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Jul 23 17:35

WARNING: Adobe Acrobat, Flash and Reader Zero Day Vulnerability

Adobe has issued a security advisory following the discovery of what it describes as a "critical vulnerability" which exists within the current versions of Flash Player (v9.0.159.0 and v10.0.22.87) across all platforms, Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems, The same vulnerability can be found within the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat v9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems and has the potential to cause a crash which could then allow an attacker to take control of the system. Well, I say potential, but Adobe admits that there are "reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild via limited, targeted attacks against Adobe Reader v9 on Windows".

Jul 23 17:25

It's called Apophis. It's 390m wide. And it could hit Earth in 31 years' time

In Egyptian myth, Apophis was the ancient spirit of evil and destruction, a demon that was determined to plunge the world into eternal darkness.

A fitting name, astronomers reasoned, for a menace now hurtling towards Earth from outerspace. Scientists are monitoring the progress of a 390-metre wide asteroid discovered last year that is potentially on a collision course with the planet, and are imploring governments to decide on a strategy for dealing with it.

Nasa has estimated that an impact from Apophis, which has an outside chance of hitting the Earth in 2036, would release more than 100,000 times the energy released in the nuclear blast over Hiroshima.

Jul 23 17:16

US may rearm Georgia, despite Moscow's opposition

The United States does not exclude possibly rearming Georgia following its humiliating defeat to Russia a year ago, even at the cost of angering Moscow, a State Department spokesman said Thursday.

"Georgia is on a path that the United States supports toward NATO membership," reminded Philip Crowley when asked about Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's calls for US military aid.

Jul 23 17:06

[Video] Taking Liberties

TAKING LIBERTIES is a shocking but hilarious polemic documentary that charts the destruction of all your Basic Liberties under 10 Years of New Labour. Released to coincide with Tony Blair's departure, the film and the book follow the stories of normal people who's lives have been turned upside down by injustice - from being arrested for holding a placard outside parliament to being tortured in Guantanamo Bay. THIS IS WHAT YOU DON'T READ IN THE PAPERS! THIS IS WHAT YOU DON'T SEE ON TV! AND IT'S HAPPENING TO YOU!

Jul 23 17:02

Microsoft profits plunge again

Microsoft shocked investors yesterday by announcing another plunge in revenues and profits, sending the group's shares tumbling and leaving some analysts questioning the technology giant's prospects.

In its latest quarterly financial results, the world's biggest software company announced revenues of $13.1bn, down from almost $16bn over the same period last year. Profits for the last three months fell 29% to $3.05bn, down from $4.3bn for the fourth quarter of 2008.

Jul 23 16:03

The Children of Gaza Speak Up

The words of a tough and eloquent boy in the middle of a street in Gaza...sharing with us his life and his fellowmen outrageous situation.
He looks no more than 6 years old,yet his words will haunt you forever.

"no food, no games, no TV programs for children..this is a seige!"

Jul 23 15:45

Is It Worth It?

Is It Worth It? The Difficult Case for War in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan has been nearly invisible to the American public since its initial combat phase ended in early 2002, but it has rapidly come once again into view. Indeed, the war is now poised to become perhaps the most controversial and divisive issue in U.S. defense policy.

Jul 23 14:09

It's Deja vu all over again?

Recently while talking with a friend he mentioned that when he was at school in the mid 70s he distinctly remembers a 'Global Cooling' thingie. So I googled Gerald Ford Global Cooling and came up with this interesting information . . .

Jul 23 13:01

Israel Arrests Palestinian for Testifying in Geneva

Palestinian sources reported Wednesday that a resident of the occupied West Bank village of Naalin was arrested upon returning from Geneva, where he testified before a UN committee charged with investigating the Israeli occupation army offensive in Gaza earlier this year, where over 1600 Palestinians killed, including 420 children and more than 5300 others injured.

Mohammad Srur, who was injured during a protest in Naalin in which two other Palestinian residents of the village were killed, testified before the Goldstone committee along with Jonathan Pollack of the Activists Against the Wall organization.

Jul 23 10:48

Virginia Tech Shooter's Psych Doctor Hid Mental Health Records, then Participated in Armed Raid on Cho

Dr. Robert C. Miller, we now know, took the records home and secretly kept them there, avoiding telling police about their location. They were only found during a document discovery phase of a pending trial.

Jul 23 10:45

Scams And Bailouts The Cause of World Depression

There is absolutely no question that Goldman Sachs is a criminal enterprise and that they have co-opted our government.

