Hmmm: Democrat Congresswoman's Chief of Staff Wrote Off Equipment Which Disappeared In Hands of Awan Gang In a Manner Which Seems to Have Concealed The Equipment's Vanishing

Not sure if I'm reading this right, not sure of accounting principles which might (or might not) make this a routine bit of paperwork.

Not sure of the motive for doing this.

But It does seem to raise some questions in need of answers.

A chief of staff for Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke quietly agreed in early 2016 to sign away a $120,000 missing electronics problem on behalf of two former IT aides now suspected of stealing equipment from Congress, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

Clarke's chief of staff at the time effectively dismissed the loss and prevented it from coming up in future audits by signing a form removing the missing equipment from a House-wide tracking system after one of the Awan brothers alerted the office the equipment was gone. The Pakistani-born brothers are now at the center of an FBI investigation over their IT work with dozens of Congressional offices.

A senior House official with knowledge of the situation provided TheDCNF with new details about how exactly the brothers are suspected to have stolen the equipment and possibly data from Congress, raising questions about the members or staffers who were signing the checks on equipment purchases.

The $120,000 figure amounts to about a tenth of the office's annual budget, or enough to hire four legislative assistants to handle the concerns of constituents in her New York district. Yet when one of the brothers alerted the office to the massive loss, the chief of staff signed a form that quietly reconciled the missing equipment in the office budget, the official told TheDCNF. Abid Awan remained employed by the office for months after the loss of the equipment was flagged.

Separately, the brothers are suspected to have orchestrated a long-running fraud scheme in which the office would purchase equipment in a way that avoided tracking by central House-wide administrators. They’re suspected of working with an employee of CDW Government Inc. — one of the Hill’s largest technology providers — to alter invoices in order to avoid tracking.

I don't know what's going on here. Maybe the Awan brothers were selling government-bought equipment on the side.

But if that's the case, why have so many Democrats seemed to affirmatively help them evade detection and prosecution? And even avoid losing their jobs?

Some continue to speculate that Democrats' were protecting the Awan Clan due to blackmail, or the Awan gang having compromising information about them. (What was this crew really hired to do, for example?)

I have no idea if that's the answer. But we do need some answers. To quote Mr. Plinkett, it would be best if the media took more of an investigative interest in this mystery than none at all.

Posted by: Ace at 06:50 PM




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1 Aiding and abetting a felony.

Posted by: Joe Mama at August 21, 2017 06:51 PM (ifORZ)

2 The Mohammedan Money Laundry does not accept checks.

Posted by: Joe Mama at August 21, 2017 06:53 PM (ifORZ)

3 Sounds like a case for Sherlock Holmes. And I think he's on it.

Posted by: USA at August 21, 2017 06:53 PM (V3HMf)

4 This has all the bearings of a really good political thriller. Reality is stranger than fiction.

Posted by: IC at August 21, 2017 06:54 PM (a0IVu)

5 Corruption: It's what's for dinner!

Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2017 06:54 PM (s5o+q)

6
Local story.

Posted by: MSM Mother Clucker at August 21, 2017 06:54 PM (OZmbA)

7 And Debbie Wassername is at the epicenter of this story.

Posted by: IC at August 21, 2017 06:54 PM (a0IVu)

8 Does not compute.

Posted by: TOBAR at August 21, 2017 06:55 PM (ifORZ)

9 The government is after me to account for a laptop I bought for work.

In 2003.

F*** these people.

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2017 06:55 PM (LAe3v)

10 Yeah, I read the situation in the same way.

BTW... a long while ago, there was someone at 4chan that said the Seals killed in Yemen were directly due to this information being sold to our enemies.

If true... Awans-- and the Democrats who have enabled them the entire way-- have blood on their hands.

Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 06:56 PM (aT+Bx)

11 They were blackmailing the Dims with their browser history full of white heterosexual porn.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 21, 2017 06:56 PM (XFue2)

12 If investigators find they were seriously nefarious, would we even hear about it?
I think we get a bs excuse so 30 dems dont have to step down

Posted by: Derptastic at August 21, 2017 06:57 PM (DB16e)

13
Tentacle porn.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 21, 2017 06:57 PM (OZmbA)

14 I get a 20% commission

Posted by: A chief of staff at August 21, 2017 06:57 PM (vChNs)

15 What's funny is imagine how much bigger a story it would be if say a Trump staffer had a Confederate flag as their desktop image vs this revelation where there are real national security concerns and actual law breaking.

Posted by: Maritime at August 21, 2017 06:57 PM (lKmt3)

16 BTW... a long while ago, there was someone at 4chan that said the Seals killed in Yemen were directly due to this information being sold to our enemies.

If true... Awans-- and the Democrats who have enabled them the entire way-- have blood on their hands.
Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 06:56 PM (aT+Bx)


Would that not be, for U.S. citizens involved, ("literally") treason?

Aid and comfort to enemies?

Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2017 06:57 PM (s5o+q)

17 9 The government is after me to account for a laptop I bought for work.

In 2003.

F*** these people.

-----

Now, now...we all know there are different rules applied differently to different people.

And if you have an issue with this, there's something wrong with you and you're more than likely a racist.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at August 21, 2017 06:57 PM (nILVB)

18 If ever there was a situation that just screams Occam's Razor, this is it. It doesn't take the people from Law and Order to figure out what's going on.

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2017 06:57 PM (LAe3v)

19 Want to get up to speed on the Awan Clan? Search George Webb on YT while his videos are still available.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at August 21, 2017 06:57 PM (aYEnE)

20 Nothing will come of this. Still... Maybe this will eventually break open something unstoppable.

Posted by: Max Power at August 21, 2017 06:57 PM (Hucnr)

21 Seals in Yemen and Seal team 6 in the downed chopper in Afghanistan, plus any number of other incidents which should have turned out better for us.

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times...?

Posted by: highwatermark at August 21, 2017 06:58 PM (w7KSn)

22 Seventy-five percent off! Everything must go!!!

Posted by: The Awan Brothers at August 21, 2017 06:58 PM (Tyii7)

23 Somebody wake Sessions up and tell him that this family smoked weed, or possibly even hash. Then he will be right on it.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 21, 2017 06:58 PM (6Ll1u)

24 I think the Awans were at a minimum kicking back part of their salaries to somebody.

Step 1: you agree to overpay me
Step 2: I give you a kickback
Step 3: You also don't do jack as I run all kinds of other shady schemes because we're in bed together
Step 4: Even if I'm selling your national secrets.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 06:58 PM (yL25O)

25 I want to be amazed that they were screaming about how Russian must have HACKED all the things when they knew about these guys who had access and were up to very bad stuff.

But I've learned...if they are screaming about the other side doing it, they must be doing it, or in this case know who was doing it.

Posted by: Mama AJ at August 21, 2017 06:58 PM (wwL6Q)

26 Well, I used to be an internal auditor for the Inspector General of Florida and I remember we called the accounting method this would fall under "fraud."

Posted by: Farmer Bob at August 21, 2017 06:58 PM (sqpGi)

27 Obligatory: Unnamed sources who are not providing original documents and thus should be presumed untrue even though the DCNF is one of the few organizations doing actual investigative work still. Remember, folks, be most skeptical of stories that confirm your bias.

I want to focus on the whole paperwork bit of it. If this is true, then we are talking about yet more ways to avoid public accountability.

The public should know how public money is being spent so here's an organization to track expenditures. And here's the form to simply remove items from that tracking.

The public has the right to know about the information and decisions being made by the government so here are the laws requiring use of government email and mandatory retention thereof. And here's your gmail account that you can use to email the real stuff to me on my account.

It is fundamental that American courts engage in open and public review of cases because private court actions are in violation of the most dearly held principles of justice. And here's the entire secret docket where matters are being determined, not just under seal, but with no public acknowledgment that the case even exists.

And then there's FISA courts.

It's as if the moment there is a push to make the rulers accountable to the ruled, the ruled exempt themselves.

Lords and serfs. Lords and serfs.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 06:59 PM (dEQP3)

28 nuh-uh. If they ain't white, complaining ain't right

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at August 21, 2017 06:59 PM (ILitO)

29

$120,000 is a latte and virgin blood double for Hillary Clinton. Nothing.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 21, 2017 06:59 PM (OZmbA)

30 Chances of anyone in the Dim party winding up in an orange jumpsuit?

Yeah.

(Except as a Halloween costume, that is)

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 21, 2017 07:00 PM (MINbv)

31 Just try to imagine - try - the number of blockbuster, real, consequential, mega-scandal investigative stories that have been simply foregone the last 8 years.

Most are literally unknown to an NPR listener. Even the known ones were completely undeveloped (Hillary's massive systematic violations of the Espionage Act, for example, and the associated obstruction of justice, and the unbelievable, who knows possibly criminal itself, non-investigation by the FBI).

Obama's scandals started his very first week, with the illegal firing of an inspector general. They never let up. And yet they never got off the ground.

Of course the absence of an opposition political party was another factor.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 07:00 PM (0BFUD)

32 Willowed

-
Something that I was sort of disturbed by:

We were in a major urban area, right on the edge of the band where people could drive to see the totality, and there was one black family there among the 1000 or so white people.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at August 21, 2017 07:00 PM (psH+N)

33 We gots the dealz!

Posted by: Homeboy Shopping Network at August 21, 2017 07:01 PM (bc2Lc)

34 We can only hope the FBI and the rest are more interested than the MSM.
But it may be they are only interested in more coverup for Democrats.

