September 6, 2014

Jack The Ripper ID'ed

After 126 years the identity of Jack The Ripper has finally been established through DNA.

His name was Aaron Kosminski, a Jewish Polish-born hairdresser who was insane.

Police suspected Kosminski but lacked evidence to charge him, but kept him under constant watch until he was finally committed to an asylum.

Story here.

Jews Are Fleeing France

Seems like old days, no? Just like in the days of the Third Reich, except they are taking their valuables with them when bugging out of Antisemiteville.
Marlen Kruzhkov, an attorney at New York’s Gusrae Kaplan, specializes in helping Jews make the move from France to the States. Mr. Kruzhkov explained to the Observer in a phone interview that this migration has increased massively since the beginning of 2014, spurred by a spate of anti-semitic incidents, which only worsened with the war between Israel and Hamas. While last year he helped a handful of families with legal arrangements, today he is handling the arrangements of several dozen families—parents with children—looking to make the move. The families Mr. Kruzhkov works with are predominantly well-off investors, with an average net worth of $50 to $70 million. These dollars come along for the all-American ride.

As any good lawyer does, Mr. Kruzhkov begins his conversations with the families he represents by asking, “Why this, why now? Why do you want to be here and invest here?” Unanimously, the answer is French anti-Semitism.

“The truth is, there has always been a large [amount of] anti-Semitism in Europe, and particularly in France,” explains Mr. Kruzhkov. “France is a weird country because it has a large Jewish and large Muslim population, so there is a real tension, a real undercurrent of hostility and a threat. Now, it has become a lot easier for people to become a lot more open about their anti-Semitism and hate. Even a year ago, they were shocked.” Jewish people account for one percent of France’s population, whereas Muslims make up five to ten percent. The vast majority of Frenchmen are Roman Catholics.
Story here.

Jews comprise a little over 2% of the US population (about 6.7 million).

I wonder long long before Jews are fleeing America? I see it coming as the End Times draw near.

Jews fleeing Nazi Germany had to leave 90% of their wealth behind. It is estimated that confiscated Jewish wealth paid for 30% of the Nazi war effort from 1938 through the end of WWII.

Cyber Warfare

The following link shows a graphic representation of cyber attacks throughout the world. It describes the attacker's origin, type of attack and target. Click on or hover over any country in the Origin or Target boxes to see the current rate of attacks.

In about ten minutes of tracking, the USA received over 5,300 cyber-strikes, over 2,300 of them originating from China.

The USA is consistently the most common target of these attacks.
China is consistently the most common country of origin for these attacks.
And WTH has Iceland to do with anything??

Common types of attacks:
Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for secure data communication, remote command-line login, remote command execution, and other secure network services between two networked computers. Brute force attacks are common.

The attacker exploits a weakness in the Cisco router operating system and uses brute force to obtain a password to enter the router.

The attacker attempts to enter an Micro Soft SQL Server system by exploiting a weakness: in many instances the MS SQL server will be installed in a mixed mode configuration. The default user for this is “sa.” Very often a simple password is used for this user making it relatively easy to brute-force the password.

Simple Network Management Protocol is a popular protocol for network management. It is used for collecting information from, and configuring, network devices, such as servers, printers, hubs, switches, and routers on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Denial of Service (DoS) attacks can cripple SNMP IP networks by increasing network traffic by hundreds of gigabytes per second.

Hackers will test the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol for thousands of addresses by using telnet to the server on port 25 and run the VRFY command. The VRFY command makes a server check whether a specific user ID exists. Spammers often automate this method to perform a directory harvest attack, which is a way of gleaning valid e-mail addresses from a server or domain for hackers to use.

Brute Force
A brute force attack is a trial-and-error method used to obtain information such as a user password or personal identification number (PIN). In a brute force attack, automated software is used to generate a large number of consecutive guesses as to the value of the desired data. Brute force attacks may be used by criminals to crack encrypted data, or by security analysts to test an organization's network security.

H/t Weasel Zippers. Apparently there was a huge attack yesterday originating from China.

September 5, 2014

The Empty Chair

Remember the 2012 RNC nominations and Clint Eastwood's speech to the empty chair?
President Obama was nowhere to be found during the beginning of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission in Wales on Thursday.

Obama was "noticeably absent" from the start of the meeting, according to a White House pool report, although U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute was in attendance.

