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DOT Construction Signs Hacked To Read 'Impeach Obama'
KTUU Alaska ^ | 7-5-2012 | Todd Walker

Posted on 07/06/2012 12:36:16 AM PDT by Species8472

Several electronic road construction signs around Anchorage were hacked late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Signs that normally display closure and detour information, like the one on Minnesota Drive near 100th Avenue, were changed to read “Impeach Obama.” That particular sign wasn’t fixed until sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday.

It happened because DOT says it doesn't lock the boxes on the signs that hold the message control pad.

Construction managers say sign-hacking has never happened before, so they never thought to lock the boxes.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: dot; impeach; obama
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To: manforallseasons

Do they start at 90th ??

;- )


51 posted on 07/06/2012 7:07:28 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: catnipman
Nice to see a few sparks of rebellion.

At our town's Fourth of July parade, the North Shore dims had their very first entry this year. Of course the dims had the equality, gay, diversity, publick schrewl, etc., theme. They got booed just past the review stand. I looked to see who it was, and it was some young people, including several Hispanics.

52 posted on 07/06/2012 7:20:07 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Species8472

“DOT says it doesn’t lock the boxes on the signs that hold the message control pad.”

Now, in most cities, officials would lock those boxes, but even if they did not lock them, they would not announce publicly that the boxes are unlocked.

I have three theories:

1. Maybe they really want to encourage other Alaskans to put more “unauthorized” messages on those signs. (”I am shocked, shocked, that this goes on in our city!”)

2. Maybe they want to have a plausible explanation that the DOT did not put the messages there in the first place. (”No one here would do that. We all voted for him.”)

3. Well, there is still the possibility that the crime rate in Anchorage is so low, that people really do not see a need to lock things up. Once upon a time, it used to be like that in the lower 48 states.


53 posted on 07/06/2012 7:26:09 AM PDT by manforallseasons
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To: elcid1970

“CONVERT TO ISLAM OR DIE!”


54 posted on 07/06/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: unixfox

“I have a better one. GO TO HELL ALLAH! Love, Jesus...”

Heh, heh, I agree with that sentiment, except........(think about it) the authorities would treat a hacked sign with the Name of Jesus on it as an act of vandalism & immediately delete it on the spot.

On the other hand they would be verrrry hesistant about interfering with an Islamic message with all the PC going around. Probably would refer it clear up to the governor’s office before taking any action. Safer just to leave it alone.


55 posted on 07/06/2012 7:46:36 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: Species8472; LucyT; STARWISE; Brown Deer; Nachum; bitt; onyx

Friday humor ping for those who’ve not seen it yet......First thought: “Piper and friends up to mischief”


56 posted on 07/06/2012 7:47:24 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: Old Sarge

I’m honored. Thanks.


57 posted on 07/06/2012 7:48:00 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: manforallseasons
Anchorage had 291,825 people in 2010. About the same as live within the Cincinnati, Ohio, city limits.

Maybe the people need large back yards so their pet moose can run around.

58 posted on 07/06/2012 7:49:19 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Species8472

Too late to impeach him.

It is time to defeat him and fellow anti American Progressives in Congre$$ this Nov.

Defeat him like we did with his role model Jimmy Carter, and remove enough left wingers in congress to put Holder and other thugs in jail in 2013.


59 posted on 07/06/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: F15Eagle
‘Impeach Obama’

That would be my 2nd choice.

60 posted on 07/06/2012 8:39:02 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Species8472

Speaking of road construction, there seems to be a quite a bit of activity in my area. For years, the section of I-84 between Pt. Jervis and Scranton looked like it was hit by a mortar attack. Lately PENNDOT has been all over it. Also the conversion of the Quickway(NY17,slated to be renamed I-86) to interstae hwy standards that was approved almost 20 yrs ago seems to be moving along at a faster pace. Is this a sign the dems realize they may be in deep doo-doo? Anyone in MI, IL, OH or other blue states notice this strange phenominon?


61 posted on 07/06/2012 8:42:04 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: ETL

This is only a portable traffic warning sign. It wasnt really “hacked”. Someone physically walked up to it, opened the control panel and made it say what they wanted. There are a few that are remotely changed but most are just simple programmable flashing signs.

Amber alert signs are another animal altogether. They are controlled either wirelessly via cell phone or on the DOT network and I am positive are not able to be manipulated in this way. If it was then it would have been an “authentic hack.”

This was just humorous shenanigans.


63 posted on 07/06/2012 10:52:52 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Species8472

64 posted on 07/06/2012 11:20:12 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: nascarnation
Maybe the sign (with an IQ exceeding the average Obama voter) changed of its own accord.
65 posted on 07/06/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Species8472

Why, Sarah, you sneakly little Republican mamabear. You did it.

Great sign.

How about another that says, “Bring back Palin”?

or “Mama grizzlies do it better”.

Or: “In Nov., put Obama on a bridge to nowhere”.


66 posted on 07/06/2012 4:11:40 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: rawcatslyentist; melancholy

Melancholy - a nice companion graphic for the black bus/middle finger salute photo.


