Tech at Night: TOR hacked. Bradley Manning could get 90 years. Christopher Poole profiting from sick behavior.
For months I’ve been dreaming of the day that NSA could crack TOR. Well, it turns out, they did it. That child pornographer in Ireland I mentioned previously? It sounds like that’s how they got him.
TOR, aka The Onion Router, is a distributed network designed to let people do things online without their actions being traceable back to their locations. It failed.
In more good news, convicted spy Bradley Manning is facing 90 years in prison for working with fugitive rapist Julian Assange and his Wikileaks gang.
This is so disgusting: Users of Christopher Poole’s site 4chan are willfully tormenting the family of a dead teenager. Poole, aka ‘moot’, needs to do something about the sick community on his site. I hold him responsible for his continued failure to act. His site is a hub for criminal and anti-social activity. He does nothing to stop it, instead choosing to profit from it.
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Colorado Democrats: We Love Guns Again!
So this just happened: Magpul just left Colorado due to the laws they passed which banned Magpul’s primary product — and banned Coloradans from purchasing their product. Colorado Democrats fought hard to disarm women on college campuses. When constituents (who were cut out of a decision about their Second Amendment rights by legislators who refused to put it on the ballot) got the chance to | Read More »
The August Amnesty End-Run Around the Conservative Base
One difference between the two major parties is that Democrats harness the energy of their base to fight legislative battles; Republicans make end-runs around their base to obviate their energy. Let’s examine the GOP’s strategy for dealing with immigration. Instead of harnessing their energy to fight amnesty and hang it around the necks of Democrats in the red state electoral landscape next year, they are | Read More »
Congress’ fiduciary duty to repeal ObamaCare
As I was putting together the latest roundup of horrible ObamaCare news, I found myself wondering how Congress could reconcile a failure to repeal or defund this disaster with their basic fiduciary duty to the American taxpayer. I know this will sound hopelessly quaint, but the government is supposed to be a careful steward of our public treasury. The treasury is filled with property confiscated | Read More »
David Vitter Fights Back Against Obamacare
I reported yesterday that Senate Republicans and Democrats have declared truce over Obamacare as it relates to congressional staffers and members of Congress themselves. Republicans have decided they will not attack Democrats because they want the exemption too.One member of Congress who is not only enraged by this, but is willing to do something about it, is Louisiana Senator David Vitter. This afternoon he has | Read More »
Some time around 11:30 a.m. we reached the $10,000.00 goal from around 200 donors for Ken Cuccinelli. I’m curious to see how much we can raise. Before sunset we crossed $15,000.00.Please join me in giving Ken Cuccinelli a contribution. This is the most important race across the country this year. He needs our help. Just today there is another story about Terry McAuliffe’s dealings with | Read More »
What The American Orwell State Can and Can’t Secure
What a society can and cannot protect speaks volumes about its underlying values. America has increasingly degenerated into a nation that indulgences in over the top, bullying security theatre while proving itself increasingly unable to protect things that are actually important. Congressman Jeff Duncan recently toured an IRS facility and saw agents firing AR-15s. He couldn’t help but wonder what these were for.
“I think Americans raise eyebrows when you tell them that IRS agents are training with a type of weapon that has stand-off capability. It’s not like they’re carrying a sidearm and they knock on someone’s door and say, ‘You’re evading your taxes,’” Duncan said
UVA student Elizabeth Daly will think twice about ever reaching for the cookie dough and bottled water at Harris-Teeter in Charlottesville, VA. It seems the crack para-military agents of the VA Alcoholic Beverage Control Gestapo were concerned that somehow that bottled water was more than just bottled water.
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The Coming Sea Change in American Politics
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Pietrusza to discuss the history of libertarian philosophy in American politics, why there is a real movement for change in America and how Ted Cruz and Rand Paul could significantly shift the country’s political landscape.
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Why has Bob Filner not been arrested? #waronwomen
Is there not enough evidence by now for a grand jury? Because there are several members of the National Women’s Veterans Association of America (NWVAA) that would no doubt like an answer to those two questions. Three weeks ago, as women began to step forward to reveal instances of sexual harassment, the veterans at the NWVAA began to compare notes. Tara Jones, the president of | Read More »
People, We Can Do Better
We used to be able to raise money quickly for candidates we support. Ken Cuccinelli is a candidate we support. He’s running for Governor of Virginia. Bobby Jindal and I both agree this is the most important political race in the country this year. Can you help RedState? Show the world again just how RedState readers support conservatives. Go here now. Give what you can. | Read More »
We Must Support Ken Cuccinelli #standwithken
We have not done this in a while. Perhaps, in growing up, we let go of some things of our youth we should not have let go. One of those was raising money in a coordinated effort for solid candidates. We must start doing that again. And so today I want to ask you to make a commitment. RedState endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of | Read More »
Wendy Davis is Abortion Barbie #abortionbarbie
The left is in a tizzy on twitter for my referring to pink shoes wearing Texas State Senator Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie.” It sums her up perfectly. All the nation knows about Wendy Davis is that she is ignorant of the horrors of Kermit Gosnell, wears pink shoes, and filibustered legislation to save the innocent in Texas. She joined the long line of Democrats | Read More »
SOURCES: NRSC and DSCC Declare Truce on Obamacare Exemption for Staffers
Sources in the Senate tell me that, on orders from senior Senate leaders, the NRSC and DSCC, the two groups responsible for electing Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, have declared a truce over the Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) exemption of Capitol Hill staff from one of the provisions of Obamacare. In other words, Republican Leaders have agreed the NRSC will not use this | Read More »
New York Republicans take issue with NARAL NY disclosure carve-out.
The really short version: the state of New York has a law in place that requires donor transparency for nonprofit organizations. Last week NARAL Pro-Choice New York received a unique exemption for that policy – and I mean unique; the rules were determining exemptions got changed after NARAL got its exemption. Since then the NY GOP has actually managed to get upset about something done | Read More »
A New Electoral Paradigm
When Republicans lost the last presidential election to a weak president amidst an unprecedentedly lethargic economic recovery, Republicans of all stripes engaged in some soul-searching about what went wrong and what needs to change within the party. The party establishment issued an “autopsy” report in which they searched everywhere for the culprit of electoral failure. They looked under the bed; they looked under the covers. | Read More »