State Rep. Sharon Cissna made headlines around the country a year ago when she refused an airport security pat-down in Seattle and said she'll never go through an invasive check again. Now the Anchorage Democrat is pushing a package of four bills in an attempt to reform airport security across Alaska.[thenewstribune.com]
It looks like the guy that comes walking up at approx 00:48 (the lede says he's an ex-cop) is using the two girls to keep the bouncers from finding his concealed weapon. The backup guy either knows him or has his hackles come up because he has the pat-down guy keep searching him. After the the ex-cop gets through (that's how it looks, anyway) he comes back out to toss the drink he had with him (clubs all over the world won't let you bring your own drinks in with you) and decides to mess with the back-up guy by pulling his gun on him. Unfortunately, the back-up guy was ready for it, directed that gun away from him while drawing his own gun and pap-papping the ex-cop on or about the C-7, dropping him like the proverbial sack of poo. From the video, it doesn't look like the ex-cop really intended to do anything, but the bouncer likely didn't know it ...
Hmmm ... I wonder why they would confess to something like that ...
Pesce, who is better known locally for being a judge on the ABC's The New Inventors series and co-inventor of Virtual Reality Markup Language, said that "it has become clear that Twitter users require a secure communication channel; one that, even when subpoenaed, would not easily give up its secrets".[zdnet.com.au]
Kinda makes you wonder if they're actually 'losing' them, don't it?
Naturally, they're talking about Japan ...
As the Arab Spring hits its first anniversary, tech activists around the globe are continuing their efforts to enable secure communications—especially in areas of the world that are in conflict or transition. After all, it's become an open secret that governments ranging from Assad's Syria to local American law enforcement to the newly created government of South Sudan are actively trying to find out what is being said and transmitted over their airwaves and networks.[arstechnica.com]
The world is justifiably concerned about a nuclear capable Iran, but the Islamic Republic's prime ally, the Russian Federation, is putting into active service a weapon with more destructive capability than Tehran could ever dream of possessing. While Iran's main target is America's ally Israel, Moscow still aims its atomic weaponry primarily at the United States.[rightsidenews.com]
"Internet hijinks" ... I love it ...Cryptome, a sort of proto-WikiLeaks website best known for exposing the CIA analyst who found Osama Bin Laden, announced this week that its entire website had been hacked. But, in a surprising response from Cryptome founder John Young—a man suspicious even of tap water—no foul play was suspected. At least no more foul than the usual Internet hijinks.[betabeat.com]
Gee, I bet there's a real battle over who 'gets' to ride in them ...
If their religious literature is to be believed, the Hindu folks are inherently peaceful right up to the moment they decide to provide you with a whole new definition of the concept of 'total war'. Fortunately, they're also are natural allies ...
Seems like potentially fertile ground ...
Also:Russia announced that its SSBNs (nuclear powered ballistic missile boats) would resume long range "combat patrols" later this year. In recent years, there have been only about ten such patrols a year, each lasting three months or less. Most have not gone far from Russian waters and some were not even made by SSBNs.[strategypage.com]
In a fresh illustration of growing turmoil among ethnic Tibetans in Sichuan Province, three livestock herders have set themselves on fire to protest what they saw as political and religious repression at the hands of the Chinese authorities, according to a Tibetan rights group and an ethnic Tibetan living in Beijing. [nytimes.com]
Tibetan Buddhism sure presents a sharp contrast to what passes for religion in the Middle East ...
German academics said they had cracked two encryption systems used to protect satellite phone signals and that anyone with cheap computer equipment and radio could eavesdrop on calls over an entire continent. Hundreds of thousands of satellite phone users are thought to be affected.[telegraph.co.uk]