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FYI: George Papadopoulos’s ‘professor’ is Ivan Nikolaevich Timofeev, a program director at the Russian International Affairs Council in London. He probably works for the SVR [Russian CIA equivalent], rather than the GRU [Russian military intelligence].

George Papadopoulos is the name of the leader of the Junta that ruled Greece when I was a frequent visitor to Athens. The government was referred to as “the Colonels”. The leader of Spain at the time was Francisco Franco, so I know what it is like living under fascist governments, if only as a visitor.

Robert Mercer, who is a prominent conservative donor and a financial backer of Steve Bannon’s website, Breitbart, announced he would step down from his hedge fund. He gave Brietbart to his daughters who are just as “conservative” as he is and unfortunately look like him. That could twist anyone.

Mr. Mercer may want to spend more time with his tax accountants and lawyer over the matter of about $ 7 billion that the IRS wants.

On a lighter note, The Register reports: Birds are pecking apart Australia’s national broadband network. I thing the author is being a bit over dramatic: “Everything in Australia wants to kill you and if they can’t find flesh, telco cabling will do.”

I admit I did keep my brother’s macaw for an extended period while he was in the Middle East, and Felipe went through at least one of the hardwood closet rods that I used for perches every week. Felipe ate Brazil nuts, so his beak was a nasty piece of work, and easily capable of slicing through fiber, coax, or twisted-pair cables.

November 3, 2017   35 Comments