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By The Associated Press Posted: Feb 18, 2014 6:39 PM ET | Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014 6:44 PM ET
Nun Megan Rice gets 3 years for Tennessee nuke plant break-in
Fellow activists Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli sentenced to more than 5 years
An 84-year-old nun has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and defacing a storage bunker holding bomb-grade uranium in a peace demonstration at a Tennessee weapons plant.
Megan Rice was sentenced Tuesday along with activists Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli. The men were sentenced to more than five years in prison.
The three activists cut through three fences on July 28, 2012, and reached a storage bunker that holds the nation’s primary supply of bomb-grade uranium.
They painted messages, hung banners and threw blood on the bunker wall.
While officials claimed there was never any danger of the protesters reaching materials that could be detonated or used to assemble a dirty bomb, the break-in raised serious questions about security.
G Edward Griffin – Agenda 21 – Save Long Island Forum 1/18/14 (Video)
( H/T Liz Abbott )
Published by wearechangect
The legendary author G Edward Griffin was the headline speaker at the Save Long Island Forum talking about the eugenic plans of the UN’s Agenda 21 to covertly exterminate most of the world’s population.
Computer Security Expert Claims he Hacked the ObamaCare Website in 4 Minutes
The hits just keep on coming for ObamaCare. It was less than two weeks ago that I highlighted the potential premium rate death spiral that ObamaCare faces due to the fact that only old and sick people are signing up for the program. Now it seems there are further security related concerns plaguing the site, as cyber-security expert David Kennedy recently claimed that “gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes.”
It’s actually hard to be this incompetent if you tried. More from the Washington Times:
The man who appeared before Congress last week to explain the security pitfalls of HealthCare.gov took to Fox News on Sunday to explain just how easy it was to penetrate the website.
Hacking expert David Kennedy told Fox’s Chris Wallace that gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes and required nothing more than a standard browser, the Daily Caller reported.
“And 70,000 was just one of the numbers that I was able to go up to and I stopped after that,” he said. “You know, I’m sure it’s hundreds of thousands, if not more, and it was done within about a 4 minute timeframe. So, it’s just wide open.”
“You can literally just open up your browser, go to this, and extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself,” he said.
For some context on this very important issue, check out the video below:
Image added to Mike’s original post.
Sochi Olympics security concern rekindled after Islamic militant threat
Video posted on extremist website threatens more suicide attacks
A new terror threat against the Winter Olympics in Sochi is renewing security concerns.
A video posted Sunday on the website of the militant group Vilayat Dagestan appeared to show two Russian-speaking men warning about upcoming suicide attacks and threatening tourists who will be visiting the Olympics site.
The men also claimed responsibility for the twin bombings at a train station and on a bus in the city of Volgograd last December that killed 34 people.
In the video, the pair were seen sitting in front of black banners with Arabic verses warn President Vladimir Putin that if the games are held, “we will give you a present for the innocent Muslim blood being spilled all around the world.”
They added that “for the tourists who come there will be a present, too.”
There had been no previous claim of responsibility for the bombings.
In a statement posted with the video on its website, Vilayat Dagestan claimed responsibility for the Volgograd bombings.
The video claims that the two men, identified as Suleiman and Abdurakhman, were the suicide bombers and purports to show the explosives being prepared and strapped to their bodies.
The 50-minute-long video appeared to show people holding rifles and preparing explosives. There was also a security footage of the twin bombings.
There was no immediate reaction to the video from the Russian security services.
It is unclear when the video was filmed.
The video comes one day before the Olympic torch relay is scheduled to pass Volgograd.
With files from The Associated Press
Copyright © CBC 2014
Republished with permission
With all the fancy security features on the new $100 Bill….
….not one can stop the biggest counterfeiter on the face of the Earth!
Take a look at the list of security measures on the new $100 bill:
- Blue 3-D Security Ribbon
- Raised Printing
- Serial Numbers
- Bell Hiding in an Inkwell
- Portrait Watermark
- Security Thread
- New Color
- American Symbols of Freedom
- Federal Reserve Bank Indicator
- Printing Locator
Sadly, it’s missing one HUGE feature:
It’s not helicopter proof.
