Obama is considering an Executive Order for his Cybersecurity Act that was voted down by both Republicans and Democrats. The bill mustered 52 votes in the Democrat lead Senate, well short of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster.
The White House hasn’t ruled out issuing an executive order to strengthen the nation’s defenses against cyber attacks if Congress refuses to act.
“In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in an emailed response to whether the president is considering a cybersecurity order. “Moving forward, the President is determined to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today’s cyber threats and we will do that,” Carney said.
The White House has emphasized that better protecting vital computer systems is a top priority. The bill would have encouraged private companies and the government to share information about cyber threats and would have required critical infrastructure operators to meet minimum cybersecurity standards.
Senate Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), worried the bill would burden businesses with unnecessary and ineffective regulations.
Jim Lewis, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explained that Obama could enact many of the core provisions of the Cybersecurity Act through executive order. read more
Publishers Note: This is a must read, and share. These questions need to be asked by anyone who disagrees politically with conservatism, and succumbs the elitist, limousine liberal occupy supporter lies. Yes, question them, make them uncomfortable in their own hypocrisy. We’re underwater, but they’re all wet. We are the sharks! -PBN
From Barack Obama to Mark Zuckerberg, cool buys exemption.
When Barack Obama two years ago joked at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that potential suitors of his two daughters might have to deal with Predator drones (“But boys, don’t get any ideas. Two words for you: Predator drones. You will never see it coming.”), the liberal crowd roared. That failed macabre joke would have earned George W. Bush a week of headline condemnation from the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Obama, in fact, has increased those judge/jury/executioner targeted assassinations tenfold during his tenure. But apparently, the combination of Obama’s postracial “cool” and the video-game nature of such airborne death — no CNN clips of charred torsos and smoldering legs, no prisoners with their ACLU lawyers in Guantanamo, no Seymour Hersh exposé on a Waziristan granny who was vaporized for being too near her terrorist-suspect grandson, no American losses for Code Pink and Moveon.org to demonstrate against — earned general exemption for that new liberal way of war. What bothered us about the Predator strikes in 2006–2008 was not the kills per se but the uncool nature of twangy Texan George Bush, who ordered them. read more
The working assumption, in the modern media, is that Obama simply cannot lose his reelection bid. Obviously, they want “The One” to be around for two. While their ever-present and sometimes intense rooting for him will certainly help Obama, there are a host of reasons why Obama will lose. Here’s a list: read more
Let’s get straight to the facts, we are not going to mince words here, PBN is alleging that Media Matters is breaking with the constraints of the 501(c)(3) PC public charity status. This is something PBN has been investigating for several years. To be clear, MM has a rotten anti American agenda, and we want people to know the truth, we believe the truth has an agenda here on PBN and that is for it to be heard. Media Matters is a fascist group, that raises 10s of millions of dollars a year, while giving themselves 100k plus salaries while working as an arm of the Democratic party.
Media Matters for America EIN 47-0928008 Washington, DC, United States Deduct Code PCread more
ABC Deception: “Enhanced” a layer of a Police Video, After Misrepresenting Facts.
CNN Deception: Rescinds Claim of Racial Epithet with Actual Word, After Misrepresenting Facts.
NBC Deception: Edits 911 Call to Falsely Claim Racial Motivation.
This is the Tipping Point. Fabrications of ABC, CNN & NBC For Deceptively Hiding/ Fabricating Facts and Falsely Reporting Misinformation To the American People Regarding George Zimmerman cannot be ignored or back away from. Step up, push back now.
ABC, CNN and NBC Assault America With Bias, Fraud and Fabrications: Sign A Petition for Truth in Media.
The truth really seems to be painful for the left. Example: ”Game Change” the Steve Schmidt hit piece (steve is on @msnbc, surprise) is garbage, the Progs love it though… LOL giving it a 7.8 rating on IMDB go figure, I gave it a one, because there were no negative numbers.
On the other hand, the right hand, the @SaraPalinUSA movie “The Undefeated” gets a 1.9 Go vote here . The comments are just garbage.
@TheDemocrats lash out at everything, hate what is decent and honorable and right and good, or even reasonable a majority of the time.
Megaupload.com One of the world’s most popular file-sharing sites was shut down, and its founder and several company officials were accused of facilitating millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content…
The site was indicted of costing copyright holders at least 500 million in lost revenue….
The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to make it easier for authorities to go after sites with pirated material, especially those with overseas headquarters and servers.
the shutdown seemed to bring retaliation from hackers who claimed credit for attacking the Justice Department’s website. Federal officials confirmed it was down Thursday evening and that the disruption was being “treated as a malicious act.”
A loose affiliation of hackers known as “Anonymous” claimed credit for the attack. Also hacked was the site for the Motion Picture Association of America and perhaps others. read more
Is the obama administration working behind the scenes to take over the air waves at will… they had the day of taking over the airwaves recently where they controlled all broadcast for three mins….
Yesterday Verizon Wireless sent an emergency alert via text to wireless customers in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties warning of a “civil emergency” and telling people to “take shelter now,” according to the Associated Press. The message was intended to be a test but wasn’t labeled as such, the company later said. The alert reportedly started a chain reaction across a wide swatch of central New Jersey, prompting a high volume of 911 calls.
“Within about 90 minutes, the state homeland security and emergency management offices posted on Twitter that no emergency existed, but by then people had called a variety of local, county and state agencies to express their concerns,” the AP report said. I’m sure they knew what was going on… read more
While emergency broadcast tests are typically used by state and local governments to issue severe weather alerts and other emergency information, there has never been a nationwide activation of the system before but, there is now, the first-ever national test of the Emergency Alert System, where radio and televised broadcasts across the country will be disrupted for roughly…three-and-half minutes.
The authority to seize control of all television and civilian communication has been asserted by the executive branch and handed to a government agency, and it will begin November 9, 2011…
The old testing system when controlled by states did not take control away from the broadcaster but this new Nation wide alarm system seizes control of the broadcast frequency… read more
If you want the cliff notes, just scroll to the bottom of this post. Otherwise, please continue reading my opines.
Facepalm. With questions.
Why are people on the bandwagon when he has no idea for sure how his $447 billion plan will be paid for?
Why is the POTUS in a big rush to get this passed – must do it now!! – even though it will be days…weeks..until we know how he plans to pay for it?
Why isn’t the detailed plan already completed?
Why isn’t the “Super Committee” tasked with this since supposedly they are devising a plan to reduce the deficit?
Do people understand that cutting payroll taxes is robbing Peter to pay Paul?
Payroll taxes from the employer and employee are used to finance the Social Security and Medicare, Railroad Retirement, Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), and Unemployment Compensation programs.
So, guess what future funds are being cut by this? That shuffling of money is what has been done over and over and over ad nauseum. It. Does. Not. Work.
Does the majority of Americans believe it will work ‘this time?’ read more