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Actually, that doesn't sound like a bad idea!

Put them in the same kind of Hell-hole they came from. They should feel right at home, and the rest of us won't have to deal with them.

Problem solved, as far as I can see.
In a previously little-noticed video from February at the Clinton Global Initiative, former President Bill Clinton suggested that the U.S. use Syrian refugees to rebuild Detroit.
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Well... it's Milo.

You can never tell whether he's serious, or just yanking the chain of the SJWs...
Women's liberation was probably a mistake, and it was a mistake driven by technology that was, of course, invented by men.
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that is some serious chain-yanking trigger-warning femist blasphemy.
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HOW TO KILL YOUR NEIGHBOR,
Mother-in-Law, or anyone else you don't like
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If you or someone dear to you has a pacemaker or other cardiac device made by St. Jude Medical...

UNPLUG YOUR "Merlin@home" MONITOR IMMEDIATELY. Further, DO NOT enter a home or any facility where a Merlin@home device may still be plugged in: ANY Merlin@home DEVICE CAN BE EASILY HACKED, from as far as 50 feet away, TO DISABLE YOUR PACEMAKER.

This is Serious Stuff, folks, and I agree 100% with +Dragos Ruiu's comments regarding the unorthodox method used to bring this insanely negligent company's incompetence and lack of concern for its customers' lives to light.

What Dragos has posted below is the completely irresponsible response of the guilty party to the security disclosure. To read the actual report itself requires digitally signing a non-disclosure ageeement. You can start that process, and read a sanitized version of the report, here:

http://d.muddywatersresearch.com/tos/?redirect=/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MW_STJ_08252016_2.pdf

If you work in cybersecurity, please re-share this far & wide.
 
The management of St. Jude medical devices increasingly looks to be dangerously negligent.

I'm not sure which concerns me more:

The fact that a company implanting RF medical devices in humans has never heard of a high gain antenna,

Or. Them pointing to ISO 27001 as their major security countermeasure,

Or whitewashing likely weak authentication on their updates and control channel with political dancing and careful public company IR press release wording,

Or their complete denial and filibuster marketing non-sense essentially saying they don't plan on improving anything.

The more these guys speak the more concerned I am for their patients who have their devices I'm planted inside their bodies, and the more firmly convinced I am that Justine Bone and the MedSec folks were completely justified in their non-traditional disclosure which led to a stop trading on their stocks. Barnaby Jack pointed them out as a concern in 2014, and it triggered a U.S. federal investigation, which resulted in apparently zero improvements, and seemingly didn't do a thing to shift their corporate culture to more diligence about the security of their systems and designs - if this openly hostile to patient and device security release is any indication about their critical to patient health, and failures lead to serious adverse events devices. I read this press release incredulously, and hope the entire spectrum of information technology knowledgeable folks rally to an outcry when they read it too, over what increasingly looks like serious negligence.

Nick Selby I'm truly regretful and concerned that your mother has to suffer with a medical implant from what seems to be unfolding to look like the Bozo the Clown of the medical industry. Justine, stick to your guns, and fellow InfoSec professionals, please offer your voices in the chorus of WTF.

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My response to Wes Benedict regarding yet another spam email about renewing my membership in the Libertarian Party:

Wes,

I have written to you more than once explaining why I shall not be renewing my LP membership.

You have never acknowledged same.

Until the leadership of the LP is willing to have a conversation about values -- especially concerning honoring the Libertarian Pledge -- I do not wish to hear any more from you about renewing.

Please take me off of your spam list.

Thanks in advance,

Ken Barber

#libertarian   #hypocrisy  
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UPDATE YOUR APPLE DEVICE(S) IMMEDIATELY
 
Update iOS on your devices.
Things are getting serious: Pegasus is the most sophisticated attack we’ve seen on any endpoint because it takes advantage of how integrated mobile devices are in our lives and the combination of features only available on mobile — always connected (WiFi, 3G/4G), voice communications, camera, email, messaging, GPS, passwords, and contact lists.
Persistent, enterprise-class spyware is an underestimated problem on mobile devices. However, targeted attack scenarios against high-value mobile users are a
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Actual CNN headline.

#mediafail  
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WE MUST SHUT DOWN THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION,
condemning billions of people to death by starvation and disease

-- so that the President's daughter can smoke pot!

Because, you know, her "asthma" is caused by global warming.
President Obama used Malia’s “asthma” to justify his global warming rules.
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So...

This shows up in my inbox a coupla days ago. Seems that my Wild Child, from whom I haven't heard in a while, has gotten his ass thrown in the slammer.

I'm not surprised.

So, after confirming that my kid really is in the can, I click on the link to "Create a New Account."

