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  • Anonymous in disarray after major crackdown snares leaders

    03/06/2012 12:57:02 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies ^ | 3/6/12 | David Goldman
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In the U.S. government's biggest crackdown to date on a hacktivist group calling itself "Anonymous," four leaders and one other activist were arrested Tuesday and charged with a computer hacking conspiracy. The U.S. Department of Justice also revealed Tuesday that it had snared the prime leader of an Anonymous offshoot group called LulzSec, which conducted a high-profile, two-month hacking rampage last summer against corporate and government targets. -snip- What particularly set the movement on edge was the conviction and apparent turning of the LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, known by his hacker alias Sabu.
  • John Kerry Breaks Nose Playing Hockey (Yea right)

    01/23/2012 12:38:35 PM PST · by mmanager · 90 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 1/23/12 | Boston CBS
    BOSTON (CBS) – Senator John Kerry surprised a few people at the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup ceremony at the White House Monday afternoon. He had two black eyes and a swollen nose.
  • 'A social pariah': How lonely Monica Lewinsky has failed to find happiness...

    09/07/2011 12:30:32 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/07/11 | Mike O'Brien
    The source claims Monica has more or less given up on finding love. 'Monica still feels like she's the punchline to a dirty joke,' the source said. 'The publicity over her affair with Clinton ruined her chances of ever finding a decent guy. In June she made a rare outing with a small dinner party at Lucy's El Adobe Cafe in Hollywood.
  • MSNBC Info-Babe to Congressman: ‘Do you have a degree in economics?’

    07/20/2011 2:09:59 PM PDT · by Jean S · 55 replies
    MSNBC Info-Babe to Congressman: ‘Do you have a degree in economics?’ ‘Yes ma’am, I do. Highest honors’ MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer, you may remember just yesterday said the attack on Rupert Murdoch at a hearing encapsulated what the British were feeling. Today, Contessa “educated” a conservative Representative that if Congress does not raise the debt raising, the country would be “reverting into a depression.” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said he disagreed which prompted the MSNBC host to ask him if he had a degree in economics.“Yes ma’am, I do. Highest honors,” Rep. Brooks responded.According to his Congressional page: “Mo graduated from...
  • Judge Rules that Reposting an Entire Article Without Permission Is ‘Fair Use’

    06/22/2011 12:58:30 AM PDT · by paltz · 25 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 6/21/11 | Ujala Sehgal
    A federal judge ruled in favor of a defendant who reposted an entire article in a copyright case on Monday, Wired reports. The lawsuit was brought by Righthaven, a Las Vegas-based “copyright litigation factory,” according to Wired, that has sued more than 200 websites, bloggers, and commenters for copyright infringement. This particular lawsuit targeted Wayne Hoehn, who posted an entire editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its headline, “Public Employee Pensions: We Can’t Afford Them” on a website Hoehn was not an employee of the site.
  • The plain truth about who owns the Democratic Party

    01/25/2011 2:36:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/11 | Mark Tapscott
    Examiner Special ReportWho Really Controls the Democratic Party? Tuesday Series Intro: Can the Democratic Party survive minority status?Democrats must break free from their special interestsWhat President Obama must do to save his re-election and his partyHow the Revolving Doors swing between government and special interestsWhat about the Democratic National Committee? Wednesday Day Two: Haven’t the Democrats been here before?Diagramming the Democratic special interest power-brokersA spotter’s guide to progressive special interestsBack story of a progressive special interest power-broker Thursday Day Three: When special interests come callingWhere the cash flows and what it buysTrial lawyers find generosity paysWho pulls the strings...
  • U.S. immigration bosses wreck 9-year-old British boy's dream trip to Disneyland (flight risk)

    01/16/2011 7:00:46 PM PST · by bronxville · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th January 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    U.S. immigration bosses wreck 9-year-old British boy’s dream trip to Disneyland Like any normal nine-year-old, meeting Mickey Mouse and friends at Disneyland would have turned Micah Strachan's birthday into the fairytale he had only ever dreamed of. But a surprise trip, arranged by his grandparents, was cruelly dashed when U.S. immigration officials turned him away - because they claimed he was a flight risk. Kathy and Edward Francis spent months planning every detail of the 'holiday of a lifetime' to Florida to celebrate grandson Micah's tenth birthday. Read more:
  • Illegal Immigration [ZOT!]

