Kid Skateboarding Against Traffic with Earbuds Much Cooler than You
Electronic Frontier Foundation reported earlier this month that privacy advocates are “up in arms” about the FBI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (no idea why we need that, but you pay for it) are collaborating to get up in the arms–and legs, necks, and tramp stamp areas–of American citizens by compiling a database of their tattoos.
This sub-agency of the Federal Government explains its logic in the image below obtained from EFF: one in five Americans has a tattoo. They must be doing Common Core math, because it seems like it’s more like one in two, but either way this is an easy way to better track your
Tattoo Recognition Technology was created with the assistance of the FBI, which couldn’t unlock a 4-digit pass code on an iPhone without publicly blackmailing Apple, as we’ve extensively reported.
NIST’s first assignment was “the creation of a database compiling some 15,000 tattoo images in an attempt to develop recognition algorithms,” according to our source.
The algorithms will “track individuals based on commonalities,” according to EFF. The NIST reports “tattoos suggest affiliation to gangs, subcultures, religious or ritualistic beliefs, or political ideology.”
They may also “contain intelligence; messages, meaning and motivation.”
According to their website, NIST is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
First they came for the tattooed criminals, and I did not speak out–because I was not a tattooed criminal.
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UPDATE Friday 7/1/16
The Obama administration asked a federal court yesterday that it be allowed to delay release of 14,000 additional pages of emails Hillary received from her aides.
While these documents were apparently due on July 21, the outgoing Obama State Department has asked for an additional 27 months, for a planned release of October 2018.
The State Department “miscalculated the amount of material it would need to process the documents” in response to the Citizens United FOIA filing, according to The Hill.
“State deeply regrets these errors, and is working diligently to correct them as quickly as possible,” the lawyers said.
This batch will include State Department officials’ communications with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton-affiliated Teneo Consulting.
Sampling their work to this point, State Department suddenly realized they only searched “To” and “From” lines of emails in the department records to determine those they would need to redact and release. This might not catch an email chain forwarded to a third party with a different subject line or something, for example.
State Department officials also “inadvertently” labeled some email attachments as irrelevant to the open records request, without checking them to make sure.
As we reported previously, the scrambling shambles of State Department Clinton left in her wake when she resigned shortly after Obama was re-elected had an interesting estimate for a RNC lawsuit on the Clinton emails; The Hill reminds us:
In a separate case involving the Republican National Committee, the State Department estimated that it could take at least 75 years to compile emails from a handful of Clinton’s aides.
A department spokesman later defended the estimate as “not outlandish.”
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We heard a good joke the other day. “Hillary will be the first F president! She was going to be the first Female president but the ’emale’ got deleted.”
Bill Clinton Bumps Into Attorney General Lynch on Tarmac; New Hillary Snippets From Deleted Work Emails; Undisclosed Clinton Foundation Donors Kept of the Secretary’s Official Schedule
Former President Bill Clinton met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the Phoenix airport tarmac Monday evening. Fancy seeing you here!
A Bill Clinton aide told CBS the impromptu rendezvous between the high-profile jet-setters was just that: impromptu. This was not a planned discussion of the three open Federal Government investigations into Mr. Clinton’s wife’s secret email server containing all the State Department business emails of Hillary during her four years as America’s top diplomat. And certainly not the FBI criminal investigation into that email server, whose prosecution (if recommended to the Justice Department) will be determined only at the recommendation of…Loretta Lynch.
Maybe they were both in Arizona for the weather?
“Actually, while I was landing at the airport, I did see President Clinton at the Phoenix airport as I was leaving, and he spoke to myself and my husband on the plane,” [Lynch] said. “Our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren. It was primarily social and about our travels. He mentioned the golf he played in Phoenix, and he mentioned travels he’d had in West Virginia.
“There was no discussion of any matter pending for the department or any matter pending for any other body,” Lynch added. “There was no discussion of Benghazi, no discussion of the State Department emails, by way of example.”
Mrs. Lynch dismissed any appearance of “impropriety” to CBS:
“My agency is involved in a matter looking at State Department policies and issues. It’s being handled by career investigators and career agents. It will always follow the facts and the law and do the same independent and thorough investigation that they’ve done in all.”
CBS News Justice reporter Paul Reid called the clandestine meeting “shocking, absolutely shocking.”
“The most high-profile national security investigation under the attorney general is the investigation into whether or not classified information was mishandled in connection with Hillary Clinton’s server. Now, President Clinton and his foundation are also tangentially involved in that investigation, so the appearance of impropriety is just stunning.”
