REPORT: New England Faces A Future Of ‘Rolling Blackouts’ As Power Plants Close

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H/T The Daily Caller.

The situation the people of New England is facing proves the old adage be careful of what you wish for as you just might get it.

The New Englanders have been bowing at the altar in Al Gore’s church of globull warming and now they are paying for their ignorance.

New England is facing an energy future of “rolling blackouts and controlled outages” by 2025 as more power plants close down and pipeline capacity continues to lag behind.

The new report by the New England’s grid operator comes after the region suffered through a frigid start to the new year that pushed up prices and strained energy supplies. It could be just a taste of the region’s future.

“Taken together, the study results suggest that New England could be headed for significant levels of emergency actions, particularly during major fuel or resource outages,” ISO New England found in a new study,

“Harder to measure are the risks to the region from brief, high-demand cold spells, which present particular logistical challenges for fuel procurement and transportation,” the study found.

ISO’s study found “retirements of power plants with stored fuel, tightening emissions restrictions, and the reliance on a fuel that may not be available when needed most are all challenging New England’s power system,” especially during extreme cold spells.

New England has increasingly become reliant on natural gas, which is mainly supplied through pipelines and liquefied natural gas imports. But without adequate pipeline capacity, power plants strain to keep the lights on.

Environmentalists have played a major role in killing pipeline projects meant to bring natural gas to the northeast. New Englanders can also thank Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the lack of pipeline capacity.

Cuomo’s taken a hardline stance against new natural gas pipelines, including those running through his state to New England. Cuomo’s blocked at least three major pipeline projects in the past two years.

As Cuomo mulls a presidential bid in 2020, he’s become more conscious of critics on his left, including environmentalists who oppose all fossil fuel pipelines.


REPORT: New England Faces A Future Of ‘Rolling Blackouts’ As Power Plants Close

“What New York has shown is a model for examining the potential impacts to clean water of pipelines,” Amy Mall, a senior policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council, told Politico. “They’ve done it in a way that is methodical and comprehensive and sufficiently rigorous to understand what the risks are.”

New Englanders suffered through some of the highest energy costs in the world because of political opposition to more pipelines. In the future, it could mean losing power.

The region’s grid operator found “all but the most optimistic case resulted in load shedding, also known as rolling blackouts or controlled outages that disconnect blocks of customers sequentially.”

“Load shedding is implemented as a last resort to protect the grid,” ISO New England’s study found. “All but three of the single-variable cases resulted in some degree of load shedding.”

Temperatures began to drop around Christmas, and extreme cold continued through the new year. Most of the eastern U.S. saw a top five coldest start to the new year on record, which was followed by a big nor’easter storm.

But New England’s energy risks are nothing new. The region struggled to keep the heat and lights on during the 2014 “polar vortex” and an ISO report from November warned that “pipeline constraints” would “limit the availability of fuel for natural-gas-fired power plants.”

As natural gas use increases, coal- and oil-fired power plants have retired in recent years, in part due to state and federal policies favoring green energy. Federal environmental regulations have also played a role as has the drop in natural gas prices.

New England’s Pilgrim nuclear power plant is slated to close in 2019, much to the excitement of environmentalists. But again, it will put more strain on the electric grid during episodes of extreme cold.

“Fuel-security risks may be more acute in New England than in most other regions because New England is ‘at the end of the pipeline’ when it comes to the fuels used most often to generate the region’s power,” the ISO’s new study found.

“New England has no indigenous fossil fuels and therefore, fuels must be delivered by ship, truck, pipeline, or barge from distant places,” reads the report, which only analyzed an incremental increase in pipeline capacity by 2025.

ICE Is Enforcing Deportation Orders Against High-Profile Illegal Immigrant Activists

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H/T The Daily Caller.

I am glad to see that President Trump is allowing ICE to do their job and deport these illegals.

Immigration authorities have detained in recent weeks two prominent activists who are themselves illegal immigrants, demonstrating the Trump administration’s commitment to expand the pool of deportable aliens.

The arrested men have openly lived in the U.S. for years and have until recently enjoyed a de facto immunity from deportation, thanks to their status as high-profile immigrants’ rights activists. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have denied the arrests are politically motivated, but they clearly show that immigration agents are now emboldened to arrest even the most connected of illegal immigrants.

Both men are leaders of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, a network of religious and social organizations that works to prevent the detention and deportation of illegal immigrants. ICE officers first detained Jean Montrevil, a Haitian national who had lived in the U.S. since 1986 despite having served a prison term for drug possession that resulted in a deportation order.

