Vovan and Lexus, Russian telephone pranksters known for their trolling of politicians from around the world, have struck again, targeting US special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams to find out more about the US-backed effort to unseat that country’s legitimate government. Sputnik got ahold of the full audio from the talks.
Am about to embark on a great new adventure, and while I am interviewing law firms in Northern Virginia and Tampa, I thought it would be interesting to share the list of the different types of legal assistance I am looking to contract for, and way cool if there turned out to be some decent lawyers who are subscribers to Phi Beta Iota and are actually passionate about what I stand for. I do not want to juggle different firms — the ideal is one firm that has all nine of these skill sets on staff so I can mix and match but only have one belly button to push.
Here’s the list:
I am putting together a national tour that will show Americans what a true democratic election process should look like — one person from each party (ALL of them) plus 2-3 Independents, and since they obviously won’t participate themselves, impersonators for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Below the fold are a few videos of impersonators, none of them are at the level of quality I am looking for, seeking collective intelligence on how to arrive at the “top two.” #UNRIG — Unity for Integrity — the time is now.
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We do not make this shit up (most of the time). Citing Trump’s precedent with Venezuela, in which the Speaker of the House in Venezuela has been recognized by the USA as the legitimate President (never mind that the Speaker did not participate in the most recent election which was clearly won by President Maduro, irregularities notwithstanding), China, Iran, Russia, and Turkey today have announced their recognition of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as the “legitimate” President of the United States of America.
The Bilderberg Club’s website has been hacked, and the hackers have a big message they have sent to the infamous club: Start working for humanity within the next year, or we’ll hack and go after your assets.
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“Mind the current situation: We control your expensive connected cars, we control your connected house security devices, we control your daughter’s laptop, we control your wife’s mobile. We tape your secret meetings, we read your emails, we control your favorite escort girl’s smartwatch, we are inside your beloved banks and we are reading your assets. You won’t be safe anywhere near electricity anymore.”
It’s a new world for the 17 agencies within the intelligence community. Their budgets are shrinking in the face of an undiminished threat landscape and a growing list of cyber-adversaries.
The IC can do a lot of things, but it can’t make money grow on trees. It faces a grand workforce challenge: Smaller budgets. Reduced hiring. Increased uncertainty. The problems are magnified significantly during national security events that require a surge of talent.
With all that in mind, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance developed a task force of former senior intelligence officials and stakeholders from industry and academia to explore potential solutions. The resulting white paper released May 7, titled “Smart Change II: Preparing the Intelligence Community Workforce for an Evolving Threat and Fiscal Environment,” is a sequel to an initial INSA-led effort in 2011.
The white paper outlines several ways the IC could ensure a continuous assessment of strategic risk related to workforce reductions and proposes an overarching framework for civilian, military and contractor components of the IC that would guide strategic planning and management decisions.
“Budget constraints are the reality now,” said Deborah Kircher, Chief Human Capital Officer for the Office of the National Director of Intelligence, speaking at a Strategic Manpower Planning event hosted by Nextgov.
In an FCC ruling last week, they completely decimated the idea of internet freedom or net neutrality. They basically said that the corporations that can pay more can get faster internet service – this opens the floodgates for corporate rule online.
A new scientific report took into account 1,779 policy issues as well as many variables and found that the people of the United States have little, if any, say in the policies that impact them. You won’t believe the rest.