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  • Pitiful: Congress set to let Obama ignore War Powers Act again in attacking ISIS

    09/05/2014 10:41:46 AM PDT · by Bratch · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 5, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I think this is actually worse than when they looked the other way at him waging war unilaterally in Libya. That was lazy and cowardly too, but you could understand where the cowardice was coming from, at least. Libya was politically risky. There were good arguments that we had no vital interests there and that knocking out Qaddafi would lead to something even worse, up to and including a civil war between jihadis and other Libyans (which turned out to be true); there were also good arguments that a slaughter was in the offing if the west didn’t intervene to...
  • Use WPA2, not WEP(vanity)

    01/27/2013 10:23:07 AM PST · by Signalman · 29 replies
    self | 1/27/2013 | Self
    I was viewing some of my neighbors' wi-fi connections on my tablet computer and noticed that most are using the outdated WEP network security standard. This was deemed to be insecure a decade ago and was replaced by the WPA and, later, the WPA2 security standard. Someone in "listening range" of a wi-fi hotspot using the WEP encryption standard could, potentially, break into the network relatively easily and disrupt it. Many internet service providers (ISP) still provide WEP as the default, but they are now required to also provide WPA. So it is a good idea to insure that your...
  • EPA Honors Noted Environmentalist And Marxist Killer Che Guevara

    09/17/2012 11:04:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    True Conservatives on Twitter ^ | September 17, 2012
    Regulators: The EPA has commemorated the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with an emailed picture of Marxist thug Che Guevara. Considering the agency's totalitarian energy policies, it's somehow appropriate. The internal email sent by EPA management analyst Susie Goldring was said to have been issued without clearance from higher-ups. EPA said it was "drafted and sent by an individual employee, and without official clearance." But sent it was, a document with a photo of a mural with a visage of the murderous revolutionary that was lifted without attribution from the website, Guevara, of course, was an enemy of the...
  • Wi-Fi Security: Cracking WPA With CPUs, GPUs, And The Cloud

    08/15/2011 2:37:51 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    Tom's Hardware ^ | August 15, 2011 | Andrew Ku
    Is your network safe? Almost all of us prefer the convenience of Wi-Fi over the hassle of a wired connection. But what does that mean for security? Our tests tell the whole story. We go from password cracking on the desktop to hacking in the cloud.We hear about security breaches with such increasing frequency that it's easy to assume the security world is losing its battle to protect our privacy. The idea that our information is safe is what enables so many online products and services; without it, life online would be so very different than it is today. And...
  • Is McCain Laying Out A False Choice That We Must Choose Either Obama's War Policy Or Isolationism?

    06/20/2011 4:17:56 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    6/20/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    It seems as if that is the case, given that John McCain has chastised those GOP presidential candidates who wonder how Libya posed a threat to the U.S., how Obama has grounds for claiming that the U.S. isn't even at war with Libya or how he can claim - through Harold Koh and Jay Carney - that "the limited nature of this particular mission is not the kind of hostilities envisioned by the War Powers Resolution." Obama is claiming that since U.S. troops are supposedly at little risk in this particular mission and that we have no boots on the...
  • Obama Is Trying To Redefine What Constitutes Warfare (US-Libya)

    06/18/2011 1:21:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    6/18/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ...With Harold Koh (legal advisor for the Department of State) and Jay Carney in tow - engaged in a game of semantics. Harold Koh recently said: "We are not saying the president can take the country into war on his own. We are not saying the War Powers Resolution is unconstitutional or should be scrapped or that we can refuse to consult Congress. We are saying the limited nature of this particular mission is not the kind of hostilities envisioned by the War Powers Resolution." Problem is, is that the WPA does not make any distinction between one kind of...
  • Obama: Limited Strikes For 90 Days Under WPA. Carney: These Limited Strikes Nullify WPA 90 Day Rule

    06/17/2011 9:04:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    On March 21, 2011, Obama cited the WPR which requires him to notify Congresa 48 hours before beginning military operations. That same day Obama said that the military strikes against Libya would be "limited in their nature, duration and scope." During the past almost 90 days, Obama has given updates on these "limited" strikes. Now that 90 days draws near, Carney says that since the strikes have been "limited" that basically the 90 day rule doesn't apply. He apparently wants to use a WPA provision which allows for the president to deploy U.S. forces and engage in military strikes for...
  • Obama asks Congress for a resolution of support on Libya (Congress has not authorized the mission)