    11/17/2010 4:13:22 PM PST · by iamastudent · 57 replies
    11/17/2010 | iamastudent
    Hi everyone, I am writing about illegal immigration. Please help me out by answering this survey. Thanks. 1) Do you agree with an illegal aliens working in the US with fraudulent documents? Why? Why not? 2) Would you favor giving illegal immigrants an opportunity to process their papers in order to legalized their stay in the country? 3) If you were the president, what would you do to solve the problem of illegal immigration?
  • Royal Navy are pirates, says Argentina's president

    10/10/2010 4:54:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/10/2010 | Jon Swaine
    The president of Argentina has described the Royal Navy as pirates and accused the British government of behaving like an imperial power with regard to the Falkland Islands. Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner used Twitter, the micro-blogging website, to sharply criticise plans by the Ministry of Defence to carry out military tests in the region. In a series of frank postings on her official Twitter account, she announced that Argentina had complained to the United Nations about Britain's "militarisation of the South Atlantic". "Serious, very serious," Mrs Kirchner wrote. "Royal Navy, occupying colonial force in...
  • Jim Greer, former head of FL GOP Arrested

    06/02/2010 7:24:03 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 123 replies · 4,822+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 2 June 2010 | TBO
    <p>Breaking hard--Jim Greer has been arrested at his home. Charges currently unknown.</p>
  • Security video captures woman setting herself on fire while torching car, deputies say (w/video)

    05/28/2010 3:12:34 PM PDT · by notsofastmyfriend · 42 replies · 1,532+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 5/28/2010 | Carol Robinson
    A Boaz woman trying to retaliate against the person who repossessed her car got burned in the process. Literally. Authorities say Haleigh Elizabeth Boland, 26, accidentally set herself on fire while she was torching the car of the person who had taken hers. To make matters worse, the entire incident was caught on tape. "It was just a big act of foolishness all the way around," said Etowah County Sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Barton. The incident happened May 8 when authorities said Haleigh Boland and her father, Benny Gene Boland, 50, went to a home on Carlisle Cut-Off Road in the...
  • Caption Arlen Specter, after being drummed out of office

    05/19/2010 4:44:33 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 139 replies · 3,289+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 5/18/10 | staff
  • Millionaire mayoress leaves daughters $4.50

    04/26/2010 8:55:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,064+ views ^ | April 26, 2010 | ninemsn staff
    A former Adelaide mayoress left her daughters just $1.50 each from her $3.5 million estate because she believed they plotted to kill her mother. Valmai Roche died last year aged 81 and stated in her will that her daughter's should be left "30 pieces of silver of the lowest denomination" — or 30 five cent pieces, the Adelaide Advertiser reports. Daughters Deborah Hamilton, Fiona Roche and Shauna Roche were also left jewellery from Ms Roche's collection on condition they correctly answered questions relating to their mother's personal diaries. Two of the daughters are challenging the will in the South Australian...
  • Wife Hacks Husband's Car Forum Account, Divorces Him With It

    04/22/2010 9:54:35 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 93 replies · 2,417+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | April 22, 2010 | Matt Hardigree
    An Acura forum member posted an idiotic screed about his wife's jealousy of his car, an Acura TL. His wife found it, hacked his account and used it to divorce him. Men complaining about their wives on car forums is about as common as old men complaining about kids trampling their yards. That's why this particular example, an Acura TL owner on the car forum Acurazine, is particularly egregious and stupid. In fact, it was so bad, other car-loving members of the forum were forced to remind their brother-in-automotive-arms that his beloved car is just a car, and that his...
  • Easter Bunny is mugged

