[Federal Times] State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features on the government's own systems, according to emails released Wednesday.
The emails were released under court order Wednesday to the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch, which has sued the State Department over access to public records related to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's service as the nation's top diplomat between 2009 and 2013.
The emails, reviewed by The Associated Press, show that State Department technical staff disabled software on their systems intended to block phishing emails that could deliver dangerous viruses. They were trying urgently to resolve delivery problems with emails sent from Clinton's private server.
"This should trump all other activities," a senior technical official, Ken LaVolpe, told IT employees in a Dec. 17, 2010, email. Another senior State Department official, Thomas W. Lawrence, wrote days later in an email that deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin personally was asking for an update about the repairs. Abedin and Clinton, who both used Clinton's private server, had complained that emails each sent to State Department employees were not being reliably received.
[INFORMATIONNG] Jessica O’Brien swears ѕhе hаd honest intentions аѕ ѕhе set оut tо shift hеr £400 white corner sofa. But nestled аmоng thе pictures оf thе leather settee ѕhе uploaded wаѕ а photo оf hеr exposed chest іn а purple lace bra. Oh. Well. That could happen to anybody. Assuming they have the boobies for it. And a purple lace bra.
Unsurprisingly, thе 25-year-old’s unusual post оn а local buy-and-sell page quickly gained а lot оf interest. "Hubert, stop staring at that sofa! She wants £800 for it, and purple won't match anything in the house!"
Thе Sun reported thаt оnе user wrote: ’Thought I’d hаd tоо mаnу drinks аt fіrѕt glance but no, thеу wеrе defo there.’ "Yessir. There they wuz. Big 'uns, too!"
Thе beauty therapist apparently uploaded thе advert frоm hеr phone аnd accidentally ticked thе raunchy snap аmоng thе оthеrѕ ѕhе wanted tо post. Oops. Embarrassing. I remember once a picture of my genitalia... No. Wait. That wasn't mine. It was Carlos Danger's. Never mind.
Sооn afterwards, Jessica wrote: ’When уоu mаkе аn absolute schoolboy error оn уоur buy аnd sell post!!!’ Yep. That's prob'ly what happened to Carlos.
A friend ѕаіd ѕhе wаѕ ’mortified’, adding: ’Some people hаvе joked thаt іt wаѕ fоr publicity tо hеlр sell hеr sofa but іt wаѕ јuѕt аn accident. "Buy my sofa and I'll show you my jugs!"
’She’s rеаllу embarrassed.’ I'll bet Carlos was, too.
Thе post hаѕ ѕіnсе bееn deleted bу а group moderator. But it's right there on the Nigerian news site for the world to see if you want to gaze upon the rounded but blacked out sumptuousness of her bazooms. You just have to pick it out among all the other well-upholstered items.
[DAILYSIGNAL] Facebook is adding a training program for its employees to address concerns that the company has a bias against conservatives.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, announced the addition of a "political bias" section to the company’s managing unconscious bias class during a Wednesday event at the American Enterprise Institute.
"We have a managing bias class that all of our leaders and a lot of our employees have taken that I was part of helping to create. And we focused on racial bias, age bias, gender bias, national bias, and we’re going to add in a scenario now on political bias," Sandberg said. "So as we think about helping people understand different points of view and being open to different points of view, we’re dealing with political bias as well going forward."
Some U.N. peacekeeping units and officers who did not respond to a deadly attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan where 48,000 civilians had sought refuge will be sent home, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Wednesday.
At least 25 people were killed in the February attack in the northern city of Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile State.
Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Herve Ladsous told reporters after briefing the Security Council behind closed doors that while some peacekeepers "reacted very well, some did not."
He said he was not prepared to name the countries whose troops showed "a lack of responsiveness" because two U.N. reports on the incident are still being reviewed by lawyers.
But Human Rights Watch said Wednesday it obtained a summary of the reports which said the response by peacekeepers — from Ethiopia, Rwanda and India — was woefully inadequate.
Ladsous said there was also a lack of understanding of the "rules of engagement" which spell out when soldiers can take military action.
According to Human Rights Watch, fighting between youths inside the camp escalated along ethnic lines and armed Dinkas, including government soldiers, forced their way into the camp, shot civilians, and systematically burned homes of Nuer and others as U.N. peacekeepers stood by.
