November 6th, 2016
Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, all were states that Hillary was SUPPOSED to win–but are all states, NOW, where she’s dispatched Obama to try and shore up her sagging– if not fragmenting–flanks.
Hillary, today, is desperately scheduled for Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Florida,
Now, the overlap states , for the two, will show where there’s big, big, trouble (must-win states) and that would be in North Carolina, Michigan, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, all except for NC, were states that Hillary was supposed to win without much of a contest…..
Moreover, Trump is now actively flanking into what was formerly Hillary’s guaranteed blue states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, & New Hampshire, while maintaining his field presence in Florida and North Carolina.
Meanwhile, the states to watch in the interim are still North Carolina and Florida–whoever wins those states will probably win the election. However, Trump, who’s now on offense to Hillary’s defense, appears to be developing more pathways to 270 electoral votes than Hillary, based upon voting information that has come out today….
By Barry Secrest
It’s been the burning question throughout much of 2016….
So, while we’ve seen all the co-opted mainstream media polling results favoring Hillary, with all of the massive media spin that has taken place in favor of the Democrats (and Obama) for the past eight years, why should we believe them, now?
Well, it’s not so much a question of “why,” but rather, it’s more a question of “whom,” as in who should we believe, at this point.
More explicitly, the question America should be asking itself is which of all of these polls are the most accurate and therefore less inclined to spin the actual results?
First, we need to look at which polls have been, historically, the most accurate:
According to expert sources, the two most accurate national presidential polling organizations, historically, have been the IBD Poll, at number one in accuracy, and the Rand Poll, which is now known as the LA Times/USC or Dornsife poll, at number 4, in historical accuracy.
So, what are these, the two most accurate polls, in particular, telling us right now on election eve?
In fact, the LA Times/USC poll now shows Trump explicitly widening his lead on Hillary Clinton, to his biggest lead yet, since the race began, with Trump at 48 % to Hillary’s 42%; a lead which would approximate a landslide win for Trump, if realized.
But what of the IBD poll?
Interestingly enough, the IBD poll also shows Trump leading with a margin of 44% for Trump to 43% for Clinton, and while much closer than the USC poll, these two top polling firms bely, almost completely, what we’ve been hearing from the media and even cable TV pundit shows.
So, having established what the historically most accurate polls are indicating–in that both show a widening Trump lead– just what are the historically, least accurate polls, stating?
One of the most prominent, the NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll, for 2012, had Obama and Romney running near even. In that year, Obama ended up winning by about 5 points.
Currently, that particular poll shows Hillary up by 4% over Trump, however, it should be noted that both news organizations have shown a significant correlation for Clinton, while they’ve also been oversampling Democrat voters, by an unrealistic amount.
Another poll, currently being used heavily, is the Washington Post/ ABC news poll, which has been, historically, one of the least accurate of all the polls out there, as can be seen on our chart.
The two organizations have also shown an embarrassingly obvious slant in their pro-Hillary news stories, which may indeed support their current overall samplings showing that Clinton holds a lead of about 5 points.
While Reuters/Ipsos, at one time, was a fairly accurate polling organization, at about the time when Trump started to take the lead in their sampling, several weeks ago, the news organization actually reconfigured its sampling in order to give Hillary a lead.
Reuters, by the way, is very well-known for its globalist leanings, in reference to all things politic.
In other polling, Trump shows as surging into a tie, for the moment, across a wide array of battleground states. Many have interpreted at least five battleground state, formerly blues states, all currently tied, as being proof of Trump’s surging into the lead, and just in the nick of time.
Moreover, according to a recent article in the Hill, even Democrat pundits are worried that there may be something, indeed, to the possibility that the numbers being spewed out of a great many polls are simply not accurate at all, and are even skewed, much as a push-poll, would be, by significant margins towards Hillary:
“Are the polls skewed?
More and more Democrats appear to be worried that they are.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is within the margin of error of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the preponderance of battleground states, and Republicans are suddenly rallying behind him, filling Democrats with anxiety that the vote count could deviate from the polls and produce a Trump victory.
Asked if she bought into the theory that the polls are wrong and Trump might actually be ahead, Democratic strategist Christy Setzer responded: “I do, unfortunately.”
