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  • Petition: Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property.

    07/24/2016 3:01:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 72 replies ^ | 7/24/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected and appointed government officials to lead by example, THEREFORE, we call upon the U.S. Department of State to remove air conditioning from all property that the Department owns, rents, or otherwise employs, including but not limited to embassies, consulates, office buildings, etc., all vehicles owned and/or operated by the Department, and any other property, real or movable, owned, rented, or otherwise employed by the Department.
  • Lewis Luken’s Deposition and the Mysterious 2012 State Dept Fire…

    06/01/2016 3:19:59 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 43 replies
    CTH ^ | 6/1/2016 | Sundance
    Last week Lewis Lukens was deposed as part of the discovery granted to Judicial Watch by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in response to its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, non-government email system. View this document on Scribd Within the deposition Lukens describes the layout of Clinton’s 7th floor office and the proximity to the neighboring offices, including Cheryl Mills. In November of 2012, amid the furor of the Benghazi controversy, a “flash fire” broke out on the 7th floor of the State Department building. The fire coincidentally broke...
  • No Really: Hillary Wanted a Book With Advice About How To Delete Emails That "Stay Deleted"

    08/13/2015 2:37:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | August 13, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Now why in the world would Hillary Clinton want a book about how to permanently delete emails? According to a new report from ABC's Jon Karl, the former Secretary of State requested a book about how to delete email before leaving her position in early 2013. Bolding below is mine. The last batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department included one from Clinton asking to borrow a book called “Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better,” by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe. Clinton has not said why she requested the book, but it includes...
  • Cruz Says Justice Dept. Should Investigate Clinton Emails

    03/09/2015 7:30:49 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies ^ | March 8th 2015 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Sen. Ted Cruz says the Justice Department should investigate Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account to conduct official business while she was secretary of state. The Texas Republican and possible 2016 presidential contender said Saturday that the department "absolutely" should launch an investigation to determine whether Clinton violated any laws, adding that it has an "obligation to do so."
  • Clinton, Inc. is what’s wrong with America (Clintons' overreach for money and power)

    03/09/2015 7:05:16 AM PDT · by Liz · 24 replies ^ | 3/8/15 | Mark Cunningham
    Here’s the bottom line of HillaryWorld scandals: It’s about: <><> getting stinking rich from inside connections forged in a life of public service. <><> using your “charity” and high govt office as adjuncts of your political machine.<><> refusing to play by the rules even as you want to set the rules for everyone else. You don’t get to keep govt work a secret from the government. She installed the private e-mail server in her the exiled Nigerian princes begging for bucks..... despite previous denials, the Clinton Foundation took in countless millions from foreign sources while she ran the State...
  • Xbox, PlayStation networks under DOS attack on Christmas Day

    12/26/2014 6:51:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2014 | Rick Moran
    Millions of children and adults who received the latest video games were prevented from playing them on Chirstmas thanks to a DOS attack on Xbox and PlayStation networks. USA Today: Online game networks Xbox Live and PlayStation Network were knocked offline much of Christmas Day in an apparent DDos (distributed denial of service) attack. Taking credit for the takedown: a group called Lizard Squad, which previously claimed credit for August attacks on the PlayStation Network and online games World of Warcraft and League of Legends. Both networks were still having problems Friday morning. The network status Web page for...
  • Buckeye Firearms Association DoS Attack for Zimmerman Post

    07/24/2013 7:21:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    TTAG ^ | 24 July,2013 | Robert Farago
    BFA is under attack from an unknown outside entity. The website is down and communications systems are non-functional. They’ve issued this press release: Here’s what we know so far . . .If you’ve tried to visit our website today, you know it’s not there any more. At some time this morning, it came under attack from an outside source. FACTS:Our IT guy says it’s a “denial of service” or DoS attack. This is not the ordinary “hack” attack that we’ve experienced many times in the past. A DoS attack involves using significant resources to bombard a server to temporarily or...
  • State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

    06/10/2013 6:42:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations (CBS News) CBS News has uncovered documents that show the State Department may have covered up allegations of illegal and inappropriate behavior within their ranks. The Diplomatic Security Service, or the DSS, is the State Department's security force, charged with protecting the secretary of state and U.S. ambassadors overseas and with investigating any cases of misconduct on the part of the 70,000 State Department employees worldwide. CBS News' John Miller reports that according to an internal State Department Inspector General's memo, several recent investigations were influenced, manipulated, or simply called off. The...
  • OK Jim and Mods, last night was a DOS Attack on FreeRepublic or was the server just slow...?!

