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  • Miami Police Explain Shooting Unarmed Man [semi-satire]

    07/25/2016 9:23:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 July 2016 | John Semmens
    Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist trying to aid an autistic patient was shot by Miami police this week. In the incident, Kinsey was lying on the ground with is hands up. Nevertheless, he was still shot in the leg by one of the responding officers. John Rivera, the President of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association attempted to explain this egregious example of unnecessary and excessive force, calling it "an unfortunate accident. First of all, the police received an anonymous tip that there was a suicidal man with a gun in that area. Right away, the responding officers are thinking...
  • Nearly Half of TSA Employees Cited for Misconduct [semi-satire]

    07/24/2016 8:07:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 July 2016 | John Semmens
    According to a report from the House Homeland Security Commission, nearly half of the TSA’s 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years. The trend is not encouraging either. Citations have increased by 28% over the last two years. The top five offenses include unaccounted for absences, failure to follow instructions, improper screening & security, neglect of duty, and disruptive behavior. TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger sought to downplay the issue by pointing out that “despite unmanned posts, inappropriate groping petty theft, and abusive behavior by our employees no flights have been hijacked on my watch.. To me, these...
  • Obama Is Too Incompetent To Pull Off A Coup

    07/20/2016 9:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Turkey’s failed coup, combined with the disastrous disunity and polarization in the United States thanks to Barack Obama, have gotten people talking about whether it could happen here. For example, part-time law professor and full-time Instapundit Glenn Reynold has recently taken some serious looks at the issue of coups within the context of the American system of checks and balances. So what if next January Obama and his barely post-puberty band of juice box screw-ups in the West Wing decide they don’t want to leave? And the issue is even more pressing with Donald Trump sneaking up in the...
  • Abedin admits Clinton ‘couldn’t do her job’ right with private server

    06/30/2016 6:29:34 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 30, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton’s most trusted ally was worried about her boss’ use of a private email server after Clinton missed an important phone meeting with a “foreign minister” because her email confirming the call went to her spam folder, according to documents released Wednesday. “She missed the call because . . . I never got the email giving us the signoff to do it [the meeting]. So she wasn’t able to do her job, do what she needed to do,” Huma Abedin testified Tuesday during a deposition in a lawsuit filed by a government watchdog. Abedin, Clinton’s top aide when she...
  • Flight 804: Egypt fails to pull data from damaged recorders

    06/23/2016 3:24:11 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/23/2016 | Amy La Porte
    What sent EgyptAir flight 804 plummeting into the Mediterranean Sea last month, remains a mystery. Egyptian investigators have failed to extract any information from the badly-damaged memory chips of the crucial black boxes. Defeated, Egypt is now sending both the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder to the BEA in France for analysis. The BEA -- the French version of the NTSB -- are considered some the best in the world at analyzing this type of equipment. In a statement released on Thursday, EgyptAir said the French will "carry out repair and removal of salt accumulations." "Then (the...
  • Watch: Plane crashes in Russia, all 62 on board killed

    03/19/2016 12:38:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    timesofmalta.com ^ | March 19, 2016 | timesofmalta
    All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport this morning, Russian officials said. Russia's emergencies ministry said the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, crashed. Most of those aboard were Russian. "The aircraft hit the ground and broke into pieces," the Investigative Committee of Russia said in a statement on its website. "According to preliminary data, there were 55 passengers aboard and seven crew members. They all died." The plane's wing hit the ground on its...
  • Illinois Considering Recall Election for Rahm Emanuel

    01/04/2016 5:40:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 4, 2016
    Calls for Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, to resign have been increasing and include a call from Al Sharpton. Amid rumors that Emanuel's office withheld the Laquan McDonald police video purposefully to boost his reelection chances, Illinois is now considering the possibility of a recall election. [Snip] Emanuel has been adamant in insisting that he will not step down and held a press conference to that effect last week. [Snip] With Chicago, Illinois, and other prominent Democrats calling for Emanuel to resign and even The New Yorker writing about Emanuel's "sudden but well-deserved fall," it's hard to see how he stays...
  • Civilian Allegedly Lived at Fort Bragg Special Forces Barracks

