What does it mean that a hacker didn't "take" anything? Is that like ctrl c?

JustinCase.

Posted to Business on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 01:14:54 PM EST (promoted by gerrymander). RSS.

There will be some political crowing for opponents of the Affordable Health Care Act can rally on the news that HealthCare.Gov has been hacked earlier this Summer, like that of Senator Orrin Hatch reminding the the public that they ignored Republican warnings not to use products before they have undergone independent testing.  Meanwhile, the citizenry is to rest assured that consumer information was not breached, there was "just a bug" that was planted, a kind of "common place" sort of bug that "common" hackers use.  Nothing to worry about.

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Warmongers and Chickenhawks shitting themselves over ISIS

Politics, Mon Sep 8.

indecentspeech.

but Israel is like calm down bitches:

At the end of the day, we are talking about several thousand unrestrained terrorists riding pickup trucks and firing with Kalashnikovs and machine guns.

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The moment it encounters a modern army, ISIS will get off its pickup trucks...

In the meantime, ISIS is preoccupied with countless other enemies, some of which are separating between them and us: The armies of Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, and even its sworn Shiite enemy, Hezbollah.

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In fact, ISIS has led to an almost unbelievable broad coalition against it, all of whom seek to destroy it. Here is a short, clockwise list: Russia, Turkey, Iran, the Kurdish militias (Pêşmerge), the Gulf states, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Syrian army, the Lebanese army, Hezbollah and Israel.

You know who else likes to ride in pickup trucks with guns?

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"I hate socks."

Legal, Wed Sep 10.

zyxwvutsr.

Laying down the law:

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Airmen denied because he won't say "So help me God"

Religion, Mon Sep 8.

indecentspeech.

No, of course we're not a Christian military.

A member of the Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, was allegedly barred from reenlisting in the Air Force after omitting the phrase "so help me God" from his contract...

U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Officer Chris Hoyler told The Huffington Post in a statement that "reciting 'So help me God' in the reenlistment and commissioning oaths is a statutory requirement." He said an October 2013 amendment to Air Force Instruction "no longer authorized [airmen] to omit the words 'So help me God.'" Hoyler did not respond to a request to confirm whether the service member was denied reenlistment, and if so, whether it was due to the omission of the "So help me God" clause.

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Legal

White guy lies about being shot by black guys

indecentspeech.

Posted to Legal on Mon Sep 08, 2014 at 08:19:22 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

Seeking attention and making up crime, is that what ex-Navy Seals are all about?

BATH TWP., Ohio - Bath Township detectives believe they have "overwhelming evidence" to prove a former Navy SEAL lied when he claimed he was shot during an altercation with three black men outside of a popular shopping center.

Chris Heben, 44, of Medina, has been charged with misdemeanor counts of falsification and obstructing official business.

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Politics

Arkansas Premiums Fall

indecentspeech.

Posted to Politics on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 07:38:47 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

Health insurance premiums in Arkansas are projected to fall by 2% in 2015.

Today, the governor's office issued a press release stating that "the Arkansas Insurance Department is projecting that insurance policies sold through the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace will see a net decrease of two percent in premium costs for 2015."

Health insurance premiums for consumers buying coverage on their own was growing 10 percent or more per year before Obamacare. It's become almost axiomatic in health care that insurance premiums will go up every year, so a potential decline is huge news.

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Legal

Never Go Full Retard...err Full Auto

indecentspeech.

Posted to Legal on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 10:40:09 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

39-year-old fire-arms instructor Charles Vacca is the latest recipient of the Darwin Award. Mr. Vacca was showing a 9-year-old girl how to shoot an Uzi in Full Auto, when the girl lost control of the gun and she ended up shooting Mr. Vacca in the head.

He said the girl safely and successfully fired the 9 mm weapon several times when it was set in the "single-shot" mode.

He said the weapon was put into the "fully-automatic" mode before the girl fired again with the instructor standing off to her left. The weapon recoiled and drifted left as the girl squeezed off an undetermined number of rounds as she maintained possession but lost control of the Uzi as it raised up above her head.

"The guy just dropped," McCabe said of shooting instructor Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, who suffered at least one gunshot to the head.

Here's a video of what happened literally half-a-second before Mr. Vacca was shot.

The video should be submitted to America's Funniest Bloopers.

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Legal

Super Pro-Life Christians

indecentspeech.

Posted to Legal on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 07:56:24 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

"And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply..."

An Alabama couple has been charged with raping a 17-year-old relative multiple times in an unsuccessful attempt to impregnate her so they could keep the baby, prosecutors said Monday.

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Legal

Father of "Affluenza" Teen Arrested for Impersonating a Cop

indecentspeech.

Posted to Legal on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 01:44:26 PM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

The father of the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk and claimed his family's wealth was partially to blame has been arrested for impersonating a police officer, legal documents showed.

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SciTech

Private Industry Protects Your Data

port1080.

Posted to SciTech on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 09:10:54 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

A for-profit hospital chain didn't have all its records stolen, because capitalism, that's why, nope, nothing to see here.

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Politics

Meanwhile, in Ukraine

Ephraim Gadsby.

Posted to Politics on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:01:35 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

"There was growing concern over the Ukraine crisis on Friday night after Kiev claimed to have destroyed parts of a column of Russian military vehicles, with Nato accusing Moscow of launching an "incursion". Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, told David Cameron, the Prime Minister, that government artillery had destroyed a "considerable part" of a small military convoy that entered the country. The Telegraph witnessed a convoy of Russian armoured vehicles and military trucks crossing the border on Thursday night, but it was not clear whether it was the same convoy Ukraine claimed to have attacked."

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Politics

A Lesson on Public Relations and the Media

zyxwvutsr.

Posted to Politics on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 08:07:22 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

From Hamas:

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Politics

Outrageous!

pO157.

Posted to Politics on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 07:51:05 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

The Canadians weigh in on the over-militarization of American law enforcement.

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Politics

Liberals Urge Southern Secession!

Ephraim Gadsby.

Posted to Politics on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 07:50:59 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

Mediatrackers reports:

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Politics

Hillary Would Have Intervened In Syria

novy.

Posted to Politics on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 07:31:42 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

Hillary Clinton, in The Atlantic, claims that "The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad--there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle--the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled." Or, to put it another way, failure to help Syrian rebels led directly to ISIS' rise. As she elaborated, "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."

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