” With unemployment at record high levels , I’d like to give 12 million illegal aliens the right to compete with you for jobs .”
Hmm , now what could his motive be ? Purely humanitarian , no doubt .
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” The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user communications — a request the company believed was unconstitutional — according to court documents unsealed Thursday that illuminate how federal officials forced American tech companies to participate in the National Security Agency’s controversial PRISM program.
The documents, roughly 1,500 pages worth, outline a secret and ultimately unsuccessful legal battle by Yahoo to resist the government’s demands. The company’s loss required Yahoo to become one of the first to begin providing information to PRISM, a program that gave the NSA extensive access to records of online communications by users of Yahoo and other U.S.-based technology firms.”
This is the power of Leviathan … we’ve been warned
” Time to change your password again. A database containing nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts and passwords was leaked on Bitcoin Security, a popular Russian website devoted to the cryptocurrency.
The text file was published on Tuesday night by user tvskit, according to CNews, the Russian news outlet that first broke the story. The leaker claimed that the majority of the accounts belong to users who speak English, Russian, or Spanish, and that approximately 60 percent are active. The passwords not only give access to Gmail, but a slew of other Google services such as Drive and the mobile payment system Google Wallet. “
” Facebook has measured the popularity of the NFL’s 32 teams by the number of “Likes” they have in every county in America.
It is a fascinating look at the geographic support for each team, especially those not located in a major city.”
Only the lowly Jets couldn’t claim a single county … Continued
” As some gun control advocates are pushing for businesses to ban guns in their establishments, one Indiana gun shop owner is pushing back by compiling a list of businesses who have banned guns, essentially helping like-minded consumers to tell these establishments, “No Guns = No Money.”
Steve Ellis, owner of Top Guns in Terre Haute, started No Guns = No Money last week, a Facebook page dedicated to listing businesses that ban guns. The page quickly gained popularity and more than 1,200 “likes” in just over a week. “
The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.
The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.
The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”
One G-man’s “social pollution” is another free man’s First Amendment right. The very term sounds like something out of a 1920s Italian fascist tract. And why is the federal government even deciding which ideas are “false and misleading,” let alone tracking them?
According to the project’s grant, the service “could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate.”
When I’m pissed with the government …
… My first thought isn’t to steal a 60″ plasma TV
” But now that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) accepted the challenge, all of your videos are garbage in comparison. Gowdy, a former prosecutor who is ready to take down Hillary Clinton, is cool as a cucumber with ice water in his veins.
Watch, as he keeps his composure while wearing a FULL SUIT, with a laser-like focus. Doesn’t even flinch, as he is tough as nails. All men wish they could be like THE Trey Gowdy.
I hope Trey has inspired you to donate. You better do it now, before Trey finds out! “
” A Marine Corps combat veteran who endured a long, public legal battle with the service’s senior leadership was found dead Wednesday night.
Retired Cpl. Robert Richards, 28, died at his home in Jacksonville, North Carolina, according to Guy Womack, Richards’ attorney and friend. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death, Womack said, adding that it does not appear to be self-inflicted. A medical examiner will look at the mix of medication Richards was taking, he said.
Richards was a scout sniper with multiple deployments to Afghanistan, including one in 2010 during which he sustained severe injuries. Peers and superiors alike praised him for his combat prowess and leadership skills, evidenced by his being hand-selected to serve as the scout sniper platoon team leader for 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, during its 2011 tour.
It was during that deployment when Richards and three other Marines made a video of themselves urinating on Taliban corpses. The video surfaced online in January 2012, causing an international uproar. But the Marine Corps’ prosecution of Richards and others connected to the incident would become overshadowed by allegations that the service’s commandant, Gen. Jim Amos, and his legal advisers manipulated the military justice process to ensure they were punished harshly. A Pentagon investigation did not substantiate those claims.”
” Some day, when you die, there will be a last photo of you floating out there somewhere. It’s crazy to think that some of those last photos were taken by the subject themselves, but that’s what happened to these people in a series of tragic events.
No matter where you stand on the issue of selfies, it’s clear these are all terrible events. Not all of these people put themselves at unnecessary risk for a cool picture, but a few did and that makes it even worse.
After these photos were taken, the most terrible thing happened… “
Viral Nova has the rest of the final photos
” Hi, I’m Kreg Palko and I have ALS. First of all I’d like to thank Pete Frates and Team FrateTrain for drawing attention to ALS. You’re doing a great thing for the cause. I can’t stand by and watch everyone pour ice on their heads without joining in myself. So I’d like to nominate Chris Patton, a distinguished alumni from BC and his daughter Nicole for the ice bucket challenge. Thank you everyone on behalf of all of us who have ALS. Thank you”ALS awareness brought to you by this badass ALS patient himself. My dad has been battling Lou Gehrig’s for over two years now and it has completely robbed him of his livelihood. His muscles deteriorated and his voice withered away as our family watched in horror. A few months ago, a massive stem cell transplant gave us hope that the effects might be reversed, and now my dad is in for the fight of his life. You can read our story at www.kregpalkoALS.com and help make a difference.
