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LCN Llin

United States

#939973 Jul 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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So what? Who cares? I suppose you think the republicans should choose the Presidents advisors? Get a grip.
fauxites stick to one particular item, ACORN, President Obama's church, a few people from the 1960s influencing his thought :-) and hammer away into the air with nothing of importance.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#939974 Jul 8, 2013
War by remote control AUSTRALIANS under attack in some future war may be able to call in cyber specialists able to infect an enemy aircraft with a Trojan horse virus and force it to land or to crash, its pilot helpless to intervene.

That's one reason, says national security specialist Des Ball, that Australia needs to develop its own offensive cyber capabilities.

This extraordinary notion, worlds away from the layman's view of dogfights, ack-ack fire and even long-range missile attacks, is contained in a series of papers, to be released today by the Kokoda Foundation think tank, on security challenges facing Australia.

In a joint paper, Ball and former Royal Australian Air Force officer Gary Waters say the government acknowledged in the defence white paper that cyber warfare posed a serious threat to Australia's military capabilities and to the nation's critical infrastructure and commercial operations.
Iran Air Flight 655 in July 3, 1988 killing 290 innocent civilian from six nations including 66 children.



Because of the delay in takeoff, it appeared on the Vincennes’s radar at 10:17, and at 10:19, the Vincennes began to issue warnings on the Military Air Distress frequency. According to U.S. government accounts, Vincennes mistakenly identified the Iranian airplane as an attacking military fighter. The officers identified the flight profile being flown by the A300B2 as being similar to that of an Iranian Air Force F-14A Tomcat during an attack run. According to the same reports Vincennes tried more than once to contact Flight 655, but there was no acknowledgement. The official ICAO report stated that these attempts to contact Iran Air 655 were sent on the wrong frequency and addressed to a non-existent “Iranian F-14&#8243;.

The Iranian F-14s at Bandar Abbas have been set to squawk in “Mode II,” a mode that would identify to the U.S. ships that the aircraft in question were military, and Iranian. Being a commercial flight, Iran Air 655 was instructed to squawk in Mode III, a signal that identifies civilian traffic. A unique transmission code number, 6760 in this case, was assigned to distinguish this particular flight from others.

During the next three minutes, the Vincennes issued a number of warnings on both military and civil distress frequencies, it (mistakenly) identified the Airbus 320 as a possible Iranian F-14, it (mistakenly) reported hearing IFF squawks in Mode II, and it (mistakenly) reported the aircraft as descending toward the ship when it was in fact still climbing according to its usual flight plan.

At 10:24 am, Captain Rogers, the Commanding Officer of Vincennes ordered to fire two SM-2ER antiaircraft missiles at the assumed F-14 fighter jet. A few seconds later, with the Airbus still on its assigned climb out, and slightly to one side of, but well within air corridor Amber 59, it was intercepted by one or both of the missiles at a range of eight nautical miles and an altitude of 13,500 feet. Flight 655, with some 290 people, tumbled in flames into the Persian Gulf. The whole flight had taken less than seven minutes. There were no survivors. By noon that day, Iranian helicopters and boats began to search the area and recover the bodies. It was not until later in the day that the officers and men of the Vincennes would learn that what they had shot down was not an Iranian F-14, but a commercial, civil flight.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939975 Jul 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Oh, yes, Homer, you CAN get much worse than that.
Rahm "dead fish" Emmanuel.
Tony "jailbird" Rezko.
Bill "domestic terrorist" Ayres.
Van "avowed communist" Jones.
Anita "Mao Tse-Tung admirer" Dunn.
Valerie "slumlord" Jarrett.
Eric "above the law" Holder.
Rev. "blame whitey" Wright.
Gee, the list goes on and on. Give me a minute. There's a lot more.
But it most definitely can get worse than Cheney and Quayle who were guided by their convictions. You just didn't like their convictions.
Give me convictions even if I disagree over the above list any day.
A person who is guided by convictions is not a thinker. Bush was like that; that's why he was dangerous and got us into wars.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#939976 Jul 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Oh, yes, Homer, you CAN get much worse than that.
Rahm "dead fish" Emmanuel.
Tony "jailbird" Rezko.
Bill "domestic terrorist" Ayres.
Van "avowed communist" Jones.
Anita "Mao Tse-Tung admirer" Dunn.
Valerie "slumlord" Jarrett.
Eric "above the law" Holder.
Rev. "blame whitey" Wright.
Gee, the list goes on and on. Give me a minute. There's a lot more.
But it most definitely can get worse than Cheney and Quayle who were guided by their convictions. You just didn't like their convictions.
Give me convictions even if I disagree over the above list any day.
the conviction that we should find more oil for Cheney's buddies brought us an unfunded illegal war.

i'll take the right wing fear-mongering over that conviction.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939977 Jul 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Fundraising for Obama?
Thanks for the heads up....
Fundraising? Is he running for office? You're outta yer minduh.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#939978 Jul 8, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> So what! It was Chaney who was Bush's advisor & basically commander & liar, pushing the initiative to invade a sovereign nation that by all accounts was complying with the UN sanctions. So who was really president?
with either one, who could have ever imagined THOSE would be the good old days.