    10/12/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 46 replies
    12 Oct 2012 | US Navy Vet
    Just Wondering?
  • Clinton, in a Sharp Turnaround Warns Against Even Symbolically Recognizing Jerusalem as Capital

    09/28/2011 1:12:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 9/28/11 | Rick Richman
    Secretary of State Clinton, in a sharp departure from her stance when she was a senator, is warning that any American action, even symbolically, toward recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel must be avoided for the reason that it would jeopardize the peace process. Her warnings were issued in a brief she has just filed with the Supreme Court — in which she is arguing that a law she voted for when she was Senator is unconstitutional because it could require the U.S. government to give to an American citizen born at Jerusalem papers showing the birthplace as Israel.
  • Obama State Dept Refuses To Tell Turkey The U.S. Would Side w/ Israel If Armed Conflict Breaks Out…

    09/20/2011 7:35:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 20, 2011 | Zip
    Sorry, Israel, you’re on your own until we toss Obama from the White House. (CNS News) — As Turkey’s leaders intensify efforts to isolate Israel internationally, the cordial treatment they are receiving from the Obama administration this week will add to concerns some Americans have about the strength of its support for Israel. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described as “excellent” her talks in New York City on Monday with her Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu. President Obama is scheduled to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan there on Tuesday. All are in the city for this week’s U.N....
  • US Tax Dollars Building Mosques Overseas

    08/08/2011 7:04:06 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 9 replies ^ | August 8, 2011 | Giacomo
    A debt plan passed that doesn’t cut debt or spending and now the Standard and Poors has lowered the US credit rating because they believe the plan failed to accomplish what was needed. The President continues to talk about increasing taxes on the wealthy and other politicians are looking at cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits. All the while, the US State Department, headed by Secretary of State Hillary ‘Spendem’ Clinton is spending hundreds of millions of US taxpayer dollars to repair and rebuild mosques in the Middle East. They are also providing internet service to Islamic Imans as seen...
  • LulzSec: the members and the enemies

    06/25/2011 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | Friday 24 June 2011 | Josh Halliday
    While Sabu and Topiary are firmly on the inside, the likes of The Jester and LulzSec Exposed are most certainly notInside Sabu Apparent founder and leader of LulzSec, he is a long-time hacktivist associated with senior Anonymous members. Decides who can join the group and who should be targeted. Attempts by rivals to uncover details about his real-life identity suggest he is a 30-year-old IT consultant skilled in the Python programming language who has lived in New York. The timing of some his tweets – tweeting "goodnight all" at 0700 BST, or 0200 New York time – implies he is...
  • Gmail down

    04/20/2011 5:03:56 AM PDT · by MsLady · 62 replies
    April 20, 2011 | MsLady
    My gmail is down this morning. And I'm seeing by bing, gmail down that it is. But, no one seems to know why and every article that I try to get on to read about it seems to be hanging and not loading all the way. I also read on a post that there were rumors of DoS attack??? hmmmmmm
  • P.J. Crowley resigns over Manning remark (Dept of State)

    03/13/2011 12:19:54 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-13-11 | Mike Allen, Josh Gerstein
    State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has resigned after publicly crossing swords with the Pentagon over the treatment of an Army soldier accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military reports and sensitive diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. A deputy secretary for public affairs, Crowley had been on the outs with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and rarely accompanied her on her travels abroad. Michael Hammer, President Barack Obama’s NSC spokesman, had been sent to State earlier this year, with the plan for him to succeed Crowley, sources said.
  • Top Ten Jihadi Forums, 04 September 2010

    09/05/2010 12:07:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies ^ | September 4, 2010 | n/a
    04 September 2010 "TOP TEN JIHADI FORUMS, 04 SEPTEMBER 2010"
  • Denial of Service Attack on FR?

    06/21/2010 5:32:40 AM PDT · by sam_paine · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Alexa Internet Stats ^ | 6/21/2010 | Alexa
    "A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely." Just asking... Plenty of articles on here lately like the gentleman who painted a sign on a truck in his cornfield, and someone who didn't like the message set it ablaze. If...
  • Could cyber skirmish lead U.S. to war?