    04/01/2010 2:27:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies · 1,319+ views
    Mid hudson News ^ | 04/01/2010
    FISHKILL – State Police are looking for the person who mugged the Easter Bunny in front of the Alps Sweet Shoppe on Main Street in Fishkill in the late afternoon on Wednesday. Just before 5 p.m., a woman, dressed in a white rabbit costume, was attacked by an unknown assailant as she stood on the sidewalk in front of the shop. The perp charged her and slamming her to the ground before fleeing on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries. The attacker was seen running in the area of the post office. He is described as being about 17 years...
  • Caption Charles Rangel

    03/03/2010 8:28:25 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 34 replies · 819+ views
    U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel listens to U.S. President Barack Obama at the House Democratic Caucus retreat on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this file image from January 14, 2010. Rangel, admonished last week by an ethics panel, will give up the powerful chairmanship of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives, NBC reported on March 3, 2010.
  • OJ Simpson beaten in prison

    12/07/2009 2:13:48 PM PST · by Main Street · 118 replies · 8,267+ views
    Drudge ^ | 12-7 | Drudge
    OJ Simpson beaten in prison, race incident, currently in hospital, sources claim... NATIONAL ENQUIRER to report details later in week... Developing...
  • (Nashville TN Government) Parking Spots' Words Misspelled At Metro Facility

    12/04/2009 5:12:54 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 35 replies · 1,523+ views
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 12/04/2009 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than a dozen parking spaces at a Metropolitan government facility have misspelled words, and no one noticed until Channel 4 pointed it out Friday. Related: Watch This Story The word "owned" is misspelled 16 times in spaces outside the County Clerk's office off French Landing Drive at MetroCenter. It's a parking lot, and most people usually don't pay attention to what's on the ground until something is misspelled. Words on the first three parking spots are spelled correctly, but spot No. 4 is misspelled. It should read "Metro Owned Vehicle Parking Only;" however, someone switched up...
  • Corzine just conceded (shown at Fox News)

    11/03/2009 8:00:41 PM PST · by Justaham · 11 replies · 577+ views
    His lasting words, "it is important that we fight for healthcare."
  • Caught on camera: naked love rival flees furious husband

    10/31/2009 4:05:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies · 3,219+ views
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 2:31PM GMT 31 Oct 2009
    A naked man who climbed out of a window and hid on the ledge to escape his lover's furious husband has been caught on camera. Sun Meng has been given the cold shoulder by his community after the extraordinary picture of him cowering naked outside the flat were posted on the internet. The terrified 25-year-old fled from the balcony window when he was caught in bed with the man's wife at the married couple's flat in Chengdu, central China.
  • Al Gore dodges question about inaccuracies in An Inconvenient Truth

    10/12/2009 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 63 replies · 4,464+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 10/12/2009 | Michael Krebs
    At a conference for environmental journalists in Wisconsin, Al Gore dodged questions on the many identified errors in his global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. "We're very close to that political tipping point," Gore said. "Never before in human history has a single generation been asked to make such difficult and consequential decisions." While the audience of environmental journalists were largely in agreement with Mr. Gore's presentation and his positions, one Irish journalist and filmmaker asked Gore about the many scientific errors that were found in Gore's global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. "A judge in the British High Court,...
  • Thugs attack two transvestites... who turn out to be cage fighters wearing fancy dress

    10/07/2009 9:55:05 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 2,338+ views ^ | Oct. 7, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Two thugs who attacked what they thought were a pair of transvestites picked on the wrong men - when their intended victims turned out to be cage fighters on a night out in fancy dress. Dean Gardener, 19, and Jason Fender, 22, singled out the two men walking along a street in wigs, short skirts and high heels. Bare-chested Gardener was caught on CCTV confronting one of the men in a pink wig, black skirt and boob tube - then seen swinging a punch, a court heard. But the other cage fighter, wearing a sparkling black dress and matching long...
  • Wow Chicago Eliminated In First Round!

