February 2012


Hmm, a sorry letter to Karzai and he won’t he share it?   (Where is wikileaks when you need them?  Not that it would make much difference.)   Dennis the Menace, aka Carney, the carnival barker goes on to state that the “sincere” apology would be “inappropriate to show” to reporters.   Haven’t we heard this before?  Just another one of those “transparency” moves (just like those elusive school records).

Inquiring minds want to know what’s in the letter?  Many on the internet have now taken to imagine what could be in the letter.  Let’s take a gander and entertain ourselves.

Dear Hamhead,

I love you, do you love me?

Check yes or no.

xoxoxox

Sounds fair, but my favorite from a Wolf.

My Most Dear Excellency Karzai..

I humbly beseech your indulgence in reading this letter from your prostrate servant. I cry unto you to give ear to my pleading. Please, please, Gracious One, forgive my ignorant, backward and small nation the United States of Amerikkka for the grievous crime it has committed against your Great and Noble nation Afghanistan and against Islam of inadvertently burning the Holy Koran. I promise on bent knee, O Great Lord, that I will surrender the soldiers responsible to your Justice, and if they be found guilty by your good Muslim Judges I myself promise to place the noose on their necks in a public square of Kabul.

Your Very Obedient Servant

Barack Hussein bin Obama
President of the United States of Amerikkka

I could not stop laughing when I read this comment.

If they release the apology, then they will have to release the Get well Soon Card he sent to his friend Hugo Chavez also…….

Three pages is a whole heck of a lot of groveling.  Did he draw pictures to go with the letter?

As we all know, human killing, burning, beheading, (you name it)  isn’t quite an insult.  But don’t you dare burn a book.  Well, not exactly…interesting, Pakistan did it and there was no “apology” letter.  Just sayin’.

Related:  Mystery of the Burning Korans.  Yup, the plot thickens.

UPDATE:  Founder pulls the plug.

Scroogle was one of the sites that came up occasionally here on Ghacks as an alternative to Google Search. It basically provided access to Google Search results through a proxy to protect the privacy of its users. In this regard, it was more of a Google proxy than a search engine. Daniel Brandt, the creator of Scroogle, established the service in April 2003, and it has ever since been available online. Things turned for the worse in recent years when Google started to block – and unblock – the search engine from accessing its servers.

Many users suspected foul play here, while Google denied the allegations and stated that automated spam protection scripts were responsible for the blocking. That was unfortunate but a situation that most Scroogle users were willing to live with.

In February 2012, things started to heat up once again when Google started to block the service’s access to their servers more regularly. That hurt the service considerably and made it less usable than before.

How to Delete Google Web History Before Privacy Policy Changes.

s of March 1, Google’s new, “shorter and easier to read” privacy policy will go into effect. At that time, the search giant that also includes products such as YouTube, Gmail and Calendar will begin “[treating] you as a single user across all [of its] products.” An example provided by the company is letting you know you’re late for a meeting based on your location and calendar schedule.

(Related: ‘Real News From The Blaze’ breaks down how Google’s new privacy policy … breaches your privacy)

So, what is there to do if you want Google to hold a little less personal information about you? The Daily Mail suggests a good starting step is to delete your browser history. It even offers the steps on how to do so:

1. Go to the Google homepage and sign into your account. Use the dropdown menu under your name in the upper right-hand corner to access your settings. Click on “account settings”, like below.

How to Delete Google Web History Before Privacy Policy Changes

(Image: Daily Mail)

2. Next, find the section called “Services” and you’ll see a link to “View, enable, or disable web history”, shown in the red box below. Click on it.

How to Delete Google Web History Before Privacy Policy Changes

(Image: Daily Mail)

3. Finally, you can remove all of your search details by clicking on “Remove Web History”, shown in the red box below. Once you have done this your history will remain  disabled until you turn it back on.

How to Delete Google Web History Before Privacy Policy Changes

(Image: Daily Mail)

The Daily Mail notes that while clearing your browsing history won’t prevent Google from storing this info for its own purposes, it will at least become anonymous.

Google announced in January that it would be reducing its more than 60 privacy policies into one cohesive message. With this new policy, if you are logged into Google, the company may be able to collect your information from one service to another, recognizing preferences and making connections across its platforms. If you think not logging into Google will prevent tracking, the Daily Mail points out that the company will just track you by IP address. While Google says that this updated policy doesn’t deviate from its core principals.

Data mining is evil.

h/t Brenda

UPDATE:  Where are those moderate Muslims?   Death threats?    Say it ain’t so.