    06/12/2010 5:25:59 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies · 322+ views
    Red tapr Chronicles -- MSNBS ^ | June 11 2010 | Bob Sullivan
    Imagine this scenario: Estonia, a NATO member, is cut off from the Internet by cyber attackers who besiege the country's bandwidth with a devastating denial of service attack. Then, the nation's power grid is attacked, threatening economic disruption and even causing loss of life as emergency services are overwhelmed. As international outcry swells, outside researchers determine the attack is being sponsored by a foreign government and being directed from a military base. Desperate and outgunned in tech resources, Estonia invokes Article 5 of the NATO Treaty -- an attack against one member nation is an attack against all. It requests...
  • CT-Sen. 2010: Peter Schiff's website hit by cyber attacks

    11/09/2009 12:07:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,448+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 2009-11-05 | Daniela Altimari
    Peter Schiff's campaign website has been repeatedly targeted by cyber attackers, his brother and spokesman said this afternoon. The campaign has notified the FBI. Schiff, a Republican running for U.S. Senate, had planned a "moneybomb'' -- a one-day online fundraising blitz -- for today, but just minutes before midnight, when the moneybomb was set to start, the website went down, his brother, Andrew Schiff, said. "These are coordinated attacks,'' Andrew Schiff said in a brief phone interview. It wasn't the first time the website has been hit, Andrew Schiff said. The campaign had been targeted several times in the past...
  • Former CEO of YouSendIt Charged with Denial of Service of Attack

    10/30/2009 4:11:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 657+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former CEO of YouSendIt Charged with Denial of Service of Attack SAN JOSE, CA—Khalid Shaikh, a former CEO of YouSendIt Inc., was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday with four counts of mail fraud, United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced. The indictment states that between December 2008 and June 2009 Shaikh used the ApacheBench software program to launch four denial of service (DOS) attacks against YouSendIt’s servers. Each DOS attack temporarily rendered the servers incapable of handling legitimate network traffic and deprived YouSendIt’s customers use of the company’s services. YouSendIt is...
  • [Vanity] "Service Temporarily Unavailable"

    08/12/2009 4:43:14 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 62 replies · 2,274+ views
    self | 08-12-2009 | self
    I've been getting a lot of "Service Temporarily Unavailable" pages this morning - and noticing the number of double- and even triple-posts, others are getting it too....
  • Facebook Traces Web Havoc to Attack on Blogger [massive DoS attack on pro-Georgian LJ blogger]

    08/07/2009 1:11:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 939+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2009-08-07 | Jessica E. Vascallero
    Facebook Inc. is providing new details of how an attack aimed at a Georgian blogger Thursday disrupted its site and crashed others, including Twitter Inc. and LiveJournal Inc. The company rooted out the cause of the massive denial-of-service attack, said Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt, after noticing that the compromised computers that began flooding its site Thursday morning were directing traffic to the profile page of a single pro-Georgian blogger, who uses the account name "Cyxymu," the name of a town in the Republic of Georgia. The Cyxymu blogger couldn't immediately be reached. In a blog post Friday, Twitter co-founder Biz...
  • Profile of a real cyberwar

    08/05/2009 9:54:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 629+ views
    WASHINGTON - Commentary ^ | Wednesday, August 5, 2009 | By Aaron Mannes and James Hendler
    Profile of a real cyberwar Beware the mayhem of malware on the march By Aaron Mannes and James Hendler | Wednesday, August 5, 2009 The denial-of-service (DoS) attacks that started on July 4 garnered typical headlines about cyberwar, but in fact, from a technical standpoint, those "attacks" may be the opposite of real cyberwar. A much less noticed report in Israel's leading daily, Ha'aretz, on Israel's operations against Iran's nuclear program may give greater insight into how cyberwar actually will work. It is no secret that several countries, including the United States, China, Russia and Israel, have examined cyberwar capabilities....
  • TELEPHONE TERRORIST: Outing An Online Outlaw

