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  • Car Thieves Have Gone High-Tech (Keyless Entry Vulnerability)

    02/12/2018 10:23:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Monday, 12 Feb 2018 | Eddie Chua
    Owners of cars using the keyless entry system are at risk of having their vehicles stolen in minutes by a frequency­-hacking device that is available locally. The device, which costs about RM150 (S$50.30) and can be obtained online or at some electronics stores, can unlock a car and start its engine by hacking its radio frequency identification (RFID) information. A source said the device could open almost every car with keyless entry. The source said car thieves recruited hackers to install the required software onto their laptops and teach them how to operate the device. "Some local hackers have been...
  • Exclusive: Trump administration may target immigrants who use food aid, other benefits

    02/08/2018 3:02:25 PM PST · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 2/8/2018 | Yeganeh Torbati
    The Trump administration is considering making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to get permanent residency if they or their American-born children use public benefits such as food assistance, in a move that could sharply restrict legal immigration. “Non-citizens who receive public benefits are not self-sufficient and are relying on the U.S. government and state and local entities for resources instead of their families, sponsors or private organizations,” the document states. “An alien’s receipt of public benefits comes at taxpayer expense and availability of public benefits may provide an incentive for aliens to immigrate to the United...
  • New York Democrat 'charged' with stealing Sandy money from FEMA...

    01/09/2018 7:20:00 PM PST · by caww · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | JAn. 9, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    A New York Democratic assemblywoman was indicted Tuesday for allegedly defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including the agency in charge of Hurricane Sandy relief. The Department of Justice announced that 'Pamela Harris',57, a New York state assemblywoman, was charged with wire fraud, making false statements, bankruptcy fraud, witness tampering and obstructing justice. The indictment also claims that when Harris learned that law enforcement was investigating her in 2017, she pushed witnesses to lie for her to FBI agents conducting the investigation. “She conducted her schemes victimizing the federal and New York City governments, and then...
  • Woman gives package thieves cat poop

    12/28/2017 4:46:51 AM PST · by simpson96 · 50 replies ^ | 12/28/2017 | staff
    SAN FRANCISCO, California (KTRK) -- A woman fed up with package thieves is leaving surprises for them, courtesy of her cat. Cameo Wood says she's had 50 packages stolen. Six were stolen in less than 24 hours between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. So Wood took matters into her own hands - or as she says - litter scoop. With the help of her cat Koo Koo, she left special gifts for the thieves. "If they steal it, they deserve it!" Wood said. The thefts have all happened while she was at home. She says the police told her they...
  • Holiday Shopping PickPocket Prevention Awareness

    11/27/2017 7:17:23 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/27/2017 | J Hines
    With the holiday shopping at hand, you might want watch out for devious ones out there to boldly pick pocket you from your hard earned money. Even though the art of pickpocket is on the decline in the U.S., you should still be cognizant of your surroundings and belongings. According to the FBI the drop is due to the trends in our society, most people no longer carry large sums of cash. However, would be pickpocketers can target your phone or the gifts that you just bought. Its highly unlikely that they will forcefully make you go to an ATM...
  • Why Was Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves?

    11/21/2016 7:34:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Was Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves? Msgr. Charles Pope • November 20, 2016 • It is good and necessary to ponder more of the Gospel of yesterday’s Solemnity of Christ the King. It remains a profound teaching that Christ was crucified between two thieves. Why?St. Thomas Aquinas proposes three answers to the question. Let’s consider them, with particular emphasis on the third. I. To Identify with Fallen Sinners – St Thomas said, As Christ became accursed of the cross for us, so for our salvation He was crucified as a guilty one among the guilty (Comm. xxxiii in...
  • Hurricane Irma thieves strike homes, businesses during storm, police say

