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Old 07-05-2016, 08:49 PM   #141
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What I wonder is if she truly realized what she was doing. I mean, why did the Secretaries before her do it too. Makes me wonder. The only time I've ever sent a work email to my personal account was in cases when a remote connection was unreliable.

Not trying to make excuses or anything. Just strikes me as odd that someone would openly choose to that without good reason.
The use of private email accounts by government executives for official business was a fairly common practice. One reason is that it prevents the release of the emails under Freedom of Information Act requests.
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She wanted to have control over the process and have privacy that the transparency of a government e-mail address wouldn't allow...that much is obvious. Would she have been so intent on doing it if she weren't planning to run for President? Perhaps not.

I guess I can still hope her health issues act up before the convention.

"How DARE you, BigMac!"

Yawn. If you support drone strikes, you support the active killing of human beings. Wishing someone would just get sick for the benefit of the American people is hardly on the same level as actively murdering other people, regardless of their crimes. Clinton and her followers are the sick ones.

There's stll time. There's still time.
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You support murder and I don't.
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It's important to not continually conflate "private email account" with "private email server."

The two concepts are quite different, imply entirely different motivations, and should result in wildly different responses.

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True. And she had the latter which means she wanted full control over everything. The other Secretaries of State that she constantly brings up in defense didn't have a fucking server sitting in their basement. Having one of those in your house doesn't seem "convenient".
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Private email servers are quite common, do you really expect her to use a gmail account when emailing from home or in travel?

This whole thing is a scam. Cybersecurity is a real threat and honestly we are extremely behind when it comes to this threat. BUT email, no matter what server is an extremely vulnerable form of communication, unless you eliminate all government employees from emailing out of the office, from their phones or only TO certain people then the issue isn't security; it's fucking politics.


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Private email servers are quite common, do you really expect her to use a gmail account when emailing from home or in travel?

This whole thing is a scam. Cybersecurity is a real threat and honestly we are extremely behind when it comes to this threat. BUT email, no matter what server is an extremely vulnerable form of communication, unless you eliminate all government employees from emailing out of the office, from their phones or only TO certain people then the issue isn't security; it's fucking politics.


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A private email server, a gmail account, and an email account on a government server are not all equivalent in terms of security. The distinctions matter, and it's utterly exhausting listening to the mental gymnastics Clinton supporters will go through in order to avoid whatever cognitive dissonance would result from admitting that they support a candidate who, as far as we can rationally assume, behaved astronomically stupidly, at best. The obscurantism on this issue is embarrassing. This isn't really aimed at you, BVS, but at people diminishing this issue in general

No, gmail accounts, government servers, and private servers are not equal in terms of security. Neither are the distinctions minor. If an understanding of the wide range of network security measures that are used won't prove this point, James Coney's specific reference to the fact that her server was less secure than gmail should.

No, private email servers are not particularly common among private citizens. An an email account like me@mywebsite.com is not necessarily the same thing as a private email server.

If we simply operate under the assumption that it *is* a mainly political concern at the heart of this issue, this does absolutely nothing to minimize the importance of the difference between her using a private email account and a private email server.

The main argument which keeps popping up is how some might use a personal email account for convenience, or on accident, or for a plethora of reasons you or I might use such an account in relation to our work lives.

This is an entirely unconnected point. The only reason to use a private email *server* is secrecy. If she would've used a gmail account, or a government account, we wouldn't have innumerable irrecoverable emails. I don't understand how this point gets brushed away.

You either have to give some plausible reason Hillary Clinton would go through the trouble of creating private email servers -- servers she then physically took with her to foreign countries -- which has nothing to do with hiding actions she took as the Secretary of State from the people who entrusted her with such a position, or you have to argue that it isn't important that she hid actions she took as the Secretary of State from the people who entrusted her with that position.

I don't really see a third option.


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30000 emails ..113 ooops..that's a .0037 average. Let's see what R on The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have done with their emails...maybe they are batting Mendoza.
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Well, people still wonder what's on the missing Nixon tapes...not impossible that missing Clinton e-mails had things that would be potentially damaging to her.

I do think this issue is far from over. I can't wait until the ninth select committee really gets to the bottom of it all.
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Well, people still wonder what's on the missing Nixon tapes...not impossible that missing Clinton e-mails had things that would be potentially damaging to her.

I do think this issue is far from over. I can't wait until the ninth select committee really gets to the bottom of it all.
And I can't can't wait until THE first female president of the United States of America tells them to GFY.
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30000 emails ..113 ooops..that's a .0037 average. Let's see what R on The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have done with their emails...maybe they are batting Mendoza.

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And I can't can't wait until THE first female president of the United States of America tells them to GFY
Couldn't have asked for better posts to underscore my point.


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Well, people still wonder what's on the missing Nixon tapes...not impossible that missing Clinton e-mails had things that would be potentially damaging to her.

I do think this issue is far from over. I can't wait until the ninth select committee really gets to the bottom of it all.
Really there are people who wonder about the Nixon tapes at this time? We heard Billy Graham ...we heard Nixon ...what more do we need to hear?
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And I can't can't wait until THE first female president of the United States of America tells them to GFY.
And I can't wait until THE first female president sells us out on social security with a "grand bargain" with the GOP, authorizes fracking around the country and backtracks on her TPP position.

Will the vagina even matter by that point?

Should it even matter now? Of course not. Only if you care more about superficial qualities than actual politics.
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Your logic being that all classified material is a matter of life and death? Too much is classified...haven't you argued the government is too secretive? Or do you wish it to be more so? Logic?
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And I can't wait until THE first female president sells us out on social security with a "grand bargain" with the GOP, authorizes fracking around the country and backtracks on her TPP position.

Will the vagina even matter by that point?

Should it even matter now? Of course not. Only if you care more about superficial qualities than actual politics.
Hopefully that was snark about vagina.
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Comey seemed to lay out some damning contradictions to HRC's statements regarding her emails. Seemed to go out in a blaze of glory stopping short of indictment, to spare his family being held hostage by the Clintonistas.

She may be off the hook legally, but do not chalk this up as win in the public opinion category. In this anti-DC, elitist mood brewing in the heartland this may be the shark jump that signals the loss of all faith in the accountability of the politicians. Laws for thee but not for me.


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