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2008-01-31 12:33:20 PM
Fear the bloggers! Fear them! Only get your news from FOX! Only FOX news has your best interests at heart! Ignore bloggers because they're terrorists and terrorist sympathizers! Pay no attention to the gay hooker behind that curtain!
 
2008-01-31 01:22:39 PM
The laundry list of fictional catastrophes -- which include hundreds of people on "No Fly" lists suddenly arriving at airport

EVERYBODY PANIC!!
 
2008-01-31 01:22:41 PM
Fear the bloggers! Fear them! Only get your news from FOX! Only FOX news has your best interests at heart! Ignore bloggers because they're terrorists and terrorist sympathizers! Pay no attention to the gay hooker behind that curtain!


I lol'd................gay hooker LOL........

+1
 
2008-01-31 01:23:06 PM
This has been an issue ever since Drudge came around and released the Monica Lewinsky story that had been previous held because of editorial discretion. Some bloggers would gladly release anything they heard regardless of the danger or the threat.

If we want to have freedom we have to be willing to take those risks.
 
2008-01-31 01:23:30 PM
Well, they are a security risk, but that goes along with the freedom of speech in an age of mass communication.

Can't have everything. Freedom isn't free. It costs folk like you and me. And if you don't pay your buck-oh-five, who will?
 
2008-01-31 01:24:24 PM
If we want to have freedom we have to be willing to take those risks.


And the fact is that no one wants the risk, so you can't therefore have the freedom.


/ not yours
 
2008-01-31 01:24:47 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News.

At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Illinois, reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars. The spectroscope indicates the gas to be hydrogen and moving towards the earth with enormous velocity.

Professor Pierson of the Observatory at Princeton confirms Farrell's observation, and describes the phenomenon as, quote, "like a jet of blue flame shot from a gun," unquote.

We now return you to the music of Ramón Raquello, playing for you in the Meridian Room of the Park Plaza Hotel, situated in downtown New York.
 
2008-01-31 01:25:29 PM
$10 says DailyKos is the one that'd be giving away HazMat rail car locations to terrorists.
 
2008-01-31 01:26:27 PM
I'm in ur disaster scenarioz, blogging on ur locashunz

i243.photobucket.com
 
2008-01-31 01:26:42 PM
TheSignPost: And the fact is that no one wants the risk, so you can't therefore have the freedom.

I'd rather take the risk and be free than be 'safe' and have no freedom.
 
2008-01-31 01:28:04 PM
SweetSilverBlues: Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News.

At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Illinois, reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars. The spectroscope indicates the gas to be hydrogen and moving towards the earth with enormous velocity.

Professor Pierson of the Observatory at Princeton confirms Farrell's observation, and describes the phenomenon as, quote, "like a jet of blue flame shot from a gun," unquote.

We now return you to the music of Ramón Raquello, playing for you in the Meridian Room of the Park Plaza Hotel, situated in downtown New York.


Excerpt of the (in)famous Orson Welles broadcast of 'War of the Worlds' circa 1930's - correct or do I fail?
 
2008-01-31 01:28:37 PM
The attack went something like this

www.penny-arcade.com
 
2008-01-31 01:28:49 PM

I'd rather take the risk and be free than be 'safe' and have no freedom.



Well, many people feel that way, but Society at Large does not, and so the freedom is sacrificed.

I'm not saying it's desirable, I'm saying it's what happens.
 
2008-01-31 01:29:20 PM
FTFA: However, the government's files hint at a tantalizing mystery: In the middle of the war game, someone quietly attacked the very computers used to conduct the exercise. Perplexed organizers traced the incident to overzealous players and sent everyone an urgent e-mail marked "IMPORTANT!" reminding them not to probe or attack the game computers.

A young Lt. Kirk is wanted for questioning...
 
2008-01-31 01:30:19 PM
...and you've never seen a Lite-Brite before?
 
2008-01-31 01:31:11 PM
SweetSilverBlues: Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News.

At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Illinois, reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars. The spectroscope indicates the gas to be hydrogen and moving towards the earth with enormous velocity.

Professor Pierson of the Observatory at Princeton confirms Farrell's observation, and describes the phenomenon as, quote, "like a jet of blue flame shot from a gun," unquote.

We now return you to the music of Ramón Raquello, playing for you in the Meridian Room of the Park Plaza Hotel, situated in downtown New York.


2X2L calling HQ
2X2L calling HQ
Isn't there anyone on the air?
Isn't there anyone on the air?
Isn't there... anyone?........
 
2008-01-31 01:31:13 PM
Bloggers reveal locations of railcars with hazardous materials.

Obviously it's the bloggers fault... not the fault of people who put hazardous materials on a railcar without adequate security in the first place, then left it somewhere a goddamn blogger could find it.
 
2008-01-31 01:31:53 PM
I'm not saying it's desirable, I'm saying it's what happens.

I suppose that's true. Regrettable, but true.
 
2008-01-31 01:32:08 PM
Perplexed organizers traced the incident to overzealous players and sent everyone an urgent e-mail marked "IMPORTANT!" reminding them not to probe or attack the game computers.