A new Clinton email to her
servants aides Abedin and Lauren Jiloty (who?) reveals this concern from the then-Secretary of State:
“I have just realized I have no idea how my papers are treated at State. Who manages both my personal and official files?
“I am sending out material the way I did w Lauren in the Senate, but I don’t know what’s happening w it all.
“Are there personal files as well as official ones set up? If I don’t write anything on paper – as I mostly don’t – Lauren knew how to file it all in the Senate. I’m sending out a mix which sometimes Claire and other times Lauren picks up from the out box. What happens then is a mystery to me!
“So, I think we need to get on this asap to be sure we know and design the system we want.”
Clinton has stressed for over one year, since her exclusive use of an unauthorized, vulnerable private home basement server (installed on the down-low by Bryan Pagliano, who has since taken the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the FBI criminal investigation of the Clinton server) became public, that her secretive and selective deletions were made due to “convenience.”
As we reported earlier, the State Department Inspector General’s recent audit of the Clinton email situation reported: “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service.”
The audit at that time released a November 2010 email from Clinton to Abedin expressing concern, on the record, that Clinton wanted to minimize “any risk of the personal [emails] being accessible.”
165 pages containing three dozen “work-related” emails Clinton claimed to have purged after unilaterally deeming them “not-work related” were recovered and published as part of an ongoing FOIA lawsuit Monday.
Abedin reported Hillary had used private emails since her time as Senator from New York: “It was a natural progression from what she was doing previously, and she continued to do so.”
The Yahoo! story reiterated another tidbit the media is keen to bury on the 68-year-old presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s technological prowess:
Other State Department officials told congressional investigators that Clinton never responded to internal offers to set her up with an official State account and an agency computer. Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary for management at the State Department, said Clinton did “not know how to use a computer to do email. So it was never set up.”
Associated Press revealed last week that a lawsuit against the Obama administration (most transparent in history) turned up some hidden details in Secretary Clinton’s packed schedule as Obama’s top diplomat:
[A]t least 75 meetings with longtime backers of her political efforts, the Clinton Foundation or other interests that were either not included on her official calendar or did not disclose who attended.
There were at least 114 nongovernmental officials who attended those meetings and meals with Clinton, the AP found.
The State Department declined to discuss the omissions on Friday.
According to AP this morning:
Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said in a legal proceeding that Clinton did not want the private emails that she mixed in with State Department emails on her private computer server to be accessible to “anybody,” according to transcripts released Wednesday.
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Cops Called on Third Grader at End-of-School-Year Party
We’ve all seen the recent “demands” by spoiled undergraduates melding administrations with various online petitions to create more diversity, become better equipped to deal with their pain, and all that shit. While college campuses are rising to a (vastly overpriced) higher level of consciousness, now-worthless primary and secondary schools administered by the Federal Government appear to be devolving, just as they employ similar fascist police methods to squash minority opinions and thoughts as we see on college campuses.
Bearing in mind this story comes from Jersey, the cesspool of civilization, the nuclear wasteland of a New York suburb is still part of the greatest country in the world, and really shouldn’t allow its schools to make headlines for school officials being
“told to report to police any incidents that could be considered criminal, including what Police Chief Kevin Carey called anything “as minor as a simple name-calling incident that the school would typically handle internally.”
(according to philly.com)
Here’s what happened: William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood, NJ made the risky decision of letting third-graders, underwhelmed by Common Core propaganda for 180 days, cut loose on the last day of school and have a party, where they were served brownies.
Some kid said something about the brownies. Maybe they had nuts in them; testicle joke possibilities abound. He’s nine years old.
After another student exclaimed that the remark was “racist,” the school called the Collingswood Police Department, according to [Stacy dos Santos] the mother of the boy who made the comment.
Dos Santos reported that being interviewed by officers with guns in front of his class and sent home in disgrace on the celebratory conclusion to his third-grade career left her son “traumatized.”
The boy’s mother and her eldest child both graduated from Collingswood district schools. Dos Santos aims to transfer the younger son to a different school this fall.
“I’m not comfortable with the administration [at Tatem]. I don’t trust them and neither does my child. He was intimidated, obviously. There was a police officer with a gun in the holster talking to my son, saying, ‘Tell me what you said.’ He didn’t have anybody on his side.”
Collingswood police also called the boy’s father after the threatening racist brownie-eating student was removed from school grounds. The incident was quickly referred, however, to New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Apparently, protecting and “permanenting” children is a better use of tax dollars than, say, giving money to the schools so they can have “Chips Ahoy” to go with their brownies at parties. Or even non–diabetes-inducing food like fucking celery.
