At least three versions of the “Steele dossier” were floating around Washington just before the elections:
- what the FBI was receiving directly from Steele — a liar, a charlatan, and a contractor with Fusion GPS working for the DNC
- a version introduced by Nellie (Fusion GPS) and Bruce Ohr (DOJ) to the FBI
- a version that James A. Baker accepted from Mother Jones’ journalist David Corn
From the interview of James A. Baker (FBI General Counsel) before a House Committee: Continue reading Steele dossier floated in three versions
The Doctors for Disasters Preparedness (DDP) is known for the initiative known as the Oregon Petition. DDP latest press release Scientists Petition American Museum of Natural History to Stand against ‘Climate-Change’ Agitators says:
“More than 300 scientists have sent a letter and background information to the president of the American Museum of Natural History in response to demands to remove Rebekah Mercer, a generous donor, from the Board of Trustees, reports Physicians for Civil Defense.”
“Signers of the letter include two Nobel laureates, Ivar Giaever (physics, 1973) and Kary Mullis (chemistry, 1993), and many other esteemed, highly accomplished scientists, notes Dr. Orient. “The American Museum of Natural History should not tarnish its long and honorable tradition by allowing political pressure and street theater to dictate its policy.” Continue reading From Doctors for Disasters Preparedness
This post expands my article “Russian Interference” Didn’t Happen in the American Thinker.
The DNC Used its Hack to Entrap Trump
The DNC and CrowdStrike Destroyed Evidence in June 2016
The Support for the “Russian Hacking” Theory Came from EU Intel
Steele was Known to the State Department as an Unreliable Source
The DNC, Hillary’s Campaign & FBI Colluded with Ukraine against Trump
The DNC, Hillary’s Campaign & the Obama administration attempted to Collude with Russia
The Obama Administration Hid its “Russian” Activities from Congressional Republicans
Misc Continue reading Sources on How the DNC Faked “Russian Interference”
“Dear President Trump,
The undersigned organizations and individuals write to express our strong support for the proposed President’s Commission on Climate Security. It is our understanding that this commission, which is being planned and would be directed by Dr. William Happer of the National Security Council staff, is currently being considered by your senior White House staff and relevant Cabinet secretaries and agency heads. …” — begins the Open Letter in support of Dr. Happer and the Commission on Climate Security, signed by dozens of freedom loving think tanks and distinguished scientists and published on March 18.
This case of Karim Baratov is another refutation of the conspiracy theory of cyber incident attribution. This theory lamps together multiple network security breaches, performed by many unrelated individuals or small groups. Then it attributes these breaches to a small number of alleged government backed hacker groups. This theory was introduced by CrowdStrike, and promoted by CrowdStrike and FireEye (FEYE). One of apparently decent attribution criterias is use of the same network infrastructure — domain names and/or IP addresses — in multiple breaches. But even this criteria doesn’t work, because cyber criminals specialize and divide labor vertically. Spear-phishing incidents using the same deceptive domain and/or IP address are not necessarily connected to a single beneficiary entity. An owner of the domain name can steal passwords from many victims for many unrelated clients, knowing nothing about the clients, like this case. Continue reading Karim Baratov and cyber incidents misattribution
“Garrett Graff: Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, does not know how to use a desktop computer, according to multiple sources interviewed by the FBI.” — an interview on This American Life (Nov 4, 2016)
Garrett Graff is an ordinary Hillary supporter and Trump hater (1, 2). He was a 2016 Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of Vermont and a Politico editor.
“Garrett Graff: But when we actually read through these documents, you can almost come away with a sense that that is actually why they did it, that Hillary seems to actually be a very persnickety technology user. She is not very comfortable with most technology, only liked to use a BlackBerry and, more specifically, only liked to use a specific type of increasingly older and more out-of-date BlackBerry.
She doesn’t know how to use a desktop computer. She–
Sean Cole: Wait, wait, wait. Back up. Back up. She doesn’t know how to use a desktop computer.