No, that should have been *part* of the test. Can the game computers withstand attacks as the simulation of attacks is going on...?


Otherwise, what's the point? It's not accurate. I think Bruce Willis showed us all in Die Hard 4 that cyber attack isn't going to be pretty, and it should be handled with maximum levels of violence. Hackers are scared of real bullets.
 
2008-01-31 01:32:22 PM
Arthur Jumbles: FTFA: However, the government's files hint at a tantalizing mystery: In the middle of the war game, someone quietly attacked the very computers used to conduct the exercise. Perplexed organizers traced the incident to overzealous players and sent everyone an urgent e-mail marked "IMPORTANT!" reminding them not to probe or attack the game computers.

A young Lt. Kirk is wanted for questioning...


Now now, he didn't do anything wrong. He even got a commendation for original thinking!
 
2008-01-31 01:32:28 PM
Arthur Jumbles: FTFA: However, the government's files hint at a tantalizing mystery: In the middle of the war game, someone quietly attacked the very computers used to conduct the exercise. Perplexed organizers traced the incident to overzealous players and sent everyone an urgent e-mail marked "IMPORTANT!" reminding them not to probe or attack the game computers.

A young Lt. Kirk is wanted for questioning...



Nice reference.
 
2008-01-31 01:33:19 PM
The attack went something like this


Yeah, see?

That's what I'm talkin' about.
 
2008-01-31 01:33:37 PM
TheSignPost: Otherwise, what's the point? It's not accurate. I think Bruce Willis showed us all in Die Hard 4 that cyber attack isn't going to be pretty, and it should be handled with maximum levels of violence. Hackers are scared of real bullets.


It's only because of that movie that I know the military has fighter jets that transform mid-air into hoverplanes and who launch missiles at a public highway.
 
2008-01-31 01:34:01 PM
i240.photobucket.com
 
2008-01-31 01:34:30 PM
lexnaturalis: If we want to have freedom we have to be willing to take those risks.

The Administration wants to allow no one to take any risks at all, . . . which tells you the importance of "freedom" in their scheme of things.
 
GCD
2008-01-31 01:35:07 PM
mudbuddha: Bloggers reveal locations of railcars with hazardous materials.

Obviously it's the bloggers fault... not the fault of people who put hazardous materials on a railcar without adequate security in the first place, then left it somewhere a goddamn blogger could find it.


They don't have to post that there's a railcar with hazardous materials near their location. It could be something as simple as "I live by...." and someone with enough hatred and time on their hands figures out the location and then does a little recon to figure out what's being transported and when.

I'm not trying to be a fear monger, but given the nature of the internet where a lot of people post their daily activities, there could easily be an accidental breach of security.
 
2008-01-31 01:37:19 PM
lexnaturalis: Some bloggers would gladly release anything they heard regardless of the danger or the threat.

Or accuracy.
 
2008-01-31 01:38:40 PM
GCD: mudbuddha: Bloggers reveal locations of railcars with hazardous materials.

Obviously it's the bloggers fault... not the fault of people who put hazardous materials on a railcar without adequate security in the first place, then left it somewhere a goddamn blogger could find it.

They don't have to post that there's a railcar with hazardous materials near their location. It could be something as simple as "I live by...." and someone with enough hatred and time on their hands figures out the location and then does a little recon to figure out what's being transported and when.

I'm not trying to be a fear monger, but given the nature of the internet where a lot of people post their daily activities, there could easily be an accidental breach of security.


And so therefore the gov't thinks we all should be locked down. Great, ain't it.

/waiting for a US civil war, I know its comin
//ETA 20 years tops
 
2008-01-31 01:39:45 PM
lexnaturalis: This has been an issue ever since Drudge came around and released the Monica Lewinsky story that had been previous held because of editorial discretion. Some bloggers would gladly release anything they heard regardless of the danger or the threat.

If we want to have freedom we have to be willing to take those risks.


Drudge was right. Newsweek fagged out.
 
2008-01-31 01:39:54 PM
Arthur Jumbles: FTFA: However, the government's files hint at a tantalizing mystery: In the middle of the war game, someone quietly attacked the very computers used to conduct the exercise. Perplexed organizers traced the incident to overzealous players and sent everyone an urgent e-mail marked "IMPORTANT!" reminding them not to probe or attack the game computers.

A young Lt. Kirk is wanted for questioning...


trekmovie.com

Leave Chris Pine alone!
:)
 
2008-01-31 01:41:34 PM
LeatherPenguin: Drudge was right. Newsweek fagged out.

Whether he was right or not isn't the point. It's just that since then people have been concerned that "online journalists" (before the word blogger even existed) lack editorial discretion. In some cases, I think that's a good thing. Sometimes it's bad.
 
2008-01-31 01:42:15 PM
ZachF81: $10 says DailyKos is the one that'd be giving away HazMat rail car locations to terrorists.

I got a twenty says it would come from the mooks hanging out on Firedoglake.
 
2008-01-31 01:44:10 PM
www.gryffindorgazette.com

Nods in approval.
 
