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Super secure healthcare.gov hacked in 4 minutes

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It only took David Kennedy  into the Obamacare website and acquire 70,000 personal records. Kennedy could have gone on to acquire hundreds of thousands of additional personal information, but he made his point. Not only is the healthcare site inadequate, clunky, poorly designed, but also non-compliant with security.

David Kennedy is an expert in online security. During a discussion with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, he said it only took him four minutes to break into the Obamacare website and pull personal information.

Wide open

“And 70,000 was just one of the numbers that I was able to go up to and I stopped after that,” he said. “You know, I’m sure it’s hundreds of thousands, if not more, and it was done within about a 4 minute timeframe. So, it’s just wide open.”

“You can literally just open up your browser, go to this, and extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself,” he said.

Kennedy testified before Congress that the website is 100 percent insecure.

Starbucks: Does Banning Guns Invite Robbery?

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Robbery

. It is that quiet time before the rush of Mom's and Dad's looking for their early morning caffeine jolt, and hours before the hipsters crawl out of bed to write poetry on the Mac Books their parents bought for them.

This is the time, where a Starbucks employee can drink his or her first cup of Joe, and brace themselves for the day to come.

One employee, let's call her Sarah, ran her eye over the new 'No Guns Allowed' sign hanging in the window. 'Surely, that will keep the guns out.' She thought to herself. A man dressed all in black sauntered up to the counter. He ordered a coffee, but already seemed to have the caffeine shakes. Sarah eyed him suspiciously.

When Sarah went to ring up the purchase at the cash register, the man jumped over the counter and produced a silver handgun in his right hand. 'Hey! Didn't you read the sign?' She yelled angrily at the gun brandishing villain.

Boise police shoot dog, hit car in process

I've got some issues with how this went down.  There have been more and more dogs shot by officers in the news.  It's starting to feel like the reaction is to shoot first and ask questions later because, well, it's just a dog.

If the officer who turned and ran is in the K9 unit, he should fully know that the dog's instinct is to give chase, whether it's aggressive or playful.  He should have handled that better.

Was there no alternative than for his partner to fire (5 times?  Really???) on the animal?

So to be safe, keep my dog on leash, inside, or in the back yard; got it.  I'm sure that everyone's dog has gotten loose at one time or another.  Heck, it's even legal to have your dog unleashed on your own property.  If for whatever reason LEO's show up and enter the property, is it their duty to retreat if there's a dog?  If they turn and run, then shoot the dog when it chases them, who's to blame?

There used to be a time when I didn't worry about it much, but not any more.  I think this is a good reason for more training on appropriate escalation of force where someone's pet is involved.

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The dog, named Scrappy Doo, was wounded in the shoulder and neck but survived and came home from the vet Monday, owner Russell Lortz said.

Know your rights when interacting with police

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NSA and the Police State

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Bill Binney is the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information.  A 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, Binney was the senior technical director within the agency and managed thousands of NSA employees.

Senate Dems block amendment to restore veteran benefits by closing illegal immigrant welfare loophole

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The two-year budget deal brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years, leaving some Senate Republicans scrambling to stop the cuts.

“Removing this unbalanced treatment of our military retirees ought to be one of the key actions we should take before this legislation moves forward. In fact, greater savings than this can be achieved by passing a legislative fix recommended by the Inspector General of the U.S. Treasury that would stop the IRS from improperly providing tax credits to illegal aliens,” Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions said Monday, announcing his co-sponsorship of Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker’s amendment to restore the military retirement benefits Monday.

Additionally, the Alabama Republican offered his own amendment to restore the cuts by targeting a child tax credit loophole that illegal immigrants have used to unlawfully obtain welfare benefits.

U.S. Cover-up of Saudi 9/11 Ties Probed

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The U.S. government’s cover-up of a Saudi connection in the 9/11 terrorist attacks is receiving new attention because a pair of legislators—one Republican, one Democrat—recently viewed a redacted chunk of a congressional report that confirms foreign state involvement in the plot.

Americans have been told that Al Qaeda acted alone on September 11, 2001 and that there were no state sponsors. In fact, the George W. Bush administration blacked out dozens of pages of a congressional investigative report on 9/11 that dealt with specific sources of foreign support for the 19 hijackers, most of whom were Saudi nationals.

Judicial Watch quickly launched an investigation and in 2005 obtained shocking from the FBI detailing how well-connected Saudis, including relatives of Osama bin Laden, left the U.S. on specially chartered flights while most air traffic was still grounded. In all, 160 subjects of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including but not limited to members of the House of Saud and/or members of the bin Laden family fled the U.S. between September 11, 2001 and September 15, 2001.

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