A U.N. report based on an investigation into the attack that was circulated Tuesday found that at least 30 people died in the attack and placed the number of wounded at 123.
A report by the international medical and humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, also released Tuesday, said the U.N. peacekeeping mission failed to protect civilians, failed to prevent weapons from getting into the Malakal base, and was very slow to respond to the attack in which two of its staff members died.
Ladsous said he has made a series of recommendations to prevent a similar attack.
The U.N. must do "a still better job in training people" as soon as they arrive and make sure that the rules of engagement are understood by everybody "from the top to the last private."
[DAWN] Rioters looted shops on the outskirts of South Africa’s capital on Wednesday, and authorities reported two deaths and more than 50 arrests since violence erupted in the Pretoria area two days ago.
Looters targeted shops in the Mabopane and Ga-Rankuwa neighbourhoods belonging to immigrants colonists, echoing similar attacks last year against foreigners, including Paks and Somalis, who run businesses in poor urban areas.
Police fired rubber bullets to disperse crowds in Mabopane, where people ran out of one store with stolen groceries and other goods, according to South African media reports. Two people were fatally shot in the Mamelodi district, the South African police force said on Twitter.
Police locked away Please don't kill me! 54 people on charges of public violence, theft and possession of stolen property, the government said in a statement. It said stability was returning to some areas, while violence persisted in others. "The attacks and looting of shops show that some of the protest actions are motivated by pure criminality," the government said.
The violence started on Monday after the selection of the ruling party’s mayoral candidate for Pretoria ahead of elections on Aug 3.
Follows is a posted comment from the 'Californian' to Smith's blog on the recent violence in South Africa. I believe I may have a future use for the phrase... "global citizenship and universal Birkinstocks". I hope to see comments and insights more from the 'Californian.'
Californian 11:23 AM
I have confronted various liberals here in America and Europe with this question: "Why did you single out white-ruled South Africa for such opprobrium while you tolerated or even supported various communist and third world dictatorships?" The liberal answer is basically ideological: "Apartheid era SA upheld white rule over blacks and thus was (horrors!) 'racist;' therefore, apartheid had to go."
The thing to grasp is that liberal ideology is beyond rational reasoning. It is on the level of a demented religion which calls for its followers to sacrifice anything and anyone in order to maintain purity of faith. In pursuit of liberalism, liberals will turn over their children to be cut to pieces (Amy Biehl) or marched off as sex slaves (Rotherham).
The "struggle against apartheid" allowed liberals to engage in their fantasy of fighting for a world of equality, one-man-one-vote, global citizenship and universal Birkenstocks. And if black-majority-rule led to an Idi Amin or Rwanda massacre? Well, ghee whiz, the people of those countries are just overcoming the "problems" of colonialism and are nonetheless marching towards a democratic future.
In some cases, liberals were thinking in terms of the American Civil Rights struggle. Bantus and Xhosas became downtrodden Southern blacks; Soweto was Selma; the South African Police were Bull Connor's cops; Sharpseville was the new Edmund Pettus Bridge battle; Nelson Mandela was the reincarnation of Martin Luther King, jr; and by supporting the ANC, your American liberal enlisted in the ranks of the new Freedom Riders and thus guaranteed a place among the select when the final trumpet doth blow.
Never mind that Africa is not America, never mind that every attempt at black-majority-rule on the continent has led to black-run dictatorship, failed states and non-stop bloodbaths in the name of "liberation." Never mind that black majority rule in Detroit or Selma has led to those once thriving American cities being turned into urban wastelands.
Ideology is king.
I suppose there is some schadenfreude to be found in recent events in Europe and America. Africans and other third worlders riot in cities like London, Paris and Malmo. We've seen the mass sexual assaults by "refugees" in Cologne. I wonder how many white victims of these crimes were anti-apartheid activists? Similarly, here in America Black Lives Matter runs amok on liberal college campuses, despite liberal protestations that "We supported Martin Luther King, we opposed apartheid!"
I'll close out with my usual quote from James Burnham: "Liberalism is the ideology of Western Suicide."
Many small and medium-sized firms are likely to welcome a cut in red tape and what they see as petty regulations. Portends well for the U.S., I suppose. What happens now?