Thank you Team FrateTrain for getting this going, and to EVERYONE who has helped put ALS on the map! Dad nominated CP and Nicole Patton, and I was so anxious about the ice water I completely forgot my nominations!! Kyle Palko, Jared Hanson, and Jack Burger, you’re up to #strikeoutALS !!
Though this disease has impaired his ability to walk, move, and talk, his brain is unaffected. Therefore, his desire to partake in ridiculous things is still very much prevalent. Here is the strongest man I know participating in the #icebucketchallenge
” The rise and rise of Bitcoin has grabbed the world’s attention, yet its devastating potential still isn’t widely understood. Yes, we all know it’s a digital currency. But the developers who worked on Bitcoin believe that it represents a technological breakthrough that could sweep into obsolescence everything from social networks to stock markets… and even governments.
In short, Bitcoin could be the gateway to a coming digital anarchy – “a catalyst for change that creates a new and different world,” to quote Jeff Garzik, one of Bitcoin’s most prolific developers.
It’s already beginning. We used to need banks to keep track of who owned what. Not any more. Bitcoin and its rivals have proved that banks can be replaced with software and clever mathematics.
And now programmers of a libertarian bent are starting to ask what else we don’t need.”
Hmm , what don’t we need ?
” Imagine driverless taxis roaming from city to city in search of the most lucrative fares; a sky dark with hovering drones delivering your shopping or illicit drugs. Digital anarchy could fill your lives and your nightmares with machines that answer to you, your employers, crime syndicates… or no one at all. Nearly every aspect of our lives will be uprooted.
To understand how, we need to grasp the power of the “blockchain” – a peer-to-peer ledger which creates and records agreement on contentious issues with the aid of cryptography.
A blockchain forms the beating heart of Bitcoin. In time, blockchains will power many radical, disruptive technologies that smart people are working on right now.
Until recently, we’ve needed central bodies – banks, stock markets, governments, police forces – to settle vital questions. Who owns this money? Who controls this company? Who has the right to vote in this election?
Now we have a small piece of pure, incorruptible mathematics enshrined in computer code that will allow people to solve the thorniest problems without reference to “the authorities”. “
Read much more on the coming of digital liberty at the Telegraph
” Technology giant Google has developed state of the art software which proactively scours hundreds of millions of email accounts for images of child abuse.
The breakthrough means paedophiles around the world will no longer be able to store and send vile images via email without the risk of their crimes becoming known to the authorities.
Details of the software emerged after a 41-year-old convicted sex offender was arrested in Texas for possession of child abuse images.
Police in the United States revealed that Google’s sophisticated search system had identified suspect material in an email sent by a man in Houston.
Child protection experts were automatically tipped off and were then able to alert the police, who swooped after requesting the user’s personal information from Google.”
Certainly we have no desire to facilitate the proliferation of child porn , but this news report provides yet another vivid illustration of Google’s lack of respect for basic privacy rights . Anyone that uses Gmail is crazy . How long will it be before the State “persuades” the tech giant to employ software that detects the “malcontents” and “subversives” amongst us ?
” A Mexican veterinarian accidentally shot himself dead as he posed for a Facebook selfie with a pistol, police said.
Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, had reportedly been drinking with pals in Mexico City last weekend when he pointed the loaded gun at his face for the snap.
But the .45 caliber weapon discharged – and he was hit in the temple by the bullet.
Neighbors heard the gunshot and called cops.
Officers arrived to find him still alive, but they lost a battle to save him – and he was declared dead at the scene soon after.”
” The dog days of summer are upon us, which means there is still plenty of time for knuckleheads to go outside without using sunscreen and get a nasty burn. We’re trying to warn you with this collection of hilarious sunburn photos, but we know you won’t listen anyway.”
In case the reader requires further proof of the wisdom of sun protection take a gander at this one …
The other twelve equally disastrous examples of an unhealthy day at the beach can be viewed here . This post is a part two to one we did in June along the same lines … 13 Reasons to avoid falling asleep at the beach … LOL
5. ” When Rachael Ray was exposed for the monster that she truly is”
She must have gotten cooking lessons from our president …
10. ” When this guy maybe had one regert”
Nothing spells genius like a mis-spelled tattoo … see the other 35 funnies at Distractify