Trump's cybersecurity advisor had his iPhone erased after entering the wrong password

captaincranky

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Exactly so let's them be to murder each other it's not our problem, if the Turks and Kurds want to go to war let them, America has no need to be the police of the world, we tried that and the world hated us for it, so I say we stand back and let the world do what it wants as long as it doesn't effect American interests.
If a separate state could be created for the Jews after the Holocaust, then perhaps the Kurds should be entitled to the same privilege of a sovereign territory. And yes, the US, along with the United Nations, could have and should have. pursued such a solution.-
 

captaincranky

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Trump is the best president since Reagan. We have a president putting American interests above everyone else's. He isn't backing down to China and he could care less what the EU or un think. It's time we had someone in office more concerned with American interests than Africa or Asia's interests.
And you'll be paying the price in tariffs for his "bravery" in dealing with the Chinese.

Have you been able to get a decent well paying job in manufacturing since Trump's election? Or are you one of those delusional many, who think driving for "Grubhub" is a career?

BTW, Ronald Reagan managed to get the Berlin wall torn down, while Trump is still busy trying to get his built. That check from Mexico to build it, will be coming in any day, any day now. :rolleyes:

BTW, being a "conservative", I guess there's no danger of Trump being gunned down like JFK, should he feel disposed of visiting your fair city.
 

wiyosaya

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And you'll be paying the price in tariffs for his "bravery" in dealing with the Chinese.

Have you been able to get a decent well paying job in manufacturing since Trump's election? Or are you one of those delusional many, who think driving for "Grubhub" is a career?

BTW, Ronald Reagan managed to get the Berlin wall torn down, while Trump is still busy trying to get his built. That check from Mexico to build it, will be coming in any day, any day now. :rolleyes:

BTW, being a "conservative", I guess there's no danger of Trump being gunned down like JFK, should he feel disposed of visiting your fair city.
I can attest to AMERICANS paying the Chinese tariffs that Trump said the Chinese were going to pay. I purchased some electronic components for a hobby project of mine a couple of weeks ago from Digi-Key https://www.digikey.com/ On my invoice, there was an extra line for about four of the items. They were manufactured in China and that extra line on the invoice was for the tariff I had to pay on those parts - not China. That China was going to pay the tariffs is yet another Humpty Trumpty lie. IMO, the only thing worse than his lies is that his base believes his lies.
Don't get your hopes up, impeachment will only help Trump win in 2020, The Senate will not impeach him and Democrats will instead appear as whining children that throw a tantrum.
With more and more republican senators wanting to hear the evidence - we'll see.
 
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candle_86

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I can attest to AMERICANS paying the Chinese tariffs that Trump said the Chinese were going to pay. I purchased some electronic components for a hobby project of mine a couple of weeks ago from Digi-Key https://www.digikey.com/ On my invoice, there was an extra line for about four of the items. They were manufactured in China and that extra line on the invoice was for the tariff I had to pay on those parts - not China. That China was going to pay the tariffs is yet another Humpty Trumpty lie. IMO, the only thing worse than his lies is that his base believes his lies.

With more and more republican senators wanting to hear the evidence - we'll see.
Don't count on it, any senator foolish enough to buy into Democrat lies will loose his seat, they know what they stand to loose. And you can also bet that if somehow he is impeached and removed you will see an uprising of the people, one that will take control of our country, there is no force strong enough to stop them.
 

candle_86

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Laugh all you'd like, it's a simple truth, the Democrats have made it so that anyone who thinks independently is their enemy, it's a simple hard truth, and the folks on the right now don't view the left as fellow Americans, they are viewed as traitors and they are reviled. In this atmosphere anything can be the match, but if the match is struck this only ends one way, the side with more firepower annileates the other side, and you shouldn't count on the military to put down the uprising, at least half of military members would join the call to civil war.

Ironically if Trump wins in 2020 which is all but certain the left may attempt to rise up, they may even seize a few cities before they are wiped out.
 

jobeard

TS Ambassador
Don’t worry, you’re allowed to laugh – though NBC only recently discovered the little mishap, it occurred in 2017 so the potential security problems have come and gone.
@captaincranky
Maybe I should post a Breaking News story
On September 21st in 1780, American General Benedict Arnold was found and exposed of treason. Arnold planned to meet with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British
 

wiyosaya

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Don't count on it, any senator foolish enough to buy into Democrat lies will loose his seat, they know what they stand to loose. And you can also bet that if somehow he is impeached and removed you will see an uprising of the people, one that will take control of our country, there is no force strong enough to stop them.
That's what the extreme right likes to believe. Sounds just like how Humpty Trumpty thinks he is above the law.
 