    08/04/2009 11:59:26 PM PDT · by Keltik · 31 replies · 1,342+ views
    A TSG investigation unmasks the leader of Pranknet and the miscreants behind a year-long wave of phone call criminality AUGUST 4--At 4:15 AM on a recent Tuesday, on a quiet, darkened street in Windsor, Ontario, a man was wrapping up another long day tormenting and terrorizing strangers on the telephone. Working from a sparsely furnished two-bedroom apartment in a ramshackle building a block from the Detroit River, the man, nicknamed "Dex", heads a network of so-called pranksters who have spent more than a year engaged in an orgy of criminal activity--vandalism, threats, harassment, impersonation, hacking, and other assorted felonies and...
  • Flashing Your Motherboard BIOS From The Linux Desktop

    05/09/2009 3:07:52 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies · 904+ views
    Phoronix ^ | May 4th | Michael Larabel
    The Flashrom utility is developed by the CoreBoot project (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) as a way to read, write, erase, and verify flash ROM chips. Flashrom has been in development for quite a while (nearly a decade), but now they have finally come out with a version 0.9.0 release and soon expect to reach a 1.0 status. This utility supports nearly every x86 motherboard after having worked on support for over 150 flash chip families (and many various for each family), 75 different chipsets, workarounds for non-standard motherboards, and there is no need for CD-ROM or floppy disk. Previously Linux...
  • CA Student Council Votes Out Homosexual "Day of Silence"

    04/17/2009 10:08:13 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 27 replies · 1,702+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 17, 2009 | George Popko
    On Thursday, April 16, in a Council chamber overflowing with students, the Student Council of American River College voted 11-5 to pass a resolution putting the 42,000-student Community College on record as opposing the LGBT National "Day of Silence". "The passage of this resolution marks new progress for Community Colleges," commented Vladimir Musorivschi. "The 'Day of Silence' project has been used as an opportunity to suspend Christian students at local schools for wearing Bible verses on their shirts. The 'Day of Silence' is truly about silencing the voices of Christian students and we will oppose this censorship."
  • You may want to keep your kids home from school on April 17th

    04/03/2009 11:20:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 108 replies · 3,124+ views ^ | 4/3/2009 | n/a
    MassResistance has allied with 22 pro-family groups across America to confront the homosexual propaganda event "Day of Silence", which is being held in public schools across America - and particularly in Massachusetts - on Friday, April 17, 2009. The theme of the action is Day of Silence Walk Out. The message to parents is: Keep your kids home that day, and let the school administration know why you're doing it. The action is being spearheaded by the Illinois Family Institute. During the Day of Silence, which has become an annual day-long event, school officials encourage students to be silent for...
  • shut down by DOS attack

    03/30/2009 1:36:02 AM PDT · by abb · 97 replies · 8,084+ views
    TaxDayTeaParty ^ | March 30, 2009 | Staff
    Received last night via Email. Tax Day Tea Party Issues with - Explanation Posted: 29 Mar 2009 06:44 PM PDT An international effort to shut down the website has been detected by our technical staff. Internet experts commonly call this type of attack a Denial of Service (DOS) attack. Corrective measures are being implemented, and the site should be fully accessible again within 48 hours. Unfortunately, these DOS attacks are very difficult to trace. In this case, the attacks have come from both domestic and international sources. All we know for certain at this point is that a...
  • Iraq won't allow Blackwater to operate in country

    01/29/2009 3:23:32 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 12 replies · 754+ views
    AP, via Yahoo! News ^ | January 29, 2009 | SINAN SALAHEDDIN
    Iraq will not allow Blackwater Worldwide to continue providing security protection for U.S. diplomats in the country, Iraqi and U.S. officials said Thursday. (snip) The decision not to issue Blackwater an operating license was due to "improper conduct and excessive use of force," said Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf.
  • THANK GOD ... FR IS BACK!! (Vanity)

    11/18/2008 12:34:29 PM PST · by Centurion2000 · 116 replies · 3,239+ views
    Nothing here. Thank God FR is back. Anyone feel this way? Do we have any idea what caused it???
  • New DoS Attack Is a Killer

