Monthly Archives:January 2009

The Frederick News-Post Online – Frederick County Maryland Daily Newspaper.

There’s jsut one hitch..this lawsuit was filed in Montgomery county.  Never mind that CASA knows Montgomery county has no juristiction in this case so the sherriff is right to blow this one off.

Calculated Risk: WSJ: Option ARM Defaults Rising.

Barry Ritholtz found this gem on 60 minutes back in December.  There’s more than 1 trillion involved here and it’s only the beginning.

A call to utilize the current global economic crisis as a panic in which governments worldwide can move to nationalize banks is emerging from the 2009 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The forum’s founder, Klaus Schwab, told CNN yesterday the current global economic slowdown is a “transformational crisis” that should be utilized to shape a “new world.”

“Above all else this is a crisis of confidence,” Schwab said. “To restore confidence you have to establish signposts that the world after the crisis will be different. We have to create a new world and that is what Davos 2009 will be all about – serving society.”

Obama’s illegal aunt seeks asylum.

4 years after the fact.  There’s one hugely interesting quote:

“I knocked on her door, and a nice young African-American greeted me. He was very happy. He saw my camera. I said, ‘Can you tell me, is she still here?’ And he said, ‘No, she went away with some men in a car about a week ago. It got too hot about these elections with her nephew.'”

Baker asked the man if Onyango would be back. He replied, “I think so.”

She then asked him a strategic question: “Are you all rejoicing that her nephew born in Kenya was elected?”

He responded, “Oh yes. We had a party about that.”

Baker said the apartment management told her they knew Onyango would be back, despite her 4-year-old deportation orders.

While i am not a fan of illegal searches and seizures there HAS to be something that can be done about this fool.  He ahs caused 3 barricade situations in the past three years and as soon as he gets his guns back you can bet he’ll do it again.  I’m tired of being in lockdown because he wants to act stupid.  LEGALLY find something on this guy and get him off the streets please!

Richard Joseph Macalarney is getting his gun collection back, and his criminal record is now conviction-free.

“I feel like a human being again,” the Brunswick man said after winning his appeal of an October marijuana possession conviction in Frederick County District Court.

On Monday, Macalarney, 44, and his defense attorney were preparing to have the case retried before a Circuit Court jury.

But they didn’t have to.

During a hearing contesting the legality of a District Court search warrant that led to the collection of evidence, defense attorney Eric W. Schaffer persuaded Judge Theresa M. Adams to rule the warrant wasn’t proper because the application for it didn’t offer facts showing probable cause.

Adams’ ruling made the warrant invalid.

As a result, marijuana seized during the April 18 search of Macalarney’s residence was tossed out; and prosecutors decided not to pursue the case.

Schaffer, a lawyer for 17 years, was pleased with the ruling.

“This is the first time I’ve ever been involved in a case, either as defense or prosecution, where a judge set aside a warrant on the basis of no probable cause,” Schaffer said.

Macalarney, and his gun collection, are well-known to local law enforcement. No longer on probation, Macalarney will get his guns back.

Police have seized the guns — about 60, dating back to World War II and earlier — at least twice after barricade situations at his West Potomac Street house.

Police first converged on Macalarney’s home in September 2004 after he vowed to kill Jennifer Dougherty, Frederick’s mayor at the time.

After the drug charges against Macalarney were dropped Monday, Brunswick Police Lt. Milt Frech wished him well.

Macalarney shook Frech’s hand.

A little-discussed provision in President Obama’s economic stimulus plan would demand that every American submit to a government program for electronic medical records without a choice to opt out, and it has privacy advocates more than a little alarmed.

Patients might be alarmed, too, privacy advocates said, if they realized information such as documentation on abortions, mental health problems, impotence, being labeled as a non-compliant patient, lawsuits against doctors and sexual problems could be shared electronically with, perhaps, millions of people.

Ah yes the wonders of a marxist who is being backed by insane liberals…

Geithner wins confirmation as treasury chief – 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog – Political Intelligence – Boston.com.

He didn’t bother to pay his taxes until he was caught then tried to blame his tax software….yeah right.

The Homeland Security Department reversed itself Monday, saying that weeks after the presidential election it lifted a new rule requiring high-level approval before federal agents nationwide could arrest fugitive immigrants.The Bush administration had imposed the unusual directive days before the election of Barack Obama, whose aunt was living in the United States illegally.

