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Watercooler 9/15/16; Last Time Hillary Lied To Her Own Staff About Her Health; Voter Fraud It's Real And It's A Problem; Remember Global Cooling ?; New York Values In Action

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Hillary Kept Her Blood Clot Secret From Even Her Staff

From the Daily Mail:

  • Clintons 1998 Physician Connie Mariano, asserts Clinton never told her staff she had a blood clot and allowed them to think she just had a pulled muscle
  • Clinton only revealed the clot in her 2003 memoir
  • Clinton had a nurse in plain clothes in case of injury.
  • No one outside the Secret Service detail was informed who the nurse was

— Daily Mail

If this looks and sounds a lot like the behavior we saw over the weekend to you, rest assured you’re not alone. To me it’s part of a pattern of lie first, reveal the truth much later if ever. Normally I’d say we were really lucky that Hillary has such contempt for the little people, that she is willing to put this cloud over her head, but this isn’t a normal election.

We can only pray that the woman who could well be our next president actually is fit to serve.


Double-voting – even triple-voting – found in US elections

I think every Republican has known this in their gut. It’s just to easy to cheat, and the Democrats protest and squirm too loudly about getting anything done about it.

Well NC had it’s 110 year old plus absentee voters, (Archive ) now we have double and triple voting in Tennessee

Once was apparently not enough for Pasco Parker.

Prosecutors say the 63-year-old Tennessee man voted in the 2012 presidential election, not once … not twice … but three times, in three different states.

It was DeLancy’s group that brought Parker’s case to the attention of election officials and law enforcement – and Parker is not alone. His was one of 149 cases of suspected double-voting DeLancy says his group has turned over.

A 2012 Pew Center on The States study said “approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.” Pew said 68,000 people were registered in three states, and 1,807 were even registered in three states.

–Fox News

Just a little something for the warchest the next time someone tells you voter fraud is rarer than lightening.


Remember Global Cooling ?

If you said no, there’s a few people that worked really hard to bury that information so you wouldn’t hear about it or find it online.

Beginning in 2003, software engineer William Connolley quietly removed the highly inconvenient references to the global cooling scare of the 1970s from Wikipedia, the world’s most influential and accessed informational source.

It had to be done.  Too many skeptics were (correctly) pointing out that the scientific “consensus” during the 1960s and 1970s was that the Earth had been cooling for decades, and that nascent theorizing regarding the potential for a CO2-induced global warming were still questionable and uncertain

Not only did Connolley — a co-founder (along with Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt) of the realclimate.com blog — successfully remove (or rewrite) the history of the 1970s global cooling scare from the Wikipedia record, he also erased (or rewrote) references to the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age so as to help create the impression that the paleoclimate is shaped like Mann’s hockey stick graph, with unprecedented and dangerous 20th/21st century warmth.

—NoTricksZone

Reading the whole thing is also very illustrative of why Wikipedia is suspect at best as resource.

Did You Hear About Those Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Google Set Up In NYC

Well surprise they are going away, turns out New Yorkers just couldn’t share.

This is why New Yorkers can’t have nice things.

LinkNYC, the initiative to install super-fast wifi hubs in New York City, is suspending web browsing on all its tablets after 8 months due to inappropriate behavior, the company says.

Google parent company Alphabet funds LinkNYC through its spinoff Sidewalk Labs. 

“… Some users have been monopolizing the Link tablets and using them inappropriately, preventing others from being able to use them while frustrating the residents and businesses around them,” the company writes in a statement.

—Business Insider

You can likely guess what constitutes inappropriate behavior in the city that never sleeps.


Quotes Of The Day

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
— James Madison

Quiz: The Supreme Court

This one is pretty rough, I got 18/20 but guessed far more than I should have.

 

Drink up That’s it for the Watercooler today. As always it’s an open thread