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  • Shaun King Confession: I Have No Idea Who My Father Is

    08/21/2015 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/20/2015 | Milo Yiannopolous
    In an emotional blog post on the Daily Kos website today, embattled Black Lives Matter organizer Shaun King finally revealed his secret: he had no idea who his real father is. King’s account confirmed all the key details of Breitbart’s reporting. “Until this past week,” writes King, “never has anyone asked me who my father was during these 35 years of mine. It occurs to me now that I’ve never asked anyone that question either.”
  • Planned Parenthood changes story on website 'hack'

    07/30/2015 5:17:53 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/30/2015 | Barbara Boland
    Planned Parenthood proclaimed on Thursday that its websites were "not available because of an extremist attack," but seemed to change its story throughout the day after many people pointed to inconsistencies about the alleged hack.

    07/03/2015 9:02:33 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2015 | by BRENT BOZELL III
    ...CONGRESS AN ‘UNHOLY MESS,’ MOST REPUBLICANS ARE REALLY DEMOCRATS Every conservative who cares about the unholy mess known as Congress should visit (CR) and examine the “Liberty Score.” Every liberal who wonders how conservatives view their elected leaders should examine it as well. The “Liberty Score” is refreshingly (and painfully) honest, as opposed to other scorecards that have been known to be compromised. It separates the wheat from the chaff and the frauds from the champions. It tells you who the real conservative heroes are, who comes close, and who doesn’t deserve to be in the same sentence with...
  • Clarice Feldman: Self-Invention Jumps the Shark

    06/14/2015 10:13:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    To a certain extent the American dream -- the notion that working hard in a land with few barriers to advancement makes it possible for each of us to achieve success -- carries with it an element of self-invention. As F. Scott Fitzgerald noted of the title character in The Great Gatsby: His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people -- his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God -- a phrase...
  • 'Bigfoot' hair samples found to be mostly from bears, wolves

    07/01/2014 6:52:14 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2014 | Associated Press
    LONDON – DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, they found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, wolves, cows and raccoons.
  • Rand Paul: GOP Must ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Social Issues in Order to Expand Party

    03/14/2014 12:08:38 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 111 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 14th, 2014 | by Andrew Kirell
    In an interview with, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) expressed a desire for factions within the Republican Party to “agree to disagree” on hot-button social issues so that the GOP tent may expand to include more young people and alternative viewpoints. Asked whether the general consensus at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference was that the party must butt out of social issues, Paul replied: I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues. The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people...
  • Fake Signs On Bay Area Highways Say Drones Looking For Speeders (high-quality fakes?)

    07/19/2013 6:48:48 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | July 19, 2013 | Unattributed, that I can see anyway
    MARIN COUNTY (KPIX 5) — Several signs have cropped up on Bay Area highways, telling drivers that drones are enforcing speed limits. The California Highway Patrol told KPIX 5 the signs are fakes and that they do not have drones. (please see article link for full story)
  • The New Age of Falsity

    02/08/2013 1:46:32 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2-5-2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We live in an age of falsity, in which words have lost their meanings and concepts are reinvented as the situation demands. The United States is in a jobless recovery — even if that phrase largely disappeared from the American lexicon about 2004. Good news somehow must follow from a rising unemployment rate, which itself underrepresents the actual percentage of Americans long out of work. At the same time, we are supposed to be relieved that we are in a contracting expansion, where fewer goods and services are proof of a resilient economy. In our debt-ridden revival, borrowing $1 trillion...
  • Dems bring in crowds by the busload to fill stadium for Obama speech.

