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  • Report: IRS refuses to give back $59G to vet after seizing his business cash

    10/17/2017 5:38:43 AM PDT · 37 of 62
    Captain Rhino to Thumper1960

    No. The problem here is multiple, closely spaced ALL CASH deposits that seem to be kept under $10,000.00 to avoid the reporting requirements.

    Here’s the rub: had he not taken the advice he claims to have received from the bank, filled out the paper work and made the over $10k all cash deposits, he would have been investigated but ultimately found to be acquiring the money legitimately.

    His “crime” was structuring the deposits. His co-conspirator in the crime seems to be the bank who gave him this advice. Of course, there is no written record because Mr. Oh says the advice was given orally. Maybe it did or maybe it didn’t. Sometimes, the accusation of an attempt to evade is true.

    Total confiscation of the deposit seems unjust in this case. However, there has to be some penalty for attempting to evade the law even for an otherwise legitimate business owner.

    The law does have a valid purpose in identifying attempts to avoid taxes or criminal money laundering attempts. Here is the IRS webpage on it:

  • We won’t give back a cent of Harvey Weinstein’s tainted $250,000 says the Clinton Foundation

    10/15/2017 6:47:50 PM PDT · 61 of 66
    Captain Rhino to SES1066

    Wasn’t there a report by a charity monitoring group in 2016 that said the pass through rate for the Clinton Foundation was abysmally low; something on the order of 10-20%?

  • Trump too tough on Iran, North Korea, [Hillary] Clinton says

    10/15/2017 6:27:10 AM PDT · 28 of 35
    Captain Rhino to Mark17

    In my undergraduate days at the University of Washington (a long, long time ago), I enrolled in a survey political science class as part of satisfying my general distribution requirement. The instructor was the head of the political science department and described himself as a “reformed liberal.” By this, he meant that he had come to see the absurdity of many of the positions and beliefs of the left.

    He made your point one day when discussing the communist revolution in Russia. He noted that revolutionary theorists had concluded that the revolution would fail unless the middle class bourgeoise was destroyed completely. Critics then pointed out that they, the theorists, were members of that social class and would be destroyed along with the rest. The theorists agreed wholeheartedly, saying it was necessary, even desirable for the sake of the revolution and the masses. The professor concluded by saying that the theorists had such devotion to their revolutionary philosophy that they were perfectly suicidal in advocating for its implementation.

    The left/liberal you met was a direct descendent of those revolutionaries. As the professor would have pointed out, this is not political science. It is secular religion mascarading as political science.

  • Navy 'Sniper': What's So Special About Russia's New Ka-52K Katran Attack Chopper

    10/14/2017 5:11:34 AM PDT · 2 of 3
    Captain Rhino to sukhoi-30mki

    Both the Russians and the Chinese have plans to add significant amphibious capabilities to their navies. It will be interesting to see whether the force structures and afloat capabilities of their navies/naval infantry/marine forces evolve to give them the sea based maintenance and sustainment capabilities required for true out-of-area amphibious operations.

    For example, will enough squadrons of this new Ka-52 attack helicopter variant be acquired so that the capability can be maintained afloat continuously? Ditto for afloat aviation maintenance and the number of helicopter landing ships as well. Since the strategic situations and force projection requirements of the Russians and Chinese are different from the United States, the manifestations of their amphibious doctrine can be expected to differ as well. However, once deployed, there are immutable physical and operational realities that come to bear. The interesting part is how each operator, reflecting their own cultural, political, military and fiscal realities, decides to organize, equip and train to create the desired capability.

  • U. Texas ‘studies’ prof says ‘cultural appropriation’ is like theft of intellectual property

    10/11/2017 12:54:43 PM PDT · 44 of 60
    Captain Rhino to jimfree

    Yes. First challenge them to produce the original patent or trademark or even written reference to say, the burrito, then apply patent law to it. Most of the things/ideas the whiners claim are being “appropriated” would be found to have long since passed into the public domain and are freely available to everyone.

    Of course, their rejoinder would be that patent law, like all law and things like international borders, are nothing but Western (white) tools of suppression aimed at suppressing the other races.

  • The beautiful little girl who can never be cuddled by her mum

    10/05/2017 5:02:41 PM PDT · 16 of 19
    Captain Rhino to Tax-chick

    We should coin an acronym for this media behavior (which also afflicts spineless politicians and administrators).

    I propose Proactive Snowflake Defense (PSD).

    Use: “In another case of blatant PSD, Facebook today banned the posting...etc.”

    Perhaps another Freepers can come up with better acronym.

