DOESN’T IT SEEM LIKE THE SECRET SERVICE WANTS OBAMA DEAD?

THIS IS THE 2ND TIME IN A MONTH THAT THE SECRET SERVICE HAVE SLIPPED UP

FIRST THIS CRAZY GUY MADE IT TO THE ROSE GARDEN AND GOT CAUGHT

AND THIS EX CON GOT INTO AN ELEVATOR WITH HIM????

IF THESE MORONS EVENTUALLY KILL OBAMA WE’LL HAVE PRESIDENT BIDEN

AND YOU KNOW HOW HIS WORDS CAN KILL!!!

AWE, NUTHIN’ IT’S MALARKEY!

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Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Ex-Convict In Latest Secret Service Slip-Up

Posted: 09/30/2014 6:42 pm EDT Updated: 2 hours ago
BARACK OBAMA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.

The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson on Tuesday took full responsibility for a Sept. 19 breach of security when a man carrying a knife got into the White House. The Washington Examiner and The Washington Post reported that the elevator incident took place during Obama’s Sept. 16 visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The Post said agents questioned the contractor and discovered his criminal history after he refused to stop video recording the president with a phone camera.

Agents didn’t know he was armed until a supervisor fired the contractor on the spot and the man turned over his gun, the newspapers said.

A Secret Service spokesman confirmed the incident but declined to comment further, citing an ongoing investigation of the event.

 

FINALLY! GLOBAL MUSLIMS ARE STEPPING UP AGAINST EXTREMISTS!

FINALLY THESE SILENT MAJORITIES OF MUSLIM FAITHFUL ARE STEPPING UP AND TELLING THE ISLAMIC COUNTRIES THAT ARE FULL OF JIHARDISTS AND EXTREMISTS TO STEP ASIDE AND THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT ISLAM IS REALLY ABOUT.

I don’t wanna know

All I care about is that pple treat each other with respect and kindness

No more of this bullshit beheading

and No more of this extreme crap especially in places like Syria, Afghanistan and Iran

Give us a break – I find that these places are not that far removed from American Uber Christians and their

“OPEN CARRY” crap as well as RELIGIOUS LIMITATIONS

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

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THIS IS ONE WORLD AND WE ALL HAVE TO LIVE IN IT – SO GIVE ALL OF US A FUCKING BREAK AND LET’S GET ON WITH THE BUSINESS OF LIVING TOGETHER IN PEACE.

 

Muslims Around The World Rally Against Extremist Antics Of Islamic State

Posted: 09/26/2014 9:31 pm EDT Updated: 09/26/2014 9:59 pm EDT
MUSLIMS PROTEST

PARIS (AP) — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun.

This week’s videotaped beheading of a French mountaineer by militants linked to the Islamic State group prompted heartsick fury among Muslims in France and elsewhere in Europe, torn between anger at the atrocities committed in the name of Islam and frustration that they have to defend themselves at all.

Herve Gourdel was the fifth Western hostage decapitated in recent weeks by Islamic extremists — this time, the militants said, as revenge for France’s decision to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group.

The head of France’s largest mosque called for Muslims to rally Friday in Paris to condemn Gourdel’s slaying and show unity against terrorism, saying Islamic State’s “deadly ideology” had nothing to do with Islam. Within hours of the call, the rector of the Bordeaux mosque, Tareq Oubrou, said French Muslims need not demonstrate in the name of Islam — but should be joined by everyone.

“They are doubly affected, because this crime touched one of our countrymen and because this crime was carried out in the name of our religion,” Oubrou told RTL radio.

The same debate played out elsewhere. The hashtag campaign #notinmyname — or #pasenmonnom in French — initiated by British Muslims who wanted to show their opposition to extremist violence, spawned a #MuslimApologies backlash by those who thought the sense of regret was overwrought. Tweets “apologized” for algebra, soap and coffee.

“Nowhere does the Quran say other religions or nations must be attacked. Cutting people’s heads off is really the most despicable. If airstrikes can stop these fundamentalist, aggressive ideas from spreading, I am all for it,” said 65-year-old Enes Mustafic.

