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  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Astros’ Data Breach

    07/18/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 13 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Adams
    The New York Times reported last summer that the Cardinals were the subject of a federal investigation in connection with multiple illegal breaches of the Astros’ proprietary computer network, Ground Control. Correa was ultimately fired by the Cardinals in July and was later charged. At the time of his plea, Correa claimed that his to access Ground Control was due to concern that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had taken proprietary information with him upon being hired by the Astros as general manager. Per Barron, the court denied a request that would’ve allowed Correa to subpoena documents from the...
  • Ubuntu user forums hack leaks millions of user details

    07/18/2016 6:41:00 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 5 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 18 2016 6:27AM | Juha Saarinen
    Canonical, the parent company of popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, has disclosed that its user web forums have suffered a major data breach. Over the weekend, Canonical said that it had come across claims that a third party had a copy of the Ubuntu Forums database. The company was able to verify that a breach had taken place, with a database containing details of two million Ubuntu Forums users being leaked. No "active passwords" were copied over, although the attacker downloaded the random, hashed and salted strings generated by Ubuntu Single Sign On that is used for Forum logins. Canonical shut...
  • Romanian Hacker Guccifer: "I Breached Clinton Server, It Was Easy"

    The infamous Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer,” speaking exclusively with Fox News, claimed he easily – and repeatedly – breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server in early 2013. "For me, it was easy ... easy for me, for everybody," Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker "Guccifer," told Fox News from a Virginia jail where he is being held.
  • Hello Kitty hack: Parents warned as database leak hits 3.3m users

    12/20/2015 7:36:17 PM PST · by Utilizer
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES ^ | December 20, 2015 17:42 GMT | Tom Mendelsohn
    Personal data belonging to the accounts of 3.3m Hello Kitty fans is available to download online - and much of it probably belongs to children. The database for, the official online home of Hello Kitty and a large cast of other Sanrio characters, is easily accessible according to online security researcher Chris Vickery. This means that sensitive information including users' real names, email addresses, account passwords, genders, birthdays and country of origin is all exposed, or encoded in easy-to-crack form. Hello Kitty is popular amongst both adults and children, and internet security experts are warning parents to make sure...
  • White House Blocks Pentagon Report on Russian Treaty Breach

    08/11/2015 10:34:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/11/15 | Bill Gertz
    The White House is blocking the release of a Pentagon risk assessment of Russia’s violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, according to a senior House leader. Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, disclosed the existence of the Pentagon assessment last month and said the report is needed for Congress’ efforts to address the problem in legislation. “As we look to the near-term future, we need to consider how we’re going to respond to Russia’s INF violations,” Rogers said in an Air Force Association breakfast July 8. “Congress will not continue to tolerate
  • OPM Announces More Than 21 Million Affected by Second Data Breach

    07/09/2015 12:36:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The federal personnel agency will announce Thursday that a breach of OPM data revealed the information of 21.5 million federal employees and their families. More than 21 million Social Security numbers were compromised in a breach that affected a database of sensitive information on federal employees held by the Office of Personnel Management, the agency announced Thursday. That number is in addition to the 4.2 million social security numbers that were compromised in another data breach at OPM that was made public in June. The second data breach, which officials have privately linked to China, affected 21.5 million federal employees...
  • Wow – The Federal Cyber Breach Was Not Discovered By U.S. Govt., Was Discovered By Private Company

    06/11/2015 6:25:34 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6-11-15 | sundance
    WASHINGTON DC – As officials of the Obama administration announced that millions of sensitive records associated with current and past federal employees and contractors had been exposed by a long-running infiltration of the networks and systems of the Office of Personnel Management on June 4, they claimed the breach had been found during a government effort to correct problems with OPM’s security. An OPM statement on the attack said that the agency discovered the breach as it had “undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture.” And a DHS spokesperson told Ars that “interagency partners” were helping the OPM...
  • US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's Nuclear Program

    03/27/2015 12:37:34 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 57 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/25/2015, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar, Matt Wanderman
    In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent. But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth. The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that...
  • Is your doctor's office the most dangerous place for data?