    10/01/2008 1:28:30 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 18 replies · 1,034+ views
    Dark Reading ^ | 30 September 2008 | RSnake
    Things are a-brewin’ in Sweden. Sweden is not just home of the infamous bikini team, it is also the home of Outpost 24, an equally sexy software-as-a-service network scanning service, and the employer of my friend Robert E. Lee and his colleague Jack C. Louis. These guys are the inventors of UnicornScan, a user-land TCP stack turned into a port scanner. Never heard of it? Use Nmap exclusively? Well if you run Linux, I suggest checking it out, especially if missed ports in your portscan is inexcusable. But I digress. Robert and Jack are smart dudes. I've known them for...
  • JimRob & John Robinson - GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER - or the Nut Roots will take down Free Republic

    09/17/2008 10:28:43 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 354 replies · 1,787+ views
    <p>Chicago radio station WGN-AM is again coming under attack from the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama for offering airtime to a controversial author. It is the second time in recent weeks the station has been the target of an "Obama Action Wire" alert to supporters of the Illinois Democrat.</p>
  • Winning the War of Ideas [James Glassman]

    07/08/2008 5:55:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 2 replies · 147+ views
    Counterterrorism Blog ^ | July 08, 2008 | Matthew Levitt
    Engagement in the battle of ideas and strategic communication has long been the missing ingredient in the government-wide effort to combat terrorism. Now, with a restructured public diplomacy bureaucracy at the State Department and elsewhere in the interagency process, engaging foreign publics has formally and strategically become part of the toolkit to combat radical extremist ideologies. Today, in his first major public address in his new position in Washington, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs James Glassman addressed The Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Special Policy Forum on "Winning the War of Ideas." The prepared...
  • National Day of Shouting ;>)

    03/14/2008 7:01:32 AM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 9 replies · 294+ views
    Vanity | Keli Kilohana
    April 15th is the National Day of Shouting. (This is not for the IRS reason.) The National Day of Shouting is being observed in many public high schools across the nation. Students, faculty and staff are asked to shout in all school situations to draw attention to the ignorance, apathy and injustice of our society toward those who are RM (Racially Misassigned). An unnamed representative of the RMA (Racially Misassigned Americans) explains racial misassignment thusly: “We are not talking about the fact that most all of us Americans are of varied racial backgrounds, we are talking about the fact that...
  • Blackwater probe stifled by conflicts

    11/26/2007 1:07:14 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 3 replies · 68+ views
    AP, via Yahoo! News ^ | 11-26-2007 | RICHARD LARDNER
    WASHINGTON - The State Department's acerbic top auditor wasn't happy when Justice Department officials told one of his aides to leave the room so they could discuss a criminal investigation of Blackwater Worldwide, the contractor protecting U.S. diplomats in Iraq. The episode reveals the badly strained relationship between Bush administration officials over the probe into whether Blackwater smuggled weapons into Iraq that could have gotten into insurgents' hands. As a result of the bureaucratic crosscurrents between State's top auditor and Justice, the investigation has been bogged down for months.
  • Groups call for cut in US Iran democracy funding

    10/11/2007 7:38:16 PM PDT · by humint · 2 replies · 155+ views
    AFP ^ | 11 OCT 2007 | Staff
    [EXCERPT] The State Department said it was not aware of letter to the lawmakers but defended the pro-democracy programs. "Congress authorized this funding for us to be able to do things like expand radio and television broadcasting into Iran ... to be able to allow (Iranians) to hear subversive things like the truth," said State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey. "I don't think anyone would likely suggest that is a bad idea or something that we should stop," he said.[EXCERPT]
  • HUMINT: Paging Ness

    05/16/2007 8:38:13 PM PDT · by humint · 10 replies · 179+ views
    humint, USGAO, wiki ^ | May 16, 2007 | humint, USGAO, wiki
    Corruption is killing Iraq’s future. In a recent report released by the U.S. Government Accountablity Office entitled; REBUILDING IRAQ, Integrated Strategic Plan Needed to Help Restore Iraq’s Oil and Electricity Sectors, the section detailing corruption is particularly disturbing. As a conscious member of the human race, I am unashamedly concerned about the black market trade in petroleum. Why? Because hundreds of millions of dark dollars are going to projects unlikely to benefit U.S. national security, or the security of America’s allies. Under the circumstances, these illicit funds are more than likely funding America’s enemies. A reasonable solution would be to...
  • Russia sternly warns US not to push through Kosovo independence plan

