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  • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Jan 23, 2009 3:50 AM Flag

    What happens to America and to the economy when communication is imperiled? (1)

    PE, there is so much new information that I'm moving it to a new thread. This continues my 22-Jan-09 10:46 PM post "Re: $tuff (about Steve Jobs)" (199082) at

    http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_A/threadview?m=tm&bn=700&tid=198761&mid=199082

    http://
    messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z
    %29/Stocks_A/threadview?m=tm&bn=700&tid=
    198761&mid=199082

    My gas tank's door/lid was frozen shut again so I'll try again tomorrow. After I got back in the house, I found that Citizen Wells, Free Republic, Blogger News Network, and others also relayed the cyber attacks report by 'MacsMind' (blog of the conservative MacRanger Radio Show). The MacsMind report said:

    <On July 22-25 Macsmind was DOS’d (Denial of Service) that originated from three IP addresses that are assigned to Barack Obama’s website. This isn’t a theory but was confirmed via law enforcement through an inspection of the site logs from those dates. The IP address[es] in question; 66.39.4.254 66.39.143.229 216.146.206.181, are all registered via “Go Daddy” under the name barackobama.com.

    On those dates, beginning at At 5:48PM Central on the 22nd, the hosted server that contained our site was hit by a 1.6 gigabyte flood of illegitimate traffic. The attacks never abated and only stopped when our host provider took us off line.

    . . . Additionally the investigation will continue and appropriate interstate authorities have been notified.>

    http://tinyurl.com/b8dmzg

    http://www.
    freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2056149/posts

    Some readers who commented on the reports belittled and sneered at them, e.g. deriding the domain being godaddy.com :

    <"This seems like some sort of bullshit. Don’t waste your time or ours on posting along these lines. “Go Daddy” seems like a bit of a fetch, per an official Obama website.">

    http://www.bloggernews.net/117042

    http://www.
    bloggernews.net/117042

    I'm presuming that the deriders are Obots.

    Between Netcraft and Apple's Network Utility, I was able to confirm that the three reported IP addresses all belong to the (official) "Obama for America" organization and the domain registry is indeed godaddy.com. I also experimented and had (invaluable) Netcraft check out www.fightthesmears.com. Except for the IP addresses, Netcraft's primary data (in its site report) for Obama's Fight The Smears site is IDENTICAL to that for his three Barack Obama sites (which all look alike, just different IPs).

    www1.barackobama.com … 216.146.206.181
    www2.barackobama.com … 66.39.143.229
    www3.barackobama.com … 66.39.4.254
    www.fightthesmears.com … 64.39.19.135

    At Blogger News Network, Mondoreb responded to one of the deriders:

    <Whether you agree or not, the information is there. Our original site was locked down all day on July 1.

    Others have experienced the same problem. . . .

    . . .

    . . . most likely, it’s some over-zealous workers at his campaign site. There have been other documented shenanigans at the site previously.>

    At Death By 1000 Papercuts (DBKP), where Mondoreb blogs, Mondoreb reported the MacsMind incident and added a couple details. One of those details is what made me remember Obama's cyber expertise. He wrote:

    <We have reported twice in the last two weeks about the attacks on anti-Obama websites. . . .

    Speculation on who was behind the attacks has ranged from “Obama supporters” to “it’s no one, just a glitch” “to “it’s a browser problem”. . . . This latter is a completely different issue from the blogs that got shut down by Google/Blogger.>

    PE, remember a NewsBusters article blamed Google for Lucianne's attack when, in fact, bad sites are what trigger Google's warnings?

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    • The rest of Dax's post:

      <2. Coincidence or not: 60 terrorists from AQ[L]IM from Tizi Ouzou the same region where the incident allegedly occurred decided to surrender to the authorities. It is very rare that such a large number of AQ[L]IM operatives defect at the same time. That could mean that they possibly got really scared by what had taken place in the training camp and did not want to get involved in biological weapon experimentation that could likely result in their deaths.

      3. Over a year ago, Pakistani terrorists came to train in AQ[L]IM training camps and may have one way or another contributed to the production of that biological agent. Interestingly, the Washington Times mentions an intercepted communication between AQ[L]IM leaders and AQ Central in Pakistan relating the mishap.

      4. Al-Qaida operatives in Europe had tried to develop biological weapons in the recent past. In France, Menad Benchelalli, a terrorist specialized in poisons had produced small amounts of ricin and Botulinum toxin that he intended to release in France. He was arrested in 2002.
      Then in 2003, British authorities arrested seven individuals accused of also producing ricin.

