This is what would have happened on that carrier, only hundreds would have died. The top brass achieving their own objectives of "readiness" without any consideration of the human suffering it causes. Nothing new.
Sometimes a commander screws up so you fire him unless he's protected/connected.
Sometimes stuff just happens...so you fire the commander.
Sometimes higher screws up and the inevitable happens and...you fire the commander and allow him to finish up for his pension on the grounds he keeps his mouth shut.
Napoleon said he liked lucky colonels.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey ||
10/15/2020 7:32 Comments ||
read about all these types in the Patrick O'brien "Aubrey / Maturin" novels.
Seems like a concomitant characteristic of the human condition.
[FoxNews] More than 16 million Americans have voted in the election so far, according to data released Friday by the United States Elections Project, which compiles early-voting data. By way of comparison, as of Oct. 16, 2016, some 1.4 million Americans had already cast their ballot.
More than 50 million people have requested mail-in ballots this year, the data shows. In 2016, some 57.2 million Americans voted early in person, by mail or via absentee ballot. State election officials in several key swing states have warned it could take days to count all of the votes. All but about a half-dozen states allow some form of early in-person voting.
Trump has repeatedly claimed that mail-in voting would allow for widespread fraud, but experts have said such fraud is rare.
According to an aggregate of polls from RealClearPolitics, Trump is leading Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by 4.4 percentage points in Texas.
Theager Borgia, I'm beginning to feel that is what the push for mail in voting was all about. I expect them to encourage not voting in protest or something next in order to hide the size of the red wave.
The longer the voting period, the harder it is to find volunteers to run the show. We voted yesterday, waited 20 minutes - longer than usual, but there were not fewer voting booths, as I feared might happen with the longer voting period. Son voted today, waited 15 minutes. I suspect next week, there will be no line outside the fire station.
In the big blue cities, lack of volunteers could result in long lines, and screams of "voter suppression".
[FoxNews] Hackers, possibly nation-state actors, have penetrated U.S. government networks and accessed election systems, the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said in a joint alert.
In some cases, there was unauthorized access to election support systems, CISA added.
The agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, explained there is no evidence so far that the integrity of elections data was compromised and that "it does not appear these targets are being selected because of their proximity to elections information."
CISA did intimate that election system data could be compromised, noting "there are steps that election officials, their supporting ... IT staff, and vendors can take to help defend against this malicious cyber activity."
Hackers got access via a combination of vulnerabilities — what CISA calls "vulnerability chaining." It is a commonly used tactic and in this case targeted federal and state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government networks, critical infrastructure, and elections organizations.
The hackers targeted a Virtual Private Network (VPN) vulnerability and a flaw in Netlogon, a Windows protocol to authenticate users.
"Patches are available for all of the vulnerabilities referenced in the joint cybersecurity advisory from CISA and the FBI," Tenable, a cybersecurity company, said in a statement sent to Fox News. "Most of the vulnerabilities had patches available for them following their disclosure."
The alert did not state explicitly who the bad actors were, only referring to them as "advanced persistent threat (APT) actors." But that is a term often reserved for state-sponsored hacking groups, according to experts.
In October, Microsoft’s Security Intelligence team cited a campaign leveraging one of the bugs from a threat actor known as CHIMBORAZO, also known as TA505, a "financially motivated nation-state actor," according to an analysis of the alert by Tenable.
In September, Microsoft said it detected Russian, Chinese and Iranian actors targeting the 2020 U.S. elections.
"The activity we are announcing today makes clear that foreign activity groups have stepped up their efforts targeting the 2020 election as had been anticipated, and is consistent with what the U.S. government and others have reported," Microsoft said at the time, citing a statement by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 ||
10/15/2020 00:00 ||
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"Therefore, if Trump wins, it's not legit. However, if Biden wins, it means we solved the problem and everything's fine!"
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Finland's prime minister Sanna Marin has sparked controversy after wearing a stylish black blazer with a plunging neckline and no top underneath for a recent magazine photoshoot.
You ever wonder if some journalists created the 'folks upset about the Prime Ministers's outfit just to see if they could create a response and thus a story? Personally I think it happens an awful lot.
[TownHall] - In a never-before-published letter to his family, American soldier Leon Morin reveals something that has been hidden in a dark corner of history: the Nazis, who committed the most gruesome atrocities against 6 million Jewish people, would simultaneously "receive God" on Sundays in beautiful churches built in the concentration camp Dachau.
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.