Saturday, 2 November 2013

Re: This is so reassuring

Good thing I never had children!!!


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Re: Check out Unofficial AllExperts Expert Board: Cars you've probably never...

These are trul;y beautiful, and I have only looked at the first fifty pictures posted!
 
Thanks for sharing this Bill!
 
 


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A break from the political postings.
Ah, when cars were a work of art and design not just a square box on wheels as they are today........beautiful cars of yesterday!
 
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Check out Unofficial AllExperts Expert Board: Cars you've probably never...

A break from the political postings.
 
Ah, when cars were a work of art and design not just a square box on wheels as they are today........beautiful cars of yesterday!
 
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Fwd: A DIFFERENT TAKE ON GUN CONTROL


 
 

 

Interesting slant on things
AMERICA 'S HUNTERS ---
 
 
Pretty Amazing!

A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:
 
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin ..
Allow me to restate that number: 600,000!

Over the last several months, Wisconsin 's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world.


(That's more men under arms than in Iran . More than France and Germany combined. )

These men, deployed to the woods of a single American state,Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms,
and NO ONE WAS KILLED.
 
That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods ofPennsylvania and
Michigan 's 700,000 hunters, ALL OF WHOM HAVE RETURNED HOME SAFELY.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the
hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.


And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states.
It's millions more.
 
________ The point? _______________________________________
 
America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower!

Hunting...
it's not just a way to fill the freezer.

It's a matter of nationalsecurity.

***************************************
That's why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed.

Food for thought, when next we consider gun control.


Overall it's true, so if we disregard some assumptions that hunters
don't possess the same skills as soldiers, the question would still remain...

What army of 2 million would want to face 30 million, 40 million, or 50 million armed citizens???
For the sake of our freedom, don't ever allow gun control or confiscation of guns.

(IF YOU AGREE, AS I DO, PASS IT ON, I FEEL GOOD THAT I HAVE AN ARMY OF MILLIONS WHO WOULD PROTECT OUR LAND AND I SURE DON'T WANT
THE GOVERNMENT TAKING CONTROL OF THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 







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Fwd: [New post] Beware of cold calls from “Windows Technical Support” – It’s a scam





Dr. Eowyn posted: "Yesterday, in the midst of a rather harrowing day and while I was cutting up veggies for dinner, the phone rang. "Hello, I am calling from Windows support. We have determined your computer has been infected and we are here to help you. Are you at your "
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Beware of cold calls from "Windows Technical Support" – It's a scam

by Dr. Eowyn

Yesterday, in the midst of a rather harrowing day and while I was cutting up veggies for dinner, the phone rang.

"Hello, I am calling from Windows support. We have determined your computer has been infected and we are here to help you. Are you at your computer? If not, go to your computer now," said a male voice with a heavy Indian (as in India in Asia) accent.

At once alarmed and wondering at the same time how on earth Windows:

  1. somehow knew I have Windows7 on my laptop; and
  2. also knew that I've been having some "issues" with the laptop (who doesn't have "issues" with their computers?)

I quickly wiped my hands on a kitchen towel and dashed to open my laptop.

I asked for the name of male heavily-accented Indian voice. He said his name is "Max Watson," which is so obviously NOT his name, it was laughable.

Anyway, "Max Watson" said he'll show me what's infecting my computer. I followed his instructions and pressed the "Windows" and "R" keys together to get to the Windows Run dialog box. I then typed "eventvwr" in the bar, which then opened the Window's Event Viewer:

eventcmd

Next, "Max Watson" told me to click "OK," then "Custom Views," then "Administrative Events," which brought me to an alarming sight. Below is a screenshot I took of my laptop's "Event Viewer," on which I've painted three red circles:

  1. The biggest red circle surrounds "Administrative Events"
  2. The medium-sized red circle surrounds "Number of events": Yikes! My 'puter has had  10,608 "events"!!!!
  3. The smallest red circle surrounds the first two of those 10,608 "events" and both carried the ! Error message. Yikes!!!!