She pointed to Clinton’s decision to advertise in the state of Michigan, which had seemed to be safely out of reach for Trump.
“Look no further than the campaign’s travel schedule and ad buys to see where they’re worried — battleground states that seemed so out of reach for Trump, Clinton stopped advertising in them…and now are on the airwaves again,” Setzer said.
Partisans on both sides of the aisle are sifting through mountains of late-breaking data, looking for evidence that pollsters are erring in their analyses or underestimating one candidate’s support.
Clinton is the favorite heading into Election Day.
While she holds a small lead nationally, the battleground map that gives her some breathing room.
Trump, on the other hand, must run the table on states Mitt Romney won in 2012 – no easy feat, as Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina look like toss-ups. He must also pull an upset victory in a state where Clinton is favored, such as in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, or Nevada.
Trump argues that polls are too heavily weighted in favor of Democrats.
His concerns have been echoed by some Republicans who say that surveys may be overestimating turnout among minority voters, potentially leading Clinton to underperform on Election Day. They also argue that working-class white voters who have never before voted might turn out for Trump, potentially boosting him to a surprise victory"…..(Read more)
So, apparently, the Alternative media isn’t the only one questioning whether or not the 2012 polling paradigm, as currently be used by a severely co-opted if not entirely complicit media in 2016, is truly accurate.
Not to mention the fact that FBI Director Comey just, again, reversed his decision on re-opening the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton and has sent a letter to Congress informing them that Hillary, at least for now, is off the hook.
However, will this move, by Obama’s FBI, make Clinton appear as, somehow, freshly exonerated or will it merely strengthen the notion that the system is completely rigged in favor of the ruling class, as many believe and certainly Donald Trump, has maintained?
In fact, many still assert the belief that the stunningly miss-polled Brexit vote in Great Britain, might be the ruling class model which no one is, in fact, using, that showed a massive 10 point difference between what was polled to happen and what finally and actually did happen that startled world financial markets and even stunned the ruling British elite.
The anti-globalist British Exit votes won by a considerable margin–which may indeed be what will end up happening on Tuesday, November the eighth, in a much more independent America, on behalf of Trump.
Update 11/7/16 : Since this post was written, on the following day, the IBD poll shows Trump gaining even more ground
According to CNN:
‘As of Saturday, the final day of early voting, slightly fewer Democrats had cast ballots while 125,000 more Republicans have voted this time. If this election shapes up like the last,’”
–Donald Trump would win both North Carolina & Florida–
‘There is one key difference that complicates the data: Independent voters came out this time in droves. They cast nearly 810,000 votes, up, a whopping 42% from 2012.”
–Trump, however, holds a decisive margin with independent voters across the board–
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October 30th, 2016
By Barry Secrest
It was once, very long ago written, "How terrible it will be for those who call good things bad and bad things good, who think darkness is light and light is darkness, who think sour is sweet and sweet is sour."
Many, now commonly believe that the above ancient words of wisdom represent the current spate of suicidal reasoning in leadership, taking place all across the planet, and certainly in Obama's America, of course.
More pointedly, as we read the words of semi-conservative establishment columnist Peggy Noonan, of the Wall Street Journal, in her most recent selection of articles we can easily see that same exact trend, swooning within her anecdotal political rhetoric.
As what could be described as possibly America's last true political race, some folks just can't seem to see past their own burning interests for fear of eclipsing what must be some global mandate, that we of the pitchfork and torch class, are simply not privy.
But, it should be pointed out that it took a great deal of digging and sourcing to finally figure out the Noonan, in this particular article, was not attempting poor satire. I write this because as you read through her exactingly quoted words, in this article, you may start wondering.
But, as she noted in her follow-up article of this week, these words of hers are deadly-serious and therefore a cause for some alarm, at least as it regards Ms. Noonan's highly questionable sagacity, going forward.
In fact, it has been written of the WikiLeaked emails in referencing the words of Hillary's hand-picked colleagues, that "the writers are the worst kind of snobs, snobs with nothing to recommend them."
"In their expression and thoughts, they are common, banal, dumb, uninformed, parochial."
Indeed, they are all of that but then so much more, as we are all beginning to see.