Another congregant, Omer Jamak, questioned the devotion and even sanity of anyone who thought otherwise.

“According to Islam, nobody is allowed to be evil to others. Nobody has the right to do such a thing. I am against everything they do down there like every sane person is,” Jamak said.

An online poll posted by France’s Le Figaro newspaper, asking whether people thought the country’s Muslim community had sufficiently denounced Gourdel’s death, drew an infuriated response. Rachida Dati, the mayor of Paris’ 7th arrondissement and the daughter of Algerian immigrants, called for an end to the “confounding of Islam and fundamentalism, as the French political class has done for too long.” The paper on Friday apologized for what it called a “clumsy” question.

Dawud Walid, director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said headlines about the Islamic State were often frustrating in his work. Walid said he’s been speaking out against excessive force by police after the fatal shooting of a young black man in Ferguson, Missouri.

“I received calls and emails from fellow Americans who say, ‘Why are you worried about what’s going in Ferguson? Stop ISIS.’ That is ridiculous,” said Walid, a black Muslim.

“My primary responsibility as an American citizen is to try to make America more of a just place,” Walid said. “People in Iraq and Syria can’t even fix their own problems. What am I supposed to be doing from Detroit?”

Still, the banner at Friday’s gathering in Paris honoring Gourdel was emblazoned with “Not in My Name” and many in the crowd of about 500 said they were dismayed and appalled.

“We all gathered today … to tell people, you want to convert, that’s very good, but do it for your faith, because you want to convert and because you appreciate this religion. Don’t do it to go fight, to go kill people because it is not what Islam says,” said Nadir M’Sallaoui, a 27-year-old Parisian.

U.S. Muslim leaders and scholars issued an open letter Wednesday denouncing Islamic State militants point by point, notably on “the killing of innocents” and jihad.

Muqtedar Khan, professor of political science at the University of Delaware and author of “American Muslims, Bridging Faith and Freedom,” said Muslim condemnations after the 9/11 attacks failed to dent the reach of extremists.

“They are beginning to react the way they should have on Sept. 12, 2001,” Khan said. “Muslims have gotten really tired of these groups that bring nothing, that have no positive impact at all among their societies.”

Khan said whether the protests take root will depend upon what happens when the beheadings have subsided, and Islamic State is no longer considered an immediate threat. Muslim leaders will have difficulty coming up with a message as attractive as the extremists’ sermons to young people disillusioned with life in countries where they feel under constant suspicion. France’s ban on face-covering veils and prohibitions on wearing headscarves in schools, for example, are often cited as proof the country is hostile to Muslims.

Speaking of the extremist preachers, Khan said: “Their theology becomes more potent because their politics are right.”

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Aida Cerkez in Sarajevo; Nicolas Garriga and Bastien Inzaurraulde in Paris; and Ed White in Detroit contributed.

ONCE AGAIN, UNORTHODOX CATHOLIC POPE FRANCIS KICKS PEDOPHILE BISHOPS& OTHER S OUT OF THEIR PARISHS

THESE PEOPLE ARE PARIAHS

AND I’M GLAD POPE FRANCIS AGREES WITH ME

SO HE KICKED ONE PRIEST IN SOUTH AMERICA OUT OF HIS JURISDICTION

WHO PROTECTED THESE PEDOPHILE PRIESTS AND IN ONCE CASE PROMOTED ONE

INSTEAD OF PUNISHING HIM

FRANKLY THESE TYPES OF MORON PRIESTS DESERVE TO GET A BIG FAT DILDO UP THEIR CHUBBY REARS

JUST MY 2 CENTS

AND OH!

POPE FRANCIS

I WILL DO IT FOR FREE!

HE ALSO KICKED OUT A BISHOP WHO WAS LIVING LARGE

LARGER THAN HIS OWN CONGREGATION

SOME PEOPLE NEED A SWIFT KICK IN THE TROUSERS.