    10/02/2009 8:26:44 AM PDT · by Williams · 318 replies · 19,161+ views
    That's it Folks wow Chicago tossed out in the FIRST round!
  • BofA's Ken Lewis to retire

    09/30/2009 2:46:57 PM PDT · by jern · 18 replies · 1,044+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Sept 30, 2009 | Rick Rothacker
    Bank of America Corp. announced today that embattled chief executive Ken Lewis has notified the board of directors of his decision to retire effective Dec. 31. The bank said the board will continue ongoing planning to ensure his successor is selected by that date. Lewis will retire as CEO and as a director.
  • Dan Rather loses $70 million lawsuit against CBS

    09/29/2009 5:25:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies · 2,483+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/29/2009 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former TV newsman Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS Corp in which Rather claimed he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's military record. The ruling by a panel of judges of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division said Rather's $70 million complaint should be dismissed in its entirety and that a lower court erred in denying CBS's motion to throw out the lawsuit. CBS said it considered the legal fight "effectively over" and put an end...
  • Scorned Wife Exacts Revenge on Hubby, Entertains Us

    08/27/2009 12:23:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 2,263+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 8/27/09
    Shame can be a powerful punishment. Just ask the guy who had to stand at the corner of Leesburg Pike and International Drive in Tysons Corner, Va., this morning. You know, the guy wearing the sign that said, "I CHEATED. THIS IS MY PUNISHMENT." A man who identified himself as William Taylor of Centreville, Va. told a passerby that he cheated on his wife -- and she found evidence of it on his cell phone. So the wife allegedly doled out a rather creative punishment: He had to stand at the intersection during morning rush, wearing the handmade sign. We...
  • Official "I Am Sorry I Voted For Obama" Website (more buyer's remorse from clueless libs)

    08/20/2009 8:32:42 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 44 replies · 3,205+ views ^ | 08/20/09 | Staff
    The purpose of this website is to tell America that former Obama supporters are no longer proud of their decision. We want everyone to contribute a story of themselves or about someone they know that tells America that they are sorry they voted for Obama.
  • It's Cold Cash, Not Cold Feet, Motivating Runaway Brides in China

    08/01/2009 12:58:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies · 1,612+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 05 June 2009 | Mei Fong
    XIN'AN VILLAGE, HANZHONG, China -- With no eligible women in his village, Zhou Pin, 27 years old, thought he was lucky to find a pretty bride whom he met and married within a week, following the custom in rural China. Ten days later, Cai Niucuo vanished, leaving behind her clothes and identity papers. She did not, however, leave behind her bride price: 38,000 yuan, or about $5,500, which Mr. Zhou and his family had scrimped and borrowed to put together. When Mr. Zhou reported his missing spouse to authorities, he found his situation wasn't unique. In the first two months...
  • Dems regain control of (New York) Senate, Espada named majority leader

    07/09/2009 3:37:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 929+ views
    Albany Business Journal ^ | July 9, 2009 | Richard A. D'Errico
    Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. has returned to the fold, giving the Democrats a 32-30 majority in the state Senate—again—and taking the title majority leader. Espada (D-Bronx) said during a news conference this afternoon that his disagreement with fellow Democrats on June 8, which led to a Republican-led coup, “has never been about titles,” though he received the title of temporary president as a result of the coup. “Today I stand here with another title,” he said. “I tell you very clearly, I have always been a Democrat. I will continue to be a Democrat. I never left home. I had...
  • Pictured: The battered and bruised face of burglar who got on wrong side of 72-year-old former boxer

