Thursday, July 24, 2014

Passports for Sale

While you've been waiting, NSA [er, "terrorists"] hacked into your personal data, and have your life history [npr]

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This is just a short blog -- an alert, so to speak. Once again, we find still another federal database breached; this time, it's the Consular Consolidated Database [CCD].

The CCD is the State Department's Passport/Visa database, which logs in all applicant's personal information, to include aliases, maiden names, marriage licenses with parental data, etc.

According to this story, all US citizens living abroad are affected since their personal information is now in the hands of NSA [oh, did we actually say that?] even if they haven't touched a computer in the last ten years, and even if they have avoided contact with any US agency in an attempt to ensure their privacy.

But, we're certain that this was NOT the NSA, but rather "Terrorists", those nasty conniving, and essentially invisible hackers who bear a striking resemblance to NSA operators.  But, NSA is PROTECTING us from those Terrorists, and we allowed Congress to suspend the Constitution to CATCH those evildoers [i.e, all foreigners: men, women, children; and apparently all US citizens].  Why, so far, we have captured how many real Terrorists since 2001:
Well, we think we got Osama bin Laden -- but there wasn't enough left of him to identify him; and, then, here in the US, there was... uh, maybe those Boston Bombers [but, there never was any conclusive evidence against them other than the White baseball caps they wore, for no apparent reason.  

And ANYONE who wears a White Baseball Cap in a crowd absolutely, positively HAS to be a Terrorist!

What's to become of all these files in this vast database?
NSA will testify before Congress that they had nothing to do with this breach, but they will put their best people on it right away to find those nasty, conniving "Terrrorists" who are so dangerous to our national security.

Bottom line here, folks, is that if you have any personal information in a federal database, expect it to be "breached" by "terrorists" in the near future.

NSA intends to collect it all!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Criticize Israel at Your Own Peril

Now, when we ran our guest blog post featuring Jon Stewart's comedic criticism of Israel's overkill against Gaza in retaliation for the Hamas rocket attack on Israel, we were curious to see precisely how much criticism he would draw from the professional critics hired by AIPAC to roundly condemn him and accuse him of being anti-Semitic, a Jew-hater, and an enemy of Zion.

As it turns out, it didn't take long, and apparently since then, Stewart has undergone a withering assault by the Israeli Lobby and the rank and file Americans who are totally intolerant of any discussion of Israel unless it is fawning and complimentary.

Graphic Proof of Iran's WMD
Gawd help you if you should deride Netanyahu, who has spent his adult political life creating scenarios in which the US can be drawn into wars with Iraq, Syria, and Iran.

Hmm, well, he did sucker us into a war with Iraq with bogus intelligence, and then led the Media attack on the US for going to war without sufficient evidence of WMDs.

So, let's give credit where credit is due!]

We've noted when we post here on the blog, or on our FaceBook page, that if we should even allude to negativity towards Israel, we immediately come under virulent attack -- usually by crazed, profane illiterates who have difficulty assembling several words into a coherent sentence, although the jumbles they produce are filled with the usual
and, often as not, "NAZI"!

Now, poor Jon Stewart, who is Jewish himself, likely never expected to be labeled an anti-Semite, but legions of Israel supports leapt upon, and beat him with verbal cudgels, complaining to Network executives and to advertisers for his Daily Show that Stewart should be drawn and quartered, and have his contract canceled.

What is awkward these days is that, because of the near-universal condemnation of Israel's destruction and invasion of Gaza, complete with bulldozers to prepare their new land acquisition for settlers and vacation spas, Jews around the world, and Gawd forbid, even in Israel are condemning their homeland for its actions; some have even gone so far as to renounce their Israeli citizenship.

Why, at a personal level, even WE have been accused of being anti-Semitic Jew-haters.
One former FaceBook fan declared
"I can SMELL the anti-Semitism on you",
which prompted us to offer to bathe more often, and even to use a better brand of deodorant.

This little comedy skit, though tongue in cheek, is an excellent example of how the Israel Lobby works.

(Also here:
Could the Obama tacticians have learned their tactics from AIPAC, explaining how they've created a teflon President?  Criticize Obama, and you're immediately labeled a Racist!

Should we look at AIPAC as being responsible for our Obama affliction?

Will we come under attack [again] for this posting?
Stay tuned, folks.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Evacuation Plan for Gazans: Swim for It!

July 14, 2014 - John Stewart, DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central

The Daily Show's John Stewart offers some much needed comic relief in this fair and unbiased breakdown of the Gaza-Israeli conflict.

"Both sides are engaging in aerial bombardment, but one side appears to be bomb-better at it."

Israelis have Red Alert (an iPhone app) which provides real time alerts for rocket, mortar, or missile strikes on Israel -- which is protected by the US-sponsored Iron Dome protection against incoming missiles and rockets.

Meanwhile Gazans are being notified by ... being bombed.

The warning to Palestinians in Gaza is an exploding mortar round three [3] minutes before full scale air strikes. That three [3] minutes is an alert to evacuate before being repeatedly being bombed by Israel.

Stewart asks:
What are the Gazans supposed to do?  
Evacuate to where?
Have you fucking seen Gaza?!
Israel blocked this border and Egypt blocked this border.
What are they supposed to do? Swim for it?!
Israel's response to Gaza is indeed a living political cartoon for the war in the Middle East.
The world has gone mad.  Is this the Israeli Manifest Destiny?

We're reminded of the Highway of Death in the First Gulf War, in which the slaughter was so egregious that US pilots refused to continue strafing and bombing, and ground troops turned away in disgust.

Watch this 2:30 clip and let us know your thoughts.

Daily Show full episode HERE on Comedy Central (segment starts at 5:05)