The Statist “division” (NJDC double P, for short), has a mission statement on its innocuous-looking website:
“Child Protection and Permanency, CP&P (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services, DYFS), is New Jersey’s child protection and child welfare agency within the Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families.”
Permanency! You will live in the toxic wasteland of New Jersey and you cannot leave!
Next they’ll be telling parents the children are forbidden from walking to school!
At a May 25 meeting, schools and police were directed by Camden County Prosecutor’s Office–GOVERNMENT–to report even minor misconduct in schools:
The police and schools were also advised that they should report “just about every incident” to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Carey said.
This Government-altered “Memorandum of Agreement Between Education and Law Enforcement Officials” (MOA to its friends) was “vehemently” opposed by parents, teachers and law enforcement, according to philly.com. But Government knows best.
Superintendent Scott Oswald estimated that on some occasions over the last month, officers may have been called to as many as five incidents per day in the district of 1,875 students.
This has created concern among parents in the 14,000-resident borough, who have phoned their elected officials, met with Mayor James Maley, blasted social-media message boards, and even launched a petition calling on the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office to “stop mandated criminal investigation of elementary school students.”
Maley [late in June] wrote in a public letter that the May 25 meeting was intended to “reinforce the applicability” of the MOA, “not to expand its terms.” Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo, in an accompanying statement, said she hoped Maley’s message “clarifies” the responsibilities of school officials.
It’s like the Mafia: we didn’t mean to harass you, Johnny. Hope we’ve clarified you need to pay your protection money now that we broke your kneecaps.
Thank MICROAGGRESSION ALERT God we have a 5,000-employee, $73,000,000,000-budget Federal Department of Education that shields our public school children from such frightening phenomena.
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Hillary Dismisses GOP Benghazi Report After Thoroughly Reading All 800 Pages of Baseless Partisan Accusations in One Night
Barely 24 hours after the Republican-led House’s Select Committee on Benghazi released an 800-page tome detailing the failures of the Obama administration and its chief diplomat, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, to secure and defend the American embassy in Libya, ultimately leading to the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, Mrs. Clinton released a statement debunking the “hollow claims” and “worn-out Republican conspiracy theories” contained within that report.
“Having read the report in its entirety and familiarized myself with the millions of taxpayer dollars and thousands of hours of work spent compiling these meaningless accusations, I have concluded this is just another GOP-led witch hunt,” Clinton’s prepared statement read. “It is time for America to move on to the general election.”
At press time Mrs. Clinton maintained, through emailed indications by her network of advisers, that she would continue her streak of over 200 days without an unscripted press conference, citing “a heavy schedule of campaigning and fighting for our working families.”
NYP reports that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently blew $265,000 on advertising for people like Charlie and Alisha (above) to take full advantage of the transgender turmoil in America and select their public restroom based on their internal gender identity.
Instead of engaging in public defecation like so many in San Francisco and NYC choose to do on a regular basis, transgender individuals are basically ordered into the civic duty of inciting controversy if they so choose. Lest this be interpreted as a slight to non-transgender people, Mayor de Blaz wants everyone to take a stand (or sit, if your biology or mental gender decision dictates) in defense of a statute that’s been in place in the quasi-Socialist city since the W. Bush administration.
Of course, Blaz usually runs on “c.p. time”, so he just now stumbled upon this political nugget as he launches a re-election campaign–and hopes to bury reports of his illegal slush fund, “Campaign for One New York.”
The press release accompanying these public ad campaigns apparently states: “In New York City, equal bathroom access has been policy for years.” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton reportedly told NYP the restroom policy has been in place for 14 years.
“The ads will appear in subway cars, bus shelters, phone booths, ethnic and community newspapers, and in ads in digital publications and across social media in English and Spanish. Ethnic newspaper ads will appear in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Bengali.”
“Every New Yorker has the legal right to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity, no questions asked — and these powerful ads affirm this right,” de Blasio said in the statement.
Hopefully big burly men who hang out in the women’s room late at night claiming to really be women won’t add to the city’s mugging problem.
American Red Cross in Hot Water for “Cool/Not Cool” Swimming Pool Behavior Guidance Poster
Multiple outlets exploded Sunday night over a viral poster displayed by the American Red Cross at a Colorado pool. ARC immediately issued an apology for the poster, which allowed the following outrageous public demonstrations of “racism”:
First, the races in this pool universe appear to be evenly split between white and black. Asians and Latinos are, as usual, ignored, because blacks are the only minority in America. Although the deep end lifeguard is either Polynesian or a really tan white guy. A black female lifeguard [WAR ON WOMEN MICROAGGRESSION] mans the shallow end, because apparently women are relegated to the easier zone for preventing death.