There are no immediate changes to laws.
An agreement called Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which begins the two-year process of negotiating a new trade relationship with the EU, has to be activated in order to set in motion the process of leaving the EU.
Negotiations would then begin in Brussels on the terms of the UK's exit and the nature of its subsequent relationship with the EU. A lot of interesting stuff, many questions answered. For instance - Has any other member state ever left the EU?
No nation state has ever left the EU. But Greenland, one of Denmark's overseas territories, held a referendum in 1982, after gaining a greater degree of self government, and voted by 52% to 48% to leave, which it duly did after a period of negotiation.
As the BBC said, They said Brexit was due to: an angry electorate, globalization, immigration, lost pride, and populism. I'd add another, the voters don't think their elected leaders are representing them. They don't like that the EU, the UN, the bankers and financiers are calling the shots. Similar issues in the U.S.
Marine Le Pen and her niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen hailed the result and looked forward to "Frexit"
British holidaymakers make up the largest contingent of foreign visitors to this country and may now be deterred from coming - because it will be more expensive. - Some in Greece now talking Grexit.
Geert Wilders - the leader of the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Freedom Party - was among the first to congratulate Britain on its "Independence Day". He promised if he were elected, the Dutch would be granted their own "Nexit" referendum.
But some Russian politicians couldn't contain their pleasure. They included Moscow's Mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, who noted: "Without the UK in the EU, there's no one there who'll back sanctions against us so stridently."
Ultra-nationalist MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky said the British public "had performed a heroic deed". He said he intended to send a congratulatory telegram to David Cameron: "Dear David, our big friend, we're happy that Britain made the right choice."
..."I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months. But I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination," Cameron said. "This is not a decision I have taken lightly," he added.
Update at 12:30 p.m. ET: Newsweek has the entire speech here. He aims to have a new prime minister in place by October.
[Daily Caller] The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union in a shock referendum result.
After a bitter contest, the “Leave” campaign opposed by both Prime Minister David Cameron and leader of Britain’s Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn stormed to victory in the early hours of Friday morning. BBC News called the race around midnight EST.
The referendum on Britain’s EU membership divided political parties and the public. The remain campaign focused relentlessly on the economy warning Brits they would be worse off if they voted for Brexit.
The official leave campaign opted for immigration as their trump card, arguing a Brexit would allow the UK to control the number of immigrants who can come and settle from the EU. All EU member states have to allow the free movement of EU citizens — meaning anyone from any member state can live and work in any other member state.
Scotland and Northern Ireland to call for break away from union
We are now hearing that there will be statements from Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland and the SNP in Scotland calling for a break away from the United Kingdom.
We shall now all await the European retribution.
There are some areas in which France is unlikely to press for tough terms. For example, imposing restrictions on visa or travel rights for some 200,000 Brits who live in France (of which 69,000 are pensioners) could backfire. France has some 160,000 citizens living in Britain, who could be targeted in turn by visa restrictions on foreign travelers and workers.
“[The French] don’t want to create an EU economic cold war,” said Petros Fassoulas, secretary general of European Movement International, a leading pro-EU group in Brussels.
However, there are other ways of demonstrating that withdrawal from the EU can lead to painful payback. One is to restrict the “passporting” of financial services, which allows foreign-owned companies to do business with the EU via offices located in Britain. The principle works because the EU recognizes the authority of British supervisory bodies.
But in the event of Brexit, the EU may no longer recognize that authority, which could push firms to leave Britain and establish bases inside the European Union.
“I would be very tough [on this point],” said Sylvie Goulard, a French MEP who sits on the committee for economic and monetary affairs. “I see no reason to give passporting to a country that decides in a sovereign way to leave the EU… The day the U.K. leaves … you cannot consider the British supervising authority as an authority of the EU.”
A similar logic would apply for British clearing houses, or financial institutions that act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers. Currently, Britain-based clearinghouses are supervised by the Bank of England, but comply with EU regulations. If Britain left the EU, member countries would re-evaluate whether they recognize clearing houses such as LCH.Clearnet, and may push to force all clearing houses to be based inside the EU — as the European Central Bank has already suggested should be the case.
The copyright, patent and trademark offices are going to be a real mess to separate.