The directive expressed concerns about “negative media or congressional interest,” according to a newly disclosed federal document obtained by The Associated Press.

The unusual directive from Immigration and Customs Enforcement made clear that U.S. officials worried about possible election implications of arresting Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obama’s late father, who at the time was living in public housing in Boston. She is now believed to be living in Cleveland.

Argues fewer people stimulates economy by cutting cost to state, federal government

And we white, conservative, christians are insane for wanting to PRESERVE life?  What do you call the above?

Racism of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“nough said.

California prepares to stop paying bills.

They get to issue iou’s whle they continue to take taz money out of their citizens pockets…legalized robbery is all this is.  Unfortunatly most folks in california are now so trained in the liberal ways of htinking they won’t bat an eye when they should implement a statewide tax revolt.

Obama elaborates on the site that his aim is to “encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation’s spectrum.”

Whenver anyone clals for diversity and/or tolerance it means it’s their way or you have some kind of hatred, bigotry..etc etc.

krashpad: Expanding Thought Crimes Since ’09.

Obama’s racism is showing more.  First it started with the racist prayer..now his labor dept rep says the following:

The second thing that has been brought to light is that one Robert Reich, the 22nd Secretary of Labor and an Obama adviser, has gone before Congress stating that “professionals and white, male construction workers” are not the focus of the upcoming “stimulus” package which Obama is putting together.

Additionally, he states that those companies that do use funds from the stimulus package must hire those people either unwilling or unable to effectively work, therefore they are considered long-term unemployed, minorities or women.

Forget the concept of hiring the best person for a job, no, it’s more important that someone of the “right” skin tone has the position; and as evidenced by the Reverend Lowery’s prayer we all know that “white” isn’t right.

Quoted form the above linked post.  It’s going to be time for a revrse civil rights movement right fast…not like it wasn’t time for one a while back.

New to the botnet scene is Conficker, a botnet that exploits a critical security vulnerability Microsoft actually patched in late October. It may be time for Microsoft to begin forcing critical security updates upon home users.

via Time for forced updates? Conficker botnet makes us wonder – Ars Technica.

this is totally bogus..guess what?  It’s mainly in eastern Asia and southern America where the priacy rates are really really high AND businesses which are typcially slow to patch anyway…most home users have automatic updates turned on and also the us infection rate is 1%.  It’s not the home users this time..it’s the businesses..however NOBODY should have upodates forced upon them.

Texas prep hoops team wants to forfeit 100-0 win – Other sports- nbcsports.msnbc.com.

WHY?  BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING PC WIMPS!!!!!  THERE’S NOTHING CRHISTIAN ABOUT THIS CACAMAMEY BS!

Obama adviser: White males need not apply.

Nough said..so much for being a uniter when you are encouraging anti-white racism pres. obama.

I got this in my e-mail(thanks Eskimo)

Things Got Ya Down? Well Then, Consider These . . ..

In a hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, patients always died in the same bed, on Sunday morning, at about 11:00 am, regardless of their medical condition. This puzzled the doctors and some even thought it had something to do with the super natural. No one could solve the mystery as to why the deaths occurred around 11:00 AM Sunday, so a worldwide team of experts was assembled to investigate the cause of the incidents. The next Sunday morning, a few minutes before 11:00 AM all of the doctors and nurses nervously waited outside the ward to see for themselves what the terrible phenomenon was all about. Some were holding wooden crosses, prayer books, and other holy objects to ward off the evil spirits. Just when the clock struck 11:00 , Pookie Johnson, the part-time Sunday sweeper , entered the ward and unplugged the life support system so he could use the vacuum cleaner.


Still Having a Bad Day????


The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez Oil spill in Alaska was $80,000.00. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full view, a killer whale ate them both.


Still think you are having a Bad Day????


A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places. Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Walkman.


Are Ya OK Now? – No?

Two animal rights defenders were protesting the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn , Germany . Suddenly, all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly. The two helpless protesters were trampled to death.

What?!? STILL having a Bad Day????


Iraqi terrorist Khay Rahnajet didn’t pay enough postage on a letter bomb.  It came back with ‘Return to Sender’ stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits. God is Good!


There now, Feeling Better?

The Day Live Web Video Streaming Failed Us.

I msut be in the minority..i used msnbc and it worked flawlessly.

