Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Is It Art?, Homeland Insecurity, -and- Rage Against the Machine

In the News Today
Is It Art? - police arrest 11-year-old boy over "inappropriate" stick figure drawing
Homeland Insecurity - undercover agent slips past TSA scanner with gun in bra
Rage Against the Machine - Alaska state representative objects to "intrusive" TSA pat-down

On this Day in History: February 22, 1994 - CIA agent Aldrich Ames charged with conspiracy to commit espionage. His betrayal, starting in 1985, resulted in the executions of a good number of important undercover agents within the Soviet Union. The CIA knew without doubt there was a mole in its ranks. And though by 1989 Ames had acquired unexplainable wealth from his spying and did very little to conceal the spying, he somehow managed to evade being caught for five more years.

Born on this Day in History: February 22, 1732 - George Washington (1732 - 1799) Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, George Washington was elected the first U.S. President. A natural leader, he commanded the Continental army and led American forces through the Revolution. President Washington had difficulty coping with the unruly new government and, in 1796, announced he would not run again, setting a two-term precedent.

Scripture of the Day

Video of the Day - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology in the News Today
Motorola Xoom coming to Verizon February 24
Senators introduce cyber bill with "Internet Kill Switch" ban
The next computing battle of the decade