    12/18/2015 5:15:24 AM PST · by Purdue77 · 21 replies
    Military.com ^ | Dec 18, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    Fort Bragg authorities are investigating how a civilian apparently used phony ID to get access to the North Carolina base and live there for months at the barracks of the 3rd Special Forces Group.
  • DOD looking to put classified data in commercial cloud

    12/11/2015 5:21:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Federal Computer Week ^ | 12/11/15 | Sean Lyngaas
    Defense and intelligence officials are discussing when and how to allow commercial cloud providers to handle Level 6 classified data, said Rob Vietmeyer, an associate director for cloud computing in the office of the Department of Defense CIO. It could be over a year before such an arrangement materializes, Vietmeyer told reporters Dec. 11, but the development shows a willingness to trust the private sector with military secrets. Defense officials are banking on cloud computing to save the department billions of dollars as part of an ambitious plan to consolidate its vast amount of data centers. Allowing contractors to handle...
  • Illegal immigrant children, non-Mexicans surge across border at record rate

    11/22/2015 5:53:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/22/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Southwest border has broken open in recent weeks, with non-Mexicans — and illegal immigrant children in particular — crossing at a record rate in October, according to Border Patrol statistics that suggest the administration’s victory lap earlier this year was premature.Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied children were caught in October, and nearly 3,000 more had been caught in the first half of November — a record pace for those months — and it signals just how closely smuggling cartels and would-be illegal immigrants themselves are paying attention to lax enforcement in the U.S.Worse yet, the increases are borderwide, with every one...
  • A Major Milestone for President Obama’s Climate Agenda by Valerie Jarrett

    11/21/2015 2:02:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    US State Dept ^ | November 220, 2015 | Valerie Jarrett
    Summary: Over 100 cities have pledged to create bold climate action plans as President Obama & Secretary Kerry travel to Paris to negotiate an international climate agreement. In August, as part of an ambitious plan to expand renewable energy to households across America, President Obama called on all U.S. mayors to publicly commit to a local climate action plan. The President set a goal of at least 100 U.S. cities signing the Compact of Mayors prior to the Paris UN climate change meeting (“COP”). Today, that goal has not only been met, but surpassed. Why are U.S. cities so important...
  • OBAMA WANTS TO DEFEAT AMERICA, NOT ISIS

    11/19/2015 5:36:59 PM PST · by xzins · 51 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last year at a NATO summit, Obama explicitly disavowed the idea of containing ISIS. "You can't contain an organization that is running roughshod through that much territory, causing that much havoc, displacing that many people, killing that many innocents, enslaving that many women," he said. Instead he argued, "The goal has to be to dismantle them." Just before the Paris massacre, Obama shifted back to containment. “From the start, our goal has been first to contain them, and we have contained them,” he said. Pay no attention to what he said last year. There’s a new message now. Last year...
  • Five Of The Paris Attackers Could Have Flown To US Without Restriction

    11/19/2015 3:14:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    U.S. officials say none of the Paris attackers identified so far were on U.S. watch lists, bolstering concerns about limits to U.S. intelligence that could handicap the refugee vetting process.The seven identified attackers were not on U.S. watch lists, multiple U.S. officials told CNN, and five of them apparently could have traveled freely to the United States. Only two of the seven were on French watch lists, and consequently would have been flagged had they attempted to travel to the U.S.The report reinforces concerns the U.S. is unable to properly vet refugees who have applied for resettlement in the states, particularly if...
  • EXCLUSIVE — REPORT: 8 SYRIANS CAUGHT AT TEXAS BORDER IN LAREDO

    11/18/2015 5:52:53 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-18-2015 | BRANDON DARBY & ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector. The reports have caused a stir among the sector’s Border Patrol agents. The sources claimed that...
  • Gallup: 64% Disapproved of Obama’s Handling of ISIS—In Poll Taken Nov. 4-8 Before Paris Attacks