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Pope Francis Boots Bishop Livieres Who Protected Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse

Posted: 09/25/2014 11:29 am EDT Updated: 09/25/2014 11:59 am EDT
BISHOP LIVIERES

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative bishop from a Paraguayan diocese who had clashed with his fellow bishops and promoted a priest accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.

The removal of Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano, a member of the conservative Opus Dei movement, underscored the deep ideological shift under way in the church under Francis, who has been unafraid of acting against conservative bishops for the sake of keeping peace among the faithful and unity among bishops.

In March, Francis removed the so-called “bling bishop” of Limburg, Germany after his 31-million-euro ($43-million) new residence complex caused an uproar among the faithful, who also complained about his authoritarian, conservative style.

The Vatican said Francis took the “onerous” decision in Paraguay for the good of the church in Ciudad del Este and for the sake of unity among Paraguayan bishops.

Livieres was named bishop of Ciudad del Este in 2004 and immediately disturbed other more progressive bishops in Paraguay by opening his own seminary, following a more orthodox line than the main seminary in the capital, Asuncion. Paraguay’s bishops are known for their progressive bent in a poor country where liberation theology found fertile ground.

Livieres also infuriated advocates for victims of sexual abuse by taking in and promoting a tradition-minded Argentine priest, the Rev. Carlos Urrutigoity, whose former superior in the United States had reported was a “serious threat to young people.”

Urrutigoity has denied allegations of impropriety, has never been charged and has not been accused of sexually abusing minors. In 2004, though, the diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania settled a lawsuit against him, another priest and the diocese for $400,000. The suit had alleged the two men engaged in a pattern of sexual misconduct, the Global Post has reported.

ON A NY TO ISRAEL FLIGHT – ORTHODOX JEWS REFUSE TO SIT NEXT TO WOMEN ON PLANE?

MAYBE MY TITLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN “DOVING ON A PLANE”?

A SECT OF ORTHRODOX JEWS BOARDED A NY TO ISRAEL PLANE AND REFUSED TO SIT NEXT TO WOMEN. FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE FLIGHT THEY STOOD AND PRAYED IN THE AISLES.

IF I WERE THE PILOT OF THAT PLANE I WOULD HAVE KICKED THEM ALL OFF FOR DISRUPTING THE OTHER PASSENGERS

OTHODOX JEWS ARE DISGUSTING PEOPLE.

IN THE SUMMER THEY WEAR COATS AND STINK; REFUSING TO DOUSE THEMSELVES WITH ANY DEORDORANT

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN MY MIND THEY ARE JUST THE SAME AS THEIR SEMITIC BROTHERS – THE JIHARDIST MUSLIMS

AND THE UBER CHRISTIAN MORONS WHO WALK AROUND WITH OPEN CARRY GUNS AND VOTE REPUBLICAN.

IF THESE IDIOTS WERE SO RELIGIOUS

WHY THE HELL WERE THEY ON A PLANE TO BEGIN WITH???

THIS ARTICLE IS DISGRACEFUL THE WAY THESE ORTHO MEN TREAT WOMEN

IF THESE MUGS CANNOT OBEY THE RULES OF AMERICA PERHAPS DEPORTATION BACK TO GERMANY

WOULD TEACH THEM LESSONS?  I CAN SEE HOW THE NEO NAZI’S AND TURKS WOULD TREAT THEM BACK HOME…. JUST SAYING.

NO WONDER THE AMERICAN JEWS CAN’T STAND THESE PEOPLE!!!
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Orthodox Jewish Men Cause Flight Delay By Refusing To Sit Next To Women

Posted: 09/30/2014 9:42 am EDT Updated: 09/30/2014 10:59 am EDT

One person’s requirement for religious accommodation can seem all-too-much like discrimination to another.

An El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv last week encountered delays when several ultra-orthodox Jewish men refused to take their seats next to women over religious objections.

Ultra-orthodox Judaism forbids physical contact between men and women unless they are first-degree relatives or married to one another. In an airplane with close quarters, maintaining such separation is not easy.

As orthodox and secular Jewish passengers boarded the flight scheduled to arrive at Ben Gurion airport on the morning of Rosh Hashanah, the men began asking women seated next to them to move, sometimes even offering compensation for seat changes, Ynet News reports.