Jul 23 10:41

Global Warming or Global Cooling? A New Trend in Climate Alarmism

This is the new trend in climate alarmism. Previously the measure of global warming has always been air temperatures. But all the satellite data says air temperatures have been in a mild down trend starting 2002. The land thermometers preferred by the alarmists showed warming until 2006, but even they show a cooling trend developing since then.

Jul 23 09:55

War News for Thursday, July 23, 2009

Abu Ghraib:
#1: An Iraqi army Hummer vehicle was set on fire when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near Baghdad, according to a local security source. “A roadside explosive device exploded in al-Haswa area, west of Abu Ghraib (20 km west of Baghdad), near an Iraqi army patrol, setting a Hummer vehicle on fire,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. There was no word on casualties, the source noted, adding that all roads leading to the scene of the blast were blocked.

#1: A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. military patrol killed one civilian and wounded two others in Yusufiya, 20 km (12 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.


Jul 23 09:16

US rabbis arrested in crime probe

Jul 23 07:00

Cable TV Workers Trained To Spy On Citizens

One of the largest cable TV companies in the United States is training its employees to look for suspicious behavior and report it to police under the guise of a neighborhood watch initiative. Since according to law enforcement and Homeland Security guidelines, suspicious behavior includes owning guns, being politically active, and having bumper stickers on your car, the cable guy’s next visit to your house may turn out to have more interesting consequences than you originally anticipated.

Jul 23 06:36

Scoping out the Galileoscope

The Galileoscope kit costs $15, plus shipping, and requires some assembly.

Low-cost Galileoscopes are making their way to buyers after months of buildup. So is the view worth the wait? The answer is "yes ... but."

The concept behind the Galileoscope is as noble as it gets: To commemorate the International Year of Astronomy and the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's groundbreaking telescopic observations, a few astronomers, engineers and educators decided to offer a good-quality telescope modeled after Galileo's design - only more powerful and priced at just $15.

Jul 23 06:34

Hidden Ocean in Saturn's Moon? New Clues

Geysers venting from cracks in the ice surrounding Saturn's moon, Enceladus, as seen in a false-color image from NASA's Cassini space probe.

n 2005, NASA's Cassini probe, orbiting Saturn, made a tantalizing discovery: Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, was venting something -- possibly liquid water -- into the airless space around it.

In the frozen wastes around Saturn, this was (please forgive the pun) really cool. How could there be water nearly 900 million miles from the sun? That's almost 10 times as far out as Earth is.

Jul 23 06:33

Obama: Police Acted 'Stupidly' in Gates Case

President Barack Obama says police in Cambridge, Mass., acted "stupidly" this week when they arrested Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, someone they knew was in his own home.

In the final question of a live prime time news conference this evening that largely dealt with health care, Obama was asked about the Gates case.

"My understanding is that Professor Gates then shows his I.D. to show that this is his house and, at that point, he gets arrested for disorderly conduct, charges which are later dropped," Obama said.

Jul 23 06:32

First Grandmother Says It's a Wonderful Life

Michelle Obama's mother: White House is very big, very beautiful and her 'life is wonderful'

First lady Michelle Obama's mother summed up her life at the White House in one word: wonderful.

Marian Robinson says the mansion is "much bigger than anything I've ever been accustomed to" and has "lots of people to take care of you." But the people she moved here to care for — granddaughters Malia and Sasha — are growing up so fast she's beginning to feel "left out."

Jul 23 06:10

Private Bergdahl and the Pro-Torture Crowd

I hope this kid makes it home!

Jul 23 05:51

More Than 150 Casualties in a Week in Helmand

Nothing has changed since the days of Rudyard Kipling;The Afghanis still know how to kick the crap out of the Brits!

Jul 23 05:36

Survivalism:How to Prepare for the Economic Collapse

Get ready:Shotguns and canned goods as Mike says!

Jul 23 05:29

Watch Who You Call Extremist!

Jul 23 05:10

US Escalates War Plans In Latin America

On June 29 US President Barack Obama hosted his Colombian counterpart Alvaro Uribe at the White House and weeks later it was announced that the Pentagon plans to deploy troops to five air and naval bases in Colombia, the largest recipient of American military assistance in Latin America and the third largest in the world, having received over $5 billion from the Pentagon since the launching of Plan Colombia nine years ago.

Six months before the Obama-Uribe meeting outgoing US President George W. Bush bestowed the US's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, on Uribe as well as on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard.