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Thursday, October 09, 2008
Here be a serious warning for Y'all that was sent to me by my friend John Yowan from kansas. John, being the computer specialist that he is, stays up on things like this and posts this, and other kinds of computer info on his blog (linked). This is true so be very careful and use caution.....
Fake YouTube pages used to spread viruses (AP)
SAN FRANCISCO - Savvy Internet users know that downloading unsolicited computer programs is one of the most dangerous things you can do online. It puts you at great risk for a virus or another time bomb from a hacker.
But even some sophisticated surfers could get taken in by a sneaky new attack in which criminals create fake YouTube pages — dead-on replicas of the real site — to push their malicious software and make it look like it's safe stuff coming from a trusted source.
A program circulating online helps hackers build those fake pages. Users who follow an e-mail pointing them to one of the pages would see an error message that claims the video they want won't play without installing new software first. That error message includes a link the hacker has provided to a malicious program, which delivers a virus.
Even worse: once the computer is infected, it's simple for the hacker to silently redirect the victims to a real YouTube page to see videos they were hoping to see — and hide the crime.
"It's spot-on accurate, and that is scary," said Jamz Yaneza, threat research manager for security software company Trend Micro Inc. "If I were watching YouTube videos all day I would probably click on this one."
The tactic itself isn't new: There's a constant push by criminals to build more convincing spoofs of legitimate sites to trick people into downloading harmful software. And the latest attacks don't target any vulnerability in the YouTube site.
But it highlights the fact that criminals are getting better at creating bogus sites and developing so-called "social engineering" methods to fool people.
Fortunately, truly alert Internet users can still see the telltale warning signs with the fake YouTube pages. For one, the Web browser won't show the real YouTube's Internet address. And to even see the malicious page, you have to first follow a link that's sent to you, which is often a tip-off that you should independently verify whether the site is legitimate. _____________________________________
What does Obama read? Wake up America before it’s too late!!!
He …is reading “The Post-American World” — I've never read this book, but I've been told it’s a Muslim’s view.
In my days as a cop, on many occasions upon arresting a child molester and finding child pornographic literature on his computer or in books, they would almost always say that they had this material because they were doing "research". I imagine if'n Obama was asked the same question...one would receive the same answer. _______________________________________
In 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed and it closed. Now we are trusting the economy of our country to a pack of nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling booze?
The market dropped ANOTHER 675 points today. The next time some politician...ANY POLITICIAN suggests privatizing Social Security...REMEMBER WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE STOCK MARKET JUST IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS!!! __________________________________
I think it's gonna be a tough Halloween fer the kiddies this year.....
So you take your boy to a ball game for some good, quality father and son stuff right?
Male bonding, right?
You buy him hot dogs.
He sees the home team hit one over the wall!!.
Will he remember the time spent with you?
Will he remember the taste of the hot dogs?
Will he often think of the boomer home run?
What will he remember?
Well Sir....I don't work anymore...but if'n I did...I'd never bitch about my job again after see'n this here photygraff......
**CONTEST** When someone ask's just what do you do for a living, in as few words as possible...What do you tell them? _________________________________
Todays Idiot Award Goes to these two schmucks......
These Contractors are installing the steel pillars in concrete to stop vehicles from parking on the pavement outside a Sports Bar.
They are now in the process of cleaning up at the end of the day and anxious to go home.
How long, do you think it will be before they realize where their vehicle is parked? __________________________________
...and "The Chief" tells us....How T'show yur support for Obama.....
The person that we elect will be the president of all Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans.
To show our solidarity as Americans, let's all get together and show each other our support for the candidate of our choice.
Its time that we all came together, Democrats and Republicans alike.
If you support the policies and character of John McCain, please drive with your headlights on during the day.
If you support Obama, please drive with your headlights off at night.
Thank you for your participation in this patriotic endeavor. ___________________________________
My buddy "fish" from Kentucky reminds u all that it's a good thing that it didn't happen this way...Adam & Eve....
Gotta Thank "Upstate Nikki" fer some of the above submissions...specially the Father & Son bonding.....
Subject: Why it might not be advisable to send yur wife to Home Depot.....
**HOME DEPOT FOR WOMEN***
Charlie was fixing a door and found that he needed a new hinge, so he sent his wife Bev to Home Depot.