    09/03/2012 5:38:27 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 281 replies
    AP ^ | Monday, Sept 3, 2012 | AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – College students from across North Carolina will arrive in Charlotte by the busload. Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighboring South Carolina. Their goal: help fill a 74,000-seat outdoor stadium to capacity when President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night. Anything short of a full house on the final night of the Democratic Party's national convention will be instant fodder for Republicans eager to use empty seats as symbols of waning voter enthusiasm for Obama.
  • Salon Fakes Palin, Bachmann Quotes Blaming Obama for Casey Anthony Verdict

    07/10/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 7/10/11 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    In an article published Tuesday entitled “Casey Anthony: The Candidates Respond,” Salon Magazine smeared Sarah Palin and several Republican presidential candidates with faked quotes reacting to the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial. The faked quotes, especially those falsely attributed to Michele Bachmann and Palin, made their way around the Internet this week, adding to the media-driven campaign of hatred against leading Republican women. Palin was smeared as a separation-of-powers ditz, accusing President Barack Obama of not getting involved in the Anthony case: “Once again we see, with our nation in crisis, President Obama stands by and
  • Is this the first ever portrait of Jesus?

    04/03/2011 10:23:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 Apr 2011 | Nick Pryer
    The incredible story of 70 ancient books hidden in a cave for nearly 2,000 years The image is eerily familiar: a bearded young man with flowing curly hair. After lying for nearly 2,000 years hidden in a cave in the Holy Land, the fine detail is difficult to determine. But in a certain light it is not difficult to interpret the marks around the figure’s brow as a crown of thorns. The extraordinary picture of one of the recently discovered hoard of up to 70 lead codices – booklets – found in a cave in the hills overlooking the Sea...
  • Glenn Beck on AZ Memorial: Obama Truly Was the President of the United States of America

    01/15/2011 9:36:44 AM PST · by VictoryGal · 333 replies
    Fox New Insider ^ | 1/13/2011 | Glenn Beck
    Hear what else Glenn Beck had to say about last night’s Arizona shooting memorial service, in which the president delivered a speech that Beck called “out-of-the-park American”:
  • Visionaries of Medjugorje May Appear Before the Vatican

    07/12/2010 7:24:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | July 12, 2010
    The Vatican commission that studies apparitions at Medjugorje is considering whether or not to question the six visionaries. The official Italian agency ANSA has revealed this.
  • BUSTED: The Economist Photoshops Obama To Make Him Look More Depressed And Alone

    07/05/2010 4:19:51 AM PDT · by blam · 62 replies · 2+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 7-5-2010 | Henry Blodget
    BUSTED: The Economist Photoshops Obama To Make Him Look More Depressed And Alone Henry Blodget Jul. 5, 2010, 7:03 AM It's just not quite the same for a president to be glancing down at the water while chatting with others on the beach as it is for the president to be solemn and depressed and alone while contemplating oil-soaked sand. But the Economist didn't have a picture of the latter. So they made one: Et tu, Economist? Image: New York TimesThe fraud was discovered by Jeremy Peters of the New York Times And don't miss the 10 biggest Photoshop frauds...
  • Texas Man Faked His Way Into U.S. Army

    05/21/2010 9:50:08 AM PDT · by Doogle · 24 replies · 722+ views
    AP via FOX ^ | 05/21/10 | AP
    FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas man with no military experience tricked the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, a deception that placed an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press investigation has found. The revelation comes just months after the Army drew criticism for failing to flag the suspicious activities of the Army psychiatrist now charged with killing 13 and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood.
  • The Beautiful 'Assassin': 'Hit Squad With British Passports Accused Of Executing Senior Hamas Leader

    02/15/2010 5:06:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 3,540+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 15, 2010
    The Beautiful 'Assassin': 'Hit Squad With British Passports Accused Of Executing Senior Hamas Leader [Pics in URL] 15th February 2010 Claims that British and Irish passport holders are among an alleged 11-man hit squad wanted in Dubai for the apparent assassination of a Hamas commander are tonight being investigated by London and Dublin. Dubai police say the main suspect is Peter Elvinger, 49, who holds a French passport. He was the gang’s logistical co-ordinator and the one who booked room 237 in Al Bustan Rotana, down the corridor from the victim’s room – 230. The other suspects were identified as...
  • Everything’s staged: Michelle Obama’s garden food was fake

