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Court Finds File Hashes Subject to Fourth Amendment Protection – Want to hash my hard drive? Come back with a warrant

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Internet Court Finds File Hashes Subject to Fourth Amendment Protection
Tom Corelis (Blog)October 29, 2008 9:11 AM

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Want to hash my hard drive? Come back with a warrant

Federal agents seeking to generate MD5 hashes from files on a suspect’s hard drive must now obtain a warrant before doing so, says a Pennsylvania U.S. District Court, as such an act constitutes a government search protected by the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

The case in question, United States v.Robert Crist, involves accusations of child pornography and a warrantless search conducted against the defendant’s hard drive. In the case, a federal agent generated an MD5 hash – a unique numeric signature of a file – of every file and then compared them to a national child pornography database.

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Retired general claims Obama would not get security clearance

October 29, 2008 1 comment
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:17:33 PM · by pissant · 13 replies

    Richmond Dispatch ^ | 10/29/08 | Tyler Whitney
    A retired Army general said today at a news conference sponsored by the Republican Party of Virginia that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama isn’t qualified to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States because he couldn’t get top secret clearance. Jerry Curry said Obama’s past association with former anti-war radical William Ayers would prevent him from getting security clearance. Curry, who is an African-American, spoke at an ethnic outreach news conference at the Bell Tower in Capitol Square. If Barack Obama had been commander-in-chief of the forces in the Revolutionary War instead of George Washington “we’d still be a British colony,”…
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Be afraid of Barack Obama’s America

October 29, 2008 2 comments

Be afraid of Barack Obama’s America
Modern Conservative ^ | October 29, 2008

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:34:24 PM by thinkingIsPresuppositional

An America where average citizens are not allowed to question their leaders—where if they do, other citizens will swarm them and invade their privacy to destroy them personally:

Ohio official OK’d records search on Joe the Plumber

Smearing Joe the Plumber
An America where citizens are no longer safe to hold certain political views, or work for certain political causes, lest they be attacked by other citizens:

2 Charged With Assaulting GOP Campaign Workers
An America where a once-free media becomes a de facto state-run media, working for one political outlook insteadof reporting news:

Notorious Obamedia moments of 2008
An America where a media source that even tepidly challenges that outlook is implicitly threatened:

Obama on the Subject of Fox News: A Complaint or a Threat?
We’re headed towards a very bad place. A place where we must fear our government, our media, and our fellow citizens. A place where a quasi-messianic figure has thugs doing his bidding, both at his behest and spontaneously, out of religious devotion.
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GARCIA: Strange case of Obama birth record

October 29, 2008 2 comments

Suburban Journal ^ | 10/28/08 | Ann Garcia

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:18:25 PM by pissant

I don’t believe in black helicopters and I’m sure Elvis is really dead, so I try to avoid topics embraced by the kook fringe.

When Sean Hannity did a piece on “Hannity’s America” questioning Barack Obama’s legal right to be president I was wary. Then I remembered that Hannity broke the Bill Ayres story a year and a half ago. It turns out (O’Reilly Factor 10/21) Sen. Obama really did know Bill Ayres was an unrepentant terrorist.

It’s time to revisit the nationality of Barack Obama. The senator’s paternal grandmother says she was present in the delivery room at his birth-in Kenya. At least that is the claim of Pennsylvania lawyer Philip J. Berg.

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The Obama Hoax The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2008 | James Lyons (Ret. US Admiral)

October 29, 2008 1 comment

We can’t see his records from prep school, Occidental College, Columbia University or Harvard. What was his thesis? Who paid for his education at Harvard, since there is no record of student loans? There are even questions concerning where he was born. This is a fundamental and critical question. Was he born in Hawaii or Kenya? Did he become an Indonesian citizen? If so, he would have had to give up his U.S. citizenship. Was he then naturalized as a U.S. citizen when he returned to Hawaii from Indonesia? The documentation needs to be made public now. Certainly, security clearance requirements will require that the original documents be produced.

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October 29, 2008 1 comment

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:59:48 AM by shortstop

In 2001, Barack Obama said he saw aspects of Nazi Germany in American society and government.