Red Maryland: Dissent Is No Longer The Highest Form of Patriotism.

Considering his very publicly stated agenda and the racism in his benediction that he smiled over..let’s hope the GOP becomes truly conservative and not another name for democrat like they were this last 8 years.

Inaugural prayer slam prompts Obama smile.

If you are white, christian, don’t believe in gov’t handouts, and heterosexual you are going to be oppressed in short order.  I think it’s coming time for a counter-civil rights movement.

After reading the above linked pages I don’t think i’m going to be hiring anybody when my company grows..it’s going to be too dangerous with me being a independently minded, christian, white male.

Newsmax.com – Obama Stumbles Out of the Gate.

Wow that didn’t take long did it?  I get it’s only going to get more interesting both ont e persecution side and the corruption side.

What a historic day. A black man name Barak Obama is now president. His speech showed his directions towards global warming controls and redistribution of wealth and more. I am interested to see if this is the true beginning of the end for this nation. It’s going to take a huge influx of prayer from christians to stop the march towards the USSa.

The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the United States defied its order last year when authorities in Texas executed a Mexican convicted of rape and murder.

The U.N.’s highest court said the U.S. remains obliged to review the cases of about 50 other Mexicans on death row because they were denied access to their consulate after they were arrested.

But it rejected Mexico’s request that Washington guarantee that each case will be reviewed and reconsidered.

Considering we are a soverign nation and the UN has not power over us it’s court ruling are just as meaningless.

Some say the program could also keep middle-class parents from buying insurance for their children because the legislation calls for an income cap of 300 percent above federal poverty levels – approximately $63,600 for a family of four in some states.

More than 2 million children who currently have private insurance could be covered under the expansion, causing a shift that could pose a burden to taxpayers. The bill increases the federal excise tax on cigarettes by 61 cents to $1 a pack to pay for the added costs.

Heck if private insurance gets too high..might look at this. …NOIt..only if i have no other choice.  CT tried this and they had a similar setup..wnd guess what happened?  So many “middle class” folks took them up on the offer the state budget crashed and they cancelled the program. 

The government is my shepherd: I need not work. It allows me to lie down on good jobs; it leadeth me beside still factories. It destroyeth my initiative. It leadeth me down the path of parasites for politics’ sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of laziness and deficit spending, I shall fear no evil, for the nanny state is with me. Its bailouts and vote-falsifiers, they comfort me. It prepareth an economic utopia for me by appropriating the earnings of my grandchildren. It filleth my head with bologna; my inefficiency runneth over. Surely the nanny state shall care for me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in a fool’s paradise forever.

Anonymous

Courtesy of Worldnetdaily.com

I mean really, don’t these computer “geniuses” (also known as hackers) have anything better to do with their time. Imagine if they wrote productive software!

via SeanDaniel.com – Small Business Server and Other Technology: Has Downadup, Conficker, or Kido got you?.

I mean really, don’t the geniuses, (also known as Microsoft programmers) have anything better to do with their time?  Imagine if they wrote truly secure software instead of foisting patched, resues, and vulnerable software on the general marketplace?  Go get your worm shot by running microsoft update.

Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced Friday he wants to set up a commission to look into whether the Bush administration broke the law by taking the nation to war against Iraq and instituting aggressive anti-terror initiatives. The Michigan Democrat called for an “independent criminal probe into whether any laws were broken in connection with these activities.”

Now this is classic…Democrats who have done some of the most unconstitutional things in american history want to prosecute a republican who has also done some of the most unconstitutional things in history for doing illegal things..aka unconstitutional things.  Hello pot meet kettle.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is going to be the most inept, expansionist, unconstitutional, and corrupt government this country has ever seen. His cabinet is mostly comprised of either former clinton staff members or those who proscribe to clinton’s ways. Let’s see if i am right. I bet the level of hostility towards Christians is going to skyrocket now that atheistic liberals control all three branches of gov’t. In history when somebody starts talking about how he/she is going to represent the common folks to the highest levels of power that person’s administration is the farthest away from those they claim to represent. Most democrats have been like this..obama i don’t think is going to be any different in this regard. His strong record of support infanticide, so called gay rights, massive expansion of gov’t via gtov’t mandated healthcare, massive social spending(waste actually), the inevitable tax increases such a person brings….are going to do many things for this country none of them good or constitutional.

