“Facebook,” Up To Ten, And It’s Debatable *Open Thread*

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There is a whole lot going on today, but I want to focus on just a few things: the Chinese, Planned Parenthood, and the CNN GOP Debates.

Now to turn to the Chinese. I caught a report by Catherine Herridge of Fox News on an incredibly troubling revelation about the hacked information by the Chinese of those in this country who applied for security clearance. It is startling in its scope and potential for malice. From Fox News:

A private industry IT security firm tells Fox News that personal data stolen over the span of several high-profile U.S. cyber breaches is being indexed by China’s intelligence service into a massive Facebook-like network.

According to CrowdStrike founder Dmitri Alperovitch, Chinese hackers are using information gained from the breaches of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as intrusions into the Anthem and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield health insurance networks, to build a complete profile of federal employees in what the company calls a “Facebook of Everything.”

“That can now be used to embarrass you publicly and force you to work for the Chinese government,” Alperovitch told Fox News. “It’s, in effect, a private version of Facebook with much more detail about your life than even Facebook has that the Chinese now have access to.” Current and former intelligence officials echoed the assessment.

As Fox News has reported, the most sensitive information stolen in the OPM breach was lifted from what is known as the Standard Form 86, or SF-86. The 127-page security clearance application is essentially a road map to your life. It contains highly detailed information on everything from where an applicant lived and worked, to personal references, family members, friends and associates, as well as drug history and intimate health information.

What’s startling is the fact that virtually all government employees and contractors who hold the top echelon of U.S. security clearances were impacted by the OPM breach, even the Director of the FBI. James Comey joked at an intelligence and national security summit last week that had his SF-86 been stored in a strongly encrypted database “maybe someone wouldn’t be reading it today.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Holy. Crappydoo. This is astonishing in the access China has now gained into many of the upper echelons of Intelligence and Government workers. And they are getting away with it. Oh, Obama may talk tough, but what has been the comeuppance for China? Nothing. I mean, really – would you expect any less from Mr. Red Line? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Meanwhile, yet another video has come out about Planned Parenthood. The media has done a terrible job of covering this so they could provide cover, especially as the Campaign season ramps up. But one should not take the fact that this is Number Ten in the video series to mean it is less important than the others. Nope, not by a long shot. From The Federalist:

[…] “We have independent colleagues who generate a fair amount of income doing this,” Deb VanDerhei, the national director for the Consortium of Abortion Providers at PPFA. “Obviously we would have a huge P.R. issue, by doing this,” she said while sipping a pint of beer at a party.

VanDerhei wasn’t the only Planned Parenthood official who was concerned about the image problem associated with harvesting and selling aborted baby parts.

“This could destroy your company and us, if we don’t time those conversations correctly,” said Dr. Vanessa Cullins, vice president for external medical affairs for PPFA. […]

Let’s be clear here: they are not worried about what they are actually DOING. No, they are worried about the APPEARANCE of what they are doing. That is, making money, and a “fair amount,” by selling baby organs.

Don’t think for a second they are not aware of how disgusting this is:

[…] “Nothing is written. There’s nothing in stone,” Dr. Deborah Nucatola said in what appears to be footage from the first video CMP released on Planned Parenthood’s organs-for-cash scheme. “Folks will ask the national office questions, and we certainly have answers to those questions, but we don’t have a policy per se and that’s by choice.”

“If they do it, that’s fine. We’re not going to say no, but we want them to really think about the New York Times‘ headline,” VanDerhrei said. “It’s an issue you might imagine that we’re not comfortable talking about on email? And so we want to have the conversation in person.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Yeah – they know what they are doing. And what they are doing is abhorrent. That the media continues to provide them cover, though, is appalling.

But that seems to be how the media rolls, particularly during Campaign seasons. Hence why it will be interesting to see how CNN handles the GOP Debate tonight (Weds.). I am really glad that Carly Fiorina has made it to the Big Kids’ Table, but I fear that most of the time, like most of the “news” now, will be focused on Donald Trump.

Again, a little math lesson for those who seem to be using Common Core Math (talking to you, Fox News): 100% – 27% = 73%. That big number? The 73%? That is the number of us who do NOT support Donald Trump, are sick to death of hearing about him, sick to death of the media providing HIM cover by dismissing the many flip flops, irrational assertions, and lack of anything substantive he has said by providing him countless minutes of free ad time, including airing entire speeches. How about giving some of the other FAR More qualified candidates that kind of time? Like, I dunno, say Ben Carson, who is essentially tied with Trump now. Or Walker. Or Rubio. Or Cruz. Or Fiorina. Or Kasich. The list goes on of decent people who are far more qualified by experience and temperament that Trump will ever be. He is a snake oil salesman, a man who has failed in a NUMBER of his enterprises, including a MASSIVE bankruptcy of one of his star resorts (Time Magazine has a Top Ten Trump Failures List that is worth perusing). Just because much of the media allows him to brush that off, and his minions get angry if anyone even dare assert that Trump is not the “Be-All-End-All, what he has done, what he has said, matters to us. To that end, Sen. Rand Paul has declared he is going to come out with guns blazing to reveal Trump for the poseur he is.

The two debates, first one at 6:00pm EST, and second one at 8:00pm, EST, will be moderated by the same people, and will be on CNN.

This is an Open Thread!

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46 Responses to ““Facebook,” Up To Ten, And It’s Debatable *Open Thread*”

  1. helenk3 Says:

    maybe it is just me but everywhere I read today is one candidate going to attack another during the debate.
    I do not give a damn about attacking each other. I give a damn on hearing what each one plans to do about fixing the problems foreign and domestic that we have in this country right now.
    It is not a school yard where punching each other makes you a big “man”.

