"Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people. From these great staffs, both of the old parties have ganged aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare they have become the tools of corrupt interests which use them in martialling [sic] to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people." -- Theodore Roosevelt

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To avoid the risk of denial of service via Loop DoS, CERT/CC recommends installing the latest patches from vendors that address the vulnerability and replace products that no longer receive security updates. Using firewall rules and access-control lists for UDP applications, turning off unnecessary UDP services, and implementing TCP or request validation are also measures that can mitigate the risk of an attack. Furthermore, the organization recommends deploying anti-spoofing solutions like BCP38 and Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF), and using Quality-of-Service (QoS) measures to limit network traffic and protect against abuse from network loops and DoS amplifications.
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Security researchers have released a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a critical vulnerability in Fortinet's FortiClient Enterprise Management Server (EMS) software, which is now actively exploited in attacks. Tracked as CVE-2023-48788, this security flaw is an SQL injection in the DB2 Administration Server (DAS) component discovered and reported by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). It impacts FortiClient EMS versions 7.0 (7.0.1 through 7.0.10) and 7.2 (7.2.0 through 7.2.2), and it enables unauthenticated threat actors to gain remote code execution (RCE) with SYSTEM privileges on unpatched servers in low-complexity attacks that don't require user interaction.
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A previously unknown malware campaign called Sign1 has infected over 39,000 websites over the past six months, causing visitors to see unwanted redirects and popup ads. The threat actors inject the malware into custom HTML widgets and legitimate plugins on WordPress sites to inject the malicious Sign1 scripts rather than modifying the actual WordPress files.
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Researchers disclosed vulnerabilities today that impact 3 million Saflok electronic RFID locks deployed in 13,000 hotels and homes worldwide, allowing the researchers to easily unlock any door in a hotel by forging a pair of keycards.
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On Wednesday, the KDE team warned Linux users to exercise "extreme caution" when installing global themes, even from the official KDE Store, because these themes run arbitrary code on devices to customize the desktop's appearance.

The KDE Store currently allows anyone to upload new themes and various other plugins or add-ons without any checks for malicious behavior.

However, as KDE said, it currently lacks the resources to review the code used by each global theme submitted for inclusion in its official store. If the themes are faulty or malicious, this can result in unexpected consequences.

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Although the Wyoming Legislature stripped $1.7 million in state money for the University of Wyoming’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) office and related programming during the recently completed legislative session, the university is standing behind its program.

After the UW Board of Trustees held a Thursday meeting, filled with impassioned pleas from teachers and students to keep the school’s DEI office and programming, University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel told Cowboy State Daily that the school has no plans to entirely cut DEI programming moving forward under any scenario.

The DEI money was slashed from the $11.1 billion biennial budget that’s now sitting on Gov. Mark Gordon’s desk for consideration. Gordon has until Saturday to act on it.

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David Gelman, a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, said it was concerning that the ATF hasn’t released information about why agents were at the home. 

“I think the more concerning thing is that they still haven’t released any info about what they were even doing out there for a 6 a.m. raid,” he told Fox News Digital in a statement. “You know how fast the U.S. Attorney’s (Office) love a press conference. Normally, they would have already justified it with a copy of the warrant. Still nothing.”

“There must have been probable cause to believe there was evidence of some crime inside the residence,” he added. “Thus, the need to execute a search warrant at that location.”

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Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer has vowed that Israel will invade the southern Gaza city of Rafah even if it causes a rift with the US, The Times of Israel reported Thursday.

Any Israeli attack on Rafah would incur huge civilian casualties since 1.5 million Palestinians are packed into the city, which has a pre-war population of 275,000. Israeli officials claim they have a way to protect civilians, but the US has said Israel has not presented any plan.

“We’re quite confident that we can do this in a way that would be effective — not only militarily, but also on the humanitarian side. And they have less confidence that we can do it,” Dermer, an American-born former Israeli ambassador to the US, said on the podcast Call Me Back With Dan Senor.

“It will happen even if Israel is forced to fight alone. Even if the entire world turns on Israel, including the United States, we’re going to fight until the battle’s won,” Dermer added.

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Israeli strikes have hit over 400 healthcare facilities in Gaza, killing nearly 700 people. Most of the medical infrastructure in the Strip is damaged and inoperable. 

The World Health Organization released statistics on the impact on medical facilities in Gaza during the first five months of the Israeli onslaught. The WHO recorded 410 attacks, resulting in 685 deaths and 900 injuries. 

Nearly every hospital in Gaza has taken some damage. Twenty-four of the Strip’s 36 hospitals are not functioning. A panel of doctors speaking to the UN on Tuesday explained the Palestinian medical staff have had to reestablish several hospitals following Israeli raids or strikes. 

Additionally, 60 out of 74 primary healthcare centers are nonfunctional. Israel has also targeted ambulances, with 50 vehicles damaged. Paramedics are not the only first responders targeted by Israeli forces. Several members of Gaza’s police force have been killed. Prior to the attacks on officers, the police force escorted aid throughout the Strip. 

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Under the administration of President Joseph R. Biden, the U.S. government has been portraying itself as being seriously concerned about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, where Israel has been waging a devastating military assault that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on January 26 judged to be a plausible genocide.

