The Postal Services created a stamp with a picture of President Obama on it.
The Postal Service noticed that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes.
This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation.
After a month of testing and $1.73 million in congressional spending, a special
Presidential commission presented the following findings:
1.The stamp is in perfect order.
2. There is nothing wrong with the glue.
3. People are spitting on the wrong side.
An American to start!
Facts About Mitt Romney
· His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
· He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is (therefore) 65 years old.
· His Father: George W. Romney was a Governor of the State of Michigan
· He was Raised in: Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
· He is Married to: Ann Romney since 1969; they have five children
· Education: B.A. from Brigham Young University , J.D. and M.B.A. from
· Religion: Mormon – The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
· After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.
· After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School
simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an
· In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment
firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States .
· In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Teddy
· He was President and C.E.O. of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
· In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts ,
where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.
Some Interesting Facts about Romney:
· Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in
Massachusetts , turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing
· Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kind of business
miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy,
Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group,
Dollarama, Home Depot and many others.
· He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s
gubernatorial campaign – 1 year.
· He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.
· He was an unpaid bishop and president of his church for ten years.
· He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.
· He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
· He gave his entire inheritance (from his father) to charity.
· Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest, self-made men in our country
but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and
time than most wealthy people.
More Mitt Romney Facts:
· He will show us his birth certificate
· He will show us his high school and college transcripts
· He will show us his social security card.
· He will show us his law degree.
· He will show us his draft notice.
· He will show us his medical records.
· He will show us his income tax records.
· He will show us he has nothing to hide.
I also like the fact that he can and will talk to 3rd graders WITHOUT
Stay away, Please
The government’s doing WHAT?
From; Daily Tech.com
The government is more concerned with the platforms rather than the games themselves, mainly because newer systems like Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 allow users to communicate with one another via messaging and chat systems
Gamers may want to be careful about what they say when jumping onto their consoles for an innocent bout of slaying dragons or killing zombies — the government will be watching.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Navy have launched a new research initiative that will explore ways of allowing the government to hack into gaming consoles like the Xbox 360, Wii, or PlayStation 3 to obtain information on gamers.
In 2008, a project called “Gaming Systems Monitoring and Analysis Project” was executed when law enforcement became worried about pedophiles using game consoles to talk to children. Later, law enforcement authorities went to DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate in search of help on an instrument that could observe game console data. DHS then went to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to find Simson Garfinkel, a NPS computer science professor, to offer a contract to a company that could conduct the research and offer a product.
The U.S. Navy ended up recently awarding the $177,237 contract to Obscure Technologies, which is a computer forensics company based in San Francisco, California. Obscure Technologies will be expected to create new hardware and software capable of extracting data from video game consoles. DHS wants to be able to extract data from both new and used games systems bought on the secondary market as well.
According to DHS, the reason for tapping into game consoles is to find pedophiles, who are using communication resources on game systems to seek out victims, and even terrorists, which DHS believes are using consoles to communicate.
“Today’s gaming systems are increasingly being used by criminals as a primary tool in exploiting children and, as a result, are being recovered by U.S. law enforcement organizations during court-authorized searches,” said Garfinkel.
The government is more concerned with the platforms rather than the games themselves, mainly because newer systems like Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 allow users to communicate with one another via messaging and chat systems. This communication is what the government is mainly after.
This new contract has privacy groups wondering if this is just another way that the government can abuse citizens’ privacy.
“You wouldn’t intentionally store sensitive data on a console,” said Parker Higgins, a spokesman for the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), an online privacy group. “But I can think of things like connection logs and conversation logs that are incidentally stored data. And it’s even more alarming because users might not know that the data is created. These consoles are being used as general-purpose computers. And they’re used for all kinds of communications. The Xbox has a very active online community where people communicate. It stands to reason that you could get sensitive and private information stored on the console.”
It’s important to note that DHS doesn’t plan to hack into the game consoles of U.S. citizens because of privacy-related issues. DHS only plans to peek at consoles from overseas.
“This project requires the purchasing of used video game systems outside of the U.S. in a manner that is likely to result in their containing significant and sensitive information from previous users,” said Garfinkel. “We do not wish to work with data regarding U.S. persons due to Privacy Act considerations. If we find data on U.S. citizens in consoles purchased overseas, we remove the data from our corpus.”
The government isn’t the only one who has been problematic when it comes to citizen’s privacy. Earlier this week, it was discovered that law enforcement around the U.S. is using cell phone tracking regularly as a tool for the job — and sometimes the tracking is warrantless.
They take terrorists and pedophiles and make them the most feared thing in society and use them as the justification on virtually everything they do to compromise our natural rights.
It’s not the right of any federal agency to prosecute pedophiles anyway. That right is left to the states.