Not sure what happens with the big pseudo state corporations like EDS and Aerospatiale. Also the EU Science and Space consortiums and joint weapons projects like UK/French shared carriers.
Feh. Parliament will frontload the painful changes. Then take a second referendum after the public mood shifts.
This isn't over.
Cue Neil Sedaka.
Posted by: Black John Smith ||
06/24/2016 7:59 Comments ||
Smith blogs from the UK and he nails it:
"I am so glad to see the British Isles did what the Ice Age did naturally 6,500 years BC; Separate from Europe.
Don’t get me wrong...the Brits are a strange bunch, no doubt about that. I mean they love to eat horse feed, sip tea at three and chase after foxes with horses although mopeds have been invented a long time ago, but this time a bit of sanity prevailed. They Brexited!
I hope the first thing they do now is to close the borders, because that was the only reason for the damn referendum in the first place namely the useless EU’s inability (or refusal) to deal with the Islamist invasion of Europe.
Brexiting was the only way they could close the borders and have some control over who comes into their country. If they stayed in the EU they would have been swamped by fundamentalist Islamists.
The UK paid £50 million a day to be in the EU and what did the EU do with that money? Built flats and paid it out as grants to terrorists posing as “refugees”. Crazy.
I am actually relieved it’s over. The total self destruct madness and deranged lunacy of the left the last few weeks were staggering. Every time I saw a European leader (I use the term lightly) like Angela Merkel plead with the Brits to stay in the EU I involuntarily started gagging and almost threw up. Not to mention the crocodile tears over the LWB Jo Cox. Thomas Mair should be knighted for ridding this world of a deranged liberal twat whose black dick fantasies would have been the cause of future terrorist attacks and the deaths of British citizens.
Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see if the Scots and the North Irish now hold more referendums to exit the UK and rejoin the EU independently. Soon there will be no more United Kingdom.
As far as I am concerned I hope to see more countries leaving the EU and that toilet seat of Satan in Brussels destroyed."
Wrechard's comment "It should be obvious to the status quo that the crisis has arrived. Brexit, for all its drama, was a warning. The real collision is close ahead.
The basic demand is for a moderation, if not a reversal of the centralizing tendencies. It's a brief for less immigration, less political correctness and less government.
Unfortunately conceding to these demands this is like reversing the Titanic. There's so much momentum, it's hard to stop. But they have to stop. The Iceberg looms ahead. All Brexit has done is give the warning.
From now on, the countdown begins. Can the elites turn the ship in time?"
The UK will come to regret that decision. Dearly.
Posted by: European Conservative ||
06/24/2016 14:21 Comments ||
I have no doubt the rest of the EU will make this as unpleasant as possible, if only to deter countries who might be considering the same.
From a systems point of view, it is interesting how the EU evolved from an organization meant to reduce barriers to the movement of goods, people and capital, and turned into a bunch of bureaucrats deciding what kind of bananas you can eat. Not that I'm surprised.
Liberty always has a price, as does slavery. It might hurt a bit for a while, but I suspect they may wind up much better off. Especially as Europe either joins the Caliphate or decides it wants a repeat of the 30 years war.
#28 Article 50 of the EU treaties is what is important now. This defines the 2 year process for establishing the new economic and diplomatic order/relationship between the UK and the EU.
This is FAR from over and we'll see what comes of it
It will be interesting times, AlanC. One interesting aspect of it is that three other states are looking into their own Nexit referenda. That will put heat on the EUnuchs in Brussels. It will be quite entertaining, as Brussels will stall to try to keep this Frankenstein superstate monster together for their own selfish wants. But the die is cast. Let the games begin.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
06/24/2016 16:31 Comments ||
The EU was built on nothing but lies.
It started as an Iron & steel trade affairin the '40s but the people behind it were trying to build the United States of Europe from day one. Each step of the way was meant to draw closer and closer to a super-state run by the oligarchs/technocrats and reducing the countries to nothing.
I think that they over-reached with the Euro and too many folks finally caught on and decided that they preferred to be responsible for themselves.
This was a fear based campaign with the Remain crew pushing the fear. The younger voters tended to be the cowardly ones who were afraid of the big bad wolf of freedom from Nanny.
The Ukrainian famine wasn't.How about the one in China or North Korea? I sense a pattern of unexpected unprecedented famines and a certain political philosophy. Now what could that be? Bernie Sanders to the courtesy phone.
