US intelligence has become politicized

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Sen. Ron Wyden’s thoughts on the FBI & James Comey

A few days ago news started to break with regard to Sen. Ron Wyden’s thoughts on FBI Director James Comey in that he feels that James has made the choice to use classification to hide information about possible Russian interference in the US election for political reasons, according to what he told the New Yorker.

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“My increasing concern is that classification now is being used much more for political security than for national security.”

Sen. Ron Wyden and 6 of his colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee to former President Obama 3 weeks after the election saying that the senators “believe there is additional information concerning the Russian Government and the US election that should be declassified and released to the public.”

Of course talk of this has been going on since Trump won the election, many have boldly accused our newly elected president of attempting to politicize intelligence.

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The reality is that doesn’t surprise me, of course Trump would make that move it is precisely who and what he is as a human being.

What would surprise me however is if James actually is hiding intel and allowing for his agency to become politicized.

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That is not who or what he is or was as a human being.

Cristal M Clark

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Trump administrations showing its ineptitude about recreational pot

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This administration’s desire to roll back recreational cannabis is absolutely absurd to me.

It clearly shows the ineptitude at which this administration is operating, the lack of general knowledge and understanding let alone the lack of education they have about cannabis is mind boggling.

I understand that Trump has friends in big Pharma and he’d like to line his own pockets, however allow for me to point out that legal cannabis is where the money is. The numbers do in fact, add up in state revenues for those states that have legalized.

My sneaking suspicion is that Trump and his administration are receiving pressure from big pharma which makes the most logical sense in this case (unless these guys are really that inept about cannabis), to come down hard on the industry because, big pharma has pretty much been denied access to it since day 1.

Which is the way it should be, keep big pharma out of the industry all together.  

As far as the idea or notion that cannabis is a gateway drug, yes it is a gateway drug…to the fridge and junk food, to a better mental frame of mind for those that struggle with issues that relate to debilitating mental illnesses and the like.

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Contrary to what Sean Spicer may have said, cannabis is not a gateway to opioids and what’s more is that never has that ever been proven.

It’s said a lot but not one individual has taken the time to sit down and actually conduct a study in an effort to prove that cannabis is a gateway drug to other drugs, period.

Hands down, it is rare to run across someone who is both high and violent, the truth is, about the only times that ever happens is when the user has mixed his/her high with another substance, prescription meds for depression or other mood disorders and/or alcohol or the user has a sever enough mental disorder that he or she is a danger to themselves or others.   

Cannabis is being utilized currently for those that suffer from alcoholism as a way to kick that habit and it is working for those that are trying it.

What’s more is that cannabis is being utilized for those who suffer from opioid addiction as well, to help kick that habit, and it appears to work for those that have tried it.

The most promising use of cannabis comes from those that suffer from mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. I have personally seen it help individuals cope with and manage such disorders.

The users are not getting high either, they get the right stuff and use it in moderation and it enables them to lead a healthy, productive life like a normal individual.

The benefit is that they are not dealing with addiction issues when they use cannabis to help cope with some mental disorders or for pain management.

Unlike other drugs, namely prescription medications, cannabis is really not that habit forming to be honest, for most they can take it or leave it without the nasty side effects one would have when let’s say they stop taking the mood-altering medications that so many doctors prescribe these days.

It is clear that this administration has failed and pretty hard to actually do it’s homework and they are just jumping into the fire.

I say let them burn, because the outcome of trying to roll back recreational cannabis will not play into this administration’s favor. Not at all.

Cristal M Clark

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FBI does take those threats via Whisper seriously

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Turns out Whisper will hand over user info to law enforcement 

The question of the day is, do anonymous messaging apps let users truly remain anonymous? Turns out the answer to that question happens to be no.

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A lot of news is hitting the wire today about one Mr. Garrett Grimsley of Cary, North Carolina who just so happened to use the so-called anonymous messaging app Whisper to make a credible threat.

On February 19, 2017 Garrett thought it would be a good idea to head to Whisper and post “Salam, some of you are alright, don’t go to Cary tomorrow.”

Another user saw the post in a public forum and decided to respond, you know to start up a chat to see where things might lead; “Why what’s happening in Cary tomorrow?”

To which our lovely friend Garrett responded; “Aslam alaikum brother. For too long the kuffar have spit in our faces and trampled our rights. This cannot continue. I cannot speak of anything. It will be only the beginning, insha’Allah.”

So as you can guess, the other user who engaged Garrett felt the need to promptly report him, rightfully so.

I am not sure which part of what Garrett did was more idiotic the fact that he posted what seemed like a threat in a public forum or the fact that he utilized Whisper to do it.

Countless stories about Whisper tracking user data goes all the way back to 2014 and to top that off with some whipped cream and a cherry, the company does have a clear policy any user can read up on in that, they will comply with requests from law enforcement for user data.

Although, the very same policy states that it does not retain user info such as real name or address and other personal info it does retain that one little thing people forget about…an IP address which law enforcement is really good at utilizing in an effort to find someone’s physical address.