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wiyosaya

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Laugh all you'd like, it's a simple truth, the Democrats have made it so that anyone who thinks independently is their enemy, it's a simple hard truth, and the folks on the right now don't view the left as fellow Americans, they are viewed as traitors and they are reviled. In this atmosphere anything can be the match, but if the match is struck this only ends one way, the side with more firepower annileates the other side, and you shouldn't count on the military to put down the uprising, at least half of military members would join the call to civil war.

Ironically if Trump wins in 2020 which is all but certain the left may attempt to rise up, they may even seize a few cities before they are wiped out.
Humpty Trumpty has made it so that anyone who does not kiss his rear is his enemy.
 
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captaincranky

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Please do make certain you read this entire post. I'd consider it a personal favor
@captaincranky
Maybe I should post a Breaking News story
On September 21st in 1780, American General Benedict Arnold was found and exposed of treason. Arnold planned to meet with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British
Well @jobeard First off, you've been here long enough and gained enough respect to 'assume the position' of staff writer.

Since there were none of today's technological advances back in the 18th century, (interwebz, smartphones, "Alexa" wasn't yet a gleam in Jeff Bezo's' eye and such), would you be prepared to open a new sub-forum on "fixing Flintlock rifles and pistols"? Or perhaps "insulating your log cabin with mud"?. Perhaps we could do, "dressing for Valley Forge during the winter".

You have my full support, and I would gladly post the entire lyric set to "The Star Spangled Banner" Which Includes the line whereby, "their blood (the British) has washed out their foul footsteps pollution". (IMO, we don't sing that one enough these days, we're too busy listening to dish about Megan Markel and "the royals").

In the meantime, you'll have to settle for this version entitled, "To Anacreon in Heaven"

(IMO, this is the version that should be sung at all NFL games).


On a more current note, Trump's decision making process has benefited no one other than Vladimir Putin. So, your "Benedict Arnold" analogy is more appropriate than you might have imagined. The Russians selling arms and assistance to Turkey. The Russians bringing their Mach 2 bombers to Venezuela.

Trump's "tariffs" placed on China which we now must pay.

IMO, Trump is a mental defective and a traitor, and those charges should be included in any impeachment resolution delivered to the Senate.

Now, any of Rudy Giuliani's "accidental loss of data", carries forward to the present time. The Pri*k may be playing the part of "Mr. Magoo", but I have some serious reservations and doubts concerning that self portrayal.

So yeah, this story is current to the extent that it highlights "prior bad acts", which any junior attorney could link to current high crimes and misdemeanors.
 

wiyosaya

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Please do make certain you read this entire post. I'd consider it a personal favorWell @jobeard First off, you've been here long enough and gained enough respect to 'assume the position' of staff writer.

Since there were none of today's technological advances back in the 18th century, (interwebz, smartphones, "Alexa" wasn't yet a gleam in Jeff Bezo's' eye and such), would you be prepared to open a new sub-forum on "fixing Flintlock rifles and pistols"? Or perhaps "insulating your log cabin with mud"?. Perhaps we could do, "dressing for Valley Forge during the winter".

You have my full support, and I would gladly post the entire lyric set to "The Star Spangled Banner" Which Includes the line whereby, "their blood (the British) has washed out their foul footsteps pollution". (IMO, we don't sing that one enough these days, we're too busy listening to dish about Megan Markel and "the royals").

In the meantime, you'll have to settle for this version entitled, "To Anacreon in Heaven"

(IMO, this is the version that should be sung at all NFL games).

Interesting.

Similarly

 

captaincranky

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@wiyosaya
The Star-Spangled Banner

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
’Tis the star-spangled banner - O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto - “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Ya gotta admit, the drinking song analog to Star Spangled is a bit funnier.

There's a line in "To Anacreon in Heaven", which would be likely nixed, ""forever entwine the myrtle of Venus and Baccus's wine", as "sexual harassment" these days. Or "trivializing a woman's role", or maybe "instigating date rape", the nonsense goes on
 
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captaincranky

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Don't count on it, any senator foolish enough to buy into Democrat lies will loose his seat, they know what they stand to loose. And you can also bet that if somehow he is impeached and removed you will see an uprising of the people, one that will take control of our country, there is no force strong enough to stop them.
You realize of course that the Alamo is naught but a tourist attraction today, don't you?
 
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wiyosaya

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Ya gotta admit, the drinking song analog to Star Spangled is a bit funnier.

