Remember: today is Barack Obama’s War On Coal speech.
The only real question is whether Barack Obama will use the actual phrase. Certainly, his administration is trying to get the notion out there: “The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants,” Daniel P. Schrag, a member of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, told the New York | Read More »
A Closer Look at Obama’s Foreign Policies
With everything going on at home, it’s hard to keep track of things going on overseas. We try remembering the civil war in Syria, but with the IRS, NSA, Edward Snowden, immigration reform and other issues, it gets lost in the shuffle. However, there are still calls for Barack Obama to do something more in Syria. Everyone wants a resolution, in some way, shape or | Read More »
The Obama Admin Has Become An Embarrassment To America
The whole world is pointing at us and laughing, and I can’t say that I blame them. Basicly, Hong Kong said no to a Edward Snowden extradition and then he flew away to Russia. Follow link to Jazz Shaw’s full account. I am without words. I take that back, I have a few words. More than the 140 character limit would allow. I am EMBARRASSED | Read More »
So,The McConnell Bugger Is Being Given More Rights Than Fox News’ James Rosen
So, it seems the left-wing activist, who bugged Sen. McConnell’s campaign strategy meeting, is being afforded more rights that Fox News’ James Rosen. Here’s a quick recap. The activist, Curtiss Morrison, has already admitted his own guilt in a rambling essay in Salon last month. At the time he was working for Progress Kentucky, a group with close ties to the Democratic Party both in the Bluegrass state | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s FCC Chairman pick goes to the Hill. For once, I agree with John McCain.
Seen on RedState this week: 10 questions for Obama’s nominee to chair FCC. It doesn’t sound like his answers are all great, which is in keeping with this adminstration’s inability to follow through with good spectrum policy.
In video games, this Microsoft announcement means both more and less than it’s made out to be. Yes, they are backing off on some of the mandatory online stuff, and removing whole features (like trading digital games) in order to respond to Sony. But they’re not promising no DRM, and in fact they just promised no selling of digital copies. However what they did do is 1-up Sony, who has left used game restrictions to publishers.
No, no, no, do not pass the Lofgren bill. Using or hijacking other people’s computing resources without permission to use them for your purposes, that should be a crime. If I accidentally leave my car unlocked, and you come swipe it, we don’t say “Oh well, you should have been more careful,” and let you off without penalty.
Aaron Swartz wanted to be the martyr. He made himself one. He only faced years in prison because he chose it. Instead of pleading guilty, he wanted a big, showy trial. Changing the law because of that person is just ridiculous and anti-property rights.
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Tags: aaron swartz
, Barack Obama
, John McCain
, Kim Dotcom
, Pirate Bay
, Tech at Night
, Tom Wheeler
, Zoe Lofgren
OFA Draws 3 To Anti-Gun Rally
Last Friday, Organizing for Action exploited the six-month anniversary of the Newtown shooting. They mobilized their supporters for a series of anti-gun rallies across the country. In San Bernardino, that call to action was answered by three people. Ryan Hagen of the Sun, a local paper, wrote on June 14 about the failed rally. On Flag Day growing up, I used to always wave a flag with | Read More »
2009: British GCHQ Monitored Communications At G20 Summits
Ed Snowden has revealed to the Guardian that the GCHQ ( Government Communications Headquarters) in the United Kingdom, which is responsible for the security of key government communications and systems, had spied on foreign officials at two G20 summits in London back in 2009. The story, which broke on June 16, stated that: the disclosure raises new questions about the boundaries of surveillance by GCHQ and its American sister organisation, the National Security | Read More »
Tech at Night: Can we please not have too many cooks spoil the cybersecurity broth. Just watch them on 3D Printing.
There are many consistent themes of the Obama administration, but one of the more troubling ones is the duplication of competencies. Just how many agencies do we need creating their own cybersecurity mandates? Yes, yes, Department of Energy wants to feel important. Who cares? Get this stuff under one roof. NSA, GSA, DHS, FCC, I don’t care. Pick one.