However, then, you have those others who speak of Trump and by default, his supporters, as if they're all deranged for supporting what the opposition states as being the all-encompassing insanity of Trump.
In Peggy Noonan's latest exposition, she offers the CNN-biased fact that Trump "is a nut" in her article titled Imagine a Sane Donald Trump
"Look, he’s a nut and you know he’s a nut. "
"They all know Donald Trump’s a nut." Peggy Noonan writes again and again, as if straining for a hypothetical conclusion that fails to reach her antithetical grasp, but hasn't it been well-noted that close repetition in writing, denotes a failure in reasoning?
Noonan, in fact, if not ironically, wrote that earliest paragraph in red in a recent article, truth be told, which is why her words are presented in a brisk red font, throughout this article. But, it does seem to fit Noonan's overall essence once you digest this particular bit of libel, overall, indeed, if you desire the word "slander" then merely watch her Sunday showings.
However, first, what exactly defines her "nut?" We looked towards Merriam-Webster to find out:
a small dry fruit with a hard shell that grows on trees and bushes; Or the inside part of a nut that is used as food; OR a piece of metal that has a hole through it so that it can be screwed onto a bolt or screw
I believe the 3rd definition might be the charm in noting how the globalist establishment sector of the Republican party (of which she is card-carrying member) has so thoroughly tried to screw Donald Trump--to the point that the man now simply must have thread scars across a large portion of his body, if not his psyche.
However, the actual term Noonan is trying to use is both defined and written as "nuts" and it's commonly used as "an expression of contempt or derision," which is precisely what the terrified globalists who Noonan runs with, have stated from the very start, regarding Trump.
But, certainly Mrs. Noonan has noted the extraordinary corruption and deep trouble that America currently finds itself within--or does she yet believe, along with her Bilderberger counterparts and Obama, that America needs to be taken down slowly while whispering sweet nothings in her wounded ear?
That's right, we doggedly didn't forget about Noonan's membership in "the club" and her attendance of the Bilderberg 2012 meeting --and it makes pretty much everything Noonan writes suspect, quite frankly.
So, it's not surprising the penultimate "innie"--like Peggy Noonan--would outwardly attack Trump, as the classic "outie," and it makes Trump immeasurably more attractive to the voting class, quite frankly.
Not to mention the fact that the ever wishy-washy Noonan can't seem to find a comfortable political perch by which to establish a consistent commentary. She has taken her own personal odyssey of non-support-to-quasi-support and then to feigned support only to wash up, finally, on the desert Isle of non-support, once again, never quite finding her final destination which never really existed, in the first place.
In reality, Noonan cannot seem to get past her own clearly co-opted media, of which she is a member; a media that goes into hyperventilation mode whenever Trump so much as passes wind, which, of course, is by design in that it's about all that they have to work with.
Noonan goes on to opine:
"Some will vote for him anyway. Many are in a madman-versus-criminal mode, living with (or making) their final decision. They got the blues. Everyone does. They’re worried about the whole edifice: If this is where we are, where are we going?"
At this early point in Noonan's essay, we can now begin to wonder if the indefinite pronouns "some," "many," and "they" might indeed be referring to Noonan and her elite globalist colleagues?
Noonan's "some," "many," and "they" consistently leaves out "us," but of course.
Or worse, is her word usage merely a facet of Noonan's increasingly troubled imagination? We did find it strange that while Noonan writes extensively on politics in a race, mercifully, nearing its end, she actually failed to mention Hillary Clinton's name anywhere in her entire article.
Very odd indeed, in fact, it reeks, even as the vehicles of Wikileaks, DC leaks, Wiener, and Huma's laptop computer have, in fact, re-opened the FBI's investigation, driving the final nail in Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Moreover, Noonan, of the proud and measurably co-opted Wall Street Journal goes on to graffiti Trump, writing next that "He’s a screwball," and of the "TV funhouse that is his brain."
So, it appears that we've seemingly traveled from editorializing in the WSJ to the equivalent of scribbling rude epithets on a bathroom stall, for Ms. Noonan, who apparently needs lessons in the severe art of insult, if that's her editorializing game.
But, why, exactly, does Ms. Noonan think that Mr. Trump's insane? You're going to love these, get ready.
"Mr. Trump got mad because Paul Ryan didn’t call to congratulate him after the second debate."
