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THE INVESTIGATIONS -- "'Buckle up': As Mueller probe enters second year, Trump and allies go on war footing," by WaPo's Ashley Parker, Phil Rucker, Tom Hamburger, Bob Costa and Matt Zapotosky: "The investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, which hits its one-year mark Thursday, has formed the cloudy backdrop of Donald Trump's presidency — a rolling fog of controversy, much of it self-inflicted, that is a near-constant distraction for the commander in chief. The Mueller operation, like the former Marine Corps platoon commander who leads it, is secretive and methodical. Ten blocks west in the White House, President Trump combats the probe with bluster, disarray and defiance as he scrambles for survival.

"The president vents to associates about the FBI raids on his personal attorney Michael Cohen — as often as '20 times a day,' in the estimation of one confidant — and they frequently listen in silence, knowing little they say will soothe him. Trump gripes that he needs better 'TV lawyers' to defend him on cable news and is impatient to halt the 'witch hunt' that he says undermines his legitimacy as president. And he plots his battle plans with former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, his new legal consigliere." https://wapo.st/2KVeXQx

MICHAEL COHEN'S PITCH -- "Michael Cohen's D.C. Consulting Career: Scattershot, With Mixed Success," by WSJ's Rebecca Ballhaus, Peter Nicholas, Michael Rothfeld and Joe Palazzolo: "When Michael Cohen came knocking after the 2016 election, touting himself as the president's lawyer, a man who could decipher the new administration, Ford Motor Co. said no. So did Uber Technologies Inc. ... Mr. Cohen's pitch was blunt. He would tell prospective clients -- large corporations worried about their lack of connections to President Donald Trump's administration -- that he didn't know who was advising them, but that the companies 'should fire them all,' a person familiar with Mr. Cohen's approach said.

"'I have the best relationship with the president on the outside, and you need to hire me,' Mr. Cohen told them, according to this person. Mr. Cohen repeatedly pitched Uber, which said no, citing Mr. Cohen's ownership of New York taxi medallions as a potential conflict of interest with the ride-hailing firm ... He modified his pitch in response those objections, reminding the company he was 'the president's lawyer,' this person said. The company, this person said, was 'bemused.'" https://on.wsj.com/2KWrcwi

BEN WHITE and NANCY COOK, "Kudlow brings kill 'em with kindness approach to White House": "Larry Kudlow thinks he can steer Donald Trump's chaotic White House away from economic disaster by being the nicest guy in the West Wing. Unlike Gary Cohn, his hard-charging predecessor at the helm of the National Economic Council, Kudlow doesn't yell. He doesn't have a reputation for knifing policy opponents in the press or badmouthing them to colleagues, as do many aides in the fractious administration. 'I have opinions, which I will share with the president,' Kudlow, an avowed free-trade supporter in a mostly protectionist White House, said in an interview Friday in his office on the second floor of the West Wing.

"'But I don't keep people out of meetings. It's not my style. So, I guess you might say I'm lower-keyed. I'm quite respectful of disagreements.' Instead, he's trying to avoid the collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement and a bitter trade war with China — both of which could scramble the world's economic power map — by seeking consensus with colleagues who are inclined to impose stricter trade barriers, staying close to his boss and wooing members of Congress." https://politi.co/2wAC5AY

TRUMP'S MONDAY -- The president is having lunch with VP Mike Pence.

EVAN OSNOS in the New Yorker's Political Issue, "Only The Best People: Donald Trump's war on the 'deep state' (online headline: "Trump vs. the 'Deep State': How the Administration's loyalists are quietly reshaping American governance": "In one agency after another, I encountered a pattern: on controversial issues, the Administration is often not writing down potentially damaging information. After members of Congress requested details on [Ben] Carson's decorating expenses, Marcus Smallwood, the departmental-records officer at HUD, wrote an open letter to Carson, saying, 'I do not have confidence that HUD can truthfully provide the evidence being... requested by the House Oversight Committee because there has been a concerted effort to stop email traffic regarding these matters.'