Garrett Graff: Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, does not know how to use a desktop computer, according to multiple sources interviewed by the FBI.
Sean Cole: How is that possible?
Garrett Graff: The short answer is, I don’t know.” Continue reading Hillary Clinton does not know how to use a computer
The Democratic Party is the party of obscurantism. But the following example of cyber-security ignorance is hilarious (WikiLeaks, http://archive.is/K3153):
“From: Palermo, Rachel
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 2:07 PM
To: Regional Press
Subject: Factivists was hacked. Here is our new password
We have been compromised! But it's all ok.
Here is our new password: HHQTevgHQ@z&8b6
It will now change every few weeks so prevent future issues. So as it is re-set, I will forward it along.”
This short fragment shows ignorance of basic computer security rules:
- Every user must have a separate account and password.
- Passwords are never emailed.
- If one decides to violate rules 1 and 2, at least don’t email the password to a list!
It is likely they were hacked many times in 2016, and most of these hacks were detected.
Remember how Hillary supported Skolkovo, the technological espionage project of Russia? From the Skolkovo project website:
“The innovative development of nuclear technologies is an essential condition for consolidating (and in some areas, achieving) a position of global technological leadership and maintaining Russia’s defense capability.”
“Developing the space sector … boosting living standards while helping to ensure national security …” (March 2015 – 1, 2)
That brings to mind the Uranium One, but this is another topic. Intel and Facebook heavily contributed to Skolkovo when Robert Mueller was their attorney (see his disclosure ). Intel and Microsoft were Skolkovo Foundation Partners. Google‘s Chairman Eric Schmidt became Skolkovo board member.
Google and Facebook aided the Russian Federation with development of facial recognition and computer vision systems having military and intelligence applications, and might have even tested these systems on the Americans. The results are quite impressive. See VisionLabs. Twitter was there, too. Continue reading Skolkovo: Mueller, Hillary, and the Masters of the Universe – OMG!
Breitbart: Google has agreed to delete links to websites banned in Russia
“The daily Vedomosti reported Thursday that Google has reached an agreement with the Russian state media oversight agency, Roskomnadzor, to regularly receive updated lists of banned sites and delete links to them upon review. The newspaper says Google has already removed about 70 percent of the banned websites from its search results.
The RIA Novosti news agency quoted Roskomnadzor as saying it has established a ‘constructive dialogue’ with Google.”
Confirmed: Vedomosti.ru 1, 2. Thus, Google inflames anti-Russian hysteria in the US while having ‘constructive dialogue’ with the Russian government.
Feb 18, 2019 Continue reading From the Web, Feb 2019
2019-02-15 Update. Breitbart: This Is What ‘Election Interference’ Actually Looks Like (2018-08-20)
“The purge of the right on social media was once a slow trickle, with high-profile bans happening only occasionally, and then subsiding. With just three months until the midterm elections, the Masters of the Universe in Silicon Valley have turned online censorship into a cascade.” Continue reading “Masters of the Universe” ban Alex Jones and other Dissidents
Update 2019-02-13: Finally, Trump’s former attorney John Dowd calls the conduct of the FBI brass and Mueller a coup:
““Little did I know that it appears that they were all in it together,” Dowd said. “I mean Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, McCabe, the whole crowd and they were out to get this president no matter what. I don’t think they sincerely believed anything about Russia.””
““This is our worst nightmare that someone with that kind of power would then decide to go after the President. I mean it’s a coup,” Dowd said. “That’s what it is an attempted coup by Comey and his crowd. And the evidence is all over there. I take the New York Times article as an admission of their bad behavior.”” Continue reading Robert Mueller – More Conflicts of Interest
Kasparov (Twitter, Sep 1, 2018): “Those who stand against Trump will move on to many different things when he’s gone, but those who still support him should never be forgotten or forgiven.”
