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Clinton’s Intent — What Difference Does It Make?

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard FBI Director James Comey basically said today that Clinton was negligent with top secret, classified, and confidential information, but she did not “intend” to commit any crimes, so they recommend [...]

Some Thoughts About the Nature of “Consent”

by Jenny Hansen Stanford University: Site of former student, Brock Allen Turner’s, sexual assault of an unconcious woman. Apparently I’ve been living under a rock, because I just heard about the whole Stanford sexual assault trial this [...]

Lt.Cmdr. Edward Lin Charged with Spying for China…And US Made It Easy

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Once again, the US government has allowed your tax money and the nation’s security to be compromised in ridiculous fashion. On Friday, April 8, 2016, the US Navy charged an active-duty maritime reconnaissance [...]

Apple vs. FBI — What This Case Means for YOU

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes and Guest Author & Information Security professional Chris Magill The FBI wants Apple to rewrite code for iPhones in order to break into a phone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. [...]

Arab Winter — Shifting Sands of the House of Saud

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Since Fahd ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa’ūd ascended to the throne of Saudi Arabia in 1982, relations between the West and Saudi Arabia have been fairly stable, if somewhat complicated. The [...]

Taiwan’s Election Signals Rejection of Communist China

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On January 16, 2016, Taiwan held national elections. The results were clear, and Communist China is not happy.     Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, the Democratic Progressive Party (“DPP”) chairperson [...]

The Military-Industrial Complex…Where Is All Our Money Going?

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On January 17, 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower delivered his farewell speech. The retired five star general had served two presidential terms and was being replaced by his fellow military veteran, the [...]

Mohammed Faqwahdi’s Holidays & 2016 Terrorism Forecast

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes We wanted to get some eclectic input on the holiday season and what we might expect in 2016, so we consulted with our Bayard & Holmes intelligence, terrorism, and asymmetric warfare expert, [...]

Venezuelan Political Opera — Playing for a Coup

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Opera is best enjoyed in an opera hall. Sadly, a majority of the world’s population has only experienced “opera” in the form of national and local governments. The performances are always expensive, [...]

Russia, Turkey, and a Crooked Line in the Sand

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, two Turkish Airforce F-16s shot down a Russian SU-24. How will that incident impact Russia-Turkey relations, Russia-West relations, NATO response, and the fight against ISIS?     Not [...]