    This world is in serious trouble.
    people killing and torturing over religion
    invasions without shots being fired
    economic problems
    race problem worse than before civil rights
    education that is indoctrination not education
    politicians who do not give a fig about the people they represent

    I want some one with good ideas and the knowledge of how to get them to work

  2. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/234446-breaking-phoenix-police-officer-shot-during-traffic-stop-gunman-on-the-run/

    Phoenix cop shot

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    Fiorina: I’ve ‘Made a Lot of Enemies’ Fighting to Get on the Debate Stage

    Although she has succeeded in reaching the ‘big kids’ debate, Fiorina tempered her celebration in an email to supporters Tuesday night, noting the flurry of criticism she has begun to receive:

    As you know, getting on that debate stage wasn’t easy.

    You and I took on the political class and the mainstream media, and made sure they gave us the fair debate our country deserves. But while we won the fight, we made a lot of enemies in the process.

    Already, they’re starting to throw every baseless attack they can think of at this campaign–hoping to damage our momentum before I have a chance to introduce myself to the American people on Wednesday.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2015/09/16/fiorina-ive-made-a-lot-of-enemies-fighting-to-get-on-the-debate-stage-n2052870

    Fiorina attacked by Bitch Behar? No surprise there. After failing everywhere else Behar is back to throwing mud on “The View”, liberal land’s own private sewer for the girls.

    Does anyone other than a few old liberal cows care what this POS has to say?

    Of all the programs I would NEVER watch this one tops the list.

    • helenk3 Says:

      the ladies of the view major in stupid

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      No kidding. Behar continues to show her ignorance on a major scale, and The View continues to show how crappy a show it is with comments like this.

      Ugh.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Abortion is NOT, repeat NOT a health issue. Abortion is a choice made, with the exception of rape and incest, by women too stupid to use birth control. This is 2016, abortion shouldn’t even be an issue any more. Take a pill and chill.

        But then where would all those ghoulish researchers get their raw materials. Funny how the same people that won’t use cosmetics if they were tested on animals, I’m one by the way, don’t shed a tear at the sight of a tiny hand sticking up out of a petri dish.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Great comment, Marge. And you are right. It is a matter of health when the life of the mother is at stake, but there are options, like using CONTRACEPTION. Or taking the morning after pill if you think for a SECOND that maybe your contraception failed or you didn’t use any.

          And in cases of rape and incest, yes, it should be available…

  4. helenk3 Says:

    http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2015/09/debate-2-preview-what-to-look-for-who.html

    preview of the debate

  5. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/what-each-candidate-should-say-tonights-debate_1031548.html

    what each candidate should do tonight

  6. foxyladi14 Says:

    got the popcorn ready. lol

  7. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/09/nc-police-chief-forced-out-after-bashing-blacklivesmatter-terrorist-group

    this is just so wrong. when are the pols that back blm going to be forced to retire?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      No kidding – this is just ridiculous. The BLM is OUT OF CONTROL, and so are those who allow it to act this way.

  8. helenk3 Says:

    stolen from the crawdad hole

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/09/09/for-ted-cruz-supporters/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  9. helenk3 Says:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/09/government-cracks-down-on-little-free-libraries/

    as a reader I have a problem with this

  10. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    I am absolutely disgusted by Democrats supporting the deal with Iran. It says so much abt them, and NONE of it good. I thought this cartoon reflected the tone deafness well:

  11. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/north-korea-makes-big-announcement-no-one-wanted-to-hear-then-threatens-u-s-in-huge-way/

    yesterday someone was talking about how giving iran all that money in the deal, would embolden north korea into thinking hell we can get money too for threats.
    and here they go

  12. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423992/obamism-correctable

    WOW
    obamism correctable

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      “WOW” is right, Helen. Absolutely BRILLIANT, if disturbing, article by Hanson. Thanks for this!

  13. helenk3 Says:

    President Obama addresses tweet to Texas 9th grader arrested over school project: ‘Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.’ – @POTUS
    See original on twitter.com

  14. helenk3 Says:

    this is sad but true

    https://fbcdn-photos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtf1/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/11036483_10201023096855546_4821351037034193106_n.jpg?oh=0304102c3d460f0a8c65205da452a844&oe=566D4A70&__gda__=1452871816_1872f8d06dc5d45d1ef5c5ee0a8a330b

  15. helenk3 Says:

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/david-limbaugh/2015/08/20/liberal-double-standards-and-planned-parenthood

    liberal double standards and planned parenthood

  16. helenk3 Says:

    http://100percentfedup.com/muslim-petitions-to-cancel-oktoberfest-in-germany-as-munich-police-plan-to-keep-refugees-and-revelers-apart/

    nothing like barging into someone’s home and telling them to change because you are upset.
    you were not invited in, you barged in

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      No KIDDING!!! Demanding they not hold OKTOBERFEST in GERMANY?? Go back home if you are that sensitive to anything that offends you. Germany better stand its ground…

  17. kenoshamarge Says:

  18. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3236931/Android-lockscreen-hacked-using-simple-text-password-Overloading-software-long-words-makes-unlock.html

    warning
    android lockscreen hacking

  19. helenk3 Says:

    fox just said after all the money and time we only have 4 or 5 American trained fighters against isis.
    Hell we could not even have a basketball game, let alone fight a war with this

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Yeah – we have spent MILLIONS – MILLIONS – to train just a few people. It is idiotic. It is BEYOND idiotic. WOW.

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