Indefinite prison for suspect who won’t provide encryption key

Won’t De-crypt Data? UNLIMITED Prison Time For You

DecryptCan a man be given unlim­ited prison time without being convicted of a crime? I know that a child pornog­ra­pher is about the least sympa­thetic kind of person, half a step removed from a child moles­ter or pedophile.

But you need to set that natural prejudice aside and look at the core issue at hand: Can the government throw someone in prison for an INDEFINITE period without any conviction for refusing to provide self incriminating evidence?

Judges can, and do.

Ars Technica

US federal prosecutors urged a federal appeals court late Monday to keep a child-porn suspect behind bars—where he already has been for seven months—until he unlocks two hard drives that the government claims contains kid smut.

The suspect, a Philadel­phia police sergeant relieved of his duties, has refused to unlock two hard drives and has been in jail ever since a judge ordered him to do so seven months ago—and after finding him in contempt of court. The defendant can remain locked up until a judge lifts the contempt order.

The government said Monday he should remain jailed indefinitely until he complies. The authorities also said that it’s not a violation of the man’s Fifth Amendment right against compelled self incrimination because it’s a “foregone conclusion” that illegal porn is on the drives, and that he is only being asked to unlock the drives, not divulge their passcodes.

Tar and feathers applied to constitution breaking judges every so often might disincentivize judges from ignoring the constitution in the first place.

Never-Trump GOP finally come out to support Hillary

The Never-Trump movement was always about supporting globalization and promoting a one-world government. The NeoCons and GOP establishment that is fighting the GOP base so ferociously feel no allegiance to the United States at all. Now they are admitting that they are (and always have been) working on behalf of the leftists and the Democrat party to weaken the US, eliminate the constitution and erase the United States’ borders.

cogopnevertrump (1)On the Lonely Island of ‘Never Trump’
Across Washington, stalwarts of the GOP foreign-policy establishment find themselves suddenly adrift. Could they really vote for—gulp—Hillary?

But for one group of Republicans, “never” has become the operative word. This is the party’s foreign policy establishment, a close-knit set of thinkers, diplomats and strategists with an internationalist ideology deeply rooted in a belief that America has a leading role to play in a changing and dangerous world. For them, Trump’s Lindbergh-style isolationism and defiant ignorance of the world’s complexities is simply too horrifying to support. They have emerged as the vanguard of the #nevertrump holdout movement—and, as their party leaves them to embrace the front-runner, they’re increasingly a cohort in search of a home. Will it be four more years of working in think tanks? Could the answer be Hillary Clinton?

The GOP establishment and Never-Trumpers have finally admitted that they are indeed un-American, and do not think it important to support the best interests of the US nor their fellow citizens.

Rather the GOP establishment and the Never-Trump brigade are now (and apparently always have been) working diligently to establish a One-World government. A One-World government that they think they will control. All other interests fall by the wayside to be sacrificed in pursuit of this goal, including patriotism, the Constitution, and the constitutionally protected freedoms of their fellow citizens.

For a more in-depth analysis of the latest on Never-Trumpism head on over to HotGas and check out kingsjester’s post: Trump, Kelly, Beck, and the “#NeverTrumpers”
(Scroll down past the HotGas  headlines to read the article) It’s worth a read.

Update:
In a post entitled; Russell Moore, Dominionism, and Ted Cruz, Fossten over at HotGas has identified a recurring theme of the Never-Trumpers, the NEOCons, the GOP establishment, and the modern Baptist movement.

God’s kingdom is already “inbreak­ing” on Earth right now, and is being given to certain leaders, priests, and kings of the Christian church to control the world’s finances.

In short, Domin­ion­ism.

Riffing on Fossten’s post; The Never Trumpers favor amnesty, globalism, collectivism, and commu­ni­tar­i­an­ism.  They teach Social Justice while pretending to be conservative Christians.  They also speak critically of Israel, and don’t mention the Jews without also mentioning the Palestinians.  They’re very careful to balance their statements.

Dominionists seek to impose an informal theocratic nationalism on the United States. They ignore or simply disagree about the separation of Church and State. Regardless of the fact that theocracy was dismissed as eroding freedom by the founders.

Dominionism has become a major influence on the GOP establishment. These Christian Right activists are flooding into the Never-Trump movement and are now flirting with joining the Democrat party due to the absolute rejection at the GOP grassroots level of their One World Theocratic government ideology and all that it stands for.

Now, legitimate questions must be raised about whether or not the GOP’s Republican leadership have completely moved from mere generic Christianity toward the totalitarian Dominion Theology.

