How many Americans did not hear about the incidents on the two flights into Detroit in the last few days?
How many did not hear of the heightened security measures?
At least one person does not listen to the radio, watch TV or read a paper.
A man was questioned by the FBI after he was discovered to have taken a “pyrotechnic device” onto an airline flight from Baltimore, Maryland, to New York City.
Authorities found that Thomas Ouellette, 67, of Bonita Springs, Florida, brought the pyrotechnic device onto the flight that landed at LaGuardia Airport Sunday night. The device was placed in evidence, and Ouellette was issued a federal summons to appear in federal court.
Two questions immediately come up. Why did this person think he could bring a pyrotechnic device onto a flight when you can’t even bring a bottle of water aboard? Why after the two incidents this week was the device not detected before this ..continue reading
Finally an issue that both Democrats and Republicans can agree on. One that both sides disdain equally.
The volume of TV commercials.
Rep. Anna Eshoo form California introduced the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, or CALM, which mandates that TV commercials be no louder than the programs in which they appear.
Representatives in the House unanimously passed the bill last month and sent it to the Senate for consideration.
Why wasn’t the health care reform bill this easy?
In his book Tom Ridge alleged that the Bush administration pressured him to raise the terror alert level before the 2004 elections. I am sure this was done to scare people into voting for Bush.
Now comes word that a con man was responsible for convincing the White House to raise the alert level to Orange in December of 2003.
I guess these are the people Cheney and the CIA depended on to protect Americans. Wasn’t it another con man who convinced Bush/Cheney to attack Iraq?
Dennis Montgomery, has been embroiled in various lawsuits, including one for allegedly bouncing $1 million in checks during a Caesars Palace spree. His former lawyer calls him a “habitual liar engaged in fraud.”
Montgomery convinced the CIA he could decode secret terrorist targeting information sent through Al Jazeera broadcasts. His “decodings” resulted in Tom Ridge warning of “near-term attacks that could either rival or exceed what we experience on September 11″ in ..continue reading
Friday, December 18th, 2009   7:33 am | Author: Jerry | Technology
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Who writes the software for the US Armed Forces?
Yesterday a story broke that Iraqi insurgents were able to hack into the transmissions and view live feeds from U.S. military Predator drones monitoring targets in Iraq.
The insurgents used software developed by a Russian company that is available on the Internet for approximately $25.
The mighty US armed forces hacked by a $25 software package.
There is also some evidence that the hacking occurred with drones flying over Afghanistan.
No U.S. troops or combat missions had been compromised because of the intrusions. The insurgents never had control of any of the drones. They were just viewing images transmitted by the drones. However that could have provided information for them to avoid being detected.
Apparently the decision was made to eliminate encryption on live feeds because it slowed down the process. This in turn enabled anyone with this Russian software to access the live feeds from the drones.
It is ..continue reading
Talking about something that is annoying… The constant barrage of anti-Republican and highly political messages here! Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like the GOP… I don’t like Sarah Palin but it would be nice to see basic annoying topics here like…. Shoe laces that never stay tied or the call procedures at the DMV.. I’ve been a member of this site for 6 months and joined because I loved the inane annoyances.. For political banter I can go to CNN.com, the Onion, The SmirkingChimp, Buzzflash, NewsMax…. and the list goes on… Leave politics where they belong.. on their own trashy sites….