One passenger, identified as Galit, was sitting next to her husband when an ultra-orthodox, or haredi, man asked her to move. But she refused to change seats, Galittold Ynet:

“I ended up sitting next to a haredi man who jumped out of his seat the moment we had finished taking off and proceeded to stand in the aisle.”

orthodox plane

Some of the haredi men spent much of the eleven-hour flight standing and praying in the aisle, which caused general commotion and made it difficult to reach the restroom, Galit said.

The experience of Galit is not unique. Author Elana Maryles Sztokman wrote about a similar experience in a piece published on The Huffington Post:

The plane took off 20 minutes late because an ultra-Orthodox man was negotiating with passengers so as not to have to sit next to a woman — me — on the 11-hour flight.

 While the airline told Ynet its crews try to do “the best they can to address the needs and requests of all our travelers,” it is unclear in this case whose needs would be best accommodated — the haredi men who felt religiously mandated to uphold sex segregation or the women who felt they were unfairly “bullied and harassed.”

A Change.org petition started on Monday by several women in the Jewish community calls on El Al to prevent future harassment of female passengers on its flights. The petition states:

Why does El Al Airlines permit female passengers to be bullied, harassed, and intimidated into switching seats which they rightfully paid for and were assigned to by El Al Airlines? One person’s religious rights does not trump another person’s civil rights.

As a possible solution the petition suggests the airline reserve several rows of sex segregated seating where passengers may pay an extra fee to reserve seats and thus avoid future delays.

 

FIRST US CASE OF EBOLA FOUND IN DALLAS TEXAS

I WARNED YOU ALL THAT WE SHOULD TAKE THIS INCURABLE DISEASE SERIOUSLY

AND NOW

IT’S IN AMERICA

IT IS NOT A BLACK DISEASE

IT IS A HUMAN DISEASE

AND IT WILL KILL MANY

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I HOPE TO DIE TOGETHER WITH MY PARTNER MYQUI FOR LIVING WITHOUT HER IS NOT SOMETHING I WISH TO DO

IS THIS WHAT AMERICA GETS FOR HAVING A BLACK PRESIDENT?

APPARENTLY PEOPLE IN AFRICA ARE DIRTY AND SHIT/PISS WHERE EVER AND THAT IS HOW THEY SPREAD THE DISEASE

SO JUST IN CASE, NYC SHOULD SWEEP THE NYC SUBWAYS FOR THOSE HOMELESS BLACK PEOPLE WHO DO THE SAME THING HERE IN THE STATES.

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First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

September 30, 2014 5:42 PM ET
A patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has a confirmed case of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. He is being treated and kept in strict isolation.

A patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has a confirmed case of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. He is being treated and kept in strict isolation.

LM Otero/AP

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday that the first case ofEbola has appeared in the U.S.

A man in Dallas has tested positive for the virus, the agency said. The man flew to the U.S. from Liberia, arriving on Sept. 20, NPR has learned. He wasn’t sick on the flight, and had no symptoms when he arrived.

He first developed symptoms on Wednesday, Sept. 24, according to the CDC, and first sought care on Friday. On Sunday, he was placed in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Health officials have already started reaching out to people who may have come into close contact with the man. The virus is spread only through direct contact of bodily fluids, and it isn’t contagious until a person starts showing symptoms.

Update at 7:15 p.m. ET. Handful Of People Exposed

A “handful” of people may have been exposed to the virus, the CDC’s Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Tuesday at a news conference. These include several family members of the man and a few people in community, Frieden said.

The man could have passed Ebola to these people during the four days when he was sick but not yet isolated.

But passengers on the plane with the man were not exposed to Ebola, Frieden said. “There is zero risk of transmission on the flight. He was checked for fever before getting on the flight.”

The CDC has been planning for an Ebola case in the U.S, Frieden said. And the agency, together with state health departments, has successfully dealt with similar viruses — Lassa and Marburg — on five previous occasions.

“The bottom line here is that I have no doubt that we will control this importation, or case of Ebola,” he said, “so that it does not spread widely in this country.”

