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The House a Happy Hunting Ground for Hackers

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The House a Happy Hunting Ground for Hackers

 

7-30-2013 10-05-55 PM

 

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Published on Jul 30, 201

 

The U.S. Capitol is a big, inviting target for hackers, according to a recent report in Roll Call. The paper points out that a reasonably competent hacker or foreign intelligence agent could easily exploit the “exposed, unattended cables and network equipment” found in the House of Representatives.

In addition to a number of unprotected wireless access points, help desk attendants have been observed offering passports over the phone to people who identify themselves as contractors — without ensuring the identity and credentials of the person making the password request.

An anonymous memo written by a Capitol systems administrator listed numerous vulnerabilities that leave the Capitol critically exposed to hacking and other cyber-mischief.

According to the memo, “To believe that other countries don’t send intelligence agents onto this campus is beyond naïve.”

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10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America

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Source: http://www.zerohedge.com

Submitted by Tyler Durden

Authored by Mark Mason via The Burning Platform blog,

Imagine you have a brother and he’s an alcoholic. He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You don’t mind him for the occasional family gathering or holiday. You still love him. But you don’t want to be around him. This is how I lovingly describe my current relationship with the United States. The United States is my alcoholic brother. And although I will always love him, I don’t want to be near him at the moment.

 

 

I know that’s harsh, but I really feel my home country is not in a good place these days. That’s not a socio-economic statement (although that’s on the decline as well), but rather a cultural one.

I realize it’s going to be impossible to write sentences like the ones above without coming across as a raging prick, so let me try to soften the blow to my American readers with an analogy:

You know when you move out of your parents’ house and live on your own, how you start hanging out with your friends’ families and you realize that actually, your family was a little screwed up? Stuff you always assumed was normal your entire childhood, it turns out was pretty weird and may have actually fucked you up a little bit. You know, dad thinking it was funny to wear a Santa Claus hat in his underwear every Christmas or the fact that you and your sister slept in the same bed until you were 22, or that your mother routinely cried over a bottle of wine while listening to Elton John.

The point is we don’t really get perspective on what’s close to us until we spend time away from it. Just like you didn’t realize the weird quirks and nuances of your family until you left and spent time with others, the same is true for country and culture. You often don’t see what’s messed up about your country and culture until you step outside of it.

And so even though this article is going to come across as fairly scathing, I want my American readers to know: some of the stuff we do, some of the stuff that we always assumed was normal, it’s kind of screwed up. And that’s OK. Because that’s true with every culture. It’s just easier to spot it in others (i.e., the French) so we don’t always notice it in ourselves.

So as you read this article, know that I’m saying everything with tough love, the same tough love with which I’d sit down and lecture an alcoholic family member. It doesn’t mean I don’t love you. It doesn’t mean there aren’t some awesome things about you (BRO, THAT’S AWESOME!!!). And it doesn’t mean I’m some saint either, because god knows I’m pretty screwed up (I’m American, after all). There are just a few things you need to hear. And as a friend, I’m going to tell them to you.

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Chicago’s Cook County Website Now Featuring Dead People!?¿

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Chicago, the Windy City, now has some new turbulence blowing through town.  It seems that the Cook County Medical Examiner has started posting photos of unclaimed dead bodies on it’s official web site.

As reported by Craig Wall, FOX 32 News reporter for www.myfoxchicago.com

Cook Co. to begin posting photos of unclaimed bodies online

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

For the first time, the Cook County medical examiner’s office has posted photos of unclaimed bodies on their website in an effort to help identify them.

The program is generating some controversy because of the graphic images, but for the sake of people missing loved ones, this is a decision where the medical examiner believes the ends justify the means.

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Check Out the New Gun that Allows Cops to Shoot and Capture Your DNA

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Source: http://worldtruth.tv

 CHECK OUT THE NEW GUN THAT ALLOWS COPS TO SHOOT AND CAPTURE YOUR DNA

Selecta DNA’s high velocity DNA tagging system in action, available in both pistol and rifle formats. (Photo: Selectamark Security Systems)

A new tool that would allow law enforcement to prevent criminals from running away or disappearing into a crowd before arrest was highlighted last week at The SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

The High Velocity DNA Tagging system by the U.K.-based security company Selectamark was introduced with police officers in a riot situation in mind. Coming in both pistol and rifle form, the tool would allow police to remain 30 to 40 meters from the target and tag them with a SelectaDNA High Velocity pellet that contains a unique DNA code to ensure the correct person is apprehended later.

Coming in both pistol and rifle form, the tool would allow police to remain 30 to 40 meters from the target and tag them with a SelectaDNA High Velocity pellet that contains a unique DNA code to ensure the correct person is apprehended later.

DNA pellets used by law enforcement officers to tag individuals with a unique Selecta DNA code from a distance. (Photo: Selectamark Security Systems)

 

“On contact with the target the uniquely-coded SelectaDNA solution leaves a synthetic DNA trace mark that will enable the relevant authorities to confirm or eliminate that person from their involvement in a particular situation and could ultimately lead to arrest and prosecution,” Selectamark Managing Director Andrew Knights said in a statement.

