Your Centrifuges Have Worms!

No, not these kind!

Much worse, as in Stuxnet.

The IT geek in me is both fascinated and frightened by what happened to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program not too long ago.  It is wickedly brilliant, suggesting a team of VERY smart people with a lot of hard to obtain information at their disposal.  Oh, generous amounts of  funds and equipment too.

This is all very real and reveals the vulnerabilities inherent in the networked, computerized society we all live in.  The scarry part is that although this attack was directed against a malignant nation, similar attacks have already been directed against the United States.

Information warfare is reality, where this leads is anybody’s guess.

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November 30th, 2010 by admindude

What you do instead of something

Groping our way to security

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November 30th, 2010 by admindude

Give a little, save a lot

If there’s a better gift to give this Christmas than the gift of health, I don’t know what it is. 

Please take a moment to bring some REAL hope and change to the world.

Thanks. 

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November 30th, 2010 by admindude

Quote of the Day, 11/29 Edition

Given the current climate, a quote from the 19th Century seems apropos.

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.”

Frederick Douglass

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November 29th, 2010 by exurbankevin

We few, we happy few

The slow slide of the United Kingdom into “Londoninistan” is pretty well documented by Mark Steyn and others, but maybe there is still a little fight left in Great Britain after all. 

The Not Ashamed campaign is about standing together and speaking up for the Christian foundation of our society. We are motivated to do so because we recognise that Jesus Christ is the only true hope for our nation. The initiative provides various opportunities for Christians to declare and explain why Jesus is good news for our country. 

My family background is Scots-Irish, so that means we sometimes aren’t on the best of terms with the C of E, but in this case, we are all in the same fight together.

Go git ’em, Lord Carey, and take the fight to the enemy. 

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November 29th, 2010 by admindude

Goodbye, Sgt. Drebin

RIP Leslie Neilsen, the pride of Regina, Saskatchewan. You made the absolutely ridiculous look so easy. 

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November 28th, 2010 by admindude

Connections?

Today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) closed down a bunch of websites, ostensibly to combat counterfeiting.  It gets complicated, especially since the seized sites were dodgy at best.  However, with COICA lurking and talk of “net-neutrality” this is scarry stuff.

The Hillbuzz boys wonder if this is connected to the Pigford case.

“The wha…?” you ask.

You can go here for a summary of it but the crux of the issue is a legal settlement between the US Department of Agriculture and a group of Black farmers.  The farmers filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination in farm loans and other forms of assistance between 1983 and 1997.  They won and were each awarded $50,000 in damages.

Here’s where it gets strange.

According to the USDA, there were under 20,000 black farmers during the time of the claimed discrimination.  Of those, 16,000 were awarded damages.  Yet, there have been over 70,000 additional claims filed.

Zombie reaches the conclusion that most are fraudulent, but where do things go from here?

This could get interesting soon…

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November 27th, 2010 by admindude

Saturday Movie Blogging – A Christmas Story

I’ll admit it: I was turned on to this movie only when it got played over and over and over again on TBS. But now that I get it, I love it. 

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November 27th, 2010 by admindude

Quote of the Day, 11/26 Edition

“When an ideology stumbles, its adherents can always turn to alcohol – or to conspiracy theories. It is easier to recover from alcohol.” 

Michael Gerson 

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November 26th, 2010 by admindude

The Congress that Stole Freedom

COICA is not an acronym much of us know about right now.  That is going to change though, because it represents a major change in government regulation of the internet.  Most of you probably did not hear that it passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was not an accident.  After all, why would the big media companies want you to know that the power to shut down internet sites without due processed is one step closer to reality?

Add to that the “net-neutrality” regulations and you have all the makings of another naked power grab by Congress.

Given the mentality of Senators like Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), this is scarry stuff.  Watch for yourself:

The elites don’t like being challenged and held accountable by their customers.  This is their way of silencing opposition and inquiry into the established order they represent.  After the fiasco that was the passage of Obamacare, this truly is the Congress that Stole Freedom.

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November 26th, 2010 by admindude