We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Discussions with Intelligence Community officials have revealed that Ms. Clinton’s “unclassified” emails included Holy Grail items of American espionage such as the true names of Central Intelligence Agency intelligence officers serving overseas under cover. Worse, some of those exposed are serving under non-official cover. NOCs (see this for an explanation of their important role in espionage) are the pointy end of the CIA spear and they are always at risk of exposure – which is what Ms. Clinton’s emails have done.
Actually, it does not usually put assets' lives at risk. The adversaries ID them, then use them to submit misinformation. It is beyond me how anybody could be so stupid and reckless. I do not even email any of my personal financial info - and I have a security system.
I think our Angela actually beats your Hillary in how many people have been affected by her poor decision making skills. I think Frau Merkel is more deceptive, more delusional and more unwilling to accept personal responsibility for her actions when it comes to our current immigration problem than Mrs. Clinton was with Benghazi if you're just looking at pure numbers.
Back in 2004 Frau Merkel announced multi-culturism had failed, utterly failed. It's anyone's guess how and why she suddenly thought bringing 1,000,000 illiterate, uneducated, west-hating Muslims into Europe was a good idea! Invaders who have already committed untold numbers of unreported rapes, robberies and murders upon men, women and children (in refugee camps) and also against the general German population. Crimes which have been intentionanly covered up by the police and the media under direct order of the Merkle government. Not to mention the oppression of online services (Facebook, etc.) and outright prosecution of our citizens for "inappropriate speech" towards refugees.
Mrs. Clinton only succeeded in having the guy who produced the "video that caused the attack" to be arrested. Meanwhile a dozen or so Germans have been arrested for just speaking out about their fears of what they see happening before their very eyes.
So, with all due respect to the men and women who died needlessly under Mrs. Clintons watch, she still has some lessons to learn in terms of delusional thinking and civil damages on large scale. Perhaps if elected President, she will have her chance.
Karl Horst (Germany)
Good reminder. One of my sons moved to Norway, but he is moving back soon. He thinks that Germany and Sweden are going to be the ones the crocodile eats first, but he's not waiting around for Norway's turn.
BTW, the crocodile will eat Iceland and Finland last.
I remembered something I read a couple years ago regarding Merkel.
It seems at the time she, and Mohamed Morsi in Egypt, were the only academics, i.e., Ph.Ds leading countries at the time. I believe she is alone in that distinction now. How's that Peckerhead Degree working out for Germany now?
Visit Europe while it's still Europe. There will be plenty of Old Europe and historical stuff to tour for the remainder of our lifetimes, even the youngest of us.
But things will disappear a little at a time henceforth. They always did, of course, to age and fashion. But that will accelerate now as European capitals (or rings of suburbs) become immigrant enclaves that do not add "turnover charm," but mere destruction.
I have always thought that much of environmentalism was driven by fantasies of returning to childhood vacations, of tended forests and faux-primitive living, and the desire to arrest some changes which are called "destruction" in favor of other changes which are called "improvement." But the irony in Green Party Europe is great. The destruction will indeed come, but not from where they thought it would, from all those icky pavements and shopping centers. The destruction will come because native Europeans can no longer go to certain areas safely.
Assistant Village Idiot
I don't think stupidity or recklessness had anything to do with her decision to use her personal server. I think THAT decision was based on the fact that hiding her communications FROM THE AMERICAN PUBLIC was more important to her than was keeping America and Americans safe.
However, it was stupid of her to imagine that her and her husband could continue their decades long crime spree without getting caught. They are both guilty of treason and should be dealt with in the harshest manner.
Regarding the Clinton e-mail disaster: From what I've read, all the FOIA requests and Congressional demands for the e-mails have been met with foot-dragging.
Have any of the news organizations (or bloggers, for that matter) contacted Israel, NATO members, Russia, China, Korea (DPRK and ROK), Japan, heck, even the Philippines and Vietnam and asked if they would release copies?