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  • Mistakes on economy make Obama vulnerable

    09/02/2012 10:47:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/1/12 | Andrew S. Ross
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, with a number of Bay Area executives, economists and campaign contributors in his corner, has made it quite clear he'll be campaigning almost exclusively on the sitting president's handling of the economy. .. let's get straight to the points where, in my humble opinion, Obama is vulnerable. -- "Misunderestimation": In Vice President Biden's words, "we misread how bad the economy was." That is, they misread how deep the recession went, the extent to which its roots preceded the Bush administration and how long the recovery would take. -- Too little: The $787 billion stimulus package...
  • Vulnerable House Dems declare their independence

    09/28/2010 8:34:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/28/10 | Cristina Silva - ap
    LAS VEGAS – Rep. Dina Titus has been a loyal soldier in pushing the Democrats' ambitious agenda, voting for health care legislation, extended unemployment benefits, new energy taxes and a repeal of the military's ban on gays serving openly. Her campaign signs, however, proclaim Titus an "independent voice" for Nevadans. Aware that their stock has taken the same tumble as home values, Congress' most vulnerable Democrats are declaring their independence from their party's agenda in Facebook profiles, television advertisements, news interviews and campaign websites leading up to the Nov. 2 election. That's when Republicans hope to retake control of the...
  • The Political Expendables A baker’s dozen of potential upsets in this fall’s House matchups.

    08/23/2010 10:36:12 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 23, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    By some counts, the GOP has a shot at 103 currently Democratic seats in the U.S. House of Representatives this year. You have probably marveled at Florida GOP House candidate Allen West’s speeches on YouTube. You’ve been amused to learn about the offbeat biography of Sean Duffy — MTV reality-show star, world-champion lumberjack, and a successful district attorney. You’ve chuckled at the thought of Jon Runyan plowing through New Jersey Democrat John Adler the way he used to plow through defensive lineman. And when North Carolina’s Bob Etheridge attacked that kid who asked him whether he supports the Obama agenda,...
  • Vulnerable House Democrats see the money after voting for the healthcare bill

    04/21/2010 8:21:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 542+ views
    the hill ^ | 4/21/10 | Aaron Blake
    Vulnerable House Democrats who supported the healthcare bill last month reaped big financial rewards. Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports show the crucial yes votes cashed in between March 21 and the end of the first quarter on March 31. They received big money from Democratic-leaning political action committees (PACs) and fellow Democratic members of Congress. Several of these members were last-minute yes votes, which helped push the legislation to passage.
  • Hundreds of Militants Planning Attacks From Yemen, Foreign Minister Says

    12/29/2009 9:46:00 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 34 replies · 1,115+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/29/2009 | Times of London
    Hundreds of Al Qaeda militants are planning terror attacks from Yemen, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi appealed for more help from the international community to help train and equip counter-terrorist forces. His plea came after an Al Qaeda group based in Yemen claimed responsibility for the failed Christmas Day airliner bomb plot. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, alleged to be behind the attempt to blow up an American-bound aircraft, spent time in Yemen with Al Qaeda and was in the country only days before the failed attack. Al-Qirbi said: "Of course there are a number of Al Qaeda...
  • Target Races 2010

    07/20/2009 12:05:49 PM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies · 1,276+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | 7/20/2009 | NA
    Click Source for complete list of Liberal democrats running for re-election in 2010.
  • Nevada Senator Optimistic About GOP in Iowa Visit (Ensign Says Obama Will Be Vulnerable)

    06/01/2009 4:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 868+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 1, 2009 | MIKE GLOVER
    Nevada Sen. John Ensign predicted Monday that President Barack Obama will be vulnerable in the next election, but only if "fresh voices and fresh faces" emerge to make the case for core Republican values. In a one-day visit to Iowa, where precinct caucuses launch the presidential nominating process, Ensign made the case that Republicans have gone astray and that's led to two consecutive electoral disasters. "Our party got away from its basic principles," Ensign said in an interview with The Associated Press. The trip marked his first visit to Iowa, and at times it looked like the presidential campaign swings...
  • Breaking: Murder on Virginia Tech Campus, Students advised to stay where they are.

