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Alias - HABanero(passion) E-9-1-1(career, retired telco engineering) HHC 3rd Bde, 2nd Inf Div, Korea DMZ HHC 197th Bde, 3rd Army, Ft. Benning Ga

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Injunction: Lehigh County Seal violates First Amendment

The seal could be vanished within 180 days

LEHIGH COUNTY, Pa. - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an injunction Wednesday that says the Lehigh County Seal adopted by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners in 1944, violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, however, has said it plans to appeal.


WI Rep. Scott Allen thinks women should be forced to procreate

for the sake of the labor market.

Women are PEOPLE, not incubators. 😡


Exclusive footage from the 11 minutes when Trump's account was deactivated:


The United States of America v. Paul Manafort & Rick Gates trial to begin on May 7, 2018


FORTUNE: Trumps Tax Cuts Are the Biggest Wealth Grab in Modern History

On Nov. 2, Republicans in Congress finally released the details for their tax plan. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a massive overhaul of the tax code and spending priorities—and nothing short of a boon to the very wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

I’m old enough to remember way back to Nov. 1, when CBS released a poll showing most Americans wanted to see the wealthiest households and biggest corporations pay more, not less, in taxes. This is in sync with poll data from Gallup, collected year after year since 1992, that shows a solid majority of Americans believe the wealthy pay too little in taxes.

Given such overwhelming support for raising, not cutting, taxes on the wealthy, it makes sense that President Donald Trump and his allies in Congress would present their tax plan as benefiting the middle class rather than the rich. It’s about “people who are low- and middle-income,” says House Speaker Paul Ryan, “not about people who are really high-income earners getting a break.” Trump has even claimed “the rich will not be gaining at all with this plan.”

Unfortunately, those are bald-faced lies.


How Russians hacked the Democrats emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign.

The first 29 phishing emails were almost all misfires. Addressed to people who worked for Clinton during her first presidential run, the messages bounced back untouched.

Except one.

Within nine days, some of the campaign’s most consequential secrets would be in the hackers’ hands, part of a massive operation aimed at vacuuming up millions of messages from thousands of inboxes across the world.

An Associated Press investigation into the digital break-ins that disrupted the U.S. presidential contest has sketched out an anatomy of the hack that led to months of damaging disclosures about the Democratic Party’s nominee. It wasn’t just a few aides that the hackers went after; it was an all-out blitz across the Democratic Party. They tried to compromise Clinton’s inner circle and more than 130 party employees, supporters and contractors.


a good week for the Kaepernick collusion case

While the actual proceedings have yet to commence, the Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance has gotten stronger this week, thanks to three different circumstances.

First, the Browns have made it clear that they’re still looking to upgrade the quarterback position, via their bungled effort to trade for Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron. The Browns had interest in trading for Kaepernick last year, and current Browns coach Hue Jackson had interest in drafting Kaepernick six years ago, when Jackson coached the Raiders. Once the Browns traded for Brock Osweiler and drafted DeShone Kizer, they seemed to be out of the market for a veteran quarterback. It’s now clear that they aren’t.

Second, the Broncos have benched Trevor Siemian for Brock Osweiler, who continues to find gainful employment in the NFL despite being unloaded by Houston and cut by the Browns, who are paying him $15.225 million this year to not play for them. The Broncos had interest in trading for Kaepernick last year, and they have ignored him ever since then.

Third, the Packers pursued quarterback Brian Hoyer, more than two weeks after coach Mike McCarthy angrily dismissed the possibility of pursuing Kaepernick or any other quarterback to enhance the one-two punch of Brett Hundley and Joe O’Houlicallahan. Kaepernick on multiple occasions (and twice in the playoffs) rans and threw circles around the Packers. Hoyer has one career game against Green Bay, completing four of 11 passes for 49 yards before suffering a broken arm last year while playing for the Bears.



If you are unaware of SETI@home: https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_about.php

Dear HAB911,

Thank you for your efforts as a member of the SETI@home team in 2017. Our efforts at searching the Galaxy for intelligent life are expanding greatly, but SETI@home still needs your help.

It's been a busy year for SETI@home. We've analyzed data from 230 targets taken with the Green Bank Telescope, the largest fully steerable single dish telescope in the world. We've greatly improved our Arecibo candidate identification pipeline, "Nebula". However, future observations at Arecibo may be in some doubt, due to the hurricane and potentially reduced funding for the telescope. On the bright side, we will soon begin collecting data from a Galactic plane survey at the Parkes radio telescope, the largest steerable radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, in conjuction with another program at the Berkeley SETI Research Center, Breakthrough Listen.

To fully participate in these projects, SETI@home needs help from you, your friends and family.

The current flood of data requires more processing power than SETI@home volunteers currently provide. Please spread the word about SETI@home and encourage people to participate. Second, SETI@home needs the funding to obtain the hardware and develop software required to handle this new data source. We'll need to add about 300 TB of storage to handle the Parkes data alone.

P.S. Donors with 2017 contributions totaling $250 or more by November 20th will receive invitations for themselves and a guest to the Berkeley SETI Research Center (BSRC) Holiday Party to be held December 8th in Berkeley. The event will feature behind the scenes tours of our labs, discussions on the latest developments in the search for advanced life from BSRC Researchers and special guests.

It would be funny if not so sad

While trying to stop all abortions, the tax plan ends adoption tax credit.


Former Twitter Employee: Fake Russian Accounts Were Not Taken Seriously

In 2015, a manager discovered a trove of accounts with Russian and Ukrainian IP addresses
By Selina Wang
November 3, 2017, 6:00 AM EDT
In early 2015, a Twitter employee discovered a vast amount of Twitter accounts with IP addresses in Russia and Ukraine. The worker, Leslie Miley, said most of them were inactive or fake but were not deleted at the time. Miley, who was the company's engineering manager of product safety and security at the time, said efforts to root out spam and manipulation on the platform were slowed down by the company's growth team, which focused on increasing users and revenue.

"Anything we would do that would slow down signups, delete accounts, or remove accounts had to go through the growth team," Miley said. "They were more concerned with growth numbers than fake and compromised accounts."

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