Schools fingerprint children for lunch program

So Mooch is collecting data on our kids. Why should we be surprised? A little loss of our privacy here, a little less freedom there, and pretty soon we have lost it all. Question, will all of this data of our kids be stored in the great new data center in Utah? Here we go:

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The grumbling in New Albany cafeterias isn’t coming from students’ stomachs. It’s from parents.

The southern Indiana school district is one of the latest to deploy technology which “biometric identification to match a finger scan with a personal identification number,” WAVEreports.

According to a notification issued by the New Albany Floyd County school system, the technology is used to “eliminate pin numbers, eliminate misused pin numbers, maintain the privacy of students on subsidized food programs and speed up the amount of time in the lunch line.”

“I don’t need the school to store my children’s fingerprints. I don’t like that,” Mt. Tabor Elementary parent Mary Ann Halstead says.

A Pennsylvania school district is scanning students’ thumbprints, tracking all of their lunch purchases, and turning the data over to the federal government.

The Hazleton Area School District recently announced it would be providing free meals to all students, regardless of need.

The move comes after the federal government began incentivizing school districts to provide more meals to more students.

As The Citizens’ Voice reports:

While it would seem that providing all children with lunch would cost districts more, the pilot federal initiative turns that assumption on its ear. The initiative encourages school districts to move toward full participation by providing districts with reimbursements that will in fact absorb the cost of providing lunch to students of all income levels, whether they walk to school — or if a chauffeur drives them.

More over at Eag News

The Utah Data Center is completed and up and running, storing data as I click each letter on my keyboard,

Treasury Jack Lew ‘China’s Markets aren’t linked to the rest of the world’

On July 10, 2015 Treasury Secretary Lew another under appreciated savant of the Obama administration, assured us that the Chinese markets have little to do with the world’s markets. I am not a rocket scientist, but wondered at the wisdom of his statements.

Jack Lew discusses the Chinese stock market and its potential impact on the U.S. economy.

Jack Lew, speaking at the Brookings Institution in July, confidently assured that Americans were immune from weakening markets in China.

“I will say that China’s markets still are pretty much separated from world markets,” the secretary of Treasury, said. “They’re, obviously, moving towards being more integrated, but right now they’re not.”

“So you’re not going to, I don’t think, see the direct linkage there,” Lew said.

“I think the concern, that is a real one, is what does it mean about long term growth in China.”

Bill Clinton pardoned former CIA Director for having Classified Material on home computer

Here is a walk down memory lane. I was trying to figure out which of the Clinton’s scandals would be a good pick for a Saturday review when I came upon this little gem. John Deutch. One of Bill’s many pardons given to a Clinton loyalist. Hillary keeps insisting that there is nothing to see, well, for some reason, I don’t think Deutch was so much different. I just wish some newsperson would ask her about this little pardon. Here we go:


Perhaps she’s forgotten one of her husband’s final acts in the Oval Office: issuing a presidential pardon to former CIA director John
Deutch. Deutch’s offense? Keeping classified material on unsecured home computers.

The pardon came just as Deutch was reportedly going to cop a plea with the Justice Department. Deutch headed the CIA from May 1995 to December 1996. Several days after he left the agency, classified material was discovered on a government-owned computer at his house in Bethesda, Md. Additionally, unsecured classified magnetic media were found in the study. According to the CIA inspector general’s report, the computer had been “designated for unclassified use only.”

As the investigation progressed, the IG discovered that Deutch had “continuously processed classified information on government-owned desktop computers configured for unclassified use during his tenure as DCI [director, CIA] [and that] . . .  these unclassified computers were located in [his] Bethesda, Maryland and Belmont, Massachusetts residences, his offices in the Old Executive Office Building, and at CIA Headquarters.”

Read more at: NationalReview

Hillary Clinton warned of China’s hacking, and thought Bush ‘looks like he has something to hide’

I thought I would close out the Hillary Clinton week with these two short clips. Knowing what we know now, it is simply a stunner that as late as the July 4, 2015 weekend, she was out on the stump warning us of the dangers of China and their hacking. Apparently oblivious of the danger she herself had put herself and our Country in with her home grown server and unapproved devices she used. Then I give you her warning about Bush.
Published on Jul 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign 2016

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and “huge amounts of government information,” and of trying to “hack into everything that doesn’t move in America.

 

Recall Hillary Clinton remark : ‘Bush looks like he has something to hide’

That level of secrecy is ironic given Clinton’s comments about the Bush administration at an Oct. 29, 2003, conference at the New American Strategies Conference.

“In taking their action to evade or avoid providing information, the administration unnecessarily raises the suspicion that it has something to hide, that it might use the claim of national security to hide mistakes that are literally questions of life and death for Americans,” Clinton said.

She was criticizing the Bush administration for dragging its feet in turning over documents to the 9/11 Commission, led by former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean.

Clinton’s spokesperson makes an ass of herself trying to defend the beast

Palmieri Stumbles Through Interview About Clinton’s Private Email Server reads the headline. Look, I am enjoying every moment of watching the Hildebeast in slo mo circling the bowel in the toilet. Waiting and hoping the flush comes soon. For decades many of us have waited for her comeuppance. This interview is icing on the cake. Enjoy the moment. I am actually enjoying MSNBC’s Morning Joe these days. Here is one of Palmieri’s take:

Clinton Campaign’s Palmieri: When You’re Asking About Wiping Servers, You’ve Ran Out Of “Legitimate Questions”

Clinton won’t say if she scrubbed server

Apparently Hillary still thinks her Email and server are a joke. She did herself no service when she again defies reality and tells straight up lies. And that server sitting in the bathroom? She won’t answer if she scrubbed it because you see, she just doesn’t understand technology. But she did understand the Nixon tapes now didn’t she? (We can’t hear Ed Henry’s questions in the beginning)

How many had access to Clinton’s E-Mails?

While Hillary spins her tale of the vast right-wing conspiracy that paranoia will bring on, the courts are moving forward in obtaining documents. It looks like the State department is waking up that they might not be able to bury the issue. In an update we have the issue of who all had access to the E-Mails. This may be the real “gotcha” for Clinton. The story broadens out. Way out. Here we go:

Department of State officials refused to identify to a congressional committee the “chain of custody” – the complete list of people who had access to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s investigation.

The materials were sought “in order to identify those persons who had touched them and then for us to determine who might have violated classified handling procedures. And we got nothing,” the source said.

In a related development Monday, a federal judge with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered an accelerated hearing for Aug. 20 on whether to order discovery by attorneys for Judicial Watch on the State Department’s possession of Clinton’s servers, accounts, hard drives or other devices.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the State Department to respond no later than Wednesday to the non-profit watchdog’s request for discovery following repeated failures by the government to fulfill its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act.

Other parties may have had unauthorized access to the Clinton materials if Kendall printed out the emails using either a commercial printing company or an unsecured Williams & Connolly copier machine.

To print out 30,000 paper emails, “it seems likely that [Kendall] would have contracted a commercial printing firm and then as a result, that has now been exposed to someone else,” observed Alex McGeorge, the head of threat intelligence at Immunity, Inc.

Even if Williams & Connolly printed out the 30,000 emails in-house, the best copiers are really computers with large storage capacity that would keep the classified information, McGeorge said.
Read more: Daily Caller

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