I spotted this at a forum I visit often. Thanks Jeanette.
Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide. Let’s see now. . . . .
No tailgate parties
No Home Depot
No pork BBQ
No hot dogs
No chocolate chip cookies
No shellfish, or even frozen fish sticks
Rags for clothes and towels for hats.
Constant wailing from the guy next-door because he’s sick and there are no doctors.
Constant wailing from the guy in the tower.
More than one wife.
You can’t shave.
Your wives can’t shave.
You can’t shower to wash off the smell of donkey cooked over burning camel dung.
The women have to wear baggy dresses and veils at all times.
Your bride is picked by someone else.
She smells just like your donkey.
But your donkey has a better disposition.
Then they tell you that when you die it all gets better!
I mean, really, is there a mystery here, HELLO?
Companies that produce security software may soon be ignoring certain spyware, and potentially even infecting their customers through auto updates, under orders from US government agencies.
A very disquieting idea, as I certainly have no trust of government anywhere.
A couple of excerpts:
Most of the companies surveyed, which covered the range from tiny firms to Symantec and IBM, said they never had received such a court order. The full list of companies surveyed: AVG/Grisoft, Computer Associates, Check Point, eEye, IBM, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Microsoft, Sana Security, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro and Websense. Only McAfee and Microsoft flatly declined to answer that question.
This isn’t exactly a new question. After the last high-profile case in which federal agents turned to a key logger, some security companies allegedly volunteered to ignore fedware. The Associated Press reported in 2001 that “McAfee contacted the FBI… to ensure its software wouldn’t inadvertently detect the bureau’s snooping software.” McAfee subsequently said the report was inaccurate.
Later that year, the FBI confirmed that it was creating spy software called “Magic Lantern” that would allow agents to inject keystroke loggers remotely through a virus without having physical access to the computer. (In both the recent Ecstasy case and the earlier key logging case involving an alleged mobster, federal agents obtained court orders authorising them to break into buildings to install key loggers.)
I guess most of my visitors might have seen this film already, but I thought it was worth repeating. There is an alternative link here at the Australian ABC site. There are a couple of other tabs with discussion of the film on the same site. Watching the ‘debate’ on the film after it’s viewing left me in no doubt how much this (global warming) has become a religion rather than rational scientific discussion, as the commentator Tony Jones did a *coff* really balanced *coff coff* job of debating it’s veracity or otherwise. But it should not have surprised me too much, as the Aust ABC is well known as a left wing refuge.
A very good point brought out by one of the scientists who was showing graphs from ice cores taken from the Arctic. It showed that the CO2 levels followed rather than preceded levels of temperature, which would not happen if CO2 was the cause. Such minor truths are as always of course discarded by the high priests and acolytes of the global warming religion.