    11/18/2015 4:06:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/18/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Sixty-four percent of American adults said they disapprove of the way that President Barack Obama is dealing with the ISIS terrorist group, according to a Gallup poll that was conducted Nov. 4-8.The results of the poll, which was completed five days before the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, were cited and linked in a Gallup analysis released Monday.Gallup asked 1,021 people 18 and older living in the United States whether they “approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling” four different policy areas. These included “the economy;” “healthcare policy;” “foreign affairs,” and “the situation involving Islamic militants,...
  • Attkisson: Obama Doesn’t Even READ Reports From Intel Experts On Terrorist Groups

    11/18/2015 4:02:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 11/18/15 | Soopermexican
    Journalist Sharyl Attkisson said today that her sources tell her President Obama keeps his own counsel, and no other, when it comes to terrorist groups, and who or what exactly qualifies as a terrorist. (video at link)“He has made up his mind, I would say closed his mind, they’d say, to their intelligence that they try to bring him about various groups that he does not consider terrorists even if they’re on the U.S. list of designated terrorists. He has his own ideas.”Attkisson says he digs in and does not listen because he thinks he’s right. That’s confidence-inspiring. “He doesn’t...
  • (November 3, 2015) Breaking!They’re heeeeeere! First load of 10,000 Syrian refugees has arrived in

    11/13/2015 8:12:15 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 101 replies
    powdered wig society ^ | November 3, 2015 | Thomas Madison
    Photo, above: Muslim refugees arriving in New Orleans. See any women and children in this group? By Thomas Madison President Barack Hussein promised that he would be sending thousands of Syrian refugees to the US. Well, he is keeping that promise! The first transport of refugees arrived in New Orleans recently and will be resettled in Louisiana and 180 other American communities. See the list below to find a town close to you. So, it costs $16,000 a copy to resettle these Islamists into the United States. What the hell, we can afford it, right? NOT! We are rapidly approaching...
  • Impeach Obama NOW!! Before the Islamofascists attack US again!!

    11/13/2015 7:04:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 190 replies
    November 13, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Obama's wanton lawlessness, criminal incompetence, willful neglect, refusal to enforce the law, refusal to secure the borders, refusal to even recognize the obvious enemy, refusal to take Islamic terrorism seriously, etc, leaves us wide open to terrorist attack. Our borders and nation must be secured! All Islamics here on temporary visas must be rounded up and deported now! Recent Islamic immigrants should be suspect. Obama's treasonous policies are inviting ISIS to attack us!! Don't let it happen again.
  • Jeb Bush’s #JebCanFixIt Fiasco

    11/03/2015 9:48:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/3/15 | Steve Tobak
    When the Jeb Bush for President campaign relaunched with a modified slogan, "Jeb Can Fix It," on Monday morning, the hashtag #JebCanFixIt started immediately trending on Twitter (TWTR) , garnering nearly 30,000 Tweets by the end of the day. Sounds great, right? Not if you're a Bush supporter. The hashtag was instantly hijacked by thousands of trolls with Tweets like this:
  • Retired General Replaced by Lawyer as Special Envoy to Iraq, Syria

    10/23/2015 2:19:22 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    Military.com ^ | October 23, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    President Obama announced Friday that he was replacing retired Marine Gen. John Allen with lawyer and diplomat Brett McGurk as his special envoy for Iraq and Syria with a wide-ranging portfolio that includes holding together a coalition against ISIS. Allen, who reportedly had clashed with the military over the now-defunct $500 million effort to create an army of Syrian volunteers, was departing after 13 months as special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, another name for the terrorist group.
  • 12 Donald Trump businesses that no longer exist