There is a big nest of corruption, and the outsider we sent to clean it up was immediately put under unlimited investigation by the leftist "mob", the same mob that covers up for Hillary.

It will take groups like judicial watch to apply the pressure from the outside, but they have FOIAs delayed for years, then heavily redacted.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 21, 2017 07:01 PM (veVl1)

35 If you want to make an omelet, you to break a few eggs -- which means heads -- you have to break a few heads -- which means assault, possibly lethal assault. And both sides like omelets. I like mine with mushrooms and olive loaf -- very flavorful.

But this isn't about breakfast cuisine or killing people, so what's the big deal? A million here, a million there, and it's not even an eighth of a million. Small potatoes -- which go nice as a side.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2017 07:01 PM (zkGZ8)

36 Lords and serfs. Lords and serfs.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees


Debbie don't serf.

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2017 07:01 PM (LAe3v)

37 No intent.

Posted by: Jeff Henry Gibson Sessions at August 21, 2017 07:01 PM (mcI77)

38 >>It doesn't take the people from Law and Order to figure out what's going on.



It's a thing the kids are doing these days. Fucking goats in the ass using only mayonnaise for lube. It's called Wasserman Shulzing.

Posted by: Ice T at August 21, 2017 07:01 PM (kVsPd)

39 Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times...?"

Is the US Navy in the Pacific?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 21, 2017 07:01 PM (MINbv)

40 Here's the explanation, 'they were all in it together!'. You're welcome.

Posted by: Eromero at August 21, 2017 07:02 PM (zLDYs)

41 Laughing off $120,000 worth of gear?

Very fishy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 07:02 PM (SRKgf)

42

speaking of budgets, did you see the fake news that "Trump's Traveling Is Draining The Secret Service Budget, Director Says"?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 21, 2017 07:02 PM (Y2G1A)

43 >>I don't know what's going on here. Maybe the Awan brothers were selling government-bought equipment on the side.


I'm thinking it wasn't so much the computer equipment they were selling but the information on the computers.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2017 07:02 PM (/tuJf)

44 Stranger things have happened, like our billion-dollar warships being strangely vulnerable to fat-arsed, slow merchant ships.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 21, 2017 07:02 PM (ppaKI)

45 I just expect this malfeasance from national government now. My cynicism and pessimism has reached peak level... in all honesty, my view has been building since the time of Clinton, with no break.
I wonder though, where do I go from here?

Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:02 PM (pL6Vz)

46 43
>>I don't know what's going on here. Maybe the Awan brothers were selling government-bought equipment on the side.





I'm thinking it wasn't so much the computer equipment they were selling but the information on the computers.

Posted by: JackStraw


Embrace the healing power of "and".

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2017 07:03 PM (LAe3v)

47 Computer was loaded with Gay midget wrestling porn, I saw it on CNN.

Posted by: RiverRat1297 at August 21, 2017 07:04 PM (i5/eg)

48 $120k?

When I worked for the government I had to account for everything and I mean everything. Including down to how many Bic pens I ordered.

Posted by: mpfs at August 21, 2017 07:04 PM (79p/O)

49 I'm thinking it wasn't so much the computer equipment"

Have you priced a Verbatim floppy lately?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 21, 2017 07:04 PM (MINbv)

50 speaking of budgets, did you see the fake news that "Trump's Traveling Is Draining The Secret Service Budget, Director Says"?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 21, 2017 07:02 PM (Y2G1A)


His (?) title should be "Former Director."

This bullshit has got to stop.

Earth to Sessions? Prosecute the hell out the bastards! That's your "tough on crime" reputation, isn't it?

Or are you just another inside-the-beltway pansy-assed weenie?

Yeah, we know . . .

Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2017 07:04 PM (s5o+q)

51 Law and Order to figure out what's going on.
Posted by: pep at August 21, 2017 06:57 PM (LAe3v)

(imagine puts on sunglasses meme here)

Screw those guys.

Posted by: YAAAAAAAHHHH at August 21, 2017 07:04 PM (yL25O)

52 The commenters at Mediaite just told me that this is no big deal, and $120,000 is chump change in washington.

No scandal, nothing to see here. Daily Caller is Fake News.

Also.. Trump Russia Documents VERIFIED!!!!!!!!

Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 07:04 PM (aT+Bx)

53 Those Awan Brothers were a red alarm fire 2 years ago, when I first read about them. (Not exactly sure of time frame). Then thought...oh Pakistan...kid glove treatment. B/c otherwise...racist!! So, America govt. looked otherway.

And we got screwed...again!!



Posted by: Gorilla Gumdrop at August 21, 2017 07:04 PM (C/UW5)

54 It doesn't have to be blackmail, it could just be they were favored and being protected. I mean, these guys might have been their pet hackers or IT hatchet men, so they needed to be shielded.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2017 07:04 PM (39g3+)

55 42

speaking of budgets, did you see the fake news that "Trump's Traveling Is Draining The Secret Service Budget, Director Says"?


Would he take a bullet for the Preezy?

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:04 PM (mcI77)

56 "Clarke's chief of staff at the time inartfully effectively dismissed the loss
and inartfully prevented it from coming up in future audits by signing a form inartfully removing the missing equipment from a House-wide tracking system... "

Nothing to see here. Move along. Inartfully.

Posted by: Dang at August 21, 2017 07:05 PM (8b+oT)

57 Democrats learn to steal as soon as they can crawl.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2017 07:05 PM (5VlCp)

58 Stranger things have happened, like our billion-dollar warships being strangely vulnerable to fat-arsed, slow merchant ships.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 21, 2017 07:02 PM (ppaKI)


Any chance our warships are being intentionally rammed by these merchants?

Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2017 07:05 PM (s5o+q)

59 It's as if the moment there is a push to make the rulers accountable to the ruled, the ruled exempt themselves.

Posted by: alexthechick
________

It's like TV tag.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2017 07:05 PM (zkGZ8)

60 We were in a major urban area, right on the edge of the band where
people could drive to see the totality, and there was one black family
there among the 1000 or so white people.
---

So blacks didn't get sucked in by the eclipse hysteria?

Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 07:05 PM (aT+Bx)

61 Democrats learn to steal as soon as they can crawl.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2017 07:05 PM (5VlCp)


Slither.

Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2017 07:06 PM (s5o+q)

62 Look!
Squirrel!!!!

Posted by: mpfs at August 21, 2017 07:06 PM (79p/O)

63 I read where Awan made bail and is now out with an ankle bracelet.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:06 PM (mcI77)

64 Al of us down at the Brattleboro Womyn's Reproductive Health Ceneter think that The US Goverment should closen The Citadel and VMI for ther rolls in killing persons of coloer in The Civil War nad usibg then to make weapons of war. We demand that Presdent Obama do something about this and tell that6 racist Trump to do something for the grood people of coler for once. They can become like Norwich up hwere in Vermint. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at August 21, 2017 07:06 PM (WmgTn)

65 50 speaking of budgets, did you see the fake news that "Trump's Traveling Is Draining The Secret Service Budget, Director Says"?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 21, 2017 07:02 PM (Y2G1A)

...

Yep. One of the scrolling stories that Bing promoted today.

I'm going to start reloading empty brass with my own calcified outrage.

I'm torn between just going Duck Duck Go for absolutely everything or keeping a weather eye out for the BS.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:07 PM (yL25O)

66 I was told there would be no math. Or stairs.

Posted by: josephistan at August 21, 2017 07:07 PM (ANIFC)

67 So here's a question. Did they "lose" the equipment and sell it, or is it possible the stuff was never really bought and that $120,000 went off into someone's pocket, and these Awans were just the "oops this has gone missing," guys?


There just seems to be a whole lot of avenues for shady graft here.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 21, 2017 07:07 PM (z/Ubi)

68 I read where Awan made bail and is now out with an ankle bracelet.
Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:06 PM (mcI77)


He'll probably have to turn it off before takeoff though. FAA regulations, you know.

Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2017 07:08 PM (s5o+q)

69 interesting 4chan comment:

Like do you guys know how much shit $120K is worth?

Thousands of servers

Thousands of networking devices

You could put up a datacenter anywhere easy cheap.

a fairly decent DataCenter costs like $5,000-$10,000 to startup and profit margins are pretty good.

Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 07:08 PM (aT+Bx)

70
Has anyone else noticed that since Priebus and Spicer are gone the White House leaks seemed to have dried up

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 21, 2017 07:08 PM (lKyWE)

71 54 It doesn't have to be blackmail, it could just be they were favored and being protected. I mean, these guys might have been their pet hackers or IT hatchet men, so they needed to be shielded.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 21, 2017 07:04 PM (39g3+)

....

Something has to explain them being paid at 200% of market though.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:08 PM (yL25O)

72 Come on DOJ. This should be safe from OMG OMG OMG we can't have king Putt involved in anything. You can go after the pasty white democrat congress critters.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 21, 2017 07:08 PM (eASYU)

73 Laughing off $120,000 worth of gear?



Very fishy.

Hey, not like they actually paid for it.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 21, 2017 07:09 PM (O5Q3r)

74 The scurrilous accusations against me are untrue and must stop immediately.

I. Did not. Have sex. With that "woman," Ms. Wasserman-Schultz. Not a single time.

Abid poked her a coupla times, but NOT ME.