    01/21/2009 5:26:04 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 116 replies · 6,017+ views
    Text Alert | Jan 21, 2009 | me
    No details yet. Alert sent to all students: VT Police have confirmed a murder in the Graduate Life Center. A suspect is in custody. Stay where you are and stay vigilant. Stay away for GLC. 8:16pm
  • Why Obama looks vulnerable

    08/26/2008 8:33:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 141+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | August 25 2008 | Gideon Rachman
    The Democratic party will whip up some euphoria in Denver this week. But a dark cloud of anxiety hovers over the party convention. A horrible truth is beginning to dawn on the Democrats. Barack Obama is not the “once in a generation” political genius they thought they had discovered. On the contrary, he is a weak candidate for the presidency. With a feeble economy, an unpopular war and the Republicans in disarray, the Democrats should win the presidential election in a canter. But Mr Obama, the Democratic nominee, is neck and neck with John McCain, his Republican rival. For sure,...
  • Why Obama looks vulnerable

    08/26/2008 9:05:17 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 36 replies · 336+ views
    www.ft.com ^ | August 25 2008 | Gideon Rachman
    Why Obama looks vulnerable By Gideon Rachman Published: August 25 2008 The Democratic party will whip up some euphoria in Denver this week. But a dark cloud of anxiety hovers over the party convention. A horrible truth is beginning to dawn on the Democrats. Barack Obama is not the “once in a generation” political genius they thought they had discovered. On the contrary, he is a weak candidate for the presidency. With a feeble economy, an unpopular war and the Republicans in disarray, the Democrats should win the presidential election in a canter. But Mr Obama, the Democratic nominee, is...
  • New wiretap bill would leave US vulnerable: White House

    03/11/2008 10:46:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 305+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON, (AFP) - The White House and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday said the House of Representatives was drawing up a new wiretap law that would hamper their job of protecting the people. The bill is a new attempt at reviving a post-September 11 law that expired last month allowing government spying on foreign telephone calls and electronic correspondence without first seeking a warrant. The White House and the Democrat-led Congress are at loggerheads over the issue of liability for telecommunications companies participating in the wiretap program. The House let the law expire on February...
  • Multi-National Soldiers Secure Vulnerable Site

    06/25/2007 5:34:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 333+ views
    BAGHDAD, June 25, 2007 — Iraqi and U.S. soldiers from the Multi-National Division-Baghdad are now fortifying a western Baghdad gas station that has been the target of recent insurgent attacks in the neighborhood of Yarmouk. The gas station, which serves the residents of southeastern Mansour, has come under small arms fire and two car bombs exploded within 100 meters of the gas station in recent weeks. These attacks prompted leaders from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Division and 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery to take action. “We’ve already begun to see an improvement in the traffic flow. Black-market...
  • AP pinpoints 5 vulnerable hurricane areas

    05/31/2007 11:00:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,324+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | The Associated Press
    Just because Katrina was the perfect storm — a catastrophic combo of the wrong hurricane in the wrong place at the wrong time — doesn't mean that history can't repeat itself, leaving another city obliterated by another tempest. It can. And as we enter what weather prognosticators are euphemistically calling another "active season," citizens and civil servants from Texas to New England are asking themselves: Where's the next New Orleans? The Associated Press has pinpointed five of the most vulnerable U.S. coastal spots. Among them: Galveston, Texas, sitting uneasily by the Gulf of Mexico, its residents limited to a single...
  • Lockheed fighter jet program vulnerable (F-35 Lightning II)

    12/03/2006 10:46:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,746+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/06 | Stephen Manning -- ap
    ARLINGTON, Va. - To the military and defense firms that make it, the F-35 Lightning II is a "next generation" fighter jet, a technological leap meant to replace several aging fighters and help America maintain its dominance in aerial warfare. The Pentagon plans to buy thousands of the new stealthy jets, to be flown by three branches of the military and by eight foreign countries. And despite being the most expensive Pentagon spending program ever, with a total cost of about $275 billion, each plane is supposed to be relatively cheap to build, a rarity in defense spending. But as...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Experts: Cruises Vulnerable to Attacks

