White House Prankster

There has been some press recently about a “prankster” that duped several senior White House officials into replying to and acting on emails sent to their accounts that they believed were from son-in-law Jared Kushner. You can find more details in this CNN article. What’s the big deal LOL what’s the big deal with this. The administration is not known for thier strong use of technology or email in general.

Encryption

Looks like the government is at it again now that Apple has come out stating that they are not going to roll over and provide a master key to their iPhone software. Really NSA? How about the part where the terrorist didn’t use encryption in these attacks. European media outlets are reporting that the location of a raid conducted on a suspected safe house Wednesday morning was extracted from a cellphone, apparently belonging to one of the attackers, found in the trash outside the Bataclan concert hall massacre.

How I vote…

I have a simple formula for how I vote. For each political call I get, that candidate gets a negative point added to their name. Before I go into the voting booth, I figure out who has the highest score. Most candidates are tied at zero. Unfortunately for Ron Paul, he’s sitting at -2 and its EARLY in the campaign. I’m thinking about expanding my voting tally to include commercials and emails.

Iowa Politics

So, here in good old Iowa, we have had the shift as with many other states that went from blue to red. A new, well really old actually, Republican Governor and part of our congress. Now, all of these people pretty much ran on 2 issues. Jobs and the economy. So far, here are the priorities that they have put first: Stop gay marriage Discriminate based on religious beliefs Stop early pre-school (or at least make it more difficult) And now – ban abortions and many forms of contraceptives.

Ads

Yes its true. It takes an act of congress to get the ad guys play nice with the consumer. Pretty freaking sad if you ask me, but I won’t complain if it passes. Share this: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)