Er, yeah, Ms. Noonan, that's clearly straitjacket territory, um, but not for Mr. Trump, we should point out....Ryan's another one that just can't seem to make up his mind, largely because he also is an open-borders globalist who thinks that his job is to constantly put himself in the shoes of illegal aliens, which should make almost everyone in America angry, at this point.
So, while no politically centered psychiatrist would institutionalize anyone, including Trump,on that basis, what else does Ms. Noonan have to throw at her sanitarium wall?
-"Mr. Trump revealed to the Republican Party what half of its own base really thinks and the party’s leaders didn’t know!" "They were shocked, so much that they indulged in sheer denial and made believe it wasn’t happening."
Well, that might seem mad, but only to the establishment political class, who live blithely within a globalist matrix of lies" of which they refuse to exit, despite the fact that their refuge has burst into flames and is near to collapse.
-"The party’s leaders accept open borders and like big trade deals."
Again, a big part of the GOP's corporate sponsored "Big Problem"(as to its all-American base) and once again, clearly not insane in Trump's hardcore reasoning against, at least not outside the beltway.
-"Half the base does not [believe in open borders]! It is longtime GOP doctrine to cut entitlement spending."
Noonan's starting to sound a bit shrill, even in writing, and it's most likely because her article is beginning to make her sound like the thing she's accusing Trump of being.... but, it should be noted, that the conservative movement does not believe in cutting entitlements, on the contrary, we believe the US treasury should merely stop raiding "the social security lockbox," and that's for starters.
-"Mr. Trump insulted George W. Bush and nation-building and said he’d opposed the Iraq invasion"
That's not insane, that's actually intellectually sound, and on all fronts, and while I'm sure this may come as a shock to Noonan, Mr.Bush is not a God immune from conservative criticism, if anything, Bush is a closet globalist with severe Bohemian Grove issues, that most Conservatives are now aware of.
-"It happened because Donald Trump intuited where things were and are going."
Now, let's not mistake political brilliance for insanity, although we fully understand how Noonan might grasp the difficult art of political intuition as being insane. But, then, who's insane? Because Noonan has already answered her own question in an earlier episode of her"Declarations":
"From what I’ve seen there has been zero reflection on the part of Republican leaders on how much the base’s views differ from theirs and what to do about it. The GOP is not at all refiguring its stands. The only signs of life I see are among young staffers on Capitol Hill, who understand their bosses’ stands have been rebuked and are quietly debating among themselves what policy paths will win the future."
We should, at this point, indicate, that it would seem that Trump has found those policy paths that the establishment GOP has been railing consistently against,under the globalist Koch paradigm, for quite some time now.
Noonan moves onward:
Since I am more in accord with Mr. Trump’s stands than not, I am particularly sorry that as an individual human being he’s a nut.
At this point, in our decomposition of Noonan's silly piece of establishment hacking, it would seem that that the total inverse of her reasoning is now fully in play, in that Ms.Noonan keeps proffering reasons for Trump's so-called insanity that actually charges the party's conservative base into an abject frenzy, due to its overall lucidity.
These things, that Noonan keeps bringing up, would only seem as insanity to a person whose eyes have been so completely scaled over that reality outside her inner-beltway matrix would resemble a terrifying slasher flick.
So, now Noonan begins to imagine what, to her, a "sane Trump" would look and sound like, and again, you're going to love these.
"What if there had been a Sane Donald Trump? Oh my God, sane Trump would have won in a landslide." (Well, who says he won't?)
-Sane Trump would look normal and happy not grim and glowering (our suggestion: try attending a Trump rally--the goodness of truth enshrouds Trump supporters all about)
-Hear and act on good advice (The Trump turnaround came with the campaign change to Bannon and Conway)
-Explain his positions with clarity and depth (Trump has practically written a book on his positions at his website--please visit it)
-Looked at a dubious, anxious and standoffish Republican establishment and not insulted them, diminished them, & done tweetstorms against them ( That is a two-way street that the GOP establishment views as a one-way street--it's Trump's party now, alas for Noonan)
A Sane Trump would've said “Come into my tent. It’s a new one" ( And then have been charged with making sexual advances)
-There’s a place just for you. What do you need? ( Their answer would have been for him to change his positions)
-Be less excitable and dramatic? (Is Peggy Noonan looking for a new husband or just a metrosexual GOP candidate?)
