Friday, August 15, 2003

This Just in From My Buddy Mary Brotherton

What with all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment
it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person which
almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry La Prise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at
age 93.

The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin.
They put his left leg in... and then the trouble started ...

I am on the floor...

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

The Negroes Stole Our Dates!!!

Don't you just love it when guys quote lines from Animal House ( The brother of an ol' friend of mine played Otis Day!!! Isn't that a kick in the nutz?!) The quote is appropriate for the situation. Have you guys seen this? Welcome back to the 50's!!!

White supremacist group distributes racist fliers in Eagle, site of Bryant case

By JON SARCHE, Associated Press Writer
August 12, 2003
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) -- Racist fliers were scattered Tuesday on lawns and windshields in the town where Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is to go on trial on sexual assault charges.

Later Tuesday, a white supremacist group acknowledged leaving the fliers -- headlined ``Don't have sex with blacks'' -- and said they were in response to the Bryant case.

``We're concerned about areas such as Eagle County, where they have a relatively small number of blacks,'' Erich Gliebe, a spokesman for West Virginia-based National Alliance, said in a telephone interview.

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He said other fliers would be distributed as the case continues.

Earlier, Eagle County sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Andree said deputies were investigating, but did not believe the fliers were related to the case against Bryant. She did not return a telephone message Tuesday night after Gliebe's comments.

Bryant, who is black, is charged with assaulting a white 19-year-old hotel worker at a resort in nearby Edwards in June. He has said the sex was consensual.

The fliers, beyond the headline, accused three black men of lying about carrying HIV when they slept with white women.

The National Alliance was founded by the late William Pierce, author of the racist novel ``The Turner Diaries'' that figured prominently in the Oklahoma City bombing case.

FBI spokeswoman Ann Atanasio said the agency was monitoring the situation but taking no action.

``There is no threat contained in them,'' she said of the fliers. ``This is apparently a common tactic used by the National Alliance.''

Bryant's lawyer and a prosecutor's spokeswoman did not return after-hours messages Tuesday.

Andree would not say whether the National Alliance or similar groups had distributed fliers in Eagle before. She did not know how many fliers had been left.

The fliers listed a Denver-area phone number that is answered by a recorded message touting white supremacy. The man on the recording identifies himself as Pierce.

Roxie Deane, mayor of the community of 3,500, called the fliers ``totally unacceptable,'' adding that she received two herself, bearing Denver postmarks.

Mark Potok, spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors white supremacist groups, said the National Alliance often distributes such fliers.

``I think they see that the Kobe Bryant case is getting very different reactions from white America and black America,'' Potok said.

In December, fliers urging people to join the racist group were scattered throughout Colorado Springs. And in February 2002, similar fliers bearing the alliance's name were left in neighborhoods in Lakewood, a Denver suburb

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

C-O-N spiracy

Web Worm Attacks Windows, Spreads Fast -Experts
(Reuters) - An Internet worm that takes advantage of a recently discovered, widespread security hole in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software emerged around the United States on Monday, crashing systems and spreading to vulnerable computers, security experts said. The worm, dubbed LoveSan, Blaster, or MSBlaster, exploits a vulnerability in the Distributed Component Object service that is hosted by a Remote Procedure Call feature in Windows 2000 and Windows XP that lets computers share files, among other activities
. Hmmmmmmm,?

Sounds to me if filesharing can't be stopped, some strange organization would pay someone to send out a computer virus or worm to foil, or better yet discover who's sharing files consistently. Think about it and give me your theories on why something so random/specific would be happening in a 'random' worm or virus. Sounds like a test to me but, hey, I am the master of speculation...