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Hard-drive wipeout sounds like a new surf move after a rogue wave hits an unsuspecting surfer.
That would be if it weren’t something high-ranking officials in our government perform to try to cover their rears after they do something that would generally be considered not on the “up and up.”
I continually find myself scratching my head and asking, “Who in their right mind, does stuff like that?”
Take for instance Lois Lerner, former IRS head, who allegedly lost her hard drive after an investigation was mounted following complaints that her agency was targeting conservative entities unfairly.
Remember when, according to the WashingtonTimes.com, “The IRS’s inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner’s emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency’s chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed.
“Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing meant to look into the status of the investigation.
“‘There is potential criminal activity,’ Mr. Camus said.”
Potential criminal activity? You think? What am I missing here? Who in their right mind thinks they can delete information from a hard drive and call it the “whoops” factor?
Apparently Lerner needed more Computer 101 classes before she tried to delete hundreds of allegedly incriminating emails linking her to alleged illegal activity against conservatives.
Next, take the Hillary email deletion/hard-drive wipeout scandal.
Remember Benghazi?
I’ll refresh your memory. This account from Wikipedia which reads, “On the evening of September 11, 2012, Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith. Stevens was the first U.S. Ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979.
“Several hours later, a second assault targeted a different compound about one mile away, killing two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. Ten others were also injured in the attacks.
“Initially, it was reported by the media the Benghazi attack was a spontaneous protest triggered by an anti-Muslim video, ‘Innocence of Muslims.’ Subsequent investigations determined that there was no such protest and that the attacks were premeditated, though captured suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala stated that the assault was in retaliation for the video.”
Ask Hillary for her hard drive with emails pertaining to Benghazi and she’ll give it to you – at least the one at the White House, the one she should have been using for official email and wasn’t. The real hard drive, at home in New York, was suddenly cleaned, wiped and scrubbed of all emails dealing with Benghazi – all except the ones she saw fit to share with investigators.
After all, who would want to see emails dealing with her daughter’s wedding?
Come on, people, and Hillary is the front-runner Democratic contender for presidential candidate? Ugh.
Maybe lying to investigators about emails isn’t a big deal in your book, but in mine, it is an indicator of character, or lack thereof, and a foretaste of murky waters the citizens of our country could be in if she were to be elected president.
Again, who in their right mind – that might be the whole dilemma right there – dumps a hard drive and lies to investigators about it? Further, who in their right mind would then contemplate voting for a person capable of lying to Congress and blowing it off to the United States voters as a big oops?
Golly, Wally. This plot thickens at every turn.

OBITUARIES

Sammy Lee Meyer 04-09-1954 to 10-19-2021

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  Linn County News Published Oct. 27, 2021   Sammy Lee Meyer, affectionately known as "Snuffy", age 67, Mound City, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. He was born on April 9, 1954, in Paola, Kan., the son of Richard Arnold and Marie June Lockhart... [More]

William Clark “Gable” McKay 07-26-1939 to 10-19-2021

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Linn County News Published Oct. 27, 2021   William Clark “Gable” McKay of Harrisonville Mo., formerly of Plattsburg, Mo., passed away Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021. He was born on July 26, 1939, and was raised by John and Nola Williams at Mound City,... [More]

Michael Allen Bishop 01-29-1947 to 10-09-2021

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Linn County News Published Oct. 20, 2021   Michael Allen Bishop, age 74 of Grove, Okla., formerly of Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.  He was born the son of Jacob T. and Erma O. Giffin Bishop on Jan. 29, 1947, at Blue Mound, Kan. Mike... [More]

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Brenneman found competent to stand trial

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Bond revoked, remanded to custody Daniel Brenneman appeared in Linn County District Court in front of Senior Judge Gunnar Sundby on Monday, Oct. 18, to contest the results of a competency evaluation for Case LN-2020-CR-218, and for a hearing on the revocation of his bond due... [More]

Agreement to sell real estate signed by Pleasanton Council

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Following news that the former Cox Motor Co. building was going to become the home of the new trade school, the Pleasanton City Council signed an agreement to sell real estate Monday evening at their regular meeting. City Attorney Burton Harding told the council that the city... [More]

Parker leaders hear about broadband proposal

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City share of federal ARPA funds could help with fiber optics   Parker leaders discussed a proposal by Peoples Telecommunications LLC, La Cygne, to bring broadband internet to the city. At the monthly council meeting last Thursday, Cherry Buckley, city clerk, informed... [More]

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Pleasanton volleyball finishes season

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The Pleasanton volleyball team finished their regular season this past week with games on Oct. 12, Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. On Oct. 12 the Lady Jays faced league foes Chetopa and Marmaton Valley at Chetopa. Pleasanton defeated Chetopa in two sets, 25-22 and 25-22, but lost to Marmaton... [More]

Buffalo gutsy effort falls short at Frontenac

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This Prairie View football season has been marked by injury attrition to projected starters among its 19 rostered seniors. Kyle Waterman has missed the entire season with a summer-scrimmage leg injury, and Micah Eastwood’s campaign is now finished because of a collarbone.... [More]

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