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Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28 2014

Important security upgrade for Mac users

You may recall my post earlier this week about the security flaw that was discovered in Mac operating systems. Apple issued a patch to fix the flaws for iPads and iPhones and now they have issued a fix for Mac computers too.

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Feb 28 2014

A humorous look Arizona’s latest fiasco

Before Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer vetoed the bill allowing businesses to refuse to provide services to anyone they objected to because of their ‘sincerely’ held religious beliefs, The Daily Show took a look at that proposal and the people behind it.

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Feb 28 2014

Newest member of The Liars Club

While there have been calls for James Clapper, president Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, to resign because of his admitted lies to Congress, Obama continues to defend him, only saying that Clapper should have been ‘more careful’ in his testimony to Congress, i.e., it’s ok if he lies but he should be more careful to …

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Feb 28 2014

Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Orly Taitz is running for office again!

Long time readers of this blog know that Orly Taitz is my all time favorite person. Search her name on my blog and you will find so many entries that I fear that it is bordering on an obsession. But I cannot help it because she is so adorable. I feel I know her so …

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Feb 28 2014

What your first name says about your political leanings

my name data analytics

We have all heard about how modern campaigns in the US now depend heavily on data mining, where information about each individual voter is collected to create a profile that enables campaigns to get a pretty good idea of how you will vote, maybe even before you yourself have consciously decided.

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Feb 28 2014

Veteran’s monument ruled unconstitutional

Lake-Elsinore-veterans-memorial-courtesy-of-American-Humanist-Association

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Central California US District Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruled that a veterans memorial monument that the city of Lake Elsinore proposed placing in front of the city’s minor league baseball stadium showing a soldier kneeling in front of a cross was unconstitutional because it violated both the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment …

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Feb 28 2014

The ever-revolving door between government and Wall Street

The incestuous relationship between the big investment banks and the US Treasury Department, nowhere more exemplified than by the revolving door between the two sectors, is one of the big scandals of our time. The pattern is for Secretaries of the Treasury to come from Wall Street firms or investment banks, do favors for their …

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Feb 27 2014

How to come out to your parents

It must be quite nerve-wracking for an adolescent to tell her parents that she is gay. 15-year old Laurel decided that it would be easiest to tell her parents with a cake and an accompanying note. Neetzan Zimmerman tells us what the cake and the message were and what the response of the parents was. …

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Feb 27 2014

NSA/GCHQ now revealed to be voyeurs as well

It turns out that the global Big Brother spy system of the ‘Five Eyes’ group (consisting of the US’s NSA, British GCHQ, Australian Signals Directorate, Canada’s CSEC, and New Zealand) has been gathering and storing webcam traffic using a system called Optic Nerve. They sampled and stored images once every five minutes.

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Feb 27 2014

Mysteries of Rapa Nui

Easter island statues

The remote rocky outpost in the Pacific Ocean known as Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is the source of several mysteries that puzzle people to this day. One is how what began as a lush place with dense tropical forests became almost completely denuded of all its trees, transforming it into a dusty wasteland that is …

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