    11/08/2005 2:47:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 728+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/08/05 | John Pain - ap
    MIAMI - Cruise lines say their crews and ships are well prepared for attacks like the one off the coast of Somalia this past weekend, when pirates fired rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns at the luxury vessel Seabourn Spirit. The ship safely evaded two pirate boats after using an earsplitting sonic weapon, changing course and heading out to sea. But security experts say that despite all the preparations, cruise liners remain vulnerable to attacks like this or the deadly bombing by al-Qaida-linked militants of the USS Cole in Yemen five years ago. The Cole was rammed by an explosives-laden boat...
  • ZOT! Bush Popularity Among Military

    10/29/2005 9:58:00 AM PDT · by mindysmack · 58 replies · 2,030+ views
    AsPress ^ | AsPress
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- More than half of North Carolina military members surveyed in the latest Elon University poll disapprove of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq and his overall job performance. Nearly 53 percent of military members said they strongly disapproved or disapproved of Bush's handling of his job. And just more than 56 percent of that same group strongly disapproved or disapproved of how he has dealt with the Iraq war. Overall, 53 percent of those surveyed for the poll released Friday did not approve of Bush's job performance, while 57 percent did not approve of his...
  • Microsoft's "monkeys" find first zero-day exploit

    08/09/2005 9:11:18 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 29 replies · 731+ views
    Security Focus ^ | 8 August 2005 | Robert Lemos
    Microsoft's "monkeys" find first zero-day exploit Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2005-08-08 Microsoft 's experimental Honeymonkey project has found almost 750 Web pages that attempt to load malicious code onto visitors' computers and detected an attack using a vulnerability that had not been publicly disclosed, the software giant said in a paper released this month. Known more formerly as the Strider Honeymonkey Exploit Detection System, the project uses automated Windows XP clients to surf questionable parts of the Web looking for sites that compromise the systems without any user interaction. In the latest experiments, Microsoft has identified 752 specific addresses owned by...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • TERRI's Former Nurse Accuses MICHAEL SCHIAVO

    03/22/2005 10:15:00 AM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 210 replies · 4,306+ views
    Newsmax.com - Inside Cover ^ | 03/22/05 | CARL LIMBACHER
    . NEVER FORGET Reprinted from NewsMax.com Tuesday, March 22, 2005 9 a.m. EST Terri's Former Nurse Accuses Michael Schiavo From April 1995 to August 1996, Carla Sauer Iyer was one of Terri Schiavo's caretakers at Palm Garden in Largo, Fla. This morning on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program, she gave a frightening account of Michael Schiavo's actions and words, and also a hopeful description of Terri Schiavo's condition at that time. Ms. Iyer said that Terri could: Interact with staff. Laugh. Talk - saying words like "mommy," "help me" and "hi." Let you know if she was in pain....
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,140 replies · 219,508+ views
  • Hackers Quickly Target Newly Disclosed Microsoft Flaw

    02/10/2005 7:31:00 PM PST · by Eagle9 · 27 replies · 899+ views
    TechWeb - InternetWeek.com ^ | February 10, 2005 | Gregg Keizer
    It didn't take hackers long to start banging hard on the vulnerabilities Microsoft disseminated Tuesday. Just a day after the Redmond, Wash.-based developer rolled out a dozen advisoriescontaining 16 vulnerabilities, 10 of them tagged as "Critical," exploit code has gone public for one, Microsoft said late Wednesday. "Microsoft won't be happy that someone has posted information about how to take advantage of their critical security hole within 48 hours of their patch being released," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos, in a statement. "Many computer users are bound to have not yet defended themselves," he added. Microsoft posted...
  • Save Terri Schiavo

