Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News

Drudge Retort

User Info


Subscribe to GalaxiePete's blog Subscribe


Special Features

Friday, February 15, 2019

In a stunning decision, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid have reached a financial settlement with the NFL in their joint collusion complaint against the league and will take no further action in the case. While sources declined to offer specifics for the decision, Yahoo Sports was told on prior occasions that Kaepernick and Reid would only settle the complaint if a lucrative financial agreement was reached between the players and the NFL.

The NFL and lawyers for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid released a joint statement on Friday announcing the resolution of the players' grievances against the league. "For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL," the statement read. "As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party." Given the confines of the agreement, specific terms, including finances, of the settlement aren't known. Kaepernick, who last played for an NFL team in 2016, filed his grievance through the NFLPA against the league on Oct. 16, 2017. The former San Francisco 49ers signal-caller alleged collusion that denied him a job with a team after he took a knee during the national anthem in 2016 to raise awareness of racial inequality and social injustices. read more

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Russia's Ministry of Justice is proposing a change to make some corrupt acts exempt from punishment, if the corruption is found to be unavoidable. The proposed rule says officials and public figures could be exempt if "objective circumstances" made it impossible for them to comply with corruption laws. Corruption that is "due to force majeure is not an offense," the proposal states.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Ardent foe of socialized medicine Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is planning to undergo hernia surgery this month in Canada, where medical care is publicly funded and universally provided. Paul, who is not covered by the Canadian health care system, will pay out of pocket for the operation, an aide told Politico. The surgery is set to take place at Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Ontario, a "world renowned hospital," the senator's spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Manafort's Lawyers submitted a filing in federal court responding to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's assertion that Manafort had lied to Mueller's office and so violated his plea agreement. Manafort's lawyers pushed back on that claim by saying that he had extensively cooperated with Mueller, meeting with the government lawyers and investigators a dozen times and twice testifying before a grand jury. But Manafort's team screwed up. They tried to redact four different passages in their filing, but failed to do so properly, leaving the redacted text in plain sight. For instance, Manafort's lawyers responded to Mueller's allegation that Manafort lied to the government about his interactions with a man named Konstantin Kilimnik, who was Manafort's right-hand man during his time as a powerful political consultant in Ukraine. What's more noteworthy is that Kilimnik has alleged connections to Russian intelligence.


#11 | Posted by boaz

I am TOTALLY with you on this.

As for gtbritishskull & "Stupidly restrictive IT policies" - it is usually for a very good reason. You are talking about national security in the case of Hillary. Yes there has to be and is a way to get things changed if they are ok to change. It is a necessarily bureaucratic process in larger organizations. And speaking very very frankly anyone who thinks IT chooses to be "stupidly restrictive" for ----- and giggles should be banned from the network because it likely isn't the attitude in most IT departments today. IT is working to protect the government or other organization from people doing really stupid things without even realizing it. They don't want to make their own life harder and they don't want angry and unhappy users. It's the instant gratification nature of users that is the real problem IMHO. Nobody has any patience and is quick to blame anymore.

Personally - I have to fight to keep a balance within a private organization of allowing users to do things and keeping things "fairly" secure and IMHO "fairly" secure is downright insecure. More and more it is just not possible to allow a lot of activities without creating unreasonable risk to the organization and its data. Pretty much any activity you allow carries risk. I have personally seen several organizations shut their doors for multiple days in the past couple years while they clean up after user induced messes. Even fighting within the IT organization over clamping down more is a reality today.

The truth is the bad guys are always ahead of the good guys when it comes to finding holes and exploiting them.

However if you want to look at "stupidly restrictive policies" - I personally find this funny. I have a vendor who will not accept images in emails and has not for the 12+ years I have worked with them. JPEG, GIF, PNG, etc. - No bueno. The reason is according them the potential for viruses in those files and relationships with GOVERNMENT customers (Local and state level) who require that they not accept those files in an email. However they then tell you to put the images in a Word document or PDF which they do accept and send it to them in your HTML filled email and that simply blows my mind.

Drudge Retort

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2019 World Readable