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Congressional Prayer Caucus Gains New Leadership | “FBI Quietly Releases More Clinton Email Records 01-09-2017

Although the presidential election ended two months ago, the FBI is still releasing records about Hillary Clinton’s emails from her time as Secretary of State.

Sunday night, the FBI released 300 pages of documents, its fifth release of records from the bureau’s investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s private email server. The documents include the handling of computer hardware and notes of FBI investigators discussing the classification of Clinton emails.

The latest document dump concerns emails prior to July 2015, a period of time before the formal opening of the FBI investigation.

While there is no smoking gun from the latest release, the documents do show a disagreement between the FBI and State Department over the classification of emails.

Previously, the FBI released notes from interviews it had conducted into the mishandling of classified and top secret information while Mrs. Clinton served as Secretary of State. At the time, she had sent emails and conducted State Department business on a non-government, private computer server located in her home.

Just days prior to the election, FBI Director James Comey recommended that the Mrs. Clinton not be charged with a crime because she had not willfully or intentionally transmitted classified information. Comey said it was the FBI’s judgment ‘that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.’

Critics argued intent was not required for Clinton to be charged with committing a crime.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch accepted Comey’s recommendation just days after meeting with Mrs. Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton on a private jet in Arizona. Both Lynch and Mr. Clinton insisted there was no impropriety in the 30-minute meeting; they only discussed grandchildren and golf.

Later, Mrs. Lynch admitted she made a mistake and regretted the meeting with the former president as the FBI concluded its email investigation.”


Before Sainthood

His name was Patrick.

This was of course several hundred’s of years ago. Way back before WiFi, connectivity and even before wet blankets over smoldering fires. Norwegian’s call such a time reference as this, “Once Upon a Time…”.

Patrick an administrator of a single party party political system, was already having a difficult problem finding food for his under-fed people, the Irish.

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Motto: “We Can Do!”

Seems a great migration of Norwegian’s had moved in (illegal immigrants) seeking the warmer climate of Ireland. These northern invader’s thrived as social creatures when no longer confined to a warm fire and the confines of a cabin. Ireland was dwarfed by the great numbers of these sun-loving, thrill seeking, ox ear head dressed and property values tanked. Food was also in short supply. Demand was rising for Political and consumer based solution.

These new inhabitants, (Norwegians) had made all of the local Pub’s, change into bar room fight scenes, as the Norwegian’s fought and then ate them out of business. These Norse invaders drank all of the milk, ale, cheese and potable water to be found on this green isle.  Their appetites were enormous and shortages in all the items of daily Irish consumption began to appear.

By this time, the Norwegians had eaten nearly everything caught from the sea.

The Irish were reduced to a diet of potatoes.

Patrick, retaliated.

At a special council. Patrick convened an organization known as, The IRA. A special committee, RIPNI. (Rid Ireland of the Pesky Norwegian Invaders) was given powers and the mission solve all of Ireland’s woes.

The RIPNI began sabotaging all of the power plants where the Norwegians refrigerated their food. Their thinking was, “Turning off the refrigeration would spoil the fish and force the Norwegians to return to a colder climate where the fish would not spoil.”

The fish spoiled, tis true. But everyone knows Norwegians thrive on spoiled fish.

Faced with failure, the RIPNI snuck into the spoiled fish warehouses and sprinkled the smelly spoiled fish with “lye”. Certain that such treatment would poison the Norwegians.

As if by magic, the Norwegians survived this concoction and actually dubbed this recipe. “Lutefisk”.

Matters worsened as the Norsemen began taking over the remnants of a potato crop with the production of. “Lefse”.

Patrick, vexed and distraught, on March 17th finally, blew his top and told the Norwegians to go to Hell, and it worked.

All the Norwegians left and moved to Minnesota.

Patrick, a catholic was made a Saint, by the Pope

Patrick became, Saint Patrick.

Of course HE tells a different a different story.


Donald Trump

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Let the record show that Donald J. Trump is…

“Modest in the midst of pride, wise in the midst of folly, calm in the midst of passion, cheerful in the midst of gloom, steadfast among the wavering, bold among the timid, prudent among the rash, generous among the selfish, true among the faithless, greatest among good men and best among the great”

And the democrats ?


Honestly, can you name any significant contribution made by this candidate?