Montrevil, who co-founded the New Sanctuary coalition, was taken into custody in early January near his home in Queens, touching off a firestorm of protest. Activists accused ICE of breaking an “understanding” that Montrevil would not be arrested while he appealed his order of removal. Despite the public outcry, ICE deported Montrevil to Haiti on Tuesday.


The week before Montrevil’s removal, ICE arrested Ravidath Ragbir during his check-in with officials at the ICE office in New York. The executive director of New Sanctuary and the public face of immigration activism in New York City, Ragbir came to the U.S. in 1991 as a legal permanent resident, but he was ordered deported in 2006 following a wire fraud conviction for which he served a two-and-a-half year prison sentence.

In 2011, the New York field office of ICE granted Ragbir a stay of removal. Then, last April, the Trump administration granted an extension of that stay, but only until Jan. 19, according to the New York Times.

Ragbir’s fellow immigration activists have painted his arrest as an “arbitrary and cruel” detention. Alina Das, Ragbir’s attorney, says he would not have been targeted under the Obama administration, which prioritized deportation of illegal immigrants who were public safety threats or who had committed “serious” crimes.

The severity of Ragbir’s offense is debatable, but his conviction for wire fraud in a $400,000 mortgage embezzlement scheme was upheld in in 2002 by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, President Donald Trump’s sister. Since that ruling, Ragbir has used his prominence in the activist community to successfully obtain several stays of removal. But the Trump administration’s more expansive immigration enforcement priorities appear to have closed the door for good.

Ragbir’s wife Amy Gottlieb, an immigration lawyer, has accused the Trump administration of singling out her husband because of his outspoken activism.

“Like Jean [Montrevil] and thousands of other immigrants caught in ICE raids, Ravi threatens no one,” she wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Thursday. “On the contrary, he and other immigrant leaders have lead their communities with dignity and courage during a brutal time. That’s why they were snatched — and why ICE wants to deport them”

Still, ICE appears to be set on deporting Ragbir to his native Trinidad, saying last week in a statement that he had “exhausted his petitions and appeals through the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration appeals, and the U.S. District Court.”

On Thursday, ICE transferred Ragbir from a detention facility in Miami to New York while he fights the order of removal.

Dick Durbin Only Senator To Stay For Jeff Flake’s Anti-Trump Floor Speech [VIDEO]

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H/T The Daily Caller.

I am not surprised in the least Little Dickie Turdbin would hang around for Flakey Jeff’s anti Trump screed.

Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake delivered a Senate floor speech knocking President Trump’s criticisms of the media to a nearly empty chamber on Wednesday.

Only one senator, Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin from Illinois, remained in the chamber for Flake’s speech. A handful of reporters and TV cameras made up the rest of Flake’s audience. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was present in the chamber for a portion of Flake’s speech, but probably just because she delivered remarks directly after Flake.

Flake compared Trump to Josef Stalin for his attacks on the media, pointing to a tweet where Trump referred to the mainstream media as the “enemy of the people.”

Flake described 2017 as “a year in which a daily assault on the constitutionally protected free speech was launched by the same White House, an assault as unprecedented as it is unwarranted.”

“‘The enemy of the people’ was how the president of the United States called the free press in 2017. Mr. President, it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies,” Flake said.


Dick Durbin Only Senator To Stay For Jeff Flake’s Anti-Trump Floor Speech [VIDEO]

Flake delivered his speech the same day another Republican critic of Trump, Arizona Sen. John McCain, slammed the president’s media criticisms in the Washington Post. McCain criticized “Trump’s attempts to undermine the free press” in a column that ran in Wednesday’s paper.

Watch Security Guard Shoot Two Thieves Point Blank [VIDEO]

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H/T The Daily Caller.

This security guard is awesome and he has a wicked sense of humor.

A pair of convenient store robbers in New Jersey are probably wishing they checked to see if there was a security guard protecting the place.

Two men entered a 7-11 convenient store in Hamilton, N.J. Thursday evening and attempted to rob the store clerk at gun point, only to be met with one large security guard that was quick on the draw.

NAACP Says MLK’s Vision Can’t Be Achieved Without Fighting Global Warming

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H/T The Daily Caller.

I seriously doubt if Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.would care at all about globull warming he would be more concerned about how Obama eroded race relations.