    09/10/2017 3:08:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies ^ | 9/10/17 | Tonya Alane
    As Hurricane Irma looms, two burglars break into six Fort Lauderdale homes in one night. A squad of looters on West Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale strike a pawn shop and steal sneakers and clothes from a sports store. Two teens are accused of burglarizing a Weston home, one of them shot by a deputy who intervened. All these opportunistic crimes happened as the region took cover during hurricane curfew — even before the height of the storm swept past South Florida on Sunday, authorities said.“I didn’t think we would be dealing with looters until after the storm cleared,” said...
  • Thieves Stole 65 Guns While ‘Most Armed Man in America’ Was at Dinner

    08/29/2017 8:25:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 8/28/2017 | AWR Hawkinsd
    Thieves drove a truck through a metal barrier and stole 65 guns from Dragonman’s gun store and shooting range while Mel “Dragon Man” Bernstein — “the most armed man in America” — was out eating dinner. The incident occurred on Sunday night. According to The Denver Post, Bernstein said, “I have over 200 machine guns in my name. If I had been there they would have gotten shot in the head.” Video of the break-in was caught by surveillance cameras and apparently shows “young kids” who were “masked and hooded.” He said the suspects got away with some “valuable weapons”...
  • French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur (Muslims too, Roma did it)

    08/28/2017 5:45:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    French authorities warn farmers of Jewish thieves ahead of Yom Kippur Municipal veterinary service says Jews and Muslims may try to steal chickens and sheep to use in ‘unauthorized sacrifices’ for holidays Veterinarians in a municipality near Paris warned farmers of an elevated risk of theft of sheep and fowl ahead of the Muslim and Jewish holidays of Eid al-Adha and Yom Kippur, respectively. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! The warning, which provoked angry reactions on the part of communal leaders who felt it was discriminatory, came...
  • Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video)

    08/08/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 56 replies
    Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video) ^ | 08 AUG 17 | By Zachary T. Sampson, Lisa Gartner, Laura Morel and Anastasia Dawson, Times Staff Writers
    The last thing Keondrae Brown remembers before he blacked out is lying in shattered glass on Tampa Road, next to the burning wreckage of a stolen car, lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash that killed his brother and two of his friends. Now Keondrae and two other boys in a second stolen car could face murder charges in the deaths of Keontae Brown, 16; Jimmie Goshey, 14; and Dejarae Thomas, 16. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri suggested the more serious charges against the surviving teens at a news conference Monday, a day after the Palm Harbor crash once again highlighted...
  • ‘That’s Just Texas’: Woman Fatally Shoots Home Intruder

    08/02/2017 4:36:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2017
    A 60-year-old Texas woman wasn’t taking any chances Monday morning when she heard two intruders enter her home, grabbing her pistol and shooting one of the would-be thieves dead, police said. The woman, who was not immediately identified, confronted the two armed men after they entered her Harris County home through an open garage door around 11:30 a.m., WTSP reported. Cathy Hanks, a neighbor, said it’s not surprising the woman fired her pistol when she saw a threat in her home, explaining: “That’s really how we are. That’s just Texas.”
  • The next tactic in the war against guns

    07/31/2017 9:42:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies ^ | 7/28/2017 | Lee Williams
    The Center for American Progress has just released a report about gun theft, which is already serving as a tailor-made tool for those who want to extinguish your Second Amendment rights. If you’re unfamiliar with the Center for American Progress, its first president and CEO was John Podesta, who served at President Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff, and later chaired Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The group’s report: Stolen Guns in America: A State-by-State Analysis, describes gun theft in the United States as “staggering,” and it holds gun owners responsible for the thefts, rather than the criminals themselves.
  • 'I need to work': Texas veteran says he was fired from Home Depot after confronting shoplifters

    07/17/2017 12:20:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2017
    A 70-year-old veteran says he’s out of a job after he tried to stop some thieves from leaving the Home Depot store where he worked. It appears what he saw as doing the right thing was against company policy. Jim Tinney says trying to do the right thing has guided him pretty well in life. “In the Army, they train you to do things like that,” Tinney said. Recently, Tinney said he saw three men carrying tool sets worth thousands of dollars to the checkout area at Home Depot. He said they seemed nervous. “One of them hollered ‘let’s go,’...
  • Why Was Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves?