Our Original Post Continues:

This isn’t the first time somebody has been treated for Ebola in the U.S. Several American aid workers in recent months caught the virus while working in West Africa and were flown back to the U.S. for treatment.

But it’s the first time the disease has been diagnosed in a person in the U.S. The CDC is sending a team to Dallas to work with state and local health officials.

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to grow rapidly. As of Thursday, there have been more than 6,500 cases across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. More than 3,000 people have died of the disease, the World Health Organization says.

Specialists studying infectious diseases have predicted for weeks that a few Ebola cases would likely turn up in the U.S. And hospitals around the country have been preparing to diagnose and treat such cases.

Because Ebola only spreads through body fluids, officials say that any case like this will likely be quickly identified and contained, and not lead to a widespread outbreak like the one happening now in West Africa.

WANNABEE FILMMAKER KEVIN SMITH WILL STILL HAVE 2 BUY A 2ND TICKET FOR HIS BIG FAT EGO

TUSK, THE BOMB THAT WAS KEVIN SMITHS WORST MOVIE EVER

SOMEHOW PAVED THE WAY FOR THE STUDIO TO GREEN LIGHT HIS “CLERKS 3″ FILM

CLERKS 1 & 2 SUCKED VERY BADLY AND ONLY PEOPLE WITH A LOW IQ WHO LIVE IN NJ AND WORK AT JOBS LIKE THIS

WOULD BE INTERESTED TO SEE THIS CRAP.

I WILL NOT

AND KEVIN SMITH WILL STILL HAVE TO BUY A 2ND TICKET ON AN AIRPLANE FOR HIS BIG HEAD AND EGO.

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Kevin Smith Secures ‘Clerks III’ Financing Thanks to ‘Tusk’

Kevin Smith Secures 'Clerks III' Financing Thanks to 'Tusk'

The Weinstein Company

Kevin Smith has been talking about making “Clerks III” for years, but it sounds like his script may finally become a sequel, thanks to the box office bomb “Tusk.”

“‘Tusk’ was the absolute bridge to ‘Clerks III,’” Smith said during Friday’s “Hollywood Babble-On,” his weekly live podcast. “Because of ‘Tusk’ I got my financing for ‘Clerks III.’”

“Tusk” stars Justin Long (“Accepted”) as a podcaster who ventures to a secluded location in Canada by himself to interview a seafarer, played by Michael Parks (“Red State”), who is obsessed with walruses, and wants to turn Long’s character into one.

After 10 days in theaters, “Tusk” has only managed to make $1.4 million, and has received mostly negative reviews. It must, however, have at least one very wealthy fan, because he’s managed to fund a movie that The Weinstein Company — which produced “Clerks II” and owns the rights to the franchise — refused to finance for $6 million, but agreed to distribute.

See video: ‘Tusk’ at Toronto: Kevin Smith Blasts Marvel; Justin Long Scares His Dog; And How the Film Landed Johnny Depp

“A year and change ago I was desperately trying to get ‘Clerks III’ made for the 20th anniversary and that desperation — I must have reeked of it because I couldn’t f–king find money and shit,” Smith said during the podcast at the Hollywood Improv. “But it was ‘Tusk,’ people going ‘Holy f–k, what else do you have?’ and I was like ‘Clerks III’ and they’re like ‘done’. So, everybody that’s like, ‘He failed, he failed,’ I’m like ‘Thank you, I failed into doing ‘Clerks III.’”

Smith announced plans for a third and final outing for New Jersey convenience store clerks Randal (Jeff Anderson) and Dante (Brian O’Halloran) in March of 2013. He later said it would be his “last cinematic effort as a writer/director,” but then later become enthralled with “Tusk,” and has since announced a religious rapture comedy, “Helena Handbag,” as well as a Christmas-themed horror movie and a “Tusk” spinoff starring his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith.

Also read: Kevin Smith on Kickstarter: I’d Rather Take a Second Mortgage Out

Smith said late last year that he expects to start production on “Clerks III” in May. Currently, he’s begging his 2.66 million Twitter followers to give “Tusk” a chance in theaters, where it is “gasping for air.”