      5. AQ[L]IM was “hired” by AQ central mostly because of their extensive network in Europe that could allow them to strike Europe at some point. AQ[L]IM’s leadership has been under intense pressure to attack European targets in order to maintain its credibility. In fact, by not using a “conventional” weapon, AQ[L]IM would prove its value to AQ Central. If the group was indeed developing a biological weapon, it was surely destined for delivery in Europe, and most likely in France.

      I mean If our local community hospitals have only 150 beds between them, 10 ventilators, and 1 pulmonologist, in the entire county, where do you place 3-5 thousand respiratory exposures to a deadly disease?

      You need isolation that is mandatory and supervised.

      That would likely be a barracks. Or an old military site. Staffed by a sudden influx of military hospital tents. Guarded by military or national guard troops to prevent spread of disease.

      Could this be otherwise used for political internment? I suppose, but I opt for the less sinister explanation.

      The simple truth is there is not enough staff, ventilators, beds to save thousands of lives of those already infected.

      They will likely die. The goal will be prevention of spread of disease, and comfort care of the dying.

      Just a thought, Hope to God i'm Wrong.. >

      Source is the same page as Jimmy The C's discussion of the two DoD directives in my prior post.

      >>What, they didn't demand any tribute and that the soldiers convert to Islam before leaving? The terrorists are going soft.<<

      Unfortunately not if the Algerian terrorists' plague resulted from their developing biological WMD. Have you seen an update anywhere about that plague outbreak? The Sun article did say "Nowadays the plague can be treated with antibiotics and deaths are rare." But what else might they be developing?

      >>No I'm not surprised Obama did that . . . he's been doing that sort of thing all along.<<

      Yes, even privately urging the Iraqi Prime Minister to postpone signing the agreement regarding our troops until the next administration was in. With loyal, patriotic leaders like that . . .

      There's one more development I think you'll want to know about if you haven't read about it already. New Hampshire is preparing to vote on this in just a few days, and the scuttlebutt is that two or three or four other states have enacted, or are working on, similar. How do you analyze NH's action?

      http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HCR0006.html

      http://www.
      gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/
      2009/HCR0006.html

      Now it's the 4th. Do you think we'll hear some _good_ news about Akamai? Some of the analysts have been climbing on the bandwagon!

    • Continuing . . .

      >>Nothing about their supposed purpose . . . do they at least say it's for things like housing disaster refugees or something equally benign?<<

      Yes, its supposed purpose is "to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster." What worries Jerome Corsi is that Rep. Alcee Hastings's bill _appears_ to be designed for more than that, and also it "appears to expand the president's emergency power." And the Berg blog poster may have thought Corsi's suspicions dovetailed with Obama's new DoD directive.

      My 4:31 PM post wouldn't hold all the info (nor will this post). The same Berg poster (Jimmy The C) who quoted from Obama's new DoD directive then quoted from the Bush Administration's version to compare the two (I've split the pdf URL, and equal signs [==] indicate Jimmy's bold text):

      <This is DoD Civilian Work Force Contingency and Emergency Planning
      Guidelines and Procedures dated April 24, 2005 under GW Bush
      http://www. dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140032p.pdf

      Notice there is no reference to having them trained the same as military. They were strictly emergency personnel to help in disaster type situations. NO "==organized, trained, cleared, equipped, and ready to deploy in support of combat operations by the military== as stated in the new directive.

      There is already a Civilian Work Force Contingency and Emergency Planning Guidelines in place. ==Why make a new one on his 3rd day in office?== . . .>

      All of the above speculation boils down to this one question (unless you think of another): Is Obama preparing for a terrorist attack . . . or to keep citizens in line if civil war erupts over our abused Constitution?

      Do note that those DoD directives are _not_ mentioned in Corsi's WND article about Rep. Hastings's bill, but Corsi had said this in it:

      <The broad specifications of the bill's language, however, contribute to concern that the "national emergency" purpose could be utilized by the secretary of homeland security to include any kind of situation the government wants to contain or otherwise control.>

      http://tinyurl.com/admhu8

      http://www.
      worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa
      =PAGE.printable&pageId=87757

      Also at Berg's blog, Dax Dushkewich of the Northeast Intelligence Network speculates about a third consideration. He remembers what he had read before the Sun's (UK) 19 January report about the Algerian al Qaeda members being struck down by plague:

      <The story began with a Jan. 6 report in the Algerian newspaper Echorouk that a number of terrorists had died of the plague in one of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb AQIM [AQLIM: al-Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb] training camps in Tizi Ouzou. Another Algerian newspaper En-Nahar, affirmed that 50 terrorists have been diagnosed with the plague, 40 of whom have already died.>

      Regardless of whatever Obama's camps are preparing for, Dax's information is too important to be overlooked, so I'll quote the rest of his post, too:

      <Now some analysts dismissed outright this story saying it was totally fallacious. But a few observations at this point give credibility to this story, even though one cannot be sure of the provenance of the plague.
      Consider the following:

      1. Algerian authorities have been totally silent. Reliable sources usually willing to share information declined to comment on this report. As can be expected, Algerians authorities were not too pleased that the story was confirmed by American sources. Indeed the Washington Times confirmed through a senior U.S. intelligence official that an incident had taken place at an AQ[L]IM training camp that had to be shut down as a result.>


      Continues

    • >>It's supposed to be spent on office generated expenses but no one will ever know except perhaps the person in charge of the petty cash. I know it used to subsidize office parties where I worked.<<

      And that benefitted everyone in your office, not just the official recipient. What bothers me most about the petty cash raise is that Obama first put on a show about not increasing Congress's pay, then he turns around and gives them a huge bonus for which they don't have to account. So far I've been able to find NOTHING honest, nothing straightforward, about that Chicago politician whose Harvard (and Columbia?) costs were reportedly subsidized by Middle Eastern moneybags.

      That reminds me of something new to me I learned last night. A former military person wrote this in an email to Allan Keyes's et al. anti-Obama lawyer Orly Taitz. If his source is reliable, this offers hope:

      <When Mr. Soetoro-Obama came back to this country, he studied at Occidental college. Mr.Soetoro-Obama keeps his immigration records, passports and school and university enrollment records sealed, however a number of his former classmates from Occidental college made statements, that they remember him as Barry Soetoro. . . .>

      http://tinyurl.com/d5wobf

      http://
      drorly.blogspot.com/2009/02/
      more-false-rumors-in-regards-to.html

      I tried finding the source of the email writer's Occidental classmates' statements but so far have come up empty-handed, but I'll look again.

      >>Nothing about their supposed purpose . . . do they at least say it's for things like housing disaster refugees or something equally benign?<<

      This is what a blogger quoted at Berg's 'ObamaCrimes' blog. I don't know whether it's linked to the 'camps'.

      <Department of Defense
      DIRECTIVE
      NUMBER 1404.10
      23 January 2009
      USD(P&R)
      SUBJECT: DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce
      References: See Enclosure 1
      1. PURPOSE. This Directive:
      a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 1404.10 (Reference (a)) under a new title to establish the policy through which an appropriately sized subset of the DoD civilian workforce is preidentified to be organized, trained, and equipped in a manner that facilitates the use of their capabilities for operational requirements. These requirements are typically away from the normal work locations of DoD civilians, or in situations where other civilians may be evacuated to assist military forces where the use of DoD civilians is appropriate.

      These employees shall be collectively known as the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce. Members of the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce shall be organized, trained, cleared, equipped, and ready to deploy in support of combat operations by the military; contingencies; emergency operations; humanitarian missions; disaster relief; restoration of order; drug interdiction; and stability operations of the Department of Defense in accordance with DoDD 3000.05 (Reference (b)).

      b. Updates policies and responsibilities for the designation of part of the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce using the existing category of Emergency-Essential (E-E) civilian employee positions, and establishes policies and responsibilities for the designation of part of the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce using new categories of Non-Combat Essential (NCE) positions and Capability-Based Volunteers (CBVs) employees and former DoD employees. All four categories make up the newly designated DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce.
      c. Supersedes any conflicting portions of other DoD issuances. Such instances shall be identified by the Heads of the DoD Components to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)).>

      http://tinyurl.com/c6vxvk

      http://
      obamacrimesblog.com/blog/index.php?option
      =com_content&view=article&id=36:open-comments
      &catid=1:open-comments&Itemid=3&cpage=2900

    • >> . . . Want to bet that petty cash increase is his tacit (or maybe he even told them outright) bribe for votes for the TARP and other measures he'll be wanting to legislate?<<

      It's supposed to be spent on office generated expenses but no one will ever know except perhaps the person in charge of the petty cash. I know it used to subsidize office parties where I worked.

      >> . . . six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations. . . .<<

      Nothing about their supposed purpose . . . do they at least say it's for things like housing disaster refugees or something equally benign?