    06/13/2016 7:01:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-12-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Was Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves? Msgr. Charles Pope • June 12, 2016 • There is a bit of puzzlement at the following question: Why was Christ crucified between two thieves? It might make one wonder why one would ask this question at all. Perhaps one could also ask why the Passion was on a Friday, or, why Jesus died at 3:00 PM instead of 4:00 PM. These sorts of questions could go on forever.Nevertheless, some of the best insights come from pondering seemingly insignificant questions. Seldom do the Gospel writers and the Holy Spirit provide a detail...
  • The Appalling Delusion of 100 Percent Renewables, Exposed

    06/22/2017 10:03:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 6/22/2017 | Robert Bryce
    The idea that the U.S. economy can be run solely with renewable energy — a claim that leftist politicians, environmentalists, and climate activists have endlessly promoted — has always been a fool’s errand. And on Monday, the National Academy of Sciences published a blockbuster paper by an all-star group of American scientists that says exactly that. The paper, by Chris Clack, formerly with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado Boulder, and 20 other top scientists, appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It decimates the work of Mark Jacobson, the Stanford engineering...
  • Wagoner County DA declines charges against homeowner's son

    04/03/2017 12:35:52 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 61 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | Apr 3, 2017 - 12:19 PM
    No charges to be filed against Mr. AR15.
  • Maryland Men Arrested In Theft Of $515K Antlers From NRA Convention

    05/03/2011 5:52:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    WTAE ^ | May 3, 2011
    PITTSBURGH -- Police have arrested two Maryland men accused of stealing elk antlers valued at more than $500,000 from a vendor at the National Rifle Association convention in Pittsburgh. Police said the victim, a 56-year-old professional elk hunter from Idaho, contacted them Monday night to report that two sets of antlers were stolen from his booth at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center while he was waiting with his truck at a loading dock. One set of antlers, which has a score of 522 inches, is appraised at $500,000, while the second, which has a score of 486 inches, is...
  • China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter Roars Onto The International Stage

    11/01/2016 1:08:41 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 25 replies
    The War Zone ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    As expected, the J-20 stealth fighter made its public debut at the Zhuhai Air Show today. Thought the Chinese government has largely kept silent about the J-20 over its last half decade of flight tests, a pair of the jets went screaming high over the runway at Jinwan Airport before splitting up via a dramatic cross-over break. Then a single J-20 came back for more passes, climbs and turns. Although some spectators may have been a little disappointed that the display did not last longer, or feature a wider flight envelope and aircraft configuration changes (such as a flyby...
  • Yahoo holds key to FBI probe of Hillary-Huma emails

    10/31/2016 4:49:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 10/31/2016 | Jerome R. Corsi holds the key to determining just how severely Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton may have violated national-security laws with emails that Huma forwarded to herself at, which ended up on a laptop owned by her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner. The FBI has the legal authority to force Yahoo to disclose whether IPs belonging to third parties, including foreign third parties, had access to read in real time – and in non-redacted form – emails that Abedin forwarded to that ended up on Wiener’s laptop. On Aug. 29, WND reported two-thirds of Abedin’s released emails were forwarded...
  • Clintons Began Taking White House Property a Year Ago [2000]

    09/11/2016 1:51:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | February 10, 2001 | |From the Washington Post
    Clinton and his wife started shipping White House furniture to the Clintons' newly purchased home in New York more than a year ago, despite questions at the time by the White House chief usher about whether they were entitled to remove the items. The day before the items were shipped out, chief usher Gary Walters said he questioned whether the Clintons should be taking the furnishings because he believed they were government property donated as part of a White House redecoration project in 1993, during Clinton's first year in office. But Walters was told by the White House counsel's office...