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The Unsettling Science of “Settled Science”

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It is more provable and evident that “climate change”/”global warming”, is the greatest hoax and money-making scam ever pulled on Earth’s civilization. It has become a $1.5 trillion a year industry that results in absolutely nothing— no effect on the world or the climate. However, it has greatly reduced and is straining the electric power grid in the U.S. via the Obama EPA’s anti-coal strangling restrictions and regulations.

But what about that “settled science” the “Progressive” politicians and liberals keep citing in their preaching and fearmongering while jetting all over the globe?

Tyler O’Neil @ PJM explains, in detail, why you should not only NOT believe it, but (my words) laugh loudly in the face(s) of anyone trying to shove it down your throat while calling you things like “flat-earther” and “denier”. Lord knows the other day Barack Obama, with frowned and scolding brow, pontificated as much

“We know human activity is changing the climate that is beyond dispute. Everything else is politics … We’re starting to see that enough consensus is being built internationally and within each of our own body politics that we may have the political will, finally, to get moving. So the time to heed the critics and the cynics and the deniers is past. The time to plead ignorance is surely past … Those who want to ignore the science, they are increasingly alone … They’re on their own shrinking island.”

Nice compilation of words, but pure bullshit…

Recent events have confirmed that science is rarely settled. Last week, the journal Science reported that 62 of 100 psychology studies had been overstated — when the original studies were repeated, the results were far less remarkable than originally claimed. Similarly, “settled science” myths like the consensus on man-made catastrophic climate change and the gender pay gap have also been debunked.

One fundamental characteristic of science is that it can be proven wrong. The scientific method only guides us to truth if every theory is open to investigation. Often, the greatest scientific progress happens when one theory disproves another — and “settled science” gets thrown out the window.

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“Scientists have pointed to a hypercompetitive culture across science that favors novel, sexy results and provides little incentive for researchers to replicate the findings of others, or for journals to publish studies that fail to find a splashy report,” explained the New York Times’ Benedict Carey.

The “publish or perish” mentality among many professors and scientific researchers leads to a frenzied rush to promote more exciting studies, and few reasons to go back and check the work of others.

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Media outlets and politicians like Barack Obama and John Kerry like to point to a “scientific consensus” (98 percent!) that the climate is changing, fossil fuels are to blame, and that we need strict regulations on oil and coal in order to stave off a global apocalypse. As Forbes’ Larry Bell points out, however, a large number of scientists rejects this alarmism.

In fact, more than 31,000 American scientists have signed the Oregon Petition, opposing the “consensus” on climate change. The petition opposes restrictions on fossil fuels and flatly denies the global warming alarmism.

“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”

A 2010 George Mason University survey of 571 media broadcast meteorologists found that 63 percent believe global warming is caused by natural, not human causes.

A 2012 survey from the American Meteorological Society found that only a quarter of scientists agreed with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that humans are primarily responsible for recent warming. 89 percent accept that the planet is warming, but only 30 percent said they were worried about it.

In 2008, the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysics of Alberta surveyed 51,000 Canadian scientists. 99 percent of the 1,077 who responded said climate is changing, but only 26 percent blamed “human activity like burning fossil fuels.” 68 percent disagreed that “the debate on the scientific causes of recent climate change is settled.”

Bell explains that the oft-cited “98% of all scientists believe in global warming” comes from a 2009 American Geophysical Union survey sent to 10,257 scientists — 3,000 of whom responded. Of those, 82 percent answered “yes” to the question “Do you think that human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?”

Of this increasingly small group, only 77 scientists had been able to publish more than half of their papers in peer-reviewed climate science journals. 75 of them said “yes” to that question. 75 is 98 percent of 77, but that does not mean that a vast majority of all American scientists support the alarmist position. Those 75 scientists don’t even necessarily believe human activity has harmed the environment, since human impacts could make it better or worse.

Obama also pointed out the horror of the melting and receding/retreating Exit Glacier in Alaska. The fact is, it is a glacier, and not some static monolith, and it has been retreating for over 300 years…

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Once upon an ice age much of the northern territory of this continent was buried under an icy glacier that carved out the Great Lakes. Unfortunately it all ‘retreated’ before Obama could pull out and play with his selfie stick…

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MORE:

‘Global warming the greatest scam in history’ claims founder of Weather Channel

Scientist Confesses: “Global Warming a $22 Billion Scam”

U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare: To destroy capitalism

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”

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Obama Does a Victory Dance as Iran Rolls Their Eyes and Thumbs Their Nose

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Obama’s biggest roadblock to a nuclear deal with Iran is not the GOP or those democrats brave enough to oppose him. No, Obama’s biggest roadblock to “peace” is Iran…

(FOX News) – Even as President Obama was securing the Senate support necessary to assure passage of the nuclear deal with Iran, Tehran’s top defense officials were scoffing at U.S. claims the pact will restrict the Islamic Republic’s military ambitions.