      >>And, it appears the one who became "president" in January had been violating the Logan Act for months before he took his seat in the Oval Office.
      . . .
      Al Qaida has offered what has been described as a truce in exchange for a U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to the report.<<

      What, they didn't demand any tribute and that the soldiers convert to Islam before leaving? The terrorists are going soft.

      No I'm not surprised Obama did that . . . he's been doing that sort of thing all along.

    • >>What I like is that it updates itself unlike most other news pages.<<

      And if you want to go back to a page you missed, or to an article published months or years ago, you can go back to _any_ of Drudge's pages. Have you ever looked in Drudge's archives? Clicking on "DRUDGE ARCHIVES" near the bottom of the righthand corner brings you to a page with several categories, including "TimeLine." When you click there on "calendar and time line" and then click on a calendar date, you'll come to that day's list with all the updates in 15-minute intervals. It is a wonderful 'time machine' for going back to any quarter-hour in any day in any year of Drudge's news history all the way back to November 2001.

      >>That's the reason for petty cash, you don't have to account for it.<<

      A few days ago, didn't Obama make a big deal of announcing there would be no pay raises for Congress this year? Want to bet that petty cash increase is his tacit (or maybe he even told them outright) bribe for votes for the TARP and other measures he'll be wanting to legislate?

      Did Drudge have the news that Florida Democrat rep Alcee Hastings has introduced a bill:

      <. . . calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations.

      The proposed bill, which has received little mainstream media attention, appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany.>

      http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87757

      http://www.
      worldnetdaily.com/index.php
      ?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87757

      I wonder whether O 'suggested' Alcee introduce this bill. The alarm was sounding in the blogosphere before WND wrote about it because more has been found in a new Department of Defense document.

      And, it appears the one who became "president" in January had been violating the Logan Act for months before he took his seat in the Oval Office.

      <WASHINGTON — Barack Obama was working with Arab intermediaries to establish an unofficial dialogue with Al Qaida long before his election as the 44th U.S. president, according to a report in the upcoming weekly edition of Geostrategy-Direct.com.

      Al Qaida has offered what has been described as a truce in exchange for a U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to the report.

      Obama has deemed the U.S. reconciliation with the Muslim world, including Iran, as his main foreign policy goal, sources quoted in the report said. The president has been aided by several Persian Gulf Arab Muslims with ties to Al Qaida's leadership in Pakistan, they said.>

      http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2009/ss_terror0079_01_28.asp

      http://www.
      worldtribune.com/worldtribune/
      WTARC/2009/ss_terror0079_01_28.asp

      That wonderful news flash was published almost a week ago, but did the Obamedia let anyone know?

      Can you pretend that you're surprised Obama did this treacherous act while Bush was the sitting — and real — President and Commander in Chief?

    • >>Having Drudge for a home page is a good way keep fast-track of the news. . . .<<

      What I like is that it updates itself unlike most other news pages.

      >> . . . Do those members have to account for their "petty cash" expenditures?<<

      That's the reason for petty cash, you don't have to account for it.

    • >>Just saw it from the outside but that was in the 50s.<<

      I was in the Smithsonian in the '60s, if that counts. :-) I don't think I even saw the Library of Congress.

      >>Doesn't have to be a different computer just convenient.<<

      I just looked in at the AAPL board to see if there were any new announcements (later than the updated iMac expected), but they were all talking politics, porkulus, racism, and Super Bowl. LOL Ah, there is some new news. Even Dow Jones doesn't have this yet, but Reuters does. Etisalat (who?) has signed with Apple to market the iPhone 3G in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. People will be able to place camel-to-camel calls later this month. The AAPL board's investor1030 posted the news at 12:59 AM and Reuters posted its article at 1:45 AM, both times Eastern. I wonder who scooped Reuters.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/apple/idUSL263530520090202

      http://www.
      reuters.com/article/apple/idUSL263530520090202

      I did look at AKAM's institutional ownership among the 2008 Q4 reports that have been submitted to the SEC so far and tabulated at the Naz's site. Of the 453 holders, 69 have reported, so this might not be a representative sample, but it looks very optimistic so far. Most of the 'tutes added some shares, some made no change, and some sold some of their shares. Of the shares bought and sold by those 69 reporting 'tutes, 93.0% of the shares traded were added to the holdings and 7.0% of the shares traded were sold. And those trades took place in September through December. Stealth buyers out there?