ACTOR TRACY MORGAN V WALMART

WALMART CLAIMS IT’S MORGAN’S FAULT HE GOT INTO A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT

BECAUSE HE DID NOT WEAR A SEAT BELT BEFORE THE CRASH WITH A WAL-MART TRUCK

MORGAN WAS TRAVELING IN A TRUCK like this:

I know for a fact that there are seat belts in these vans cause I’ve ridden in them and have put them on. Tracy Morgan was injured because a sleepy black wal-mart driver who was over worked and underpaid fell asleep at the wheel and plowed into that van, killing his friend, a fellow actor/and comic.

Tracy Morgan should have been wearing his seat belt but Wal-mart is responsible for the treatment of the driver whom they fired. He probably really needed that job he was fired from. I hate Tracy Morgan because he is a hypocrite and he hates gay people and has bashed them in the past and he has never been funny to me.

In fact I think he sounds rather challenged.

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Walmart Alleges Tracy Morgan Crash Injuries From Not Wearing Seat Belt

PHOTO: Comedian Tracy Morgan speaks onstage at Spike TVs "Don Rickles: One Night Only," in this file photo, May 6, 2014, in New York.

Walmart today faulted Tracy Morgan for not wearing his seat belt in connection to the injuries the comedian sustained in June from a six-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Morgan, 45, and others are suing the retailer after one of its trucks slammed into the “30 Rock” star’s limo bus, sending him to the hospital and killing a fellow passenger, James McNair.

In New Jersey federal court filings, Walmart faulted Morgan and the rest of his injured entourage, saying they did not wear their seat belts.

Morgan’s rep did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

APPLE IPHONE 6 LOCKS OUT THE NSA

but does that happen before you put you Apple iPhone in the microwave?

This question asked by Myqui Patten (in jest)

CREDO MOBILE – my Samsung galaxy android 3 – and they give 90% of the money we pay to charities

and they protect their data and clientele from privacy eavesdroppers

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Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, introducing the new iPhones, which feature enhanced data encryption.CreditJim Wilson/The New York Time

WASHINGTON — Devoted customers of Appleproducts these days worry about whether the newiPhone 6 will bend in their jean pockets. TheNational Security Agency and the nation’s law enforcement agencies have a different concern: that the smartphone is the first of a post-Snowden generation of equipment that will disrupt their investigative abilities.

The phone encrypts emails, photos and contacts based on a complex mathematical algorithm that uses a code created by, and unique to, the phone’s user — and that Apple says it will not possess.

The result, the company is essentially saying, is that if Apple is sent a court order demanding that the contents of an iPhone 6 be provided to intelligence agencies or law enforcement, it will turn over gibberish, along with a note saying that to decode the phone’s emails, contacts and photos, investigators will have to break the code or get the code from the phone’s owner.

Breaking the code, according to an Apple technical guide, could take “more than 5 1/2 years to try all combinations of a six-character alphanumeric passcode with lowercase letters and numbers.” (Computer security experts question that figure, because Apple does not fully realize how quickly the N.S.A. supercomputers can crack codes.)

Already the new phone has led to an eruption from the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey. At a news conference on Thursday devoted largely to combating terror threats from the Islamic State, Mr. Comey said, “What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to hold themselves beyond the law.”

He cited kidnapping cases, in which exploiting the contents of a seized phone could lead to finding a victim, and predicted there would be moments when parents would come to him “with tears in their eyes, look at me and say, ‘What do you mean you can’t’ ” decode the contents of a phone.

“The notion that someone would market a closet that could never be opened — even if it involves a case involving a child kidnapper and a court order — to me does not make any sense.”

Apple declined to comment. But officials inside the intelligence agencies, while letting the F.B.I. make the public protests, say they fear the company’s move is the first of several new technologies that are clearly designed to defeat not only the N.S.A., but also any court orders to turn over information to intelligence agencies. They liken Apple’s move to the early days of Swiss banking, when secret accounts were set up precisely to allow national laws to be evaded.