The president has been twisting arms and Secretary of State John Kerry reassuring lawmakers that the deal between Iran and the P5 +1 – members of the UN Security Council plus Germany – will ensure international inspections and bar Iran from ever developing nuclear weapons. This week, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., became the 34th member of the Senate to back the controversial and unpopular deal, meaning that if it is defeated in a vote as expected, Obama will have enough support to sustain his certain veto. But Iran’s military brass has answered the U.S. nose-counting by thumbing their nose at America.

“Iran does not plan to issue permission for the [International Atomic Energy Agency] to inspect every site,” Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan told Al Mayadeen News Wednesday. “U.S. officials make boastful remarks and imagine that they can impose anything on the Iranian nation because they lack a proper knowledge of the Iranian nation.”

Iran’s official FARS news agency added that “Dehqan had earlier underlined that Tehran would not allow any foreigner to discover Iran’s defensive and missile capabilities by inspecting the country’s military sites.”

On the same day, a top Iranian general told troops preparing for a massive military drill involving up to 250,000 men that “the U.S. and the Zionists should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine.”

The bluster from Iran is in sharp contrast to the message Obama and Kerry conveyed to lawmakers to line up support for the deal, which lifts international sanctions and frees up $150 billion in Iranian funds frozen when the Islamic Republic took 52 Americans hostage for 444 days beginning in 1979. Over the following three decades, Iran has, according to U.S. officials, been the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism while constantly calling for war with Israel and America. In return, Iran agreed to allow international inspectors to monitor its facilities and ensure that it did not build nuclear weapons. But troubling conditions have emerged, including that Iran will not allow Americans to take part in the inspections and will conduct its own monitoring of the key Parchin military site and turn over findings to international inspectors.

Obama has gone to great lengths to assure skeptics that the deal assures genuine oversight of the Iranian nuclear program…

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57 Threads of Clinton – UPDATED

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I just love how Hillary Clinton’s supporters keep insisting there’s no there there. Yeah, right

“Here’s my personal email,” Hillary Clinton wrote to U.S. special envoy George Mitchell on a summer Sunday in 2010 as he telephoned one European official after another in an effort to keep peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians on track.

“Pls use this for reply,” Clinton wrote in her email, sent from the clintonemail.com account she set up on an unsecured, private server in her New York home for her work as secretary of state.

Over the following hours, Mitchell wrote back to Clinton with summaries of his conversations, including one with Spain’s foreign minister, who had briefed him on discussions with Palestinian leaders. The State Department has redacted the summary of the minister’s thoughts, saying it is classified information.

The exchange is among dozens in a new batch of Clinton’s emails released this week that shed further light on how Clinton handled information while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

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A review last month by Reuters of previously released Clinton emails found 30 email threads that the State Department has marked to show they include information shared in confidence by foreign government officials, from prime ministers to spy chiefs.

U.S. government regulations examined by Reuters say this sort of information, whether written or spoken, must be classified from the start, and handled through secure, government-controlled channels.

The Clinton-Mitchell correspondence is one of 57 email threads found by Reuters in the latest batch of emails released on Monday that the State Department has marked as including the same type of information.

In all the 87 email threads examined by Reuters, the State Department has blanked out the confidential information in the public copies, adding the classification code “1.4(B)”, denoting foreign government information.

This is the only kind of information that presidential executive orders say is “presumed” to likely harm national security if wrongly disclosed. State Department regulations describe it as the “most important category of national security information” its officials encounter.

If the State Department’s markings are correct, it appears that Clinton and her senior staff routinely did not follow the regulations in the department’s Foreign Affairs Manual, which tells employees they “must” safeguard foreign government information by treating it as classified.

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Meanwhile…

Former Hillary Aide Who Helped Set Up Server to Plead Fifth to Avoid Subpoena

HELPING HAND: New emails show Hillary assisting for-profit college that paid Bill $16M

**** Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clinton’s ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For $500K

WaPo: An ominous precedent for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton likes to point out that she is not the first senior national security official to conduct official business on a home computer system. She’s right about that, but the precedent should not give the Democratic presidential front-runner much comfort.

Former CIA director John Deutch was also found to have stored classified documents – including top-secret intelligence – on computers in his homes in Bethesda and Belmont, Mass., leading to an investigation by the CIA inspector general and a criminal investigation by the Justice Department. Deutch was stripped of his security clearance and ended up reaching a plea agreement admitting to his crimes – but was saved by a last-minute pardon from none other than . . . President Bill Clinton.