Facebook censoring “trending” news is just the tip of the iceberg

New reports of Facebook censorship of conservative and libertarian posts are showing up every day. But … you won’t read about those on Facebook’s news feed either! (nor any main stream media outlet for that matter)

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Exclusive — Immigration Hawks: Facebook Engaging in Deliberate Suppression of Our Content

In the past week, there has been much discussion about the allegation that Facebook is censoring its “trending” news stories based on political ideology. However, advocates for curbing immigration into the United States say that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The advocates claim that Facebook suppresses users who promote material which could undermine Facebook’s lobbying efforts for expanding the admission of foreign labor. They say that Facebook has ceased to be an impartial communications facilitator, but is now a “political combatant.”

The allegations raise difficult questions about the new media landscape, where multinational, multi-billion dollar corporations simultaneously exert extraordinary control over people’s access to information and perception of world events, while at the same time lobbying for controversial changes to federal law that would expand their profits at the expense of the very people who use their service.

“Facebook is intentionally suppressing our traffic and hiding our stories in people’s newsfeeds,” said Patty McMurray, co-founder of the group 100% Fed Up. “[The censorship] has everything to do with immigration,” McMurray said. “When we started covering immigration and began promoting reports from the Refugee Resettlement Watch, all of a sudden our [Facebook] engagement dropped even though our followers were growing by the day. We couldn’t figure out why our page was crashing and burning.”

“Facebook’s usual mode of operation is to sandbag the communications of immigration reduction groups in a way that we can’t [immediately] detect,” said William Gheen, founder of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) grassroots organization. “You can’t defend yourself against censorship if you’re not even aware of its taking place,” he said.

Zuckerberg issued a denial – on Facebook naturally.

Play your old computer games on your new PC

I have been a big fan of emulation and Virtual Machine technology for years.

HotGas: How to Run Your Old Games

Screenshot_20160228_120439A couple weeks back I tried to run an old game of mine, you know, those really, really old ones that were more DOS than Windows games or were made for really old versions of exist­ing libraries like Direct­Draw and DirectX. Well low and behold, it just doesn’t work. Now many of these games are also avail­able from http://www.gog.com if you want to buy them again, but if you are like me and a cheap son of a gun, well you would try to exhaust all possi­ble options before spend­ing money on these titles.

Sure it may be conve­nient and it may be user friendly to buy from Good Old Games… but where is the fun in that?

So I went looking for options and I found several software suites that allow for emula­tion of a complete operat­ing system. Sure there is DOS Box for the really old stuff, but I hate messing with it if I don’t have to. And plus, my game was an early Windows title, not a DOS appli­ca­tion.

Now since the vast major­ity of our users are Windows customers, this will be highly windows focused.

However, for those of you on Mac and Linux, “WINE” is a great piece of software that essen­tially is a compat­i­bil­ity layer (much like the compat­i­bil­ity layer that modern windows has for older versions of itself) for windows software on your system. This provides almost Windows level perfor­mance that you may have trouble reach­ing when virtu­al­iz­ing or emulat­ing older operat­ing systems.

So what is all this gobbley­gook about virtu­al­iza­tion and emula­tion?

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(Note: you have to scroll past the headlines section … it’s on every page).

Emulation and virtualization apps that allow you to run computer programs in a simulated old computer or game console are a mature technology. The technology has also become very easy for the non-computer expert to install, use and enjoy for numerous computer needs, not just limited to computer gaming.

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Unauthorized Biographical Analysis: The Very Political Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton

It Takes a Radical: The Very Political Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton (An Unauthorized Biographical Analysis)

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Image Courtesy  The Forest

PROLOGUE:  I researched the follow­ing infor­ma­tion and recorded it as a 4 part series about the 2016 presump­tive Democ­ra­tic Presi­den­tial Candi­date, Hillary Rodham Clinton. I am offer­ing it today, as a 5,500 word essay, because, with many still insist­ing that, despite all of the contro­versy concern­ing the impro­pri­ety involv­ing her handling of Top Secret E-mails while Secre­tary of State, that she still remains the inevitable Democ­ra­tic Candi­date for Presi­dent in the Elections of Novem­ber 2016,  I feel that it is imper­a­tive to share this infor­ma­tion in a form where it will be easy for you , gentle readers, to share with your friends and family. 

She is presently the Front-runner for the Democ­ra­tic Nomina­tion as their Candi­date for the Presi­dency. Even though, she is constantly attempt­ing to present herself as a “Moder­ate” Democ­rat, and “Woman of the People”, as a  linch­pin of her Campaign Strat­egy, the story of her life reveals someone quite differ­ent.


