RANT: Bill O’Reilly wrongly sanctifies of Lincoln

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bill-oreilly-tackles-history-thriller-killing-lincoln/story?id=14609968

Bill O’Reilly Tackles History in New Thriller, ‘Killing Lincoln’
Sept. 27, 2011

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Fox News Channel talk show host and political commentator Bill O’Reilly takes a step away from politics and into history with his new book, “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assasination that Changed America Forever.”

In “Killing Lincoln,” the first work of history from the New York Times bestselling author, O’Reilly partners with historian Martin Dugard to deliver a true-crime account of the murder that shocked America, and took down an American president.

The authors recount the weeks leading up to and immediately following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, from the final days of the Civil War to the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth, the man who quickly became the country’s most wanted fugitive as the prime suspect in Lincoln’s death.

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Lincoln is my pick for WORST president ever. Far and away.

O’Reilly continues the sanctification of Lincoln.

Guess we can overlook that he was the first President that authorize unlimited warfare on civilians, a crony capitalist of the highest order, and a racist.

Sorry, but he’s not a sympathetic character in my eyes.

Not that he should have been assassinated. But, he initiated the force.

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JOBFINDING: CA Top Secret LDS Password Synchronization

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Found:

Project is to implement and validate CA Top Secret LDS Password Synchronization with CA Siteminder Release 12.

• CA Identity Manager R12 SP5 or greater experience

• TopSecret r12 or greater experience

• Programming (development) experience (optional)

• Experience with CA SiteMinder password policies

• Using TopSecret LDS for password synchronization from TopSecret to Identity Manager

• Experience working in separate (decentralized or non-shared) security file environment

• Previous experience with TopSecret LDS with Identity Manager r8

Advise asap.

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HARDWARE: Smarter roads?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/09/27/massapequa-park-to-use-sensors-to-detect-illegally-parked-vehicles/

Massapequa Park To Use Sensors To Detect Illegally Parked Vehicles
Mayor Insists Move Has Nothing To Do With Money, But Villagers Not Impressed
September 27, 2011 9:37 PM

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MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Be careful where you decide to park your car.

Massapequa Park will be the first Long Island municipality to use electronic sensors embedded in the street to detect illegally parked vehicles.

Police can quickly slap a $25 fine on the vehicle after the wireless discs notify them of the violation by transmitting a signal to the officers’ cellphones.

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Of course, it has everything to do with money.

But, this brings up an interesting opportunity.

Why can’t cars be instrumented to help the drivers. For example:

(1) Why couldn’t the sensors broadcast a priority message to the car’s radio informing the driver? As opposed to just facilitating a ticket.

(2) Why don’t we have a whole class of infrastructure that makes roads “smarter”? I seem to spend a lot of time sitting at red lights with no cross traffic. Maybe we need a “go on red at your own risk”?

(3) Why don’t roadways “broadcast” their parameters? For example, speed limits should be transmitted to a dashboard gadget; no speed limit signs would be needed. For example, “wrong way” should trigger a dashboard audible alert “stop”.

(4) Why don’t we have inter car communication?

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RANT: Faking injuries

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FBN_NFL_FAKING_INJURIES?

Sep 21, 5:59 PM EDT
NFL memo warns teams on faking injuries
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

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For the most part, such delay tactics have been considered gamesmanship, similar to a hockey goalie suddenly needing equipment repairs when his team is getting besieged. Or untouched soccer players writhing on the ground in pain to get a stoppage – and to slow momentum built by the other side.

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Seems obvious to me?

The injured players need protection.

Any stoppage due to injury, that player or all players are out of the game for the quarter.

If it’s still a problem, make it a half.

If still abused, make it the rest of the game.

That should take care of it!

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