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  • Lois Riess, grandmother accused of killing her husband, may also have killed a woman

    04/17/2018 11:59:25 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 29 replies
    CNN,MSN ^ | 4/17/2018 | Susannah Cullinane
    A nationwide manhunt is underway for a grandmother known as "Losing Streak Lois" to authorities, who believe she killed her husband last month in Minnesota, then killed a woman in Florida, likely in a bid to steal her identity. Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, was last seen Sunday, about 50 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas, heading south on Highway 77, Deputy US Marshal John Kinsey told CNN. She is known to have a gambling addiction and often frequents casinos, which accounts for her nickname among local police, according to the US Marshals Service. Riess allegedly killed her husband...
  • FTC confirms probe of Facebook as Mark Zuckerberg fights to regain trust

    03/26/2018 12:20:17 PM PDT · by ptsal · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/26/2018 | James Langford
    The Federal Trade Commission confirmed a probe into how Facebook secures information shared by billions of users as CEO Mark Zuckerberg fights to regain customer confidence in the social media giant's privacy protections. The commission, which reached a settlement in 2011 with the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company on its handling of user data, "takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook," Tom Pahl, acting director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a statement on Monday. The commission "has an open non-public investigation into these practices, he said. The FTC, which enforces...
  • No, Vox, Small Government Does Not Mean White Nationalism

    11/14/2017 4:21:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 2, 2017 | Amy Swearer
    According to a recent article in Vox, conservatives who denounce government overreach arent really concerned about burdensome regulations. Noit turns out the language of small government is really just a handmaiden to ethno-nationalism. Proof? The author, David Roberts, points to a 2016 New York Times story that depicted a few white men in rural America venting their anger over regulations against coal rollingthe practice of modifying diesel truck engines to spew thick black smoke. Apparently, being a blue-collar white man who likes spewing black smoke into the air makes you a white nationalist. And apparently, spewing black smoke into the...
  • NYT: Can My Children Be Friends With White People?

    11/12/2017 7:21:58 AM PST · by Simon Green · 157 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/10/17 | Ekow N. Yankah
    My oldest son, wrestling with a 4-year-olds happy struggles, is trying to clarify how many people can be his best friend. My best friends are you and Mama and my brother and But even a childs joy is not immune to this ominous political period. This summers images of violence in Charlottesville, Va., prompted an array of questions. Some people hate others because they are different, I offer, lamely. A childish but distinct panic enters his voice. But Im not different. It is impossible to convey the mixture of heartbreak and fear I feel for him. Donald Trumps election...
  • What Are My Healthcare Rights?

    10/19/2017 6:19:42 AM PDT · by Frapster · 14 replies
    National Center for Transgender Equality ^ | National Center for Transgender Equality
    What Are My Healthcare Rights? What are my rights in health insurance?The Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) prohibits most health insurers from discriminating based on gender identity and transgender status. Insurance companies that receive federal funding or that have one or more plans on a federal or state Marketplace have to comply with this requirement. That includes all major insurance companies and the majority of smaller insurance companies, but some small health insurance companies may not be covered.Here are some policies or practices that would be illegal under the ACA: Excluding transition-related care from coverage: Insurance companies can’t have automatic or...
  • Equifax Blather

    10/18/2017 7:36:12 AM PDT · by ptsal · 17 replies
    Equifax mass mailer ^ | Oct. 18, 2017 | Paulino Barros Jr.
    **Yes...this is a vanity*** On behalf of all of us here at Equifax, I want to express my sincere apology to you and anyone affected by our recent data breach. I can assure you that our number one priority going forward is taking care of you and giving you better control over access to your Equifax credit report. We realize that you likely enrolled in TrustedID Premier reluctantly, and unfortunately it may not have been an easy process. At first we were not fully prepared for the volume of calls, visits to our website and emails received in response to...
  • Michelle Obama and Identity Politics

    09/28/2017 3:24:09 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    At the 2017 Inbound Conference, former First Lady, Michelle Obama made a point about how the women in America who did not vote for Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice. And this highlights the particular curse of the Democrats. They follow a flawed idea of Identitarian Politics that would ultimately mean that no single person should be elected to the office of President. And this, perhaps, is the point. She said: Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice. And continued: What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two...
  • Libyan rebels show off downed plane, dead pilots

    03/05/2011 10:55:30 AM PST · by mojito · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/5/2011 | Unattributed
    A Reuters correspondent was shown the wreckage of a warplane in the area of Ras Lanuf in eastern Libya that rebels said they had shot down on Saturday. Reuters correspondent Mohammed Abbas wrote in a brief message from the scene: "I am at the wreckage of the aircraft in Ras Lanuf." He also reported that the faces of the corpses seemed to have been ripped off. He also said he was shown a Sudanese passport that he was told belonged to the pilot but added that it showed his occupation as accountant. Rebels have accused Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi of...
  • IRS strikes back as agents make big dent in identity theft

    03/09/2017 5:22:33 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Stephen Ohlemacher
    WASHINGTON (AP) The IRS strikes back: The tax agency reports that the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry. The number of victims dropped by 46 percent, to 376,000, the IRS said. These taxpayers had their identities stolen by criminals who used their Social Security numbers and birthdates to obtain fraudulent tax refunds. The IRS stopped nearly 1 million fraudulent refunds from being issued last year. They totaled almost $6.6 billion, the agency said. Its a much more challenging time for the cybercrooks, said Mark...
  • Flashing a peace sign in a photo could lead to identity theft