Hillary Clinton 1On October 26, 1947, Hillary Diane Rodham entered this world in Chicago, Illinois.Hillary Rodham, the oldest daugh­ter of Hugh Rodham, a prosper­ous fabric store owner, and Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham, was raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, a quaint little suburb located 15 miles north­west of downtown Chicago.
Hillary has two younger broth­ers, Hugh Jr. (born 1950) and Anthony (born 1954).In her youth, the future Democ­rat was active in young Repub­li­can groups, even campaign­ing for the 1964 Repub­li­can Presi­den­tial Nominee, Barry Goldwater.According to Hil, she was inspired to work in some form of public service after hearing the Reverend Martin Luther King speak in Chicago.
She became a Democ­rat in 1968.The young ingenue attended Welles­ley College, where she was active in student politics, being elected Senior Class Presi­dent before she gradu­ated in 1969.
After that, Hilary enrolled in Yale Law School, where she met Bill “Bubba” Clinton.  Afer gradu­at­ing with honors in 1973, she then enrolled at Yale Child Study Center, where she took courses on children and medicine and completed one post-graduate year of study, which explains her whole “It takes a village” philosophy.
While a college student, Hillary worked several summer jobs. In 1971, she arrived in Washing­ton, D.C. to work on U.S. Senator Walter Mondale’s sub-committee on migrant workers. The next summer found her out west, working for the campaign of Democ­ra­tic presi­den­tial nominee George McGovern.Then, in the spring of 1974, Rodham became a member of the presi­den­tial impeach­ment inquiry staff, advis­ing the Judiciary Commit­tee of the House of Repre­sen­ta­tives during the Water­gate Scandal.
Her boss back then, Jerry Zeifman, now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Commit­tee, tells a very reveal­ing story concern­ing her work there.According to Zeifman, a lifelong Democ­rat, Hillary got a job working on the inves­ti­ga­tion at the behest of her former Yale Law Profes­sor, Burke Marshall, also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquid­dick affair.

When the Water­gate Inves­ti­ga­tion was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the commit­tee staff and refused to give her a letter of recom­men­da­tion. That made the Future First Lady and Secre­tary of State one of only three people who earned that badge of dishonor in Zeifman’s 17-year career.

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Perfect is the enemy of Good

Breitbart’s “The Nuclear Option” – Shut Up and Get in Line: Imperfect Donald Trumps Hillary

There is no such thing as the perfect candidate!

What, are you really going to vote for the Democrat?

Don’t be ridiculous, a third party vote IS a vote for the Democrat!

You have voted in every election since you turned 18. You are NOT going to stay home this year!

Snippets of despairing conversations from Tuesday night?

Nope. These are just a few of the thousands of entreaties we have heard for the past 25 years for why so many conservative, freedom-loving patriots had to get behind so many of the atrocious and compromised candidates the Republican Party belched up for us.

And, time and again, they wore us down. They ground away our resistance. We caved. We surrendered. We voted for Mitt Romney.

It was such a detestable act that the only way we could screw up the appetite for it was to lie ourselves into thinking, really, this guy is GREAT! He is a turnaround artist! Total flip flopper, but he’s from Massachusetts! No passion or authenticity, but a really smart technocrat! He will get things done!

In the past 26 years, we have had just two Republican presidents. They were both named Bush.

Under the two of them collectively, they raised taxes, nationalized education, oversaw massive increases in federal spending, more than doubled the national debt and launched a trillion-dollar interventionist war that we ultimately surrendered and put it on our credit card.

This year, Republicans spent $100 million hoping to triple down on that Bush magic. They lost. And then they lost their party.

Now, it is time to unify behind your party’s nominee.

Truly, we know this is hard. We know better than any of you just how hard this is. We have done it so many times, we can hardly look at ourselves in the mirror.

But, we can tell you, it will get easier.

No, Donald Trump is not the perfect candidate. He may have a few slight flaws.

But he sure did beat the crap out of every one of the horribly flawed candidates you offered up.

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I think that many of the anti-Trump people are comprised of one or more of the following:

1. The “Let It Burn” types who want to see the GOP go the way of the Whigs.

2. People who work in government, lobby the government, or are directly suckling on the government teat in some other capacity.

3. People who work for, invest in, or own, companies who contract, sell to, or service the federal govt.

4. Media. Comprised of leftists, and propagandists for the Federal Govt. (only six major corps provide almost all broadcast and print media) Example NRO.

5. Lastly, paid propaganda commenters (trolls) who don’t care about the issues at all, but are very good at starting fights and fomenting dissent (for proof go read any Bernie Sanders thread on any leftist site … you will see the same kind of trolling of Bernie supporters as you see done in Trump threads)

Did I leave any out?

The anti-Trump contingent of the GOP must stop with the defeatism. If they are serious that they don’t want to be talking about President Clinton next year. They need to stop with the concern trolling, and third party caterwauling and unify behind the presumptive nominee.

That they continue to fight the presumptive nominee, exemplifies their disloyalty to conservatism, if not to the entire country.