April 10, 2017

Keystone pipeline operator says much more oil leaked than initially reported. “Nearly 17,000 gallons of oil has leaked in South Dakota since Saturday, pipeline owner TransCanada says – up from the 187 gallons the company initially reported to federal authorities.”   https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-04-08/keystone-pipeline-leak-worse-than-thought

Unemployed Wisconsin man with 30 traffic citations declares war on the government. “When you look at the (manifesto), it is a laundry list of injustices he believes government and society and the upper class have put … onto the rest of the citizens. He believes that the government, and law enforcement in particular, are acting as terrorists and are enslaving the people and creating this environment that he finds unacceptable. …”   http://www.gazettextra.com/20170407/man_with_a_plan_janesville_fugitive_wrote_anti_government_statement_police_say   and   http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/08/manhunt-for-wisconsin-man-wanted-for-stealing-guns-allegedly-threatening-politicians.html

Hacker reportedly activates Dallas emergency sirens. “The sirens started sounding at 11:42 p.m. Friday and continued until 1:17 a.m. Saturday.”   https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/08/hacker-triggers-all-156-emergency-sirens-dallas/100212412/

Green and Republican candidates allege election interference by Democrats in Philadelphia special election. “The voters for the special election were told by election board workers and representatives of the Democratic City Committee that they were only allowed to vote for the (Democratic Party’s) write-in, [Vazquez], and no other candidate,” the suit claims. “Voters were threatened or intimidated if it was thought they were going to vote for another candidate.”   http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/Republicans-and-Green-Party-to-judge-Hold-a-new-197th-District-election.html

Flashback to 2014:  U.S. uses chemical weapon agent on its own citizens. “…tear gas is a chemical agent banned in warfare per the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993, which set forth agreements signed by nearly every nation in the world — including the United States.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/14/tear-gas-is-a-chemical-weapon-banned-in-war-but-ferguson-police-shoot-it-at-protesters/

Florida gym shooting was workplace violence incident say police. “Police said trainer Abeku Wilson, 33, walked into Equinox shortly before 1 p.m. and shot his two supervisors, General Manager Janine Ackerman, 35, and Fitness Manager Marios Hortis, 42. Then… shot himself with his handgun.”   http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article143607799.html

Delta airlines meltdown enters fifth day. “Delta has cancelled more than 3,300 flights through Sunday due to thunderstorms that occurred back on Wednesday, and doesn’t expect to get back to normal operations until Monday.”   http://www.ajc.com/travel/why-one-day-thunderstorms-turned-into-five-day-delta-meltdown/6iwLZXfRcLKB0w1LAdKvpI/

Department of Education hack resulted in leak of personal data of financial aid applicants, was used to file fake tax returns. “The commissioner said fewer than 8,000 of these returns were processed, and refunds were issued totaling $30 million.”   http://www.wfmz.com/business/national-and-world-business/hackers-use-fafsa-application-to-steal-tax-info/442260086

U.S. ambassador to U.N. admits regime change is one of the goals of intervention in Syria. “So what we’re trying to do is obviously defeat ISIS. Secondly, we don’t see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there. Thirdly, get the Iranian influence out. And then finally move towards a political solution…”   http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/09/middleeast/syria-missile-strike-chemical-attack-aftermath/

Second Trump loyalist, K.T. McFarland, booted from National Security Council. “Trump appointed McMaster, a U.S. Army lieutenant general, as his new national security adviser in February and gave him authority to remake the National Security Council as he saw fit.”   https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/04/09/report-kt-mcfarland-leave-white-house-amid-nsc-shakeup/100257332/

Wikileaks claims CIA copied Russian organized crime malware used to steal financial information from computers. “The persistence method, and parts of the installer, were taken and modified to fit our needs.”   http://www.computerworld.com/article/3188477/security/wikileaks-cia-used-bits-of-carberp-trojan-code-for-malware-deployment.html

 

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April 10, 2017

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