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When considering Wikileaks, we must be cognizant of the following facts, which ought to give any sane person pause:
1. There is very little in the way of concrete, independently verifiable fact in existence to check Julian Assange’s version of his own past.
2. There is even less in the way of substantiation for the myth that has grown up around Assange; namely, his purported existence as something of an intellectually precocious individual who magically gained access to various corporate networks as a teenager and came away from over thirty criminal counts for his exploits with a small fine.
With New Year’s Eve only days away, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expects this to be one of the deadliest weeks of the year on the roads.
But now a new weapon is being used in the fight against drunk driving.
It’s a change that could make you more likely to be convicted.
Join us as we discuss……..
The TSA and Their Efforts to Bring Naked Body Scanners to Austin
We chat about the efforts of Texans for Accountable Government and Austin activists to prevent the TSA from bringing a naked body scanner to Austin. Activists swarmed a meeting of the Austin Airport Advisory Commission, spoke against intrusive scanners, and the commission ended up voting to recommend that the council join them in opposition to Advanced Imaging Technology and enhanced pat downs at ABIA
American voters believe free market competition will protect Internet users more than government regulation and fear that regulation will be used to push a political agenda.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 21% of Likely U.S. Voters want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet as it does radio and television. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed to such regulation, and 25% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Metro anti-terrorism teams will immediately start random inspections of passengers’ bags and packages to try to protect the rail and bus system from attack, transit officials said Thursday.
A couple of days ago a man named Henry Hudson, who claims to be something called a “federal judge”, struck down a part of the new so-called “health care bill” that would force so-called “citizens” to buy health insurance from state approved companies. The argument he used was interesting. His claim was that the government lacks the enumerated powers from the constitution to mandate that so-called “citizens” purchase health insurance. Of course Mr. Hudson has no problem with the government mandating that people be forced to buy his “services” even though I doubt there is a phrase in the constitution that specifically allows for this.
The FDA today approved Merck’s Gardasil HPV vaccine for prevention of anal cancer in both males and females ages 9 through 26 years.
HPV — human papillomavirus — is a sexually transmitted infection. It most commonly causes genital warts, but it also causes several cancers and precancerous lesions.
Gardasil already is approved for preventing cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancer in females, and for preventing genital warts in both males and females.
An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security.
The 50-year-old pilot, who lives outside Sacramento, asked that neither he nor his airline be identified. He has worked for the airline for more than a decade and was deputized by the TSA to carry a gun in the cockpit.
In the United States today, we are all being constantly bombarded by chemicals, poisons and toxins. Virtually everything that we eat or drink makes us less healthy. The vast majority of Americans gladly consume aspartame, fluoride, BPA, genetically-modified food, pesticides, high fructose corn syrup, pharmaceutical drugs and toxic vaccines without any concern that those substances may ruin their health. But the truth is that we are getting sicker and sicker and sicker as a nation. According to one recent report, the United States has dropped to 49th place in the world in overall life expectancy. Diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes are absolutely exploding. So how in the world are we supposed to have a healthy and vibrant economy when virtually everything that we eat and drink is constantly making us sick?
James Bond, Jason Bourne, and every other Hollywood spy with the initials J.B. use some pretty impressive technology to get around cell phone security and get the information they want out of their targets. Mobile phone taps are some of the tools now available to those who are not action heroes. There has been considerable discussion lately about the ease of eavesdropping on cell phone conversations through mobile phone taps and the lack of cell phone security. There are many products and hacks available which allow for monitoring of cell phone activity. Is your phone bugged and what can you do to keep your private information from being intercepted?