    07/25/2015 7:22:24 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 85 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | October 10, 2014 | Elena Holodn
    Donald Trump catapulted himself into the spotlight with his gilded real estate ventures and vibrant personality. The latter is what has made his show "The Apprentice" such a huge success. And over the years, he's had an opinion or two about the business world. "In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish," Trump once said. But like any successful business person, Trump has had his share of setbacks. Here, we present to you 12 Trump businesses that went belly up or no longer exist.
  • Fed personnel agency admits history of security problems

    06/16/2015 9:52:46 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 2 replies
    juno-news.com ^ | 6/16/2015 | KEN DILANIAN
    An Office of Personnel Management investigative official said Tuesday the agency entrusted with millions of personnel records has a history of failing to meet basic computer network security requirements.Michael Esser, assistant inspector general for audit, said in testimony prepared for delivery that for years many of the people running the agency's information technology had no IT background.
  • Marilyn Mosby Filed Gag Order Motion IN THE WRONG COURT (Really)

    06/09/2015 10:47:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-9-2015 | CHUCK ROSS
    Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby’s motion for a gag order in the Freddie Gray case was denied Monday because the prosecutor filed paperwork in the wrong court.Mosby’s May 14 motion, filed in Baltimore’s circuit court, was intended to block witnesses, attorneys and police from speaking publicly about the Gray case. Six officers have been indicted on a total of 28 felony charges related to Gray’s April 12 arrest. The 25-year-old Gray died April 19. His death was ruled a homicide.Judge Charles Peters slapped down Mosby’s motion, citing jurisdictional issues, The Baltimore Sun reported. The cases for the six...
  • Report: Chinese hackers stole data from up to 4 million Federal Employees

    06/04/2015 2:48:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    BI ^ | 6-4-2015 | Maxwell Tani and AP
    The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of an unprecedented data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records. According to the Washington Post, Chinese hackers breached the Office of Personnel Management in December and gained access to personal information of up to 4 million current and former employees. A congressional aide familiar with the situation, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to discuss it, says the OPM and the Interior Department were hacked. A second U.S. official who also declined to be identified said the data breach could potentially affect...
  • Investigation: Undercover agents snuck fake explosives, banned weapons past TSA

    06/01/2015 1:21:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2015
    Undercover agents were able to sneak fake explosives and banned weapons through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints, in an investigation that revealed a massive, system-wide security failure at America's airports. The findings were part of a DHS inspector general probe. The report is still classified, but Fox News has confirmed the investigation found security failures at dozens of airports. Homeland Security officials confirmed to Fox News that TSA screeners failed 67 out of 70 tests -- or 96 percent -- carried out by special investigators known as "red teams." In one case, an undercover agent with a fake bomb strapped to...
  • Study: ET not home … Where are the aliens?

    05/31/2015 11:35:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Despite the relatively new frenzy to find extraterrestrial life in the universe after astronomers discovered water to exist on a number of celestial bodies over the years, research shows that the only place aliens can be “found” are on bone-chilling late-night documentaries of UFO sightings.According to exhaustive analysis performed by a team of scientists at Penn State University (PSU), absolutely no sign of highly advanced extraterrestrial lifeforms exist in the known universe — at least 100,000 galaxies of it, that is. A lonely frontier In their latest virtual expedition through space, scientists have used all of their high-tech gadgetry...
  • Marilyn Mosby to Perform in Baltimore Circus (Not Satire)

    05/28/2015 7:47:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    pjmedia ^ | May 28, 2015 | Debra Heine
    Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s high-profile prosecution against the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray may have devolved into what could arguably be described as a three-ring circus, but she and her husband, city councilman Nick Mosby, are literally going to be guest ringmasters in a traveling black circus that is visiting Baltimore this weekend. Via The Root: This comes on the heels of Marilyn Mosby’s appearance onstage with music legend Prince for his #Rally4Peace concert, which drew criticism a few weeks ago. She is also being accused of bias by pro-law-enforcement critics for her close ties to the...
  • Obamacare advocates seek to fix problem they made worse

