Shock News!!!! Real Experts Don’t Believe Government Lies!!!!

Weird, right?


‘Makes no sense’: Industry group
casts doubt on IRS’ ‘lost’ email story

An industry group is claiming the IRS should have kept full records of its apparent destruction of ex-official Lois Lerner’s hard drive, saying “the notion that these emails just magically vanished makes no sense whatsoever.” 

The latest to weigh in on the lost emails controversy is the head of the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers. Group president Barbara Rembiesa released a statement on Thursday questioning recent testimony by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who told Congress last Friday that Lerner’s hard drive was “recycled and destroyed” after it crashed in 2011. 

She claimed that a certified “IT asset destruction” team should have been brought in to document and complete that process. 

“If this was done, there would be records. If this was not done, this is the smoking gun that proves the drive or drives were destroyed improperly — or not at all,” she said.  …..

Here’s one of the many problems with this story, in which even laypeople can understand.  The harddrive cannot have been “recycled”, and have been “destroyed”.  You can’t destroy a harddrive and then recycle it.  If it was able to be “recycled”, then the harddrive was not rendered useless. 

If it was able to be “recycled”, then it was still operative.  And, if it was still operative, the data could have been restored.  And, if it was recycled, some of the old data could still be found. 

And, yes, Rembiesa is correct.  If a harddrive fails, which contains data which should not be left for any public consumption, then one destroys it.  Typically, this entails concrete and a sledge hammer. Seriously, and really.  That’s how you do it.  And, this action is documented fifteen ways from Sunday. 

The reason for this is because if information which should not be known, becomes known, the IT person can absolutely prove it didn’t come from the harddrive which was destroyed.

If congress wants to know the truth about what happened, call the IT guy responsible for the harddrive.  Not the person in charge of the IT people, the IT person responsible. 

Later the article has this to say …..

The IRS, though, insists this was simply a case of a routine computer failure — one of thousands across the federal government.

True, computer failure is routine.  A harddrive failure which renders the data on the harddrive unrecoverable is not routine.  It’s a rare instance.  But, more to the point, 6 other harddrive failures of the same ilk, for people who are being investigated, at the same time for the same reason is a statistical impossibility. It simply isn’t true.  Further, the IRS’ stated backup procedure simply isn’t true. 

All of it is a lie.  Every damned bit of it. 

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11 Responses to Shock News!!!! Real Experts Don’t Believe Government Lies!!!!

  1. philjourdan says:

    It only makes sense to leftists who look for anything to explain the criminality. If it ws a private business, they would now be going to jail for obstruction of justice.

    • suyts says:

      It’s a funny thing. The IT world is full of conservatives, and full of leftists. Conservative IT people tend to want to let things be loose in their shops and just deal with the problems which arise from it. Leftarded IT people tend to want to control and tighten everything.

      They do this for two reasons. One, is that they like to control stuff. That’s their nature. But, the second is that they’re typically too incompetent to deal with the things which arise from allowing people to screw things up.

      In my last IT job, by the time I was done, when the office people, including my boss, would come to me with a problem they would always include, while describing their problem, “yes, I already rebooted”.

  2. squid2112 says:

    Actually , the required government process of destroying a hard-drive, is to run it through a shredder (yes, they have a special shredder for that), and then all of the metal filings that are left are incinerated. We carried out this process many times when I was working for the DOD. This is standard protocol for ALL government drive disposal.

    You see, the intelligent folks (IT geeks such as myself) in the government realize that the only sure way of destroying a drive beyond retrieval is to ultimately turn the drive into its fundamental elements .. namely carbon in the form of ash.

    Any of the governmental airheads tells you anything different from what I described is lying to you. Period…

  3. squid2112 says:

    Btw, I have absolutely no budget, what so ever, and especially nothing near what the IRS has to work with, and yet I have been able to successfully maintain an archive of my own email for more than 25 years!. I have gone through dozens upon dozens of drive crashes and malfunctions, and yet, for literally peanuts I have been able to maintain this archive myself, perfectly.

    ALL of this email talk is 100% completely fabricated! .. They are relying on people being stupid enough to buy it. What I find rather comical about it is, it is they that are stupid in making the mistake that people will believe them. Everyone from my 72 year old mother inlaw, to my 20 year old daughter, and everyone in between realized from the get-go that these people are lying their asses off. Even my mother inlaw knows more about technology than these freaking idiots.

    • cdquarles says:

      In some ways this is the Rose Mary Woods 18 minute gap redux. Unlike those days, the LSM is not going after their ‘friend’. They’ll go after their ‘enemy’ alright (Nixon was a ‘progressive’ that gave us Ruckelshaus and the EPA, signed legislation that ended Bretton Woods and the semi-gold standard we were on [had to, the French and others were drawing down gold stocks], gave us a ‘liberal’ Supreme Court {Warren, if I am remembering correctly}, and not least of all, signed into law wage and price controls) like good little Stalinites going after Trotsky when they had a spat over religious minutia of Socialism).

      If Johnny had guts he’d Impeach O anyway, and dare the Senate to squelch it this time (Keep Goober Graham away, er, that’s right he’s in the Senate now). Filing a dead-end lawsuit won’t cut it Johnny. Even if you get standing, what happens then?

      • suyts says:

        Then, you have any branch verifying your rationale. The impeachment comes after Repubs win the Senate. The Senate would absolutely squelch it. But, with a court verdict, it’s much harder to justify.

        • cdquarles says:

          Okay, but somehow I don’t think that this scenario will be realized.

        • philjourdan says:

          Tell that to Bill Clinton – the verdict was already in. And Republicans controlled the Senate.

          The funny thing is that Impeachment is the one time the House can tell the senate what to do. Now the Senate does not have to vote to convict. But if the House impeaches, they HAVE to hold a trial. Monkey as it may be.

    • kim2ooo says:

      “Everyone from my 72 year old mother inlaw, to my 20 year old daughter, and everyone in between realized from the get-go that these people are lying their asses off.”


    • philjourdan says:

      25 years? I have only had email for 24 years! But I have probably 20 years of that archived.

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