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King’s vision of a society free of racial injustice can’t be achieved without addressing warming.

“We see climate change as a civil rights issue,” Jacqueline Patterson, head of the NAACP’s environmental and climate justice program, said in an online radio spotfor the Yale Center for Environmental Connection.

Environmental activists have been increasingly framing global warming as a matter of “environmental justice,” since “minority and low-income populations are disproportionately affected by global warming,” Patterson told Yale’s online radio Climate Connections.

Traditionally, such concerns focused on traditional pollutants from factories or vehicles, but the NAACP is expanding it to carbon dioxide, which scientists blame for warming the Earth in recent decades.

The environmental movement has fretted in recent years that it’s not diverse enough, and groups, like 350.org, have tried to draw parallels between global warming and alleged police brutality that sparked riots in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014.

Environmentalists say poor, minority communities are the least able to adapt to rising global average temperature and more frequent and intense extreme weather — despite there being little to no evidence for the extreme weather bit.

The Obama administration used “environmental justice” concerns to promote its Clean Power Plan, which aimed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

“Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told activists in a teleconference call in 2014. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.”

The Trump administration has proposed repealing the Clean Power Plan, largely on the grounds it would cost billions of dollars for little benefit to the global climate.

However, critics say promoting climate policies championed by Democrats will hurt minority communities, not help them. Regulating carbon dioxide could raise energy prices, which disproportionately affects poor families.

A 2014 Pacific Research Institute report found the Clean Power Plan could result in an extra $408 a year in energy costs for African American families in Ohio.

“Households in lower-income African-American neighborhoods would be hardest hit with the cost of electricity equaling 26 percent of household income, or even higher,” according to the study.


NAACP Says MLK’s Vision Can’t Be Achieved Without Fighting Global Warming

LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’

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H/T The Daily Caller.

This memeo proves Rush Limbaugh is 100% correct when he said the DemocRats need a permanent underclass to assure they electoral success.

A majority of the illegals are drawing welfare and are beholding to DemocRats to assure the welfare keeps coming in.

The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called “Dreamers” — a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.”

The memo, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.”

President Donald Trump’s administration moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy in September, which former President Barack Obama instituted through executive order to keep immigrants who came here as children from being deported.

Trump called on Congress to find a legislative fix for young immigrants, or “Dreamers,” facing deportation. House lawmakers recently put forward a bipartisan DACA compromise bill that also claims to address worries over chain migration. However, it’s unclear if the bill will pass.