The black children in the picture do show some “not cool” behavior. A black boy is diving on top of a white girl. This could be a “microaggression,” as it is the most cogent hint to rape culture in the pool ecosystem. A black girl is pushing a white girl into the pool. Also, a black boy is trying to cross into the deep end but appears to be unable to swim. And the black female lifeguard is wagging a finger, perhaps re-opening the wounds of the recently-deceased “ban bossy” movement. These are all concerning stereotypes that arguably should be distributed more evenly among the two dominant races in the image.
The white [PUN ALERT] poster children have a slightly better appraisal. The white guy is victim to the “white male alcoholism” stereotype by exhibiting the “not cool” behavior of drinking a beer on the pool deck. However, a white father is spending time with his son, which will no doubt spark allegations that black fathers are absent from their children’s lives. The white girl waits her turn at the diving board.
The kids running on the slippery pool deck include one black, one white.
Illegal Immigrant from United Kingdom Goes for Cop’s Gun at Trump Rally, Admits He was Trying to Assassinate Trump
This post has been updated to correct Mr.
Sanford Sandford’s surname and employ a more stylistic headline.
According to Las Vegas Now, alleged Donald Trump would-be assassin Michael Sandford of the United Kingdom, accused of “an act of violence on restricted grounds” at the Vegas Trump rally two weeks ago, was revealed to be an illegal immigrant at his arraignment last Monday at U.S. District Court.
Sandford, 20, “grabbed the handle of an officer’s gun in an attempt to remove it,” according to police.
According to the complaint, Sandford told police he drove from California to Las Vegas to kill Trump.
During the arraignment, information surfaced that Sandford is unemployed, was living in his car, and that he has Asperger syndrome, a form of autism. His mother was reportedly sending him money and told prosecutors he is a flight risk if he makes bail.
Sandford has been treated for OCD and anorexia and attempted suicide in the past, but never diagnosed with a mental illness. His criminal record is clean.
He is an illegal immigrant because (like many of the 13 million Hispanic immigrants Mr. Trump has pledged to deport) he overstayed his visa and evaded detection until trying to take a gun from a police officer (things work a little differently “across the Pond” where the authorities can’t have guns). Sandford’s passport is expired.
While his public defender asked for Sandford to be sprung to a halfway house, the judge held him based on a federal complaint in which Sandford allegedly stated “[h]e would be killed by law enforcement during his attempt on Trump’s life.”
Sandford told the police he “fired 20 rounds” at Battlefield Vegas gun range the day before the rally.
According to New York Post, the troubled Brit told his father, according to his father at a press conference today: “Someone had to stand up for America.”
Sandford’s mother said in a Sunday interview that while the family was vacationing in January, her son ended up in a New Jersey mental hospital. Her son’s intelligence, given the choice to vacation in Jersey, was not questioned.
Michael has apparently lived illegally in America, often out of his car, ever since.
According to court papers, Sandford told agents who arrested him that he had planned the assassination for a year and thought he would die in the attempt.
His father Paul Davey, 50, who travelled [sic] to the US to speak to his son in jail on Friday, said he was deeply shocked by Michael’s confession.
Paul Davey said: “I asked him what happened and he would only say that if Trump was elected, it would change the world and that somebody had to stand up for America.
“I have never heard him talk like that before. I can’t understand why he was so motivated and politicised [sic] that he thought grabbing a gun from a policeman was a good idea.”
Sandford apparently dropped out of school at age 15. His father works in a supermarket, separated from his mother. Both parents live in Britain.
The father, Paul Davey, said after visiting his son in jail in Nevada:
“I think the people he met, and was living with, may know what motivated Michael. Did someone start feeding him information? Did they set him up for it? I really think he has been brainwashed.”
Sandford was apparently evicted from his Jersey apartment in April.
“The first thing I said to him was, ‘Thanks for the unusual Father’s Day present’ – I got the call he was in jail on Father’s Day – and he said, ‘Sorry about that but Happy Father’s Day anyway.’”
Lynne Sandford could not leave Michael’s young half-sister to come visit, but reported:
“He was determined enough to go and I involved mental-health services and they said the only way [to stop him] would be to declare him mentally incompetent and have him sectioned.”
According to NYP:
She said she had had serious concerns about him returning to the US but felt powerless to stop him.
Ms. Sandford apparently asked American authorities last night to extradite Michael to Britain for psychiatric help.
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