Posted on April 30, 2011 by Killian Bundy
Remember boys and girls, Obama specifically said we are absolutely NOT targeting Moammer Gaddafi. But hey, Obama never said anything about not blowing up his children and grandchildren.
Gadhafi’s youngest son killed in NATO airstrike
A NATO airstrike Saturday night killed the youngest son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and three of his grandsons at his son’s home in Tripoli, the Libyan government said.
NATO hadn’t confirmed late Saturday that it carried out the airstrike that killed Seif al-Arab Gadhafi, 29. Regime officials said that Moammar Gadhafi and his wife were visiting the home when it was struck, but both were unharmed.
One of Gadhafi’s sons killed in NATO airstrike, Libyan official says
Gaddafi’s Son ‘Killed In Nato Air Strike’
Saif al-Arab Gaddafi Killed in NATO Air Strike
Libya says Gadhafi survives NATO missile strike
Gadhafi’s youngest son killed in NATO airstrike
Was Gadhafi the real target of strike that killed his son?
NATO confirms strike but not Gadhafi’s son’s death
NATO confirms Tripoli raids but not Gaddafi son’s death
NATO denies targeting Gadhafi family in Tripoli airstrike
NATO denies targeting Gadhafi family in Tripoli airstrike, really? Oh, I sse, it must have just been an incredible coincidence that the Gadhafi family just happened to be where NATO called in an airstrike. Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the U.N. resolution authorize a no fly zone to protect innocent civilians against airstrikes? Did I miss the part where it authorized NATO to blow up Gadhafi’s grandchildren, in their own home?
I’m sure this incident will really bolster our image across the Muslim world. and Russia was already pissed off about the previous NATO airstrikes targeting Gadhafi.
/as for me, the stench of impending blowback is making me queasy
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Posted on April 29, 2011 by Killian Bundy
Here we go again.
Taliban declares ‘spring offensive’
The Taliban has announced the launch of a spring offensive against foreign troops in Afghanistan as well as Afghan security forces and government officials.
Saturday’s declaration comes a day after high-ranking US military officers predicted such a move from the group.
Dubbed the “Badar” offensive, the fresh onslaught “will target foreign forces, high-ranking officials of President Hamid Karzai’s government, members of the cabinet and lawmakers, as well as the heads of foreign and local companies working for the NATO-led coalition,” the Taliban said in a statement.
Taliban warns of spring offensive
Afghanistan: Taliban announce spring offensive
Taliban declares start to spring offensive in Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban: Surge to Begin Sunday
Taliban militants declare new offensive
Taliban announce spring offensive in Afghanistan
Taliban announce beginning of its ‘spring offensive’
NATO dismisses Taliban offensive as propaganda
Afghan Taliban declare start to spring offensive
Taliban declare start of spring offensive
Taliban announce beginning of spring offensive; NATO downplays it
Let’s hope that our troops have rules of engagement that allow them to actually engage and kill the enemy or at least be allowed to carry loaded weapons to defend themselves.
/what a hellhole, is it still even worth being there?
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Posted on April 28, 2011 by Killian Bundy
With friends like NATO . . .
NATO airstrike mistakenly kills 12 Libyan rebels
A NATO airstrike in the besieged rebel-held city of Misurata mistakenly killed 12 Libyan rebels, an official with the transitional government confirmed Thursday, while new fighting was reported on Libya’s western border with Tunisia.
The strike Wednesday was at least the third reported friendly fire incident since North Atlantic Treaty Organization fighter jets began pounding forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi more than five weeks ago in a mission to protect Libyan civilians.
Libya: Nato strike ‘kills rebels’ in Misrata
NATO airstrike in Misrata killed 12 rebels, claims doctor in besieged Libyan city
NATO Airstrike Kills Libyan Rebels In Misrata
NATO Air Strike Kills 12 Rebels In Misurata
Nato ‘friendly fire’ kills 12 Libyan rebels
Strike Kills 12 Rebels In “Friendly Fire” Incident; Fighting Intensifies Throughout Libya
NATO bomb attack on Libya kills Misrata “rebel” fighters
Report: NATO Friendly Fire Kills 12 Anti-Gadhafi Rebels
Once again I ask, what the [expletive deleted] are we doing in Libya? Is there some type of coherent plan, a discernible objective perhaps? Because, so far, all we’re doing is prolonging a civil war and maximizing casualties on both sides.