Posted by: Imran Awan at August 21, 2017 07:09 PM (398bZ)

75 >>>Any chance our warships are being intentionally rammed by these merchants?


That'd be like a bulldozer ramming a Benz. Ain't happening unless the Benz driver is asleep or the bulldozer is invisible.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 21, 2017 07:09 PM (ppaKI)

76 >>Hey, not like they actually paid for it.


The problem of Government in a nutshell.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2017 07:09 PM (kVsPd)

77 a fairly decent DataCenter costs like $5,000-$10,000 to startup and profit margins are pretty good.
Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 07:08 PM (aT+Bx)

....

I design DataCenters for a living. Well, part of my living. They are $200M and up.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:10 PM (yL25O)

78 >>a fairly decent DataCenter costs like $5,000-$10,000 to startup and profit margins are pretty good.

I'm no weaponized autistic but this is completely wrong.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2017 07:10 PM (/tuJf)

79 74 The scurrilous accusations against me are untrue and must stop immediately.

I. Did not. Have sex. With that "woman," Ms. Wasserman-Schultz. Not a single time.

Abid poked her a coupla times, but NOT ME.
-----

I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find out she was banging one or both of them.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at August 21, 2017 07:10 PM (nILVB)

80 63 I read where Awan made bail and is now out with an ankle bracelet.
Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:06 PM (mcI77)

...

It's not like he has a history of smashing electronic things with hammers.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:11 PM (yL25O)

81 That'd be like a bulldozer ramming a Benz. Ain't happening unless the Benz driver is asleep or the bulldozer is invisible.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 21, 2017 07:09 PM (ppaKI)


Honestly, I'm not ruling that out.

Obviously the warships' bridge crews have been negligent. But still . . .

Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2017 07:11 PM (s5o+q)

82 I design DataCenters for a living. Well, part of my living. They are $200M and up.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:10 PM (yL25O)


The processors are about the cheapest parts of the whole endeavor, from what I've had experience with.

Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2017 07:12 PM (s5o+q)

83 My theory is Awan's family took them and sold them, and the Dems signed the form because otherwise its theft and an investigation and scandal would have been unavoidable. Awan reported it so they could justify buying more to steal.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 21, 2017 07:12 PM (0ecq3)

84

Anyone else get the feeling President Trump will also speak on "hate" and violence tonight?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 21, 2017 07:13 PM (Y2G1A)

85 Neighbors dog kept us all safe from eclipse-mutant Nazi Squirrels. Pretty much the same as regular squirrels by barking riotously.

Mostly cloudy so just some weird shadowing and dark enough to wake up the crickets here.

Posted by: DaveA at August 21, 2017 07:13 PM (FhXTo)

86 a fairly decent DataCenter costs like $5,000-$10,000 to startup and profit margins are pretty good.

Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 07:08 PM (aT+Bx)



....



I design DataCenters for a living. Well, part of my living. They are $200M and up.
--

LOL. Then 4chan was wrong. I stand corrected.

Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 07:13 PM (aT+Bx)

87 I think I am going to adopt the Amish attitude towards American culture ahd governance... an Amish attitude that includes being armed to the teeth, and not abiding those who are looking for trouble... so not very Amish, I guess.

Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:14 PM (pL6Vz)

88 My theory is Awan's family took them and sold them, and the Dems signed
the form because otherwise its theft and an investigation and scandal
would have been unavoidable. Awan reported it so they could justify
buying more to steal.
---

What was on that system exactly?

And who did that information get sold to?

Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 07:14 PM (aT+Bx)

89 Meanwhile the DNC is just providing some prime the trail money for our newest ?hawali? tracking system after having blown the prior ones.

Posted by: DaveA at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (FhXTo)

90 Has anyone else noticed that since Priebus and Spicer are gone the White House leaks seemed to have dried up
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 21, 2017 07:08 PM (lKyWE)

Yup....funny that. You just never know who you can trust in these days filled with reprobates, sodomites, perverts and democrats.

But I repeat myself.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (5VlCp)

91 >>Has anyone else noticed that since Priebus and Spicer are gone the White House leaks seemed to have dried up

Everything is totally different than it was a couple weeks ago.

I don't know what's cause and what's effect.

Posted by: Mama AJ at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (wwL6Q)

92 87 I think I am going to adopt the Amish attitude towards American culture ahd governance... an Amish attitude that includes being armed to the teeth, and not abiding those who are looking for trouble... so not very Amish, I guess.
Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:14 PM (pL6Vz)


Shifty Mennonite attitude?

Posted by: Buzzion at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (z/Ubi)

93
Anyone else get the feeling President Trump will also speak on "hate" and violence tonight?


I hope not..

Posted by: It's me donna at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (O2RFr)

94 70
Has anyone else noticed that since Priebus and Spicer are gone the White House leaks seemed to have dried up


Amazing that.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (mcI77)

95 >>>Not sure of the motive for doing this.

I am not a forensic accountant, but I'll play anyway.

DWS/Awan was running a parallel server structure, similar to Hillary's, this one pay-to-play for DNC access and miscellaneous skullduggery, including election-rigging, debate-rigging, thugs attacking RNC and their payoffs, etc. The DWS laptop is a doorway to that structure, in the same way Weiner's laptop is to Hillary's.

The money is an instance of payola. Its hidden as expenses for work and/or equipment, like every other congressman who 'hired' Awan and family is.

Hillary's speech fees were for access to hers.

Knowing this, one could, if one were inclined, compile a list of persons of interest for both cases.

But no one is so inclined. Ever wonder why?

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (z2W2E)

96 82 I design DataCenters for a living. Well, part of my living. They are $200M and up.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:10 PM (yL25O)

The processors are about the cheapest parts of the whole endeavor, from what I've had experience with.
Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2017 07:12 PM (s5o+q)

...

They are the nth degree of everything. Designed for 6x normal office floor loads, designed for very high wind loads, massive HVAC systems, generators for redundancy for everything.

You can't drive by and take a photo for $5k.

Seriously, they have security staff who will come out if you try to take photos.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (yL25O)

97 Did you mean to say 200 million, Texas Dan? That is a whole lot of zeros...

Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (pL6Vz)

98 78 >>a fairly decent DataCenter costs like $5,000-$10,000 to startup and profit margins are pretty good.

I'm no weaponized autistic but this is completely wrong.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2017 07:10 PM (/tuJf)

It's on the internet, it has to be true

Posted by: josephistan at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (ANIFC)

99 ace, any Afghanipakiranistan thread to come?

If leaks are correct (and leaks of this nature are absolutely the norm - can't think of a similar case where there *were* no leaks before a prez address on a foreign policy topic), sounds like an odd, marginal, nothingburger decision. Which is itself odd.

But a national address to bring forth a mouse, when such major domestic issues as O-care have generally merited only some tweets?

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (0BFUD)

100 Neighbors dog kept us all safe from eclipse-mutant Nazi Squirrels. Pretty much the same as regular squirrels by barking riotously.

---

There was a family with a tiny little dog sitting near us for the eclipse. The little dog would growl every single time a fat woman passed by on the sidewalk. Not chunky. Not plump. Walmart scooter fat.

Grrrrr...

It was hilarious.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at August 21, 2017 07:16 PM (psH+N)

101 collusion

Posted by: torabora at August 21, 2017 07:16 PM (6dFYM)

102 93
Anyone else get the feeling President Trump will also speak on "hate" and violence tonight?


The only thing I want him to say tonight is that Antifa and BLM are now domestic terrorist organizations.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:17 PM (mcI77)

103 Yup....funny that. You just never know who you can trust in these days
filled with reprobates, sodomites, perverts and democrats.
---

There is that Other Thing as well.

Many are assuming that Awans sold national security secrets.

However, they might have all kind of unpleasant pictures involving congress and children.

Normally I'd discount that sort of thing, but what the hell. We cross the Rubicon a while back, so anything is possible.

Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 07:17 PM (aT+Bx)

104 I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's eclipse.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at August 21, 2017 07:17 PM (Tyii7)

105 I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find out she was banging one or both of them.
Posted by: Bicentennialguy

If she was banging one or both she would be the gold standard for self-loathing Jew.

Posted by: mpfs at August 21, 2017 07:18 PM (79p/O)

106 The only thing I want him to say tonight is that Antifa and BLM are now domestic terrorist organizations.

I agree.

Posted by: It's me donna at August 21, 2017 07:18 PM (O2RFr)

107 Has anyone else noticed that since Priebus and Spicer are gone the White House leaks seemed to have dried up
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic

________

I always felt pretty certain it was Priebus or someone in his circle.

But I think just having a rigid chain of command with a good chief of staff on who gets access to Trump would do wonders and could figure out things pretty quickly.

Posted by: Maritime at August 21, 2017 07:18 PM (lKmt3)

108 And in the "Water is Wet" news department:

http://tinyurl.com/y7qlfadj

"Officials From Largest US Islamic Charity Promote Antisemitism on Social Media"

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 21, 2017 07:18 PM (CPk08)

109 92.....

Shifty Mennonite attitude?
Posted by: Buzzion at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (z/Ubi)


Ah Mennonites... the livery service of the Amish.... they are the ones who will occasionally crack a smile, and make eye contact with the English....

Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:18 PM (pL6Vz)

110 You just never know who you can trust in these days
filled with reprobates, sodomites, perverts and democrats.


At least on the ONT we're safe from one of those four.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2017 07:18 PM (6FqZa)

111 >>However, they might have all kind of unpleasant pictures involving congress and children.


Jumping Jesus on a Pogo-Stick - Not this shit, again.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2017 07:19 PM (kVsPd)

112 They've already "leaked" what they think Trump will do...

Posted by: It's me donna at August 21, 2017 07:19 PM (O2RFr)

113 DWS/Awan was running a parallel server structure, similar to Hillary's,
this one pay-to-play for DNC access and miscellaneous skullduggery,
including election-rigging, debate-rigging, thugs attacking RNC and
their payoffs, etc. The DWS laptop is a doorway to that structure, in
the same way Weiner's laptop is to Hillary's.

---

Couldn't it be something simpler?

A parallel server where EVERYTHING from EVERYONE on the system was copied? And then the information that was interesting was simply sold?

/or maybe that's what you're saying and I'm confused?

Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 07:20 PM (aT+Bx)

114 97 Did you mean to say 200 million, Texas Dan? That is a whole lot of zeros...
Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (pL6Vz)

Yeah, construction cost with mechanical equipment. Educated guess--the operators of these things don't actually ever tell us how much they cost.

I'm talking the kind of sites set up for microsoft and google.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:20 PM (yL25O)

115 110 You just never know who you can trust in these days
filled with reprobates, sodomites, perverts and democrats.

At least on the ONT we're safe from one of those four.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2017 07:18 PM (6FqZa)


Yeah, the Democrats always try to tag along. Fuckin' losers.

Posted by: Rebrobate Pervert of a Sodomite at August 21, 2017 07:20 PM (CPk08)

116 $120,000 worth of gear?

A fella could put together a nice server in Vegas with that.

Posted by: Slim Pickens Dell Catalog at August 21, 2017 07:20 PM (FhXTo)

117 Can't wait for the New York Times to report on this in seven or eight months.

Posted by: Hamilton at August 21, 2017 07:21 PM (sCjDS)

118 They are the nth degree of everything. Designed for 6x normal office floor loads, designed for very high wind loads, massive HVAC systems, generators for redundancy for everything.

You can't drive by and take a photo for $5k.

Seriously, they have security staff who will come out if you try to take photos.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (yL25O)


I've always wanted to know what Amazon's monthly electricity bills are.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 07:21 PM (dEQP3)

119 Jumping Jesus on a Pogo-Stick - Not this shit, again.
--

It's probably not.

However, when you have weird wikileaks emails from John Podesta about "Spirit Cooking," I'd say you've jumped into bizarro world, and anything is possible.

Posted by: shibumi at August 21, 2017 07:21 PM (aT+Bx)

120 CNN spent most of the day until the eclipse talking and reporting on the Secret Service running out of money. Talking heads were going on and on.
I only saw it at a local fast food place, no one in line was giving the TV a second glance. Later at home I happen to turn on the TV to CNN and they were still going on and on about it...

Posted by: Colin at August 21, 2017 07:22 PM (lSeoO)

121 118

I've always wanted to know what Amazon's monthly electricity bills are.
Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 07:21 PM (dEQP3)

Who knows? They probably own their own Reactor facilities.

Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:22 PM (pL6Vz)

122 Yeah, the Democrats always try to tag along. Fuckin' losers.
Posted by: Rebrobate Pervert of a Sodomite at August 21, 2017 07:20 PM (CPk0


Word.

Posted by: Retarded Syphlitic Camel Shit at August 21, 2017 07:22 PM (CPk08)

123 I've always wanted to know what Amazon's monthly electricity bills are.

Let's ask Alexa.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 21, 2017 07:22 PM (Tyii7)

124 Trump's style on such issues (social) has generally been to stay away from them, and when he addresses them, he does so in a very generic manner completely inadequate to the current (extraordinary) situation. And it's usually just "unite" platitudes.

Unless he completely changes that approach, and names names and kicks a**, I too hope he completely avoids the topic. The juxtaposition of a raving racist/fascist lynch mob and a Dem party race-baiting and slandering and s**t-stirring to a degree not seen in a long time - vs. a dull platitudinous call for unity that corrects no part of the ocean of disinformation/concealment in which the public floats and flails ..... please, no.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 07:23 PM (0BFUD)

125 I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's eclipse.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at August 21, 2017 07:17 PM (Tyii7)

---

I would love to see a hidden camera youtubes video of people going out next Monday, setting their telescopes up, wearing their eclipse glasses, etc. to see how passers-by and park rangers approached them and talked to them when they broke the news that it was last week. Get decent actors who could cry on demand and pull it off. Maybe have someone with a fake can of ashes and make a big deal about keeping that last promise to dad or something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at August 21, 2017 07:23 PM (psH+N)

126 123

I've always wanted to know what Amazon's monthly electricity bills are.

Let's ask Alexa.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 21, 2017 07:22 PM (

So who is better looking, Siri or Alexa?

Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:24 PM (pL6Vz)

127 CNN spent most of the day until the eclipse talking and reporting on the Secret Service running out of money. Talking heads were going on and on.
I only saw it at a local fast food place, no one in line was giving the TV a second glance. Later at home I happen to turn on the TV to CNN and they were still going on and on about it...
Posted by: Colin

I guess all those vacations the Obamas took didn't bust the budget for eight years. Not counting the trips Moochelle took on her own with mommy.

Posted by: mpfs at August 21, 2017 07:24 PM (79p/O)

128 I wonder about Awan and clan, national security and Benghazi deal going really bad.

Who showed up why and why did media dems everyone set upon a obscure video guy instead of going after those that killed our ambassador and cia members and would have finished off apx 60 staff staff ?

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2017 07:24 PM (FKrah)

129 Well, the definition of data center is not the same to everyone. Something of a real data center is rediculously expensive. Something on the order of what the clintons were using is not so expensive and reasonably profitable.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 21, 2017 07:24 PM (0wem/)

130 CNN spent most of the day until the eclipse talking and reporting on the Secret Service running out of money. Talking heads were going on and on.

Except that has been discredited by the Secret service themselves.. Says it has nothing to do with Trump

Posted by: It's me donna at August 21, 2017 07:25 PM (O2RFr)

131 More likely a nothing burger in my view. This is likely an organizational write off and the IT folks 'own' the equipment within the organization. Dropped laptops over a period of time and what not.

I have 2 laptops in a closet somewhere from my last job - obsolete and the organization never asked for them back.

Posted by: Steve Earle Song Ideas at August 21, 2017 07:25 PM (PvCxa)

132 Is there no accountability anywhere in our government?

Posted by: Tentotwo at August 21, 2017 07:25 PM (yhf6w)

133 Does this server make my ass look fat?

Posted by: Alexa at August 21, 2017 07:25 PM (CPk08)

134 Is there no accountability anywhere in our government?
Posted by: Tentotwo

There is but only for conservatives.

Posted by: mpfs at August 21, 2017 07:26 PM (79p/O)

135 The little dog would growl every single time a fat woman passed by on the sidewalk.

Predators are very wary of becoming prey.

Posted by: DaveA at August 21, 2017 07:26 PM (FhXTo)

136
CNN spent most of the day until the eclipse talking and reporting on the Secret Service running out of money. Talking heads were going on and on.

Investigating every Hollywood celebrity that makes a death threat gets expensive

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 21, 2017 07:26 PM (lKyWE)

137 one wonders if our politicians get All their news from cnn and msdnc?

It's like they don't have a clue what's going on out here, Or they could give a damn and side with the fascists

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2017 07:27 PM (FKrah)

138 /or maybe that's what you're saying and I'm confused?

===

Say you were a democrat thug. Let's call you Robert C.

You, Robbie, need a secure environment so as to conduct bidness. It has to be free of oversight, secure in communications, allow data and financial transfers, possibly also to be used a source for meeting other, similarly inclined entrepeneurs or - critically = personages in a position of authority who could help in some way without having accusations of collusion thrown about.

What's a thoroughly modern political party to do?

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at August 21, 2017 07:27 PM (z2W2E)

139 I've always wanted to know what Amazon's monthly electricity bills are.
Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 07:21 PM (dEQP3)

...

Sites for Datacenters are highly dependent upon the existing infrastructure in the electrical grid being able to provide what they need.

The size of the centers are always discussed in terms of KVa; i hear the numbers go by but it never makes sense to me (I'm not an electrical engineer.)

http://bit.ly/2xm5SZl

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:27 PM (yL25O)

140 Has anyone else noticed that since Priebus and Spicer are gone the White House leaks seemed to have dried up
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic




Well, that would also be a good time to clam up to make it look like they were the leakers. Similar to the idea that you should lay off the serial killing for a while when the cops arrest the wrong guy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 21, 2017 07:27 PM (0wem/)

141 BREAKING: WASHINGTON -- In a tragic scene this evening, Imran Awan, his wife, and two brothers were killed in a murder-suicide. Developing news...

Posted by: CNN at August 21, 2017 07:27 PM (mcI77)

142 Well, the definition of data center is not the same to everyone. Something of a real data center is rediculously expensive. Something on the order of what the clintons were using is not so expensive and reasonably profitable.
Posted by: yankeefifth at August 21, 2017 07:24 PM (0wem/)

Yup...and you can cut a lot of costs out by finding someone with an extra shitter to spare to store it all in.
The Clintons may be rapists and murderers but they are frugal son-of-a bitches.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2017 07:28 PM (5VlCp)

143 But, but, Nazi's!

Posted by: Strobe at August 21, 2017 07:28 PM (JMoma)

144 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

Posted by: original jake at August 21, 2017 07:28 PM (NBNBl)

145 Steve Earle even laptops from security apparatus such as Hillary or the WH? or the DNC?

just toss into a closet?