    Seems to me that the conservative side has been rather slack recently in creating an alternative psychology (complete with definitions and terms) to label our opponents. Sure, we have BDS and TDS but do we have a fully developed pseudoscientific vocabulary with which to baffle, annoy, and perplex them? Have we exploited possible weaknesses and phobias?

  • Russian Il-76 “Candid” Modified To Support Special Operations Conducts Flight Test Over ...

    10/04/2017 5:25:31 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    Captain Rhino to MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

    From the reading I have done, the C-17 was intended to address a number of shortcomings in the evolving USAF air transport fleet:
    - Retirement of the C-141 fleet
    - Limited range and cargo capacity of the C-130 fleet.
    - Inability of the C-5 to operate from expeditionary airfields.

    The C-17 exploited the lessons learned from the cancelled YC-14 and YC-15 airlifter development programs:

    The C-17 is described in the Wikipedia article as a much larger successor to the YC-15 design.

  • 10-year-old Students Called Names After Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance In Class

    09/30/2017 9:36:53 PM PDT · 15 of 40
    Captain Rhino to Flick Lives

    The spelling errors in the article are probably the result of the journalist dictating the article into some sort of digital recording device and the speech recognition software selecting the wrong, but correctly spelled, word. No red underlines, no green underlines; good to go! Hit the post button and onto the next assignment.

  • Yes, the U.S. Navy Can Shoot Down North Korean ICBMs

    09/28/2017 7:06:03 PM PDT · 5 of 9
    Captain Rhino to Liberty7732

    Does the capability also cover Chinese DF21 anti-carrier ballistic missiles?

  • The Flag Code ??

    09/24/2017 9:43:42 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    Captain Rhino to hapnHal

    Provided for your information:

    The above link is to the Marine Corps Flag Manual. While it pertains just to the Marine Corps, many of its provisions are probably repeated by similar documents for the other armed services. This is because they all have a basis in the public laws and presidential executive orders governing the flag.

    Annexes A, B, and C of the manual contain pertinent excerpts of those laws and executive orders

  • Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh Steeler and U.S. Army Ranger stands alone for the anthem (VIDEO)

    09/24/2017 9:19:46 PM PDT · 93 of 95
    Captain Rhino to Bruce Campbells Chin

    Yeah. Read the same thing in latter postings as well.

    I guess my post was more of a theory of how you might effectively corral the whiny pouters without doing more damage to the team brand or continuing to P.O. the fans (the ones that care, that is).

  • Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh Steeler and U.S. Army Ranger stands alone for the anthem (VIDEO)

    09/24/2017 2:19:23 PM PDT · 75 of 95
    Captain Rhino to Dave346

    While I do not endorse the tactic of not standing for the National Anthem, the Steelers management may have hit upon a compromise solution.

    All the players who cannot or will not participate in the flag and anthem ceremony for SJ reasons will remain in the locker room until called on to the field. That way their “conscience” is honored, they are denied the opportunity to stir controversy through their actions, and there is no photographic and video record that entangles the team brand in the issue and possibly suggests, rightly or wrongly, that team management endorses their actions. If a player, without intention to deceive, wants to take the field to honor the flag and anthem, they can.

    Basically, if you wear the team uniform, you are expected to model behavior the team approves of. If you can’t, then you are not authorized to be on the field until the objectionable portion of the game is over. And the hammer to enforce this is their contracts and the power of the team management to impose fines and penalties on any player who does not obey

    Villanueva is going to face criticism from his team mates, the sympathetic liberal/left press, and the SJW crowd. Being a US Army Ranger and a combat veteran, I am sure he can take the heat.


    09/22/2017 5:28:30 AM PDT · 9 of 29
    Captain Rhino to DFG

    I’ve been watching the series. A lot of upper level politics, which is to be expected. After being rehashed for what?...42 years (yikes!), I’ve seen most of the photos and videos in other presentations.

    A little concerned about the body count coverage. I can’t speak to the up the chain exaggeration, but at the direct contact level in a Marine infantry battalion, I can tell you we only reported what we had actually killed. And we killed plenty during the year I was there (1968-1969).

    I hope Burns will emphasize how costly winning the war was for Vietnamese men of that generation.

  • First Woman to Join Marines as Infantry Officer

    09/22/2017 2:34:29 AM PDT · 19 of 40
    Captain Rhino to Captain Rhino


    Sheesh! It’s TBS...home school for IOC.

    It’s early, pardon.