    05/20/2011 5:50:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/20/11 | Jamie Klatell
    Obama asks Congress for a resolution of support on LibyaBy Jamie Klatell - 05/20/11 08:15 PM ET Sixty days after launching military action against Libya, President Obama on Friday sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to pass a resolution supporting the U.S. mission. "I wish to express my support for the bipartisan resolution drafted by Senators Kerry, McCain, Levin, Feinstein, Graham, and Lieberman, which would confirm that the Congress supports the U.S. mission in Libya and that both branches are united in their commitment to supporting the aspirations of the Libyan people for political reform and self-government," Obama...
  • Social realist artist Jack Levine, whose work ridiculed rich, dies in NYC at 95

    11/09/2010 11:29:25 AM PST · by Borges · 16 replies · 3+ views
    Brandon Sun - AP ^ | 11/09/10 | Karen Matthews
    The social realist artist Jack Levine, who skewered the rich and powerful in paintings that echoed Old Masters like Goya and El Greco stylistically, has died. He was 95. Levine's son-in-law, Leonard Fisher, said the artist died Monday at his New York City home. Levine's works are in the collections of major museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, New York's Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Born in Boston in 1915, Levine found work as a young man with the federal Works Progress Administration. He achieved wide recognition...
  • Obama's Expensive Train Set

    02/10/2010 11:36:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 780+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/10/10 | Donald Lambro
    There’s just one thing wrong with Barack Obama’s $8 billion economic stimulus plan to build high speed railroad lines he claims will create lots of jobs, move millions of people, curb traffic, clean the air and make intercity travel more cost-efficient and fast. It won’t. It will create relatively few high paying jobs because the companies who build high speed trains are mostly in Europe and Asia. It will not be truly high speed like Japan’s Bullet train, because U.S. roadbeds can’t handle such speeds safely. It will have little or no effect on traffic because most of it is...
  • Krugman: It's Time For The WPA

    11/06/2009 3:05:03 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 613+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 11-09-2009 | Joe Weisenthal
    Krugman: It's Time For The WPA Joe WeisenthalNov. 6, 2009, 12:08 PM We wondered if Paul Krugman would use this morning's 10.2% unemployment reading as an excuse to call for another stimulus. Indeed: You can make a pretty good case that just employing a lot of people directly would be a lot more cost-effective; the WPA and CCC cost surprisingly little given the number of people put to work. Think of it as the stimulus equivalent of getting the middlemen out of the student loan program. So why aren’t we doing this? Politics, of course: government is the problem, not...
  • New attack cracks common Wi-Fi encryption in a minute

    08/28/2009 10:58:25 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 42 replies · 1,331+ views
    Network World ^ | 27 August 2009 | Robert McMillan
    Computer scientists in Japan say they've developed a way to break the WPA encryption system used in wireless routers in about one minute. The attack gives hackers a way to read encrypted traffic sent between computers and certain types of routers that use the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption system. The attack was developed by Toshihiro Ohigashi of Hiroshima University and Masakatu Morii of Kobe University, who plan to discuss further details at a technical conference set for Sept. 25 in Hiroshima. Last November, security researchers first showed how WPA could be broken, but the Japanese researchers have taken the...
  • (Vanity) The Multiplier Effect, or, Stimulate This! (Why Adam Smith Only Uses One Hand)

    02/15/2009 9:25:04 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies · 1,119+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-15-2009 | grey_whiskers
    With the debate over the "Porkulus" bill in Congress (or, as I like to call it, "Pork and Awe"), there has been a great deal of related discussion over why the bill will work, or won't work, to stimulate the economy and create much-needed jobs and economic growth. However, much of the debate has devolved into partisan bickering. It might help to take a step back, and consider the differences between government and private spending in a more general sense. To begin with, what does the stimulus package claim to do? Apparently, it authorizes the government to spend money, in...
  • Obama Increases Jobs Goal to 3 Million