    They stage their health care town halls. They hand out lab coats to make their doctor donors look authentic. They treat soldiers as “pretty good photo ops.” So, this Iron Chef revelation about Michelle Obama’s produce is entirely in keeping with Obama Theater: "For months, the Food Network ran ads about a forthcoming episode of “Iron Chef America,” its flagship chefs plus secret ingredient versus time competition. The show would take place at the White House garden, with Michelle Obama making a cameo and plugging her responsible-eating initiative. The network promised it would be its biggest episode ever." "The buildup...
  • Al Gore Photoshops Hurricanes Into New Book's Cover

    11/19/2009 12:47:26 PM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 1,967+ views ^ | 11-19-09 | Noel Sheppard
    The cover of Nobel Laureate Al Gore's new book "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" was intentionally doctored to exaggerate the appearance of hurricanes in the northern hemisphere as well as reduce the amount of ice present in the Arctic. Maybe even more ominously, Florida was so diminished it's almost totally gone. As reported by Florida State University hurricane expert Ryan Maue at the website Watts Up With That, the truth was apparently inconvenient for the Global Warmingist-in-Chief (h/t NBer Blonde): The cover opens and closes half and half - so you only see one in...
  • Obama camp plants fake doc, Che fan at Jackson Lee forum

    08/13/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 101 replies · 3,605+ views ^ | 8/13/2009 | Matt Bramanti
    I was reading the Chron’s piece about Sheila Jackson Lee’s town hall, when something caught my eye: One supporter, Dr. Roxana Mayer, a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district, praised the reform plan for overhauling a broken system. “I don’t know what there is in the bill that creates such panic,” she said. In this video, Mayer claims to be a general practitioner, eliciting applause and even a hug from Queen Sheila: I’m not sure why, but something didn’t smell right. So my colleagues and I did a little digging, and wouldn’t you know it? Roxana Mayer...
  • Leader Of Veterans Group Posed As Marine : Veteran Was Democratic Spokesman During '08 Campaign

    05/15/2009 9:12:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,887+ views
    TheDenverChannel ^ | May 14, 2009
    A Denver-based veterans organization has voted to disband after accusing its founder of fabricating an identity as a former Marine captain who served three tours in Iraq and was at the Pentagon on 9/11. Thirty-two-year-old Richard Glen Strandlof, who used the name Rick Duncan, founded the organization, the Colorado Veterans Alliance, about two years ago. Major Carl Redding, spokesman for the U.S. Marines, said there is no record of Richard Glen Strandlof or Rick Duncan serving in the Marines. Strandolf appeared several times as a campaign spokesperson attacking Republicans in 2008 on national security issues. Colorado Republican State Chairman Dick...
  • Brown deeply concerned' by Gaza violence

    12/27/2008 1:41:08 PM PST · by Flavius · 36 replies · 743+ views
    afp ^ | 12/27/08 | afp
    LONDON (AFP) – Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Saturday said he was "deeply concerned" by rocket attacks into Israel and retaliatory air strikes by the Jewish state, and called for restraint from both sides. "I am deeply concerned by continuing missile strikes from Gaza on Israel and by Israel's response today," Brown said, reiterating statements made by the Middle East Quartet -- the European Union, the United Nations, the United States and Russia -- that only peaceful means would provide a lasting solution. A spokeswoman for the British premier's Downing Street office said Brown had spoken to Israeli Prime Minister...

    11/18/2008 7:24:10 PM PST · by · 118 replies · 2,413+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11-18-08 | Ma Parker
    As Republicans sort out the reasons for their defeat, they likely will overlook or dismiss the gorilla in the pulpit. Three little letters, great big problem: G-O-D. I'm bathing in holy water as I type. To be more specific, the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative party and will continue to afflict and marginalize its constituents if reckoning doesn't soon cometh. Simply put: Armband religion is killing the Republican Party. And, the truth -- as long as we're setting ourselves free -- is that if one were to eavesdrop on private conversations among...
  • Pelosi Says She Heard Disputed Bible Verse from Priest