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Well let us see how this plays out once on the street and the first wrongful imprisonment case goes to court?  A peaceful crowd of people and one or more people start a situation and a few innocent bystanders get “tagged” and wrongly arrested, hmm.  And what, if any, health hazards based on the explanation in the video?

Sandy Hook Aurora Connection? Teachers with Guns, Indiana Shooting Averted

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CN mystery train crosses border 24 times, never unloads

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Source: http://www.cbc.ca

By John Nicol and Dave Seglins, CBC News

CN Rail nets $2.6M to move shipments nowhere

CN mystery train crosses border 24 times, never unloads

Leaked documents obtained by CBC News show that a CN train that hauled biodiesel back and forth over the border 24 times in 2010 stood to gain $2.6 million for the shipments, even though the product was never unloaded. (Dave Seglins/CBC)

A CBC news investigation has uncovered a mystery involving unexplained shipments of biodiesel tanker cars moved between Canada and the United States, and back again, that were never unloaded.

According to leaked internal CN documents, the rail company stood to make $2.6 million for the effort.

“CN received shipping directions from the customer, which, under law, it has an obligation to meet,” CN Rail spokesperson Mark Hallman said last week. “CN discharged its obligations with respect to those movements in strict compliance with its obligations as a common carrier, and was compensated accordingly.”

When asked whether CN wasn’t helping to do something strange, Hallman responded: “CN met its obligations as a common carrier and we have no further comment.”

CN employees, although guarded, were more candid.

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Last Sane Man on Earth¿

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This caught my eye and not possessing a gift to see into the future I am unable to laugh at the man or cry with him.  Still in search of the crystal ball that is about the fortune telling function and not just a desktop fashion statement.  Shopping tips always appreciated :)  Also, comments will be discontinued after 12/20/2012, as anyone can analyze and predict “yesterday”, other than the main stream media that is.  Here is a toast to 12/21/2012, whatever it may bring, based on current politics, could only be an improvement!

RT.com offers up the story below…

Chinese man blows life savings on ark to escape Apocalypse

Source: http://rt.com

Chinese man blows life savings on ark to escape Apocalypse

domsday, Mayan, Noah, The unfinished boat built by Lu Zhenhai, a man from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, afraid that his home would be submerged in a doomsday flood in 2012. (AFP Photo)

Lu Zhengai is so scared by the Mayan apocalypse, that’s he’s spent all his money – $160,000 – on building his very own Noah’s Ark.

The barely sea worthy boat, which he claims will save him and his family when flood waters destroy his house, was designed by Lu himself, measures 65 feet and will weigh 80 tons when finished, according to Chinese media.

Land lubber Lu, who lives in the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region of China – thousands of miles from the sea, began building the boat out of fear for the “doomsday” floods, predicted by the Maya calendar for December 21, 2012.

“I’m afraid that when the end of the world comes in 2012, flood waters will destroy my house, so I took my life savings and invested in the construction of this boat. When the time comes everyone can take refuge in it,” he told the Chinese News Service.

But Lu is not alone, in August the New York Daily News reported that another Chinese man spent two years creating a very different Noah’s Ark – a tough, buoyant yellow ball, perhaps better designed to cope with tsunamis and giant ocean swells than Lu’s flat bottomed barge.

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Bayou Corne Sinkhole, huge now. 10/23/2012 flyover- Pipeline section fully part of it.

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Source: http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com

By Sherrie

Bayou Corne Sinkhole, huge now. Today’s flyover- Pipeline section fully part of it. Seismos show many constant EQs. Pictures of floating pipe

Here is today’s (10/23/12) flyover of the sinkhole.

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Here is the view in video showing how large it is from the ground point of view. It appears to be a large lake in the video. This was taken 3 days ago.

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Here are the past two days of seismic activity from the area.

Here is the link to see the graphs and many others from the area.

Today’s graph (10/23/12)

Continuation of the activity for the day:

This one is from the 20th, showing some large EQs from the Belle Rose site:

 

Here is yesterdays (10/22/12) graphs for Bayou Corne and the EQs.

One thing I would like to know, is why aren’t they putting these EQs on the map?

Also see how the pipeline is floating…… pictures from the 10th of October.

One other thing, look at this picture from today.  Is this another sinkhole that has started nearby or is it just accumulating water from the original sinkhole?

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IMPORTANT SINKHOLE UPDATE: Oct. 16, 2012.2

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Chinese ships breach Japan’s naval border

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Source: http://rt.com

Six Chinese ships have entered Japanese waters near a group of disputed islets claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo, refusing to follow the Japanese coast guard’s orders to vacate its territorial waters.

Currently, six Chinese ships are stationed in the area, which Japan considers its territorial waters. Another two ships are stationed outside the disputed area.

So far, Japanese border patrol ships have not taken any active measures against the Chinese vessels.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed that six surveillance ships had entered waters near the islands.

“The patrol activity is intended to demonstrate the jurisdiction of the Chinese government over the Diaoyu Islands and the adjacent islands, and also to protect the country’s naval interests,” the statement reads.

Japan has created a crisis headquarters in response to the incident. The Chinese Ambassador to Japan has been urgently summoned to a meeting with the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

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