At Home Depot, Bev saw a beautiful Bathroom faucet while she was waiting for Walt, the manager, to finish waiting on a customer.
When Walt was finished, Bev asked 'How much for that faucet?'
Walt replied, 'That's pewter and it costs $300.'
'My goodness, that sure is a lot of money!' Bev exclaimed. Then she proceeded to describe the hinge that Charlie had sent her to buy, and Walt went to the back room to find it..
From the back room Walt yelled,
'Bev, you wanna screw for that hinge?'
Bev replied, 'No, but I will for the faucet.'
This is why you can't send a woman to Home Depot.* ________________________________________
What it means to be Irish ...
1) You will never play professional basketball. 2) You swear very well. 3) At least one of your cousins is a fireman, cop, bar owner, funeral home owner or holds political office ... and you have at least one aunt who is a nun or an uncle who's a priest. 4) You think you sing very well. 5) You have no idea how to make a long story short! 6) There isn't a big difference between you losing your temper or killing someone. 7) Much of your childhood meals were boiled; instant potatoes were a mortal sin. 8) You have never hit your head on a ceiling. 9) You spent a good portion of your childhood kneeling in prayer -- Catholic guilt forever! 10) You're strangely poetic after a few beers. 11) You are, therefore, poetic a lot. 12) You will be punched for no good reason ... a lot. 13) Some punches directed at you are from legacies of past generations. 14) Many of your sisters and/or cousins are named Mary, Catherine or Eileen ... and there is at least one member of your family with the full name of Mary Catherine Eileen. 15) Someone in your family is very generous. It is more than likely you. 16) You may not know the words, but that doesn't stop you from singing. 17) You can't wait for the other guy to stop talking before YOU start talking. 18) You are not nearly as funny as you think you are ... but what you lack in talent, you make up for in frequency. 19) There wasn't a huge difference between your last Wake and your last keg party. 20) You are, or know someone, named Murph. 21) If you don't know Murph, then you know Mac. If you don't know Murph or Mac, then you know Sully ... and you probably know Sully McMurphy. 22) You are genetically incapable of keeping a secret. 23) You have Irish Alzheimer's ... you forget everything but the grudges! 24) Irish Stew is a euphemism for "boiled leftovers." 25) All of your losses are alcohol-related (loss of virginity, loss of driver's license, loss of money, loss of job, loss of significant other, loss of teeth from punch), but it never stops you from drinking. 26) Your skin's ability to tan ... not so much. 27) At this very moment, you have at least two relatives who are not speaking (not fighting, mind you, just not speaking to each other). 28) Childhood remedies for the common cold often included whiskey. 29) There's no leaving a family party without saying goodbye for at least 45 minutes. 30) You met your husband/wife/significant other, as well as your accountant/lawyer/landscaper/etc., in a bar.
Since I grew up next to an Irish family, worked and drank fer many years with about one hundred Irish cops, and later, met me good Irish lass of a wife in a cocktail lounge...I can relate to all of the above .....
Great comeback Sarah....you go girl!
...and speakin of huntin.....
...my buddy "fish" frum Kentucky took these here photygraffs a few day ago of some of the deer in his backyard...so...later that night....he got ready to have some Venison fer dinner.....
I think she'd have even more problems shooting archery.....OUCH!
**NOTE** In the previous post...there's a photygraff (Retired Hooters Girl) of what this young lady is gonna look like in 30 years. __________________________________
I found and "borrowed" the below letter from over at "The Chief's" campfire. It is truly an excellent read.....
This letter was sent to the Wall Street Journal on August 8, 2008 by Alisa Wilson, Ph.D., of Beverly Hills, CA, in reply to the article published on July 31, 2008 titled "Where's The Outrage?"
Really. I can tell you where the outrage is.
The outrage is here, in this middle-aged, well-educated, upper-middle class woman.
The outrage is here, but I have no representation, no voice.
The outrage is here, but no one is listening for who am I?
I am not a billionaire like George Soros that can fund an entire political movement.
I am not a celebrity like Barbra Streisand that can garner the attention of the press to promote political candidates.
I am not a film maker like Michael Moore or Al Gore that can deliver misleading movies to the public.
