Everything is fine here at my place. We have power and internet. DC seems to have missed the worst of the storm, and I'll be back at work tomorrow.
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
Never say never. I'm on day 4 without power and counting. No power, no heat, no wifi. Clearly, I misspoke. But I still have water, just have to conserve, according to our local police. Still, it could be worse, it could be Magojaneng. : ) BReplyDelete
Never say never. Clearly, I misspoke it's 5 days and counting and no power. No heat, no wifi. Not fun. But still better than the village. Thanks again for the call, Ryan. That was so nice. BReplyDelete
Yikes! Well I hope things get better soon...ReplyDelete
Not to worry, Ryan. Power's back today, YAY. But clean-up is still going on. BReplyDelete