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  • Media Publicly Shamed by 20,000+ People

    10/15/2016 11:14:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 15,2016 | Millennial Millie
    Media Publicly Shamed by 20,000+ People
  • Android vulnerability allows hackers to install malware through MMS

    08/18/2015 5:41:07 AM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 7 replies
    Tech Worm ^ | 8/17/15 | Vijay
    Stagefright vulnerability in Google’s Android operating system has been in headlines recently due to the fact that a large number of (1 billion+) smartphones are vulnerable to this attack. Since Zimperium discovered the the 6 Stagefright vulnerabilities related to Mediaserver in Android devices, Trend Microlabs has found another vulnerability called Silent Attack which can render Android smartphones to go silent or in a reboot loop after a hacker sends a specially crafted multimedia text.
  • .Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel (ARK)

    07/18/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 17 JUL 15 1700hrs | Curtis Lanning and Dillon Thomas
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. “Our hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt of Russellville, one of Arkansas’s own.” He continued, “I...
  • NASA’s magnetic field mission looking for green energy (or a powerful new weapon perhaps?)

    03/16/2015 10:47:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    STGIST ^ | 3/14/15 | Carlo Diokno
    NASA’s magnetic field mission looking for green energy In addition to learning more about the magnetic field of the Earth, and the ubiquitous but hard to understand “magnetic reconnection,” NASA’s new MMS mission is also looking for ways to harness the power of magnetism, and produce clean energy. NASA’s MMS mission will investigate magnetic reconnection.Findings from this mission could lead to production of green energy from magnetism.Magnetic reconnection is ubiquitous in the cosmos, but it’s still poorly understood. After years of intensive planning, with countless days of engineering works, data analysis, and more, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday successfully launched the...
  • An Unlicensed MMS Engineer and The Gulf Disaster

    06/20/2010 12:21:05 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 4 replies · 57+ views
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 20, 2010 | Larry Walker, Jr
    Frank Patton is the name of the unlicensed Minerals Management Service (MMS) Engineer who approved the Deepwater Horizon Disaster. No, that's not his picture above. That's another matter for another day.Funny, but I can't find Tony Hayward's name on any of those, smoking gun, internal emails being touted around by the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, but I do see Frank Patton's name. Yep, on April 16, 2010 - 'Approved By' - Frank Patton. From the trial (or hearing) the other day, you would think it was Congress' job to oversee and investigate private businesses. I somehow don't think that...
  • Studies Suggest MMS knew Blowout Preventers had 'Critical' Flaws (Oil Spill)

    06/19/2010 4:39:28 PM PDT · by Qbert · 60 replies · 613+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/17/2010 | Mark Clayton
    Government regulators have said that the failure of the Deepwater Horizon's blowout preventer April 20 was unforeseeable. But studies conducted for federal regulators in MMS or with their participation show that blowout preventers were known to have 'safety critical' vulnerabilities. The federal agency charged with setting safety standards for offshore oil exploration failed to act on at least four warnings about vulnerabilities in subsea blowout preventers, the critical safety device that failed to shut down the Gulf oil spill when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded April 20. Each of those four design flaws – detailed in three studies conducted...
  • A Ban On Truth

    06/10/2010 6:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 976+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: The advisory board on offshore drilling says it never endorsed a moratorium, which was added later by the interior secretary. The only thing transparent about this administration is its lies. Experts brought together by the Obama administration to review offshore drilling safety were asked to review recommendations in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. They did not give their blessing to the six-month drilling moratorium announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and have accused him of deliberately appending their report to make it seem like they did. According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, Salazar's May 27...
  • Leaks and Lies (Oliver North)

    06/17/2010 8:17:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 796+ views ^ | June 18, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- For two months, the Obama administration has been skirting the truth about its inept response to the April 20 BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and the resulting fire and oil spill. The O-Team claims it has been "on top" of this problem since "day one." Reality shows that both the leaks and the lies continue. On June 15, President Barack Obama, master and commander of the teleprompter, tried using his first address from the Oval Office to convince the American people that his team was doing all that could be done in handling "the worst environmental disaster...
  • Was Elizabeth Birnbaum Fired? Don't Ask Obama (This from CBS!)

    05/28/2010 1:01:59 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 13 replies · 905+ views
    CBSNews ^ | 5/27/2010
    Elizabeth Birnbaum's departure was first reported as a "firing." Later, a "resignation." When asked for clarity, President Obama told the press corps today he had no idea. "Did she resign," asked CBS White House Correspondent Chip Reid. "Was she fired? Was she forced out? And if so, why?" "I found out about her resignation today," the president answered, "so I don't know the circumstances in which this occurred." An incredulous press corps followed up. "How is it that you didn't know about Ms. Birnbaum's resignation/firing before?" asked another reporter. Mr. Obama: "Well, you're assuming it was a firing. If it...
  • Obama's Blowout Preventer

    05/28/2010 9:26:49 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 9 replies · 462+ views
    BP and the Coast Guard yesterday were cautiously optimistic that the "top kill" maneuver could stanch the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, and let us hope this is the beginning of the end of the disaster. In Washington, meanwhile, the White House's panicked efforts to put a tourniquet on the political consequences were notably less successful. "I take responsibility," President Obama said at his press conference yesterday—though responsibility for what? As he explained it, the Deepwater Horizon disaster was predominantly a failure of government, namely, the "scandalously close relationship between oil companies and the agency that regulates them." Mr. Obama...
  • MMS Awards 313 Leases in Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 207