The Pennsylvania man assaulted in October by a Muslim who was offended by his Halloween parade “Zombie Muhammad” costumesaid he has received hundreds of death threats after a judge dismissed his attacker’s criminal charges.

Muslim Admits to Attacking Atheist; Muslim Judge Dismisses Case.

The Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists, Inc., Mr. Ernest Perce V., was assaulted by a Muslim while participating in a Halloween parade. Along with a Zombie Pope, Ernest was costumed as Zombie Muhammad. The assault was caught on video, the Muslim man admitted to his crime and charges were filed in what should have been an open-and-shut case. That’s not what happened, though.

The defendant is an immigrant and claims he did not know his actions were illegal, or that it was legal in this country to represent Muhammad in any form. To add insult to injury, he also testified that his 9 year old son was present, and the man said he felt he needed to show his young son that he was willing to fight for his Prophet.

The case went to trial, and as circumstances would dictate, Judge Mark Martin is also a Muslim. What transpired next was surreal. The Judge not only ruled in favor of the defendant, but called Mr. Perce a name and told him that if he were in a Muslim country, he’d be put to death. Judge Martin’s comments included,

“Having had the benefit of having spent over 2 and a half years in predominantly Muslim countries I think I know a little bit about the faith of Islam. In fact I have a copy of the Koran here and I challenge you sir to show me where it says in the Koran that Mohammad arose and walked among the dead. I think you misinterpreted things. Before you start mocking someone else’s religion you may want to find out a little bit more about it it makes you look like a dufus and Mr. (Defendant) is correct. In many Arabic speaking countries something like this is definitely against the law there. In their society in fact it can be punishable by death and it frequently is in their society. 

Judge Martin then offered a lesson in Islam, stating,

“Islam is not just a religion, it’s their culture, their culture. It’s their very essence their very being. They pray five times a day towards Mecca to be a good Muslim, before you die you have to make a pilgrimage to Mecca unless you are otherwise told you can not because you are too ill too elderly, whatever but you must make the attempt. Their greetings wa-laikum as-Salâm (is answered by voice) may god be with you. Whenever, it’s very common when speaking to each other it’s very common for them to say uh this will happen it’s it they are so immersed in it.

You must read the rest of the post at the link above.  It is frightening.

A judge who doesn’t or won’t understand the First Amendment is very scary.  And to add insult to injury, this poser judge doesn’t allow the video into evidence.  Martin Niemoller‘s words struck me when I read this.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

Shameful.  Freedom of speech is being phased out.  I don’t agree with a lot things, but no one has the right to take that First Amendment away from any of us.  This is the USA still, right?

h/t IOTW

How Clinging to Mommy and Daddy Is Ruining a Generation.

As children grow up and venture out into the world, the transition from a bustling household to an empty one can be difficult – so, why not skip it all together? That’s what millions of families are doing, not just in the U.S., but across many developed countries. In Italy, the culture of “mammismo” or mamma’s boys, is widely accepted – today, 37 percent of men age thirty have never lived away from home. In Japan, “parasite singles” are chastised in the media for depending on mom and dad, but having few other options, they do it anyway.

What happens when the significant other doesn’t measure up to mama or papa later in life?

In the U.S. the proportion of people age 30 to 34 living with their parents has grown by 50 percent since the 1970s, and the recession has only made things worse.  In 2010, over 5.5 million young adults moved back home with their parents, a 15 percent increase from 2007. The shift is so widespread, parenting guides for this stage of life are even starting to crop up, like the recent How to Raise Your Adult Children. Author Katherine S. Newman explores the effects of this growing phenomenon in The Accordion Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition, and talks with The Fiscal Times about the troubling future consequences of this new family structure.

A book on how to raise an adult child?   In my day, that meant your adult child had a functioning IQ of 100 or less.  If I hadn’t read this, I would have sworn it was a humor book written by some witty comedienne.

Today 85 percent of college graduates have either come home or have stayed home.

Yes, life is harsh.  To which I would ask any of these “parasite singles,” would they move back in when their parents needed a caregiver and the roles were reversed?  It should work both ways, right?

Russian dictator joins Arianna’s stable

via Vladimir Putin Blogs for HuffPoo.  I like the use of the word “stable.”

I have to add TCHB’s funny.   Funny, that need to laugh.

Here’s to Greece.

Twitter / @zerohedge: How many EU officials does ….does it take to change a light bulb?

None. There’s nothing wrong with the bulb; its condition is improving every day

I don’t think it’s funny or mean, just honest.

 

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