It Is Heavy And Obama Can’t Cancel It

Obama may have killed the Constellation program, but he can’t stop SpaceX.

Huge Private Rocket Could Send Astronauts to the Moon or Mars

A massive new private rocket envisioned by the commercial spaceflight company SpaceX could do more than just ferry big satellites and spacecraft into orbit. It could even help return astronauts to the moon, the rocket’s builder says.

SpaceX announced plans to build the huge rocket, called the Falcon Heavy, yesterday (April 5). To make the new booster, SpaceX will upgrade its Falcon 9 rockets with twin strap-on boosters and other systems to make them capable of launching larger payloads into space than any other rocket operating today.

But the Falcon Heavy’s increased power could also be put toward traveling beyond low-Earth orbit and out into the solar system, said SpaceX’s founder and CEO Elon Musk during a Tuesday press conference.

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SpaceX preps world’s largest rocket. It’s low cost, too
The Tech Behind the New SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket
SpaceX’s ‘Falcon Heavy’ Most Powerful Private Rocket Ever
SpaceX shoots for ‘next big thing’
SpaceX unveils heavy launcher
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
SpaceX
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation – Falcon Heavy
Falcon Heavy

If the Falcon Heavy becomes operational and performs as expected, this rocket will be able to lift a heavier payload into space than any other rocket ever built, other than the Saturn V behemoth.

/Wernher von Braun would be proud

It’s Official, Sharia Law Is A Threat To American Democracy

Muslims are trying to subvert America from within under the guise of creeping Sharia law? Tell me something I don’t already know.

America Exposed to ‘Stealth Jihad’ Threat, Security Report Warns

America is “under attack” by a non-violent “stealth jihad,” a panel of national security analysts warned in a new report that claimed fundamentalists are trying to bring Islamic law known as “Shariah” to the United States.

The report, sponsored by the Center for Security Policy and touted by a handful of conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday, said that the violent threat posed by Al Qaeda and other terror groups is outmatched by the threat from jihadists allegedly trying to change American society from within.

“This form of warfare includes multi-layered cultural subversion, the co-opting of senior leaders, influence operations and propaganda and other means of insinuating Shariah into Western societies,” the study said.

The report cited the Muslim Brotherhood as the most influential organization trying to achieve that goal, but expressed concern more about America’s vulnerability than any marquee successes by the so-called “stealth” jihadists.

“Just as we cannot say all Muslims hold a certain view based on the actions of a radical fringe … it would be unwise to discount the malicious intentions of those that wish to subvert American law,” Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., said at a press conference Wednesday.

Read the report:

Shariah: The Threat to America

 

See also:
Shariah: The Threat to America
Shariah a danger to U.S., security pros say
Security panel links radical Islam, terror
Al-Qaeda on Capitol Hill
Shariah Threat Report Annoying All the Right People
Al-Awlaki Led Prayer Services for Congressional Muslim Staffers Association After 9/11
The Shariah Threat to America
The Shariah Threat
That Sharia Report
Shariah Law Exposed as Threat
Shariah, the Threat to America
Center for Security Policy
My Brush With Sharia

Wake up America, before it’s too late. Don’t be the proverbial frog in the slowly warming pot of water. This report spells the threat of creeping Sharia out clearly. If you’re still unable to understand what the threat is and how it works, either you can’t read or you’re in denial.

/just don’t say you haven’t been clearly and explicitly warned

A Deadbeat, A Slumlord, And A 9/11 Truther, Oh My!

Did the wheels just fall off the Ground Zero mosque wagon?

Sharif El-Gamal, developer of Ground Zero mosque, evicted from SoHo office for racking up back rent

The developer of the Ground Zero mosque is being bounced from his SoHo office, the Daily News has learned.

Sharif El-Gamal, who runs the real estate firm Soho Properties and is heading the project two blocks from Ground Zero, was slapped with eviction proceedings last month after tallying up $39,000 in back rent, a Manhattan Housing Court filing shows.

The management company that runs 552 Broadway, where El-Gamal leases space, said in the filing that he was warned in July and given until mid-August to pay up.

But when the August deadline passed, management company Royal Crospin Corp. filed the eviction notice.

It’s not the first time El-Gamal’s company has fallen behind in rent.

Union City mayor heaps scorn on imam for being ‘slumlord’

Union City Mayor Brian Stack branded the imam proposing to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero one of the worst landlords in Union City at a press conference yesterday, according to today’s Jersey Journal.