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2017 07:28 PM (FKrah)

146 What's a thoroughly modern political party to do?
Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at August 21, 2017 07:27 PM (z2W2E)


Do whatever the fuck you want, and recruiting syncophants and ideologues and bribing them to shut up and hide the evidence.

Posted by: Alexa at August 21, 2017 07:29 PM (CPk08)

147 >>I've always wanted to know what Amazon's monthly electricity bills are.

As I've mentioned before, I used to help run a company that operated data centers/interconnection centers (aka peering and the like). We had over 30 across the country and overseas at one point.

We had Amazon as a customer for a while when they were getting going in a couple sites. It rapidly became more cost effective for them to build their own sites.

The single determining factor in their, and almost everyones now, is power. It's not even so much about how much it costs, its is there enough available. It really is an interesting and huge problem for data center operators. And an extremely expensive one in both capital and operating budgets.

Never believe it when a company like Amazon talks about going green. They suck power like a $5 crack whore.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2017 07:29 PM (/tuJf)

148 "Stranger things have happened, like our billion-dollar warships being strangely vulnerable to fat-arsed, slow merchant ships."

Do you think the GPS systems on these ships were a) compromised (hacked), b) malfunctioning or c) ignored?

Posted by: highwatermark at August 21, 2017 07:29 PM (w7KSn)

149 Isha vasht right wing conspirashy. *hic*

Posted by: Felonia Von Pantsuit at August 21, 2017 07:30 PM (7ciu+)

150 The level of wanton criminality and corruption being conducted in plain site is breathtaking.

Where's slumberin' Sessions and Wray?

Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2017 07:30 PM (9A6UB)

151 Reinsert Pubic's gone leaks seem to have slowed/stopped. Bannon gone less drama?

Posted by: Strobe at August 21, 2017 07:30 PM (JMoma)

152 Similar to the idea that you should lay off the serial killing for a while when the cops arrest the wrong guy.
Posted by: yankeefifth at August 21, 2017 07:27 PM (0wem/)


Yeah, you're probably right. I'll lay off of it for a little while.

Posted by: Hillary at August 21, 2017 07:30 PM (CPk08)

153 Data Centers use huge amounts of power. And add 2-3x redundancy.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2017 07:30 PM (89T5c)

154 Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:15 PM (yL25O)

But this is 120 K spent on a notoriously crappy network....

And not spent, so much as disappeared...

Hmmm.... interesting thought... sanitized extra servers just incase they ever had to hand something over to the FBI???

Posted by: Don Q. at August 21, 2017 07:31 PM (NgKpN)

155 We don`t have two parties, we have two competing PR firms, one of which parrot`s the other when it counts.

Posted by: Tentotwo at August 21, 2017 07:32 PM (yhf6w)

156 I bet they were diverting equipment to their campaigns.

Posted by: Mike at August 21, 2017 07:32 PM (QbZWz)

157 I've been working my way through accounting courses, although I'm far from being any kind of expert, and based on what I know, if $120,000 in equipment is that big a chunk of the average congressional budget, no way should it be simply written off their financial records without some kind of a paper trail. I don't know what *is* going on, but it's definitely not legit.

Posted by: T at August 21, 2017 07:32 PM (Vgw1E)

158 Tentotwo : lemme guess - you're on Windows 10, and it randomly boots you into UK keyboard.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2017 07:33 PM (6FqZa)

159 120K in laptops is an asssload, how many servers does 120k buy

Posted by: original jake at August 21, 2017 07:33 PM (NBNBl)

160 I saw 2-3x Redundancy open for Philip Glass in '92.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 21, 2017 07:33 PM (CPk08)

161 Maybe Trump could get a jab in at McCain tonight while commending the Pacific Fleet overall. I'll take anything that raises that treasonous fucks blood pressure.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:33 PM (mcI77)

162 Sure would be interesting to know what data was stored on the drives inside those machines DWS allowed Pakistani intelligence to steal.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at August 21, 2017 07:33 PM (ylUqT)

163 >>Hmmm.... interesting thought... sanitized extra servers just incase they ever had to hand something over to the FBI???

Or it could be that those numerous hard disks that they hammered the crap out of before the FBI got them are the equipment we are talking about.

It's a hell of a lot easier to give someone a computer that might have password protected information than to give them copies of files off a USB drive.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2017 07:34 PM (/tuJf)

164 63 I read where Awan made bail and is now out with an ankle bracelet.

Posted by: Under Fire

So Hillary's handyman doesn't have to look too hard for him.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 21, 2017 07:34 PM (0ecq3)

165 We're looking into the whole "server" thing.

Posted by: Koskinen's IRS at August 21, 2017 07:35 PM (89T5c)

166 158 Tentotwo : lemme guess - you're on Windows 10, and it randomly boots you into UK keyboard.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2017 07:33 PM (6FqZa)
.............
I am afraid so.

Posted by: Tentotwo at August 21, 2017 07:35 PM (yhf6w)

167 To quote Mr. Plinkett, it would be best if the media took more of an investigative interest in this mystery than none at all.

Posted by: Ace


I am now picturing Mr. Plinkett saying to DWS, "What's wrong with your faaaaace?!"

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 21, 2017 07:35 PM (XKZwp)

168 Yvette Clarke?
Where have I heard that name before?
Oh yeah, she announced she was working on a bill to rename Army bases that got everyone's panties in a wad. A bill that has zero chance of passing. But let's light our hair on fire about that so she can draw attention away from poor property accountability procedures.
:::braces for impact:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 21, 2017 07:36 PM (RrhD2)

169 Sites for Datacenters are highly dependent upon the existing infrastructure in the electrical grid being able to provide what they need.

The size of the centers are always discussed in terms of KVa; i hear the numbers go by but it never makes sense to me (I'm not an electrical engineer.)

http://bit.ly/2xm5SZl
Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:27 PM (yL25O)



I can just sort of understand that and it's something I never really considered before. The draws are designed at maximum utility while the provision is still assuming some loss.

JackStraw, yeah, whenever tech companies talk about going green, I just start laughing. Uh huh. Sure. You can power those server farms with unicorn farts. Suuuuurrreee.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 07:36 PM (dEQP3)

170 Windows 10 fucking sucks. I recommend it for all Democrats looking for an operating system.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2017 07:37 PM (6FqZa)

171 Some good news for a change.

"Teens and tweens remaining on Facebook seem to be less engaged - logging in less frequently and spending less time on the platform," Orozco said. "At the same time, we now have Facebook-nevers, many children aging into the tween demographic that appear to be overlooking Facebook altogether, yet still engaging with Facebook-owned Instagram."

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:37 PM (mcI77)

172 If you are the accountant who cooked the books to hide $120k, are you an accomplice?

Even if it weren't federal property being stolen, that's federal crime level, right?

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:37 PM (yL25O)

173
Maybe Trump could get a jab in at McCain tonight while commending the Pacific Fleet overall. I'll take anything that raises that treasonous fucks blood pressure.
Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:33 PM (mcI77)



Maybe the USS McCain getting rammed is an omen portending the end of John McCains career

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 21, 2017 07:38 PM (lKyWE)

174 Only three days left! No unreasonable offer refused! Everything must go!!!

Posted by: The Awan Brothers at August 21, 2017 07:38 PM (Tyii7)

175 "Teens and tweens remaining on Facebook seem to be less engaged - logging in less frequently and spending less time on the platform," Orozco said. "At the same time, we now have Facebook-nevers, many children aging into the tween demographic that appear to be overlooking Facebook altogether, yet still engaging with Facebook-owned Instagram."

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:37 PM (mcI77)
====


dude, Facebook is for old people


really

kids are on Instagram, snapchat, etc


who wants to be on Facebook with their mom and dad?

Posted by: original jake at August 21, 2017 07:39 PM (NBNBl)

176 A lot of the shadow IT structure that exists now has to do with the lobbying disclosure act of 1995 [Clinton era] and the need to *not* disclose anything of importance.

Unfortunately, it has created an atmosphere even more fucked up than previously obtained. Have you noticed that McCain and RNC leadership act *exactly* like a group of echo-chamber forum freaks? Down to similar expressions and united aims that go unstated to the public at large? Because they are.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at August 21, 2017 07:39 PM (z2W2E)

177 *wanders in*

https://goo.gl/images/kjtVrx

*wanders out*

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 21, 2017 07:40 PM (XFue2)

178 "At the same time, we now have Facebook-nevers, many children aging into the tween demographic that appear to be overlooking Facebook altogether, yet still engaging with Facebook-owned Instagram."

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:37 PM (mcI77)


Which is why Facebook bought Instagram.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 07:41 PM (dEQP3)

179 I do not do social media. I get all of my information and social interaction online here, at AoS...

Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:41 PM (pL6Vz)

180 who wants to be on Facebook with their mom and dad?

Posted by: original jake at August 21, 2017 07:39 PM (NBNBl)

---

Ha. I'm not on Facebook and have never considered this, but it rings true. At church the most obsessed are the old people. The kids are doing something with photos or something (maybe snap chat, who knows).

