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Stacy McCain has proof from Argentina, where radical nutcase supporters of abortion attacked Catholics who dare to be pro-life.
You may have seen this video earlier — Ed Morrissey featured it at Hot Air — but I didn’t see it until it was tweeted to me by Covenant College student Keifer Wynn and, because it was in Spanish, at first I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking at.
“Abortistas atacan a católicos que defendían la Catedral de San Juan,” is the headline, and the description: “Estas son las hordas de lesbianas y abortistas del Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres.”
So, translation via Google: “Abortionists attack Catholics defending the Cathedral of San Juan. These are the hordes of lesbians and abortionists of the National Conference of Women.” Keep in mind that when I watched this, I hadn’t even translated the titles yet:
Every year in Argentina, the National Conference of Women — sponsored by various non-profit NGOs — gathers in some city and, in recent years, the event has featured a protest against the Catholic Church. So when the radical feminists marched on the cathedral in San Juan de Cuyo on November 24, they were met by 1,500 Catholics who locked arms to form a human shield around the cathedral:
The women, many of them topless, spray-painted the men’s crotches and faces and swastikas on their chests and foreheads, using markers to paint their faces with Hitler-like mustaches. They also performed obscene sexual acts in front of them and pushed their breasts onto their faces, all the while shouting “get your rosaries out of our ovaries.” . . .
While the site of the protest was the front of the cathedral . . . “the whole city awoke to graffiti in favor of abortion.”
Inside the cathedral, 700 people were also in prayer accompanied by their bishop . . .
After unsuccessfully trying to get into the building, the women burned a human-sized effigy of Pope Francis. “If the pope were a woman, abortion would be legal,” they shouted . . .
The police reportedly told the media they were unable to intervene because “they are women.”
As usual with rabid abortion proponents, their deranged state of mind is pretty clear to see. they celebrate perverse sexual acts, and of course they celebrate killing babies in the womb as if it were some sacred “choice”.
Here’s one of the latest tidbits on the NSA surveillance scandal (which seems to be generating nearly as many blog items as there are phone numbers in the spy agency’s data banks).
Earlier this week, Techdirt picked up on a passing mention in a Brazilian news story and a Slate article to point out that the US National Security Agency had apparently impersonated Google on at least one occasion to gather data on people. (Mother Jones subsequently pointed out Techdirt’s point-out.)
Brazilian site Fantastico obtained and published a document leaked by Edward Snowden, which diagrams how a “man in the middle attack” involving Google was apparently carried out.
A technique commonly used by hackers, a MITM attack involves using a fake security certificate to pose as a legitimate Web service, bypass browser security settings, and then intercept data that an unsuspecting person is sending to that service. Hackers could, for example, pose as a banking Web site and steal passwords.
The technique is particularly sly because the hackers then use the password to log in to the real banking site and then serve as a “man in the middle,” receiving requests from the banking customer, passing them on to the bank site, and then returning requested info to the customer – all the while collecting data for themselves, with neither the customer nor the bank realizing what’s happening. Such attacks can be used against e-mail providers too.
It’s not clear if the supposed attack in the Fantastico document was handled by the NSA or by its UK counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). The article by the Brazilian news agency says, “In this case, data is rerouted to the NSA central, and then relayed to its destination, without either end noticing.”
“There have been rumors of the NSA and others using those kinds of MITM attacks,” Mike Masnick writes on Techdirt, “but to have it confirmed that they’re doing them against the likes of Google… is a big deal – and something I would imagine does not make [Google] particularly happy.”
Google provided a short statement to Mother Jones reporter Josh Harkinson in response to his questions on the matter: “As for recent reports that the US government has found ways to circumvent our security systems, we have no evidence of any such thing ever occurring. We provide our user data to governments only in accordance with the law.” (The company is also trying to win the right to provide more transparency regarding government requests for data on Google users.)
CNET got a “no comment” from the NSA in response to our request for more information.
As TechDirt suggests, an MITM attack on the part of the NSA or GCHQ would hardly be a complete shock. The New York Times reported last week that the NSA has sidestepped common Net encryption methods in a number of ways, including hacking into the servers of private companies to steal encryption keys, collaborating with tech companies to build in back doors, and covertly introducing weaknesses into encryption standards.
It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to obtain a fake security certificate to foil the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) cryptographic protocol that’s designed to verify the authenticity of Web sites and ensure secure Net communications.
Indeed, such attacks have been aimed at Google before, including in 2011, when a hacker broke into the systems of DigiNotar – a Dutch company that issued Web security certificates – and created more than 500 SSL certificates used to authenticate Web sites.
In any case, the purported NSA/GCHG impersonation of Google inspired a rather clever graphic by Mother Jones, one that might even impress the rather clever Doodlers at Google:
Good Freaking Grief
You have heard of people who do not know anything? Well Crazy Uncle Joe doesn’t even suspect anything
Gateway Pundit has the story
Thanks to bloggers and the internet, the North Korean regime’s secret prison camps are being exposed.