    02/10/2015 6:25:20 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-9-15 | Tom Murphy And Brandon Bailey
    Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud. Those medical forms you give the receptionist and send to your health insurer provide fertile ground for criminals looking to steal your identity, since health care businesses can lag far behind banks and credit card companies in protecting sensitive information. The names, birthdates and — most importantly — Social Security numbers detailed on those forms can help hackers open fake credit lines, file false tax returns and create fake medical records. "It's an entire profile of...
  • The Year of the Breach: 10 Federal Agency Data Breaches in 2014

    01/01/2015 7:02:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Nextgov ^ | 12/30/14 | Jack Moore, Nextgov Staff
    **SNIP** Over the past few years, the number of security incidents at federal agencies involving the potential exposure of personal information has skyrocketed -- from about 10,400 in 2009 to more than 25,500 in 2013, according to the Government Accountability Office. There’s no data yet this year on the total number of breaches at agencies in 2014. But with the year almost in the rearview mirror, Nextgov takes a look back at the 10 most impactful, high-profile or otherwise eyebrow-raising federal agency breaches. 1. White House Hacked The Obama administration has made cybersecurity a key priority, so it must have...
  • CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

    10/12/2014 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    AP News ^ | 10/12/14
    He says the diagnosis of the worker - who's not identified - clearly shows that there was a breach of protocol.
  • JPMorgan Chase Says More Than 76 Million Accounts Compromised in Cyberattack

    10/02/2014 2:35:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    A cyber attack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised more than 76 million household accounts and seven million small-business accounts, making it among the largest corporate hacks ever discovered. The latest revelations, which were disclosed in a regulatory filing on Thursday, vastly dwarf earlier estimates that hackers had gained access to roughly one million customer accounts. The new details about the extent of the hack — which began in June but was not discovered until July — sent JPMorgan scrambling for the second time in just three months to contain the fallout.
  • U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach (Illegal aliens not mentioned)

    08/06/2014 8:16:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/06/14
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story. DHS has suspended all work with the company amid an investigation by the FBI, the Post reported. A U.S. government official confirmed to Reuters that the FBI is...
  • California DMV Says no Evidence of Computer System Breach

    03/23/2014 3:02:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/22/14
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles Saturday said there is no evidence showing a direct breach of its computer system but it would open an investigation "out of an abundance of caution." Earlier Saturday, security blogger Brian Krebs reported that banks in California and elsewhere were alerted by MasterCard about compromised cards that had all been used for online transactions at the California DMV. The agency said it would pursue its investigation in conjunction with state and federal law enforcement.
  • A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware

    01/16/2014 8:40:12 AM PST · by BlueMondaySkipper · 72 replies
    Krebs On Security ^ | 1/12/2014 | Krebs
    Last weekend, Target finally disclosed at least one cause of the massive data breach that exposed personal and financial information on more than 110 million customers: Malicious software that infected point-of-sale systems at Target checkout counters. Today’s post includes new information about the malware apparently used in the attack, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
  • Barricades removed once again and all are coming through the front [at WWII Memorial in DC]

    10/05/2013 10:21:15 AM PDT · by Claud · 80 replies
    2 million Bikers to DC Facebook page ^ | 10/5/13 | 2 million Bikers to DC
  • Former GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told her tax records were breached

    07/18/2013 8:59:47 AM PDT · by Taxman · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2013 | By Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer
    More than two years after her upstart Senate campaign rocked the Delaware political world, Christine O'Donnell got an unexpected contact from a U.S. Treasury Department agent warning that her private tax records may have been breached. The phone message earlier this year shocked the battled-scarred candidate, a tea party favorite who knocked off Republican mainstay Michael Castle in the primary before losing in a bid to win Vice President Joseph R. Biden's former seat. "Ms. O'Donnell, this is Dennis Martel, special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Baltimore, Md. ... We received information that your personal federal tax...
  • Indiana attorney general probing privacy breach of ‘Obamaphone’ users

    05/20/2013 8:00:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/20/13 | Staff
    The Indiana attorney general’s office confirmed Monday it is investigating a security breach in which Social Security numbers and other personal information were posted online for roughly 44,000 low-income Americans who applied for a federal program that provides discount Internet and phone service. The program was nicknamed the “Obamaphone” during the 2012 election, though it actually started long before President Obama took office. Indiana reportedly has the highest number of applicants, roughly 17,400, who were signed up by TerraCom Inc. and the affiliated YourTel America Inc. Applicants from at least 26 states were exposed to the security breach,
  • Email shows State Department rejecting Libyan embassy security assistance