The parallels between the Deutch and Clinton cases suggest that come January 2017, instead of planning her presidential transition, Clinton may find herself lobbying for a last-minute pardon of her own.

UPDATE:

**** Hacker Removes Hillary’s UNRELEASED Emails From Sale, Turns Over To FBI

The person who hacked into Hillary Clinton‘s email server has pulled the emails off the block and turned them over to the FBI, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

“After speaking with my lawyers” the hacker told Radar exclusively, “I was advised I could not legally sell these, and to get rid of them and turn in everything I had to FBI.”

Question is, will the FBI do the right thing if they find something?

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Chaos: No End or Hope In Sight for Europe’s Ongoing Refugee Crisis

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Col. Oliver North: “This is the legacy of the Obama administration’s failure to lead … This is the greatest mass migration of refugees since WWII…”

Most all the over 11 million are refugees from poverty-stricken Africa and the ISIS-torn Middle East countries, like Syria. The Western news media is tagging these people as “migrants”. No, they are refugees fleeing the death, destruction, and danger in their own countries, in hopes for sanctuary and safety in Europe. In addition to the European countries being swamped by this flood of desperate refugees, most of them families with children, the reasonable lingering fear is there are many ISIS operatives within these staggering human numbers

Shocking moment desperate father throws himself, his wife and baby onto rail tracks in Hungary after realising their ‘train to Austria’ is actually taking them to a refugee camp

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Heartbreaking image of drowned toddler goes viral, highlighting severity of Europe’s migrant crisis

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This is also happening in Kurdistan as well, as Christan and tribal Iraqis flee ISIS…

Light of The Lord Global Missions

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Glenn Beck Now Wants to Raise $10 Million for Victims of Religious Persecution in the Middle East

Glenn Beck Vows to Walk Christian Refugees from the Middle East Across Mexican Border Into U.S.

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Crushing Enterprise & Raising Taxes Is Business As Usual For ISIS

Michael J. Totten: How to Destroy a City in Five Minutes

Thousands of Tunisians have run off to join ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Tunisians are, in fact, overrepresented in ISIS’s ranks.

Don’t get the wrong idea. It’s not because ISIS is popular in Tunisia. It’s not because Tunisians are more Islamist than people everywhere else. The democratically-elected government is composed of a staunchly secular coalition that spans the political spectrum from the socialist left to the moderate right.

Tunisia is the one Arab Spring success story. There is no chance it will voluntarily transform itself into anything resembling a Taliban state…

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Most of Tunisia’s ISIS members come from the same town anyway, a nasty place called Kasserine that I vowed to never visit again even before it became the ISIS factory that it is now.

Some countries suffer from brain drain. Their best and brightest emigrate to gentler and more prosperous lands when they can flourish. Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Egypt—these places are all suffering from spectacular levels of brain drain.

Tunisia, meanwhile, is experiencing psychopath drain.

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I’ve been almost everywhere in that country more than once. It felt solid. Kick the walls if you want. They won’t buckle. It will not come apart like Syria, Iraq or Libya. It was obvious from the very beginning that, post-Arab Spring, Tunisia would not explode in civil war like Syria, rupture into fragments like Libya, or devolve into another police state like Egypt. It sure as hell wouldn’t go the way of Afghanistan. That was clear.

“If the Islamists want to Talibanize this place,” I said to Sean as he sipped from his glass of Johnny Walker at that delightful restaurant in Sousse, “they’ll have to kill half the population in order to do it.”

He froze after I said that. I didn’t ask what he was thinking at that moment, and I doubt he’d remember if I asked him—this was years ago—but he clearly felt a chill. I felt a chill, too. And I remember what I thought when I felt it: The bastards will probably try.

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Chinese and Russian Warships Spotted Off Both Our Coasts

A high-tech Russian spy ship carrying cable-cutting gear and mini-subs is cruising in Atlantic waters around our nuclear subs…

U.S. intelligence ships, aircraft, and satellites are closely watching a Russian military vessel in the Atlantic that has been sailing near a U.S. nuclear missile submarine base and underwater transit routes, according to Pentagon officials.

The Russian research ship Yantar has been tracked from the northern Atlantic near Canada since late August as it makes its way south toward Cuba.

Defense officials familiar with reports on the Russian ship say the Yantar is believed to be gathering intelligence on underwater sensors and other equipment used by U.S. nuclear submarines based at Kings Bay, Georgia. The submarines, their transit lanes, and training areas stretch from the coastal base through the Atlantic to Europe.