“Terrorists will figure this out,” along with savvy criminals and paranoid dictators, one senior official predicted, and keep their data just on the iPhone 6. Another said, “It’s like taking out an ad that says, ‘Here’s how to avoid surveillance — even legal surveillance.’ ”

The move raises a critical issue, the intelligence officials say: Who decides what kind of data the government can access? Until now, those decisions have largely been a matter for Congress, which passed the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act in 1994, requiring telecommunications companies to build into their systems an ability to carry out a wiretap order if presented with one. But despite intense debate about whether the law should be expanded to cover email and other content, it has not been updated, and it does not cover content contained in a smartphone.

At Apple and Google, company executives say the United States government brought these changes on itself. The revelations by the former N.S.A. contractor Edward J. Snowden not only killed recent efforts to expand the law, but also made nations around the world suspicious that every piece of American hardware and software — from phones to servers made by Cisco Systems — have “back doors” for American intelligence and law enforcement.

Surviving in the global marketplace — especially in places like China, Brazil and Germany — depends on convincing consumers that their data is secure.

Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has emphasized that Apple’s core business is to sell devices to people. That distinguishes Apple from companies that make a profit from collecting and selling users’ personal data to advertisers, he has said.

This month, just before releasing the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, Apple took steps to underscore its commitment to customer privacy, publishing a revised privacy policy on its website.

The policy described the encryption method used in iOS 8 as so deep that Apple could no longer comply with government warrants asking for customer information to be extracted from devices. “Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode, and therefore cannot access this data,” the company said.

Under the new encryption method, only entering the passcode can decrypt the device. (Hypothetically, Apple could create a tool to hack into the device, but legally the company is not required to do that.)

Jonathan Zdziarski, a security researcher who has taught forensics courses to law enforcement agencies on collecting data from iPhones, said to think of the encryption system as a series of lockers. In the older version of iOS, there was always at least one locker that was unlocked, which Apple could enter to grab certain files like photos, call history and notes, in response to a legal warrant.

“Now what they’re saying is, ‘We stopped using that locker,’ ” Mr. Zdziarski said. “We’re using a locker that actually has a combination on it, and if you don’t know the combination, then you can’t get inside. Unless you take a sledgehammer to the locker, there’s no way we get to the files.”

The new security in iOS 8 protects information stored on the device itself, but not data stored on iCloud, Apple’s cloud service. So Apple will still be able to obtain some customer information stored on iCloud in response to government requests.

Google has also started giving its users more control over their privacy. Phones using Google’s Android operating system have had encryption for three years. It is not the default setting, however, so to encrypt their phones, users have to go into their settings, turn it on, and wait an hour or more for the data to be scrambled.

That is set to change with the next version of Android, set for release in October. It will have encryption as the default, “so you won’t even have to think about turning it on,” Google said in a statement.

A Google spokesman declined to comment on Mr. Comey’s suggestions that stronger encryption could hinder law enforcement investigations.

Mr. Zdziarski said that concerns about Apple’s new encryption to hinder law enforcement seemed overblown. He said there were still plenty of ways for the police to get customer data for investigations. In the example of a kidnapping victim, the police can still request information on call records and geolocation information from phone carriers like AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

“Eliminating the iPhone as one source I don’t think is going to wreck a lot of cases,” he said. “There is such a mountain of other evidence from call logs, email logs, iCloud, Gmail logs. They’re tapping the whole Internet.”

DON’T EAT SUSHI, DON’T EAT SUSHI – I’M NOT GONNA EAT IT ANYMORE

Chinese man infected with hundreds of tapeworms after eating contaminated sushi

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Sushi and sashimi (Thinkstock photo)

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on September 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

After a Chinese man ate sashimi at a sushi restaurant, he experienced a stomach ache and itchy skin. When he went to get checked at a hospital, doctors delivered news that didn’t make him feel any better: his body was infected with hundreds of tapeworms.

Doctors believed some of the uncooked sashimi, raw slices of fish, must have been contaminated, the Daily Mail reported.

