Worldwide Islamist revolution explodes

These riots aren’t for democratic change.  They are for the rise of more muslim governments.  Tunisia and now Egypt aren’t “fully muslim” aka they aren’t ruled by sharia.  While some of the rioters may be actually concerend about their rights unless they continue sharia fundamentalists will overtake their movements leading to the rise of mire fundamentalist muslim movements…the main stream media call them radicals..they aren’t radicals..they are fundamentalists….ones who follow the Koran literally.

Worldwide Islamist revolution explodes.

School system asks for $33M budget increase: JUST SAY NO!!!!!!!!

Considering the waste the FCPS board has overseen in the past 5 years..it’s time to tell the money addict no.  Since the county is already struggling to pay it’s current bills is adding 33 million to a deficit of 11.8 million a good idea?  Mr. Young please?

Frederick County Public Schools officials are calling for a $33 million increase in fiscal 2012 over this year’s budget of $507 million.

It is a figure some school board members said they weren’t comfortable taking to the Board of County Commissioners.

The bulk of the increase is from a $10.7 million salary increase for system employees and a $15.5 million annual contribution to the retiree benefits trust fund.

via School system asks for $33M budget increase – The Frederick News-Post Online.

Joe Volz – A long and Tired Argument continues.

This long and tired argument would be valid if being homosexual was truly God-created…however like many of his ilk that either don’t know the Bible or choose to willfully ignore it..it is not.  When it comes down to it it’s about sexuality..and you can always choose to change your sexuality…

No, we will not let them live in peace anymore than we gave 19th century blacks their freedom before the Civil War compelled it or found a reasonable policy for our current class of tormented illegal immigrants.

Of course, we are not going to enslave or deport gays, but neither are we ready to treat them with the dignity all Americans deserve.

There is good news to report, however, even if it comes at least a half century too late for my Army friend, Roy Hudson, who hanged himself in a Stuttgart, Germany, barracks when it was discovered that he was a homosexual.

Congress has found the courage to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, and now a soldier does not have to pretend to be straight to stay in the military.

The big news in Maryland this year is that the legislature could legalize gay marriage. But the sad part is that at a time when about half the state supports gay marriage, some of our politicians are in the wrong half — including the normally sensible Sen. David R. Brinkley (R-Dist. 4) of New Market.

via Joe Volz: Don’t gay people deserve the same rights as others?.

New privacy concerns for Facebook over phone numbers, addresses

Considering my earlier post about Facebook this isn’t unexpected.

If you aren’t already paranoid enough to remove your address and cell phone number from Facebook, today might be the day. Facebook has decided to give its third-party app developers API access to users’ address and phone numbers as they collectively get more involved in the mobile space, but privacy experts are already warning that such a move could put Facebook users at risk.

In its Developer Blog post, Facebook noted that developers will only be able to access an individual user’s address and phone number—not the info of his or her friends. Additionally, those who want to be able to use that data will have to be individually approved by the users themselves, and those developers must take special care to adhere to Facebook’s Platform Policies, which forbid them from misleading or spamming users.

Despite Facebook’s reassurance that users will have the final say in who gets the info and who doesn’t, it didn’t take long for observers to point out that it will be easy for shady developers to get in on the action. Security research firm Sophos wrote on its blog that rogue Facebook app developers already manage to trick users into giving them access to personal data, and this move will only make things more dangerous.

“You can imagine, for instance, that bad guys could set up a rogue app that collects mobile phone numbers and then uses that information for the purposes of SMS spamming or sells on the data to cold-calling companies,” Sophos senior technology consultant Graham Cluley wrote. “The ability to access users’ home addresses will also open up more opportunities for identity theft, combined with the other data that can already be extracted from Facebook users’ profiles.”

Cluley has a point. Just because app developers agree to follow Facebook’s terms doesn’t mean that they actually do, and many aren’t caught until it’s too late. We learned that much just a few months ago when a number of top Facebook apps were found to be collecting and selling user data against Facebook’s rules. Facebook ended up suspending those developers for six months, but by that time, the deed was already done.

Imagine if your home address and phone number, or those of your friends and family, were included in that data—does it really matter if developers who use it inappropriately are suspended after the fact? All I know is that I got rid of my cell number on Facebook after an old high school friend used it as part of some creepy “business opportunity” ploy (see, you can’t even trust the people you trust). And after this latest developer policy change, I definitely won’t be adding it back.

New privacy concerns for Facebook over phone numbers, addresses.

The NAACP Rightfully has the Race Card Turned on Them

It’s about time a governor at least stands up to these racist.  Organizations like the SPLC and the NAACP have become racist organizations against whites…constantly playing race cards against whites.  Yet when it comes down to it they also repeatedly violate the very ethnic groups they say they are defending.  These organizations needs to be shunned and some REAL civil rights groups stand up in their place.

LePage on NAACP: ‘Tell them to kiss my butt’ — Bangor Daily News.

Google Chrome Delivers Enterprise Deployment and Management – Web Services Web 20 and SOA – News & Reviews – eWeek.com

I’ll be testing this first on my network and then pushing it to other networks(clients) that will follow my reccomendation here.  Firefox is old and isn’t catching up.  IE is even more current than Firefox.  Google Chrome is the new star right now..:)

Google Chrome Delivers Enterprise Deployment and Management – Web Services Web 20 and SOA – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.

Bravo: $9.95 Comcast Connection for Every Poor Kid

Sometimes the big corps do something right..:)

In a remarkable move that goes far beyond any previous U.S. program, Comcast will offer a $9.95/month connection and free modem to any family with a kid eligible for free school lunches. That includes those with a family income of up to 30% over the poverty line. They are going beyond that to include partner offers of a netbook or (possibly used) PC for $150 as well as substantial training and outreach.  The only important limit is that those who already have Comcast connections are not eligible. This is not a “12 month only” deal and would be offered for three years at least.

Bravo: $9.95 Comcast Connection for Every Poor Kid.

Foreclosure Fraud Finally Getting Addressed..the Right Way.

In a decision that may slow foreclosures nationwide, Massachusetts highest court voided the seizure of two homes by Wells Fargo & Co and US Bancorp after the banks failed to show they held the mortgages at the time they foreclosed.Bank shares fell, weighing on broader stock indexes, on fears the decision could threaten lenders ability to work through hundreds of thousands of pending foreclosures.The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts unanimous decision on Friday upheld a lower court ruling. It is among the earliest cases to address the validity of foreclosures done without proper documentation.That issue, including the use of “robo-signers” who approved foreclosure documents without reviewing them, last year prompted an uproar that led lenders such as Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Ally Financial Inc to temporarily stop seizing homes.”A ruling like this will slow down the foreclosure process” for lenders, said Marty Mosby, an analyst at Guggenheim Securities in Memphis, Tennessee. “Theyre going to have to be really precise and get everything in order. It doesnt leave a lot of wiggle room.”Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp lacked authority to foreclose after having “failed to make the required showing that they were the holders of the mortgages at the time of foreclosure,” Justice Ralph Gants wrote for the Massachusetts court.

via Banks lose key foreclosure ruling in top Massachusetts court | Reuters.