    04/29/2008 9:50:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies · 94+ views
    Pelosi Says She Heard Disputed Bible Verse from Priest By Pete Winn Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2008 ( - The office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told Fox News last week that Pelosi heard the disputed Bible "passage" she used in her April 22 Earth Day message from a priest in San Francisco. Brit Hume reported last Thursday on "Special Report with Brit Hume" that Pelosi's office had told Fox News that the Speaker had "heard a priest quote the verse many years ago during a mass in San Francisco." On Thursday, Friday, and again on Monday,...
  • Conservatives Fighting Romney

    02/02/2008 10:37:00 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 145 replies · 161+ views
    Race42008 ^ | 2/2/2008 | Billy Valentine
    In response to Jason’s post of an anti-McCain YouTube video, I offer this video of Romney, made by the same exact organization that produced the McCain video. Also, I take issue with the statement “This Youtube is making it’s way into activists inboxes all across the nation as we speak.” The anti-McCain video has… brace yourself… 139 views, while this anti-Romney video has 4,796 views. Enjoy.
  • Fake $100 bills have features just like the real ones

    01/14/2008 11:07:57 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 32 replies · 1,493+ views
    McClatchey News ^ | January 10, 2008 | Kevin G. Hall
    DANDONG, China — In a Bank of China branch in this river city that borders North Korea, a currency changer stinking of alcohol pulled out a thick wad of cash from around the world and carefully removed a counterfeit 2003 series U.S. $100 bill. The fake came from a North Korean businessman, he said, adding that, "The ones from Europe are much better." Were these fakes, so close to perfect that they're called "supernotes," made in the isolated communist country? The man, who refused to give his name for fear of arrest, shrugged and said he doubted that the North...
  • 'SEXIST' PROTESTERS DISRUPT HILLARY (UPDATE - protester admits to being a Republican)

    01/07/2008 9:08:50 PM PST · by digger48 · 195 replies · 918+ views
    NYDaily News ^ | Jan 7, 2008 | Michael McAulifft
    A couple of yahoos interrupted Hillary Clinton’s speech tonight in Salem by waving big signs and chanting “Iron my shirts!” Clinton asked that the lights be turned on, apparently to see them better and declared. “Oh the remnants of sexism, alive and well tonight,” to applause. She then talked about breaking glass ceilings, before joking as the pair were hustled out: “If there’s anybody in the audience who wants to learn to iron his own shirt, we can talk about that.” We ask what the heck they were thinking. Nick Gemelli, who is 21, and born at least a...
  • How mayor of A.C. was exposed as impostor [Democrat Mayor Was Phony Green Beret]

    10/14/2007 11:20:37 AM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 35 replies · 314+ views
    Philadephia Inquirer ^ | Sun, Oct. 14, 2007 | Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
    How mayor of A.C. was exposed as impostor Increased national scrutiny led Bob Levy to admit he was no Green Beret. By Edward ColimoreInquirer Staff WriterJames Simmons was suspicious.The Vietnam veteran had read a newspaper article referring to Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy as a former Green Beret and wanted to recruit him for a veterans' group.But when Simmons sent the mayor a letter more than a year ago seeking proof of his service in the Army's Special Forces during the Vietnam War, he received no reply and began checking for himself.He used Internet military databases such as, enlisted...
  • Man who posed as military hero sentenced to 5 months in prison

    09/21/2007 1:39:02 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 93 replies · 761+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | September 21, 2007 | Jennifer Sullivan
    <p>A Tacoma man who falsely claimed he was a decorated war hero when he took the stage at demonstrations held in opposition to the U.S.'s role in Iraq was sentenced this morning to five months in prison in U.S. District Court in Seattle.</p>
  • China crackdown on biggest fakes market

    07/29/2007 1:13:34 PM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 301+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 29 July 2007 | David Eimer
    Just inside the entrance to Beijing's silk market, a sign reads "Promote the Development of National Brands and Protect Intellectual Property Rights". But the high-minded slogan seems to have little meaning for the two smiling young women brazenly selling fake Max Mara jackets barely 20 ft away from it - and in full view of the market's management offices. The sign is brand new, part of a plan to relaunch the silk market - perhaps the world's most notorious emporium of fake goods - as a source of high-quality, Chinese-made products. China has launched a crackdown on fake goods in...
  • Canaries in a coal mine