The outrage is here, but unlike those with money or power, I don't know how to reach those who feel similarly in order to effect change.
Why am I outraged? I am outraged that my country, the United States of America, is in a state of moral and ethical decline. There is no right or wrong anymore, just what's fair.
Is it fair that millions of Americans who overreached and borrowed more than they could afford are now being bailed out by the government and lending institutions to stave off foreclosure? Why shouldn't these people be made to pay the consequences for their poor judgment?
When my husband and I purchased our home, we were careful to purchase only what we could afford. Believe me, there are much larger, much nicer homes that I would have loved to have purchased. But, taking responsibility for my behavior and my life, I went with the house that we could afford, not the house that we could not afford. The notion of personal responsibility has all but died in our country.
I am outraged, that the country that welcomed my mother as an immigrant from Hitler's Nazi Germany and required that she and her family learn English now allows itself to be overrun with illegal immigrants and worse, caters to those illegal immigrants.
I am outraged that my hard-earned taxes help support those here illegally. That the Los Angeles Public School District is in such disarray that I felt it incumbent to send my child to private school, that every time I go to the ATM, I see "do you want to continue in English or Spanish?", that every time I call the bank, the phone company, or similar business, I hear "press 1 for English or press 2 for Spanish". WHY? This is America, our common language is English and attempts to promote a bi- or multi-lingual society are sure to fail and to marginalize those who cannot communicate in English.
I am outraged at our country's weakness in the face of new threats on American traditions from Muslims. Just this week, Tyson's Food negotiated with its union to permit Muslims to have Eid-al-Fitr as a holiday instead of Labor Day. What am I missing? Yes, there is a large Somali Muslim population working at the Tyson's plant in Tennessee. Tennessee, last I checked, is still part of the United States. If Muslims want to live and work here they should be required to live and work by our American Laws and not impose their will on our long history.
In the same week, Random House announced that they had indefinitely delayed the publication of The Jewel of Medina, by Sherry Jones, a book about the life of Mohammed's wife, Aisha due to fear of retribution and violence by Muslims. When did we become a nation ruled by fear of what other immigrant groups want? It makes me so sad to see large corporations cave rather than stand proudly on the principles that built this country.
I am outraged because appeasement has never worked as a political policy, yet appeasing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is exactly what we are trying to do. An excellent article, also published recently in the Wall Street Journal, went through over 20 years of history and why talking with Iran has been and will continue to be ineffective. Yet talk, with a madman no less, we continue to do.
Have we so lost our moral compass and its ability to detect evil that we will not go in and destroy Iran 's nuclear program? Would we rather wait for another Holocaust for the Jews-one which they would be unlikely to survive? When does it end?
As if the battle for good and evil isn't enough, now come the Environmentalists who are so afraid of global warming that they want to put a Bag tax on grocery bags in California; to eliminate Mylar balloons; to establish something as insidious as the recycle police in San Francisco.
I do my share for the environment: I recycle, I use water wisely, I installed an energy efficient air conditioning unit. But when and where does the lunacy stop?
Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the map, the California economy is being overrun by illegal immigrants, and the United States of America no longer knows right from wrong, good from evil. So what does California do? Tax grocery bags.
So, America, although I can tell you where the outrage is, this one middle-aged, well-educated, upper middle class woman is powerless to do anything about it. I don't even feel like my vote counts because I am so outnumbered by those who disagree with me.
"Chicago Charlie" tells us about how eatin Yellow Snow is good...
Always liked this one.....
A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage.
Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.
The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.
Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.
A New York Times reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter says,
"Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life."
The biker replies, "Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. Just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right."
The reporter says,
"Well, I'm a journalist from the New York Times, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page... So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have? "
The biker replies, "I'm a U. S. Marine and a Republican."
The following morning the biker buys The New York Times to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on front page:
"U. S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH" __________________________________
Now Sir....with Halloween just around the corner, "Charlie the Cop" sends us a photygraff of one of the best costumes around...."Hooters Girl-Retired"
....and Missy Vicki from out in Chanute Kansas shares with us some of the times when it's perfectly acceptable to say "OH SHIT!"
A woman pregnant with triplets was walking down the street when a masked robber ran out of a bank and shot her three times in the stomach. Luckily the babies were OK. The surgeon decided to leave the bullets in because it was too risky to operate. She gave birth to two healthy daughters and a healthy son.
