About That Bombshell Email Dump: Here’s All These Email Scandals Explained In 250 Words (And 2 Pics)

Just in time for that family fight about politics when gathered around the Thanksgiving dinner table (if that’s your thing)…

The new email dump brings up a point that must be understood, because often we can’t see the forest for the trees.

Employees in the federal government receive training on how to handle computer systems, classified information, and all that cyber-security related stuff.

As a low-ranking enlisted soldier in the United States Army, I received this training many times.

But even the high-ranking generals receive this training.

Nobody is exempt.

As a federal employee in multiple dynamics, Hillary Clinton would have received this training, If nothing more than in theory, somebody would have signed her name on some document stating she received this training (which most likely was nothing more than a briefing which most likely she never got).

So here’s all you need to know about all of these email servers in 250 words and two pics (I explain it like this to friends and family who just don’t get it).


Imagine that Billy gets a job as a school bus driver:

Billy gets trained on driving school buses, and Billy gets his license.

Billy is now a public employee and people trust in him.

Then Billy personally buys a van:

Billy starts taking the kids to school in his own personal van.

One day on the way to school, Billy crashes his van and four kids die.

Now, all of the sudden there are red flags everywhere.

The “news” picks up on the story because the public is sad, angry and looking for answers.

Questions form like:

  • Was the van safe? When was the last time the brakes were checked? Were the tires in good condition?
  • Was Billy sleepy, distracted, drowsy, or under the influence of something?

In the end, it’s decided that it was a mistake for Billy to have done what he did.

Billy offers an apology more from obligation than from the heart.

The maintenance shop is hiring a bus mechanic supervisor so Billy decides to compete for the job.

Now you probably know who is Billy, what the van is, who the kids are, and what the school represents.

If you guessed Hillary, the private email server,  Stevens, Smith, Doherty and Woods, and Benghazi, then now you get it.

Whether the van was safe or not is not the point.

Whether there were human mistakes is not the point.

Just the fact that the van was used in the first place is all you need to know.

Anybody who has ever been in the military knows this.

The bottom line is that just the mere presence of Hillary’s server alone is enough to be grossly negligent at best, and that’s going easy on the issue.


I bring this back up because today there has been a new treasure trove released from Judicial Watch that shows “official” emails, including the FBI’s own email servers, used for all types of personal, non-business related use.

So if politics comes up at Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, go ahead and break it down for ’em, free candy style if needed.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Stack accordingly…

– Half Dollar


About the Author

U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, an active amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.

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