"At the Department of the Interior, the Inspector General's office investigated [Ryan] Zinke's travel expenses but was stymied by 'absent or incomplete documentation' that would 'distinguish between personal, political, and official travel.'" http://bit.ly/2GezhJ8

OLIVIA NUZZI in NYMag, "Donald Trump and Sean Hannity Like to Talk Before Bedtime: Life inside the bunker of Fox News' resident Trumplegänger": "Their chats begin casually, with How are yous and What's going ons. On some days, they speak multiple times, with one calling the other to inform him of the latest developments. White House staff are aware that the calls happen, thanks to the president entering a room and announcing, 'I just hung up with Hannity,' or referring to what Hannity said during their conversations, or even ringing Hannity up from his desk in their presence. ...

"On the phone, he and the president alternate between the 'witch hunt!' and gabbing like old girlfriends about media gossip and whose show sucks and who's getting killed in the ratings and who's winning (Hannity, and therefore Trump) and sports and Kanye West, all of it sprinkled with a staccato f*** ... f***ing ... f***ed ... f***er. 'He's not a systematic thinker at all. He's not an ideologue,' one person who knows both men said of Hannity. 'He gives tactical advice versus strategic advice.'" https://nym.ag/2L0oHsU

SCOOP - "White House Aide's Plan to Stop Leaks: Spy on His Co-Workers," by the Daily Beast's Spencer Ackerman: "A former National Security Council official now working for Attorney General Jeff Sessions explored ways to surreptitiously monitor the communications of White House staff for leaks or perceived political disloyalty to Donald Trump, according to three former Trump NSC officials familiar with the effort.

"Ezra Cohen-Watnick, whom former national security adviser Michael Flynn brought onto the NSC as senior director for intelligence, sought technical solutions in early 2017 for collecting and analyzing phone and other data on White House colleagues for interactions with reporters.

"He portrayed his desired leak hunt as an 'insider threat' detection effort , according to the ex-officials. ... Some staffers considered Cohen-Watnick's insider-threat focus ironic, considering that Cohen-Watnick himself reportedly played a role in a Trump White House effort to leak intelligence reports to Devin Nunes, the House intelligence committee chairman."https://thebea.st/2wNl9r5
 
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They will try and drag it out for the four years and it must be killing Hillary and Hussain that POTUS is clean and doing more for world peace than 44' ever did in his eight years.
 
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They will try and drag it out for the four years and it must be killing Hillary and Hussain that POTUS is clean and doing more for world peace than 44' ever did in his eight years.
Yep. It will be interesting to see if Trump manages to obtain some deal with North Korea. See that Bob the Spammer is back spamming threads again.
 

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Yep. It will be interesting to see if Trump manages to obtain some deal with North Korea. See that Bob the Spammer is back spamming threads again.[/QUOTE]
Well whadiya know, it's jmcc the whiney little bitch troller again.

Now that I have won, did I say won, and you have lost, repeat lost, the debate over what constitutes copyright infringement over on PW, I'm ready to kick your arse and beat you over the head here, on the subject of spamming. When that's done we can move on to trolling.

I believe you've claimed to have participated in Cypherpunks discussions, which means you could have been using electronic communications nearly thirty years ago.

In order to presumably enhance your reputation as an internet/tech sage you are quick to point out when others misuse internet/tech terms.
Yet you misuse the term spam like a seven year old might.

Here's a couple of widely accepted definitions spam from Usenet, and NetLingo.
Let me know which one you think I fall into..

FromWiki....

Usenet convention defines spamming as "excessive multiple posting", that is, the repeated posting of a message (or substantially similar messages).