The moral of the story here is that, if you say it online and it appears to be a threat, don’t be shocked when the FBI kicks in your front door and raids your home.

Cristal M Clark

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Amnesty International’s worldwide warning about Donald Trump

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Donald Trump – pure poison

 

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Today Amnesty International sent out a world wide warning stating that Donald Trump’s rather poisonous rhetoric and his policies will be felt worldwide in a very negative way.

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“Trump’s hateful rhetoric exemplifies “a global trend towards angrier and more divisive politics.”

Amnesty International’s managing director of government relations, Adotei Akwei seems to feel that the Trump administrations ever evolving ban on Muslims from 7 Muslim majority countries, refugees and this border wall are clear examples of divisive policies.  

And Adotei is not wrong in the least bit about that.

Furthermore, the ban and wall idea, they speak volumes to foreign states around the world who have been watching Trump and his team destroy America piece, by little piece since the day Trump stepped into office.

Adotei told the Huffington Post “We believe that Trump’s policies will not only become a model for governments to use, but also, by implementing them, the United States will sort of be giving a blessing or an encouragement that ‘this is acceptable for us, so you guys can get away with it also.”

Taking this a step further, Trump only manages to take us backwards in time by leaps and bounds by banning individuals through the use of faith as part of the criteria to ban said individuals.

The problem that we face is that the world is watching us right now, more importantly they are watching our president and his team rip this country to half and to shreds with insane, toxic and blatantly hateful policies, rhetoric, and childish behavior.

Trump has already vowed to push back established civil liberties, he speaks as if certain groups of individuals are less than human, and let’s not forget that we already know he is a racist, sexist bigot.

Hate and fear mongering are powerful, so is what Trump says when he spreads his disease filled speech through verbal and nonverbal means.

At the end of the day the world truly is becoming more and more angry, and putting little people like Trump into a position of power only makes it worse.

We can not move forward when we keep taking these steps backwards.

Trump’s campaign filled hate speech is seeping into all corners of the world because people saw what happened here, they are starting to feel as if it is okay to be hateful towards others.

The problem is, hate, fear mongering, being a racist pig, a bigot, intolerant, and sexist are not okay behaviors and citizens are finding their voices so while the world watched Trump get voted into office because the people found their voices…

The world may want to keep watching before following in Trump’s footsteps.

The voters here in the US, we might just shock you again, by our next moves.

Cristal M Clark

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Donald Trump – Destroying the US one day at a time

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Surviving the sexist, bigot, racist US Presidency

I keep seeing headlines about how to survive Donald Trump’s presidency, they offer helpful suggestions and tips on how to cope with the ineptitude of anything Trump says, true or not.

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The reality is that it is a guarantee that whenever Trump opens his mouth or tweets what he considers facts and statistics, over half are inaccurate and in most cases just outright bullshit.

He does it to get attention because like any other attention whore, he can’t get through a day without all eyes being on him so he will go above and beyond in an effort to accomplish that.

At any rate, the one thing that I will give him huge kudos for is that he black’s out the media. He is literally waging war on the Media and I like that.

He is correct when he says that the media is biased so in most cases Trump will spat out utter garbage filled with untrue facts and the like, I will give him credit with the media because he has not said anything about the mainstream media that has been incorrect.

Aside from all of that, surviving Donald Trump is easy without the super not helpful tips I keep seeing the mainstream media come up with.

Realize that movements and things are happening all over the US in an effort to get Trump out of office.

These things take time so they do not happen overnight, trust in the fact that we because I am part of many of those said movements, we notice everything Trump does and says.  

And we are not giving up.

Power is always in the masses, power is in the numbers and every single day, more and more people join the fight and the good news is, we have found our voices and we are using them.

In the meantime you never know, the way that Trump tends to go off at the hip and run his mouth or tweet like he does, he may end up making one pretty big mistake and get himself out of office long before his 4 years is up.

We do not want or need a monster or rather a hateful little, racist, sexist, bigot serving as President of the United States, we need a forward thinker and it’s pretty clear that Donald Trump is not that nor does he appear to be on anyone’s side but his own. 

You cannot move forward if you keep going backwards.

Cristal M Clark

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Donald Trump and his dream team say goodbye – To Michael Flynn

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Not much to say on this one, Michael Flynn reportedly mislead the white house with regard to talks with Russia…

“I inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology,” Flynn wrote according to a copy of his resignation letter.

Which is really, in all reality just a pretty way of saying he lied, point blank.

It’s like watching a car wreck in slow motion, the faster they go the more destructive the crash, which I find rather amusing right now. 

Cristal M Clark

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8 year old boy mutilated and murdered – at the hands of the milkman?

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Bradford, West Yorkshire – 

Some have tried to tie the murder of 8 year old John Gill to Jack the Ripper, no evidence suggests that Jack the Ripper would have murdered John.

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December 28 1888 the body of 8-year-old John Gill was found in Manningham Lane in Bradford. Newspapers tried to tie his murder to Jack the Ripper because John’s throat had been cut, his abdomen cut open, he had been stabbed, his arms and legs were hacked off and his ears removed.

