Posted: 28 Nov 2008 12:32 PM CST
Black Friday, the day stores hope will put them in the black, making a profit, is the Friday after Thanksgiving Day and stores provide sales to draw the masses.
In Long Island, at a Wal-Mart, the masses were waiting outside the door for the store to open and when it did, they stampeded in, like no more than cattle and in their desire to be first, to get to "sales" to beat everyone else to the merchandise, hundreds of supposedly civilized human beings trampled a man to death.
A stock clerk for the store, 34 years old, was knocked down, stepped on and killed.
"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too...I literally had to fight people off my back."
Even as emergency crews were around the man, before the store was closed down, people continued to walk right on by him to shop with few stopping to even acknowledge the man was dead.
Some reports say the pregnant woman mentioned above, miscarried.
Make that two deaths.
The authorities should be looking over the video and identifying each person that knocked the man and woman over, that stepped on him/her and they should prosecute them for the deaths.
Posted: 28 Nov 2008 10:32 AM CST
Just linking you up to a few updates about the massive attack perpetrated on Mumbai, India, in which over a hundred have been murdered and hundreds more injured.
CNN with details about five more hostages found dead in the Jewish center which was one of what is believed to be 10 separate targets attacked.
The bodies of five hostages have been found at a Jewish center in Mumbai, according to reports, and fighting still rages at a hotel in the city two days after terrorists launched a series of deadly attacks.
Fox with an update showing nine militants are in custody and although no one is sure who is ultimately responsible for this terror attack, it is suspected that there is a Pakistan connection.
The New York Times provides more details about Indian forces fighting the terrorists.
The Washington Post suggests "Characteristics of Plot Suggest Attackers Were Trained Outside India, Analysts Say."
The Telegraph reports that British men were among the attackers.
Two British-born Pakistanis were among eight gunmen seized by Indian commandos who stormed buildings to free hostages, Vilasrao Deshmukh, the chief minister of Mumbai, reportedly said.
More linkage will be added here as reports come out.
Massive Terror Attacks In Mumbai, India
Posted: 28 Nov 2008 09:30 AM CST
The LA Times reports that top military leaders briefed President Bush this week regarding a cyber attack against military computers, affecting a highly classified network, a U.S. Central Command which oversees our military in combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan as well as affecting computers in those combat zones.
Although details about the extent of the damage have not been released, one defense official has stated "This one was significant; this one got our attention."
Although officials are withholding many details, the attack underscores the increasing danger and potential significance of computer warfare, which defense experts say could one day be used by combatants to undermine even a militarily superior adversary.
It is suspected the origin of the malware affecting the computers was Russia but that is just a suspicion at this point and even then, they have no clue as to whether it was a private hacker or group or whether the government was involved.
The malware is known as "agent.btz" and last week Pentagon officials placed a worldwide ban on the use of external computer flash drives. Evidently agent.btz has the ability to "spread to any flash drive plugged into an infected computer."
Defense officials acknowledged that the worldwide ban on external drives was a drastic move. Flash drives are used constantly in Iraq and Afghanistan, and many officers keep them loaded with crucial information on lanyards around their necks.Cyber attacks of this nature has worried our government for years and while much has been done to protect our computer networking systems, a good hacker or a government that utilizes them can do a massive amount of damage to a country or countries.
Previous news about cyber terrorism:
Cyber Attacks Black Out Cities Outside The U.S.--Cyber Terrorism
Will an Internet "Jihad" Be More Than A Hiccup For The U.S.
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