  • First Woman to Join Marines as Infantry Officer

    09/22/2017 2:28:00 AM PDT · 18 of 40
    Captain Rhino to DesertRhino

    “Still alive?” Mattis is currently SecDef.

    This is a notoriously tough course - for males. IF THE REPORT IS TRUE AND STANDARDS WERE MAINTAINED, congratulations are due her.

    For her sake, I certainly hope standards were maintained. Because any hovering protectiveness from IOC, BCS or the cabal up I-95 at HQMC or the Pentagon is going to disappear once she hits the Fleet. And if she is assigned anything except a platoon in an infantry company, the jig is up (along with her reputation and career).

    I hope she is as physically strong and mentally tough as she is going to need to be because the infantry is notoriously tough and unforgiving - it has to be - on junior leaders. Grunt field grade and company grade officers and SNCOs can be hard on male lieutenants...but they have a vested interest in helping the trainable ones to succeed. The incompetent and untrainable ones are usually found out eventually and relieved. Where is their interest in helping her succeed?

    By the way, do you (or any Freepers) know if either of the two female Army officers that passed the Ranger course are actually commanding units in the 75th Infantry Regiment?

  • Artificial intelligence just made guessing your password a whole lot easier

    09/17/2017 9:56:33 AM PDT · 28 of 32
    Captain Rhino to willyd

    Thanks. That is a strategy that uses AI to winnow down to huge number of combinations to be tried to a list that, while still quite large, is still at least manageable. Based on the desire not to trigger the account lockout feature, the hacker’s computer would have an unlimited number of two try attempts. Would an effective defense be to monitor the number of failed log on attempts per account per day without lockout and flag unusually high numbers of persistent probing for further investigation?

  • Artificial intelligence just made guessing your password a whole lot easier

    09/17/2017 9:46:49 AM PDT · 27 of 32
    Captain Rhino to Vermont Lt

    That would certainly slow a AI powered hack of your password down but time means nothing to a computer, so it would just try and try and try... a lockout would negate that patience. Consequently, what benefit to all the AI’s computing power if it was stopped after three failed attempts? What advantage if it stopped at two failed attempts and then waited 15 minutes or whatever until the password security system reset the session then tried two more? Eight attempts an hour is not going to clear the astronomical number of letter, number, symbol combinations to be tried.

  • Artificial intelligence just made guessing your password a whole lot easier

    09/17/2017 8:24:11 AM PDT · 19 of 32
    Captain Rhino to exDemMom

    Sorry if I gave the wrong impression. The phone call to local IT service desk is just to unlock the account so I can try again. Screening questions to establish identity are asked Cannot reasonably go to local IT department physically as it is a 50 mile one way trip from my office to their location.

    Changing the password can be done online once I am admitted to the system by entering the correct password at two separate control portals. We use CAC and PINs for routine Govt unclassified system access. Access to the VPN is two part: password and a changing random number generated from an application tied to a pre-registered verified identity.

  • Artificial intelligence just made guessing your password a whole lot easier

    09/17/2017 4:00:42 AM PDT · 7 of 32
    Captain Rhino to Bullish

    My company locks my access to my computer after three failed log in attempts. In addition, I have a separate log on to my computer, have a separate log on to the system and yet another separate log on to our VPN network if working remotely. All have three failed try lock outs. You have to call a company system administrator by telephone and request unlocking to regain access to the system. All three change passwords every couple months at different frequencies.

    I mention this because unsaid in this article is the fact that the AI password guessing software seems to have unlimited attempts to access a computer/system with no lock out to impede them while it goes through its algorithm-driven computational gymnastics while guessing at a password.

    I don’t.

    Does anyone know how these AI password systems fare in a limited attempt lockout controlled access system?

  • Hillary on ‘Maddow’: ‘South Korea Is Literally Within Miles of the Border With North Korea’

    09/16/2017 1:33:52 PM PDT · 70 of 89
    Captain Rhino to Beave Meister

    Not taking anything away from the vile, evilness of the woman but she probably meant Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is just miles away from the North Korean border. That’s usually how it is phrased to emphasize the danger posed by the massive amounts of North Korean artillery dug into the mountains behind the DMZ.

    What goes unmentioned by the press and woe Sayers is that both the United States and South Korean armies are very competent at planning counterbattery fires, have excellent radar and sensor systems, very well trained artillery units, and decades to conduct the detailed terrain analysis and surveillance to locate probable concealed firing positions.

    The North Koreans may start but their firing points will soon be detected and counterbattery fires laid down to interrupt the barrage and, hopefully, destroy or damage the enemy artillery systems themselves.

    The attack will be costly but it won’t go unanswered.