Administrative Events

"Max Watson" said in order for him to remove the malware that some hacker had snuck into my computer, he would have to gain remote access of my laptop. That means he would be able to see everything I have on my computer, including what's on my desktop and stored in my hard-drive. Everything.

At that, all the alarm bells in my head rang off.

So I ask Max Watson (MW): "But how do I know you really are from Windows Technical Support?"

MW first prattled on about how he really is from Windows and I must trust him and that he just wanted to help me. Blah, blah, blah.

I was undeterred and repeated my question.

So MW gave me a phone number to call to verify he's really "Max Watson" from Windows Support: (866) 539-8674. MW even gave me his employee ID number 5065!

I said: "But how do I know the 866 number you give me actually is a Windows number?"

MW gave me the same spiel about needing to trust him, etc. etc.

So I called the 866 number. Another male heavily-accented Indian voice answered, who immediately knew who I was  -- that I was the person who had been speaking to "Max Watson". Curiously, throughout my conversation with "Max Watson," he never once referred to me by my name.

I asked second male Indian voice for his name. He replied: "David Watson."

I said: "You have the same last name as Max Watson! Are you related?"

"David Watson" (DW) said, sounding irritated: "No, we are not."

I said: "I find it hard to believe that it just so happens that I'm dealing with two Windows Support technicians whose last names are the same!"

DW, sounding more irritated: "It's a coincidence."

I said: "You don't seem to understand the problem I'm having: I didn't call Windows; you guys called me. And you're asking to gain remote access to my computer. How do I know that this 866 phone number is legit? If I go online to look up the phone number for Windows Support, will I get this 866 number?"

DW, sounding even more irritated: "No, you won't, because we are a special high-level Windows tech support team."

Then DW became angry and started threatening me -- that if I don't let him help me, those nasty "hackers" who'd already "hacked" into my computer will gain access to everything, including my identity, and will do nasty criminal things by stealing my identity . . . .

I told DW I don't appreciate him threatening me and asked to speak to DW's supervisor.

While I was waiting, I scrolled down the 10,608 "events" on my Windows "Event Viewer" and discovered - SURPRISE! -- that the 10,608 "events" go all the way back to the first "event" on 9/3/2009 when I first purchased my laptop.

So if those alarming "! Error" events indicate some hacker had recently hacked into my laptop, how come those events date back FOUR YEARS?

I also conducted a quick Internet search for "Windows7 cold call" and guess what I found! -- an NBC News Technology article by Frank Catalano, "'We're with Windows': The anatomy of a cold-calling scam," which described everything that I had just experienced with "Max Watson" and "David Watson."

When a third male less-heavily-accented Indian voice came on the line, identifying himself as "Peter," this is what I told "Peter":

"I want you to stop calling me. I know all about your scam and will be reporting you to the authorities."

Then I hung up.

After Catalano's encounter with the fake Windows Tech Support scammers, he contacted Windows and this is what Windows told him:

"In 2010, Microsoft began receiving reports of scammers making phone calls or sending emails to people," replied a spokesperson for Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit. The goal was often to trick people into buying support services, downloading fake security software or allowing remote access to their PC for likely un-nice purposes. Microsoft has referred the cases to the Federal Trade Commission, which had its own investigation underway and presumably still does.

And yes, it's no coincidence I'm getting a lot of these calls. A lot of people are. [...] we have seen an increase in cybercrimes that use deception and social engineering to exploit people."

Phone scammers call the wrong guy, get mad and trash PC

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~Eowyn

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Fwd: [New post] Those mysterious Google barges carry the mark of BAL





Dr. Eowyn posted: "The Internet giant Google has numerous facilities across the United States, on land (terra firma), in: Mountain View, CA (Google's headquarters Manhattan, NYC Pittsburgh, PA Ann Arbor; MI Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Boulder, CO Cambridge, MAS"
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The Internet giant Google has numerous facilities across the United States, on land (terra firma), in:

  • Mountain View, CA (Google's headquarters
  • Manhattan, NYC
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ann Arbor; MI
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boulder, CO
  • Cambridge, MASS;
  • Seattle, WA;
  • Reston, VA;
  • Washington, DC

So one must wonder why Google has built new facilities ("secret projects") on water, like the ones on two HUGE barges off the west and east coasts of the United States. Are we running out of land space in America?

