Comey and McCabe Leap From The Moral High Ground Into The Trump Abyss

Comey has succeeded in proving Trump’s point. After facing bipartisan calls for his termination after discussing evidence against an unindicted person (Hillary Clinton), he is back doing the very same thing with Trump. On both occasions, he acted for his own interest not the public’s interest.

Since being fired, Comey has also been accused of removing memos that he prepared during the investigation against FBI rules. Four of the seven memos are considered classified and he gave four to a friend to leak the information to the media. Instead of giving the memos to investigators or Congress, Comey (the man tasked with finding leakers) became a leaker himself. He then followed Trump to Twitter where he first lurked under a pseudonym and then started tweeting out attacks to the delight of his followers.

JONATHAN TURLEY

440px-Comey-FBI-PortraitAndrew_McCabe_official_photoBelow is my column in USA Today on the rapid demise of James Comey and Andrew McCabe, who have fulfilled the very stereotypes drawn by President Donald Trump.  Comey continues to spin the controversy over his book as fulfilling what he saw as a need for ethical leadership (i.e., Comey himself).  Comey acknowledged that he never asked Mueller if he should wait on the book.  Why? If you are so committed to the FBI and this investigation, why would you not ask about the possibly deleterious effects of a tell-all book (which discussed both public and nonpublic evidence).  Clearly the book was not helpful to the investigation, but that did not matter to Comey who saw the greater need as advancing himself as the personification of virtue and ethics — while cashing in on the first tell-all book from a former FBI Director.

Here is the column:

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I guess we have to get used to it. Privacy is dead! Yahoo’s new privacy policies.

With all of the recent news and headlines about Facebook and all the big tech companies tracking us, sharing our information with little or no options for us to do anything about it. I’ve been thinking why isn’t Yahoo in the news? They certainty should be.

I don’t want government involved in much of anything with the exception of the way the founders originally planned for government involvement in states and our personal lives. But I think there should be some type of legislation that forbids these big tech companies from collecting, storing or sharing our personal info. There should be some way to do it.

Oath revamps Yahoo and AOL privacy policies to allow email, photo scans

The Parkland school shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook

Before his page was taken down, Mead had published the post, “Investigating the Parkland School Shooting”. This is what Facebook finds to be so threatening that it warrants Facebook resorting to the 21st-century analog of book-burning. Please read and disseminate!

A class action lawsuit against Facebook has been filed with Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP in San Diego. To join the lawsuit, call (619) 338-1100.
The only reason Facebook gave Mead for unilaterally and without warning taking down his “Sandy Hook Hoax” page is the vague catch-all “Something you posted doesn’t follow our Community Standards”:

Fellowship of the Minds

Tony Mead is an intrepid Sandy Hook researcher with a Facebook page called “Sandy Hook Hoax“.

Two days ago, on April 8, 2018, Facebook took down his page. In its place, is this message:

The only reason Facebook gave Mead for unilaterally and without warning taking down his “Sandy Hook Hoax” page is the vague catch-all “Something you posted doesn’t follow our Community Standards”:

Before his page was taken down, Mead had published the post, “Investigating the Parkland School Shooting”. This is what Facebook finds to be so threatening that it warrants Facebook resorting to the 21st-century analog of book-burning. Please read and disseminate!

A class action lawsuit against Facebook has been filed with Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP in San Diego. To join the lawsuit, call (619) 338-1100.

Investigating the Parkland School Shooting

by Tony Mead

Originally published on Sandy Hook Hoax, April 4, 2018

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Youtube shooter was a refugee from Iran

Interesting, didn’t know that.
Trump Admin doesn’t process as many through Turkey

I’ve reported on the processing countries on several occasions, but it might be instructive to see that as Obama was leaving office, Turkey was one of our top processing centers,Turkey has been demoted as a processing country. I don’t have the inside skinny on what happened.
The mentally ill are admissible as refugees

The other thing you need to know is that we don’t screen for mental illness in the refugee admissions process—we take many nuts!

(Based on this reporting and her age now, she was an adult when admitted to the US.)

Refugee Resettlement Watch

That is what the LA Times is reporting, here.  (Hat tip: Peter)

nasim Attempted murderer Nasim Najafi Aghdam

Surely you’ve seen the story about an animal rights activist shooting human beings a few days ago, but if you haven’t, check out the LA Times.

I only want to make a couple of points.  First here is a tiny snip of the story:

Aghdam entered the country as a refugee roughly two decades ago, a family member said. In one of her videos, she said she was born in Urmia, Iran — where she and other members of her Baha’i faith face discrimination — and that her family had spent a year and a half in Turkey.

Turkey?

Readers need to know that Turkey has been a major processing center for refugees from the Middle East (imagine what fraud could be happening there!) for many years.

Trump Admin doesn’t process…

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Zuckerberg Talks, Facebook’s Problems Even Worse

Something definitely needs to be done to oversee the these big tech companies.
“is his interview with Vox.com, in which Zuckerberg managed to generate a new round of bad press over Facebook’s privacy scandal, talked about having some sort of Supreme Court decide what constitutes “acceptable speech” and how Facebook (FB) hampers independent media outlets. Oh, and he apparently thinks patriotism is arcane.”
“Zuckerberg also talked about how his company “worked directly” with the German government to monitor content before elections there, saying that “if you work with the government in a country, they’ll actually have a fuller understanding of what is going on.”

That prompted the Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman to write: “The idea of Facebook working with governments around the world to filter news is more frightening than almost any commercial use of user data one can imagine.”

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From Investor’s Business Daily.

Public Relations: After days of silence in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been talking up a storm. Given the kinds of things he’s been saying, it might be better if he went back to his Silent Zuck routine.

Case in point is his interview with Vox.com, in which Zuckerberg managed to generate a new round of bad press over Facebook’s privacy scandal, talked about having some sort of Supreme Court decide what constitutes “acceptable speech” and how Facebook (FB) hampers independent media outlets. Oh, and he apparently thinks patriotism is arcane.

The latest privacy flap came when Zuckerberg suggested that Facebook scans private messages sent over its Messenger app and blocks those it deems inappropriate.

During the interview, he talked about blocking “sensational messages” that Facebook believed were meant to incite harm. “Our systems detect…

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