as the world burns, the empty suit vacations in Africa
and his lackey Kerry is on his sailboat

the only good news is that this year Obammy didn't "scramble the jets" to transport the family dog on vacation; although the summer isn't over yet.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#939979 Jul 8, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> A bunch of gibberish from another school nerd. Too shook to put up your hands & fight like a man. No! That's not what I'm saying dumass. Zimmerman claimed in his recorded confession or statements from that night that, Trayvon saw his gun & reached for it. If the gun is holstered in an internal holster, on ones back right side as Zimmerman stated &, Trayvon is straddling Zimmerman who by his accounts was on his back &, Trayvon was banging his head on the sidewalk as Zimmerman claimed. How could Trayvon have seen something in the dark while straddling Zimmerman if the gun was already hard to see &, the gun would've been behind Trayvon? I could believe your demeanor if you hadn't already confessed to being scared of going to the hood, tough guy! Not!
If Hoodieman had never pursued Zimmerman, and had never attacked Zimmerman, and had never tried to bash his brains out against a concrete sidewalk, then Hoodieman would never have never seen the gun that blew his ass to hell.

NOTE TO DRUG-USING DROPOUT GANGBANGER WANNABES:

Do not pursue and attack someone because they appear to be weaker than you. Americans have the right to be armed. You just might not see the gun that blows you away while you're bashing someone's head against a concrete sidewalk.

So, are you going to do the usual riot and burn your own neighborhood down when Zimmerman is acquitted?... and of course expect us to pick up the tab for fixing your bullshit, right?
How about this. Live in the goddam ashes, asshole.
LCN Llin

United States

#939980 Jul 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Oh, yes, Homer, you CAN get much worse than that.
Rahm "dead fish" Emmanuel.
Tony "jailbird" Rezko.
Bill "domestic terrorist" Ayres.
Van "avowed communist" Jones.
Anita "Mao Tse-Tung admirer" Dunn.
Valerie "slumlord" Jarrett.
Eric "above the law" Holder.
Rev. "blame whitey" Wright.
Gee, the list goes on and on. Give me a minute. There's a lot more.
But it most definitely can get worse than Cheney and Quayle who were guided by their convictions. You just didn't like their convictions.
Give me convictions even if I disagree over the above list any day.
Amusing lack of grasp on history and recent politics.
Your counterproductive posts, if anyone actually read them, over the years, would have elected President Obama :-)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#939981 Jul 8, 2013
Rand Paul: American Neocons Want To Send Egypt More Of ‘Your’ Money

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...

neocons....

Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said U.S. assistance should be used “as leverage” to press the military to pursue a quick transition to a civilian government.

“At the end of the day, while we have already made some obligations on that $1.4 billion, by no means have we made the overwhelming amount of that obligation,” Menendez said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”“This is an opportunity to have a pause and say to the Egyptians, you have an opportunity to come together. You have to have the military understand that that’s what we are looking for.”

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, cautioned against rushing into discussions about aid.

“There will be plenty of time to asses the aid issue,” Corker said on “Fox News Sunday,” later adding,“Trying to jump to what we are going to do relative to support at this moment is not the place that we need to be.”

Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said on the same program:“I think on a practical basis we have to look and ask a very simple question: Will cutting off aid accelerate or enhance the opportunities and the chances to have a truly Democratic government? I don’t think so.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) called the military in Egypt the “one stable factor there.” The military “should continue to be rewarded” for its stabilizing presence, Rogers said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-poli...

50/50, or: more stuff you won't hear on FOX.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#939982 Jul 8, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It was just a question. So, has he?
To you it was just a question, but to normal people it was cwazy. Sorry loon.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#939983 Jul 8, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> A bunch of gibberish from another school nerd. Too shook to put up your hands & fight like a man. No! That's not what I'm saying dumass. Zimmerman claimed in his recorded confession or statements from that night that, Trayvon saw his gun & reached for it. If the gun is holstered in an internal holster, on ones back right side as Zimmerman stated &, Trayvon is straddling Zimmerman who by his accounts was on his back &, Trayvon was banging his head on the sidewalk as Zimmerman claimed. How could Trayvon have seen something in the dark while straddling Zimmerman if the gun was already hard to see &, the gun would've been behind Trayvon? I could believe your demeanor if you hadn't already confessed to being scared of going to the hood, tough guy! Not!
None of this matters.

The prosecution has failed to prove the elements of the crime charged beyond a reasonable doubt.

