Friday November 21, 2014

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

White House adds fake buffering icon to Internet neutrality video pitch

The White House has put a fake "buffering" symbol and a several-second delay before the President’s video pitching his desire to reclassify Internet access under Title II to prevent ISPs from slowing ‘net traffic and turn the Internet into a government-controlled public utility. Check the “buffering” icon at the beginning, which is clearly part of the video production rather than actual buffering.  More…

China suspected of breaching U.S. Postal Service computers

Chinese government hackers are suspected of breaching the computer networks of the United States Postal Service, compromising the data of more than 800,000 employees — including the postmaster general’s.  More…

Takata saw and destroyed evidence in airbags in 2004

The steel inflaters in two of the airbags cracked during the tests, a condition that can lead to rupture, the former Takata employees said. Today, 11 automakers have recalled more than 14 million vehicles worldwide because of the rupture risks. Four deaths have been tied to the defect, and at least 139 injuries so far.  More…

High School Player Penalized for Praying After Touchdown

A high school senior in Florida who offered a prayer after he scored the first touchdown of his career, drawing a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, has been showered with praise from fans.  More…

Art imitates life: Putin spanks Obama in Russian art gallery

A new gallery titled "No Filters" with the work of about 100 cartoonists opened in Moscow, and just about all their images show Putin favorably. In one conspicuously large work, Putin is spanking President Barack Obama, who has the body of schoolboy.  More…

Undercover video shows North Carolina poll workers offering ballots to ineligible impostor – Twenty Times – putting voter ID battle on the front burner

North Carolina election officials repeatedly offered ballots last week to an impostor who arrived at polling places with the names and addresses of ‘inactive’ voters who hadn’t participated in elections for years. Activist James O’Keefe famously shuttered ACORN, the community organizing outfit linked to Barack Obama.  More…

Obama’s Border Policy Fueled Epidemic

The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack Obama’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence.  More…

Democrats use thug tactics on New York voters: Vote or we’ll kick your ass

Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else. The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with threatening and intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday. “Andrew Cuomo’s thuggish tactics just crossed the line.”  More…

Federal government employees made $20 billion in secret purchases

The federal government has spent at least $20 billion in taxpayer money this year on items and services such as Starbucks that it is permitted to keep secret from the public. Thousands of federal workers are issued taxpayer-funded credit cards that are good for purchases under $3,000 at a time without scrutiny.  More…

Immigration union chief blasts Obama amnesty plan

The union president representing 12,000 immigration service agents said Monday he is staunchly opposed to President Obama using executive action to allow millions more illegal immigrants to obtain green cards and work permits. The Homeland Security Department announced it is seeking the materials to produce up to 34 million green cards and work visas in the coming years.  More…

Maine, attorneys could be headed for showdown over quarantine

Top Maine health officials say the nurse who has returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa must abide by a quarantine or the state will get a court order compelling her to do so. Her attorney, Norman Siegel, said he will battle to protect her freedoms. “It’s unconstitutional and illegal as applied to Kaci Hickox,” Siegel said.  More…

FLASHBACK: Occupy easy street for attorney

New York settled a lawsuit brought by Occupy Wall Street protesters who claimed police had seized and destroyed their library in November 2011. The city agreed to pay them $47,000. That’s a pittance compared to the $185,000 that civil-rights attorney Norman Siegel’s firm earned for repping the protesters in that suit. “It’s not unusual that firms sometimes get more than the clients,” Siegel said.  More…