- Not act, toward women, like a pig? ( Noonan should take a look at Trump's average pay to women versus Hillary's and Rosie O'Donnnell is certainly not the consummate representation of women, in fact, if anything she's but an exceedingly poor rendition thereof-- the bull-dike aspect of a man poorly encased within the body of a woman)
-Accept your critique. ( Trump supporters have admonished Trump not to listen to folks like Noonan, ironically, it's worked)
-Explain the moral and practical underpinnings of my stand on refugees from terror nations? (Trump states it's to keep radical Islamic terrorists out, how many different ways would Noonan prescribe Trump state it?)
- My well-hidden secret is that I love everyone and hear the common rhythm of their beating hearts.” (Oh, Puh-lease, give us a break!)
-Given an anxious country more ease, not more anxiety (You mean like not promising an Islamic refugee invasion increase by 550% ?)
-Demonstrate that he can govern himself suggested through his actions, while still being entertaining, funny and outsize, that yes, he understands the stakes and yes, since America is always claiming to be the leader of the world—We are No. 1!—(We're now in Noonan's warm and fuzzy zone--she wants Trump in there with her...gag)
-Sane Donald Trump would have explained his immigration proposals with a kind of loving logic (And then lost the primary)
-We must secure our borders for a host of serious reasons and here they are.-But we are grateful for our legal immigrants (Oh, for God's sake that's enough!)
Noonan completes her frenzied bit of nonsensical drivel of a column, while still completely ignoring Clinton's current spate of big trouble in Obama's little China ( that's us--here in America) by stating
"Does he know he’s playing with fire? No. Because he’s a nut.
"Sane Trump for president. Too bad he doesn’t exist."
But in reviewing the entire thought process of Noonan, in her more recent collection of works, it seems incumbent for us to mention the fact that her thought process illustrates a complete void of lucid clarity.
In fact, Noonan seems to ruminate along in a safe space-swaddled cocoon of glandular lunacy, especially in her collection of estranged usages, not only teetering-- but actually falling off the edge of delirious, in her writing.
The woman is clearly unhappy, but for what? The lack of, for her, a perfect candidate in the form of a venous political demi-god, say a George H. W. Bush? His re-ambulated semi-action-figure, Jeb, was defeated way early on.
The full and certainly defeating counter-point to Noonan's faulty articulation lies within the fact that going forward, politics-as-usual will not win the day for America. The rumors of our impending collapse increasingly dominate both our economic, political, and even pop-cultural sub-annotations, in American society.
Peggy, did you really think that all of those dystopian novels and movies flooding out into our culture were merely flights of period fantasy, or do you think that perhaps something is and has been truly amiss? Or, did you even notice or truly care?
America has been operating under a government, staffed and overflowingly led by what could only be described as the equivalent of a Suicide Squad, and our constitutional republic simply cannot stand much more of this ludicrous nonsense, especially in a politically correct government acting as a secondary stand-in for real-life leadership and reasoning.
The interesting thing, within all of this, is simply the fact that on the one hand in her article, Noonan clearly states that she agrees in principle with Trump's stances on a large number of issues, while on the other hand, Noonan repeatedly states and even titles her article predicated on the fact that Trump is insane.
Noonan's schism, in thought, as illustrated, bears out an extraordinarily enigmatic bearing, at best.
Notably, a very holy and ancient text once stated that "a double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways." According to an expert source, when translated for modern times, this particular verse looks like the following:
I believe we've just found Peggy Noonan's, more or less, elitist problem which essentially permeates an entire hemisphere of establishment political thinking inside the inner beltway....nevermind Einstein's famous rendition on insanity....
Related from Conservative Refocus:
Read our surprisingly accurate rebuttal to Peggy Noonan from July of 2015:
October 28th, 2016
By Barry Secrest
The mainstream media is now collectively gasping for air as the cumulative effects of their biased reporting have now been summarily recognized by the American people, and in a big and very damaging way.