A top Putin critic on how to oppose Trump: “making him look like a loser is crucial”
A conversation with chess champion Garry Kasparov. (Vox, Feb 2017) Continue reading Garry Kasparov Abuses our Hospitality
In Dec. 30, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017, Mark Maunder, CEO of the security company Wordfence, was among many vocal critics of the wrong and incompetent FBI-DHS report GRIZZLY STEPPE, which purported to provide technical indications of “Russian hacking.” A month and a half later, he was afraid to criticize the new version of the same report, citing the political nature of this issue, ostensibly because he feared the repercussions of such criticisms. The danger was coming from Big Tech, which, triggered by the travel ban, joined the “resistance” and had zero tolerance for anybody and anything not opposing President Trump.
Dec. 30, 2016. “US Govt Data Shows ‘Russia’ Used Outdated Ukrainian PHP Malware”
Mark Maunder suggested that ‘Russia’ be put in quotes in his next post on the subject.
Continue reading Climate of Fear in Cyber-Security
CNN’s ‘Information Warfare Expert’ Duped by Twitter Bot Pushing … (PJ Media)
“McKew is a former Podesta Group “specialist” and the CEO of Fianna Strategies. Up until the election of Donald Trump, she served as a registered foreign agent for opposition parties in Georgia and Moldova.
Having lost her foreign clients after the 2016 election, she has since refashioned herself as a Russian disinformation expert and a go-to source for media on Trump-Russia conspiracy theories. McKew has even testified before a congressional committee.
Yet like an amateur, she was just duped by a Twitter bot on a politically charged incident.”
Jan 23, 2019
Continue reading From the Web, May 2018 – Jan 2019
(2019-01-24 update) Silicon Valley oligarchs might be not aware of specifics of the dirty social media operations they fund and organize (New Knowledge, fake Russian bots, fake conservatives etc.), but the general intent is undeniable. The same radical Netroots Nation conference, funded by Facebook, Google, and radical “usual suspects,” also taught progressives trolling. From the panel’s description:
TROLLING FOR JUSTICE: HOW CHEEKY, PROVOCATIVE CAMPAIGNS CAN LEAD TO PROGRESSIVE VICTORIES
TROLLING. The panel will discuss trolling as a tactic to educate new audiences, hit hard at the opposition, and generate opportunities that convert people to action. This panel will focus on how bold, cheeky, and deliberately provocative campaigns can be leveraged to not just egg on the opposition, but tell a story that leads to progressive wins.
On that occasion, Facebook and Google also advanced their business interests through radical politics. Another panel was devoted to preserving Obamanet, which had granted them their current stranglehold over the internet: NET NEUTRALITY AND THE FIGHT TO REGAIN IT
Continue reading DNC is Involved in Possible Treason
Since June 2016, WaPo has been the main firebrand of the Trump-Russia and Russian election interference conspiracy theories. Multiple WaPo “reporters” were Democratic campaign operatives (Greg Sargent et al.). Unbelievably , this operation was financed by the same power that paid Robert Mueller and the law firm WilmerHale. This firm employed Robert Mueller and four (!) other lawyers he employed in the investigation of Trump (the “Russia investigation” pretext has just disappeared). From the Daily Caller (October 2015), China, Russia Pay Washington Post To Publish Their Propaganda:
“Chinese and Russian propaganda supplements are regularly included in The Washington Post, but the widely read newspaper won’t say how much money it gets on the deals.
China Watch – a China Daily publication – and Russia Beyond The Headlines – a Rossiyskaya Gazeta publication – have both appeared in the Post for years as paid advertising supplements. Both foreign periodicals are owned and operated by their respective governments.” Continue reading Aided by WaPo, China Interfered in the 2016 Elections For Hillary Against Trump
Google’s suppression of “undesirable” speech went beyond conservative, Republican, and scientific opinions. Google also muzzled opinions in order to promote its products, eliminate potential competition, and manipulate (inflate) its stock price, including the suppression of
In its attempts to suppress conservative and Republican speech, as well as scientific, cyber-security, and medical research and information, Google went far beyond banning, de-ranking, and demonetizing content in its own search results, YouTube, and other platforms. Google also
- Developed and deployed an ad blocker, designed to selectively block ads on pro-Trump political websites. The targeted websites include Breitbart, American Thinker, and DailyCaller, and the scientific website WattsUpWithThat. The move was so insidious that even its victims missed the motive behind such an illogical and self-harming act by a company that depends on ads for almost all of its revenues.
