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Archive for 22 February 2008
But I think we’re having a conversation!
See the post from Sultan Knish.
US-CERT is aware of an email attack circulating that is related to the recent lunar eclipse. The email contains a message indicating that there is a video of the lunar eclipse available and instructs users to follow a link to download the video. If a user clicks on this link, an executable file will be downloaded that contains a Trojan program. This Trojan program may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.
US-CERT encourages users to take the following preventative measures to mitigate the security risks:
Install anti-virus software and keep virus signatures up-to-date.
Â Do not follow unsolicited links.
Refer to the Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams document for more informationÂ Â Â Â on avoiding email scams.
Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks document for more information on social engineering attacks.
It began with a simple act of kindness to save an abused, injured dog from becoming one more victim in the Iraq war.
But what followed for Marine Maj. Brian Dennis and the mutt was a tale of friendship and loyalty that spanned miles and overcame long odds â€” one set to take a turn Friday with the anticipated arrival here of the Marine’s best friend.
“This dog who had been through a lifetime of fighting, war, abuse … is going to live the good life,” Dennis told his family in an e-mail from Iraq.
The tale unfolded in October, a few months after Dennis deployed to Iraq from San Diego to work as part of the military team building infrastructure along the Syria-Iraq border and training Iraqi forces to take over.
Hillary Clinton accused presidential rival Barack Obama of political plagiarism Thursday night, but drew boos from a Democratic debate audience when she ridiculed him as the candidate of “change you can Xerox.”
They must have been passing out the BO Kool Aid last night. I didn’t watch, I was already feeling nauseous.
“We can have a resolution war if we want to â€” they pass resolutions, we’ll pass resolutions,” he said. “You know what happens from that? Absolutely nothing.”
Never understood why politicians spend so much time on ‘resolutions’. They accomplish nothing, but they sure pass a lot of ‘em. Wonder if that means politicians don’t have a clue as to what their job really is? Hmmmm…
Three days after stepping down as Cuban leader, Fidel Castro was back in the fray on Friday calling on the United States to change its longtime policy of sanctions toward Cuba.
Castro said in an article that he had intended to take a few days off from writing when he announced his retirement on Tuesday after 49 years in power, but could not keep silent.
The billionaire will be speaking BS from his grave.
The United States has formally protested to Serbia’s government over inadequate security at the U.S. embassy in Belgrade, which was attacked and partly burned by demonstrators Thursday. The State Department says Serbian anger over Kosovo independence is no excuse for the attack and anti-U.S. incitement in Serbia.
Is it possible there was some outside influence going on?
A 28-mile “virtual fence” that will use radars and surveillance cameras along the Mexican border to try to catch people entering the country illegally has gotten final government approval.
So, how long did it take them to finally decide on just this 28 mile stretch? How many illegals, drug dealers, child molesters and maybe even terrorists, have snuck in while they’re taking time off for tea and crumpets?
Mayor Bloomberg singled out for praise three Republicans â€” Senator McCain, Michael Huckabee, and President Bush â€” for their positions on immigration, suggesting they have been more “pro-immigration” than the Democratic presidential candidates.
He forgot the word ILLEGAL. They’re pro ILLEGAL immigration.
“Hamas’s response to the naÃ¯ve resolution by the European Parliament proves the damage it has caused by its de-facto recognition of the Hamas terrorist organization,” MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) said Friday.
Schneller added that that such recognition was liable to lead to terror attacks across Europe.
The Kadima MK was responding to Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri’s praise for Thursday’s resolution which called on Israel to lift the blockade imposed on Gaza and to halt IDF operations which endangering civilians, as well as targeted killings.
The EU isn’t going to fight another war for their freedom, they are just going to wave the white flag, and bow to their conqueror, Mohammed.
Lawyers are claiming that up to 20 Iraqi prisoners were executed by British troops after a gun battle.
Some alleged survivors of the gun battle near the southern Iraqi town of Majat-al-Kabir also claim that corpses were mutilated by UK military.
Since it’s ok for them to lie to, and about, ‘infidels’, and the Brits are notoriously polite, until I see evidence, there’s no way I’d buy into this manure.
A Sheboygan man was charged Thursday with retail theft after a police supervisor recognized him on a surveillance tape, according to a criminal complaint.
Felipe M. Medina, 18, wore a stolen jacket to the Sheboygan Police Department when asked to come in for an interview, and later admitted to taking the jacket and other clothing from Kohl’s Department Store, the complaint said. He faces up to nine months in jail if convicted of the misdemeanor offense.
Can we say stoopid criminal? Heh. What a maroon!
Turkish troops launched a ground incursion across the border into Iraq in pursuit of separatist Kurdish rebels, the military said Friday â€” a move that dramatically escalates Turkey’s conflict with the militants.
Just when the Kurds thought they could live a peaceful existence, some of their own have to screw it up.
Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, who has repeatedly blocked bills that included cigarette tax hikes, favors taxing hospitals instead. A Washington tobacco lobbyist before taking office in 2004, Barbour said his past opposition to bills that would have swapped a higher tobacco tax with a lower grocery tax stemmed from an uncertain economy and a desire not to increase anyone’s taxes.
One stupid idea in exchange for another. sigh…
Agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice said the agency spent $100 million in 2006 on health care for its 300,000 prisoners, screens all of them for health problems and refers them to specialists when necessary.
In a statement released Thursday by Castaneda’s lawyers, his brother, Yanira Castaneda, said the death “could have been prevented if the federal government had given him proper medical care.”
I’m trying to drum up some sympathy……… Nope, not happening.
As climate change warms the nation, giant Burmese pythons could colonize one-third of the United States, from San Francisco, across the Southwest, Texas and the South and up north as far as the Virginia coast, according to U.S. Geological Survey maps released Wednesday.
The nation is warm? How come my feet are cold? Hey, they can colonize San Fran all they want! SmÃ¶rgÃ¥sbord! Heh.
NYT lost what little credibility it had left, which wasn’t a whole lot.Â I’m not a big fan of McFeingold but this non story was low, even for them.Â They have evidently forgotten the “Who, What, When, Where, Why and How” of good reporting.Â Seems to be an epidemic.