To: Interested PartiesFrom: Jennifer Palmieri, President, and Navin Nayak, Executive Director, Center forAmerican Progress Action FundRe: Defending Dreamers is a Moral Imperative and a Defining Political Moment forDemocratsDate: January 8, 2018In September, President Donald Trump set in motion a process that will strip protectionsfrom nearly 800,000 Dreamers, young people who came to the United States more than adecade ago and who are American by every measure except a piece of paper. EndingDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will lead to the deportation ofDreamers, separating them from their homes, their communities, and their loved ones— hundreds of thousands of whom are U.S. citizens. Ending DACA will drive these young people— 91 percent of whom are in the workforce—out of their jobs, upending theirability to live a life with dignity, to provide for their family members, and to build afuture that benefits all of us. Ending DACA will prevent many of these young peoplefrom pursuing higher education, choking off their tremendous human potential andsquandering talent that this country has invested in through years of primary andsecondary school education.These harms to Dreamers are not off in the distant future. They will not just hover on thehorizon until March. They are happening today and they have been happening every dayfor the last four months. Nearly 15,000 DACA recipients already have lost protectionfrom deportation; each time Congress forgoes an opportunity to pass legislation—as itdid on September 8, December 8, and December 21—more lives are thrown into disarrayand ruined. Now is the time for Democrats to stand on principle and to fight hard.The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a criticalcomponent of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success. Donald Trump and theRepublican Party continue to jeopardize the futures of millions of Dreamers and theirfamilies and throw up roadblocks to meaningful legislative reform, and it is up toDemocrats to stand up for them.As with all of the chaos in 2017, Donald Trump created this problem. It was entirelywithin his power to leave DACA intact. If a legal challenge to the program had been brought he could have allowed it to be addressed by the courts. The current crisis couldhave been averted. Instead, Trump seized an opportunity to play to the racists in his base by proactively and abruptly ending the program. Now, Trump and Republicans arerefusing to restore protections for Dreamers unless Democrats meet a series of absurd
 demands, including building Trump’s infamous and unnecessary border wall anddrastically slashing long-standing avenues for legal immigration. Throughout 2017,Trump repeatedly cheered the notion of shutting down the government if his demandsaren’t met, going so far as to promise in August, “If we have to close down ourgovernment, we’re building that wall.” Trump similarly beat the drum in 2013 whenRepublicans last shut down the government.Democrats have made it abundantly clear that they oppose President Trump’s rashdecision to end DACA protections for Dreamers. But saying you support Dreamers justisn’t enough—not when DACA recipients are losing protection every day and hundredsof thousands of Dreamers live in perpetual fear of what the future holds. This time,Democrats need to stand with Dreamers and do whatever it takes to ensure they remain inthis country—often the only one they’ve ever known. Democrats should refuse to offerany votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and insteadappropriate funds to deport them.Political allegiances are made in moments like these. Voters want to know that politiciansand leaders are with
them and ultimately one of them. Once that becomes clear, voterswill also stand with those leaders. That is the key lesson to draw from the politicalrealignment that took place in California in the years following the enactment ofProposition 187. Although support for Republicans among California Latinos had beenon the rise in the years preceding that ballot initiative, the anger and alienation felt byLatino residents—and by some white Republican voters, as well—led to a rapid seismicshift in the political landscape of the state. But that happened not only because a largeshare of the electorate turned away from the Republican Party, but also because theywere welcomed by the Democratic Party. Instead of apathy these voters took action. Thataction and the subsequent shift in the political landscape might not have been possiblehad Democrats not joined the fight and stood with the community on principle.Despite Donald Trump’s fantastical assertions, Latino support for Republicans will onlycontinue to wane. The Republican Party, particularly with Trump as its leader, has been plainspoken about its disdain for immigrants and is more interested in bashingimmigrants to cater to its base than it is in acknowledging that immigrants are animportant part of America’s social fabric. As a result, Republicans have, in all likelihood,lost the overwhelming majority of Latino voters for at least a generation.For Democrats, the risk is that Latinos fail to see them as a true ally, and as a result sitout crucial elections. A September poll by Latino Decisions found that91 percent ofLatinos want Congress to pass a Dream Act with a path to earned citizenship. But publicsupport for Dreamers extends far beyond Latinos. For some context, a fall
Washington Post 
-ABC poll found86 percent of Americans support protecting Dreamers. Similarly, a
/Morning Consult poll found that only15 percent of Americans believe thatDreamers should be deported—the ultimate result of Trump’s decision and continuedcongressional inaction.
 Dreamers may not be equally represented in every state, but Latinos are a critical part ofthe progressive coalition and progressive leaders have to step up and fight for them. IfDemocrats can’t even stand up to Trump and Republicans in defense of Dreamers— whose moral case is unassailable—they will leave a lot of progressives wondering whoDemocrats will fight for. At that point, Latinos may not be the only constituency withinthe Democratic base that becomes dispirited and disengaged. If Democrats don’t try to doeverything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoralchances in 2018 and beyond. In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about theDemocratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.

CAP Action’s memo says protecting DACA is not only a “moral imperative” for Democrats, it also key to getting votes.

“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” reads Palmieri’s memo, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond,” reads the memo. “In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.”

Fox News Host Tucker Carlson confronted Center for American Progress senior fellow Henry Fernandez on the memo. CAP Action is the 501(c)(4) political group, a sister group of the think tank where Fernandez is technically employed.

Here is CAP’s memo on Dreamers:

DOJ Official Linked To Trump Dossier Leaves Another High-Level Post

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H/T The Daily Caller.

President Trump needs to go through his administration like Grant went through Richmond and toss out all of the scum holdovers from the Obama regime.

A Justice Department official who was demoted last month after he was found to have links to the Trump dossier has left a second high-level position at the agency, The Daily Caller has confirmed.

At the beginning of last month, Bruce Ohr held two positions at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF).

Fox News first reported on Monday that Ohr will no longer lead OCDETF. A Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed Ohr’s separation from that division but did not say whether Ohr resigned or was removed from the position.

Ohr’s job as associate deputy attorney general put him just a few office doors down from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential campaign.

But Ohr was removed from that position early last month after it was revealed that in 2016, he met separately with Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, and with Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition research firm that commissioned the salacious document.