- Persecuted conservative employees for their political views, in violation of California laws, resulting in a chilling effect on the speech of other Google employees and the employees of its actual and potential partners and vendors. Google managers compiled and disseminated lists of conservative employees. See James Damore lawsuit against Google.
Contrary to popular assumptions, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are likely not protected by Section 230 for hiding, de-ranking, and banning conservative, pro-Trump, climate realism and other “adversary” content. Section 230 provides protection to them only for: Continue reading Google Ad Blocker and Suppression of Non-Political Speech
An article in the New Yorker, promoting the “Russian interference” conspiracy theory, referred to the first week of December 2016 as the time “when Obama was intent on an orderly transfer of power.” The real meaning of this phrase is that Obama has failed to orderly transfer power to the elected administration – for the first time in more than 200 years! On December 9, two day after Trump selected “climate denier” Scott Pruitt as the future EPA head, the Washington Post published a putative leak, falsely alleging that “Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others” and other lies. It also falsely claimed “that’s the consensus view” of the Intelligence Community. On the same day, Obama ordered a “full review” of the alleged Russian hacking, to be led by James Clapper, and delivered before January the 20th. But the “full review” has been completed much faster, on January the 5th. Miraculously, it took only one day to prepare an unclassified version of it! Of course, miracles don’t happen. Brennan and Clapper made a forgery, and released it in the morning of January the 6th before certification of the Presidential election by Congress! Continue reading Summary of the Brennan-Clapper Hoax
2018-12-28 update: On the Thanksgiving Day, the Wikipedia page for Donald Trump was intermittently showing a penis in place of the President’s photo. Apple Siri displayed this picture when asked about the age of Donald Trump. Contrary to the MSM reports, that was neither a bug nor vandalism. This is how Wikipedia works. Leftist Wikipedia editors were permitted to switch the pictures. Apple, Google, and Facebook use Wikipedia as the main source of knowledge out of financial, economic, and anti-competitive motives. Wikipedia is choke full of such “mistakes.”
Pretty much everything people think they know about Wikipedia they heard from Wikipedia itself. Wikipedia has become a cesspool of information that cannot be trusted as facts. Amazingly, Wikipedia functions as a combination of tyranny, chaos, and opacity. Anybody can write anything in it (chaos) as long as what’s written is in harmony with the far-left politics of its San Francisco management (tyranny). But even in totalitarian countries the citizens know their rulers. The portraits of Stalin and Mao hung in every public place of the countries they ruled. This isn’t so in Wikipedia. The highest Wikipedia hierarchs (Stewards and ArbCom members) are totally anonymous and hidden behind usernames like Ks0stm. Wikipedia belongs to the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation’s Board currently consists of eight members (1). At least one of them (María Sefidari Huici, Spain) was appointed in open violation of the publicly posted bylaws. The only publicly known person on the board is Jimmy Wales, the founder. Other respected directors resigned or were pushed out years ago. Only two among the seven board members are American citizens. According to Wikipedia, it holds elections of its functionaries and power brokers but the election process is under control of a few (or even one) persons. These kingmakers are also anonymous. Most of the popularity and income (in small donations) is derived by Wikipedia’s relations with Google, which gives Wikipedia abnormally high prominence in its organic search results. However, the widely held opinion that Wikipedia is reliable on non-controversial subjects is wrong because Wikipedia regularly presents leftist opinions as non-controversial facts, making it hard to detect that a subject is in fact controversial.
Originally published on October 29, 2017. Minor updates on April 13, 2018.
Jeffrey Carr is a cyber-security expert, and one of few open skeptics of the narrative that the leaked DNC and/or DCCC internal documents came from hacking by Russia. Few remarkable quotes from his posts, mostly from 2016-2017.
