Re: Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena

Mr. Trump’s lawyers fear that if he answers questions, either voluntarily or in front of a grand jury, he risks exposing himself to accusations of lying to investigators, a potential crime or impeachable offense.

Hahaha yeah no shit! Blabbermouth Don lies so much I’m not sure he knows when he’s doing it. If they get him talking while sworn in, it’s inevitable he’ll purger himself.

Witch Hunt Hoax?!? Oh come on Blabbermouth Don… I feel like we can improve on that! How about Lying-Hillary-Is-At-Fault-Fake-Witch-Hunt-Hoax??

The rights false equivalency

 

I’m honestly trying to understand how this is the same as Barr calling Valerie Jarrett an ape. “Moderate” conservatives seem to think it’s the same though and it’s because the liberal, MSM bias!

I wonder if conservative even know of the weird way that Trump was talking about his daughter (I’d date her!) or how he was seen with his hand on her hip and such… I dunno, probably just awkward TV stuff but uuuugh. That’s the reference Bee is making. She’s not telling Ivanka to do that completely in a vacuum.

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Re: U.S. hits E.U., Canada and Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs, sparking trade war

The Trump administration on Thursday slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, firing the first shot in a trade war that could see American consumers pay more for everything from canned soup to cars.

I’m curious but do conservatives support this? What’s the point? Is this a thing were he’s imposing tariffs then he’ll rescind them in order to renegotiate things? Dumb.

The good thing about this is that the next president can just undo it all. /sigh

Re: Trump breaks silence on Roseanne Barr scandal

What he didn’t say is just as notable. He didn’t say anything critical of Roseanne Barr’s racist and conspiratorial tweets — the comments that got her fired on Tuesday.Instead, he tweeted this on Wednesday: “Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”

Wow. President Trump is one of the most vain, self centered people I know of. I dunno… maybe there is some media bias or maybe POTUS45 is just a horrible human?

Re: Trump is winning his effort to demonize Mueller 

But in terms of the Russia investigation, he’s embarked pretty clearly on an effort to make everything Mueller does out to be about politics rather than justice, and in doing so, he’s winning the argument.

This is annoying the tee total hell out of me! He’s engaging in an active campaign of misinformation is it looks to be an effective strategy!! Uuuughhh

What is wrong with our country that this simple tactic is so effective? They just don’t care. They just bold face lie and it doesn’t even matter.

Re: Apple is releasing iOS 11.4 with support for Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 and more

The messages are also end-to-end encrypted for security purposes. They’re protected with a key derived from information unique to the device, combined with the device passcode – which only the device owner should know. That means no one else could access or read the data.

Saw the new feature and wondered immediately if the messages were accessible to Apple like iCloud backups.  Looks like your messages are still safe with encryption!

Re: Man opens fire inside Oklahoma restaurant before ‘armed citizen’ shoots, kills him, police say 

A man “opened fire” Thursday in an Oklahoma restaurant, leaving at least four people injured, before he was fatally shot by a bystander, police said.

If this happened as much as 2nd amendment types think it happens, we’d hear a lot more about it. But to quote Shannon Watts from Twitter:

Bad guy gets a gun – shoots three at Lake Hefner restaurant – and the calls it a victory.

In other high income countries, bad guys don’t get guns. People don’t get shot at restaurants. And armed strangers don’t have to risk their lives in the line of fire.

Re: Navy’s F-35 doesn’t have range for real stealth strikes, House report says

The F-35C suffers somewhat from the length of its development cycle. Competition for the Joint Strike Fighter program began in 1993—25 years ago—when the military threats facing the United States were significantly different. In 1993, there was no concern about Chinese “carrier killer” anti-ship ballistic missiles, for example; but in 2010, China introduced the Dongfeng (or Dong-Feng) 21D, an anti-ship ballistic missile with a range of 900 miles and a circular error probability of 20 meters. That’s accurate enough, with satellite tracking and terminal guidance, to hit an aircraft carrier far offshore.

This has me wondering, if we ever got into a shooting war with China, would be initiate an anti-satilite campaign? If their missiles have satellite tracking, seems beneficial to deny them that tracking.

Re: Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware

Wednesday’s report is concerning because routers and NAS devices typically receive no antivirus or firewall protection and are directly connected to the Internet. While the researchers still don’t know precisely how the devices are getting infected, almost all of those targeted have known public exploits or default credentials that make compromise straightforward. Antivirus provider Symantec issued its own advisory Wednesday that identified the targeted devices as:

Linksys E1200
Linksys E2500
Linksys WRVS4400N
Mikrotik RouterOS for Cloud Core Routers: Versions 1016, 1036, and 1072
Netgear DGN2200
Netgear R6400
Netgear R7000
Netgear R8000
Netgear WNR1000
Netgear WNR2000
QNAP TS251
QNAP TS439 Pro
Other QNAP NAS devices running QTS software
TP-Link R600VPN

Both Cisco and Symantec are advising users of any of these devices to do a factory reset, a process that typically involves holding down a button in the back for five to 10 seconds. Unfortunately, these resets wipe all configuration settings stored in the device, so users will have to reenter the settings once the device restarts. At a minimum, Symantec said, users of these devices should reboot their devices. That will stop stages 2 and 3 from running, at least until stage 1 manages to reinstall them.Users should also change all default passwords, be sure their devices are running the latest firmware, and, whenever possible, disable remote administration. (Netgear officials in the past few hours started advising users of “some” router models to turn off remote management. TP-Link officials, meanwhile, said they are investigating the Cisco findings.

Do a system reset and be sure to change your default password. While you’re at it, update your firmware.

IMO, routers should auto update just like Chrome and our phones and everything else in the dang world. My Apple AirPort Extreme does.

Source: Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware | Ars Technica

Re: NFL owners approve new national anthem policy

“We want people to be respectful of the national anthem,” commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We want people to stand — that’s all personnel — and make sure they treat this moment in a respectful fashion. That’s something we think we owe. [But] we were also very sensitive to give players choices.”

Ugh… I love my Titans man but this reallllllly makes me want to stop watching football. It seems most of the fans are mouth breathing troglodytes who don’t really understand the first amendment.

Source: NFL owners approve new national anthem policy