    05/26/2015 4:33:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2015 | Byron York
    Back in 2009, when Congress was debating the Affordable Care Act, many liberal Democrats felt it did not go far enough — that it should be even more sweeping, even more expansive, even more costly. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, one of the Senate's most liberal Democrats and a veteran of many legislative battles, urged his colleagues on the Left to go ahead and pass the bill. "The key to this is that this modest home, we can put additions onto it in the future," Harkin told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in December 2009. "But if we don't have the starter home, we're...
  • The Memory Hole for Those Too Young To Know

    05/08/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 16 replies
    email | 5/8/2015 | Unknown
    Many people who may vote in the democratic primary election, if there is one and the general election in 2016 have no real knowledge of Mrs. Clinton or her accomplishments. As a public service, one should provide some input regarding her triumphs for consideration. When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts. Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over...
  • Chilean president asks cabinet to resign

    05/07/2015 12:11:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 7, 2015 | unattributed
    ...Ms Bachelet's son, Sebastian Davalos, was accused by the opposition of using his influence to get a $10m (Ł6.5m) bank loan for his wife. His wife's company used the money to buy plots of land in central Chile which her company then resold for profit. Although Chile's national bank regulator cleared him of any wrongdoing, the issue has become a scandal. Ms Bachelet always maintained she had not been aware of the deal but in a TV interview on Wednesday night she acknowledged she had made "important mistakes" in not returning from holiday or commenting on the case sooner. Correspondents...
  • GOP Senate Finance: At least $5.7B wasted on ObamaCare so far

    03/20/2015 12:24:56 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2015 | By Sarah Ferris
    Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee say they have found at least $5.7 billion in wasted ObamaCare spending from the last five years. Panel Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said his staff have tallied the costs of five programs that have failed or "added no value," from the dysfunctional HealthCare.gov website to the national sign-up navigator program. "That is $5.7 billion down the drain," Hatch said during a hearing Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of ObamaCare's passage. The federal government's HealthCare.gov, which broke down in the fall of 2013, has been one of the most criticized components of ObamaCare's rollout....
  • Local man overlooked on Southwest flight to Florida

    03/12/2015 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    WZZM.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Sarah Sell
    A West Michigan man says he was forced to buy a new plane ticket home after the airline told him that he failed to show up for his original flight. He called 13 On Your Side looking for help after Southwest refused to refund his money. "It's terrible. I can't believe the airline didn't know I was in that seat," says Bob Woudstra, of Cutlerville. Woudstra is upset that he was overlooked on his flight to Florida. In February, he paid $616 for a roundtrip ticket from Grand Rapids to Ft Myers. On the 13th, he was dropped off at...
  • The Idiot President

    03/08/2015 9:16:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Barry Shaw
    I’m going to tell you the truth, and the thing about the truth is that it sticks in your head forever. This is it – the American President is an idiot. In fact, he’s a dangerous idiot. Now I’ll tell you why; When it comes to fighting the spreading cancer of radical Islamic terror that is choking the whole of the Middle East and much of Africa the American President has said he sees himself as a big town mayor fighting local crime. That’s idiotic!He sees ISIS, Al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other groups as rival gangs as in West Side...
  • DISD [Texas] Student Captures Teacher’s Profanity-Laced Lecture On Cell Phone

    03/06/2015 11:16:05 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 28 replies
    CBS Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | March 3, 2015 | Andrea Lucia
    While a 12-year-old student recorded with her cell phone, her teacher delivered a nearly 7-minute profanity-laced lecture. (snip) Diana says she took the recording to the principal Tuesday morning, but wasn’t satisfied with the reaction. “She asked me to delete the video, not to have the video in my phone, not to do anything with it,” said Diana. But Diana didn’t delete it.
  • Valerie Jarrett Promises To Hurt Israel, Netanyahu “WILL PAY A PRICE”...