Not even close.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#939984 Jul 8, 2013
Karma wrote:
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First, I wouldn't have started my administration with a bunch of neo-cons who had no knowledge of the Middle East but were determined to reshape it
2. I wouldn't have staffed my administration with a bunch of yes man, sycophants patting each other on the back, and telling them how smart they are.
3. I would have listened to the numerous Intel briefs from the NSA, CIA & FBI how dangerous Osama bin Laden & al Qaeda are.
4. I would have listened and demanded action when told by the CIA that Osama bin Laden was determined to attack the U.S.
5. I would have put the country on heightened alert when warned of an impending attack on the U.S. by al Qaeda
6. I would have redouble efforts by my intel agencies to gather more intel
7. I would have directed by FBI director and AG to stop focusing on prostitution/drug enforcement and concentrate on anti-terrorism activities
8. If my FBI director ignored warning and requests to investigate odd behavior of Middle Eastern men at flight schools he would have been canned
I WOULDN'T HAVE GONE ON A 30 DAY VACATION AFTER ONLY 7 MONTHS IN OFFICE
I don't think President Clinton went on vacation--maybe he did. But the rest of President Clinton's down-falls, I agree with. I best check on his vacation time.
I guess you may be correct: Following attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, President Clinton took time from a trip to Martha's Vineyard to order cruise missile strikes against presumed Al Qaeda targets, subsequently facing some criticism for launching attacks from the comfortable confines of the island.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#939985 Jul 8, 2013
Rahm "dead fish" Emmanuel.
Tony "jailbird" Rezko.
Bill "domestic terrorist" Ayres.
Van "avowed communist" Jones.
Anita "Mao Tse-Tung admirer" Dunn.
Valerie "slumlord" Jarrett.
Eric "above the law" Holder.
Rev. "blame whitey" Wright.

Who said it couldn't get any better than this?

Remembered two more.

David "creator of scandals so Obama can win unopposed" Axelrod.

(It's a long one.)

Joe "this is a big f'ing deal" Biden.

(Biden was right...Obamacare will screw us all.)

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#939986 Jul 8, 2013
ruk wrote:
<quoted text>And today we discover wages, wages not corporate profits, have risen 2.2% in the past 6 months while inflation has risen only 1.2%. The housing market is back, private sector jobs grow while public sector jobs shrink and the socialist label is shot to hell. The right is demolished. October 2008 the 2009 budget was made, yes Bush made the largest budget in our country's history. Every budget since has been smaller and the 13 budget the smallest since. Facts, nuf said. Wait, 2.9 million jobs lost the last year of the Bush administration, 800,000 lost the year Obama took office. Yep things have continued to get better under his administration.
Please tell us what fucking budgets you're talking about.
We haven't even had a goddam budget since Obama took office, idiot. That's our biggest problem.

And, you haven't got a clue about inflation. How about you put some numbers in your post to back your bullshit up.

Price of milk in 2008 was ________.
Price of milk today is _________.
for example. Tell us the real story about inflation.
You know, some real information.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#939987 Jul 8, 2013
ruk wrote:
<quoted text>And today we discover wages, wages not corporate profits, have risen 2.2% in the past 6 months while inflation has risen only 1.2%. The housing market is back, private sector jobs grow while public sector jobs shrink and the socialist label is shot to hell. The right is demolished. October 2008 the 2009 budget was made, yes Bush made the largest budget in our country's history. Every budget since has been smaller and the 13 budget the smallest since. Facts, nuf said. Wait, 2.9 million jobs lost the last year of the Bush administration, 800,000 lost the year Obama took office. Yep things have continued to get better under his administration.
If you're satisfied with negligible GDP growth and increased part-time low-wage employment with reduced full-time high-wage employment, then Obama is your man.

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LCN Llin

United States

#939988 Jul 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Admit it. You had no idea who Valerie Jarrett was or her significant influence over this president.
Homer apparently didn't.
Now you should ask yourself, "Why is that?"
Shouldn't we know who influences the president's decisions and/or makes them for him?
President Obama has many advisors.
Everyone in the united states is to the left of Carol?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#939989 Jul 8, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe ,if we called abortion clinics 'fertilizer plants' then Republicans wouldn't be trying to shut them down.
Congrats. You get the stupid post of the day award.

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#939990 Jul 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Education and intelligence are not the same.
Many of the public school systems with the highest per capita expenditures have the worst results.
If you start with substandard raw materials, no amount of money spent on union labor can produce a quality product
Perhaps that is true for Fox news channel puppets????
WOW

Bronx, NY

#939991 Jul 8, 2013
"The cyber threat is clearly escalating," they say.

"The unprecedented sophistication and reach of recent cyber attacks demonstrate that malicious actors have the ability to compromise and control millions of computers that belong to governments, private enterprises and ordinary citizens worldwide."

Ball and Waters say that in some cases cyber specialists would be able to use wireless to directly engage the electronic systems of enemy weapons, including the controls of an attacker's combat aircraft. Investigators have said he had realized he was flying too slow and too low, and tried to abort the landing and go back up in the air, but he failed.

They could penetrate the firewalls protecting the avionics systems of these aircraft to insert Trojan horse viruses.

"This would conceivably allow Australian cyber specialists to effectively hijack adversary aircraft, and to choose between hard or soft landings for them."

CHINA should have turned over snowden this was a heads up to not forget that AMERICA always remembers

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#939992 Jul 8, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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Amusing lack of grasp on history and recent politics.
Your counterproductive posts, if anyone actually read them, over the years, would have elected President Obama :-)
I know some people get very angry with people who just come right out with the truth because it hurts so much.

But "honesty" is one of my middle names right before "speed" and "rhythm".

I'm just trying to help you face it.

Help me help you, LCN.

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