All was fine for 16 years, and then one daughter walked into the room in tears.
"What's wrong?" asked the mother. "I was taking a tinkle and this bullet came out," replied the daughter.
The mother told her it was okay and explained what happened 16 years ago
About a week later the second daughter walked into the room in tears. "Mom, I was taking a tinkle and this bullet came out." Again the mot her told her not to worry and explained what happened 16 years ago.
A week later her son walked into the room in tears.
"It's okay" said the Mom, "I know what happened You were taking a tinkle and a bullet came out."
"No," said the boy, "I was playing with myself and I shot the dog." ______________________________________
What do the top ten cities with the highest poverty rate all have in common?
1. Detroit , MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961.
2. Buffa lo , NY (2nd) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1954.
3. Cincinnati , OH (3rd) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1984.
4. Cleveland , OH (4th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1989.
5. Miami , FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor.
6. St. Louis , MO (6th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1949.
7. El Paso , TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor.
8. Milwaukee , WI (8th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1908.
9. Philadelphia , PA (9th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1952.
10. Newark , NJ (10th) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1907.
Einstein once said, 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.' It is the disadvantaged who habitually elect Democrats ---yet remain disadvantaged.
"Poor People have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years, .............and they are still poor." Sir Charles Barkley -- the Round Mound of Rebound
Just in case Y'all missed the first post.... This fine, generous young woman, Gina Elise, produces a Retro-Calendar reminiscent of the 1940's WWII style pinups, and she gives ALL the proceeds from the sale of these Calendars to Vet's Hospitals and organizations all over the country, and then gives the calendars to our hospitalized disabled Vets fer free.
As one of my women-folk readers once stated about her, "She uses her good's fer the good." Gina is a very patriotic young lady and is selfless in her dedication to our troops and our country, but right now she needs a little help from us.
If'n Y'all would like to help her continue her fine mission, you, and/or your organization can purchase some Advertising space in her upcoming calendar, and it won't cost that much, $50.00 or a $100.00 bucks will buy ya some space.
Just pay a visit to her website, Pinups For Vetsand you can contact her for further details and/or info.... PLUS...the gorgeous scenery ain't bad either....
Thanks folks! Remember, she's doing all this completely for free and on her own time.... _______________________________________
I have 4 extra tickets for the Robbie Knievel (son of Evil Knievel) event at the Home Depot Center (Carson, CA) this weekend if anybody wants them.
He's going to try to jump 5000 Obama supporters with a bulldozer.
Should be a good time. Let me know... Thank me later. _____________________________________
Regardin the "blog problem".I had a computer expert (who in fact has his own blog regarding virtually everything to do with computers and systems) completely check out my blog, operating systems and my computer. He found that everything is OK and usually, the type of problems the folks are experiencing are with either their own operating system (Windows XP, Vista, etc.) or their browzer. It usually means that these systems missed an update or a "plug in" somewhere along the line. I know this did happen to me sometime back when I went to certain folks blogs. It turned out that I hadn't updated my Windows XP for some time.
When you think about it, since not everyone is experiencing these problems, what he states makes sense, so, if you are having these problems, it might be worth your while to check for updates.
But first....when yur "Photo-Bombed" by yur dog.....
Gotta Thank "Upstate Nikki" anf the "Kentucky fish" fer the above photo.... _____________________________________
I've posted this before, but because it makes just so much sense, I'm gonna post it again. Take a few minutes and listen, REALLY listen to what the man is saying. It is neither pro Republican or Democrat...just pro AMERICA!
I'm just an old Vietnam era Disabled Veteran Seabee, (and an old "Diesel-Boat" Sub-Sailer ) who's just a killin time...till time kills me. After retiring from many years in Law Enforcement as a Detective Sergeant, I now spends most a m'time a cookin fer feller sportsmen(and m' Wife) & writin a cook'n column fer a Fish & Game Magazine. I Hunt & Fish and don't care much fer liberals or ACLUers. I live in a small northern NY town on Oneida Lake, and like it that way. I can be as cantankerous as a Grizzly Bear with a tooth ache, or as cuddly as a Teddy Bear...mostly the former...