He also said the U.S. Constitution was fundamentally flawed.

And that he was disappointed that the Supreme Court had not ordered federally administered financial equality as part of the civil rights movement.

He also called for a political coalition to be formed that would force “redistributive” policies on the American people – using the power of government to equalize wealth across the society.

In 2008, that political coalition is about to take power.

It’s called Obama ’08.

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Most Presidents Ignore the Constitution – Fox’s Judge Napolitano

October 29, 2008 1 comment

Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 29, 2008 | ANDREW P NAPOLITANO

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 5:49:12 AM by The Raven

In a radio interview in 2001, then-Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama noted — somewhat ruefully — that the same Supreme Court that ordered political and educational equality in the 1960s and 1970s did not bring about economic equality as well. Although Mr. Obama said he could come up with arguments for the constitutionality of such action, the plain meaning of the Constitution quite obviously prohibits it.

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Who Enforces the Constitution’s Natural Born Citizen Clause? By Mark J. Fitzgibbons

October 29, 2008 1 comment

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October 29, 2008

If you believe in individual rights and the notion that our Constitution is a document granting enumerated but limited powers to the federal government, then you have reason to be troubled by the recent dismissal in Berg v. Obama et al.

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October 29, 2008 1 comment

October 29, 2008

I don’t know when it happened, but somewhere along the way Americans were persuaded that getting a loan to purchase things they didn’t have money for was a good thing. The definition of “afford” somehow went from being able to pay for it in full at the time of purchase, to being able to make payments on it month to month.

Apparently someone convinced us that waiting was not an option – that patience, sacrifice and self-restraint was for fools.

I suppose being raised by conservative parents who refused to live lavishly on borrowed money had a significant impact on me growing up. In fact, I didn’t bother to ask them for any as an adolescent because I knew it was a waste of time.

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AMERICA’S WORST NIGHTMARE PART 1 of 2 By Jon Christian Ryter

October 29, 2008 1 comment

October 29, 2008

Prior to October 14, 2008 few people outside of Holland, Ohio (and most of those living there) had ever heard of Joe Wurzelbacher. Today, if the Springfield, Ohio native could be inserted into the race for Ohio’s 9th US congressional seat, which is held by Marcy Kaptur, Wurzelbacher would give the 13th term Toledo congresswoman a run for her money. Kaptur, who has held her seat since 1982, will easily defeat her current Republican rival, steelworker and US Navy veteran Bradley Leavitt. If GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain [R-AZ] and his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin [R-AK] prevail in the voting booths on Nov. 4, it will be solely because of one man—”Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher.

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October 29, 2008 1 comment

October 29, 2008

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As I write, little more than a week remains before E-Day, on which most Americans will vote. Nerves are being fearfully wracked. Even people who are usually somnolent say they can’t take the stress. There is a real danger that, unaddressed, the frustration of choosing between a Communist illegal alien raised by a Communist sex pervert and a POW traitor who is a Soviet front man could lead to an epidemic of Acid Reflux Disease or even an outbreak of Restless Leg Syndrome.

The purpose of this modest piece is to reassure you. Stop tormenting yourself. Further self-flagellation is pointless. Your next President has already been selected. Didn’t you know? Sure, go ahead and vote if you like, if you have nothing else to do, if you don’t mind standing in long lines between Obamatron morons and McCrud zombies, but enjoy the reassurance of knowing that the powers above Ponzi Paulson and Helicopter Ben Bernanke and Co. have already made their choice.

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October 29, 2008 1 comment

October 29, 2008

America is facing potentially the gravest constitutional crisis in her history. Barack Obama must either stand up in a public forum and prove, with conclusive documentary evidence, that he is “a natural born Citizen” of the United States who has not renounced his American citizenship—or he must step down as the Democratic Party’s candidate for President of the United States—preferably before the election is held, and in any event before the Electoral College meets. Because, pursuant to the Constitution, only “a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States at the time of the Adoption of th[e] Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President” (Article II, Section 1, Clause 4). And Obama clearly was not “a Citizen of the United States at the time of the Adoption of th[e] Constitution.”

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