Memos Aweigh!

The ever eloquently NSFW Razorfist explains just how negligable that memo really is.

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Never Any Foul Play

Peter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide, records show

A Republican donor and operative from Chicago’s North Shore who said he had tried to obtain Hillary Clinton’s missing emails from Russian hackers killed himself in a Minnesota hotel room days after talking to The Wall Street Journal about his efforts, public records show.

In mid-May, in a room at a Rochester hotel used almost exclusively by Mayo Clinic patients and relatives, Peter W. Smith, 81, left a carefully prepared file of documents, including a statement police called a suicide note in which he said he was in ill health and a life insurance policy was expiring.

Days earlier, the financier from suburban Lake Forest gave an interview to the Journal about his quest, and it began publishing stories about his efforts in late June. The Journal also reported it had seen emails written by Smith showing his team considered retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then a top adviser to Republican Donald Trump’s campaign, an ally. Flynn briefly was President Trump’s national security adviser and resigned after it was determined he had failed to disclose contacts with Russia.

At the time, the newspaper reported Smith’s May 14 death came about 10 days after he granted the interview. Mystery shrouded how and where he had died, but the lead reporter on the stories said on a podcast he had no reason to believe the death was the result of foul play and that Smith likely had died of natural causes.

However, the Chicago Tribune obtained a Minnesota state death record filed in Olmsted County saying Smith committed suicide in a hotel near the Mayo Clinic at 1:17 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. He was found with a bag over his head with a source of helium attached. A medical examiner’s report gives the same account, without specifying the time, and a report from Rochester police further details his suicide.

In the note recovered by police, Smith apologized to authorities and said that “NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER” was involved in his death. He wrote that he was taking his own life because of a “RECENT BAD TURN IN HEALTH SINCE JANUARY, 2017” and timing related “TO LIFE INSURANCE OF $5 MILLION EXPIRING.”

Okay, so I don’t like conspiracy theories but why do people who have connections to the Clintons and their miriad of scandals keep dying?  If even a quarter of the deaths that people talk about is for real, that would be an enormous number.  Is “Arkancide” for real?  Well, if you try to find out, make sure your suicide note says there wasn’t any foul play.

Forget about Seth Rich; nothing to see here!

Oh!  The Daily Mail says it was nothing!  We should just go back to claiming Trump’s DC is a “scandal fest” and not worry about any unsolved murders which are totally NOT tied to Wikileaks.

According to the Daily Mail:

  1. The family is threatening to sue the PI for blabbing
  2. The PI recanted his story about Wikileaks
  3. Julian Assange said Rich wasn’t the leak
  4. The timeline of the murder “cut against” any conspiracy theories
  5. Russia did it

Wait, what?

However GOP lobbyist and DC lawyer Jack Burkman formally appealed to Congress to investigate the death after claiming he had evidence that Russia may be behind Rich’s murder.

‘Nothing was taken from Seth – not his wallet, gold chain, credit cards or a sizeable amount of cash,’ He told DailyMail.com in February. ‘So you know there’s no robbery gone awry.’

He said he was contacted by a man in his 60s, claiming to be a former US intelligence officer, who claimed ‘it [the murder] was arranged by the Russian government at a very high level’.

Burkman went on to say: ‘He just said he had knowledge it was arranged by the Russian government and stressed that it was at a high level.

‘I’ve met this person and he seems very credible. We’re now investigating the allegations he has made.’

You have got to be f’ing kidding me.  Why would high level Russian government officials want to kill a nobody staffer for the DNC? As for the other points:

  1. The family “spokesman” is a PR guy who works for the DNC.  Why is he acting in such a capacity?
  2. Strange that I didn’t see any headlines on DM when the recanting happened.  You’d think they’d like to rub that in.
  3. Can’t find where Julian supposedly “clarified” that Rich wasn’t the source
  4. The timeline is: he got drunk, left the bar, was shot, oh and we can’t actually account for all the time after he left the bar.  That sure is airtight, clears everything up.

Now, let’s say that PI was wrong, let’s say that Assange did come out and say “it’s not Seth Rich.”  Why is it that when ever his name gets brought up, the paid trolls and shills come out of the woodwork and start spewing everywhere?  Any pro-Rich conspiracy posts instantly get brigaded.  What is about Seth Rich that makes someone out there want no one to talk about him?

His name was Seth Rich and there will be justice.

Making a Better, Bolder Democratic Party

I knew Brianna Wu would make a great politician!

Congressional candidate: Moon-colonizing companies could destroy cities by dropping rocks

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A transgender-issues activist and Democratic candidate for Congress says the advent of the space tourism industry could give private corporations a “frightening amount of power” to destroy the Earth with rocks because of the Moon’s military importance.

Brianna Wu, a prominent “social justice warrior” in the “Gamergate” controversy who now is running for the House seat in Massachusetts’ 8th District, suggested in a since-deleted tweet that companies could drop rocks from the Moon.

“The moon is probably the most tactically valuable military ground for earth,” the tweet said. “Rocks dropped from there have power of 100s of nuclear bombs.”

SpaceX announced Monday it is planning to launch a tourism venture to the Moon in 2018.

After users on social media questioned her scientific literacy, the congressional candidate clarified that the tweet was “talking about dropping [rocks] into our gravity well.”

Small space rocks can indeed do nuclear-weapons-scale damage if hitting the Earth at orbital speeds. But launching one from the moon, even setting aside issues of aiming, would still require escaping the satellite’s gravitational field, a task that requires the power and thrust contained in a huge rocket.

Ms. Wu blamed criticism of her on sexism: “that’s the danger of being a woman on the internet!” she exclaimed.

“Like, you all can make fun of that statement, but it will still be true,” another Wu tweet said. “This is why the militarization of space is so dangerous.”

Brianna must be on to something because now the Russians are after him!

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Just wait until his congressional campaign gets into full swing.  I bet this is going to be great.

How do you say “troll” in Russian?

Apparently in addition to having the best hackers, the Russians have the best social media people.

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Link.  This is not the first time for tweets like this.  The embassy tweeted a picture of Pepe in January and had a rather unflattering picture of Obama (well, sort of) in December.  Looks like they’ve got some top-notch memelords on staff.  (Plus they tweet cool pictures of Russia)