2008-01-31 01:45:47 PM
Why bloggers? You can do the very same thing on any message board, Myspace clone, or Geocities site. Hell, why not just take away our ability to post anything to the internet that can be publicly viewed? We must protect freedumb at all costs! GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAA!
 
2008-01-31 01:47:13 PM
It reminds me of a thread about helicopters downtown.
 
2008-01-31 01:47:25 PM
It reads like someone who got bored with their game of Sim City and went and turned on all the disasters at once. The major problem with this country doesn't lie outside our borders but rather within the beltway.

/remember back in the 70's when we all thought that the USSR nuking DC would be a bad thing?
 
2008-01-31 01:47:25 PM
However, the government's files hint at a tantalizing mystery: In the middle of the war game, someone quietly attacked the very computers used to conduct the exercise. Perplexed organizers traced the incident to overzealous players and sent everyone an urgent e-mail marked "IMPORTANT!" reminding them not to probe or attack the game computers.

"Any time you get a group of (information technology) experts together, there's always a desire, 'Let's show them what we can do,'" said George Foresman, a former senior Homeland Security official who oversaw Cyber Storm. "Whether its intent was embarrassment or a prank, we had to temper the enthusiasm of the players."



Because terrorists will play nice.
Millinium Challenge 2002 ( http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/wartech/nature.html ) should have shown the US that the best laid plans ($250 million in this case)
can be destroyed by low tech solutions.
They say listen to the generals...only if they agree however.
Gen. Van Riper wasn't going to play and ended up leaving their mock war game after he won.

obligitory
faculty.smu.edu
 
2008-01-31 01:50:34 PM
...it is significant because it suggests the kind of real-world trouble that keeps people in the White House awake at night.

If an ounce of coke and a couple dozen hookers didn't keep them awake, what chance does this have...
 
2008-01-31 01:51:52 PM
Fibber McLiarson: SweetSilverBlues: Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News.

At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Illinois, reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars. The spectroscope indicates the gas to be hydrogen and moving towards the earth with enormous velocity.

Professor Pierson of the Observatory at Princeton confirms Farrell's observation, and describes the phenomenon as, quote, "like a jet of blue flame shot from a gun," unquote.

We now return you to the music of Ramón Raquello, playing for you in the Meridian Room of the Park Plaza Hotel, situated in downtown New York.

Excerpt of the (in)famous Orson Welles broadcast of 'War of the Worlds' circa 1930's - correct or do I fail?


You are correct! *insert pic of Orson applauding*

I didn't put an reference on it because...well...this Fark.

Fark: Nothing is Obscure.
 
2008-01-31 01:57:12 PM
LeatherPenguin: ZachF81: $10 says DailyKos is the one that'd be giving away HazMat rail car locations to terrorists.

I got a twenty says it would come from the mooks hanging out on Firedoglake.


Definitely Little Green Footballs. They believe that terrorist attacks help Republicans get elected.

Plus, all those rail cars are operated by union workers.
 
2008-01-31 02:02:44 PM
Go ahead and whine about "the bloggers" doing this (in theory), but don't forget that the mainstream media already do this, too. The New York Times puts out actual classified info all of the time. Remember that bank transaction program they outed a year or so back? Same thing. Not planning for that sort of thing would be dumb...
 
2008-01-31 02:04:18 PM
Zombie Eater: Why bloggers? You can do the very same thing on any message board, Myspace clone, or Geocities site. Hell, why not just take away our ability to post anything to the internet that can be publicly viewed? We must protect freedumb at all costs! GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAA!

/oblig
i243.photobucket.com
 
2008-01-31 02:05:47 PM
duped into spreading "believable but misleading" information that worsened fallout by confusing the public but this is Bush & Co. SOP.

So the only way for us to be safe is to give big brother complete control of the media. Maybe they could put out there own news and call it Truth, the Russian's called it Fox news.
 
2008-01-31 02:07:38 PM
Their, they're and there one day I hope to get it right.
 
2008-01-31 02:34:30 PM
cirby: Go ahead and whine about "the bloggers" doing this (in theory), but don't forget that the mainstream media already do this, too. The New York Times puts out actual classified info all of the time. Remember that bank transaction program they outed a year or so back? Same thing. Not planning for that sort of thing would be dumb...

Yah! Because illegally invading the privacy of our citizens is secondary to our war to establish freedoms and democracies in the Middle East. Good thing we have ....


www.infowars.net

God Bless Big Brother
 
2008-01-31 02:35:28 PM
Mock disaster drill reveals bloggers are threat to U.S

TSA opens a blog

Coincidence? Surely not.
 
2008-01-31 02:51:37 PM
I certainly am not suggesting that someone with the opportunity should take out Perez Hilton, but if he happened by chance to dissapear from existence... I would not not be elated.
 
2008-01-31 02:53:27 PM
Ack_Ack: /oblig



/also oblig
 
2008-01-31 02:53:37 PM
You normally wouldn't say that "a lock-picker broke safe and stole the jewelery." You'd say "the burglar picked the lock and stole the jewelry form the safe."

See what I'm saying?
 
2008-01-31 02:54:12 PM
damned spell-check.
 
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