Intelligence analysts believe the ship, one of Russia’s newest military research vessels commissioned earlier this year, is part of a larger strategic intelligence-gathering operation against U.S. nuclear missile submarines and other targets.

One official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information, said the ship is a concern because it is equipped with deep-sea surveillance craft and cable-cutting equipment.

In addition to cutting or tapping into undersea cables, the Yantar’s gear also could be used to rescue submarines if they become entangled in underwater cables.

A second defense official said the Yantar’s mission is not only to prepare to disrupt underwater communications. The ship is also part of a Russian underwater reconnaissance program to identify undersea communications trunk lines and nodes.

A major target of the program is the Department of Defense Information Network, known as DoDIN. Moscow is seeking to map the global information network that is vital for U.S. warfighters and policymakers and is a key target of Russian information warfare efforts.

The network includes dedicated military links as well as leased communications and computer systems.

Another concern related to the sea-based intelligence activities is that Russia has been adopting new warfighting techniques the Pentagon has dubbed hybrid warfare.

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WSJ (payside): Five Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea off Alaska: Chinese naval presence off Alaskan coast appears to be a first

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Warmongering Peaceniks: The Obama/Kerry/Jarrett Nuclear Legacy…

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Gee, Sen. Mikulski, Iran and the mullahs thank you…

Hey, you guys too: Here Are The Names Of The 34 Senators Who Pledge To Keep #IranDeal Alive In Congress

Obama Gets Critical Vote On Iran Deal

The Iranian nuclear deal took a critical step towards passage Wednesday, as Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced her support for the deal.

Mikulski is the thirty-fourth senator to endorse the deal. That means even if Congress passes a resolution condemning the deal, President Obama can veto it and not have to worry about having his veto overridden.

If the resolution were successfully passed, it would weaken the Iran deal by removing Obama’s ability to temporarily end sanctions on Iran…

Thanks to GOP’s Corker Bill, Mikulski Puts Obama Over the Top … as Iran Vows to ‘Overthrow Israel’

Through this whole pushing and selling of the Iran nuke deal we have continually heard the administration’s mantra of “If we don’t do this deal there will be war.”

I have yet to hear an empirical-based, evidence-backed, clear and concise logic and reasoning of proof of that … Because from what we are seeing, especially since the negotiating with Iran, Iran not only has continued its nuclear program (something that if serious and sincere they would have halted) and violent threats against the US and Israel, in addition to purchasing some very troubling items from Russia and China. Iran has kept the exact content of this ‘deal’ from those pinheads, and wooden-headed Kerry, who are strongly insisting we sign a contract without knowing what’s in it. (BTW, WTF is it with this administration and the democrats (most of them alleged “lawyers”) in the US Congress that are continually comfortable ‘signing contracts’ they haven’t read?) And most of what we do know, such as Iran gets 24 days before IAEA can come in for inspections and only Iran can police itself and collect samples from its facilities, is pure bullshit. There will be ‘war’ with or without appeasing Iran, as they laugh their asses off at us, with this one-sided “deal” (which I believe is possibly meant to position John Kerry above Hillary Clinton as 2016 dem candidate).

This is insanity

MORE:

IRAN DEAL: THE ‘ISRAEL LOBBY’ IS DEAD– AND OBAMA KILLED IT

And yet, American Jews will continue to vote for democrats…

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VOD: The Terminally Hypocritical Democrat and Liberal MSM “Black Lives Matter” Apologists and Their Memory Loss

To be clear; not one violent incident that happened during the growth of the TEA Party movement was directly or indirectly tied to the TEA Party. Not one ‘death’ was called for by the TEA Party. The MSM and the liberals and the democrats contorted themselves to warp TEA Party words and images into “racist” rhetoric. And democrats even made up lies. Andrew Breitbart’s money offer several years ago for video or audio proof that an anti-ObamaCare TEA Party member at a rally in Washington DC called a black Congressman the “N” word, as it was claimed. All these years later the offer, I believe, still stands unclaimed. How about Sarah Palin being made directly “responsible” for some nutbag liberal’s shooting of a democrat Congresswoman in Arizona because during the election cycle she used a map of the state for republican voters to target vulnerable democrat areas with their votes on election day. And she did not use a gun crosshairs. It was a land surveyor graphic.

However, the BlackLivesMatter movement, funded by George Soros, are in the streets and loudly calling for the killing of police officers is completely detatched and unrelated to the BlackLivesMatter shouting for the deaths of police officers.

Got that straight? The double standard is astounding.

But hey, if it isn’t Constitutional Americans causing violence and deaths, it’s “climate change”…

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Not Before My Morning Coffee: 9-2-15

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Good morning, fellow Spectators!