His heart and entrails were torn out of his body and found just lying about on the ground near his body which had been covered in a crude manner and just tossed into an outhouse.

A man by the name of William Barrett was arrested for the murder but was later found not guilty. William was a milkman in the area, it is said that sometimes John would accompany the milkman on his rounds.

The police were led to the milkman because they sent the contents of the John’s stomach in to be tested where the found that John died from a cold medication, presumably used so as to abduct and the kill the boy without him screaming for help.

They also found that John had recently eaten currant cake. According to police reports, they found traces of currant cake on the milkman’s bread knife.

The last time John was seen alive had been earlier that day sliding on ice with his friends.

While the media ran at full stride with the idea that Jack the Ripper had killed this young lad, the police had a different theory altogether.

They thought that perhaps a group of drunken young men had killed John, their minds having been filled with the fantasy of murder and mutilation.  

The only three realities here are that John was murdered and his body mutilated in one of the most heinous ways, it was not Jack the Ripper who killed him, and it was in fact a copy cat.

It is highly unlikely that Jack the Ripper would go from killing female prostitutes to young boys.

The idea of a group of young men killing John is a bit of a stretch however. It was one man, someone who often thought of murder and mutilation, he had a curiosity for it.

He fought the urge his entire life, but after Jack the Ripper’s killings it was almost like giving this young man permission to go through with it.

Jack the Ripper only offered this man the inspiration to go through with the murder and mutilation.

It would be easy enough to let the press run with the idea that Jack the Ripper had committed the crime the suspect was quite sure that he could get away with the murder.

And he did just that officially.

Police it would seem never gave up on the idea that the milkman had committed the crime.

Rightfully so, they had more than just the cake to tie him to the crime however, a magistrate refused to see or hear all of it and so, the case was never officially solved.

Cristal M Clark

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Pacemaker implicates man in arson

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Middletown, Ohio – Arson – Pacemaker

For anyone who has a pacemaker and who might be thinking about committing some sort of crime in relation to an arson or something, you might want to think twice because as it turns out, your pacemaker might just implicate you in the crime.

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In Middletown, Ohio Mr. Ross Compton was indicted on both arson and insurance fraud charges

after police had a little look at the data that was collected from his pacemaker, as well as you know other evidence that would prove arson.

As it turns out, Ross lied about the fire that consumed his home and because of his pacemaker police were effectively able to file charges against him.

The reason that police were somewhat suspicious; Ross told the police he had noticed a fire had broken out in his home, so naturally he went about packing himself some bags, broke out a window with his cane, tossed his goods out the window and then got out of the home himself then loaded up his car. He also told the police that he had an artificial heart.

Somewhat weary of Ross’s story police obtained a warrant for his pacemaker data and were surprised by the findings which they say just so happens to be key evidence.

The data that was reviewed by the police from the night of the fire according to a cardiologist who reviewed it said that it was “highly improbable” that Ross had hurriedly packed some bags, busted out a window, tossed the bags out, and loaded his car within the said time-frame of the fire and his great escape from said fire. 

Pacemaker aside, what really gave the case away was the fact that police found traces of gasoline on Ross’s clothing and shoes.

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What’s more is that oddly civil rights advocates are concerned about the use of medical data like what you would find from a pacemaker, in a court case.

They are arguing that people should not have to choose between privacy like committing arson or something and health.

Cristal M Clark

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FBI will not longer accept FOIA requests beginning 3/1

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Federal Bureau of Investigation – Freedom of Information Act

I recently read an article about the FBI’s decision to change up requests that are sent under the Freedom of Information Act. They are changing the way information can be obtained from them from email to a form fill starting 3/1/17.

Part of the form is that you now must include things like a physical address. That doesn’t shock me at all, what shocked me was the response to that. Some are in a bit of a tizzy over it which I cannot for some reason understand.

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FOIA gives the the right to obtain information from the Federal Government but it never said anywhere that I can or should remain anonymous. Some are actually asserting that because of the new reform it will make it harder or more difficult for people to request information from the FBI?!?!?!

I am sorry but I really think that argument needs validation because it is really bloody pathetic. If anyone wants information from the FBI under the FOIA they should let the FBI know who they are and where they are.

I just fail to see the argument altogether on this one. If you want transparency, so should you too, be just as transparent.

Would it not be the pot calling the kettle black if the FBI under the same token refrained from providing information because whomever was asking was hiding behind an email address and refused to honestly tell them who they are, where they can be found?

I mean the FBI freely publishes all of it’s office addresses online for everyone to see and visit if we felt the need. So if you want something from them why not include an address so they too can visit you?

Besides, businesses in the private industry have been doing this for years. They want more than just an email address from people who contact them.

So why is that we don’t seem to have a problem with handing information over to a business someone we know next nothing about?

You do not have to answer that, it was completely rhetorical.

The point is, the FBI has a right to know who is requesting information from them just as much as we have a right to know what they have in certain cases.

No one has a right to hide behind an email address.

I am for this change as long as they don’t give anything to NSA who has a habit of letting anything just walk out its front door via contracted employees.

Cristal M Clark

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