    10/05/2012 7:06:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2012 | Rick Moran
    Recall that the State Department has denied that there were any requests for additional security.ABC News: ABC News has obtained an internal State Department email from May 3, 2012, indicating that the State Department denied a request from the security team at the Embassy of Libya to retain a DC-3 airplane in the country to better conduct their duties. Copied on the email was U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya,  Sept. 11, 2012, along with three other Americans. That attack has prompted questions about whether the diplomatic...
  • EMERGENCY ALERT: Percy Quin Dam Failure Imminent (Southern Mississippi, TANGIPAHOA)

    08/30/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Tangipahoa Parish Government ^ | 8-29-12 | Tangipahoa Parish Government
  • People to Congress: Do your job or we'll sue

    08/19/2012 2:34:49 PM PDT · by cap10mike · 11 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 19, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    “It’s good to be king!” is an oft-quoted line from Mel Brooks’ “History of the World, Part I.” In America, every man is supposed to be king, every woman queen, and members of Congress are supposed to be our servants. We sometimes forget that last part. Three people in Orlando have not. On Aug. 15, Charles Klein, Sally Baptiste and Theresa Kajkowski filed a lawsuit in Florida's Middle District Federal Court. Nothing unusual in that -- lawsuits are filed every day, especially in litigation-prone America. What’s unusual is that the plaintiffs name the entire membership of the U.S. House and...
  • Julian Assange: celebrities could lose thousands from WikiLeaks founder's bail breach

    06/20/2012 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 20, 2012 | NA
    Film directors, authors, journalists and socialites who raised £200,000 to secure Julian Assange bail face losing thousands after the WikiLeaks founder breached his bail.
  • MasterCard Warns of Possible Security Breach, Visa also Reportedly Affected

    DEVELOPING: MasterCard is reportedly investigating a possible breach of cardholder account data involving a U.S.-based payment processor, the company said Friday. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Purchase, N.Y., credit-card company said law enforcement has been notified of the matter and an "independent data security organization" is conducting an ongoing forensic review. The company is alerting card-issuing banks regarding "certain MasterCard accounts that are potentially at risk." "MasterCard's own systems have not been compromised in any manner," a company spokesman told the newspaper. The spokesman declined to say how many cards may have been compromised or how many banks...
  • Gilboa Dam in Eastern NY at risk of breach

    08/28/2011 2:15:37 PM PDT · by angcat · 13 replies
    <p>GILBOA, N.Y. (AP) - Residents of Schoharie County downstream of the Blenheim-Gilboa Dam are being advised to move to higher ground because of the potential for flooding along the Schoharie Creek.</p> <p>The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, which owns the dam as part of its upstate water supply, says warning sirens were triggered Sunday afternoon by rising water due to higher-than-predicted rainfall and the loss of electronic monitoring devices at the dam.</p>
  • Authorities Investigate Security Breach At JFK Airport After Man Flies To Los Angeles Without Ticket

    06/30/2011 9:29:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CBSNewYork/AP ^ | 6/29/11 | arol D’Auria
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – CBS News has confirmed that authorities are looking into a shocking security breach that took place at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week. WCBS 880′s Pat Farnack With Former NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker Investigators say Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, a Nigerian, boarded Virgin America Flight 415 to Los Angeles without a valid passport or identification, using an expired boarding pass for a flight the day before that belonged to someone else. 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports: Passengers Say Security Agents Fell Down On The Job Officials say Noibi got through security and was able to board...
  • Palestinians try to breach East Jerusalem checkpoint

    03/12/2010 8:50:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 199+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/12/10 | Haaretz Service and News Agencies
    Palestinian youths on Friday hurled stones at Israeli security forces near the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem and tried to breach a barrier to gain entry to the area, which has been sealed off amid concerns over violence. Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen on Friday discussed the increased police presence in the area saying, "The deployment of police and extra security forces in Jerusalem at this hour is in line with the situation." Police forces managed to prevent the youths from breaching the Ras el-Amoud checkpoint near East Jerusalem, and one Palestinian was arrested after he assaulted a police officer.
  • Man arrested after Detroit airport security breach

    02/08/2010 1:38:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,328+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/10 | AP
    ROMULUS, Mich. – A portion of a terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport was evacuated Monday after a man walked through a passenger screening checkpoint and refused to obey security officers, officials said. The passenger failed to stop about 7:45 a.m. at the McNamara Terminal, the Transportation Security Administration said. The man was arrested by airport police and was being questioned, airport spokesman Mike Conway said. "The Transportation Security Administration asked him to stop and he didn't comply," Conway said. TSA workers activated an alarm and called police. Security doors were lowered at the portion of the terminal between the security...
  • DHS takes action in bungled posting of airport security secrets