There are so many out there it’s hard to sift through.  I have narrowed things down to 4:

1.  Ipfire

2. Astaro

3. Untangle

4.  Comixwall

Depending on capabilities and budget those are the 4 ECC is going to be choosing from for the foreseeable future.  This makes it easier for my clients to know what i am offering and makes it easier for me since i’m not suporting 10 different server packages.  I intend on narrowing it down to 2 in the near future.

Wow.  I just got done talking with the guys at darkfiles and found out how much i have yet to learn..:)  It’s the kind of stuff one of my best friends named Erik talks about all of the time.  It’s nice to see I have a new area of network security knowledge to explore.  They were very gracious to allow me to talk with them and i am looking orward to more conversations.

ComixWall ISG – Home.

Now this is interesting.  Comixwall looks like what i ahve been looking for.  I have been wanting to find a UTM that takes what i had with ipcop/zerina/cop+/copfilter and have it integrated into one package…and be free.  Astaro is very nice but it’s free only for home use.  Untangle is nice but it’s feature set is compromised by their wanting to complete with astaro so the free content filter and free anti-spam are compromised in their effectiveness unless yiou go commerical.  Comixwall is totally free and so far looks promising..more to come.

Foxnews.com
The Campbells made national news last month when a ShopRite supermarket refused to sell them a birthday cake with Adolf Hitler’s name on it. The story generated a slew of angry Internet chatter.

Forensic psychologist N.G. Berrill said naming a boy Hitler could be considered child abuse.

“Part of it is the infantile nature of the parents’ behavior,” Berrill said. “You can name your dog something weird, but they think they’re making some kind of bold statement with the children, not appreciating that the children will have separate lives and will be looked at in a negative light until they’re able to change their name. It is abuse.”

This is such malarkey.  Expect it to intensify once Islamobama gets inaugurated.

Globalists ‘salivating’ over collapse of U.S..

It could…I don’t know if htis is true but it’s scary if it is.  The sad part is if this goes through it will because the gov’t has succeeded in making most of hte american populace gov’t dependents so they won’t face any real, prolonged opposistion.

Comcast ‘TV Warehouse’ To Collect STB Clicks – 1/9/2009 2:23:00 PM – Multichannel News.

Ah yes..domestic phorm now on it’s way.  Tye are going to track everything every single one of your set top boxes do..compile it into a massive data warehouse and then sell it…enjoy!

This seems like an unremarkable article until it’s revealed the same investment banks that drove up the mortage market were heavily involved in the old market.  Once again they peddled complicated derivatives called…drum roll…oil swaps(sound familiar?) Of course the last time we had a run up in oil prices..it went away once the feds started investigating the probable criminal behavior.

CHR.DarkFiles.US » Blog Archive » Apple Arrogant or Secure.

Their arrogance is partially justified due to superior design.  The Unix system they use is multi-user by design…unlike windows which is not truly multi user.  90% of everything a user is going to do in  Unix system is done inside userspace..so unless the user intentionally runs as root(which mac does not make easy) then the virus can really only damage your user space.  Criminals will go after the easiest target..right now even with vista’s design improvements it’s still based on 20 year old NT code which has some serious deficiencies that make it a very easy traget.  The biggest and the one that continues to get leveraged is IE via ActiveX.    The fact it has the largest installed base doesn’t hurt either.  The author mentions the worm found for Macs. It doesn’t compromise the entire system and is relatively harmless.  The fearmongering of sophos is quite evident in their posting about this worm.  It’s a low grade threat that does contact harvesting.  No big deal.  Let me give you an example.  Do you know what the largest installed base across Linux and windows is for web servers….Apache.  It’s open source, modular and designed with security in mind.  Getting apache to compromise apache..that happens yes it does..but it’s typically limited to apache’s userspace because apache doesn’t run as root.  IIS runs as SYSTEM in many cases which is a lower level of access than administrator.  For apache..you compromise apache it’s mostly only apache that’s hosed..you compromise IIS you have a direct conduit to the kernel via system most times..same for IE.  Apple and the Unix guys have a good reason for their smugness.  They don’t rely on patched up 20 year old code that tries to masquerade as a secure multi-user operating system..they actually do run one that’s designed that way from the beginning.

Did you ever wonder who would win an office battle between IT and Sales?  If you have a fast computer click the HD link right below the video.

YouTube – The Great Office War HD.

krashpad.

