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Politics

+ - Targeted Killing is no big thing.->

Submitted by BenJCarter
BenJCarter (902199) writes "From the shoot first and ask questions later category:

"There had been extensive debate within the administration over the past year on how much to disclose about the drone program, particularly decisions to target U.S. citizens without judicial review. Three Americans were killed in Yemen last year, including alleged al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki and his teenage son."

And his teenage Son, also a citizen...

How do we know when a citizen is a terrorist?

What Constitutional justification has been offered for killing a citizen?"

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+ - US Staging Air Power near Iran?->

Submitted by BenJCarter
BenJCarter (902199) writes "According to Wired's Danger Room

"The U.S. Air Force is quietly assembling the world’s most powerful air-to-air fighting team at bases near Iran. "

The military seems to be worried about a low tech Zerg. The lack of direct interfacing of F-22's and F-15s seems clunky also. Lucky for US forces, they have BACON. And you KNOW Iran doesn't want to mess with BACON..."

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+ - Not Only Did the Righthaven Troll get Smashed...->

Submitted by BenJCarter
BenJCarter (902199) writes "Righthaven’s first client, Stephens Media of Las Vegas and operator of the Review-Journal, invested $500,000 into the Righthaven operation at its outset. With Judge Pro’s ruling, the media company is losing financial control of hundreds of articles and photos.

"The irony of this? Perhaps those who buy the copyrights could issue DMCA notices to the Review-Journal stopping them from redistributing them?" Randazza said via an e-mail, citing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.


Las Vegas Review Journal seems to have lost the mana they used to create it. Imagine the ironic justice if they become vulnerable to the Righthaven model as a result...

Giggity!"

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NASA

+ - Apparantly, all our base are belong to them->

Submitted by BenJCarter
BenJCarter (902199) writes "According to Fox News, hackers "took over" NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (whatever that means). They can add and delete users according to the news report.

Why do I sense a crisis, just screaming for a new government solution. Said solution will, of course, be aimed straight at my Interwebs..."

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+ - Thank you Mr. Issa->

Submitted by BenJCarter
BenJCarter (902199) writes ""House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said early Saturday morning that Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) promised him the House will not vote on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) unless there is consensus on the bill." Shamelessly fair used from The Hill.

Could Republicans be listening to us?"

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+ - TEA party patriots Co-Founder Arrested in New York->

Submitted by BenJCarter
BenJCarter (902199) writes "TEA Party Patriot co-founder Mark Mekler has been arrested in New York at LaGuardia Airport on felony weapons charges after he declared an unloaded firearm in his checked luggage.

So if ignorance is no excuse, what's New York's defense against our right to bear arms as affirmed by the Heller Decision?"

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Government

+ - Why do Google and Verizon get to choose the rules?->

Submitted by BenJCarter
BenJCarter (902199) writes "Doesn't sound like net neutrality as much as it does a backroom deal:

Google and Verizon have come to an agreement on how network operators can manage Web traffic, according to two sources briefed on their negotiations.

The agreement, expected to be announced within days, comes as the Federal Communications Commission tries to get major Internet content firms and network service providers to strike a deal on disputed points of so-called net neutrality rules."

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