    12/09/2009 10:10:16 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 16 replies · 738+ views ^ | 12/9/09 | Hsu & Johnson
    The Department of Homeland Security has initiated unspecified personnel actions against individuals involved in the bungled online posting this spring of a government document that revealed airport screening secrets, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told senators Wednesday morning. A contract employee was responsible for failing to properly redact a 93-page Transportation Security Administration operating manual onto a government procurement Web site, allowing computer users to recover blacked-out information by copying and pasting them into other documents, Napolitano said. TSA supervisors were also involved, Napolitano said. "The security of the traveling public has never been put at risk," Napolitano assured the...
  • Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets (online posting...)

    12/08/2009 10:34:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies · 1,940+ views
    abc ^ | 12/8/09 | BRIAN ROSS and MATT HOSFORD
    In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) inadvertently posted online its entire airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers. Photo: Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets: On-line Posting Reveals a ?How To? for Terrorists to Get Through Airport Security In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) inadvertently posted online... Expand In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) inadvertently posted online its entire airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most...
  • No Accident

    06/05/2009 8:11:31 AM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 5 replies · 332+ views
    In From The Cold ^ | June 3, 2009 | George Smiley
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 03, 2009 No Accident If you believe the so-called "experts," the recent, on-line publication of a detailed report on U.S. nuclear facilities was nothing more than an "accident." How can we be so sure? Government policy mandates the creation, editing and publication of classified reports on systems cleared for that type of information. Typically, a "confidential" report would be produced on a SECRET-level system, and published on an intranet cleared for that level of data. In the Department of Defense, the intranet for SECRET information is called SIPRNET. Other government agencies also have access to SIPRNET, or utilize...
  • Baghdad embassy plans turn up online

    05/31/2007 4:13:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 980+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON - Detailed plans for the new U.S. Embassy under construction in Baghdad appeared online Thursday in a breach of the tight security surrounding the sensitive project. Computer-generated projections of the soon-to-be completed, heavily fortified compound were posted on the Web site of the Kansas City, Mo.-based architectural firm that was contracted to design the massive facility in the Iraqi capital. The images were removed by Berger Devine Yaeger Inc. shortly after the company was contacted by the State Department. "We work very hard to ensure the safety and security of our employees overseas," said Gonzalo Gallegos, a department spokesman....
  • 'Second Life' suffers real-world breach

    09/11/2006 9:43:14 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 765+ views
    cnet ^ | September 10, 2006
    "Second Life," the fast-growing online site where hundreds of thousands of people play out fantasy lives online, has suffered a computer security breach that exposed the real-world personal data of its users. Linden Lab, the San Francisco-based company behind the "Second Life" site, said in a letter to its 650,000 users this weekend that its customer database, including names, addresses, passwords and some credit card data, had been compromised. All users--or residents in "Second Life" parlance--are being required to request a new password. Some 286,000 residents have used the site in the past 60 days, according to a count on...
  • Laptop Hall Of Shame

    09/08/2006 6:11:32 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 243+ views
    FORBES.COM ^ | 09.07.06 | Robert Ellis Smith
    When the history of personal privacy is written--and there are persons who monitor this sort of thing--they will call this "The Year of the Stolen Laptop." The number of incidents has been astounding, topped by the theft of a laptop computer last May from the residence of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs staff person; the computer contained millions of names, birth dates and Social Security numbers. Law enforcement officers actually recovered the stolen laptop and arrested two suspects, and they have found no evidence that the data inside was used to compromise anybody's privacy. But up to 26 million...
  • AT&T hack exposes 19,000 identities

    08/30/2006 8:54:07 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 2 replies · 405+ views ^ | August 29, 2006
    AT&T on Tuesday said hackers broke into one of its computer systems and accessed personal data on thousands of customers who used its online store. The information that was illegally accessed includes credit card numbers, AT&T said in a statement. The cyberattack affects about 19,000 customers who purchased equipment for high-speed DSL Internet connections through AT&T's Web site, the company said. "We deeply regret this incident," Priscilla Hill-Ardoin, chief privacy officer for AT&T, said in the statement. "We will work closely with law enforcement to bring these data thieves to account." The break-in occurred over the weekend and was discovered...
  • Top police warned of DNA legal breach

