Prog logic (the my-brain-hurts kind)

Will this be on the exam, Prof?
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[T]he FBI in 2009 had collected substantial evidence — eyewitnesses backed by documents — of money-laundering, blackmail and bribery by Russian nuclear officials, all aimed at growing “Vladimir Putin’s atomic-energy business inside the United States” in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The bureau even flagged the routing of millions from Russian nuclear officials to cutouts and on to Clinton Inc. Hillary Clinton … sat on a key government body that had to approve the deal …. The Obama administration — anxious to “reset” US-Russian relations — kept it all under wraps, refusing to tell even top congressional intelligence figures.

“The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns,” …. Yet the administration let Moscow move ahead — publicly insisting that there were no national security worries — and no evidence of Russian interference, despite many lawmakers’ concern at the time.

[U]ntil September 2013, the FBI director was Robert Mueller — who’s now the special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election. It’s hard to see how he can be trusted in that job unless he explains what he knew about this Obama-era cover-up. [story]

Previously on KisP
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Plaything of the Month

…you should just be who you are. It’s a salvation to speak the truth about yourself…

…Embrace yourself and be proud of who you are with your imperfections. It’s all in the mind, you know?…


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Wud’n me

Do you believe ‘er?

Someone within the Obama administration’s intelligence apparatus made requests to unmask the identity of Americans named in intelligence reports on behalf of Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. That’s what Power told the House Intelligence Committee last week during a closed-door interview.

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy revealed … that Power was “emphatic” on the point that someone else in the Obama administration made the unmasking requests that have been attributed to her.

[P]ower made approximately 260 unmasking requests … in her final year in office, including up through the end of Obama’s term. … [P]ower “was pretty emphatic” last week in disputing that she made 260 unmasking requests. “She would say those requests to unmask may have been attributed to her, but they greatly exceed by an exponential factor* the requests she actually made,” …. “Her perspective, her testimony is, ‘they may be under my name, but I did not make those requests.’” [story]

Hmm, what are the possibilities, here?
• Power’s lyin’ ‘er ass off
• Power gave her password to somebody, so theyyy could do it
• Some 3-letter agency stole or was allowed to steal Power’s password
• Some foreign agency stole or was allowed to steal Power’s password
• Some Democrat IT contractor stole or was allowed to steal Power’s password
• Nobody checks on this stuff
• The IG/security was in on it and ignored 260 unmasking requests
• The IG/security was incompetent and ignored 260 unmasking requests
• The IG/security was ordered to ignore 260 unmasking requests
• Power was bein’ blackmailed or paid to or threatened to do it
• …
• The Clintons, Wasserman-Schultz, Putin, Soros, etc.

Can’t wait to see the parade of Sgt Schultzes during the hearing
* “by an exponential factor” One? Zero?
Yeah, I expect she meant “an order of magnitude.”

Corruption thrives in darkness

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New revelations that the FBI uncovered a Russian bribery plot before the Obama administration approved a nuclear deal with Moscow, that involved millions of kickback money to the Clinton Foundation, have been utterly ignored by the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening or morning shows, since the story broke early Tuesday.

In fact, the network evening shows have only spent only 3 minutes and 1 second on the Clinton Foundation scandal in more than two years. [story]

She’s doin’ the comedy thing, right now, right?

With progs, it’s sometimes hard to tell

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Whaddaya mean “we,” paleface?

Then again,
I don’t ever remember her actually sayin’ anything that could be classified as, you know… comedy.

(What? No, comedy, satire, and jackassery are different but not mutually exclusive.)

KisPians rock

As expected, you all stepped up and supported me and Colonel Jerry with more than enough to take care of the necessary tasks and as promised, I will be sending the remaining funds to Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum & Historical Foundation on our behalf. There’s about $600 left in the account. I came upon the following page while looking up the location to send our donation and thought this would be a fabulous way to donate partial funds:

Our Walk of Memories memorial brick program is the ideal way to honor and remember a loved one, a special memory, or to say thank you.

Envisioned by our founder, Brigadier General Jay Hubbard, USMC (Retired), the bricks are permanently displayed in the Memorial Park at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. The park has been designed to grow with the number of bricks displayed and will always be lovingly maintained.

The memorial bricks are personalized with three lines of text you specify. It is then added to the walkway within a month of the Foundation receiving the engraved brick. A small, 1×3 inch miniature of the brick is also engraved and sent to you as your keepsake. The bricks are $300 each and provide significant support to the Flying Leathernecks, while preserving your special memories.

Since this is and always has been a group effort, I thought I’d present this to you all and get some suggestions as to the text we should have placed on the brick. It allows 3 lines of 20 characters per line…

Of course if you all don’t think this is a good idea, I’m open to other suggestions. It’s not written in stone:)

Phase-I: Gather neutron stars

Phase-II (watch vid full-screen)
Phase-III: Gold, platinum, uranium…

(What? Well, it’s harder than with underpants, but the process is clearer, and the return is higher.)

Yeah, this is kind of a big deal for astrophysicsists, astronomyists, cosmicticians, and us season-ticket-holding fans.

stuff that’s hard to do (and believe, evidently)

So simple, even a Canadian can explain it

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Proof? You want prooof?
Here’s the ISS transiting the Sun during the eclipse (not done in a Disney studio).

Also, I can assure you that I’ve personally seen a number of low-Earth-orbit satellites I launch-crewed on fly overhead in the night sky exactly as predicted by ephemeris calculations, and I’ve personally seen product exhibiting perspectives that could only have been produced from above the atmosphere and returned to Earth by firing a retro rocket in space to get it out of orbit (this was back in the ’70s-’80s). Some math required.
Also, the Earth is round.

(What? Well, everybody I know in CA is personally safe from the fires, so you still get slow rainy Monday frivolousness.)
Yes, you should subscribe to Electro-Boom. His self-induced shocks and pain make one feel less clumsy.
Also, your Jr-High+ kids might want to follow Smarter Every Day.

On the other hand, here’s something that I find hard to believe.

(What? Yeah, that‘s a tad hard to believe. She’s gonna need Nerf™ stairs, too.)

Gorilla Guru (Prog logic)

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(What? A slow weekend begets cheap philosophy.)