    02/14/2007 12:41:46 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 53 replies · 1,047+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/14/07 | Jonah Goldberg
    The most interesting political matchup right now is between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani because they're running for the same voters. Over the last 20 years, the largely accurate conventional wisdom has been that the GOP could not nominate a pro-choice politician, just as the Democratic Party could never nominate a pro-life one. Some Republicans, including Ronald Reagan and the elder George Bush, had to move from a middle-of-the-road position on abortion to the right-hand guardrail, while some Democrats who once leaned to the pro-life side of the road had to...
  • Meet the Blue Dogs: pro-gun, anti-abortion - and Democrat

    11/08/2006 3:48:50 PM PST · by MadIvan · 178 replies · 3,208+ views
    The Times ^ | November 9, 2006 | Tim Reid
    Our correspondent examines how the party masterminded its move to the centre and reined in liberals to seize hostile territoriesThey wear cowboy boots, chew tobacco, love hunting, hate abortion, want less government spending — and some voted for Ronald Reagan. Now they are headed to Congress as Democrats. Although the Democrats’ victory was above all an overwhelming repudiation of the conflict in Iraq, it was also built on the back of moderate, often conservative candidates recruited to compete in traditionally Republican territory. When Congress returns in January, both the House and Senate will see something of an ideological shift, with...
  • Museum will show disputed Pollocks

    10/12/2006 4:22:51 PM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 19 replies · 441+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 10/12/06 | Steven Litt
    The director of the only museum that has agreed to show a group of recently discovered paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock said today she'll show them even if laboratory tests show that the works are fake. "At this point, there's no question that they'll be shown," said Sandra Trop, director of the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, N.Y. But she added, "call me back afterwards. I might change my mind." The discovery of the disputed Pollocks in 2003 has triggered one of the hottest controversies in the art world. Case Western Reserve University professor Ellen Landau thinks the works...
  • The Book of Mormon Challenge

    04/27/2006 3:03:34 PM PDT · by restornu · 786 replies · 5,860+ views
    The Book of Mormon is often dismissed as gibberish by those who have never taken the trouble to read it. In fact, its very existence poses a serious puzzle if it is not what it claims to be - an ancient record. Below is the Book of Mormon Challenge, an assignment that Professor Hugh Nibley at BYU sometimes gave to students in a required class on the Book of Mormon. The following text is taken from the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol.8, Ch.11, Pg.221 - Pg.222: Since Joseph Smith was younger than most of you and not nearly so...
  • China rocked by 'sandpaper' chip fraud

    05/15/2006 10:14:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies · 1,391+ views ^ | 15 May 2006 | Simon Burns
    The revelation that a groundbreaking mobile phone chip is a fake has shocked China, where the home-grown 'invention' had become a source of considerable national pride.  Shanghai's prestigious Jiaotong University announced at the weekend that the Hanxin DSP (digital signal processing) chip had been faked by inventor Professor Chen Jin, who was also the dean of the university's School of Microelectronics. Rumours of foul play have been swirling around the project for several months, and appear to have provided the impetus for the investigation of Professor Chen. One anonymous online forum post that began circulating in China in January...
  • Police: Woman Fakes Death To Avoid Paying Traffic Tickets ( Last name of "departed" .. Du )

    02/28/2006 11:07:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 718+ views ^ | 2/28/06
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- An investigation concluded that a Des Moines woman faked her own death to avoid paying traffic tickets. Polk County investigators said Kimberly Du, 36, faked her own obituary and forged a letter telling a Polk County judge she was dead. Du is spending time in the Polk County Jail in connection with a forgery charge. Court documents show that Du tried to avoid paying several tickets by sending a letter to the courthouse. The letter is allegedly signed by Du's mother and said Du died on Dec. 5, according to court documents. Investigators said the information...
  • Danish apology a hoax? (Latest on Danish "apology" printed in Saudi newspapers on Sunday)