Can Facts Slow The DNC Breach Runaway Train?
“Here’s my nightmare. Every time a claim of attribution is made — right or wrong — it becomes part of a permanent record; an un-verifiable provenance that is built upon by the next security researcher or startup who wants to grab a headline, and by the one after him, and the one after her. The most sensational of those claims are almost assured of international media attention, and if they align with U.S. policy interests, they rapidly move from unverified theory to fact.
Because each headline is informed by a report, and because indicators of compromise and other technical details are shared between vendors worldwide, any State or non-State actor in the world will soon have the ability to imitate an APT group with State attribution, launch an attack against another State, and generate sufficient harmful effects to trigger an international incident. All because some commercial cybersecurity companies are compelled to chase headlines with sensational claims of attribution that cannot be verified.”
Why aren’t there more skeptics in InfoSec?
“There’s a cost to being too critical. One infosec company threatened to sue a researcher if he didn’t make substantive changes to a published paper that was critical of their report. Many employers don’t allow their employees to express controversial opinions that could hurt the company’s business or reputation. And if the company or organization that you’re critical of has influential connections in Washington D.C., your professional reputation may suffer as well.” Continue reading Jeffrey Carr, the “Russian Hacking” Skeptic
Partial (i.e., especially hard to detect) shadowbanning of individuals dissenting from the Democrat narrative or disillusioned with the Democratic party for various and unrelated reasons is rampant on Twitter. Examples from early September 4, 2018:
Adam Carter, a cyber-security researcher opposing the dominant conspiracy theory of Russian hacking of the DNC:
Continue reading Twitter Shadowbanning
Google AdWords doesn’t allow bidding on certain words and phrase, except if an exception is requested and granted. Guess which word was disallowed among the following:
Fentanyl, improvised explosive device, IED, car bomb, jihad, rifle, RPG-7?
Rifle was disallowed, even in the phrase national rifle association! All other keywords above were allowed and approved.
See the screenshots in Google-Adwords-rifle-vs-fentany.pdf
Maria Butina is totally innocent.
There was no Russian interference in the 2016 election (see the Summary of the Russian Interference Hoax and the DNC leaks related materials on my website) except for RT propaganda aiding Democrats.
Butina has been prosecuted by Obama holdovers and accused of spying without any evidence, only because she met Trump once or twice and shares the views of the National Rifle Association (NRA). She has been in prison since July, and pleaded guilty under duress. Continue reading Maria Butina is an Innocent Victim of the Rigged Witch Hunt
The funniest part of the Google CEO Sundar Pichai testimony before the House Judiciary Committee was when Representative Lieu (D-CA) said that Google and other for-profit corporations have First Amendment rights—after Democrats were denying, protesting, and suppressing such rights for decades and had a derangement syndrome over Citizens United. Soon, they might figure out that bakers refusing to make cakes for a “gay marriage” ritual have First Amendments rights too.
Google does have First Amendment rights and exercise them on its corporate blogs, by speaking to the media, placing ads on the sites of third parties and its own site, and in many other ways. But Google Search, YouTube, and most other resources are services, not speech. They are not different from auto repair or accounting. This is how Google has been marketing them, and this is how users understand them. Continue reading Democrats Claim Suppression of Conservatives is Google’s Right
The following screenshots are examples of anti-conservative bias in the Google search engine:
The screenshot of Alexa info shows that Google sends to Vox 37% of its outside traffic, but only 12% to Breitbart. In the absence of intentional anti-conservative bias, both numbers would likely be close. Continue reading Google Google Pants on Fire
The Honest Search is upgraded. It includes hundreds of trustworthy websites that have been suppressed or hidden by Google: (Breitbart, American Thinker, Daily Caller, Townhall, PJMedia, FreeBeacon, FrontPageMag, WUWT etc.), mainstream moderate-conservative publications (Foxnews, Forbes etc.), as well as specialized sites and blogs, related to the theme of this website.