The press conference – held in front of 2206 Central Ave., a 16-unit building owned by Feisal Abdul Rauf – comes on the heels of a lawsuit against Rauf the city filed in Hudson County Superior Court on Monday.

“I think we are trying to send a message here, not only to Rauf but also to other slumlords, that in Union City you are not welcomed here,” Stack said.

Associate of NYC Mosque Imam Calls 9/11 Attacks an ‘Inside Job’

A founding member of an organization run by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind the planned mosque near Ground Zero, claims that the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job” and that Muslims have been made scapegoats, The Post has learned.

Faiz Khan — who has preached at least twice at the former Burlington Coat Factory building, the site of the proposed mosque — was for years Rauf’s partner in the American Society for the Advancement of Muslims, which is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of Islam.

Khan also serves on the advisory board of Muslims for 9/11 Truth and is a founder of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, known as MUJCA.

On MUJCA’s Web site, Khan wrote that “the inescapable fact [is] that 9/11 was an inside job.”

See also:
NY Mosque Developer Getting Boot in Rent Dispute
Islamic Center Developer Evicted from SoHo Office
Mosque Developer Faces Eviction at SoHo Offices, Report Says
Ground Zero mosque developer evicted from SoHo office over non payment of rent
Residents of N.J. building owned by imam in Ground Zero clash have list of complaints
Mosque ‘slumlord’
NJ Mayor Accuses Ground Zero Mosque Imam of Being a “Slumlord”
Imam Rauf Accused of Being a Slumlord by NJ Town
Meet Imam Rauf’s Partner, Faiz Khan, 9/11 Truther
A ‘tipping point’ in the NYC mosque debate?
Imam’s Associate Says WTC Attacks Were “Inside Job”
Rauf on the Ropes

This whole “mosque controversy” is starting to smell like a barrel of rotten fish. Seriously, the Three Stooges here are way out there in the shadows of the fringe, already barely one step ahead of the law themselves. Where the hell are these clowns going to get $100 million to build a 13 story “Islamic community center”? It looks more and more like this this is nothing more than an elaborate scam.

Imam Rauf May Never Have Intended to Build Ground Zero Mosque

The imam of the Ground Zero mosque may never have had any real intention to follow through with building it. Terrorists and radicals can be very smart, calculating people, and it is certainly possible that this was actually a well-orchestrated plan meant to rile up and recruit more radicals willing to undermine America, at very little cost. That may explain why he has not even begun to raise money for this project.

. . .

This entire situation has been created by this imam, by his insisting that a mosque be built so close to Ground Zero. Given his radical statements, his veiled threats of violence and aggression against Americans if the mosque is not built at Ground Zero, and the fact that the imam has raised virtually nothing to pay for the center, it seems that there may never have been any real intention to follow through with its building. The radicals get much more out of the mosque not being built than if it is built. The radicals can now use the fact that many Americans are against building the mosque to recruit more zealots to mount campaigns against America, and even to try to carry out violent attacks.

Now it all makes sense, certainly a lot more sense than this Ground Zero mosque project actually ever being built by these three Islamic losers.

/it’s the Jihad stupid, with a side of jizya payments from the gullible infidels

Let’s Play ATM Or Slot Machine?

Barnaby Jack is at it again.

Researcher Demonstrates ATM ‘Jackpotting’ at Black Hat Conference

In a city filled with slot machines spilling jackpots, it was a “jackpotted” ATM machine that got the most attention Wednesday at the Black Hat security conference, when researcher Barnaby Jack demonstrated two suave hacks against automated teller machines that allowed him to program them to spew out dozens of crisp bills.

The demonstration was greeted with hoots and applause.

In one of the attacks, Jack reprogrammed the ATM remotely over a network, without touching the machine; the second attack required he open the front panel and plug in a USB stick loaded with malware.

Jack, director of security research at IOActive Labs, focused his hack research on standalone and hole-in-the-wall ATMs — the kind installed in retail outlets and restaurants. He did not rule out that bank ATMs could have similar vulnerabilities, though he hasn’t yet examined them.

The two systems he hacked on stage were made by Triton and Tranax. The Tranax hack was conducted using an authentication bypass vulnerability that Jack found in the system’s remote monitoring feature, which can be accessed over the Internet or dial-up, depending on how the owner configured the machine.

Tranax’s remote monitoring system is turned on by default, but Jack said the company has since begun advising customers to protect themselves from the attack by disabling the remote system.