Google bargeKPIX 5 hired a boat to get an up close view of a barge off Treasure Island believed to be a secret project by Google.

Treasure Island is a man-made "island" in San Francisco Bay, constructed by the federal government beginning in 1937 as a naval station that included several hangars. In 2007,  the Navy sold the island to the city of San Francisco for $108 million as part of a redevelopment project.

KPIX Channel 5, a CBS affiliate in San Francisco, reports on Oct. 30, 2013, that nearly a week after three mysterious barges were discovered off Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay and in Maine, Google is staying mum about the secret projects and has not responded to numerous requests for comment.

But KPIX 5 has received comment from the U.S. Coast Guard about the project, and has obtained details about the barges and who owns them:

At least three barges have been found, two with container structures on them, all marked with the letters "BAL" followed by four numbers. The two barges located at Treasure Island are identified as BAL0010 and BAL0001. A similar barge in Portland, Maine is identified as BAL0011.

According to a document provided to KPIX 5 by the Treasure Island Development Authority, four tenants lease space at Hangar 3 that sits directly across from the two mysterious barges. A sign posted inside Hangar 3 orders anyone who is allowed in to turn over cellphones, cameras, and other recording devices.

One of the tenants of Hangar 3 is called By and Large or BAL.

BAL moved in on August 1st. So far, the authority has not provided KPIX with a copy of the lease to show how much they are paying and how long they plan to stay.

Last week, tech website CNET first disclosed the barge building and speculated Google might be building a floating data center to house server banks on the water. Well placed sources told KPIX 5 that the barges are being built and outfitted as retail sales and marketing centers for Google Glass, the tech giant's wearable computer.

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) would need to approve docking the vessel, but building on the barge is subject to Coast Guard review. The Coast Guard issued a statement only confirming it is working with the barge's owners. They did not give any additional details, saying, "Due to issues of commercial confidentiality, we are unable to disclose any more information at this time."

Meanwhile, Reuters is reporting that at least one Coast Guard employee had signed a confidentiality agreement with Google which, according to a Coast Guard spokesperson, is an "unusual situation that they don't typically deal with."

Lord of the Flies

From Wikipedia:

Baal, also rendered Baʿal (Biblical Hebrew בַּעַל, pronounced [ˈbaʕal]), is a Northwest Semitic title and honorific meaning "master" or "lord" that is used for various gods who were patrons of cities in the Levant and Asia Minor. [...]

Baal Zebub [...] occurs in 2 Kings 1:2–6 as the name of the Philistine god of Ekron. [...] Jewish scholars have interpreted the title of "Lord of Flies" as the Hebrew way of calling Ba'al a pile of dung, and comparing Ba'al followers to flies.

Beelzebub, also Beelzebul, is also identified in the New Testament as Satan, the "prince of the demons".

See also:

H/t FOTM's pnordman

~Eowyn

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Fwd: The Constitutional Right To Bear Arms Has Outlived Its Usefulness?









This debate is scheduled for November 15th, with Alan Dershowitz arguing for the proposition. No surprise here. Dershowitz is a sack of fertilizer, willing to sell his soul for a tin of bacon grease.

 



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Fwd: [New post] Cali: Open Mosque Day – Muslims Serve Up Tea and Taqiyyah





creeping posted: "Prepared by a team of activist investigators. Thanks to Gary and The Iconoclast for sending this.A Summary Report on Open Mosque Day in Southern California October 27, 2013Prepared by a team of activist investigatorsSunday, October 27, 2013 was Open Mosqu"
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Prepared by a team of activist investigators. Thanks to Gary and The Iconoclast for sending this. A Summary Report on Open Mosque Day in Southern California October 27, 2013 Prepared by a team of activist investigators Sunday, October 27, 2013 was Open Mosque Day at 23 mosques and Islamic Centers in Southern California. California has  246 […]

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