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Old 2012-03-06, 20:18   Link #20001
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Stanford guilty of bilking investors of billions
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...82516X20120306
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Allen Stanford was convicted on Tuesday of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, a verdict that caps a riches-to-rags trajectory for the former Texas financier and Caribbean playboy.
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Old 2012-03-07, 00:24   Link #20002
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" The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri Speaker of the House Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, has announced the latest addition to the state capitol's Hall of Famous Missourians. Among past honorees have been Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Ginger Rogers, Lamar Hunt, Dale Carnegie, Gen. John J. Pershing, Walt Disney and George Washington Carver. The newest name to be added to the list is....... "
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Old 2012-03-07, 00:34   Link #20003
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" The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri Speaker of the House Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, has announced the latest addition to the state capitol's Hall of Famous Missourians. Among past honorees have been Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Ginger Rogers, Lamar Hunt, Dale Carnegie, Gen. John J. Pershing, Walt Disney and George Washington Carver. The newest name to be added to the list is....... "
Yes, it's Rush Limbaugh. This is not a real news item. There is no comparison being presented between these individuals. The state capitol is not equating Limbaugh with Mark Twain or Truman. He is simply a former-Missourian who has since become famous. Brad Pitt and Jon Hamm will also be inducted in a few years (if they are not already). Etc.

(I'm almost tempted to simply delete your post since it is obvious flame bait, but I will leave it for now. Hopefully others will see that this is not worth discussing, because it literally does not matter.)
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Old 2012-03-07, 01:14   Link #20004
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Since its not related to an election, I'll drop this over here ... today Rush decided to divert attention from his last circus by attacking another woman today for *being* a woman. But hey, lets let the conservative journal Forbes explain it

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffberc...arre-she-says/

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Say you’re a conservative radio host who’s losing advertisers left and right for saying some deeply misinformed and misogynistic things about the lifestyle of a highly-educated single woman, and now you need to change the conversation. How do you do that? If you’re Rush Limbaugh, you do it by attacking a different woman on the basis of her singleness, youth and education.
The new target's crime was to publish a book on her investigative research on American eating habits, "The American Way of Eating"
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Old 2012-03-07, 02:39   Link #20005
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Well with Meguupload gone, what's the next site the US .gov is going after?
All of them. >.>
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Old 2012-03-07, 04:35   Link #20006
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Gorbachev says Russia should discuss fresh election
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8251GN20120306

Hacking "mole" helps FBI arrest Anonymous leaders
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8250SD20120307
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Old 2012-03-07, 08:56   Link #20007
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Hacking "mole" helps FBI arrest Anonymous leaders
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8250SD20120307
Social engineering works both ways... bleh. It wasn't technology that snared them...
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Old 2012-03-07, 11:33   Link #20008
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Police Given Direct Line To Cell Phone Searches


http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/03/06/p...hone-searches/

How to get ANYTHING through TSA nude body scanners: Blogger exposes loophole in $1billion fleet

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1oRvUoAgf
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Old 2012-03-07, 13:49   Link #20009
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Norway mass killer charged with terrorism
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8260MZ20120307
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The Norwegian anti-Islam militant whose bomb attack and shooting massacre shocked this small country last summer was charged on Wednesday with terrorism and the premeditated murder of 77 people as officials prepared for a trial to start next month.
Is it me or it's taking a long time to start to trial that guy ?
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Old 2012-03-07, 14:43   Link #20010
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Norway mass killer charged with terrorism
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8260MZ20120307

Is it me or it's taking a long time to start to trial that guy ?
Considering the scale of the event and the need to go through psychiatric examinations, I don't think the progress is particularly slow.
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Old 2012-03-07, 14:52   Link #20011
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If it happened here, heŽd probably just get 10 years (with parole at 5) and a slap on the wrist.
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Old 2012-03-07, 17:33   Link #20012
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US Intercepts Only 1 of 3 Drug Smugglers It Tracks, Says General

"The U.S. military command covering South America intercepts only about a third
of the drug shipments and other illegal traffic that it knows about, because it and
allied nations simply lack the assets to intercept most of the suspect boats and
aircraft that their intelligence identifies, locates, and tracks."