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Feb 1, 2009 11:32 PM Flag

      >>At least not up to their eyebrows.<<

      The banking/mortgage crisis is so uncertain I don't know whether I'd be wasting my time to go pick up some more of my bank's bank-by-mail envelopes. :-)

      >>You probably can't blame ACORN or the SC, Obama won by too large of a margin. <<

      Do you think Obama's large margin is what influenced the Supreme Court?

      Before the election I read somewhere a 'confession' by one of Obama's drones (working out of the drones' local campaign office). He seemed to be trying to relieve his guilt. He quit, but not till after he'd lied (as ordered) for months about Obama's 'popularity' in the campaign's effort to intimidate McCain voters. As you remember, the whole meshed scheme was to make people believe Obama would win for sure and that those against him would be wasting their time trekking to the polls to vote.

      For whatever reason(s), big or small, ACORN is now reported to be an intended recipient of a significant bundle of "stimulus" money. A lot of people have been saying they don't want to pay their taxes this year because they don't want their money going for abortions and all the other amoral pork. I would sure like to send the IRS a teabag in my tax envelope, along with news clippings about Rangel, Geithner, and Daschle . . . who so glibly are pleading ignorance when they likely have a surfeit of lawyers and accountants figuring their tax evasions for them.

      >>You probably can blame the MSM. They did and are making every effort to have Obama succeed, at least in the media whether he does or doesn't.<<

      Not many days ago I read that the MSM has been infiltrated. Can you think of any reason why they wouldn't be? The Islamist/Commie control freaks have permeated not only our entire society but those of other countries as well. Hasn't even Australia experienced their stealth attacks? In their descriptions of "rapturous" crowds/masses and in the rest of their nauseating verbiage, the MSM were as complicit as the Obots.

      While we're still remembering the DoS-attacked conservative Website MacsMind, the destroyed anti-Obama sites such as lawyer Leo Donofrio's three consecutive sites, blog posts deleted, news items scrubbed from their sites (e.g. about Obama meeting with Blago), and the MSM's 'color' of journalism, this seems like an informative article to round out the collection:

      <War on Anti-Islamist Speech Heats Up>

      http://www.islamist-watch.org/blog/2009/01/war-on-anti-islamist-speech-heats-up.html

      http://www.
      islamist-watch.org/blog/2009/01/
      war-on-anti-islamist-speech-heats-up.html

      The Obots haven't seemed to have infiltrated Debka. While O was nuzzling up to Ahmadinejihad, this was taking place in Gaza. And which country reportedly remained passive?

      http://debka.com/headline.php?hid=5886

      http://
      debka.com/headline.php?hid=5886

    • >>Yeah, Safari started blowing up on Drudge. Drudge is my home page so when I started Safari it would just blow up. I had to remove the plist to start Safari (it then homes on Apple,com) and finally figured out it was Google again and not really Safari.<<

      That must've been fun. Not. And those blow ups happened worldwide. I never would've been aware via my home page because mine is a blank page containing no site. Having Drudge for a home page is a good way keep fast-track of the news. You probably see Drudge's emergency light (the one that flashes blue and red) the minute Drudge sets it going.

      GigaOm has more on the way Google decides which 'Net sites are bad for your computer's health. Marissa Mayer says "each case needs to be individually researched."

      http://gigaom.com/2009/01/31/google-mistakenly-labels-the-internet-as-malware/

      http://
      gigaom.com/2009/01/31/
      google-mistakenly-labels-the-internet-as-malware/

      So much for my assumption that Google did it all via a program sans human intervention.

      >>yes but most are still in ecstacy waiting for the messiah's miracle stimulus to fix everything.<<

      What he seems to be fixing is his entrenchment in the White House. Did you read with how many lawyers he has surrounded himself? The number 22 sticks in my memory, but I glanced over the article too quickly to be sure.

      >>Wait 'til they see what is happening on the other side of town. Congress has voted each member a $93,000 increase in their petty cash allotment. That'll buy a lot of pizza,<<

      Do you realize that $93,000 figures out to $10.616 per hour if they worked 24/7 for the year?

      365 days x 24 hours = 8,760 hours
      $93,000 / 8,760 = $10.616

      Subtract their weekends and vacations and the other hours in which they don't work . . . and the humongous amount per hour is still only the _increase_. How about oversight? Do those members have to account for their "petty cash" expenditures?

      Speaking of pizza, have you seen that Turkey Hill has recalled several of their ice creams and a frozen YOGURT containing peanuts?

    • >>Have you ever been in it [liibrary of congress]?<<

      Just saw it from the outside but that was in the 50s.


      >> Why would people have a different computer in their car than on themselves? . . .<<

      Doesn't have to be a different computer just convenient.

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