Therre's a line in "To Anacreon in Heaven", which would be likely nixed, ""forever entwine the myrtle of Venus an Baccus's wine", as "sexual harrassment" these days. Or "trivializing a woman's role", or maybe "instigating date rape", the nonsense goes on
I looked up the lyrics - http://www.potw.org/archive/potw234.html
 
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jobeard

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my point is that today information has an attribute of time; what was news or valuable yesterday, quickly vaporizes as time moves forward -- sometimes at such a pace as to be insignificant before sundown.

In the context of this thread, it is truly laughable that the person who should known better doesn't (a sign of the times).
 

captaincranky

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my point is that today information has an attribute of time; what was news or valuable yesterday, quickly vaporizes as time moves forward -- sometimes at such a pace as to be insignificant before sundown.

In the context of this thread, it is truly laughable that the person who should known better doesn't (a sign of the times).
Well, in the context you present it, the article, and the way it's titled, you are absolutely correct.

However, in the context of what was going on at the time, (Paul Manafort being sent to jail, half of Trump's campaign staff being indicted), the story does cast somewhat of a doubt over whether Rudy "accidentally" having to have his phone scrubbed, does become highly suspect.

"Trump's big phone call" is still quite active in the news cycle, and that didn't happen the day before yesterday either, and it is a situation which Giuliani had an active role, it does again become relevant.

IMO, some stories do leave the news cycle too quickly. Couple that with the old adage that, "history ignored is destined to repeat itself", how about if we call it a draw?

You have to admit, this thread has derailed in a comical, (and potentially informative ?), way. Thus, "no harm, no foul" ;)
 
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candle_86

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Well, in the context you present it, the article, and the way it's titled, you are absolutely correct.

However, in the context of what was going on at the time, (Paul Manafort being sent to jail, half of Trump's campaign staff being indicted), the story does cast somewhat of a doubt over whether Rudy "accidentally" having to have his phone scrubbed, does become highly suspect.

"Trump's big phone call" is still quite active in the news cycle, and that didn't happen the day before yesterday either, and it is a situation which Giuliani had an active role, it does again become relevant.

IMO, some stories do leave the news cycle too quickly. Couple that with the old adage that, "history ignored is destined to repeat itself", how about if we call it a draw?

You have to admit, this thread has derailed in a comical, (and potentially informative ?), way. Thus, "no harm, no foul" ;)
It's only in the news cycle because they are ignoring the fact Biden once again kissed a young girl unwarreted, but the media would ignore Biden raping a kid because that's what they do.
 

Angga B

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You know, we have over 1500 (!!!) pages of "news stories". So the question becomes, "why did you get involved with this one"?

Everybody passing through here thinks every story written needs their approval. Guess what, they don't.

This topic (IMHO), is a lot more interesting than what the story line for some bullsh!t computer game will be 6 months from now.

Here's a topic you might bring all your yearning and technical expertise to bear on: As reported by Reuters, Apple is seeking tariff exclusions from 11 products, including HomePod speakers, iMacs, parts used for repairing iPhones, iPhone smart battery cases, AirPods, and others.

(I couldn't post the link without it posting the entire page. But you're a smart kid, you'll find it).
Even the best NSA security expert is still a human and human do forget things every now and then.

As funny as it sounds, it does not pose any security threat to anybody let alone to the country, right? Laughable, yes. Important and worrying, no.

But then if you need good laughs you must know which site to go.
 

captaincranky

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Even the best NSA security expert is still a human and human do forget things every now and then.

As funny as it sounds, it does not pose any security threat to anybody let alone to the country, right? Laughable, yes. Important and worrying, no.

But then if you need good laughs you must know which site to go.
Considering that Donald Trump spent a goodly portion of his campaign invoking chants of, "lock her up", "lock her up", "lock her up", regarding Hillary Clinton's private email server, I'd say what his "cybersecurity expert", (which is apparently has become a euphemism for imbecile), does with his emails, is at the very least, alarming.

Keep in mind that I was present in the present, when Richard Nixon was forced to resign over the Watergate break in. At the hub of that controversy were sound tapes with large gaps, presumably from erasures over discussions with his henchmen over the break in.

Now, G. Gordon Liddy, John Dean, and others (?) from the "Watergate Plumbers", did time in Federal prison over the issue. Which fast forwards to today, as members of Trump's election committee, Paul Manafort in particular, languish at club fed.

Now, how funny is that?
 
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wiyosaya

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@wiyosaya FWIW, after last night's election, Delaware County PA is now under Democratic control. the 1st time, since the Civil War...:laughing:
If I liked Dylan, I would post a link to "The Times, they are a changin" :laughing:

Interestingly enough at least two of the four governorships that Trump campaigned for lost - and the third one is on the edge.

With public hearings slated to start next week, it will be an interesting show as you have said. It will be interesting to see where it all ends up.
 
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