To conduct the remote hack, an attacker would need to know an ATM’s Internet IP address or phone number. Jack said he believes about 95 percent of retail ATMs are on dial-up; a hacker could war dial for ATMs connected to telephone modems, and identify them by the cash machine’s proprietary protocol.

The Triton attack was made possible by a security flaw that allowed unauthorized programs to execute on the system. The company distributed a patch last November so that only digitally signed code can run on them.

Both the Triton and Tranax ATMs run on Windows CE.

Using a remote attack tool, dubbed Dillinger, Jack was able to exploit the authentication bypass vulnerability in Tranax’s remote monitoring feature and upload software or overwrite the entire firmware on the system. With that capability, he installed a malicious program he wrote, called Scrooge.

Scrooge lurks on the ATM quietly in the background until someone wakes it up in person. It can be initiated in two ways — either through a touch-sequence entered on the ATM’s keypad or by inserting a special control card. Both methods activate a hidden menu that allows the attacker to spew out money from the machine or print receipts. Scrooge will also capture track data embedded in bank cards inserted into the ATM by other users.

To demonstrate, Jack punched the keys on the typed to call up the menu, then instructed the machine to spit out 50 bills from one of four cassettes. The screen lit up with the word “Jackpot!” as the bills came flying out the front.

To hack the Triton, he used a key to open the machine’s front panel, then connected a USB stick containing his malware. The ATM uses a uniform lock on all of its systems — the kind used on filing cabinets — that can opened with a $10 key available on the web. The same key opens every Triton ATM.

Two Triton representatives said at a press conference after the presentation that its customers preferred a single lock on systems so they could easily manage fleets of machines without requiring numerous keys. But they said Triton offers a lock upgrade kit to customers who request it — the upgraded lock is a Medeco pick-resistant, high-security lock.

. . .

Jack said that so far he’s examined ATMs made by four manufacturers and all of them have vulnerabilities. “Every ATM I’ve looked at allows that ‘game over.’ I’m four for four,” he said at the press conference. He wouldn’t discuss the vulnerabilities in the two ATMs not attacked on Wednesday because he said his previous employer, Juniper Networks, owns that research.

Jack said his aim in demonstrating the hacks is to get people to look more closely at the security of systems that are presumed to be locked down and impenetrable.

See also:
Bunker-busting ATM attacks show security holes
Hacker breaks into ATMs, dispenses cash remotely
Security researcher demonstrates ATM hacking
Black Hat: Hacker Tricks ATMs Into Raining Cash
Researcher shows how to hack ATMs with “Dillinger” tool
Armed with exploits, ATM hacker hits the jackpot
Powered By Microsoft Windows
IOActive Labs
Tranax Technologies
Triton Systems

All your ATMs are belong to Barnaby Jack!

/I’ll bet Barnaby is really well paid and gets plenty of job offers from the Black Hats as well as the White Hats

Why Does Obama Hate Jews?

Remember this?

So, Obama has no problem being photographed getting chummy with Hugo Chavez, one of the most anti-American, anti-Semitic socialist dictators in the world. And yet he treats Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, one of America’s staunchest allies, like a disease, refusing to be photographed with him, hold a joint press conference, or even release a written public statement. What’s wrong with Barack Obama?

Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama ‘dumped him for dinner’

For a head of government to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip viewed in Jerusalem as a humiliation.

After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisers and “let me know if there is anything new”, a US congressman, who spoke to the Prime Minister, said.

“It was awful,” the congressman said. One Israeli newspaper called the meeting “a hazing in stages”, poisoned by such mistrust that the Israeli delegation eventually left rather than risk being eavesdropped on a White House telephone line. Another said that the Prime Minister had received “the treatment reserved for the President of Equatorial Guinea”.

Left to talk among themselves Mr Netanyahu and his aides retreated to the Roosevelt Room. He spent a further half-hour with Mr Obama and extended his stay for a day of emergency talks to try to restart peace negotiations. However, he left last night with no official statement from either side. He returned to Israel yesterday isolated after what Israeli media have called a White House ambush for which he is largely to blame.

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U.S.-Israel rift adds tension to AIPAC meeting

How can anyone explain Obama’s reprehensible behavior, treating the Israeli Prime Minister with utter contempt and barring any press coverage whatsoever, as opposed to gleefully glad handing the notoriously anti-Semitic Venezuelan dictator in front of the world’s cameras?

Don’t bother calling Obama, he won’t pick up the phone.

/apparently, he has no time and nothing but disdain for Jews and the Jewish State