The Telegraph reported:
Human rights activists are turning to Google Earth to identify the vast network of prison camps that dot the North Korean countryside and hold as many as 200,000 people deemed hostile to the regime.
Rights groups are pushing the United Nations high commissioner for human rights to open an international investigation into Pyongyang’s “deplorable” record on its citizens’ rights, including a system of political prisons that has operated for more than 50 years.
Pyongyang insists that the camps do not exist and are merely foreign propaganda, but the advent of high-resolution, free images from outer space has disproved that claim.
On January 18, the North Korean Economy Watch website announced that a new camp had been identified alongside an existing detention facility in Kaechon, South Pyongan Province.
Using newly provided Google Earth images, analyst Curtis Melvin was able to conclude that the new camp sits alongside Camp 14 and has a perimeter fence that stretches nearly 13 miles.
One Free Korea has more on the prison camps.
It has only taken the UN ten years to suspect “crimes against humanity” in North Korean prison camp.
Oh yes, the UN, or Useless Nations as I call that cesspool of ineptitude and corruption, they could not find their asses with both hands!
Well, OK, I have a short list anyway, and BC at I’m 41 has to be near the top of that list. Consider these facts about BC
He is not afraid of Leftist bigots
And hey, he will even give you advice on sighting your rifle! And throw in some natural beauty too
So, someone should nominate BC, and I think I will
William Teach gave me the bad news earlier
I blame you for that devastating 1.4 degrees F rise in temperature that is killing Gaia
(NoTricksZone) Steffen Hentrich here brings our attention to a report appearing in the Austrian pressetext titled: Senseless Surfing in the Internet Is Destroying The Environment“.
If the entire Internet were a country, it would be the 5th largest consumer of electricity globally, moaned Claudia Sprinz, super-nag of Greenpeace Austria. And that figure, she claims, will triple by the year 2020. A huge consumption of resources is taking place out of pure boredom, Sprinz says. Youtube videos of cats, wondering aimlessly through the web or searching for worthless information that is forgotten three minutes later. This behavior is destroying the environment, she frets.
Sprinz says that people should go out for a walk in the park if they’re bored.
Just a single search for Chuck Norris causes as much CO2 as a car travelling 7.5 cm. 15,000 Google-searches for “funny cats” generate as much CO2 as producing a cheeseburger. Google alone produces 260,000 kilograms of CO2 per month. Every spam generates 0.3 grams of CO2.
Oh wait, as long as I do not surf in a senseless fashion I am OK? That is sort of like being what? Surfing Neutral?. So, if it is only SENSELESS surfing they blame, then we could cure climate change just by getting Liberals to stop using Facebook, Twitter, and blogs? See, it is so simple!
Go tell Chris Wysocki congrats! Way to go Chris! We here at The DaleyGator are coming up on our 4th, and Chris has been a great friend to Ed and I.
Five years. Five years ago today I started this blog.
Stats — 2385 posts, a little over 800,000 hits, almost 1,300 Twitter followers, and my Networked Blogs / Facebook “likes” stuck at 99. Would it be too much to ask for one more Facebook liker? Just one. Please?
Click the damn button!
Or maybe it’s stuck at 99. Kinda like the odometer on an old Pinto.
I used to obsess about my stats. Now I’m calmer. Or so the voices in my head tell me.
Rambling, I am.
Glad you’re here though. Five years is a long time. On the internet it’s an eternity, considering the click-click-click and click some more mantra of most web surfers. (Do we still call people “web surfers?” Or is there a new, hip term now? Nobody ever accused me of being hip!) So thanks for sticking around, and coming back.
Know what’s cool? When someone comes up to me in the supermarket and says “love your blog.” Alas there’s also the “Wysocki, you ignorant slut!” contingent as well; but enough about my wife.
I’m kidding dear!
Over at Western Hero, quickly becoming one of my must-read blogs, Silverfiddle lays out some simple solutions. They are thought-provoking, which is ALWAYs a good thing! Here is a sample
2) Stop domestic spying on innocent citizens, including the nude porn scanners and genital groping at our nation’s airports. No X-Ray vans, no drones (except on the border). Profiling works: do it. That includes deciding who to let in to our great nation and what activities they can engage in while visiting.
3) Freedom of Religion. Convince the religious right (with whom I generally agree) that they don’t need the force of the federal government to push their agenda. It’s not even constitutional in many cases. The federal government’s only duty to Christians (or Muslims or atheists) is to protect their equal rights in the public square. If God is so great (and I firmly believe He is) He can survive in the marketplace of free ideas without official sanction from Uncle Sam.
Go ahead, read it all.