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Jackson County Wants $136M In Coronavirus Relief Funds For Downtown Courthouse Renovation

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With these really insane abortion bills being passed, what’s the likelihood of people starting to flee those states?
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Watch to see what large companies do. They have to attract employees, and I think I read more than half of all new college graduates are women. Will they have difficulty recruiting women in those states, will business leaders start pressuring legislatures? We'll see.
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It appear Missouri's governor is a moron. Yes, let's spend public dollars prosecuting a journalist for doing nothing illegal.

Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch notified a state agency and held its story while a problem that risked exposing the social security numbers of Missouri teachers was fixed
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“The state is committed to bring to justice anyone who hacked our system and anyone who aided and abetted them to do so,” Parson said, later arguing that the reporter was “attempting to embarrass the state and sell headlines for their news outlet.”

Republican state Rep. Tony Lovasco, who according to his legislative biography has worked in software deployment and maintenance, tweeted Thursday that “it’s clear the Governor’s Office has a fundamental misunderstanding of both web technology and industry standard procedures for reporting security vulnerabilities.

“Journalists responsibly sounding an alarm on data privacy is not criminal hacking,” he said.

Chris Vickery, a California-based data security expert, told The Independent that it appears the department of education was “publishing data that it shouldn’t have been publishing.

“That’s not a crime for the journalists discovering it,” he said. “Putting Social Security numbers within HTML, even if it’s ‘non-display rendering’ HTML, is a stupid thing for the Missouri website to do and is a type of boneheaded mistake that has been around since day one of the Internet. No exploit, hacking or vulnerability is involved here.”
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https://missouriindependent.com/2021/10 ... e-website/

It seems like our governor and attorney general seem hellbent on prosecuting other parties for trying to do the right thing in their own parts of the public realm.

Parson is just embarrassed because he's such an idiot, so let me give him some free PR advice. The proper thing for a governor to do in this situation is to thank the newspaper and journalist for pointing out the flaw before some identity thief found it, and for holding off printing the story (their job) until the state had time to correct it.

Perhaps Parson has a bad chief spokesperson who should have sit him down before issuing that statement and explained to him that the newspaper and journalist were doing their constitutionally-protected function holding government accountable, and that any prosecution would most likely end in failure.

I used to be a public information officer for the State of Arizona. That's what I would have done. If the governor still insisted on issuing that statement, I would have resigned my job because I won't work for someone that stupid.
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House passes infrastructure bill; sent to the president to sign.

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Nice Gandhi quote that’s still relevant today in politics.

Really describes the problem so many have with politics even when they agree with the goals.

"If the means employed are impure, the change will not be in the direction of progress but very likely in the opposite. Only a change brought about in our political condition by pure means can lead to real progress."
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FangKC wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:28 am It appear Missouri's governor is a moron. Yes, let's spend public dollars prosecuting a journalist for doing nothing illegal.

Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch notified a state agency and held its story while a problem that risked exposing the social security numbers of Missouri teachers was fixed
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“The state is committed to bring to justice anyone who hacked our system and anyone who aided and abetted them to do so,” Parson said, later arguing that the reporter was “attempting to embarrass the state and sell headlines for their news outlet.”
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https://missouriindependent.com/2021/10 ... e-website/
It appears the Governor's penchant to prosecute the journalist for notifying the state about the data insecurity was just to cover his own incompetence.

Report: Missouri Governor’s Office Responsible for Teacher Data Leak
Missouri Governor Mike Parson made headlines last year when he vowed to criminally prosecute a journalist for reporting a security flaw in a state website that exposed personal information of more than 100,000 teachers. But Missouri prosecutors now say they will not pursue charges following revelations that the data had been exposed since 2011 — two years after responsibility for securing the state’s IT systems was centralized within Parson’s own Office of Administration.
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https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/02/rep ... data-leak/
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So… Russia invaded Ukraine. Didn’t have that on my 2022 bingo board
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Anthony_Hugo98 wrote: Thu Feb 24, 2022 2:10 pm So… Russia invaded Ukraine. Didn’t have that on my 2022 bingo board
It was only a matter of time once Crimea went in 2014, just got delayed when Trump inadvertently got elected.
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I think they invaded so they can take over the Pipeline that supplies Europe. I think Russia pays Ukraine about 2 billion a year for that pipeline. Europe should just say FU to Russia and say we don't need the pipeline anymore and punish Russia monetary wise. We need to end these Petro States all over the world.
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Former Republican Senator John Danforth is actively seeking an independent to run in the Missouri Senate race.

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Danforth is not running. He's looking for another candidate to run as an independent.
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FangKC wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:12 pm Danforth is not running. He's looking for another candidate to run as an independent.
Looks like the guy they picked isn’t even from Missouri. This’ll go brilliantly

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politi ... 87258.html
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He's from Missouri, just moved to DC for his previous job.

Much like Josh Hawley.
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freedog wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:43 am
FangKC wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:12 pm Danforth is not running. He's looking for another candidate to run as an independent.
Looks like the guy they picked isn’t even from Missouri. This’ll go brilliantly

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politi ... 87258.html
He just needs to get 6-7% of the vote and that should be able to tip it away from Greitens
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AlkaliAxel wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:15 pm
freedog wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:43 am
FangKC wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:12 pm Danforth is not running. He's looking for another candidate to run as an independent.
Looks like the guy they picked isn’t even from Missouri. This’ll go brilliantly

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politi ... 87258.html
He just needs to get 6-7% of the vote and that should be able to tip it away from Greitens
who would he pull from? Dems, Repubs, Inds, are his views on abortion any different?
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ericwyner wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:12 am
AlkaliAxel wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:15 pm
freedog wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:43 am

Looks like the guy they picked isn’t even from Missouri. This’ll go brilliantly

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politi ... 87258.html
He just needs to get 6-7% of the vote and that should be able to tip it away from Greitens
who would he pull from? Dems, Repubs, Inds, are his views on abortion any different?
Prob moderate/normal GOP voters who don't wanna vote Greitens but can't stomach voting for a Dem either. So basically peel 7% off the GOP base, and then hope enough vote Dem to tip the race. The biggest problem is the red wave could just overcome all that anyway.
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Will the abortion topic be a big mover of votes? I tend to think not.

Both parties are to blame for this but it's hard to not place blame of dems for failing to codify Roe. They just raise too much money off the topic.
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The Dems thought they had it made in the shade when Obama went into office in 2009. Of course that period did not last long. To an extent it has been downhill for them since. Yes they currently have control of the Presidency, the Senate, and the House but come the elections in November it's likely they will lose both the House and Senate. The party definitely needs some new, younger blood in leadership positions in Congress and maybe Biden (and possibly Harris) should set aside in 2024 so there is young, new blood at the top of the ticket.
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