Perhaps being “Secretary of State to Obama” would be a consideration were it not for her total failure as a cabinet official. Concerning the affairs of State, in Libya. She allowed a “friend” (Ambassador Stevens), to be killed to mask a clever plot to send arms to Syria in November 2012. Lying to Ambassador Steven’s parents, with Obama, just 5 days later, as she promised justice for the grieving families.

I suspect that any future Secretary of State will use a “Reset Button” in any future negotiation process.

The future of eMail Server’s used by cabinet officials will NOT include the use of personal server’s. Like the one(s) found lurking in closets far removed from the secure ‘raised floor’ environments of the State Department networking administrators. Lying about this, and the security violations attendant to these actions has been chronicled in the emails she fought for 3 plus years to conceal from investigators. What she did was wrong and against the best interests of the American People.

“Reset Buttons” will once again become computer terms and removed from the political discourse. Not even a woman candidate can elude this farce perpetrated on the American people.

Planned Parenthood will have a day in court and hopefully a ‘Just’ result, will be the result. The American people should NOT fund or otherwise promote illegal activities such as this.

It is a fact that the Democratic Party is weak in ‘new’ membership that John Kerry be named the successor to Hillary’s post. After a total failure in foreign affairs these past 8 years, four more years of a failed democratic leadership would be the ‘END’ of American Leadership all over the world.

Do Not Quit

Don’t You Quit – An Inspirational Poem: ”
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
Whe he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out –

The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”

(Via Don’t You Quit – An Inspirational Poem.)

OS X Server: Router port mapping

OS X Server: Advanced Administration: Your Router port mapping: “Router port mapping
If you have a cable router, DSL router, or other network router that shares its Internet connection with computers on your intranet, you can manually configure the router to protect your intranet while allowing access to selected services from the Internet. You configure your router to forward requests for individual services to your server. This process is called ‘port mapping’ or ‘port forwarding,’ because each service communicates through an abstract, numbered communication port. Unlike the Ethernet port on your computer, these ports aren’t physical.
You can configure port mapping on an AirPort device by using the Server app. For information, see this help topic: Manage AirPort port mapping and Wi-Fi login.

You can manually configure port mapping on most Internet routers by using their configuration software. Usually, the configuration software consists of several webpages. Using a web browser on any computer connected to your intranet, you go to the webpage with settings for port mapping or port forwarding. In some cases, you can select standard services such as web or VPN and specify that each be mapped to your server’s IP address. In other cases, you must enter port numbers for services and enter your server’s IP address for each one.

For a list of services and the corresponding ports for which you might want to set up port mapping or forwarding, see this help topic: Services and ports.

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OS X Server: Port mapping for protection

OS X Server: Advanced Administration: Port mapping for network and server protection: “If you have a network router that shares its Internet connection with computers on your intranet, such as an AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11n) or a Time Capsule, the router isolates your intranet from the Internet. These Internet-sharing routers protect your intranet against malicious attacks from the Internet by blocking communications that originate outside the intranet.
Computers on the Internet can’t access your server unless you configure your router to expose specific services on the Internet. For example, you might expose your Wiki and Websites services on the Internet, but not file sharing. You can still control access to wikis by requiring users to log in to view them. The process of exposing individual services to the Internet is called ‘port mapping’ or ‘port forwarding.’

Internet users can access your exposed services by using an Internet host name, such as, that you register with a public DNS registrar or a DNS hosting service. Your registered host name points to the public IP address you got from your ISP and configured your router to use. Internet users can also access your exposed services by using your public IP address directly instead of by using an Internet host name.

When using your Internet host name or public IP address to access a specific service, such as your Wiki service, users actually reach your router. If you exposed the service, your router forwards the request to your server. If you didn’t expose the service, the router doesn’t forward the request, and the user can’t get that service from your server.

If you want to let Internet users with accounts on your server access services that aren’t exposed to the Internet, you can turn on VPN service. It provides a secure remote connection to all services on your intranet.

Router port mapping
Manage AirPort port mapping and Wi-Fi login
Register the server’s Internet host name
About VPN

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OS X Server: Disk preparation

OS X Server: Advanced Administration: Disk preparation: “Disk preparation
If you’re going to install OS X Server on an existing computer and want a clean installation rather than an upgrade, use the Disk Utility app to erase the disk you’ll install on. With Disk Utility, you can also partition the server’s disk into multiple volumes or set up a RAID set.
You can use Disk Utility when you begin installing OS X Server. For instructions, search Help Center for ‘Erase and reinstall OS X.’

You can also use Disk Utility after installing OS X Server.