Fox News first reported that Ohr met before the election with Steele, a former MI6 agent. He met just after the election with Simpson, who operates Fusion GPS. Ohr’s wife, a former CIA employee and Russia expert named Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS to investigate Trump during the campaign.

Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, told the House Intelligence Committee in November that he had met with Ohr.

Fox News has reported that the Justice Department was not aware of Ohr’s links to Fusion GPS and the dossier.

Ohr is slated to meet with the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, agreed last week to make Ohr and several other DOJ and FBI officials available for interviews with the House panel.

De Blasio Really Has An Issue With A Basic American Right

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H/T The Daily Caller.

Comrade De Blasio has been studying Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book at Stalin University.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio once argued for a planned economy, claiming that the legal protection of private property is what is causing serious inequality in the city.

“What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be,” de Blasio told New York Magazine in September 2017.

“I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs,” de Blasio said. “And I would, too.”

De Blasio went on to say that it is unfortunate the law stands in the way of “hundreds of years of history” of Americans having the right to private property.

“Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development,” de Blasio said.

The solution to fixing housing and other perceived ills in the city, according to de Blasio, is to rid itself of exclusionary private property rights.

“Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level,” de Blasio told New York Magazine.

“They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.”

De Blasio promised Monday at his second swearing in as New York City mayor to usher the city into a “new progressive era” that will spread beyond the city’s “borders.”

“Something big is happening in New York City,” de Blasio told a crowd of hundreds gathered in front of City Hall Monday. The 56-year-old Democratic mayor announced a commitment to bring about “a new progressive era in this city’s history,” one that will be “felt beyond our borders.”

Abedin Forwarded State Passwords To Yahoo Before It Was Hacked By Foreign Agents

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H/T The Daily Caller.

Huma should be locked up along with her lesbian lover the Hildabeast for ever.

Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch shows.

Abedin, the top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, used her insecure personal email provider to conduct sensitive work. This guarantees that an account with high-level correspondence in Clinton’s State Department was impacted by one or more of a series of breaches — at least one of which was perpetrated by a “state-sponsored actor.”

The U.S. later charged Russian intelligence agent Igor Sushchin with hacking 500 million Yahoo email accounts. The initial hack occurred in 2014 and allowed his associates to access accounts into 2015 and 2016 by using forged cookies. Sushchin also worked for the Russian investment bank Renaissance Capital, which paid former President Bill Clinton $500,000 for a June 2010 speech in Moscow.

A separate hack in 2013 compromised three billion accounts across multiple Yahoo properties, and the culprit is still unclear. “All Yahoo user accounts were affected by the August 2013 theft,” the company said in a statement.

Abedin, Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, regularly forwarded work emails to her personal humamabedin@yahoo.com address. “She would use these accounts if her (State) account was down or if she needed to print an email or document. Abedin further explained that it was difficult to print from the DoS system so she routinely forwarded emails to her non-DoS accounts so she could more easily print,” an FBI report says.

Abedin sent passwords for her government laptop to her Yahoo account on Aug. 24, 2009, an email released by the State Department in September 2017 shows.


Long-time Clinton confidante Sid Blumenthal sent Clinton an email in July 2009 with the subject line: “Important. Not for circulation. You only. Sid.” The message began “CONFIDENTIAL… Re: Moscow Summit.” Abedin forwarded the email to her Yahoo address, potentially making it visible to hackers.

The email was deemed too sensitive to release to the public and was redacted before being published pursuant to the Judicial Watch lawsuit. The released copy says “Classified by DAS/ A/GIS, DoS on 10/30/2015 Class: Confidential.” The unredacted portion reads: “I have heard authoritatively from Bill Drozdiak, who is in Berlin…. We should expect that the Germans and Russians will now cut their own separate deals on energy, regional security, etc.”

The three email accounts Abedin used were abedinh@state.gov, huma@clintonemail.com, and humamabedin@yahoo.com. Though the emails released by the State Department partially redact personal email addresses, the Yahoo emails are displayed as humamabedin[redacted].

Clinton forwarded Abedin an email titled “Ambassadors” in March 2009 from Denis McDonough, who served as foreign policy adviser to former President Barack Obama’s campaign and later as White House chief of staff. The email was heavily redacted before being released to the public.

Stuart Delery, chief of staff to the deputy attorney general, sent a draft memo titled “PA/PLO Memo” in May 2009, seemingly referring to two Palestinian groups. The content was withheld from the public with large letters spelling “Page Denied.” Abedin forwarded it to her Yahoo account.