67 posted on 07/06/2012 4:34:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: xrmusn
I started making my own stickers, I print them on standard Avery 2" x 4" labels. I installed the Avery Wizard into my MS Word to make it easier. I put them on gas pumps, grocery items, etc. I will try to post the link below, I'm still learning how to make that work. I have several different images, I am trying to make a set of 10 I can put on one sheet. I think I am up to 6 different images so far.
68 posted on 07/06/2012 5:19:31 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: Lady Lucky
I print images such as the below to Avery 2"x4" labels and spread them around. Feel free to copy and make your own if you wish. So far I do not use the labels with permanent sticking glue but it is tempting.
69 posted on 07/06/2012 5:27:15 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: Lady Lucky
I've heard of this shortcoming before, but then, there are Hungarians in my family.

Mine too...but we call them 'traveling Greeks' instead of what they really are .....Hungarian gypsies.

70 posted on 07/06/2012 6:00:17 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (1 if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by SCOTUS)
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To: Venturer
I am pretty sure they lock them now.

Unless the DOT guys 'forget' to. There ain't a whole lotta love for Bozo in Alaska.

71 posted on 07/06/2012 6:08:48 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: xrmusn

Well what if they had hacked, “SPEED LIMIT 115 MPH NEXT 75 MILES”?;)


72 posted on 07/06/2012 9:59:15 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Species8472

Obama always wants to see his name “up in lights.”


73 posted on 07/06/2012 10:42:53 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Species8472

I really wish that James “My-Head-Looks-Like-A-Female-Manikin-Without-Makeup” Carville would find more worthy uses of his time and talents.


74 posted on 07/06/2012 10:50:21 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Frank_2001

Well what if they had hacked, “SPEED LIMIT 115 MPH NEXT 75 MILES”?;)
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
OK, before I spotted the :) I was going to ‘slam’ you with something like suppose they wrote “Your mother wears combat boots” but I can see you are taking these lightly also, as I am sure the majority of us realize it could be a ‘dangerous’ thing but we can’t spend our lives looking under every bed, couch etc etc ..Unless you can’t find the cat.

BTW ...If they would have limited it to 75 miles some would be weewee’d off it was only 75 miles...<: <: <:


75 posted on 07/06/2012 11:05:34 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "Hopefully this administration is a "bad dream" - think the Newhart show.")
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To: Haiku Guy

I can’t believe it took 64 posts until someone posted that. Zombies FTW!


76 posted on 07/06/2012 11:12:32 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Species8472

We need more Alaskans!! They know how to get the message out!


77 posted on 07/07/2012 2:38:25 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: wrencher

That’s good work and you do excellent work FOR AMERICA, Patriot!

Thanks!


78 posted on 07/07/2012 2:57:38 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

America needs Sarah Palin to get the word out.

And the next time I am standing next to a person that calls her a quitter again I am taking out my welding gloves and slapping them in the face.

We need to spotlight the Communist Party USA, we need to illuminate them like hunters after escaping felons during a night hunt.

They do not belong in America, they do not belong in CHARGE of America.

Don’t be surprised if across the states the e-boards launch into the CPUSA soon, telling motorists who and what they really are, enemies of a domestic origin.


79 posted on 07/07/2012 3:10:03 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Eye of Unk
And the next time I am standing next to a person that calls her a quitter again I am taking out my welding gloves and slapping them in the face.

I wish someone would say it to me or near me - I'd video them having their meltdown. Those I know, know better.

IMO, if anyone says anything negative about her, they are speaking negatively about America.

80 posted on 07/07/2012 3:33:55 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

My latest ideas are “Red states slap Obamacare in the face”

Of course the MSM will say Honk for Boobs, they are the boobs, they have to alter their stories because the truth offends their messiah.


81 posted on 07/07/2012 3:51:21 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: little jeremiah

Indeed it is!

Thanks, LJ.


82 posted on 07/07/2012 6:18:58 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Kozak
However if they did, never fear. Hold “Control” and “Shift” and while holding, enter “DIPY”.

My favorite backdoor password is on my Beta-Brite sign. When entering a password (always six characters), the entered characters show up on the display as "******". The backdoor password? Six asterisks. In other words, the silly display rather than showing the main password, shows the backdoor password!

83 posted on 07/07/2012 7:53:12 AM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: Eye of Unk; ETL; xrmusn; lady_luck
To follow up on my previous post I reworked my files and posted them. You are welcome to share them any way you wish. All you need to do is download the file at www21.zippyshare.com/v/60574530/file.html, get some Avery (Avery 5163 template) 2"x4" label printing paper at your local office supply, and post them wherever you wish. I use bus stops, gas pumps, grocery items, shopping carts. They are non-destructive and can be removed without damage. The downloaded file will print a page that looks like the below. I don't have 10 fully unique labels yet, but close. One duplicate, and one with multiple versions.
84 posted on 07/07/2012 2:30:28 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: wrencher

Thank you.
Appreciate it.


85 posted on 07/07/2012 4:24:41 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "Hopefully this administration is a "bad dream" - think the Newhart show.")
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To: Eye of Unk

It’s for the children, I guess. /sarc


86 posted on 07/08/2012 5:05:37 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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