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at August 21, 2017 07:42 PM (psH+N)

181 *wanders in*

https://goo.gl/images/kjtVrx

*wanders out*
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 21, 2017 07:40 PM (XFue2)


Good point. You forgot to whistle innocently while wandering out though.

Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2017 07:42 PM (s5o+q)

182 Which is why Facebook bought Instagram.
Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 07:41 PM (dEQP3)


And if you thought Facebook was full of retards, spend some time on Instagram...

I'd be ashamed to post there.

Posted by: retarded Syphlitic Camel Shit at August 21, 2017 07:43 PM (CPk08)

183 >>I can just sort of understand that and it's something I never really considered before. The draws are designed at maximum utility while the provision is still assuming some loss.

The problem is actually even more complex. Planning for power in a site is usually done by calculating the amount of power needed per square foot * square footage of the facility. But that number is not constant, not remotely.

As technology gets smaller and more powerful the power needs go up. How much is the big question. It's a real problem when you are building a site that costs tens and even millions of dollars depending on the size. And you never want to build a site and not be able to provide an ever increasing amount of both AC and DC power.

You know you use a lot of power when you can get utilities to build entirely new transmission facilities for you.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2017 07:43 PM (/tuJf)

184 Both navy ships were hit in the same place...port side....t-boned

Seems kinda suspicious...

Posted by: E.T. at August 21, 2017 07:43 PM (P1GJy)

185 Uh huh. Sure. You can power those server farms with unicorn farts. Suuuuurrreee.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees



All this talk about private energy sources and strain on the grid and no one has mentioned your, uh, special demands?

I am disappointed in the Horde.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2017 07:43 PM (gIRsn)

186 Some continue to speculate that Democrats' were protecting the Awan Clan due to blackmail, or the Awan gang having compromising information about them. (What was this crew really hired to do, for example?)

Not blackmail. Masochistic flagellation and prostration. *sob* I'm so sorry! I want to atone for my American privilege! Please take my server and give all the data to whomever you wish!

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 21, 2017 07:44 PM (/qEW2)

187 I've been assured that since I don't live within 10 miles of D.C. this shouldn't matter to me.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 21, 2017 07:44 PM (gC2IV)

188 I'm a dinosaur. I don't use any of this social media garbage.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:45 PM (mcI77)

189 I do not do social media. I get all of my information and social interaction online here, at AoS...
Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:41 PM (pL6Vz)



Your Honor, the defense plans an insanity defense. We offer this as Exhibit A.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 07:47 PM (dEQP3)

190 I have absolutely had it up to here with tattoos on athletes.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2017 07:47 PM (9A6UB)

191 Uh huh. Sure. You can power those server farms with unicorn farts. Suuuuurrreee.



Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees


I'm envisioning endless towers of unicorns in little pens. You know, like the Matrix. Oh, and beans. Lots and lots of beans.

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2017 07:48 PM (LAe3v)

192 The AoSHQ comments section *is* social media.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2017 07:48 PM (gIRsn)

193 188
I'm a dinosaur. I don't use any of this social media garbage.



Posted by: Under Fire


At some point, you'll be tres avant garde.

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2017 07:49 PM (LAe3v)

194 190 I have absolutely had it up to here with tattoos on athletes.

Team huddles might as well be in a prison yard.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:49 PM (mcI77)

195 Team huddles might as well be in a prison yard.
Posted by: Under Fire


Ah, a Cowboys fan . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2017 07:50 PM (6FqZa)

196 195 Team huddles might as well be in a prison yard.
Posted by: Under Fire

Ah, a Cowboys fan . . .
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2017 07:50 PM (6FqZa)

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You shut your whore mouth!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 21, 2017 07:51 PM (gC2IV)

197 *wanders in*

https://goo.gl/images/gTJUXo

*whistles innocently while wandering out*

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 21, 2017 07:51 PM (XFue2)

198 190 I have absolutely had it up to here with tattoos on athletes.
Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2017 07:47 PM (9A6UB)


FIFY.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 07:52 PM (SRKgf)

199 195 Team huddles might as well be in a prison yard.
Posted by: Under Fire

Ah, a Cowboys fan . . .
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 21, 2017 07:50 PM (6FqZa)



You mean a Raiders fan, don't you?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 07:52 PM (SRKgf)

200 BREAKING: President Trump has approved sending 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, senior official tells Fox News

Planned leak?

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:52 PM (mcI77)

201 At Democrat BDSM parties, Dem Congressmen play submissive roles to BLM and CAIR. When that is over, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, McCain, etc. play submissive roles to the Dem Congressmen. Mitt Romney strapped to a bed naked with a ball gag in his mouth while Maxine Waters in a Hannibal Lecter mast whips him and yanks his studded dog collar. "Who's yo daddy, bitch???"

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 21, 2017 07:53 PM (/qEW2)

202 'm envisioning endless towers of unicorns in little pens. You know, like the Matrix. Oh, and beans. Lots and lots of beans.


Posted by: pep at August 21, 2017 07:48 PM (LAe3v)

I've always thought it should be hamsters, they spend a lot of time on those little exercise wheels. I picture millions and millions of them in one building. Sort like a chicken farm, windowless buildings, feeding tanks, and poop dispensers, dried poop sold to farms for fertilizer.

Posted by: Colin at August 21, 2017 07:53 PM (lSeoO)

203 198 190 I have absolutely had it up to here with tattoos on athletes.
Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2017 07:47 PM (9A6UB)


FIFY.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 07:52 PM (SRKgf)

...

If we haven't reached peak tattoo yet, then I want off the ride before we get there.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:53 PM (yL25O)

204 >>Both navy ships were hit in the same place...port side....t-boned

>>Seems kinda suspicious...

No, no, they are just hard to see.

Esp. near us.

Coincidentally.

Posted by: China at August 21, 2017 07:54 PM (wwL6Q)

205 159 120K in laptops is an asssload, how many servers does 120k buy
Posted by: original jake at August 21, 2017 07:33 PM (NBNBl)

Not an assload. If you went super cheap, maybe 120. One to two dozen would be more likely.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 21, 2017 07:55 PM (+F0Wk)

206 Under Fire, I can't think of a national security decision/speech combo where the key points didn't leak - or weren't distributed - prior to the address, ever. Pretty standard, and I've been somewhat involved in these things in the past. There are rarely surprises in presidential TV addresses.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 07:55 PM (0BFUD)

207 This is off topic for the thread, but I just despise John McCain and yesterday I read something about his supposed role in the USS Forestall disaster. Has anyone else heard that he was the one who caused the explosion that killed 134 sailors because he was hot shotting and performed a "wet start" of his jet? https://tinyurl.com/grngwu7 He should have been hanged if true.

Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at August 21, 2017 07:55 PM (FSETn)

208 So who is better looking, Siri or Alexa?
Posted by: kraken at August 21, 2017 07:24 PM (pL6Vz)

That Japanese girl in a jar. "Hurry home!!"

Posted by: Fox2! at August 21, 2017 07:55 PM (lPDqu)

209 Team huddles might as well be in a prison yard.

Career path:

Prison league
/ \
/ \
NFL NBA

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 07:55 PM (SRKgf)

210 The Awans ARE linked with Anthony Weiner and Hillary Clinton. This was one of things discovered from he Weiner laptop and in one of the leaked emails, Hillary says she needs a new blackberry and Huma says she will get it from one of the "guys." I believe that the dems were spying on everyone and using leverage ( blackmail) when they needed to make things like investigations go away. I wouldn't be surprised if the Awans were also working with and for the treasonous John Brennan.

Posted by: Flowerbelle1 at August 21, 2017 07:55 PM (AkAvN)

211 >>windowless buildings

We should be so lucky.

Windowless Barrel for us.

Posted by: Pixy's Hamsters at August 21, 2017 07:56 PM (wwL6Q)

212 I am also disgusted by ear gauging. I saw this fat douchebag today that had what looked to be a bearing race in his ears. Must have been an inch wide hole.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:56 PM (mcI77)

213 Let's not forget that Valerie Jarrett got Secret Service protection. Wonder how much that cost?

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 21, 2017 07:56 PM (JKNZq)

214 If we haven't reached peak tattoo yet, then I want off the ride before we get there.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:53 PM (yL25O)

Someday in the future, old folks homes will be full of old people with outrageous tattoo's...Little old lady with "I love sex" sitting in a wheel chair.

Posted by: Colin at August 21, 2017 07:56 PM (lSeoO)

215 If we haven't reached peak tattoo yet, then I want off the ride before we get there.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:53 PM (yL25O)



Me too.

Having missed the tulip craze, I'm trying to figure out how to cash in the impending boom in tattoo removal.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 07:56 PM (SRKgf)

216 This is off topic for the thread, but I just despise John McCain
Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at August 21, 2017 07:55 PM (FSETn)



I'm pretty sure that it's in Rules for Morons that discussing despising John McCain is never off topic.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 07:57 PM (dEQP3)

217 213 Let's not forget that Valerie Jarrett got Secret Service protection. Wonder how much that cost?
Posted by: notsothoreau at August 21, 2017 07:56 PM (JKNZq)

...