    12/21/2008 8:38:47 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 43 replies · 776+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 12/21/2008 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama has increased his employment goal with the nation's economic outlook worsening, seeking to create or save 3 million jobs in the next two years instead of the 2.5 million he proposed last month. Obama set the more ambitious target earlier this week after meeting with top economic advisers who cautioned that the nation's unemployment rate could exceed 9 percent given the current pace of job losses, Obama transition officials said Saturday. During the presidential campaign, Obama pledged to create or save 1 million jobs. He increased that goal to 2.5 million over two years just...
  • Once thought safe, WPA Wi-Fi encryption is cracked

    11/06/2008 1:07:03 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 22 replies · 1,558+ views
    IT World ^ | 06 November 2008 | Robert McMillan
    Security researchers say they've developed a way to partially crack the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption standard used to protect data on many wireless networks. The attack, described as the first practical attack on WPA, will be discussed at the PacSec conference in Tokyo next week. There, researcher Erik Tews will show how he was able to crack WPA encryption, in order to read data being sent from a router to a laptop computer. The attack could also be used to send bogus information to a client connected to the router.To do this, Tews and his co-researcher Martin Beck found...
  • NYS: The Shock Doctrine--Books

    04/05/2008 9:07:13 AM PDT · by OESY · 9 replies · 128+ views
    New York Sun ^ | April 2, 2008 | AMITY SHLAES
    The Great Depression... hit in waves, making everyone feel helpless. First came the crash of the stock market, then the failure of the local banks, then the failure of larger ones, then joblessness, and more joblessness, and hunger. By the time the country elected Franklin Roosevelt on his New Deal platform in 1932, one in four was unemployed.... Overly efficient factories, [economists] said, were producing too many goods for a market that could not keep up. Factories therefore had to lay off workers. It all amounted to "vicious industrial Darwinism," as Nick Taylor terms it in "American-Made: The Enduring Legacy...
  • Observations/questions regarding upgrade to 802.11g router

    09/09/2006 9:30:27 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 4 replies · 210+ views
    Tonight I upgraded my wireless router to be 802.11g compliant. At the same time, I switched wireless PCMIA cards on my laptop, from a Microsoft MN520 card (802.11b only) to a Belkin card (802.11g). The router (also from Belkin) gave me an option of WEP or WPA, so of course I chose the latter. Therefore, I believe anyone else who wants to connect via wireless must have WPA capability. If all they have is WEP, they will be unsuccessful. In fact, I tried it myself, but deliberately trying to connect with the old Microsoft MN520 card, and having nothing happen....
  • Mural celebrating Revolutionary War called too violent for Greenwich pupils

    06/06/2006 8:26:34 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 51 replies · 1,085+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | June 6, 2006 | Associated Press
    GREENWICH -- A restored Revolutionary War mural painted in the 1930s may not be returned to an elementary school because officials are concerned it is too violent for children. The mural shows Gen. Israel Putnam, a war hero from Greenwich who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, half-naked and about to be burned at the stake. He aims a gun at wolves while men around him fight with guns and knives. "Violence is not something you see at Hamilton Avenue School," said principal Damaris Rau. "And then to have it in the forefront, especially in the lobby, a picture...
  • We Do Our Art

    03/04/2005 12:47:16 AM PST · by B-Chan · 8 replies · 394+ views
    U.S. Library of Congress ^ | -- | Library of Congress
    A national treasure: Highlights from the Library of Congress' WPA Posters Collection.

    02/07/2004 10:03:20 AM PST · by upcountryhorseman · 113 replies · 549+ views
    self | Feb. 7, 2004 | self
    Has anyone noticed The beginning of the new movie Seabiscuit? The story of Seabiscuit took place during the big depression and the viewer is given a montage of depression era souplines, "okie" camps, stockmarket wipeouts, etc. Then the venue changes and we are treated to 1930's news shots of WPA construction projects, CCC rural improvement projects and a quick shot of FDR with the commentator saying "Things are better because of FDR and the help of the government". I was shocked by this propaganda display and feel that it had nothing to do with the story. Also, interjecting this material...