I ahve to agree with jsut about everything Kidan says here except one thing..the GOP is not a conservative party any longer.  It’s time for us to vote the candidates not hte party.  I wrote in Ron Paul not because he has the litte “R” by his name but he was the best candidate out there.  I voted perutka last election cycle and he was most assuredly not a republicrat or demopublican.

Arab nations floated a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution Tuesday calling for an immediate end to combat in the Gaza Strip and deployment of an international force to monitor a cease-fire and protect Palestinian civilians.

LOL!  They kept tweaking the tiger’s tail and now the tiger is biting back and they want protection FOR palestinians From Israel!  This is too funny!  Theys tarted this war..Israel is going to stomp on them for it.  These idiots elected Hamas into power..i was wondering how long it would take for Hamas to piss Israel off enough for them to stomp back.

I quote the article:

Comcast’s first traffic throttling trigger is tripped by using more than 70 per cent of your maximum downstream or upstream bandwidth for more than 15 minutes.

Its second traffic throttling trigger is tripped when the Cable Modem Termination System you’re hooked-up to – along with up to 15,000 other Comcast subscribers – gets congested, and your traffic is somehow identified as being responsible.

so if you download..oh..a Linux distro and irregardless of if your cmts is loaded or not..they’ll throttle you down.  This is going to kill also businesses that have update server since they typically download gigs every month to feed out to clients. It appears the cap is residential only..the throttling is not specified as to either so it means both.

Now i am not going to be screaming for the gov’t tog et involved as this is a private matter..if the throttles get in my way i’ll jsut head back to verizon or over to other providers i ahve available to me.

krashpad: Surprise! The Government Wants to Destroy More Businesses.

RE#ad the article..it says it better than i can.

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I found this interesting…enjoy.

Foreclosure Crisis Hits Hispanics Hard | The Big Picture.

Let’s see..there’s nearly 20 million ILLEGALS in this country and they are mostly in the southern states..and migrating north.  I remember posting about this insanity back in 2005. Illegal immigrans able to get a home mortgage..guess what kind they were?!?!?!  Sub-Prime, ARMS, Interest only..etc etc etc.  These folks and the people who wrote these loans are getting their jsut desserts.  Come on folks..get in this country LEGALLY and then you won’t have to worry about being singled out for swindles.

SSL broken! Hackers create rogue CA certificate using MD5 collisions | Zero Day | ZDNet.com.

The sky if falling!!!!! The sky if falling!!!!! There is a ton of heavy breathing going around about this issue and it’s not necessary at all.

This is a non-issue for the majority of folks and the “solution” is only a stopgap. SSL itself..WAS NOT CRACKED only the digital signature algorithm. The proposed solution is to move to SHA-1 which has been broken since 2005 is only a stopgap at best. This is a configuration issue. ALL browsers inherently trust groups of entities as trusted so their certificates are automatically trusted. If this is removed and folks are forced to inspect the certificates this would mitigate this attack..except most folks won’t check the certs..Most of the users are lazy and therefore this convenience is added. This convenience is the reason this attack can succeed. Moving to an already broken hashing method to fix another broken hashing method to fix what is inherently a configuration problem based on laziness isn’t the fix.

This is one thing that is probably going to make national news..panic a ton of folks..and the techie community is going to stampede to SHA-1 which has been broken since 2005. I personally do not know of another hashing algorithm that’s unbroken as of yet.  SHA-1 still takes quite a bit of computational power to use it’s attack vector but it’s well within modern COTS beowulf clusters now in operation.  Since the XBOX360 has 3 cores and the PS3 has effectively 8 the amount of hardware needed to compromised SHA-1 is much less than 2005 due to increased computational power.  It won’t be long before we hear of a similar type of attack on SHA-1 either.

What does this mean to the average person?  Not much.  How can this be mitigated?  Have the browser manufacturers remove their trusted CA pools and at least make the clients have to click thought the certs.  Inspecting them is not hard really..you just have to read.  If the user doesn’t take the time to read and inspect the cert then it’s nobody else’s fault if they get nailed.

Barack Obama has said he considered joining the United States military when he left school but decided not to because the Vietnam war was over and “we weren’t engaged in an active military conflict at that point”.

All I have to say is..Yeah Right.

Startup Founders Turn Android into Desktop OS – PC World.

Now this is itneresting.  Read on for full details.