You forgot to denounce yourself ahead of time for asking that.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:57 PM (yL25O)

218 Posted by: Obamaisacommunist at August 21, 2017 07:55 PM (FSETn)

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Lots of reasons to not like McCain. That ain't one of them.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 21, 2017 07:57 PM (gC2IV)

219 Anyone else think, we should have a "library" of answers (sort of a FAQ) on "questions" that arise, regularly, month after month, and require answering in a thread?

Just to use this McCain/Forrestal thing as an example.

"Please see #7 under FAQs, in the side-bar"

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 07:58 PM (0BFUD)

220 212 I am also disgusted by ear gauging. I saw this fat douchebag today that had what looked to be a bearing race in his ears. Must have been an inch wide hole.
Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 07:56 PM (mcI77)



Just think of the interrogation possibilities. You just slip a carabiner in the ear gauge, connect it to a pulley in the ceiling, and hoist.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 07:58 PM (SRKgf)

221 Me too.

Having missed the tulip craze, I'm trying to figure out how to cash in the impending boom in tattoo removal.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 07:56 PM (SRKgf)

...

If we can't cash in, maybe we can just participate. I have a bosch grinder...

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:58 PM (yL25O)

222 power those server farms with unicorn farts

Yet Another Linux Distro.

Posted by: DaveA at August 21, 2017 07:59 PM (FhXTo)

223 213 Let's not forget that Valerie Jarrett got Secret Service protection. Wonder how much that cost?
Posted by: notsothoreau at August 21, 2017 07:56 PM (JKNZq)



Yeah, let the Iranians protect the rat-faced bitch. She's their asset, after all.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 07:59 PM (SRKgf)

224 Jay, as I've mentioned in the past, a dermatologist friend told me a few years ago that a stupendous amount of $$$ was pouring into tattoo removal (safe, painless, efficient) R ampersand D. He said everyone agreed a huge market would be emerging.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 08:00 PM (0BFUD)

225 Just to use this McCain/Forrestal thing as an example.

"Please see #7 under FAQs, in the side-bar"

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 07:58 PM (0BFUD)

...

Yeah, it has been discussed. More than once. And vigorously. I think we'd do better with JFK assassination theories.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 08:00 PM (yL25O)

226 Yay! American Ninja Warrior time!

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 08:00 PM (dEQP3)

227 If we can't cash in, maybe we can just participate. I have a bosch grinder...
Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 07:58 PM (yL25O)



Good thinking. I've got an angle grinder with a masonry attachment. I'll have those tattoos off in a jiffy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:00 PM (SRKgf)

228 And power is the reason that Google has a data center near The Dalles dam. There's major dark fiber that BPA owns.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 21, 2017 08:01 PM (JKNZq)

229 Just think of the interrogation possibilities. You just slip a carabiner in the ear gauge, connect it to a pulley in the ceiling, and hoist.

You could easily place a hot charcoal briquette in this guys hole.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 08:01 PM (mcI77)

230 >>>Having missed the tulip craze, I'm trying to figure out how to cash in the impending boom in tattoo removal.

Belt sander.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 21, 2017 08:01 PM (RrhD2)

231 224 Jay, as I've mentioned in the past, a dermatologist friend told me a few years ago that a stupendous amount of $$$ was pouring into tattoo removal (safe, painless, efficient) R ampersand D. He said everyone agreed a huge market would be emerging.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 08:00 PM (0BFUD)


Damn. I was SO hoping it was dangerous, excruciating, and inefficient.

But then, I'm a fan of Darwin.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:01 PM (SRKgf)

232 230 >>>Having missed the tulip craze, I'm trying to figure out how to cash in the impending boom in tattoo removal.

Belt sander.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 21, 2017 08:01 PM (RrhD2)


Blow torch.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:02 PM (SRKgf)

233 Saw a guy at the mall who had a Master combination Lock in each ear lobe...And not a tiny lock but the kind you use on a locker...crazy

Posted by: Colin at August 21, 2017 08:02 PM (lSeoO)

234 And green is the hardest color to remove, from what I've heard.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 21, 2017 08:02 PM (JKNZq)

235 You could easily place a hot charcoal briquette in this guys hole.
Posted by: Under Fire at August 21, 2017 08:01 PM (mcI77)



Phrasing!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:02 PM (SRKgf)

236 "Little old lady with 'I love sex' sitting in a wheel chair."

Up the bum no babies

Posted by: Chris M at August 21, 2017 08:02 PM (6RZos)

237 But then, I'm a fan of Darwin.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:01 PM (SRKgf)


This afternoon coming back from lunch I saw the notice sign over the roadway with No Photos While Driving and I was all no no no let Nature take its course!

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at August 21, 2017 08:05 PM (dEQP3)

238 232 230 >>>Having missed the tulip craze, I'm trying to figure out how to cash in the impending boom in tattoo removal.

Belt sander.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 21, 2017 08:01 PM (RrhD2)

Blow torch.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:02 PM (SRKgf)

...

Paper cuts and a tank of piranhas.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 08:06 PM (yL25O)

239 What's amazing to me is the attractive girls who go in for massive tattoos.

Let's face it, to zeroth order, a woman's appearance is her fortune. To deface it with tattoos - so she looks as though she'd rolled around in the funny papers - is rather like tagging the Mona Lisa.

OTOH, who wouldn't pay top dollar to look like a discarded biker gang's slut?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:06 PM (SRKgf)

240 233 Saw a guy at the mall who had a Master combination Lock in each ear lobe...And not a tiny lock but the kind you use on a locker...crazy
Posted by: Colin at August 21, 2017 08:02 PM (lSeoO)

....

Because how can you be that dumb and simultaneously have disposable income.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 08:07 PM (yL25O)

241 Per heyjackass.com, 9 killed, 55 wounded last weekend in Chicago.

Damn, those white supremacist retards all looked like skinny, wimpy, dorky losers. Pretty impressive work they can do when their hate motivates them, I guess.

Oh, wait ....

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 08:07 PM (0BFUD)

242 What's amazing to me is the attractive girls who go in for massive tattoos.

Let's face it, to zeroth order, a woman's appearance is her fortune. To deface it with tattoos - so she looks as though she'd rolled around in the funny papers - is rather like tagging the Mona Lisa.

OTOH, who wouldn't pay top dollar to look like a discarded biker gang's slut?


Lots of tattoos are a sign of issues. Family, mental, emotional, you name it. Something isn't right in her life and she keeps trying to change her appearance in order to have some measure of control over her life.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 21, 2017 08:08 PM (Tnhbr)

243 I know it's bad but how bad is it that I would waterboard these Pakis to find out what is really going on since I think it's a national security issue. That's why they won't let me be the President of anything.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 21, 2017 08:09 PM (LuKE7)

244 heyjackass.com -

Under a photo of the Blue Angels, noting it is Air Show Weekend:

"While the lakefront may sound like a war zone this weekend, parts of the South and West sides will continue to behave like war zones"

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 08:09 PM (0BFUD)

245 Per heyjackass.com, 9 killed, 55 wounded last weekend in Chicago.



Damn, those white supremacist retards all looked like skinny, wimpy,
dorky losers. Pretty impressive work they can do when their hate
motivates them, I guess.



Oh, wait ....





Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 08:07 PM (0BFUD)

Chicago tax payers are going to pay big bucks, at $52,000 for each gun shot wound at the hospital. (not including rehab)

Posted by: Colin at August 21, 2017 08:10 PM (lSeoO)

246 "the chief of staff signed a form that quietly reconciled the missing equipment in the office budget"

I pay good money You can't have back.

Sincere,

Posted by: Vlad from Moscow at August 21, 2017 08:10 PM (Ndje9)

247 Just had some rhubarb jam on some toast.

Love rhubarb.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 21, 2017 08:10 PM (9A6UB)

248 And I forgot, WRT to the Chicago carnage noted above: "I hate Illinois Nazis"

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 08:10 PM (0BFUD)

249 238 232 230 >>>Having missed the tulip craze, I'm trying to figure out how to cash in the impending boom in tattoo removal.

Belt sander.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 21, 2017 08:01 PM (RrhD2)

Blow torch.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:02 PM (SRKgf)

...

Paper cuts and a tank of piranhas.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 08:06 PM (yL25O)



Power planer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:11 PM (SRKgf)

250 Lots of tattoos are a sign of issues. Family, mental, emotional, you name it. Something isn't right in her life and she keeps trying to change her appearance in order to have some measure of control over her life.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 21, 2017 08:08 PM (Tnhbr)

Yup.....some of the most crazy whores and strippers I have known had as much ink as Kraperdink.
It's a tell so you know in advance what you getting.
Pic N Poke are the best....usually done in jail/prison.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 21, 2017 08:11 PM (5VlCp)

251 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:06 PM (SRKgf)

I don't understand Megan Fox but her and tats can eat crackers in my bed anytime.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 21, 2017 08:12 PM (LuKE7)

252 Colin, I guess then that more killed/fewer wounded would be the fiscally preferrable course here.

Shooting lessons?

Make sure everybody's using HSTs and GoldDots?

Just brainstorming here.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 08:12 PM (0BFUD)

253 Per heyjackass.com, 9 killed, 55 wounded last weekend in Chicago.

Damn, those white supremacist retards all looked like skinny, wimpy, dorky losers. Pretty impressive work they can do when their hate motivates them, I guess.

Oh, wait ....

Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 08:07 PM (0BFUD)


Think of how much they have to lay out for all that burnt cork.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:13 PM (SRKgf)

254 Power planer.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:11 PM (SRKgf)

....