It could be stated that Donald Trump's calling out of the media has been a bellwether collection of persuasive public events, and rightfully so, even while millions of Americans have read repetitively slanderous stories on Trump, day after day, and week after week, keenly noticing the hundreds of stories that were missing about Hillary's more often than not criminal shortcomings.
America had to go to the alternative media, for the other side of the story, and it did so in droves.
We recognized centralized political corruption on a scale that was staggering, even as the former 4th estate of America embraced the malfeasance as if it were sanctified canon.
We saw the evidence in the debates, we saw it in the bias, the spin, the most favored hacks, the cover-ups; it became so nauseating that many of us simply canceled our local subscriptions. Many opting to spend money and or time on something other than the activist rags more dedicated to state propaganda than the truth.
Indeed, far too many Americans could see that America's faltering, across a battle line of building failures and unperplexing shortcomings, as a thing that the forever cloying globalist media observed with ferocious glee.
We could also see that the failure they were embracing could only end up, at some once and future point, with a stunning amount of weeping and gnashing of teeth, as our world collected itself up only to soon collapse all around us.
Indeed, we could all see it coming and it may yet come, things are not going too well anywhere, right now, and another four years might have been or might certainly be the ticket.
On the other hand, maybe that was what they, of the media, all wanted, but did they not stop to consider that the Cloward-Piven collapse they seemed to be angling for was going to hit them far sooner than it hit our wounded society?
In effect, with the advent of the alternative media's complete coverage of those in power, as compared to a severely co-opted conventional media's stubbornly incomplete treatment, one that often even failed to cover important political events directly affecting American lives, the game is all but up.
Here's the thing....
They may have been laughing, then, but we just waited, we could all feel it coming, in the form of "saving the best for last," and it finally arrived , in an open letter from the FBI to Congress.
A re-opening of the Hillary Clinton investigation is now in play, but it's not for all the reasons they're deflecting to, at present, of course.
Please don't tell us that America once again fell for the information that they're now trying to sell because that's not what this is all about, at all. The most telling reasons seem never to be the most operative, at least not in these dystopic times.
They were always in receipt of that "new bit" of information, they were hiding--and they've been documented as having more or less covered up everything else, in the form of widespread immunity, to all.
It's simply how mass corruption rolls, at least to the unscaled eye.
No, but , in fact, the truth is far more damaging than what they're saying and it's because of what's soon coming, and just in time. According to our sources, what America will very soon learn will be something that shakes Washington to its core, and could even cause a constitutional crisis, dependent upon the actions of what a very few in power, ultimately take.
Something truly wicked this way comes.....
This assumes that our sources, once again are correct, and with the FBI announcement today, as the enigma festers, it probably is.
In effect, what we saw the FBI announce today was nothing more than an effort to get out in front of the damaging information about to be disclosed, about Hillary and many others in government, and very soon.
But is the FBI trying to get in front of what might be a careening freight train of chaos? That's what we'll soon find out, but we knew, once again, that the most damaging information would be released as late as possible, in order to forestall some typical bit of slick maneuvering, by those in conjugated power.
Regardless of what comes next, one thing is all but certain at least with all things being equal, and that's that Donald John Trump will be the 45th president of the United States, you can mark that down. By the way, you could hear it in his voice today, and see it in his look, during his announcement of Hillary's latest problem with the FBI.
But also, In effect, what happened today seemed to confirm the original information that we obtained, and it holds several different meanings.
Aside from all of this bit of delightfully sobering news, to many of us, there's even more and it's simply that the corrupt establishment media's now choking on its own exhaust, and it's sadly more than about time.
The even more stunning side to all of this is the fact that every single bit of all of this detritus is intricately connected in ways that we could never divine.
However, enough with the cause of the conventional media's demise, the rest of the story as to the effect comes , fittingly enough-- from demise ringleader--the New York Times:
"The gloom began earlier this month, when Gerard Baker, the editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, sent a memo to employees that said, in part, “every story should be as short as it needs to be.” The next week, William Lewis, the chief executive of Dow Jones, which owns The Journal, announced a newsroom review that he said would be “underpinned by a series of cost-management initiatives.”
Two days later, on Oct. 21, the anvil fell: Mr. Baker informed employees in another memo that The Journal was looking for a “substantial” number of them to take buyouts, and that layoffs were in the offing.