On March 3, Vice President Kamala Harris acknowledged the “devastating” situation in Gaza, where “starving” people are resorting to eating leaves and animal feed, women are giving birth to malnourished babies, and children are “dying from malnutrition and dehydration.” She drew loud applause for saying, “Given the immense scale of suffering in Gaza, there must be an immediate ceasefire.”

In his State of the Union Address on March 7, Biden proclaimed, “The United States has been leading international efforts to get more humanitarian assistance into Gaza.” He announced that the U.S. military would “lead an emergency mission to establish a temporary pier in the Mediterranean on the Gaza coast” so that humanitarian aid could be delivered by ship.

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On 18 January, Israeli forces bombed a residential compound in Gaza housing the emergency medical team of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), a British charity, as well as the US-based International Rescue Committee, which is run by former UK foreign secretary David Miliband.

Four British doctors were injured in the airstrike, alongside MAP staff members and a bodyguard. MAP described the attack as “near-fatal”, causing “significant damage to the building”, and requiring the “withdrawal of the six international members”.

The attack was carried out with an F-16 jet, components for which have been supplied by UK companies. As Declassified reported last month, there is therefore a distinct possibility that Israel bombed a British medical facility with UK-supplied weaponry.

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Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Thursday that Russia’s production of artillery shells has increased by nearly 2.5 times over the past year as Moscow is significantly out-producing the West.

Shoigu also said that Russia was producing components for artillery at a rate of 22 times what it could make last year. “Speaking about manufacturing of artillery munitions, the volume of production of components to such ammunition was increased by almost 22 times,” he said.

Shoigu’s comments came after CNN reported that Russia was producing nearly three times as many artillery shells than the US and Europe combined. The report, based on a NATO assessment, said Russia has the capacity to produce 3 million shells per year while the US and Europe can make 1.2 million.

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Delivery disruptions for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are creating a headache for European buyers, as some countries face a potential capacity gap and delays in training pilots and maintenance engineers.

Denmark is exploring how to deal with a slipping delivery schedule, including possibly borrowing or buying aircraft from other F-35 users. Norway said there’s a risk full operational capacity of its F-35 fleet will be pushed back.

F-35 deliveries are on hold as Lockheed Martin wrestles to complete an upgrade known as Technology Refresh 3, initially planned for summer 2023. While the company still aims for the second quarter for TR-3 software acceptance, the third quarter is a more likely scenario, Lockheed Martin CEO Jim Taiclet said in January.

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The World Economic Forum warned us several years ago that its ultimate goal was to destroy the middle class. How else would you explain their slogan: “You will own nothing and learn to like it“?

This mantra is playing out in real time in the state of Oregon, and other states, in various forms which we will get into in this article.

Small farmers are under attack in the Beaver State, which has begun shutting down family farms throughout the state under the guise of water conservation and groundwater protection.

The owner of Yanasa Ama Ranch shared a 20-minute video explaining what is going on in Oregon as bureaucrats erroneously classify small family farms and homesteads as “concentrated animal feeding operations,” or CAFOs, in order to shut them down. Any feeding area that has a concrete, rock or gravel floor falls into this category, which would include most small dairy or egg farms.

If you have two or three milking cows, the rancher explains, you are now targeted by the state for closure.

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Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer has vowed that Israel will invade the southern Gaza city of Rafah even if it causes a rift with the US, The Times of Israel reported Thursday.

Any Israeli attack on Rafah would incur huge civilian casualties since 1.5 million Palestinians are packed into the city, which has a pre-war population of 275,000. Israeli officials claim they have a way to protect civilians, but the US has said Israel has not presented any plan.

“We’re quite confident that we can do this in a way that would be effective — not only militarily, but also on the humanitarian side. And they have less confidence that we can do it,” Dermer, an American-born former Israeli ambassador to the US, said on the podcast Call Me Back With Dan Senor.

“It will happen even if Israel is forced to fight alone. Even if the entire world turns on Israel, including the United States, we’re going to fight until the battle’s won,” Dermer added.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly vowed that he will go ahead with an invasion of the city despite concerns from President Biden, but he has agreed to send an Israeli delegation to Washington to discuss the attack. The US is expected to suggest a more limited, targeted operation against Hamas

Claire's Observations:  Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer, a word, please;  it is an Israeli national tragedy, that two groups of people are arguing over the same small sliver of land, which each calls their "homeland".

With the establishment of a Jewish "homeland", courtesy of the Balfour Declaration, Muslim Arabs got displaced by the thousands, and were not allowed to establish any kind of homeland of their own.  I believe in the Arabic language,  this is called "The Nabka"  

And now, through Israeli starvation; the destruction of sewage systems, leading to illness, and then outright assassination of Palestinians (primarily  women and children), Israel has decided the embark on genocide so savage, that it is now being considered a "pariah/rogue state" by much of the rest of the world.

How much longer will these summary executions persist, sir?!? No trials; no presentation of evidence against them; no convictions or exonerations by a jury of their peers?!?  Their only crime?!?  Being Palestinians who are still breathing, sir.