I have a friend who took his thumb and index finger off with a shaper.

With some power tools you can hunt around for the finger and try to have it reattached.

A shaper is not one of those tools.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 08:13 PM (yL25O)

255 noting it is Air Show Weekend:

Heard the sound of freedom in NWI this aft.

Posted by: DaveA at August 21, 2017 08:16 PM (FhXTo)

256 Just brainstorming here.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 21, 2017 08:12 PM (0BFUD)

Shooting target range in schools. I went to a rural school and we had a shooting club that shot our rifles (22's) in the basement of the highschool. Now urban schools could pickup on this, with pistols as the gun of choice.

Posted by: Colin at August 21, 2017 08:16 PM (lSeoO)

257 Lots of tattoos are a sign of issues. Family, mental, emotional, you name it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 21, 2017 08:08 PM (Tnhbr)


That is my assumption, frankly. (You left out low intelligence, but that's probably understood.)

I view it as a tacit admission that the wearer realizes he's a loser, and is attempting to assert himself through this pathetic mechanism, little realizing that any employer will instantly grasp that this joker has zero judgment, and will employ him - if at all - in a menial position.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:17 PM (SRKgf)

258 One of a thousand reasons why foreign nationals should not ever work in sensitive positions.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2017 08:18 PM (P/kVC)

259 I have a friend who took his thumb and index finger off with a shaper.

With some power tools you can hunt around for the finger and try to have it reattached.

A shaper is not one of those tools.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 08:13 PM (yL25O)


Sorry to hear that.

I'm always a bit leery of power tools. I use them, but respect them, and to some extent, fear them. One slip ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:18 PM (SRKgf)

260 I don't know what's going on here. Maybe the Awan brothers were selling government-bought equipment on the side.
---
Or maybe there never was government-bought equipment, which is why it turned up missing.

Posted by: Axeman at August 21, 2017 08:22 PM (2mC6G)

261 259 I have a friend who took his thumb and index finger off with a shaper.

With some power tools you can hunt around for the finger and try to have it reattached.

A shaper is not one of those tools.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 08:13 PM (yL25O)

Sorry to hear that.

I'm always a bit leery of power tools. I use them, but respect them, and to some extent, fear them. One slip ...
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:18 PM (SRKgf)

...

Indeed. He's a phd, knew instantly the mistake he made--was brushing dust off the machine as it slowed down, and went the wrong direction with respect to the way the safe guard is set up.

He got some toes transplanted and has a pretty functional hand, actually. Still not fun but sort of amazing what they can do with the body sometimes.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 08:22 PM (yL25O)

262 Indeed. He's a phd, knew instantly the mistake he made--was brushing dust off the machine as it slowed down, and went the wrong direction with respect to the way the safe guard is set up.

He got some toes transplanted and has a pretty functional hand, actually. Still not fun but sort of amazing what they can do with the body sometimes.
Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 08:22 PM (yL25O)



Damn.

I was teaching my boys about using power tools.

"See how easily this cuts through wood/metal? It'd cut through your leg like it was butter. So listen up."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:25 PM (SRKgf)

263 I am also disgusted by ear gauging. I saw this fat douchebag today that had what looked to be a bearing race in his ears. Must have been an inch wide hole.
Posted by: Under Fire
--------

In a way, he has done you a favor. You know immediately that you have no interest in interacting with this guy for any reason.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2017 08:27 PM (OdK9v)

264 Indeed. He's a phd, knew instantly the mistake he made--was brushing dust off the machine as it slowed down, and went the wrong direction with respect to the way the safe guard is set up.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2017 08:22 PM (yL25O)


I learned healthy respect/fear for threats in the lab. Routinely working with high voltage equipment (one hand in the pocket, thank you very much) and explosive/ pyrophoric compounds (one slip and you're invited to a party - guaranteed to be a blast) and you get paranoid, from the Greek meaning "sensible."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:29 PM (SRKgf)

265 I've seen tell that DWS was getting the head guy's bone, hence her protection of him and paying his salary.~brain bleach applied~

I've seen too that this family is tied to Pockeystahn's ISI by blood, you know, the ones that hid OBL in plain view. This Awan bunch have had over a decade of access to the rats' 'puter generated/received stuff--all of it. Some of these rats were on Intel Committees and there was definitely super secret shit being pilfered and either given to ISI or sold to anyone (hint: Russia). The Awans also grifted big time with car dealerships and other ventures paid for with Other People's Money. The reference to Seal Team 6 getting hit is prolly due to these fucks, nee, the treasonous rats that don't give a rat's ass about national security.

The wages/salary paid and other favored nation treatment they got is extraordinary. DWS' boy toy got nailed wiring $300 large to Pockystahn, money from the Congressional Credit Union (another perk) which he lied to get, i.e., he had an in with them.

Therein, the circle comes full circle: Why the fuck did they get so much moolah and access and what did they do with it? I hope the truth outs because it really is extraordinary.

Posted by: oddnot is fed up at August 21, 2017 08:31 PM (g1MTt)

266 Posted by: oddnot is fed up at August 21, 2017 08:31 PM (g1MTt)


Interviewer for Congressional IT position: "Nationality?"

Wog: "Pakistani."

Interviewer: "NEXT!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:33 PM (SRKgf)

267 I have a 6'' metal lathe. I am hyper careful about sleeves and loose clothing when I am using it.

Good friend, experienced, careful. Slipped and cut almost entirely through a little finger using a table saw.

A surgeon managed to reattach it, but could not reattach and make useful the ligaments. The surgeon offered my friend two options:

A. Reattach, but crooked in a fashion that could never be altered.

B. Amputation.

My friend asked the surgeon, "Look, if I chose Option A, isn't Option B always available later?"

Surgeon said "Yup". My friend went with Option A. Looking at his hand, you would never suspect anything was wrong with it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2017 08:35 PM (OdK9v)

268 I learned healthy respect/fear for threats in the lab. Routinely working with high voltage equipment (one hand in the pocket, thank you very much) and explosive/ pyrophoric compounds (one slip and you're invited to a party - guaranteed to be a blast) and you get paranoid, from the Greek meaning "sensible."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
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A grad student using the hood in my lab caused a small explosion. Badly cut up hands, but he was using the hood properly, so no facial damage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2017 08:37 PM (OdK9v)

269 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2017 08:35 PM (OdK9v)


This is something our leftist friends do not understand: life is not fair, and there are no mulligans. You mess up, you live with consequences. Forever.

OK, you mess up somebody's latte, you can make another. But you mess up in many other contexts, that's forever.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:38 PM (SRKgf)

270 A grad student using the hood in my lab caused a small explosion. Badly cut up hands, but he was using the hood properly, so no facial damage.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2017 08:37 PM (OdK9v)


Ah, lab accidents.

I've put out fires on two people's heads (only one in my lab), worn a respirator twice to fight fires (neither in my lab), fought nine fires and two explosions overall, crawled across a floor on all fours (to remain below bench height, just in case) to cut power and water to a still about to explode (not in my lab either), and had a colleague blinded by an explosion (through sheer bad luck, he'd taken off his safety glasses to wipe his brow on a hot day).

I pass over retards who brought ferromagnetic tools too close to superconducting magnets and got a gym workout trying unsucessfully to avoid a nasty (and expensive) surprise.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:43 PM (SRKgf)

271 A grad student using the hood in my lab caused a small explosion

One of my colleagues had a big-ass explosion that blew out all the windows in one wing of the chem department, and bent the window frames. Damned impressive, it was.

Fortunately, the nitwit responsible stepped out of the lab just before the excitement.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 21, 2017 08:46 PM (SRKgf)

272 I've seen tell that DWS was getting the head guy's bone, hence her protection of him and paying his salary.~brain bleach applied~

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I've heard the guy is gay. Arranged marriage, the works.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at August 21, 2017 08:55 PM (z2W2E)

273 The Awans misunderestimated the cost of a real good time in D.C./environs. To tide them over until a better scheme could be cooked up, somebody pointed at some stuff and said "take it".
Ten to the third power dollars is chump change when buying professional female (?) companionship in the 202.
I'm not checking Craigslust for the going rate for goats that go all the way.

Posted by: klaftern at August 21, 2017 09:00 PM (RuIsu)

274 "I've seen tell that DWS was getting the head guy's bone, hence her protection of him and paying his salary."
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If DWS were a man and Awan a hot young cutie, that might be believable. But she's not and he isn't.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 21, 2017 09:04 PM (0jtPF)

275 254 Nor with a 3/4" dado blade. Been there, done that. Nothing left to find. I assume the dust collector removed the evidence.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 21, 2017 09:37 PM (w7U7L)

276 267 The SECOND time I cut my hand, the surgeon gave me the same option, a curve to the finger. I can't tell a difference from my good (right) hand. And just a slight curve above the top knuckle.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 21, 2017 09:41 PM (w7U7L)

277 "The $120,000 figure amounts to about a tenth of the office's annual budget, or enough to hire four legislative assistants to handle the concerns of constituents in her New York district."

No way is the fully allocated cost (unemployment insurance, workman's comp, etc.) of a full-time legislative assistant only $30,000. In New York you might get 2-1/2 people for 120 large even if you're paying peanuts.

Posted by: Zapp Branigan at August 22, 2017 07:24 AM (FgFCM)

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