    03/03/2015 3:49:53 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    TEA Party Crusaders ^ | 3/3/15 | Juliette Washington
    ...Over Iran Nukes Speech to Congress Nobody on Obama’s staff has the power to speak this viciously and forcefully, to make crystal clear threats like this against a world leader, to the press, other than Valerie Jarrett. Plus, the sense of being so very PERSONALLY offended, so PERSONALLY invested in the President, is only going to come from Valerie Jarrett, we all know that. And lastly, the threatening language, the raging, vindictive arrogance are all Valerie’s emotional and rhetorical signatures. Take it to the bank that it was her. And it is beyond outrageous that she attacks Netanyahu as if...
  • Kerry: You Have to Understand Terrorists to Defeat Them

    02/20/2015 6:44:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Declaring that “you cannot defeat what you don’t understand,” Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday suggested some reasons why tens of thousands of young people are flocking to join terrorist groups in the Middle East. Among some of the likely motivations he listed were deprivation, a desire to avenge the death of a loved one, a response to “acts of discrimination or repression,” the desire to belong to a group, and “rebellion against anonymity.” Absent from the list was any belief – misguided or otherwise – that joining a terrorist group was an Islamic duty or demonstration...
  • Obama and cognitive dissonance

    01/26/2015 12:21:44 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It has been argued that Obama's cognitive dissonance is demonstrated by His dealings with Iran and His other disruptive efforts in the Middle East.  Perhaps the contrary is more accurate. Basis of His foreign policies? An article at Front Page Magazine by Bruce Thorton is titled The Dangers of Obama's cognitive dissonance. It argues that Obama mistakenly believes that Iran and "we" want many of the same things and that He acts on that belief. The heart of this mistake is the belief that whatever their professed beliefs, all peoples everywhere are just like us and want the same things we want. Since...
  • Hey GREAT JOB accidentally revealing confidential info of ISIS hostage this morning, White House!

    01/25/2015 4:28:13 PM PST · by blueyon · 24 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 1/25/15 | soopermexican????
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accidentally revealed the first name of a previously unidentified hostage being held by ISIS. Watch
  • The CentCom Hacker May Be a British 20-Year-Old

    01/15/2015 7:58:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 01/15/2015 | By Katie Zavadski
    Officials may have tracked down the leader of the group responsible for the not particularly harmful (but quite embarrassing) United States Central Command social media hack Monday, and the culprit may be none other than a 20-year-old Brit named Junaid Hussain. The avowed ISIS supporter who also goes by the moniker "TriCk" is believed to be behind the so-called Cyber Caliphate, which undertook the extremely strenuous task of guessing passwords to accounts CENTCOM wasn't smart enough to protect with two-step verification.The millennial has already served a stint in prison for leaking former British PM Tony Blair's personal information and photos....
  • BREAKING: CENTCOM Twitter Gets Hacked By ISIS During Obama Speech on Cyber Security

    01/12/2015 1:10:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/12/15 | Katie Pavlich
      In the past hour the Twitter account belonging to U.S. Central Command was hacked by someone or a group of individuals claiming to be from ISIS. NBC Nightly News        ✔@NBCNightlyNews Follow JUST IN: U.S. defense official confirms @CENTCOM has been hacked, scrambling to deal with the issue -@JimMiklaszewski 9:54 AM - 12 Jan 2015
  • U.S. military social media accounts apparently hacked by Islamic State sympathizers

    01/12/2015 11:24:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/12/15 | Dan Lamothe
    Social media accounts for the U.S. military’s Central Command appeared to have been hacked on Monday, with the command posting threatening messages on Twitter and YouTube to American troops. In a statement, the Central Command confirmed that its Twitter account had been “compromised” and said it “is taking appropriate measures to address the matter.” The statement did not elaborate on the extent or seriousness of the hack or who may have been responsible. The account was disabled by Twitter around 1:10 p.m. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is “examining and investigating the extent of the...
  • U.S. military Twitter feed hacked, apparently by IS sympathizers

    01/12/2015 11:12:35 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2014 | No Attribution
    (Reuters) - The Twitter feed for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East was hacked on Monday by people claiming sympathy to the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids. U.S. officials said that the U.S. Central Command Twitter account and its YouTube account were suspended after being compromised. Two U.S. defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the hacking was an embarrassment but did not appear to be a security threat. The White House said it was monitoring the extent of the hacking incident.
  • CENTCOM Twitter account hacked by ISIS sympathizers