spam



An e-mail message sent to a large number of people without consent, also known as Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE) or junk e-mail. Spam is usually sent to promote a product or service. It is also found in newsgroups, where people post identical and irrelevant messages to many different newsgroups that have nothing to do with the content of the posting. Some newsgroup usersdistinguish spam from velveeta (which is to cross-post to an excessive number of newsgroups), and consider spam to be worse because posting messages separately drains more disk space and network bandwidth.
As a broadcast, spam is characterized by its large volume. Spammers (people who spam) follow the traditional direct-marketing ploy of saturating the intended audience, hoping for a tiny return-from less than 1 percent up to 5 percent. Spammers don't care about the large number of people they irritate or offend, because there always seems to be those few people who visit their advertised Web site or order their product.
The term comes from "a Monty Python television show in which one particular episode made so many references to the canned meat product that the rest of the show was overshadowed by the spam motif." It is considered to be a serious violation of netiquetteand many ISPs are utilizing anti-spam tools and methods fight and pursue spammers.
The most common forms of e-mail spam are:
  • Chain letters;
  • Pyramid schemes (including Multilevel Marketing, or MLM);
  • Other "Get Rich Quick" or "Make Money Fast" (MMF) schemes;
  • Offers of phone sex lines and ads for pornographic Web sites;
  • Offers of software for collecting e-mail addresses and sending spam;
  • Offers of bulk e-mailing services for sending spam;
  • Stock offerings for unknown start-up corporations;
  • Quack health products and remedies; and
  • Illegally pirated software (warez).
Contrary to popular belief, "spam is not protected by national Free Speech laws because free speech guarantees you the right to say what you want (within reason), it does not guarantee you a platform to make yourself heard in." For example, your "daily newspaper will take any commercial advertisement subject to two constraints: (a) it must fit within their advertising guidelines, and (b) the advertiser must pay for the costs of distribution. Spam fails on both of these counts." Also contrary to popular belief, "anti-spam is not censorship because censorship is blocking information based on its content whereas spam-blocking attempts to keep the content in its proper place." Another example, your "local public library has a bulletin board where people can post for-sale ads and business cards; they would be rightfully upset at someone who inserted an advertising flyer inside every book on the shelves, which is the equivalent of posting a notice to every Usenet group."
FYI: Canter and Siegel's seminal spam was propagated through Usenet and not email. The amount of spam that "spam king" Robert Alan Soloway, indicted under the CAN-SPAM Act, is accused of sending over a period of four years is now (in 2007) pumped out about every 30 seconds, around the clock, around the world. And, the U.S.'s first felony prosecution for sending spam involved Jeremy Jaynes, who received a 9 year prison sentence for sending junk e-mail. Jaynes was convicted of pumping out at least 10 million e-mails a day with the help of 16 high-speed lines.
I eagerly await your reply jmcc, you whiney little bitch troller
 

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Yep. It will be interesting to see if Trump manages to obtain some deal with North Korea. See that Bob the Spammer is back spamming threads again.
Its ironic that someone complaining (among other things) about the Russians spamming social media does so by spamming social media isn't it.
 
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Its ironic that someone complaining (among other things) about the Russians spamming social media does so by spamming social media isn't it.
It is rather funny. The Russian operations seemed, unlike Bob the Spammer, to be quite good at it.

A lot of HRC supporters are well able to string together coherent arguments about the issues and don't generally resort to spamming threads with news clippings. As had been shown with the US election, the HRC campaign was effectively fighting the 2008 campaign all over again. In 2008, blogs were still popular as Twitter was only just starting to gain users. The spam blogs (splogs) that were emerging which essentially pushed advertising and various agenda. These splogs would, in many cases create links back to articles or websites and the search engines like Google which depended an algorithm that rated the authority of websites and webpages by the numbers of backlinks that they had were badly affected. The clippings and links that Bob the Spammer posts generally seem to be for articles that are unfavourable to Trump.

Most of the search engines developed algorithms to detect such webspam in their search indexes and remove them. The interesting thing about web forums is that the more active ones are treated differently to splogs and less frequently updated websites because they continually generate fresh content. Thus spamming discussion websites is one way that activists and others have of imposing their "consensus" by killing off discussion by driving others away until they are the only ones left posting on a thread.

The good thing about Trump is that his presidency generates so much discussion. His presidency is probably keeping many discussion websites alive.
 

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Its ironic that someone complaining (among other things) about the Russians spamming social media does so by spamming social media isn't it.
I take it because you didn't reply to my last post on your claims that I was guilty of copyright infringement, that you've quietly surrendered to my superior knowledge on the matter, but aren't sufficiently gracious to admit it.

So, because like jmcc before you, I kicked your arse, and beat you over the head, you now resort to claims of spamming. Well your gonna get your arse kicked again, you whiney little bitch troller.

I avoid doing things I believe might be injurious to forums I participate in. I don't go around the internet making false claims against people, on matters I know F all about. I have better things to do. When others do that to me they pay the price of being exposed as idiots or worse.

I am constantly amazed by ignorant posters on Irish Forums who appear to believe on a wide variety of matters that the Irish/UK/EU experience is the sum total of all knowledge on a matter. The effeing arrogance..........
 

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It is rather funny. The Russian operations seemed, unlike Bob the Spammer, to be quite good at it.