    06/07/2006 12:14:39 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 507+ views
    A SENIOR adviser to Police Commissioner Mal Hyde knew two years ago police were breaking strict laws controlling the State's DNA database but did not suspend its operation, court documents have revealed. Transcripts of closed hearings held earlier this year during the prosecution of a suspected armed robber show hundreds of DNA samples instead were sent to a special police taskforce, Operation Helix, which used DNA to arrest more than 150 people over 1100 unsolved crimes. Among police documents suppressed during the hearings were reports prepared for Assistant Commissioner of Crime Madeleine Glynn. The criminal barrister who obtained the documents...
  • Georgia allows hacker to access details of 570,000 pension members

    03/31/2006 7:57:54 AM PST · by APRPEH · 13 replies · 474+ views
    Computerweekly. com ^ | 31 March 2006 | Antony Savvas
    The US state of Georgia has allowed a remote attacker to access a database containing the details of 570,000 members of the state’s pension scheme. The cause of the breach has been blamed on an unpatched flaw in one of the state’s security programs, although the supplier of the software has not been disclosed. The attacker is said to have breached the system towards the end of February, using a variety of hacking tools to access the server hosting the database. Georgia said it was in the process of fixing the security flaw in the system, before the hacker got...
  • LA county department warns 94,000 people of possible ID theft (recycling your identity)

    03/31/2006 5:17:09 AM PST · by APRPEH · 193+ views ^ | March 30, 2006 | not attributed (ap)
    County officials have sent 94,000 letters warning people of possible identity theft after some documents containing their confidential information were publicly exposed in January. The documents were left next to a recycling bin outside a Department of Public Social Services office in Exposition Park.
  • Is T. Ebbert [NOLA DHS chief] responsible for delay in large-scale response to levee breach?

    09/10/2005 6:16:39 AM PDT · by syriacus · 20 replies · 1,554+ views ^ | 9/10/2005
    Quote from Terry Ebbert, New Orleans' homeland security chief, August 31, 2005 to the AP: "It's a very slow rise, and it will remain so until we plug that breach. I think we can get [the breach] stabilized in a few hours"
  • Data Theft Information

    01/30/2006 9:20:58 AM PST · by APRPEH · 1 replies · 135+ views
    Providence website ^ | 01/27/2006 | Providence Health Systems
    Data Theft Information On Dec. 31, 2005, tapes and disks containing confidential information of 365,000 patients who have received care from Providence Home Services were reported stolen. Please note: This affects Providence Home Services patients only. Other Providence patients who did not receive care through Home Services are not affected. There is no indication that the stolen information has been used for identity theft. Providence recognizes the significance of the personal information that was stolen. We are deeply sorry this has happened and truly apologize to all those affected. Q&A on breach
  • Rita's Rains Breach Two New Orleans Levees

    09/23/2005 2:06:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 931+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/23/05 | Allen G. Breed - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Rita's wind and rain breached two of New Orleans' battered levees Friday and sent water gushing into already-devastated neighborhoods just days after they had been pumped dry. In the impoverished Ninth Ward, water streamed through gaps at least 100 feet wide in a levee and was soon waist-deep on a nearby street. It began covering buckled homes, piles of rubble and mud-caked cars that Katrina had swamped with up to 20 feet of water nearly a month ago. Officials with the Army Corps of Engineers said other levees appeared secure, including those breached during Katrina, but...
  • Apocalypse Live (Description of a category 4 or 5 hurricane from three weeks ago)

    08/31/2005 1:50:35 PM PDT · by hoppity · 12 replies · 1,073+ views
    Red Shtick Magazine ^ | July/August 2005 | Chris Fontana
    Brace yourselves, capital citizens, for yet another hurricane season! Yes, Louisiana’s annual brush with death is back with a vengeance. Merely two months old, the 2005 season promises to be a force to be reckoned with, having spawned an unprecedented number of name-worthy storms thus far. Things don’t appear to be settling down any time soon, either: As I write this article, “Emily” is assuming the position in the Gulf of Mexico! How can we be on the letter “E” this early in the game? Still, “Arlene” was a bit of a let down, “Bret” proved unremarkable, “Cindy” was a...
  • Mayor: Major Breach Flooding and Destroying New Orleans

