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The director of community relations for UW-Madison has declared, effectively, that you may go rob his house with impunity.

“I just don’t think that they should be prosecuting cases … for people who steal from Wal-Mart. I just don’t think that, right?” said UW-Madison director of community relations Everett Mitchell. “I don’t think [with] Target or all them other places, them big box stores that have insurance, they should be using justification, the fact that people steal from there as justification to start engaging in aggressive police practices, right?”

I'm sure Everett has insurance on his home and vehicle(s), so in the event you're inclined to steal I'm sure he won't mind if you rip him off -- and by his own standards he cannot file a police report or prosecute if you do.

That's a purdy car you have there, Everett.......

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The wheels on the bus go flying down the street..... smiley

"Under [sub-section] F, the documents relate to the national defense, meaning very closely held information," attorney Edward MacMahon Jr. explained. "Somebody in the government, with a clearance and need to know, then delivered the information to someone not entitled to receive it, or otherwise moved it from where it was supposed to be lawfully held." 

Additional federal regulations, reviewed by Fox News, also bring fresh scrutiny to Clinton's defense. 

The Code of Federal Regulations, or "CFR," states: "Any person who has knowledge that classified information has been or may have been lost, possibly compromised or disclosed to an unauthorized person(s) shall immediately report the circumstances to an official designated for this purpose." 


Anyone who has ever worked with such information knows the rules: You have both an affirmative obligation to protect the information and an obligation to report breaches you become aware of, even if you weren't the source.  That you only "received" such data is not a defense if you do not report it.

I see no realistic wiggle room here in light of the content of some of the disclosed emails.  It doesn't matter whether they were "marked" classified or not, what matters is whether the content is such that a reasonable person would know that it falls under the classification rules.  There are certain types of information that are always considered sensitive.

The usual Clinton means of defense, that is, simply deny and obfuscate, then call names (e.g. "you hate me because I'm a Clinton") hasn't worked this time -- nor is it likely to.  But as I've repeatedly noted the worst of the problem isn't just Clinton -- it's that now we are finding out that this sort of "hide the sausage" crap when it comes to electronic records and the risks attendant with theft and diversion of said data is not limited to Clinton; it appears that among the Obama Administration this now extends to both the embassy office in Japan and Lois Lerner's office.... and perhaps more.

The most-corrupt administration in history may well be the label justly applied once the current charlatan in chief has left the oval orifice for the final time.

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2015-08-29 09:09 by Karl Denninger
in Politics , 202 references

and amusingly relevant given the outrageous offshoring of recent years...


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2015-08-29 06:00 by Karl Denninger
in Editorial , 217 references

This nation is out of its collective mind.

The spotlight and the magnifying glass have been on tech companies' dismal diversity numbers for the past year.

Hiring diverse candidates shouldn’t have to be a struggle. Yet, the latest numbers from companies like Facebook and Intel show that the needle is barely moving.

As a result, there's a new position in fashion within tech company c-suites: say hello to the head of diversity.

Who gives a crap about diversity.  Hiring is about exactly one thing -- finding the best candidate for the job.


Anything else makes you a sub-par performer in the end, and that means the shark eats you.

I don't give a flying **** what anyone thinks about such horsecrap.  It means exactly zero, other than political correctness at the expense of operating efficiency and, I might add, both revenue and profits.

Any business that has such a position is one that I will not patronize if I have alternatives, because that firm has already demonstrated by its actions that excellence is not in its DNA -- instead, it is far more worried about whether there is "diversity."

Well, my money gets spent where I get the best bang for my buck, and that's never where "diversity" is valued first, or even at all.  No, what I value is efficiency and excellence, and I don't give a damn about anyone's race, color, creed or anything else -- only that they are the best candidate for whatever position is in question.

If that's not your view then get the hell off my lawn.

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2015-08-28 10:00 by Karl Denninger
in Editorial , 239 references

I ain't skeered of no little tropical storm.


Yes, it's a storm. But it's headed straight for Hispaniola, which is notorious for ripping tropical systems to shreds as a result of terrain.  It's going to suck if you're on that island, as it has for those on Dominica -- but not due to winds, but rather extreme rainfall amounts that produce life-threatening flooding.

I suspect come early next week Florida is going to get swatted with a serious rain event, and the Tampa area, in particular, doesn't need it as it's been flat-out inundated with rain the last month or so.

But unless something dramatic changes in the next few days I don't expect Erika to be much of a bitch when it comes to the United States.

For those in Hispaniola in her path, on the other hand, particularly those who are susceptible to flooding and mudslides, may God be with you.

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