Formats for server disks
When you erase a disk before installing OS X Server on it, select one of these formats:

Mac OS Extended (Journaled):
This format is recommended, and is the most common format for Mac and Mac server startup disks.
Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled):
This format is worth considering if you’re planning to have your server host a custom website with static web content instead of or in addition to wikis. A case-sensitive disk can host static web content with a more direct mapping between files and URLs.
You can erase other disks using one of the formats above, or a non-journaled variant: Mac OS Extended or Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive).

If the server has a disk formatted using the UNIX File System (UFS) format by an earlier version of OS X or OS X Server, do not use the UFS disk for an OS X Server startup disk.

Volumes on a partitioned disk
Partitioning a hard disk creates a volume for OS X Server and one or more volumes for service data and other software. The volume you install OS X Server on should be at least 10 GB. This volume should be larger if you plan to store shared folders, wikis, and other service data on it.

The volumes on a partitioned disk are often simply called ‘disks.’ Each volume appears as a disk in the Finder, and you use each volume as if it were a separate disk.

RAID sets
If you’re installing OS X Server on a computer with multiple internal hard disk drives, you can create a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) set to optimize storage capacity, improve performance, and increase reliability in case of a disk failure. For example, a mirrored RAID set increases reliability by writing your data to two or more disks at once. If one disk fails, your server automatically continues using other disks in the RAID set.

You can set up RAID mirroring or another type of RAID set when you begin installing OS X Server. After installing, you can set up RAID mirroring on a disk that isn’t partitioned. To prevent data loss, you should set up RAID mirroring as early as possible. For information about setting up a RAID set, search Disk Utility Help for ‘Using RAID sets.’

If you choose a RAID set, you won’t get a recovery partition or FileVault full disk encryption. A recovery partition allows you to reinstall OS X or recover your entire system from a Time Machine backup. Full disk encryption isn’t recommended for an OS X Server startup disk or any disk that stores service data. If these disks are encrypted, the server can’t restart until you go to the server and enter the password at the server’s keyboard. If you use OS X Server to share an encrypted disk, the disk isn’t available to users until you enter the password at the server’s keyboard.”

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OS X Server: Services

OS X Server: Advanced Administration: Services: “Services
OS X Server can provide services to Mac, Windows, and UNIX computers, and to iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You use the Server app to turn on the services you want to provide, customize service settings, and turn off services you don’t need.
Services include:

Calendar service provides shared calendars, so users can check each other’s availability, book conference rooms, and schedule meetings and events.

Contacts service provides centralized contact information.

DNS service provides domain names for other computers.

File sharing service lets users store and share folders and files on the server.

FTP service gives users a simple way to move files and folders to and from your server.

Mail service lets users send and receive email on your local network and the Internet using any email app or, optionally, a web browser.

Messages service lets users collaborate by chatting and sharing information.

NetInstall lets you manage the installation of OS X onto multiple computers.

Open Directory service helps you integrate your server with an existing directory services implemetation or provide advanced directory services in your organization for implementing technologies like RADIUS.

Profile Manager service lets you manage mobile devices and distribute configuration profiles that set up users’ Mac computers and iOS devices to use your server.

With Software Update service, you can host and manage which Apple-provided software updates are available to computers in your organization.

Time Machine service lets users back up their Mac computers on your server’s disk.

VPN service gives users secure remote access to your server and network via the Internet.

Websites service lets you publish custom websites.

Wiki service lets users share information using wikis, blogs, and web calendars.

Xsan service lets you create a shared storage area network (SAN) on your local network.

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OS X Server: Advanced Administration: OS X Server requirements

OS X Server: Advanced Administration: OS X Server requirements: “OS X Server requirements
OS X Server has processor, memory, disk, and network requirements.
To install OS X Server, your Mac must:
Be running Mountain Lion
Have at least 2 gigabytes (GB) of random access memory (RAM)
Have at least 10 gigabytes (GB) of disk space available
Your server needs significantly more disk space—such as a high-capacity external hard drive—if you want to allow users to back up their Mac computers on the server. A server needs even more disk space if you want to back up the server using Time Machine.
A Desktop computer is recommended
An active connection to a secure network is recommended for server setup, but isn’t required. After setup, your server must have a network connection for users to access its services
Some features require a compatible ISP
Some features require an Apple ID
A Mac server can be set up and used without a display and can be located where you don’t have constant physical access to it. You can use another Mac to administer a Mac server remotely. For information, see this help topic: Set up an administrator computer.

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