The Honest Search is not a Google replacement, but a unique and indispensable tool for people of all political persuasions, who want to learn about Continue reading Honest Search Engine!
Google tends to push Wikipedia results to the top and to use them in snippets despite Wikipedia being unreliable, untrustworthy, biased, and unpredictable. This is not naivete but a ruthless anti-competitive strategy. Wikipedia is owned by Wikimedia, a typical San Francisco nonprofit foundation, to which Google and its top officers donated millions of dollars. But most of its income is apparently derived from small donations by visitors, mostly referred by Google. The business relations between Google and Wikimedia go both ways. Continue reading Google Uses Wikipedia to Suppress Competition
WUWT has published my two-parts paper, showing that:
- the overwhelming body of clinical research demonstrates that social media severely damages adolescents’ health
the social media companies suppress and corrupt ongoing research and distort well known results
the academic establishment, MSM, and the rest of the left wing political machine aid this suppression
there is similarity and overlap between climate alarmism and social media damage quietism Continue reading Social Media Damages Adolescents’ Health (WUWT)
2018-11-18 update: CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed Bipartisan Wildfire Management Bill in 2016 (Canada Free Press, August 2018):
Last year, as all Hell was breaking loose in California as residents were burned out of their homes, neighborhoods and businesses, Gov. Jerry Brown was jetting around the world spouting climate change propaganda, and calling this California’s ‘new normal.’
“With climate change, some scientists are saying Southern California is literally burning up, and burning up as maybe a metaphor or a description not just to the fires right here, but what we can expect over the next years and decades,” Brown said.
Today [2018-08-09], as California burns once again under torrential wildfires, many Californians have been asking why the dramatic increase in wildfires in the last five years… that is everyone except Governor Jerry Brown.
The current (November 2018) wildfire are the deadliest in California history. Wildfires are normal in California, but their extent and the damage in this and previous years are unprecedented. Continue reading The Cal Government Is Responsible for the Wildfire Deaths
On or around October 31, 2017, Twitter testified about so-called Russian activities related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This and consequent testimonies were slanted to support the Democratic conspiracy theory of “Russian interference.” It might have been prepared together with congressional Democrats.
Even with this understanding, a closer look at Twitter testimonies reveals surprising findings:
- Twitter and the DNC interpreted the word Russian as a reference to the native language and/or place of birth of an individual, not employment by the Russian government or even Russian citizenship. Large part (possibly most) of the so-called Russian-linked accounts belong to American citizens with no relation to the Russian government. At the same time, Twitter elected to disregard accounts making election related tweets from indeterminate locations, and likely to represent foreign governments and other entities.
- Answering questions from senators, Twitter repeatedly used the term automated account as a synonym of a bot, thus dehumanizing Twitter users. The use of automation is allowed and even encouraged by Twitter, which provides a special Application Programming Interface (API) for this purpose. The automation might be as simple as manually scheduling tweets for a later time or auto-responding when the user is away from his or her computer.
Continue reading Twitter Labeled Trump Supporters “Russian-linked,” Mixed Humans with Bots
15 Things We Learned From the Tech Giants at the Senate Hearings
The Atlantic, Nov 2, 2017
“Most Russian advertising on Facebook was used to build up pages, which then distributed their content “organically.”
The $100,000 of advertising that has been a big focus of Congressional interest was used primarily to build audiences for a variety of Russian-linked pages. In other words, they paid to buy likes and build the distribution channels through which they would pump disinformation.” Continue reading Even The Atlantic Questioned Loyalty of Big Tech
2018-11-06: Where I voted (Austin TX), the voting machines’ user interface is very counter-intuitive and inconvenient for older people. A dial for selecting checkboxes and buttons Back and Forward are intuitive for the Millenials, but not for senior citizens. That probably caused many of them to make mistakes, with the net effect negative to Republicans.
2018-08-06: NR: Facebook blocks an ad of a Republican candidate, referring to her childhood in Communist Cambodia.