    01/22/2009 2:34:04 PM PST · by thackney · 2 replies · 285+ views
    Rig Zone ^ | January 22, 2009 | Minerals Management Service
    The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has accepted high bids valued at $483,959,404 and awarded 313 leases to the successful high bidders who participated in Western Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 207. Funds from the total high bids will be distributed to the general fund of the U. S. Treasury, shared with the affected States, and set aside for special uses that benefit all fifty states. The leases were awarded following the completion of an extensive, two-phase bid evaluation process to ensure that the Federal government receives a fair monetary return for the public mineral resources it makes...
  • MMS was troubled long before oil spill [Pelosi- the just terminated MMS head was an Obama gal]

    05/27/2010 1:33:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies · 461+ views
    CNN ^ | May 27 , 2010
    The Minerals Management Service, a division within the Interior Department, was a troubled agency long before the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the recent revelations of employee misconduct. The agency -- which oversees U.S. offshore drilling, including the Gulf of Mexico -- has come under fire for mismanagement, questionable conduct and cozy relationships with industry officials. The MMS issued permits for the Deepwater Horizon drill rig -- contracted by BP -- which exploded on April 20. The explosion killed 11 people and resulted in an oil spill that is threatening parts of the Gulf.
  • MMS chief Elizabeth Birnbaum ousted, officials say [ Spill Baby Spill party shuffle ]

    05/27/2010 11:42:27 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies · 676+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | May 27 2010 | By Michael D. Shear and Juliet Eilperin
    Under intense pressure to show that President Obama is taking action on the oil spill crisis, White House officials Thursday made clear that the top oil regulator at the Department of Interior had been forced out. Elizabeth Birnbaum, the director of the U.S. Minerals Management Service, was given the opportunity to work elsewhere in the government but resigned instead, officials said. Birnbaum, who took the helm of MMS on July 15, had spent most her Washington career as an environmental advocate, working either for the government or nonprofit groups.
  • AP sources: Minerals Management Service head fired (Resigned)

    05/27/2010 8:16:33 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 119 replies · 2,796+ views
    AP ^ | 5-27-10 | ANDREW TAYLOR and MATTHEW DALY
  • Interior Unveils Plan to Split MMS Into 3 Agencies

    05/20/2010 4:50:33 PM PDT · by Who is John Galt? · 8 replies · 183+ views
    In response to the Gulf of Mexico disaster, the federal agency that oversees offshore drilling will be split into three divisions to separate its energy development, enforcement and revenue collecting functions. The three jobs currently performed by the Minerals Management Service, which collects $13 billion in revenue every year, "are conflicting missions and must be separated," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said today...
  • Federal Regulator Repeatedly Failed to Inspect Deepwater Horizon – Including for... Obama Presidency

    05/18/2010 3:48:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 474+ views
    abc ^ | 5/18/10 | jake tapper
    Though federal regulations require offshore drilling locations to be inspected by the Department of the Interior's Minerals Mining Service every 30 days, those inspections have repeatedly not happened since the Deepwater Horizon site was permitted by MMS in 2001 – including one out of every four months since President Obama's inauguration. ABC News has learned that in the 16 months from January 2009 through April 2010 MMS failed to inspect Deepwater Horizon four times – in May 2009, August 2009, December 2009, and January 2010. The reasons for the lack of inspections, sources said, were logistic.
  • MMS Approved 27 Gulf Drilling Operations After BP Disaster

    05/08/2010 11:22:56 PM PDT · by FTJM · 17 replies · 973+ views
    Center for Biological Diversity ^ | May 8, 2010 | Press Release
    MMS Approved 27 Gulf Drilling Operations After BP Disaster 26 Were Exempted From Environmental Review, Including Two to BP Salazar's "Moratorium" on New Drilling Permits Allows Continuation of the Same Flawed Environmental Exemption Process that Allowed the BP Catastrophe TUCSON, Ariz.— Even as the BP drilling explosion which killed eleven people continues to gush hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) has continued to exempt dangerous new drilling operations from environmental review. Twenty-seven new offshore drilling projects have been approved since April 20, 2010;...
  • Tip O'Neill Caused the Gulf Oil Spill

    05/04/2010 2:31:02 PM PDT · by saundby · 3 replies · 343+ views
    War Sporks ^ | May 4, 2010 | Staff
    The latest news that Halliburton was involved in the terrible oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico stops too soon. Naturally, The Atlantic uncovers half the story, then they stop once they find they've twisted the path to find the answer they like...
  • Drillgate: Secretary Salazar's Cover-Up

    02/08/2010 5:50:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1,136+ views ^ | February 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy The administration asked for public comments on a plan to expand offshore drilling. When they came in 2-to-1 in favor, the Interior Department sat on the news. Time for a "Texas tea" party? When you ask for public comment on a major policy issue, at some point you should make the results public, not hide them until you can figure out a way to spin the public reaction to support a conclusion you've already drawn. On its last business day in office, the Bush administration published a proposed draft of a five-year plan to lease areas in the Atlantic...
  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! Thursday, January 28, 2010

    01/28/2010 1:31:35 PM PST · by rockabyebaby · 131 replies · 1,878+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    STAND UP AMERICA, GET OUT OF THE FETAL POSITION AND MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD - MASSACHUSETTS DID! Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Glenn will comment on last nite's SOTU! Everyone is welcome to participate in the thread! Join us won't you!