Summer is winding down. Winter is coming. Bleh!

Priorities:

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While Obama is smugly dumping our history and renaming mountains, Vlad Putin is making a play for the oil rich Arctic that our powers that be refuse to allow to be drilled and tapped. But Obama is so very concerned about the imminent danger of global warming/climate change because, you know, glaciers in Alaska are melting — because that’s never happened before in the history of planet Earth — but asking for additional ‘ice breakers’ for the Coast Guard. Emperor Obama also declares, leaders who joke about climate change aren’t fit to lead … Wake me when he’s over.

Government Dictating Wages and Economy #FAIL:

After raising wages Walmart cuts employees’ hours. Those self-checkout stations are growing in the stores. Raise the minimum wage in this country and a lot of companies and businesses will cut human staff to replace them with automated machines — or worse, businesses closing. Just ask Seattle.

France’s economy minister announced the 35-hour work week just ain’t working

“The left was wrong to think that France would improve if people worked less. It was a false idea,” he said during his closing statement at the conference.

He added that “one shouldn’t ask what your country can do for you, rather what you can do for your country’s economy”.

Supporters say the flagship policy of the French left creates jobs by limiting the amount of time employees are allowed to work, thereby encouraging companies to take on more staff.

But critics at home and abroad say it is an inflexible law that hampers business and creates a bloated workforce.

Instapundit:

COMMIES GONNA COMMIE:
How Hugo Chavez Trashed Latin America’s Richest Economy. Note, however, that he left his daughter the richest person in Venezuela. That’s “socialist equality” for you!

Life Is Worth Nothing:

California Committee Passes Dangerous Bill Legalizing Virtually Unlimited Assisted Suicide

Classic and Classy:

This Clip Of Hattie McDaniel Accepting The Oscar For Her Supporting Role In Gone With The Wind Is The Best Thing You’ll See All Day.

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Go out and make it a great day, Spectators.

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Member of a Cult Isn’t Intellectually Honest Enough to Recognize He Is a Member of a Cult

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Good gawds, these people really are totally oblivious of themselves and completely ignorant to the fact we are wise to them…

Paul Krugman: Thank Goodness Democrats Don’t Create Cults of Personality Around Undeserving Politicians

Paul Krugman’s latest column at the NY Times uses the 10th anniversary of hurricane Katrina as a pretext to attack the Republican presidential field. Midway through his shallow, lazy partisan screed Krugman uncorks the laugh-out-loud line of the day:

“I know, now I’m supposed to be evenhanded, and point out equivalent figures on the Democratic side. But there really aren’t any; in modern America, cults of personality built around undeserving politicians seem to be a Republican thing,” Krugman writes.

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BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Did a Bad Bad Thing…

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Not only is this woman not fit, on many levels, to be POTUS, but her tenure as Secretary of State put this country in a highly insecure, vulnerable, and dangerous position.

You have to read the whole thing at The Federalist

A review of recently released e-mails shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly originated and distributed highly classified national security information. Clinton’s classified e-mail missives were not constrained to State Department staff, either. She also sent classified information to Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House operative banned by the Obama White House.

An analysis by The Federalist of e-mails released by the State Department late Monday shows that scores of e-mails sent by Clinton contained highly confidential national security information from the beginning, even if they weren’t marked by a classification authority until later.

The original date of classification of Hillary’s e-mails can be discerned by noting the declassification dates noted next to redactions in the e-mails. Under a 2009 executive order signed by President Barack Obama, classified material in most circumstances is to be automatically declassified after 10 years. In some instances, that duration may be extended up to 25 years. In certain circumstances, classification authorities may adjust the classification duration based on the nature of the underlying information.

Lots and lots of examples at the link.

Glenn Reynolds @ Instapundit:

“I AM NOT AN EMAIL CROOK!” The server fracas isn’t Watergate, yet, but the Democratic front-runner is starting to sound a little like Richard Nixon. More than a little, I’d say.

And let’s not forget Hillary’s experience, and eventual dismissal, with the Nixon troubles.

Were this Condi Rice she would be working in the kitchen or the laundry at the federal prison by now.

Meanwhile, I have always pondered an underlying issue with Hillary Clinton. I have leaned hard onto an alcohol problem. However, it is looking like she may have brain issues … like early dementia.

MORE:

The State Department released emails on Monday that showed adviser Sid Blumenthal sent Clinton exhaustive memos on both foreign and domestic issues despite holding no formal government position.

Elizabeth Price Foley @ Instapundit outlines Clinton’s and Bumenthal’s attempted set-up to have SCOTUS Justice Thomas impeached.

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