Friday, September 6, 2013

06-Sep-2013: Rumble in the Sand Box

"Сначала США будут воевать с Ассадом вместе с Аль-Каидой, а затем начнут доблестно и долго сражаться с террористами. Все как в Афганистане... " -- Алексей Пушков
"First, the United States will be at war with Assad together with Al-Qaeda, and then begin a long and valiant battle with terrorists. Just as in Afghanistan ... " -- Alexey_Pushkov 

McJiHaD U.S.A... | WilliamBanzai7, Visual Combat Artist

ALERT - Obama To Give Prime-Time Address ?!? | MaKaElectric
President Barack Obama, arguing for an attack on Syria but confronted with a war-weary public and deep skepticism in Congress, is considering the gravest option any president has to sell a military strike — a prime-time address to the nation.

The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back. | Bruce Schneier
Government and industry have betrayed the internet, and us. - By subverting the internet at every level to make it a vast, multi-layered and robust surveillance platform, the NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. The companies that build and manage our internet infrastructure, the companies that create and sell us our hardware and software, or the companies that host our data: we can no longer trust them to be ethical internet stewards.

How to remain secure against NSA surveillance | Bruce Schneier
Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, including today's disclosures of the NSA's deliberate weakening of cryptographic systems, we can finally start to figure out how to protect ourselves.

Is Life a Disease? | Anne Cooke and John McGowan
As regular readers of this blog know, we are very interested in the pros and cons of psychiatric diagnosis. We try to discuss this issue in an accessible way and reach as broad an audience as possible. It was a great pleasure, therefore, to be invited by Lewes Skeptics (a Sussex branch of the Skeptics in the Pub network) to give a talk about mental illness, diagnosis, and some of the controversies raised by the new version of the psychiatric classification manual DSM-5. We've since been asked to make the talk available more widely, so we've posted it below.

Malicious Software Poses as Video From a Facebook Friend | NYT
Once that plug-in is downloaded, the attackers can access everything stored in the browser, including accounts with saved passwords. Many people commonly save e-mail, Facebook and Twitter login data in their browsers, so the attackers can masquerade as the victim and tap those accounts.

Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food | Dolphriends.Com
Volunteers who ate engineered soybeans had undigested DNA in their intestine and their bacterial flora was expressing the soybean transgenes in the form of antibiotic resistance. This is genetic pollution to the extreme, particularly when antibiotic resistance is fast becoming a serious global health risk.

DIY Fire Ant Bite & Sting Home Remedy Treatment | LDS Prepper
DIY fire ant bite and sting home remedy and treatment. I have been biten and stung by fire ants hundreds of times. Until I found this home remedy for fire ant stings they would burn, swell and itch like crazy. A good friend in the medical field shared this simple and inexpensive treatment that has worked quickly for me each time I have used it. - [PISS. It's not just for jellyfish stings.- c]