LAP DOG MEDIA

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Posted on 19th September 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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iMORON PICTORIAL ESSAY

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Posted on 19th September 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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So this is what the 92 million people who have “voluntarily” left the labor force have been doing. They’ve been waiting in line for the new iPhone 6. Of course this is a rational thing for an iMoron to do. They couldn’t possibly go online and have the phone delivered to their house in the next two days. They couldn’t saunter into Wal-Mart or any of the other millions of retail outlets that will have these Chinese made, NSA approved, surveillance gadgets, in the next week and whip out that credit card or lease it with nothing down. iMorons must unite. They must broadcast to the world their utter stupidity, materialism, and lack of jobs. The shallowness, vapidity, and utter foolishness of the vast swath of America is breathtaking to behold in all its iGlory. So it goes.

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STUPIDITY IS ETERNAL

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Posted on 19th September 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

A Man’s A Man For A’ That

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Posted on 19th September 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Is there for honest Poverty
That hings his head, an’ a’ that;
The coward slave-we pass him by,
We dare be poor for a’ that!
For a’ that, an’ a’ that.
Our toils obscure an’ a’ that,
The rank is but the guinea’s stamp,
The Man’s the gowd for a’ that.

What though on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hoddin grey, an’ a that;
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine;
A Man’s a Man for a’ that:
For a’ that, and a’ that,
Their tinsel show, an’ a’ that;
The honest man, tho’ e’er sae poor,
Is king o’ men for a’ that.

Ye see yon birkie, ca’d a lord,
Wha struts, an’ stares, an’ a’ that;
Tho’ hundreds worship at his word,
He’s but a coof for a’ that:
For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
His ribband, star, an’ a’ that:
The man o’ independent mind
He looks an’ laughs at a’ that.

A prince can mak a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, an’ a’ that;
But an honest man’s abon his might,
Gude faith, he maunna fa’ that!
For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
Their dignities an’ a’ that;
The pith o’ sense, an’ pride o’ worth,
Are higher rank than a’ that.

Then let us pray that come it may,
(As come it will for a’ that,)
That Sense and Worth, o’er a’ the earth,
Shall bear the gree, an’ a’ that.
For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
It’s coming yet for a’ that,
That Man to Man, the world o’er,
Shall brothers be for a’ that.

Robert Burns – 1795

QUOTES OF THE DAY

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Posted on 19th September 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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“Once one concedes that a single world government is not necessary, then where does one logically stop at the permissibility of separate states? If Canada and the United States can be separate nations without being denounced as in a state of impermissible ‘anarchy’, why may not the South secede from the United States? New York State from the Union? New York City from the state? Why may not Manhattan secede? Each neighbourhood? Each block? Each house? Each person?”

Murray N. Rothbard

“A nation, therefore, has no right to say to a province: You belong to me, I want to take you. A province consists of its inhabitants. If anybody has a right to be heard in this case it is these inhabitants. Boundary disputes should be settled by plebiscite.”

Ludwig von Mises

“The right of self-determination in regard to the question of membership in a state thus means: whenever the inhabitants of a particular territory, whether it be a single village, a whole district, or a series of adjacent districts, make it known, by a freely conducted plebiscite, that they no longer wish to remain united to the state to which they belong at the time, but wish either to form an independent state or to attach themselves to some other state, their wishes are to be respected and complied with. This is the only feasible and effective way of preventing revolutions and civil and international wars.”

Ludwig von Mises

“The situation of having to belong to a state to which one does not wish to belong is no less onerous if it is the result of an election than if one must endure it as the consequence of a military conquest.”

Ludwig von Mises

SHEEP VOTE NOT TO BE FREE

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Posted on 19th September 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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The bankers, their captured politician puppets, and their propaganda media outlets have won again. Instilling fear in the sheep is what they do best. The sheep are dimly aware of unease in the air. I wonder where they are being led. They’re sure the shepherds aren’t herding them towards that slaughterhouse on the hill.

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Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away,
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air.
You’d better watch out!
There may be dogs about.
I’ve looked over Jordan, and I have seen
Things are not what they seem.

What do you get for pretending the danger’s not real?
Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel.
What a surprise!
A look of terminal shock in your eyes.
Now things are really what they seem.
No, this is no bad dream.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie.
Through pastures green He leadeth me

The silent waters by.
With bright knives He releaseth my soul.
He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places.
He converteth me to lamb cutlets.
For lo, He hath great power, and great hunger.
When cometh the day we lowly ones,
Through quiet reflection, and great dedication,
Master the art of Karate,
Lo, we shall rise up,
And then we’ll make the bugger’s eyes water.

Bleating and babbling we fell on his neck with a scream.
Wave upon wave of demented avengers
March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.

Have you heard the news?
The dogs are dead!
You better stay home
And do as you’re told.
Get out of the road if you want to grow old.

HOME DEPOT FINALLY ADMITS TO 56 MILLION CREDIT CARD BREACH

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Posted on 18th September 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Home Depot wins. They officially win the award for largest credit card breach in world history. Please congratulate them by never shopping in their stores again. While the CEO was ignoring security for his customers he spent $18 billion buying back his own stock and rewarding himself and his executive cronies with massive stock bonuses for a job well done.

Via Brian Krebs

Home Depot: 56M Cards Impacted, Malware Contained

Home Depot said today that cyber criminals armed with custom-built malware stole an estimated 56 million debit and credit card numbers from its customers between April and September 2014. That disclosure officially makes the incident the largest retail card breach on record.

pwnddepotThe disclosure, the first real information about the damage from a data breach that was initially disclosed on this site Sept. 2, also sought to assure customers that the malware used in the breach has been eliminated from its U.S. and Canadian store networks.

“To protect customer data until the malware was eliminated, any terminals identified with malware were taken out of service, and the company quickly put in place other security enhancements,” the company said via press release (PDF). “The hackers’ method of entry has been closed off, the malware has been eliminated from the company’s systems, and the company has rolled out enhanced encryption of payment data to all U.S. stores.”

That “enhanced payment protection,” the company said, involves new payment security protection “that locks down payment data through enhanced encryption, which takes raw payment card information and scrambles it to make it unreadable and virtually useless to hackers.

“Home Depot’s new encryption technology, provided by Voltage Security, Inc., has been tested and validated by two independent IT security firms,” the statement continues. “The encryption project was launched in January 2014. The rollout was completed in all U.S. stores on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The rollout to Canadian stores will be completed by early 2015.”

The remainder of the statement delves into updated fiscal guidance for investors on what Home Depot believes this breach may cost the company in 2014. But absent from the statement is any further discussion about the timeline of this breach, or information about how forensic investigators believe the attackers may have installed the malware mostly on Home Depot’s self-checkout systems — something which could help explain why this five-month breach involves just 56 million cards instead of many millions more.

As to the timeline, multiple financial institutions report that the alerts they’re receiving from Visa and MasterCard about specific credit and debit cards compromised in this breach suggest that the thieves were stealing card data from Home Depot’s cash registers up until Sept. 7, 2014, a full five days after news of the breach first broke.

The Target breach lasted roughly three weeks, but it exposed some 40 million debit and credit cards because hackers switched on their card-stealing malware during the busiest shopping season of the year. Prior to the Home Depot breach, the record for the largest retail card breach went to TJX, which lost some 45.6 million cards.

BARACK OBAMA SELF PORTRAIT

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Posted on 18th September 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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BARRACK OBAMA SELF PORTRAIT

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