U.S. Military Strike On Iran Likely, Ex-CIA Chief Says

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WASHINGTON — A former CIA director says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what the U.S. does diplomatically, Tehran keeps pushing ahead with its suspected nuclear program.

Michael Hayden, a CIA chief under President George W. Bush, says that during his tenure a strike was “way down the list” of options. But he tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that such action now “seems inexorable.”

He predicts Iran will build its program to the point where it’s just below having an actual weapon. Hayden says that would be as destabilizing to the region as the real thing.

U.S. officials have said military action remains an option if sanctions fail to deter Iran.

Iran says its nuclear work is for peaceful purposes such as power generation.

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A former CIA director says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what the U.S. does diplomatically, Tehran keeps pushing ahead with its suspected nuclear program.

Michael Hayden, a CIA chief under President George W. Bush, says that during his tenure a strike was “way down the list” of options. But he tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that such action now “seems inexorable.”

He predicts Iran will build its program to the point where it’s just below having an actual weapon. Hayden says that would be as destabilizing to the region as the real thing.

U.S. officials have said military action remains an option if sanctions fail to deter Iran.

Iran says its nuclear work is for peaceful purposes such as power generation.

Gary Mckinnon – Hacked NASA Dept. of Defense

Case Brief

Gary McKinnon is accused by the United States of perpetrating one of the “biggest military computer hacks of all time.” Following legal hearings in the UK it was decided in July 2006 that he should be extradited to the United States. In February 2007 his lawyers argued against ruling in an appeal to the High Court in London, which was turned down in April. He still has the possibility of appealing to the House of Lords using the argument that because the alleged offences were committed in the UK this is where he should be tried. The prison sentence the US justice department is seeking – should Gary be successfully extradited – is up to 70 years. Gary’s case has attracted attention due not only to the controversial sentencing and extradition but because of his claims that he found evidence of deliberate airbrushing of UFO-like anomalies and documents mentioning ‘non-terrestrial officers’ and space-based ‘fleet-to-fleet transfers’.

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SMH: Senate Gives President right to cut off internet for 4 months

Obama Shuts Down the Internet

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved a comprehensive cybersecurity bill on Thursday after amending it to limit the president’s authority in the event of a cyber emergency.

The bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) would make the Department of Homeland Security responsible for protecting civilian networks in the government and private sector. The bill will now head to the full Senate for a vote, where it will likely be merged with other competing pieces of cybersecurity legislation.

“These cyber attacks are increasingly more sophisticated, more persistent and more successful,” Carper said. “In short — the status quo is simply not enough.”

The original bill gave the president indefinite emergency authority to shut down private sector or government networks in the event of a cyber attack capable of causing massive damage or loss of life. An amendment passed Thursday limits that authority further, requiring the president to get Congressional approval after controlling a network for 120 days.

Collins said she was disappointed to read reports that the bill gives the White House a “kill switch” for the Internet, an authority she says the president already has under a little-known clause in the Communications Act passed one month after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.

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Kellogg Recalls 28 million boxes of Cereals

28 million children’s cereals manufactured by the Kellogg’s Company, have been recalled by the producer for the year 2010. The products covered in this recall are: Kellogg’s Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Honey Smacks and Froot Loops cereals. Theseproducts come with valid usable dates of 26 March, 2011 to 22nd June, 2011.

Many people became very shocked and worried because of the recall of a kids’ product. The main reason for the worry is that it is a product that is sold and used in very huge amounts and there hasn’t been a Kellogg’s recall for a very long time. Thus there is a lot of concern about the effects that the cereal would have on the health of children who have already eaten the recalled products.

Well the people who have bought and used the recalled products need not to worry because the defect doesn’t lie in the actual cereals. It is the packaging that has become the cause of sickening of many children. According to the complaints of many customers the material of the packaging gives off foul smell that causes nausea and diarrhea. It is for this reason that the recall has taken place despite the fact that the defect is not too serious, still it is the responsibility of the company to keep its customers safe from all kinds of potential hazards caused by their product, and Kellogg’s has proven to be every bit as responsible as it should be. It is thus requested that all people who have bought the above said products, should call the Kellogg’s UAN number as soon as possible.

Oil In the Rain in Louisiana

This is just crazy . The oil spill is out of control

New Orleans Police Corruption

New Orleans Most corrupt Police force in america?

SMH:Is The Brooklyn Nets Project Corrupt?

by R. Asmerom

Every good story needs a well rendered setting.  For the narrative charting his rise, the one Jay-Z’s been burnishing since his 1996 debut, this is Brooklyn. He may have  deserted it for Manhattan, a place more suited to his appetite for luxury and glamour, but the frequency with which he continues to invoke the culture, lessons and aesthetics of the borough, portray a man unwilling to relinquish his status as its chief emissary.

So it made sense that when real estate tycoon and then-majority owner of the New Jersey Nets Bruce Ratner was drumming up support for Atlantic Yards, a $4.9 billion development project (to include the Barclay’s sports center) in the heart of Brooklyn, he had a sit-down with Mr. Carter.

The opportunity to not only be part of bringing professional sports back to

Brooklyn, but also cement his place in its textbook history, proved too tantalizing an offer to turn down.  With an estimated stake of 1-1.5%, Jay-Z does not enjoy decision-making power, but the bragging rights are unparalleled, especially when Lebron James may potentially enter the equation.

On March 11, 2010 Atlantic Yards held its groundbreaking ceremony.  Along with a fist pump, Jay-Z brought his comments to a close by saying “We did it again Brooklyn, shout out to B.I.G.”  For many residents, however, his power move is anything but pro-Brooklyn. To make room for Barclay’s Center, the arena that would be home to the Nets, as well as the other commercial and residential space, Brooklynites have already been displaced.

“The number one concern about the project is that it is a corrupt, undemocratic project,” said Daniel Goldstein, the founder and former spokesman for Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn. Goldstein spoke to The Atlanta Post the week before he reached an agreement with Bruce Ratner’s development company, Forest City Ratner, to sell his condominium (seized under eminent domain) and step down as spokesman for the anti-Atlantic Yards group.  “It is the largest project in the history of Brooklyn that never underwent a single vote by a single elected official,” he said, referring to the fact that the majority of the 49 officeholders representing Brooklyn oppose the project.

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