So I'll be headed home on the 19th of August. Anyone that wants to meet up, or if you've got a plum job in the DC area (wink, wink) drop me a line.
So Reality Winner, former NSA contractor, is in federal prison for leaking classified information — for five years and three months, the longest sentence of any whistleblower in history. She gave documents on how Russia had attempted to hack vendors of election machinery and software to The Intercept , which completely bungled basic security procedures (according to a recent New York Times piece from Ben Smith, the main fault lay with Matthew Cole and Richard Esposito ), leading to her capture within hours. Winner recently contracted COVID-19 in prison, and is reportedly suffering some lingering aftereffects. Glenn Greenwald has been furiously denying that he had anything at all to do with the Winner clusterfuck, and I recently got in an argument with him about it on Twitter. I read a New York story about Winner, which clearly implies that she was listening to the Intercepted podcast of March 22, 2017 , where Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill expressed skepticism about Russia actually b
Ryan, if you have trouble finding a job in DC you can always try the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office). Your undergraduate degree in chemistry qualifies you to be a patent examiner. The USPTO will train you and offers law school at Georgetown Univ. at no, or reduced, tuition (if you are so interested). Even if you don't wish to make it a career, it pays well and can be an interesting job until such time as you don't need a day job. You can learn more and apply at www.uspto.gov BReplyDelete
Thanks B, I'll definitely look into that.ReplyDelete