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Did the pot just call the kettle black?

Posted in Pro-choice Hypocrisy with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

Getting your facts messed up is a bad thing- but- when you point out someone’s mistakes- make sure you are not doing the same thing yourself:

For context- I give you this tweet by the pro-abortion RH Reality blog.

BACKSTORY:

Dr. Julie Madsen was testifying in opposition to an Idaho bill, which would prevent doctors from prescribing abortion medication via telemedicine.

Dr. Madsen said at the hearing that she’d had some colonoscopy patients swallow small devices to let doctors examine their colons.

Then Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, who supported the bill asked, “Can this same procedure then be done in a pregnancy? Swallowing a camera and helping the doctor determine what the situation is?”

Dr. Julie Madsen replied that would be anatomically impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina.

Rep. Barbieri replied, “fascinating.”

After his statements went viral, Rep. Barbieri, told KTVB he wasn’t being serious when he asked a doctor whether a woman could swallow a small camera for a gynecological exam.

Vito Barbieri clarified his statement, “So all I was doing was asking a rhetorical question, and I probably should have had a little bit more sarcastic or rhetorical tone to my inflection, but I was merely trying to illicit the response that I got, which is they’re not comparable, obviously,” he said. “You’re not going to take a tablet to determine the condition of the woman’s pregnancy.

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Following the statements the pro-abortion RH Reality wrote this , The Stomach’s Not Connected to the Uterus—But Some Kids (and Lawmakers) Might Really Think It Is which said, “And on Monday, Idaho lawmaker Vito Barbieri appeared during a hearing to not know whether the uterus is connected to the stomach—a question he brought up while attempting to restrict reproductive rights in his home state.”

Tweeting (displayed in the image above), “What happens when people who never had sex education start making reproductive health laws?

Okay – I will admit that his question was rather ignorant and no doubt with that type of fodder the abortion movement will pounce.

But, it would appear that the abortion industry and their advocates can mock others while denying basic biology themselves, without scrutiny.

Abortion advocates who love to lecture others about errors deny #1) the humanity of the unborn child #2) that the child is a separate person from the woman

To which I replied: “What happens when ppl who don’t understand basic biology make #abortion laws? Baby = separate person.”

Big Brother NSA is spying on you thru your IPhone and computers

Posted in Big Brother, biometrics, NSA, Spying with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Almost no communication shared by users of Apple’s iPhone is sacred or hidden from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), thanks to a spyware program called DROPOUTJEEP that allows the agency to intercept SMS messages, access contacts, locate, and even activate the device’s camera and microphone.

Leaked documents made public by security researcher Jacob Appelbaum and Der Spiegel, a German news magazine, report that iOS devices implanted with DROPOUTJEEP have been successfully breached in 100 percent of the cases, according to a report in The Daily Dot.

“DROPOUTJEEP is a software implant for the Apple iPhone that utilizes modular mission applications to provide specific SIGINT functionality. This functionality includes the ability to remotely push/pull files from the device, SMS retrieval, contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation, hot mic, camera capture, cell tower location, etc. Command, control, and data exfiltration can occur over SMS messaging or a GPRS data connection. All communications with the implant will be covert and encrypted,” noted the report.

The National Security Agency (NSA) has apparently able to hack the iPhone since 2008, according to a Der Spiegel interactive report that looks at the NSA’s various tools used for spying purposes. One particularly interesting tool, codenamed “DROPOUTJEEP,” is an implant that was first used to compromise the first-generation iPhone and was able to send various data stored on the phone to the agency, including text messages, address book contacts, geolocation and voicemail. Furthermore, the software could activate the microphone of the iPhone, turn on the camera and take pictures and retrieve cell tower location.

The leaked materials show that the NSA had various other mobile-related spying “products” that worked with other smart devices:

GOPHERSET – an implant for GSM SIM cards to pull phone book, SMS and log files for incoming and outgoing calls
MONKEYCALENDAR – attack software that forces a SIM card to transmit geolocation data via covert SMS messages
TOTECHASER – an implant hidden in a satellite phone running Windows CE that transmits data via hidden SMS messages
TOTEGHOSTLY – an implant that enables full remote control on Windows Mobile phones offering data download and upload capabilities
PICASSO – modified GSM handsets that collect user data, audio data while also tracking the location of the handset

NSA Interception: Spy malware installed on laptops bought online

GPS in phones and cameras creates privacy issues

Posted in Big Brother, Geo Tagging, Privacy with tags , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2011 by saynsumthn

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GPS in phones and cameras creates privacy issues, posted with vodpod

Disgraced crowd takes pictures while teen girl is raped ! Disgusting !

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 10, 2009 by saynsumthn

Bystanders and Civilization: The Richmond Rape Case
Mark Earley

November 10, 2009

On the night of October 23rd, a 15-year-old girl in Richmond, California, was brutally assaulted by as many as seven young men between the ages of 15 and 20.

One policeman called the events of that night a “barbaric act” and “one of the most disturbing crimes in my 15 years as a police officer.”

What disturbed him wasn’t only the overt criminal acts but the response—or more precisely, the lack of a response—of those in a position to help.

According to the police, the victim had left a dance at Richmond High School and was in the school’s courtyard when she was gang-raped. As heinous as this crime was, what made it a national story was that approximately 20 kids witnessed the attack and did nothing. Nothing.

Actually, it was worse than that. As word spread about the attack, people came to check it out. There are reports that some of the bystanders took pictures of the assault with their cell phone cameras instead of calling for help. Others laughed and a few even joined in the attack.

No sooner had police found the victim, semi-conscious under a bench, than attention focused on the behavior of the crowd. Comparisons were made to the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese in New York, in which her neighbors supposedly ignored her cries for help because they didn’t want to get involved.

While how many of Genovese’s neighbors actually heard her cries for help is in dispute, there are no such doubts in this case.

So why didn’t anyone do something to help? An obvious factor is fear. Richmond, California, has been described as “one of the nation’s most dangerous cities,” and its murder rate is higher than Oakland’s or Los Angeles’. The school even recently approved the use of surveillance cameras following a series of violent crimes on campus.

In this setting, people have reason to believe that authorities cannot protect them and, thus, getting involved will put them at risk.

Even so, many people live in dangerous neighborhoods where “snitching” is dangerous, but they don’t gather to watch another person being brutalized, much less take photos or laugh. After all, the attack ended when people down the street from the school learned what was happening and called the police.

The response that shocked the nation speaks to an indifference to the well-being of others among some of our children. Instead of empathy, these young people showed apathy—and, as one observer said, “a total indifference to [behavior], customs, mores, and sensibilities,” the things we associate with being civilized.

What happened in Richmond, California, is an unsettling reminder that the standards that make a good society possible cannot be taken for granted. It doesn’t take much to set them aside. That’s why those standards and the beliefs that make them possible must be taught and renewed continuously.

As one Oakland pastor wrote, what happened on October 23rd “is reflective of a societal breakdown that is not limited to the Richmond city limits.”

And that’s what should disturb us the most.