    01/29/2005 8:32:27 AM PST · by xzins · 79 replies · 2,457+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 26 Jan 05 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Save Terri Schiavo by Terence P. Jeffrey Posted Jan 26, 2005 Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida legislature may not know it, but they acted in the spirit of Sir Philip Sidney when they tried to save the life of Terri Schiavo. When Sidney, a young warrior and poet in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, was mortally wounded in battle, legend has it that he passed up a drink of water in deference to a common soldier who lay nearby in the throes of death. "Thy need is greater than mine," Sidney told the dying man. After his own...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Mailings to seniors rip GOP - Democrats accused of fear politics

    10/22/2004 1:23:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies · 488+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 22, 2004 | JAMES SALZER
    Georgia seniors are the target of mass mailings from Democrats this fall, but this time the issue is not Social Security. Republican lawmakers are being accused of voting to force thousands of elderly folks out of nursing homes. The problem is that most Democrats voted for the same spending cuts, which threatened "medically needy" nursing home patients. And state officials say they know of no elderly Georgians actually evicted because of the cuts. "It is fear politics at its worst," Sen. Randy Hall (R-Augusta), an incumbent targeted by the mailings, said. "To even suggest that any of us would knowingly...
  • Take Action! McGreevey Out NOW! (quick action item)

    08/12/2004 4:45:35 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 134 replies · 3,027+ views
    Jim McGreevey has resigned as Governor of New Jersey... but he is making his resignation effective in NOVEMBER, after the election, for the mere purpose of preventing a Republican from taking over the Governorship and to prevent helping Bush's reelection effort.  This man is a disgrace!  This is unacceptable, and you can help the effort to get him out NOW!  Here are a few small steps that may make a BIG difference:1.  Contact McGreevey's Former Opponent, Bret Schundler (R-NJ)Here is Bret's email address:  bret@schundler.orgSend Bret an email asking him to demand McGreevey's immediate exit.  Here is a sample email if...
  • Microsoft Plugs IE; Warns All Browsers At Risk (Test Your Browser Here)

    07/03/2004 9:46:15 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 206 replies · 10,215+ views
    TechWeb ^ | July 2, 2004 | Gregg Keizer
    As if to prove the point that security is like the Dutch boy at the dike, Microsoft on Friday released a stop-gap fix for one of several vulnerabilities that have plagued its Internet Explorer just as a security firm warned that virtually every browser -- not just IE -- can be spoofed by hackers. The update, which Microsoft tagged as “Critical,” isn't a patch per se, but rather an change to Windows that disables the ADODB.Stream object within the operating system's Data Access Components (DAC). Last week, an innovative attack launched by a Russian hacker group from previously-infected Microsoft Internet...
  • (Battleground) Poll: (President) Bush Vulnerable, but Kerry Unknown

    04/14/2004 11:04:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 212+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/14/04 | Will Lester - AP
    WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) appears vulnerable on several fronts, including support for whether he deserves re-election and worries about the country's direction, but Democratic rival John Kerry (news - web sites) has been unable to capitalize on those weaknesses, a bipartisan poll suggests. The result six months before the Nov. 2 presidential election is a tight race between a vulnerable incumbent and a challenger who has not yet defined himself, according to the Battleground 2004 poll released Wednesday. The survey was conducted by Republican pollster Ed Goeas and Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. Bush and Kerry were...
  • Internet Worm Plaguing Computers Worldwide

    08/12/2003 2:09:59 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 207 replies · 1,158+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Brian Krebs
    A fast-spreading Internet worm infecting more than a million computers worldwide forced the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to shut its offices for the day and is causing problems for other computer networks in the Washington region. The worm, dubbed "Blaster" by security experts, is having a "sporadic" effect on federal agency networks, said a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security......(snip) [Article is long but good]
  • CA: Power grid vulnerable as woes go unresolved