    06/30/2009 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,781+ views ^ | June 30, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A knife-wielding burglar got a shock when he attacked a pensioner in his home - a couple of right hooks to the face. Gregory McCalium had not realised that 72-year-old victim Frank Corti was a retired boxer. This police mugshot of 23-year-old McCalium, taken soon after he was arrested at Mr Corti's home, shows the facial injuries the OAP inflicted as he made a citizen's arrest. Today, McCalium is beginning a four-and-a-half year prison sentence after a judge told him he 'got what he deserved.' A court heard how Mr Corti - who served with the Royal Engineers in North...
  • Obama to McCain on Iran: 'I'm the president'

    06/27/2009 12:04:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 164 replies · 5,445+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-06-23 | Sam Youngman
    In a wide-ranging midday press conference, President Obama took on Republican critics of his stance on Iran, directly targeting former rival Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and saying, "I am the president of the United States." Obama, who has been accused by McCain and other Republicans of being too timid throughout the unrest following Iran's presidential elections, has gradually taken a firmer stance in the days following the election. . . . . . "The Iranian people can speak for themselves," Obama said in the James S. Brady Briefing Room. "That is precisely what has happened these last few days. In...
  • McCain's benefit taxation not in GOP health plan [pwn3d]

    06/17/2009 7:21:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 633+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-06-17 | Molly K. Hooper
    House GOP leaders who unveiled their “vision” for healthcare reform made clear that a major provision endorsed by 2008 GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) was not included. Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman of the Health Care Solutions Group that spent months writing a "comprehensive" reform plan, said that McCain's proposal to tax employer-based benefits was "certainly not part of our plan."
  • Condi Rice schools a Stanford liberal (video)

    05/05/2009 10:11:56 AM PDT · by mgist · 26 replies · 1,495+ views
    Brutally Honest ^ | May 02, 2009
    It's too bad we no longer have adults leading this country: I urge you to watch this fabulous YouTube footage of the magnificent Condoleezza Rice being ambushed by left-liberal students at Stanford University with a series of "difficult" questions about torture, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and US foreign policy under George W Bush. (Hat tip: Andrew Hamilton.) Her coolness under fire is magnificent, but more impressive still is her refusal to duck the issues. "Sorry we have to leave", an official can be heard saying off camera, but Condi isn't going to take the easy way out: she wants to...
  • Laptop Burglar Caught After Owner Mocks Him Remotely

    04/30/2009 2:20:34 PM PDT · by steve-b · 17 replies · 1,945+ views
    Gizmondo ^ | 4/30/09 | Jesus Diaz
    Newsweek's Joshua Alston got his laptop stolen when he was in the shower. Sounds like the beginning of a porn movie, but it's one about detectives. Cyberdetectives that mock their suspects before sending the police. Alston was showering when he heard a thump. After coming out of the bathroom he noticed all his gadgets missing, including his laptop. Fortunately, he had installed a little program called LogMeIn, which allowed him to securely and remotely log into his notebook. He waited until the thief got online to start getting information that would allow him to pinpoint his location and go to...
  • Carlos Slim - By Arthur Sulzberger Jr. (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/30/2009 9:10:09 AM PDT · by abb · 38 replies · 1,291+ views
    TIME ^ | April 30, 2009 | Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
    I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Carlos Slim. He had decided to invest in the New York Times Co. and thought it would be a good idea to get to know me and my senior colleagues. It was obvious from the moment we met that he was a true Times loyalist. We had an enjoyable conversation about what was happening in this country and everywhere else in the world. Carlos, a very shrewd businessman with an appreciation for great brands, showed a deep understanding of the role that news, information and education play in our interconnected global society....
  • Teenager killed by train while listening to iPod

    04/08/2009 8:14:45 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 39 replies · 1,829+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 4:51PM BST 08 Apr 2009
    Teenager killed by train while listening to iPod A teenager was killed whilst listening to his iPod because he did not hear an oncoming train. Last Updated: 4:51PM BST 08 Apr 2009 Gino Shepherd, 17, who was killed after being struck by a train at a level crossing near his home in Gateshead Gino Shepherd, 17, died instantly when he stepped into the path of the Northern Trains service at Peth Lane, Ryton, Gateshead. He was found by the emergency services with his headphones still in his ears following the accident last Thursday Gino's cousin, Charnie Campbell, of Newbiggin Hall,...
  • Man cries after attempt to rob liquor store fails