    04/18/2007 1:41:57 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 35 replies · 931+ views
    Calibre ^ | April 18, 2007 | Staff
    MOSCOW-Russia's U.N. envoy on Wednesday warned the United States against trying to put a Western-backed independence plan for Kosovo to a vote, saying it would split the U.N. Security Council and create deadlock on the issue. Vitaly Churkin said Russia continues to strongly oppose the plan proposed by U.N. special envoy Martti Ahtissari that would give independence to Kosovo, which has been a U.N. protectorate since 1999. Churkin warned that Russia, which is a permanent member of the Security Council with veto power, was prepared to take any action necessary to block the plan, although he stopped short of saying...
  • Keep Your Kids Out Of School On the Day of Silence, April 18th

    03/28/2007 7:20:00 PM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 52 replies · 488+ views
    Not Our Kids ^ | 3/38/2007 | Irene Bennett
    Nationwide Pro-Family Coalition Warns Parents to Keep their Children Home from School on 'Gay' Day of Silence, April 18th.
  • Lame Excuse of the Month ( “Not his views?” )

    10/22/2006 10:29:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 2,306+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | October 22, 2006 | Alberto Fernandez
    Tonight State Department official Alberto Fernandez apologized for his outrageous statements to Al Jazeera television—but the damage is done: Envoy Sorry for Iraq ‘Stupidity’ Comment : Quote : (AP)— A senior U.S. diplomat apologized Sunday night for saying U.S. policy in Iraq displayed “arrogance” and “stupidity.” A day after his remarks in an interview were broadcast by the pan-Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera, Alberto Fernandez issued a written apology through the State Department press office. “Upon reading the transcript of my appearance on Al-Jazeera, I realized that I seriously misspoke by using the phrase ‘there has been arrogance and stupidity’ by...
  • Money Can’t Buy Us Democracy

    07/31/2006 9:53:31 PM PDT · by humint · 13 replies · 680+ views
    NYTimes ^ | August 1, 2006 | AKBAR GANJI
    IN February, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked Congress for $75 million to help Iran’s democratic opposition. In Iran, her request was widely discussed in the news media and in opposition circles. It became particularly controversial after an article in The New Yorker on March 6 suggested that this money might be used in an attempt to change the regime in Tehran with the help of Iranian democrats, particularly those living abroad. ... What we need in our fight for freedom is not foreign aid but conditions that would allow us to focus all of our energies on the domestic...
  • 5 Do's and Don'ts for Conservatives Between Now and '08

    06/26/2006 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 31 replies · 1,157+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 27 June 2006 | Gary Marx
    On a train ride out of the Northeast corridor between Philly and D.C., I had one of those Jerry McGuire moments. ... You know, the kind of moment where some of the big picture ideas in life really crystallize. Unlike the character in the movie, I was thinking about the future of the conservative movement (not about the life of the uber sports marketing agent). The timing of my “mission statement” was tied to the tough week conservatives had just experienced in the U.S. Senate. We had a double setback of failing to produce a majority in support of a...
  • Black Frog leaps into fight against spam

    05/25/2006 2:14:27 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 15 replies · 575+ views
    CNet News ^ | 24 May 2006 | Greg Sandoval
    Spammers beware--hostile amphibians are once again rising against you. First there was Blue Frog, a community antispam effort that stopped operating last week after Blue Security, the company that started the project, came under a withering denial-of-service attack. Out of the ashes comes Black Frog, part of a project that is apparently willing to become a flag bearer in the fight against spam. The project, dubbed Okopipi, is developing the Black Frog antispam software as an open-source project, according to the group's wiki. "This project aims to become a distributed replacement of antispam software Blue Frog," the Okopipi wiki states....
  • Clinton Nat'l Security Team Targets Curt Weldon ( Able Danger )

    05/03/2006 5:59:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 2,354+ views
    NewsMax. Staff ^ | April 26, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    High-ranking members of Bill Clinton's national security team have joined together to defeat Pennsylvania Republican Curt Weldon's House re-election bid this November - in what looks like retaliation for Weldon's efforts in exposing the Clinton administration's Able Danger scandal. In June 2005, Weldon went public with news that Clinton administration lawyers prevented the Defense Intelligence Agency's Able Danger group from blowing the whistle on two al-Qaida terrorists who would later pilot the planes that destroyed the World Trade Center. Though the media downplayed Weldon's bombshell, a number of high ranking Clinton officials apparently haven't forgotten - and they're pouring money...
  • BLOGS DOWN: HACK ATTACK (From Saudi Arabia)

