Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:23:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net>
Subject: CNN: Mueller investigating McCabe termination
Washington (CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller's team interviewed
former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and asked about the firing of
FBI Director James Comey, a source briefed on the matter confirmed to
The source would not say when the interview, first reported by Axios,
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on Friday at 10 p.m.,
about a day before his 50th birthday and the date he was set to
retire and begin receiving his anticipated pension. Special
counsel Robert Mueller has memos written by former FBI Deputy
Director Andrew McCabe documenting his conversations with Trump.
***** Moderator's Note *****
This story is related to telecom, but not because it concerns the
methods or equipment or regulations that affect the telecommunications
This is not about how we communicate, but whether we are allowed to do
so. It is an attempt by a self-absorbed, cowardly, draft-dodging
daddy's boy to take revenge on a civil servant who dared to say that
the emperor is not only unclothed, but also unable; not only vapid,
but also vain, vituperative, vengeful, and vicious.
Mr. McCabe tried to leave honorably. Donald Trump demanded that he be
administratively executed, no doubt to support this carnival barker's
infantile need to be the king of an imaginary castle where only he is
allowed to be important.
This petty revenge has been taken on a respected executive who was, by
all acounts I've read, a conscientious FBI leader prior to the current
administration. If he did something illegal, as has been alleged, then
he is entitled to have his guilt - or innocence - decided in a court
of law. The fact that he has been denied his pension is an obviously
extortionate action: an attempt to force an honest man to lie and hide
evidence to benefit dishonest politicians.
Donald has always stood on dead man's legs: he never developed his
own. The things he learned at his daddy's knee were marked by what
they are not: he knows only the appearance of authority instead of its
responsibilities, only the need to seem patriotic instead of any
notion of sacrifice, only the privileges of leadership instead of its
obligations. The president's puerile temper tantrum is proof prima
facie that the country I fought for in Vietnam has fallen so far, and
so fast, that we are circling a massive whirlpool that drains into the
sewer of history.
I'm ashamed to be an American today. What hurts the most is that I
didn't think it was possible.
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:16:41 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Does anyone remember this payphone trick?
On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, "Phluge" wrote:
> Somewhere around 1953 when I was a teen, you could get all the free
> payphone calling you wanted from a phonebooth by using a bobby-pin.
I did this in the late 80's early 90's at my junior high to get picked
up from sports after school. Paper Clip in center hole of the phones
mouth piece and there was a tiny indent on the metal of the old pay
phone. Must of been an older pay phone. Worked every single time I
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:22:27 -0400
From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for
Cambridge Analytica in major data breach
Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in
major data breach
Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon
compiled user data to target American voters
The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump's election team
and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook
profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant's biggest ever data
breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to
predict and influence choices at the ballot box.
A whistleblower has revealed to the Observer how Cambridge Analytica -
a company owned by the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, and
headed at the time by Trump's key adviser Steve Bannon - used personal
information taken without authorisation in early 2014 to build a
system that could profile individual US voters, in order to target
them with personalised political advertisements.
***** Moderator's Note *****
There are conflicting reports about whether this was an actual breach,
or if Facebook made the data available to the firm because it was an
advertiser. Either way, Cambridge Analytica, which is a U.K. company,
got and used the data as part of an effort to influence the
The question, of course, is whether their pay came from Russia, and if
it did, whether hiring a U.K. company to use data it obtained outside
Russia to influence an election is/was illegal.
End of telecom Digest Mon, 19 Mar 2018