Hillary Nixon

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by aaronvan, Aug 17, 2015.

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    Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter who famously helped break the news of the Watergate scandal, said Hillary Clinton's private email server reminds him of Richard Nixon's secretly recorded Oval Office conversations.

    I respectfully disagree. If RN had tossed the tapes into a raging Rose Garden bonfire while laughing maniacally and swilling Scotch, then he'd approach Hillary's reckless and blatant flaunting of the law.

    Hillary stonewalled the F.B.I. for months while scrubbing her secret personal email server all incriminating evidence before finally handing it over to the FBI; all Nixon did was erase eighteen minutes out of thousands and thousands of hours of White House conversations.

    Next to Hillary, Nixon was a piker.
     
  2. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Hyperbole much?

    And did this warrant yet another thread on it?

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    30,000 deleted emails -vs- 18 minutes of erased tape is hardly hyperbole. Anyway, Bob Woodward is not the only respected journalist remarking on Hillary's positively Nixonian behavior.

    The news keeps getting worse and worse. I wonder what the FBI will find when they review the servers /var/log/ files?
     
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    Agreed, Aaron, you,should have put this in your other Hillary email thread.
     
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    As a sysadmin, I'll tell you exactly what they will find. NOTHING.

    No email. no content applicable to the allegations being made, with the exception of a log of where mail had been received from, and where mail was sent to. No classification of email. Nothing in clear text. email nowadays pretty much goes over the SMTP over SSL/TLS protocol, meaning that the email is encrypted before sent, so that nothing is sent in clear text format.

    So like I said, Hyperbole much? And did this warrant another thread?

    BL.
     
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    Hillary Milhous Clinton would have been funnier.
     
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    Ha!

    There are, on the PRSI front page, four threads on not-actually-running Donald Trump - twice as many as all-but-nominated Hillary.
     
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    Blues will need to find a new king/queen, Hillary is already done for this round.
     
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    If you'll notice the dates on those threads, you'll realise that one was a rehashed thread from 4 years ago, and the other three are completely different topics. This is none of those, as it is the same topic as the other thread.

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    I bet the logs show a user named vputin FTPing in on port 22.

    Seriously, I wonder what Hillary's server was running. Probably Server 2012. Nothing open source about Hillary.
     
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    Now, come on. You can do better than that.

    We all know that it was NSA's SELinux. ;)

    BL.
     
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    Hmm.... well actually what's "done" is your own Canadian parliament... and you only have until October 19th to make up your mind about who should next have a go at running things on your side of the border! Do you favor Mr. Harper again? No? C'mon down here and help us sort out our lot then. :)

    Me, I'm spinning a globe, updating my Ultralingua dictionaries and a few grammar reference texts, and thinking I'm not actually too old after all to be considering a new place to hang out in. I'm not a fan of any of the candidates at this point. Some for being too unlikely to win in general election, some for being too likely to win in a general election!
     
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    If the server was setup in the 2008 time frame it would be 2003 or 2008. If it was setup at the end of 2009 it would be 2008 R2.
     
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    They could've used an old disc, and never bothered updating. Based upon what little I know concerning the US government and computers, that'd be pretty par for the course for them.
     
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    What if she was running (gasp)...an Apple XServe!
     
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    BURN THE WITCH! KICK HER DOWN A WELL!
     
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    Yeh, CRTs with green screens. Same with a lot of AT&T venues. How is then that we get all crazed over their "cooperation" to spy on us. Having the data is one thing (attach suction pump to fat fiberoptic, turn on juice). Being able to do anything with it is something else.

    Many of the contacts we first make to either USGov or AT&T result in a BS answer or shuffling us off their line to some other poor sod. Ars longa, vita breve, maybe we should quit worrying and enjoy what we can of whatever good things tech brings us, since it seems to be over the head of half the minders anyway.

    On topic: nothing has topped Nixon in Watergate for sheer flaunting of an assumed right to abuse power. Nixon even said "If the president does it, it's not a crime." In the end he was surprised, i guess, that his opinion proved to be an outlier. But meanwhile he figured that by fiat, whatever he wanted to do was okay. A jaw-dropping overreach. It leaves the tales of Hillary and the email servers in the dust. But that won't stop her enemies from milking it for all it's worth.

    There will always be something of the Clintons' baggage to hold up for another look. It's part of why I wish she had elected not to run. I'd like the GOP to have to run on their own past record and I'm not sure she can stick it to them. otoh I look around at the rest of the Dems and don't think they could either. But I look at the GOP candidates and only Kasich seems likely to be able to beat her but he can't even get the nom, he's so moderate.

    Prediction: she gets elected and the GOP doubles down on the approach they took with Obama. Obstruct, obstruct, obstruct.
     
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    She wont even be the democrats nominee. To many questionable actions to overcome. I know very few dems that still support her.
     
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    You win.

    BL.
     
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    Who then? O'Malley? Webb? One of the Castro twins? Biden?

    Bernie!

    Hmm. Bernie would lose to Kasich and almost certainly to Bush. He could probably run rings around the rest of the GOP array but their base will not go for him. The GOP base are still stunned by having spent 8 years calling the nearly-Republican Obama a socialist, and now comes a real one but he looks like their grandpa and talks like a Dem from the 1940s. What to do, what to do, whom to call to straighten this out!

    And PS, don't call the RNC. They're a little nervous about what the elders among the far right might actually do in a race between Jeb and Bernie. They're wondering... should they back Kasich? Is it too late?

    And this is all so silly. It's August for god's sake. No one's tuned in except the political operatives and the media's assigned political junkies.

    I'm a little nervous that Bernie's the age he is. But I'm thinking I'd look good in a Bernie T-shirt and my car would look good in a Bernie bumper stick, so I might have to divert some iPod touch replacement fund to politics. The Dems need to come up with someone else by end of the week or that shirt will be on order. I first thought O'Malley, but man he just is not gettng traction.
     
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    I actually hope it is Hillary as I think she will be easier for the Republicans to beat. But to be honest not sure who on the democrat side has a chance this go around, but only time will tell. I hear rumor the party is looking to bring back Al Gore (AKA..Mr. Internet). I think he would be the best bet for the democratic party to remain in office.
     
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    I think the Republicans would rather impeach her as President than beat her as candidate, even though they'd love to be able to pack the Court. They salivate for the chance to humiliate at any cost, which is just so irrational. There's not much rational in anything they do any more, actually. And they've been doing things that they'd beat the Dems over the head with a stick for doing if the tables were turned (throwing monkey wrenches in foreign policy for instance).
     
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    I really thought about that. However, "Nixon" and "Clinton" are syllabically interchangeable and anyway some of our younger posters would think I was making an unintelligible "Simpsons" reference.
     
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    I'm thinking so. Sanders is running away with the press and zealots of the DNC. Lets see what the debates bring.
     

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