Any thoughtful Jewish person alive, will tell you of the pogroms against them, throughout history, and how utterly horrific they were.

But here, sir, is the bottom line: Yes, you can murder people; but your can't kill an idea whose time has come.

Just ask the citizens of South Africa., even though they are struggling with massive political corruption right now.

And perhaps, ironically, the establishment of a legitimate Palestinian state may ultimately be the idea which can, and will, save Israel from further aggression from its neighbors, against which Israel has gone to great lengths to tick off.

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VDARE.com has repeatedly reported that American taxpayers, via subsidies to Non-Governmental Organizations, are financing their own Replacement by immigrants, both legal and illegal. As well, federal, state, and local governments spend billions on food stamps, housing assistance, direct cash payments, and race-based programs for healthcare among other items [Welfare Use by Immigrants and the U.S.-Born, by Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler, Center for Immigration Studies, December 19, 2023]. But that isn’t all. Add in hundreds of billions more from Alejandro Mayorkas’ Department of Homeland Security, which is also helping finance the invasion at the southwest border.

For fiscal 2024, the DHS budget is $103.2 billion [FY 2024 Budget in Brief, DHS.gov]. Since he took office in 2021, Biden has increased the DHS budget more than $7 billion. But Americans have only become less safe, as the murder of nursing student Laken Riley rather proves.

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You won’t see this data breakdown in the New York Times or the New York Post.

It should be noted in 2023 New York City, blacks represent 24.3 percent of population, Hispanics 29.1 percent, and Asians 14.1 percent. Whites are 32.1 percent of the city’s population.

For those homicide suspects arrested, 96.5 percent were black, Hispanic, or Asian in New York City for 2023. These statistics come courtesy of the 2023 Crime and Enforcement Activity in New York City:

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A former business partner of Hunter Biden testified before lawmakers on Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s brother lied to Congressional investigators about the extent of the president’s involvement in his foreign business dealings.

According to Tony Bobulinksi, a former Naval officer who was involved in James and Hunter’s venture with Chinese government-linked CEFC China Energy, “Jim Biden … lied extensively throughout his transcribed interview on February 21, and perjured himself.”

The focus issue is a May 2, 2017 meeting between Biden, Hunter, James and Bobulinski at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. While James testified before the House Oversight Committee that Biden was at the hotel for a speaking engagement and was not part of the meeting, investigators questioned him about a message Bobulinski sent to him after the meeting in question, suggesting he met with Biden.

“Great to meet you and spend some time together. Please thank Joe for his time. It was great to talk. [Thanks], Tony B,” the message read.

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Will Society Collapse? Civilization seems to be lurching.  A study suggests that there is a possibility that society will collapse in 2040. In this blog post, let’s explore why society might collapse and how we can prevent it.

We’ve all seen the movies where society collapses, and it’s every man for himself. The reality is that most people won’t know how to survive when this happens. Many things have been happening in the world lately. In light of all this, it’s vital to start thinking about surviving the collapse of society.

Many believe that it’s only a matter of time before something big happens. That could leave us without power or essential services for an extended time.

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In a disconcerting incident in Flushing, Queens, homeowner Adele Andaloro was arrested and handcuffed at her million-dollar property, following a confrontation with unauthorized occupants.

The incident was recorded by ABC7 NY.

The dispute initiated when Andaloro inherited the property after her parents' demise. As she was preparing to sell the house, she was taken aback to find the locks changed and unknown individuals residing within.

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Comedian and TV host Howie Mandel praised comedians who are pure to their artform and said that because of comedians who have refused to censor themselves, the pendulum is swinging away from woke audiences.

Mandel appeared on the "Stand-Up World Podcast" and started by reminiscing about the days when comedy fans could go to a club and see comedians who "seem to be breaking the rules."

Comedians were "talking about things you didn't hear people talk about publicly," unlike what you might see on the "Tonight Show" or any other mainstream comedy format.

The former "Deal or No Deal" host then described when he thought audiences started taking offense with politically correct points of view.

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A devastated mother has claimed her 16-year-old daughter died after being badly beaten by bullies at her California high school. 

Shaylee Mejia, 16, collapsed just days after she was attacked inside a bathroom at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles.

Video of the incident on March 5 shows the teenage girl having her hair dragged and hitting her head against a stall before she fell down. Numerous punches are exchanged by the girls involved in the fighting throughout the brawl. 

Mejia's mother, Maria Juarez, said her daughter complained about headaches for several days but continued to attend school before she went to a party the following Saturday night, according to KTLA.

Mejia suffered a hemorrhage due to brain injuries and collapsed while at the party. She was rushed to hospital but never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on March 15. 

'Everybody knows about my daughter hitting her head, the teachers too,' Juarez said. 'Everybody knows.' 

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Protesters beating drums and clanging cow bells stood outside President Joe Biden’s hotel in Dallas on Thursday morning, calling for a ceasefire in the Middle East.

‘If we don’t get justice, you don’t get no sleep,’ the crowd of about 20 people shouted repeatedly.

They gathered outside the Fairmont Hotel around 6 am. Biden, who is not a morning person, usually wakes up around 7 am.

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