Not back on a full-time basis, but I can’t stay away from blogging political stuff forever. I’ll do this a few times a week.
Handwritten statements left on the inside wall of the boat Boston Bomber #2 was hiding in.
But remember, he’s not religiously motivated or anything.
IRS head Steve Miller: targeting wasn’t politically motivated, it was just “horrible customer service”
Outgoing IRS Chief Steve Miller’s testimony on Capitol Hill isn’t going very well today. Not only is he about as believable as Jay Carney, he’s also saying some things that are just plain stupid.
He claimed during questioning that the IRS targeting wasn’t politically motivated, it was just “horrible, horrible customer service.”
here’s the video:
I can’t speak to individual cases. I can say generally, we provided horrible customer service here. I will admit that. We did. Horrible customer service. Whether it was politically motivated or not is a very different matter…
I’m sorry Mr. Miller, but nobody’s buying your bull feathers. United Airlines provides horrible customer service. What you guys did, however, was criminal.
I really do love the fact that even some hardcore liberals agree with me regarding $15/hr for fast food is just freaking INSANE.
That would be a super fast way to destroy the fast food industry. And small business. No small business or fast food place would ever hire again if they had to pay wages they couldn’t possibly pay.
How the hell did I click follow on that tumblr?
I always auto-unfollow blogs that start posting anti-Israel bullshit. Thankfully I haven’t had to do this for a long time.
Wiping Israel off the Cyber-Earth
Groups of world wide hackers have announced that, in honor of Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day this Sunday (April 7), they will be performing a world wide coordinated hacker attack against Israel – to wipe Israel off the face of cyber-earth.
Much of Israeli cyber and Internet infrastructure has excellent cyber-security. Just as Israel has been under constant physical attack, since the advent of the Internet, Israel has been under constant cyber-attack. For example, the government agency that manages .gov.il web sites has a continuous attack (and attack source) monitor showing anywhere from 150 to 800 continuous attacks on an average day. (From such diverse places as China, Arab countries, UK, Germany, even the US.)
The hackers have published a list of 1,600 Israeli target sites. These include government sites and agencies, social service and religious sites, and businesses. Examples include breslev.co.il (religious site), alitalia.co.il (Italian airline site in Hebrew), alljobs.co.il (online job listings in Israel), and beitar-jerusalem.org.il (soccer team).
Undoubtedly some sites will be impacted, some will be hacked, and some will become unavailable due to being flooded by the attacks. But the serious sites have serious security and are not unfamiliar with being attacked and have some of the strongest security infrastructures available in place.
The big question is – the U.S. government has stated that a major cyber attack will be considered the same as a major physical military attack, and is cause for military response. Will Israel take a similar position and unleash the Mossad in response?
Anonymous has played with the big boys in the cyber world, but are they prepared for a State actor with responses of rendition or termination?