    02/19/2006 8:39:40 AM PST · by Hannah Senesh · 63 replies · 1,929+ views
    Jyllands-Posten denies reports that it published cartoon apology in Arabic newspapersDanish newspaper Jyllands-Posten has denied reports that it was behind an ad published in Arabic-language newspapers to apologize for cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad that have sparked deadly protests around the world. Earlier, news agencies reported Saudi Arabian newspapers printed an apology on behalf of the Danish newspaper. The full-page advertisements appeared in al-Sharq al-Awsat, which is printed around the Arab world, as well as the local al-Riyadh and al-Jazira. They were dated February 5, but an advertising spokesman at al-Riyadh said it may have taken time for the papers,...
  • Rembrandt 'fakes' are real thing

    01/19/2006 6:17:47 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 25 replies · 702+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday Jan. 19, 2006
    Two paintings previously thought to be fake Rembrandts were actual works by the Dutch master, Copenhagen's National Gallery said yesterday. International art experts have re-evaluated 10 canvases that bear Rembrandt's signature but were kept in storage for years because they were thought to be copies by his students. The five experts concluded that two of the paintings were by Rembrandt, said the director of the museum, Allis Helleland.
  • Two museum Rembrandts 'are fake'

    01/06/2006 5:51:39 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 34 replies · 389+ views
    BBC News ^ | Jan. 5, 06
    Two oil paintings purported to have been the work of Rembrandt have been shown to be fakes, the director of the museum where they are kept has said. The works were donated to the municipal museum in Faro, southern Portugal, in 1944 and were displayed for 25 years despite doubts over their authenticity. Tests have now shown the 17th Century Dutch master could not have painted them, Dalia Paulo told AFP news agency. This was because they used pigments not available until the 19th Century. Anniversary plans The paintings, one a supposed self-portrait of Rembrandt and the other said to...
  • An investigation into anti-spyware

    01/04/2006 9:56:58 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 35 replies · 2,558+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | 3 January 2006 | Jeremy Reimer
    A report by Mark Russinovich has raised serious concerns about the seedier side of anti-spyware. He investigated a number of programs that claimed to be spyware removal tools, and found that some of them not only do a poor job of detecting spyware, but may in fact be hazards themselves. Spyware has become big business in recent years, bringing in as much as US$1.6 billion in 2004. As spyware proliferates, the market for anti-spyware also grows, and many products such as Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy have arisen to combat this threat. However, it appears that some programs are...
  • H. R. 3352 The Stolen Valor Act of 2005

    08/08/2005 9:23:42 AM PDT · by ViperAsh50 · 13 replies · 885+ views ^ | 08-08-05 | ViperAsh50
    H. R. 3352 The Stolen Valor Act of 2005 HR 3352 IH 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3352 To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to protections for the Medal of Honor, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 19, 2005 Mr. SALAZAR introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary --------------------------------------------------------- A BILL To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to protections for the Medal of Honor, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of...
  • SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator

    04/28/2005 9:02:40 AM PDT · by jb6 · 8 replies · 574+ views
    SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator About Generate Update Examples Code Donations Related People About SCIgen is a program that generates random Computer Science research papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence. One useful purpose for such a program is to auto-generate submissions to conferences that you suspect might have very low submission standards. A prime example, which you may recognize from spam in your inbox, is SCI/IIIS and its dozens of co-located conferences (check out the...

    02/14/2005 7:06:06 AM PST · by jslade · 92 replies · 6,559+ views ^ | Feb. 14, 2005 | vanity
    Believe it or not, got tipped off to these photos from a thread at DU. I'll give credit where credit is due. Looks like CNN has stepped into it again. Opinions?
  • Just a Dan Rather Mistake (Yeh Right! - and The Sun Rises in the West - No Am-Bush)

    11/25/2004 2:49:04 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 29 replies · 2,035+ views ^ | 11/25/04 | self
    One more thing about the arrogant Rather and the ongoing spin that "it was all just an innocent mistake". This two-man SeeBS "investigation" of Documentgate or Memogate is most likely going to try to inform America that it was merely a "mistake", an "oversight", Rather and Mapes "didn't do their homework". I don't believe it for a second (they were working on the story for years). All the talking heads and old time-reporters (Bernard Kalb, etc.) have been dragged out and have telling us for weeks what a great, dedicated, truly involved hands-on editor Rather was, and that he never...
  • Desperate Janeane Garofolo