    05/07/2003 7:09:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 303+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/7/03 | Carrie Peyton Dahlberg
    <p>Two years after an energy crisis repeatedly blacked out parts of the state and sent giant companies into bankruptcy, California's power market is still ripe for exploitation.</p> <p>The state's grid operator predicts a new round of market manipulation could add $50 million or more to annual electricity costs starting this summer.</p>
  • Democrats view president as vulnerable on the economy(Barf Alert)

    04/16/2003 5:42:35 AM PDT · by Fedupwithit · 16 replies · 242+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/16/2003 | Susan Milligan
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Dick Gephardt remembers the days when Democrats were unwilling to take on the first President Bush, whose approval ratings were astronomically high after a successful military mission in Iraq. They sat on their hands for months until the postwar euphoria subsided. That was 1991.</p>
  • CA: Davis' tax plan could leave state more vulnerable to next downturn

    03/02/2003 4:03:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 309+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 3/2/03 | Mark Gladstone
    <p>With the state budget hemorrhaging red ink, Gov. Gray Davis in January floated a controversial plan to raise taxes by more than $8 billion to help balance the books.</p> <p>But while Davis' plan would raise heaps of cash, it fails to address many of the weaknesses in California's tax structure that helped trigger fiscal disaster in the first place.</p>
  • Microsoft Issues Security Warnings for Windows, Outlook And Content Management

    01/24/2003 12:39:01 PM PST · by gonewt · 39 replies · 396+ views
    Microsoft issued a critical warning about a security hole in Windows NT 4.0, Windows XP and Windows 2000 that could enable attackers to take over a vulnerable system. The company also issued two more security warnings, about a flaw in Content Management Server 2001 rated as important, and a moderate-rated vulnerability in Outlook 2002. The company posted patches for all three flaws in the warnings, which were posted Wednesday. The Windows flaw is in the Microsoft Locator service, which allows users to map easy-to-remember logical names of systems on a company's network, such as printer servers, to the actual network...
  • U.S. still vulnerable to massive terrorist attacks

    10/26/2002 5:01:45 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 18 replies · 775+ views
    The next terrorist strike against the United States could be more deadly and disruptive than the Sept. 11 attacks, former top government officials, academics, and business leaders warn in a new report. ''America remains dangerously unprepared to prevent and respond to a catastrophic terrorist attack on US soil,'' said the task force led by former senators Gary Hart, a Colorado Democrat, and New Hampshire Republican Warren Rudman. The report was released late yesterday. Few ships, trucks, and trains that enter the United States are searched, the report said. Emergency personnel are unprepared for chemical or biological attacks. Oil refineries and...
  • Microsoft: Users may have to pay for security

    10/08/2002 3:17:02 PM PDT · by B Knotts · 17 replies · 231+ views
    ZDNet UK ^ | 10/08/02 | Peter Judge
    RSA 2002: Microsoft is considering charging for additional security options, and admits it didn't move on security until customers were ready to pay for it Microsoft "may offer new security abilities on a paid basis," according to the company's chief technical officer Craig Mundie. The possibility is under consideration within Microsoft's security business unit, recently set up under its own vice president, Mike Nash. The idea is still only hypothetical, but represents an acknowledgement that Microsoft sees security not just as a necessary condition to reassure existing and future customers, but also as a potential source of revenue. "Our work...
  • Keepin' it real..Real secure -LONG READ-!!!!!

    10/03/2002 9:34:46 PM PDT · by Michael Barnes · 11 replies · 1,851+ views
    SANS ^ | Check the link | Some Gov Kooks
    The Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities (Updated) ~ The Experts’ ConsensusVersion 2.6 October 1, 2002 Copyright © 2001-2002, The SANS Institute www.fbi.gov             www.nipc.gov             www.sans.org ----------------- Jump To Index of Top 20 Threats ----------------- Introduction The majority of the successful attacks on operating systems come from only a few software vulnerabilities. This can be attributed to the fact that attackers are opportunistic, take the easiest and most convenient route, and exploit the best-known flaws with the most effective and widely available attack tools. They count on organizations not fixing the problems, and they often attack indiscriminately, scanning...