The Virginia State Senate has passed a measure which would allow firearms to be arbitrarily seized from residents (archived). The measure which has yet to pass the lower house would allow "law enforcement" agencies to execute firearms seizure raids against private persons on the basis of any intermeddler informing the cops that the target they would like to see victimized in the raid might use their weapons. In other states that have adopted similar laws, "law enforcement" routinely kills private individuals on the basis of intermeddlers telling them "maybe" (archived). Continue reading
The wreckers marketing "GNU Make" announced substantial breaks in backwards compatibility with their new 4.3 release (archived). Notably the behavior of the '+=' operator has been changed in a move that will incur substantial pain. The handling of prerequisites, suffixes, and pattern rules are also being changed to maximally inconvenience all.
Tens of thousands of men stormed Richmond, Virginia yesterday before stopping outside the legislature where they proceeded to not do anything (archived). Despite a handful of USG captures well in advance of the event, the men faced no serious opposition or challenges on their way to the Capitol building as they carried an assortment of infantry weapons. The men even allowed USG forces to capture of women accompanying them. The woman faces felony charges for wearing a mask in public. Local authorities estimate 22,000 armed men showed up and dispersed without challenging them.
Frontier Communications, the US connectivity provider that Verizon unloaded most of their copper network to, is moving towards a bankrupcy filing (archived). Frontier carries more than 17 billion USD in debt largely incurred through the purchase of networks being unloaded by other operators on its books.
A hereto unidentified Hawaii man killed two cops in the Diamond Head neighborhood of Honolulu (archived). A house where the man was suspected to be sheltering after the shooting caught fire, and the fire has spread to numerous surrounding homes. This would not be the first time cops in the US started fires to deal with a cornered suspect without regard for collateral damage, and there is little incentive for them not to burn everything down when USG courts routinely pass the cost of police inflicted property damage to the owner. Nevermind that police pyrotechnics routinely causing fires, the courts routinely buy police assurances that the fires following police pyrotechics are "unintentional" (archived).
Tensions are running high in Virginia as at least 6 would-be protesters have been arrested in advance of a rally in support of gun rights (archived). Demographic shifts in Virginia driven by hypertrophy in the USG have lead to a Pantsuitist government voted in by USG bureaucrats colonizing suburbs near DC to advance a whole number of measures objectionable to residents of the rest of the state. This demographic move towards an Illinois like political situation has many longtime Virginia residents very angry. Continue reading
Oracle has released security 334 patches across 93 products to deal with a variety of issues, and many of the things being patched against are exploitable remotely (archived). Earlier this week Microsoft hyped their release of USG.NSA endorsed changes to crypt32.dll with great urgency.
US Pantsuitist House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is finally forwarding the House's doomed impeachment of democratically elected US President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial. Seven members of her caucus have been assigned to litigate the matter in favor of the proposition that career bureaucrats require absolute supremacy over the elected executive on all matters of foreign policy, retroactive to January 20th, 2017 (archived).
Yesterday's "Patch Tuesday" for Microsoft Windows included a "fix" promoted loudly through USG alligned media outlets that allegedly repairs X.509 "PKI" certificate validation in Microsoft's crypt32.dll (archived). The usual suspects are loudly herding Windows users to update in a way that strongly suggests geopolitical considerations may have pushed the USG.NSA to burn a number of their cultivated backdoors as they tend to do from time to time.
Past behavior of the actors involved suggests that as before, the patch is not going to be an actual fix so much as a subtle rekeying of the orfice. Serendipitously this patch was released immediately after Microsoft stopped issuing patches for Windows 7 creating an intense opportunity for Microsoft to collect "upgrade license" revenue with the endorsement of the USG "National Security" apparatus using the pitch that the USG already adopted the upgrade for its machines. The line between USG agency and USG "enterprise" continues become increasingly squishy.
The is the first time the USG.NSA has allowed itself to be explicitly named in Microsoft marketing materials as the contributor to a "fix" suggesting an ongoing marketing partnership between the two may be budding.
Numerous cases concerning arms and their trafficking in the US are being decided in favor of defendants who don't roll over and plea due to the disconnect between a popular administrative convention and the actual text of the law (archived). It turns out that when the "weapon" being trafficked is an AR-15 lower receiver, the lower receiver itself doesn't qualify under the law as a "weapon" because too many of the features that the text of the law requires for it to be classes as a weapon are part of the upper receiver which is a completely different part on the AR-15.
Prosecutors and other USG bureaucrats have simply been pursuing cases through administrative convention, deciding the lower receiver itself would be the magic part they would treat as a weapon despite no single AR-15 part on its own qualifying as a weapon under the law. At present some members of the USG judiciary are already dismissing cases over prosecutor objections.
Remember kids, any plea agreement proposed by a USG prosecutor isn't ever any kind of deal.