The progressive liberal socialist agenda of Trotsky has never worked and has ended up in collapse, cicely war and suffering. They rallied, cheered and booed the great villen America while the Trotsky followers looted their future. They now get to live their dream, until they beg the free capitalists to rescue them. Yet again.
Posted by: 49 pan ||
06/24/2016 11:43 Comments ||
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Posted by: 49 pan ||
06/24/2016 11:44 Comments ||
I'm with Fred.
Posted by: Barbara ||
06/24/2016 14:12 Comments ||
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By Chris Covert
Colonel Mikail Tolstoy, colloquially known in Donetsk by his call sign "Givi" will be tried in absentia for alleged crimes committed in Slavyask, Ilovaisk and Donetsk city in 2014 and early 2015, according to Russian languages news accounts.
According to a story posted in korrespondent.net, the Ukrainian Chief Military Prosecutor was quoted saying Tolstoy will be tried for attacking members of Ukraine's military and for cruel treatment of prisoners of war.
Tolstoy gained fame and some popularity for his role in taking Donetsk airport in January of 2015, but he also gained notoriety for his treatment of prisoners taken during that operation.
A video had emerged at that time which showed Tolstoy slapping, pushing around and threatening Ukrainian prisoners with his personal firearm. Ukrainian Colonel Oleg Mitsaka, commander of one of the formations Tolstoy was fighting, is shown in the video as having been beaten, although the video did not show that Tolstoy had beaten him.
Tolstoy's rise began in the wake of the Ilovaisk defensive operation, and he took an active part in the rebellion in Slavyansk earlier that summer. Tolstoy cut a dashing and daring figure as a commander in videos made during the fall of 2014.
Tolstoy is prior service Ukrainian military, and he has family in Georgia. He also has been remarkably free from the politics in Donetsk. He is known as a team player for the Russian staffed Donetsk military.
Tolstoy is not the only rebel commander facing possible charges. Tolstoy's boss in the summer of 2014, reserve FSB Colonel Igor Girkin claimed earlier this year that he had people executed during the fighting in Slavyask. Stories emerging just a few weeks ago indicated that Girkin has been interrogated about his time in Slavyansk, but given his rank the stories may be apocryphal.
Another Russian officer, retired GRU Colonel Igor Bezler, has been accused of ordering executions in Gorlovka.
Both colonels Bezler and Girkin are flag officers, which gives them great latitude in making decisions such as holding drumhead trials. Tolstoy, even though he is a Colonel with the Donetsk military, enjoys no latitude in his decisions.
Fighting in Donetsk
A total of three Ukrainian soldiers were killed in operations and another 11 wounded in or around Donetsk city since Monday, according to data supplied by lb.ua news outlet.
A separate report posted in lb.ua said that one separatist was killed on Wednesday and another four were wounded. Ukrainian Colonel Andrei Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian ministry of defense said that since Wednesday no Ukrainians were wounded in the fighting.
Yet another report posted in lb.ua said that Ukrainian positions were hit with rebel 120mm mortar fire at Shirokino and Lebedinsky on Thursday, and with grenade fire at several other locations. The report also said that rebel 82mm mortar fire hit Ukrainian positions at Verhnetoretskovo after firing RPGs.
The total incidents, according to the report, numbered 12.
According to data supplied by the Donetsk ministry of defense, a total of 30 residences in Gorlovka were damaged by Ukrainian artillery fire overnight (June 22nd to June 23rd).
All the artillery attacks were carried out at night and included the village of Zaistevo as a target.
A separate Donetsk ministry of defense report said that Ukrainian forces fired more that 423 big gun shells including 152mm artillery, 82mm mortar, 120mm mortar and 125mm tank gun. Locations hit in and around Donetsk city included the Donetsk airport, Spartak and Yasinovataya.
Ukrainian artillery fire was fired at rebel held positions in southern Donetsk at Dokuchaevsk, Kominternovo and Sahanka.
Chris Covert writes about foreign military issues for Rantburg.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a list of stories in the The 2014 War in Ukraine category.
A Swiss ban on exports of luxury goods to North Korea is weakening the regime's ability to buy the loyalty of the elite, Radio Free Asia reported Wednesday.