    10/25/2004 11:13:09 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 112 replies · 9,176+ views ^ | October 25, 2004 | God'sgrrl
    I stood up against Hollywood before Bush went into Iraq and to this day I believe thay are responsible for buying Saddam more time!!! Didn't notice this before, Janeane Garofolo's proposed ABC sitcom was dropped. In this article she blames me and makes a few outrageous statements in the process. Janeane Garofolo:"It was also helped along by this nut woman named Lori Bardsley, who has a group called Citizens Against Celebrity Pundits, who is a born again Christian, Bush fanatic, who believes it is her divine calling to support President Bush and also make sure that actors who disagree with...

    09/25/2004 5:36:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 978+ views
    How Biased is CBS and the Mainstream Press? Written by JB Williams ©2004-09-23 CBS has committed five years of effort and resources by senior producer (Mary Mapes) and her staff, to digging through 30 year old service records of George W. Bush in search of any evidence that would help them remove him from the oval office. When CBS failed to unearth any damning evidence concerning Bush’s Guard service after five years of in depth research, they became party to disseminating forged evidence needed to pursue their agenda. CBS claims that it was a BIG story worthy of pursuit, having...
  • Lucy Ramirez? How CBS Dan tracked her down...

    09/21/2004 2:25:17 AM PDT · by sonofatpatcher2 · 79 replies · 3,705+ views
    sonofatpatcher2 ^ | 9-21-2004 | sonofatpatcher2
    Well, I've dug around a bit and found how Dan Blather tracked down Lucy Ramirez, Bill Burkett's source for the Bush memos.
  • Rather's 20 September TV News "apology"

    09/20/2004 4:47:25 PM PDT · by JoeBob2004 · 9 replies · 462+ views
    CBS News (TV) tonight | 9/20/2004 | JoeBob2004
    Rather's mea culpa tonight contained a telling error.
  • Devastating' Secret Papers Reveal Pre-War Iraq Warnings

    09/18/2004 8:07:48 AM PDT · by Foolsgold · 14 replies · 869+ views ^ | 17 sept | Jon Smith, Political Editor
    Fri 17 Sep 2004 printer friendly 11:26pm (UK) 'Devastating' Secret Papers Reveal Pre-War Iraq Warnings By Jon Smith, Political Editor, PA News The Government came under renewed fire tonight after claims that Prime Minister Tony Blair was warned before the war in Iraq of the scale of the task that would face British and other coalition troops after Saddam Hussein was toppled. Papers marked “Secret and Personal” detailing warnings from the Foreign Office to the premier were leaked to The Daily Telegraph. No 10 had no immediate comment on the claims that Foreign Secretary Jack Straw had written to Mr...

    09/17/2004 2:45:50 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 101 replies · 2,178+ views
    CNET Japan (in Japanese) ^ | Sept. 13, 2004 | CNET Japan (from original article by John Borland)
    Free Republic has been reported on, for the first time that I know of, in the Japanese- language press online.Granted, it is a Japanese translation of a recent original on-line American article; nevertheless, it has been no doubt seen by thousands of Japanese readers on the Internet! Here is the URL, (as well as linked above):,2000047715,20073486,00.htm
  • MSM; Rather 1, Bloggers 0

    09/13/2004 2:40:35 PM PDT · by geneboy · 149 replies · 4,294+ views
    In case it's has escaped your attention, Dan Rather and the MSM, at least based on my review of it, has marched on. The forged documents have become yesterday's news. What sould have been a defining moment in this year's presidential election is being ignored by the MSM, and by default, the general population. We know, beyond a reasonable doubt, that CBS news used forged documents in its politically driven attempt to discredit President Bush's Air National Guard service. And we know that, to their credit, bloggers not only identified those documents as forgeries, but exposed them as forgeries. Initially...