Abedin routed sensitive information through Yahoo multiple times, such as notes on a call with the U.N. secretary-general, according to messages released under the lawsuit.

Contemporaneous news reports documented the security weaknesses of Yahoo while Abedin continued to use it.  Credentials to 450,000 Yahoo accounts had been posted online, a July 2012 CNN article reported. Five days later, Abedin forwarded sensitive information to her personal Yahoo email.

Abedin received an email “with the subject ‘Re: your yahoo acct.’ Abedin did not recall the email and provided that despite the content of the email she was not sure that her email account had ever been compromised,” on Aug. 16, 2010,  an FBI report says.

The FBI also asked her about sending other sensitive information to Yahoo. “Abedin was shown an email dated October 4, 2009 with the subject ‘Fwd: US interest in Pak Paper 10-04’ which Abedin received from [redacted] and then forwarded to her Yahoo email account…. At the time of the email, [redacted] worked for Richard Holbrooke who was the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP). Abedin was unaware of the classification of the document and stated that she did not make judgments on the classification of materials that she received,” the report said.

The U.S. charged Sushchin with hacking half a billion Yahoo accounts in March 2017, in one of the largest cyber-breaches in history, the Associated Press reported. Sushchin was an intelligence agent with Russia’s Federal Security Service — the successor to the KGB — and was also working as security director for Renaissance Capital, Russian media said.

“It is unknown to the grand jury whether [Renaissance] knew of his FSB affiliation,” the indictment says.

Renaissance Capital paid Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech in 2010 that was attended by Russian officials and corporate leaders. The speech received a thank-you note from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Renaissance Capital is owned by Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov, who also owned the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. He unsuccessfully ran for Russian president against Putin in 2012.

Sushchin’s indictment says “the conspirators sought access to the Yahoo, Inc. email accounts of Russian journalists; Russian and U.S. government officials,” and others. Information about the accounts such as usernames and password challenge questions and answers were stolen for 500 million accounts, the indictment says. The indictment does not mention Abedin’s account.

A hacker called “Peace” claimed to be selling data from 200 million Yahoo users.

The user data also included people’s alternate email addresses, that were often work accounts tying a Yahoo user to an organization of interest. The hackers were able to generate “nonces” that allowed them to read emails “via external cookie minting” for some accounts.

The New York Times reported that in the 2013 hack, which affected all Yahoo accounts, “Digital thieves made off with names, birth dates, phone numbers and passwords of users that were encrypted with security that was easy to crack. The intruders also obtained the security questions and backup email addressed used to reset lost passwords — valuable information for someone trying to break into other accounts owned by the same user, and particularly useful to a hacker seeking to break into government computers around the world.”

Yahoo published a notification on Sept. 22, 2016, saying: “Yahoo has confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor.”

Clinton downplayed the risks of her email use days later, saying it was simply a matter of convenience.

“After a year-long investigation, there is no evidence that anyone hacked the server I was using and there is no evidence that anyone can point to at all, anyone who says otherwise has no basis, that any classified materials ended up in the wrong hands. I take classified materials very seriously and always have,” Clinton said on Oct. 9, 2016, at the second presidential debate,

Abedin’s use of Yahoo email is consistent with the determination by the FBI that Clinton associates’ emails were, in fact, compromised. “We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private email accounts of individuals with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her private account,” then-FBI director Jim Comey  said in 2016.

Julianne Moore: Gun Control Not A ‘Second Amendment Issue’ [VIDEO]

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H/T The Daily Caller.

I had to Google this bimbo to find out about her movies.

I learned she is fifty seven years old which makes me wonder how did she get this stupid in just fifty seven short years.

Actress Julianne Moore argued Thursday on “The View” that gun control and gun rights are not “a Second Amendment issue.”


“You know, people like to talk about it as if it’s a Second Amendment issue,” she said, citing her work with gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. “It’s a safety issue.”

Moore also made the classic comparison of gun control to safety measures on automobiles.

“A gun is a machine,” she asserted. “You know, when cars were introduced we had any number of fatalities because we didn’t have safety regulations–we didn’t have seatbelts and speed limits and airbags–so we’re asking for those same kinds of things with guns–registration, licensing, background checks…limitations on the number of firearms you can own.”

Moore currently stars in the new Hollywood blockbuster “Kingsmen: Golden Circle,” which features 118 incidents of gun violence, 70 of them committed with fully automatic weapons.

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