/welcome to the quagmire, have a seat, it’s going to be a while
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Posted on April 27, 2011 by Killian Bundy
Now space aliens can call Earth all they want, no one’s listening anymore.
SETI Shutters Search For Alien Life
Diminished funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the state of California has shut down the SETI Institute’s search for extraterrestrial life.
The institute has taken its Allen Telescope Array (ATA) offline while it seeks other sources of funding, it said in a letter to donors last week. In operation since 2007, the 42-radio antenna array–housed at the University of California Berkeley Hat Creek Radio Observatory–scans space for signs of extraterrestrial life.
SETI Institute suspends search for alien signals
SETI Institute to shut down alien-seeking radio dishes
Search for extraterrestrial life faces setback with SETI telescope ‘hibernation’
SETI shelves search for intelligent life
SETI puts E.T. on hold
Budget Cuts Shutter SETI’s Search for Aliens
SETI hunt for alien life put on hold
Alien finding institute Seti runs out of cash to operate telescope
SETI Search Halted as Allen Telescope Array Lacks Funding
Budget Cuts Shutdown SETI’s Alien-Seeking Telescopes
SETI Institute to shut down alien-seeking radio dishes
SETI Institute has been in existence for over 25 years and, so far, haven’t found any evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence. California has enough of a gigantic budget shortfall without having to spend money on, arguably, frivolous programs like SETI. If private donors want to pay for it, fine, more power to them, just leave the taxpayers’ public teat out of the funding equation.
/let’s hope E.T. doesn’t now suddenly decide to phone home and then get pissed off at us when there’s no answer
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Posted on April 26, 2011 by Killian Bundy
You’ve probably already noticed that your Sony PlayStation won’t connect to the online network, but do you know that hackers probably stole all your personal data, including your credit card number, too?
User data stolen in Sony PlayStation Network hack attack
Sony is warning its millions of PlayStation Network users to watch out for identity-theft scams after hackers breached its security and plundered the user names, passwords, addresses, birth dates, and other information used to register accounts.
The stolen information may also include payment-card data, purchase history, billing addresses, and security answers used to change passwords, Sony said on Tuesday. The company plans to keep the hacked system offline for the time being, and to restore services gradually. The advisory also applies to users of Sony’s related Qriocity network.
Sony Warns Online Hacker May Have Stolen Credit Card Data
Sony’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity hacked
77million PlayStation accounts hacked
Breach at Sony may include profiles
Massive data breach suspected in Sony PlayStation hacker attack
Sony: Card details may be compromised
Millions of PlayStation user’s information hacked
PlayStation Network hacked, data stolen: how badly is Sony hurt?
Sony’s PlayStation Network Hacked, User Data Stolen
Sony Explains Delayed Response to Hacked PSN Accounts
Sony’s PlayStation Network Is Hacked
With 77 million potential victims, this could wind up being the largest data theft in history. If you own a PlaySyation, make sure you keep an eye on your credit card account for any unusual activity and change your passwords and probably as much other PlayStation Network account information as you can as soon as the system goes back online.
/and watch out for phishing attacks, if Sony contacts you, make damn sure it’s actually Sony
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Posted on April 24, 2011 by Killian Bundy
Last week, the major indices moved higher. The Nasdaq vaulted 2.0%, the S&P 500 and the Dow each added 1.3%, and the NYSE composite tacked on 1.2%. Wednesday’s positive action was enough to change the IBD outlook, once again, to “confirmed uptrend”. For the time being at least, it’s safe to make new stock purchases.
This week, four watch list stocks, ARUN, HS, ILMN, and ORCL are potential buy candidates. ARUN, trading at $34.23, found support at its ten week line and is in buy range up to $36.61. HS, trading at $40.15, is still within 5% of a $38.85 buy point. ILMN, trading at $69.80, has formed a cup with handle base with a buy point of $71.15. ORCL, trading at $34.75, has broken out of a cup with high handle base and is still within 5% of a $34.53 buy point.
/as usual, your mileage may vary, always do your own homework
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