    04/01/2009 5:02:55 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 54 replies · 1,754+ views
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old who tried to rob a liquor store sat down and cried after 76-year-old owner locked him in the store. The man was accused of trying to rob Sykes Liquor Store in Trenton Monday night. Police said the owner, who was behind the counter, triggered the lock after the man grabbed a bottle of Hennessy cognac and bolted for the door. The man then allegedly pulled out a handgun and demanded to be released. But the owner said he saw that the gun was a fake, refused to unlock the door and called...
  • 20 Years Ago, World Wide Web Was Born

    03/12/2009 3:06:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies · 1,628+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/12/2009 | Elise Ackerman
    <p>It all began 20 years ago today with a frustrated 29-year-old programmer who had a passion for order.</p> <p>Tim Berners-Lee, now famous as the founder of the World Wide Web, was working as an obscure consultant at Cern, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, in the suburbs of Geneva. Berners-Lee loved the laboratory. It was full of stimulating projects and creative people, but his work, and the work of his colleagues, was stymied by the lack of institutional knowledge.</p>
  • Democrats kill McCain's alternative stimulus plan

    02/05/2009 3:18:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies · 2,328+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-02-05
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has killed an alternative economic stimulus plan by Sen. John McCain that would have cut income and payroll taxes but spent far less than President Obama's plan. The party-line 57-40 vote against McCain's $421 billion plan came Thursday as a group of moderate Democrats and Republicans struggled to cut up to $100 billion from Obama's version.
  • (Minn. 'Red') Star Tribune: some buyout checks will bounce (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/20/2009 12:20:37 PM PST · by abb · 24 replies · 836+ views ^ | January 20, 2009 | David Brauer
    Nearly a dozen Star Tribune employees who took the company's buyout money learned last night that their five-figure checks will bounce if cashed. Mike Bucsko, executive officer of the newsroom's Newspaper Guild, says company officials told between nine and 11 Stribbers that "their checks were not going to be honored. They're not going to go through." It's a nightmare scenario for workers who gave up their jobs for a lump sum that could now be a lump of coal. Last year, bought-out Tribune Co. workers found promissory notes turned into unsecured bankruptcy claims after the Chicago Tribune parent filed Chapter...
  • Hamas rocket chief is killed

    01/10/2009 1:49:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 1,062+ views
    Hamas rocket chief is killed Uzi Mahnaimi Tel Aviv THE mastermind of Hamas’s long-range rocket attacks on Israel was killed yesterday in an airstrike, according to Israeli military sources. Amir Mansi, an engineer who commanded cells responsible for firing Grad rockets supplied by Iran, died after coming under attack from a helicopter. The Israeli army said he had been trying to fire mortar shells at their troops when he was targeted. Mansi headed the Hamas military wing’s Gaza Strip rocket division and “played a big role in Grad rocket attacks on Israeli communities”, a military spokesman said. He was killed...
  • Hackers Hijacked Large E-Bill Payment Site [Checkfree/Who's In YOUR Wallet?!]

    12/04/2008 11:38:34 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 639+ views
    The Washington Post - Security Fix ^ | 2008-12-03 | Brian Krebs
    Hackers on Tuesday hijacked the Web site, one of the largest online bill payment companies, redirecting an unknown number of visitors to a Web address that tried to install malicious software on visitors' computers, the company said today. The attack, first reported by The Register, a security news Web site, began in the early morning hours of Dec. 2, when Checkfree's home page and the customer login page were redirected to a server in the Ukraine. CheckFree spokeswoman Melanie Tolley said users who visited the sites during the attack would have been redirected to a blank page that tried...
  • Spitzer Gets a New Job, as an Online Columnist