See:

http://defense.aol.com/2012/03/07/us...cks-says-gene/


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Army Sends Strykers, Air Defense Radar to Mexican Border:

"Beginning in February, the U.S. Army quietly deployed part of a Stryker brigade
and an air defense unit to the Mexican border to assist local law enforcement and
Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Dubbed Operation Nimbus II, the
deployment featured 500 soldiers from the 6th Sqdn., 1st Calvary Regiment, 1st
Armored Div. (Stryker) from Ft. Bliss, Texas; and E Battery, 1st Battalion, 44th Air
Defense Regiment from Ft. Hood, Texas."

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http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs...entId=blogDest
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Old 2012-03-07, 21:03   Link #20013
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If you live in the higher latitudes, you may get a Northern Light show over the next couple of days:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17295337

Of course, that may be the main entertainment if the power grid, intennet, and other systems flake out. Many of our systems have evolved SINCE the last major storm and have yet to be really tested by a major storm. Currently, air flights are being modified and many comm companies are setting up alternative routes for signal flow.
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Old 2012-03-08, 00:31   Link #20014
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If you live in the higher latitudes, you may get a Northern Light show over the next couple of days:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17295337

Of course, that may be the main entertainment if the power grid, intennet, and other systems flake out. Many of our systems have evolved SINCE the last major storm and have yet to be really tested by a major storm. Currently, air flights are being modified and many comm companies are setting up alternative routes for signal flow.
So what's the worse can these solar flares cause and what should we do to prepare ourselves and our electronic equipment?
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Old 2012-03-08, 00:43   Link #20015
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So what's the worse can these solar flares cause and what should we do to prepare ourselves and our electronic equipment?
1) The worst-case scenario is that GPS fails, the power grid goes dark, airplanes fail in flight, all the astronauts fry in the ISS, and we're all playing tabletop D&D for a few weeks by candlelight. Most of the economy comes to a halt. This is unlikely.

2) MOST likely is that a few GPS satellites have a bad day, the ISS astronauts get a bit more radiation than usual, the power grid is mostly unaffected (some outages), your cellphone calls may drop more often, internet connectivity may be a bit wonky.

Outside of covering everything in tin foil - there isn't much you can do or should worry about doing. Hopefully some of us will get to see a good aurora display and none of us will be in the dark or have technical issues.
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Old 2012-03-08, 04:13   Link #20016
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A solar flare is a good time to take off your tinfoil hats for once.
It will take care of the listening devices the gov installed there when your were sleeping.
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Old 2012-03-08, 04:26   Link #20017
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U.S. probes allegations Afghan Air Force involved in drug running
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8270DU20120308
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U.S. authorities are looking into allegations that some Afghan Air Force (AAF) officials have been using aircraft to transport narcotics and illegal weapons across the country, a U.S. official said on Thursday.
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Old 2012-03-08, 20:33   Link #20018
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Norway mass killer charged with terrorism
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8260MZ20120307

Is it me or it's taking a long time to start to trial that guy ?
Send him to Saudi Arabia and let him kill every single Muslims there and he will become the ultimate Anti-Islam One-Man Army!!

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Old 2012-03-08, 20:47   Link #20019
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1) The worst-case scenario is that GPS fails,
You mean some guy without a paper map would actually have to stop and ask for direction
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Old 2012-03-08, 21:01   Link #20020
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Send him to Saudi Arabia and let him kill every single Muslims there and he will become the ultimate Anti-Islam One-Man Army!!

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He would end up getting shot before he kill many. They don't go lightly on the terrorists than kill on their territory. And they do have death penalty in the improbable possibility than they would take him alive.
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