Obama was late to the Ukraine meeting because of other meetings on Afghanistan and a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan, according to a White House official.
These are the things that were not said by Obama. Once again, his chair is empty.
Back at the Ukraine meeting, leaders were addressed by NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen, who urged Russia to stop the "illegal" annexation of Crimea.

“We call on Russia to end its illegal and self-declared annexation of Crimea,” Rasmussen said. “We call on Russia to pull back its troops from Ukraine” and stop the flow of arms to separatists.

Rasmussen said the gathering of the leaders should telegraph a "clear message" to Ukraine that NATO stands with the nation and supports its reforms.

He said leaders would work with Ukraine to modernize its army and improve the ability of Ukrainian and NATO forces to work together.
Story here.

The President Who Wasn't There

Yesterday, NATO had an empty chair,
America's President wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today,
I wish, I wish he'd go away...

He spends much of his time on a golf tee,
The President isn't there for you and  me.
And when they looked around NATO's hall,
They couldn't see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don't you come back any more!
For you only protect traitors like Sgt. Bergdahl!

Francis Scott Key wrote our anthem by the rocket's red glare,
But now we have a President who isn't there,
He wasn't there again today
Oh, how I wish he'd go away...

This is my version/rewrite of "The Man Who Wasn't There,"  by William Hughes Mearns.

September 4, 2014

Shrek Sez

"Better out than in I always say."

It's Not Called Capital Deterrence

University researchers have discovered what has been pretty well understood for millennia, the death penalty deters crime.

From the Wintery Knight:
“Science does really draw a conclusion. It did. There is no question about it,” said Naci Mocan, an economics professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. “The conclusion is there is a deterrent effect.”

A 2003 study he co-authored, and a 2006 study that re-examined the data, found that each execution results in five fewer homicides, and commuting a death sentence means five more homicides. “The results are robust, they don’t really go away,” he said. “I oppose the death penalty. But my results show that the death penalty (deters) — what am I going to do, hide them?”

Statistical studies like his are among a dozen papers since 2001 that capital punishment has deterrent effects. They all explore the same basic theory — if the cost of something (be it the purchase of an apple or the act of killing someone) becomes too high, people will change their behavior (forego apples or shy from murder).

And specifically:

• Each execution deters an average of 18 murders, according to a 2003 nationwide study by professors at Emory University. (Other studies have estimated the deterred murders per execution at three, five and 14).
One study suggests that when, in January 2000, Illinois Governor George Ryan suspended scheduled executions and commuted all death penalties to life imprisonment, the result was that 150 more people were murdered in a four year period in the state.

More here and here.

Joan Rivers, RIP

Comedienne Joan Rivers has passed away.
Joan Rivers, the blunt, tart-tongued celebrity and talk show host who reconstructed her career time and time again en route to becoming one of the most memorable female comics of all time, has died. She was 81.

The breakthrough standup comic, writer, actress, fashion critic, red-carpet doyenne, gossip and businesswoman died Thursday at 1:17 p.m. local time at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, her daughter Melissa announced. She was rushed there Aug. 28 and placed on life support after she suffered from respiratory and cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords in a doctor's office.

Story here.

September 3, 2014

Allah's PedoProphets

Uncle Aziz inscribing the Qur'an on his nephew's tonsils. 

Dig We Must

Mohammed's Mole People may be at it again. This time from the north, from Lebanon.
The Chief of the Northern Command, Major General Yair Golan, met last month with the mayors of communities near Lebanon and addressed concerns from residents that Hezbollah is actively digging tunnels toward Israel.

Golan said that the IDF is prepared to deal with any attempt to act against the inhabitants of the region, including against Hezbollah. However, no security protocols have been enacted yet to actively combat the problem.

But despite statements by military leaders, sources say that, quietly, the IDF acknowledges a very real threat from terror tunnels in southern Lebanon and has not ruled out the possibility of their existence, Arutz Sheva learned Wednesday.

Reservists who have recently arrived to serve the Lebanese border told Arutz Sheva that their own IDF officers have great concern for the presence of tunnels from Lebanon to Israel, and that instructions were given along the northern borders to dig to search for such tunnels.

The IDF decided to contact the local military outpost on the Lebanese border as well, due to high fears of the presence of a tunnel just below the military post and that Hezbollah terrorists could decide to blow up the tunnel, causing mass casualties.