    12/04/2008 5:35:50 PM PST · by mathprof · 25 replies · 592+ views
    new york times ^ | Sewell Chan | December 3, 2008
    Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York, has a new calling: online commentator. At 5:59 p.m., Slate, the online magazine, published the first of what it says will be a series of biweekly columns by Mr. Spitzer on financial matters. Mr. Spitzer’s first column argues against using bailouts to prop up giant financial conglomerates, asserting that the money could be better spent elsewhere, whether it’s supporting “basic research and development that could give us true competitive advantage” or restructuring “our bloated health care sector.” The flaw in consolidation, Mr. Spitzer writes, is that it has created mega-banks that are deemed...
  • Charlie Brown concedes to McClintock

    12/03/2008 7:48:04 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 48 replies · 1,114+ views
    December 3, 2008 Charlie Brown concedes to McClintock Ex-Sen. Tom McClintock had already declared victory as northern California's newest congressman, but Democratic opponent Charlie Brown made it official today with a phone call to the Thousand Oaks Republican. Brown shared the news in an e-mail to supporters. "So a short time ago, I called Senator Tom McClintock to congratulate him on a hard fought victory, and to wish him well in Congress," he wrote. To his supporters, Brown said, "I can only offer my deepest gratitude -- for your generosity of time and resources, and your unwavering energy and encouragement....
  • Husband 'left wife's body hanging for eight weeks after backing out of suicide pact'

    11/20/2008 12:10:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 18, 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A husband has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife whose body is believed to have been left hanging in their house for the past eight weeks. Detectives are quizzing the man in his 50s after he called officers to tell them she was dead. It is understood he told police the couple entered into a suicide pact in September but he backed out after she hanged herself from a door frame in an upstairs bedroom.
  • Bill Ayers Speaks (calling out the kitties, we brought you a toy)

    11/12/2008 2:30:11 PM PST · by ExRep · 87 replies · 1,935+ views
    In These Times ^ | victim of the zotmeister
    What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been Looking back on a surreal campaign season By Bill Ayers On the campaign trail, McCain immediately got on message. I became a prop, a cartoon character created to be pummeled. Whew! What was all that mess? I’m still in a daze, sorting it all out, decompressing. Pass the Vitamin C.
  • Hackers block Qaeda’s 9/11 terror on tape

    09/15/2008 2:18:03 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 35 replies · 2,652+ views
    The Hindustan Times ^ | 9/13/08 | Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
    Hackers prevented Al Qaeda from releasing a videotape to mark the seventh anniversary of 9/11. Al Qaeda has traditionally issued a video or audiotape by either Osama bin Laden or Ayman al Zawahiri, the terror network’s two leaders, to mark their massive terrorist attack on the US. As-Sahab, Al Qaeda’s media unit, had indicated earlier this week that it would post such a videotape on September 11. As-Sahab had banner images on the internet showing a silhouetted head with a question mark and the words, “Wait 11 September”. The US-based intelligence group IntelCenter had speculated the video would be a...
  • An allegorical re-enactment of Obama's presidential campaign [video]

    08/27/2008 11:20:21 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 4 replies · 159+ views
    Failblog via YouTube ^ | 8/22/08 | FailBlog
    Video at link.
  • So how do I get the guy's mug and YouTube graphic off the Forum page? (V)

    08/23/2008 8:01:15 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 124 replies · 623+ views
    self ^ | today | self
    Can we please have the option of switching off Mod chosen content?
  • Internet provider's usage cap raises questions

    08/22/2008 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 20 replies · 259+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | August 22, 2008 | Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer
    Internet provider's usage cap raises questions Friday August 22, 10:36 am ET By Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer Company's limit on Internet use upsets customers and portends new era in online service NEW YORK (AP) -- Three months ago, Guy Distaffen switched Internet providers, lured from his cable company to his phone company by a year of free service on a two-year contract. But soon the company quietly updated its policies to say it would limit his Internet activity each month. "We felt that were suckered," said Distaffen, who lives in the small village of Silver Springs in upstate New...