Oh look, FDA is apparently looking to get into the act, or will they at least stick to warning and let somebody else actually do the standards-setting?
At least Darrell Issa is hard at work cleaning house internally for government security and IT oversight.
Speaking of cybersecurity, all the NSA stuff makes us reconsider when the Obama administration only slapped Google on the wrist over WiSpy.
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Tags: 3D Printing
, Barack Obama
, Department of Energy
, free speech
, Happy Birthday
, Pirate Bay
, United Kingdom
Sharyl Attkisson, computer hacking, and the Masters of the Universe.
So. Somebody hacked into the computer of one of CBS’s best-known investigative journalists. CBS News announced Friday that correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was hacked by “an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions,” confirming Attkisson’s previous revelation of the hacking. CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair said that a cybersecurity firm hired by CBS News “has determined through forensic analysis” that “Attkisson’s computer was accessed by | Read More »
Democrat Fools on al Qaeda’s Syrian Hill
Bill Clinton says jump and Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama’s administration asks, how high? [Former President] Bill Clinton told Sen. John McCain he agrees that President Barack Obama should act more forcefully to support anti-Assad rebels in Syria, saying the American public elects presidents and members of Congress “to see down the road” and “to win.” At another point during a closed-press event Tuesday, Clinton implied that Obama or any president | Read More »
Tags: al Qaeda
, Barack Obama
, Bill Clinton
, chemical weapons
, Hillary Clinton
, John Kerry
, John McCain
, Saddam Hussein
Hispanic Voter Surge From Immigration Reform Is Negligible
Let me start by saying that I’m not sold on the new immigration bill. The additional costs, especially with health care, should have everyone asking whether this comprehensive reform should be divided up into separate bills. As I wrote back in January, Philip Klein at the Washington Examiner aptly noted that: …the CBO estimated that the law would cover an additional 11 million people on Medicaid (at a cost of | Read More »
The IRS, The NSA and Comprehensive Amnesty Reform All Tie Together In a Very Nasty Way.
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters nationwide believe it is likely the NSA data will be used by other government agencies to harass political opponents. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% consider it unlikely and 14% are not sure.
The government claims it will keep Americans safe. It says it will do so by establishing the most extensive data surveillance system in human history. It also pushes hard to pass Comprehensive Amnesty Reform. Our political leaders seem deliberately blind to this obvious contradiction.
Then, on top of the obvious epistemological blindness of building a security state with open borders, they make it worse by knowingly and deliberately unleashing the IRS on their political opponents like an underfed pack of Dobermans. All of this makes the true values of the current administration apparent. Keeping you down is far more important than keeping you secure.
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New Mexico Abortionist: Killing A Baby Is Like a ‘Flu Shot’
Today, Live Action released another investigative video centering on Dr. Carmen Landau of New Mexico. This is part of their prolonged investigation into the late-term abortion industry. For the past two months, the organization exposed the lurid details that pervades this underreported sector of American medicine. In fact, it’s shown the nation that late-term abortionists are murdering babies that are viable outside the womb, which | Read More »
MA SEN: Gomez Isn’t A ‘Mitch McConnell Clone,’ But He’s No Ted Cruz Either
In the second debate between Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, two things were clear. One, Gomez isn’t “too conservative.” Second, Markey is clueless to think that he is some “Mitch McConnell clone.” Yet, we’re talking about Ed Markey here. On the budget, Markey had these words of wisdom last night: ”it’s really not math. It’s just arithmetic.” Then again, Gomez is no Ted Cruz. | Read More »
Tags: "federal spending"
, 2012 election
, 2014 election
, Barack Obama
, Constitutional Law
, Ed Markey
, Gabriel Gomez
, Gun control
Non-accountability marches onward at the IRS
How is the great crusade to bring accountability to the IRS coming along? According to Eliana Johnson at National Review, the Director of Rulings and Agreements, Holly Paz, just became “the fifth Washington D.C.-based IRS official involved in the current scandal to leave her position.” According to the House Oversight Committee, Paz was involved in an internal IRS investigation that in May 2012 concluded that the agency had been | Read More »