    01/12/2015 11:26:46 AM PST · by eastforker · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/12/2015 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) - The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command was suspended Monday after it was hacked by ISIS sympathizers, a defense official told CNN. "We can confirm that the U.S. Central Command Twitter account was compromised earlier today. CENTCOM is taking appropriate measure to address the matter," a defense official told CNN. A series of unusual tweets were published with apparent warnings from ISIS, as well as links, images and Pentagon documents that reveal contact information for members of the military.
  • Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    01/12/2015 10:12:36 AM PST · by maggief · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 12, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    As President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding national cyber security efforts, hackers claiming to represent the Islamic State (IS) took over the Twitter account of the Pentagon division in charge of the Middle East. Hackers with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, posted links on U.S. Central Command’s official Twitter page to what it claimed was “confidential data from your mobile devices.” “ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now,” said one tweet sent from CENTCOM’s account.
  • US Central Command Twitter feed hacked by ISIS supporters

    01/12/2015 10:10:23 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 112 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1-12-2014 | Everett Rosenfeld
    The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command was apparently hacked on Monday, with pro-ISIS messages plastering the account's profile. The first message was posted at 12:29 p.m. ET, with the words "AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS." and the hashtag "#CyberCaliphate." The profile's image was replaced with a photo that includes the text "i love you isis." Just before 1 p.m. ET profile and banner images were reverted to their default
  • "Isis" Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Page - Posts Strategy Powerpoints, Officer's Info.

    01/12/2015 10:09:42 AM PST · by struggle · 18 replies
    twitter ^ | 1/12/2015 | struggle
    About 30 mins ago, "ISIS" (I highly doubt it's them, but rather some hacker outside working in their interest) hacked and took over the CENTCOM page. The account has just been locked, and just in time for Obama's global security meeting.
  • Whistleblower Alleges Agency Cover-Up Over $300M ‘Boondoggle’ To Protect Obama Nominee

    12/05/2014 5:32:02 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-5-2014 | Judson Berger
    Judson Berger December 05, 2014 Senior officials at the Social Security Administration (SSA) tried to hide a damning report on a $300 million computer system that lawmakers have called a “boondoggle” in order to protect President Obama’s nominee to lead the agency, a whistleblower claimed in an interview with FoxNews.com. Whistleblower Michael Keegan told FoxNews.com that McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm, issued a draft report in December 2013 saying the agency had spent $288 million over six years for a new computer system processing disability claims that has yet to launch. But Keegan said he was present at a...
  • Congratulations Obama, Holder and assorted race pimps

    11/25/2014 1:34:07 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    You egged them on and you got your riots. Ferguson is burning. And for what purpose?
  • What Time Do the Polls Close? It's Govt., So Don't Ask

    11/03/2014 9:53:30 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    My poor blind wife sits at home awaiting my return from work.I simply want to know if I can get her to the polls in Roseville, California before they close.The first question about voting is, "what time are the polls open?"If this were a business, not only would "what, where, how, why and when" be the first thing a serious venture that isn't "too big to fail" would inform its customers about…If you look on the internet for any business that has to please its customers or else go out of business, you'll see on right Google "open until (8:00...
  • For Man in Ebola Virus Cleanup, a History of Fraud

    11/02/2014 2:45:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 1, 2014 | BENJAMIN MUELLER
    The chief safety officer of the hazardous-materials company that cleaned the apartment of New York City’s first Ebola patient was, in a past career as a mortgage negotiator, accused of fraud in 2009 by the attorney general at the time, Andrew M. Cuomo. In recent days, the safety officer, Sal Pane, has been the public face of the company, Bio-Recovery Corporation, which cleaned both the apartment of the patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, as well as a bowling alley that he had visited the night before he was taken to the hospital. .........Mr. Pane said he changed the spelling of his...