Soldiers also stated that Hezbollah terrorists have come very close to Israel's borders before, during infiltration attempts, and that "they know everything they need to know" to launch an attack.

Story here.

Crazy with hate. These people are out of their minds with soul-searing, irrational hate. Patsy Kline could write a song about them.

I'm crazy for being so hateful
I'm crazy
Crazy for killing Jews
I dig so Israelis can't see me coming
And then some day
I'll crawl in and set off a fuse

Why are my morals so blurry?
Am I batshit like Howard Hughes?

Oh, crazy
For thinking my tunnels could reach you
I'm crazy for trying
And crazy for dying
And I'm crazy for loving ewes.

September 2, 2014

Nekkid Greta ... And A Duck

This mutt has no shame. She just flaunts it. And the duck don't care much either.

It's my daughter's dog, Greta the Great, and her latest conquest - Duck.

She's a rescue hound, about two years old, mixed Pit Bull and Boxer. Her head's made of concrete and she's kinda needy but she is truly a lovable, affectionate dog. Our daughter drove back to Ft. Bragg at oh dark hundred this morning. When I came home from work this afternoon I still half expected Greta to greet me at the door.

Meanwhile, the duck has been completely eviscerated. He's barely hanging on in the photo.

September 1, 2014

Nekkid Pictures

Scores of celebrities are outraged that their nudie pix have been hacked.
Nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, as well as those purportedly showing other top Hollywood stars, were posted online in an apparent massive hacking leak.

An anonymous hacker reportedly gained access to private photos on the Hunger Games actress’s mobile phone, and those of 100 others, via Apple's online storage system iCloud.
Story here.

For allegedly technologically informed people, they are incredibly naive. If it's out there, someone is going to hack it.

I have some personal photos on my cloud drive through my Kindle. Everyone of them is rated "G".

Go ahead - have at 'em.

I have managed to stay alive for over 60 years without a single photograph of me in my birthday suit.

I have been married for over 30 years and if I want to see my wife naked, I ask her. Then she tells me to "Go pound sand ya pervert.".  No pictures are needed.

These self absorbed ego maniacs need to shift their focus away from themselves.

Dancing Marines

August 31, 2014

Hell To Pay

The QuikTrip gas station/convenience store in Ferguson, MO, was looted and burned during the riots. The gas tanks have been emptied and the store will not be rebuilt.

And the locals are pissed.
On August 10, 2014, the Ferguson, Missouri, the local QuikTrip was looted and torched during riots over the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown.

The QuikTrip was completely destroyed during the Ferguson riots.

Ferguson protesters later warned local business owners to rebuild:
“Or it’s gonna be hell to pay”

Despite the threats QuikTrip has no plans of rebuilding in Ferguson.

On August 19, 2014, the gas was removed from the tanks at the Ferguson QuikTrip.
This was another sign that the QuikTrip in Ferguson will not rebuild.

UPDATE: A QuikTrip official told TGP the company has no plans on rebuilding in Ferguson and that the looted store was barely breaking even.
Rebuild the stores so they can be looted and burned again when Ofc. Wilson is exonerated.
Rebuild the stores you robbed and burned because now you don't have a job.
Rebuild the stores so once again you can terrorize clerks and stock boys.

It's like the Menendez brothers begging the courts for mercy because they murdered their parents and now are orphans.


Story here.


Circling The Drain....

The Mexican't authorities are finally making a token effort to slow the illegal deluge on our southern borders.

From Fox News:
SAN RAMON, Mexico – The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

Mexican federal police and immigration agents had waited silently in the brush alongside for at least hour, visible only by the glint of their powerful flashlights.

As the train stopped, the area was suddenly flooded with spotlights as agents pounced from both sides of the track, scaling ladders to the tops of the freight cars and shouting: "Federal police! Give up! You're surrounded! Come down carefully!"

About a dozen men, some literally spitting with anger and desperation, were firmly led off the track, an agent's hand on the back of their necks neck, and taken to waiting vans for processing and deportation. Agents helped a lone female migrant clambering over a coupling between cars to reach their van, telling her "Walk carefully, don't fall."

"Don't touch me," she snarled.
Wait long enough and any toilet will stop flushing.

Thanks Mexico…

H/T to iOTW