    08/30/2005 1:47:40 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 208 replies · 8,793+ views ^ | 8/30/2005 | Steve Sabludowsky
    Mayor: Major Breach Flooding and Destroying New Orleans National Author: Steve Sabludowsky | 8/30/2005 Home : Business The City of New Orleans Is Devastated. Those were the words of Mayor C. Ray Nagin and based upon a major breach of a levee system, water is flowing into New Orleans flooding it beyond recognition and could very well destroy New Orleans, Jefferson and the surrounding areas. In a most frightening interview with WWL TV, Mayor C. Ray Nagin gave the worse-case scenario of events that anyone could possibly imagine. In the beginning of the interview, he stated that New Orleans is...
  • URGENT BREAKING: Massive two-block break, Lake Ponchatrain levee flooding downtown N.O.

    08/29/2005 11:47:04 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 483 replies · 52,532+ views
    CNN TV hurricane news coverage | 8/29/05
    Just broke on CNN about five minutes ago. Rick Sanchez was interviewing the VP of Tulane University Hospital, which is located in downtown New Orleans. She said the water is rising around the hospital at a rate of about one inch per minute. She said if it continues at that rate, she will have to call FEMA to ask them to bring in helicopters to evacuate the hospital. She said there are about 1000 patients in the hospital, and that it has a helipad on the roof. It would be the only way to get everyone out. Hospital officials have...
  • CA: A Material Breach of Contract (School districts skirt Prop 39)

    08/10/2005 9:28:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 319+ views ^ | 8/10/05 | Jon Coupal
    In their rush to collect cash from taxpayers, school districts around the state have been using Proposition 39 to ram through bonds with an easily attainable 55% vote. While replacing the traditional two-thirds vote for bonds that are repaid exclusively by property owners, Prop. 39 also compelled the districts to establish a citizen oversight committee to monitor spending of bond proceeds. Unfortunately, the bond committees were added to the package as a public relations ploy designed to make bond passage easier, while giving the oversight committees no real power. Now that Prop. 39 has been in effect for nearly five...
  • Israeli multitudes breach police lines

    07/18/2005 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 664+ views
    WND ^ | July 18, 2005 | Aaron Klein
    'Greatest protest' in Jewish state's history aims to stop Sharon's planned Gaza evacuation NATIVOT, Israel – In what is being billed the "greatest protest in Israeli history," tens of thousands tonight made it to an overnight rest stop on their way to Gaza after breaching a barrier of thousands of security forces and running across thorny fields. The protest aims to halt next month's evacuation of Jewish communities from Gaza and parts of the West Bank. Earlier this evening, tens of thousands streamed into Nativot, a town about 20 miles south of Gaza, holding a massive rally that completely filled...
  • Schiavo Judge, Church Part Ways (Greer Had Not Attended in Years)

    04/01/2005 8:53:54 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 37 replies · 1,432+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | 3.31.05 | Adirenne P. Samuels
    Two weeks ago, Judge George Greer's pastor asked him to 'reconsider' his membership at Calvary Baptist Church, one of Clearwater's largest and best known Southern Baptist southern congregations.Greer severed ties with the theologically conservative congregation within days of the request. Calvary said it did not technically ask Judge Greer to leave. The truth, Calvary says is that Greer was the first one to walk away and had not attended the church in years.The membership question was merely an attempt to make it official. Long before the current pastor, Greer had problems with members of the Southern Baptist denomination.The Florida Baptist...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Super Model Gisele Bundchen, Reneges on “Lost Dog” Reward Offer;

    12/10/2004 5:45:07 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 30 replies · 7,253+ views ^ | 1210 04 |
    A young San Bernardino couple is going public with questions about supermodel Gisele Bundchen's "no questions asked" $5000.00 reward offer, which remains unpaid more than two weeks after the couple returned Bundchen's dog only to be arrested at gunpoint, handcuffed and held in custody. Although cleared by the police, the couple has no explanation from Bundchen of why they were treated like criminals and denied the reward. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2004 -- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s “no questions asked” $5000.00 reward offer for her lost dog just before Thanksgiving, may have gotten her dog back, but, according to the...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 29-September 4, 2004: New Geology courtesy of Hurricane Charley

    09/02/2004 12:51:40 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 1,924+ views
    Link post: go the thread below to post commentary for discussion -- thanks! Geology Picture of the Week, August 29-September 4, 2004: New Geology courtesy of Hurricane Charley