Tain Liao was treated at the Guangzhou No. 8 People’s Hospital in Guangdong Province in eastern China. X-rays taken at the hospital show that the parasites had infected most of his upper body, his legs and organs, The Huffington Post reported.

A doctor at the hospital told ThatsMags.com eating uncooked food contaminated with tapeworms’ eggs could eventually cause cysticercosis—when the adult worms enter a person’s blood stream—which is life-threatening once it reaches the brain.

“Research shows that eating raw or undercooked fish can lead to a variety of parasitic infections,” the Daily Mail reported. “Tapeworm infections occur after ingesting the larvae of diphyllobothrium, found in freshwater fish such as salmon, although marinated and smoked fish can also transmit the worm.”

While tapeworm cases mostly occur in poorer countries due to poor sanitation, they’re becoming increasingly more common in more developed countries because of the popularity of sushi, Nancy Craig wrote in the Canadian Family Physician journal.

“But other popular dishes might also be implicated, such as raw salted or marinated fillets – which originate from Baltic and Scandinavian countries – carpaccio – very thin slices of raw fish common in Italy, raw salmon and ceviche – lightly marinated fish,” Craig wrote.

The New York Post reported that doctors at the Guangzhou No. 8 People’s Hospital were able to save the man from any serious repercussions.

SOUTH CAROLINA FINALLY GETS IT RIGHT & STICKS CORRUPT WHITE COP INTO JAIL

SOUTH CAROLINA HAS THE VIDEOTAPE.

SO DO I

SEE BELOW.

THE MAN IN THE CAR, JONES, WAS ASKED FOR HIS DRIVER’S LICENSE. HE GOES INTO HIS CAR TO GO IT

AND THE WHITE FUCK COP SHOOTS HIM

THIS COP HAS BEEN FIRED AND PUT INTO JAIL

WHERE HE BELONGS

I HOPE HE GETS PUT INTO GENERAL POPULATION

AND THEY RIP HIM APART

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Sean Groubert, South Carolina State Trooper, Fired & Arrested After Shooting Unarmed Man

Posted: 09/25/2014 4:11 am EDT Updated: 09/25/2014 8:59 am EDT
This moron should never been a cop.

A South Carolina state trooper was fired last week and arrested on Wednesday after a dashcam video showed him shooting an unarmed man during a routine traffic stop.

Former officer Sean Groubert, 31, is seen in the newly released video pulling over Levar Edward Jones. The clip, which was recorded on Groubert’s dashcam on Sept. 4, shows Jones getting out of his vehicle at a gas station in Columbia.

Groubert asks Jones for his driver’s license. As Jones reaches into his vehicle to retrieve it, Groubert shouts, “Get out of the car!”

When Jones complies and starts to back away from the vehicle, Groubert opens fire. Three shots can be heard; Jones was hit at least once, in the hip.

“I was just getting my license,” Jones says. He also apologizes repeatedly, and asks, “Sir, why was I shot? All I did was reach for my license. I’m coming from work.”

“Well, you dove head-first back into your car,” Groubert says. “Then you jumped back out, I’m telling you to get out of your car.”

Groubert was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, according to a news release from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

The complaint states that Groubert “did without justification unlawfully shoot Levar Jones which produced great bodily injury or was likely to cause great bodily injury. Audio and visual recordings, as well as written statements, obtained are further evidence to indicate the shooting incident was without justification.”

South Carolina Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith called the case disturbing.

“After my review of the facts surrounding this matter, I have determined that Mr. Groubert’s actions rose to such an extent that his employment with us must be terminated,” Smith said in a statement last week. “While Mr. Groubert was within the law to stop Mr. Jones for a safety belt violation, the force administered in this case was unwarranted, inconsistent with how our troopers are trained, and clearly in violation of Department policies.”

Groubert pleaded not guilty and is free after posting a $75,000 bond, according to WIS-TV. He’s expected to appear in court on Oct. 24.

Jones was hospitalized for the hip injury, but has since been released. He told WIS that he hopes the incident will lead to change throughout the country.

(h/t TalkingPointsMemo)