But, the remarkable thing is that the Wall Street Journal, while having been notoriously gracious to Hillary Clinton, over the past 15 months, is certainly not the worst of offenders.
With print advertising continuing to drop precipitously, you would be hard-pressed to find a newsroom devoid of uncertainty anywhere in the country. Companies like Gannett have recently announced layoffs, and its stock price has plunged during a monthslong pursuit of the company that owns The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune. The New York Times recently went through buyouts and has acknowledged that its newsroom will get even smaller next year. And for journalists at The Wall Street Journal, anxiety in the last several weeks has been especially pronounced.
Numerous Journal employees, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared endangering their jobs, said in interviews and conversations that they have received few specifics from management about the size and scope of the coming cuts.
Mr. Baker said in one of his memos last week that changes to the print newspaper would “involve some consolidation of sections of the paper and the teams that produce it.” The employees said that the staff is now openly speculating about the potential for once-prized sections, including Greater New York and Personal Journal, to be folded or significantly reduced. Separately, employees have been working without a union contract since Oct. 1, and negotiations with the company are ongoing.
“There’s a lot of concern, a lot of worry,” said Timothy Martell, the executive director of the Independent Association of Publishers’ Employees, the union that represents about 1,300 workers at Dow Jones. “People are anxious, and they want to know how these changes will affect them and their families.”"
October 22nd, 2016
By Barry Secrest
While FBI Director Comey alluded to the possibility that Hillary Clinton must have been completely unaware of proper security protocols, when it comes to emails and cyber security, a newly emerging internal video recording of Hillary Clinton addressing State Department employees on the importance of cybersecurity makes it appear as if Clinton was an authority on all things Internet security.
Clinton deleted over 33,000 emails, some of which were highly classified, and then had her illegal unsecured server hard drive bleached in an effort to hide both her culpability and damaging evidence, and yet the FBI stated it could not establish ill intent.
Clinton later responded to questions regarding the illegal email server with the answer "I don't recall" during an FBI investigation into her improper securing of classified data. However, in her address on cybersecurity, as seen in the above video, Hillary Clinton seemed to make it very clear that improper handling of classified material was dangerous to the US.
Below is the transcript of her address:
"Cybersecurity, because at a time when technology is connecting people around the world, protecting our cyber-infrastructure and digital networks has to be a matter of national security as well as [unintellligble] priority.
I think this is a responsibility we all share as Americans, but as state department employees we have a special duty to guard ourselves and our sensitive information.
Potential hackers use all kinds of strategies to exploit cyber vulnerabilities and to penetrate the department systems.
They may try to gain information by posing as someone we trust or by using social media sites to spread viruses and other malicious code.
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security and IT staff work around the clock to defend us against cyber attacks.
But the real key to cyber-security rests with you complying with department security policies and being alert to potential threats will help to protect all of us.
So please, find out more about what you can do by logging into our intranet cyber security awareness website or by subscribing to our cyber security awareness newsletter.
If you have any questions about cyber security you can send an email to email@example.com.
Because together we can do our part to improve the security of the State Department and our nation."
In retrospect, It would seem that Hillary failed to listen to her own lecture and then had at least five staff members handling her dedicated computer server plead the 5th amendment, before congress, in order to protect both themselves and Clinton from criminal charges.
Clinton clearly ran an unsecured server which was highly vulnerable to both foreign and domestic hackers.
In an undisclosed airport meeting on a tarmac, husband Bill Clinton met with US attorney general Loretta Lynch just before FBI Director Comey, in a national press conference, read off a long list of security infractions in which Hillary was guilty, but then went on to state that Clinton would not be charged due to the fact that she was merely careless and not reckless.
Indeed, now, there are reports of considerable turmoil within the FBI due to Director Comey's refusal to assess charges, a job which would normally reside with the US Attorney General, but was oddly enough, handed off to the FBI in an effort to hide heavily co- opted corruption.
Of this, the evidence is beyond overwhelming and incontrovertible.
However, with this particular video emerging, now, it seems well beyond evident that Hillary Clinton was highly aware of the cybersecurity protocols she repeatedly broke and then tried to hide from the American people, ostensibly, in order to cover up her pay-to-play scheme between the illegal US State Department dealings and her Clinton Foundation sponge fund.