RFA quoted the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry as saying North Korea bought 87 watches worth US$11,000 just between January to April this year, before the sanctions went into force in May. That rate suggests there will be a serious shortfall in gifts for top officials. Swiss sanctions will also affect other sectors like finance, RFA speculated.
On May 18, the Swiss government finally froze North Korean assets, closed bank accounts, and banned exports of 25 luxury items to the North.
The regime's imports of Swiss watches nearly doubled from $112,930 in 2011 to $201,880 in 2012 right after Kim Jong-un took power.
“Up until early May, payments normally wouldn’t be any later than 15 days, but now there are a lot of cases where companies have been unable to pay even half the amount owed over a month past the due date.”
Posted by: Frank G ||
06/24/2016 8:45 Comments ||
150$ Swiss watch?
To paraphrase the great one:
Loose the cheap watch Kim
But Pudgy him give to me with personal guidance and a sardine!
Well then, what a beautiful watch, can I have part of the sardine?
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has warned Chinese President Xi Jinping that Japan may arm itself with nuclear weapons if North Korea's nuclear development remains unchecked.
Finally playing a card that could have been played seven years ago...
Japan could go nuclear "virtually overnight," unless Beijing does more to rein in North Korea, Biden told Charlie Rose on PBS on Monday.
"When I tell President Xi, you have to understand we got a guy up there in North Korea who is talking about building weapons that can strike, nuclear weapons strike the United States and not only Hawaii and Alaska, but... the mainland of the United States," Biden said. "And I say, so we're going to move up our defense system, and he says no, no, no, wait a minute, my military thinks you're going to try to circle us."
Biden was talking about the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system that Washington is pushing Seoul into deploying here.
"And what happens… if we don't work out something together on North Korea?" he added. "What happens if Japan, who could tomorrow, could go nuclear tomorrow? They have the capacity to do it virtually overnight."
Even Slow Joe can figure this out...
Posted by: Steve White ||
06/24/2016 00:00 ||
Top|| File under:
With the DNC loo in chronic overflow, will we soon be hearing more from Joe ?
...Read Tom Clancy's Debt of Honor for a very good description of how the Japanese could be a nuclear power - with a far more capable and realistic nuclear deterrent than the Norks - in just a few months, and no one would know a thing about it until the deed was done.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
06/24/2016 20:09 Comments ||
[lyingcrookedhillary.com] "Hillary has no shame! The Benghazi attacks were a preventable tragedy disgraced further by Hillary’s web of lies.
She knew within hours that the attacks in Benghazi were a terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous protest due to a You Tube Video. But she lied anyways. She stood in front of the flag-draped coffins of four Americans that died serving their country and peddled the lie that the video was to blame both to the victims’ families and the American public.
But she didn’t only lie about what she knew about the Benghazi attack; she had the gall to say that she never told the Benghazi victims’ families that the video was to blame – essentially calling THEM liars.
One family member, Charles Woods – father of Tyrone Woods, a retired Navy Seal killed in the Benghazi attacks on September 11, 2012 –recalls that Hillary told him, “We are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son.” Patricia Smith, grieving mother of victim Sean Smith, remembers clearly what Hillary told her as well and says she never received a real explanation from Clinton or the Obama administration on what happened.
The truth is that massive security failures at the highest levels of the Obama administration and Clinton’s State Department put the Benghazi mission at grave risk as terrorist threats grew daily. Her incompetence cost lives and her attempt to cover up the truth is an indignity on the memory of the fallen heroes in Benghazi."
Yaounde (CNN)He is just 28 years old, but Cameroonian Arthur Zang has won a £25,000 ($37,000) prize for inventing a touchscreen heart-monitoring tablet that could revolutionize medicine in remote areas.
Cardio Pad enables heart patients in remote areas to access healthcare without journeying to the cities where most heart specialists work.
Zang -- who won gold at the Africa Prize for the invention -- explains that the tablet comes with "four electrodes, which are attached to the patient's chest to determine whether their heart is functioning normally".
The data is then wirelessly transmitted to the tablet and sent, via a mobile phone, to a cardiologist who can interpret the data in under 20 minutes.
Any prescriptions needed are then sent to the local clinic.
He won a prize for getting an Android tablet to record an EKG??
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.