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07 Mar 2011 14:14


Tech: WordPress founder confirms DDoS assault came from China

  • last week WordPress, the exemplary blogging platform, was hit with a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that stalled its servers. At the time, they believed it may have been politically motivated against a Chinese language blog.
  • this week While WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg updated the record in an email to IDG News Service, saying he no longer believed the motive to be political, he did confirm that the DDoS attack originated from China. A little international intrigue? source

31 Jan 2010 11:57


Politics: John Edwards used a lot of tricks not to get caught, still did

  • When rumors of the affair started circulating, she continued to risk getting spotted in hotel lobbies and grocery stores. ‘I think she wanted to get caught,’ Young writes.
  • Slate writer Christopher Beam • Regarding the John Edwards/Rielle Hunter affair, which former Edwards associate Andrew Young wrote about in great detail. Young was on the losing side of most of the romantic facilitation, having to do pretty much everything possible to cover it up from Edwards’ wife Elizabeth, who was reading financial and phone records with a fine-toothed comb. It’s a nice guide about how not to get caught when having an affair. Final tip: Make sure you wear a condom. Edwards didn’t. source

23 Jan 2010 10:04


Politics: Obama sounds pissed off about that Supreme Court decision

  • The last thing we need to do is hand more influence to the lobbyists in Washington, or more power to the special interests to tip the outcome of elections.
  • President Barack Obama • In his weekly radio address, where he assailed the recent Supreme Court decision on campaign financing. Obama himself made a stronger pledge for transparency and pointed out that his administration has made strides to run a clean ship. He also pledges that “it will be a priority for us until we repair the damage that has been done.” In other words, the Supreme Court totally failed. source

29 Dec 2009 20:36


Politics: Karl Rove gets divorced not from reality, but from his wife

You gotta hand it to Karl. When he carries around the old ball and chain, he keeps it secure. Well, for 24 years, anyway. So much for family values. source

27 Dec 2009 11:01


World: Why have protests in Iran gained steam once again?

  • Leader loss Grand Ayatollah Ali Hossein Montazeri was one of the strongest supporters of the protest movement, and his death re-energized the protesters.
  • Wider net Montazeri’s death did not just affect students but older, middle-class Iranians, which gives the protests a broader base of support than before.
  • Important day Beyond being the seventh day after Montazeri’s death, it is also the Ashura holiday – a holy day for Shiite Muslims. Iran is a largely Shiite country. source

23 Nov 2009 22:51


World: Journalists massive victims in Philippines political massacre

  • 12 journalists were among the 22 killed in the attack; Reporters Without Borders called it the largest mass murder of journalists ever
  • 100 gunmen reportedly took part in the politically-motivated attack, which included rapes, mutilation and beheadings source

23 Nov 2009 10:40


World: Is Iran using the death penalty to silence political opposition?

Ehsan Fattahian was hanged on Nov. 11th for belonging to an armed Kurdish group. Sentenced 10 years initially, they then added the charge of being an “enemy of God.” source

23 Nov 2009 09:18


World: Shocking: A brutal political massacre in the Philippines

  • 21 politicians and journalists were brutally killed by armed men who abducted them in Mindanao
  • why? the politicians were trying to submit papers so a challenger could run for office source

22 Sep 2009 21:42


Biz: Hassan Nemazee: Hey big spender, you just got indicted

  • $292 million in fraud charges for the former booster source

15 Aug 2009 14:18


U.S.: Feel the deluge of health care political ads? There’s a reason why

  • $57 million on political ads, most of it in the last 45 days source