    04/28/2006 6:02:31 PM PDT · by LowNslow · 15 replies · 1,403+ views
    April 28, 2006 11:51 AM | Michelle Malkin
    ***scroll for updates...1230pm EDT Looks like the problem may be resolved, though several blogs still down...Glenn Reynolds confirms the attack originated in Saudi Arabia, as I suspected...Mary Katherine Ham of downed blog is guest-blogging over at Wizbang...Hugh's back up...looks like most are back up...update on Aaron's CC below...513pm EDT update several blogs reporting they are down again...*** Many Hosting Matters-hosted blogs are down--including Instapundit, Power Line, Hugh Hewitt, and tons of others large and small. Hosting Matters' own website is also down. Blogger Chuck Simmins e-mails: Denial of service attack on Hosting Matters. Most, if not all, their hosted...
  • Michelle Wie Golfs With Role Model Condi (Rice that is..)

    03/26/2006 5:22:32 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 1,775+ views
    Michelle Wie Golfs With Role Model Condi Teenage golfer Michelle Wie couldn't believe she played golf with one of her role models, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. "I was like, 'Oh my God, it's the secretary of state. They put me in charge of driving her around" in a golf cart, Wie told Time magazine for its issue on newsstands Monday. "I was like, if I crash, the secretary of state goes down with me," the 16-year-old Hawaiian high school junior said. When asked what she thought of radio host Rush Limbaugh calling her a "triumph of marketing," Wie, the...
  • "I'm still here" - Michelle Malkin's site is under attack (FBI contacted)

    02/23/2006 8:13:03 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 114 replies · 6,253+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Thursday February 23rd, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Dear readers: Yes, I know the site has been down all morning. Yes, I've contacted the FBI. I will try to get back to work, but this has been a bit of a distraction. Thanks for sticking with me.
  • THE ISLAMISTS' WAR ON THE INTERNET (IslamoNazis threaten to kill Michelle Malkin)

    02/15/2006 9:30:46 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 148 replies · 6,133+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 15, 2006 09:01 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Last Tuesday, during or immediately after my appearance on Fox News Channel to discuss the Mohammed Cartoons, this blog was hit by a large, foreign-based denial of service attack. Last night, my hosting service notified me that it is receiving ongoing threats from individuals vowing to take down this site--and others along with it--which will presumably continue until I take down the cartoons. For now, we are on guard and continuing with business as usual. But you should know there's something much wider and deeper going on: I. Security Pro News reports on the latest Islamist hacker attacks spurred by...
  • Blasphemous cartoons unacceptable, says Crocker (BARF Alert)

    02/04/2006 6:59:34 PM PST · by Cornpone · 46 replies · 922+ views
    Dawn ^ | 4 February 2006 | Dawn (Pakistan)
    ISLAMABAD, Feb 3: US Ambassador to Pakistan Ryan C. Crocker said on Friday that the blasphemous cartoons published in certain European newspapers were offensive to Muslims and did not reflect respect for their religious beliefs. In reply to a question, the ambassador said: “These cartoons do not reflect in anyway the views of the American people towards Islam.” “We believe that inciting religious or ethnic hatred in this manner is not acceptable. We stand for tolerance and respect for all communities and for their religious beliefs and practices.” The US, said Mr Crocker, recognized and respected freedom of the press...
  • State Department Response to Cartoon Controversy

    02/04/2006 2:07:02 PM PST · by Cap Huff · 81 replies · 1,846+ views
    U.S. Department of State Press Briefing ^ | 3 February 2006 | Sean McCormack, Spokesman
    Excerpt from Daily Press Briefing: QUESTION: Yes? Can you say anything about a U.S. response or a U.S. reaction to this uproar in Europe over the Prophet Muhammad pictures? Do you have any reaction to it? Are you concerned that the violence is going to spread and make everything just -- MR. MCCORMACK: I haven't seen any -- first of all, this is matter of fact. I haven't seen it. I have seen a lot of protests. I've seen a great deal of distress expressed by Muslims across the globe. The Muslims around the world have expressed the fact that...