A lot of HRC supporters are well able to string together coherent arguments about the issues and don't generally resort to spamming threads with news clippings. As had been shown with the US election, the HRC campaign was effectively fighting the 2008 campaign all over again. In 2008, blogs were still popular as Twitter was only just starting to gain users. The spam blogs (splogs) that were emerging which essentially pushed advertising and various agenda. These splogs would, in many cases create links back to articles or websites and the search engines like Google which depended an algorithm that rated the authority of websites and webpages by the numbers of backlinks that they had were badly affected. The clippings and links that Bob the Spammer posts generally seem to be for articles that are unfavourable to Trump.

Most of the search engines developed algorithms to detect such webspam in their search indexes and remove them. The interesting thing about web forums is that the more active ones are treated differently to splogs and less frequently updated websites because they continually generate fresh content. Thus spamming discussion websites is one way that activists and others have of imposing their "consensus" by killing off discussion by driving others away until they are the only ones left posting on a thread.

The good thing about Trump is that his presidency generates so much discussion. His presidency is probably keeping many discussion websites alive.
Ah so he is posting links to fiddle search algorithms? Then maybe we should do the same thing?

In his letter, Paul Birnbaum made the following statement: “I could not vote for Mrs. Clinton because of my perception of her lack of honesty.”

And that, my friends, is exactly the reason why I, and probably many millions of other voters, voted for Donald Trump. I could not in good conscience vote for a career crook like Hillary Clinton.
Let me tell you all about 'Crooked Hillary'

Crooked Hillary Clinton said that she did not send or receive any information that was marked classified at the time.

This was a lie.

110 emails in 52 email chains contained classified information at the time they were sent or received. 36 of those chains contained secret information at the time they were sent or received. 8 of those chains contained confidential information at the time they were sent or received.
Lying Crooked Hillary - World-Class Liar
 

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I take it because you didn't reply to my last post on your claims that I was guilty of copyright infringement, that you've quietly surrendered to my superior knowledge on the matter, but aren't sufficiently gracious to admit it.

So, because like jmcc before you, I kicked your arse, and beat you over the head, you now resort to claims of spamming. Well your gonna get your arse kicked again, you whiney little bitch troller.

I avoid doing things I believe might be injurious to forums I participate in. I don't go around the internet making false claims against people, on matters I know F all about. I have better things to do. When others do that to me they pay the price of being exposed as idiots or worse.

I am constantly amazed by ignorant posters on Irish Forums who appear to believe on a wide variety of matters that the Irish/UK/EU experience is the sum total of all knowledge on a matter. The effeing arrogance..........
“So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday “interrogation” with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times…and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?”
https://nypost.com/2017/12/02/trump-crooked-hillary-got-a-pass-while-flynn-had-his-life-destroyed/
 

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Ah so he is posting links to fiddle search algorithms? Then maybe we should do the same thing?


Let me tell you all about 'Crooked Hillary'


Lying Crooked Hillary - World-Class Liar
You asked a question of jmcc, indicating you didn't know, but you didn't wait for an answer to find out, before jumping in feet first.

There are known knowns, and known unknowns, plus unknown knowns, and unknown unknowns, and you apparently aren't smart enough to know where you fall on that spectrum.:D
 

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Why did Spanky reverse course,?
He says at the behest of Mr.Xi, on the sanctioned Chinese tech company ZTE, whose products are banned from US military instillations because of fears they can be manipulated to spy?

Was it because Chinese government owned companies have committed to invest $500M in a Trump resort project, hotels, golf course, in Indonesia?
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Trump Indonesia project is latest stop on China’s Belt and Road | South China Morning Post

Did Trump blink on China to help ZTE, or his own business?
 
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Ah so he is posting links to fiddle search algorithms? Then maybe we should do the same thing?
No. The people who work with developing search engine algorithms are smart enough to have worked out solutions for that kind of spamming. As for Bob the Spammer's cutting and pasting about copyright, it really doesn't mean much when jurisdiction is not established.

With political campaigns, issuing talking points to activists has become quite tricky in terms of how the search engines handle duplicate content. The search engine algorithms are quite good at detecting duplicate content and near duplicate content. This is why it is possible to see how an article from a newspaper site is recycled on other sites by just searching for a sentence or fragment of a sentence. The reason why spammers like Bob the Spammer were less effective in the 2016 election was because Trump's campaign was more sophisticated in that it concentrated on memes such as "Crooked Hillary" which completely bypassed the media and got directly to voters. Trump's campaign was helped by HRC and her "Deplorables" statement and that may arguably have cost her the election in some close constituencies.