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Glenn Greenwald vs. BBC Presstitute, News Anchor Fails (video)
Another fail by the msm presstitutes. Twist, spin, create and spin again. After all of the gyrations nothing is accomplished for the #oldmedia in this Glenn Greenwald interview. On the occasions that the msm #oldmedia interviews those in power promoting crony capitalism and the redistribution of wealth the interrogation is non-existent as they follow the script handed them and their defined marching orders. Once again, score 1 for the journalist, score 0 for the puppets.
Published by BBC Newsnight
Pro Football’s TSA
I thought this was a joke, but apparently not.
To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into stadiums, NFL teams have implemented an NFL policy this year that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums.
The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of this measure that will enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to gain access to all stadiums.
It’s very real, and it had me almost had me fooled.
Here’s what’s banned this year: Camera cases, diaper bags, backpacks, non transparent tote bags, seat cushions and big purses.
Any tote bag must be see through and no bigger than 12 x 12 inches. The NFL just happens to be selling them on its website, cashing in on the changes.
And the voluntary entertainment slaves will continue to attend these events at exorbitant prices + the addition of the new totalitarian rules which are, of course, for their own “safety.” Here is the TSA-like visual from the NFL page. The “be clear” message is as haunting as any bit of TSA propaganda. The question remains: when do they roll out the rules for mandatory molestation?
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This Public Preschool Looks Like a Prison
Published by TRUTHstreammedia
Published on Aug 16, 2013
The public primary school for pre-kindergarteners featured in the video below gave me chills. The brightly colored buildings belied their cold, hard, metal feel. The front entrance is card key secured, and a thick metal door attached to a gated metal security tunnel with a metal walkway leads back to a hallway of numbered, metal buildings. Every single window, including the little ones on the thick metal doors inside, have metal gratings bolted on the outside of them.
It felt like I was walking through a medium security prison facility.
Four-year-olds attend this campus. That means these little ones are spending the majority of their weekdays all day long inside this place. These kids are literally being taught from the time they are tiny that spending one’s day in a prison-like gated metal security facility is somehow “normal” — this prepares them to expect total control.
This is just one example of a public preschool in modern day America. The president is currently mulling around with creating a federal universal daycare as part of the public school program in this country, and there is talk of making school run all year long without a summer break…with the implementation of CCTV cameras all over campuses, biometric scanning programs to buy lunches and check out library books, and RFID chip tracker tag ID cards, it would appear our schools are becoming way too much like our prisons.
Wasn’t America supposed to be the land of the free?
For more on ways our public schools are becoming like prisons, check out Michael Snyder’s American Dream Blog: http://endoftheamericandream.com/arch…
Google Chrome security flaw allows access to users’ passwords
A software developer has discovered a critical security flaw in the highly popular Google Chrome browser that could put the privacy of potentially millions of users at risk.
Chrome is among the most widely used browsers on the Web, but security researchers are now warning that it’s far from safe. Developer Elliot Kember from New Zealand discovered that anyone with physical access to a computer running Chrome can see any password stored in the browser without having to bypass a single security barrier.
When Chrome users type in a password — say, when checking their email or logging onto Twitter — the browser provides an option where that keyphrase can be remembered for future use. That master list of log-ins isn’t protected itself, however, meaning anyone with access to someone else’s computer can quickly pull up a list of plain-text passwords and essentially have unfettered access to an array of accounts.
To try it yourself, navigate to chrome://settings/passwords in Google’s browser and see if a password is needed to see what’s stored (hint: it’s not).
On his blog, Kember says Chrone is employing an “insane password security strategy.” Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, tweeted that the exploit allows anyone “to get all you big sister’s passwords.”
Of course, any security feature should be considered compromised once a computer is physically handed off to someone else. Given Google’s incessant touting of its seemingly secure browser, though, Kember said he’d expect the company to offer something a bit better.
“In a world where Google promotes its browser on YouTube, in cinema pre-rolls, and on billboards, the clear audience is not developers. It’s the mass market – the users. The overwhelming majority. They don’t know it works like this. They don’t expect it to be it’s this easy to see their passwords. Every day, millions of normal, every-day users are saving their passwords in Chrome. This is not okay,” Kember says.