    01/22/2017 3:35:16 AM PST · by fso301 · 44 replies
    www.DPReview.com ^ | Jan 17, 2017 | Lars Rehm
    The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan claims that taking and publishing photos of subjects who are flashing the popular two-fingered 'V' or peace sign could lead to identify theft. It warns that fingerprint recognition technology is now so advanced that even casual snapshots can be used to retrieve fingerprint information. The report also says the technology is widely available and easy to use.
  • The Purple-Red Scale Offers New Ways to Define Sexual Orientation

    12/21/2016 8:22:24 AM PST · by dccomix · 17 replies
    Mic.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Nicholas DiDomizio
    Parks told Mic that he came up with the idea for the Purple-Red scale after learning about asexuality and realizing that he was a "heteroromantic asexual, or a B0 on the scale" someone who is interested exclusively in romantic, nonsexual relationships with the opposite sex.
  • Why People Are Using The Term Latinx

    12/21/2016 8:15:20 AM PST · by dccomix · 41 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Tanisha Love Ramirez, Zeba Blay
    The word Latinx (pronounced La-teen-ex) has been used more and more lately. And, yet, while many people are using the term and identifying as Latinx, there are still others who may look at the word with skepticism and confusion.
  • The Perils of Identity Politics

    11/09/2016 4:26:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    American Conservative ^ | November 9, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    Somebody as consistently wrong about Trump as I was doesnt really have the right to say I told you so, but Im going to do it anyway, with respect to something Ive been saying for a long time to liberals. Let us examine a characteristic liberal reaction this morning, this one courtesy of Miss L.V. Anderson, a white, female editor at Slate. Excerpt:
  • Shocking New Law Takes Effect in Massachusetts

    10/08/2016 4:12:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/4/16 | Dustin Siggins
    In 2016, holding to biological truths in America might get you in legal hot water religious liberty, freedom of speech, and common sense notwithstanding.On Saturday, a Massachusetts law that could throw pastors in jail for using biologically correct pronouns took effect.But you wouldnt know that from The Associated Press article on the matter. Quoting in part: Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places.A new law taking effect on Saturday bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations. Among other things, the statute allows transgender people...
  • Transgender school house Rock:I'm just a bill but I wanna be Jill

    05/18/2016 12:06:00 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Steven Crowder
    From http://LouderWithCrowder.com How does a bill become a law? How does a law cause so much controversy like in North Carolina or Georgia. Why are the LGBTQAAI warriors so angry at the transgender bathroom bills? Allow trans-gender bill to explain.
  • ICYMI: White Swedish Girl Tells College Students Shes JapaneseLunacy Ensues

    05/09/2016 10:45:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/09/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Remember when Joseph Backholm, director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington State, ventured onto the University of Washington campus and told them that he was a Chinese woman? Remember the idiocy that ensued from these students who went to absurd lengths not to offend him, and tell him that his identity as an Asian woman was fine? Well, that lunacy has gone international. In Sweden, a Swedish woman told students at Sdertrn University that she was a 66 Japanese man. These students also went to great lengths to avoid saying what is an absolute fact; that this woman is...
  • Majority of Muslim Migrants Come Without Identity to Germany

    02/24/2016 7:53:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 24, 2016 | PamelaGeller
    Hmmmm, why do you think that is? And to think President Obama means to inflict this upon us. Google translate:
  • The Crisis of Character: Identity Politics and the Death of the Individual

    12/30/2015 6:53:08 AM PST · by all the best · 11 replies
    Spiked Review ^ | December 2015 | Bendan O'Neill
    Nothing speaks more profoundly to the crisis of character than the phrase, ‘I identify as…’. In the past, individuals were. ‘I am a builder.’ ‘I am a mother.’ ‘I am a Jew.’ There was a confidence, a certainty, to their sense of identity, and to their declaration of it. ‘I am.’ Today, individuals identify as something. ‘I identify as working class.’ ‘I identify as non-binary.’ Or, in the notorious case of Rachel Dolezal, the American white woman who effectively blacked-up as she rose up the ranks of the NAACP, ‘I identify as black’. The rise of the i-word in our...
  • Attempted Fraud

    09/29/2015 6:55:59 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 25 replies
    Self | 9/29/2015 | wally_bert
    If I post incorrectly, please forgive me. I think it is the first one.... A new Go Pro showed up that wasn't ordered from a reputable outfit today. It was addressed to my wife so I didn't open it on arrival. I don't go through other people's mail. Figured it was a typical purchase even though it wasn't from an outfit I would expect. It was a technology dealer and I do that buying. A little while ago she brings in a box with a new Go Pro. She checked her CC and there was a charge from a couple...
  • Your Laptop Computer's Built-In Camera is a Hidden Privacy Hazard

    09/15/2015 12:04:03 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 19 replies
    9/16/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Google webcam privacy risk - this is a real issue. Your laptop webcam can be hacked. If you have to make videos, get yourself a cheap outboard web-camera that YOU control by unplugging it. Put tape over the built-in web-camera, find where the microphone is and tape it over too (find your laptop's manual online, look at the parts/features diagram.) I got a cheap web cam to use on my desktop computer. I downloaded Skype. My daughter is too busy to Skype to help me test it. The first thing that happened, "Esther" from Ghana wanted to Skype with me....