Uh huh. Two or three screens in, they're asking for my date of birth and last four of my Social Security Number.

R-i-i-i-i-i-g-h-t. And later, they'll be collecting a credit card number so I can send them money.

In other words, everything they'll need to impersonate me to the credit card company.

I'll give 10:1 odds that this company was set up by ex-Cons who think that this kind of scam qualifies as "going Legit."

Slimy fucking bastards. Go rot in Hell.
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Closely related to the #globalwarming   #climatechange  scam.

Worth reading, because -- well, it's Delingpole. Put down your coffee before reading, or you'll be spurting out your nose.
Of all the climate "science" scams I've helped expose, about the worst has got to be Ocean Acidification.
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Sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent. Snot running down his nose, greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes. Drying in the cold sun, watching as the frilly panties run. Feeling like a dead duck, spitting out pieces of his broken luck.

Aqualung, my friend, don't start away uneasy. You poor old sod, you see it's only me.
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The Grand Hogback
near Rifle, Colorado

A rare view of the inside of the Grand Hogback, where Rifle Creek has cut through it.

Seventy to forty million years ago, these once-flat layers of rock were at the edge of the uplift that created the Rocky Mountains, and were dragged upright by it. This is at the west edge of the Rockies, and we are looking south: The Rockies are to our left, and the Colorado Plateau is to our right.

Different rock layers have different hardness, and erode accordingly, leaving the fin-like features that we see here.

For what it's worth, there is another hogback at the east edge of the same uplift. It runs from northern New Mexico all the way into Wyoming.
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Mainstream Media masturbation fantasy.

Trump ain't melting down. He's had a pretty good week. 
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Guys like us can't help it. No way I'd be able to stop if I wanted to ;)
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I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another, nor ask another to live for mine. I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving social, political, or economic goals.
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Apparently this is the most popular USFS campground in the San Juan National Forest, and for good reason: it is beautiful. Always full on summer weekends, if you didn't reserve a site you need to get there in the morning (by 1 pm at the latest) to try to snag one of the first-come-first-served sites as soon as someone else pulls out. Gravel sites; some pull-thru some back-in, some FHU, some with no hookups, some shaded some open. Most are level or nearly so. Site 1 is the least desirable, with clear view of the highway with all of its noise. All except three tent-only sites at the back (which are to die for) will accommodate an RV
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A bit of a Party Town -- they openly advertise "420-friendly" cabins, which attracts a certain crowd. With the grocery store in town closed, this is the only place to buy food or gas without going to Collbran or all the way in to Grand Junction, so there is lots of traffic, with attendant noise and dust -- coming & going. People -- staff and guests -- are mellow, and friendly, and there are lots of cats about which is always a good sign. These are the closest FHU sites to the Grand Mesa, and they have an RV dump for those coming down from the Mesa on their way home. PULL-THRU SITES ARE NOT LEVEL and are difficult-to-impossible to get your rig level. I spent a couple of months here and will probably be back.
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A beautiful RV park with mature shade trees that is quiet and peaceful. A creek runs across the back of it. Deer come in to eat the apples that fall from the trees. Owners are tired and want to sell, so the place is being kept in top condition. Much nicer than the one up the road that has no shade, no shelter from storms.
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Now across the street (130 E. 3rd St?) in a location twice the size. My burger was excellent. Staff are all very nice people, and seem happy to be there. Very 2nd-Amendment-friendly: about half of the waitresses are openly carrying a firearm. Not that there will ever be any high-profile attacks in small rural Colorado towns, but it's still nice to feel safe while dining.
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Nice place when it isn't flooding. Lots are enormous, and they take care of the mowing. Landlady is a little hard to get ahold of. Neighbors are friendly. Surrounded by trees, and reasonably quiet except for when a log truck comes by on the highway that is across the river. There are short hiking trails through the woods, some on the property and some off. No cable TV available, and the phone company cannot supply Internet. There is good cellular signal so I used that for my Internet. If you're coming here in an RV to stay, they only rent monthly.
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Viewer beware! This photo is of a campground IN OREGON that has the same name Trust me, NOTHING in New Mexico looks like this. I have also been to this campground. It's a halfway decent place, but looks nothing like the photo I took. Yes, I've reported this to Google Maps. Several times. I've even removed this photo and re-posted it in its proper place. Google just moves it back to New Mexico. Buyer beware.
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WARNING: they keep Mormon hours. Made the mistake of making the 26-mile trip on a Sunday afternoon, only to find they were closed. No hours posted on the door. I'm sure that isn't necessary, since the hours of business are no doubt posted at Church where everyone will see them.
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