Day: October 1, 2016

Commercial Finance Association pays Rudy Giuliani to offer his thoughts on Mexicans in the kitchens of New York

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The Commercial Finance Association, a financial services group, hired former New York mayor and noted windbag Rudy Giuliani to do a speech for them. During this speech, Giuliani made racist remarks about “Mexicans in the kitchens at the Waldorf.” Afterward, the Commercial Finance Association issued a groveling apology.

The association’s CEO wrote in an email sent to attendees that Giuliani “presented unscripted personal opinions which were independent of CFA’s political position or core values.”

“While we, the event organizers, made every attempt to direct Mr. Giuliani’s remarks ahead of time to focus on leadership, for which he is renowned and has authored a book, there is always the possibility of such a surprise at a live event,” Bob Trojan wrote.

It’s a small data point, but a serious one. They didn’t believe that he was really a racist sack of shit, because TV, the internet, the papers—none of that’s real, is it? So Wall Street paid him a fantastic amount of money to rant about Mexicans, thereby buying and eating the sack of shit.

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Pork and Poblano Stew

Pork and Poblano Stew

A fall classic from the recipe archive! ~Elise

Every time I look at a picture of this pork and poblano stew I want to eat it all over again. This is one of those lick-every-last-drop stews, so good!

Early fall is peak chile season, and we have plenty of poblanos in the garden. Every few days I pick a few chiles, char them over direct flame on the gas stove, let them steam a bit in their own heat, and then scrape off the char.

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Company suspected of blame in Office of Personnel Management breach will help run new clearance agency

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In 2014, the US Office of Personnel Management was hacked (presumably by Chinese spies), and leaked 22,000,000+ records of Americans who’d applied for security clearance, handing over the most intimate, compromising details of their lives (the clearance process involves disclosing anything that could be used to blackmail you in the future). This didn’t come to light until 2015.
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Your next DDoS attack, brought to you courtesy of the IoT

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The internet is reeling under the onslaught of unprecedented denial-of-service attacks, the sort we normally associate with powerful adversaries like international criminal syndicates and major governments, but these attacks are commanded by penny-ante crooks who are able to harness millions of low-powered, insecure Internet of Things devices like smart lightbulbs to do their bidding.

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[Mark here: I highly recommend The Wayward Pines trilogy. I’m listening to the series on Audible now!]

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