will the law-abiding—those left alive—look to for rescue? Government. Such a scenario is a perfect pretext for martial law. (Note the spelling of ‘martial.’)

Short-term thinking abounds. But the enemy thinks in the long-term. And I’m not talking about the puppeteers of the Obama Administration…well, not only them.

UPDATE: Just found out from Maetenloch at Ace's place that one of the terrorists at last year's Draw Muhammad contest in Texas also had a Fast and Furious weapon: a 9-mm pistol.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Taking the Mote Out of my Own Eye

Busy today being a better steward of the things I have left.

I have been writing in the past week or so, as usual at Da Tech Guy.

Ordering my thinking

Stupidity and how to recognize it

Pig ignorance

AFTERTHOUGHT: I still feel sad, but, strangely, free.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Loss and Gain

…Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
--Job 1:21

Through a miscommunication with Public Storage, I lost the bulk of my personal belongings via lien sale. So every earthly thing I have is in my apartment with me. The bad news: I lost many items which had sentimental value: my great-aunt’s old crystal stemware, her cast-iron skillets, and a file of sentimental papers—e.g. a hand-made card from the child of an old friend. But the only thing I’m really alarmed about is the fact that I lost one of my old laptops which had a lot of information on it. I lost my cedar desk and file cabinet. I lost the old-school stereo that I tried to sell for months; years if you go all the way back to 2013.


I lost my Great Book volumes…and most of my clothing, including a set of Saks Fifth Avenue short boots which I bought in 1985. Sixty dollar they cost, which I thought was a fortune then. They earned their keep, however, and served me well for thirty years, so I can’t complain too much about that. I hope another lady likes them as much as I did.

Blessedly, I removed most of my personal papers from the unit a while back, and not a few other items of sentimental value.

But, yes, I cried my eyes out when I found out.

This is not a plea for replacement, but a musing on Things. I spent a lot of time--and money--trying to keep my property. But now it’s not mine and I’m looking around at the Things I still “have” and think these things can be taken also, even the clothes I’m wearing and the laptop I’m using to type this. If the new owner of “my” things is unscrupulous, my very identity can be sold and besmirched.

I’m done crying about it or even worrying about it, however. As it happens, I had been praying hard in the last few days, asking God to show me what He wanted me to do for His Kingdom while I’m still on earth. I don’t know, but I think He’s letting me know that there are more important things to give my time to than worrying about how to keep the things which will eventually rot and rust.

I’m not going to lie; this is very painful. But I learned a long time ago that, sometimes, God’s blessings don’t always feel too good. As a matter of fact, those which really sting at the beginning are usually the ones which, in hindsight, have the most long-lasting benefit.

I want to thank all of you who, over the last year, tried to help me keep my stuff. I hope you don’t think you wasted your money. If it helps at all, you taught me that many of you care about the things which cannot be taken away and you taught me about love and friendship. And family.

God bless all of you.



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Am I Crazy?

Have you ever watched something unfold but said nothing or little because you felt it would be pointless, that no one would listen and/or that you would be ridiculed? For years, that was me. And the idea that I might be persecuted by the government crossed my mind as well.

As I get closer to God, however, I’m finding that I don’t care.

I’m trying to figure out if there is a political/mental/spiritual connection to the 20th century genocides in European, conducted by European leaders, and 21st century Europe’s apparent willingness to allow millions of Muslim immigrants into its “countries,” along with allowing thousands of European women to be raped by these same immigrants. Both seem like strategic methods of “perfecting” a population--shaping a population's size and composition to quantities and qualities desired.

Looking at the decades of unchecked illegal immigration in America, the effects of the Great Society mindset on—disproportionately--black Americans, and the plan to insert hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees into the American population, one might conclude that our population is being “perfected” as well.

And let’s not forget that both European and American women have been aborting their children for quite some time.

This is an ingenious form of warfare, people, especially that last tactic.

There are a lot of people out there who have been saying for decades that this world is ruled by hidden actors—the un-hidden George Soros notwithstanding. They are ridiculed as Conspiracy Theorists. It’s alleged that these Hidden Actors want the world to be much smaller in population—easier to control that way—and have been, for centuries, influencing events to that end. Crazy, no? ::::winks::::

I don’t know. I do know that European and American leaders demonstrably do not have the interests of their respective constituents at heart. Looking at what they have allowed...no, looking at what they have perpetrated on their populations, it is reasonable to wonder who their constituents really are.

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