Who rules Congress

If you ever had any doubts who controls congress this should make it very clear. Businesses Seek Protection on Legal Front not that you didn’t know it yet. But the little guy the Joe voter on the street is going to get screwed again.

Frustrated with laws and regulations that have made companies and accounting firms more open to lawsuits from investors and the government, corporate America — with the encouragement of the Bush administration — is preparing to fight back.

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Frustrated with Prevented from violating laws and regulations that have made companies and accounting firms more open accountable to lawsuits from investors and the government, corporate America — with the encouragement a payoff to of the Bush administration — is preparing to fight back grant themselves Imunitity from the law.

Carnage week

Daimen Blake has a Stop the Carnage Week starting today, and I wanted to add my two bits worth. This last weekend four young men lost their lives. Everyone in the government is set to blame their youth and inexperience. But I see it differently, the accident happened on a bad road, near an unmarked (no center line) section of the road, in the wee hours of the morning, coincidently just as the pubs were closing.

Let’s put it in perspective, they were drunk, underage and driving too fast on an unmarked poorly build roads, a prescription for killing anyone, not just the young. The government won’t fix the roads, or close the pubs, or enforce the drinking age, so they are forced to blame the inexperience of the drivers as a lame diversion of responsibility.

Let’s face it we all had a hand in their deaths, for not teaching responsible drinking, and NO driving, and for accepting this government’s lack of attention to social, and infrastructure issues.

America, now a Tyranny

Now that the U.S. is faced with the Death of Habeas Corpus: Freedom is now a distance memory. I am reminded of some favorite quotations


“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”

and

“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

Both from this man

James Madison, American 4th US President (1809-17), and one of the founding fathers of his country. 1751-1836

VPN tcpdump assistance required

I’m still battling L2TP VPN connection issues, and at the suggestion of one of my readers I’ve done a series of TCPDUMP runs and they all boil down to the one below.

tcpdump: listening on en1, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 96 bytes
20:24:27.580117 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17897, offset 0, flags [none], length: 188) 192.168.23.2.isakmp > vpn.office.com.isakmp: isakmp 1.0 msgid cookie ->: phase 1 I ident: [|sa]
20:24:27.803567 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 59, id 0, offset 0, flags [none], length: 164) vpn.office.com.isakmp > 192.168.23.2.isakmp: isakmp 1.0 msgid cookie ->: phase 1 R ident: [|sa]
20:24:28.094352 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17898, offset 0, flags [none], length: 276) 192.168.23.2.isakmp > vpn.office.com.isakmp: isakmp 1.0 msgid cookie ->: phase 1 I ident: [|ke]
20:24:28.653665 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 59, id 0, offset 0, flags [none], length: 256) vpn.office.com.isakmp > 192.168.23.2.isakmp: isakmp 1.0 msgid cookie ->: phase 1 R ident: [|ke]
20:24:29.290106 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17901, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400
20:24:30.224387 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 59, id 0, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1420) vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft > 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1392
20:24:30.657375 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17903, offset 0, flags [none], length: 100) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 72
20:24:32.667205 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17906, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400
20:24:34.824612 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 59, id 0, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1420) vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft > 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1392
20:24:35.829802 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17910, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400
20:24:36.504857 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 59, id 0, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1420) vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft > 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1392
20:24:38.556036 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17914, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400
20:24:41.270765 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17918, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400
20:24:44.272501 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17922, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400
20:24:47.276414 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17926, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400
20:24:50.277506 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17930, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400
20:24:53.285464 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17934, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400
20:24:56.287335 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17938, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400
20:24:59.290376 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 17942, offset 0, flags [none], length: 1428) 192.168.23.2.ipsec-msft > vpn.office.com.ipsec-msft: UDP, length: 1400

So if the there are any brainier geeks out there that can point to the problem, I’d be grateful.

Republicans don’t care about your vote.

Political triage is common as in the GOP Focuses on Best Bets except for the chosen victim, as in this case Mr. DeWine has been pick as a loser by an internal GOP poll. And thereby stands the problem with the GOP, they don’t believe that the vote of the public is important. They have already decided that DeWine has lost already and that you, the public no longer get to choose who wins or loses in any political contest. It’s the Republican arrogance raising it’s head, the elite GOP do not wish the public to express their right to vote for their elected officials. They want to choose for themselves who wields power. And it’s not to be joe citizen, but the moneyed elite in the GOP.

Polls and politicans, Truth is who you trust.

I find this amazing, when political polls indicate a rise in popularity like when Fianna Fáil soars in poll as Opposition suffers decline. Everyone in the captive press spew hours of dialog about how such results could have happened. But when polls are negative, they spend that same effort trying to demonstrate that the polls were flawed, or biased.

The press can not get it into their heads that the positive poll, while reflecting an unexpected result could be flawed, or even false in it’s results.

Political Deadlines don’t kill anyone

The problem with deadlines, with regards to political issues, is there is no penalty for flying past them with no results. In fact, in most cases it behooves both parties to do just that, zooming past deadlines is part of the process.

Wouldn’t it be interesting if there were penalties? Not that I advocate violence, I wish ill on no one. But what results would happen if when a politician passed the deadline, they would just drop dead.

It sure would be a motivator to agreement! Isn’t that what is being proposed in Northern Ireland? Agree, or go back to killing each other?

Apple Mac OS-X L2TP VPN Sucks

I come to the conclusion that the L2TP VPN native to OS-X sucks. Besides the fact that it sucks, it doesn’t connect to anything. It doesn’t even make the attempt to connect. I have no idea what it’s doing when it spinning that wheel, but it sure doesn’t connect. I have removed routers, and taken down firewalls, standing naked on the internet and still nothing, even dialup, nothing.

It’s no wonder that Apple is never used in business, they won’t communicate with the windows, linux or unix systems.

If you have ideas, leave them in the comments.

Gay Pedophile Republicans are anti-Gambing

As for the “must have legislation” in the Republican congress GOP Gay Pedophile Tom Foley is less important than an Internet gambling ban bill in the eyes of the Republican Leadership.

Which do you rate higher, Child molesters, or poker players?

How do you like the Moral GOP pushing their morality on the american people?

UPDATE: Looks like the Republican morals are intack, they really only needed to be bribed with enought money or; How horse racing avoided new US internet betting law

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