What’s more, though, is that one of Google’s developers has since weighed in on the exploit and said there are no plans to roll out a solution in the next Chrome release.
Teachers Will Be Armed in Arkansas
Clarksville High School in Arkansas will be the first high school to utilize state laws that allow armed security guards in schools to arm teachers.
Training is underway now that will facilitate teachers carrying concealed weapons when classes resume.
David Hopkins, superintendent for Clarksville explained: “The plan we’ve been given in the past is, ‘Well, lock your doors, turn off your lights and hope for the best.’ That’s not a plan.”
Twenty teachers, including volunteers and other facility are training with a private security firm to turn them into licensed guards. Those in the program will receive 9-mm Walter PPS and holster; including $1,100 for a total of $50,000 the school in spending.
To make sure these participants are full trained, they will receive 53 hours which is 5 times the requirements for security guards in Arkansas.
Hopkins said : “They’re not gonna be in a uniform, and they’re not gonna be wagging their gun on their side. We’re going to be very discrete about it, but yet we’re going to be trained professionals, and we’re going to be able to provide security for our kids in a matter of seconds instead of minutes.”
Instead of hiring an independent security firm, Hopkins asserts : “We’re not tying our money up in a guard 24/7 that we won’t have to have unless something happens. We’ve got these people who are already hired and using them in other areas. Hopefully we’ll never have to use them as a security guard.”
Students will not know which teachers are armed and which are not to ensure that Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are able to assist at a moment’s notice.
CERT is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These are trained members of each community educated in “disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.”
Donna Morey, former president of the Arkansas Education Association (AEA) said: “We just think educators should be in the business of educating students, not carrying a weapon.”
Arkansas and 6 other states; such as Ohio, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Washington State have adopted measures to place armed guards in public schools.
School districts in Florida, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Alabama and New Jersey have hired armed police officers to patrol and protect their campuses based on Vice President Joe Biden’s national recommendations last January.
Like those other schools, Sidwell Friends School, where President Obama’s two daughters attend, have 11 security officers and is seeking to hire armed police officers to patrol the campus.
The Department of Justice (DoJ) School Resource Officer program offers government certified law enforcement officers to patrol campuses as part of a national initiative.
Sheriff Douglas Harp of Nobile County, Indiana suggested deputizing teachers in order to carry handguns in classrooms just after the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Last January, a scheduled Code Red lockdown was performed at Cary-Grove High School in Illinois.
This drill was complete with the firing of blanks into a hallway to give the students the very real impression that they were being attacked. Officials claimed that this exercise would help teachers and students “recognize the sound and react quickly should an active gunman situation occur.”
According the school website: “The drill will begin with a public address announcement about the lockdown. After staff have secured their rooms, Cary police and administrators will sweep the building to ensure all students made it into secure locations and assess any potential issues that may become apparent from the practice. Following this, a second PA announcement will be made informing students and staff that gunfire will be simulated so that they might be able to recognize the sound and react quickly, should an active gunman situation occur.”
They went on to explain: “Following the drill, a discussion will ensue between the students and their classroom teacher. We will utilize this feedback as a building and police department to assess our security and make any necessary adjustments to our building plan. Our sole purpose for utilizing the blanks is to fully prepare our students and staff.”
Parents whose children attend the school were concerned that the simulated gunfire was going beyond necessities. One parent said: “If you need to run a drill, you run a drill. They run fire drills all the time, but they don’t run up and down the hallway with a flamethrower.”
Students were upset by the crassness of the drill. Some participants pointed out that not all guns sound the same when fired. And a substitute teacher suggested that there be proactive training on what do to in such a situation instead of the terrifying drill that was conducted by school officials.
Jeff Puma, spokesperson for the high school explained that the administration is working with the Cary Police Department who recommended that this drill take place. Puma said: “It was their recommendation that we do this in order to create the knowledge necessary to keep our students safe in an active crisis situation.”
Puma said that the police referred to the students as “sitting ducks” while in their classrooms should a shooter enter the building. The police intimated that the students remain in their classrooms for “safety reasons” rather than try to escape through a window or run out a door.