A new bill being drafted behind closed doors will give absolute power to Obama to disconnect any private sector computer networks if he deems them a threat to cybersecurity.

In fact, the requirements in the bill giving Obama power to disconnect networks from the Internet are deliberately vague. The 55-page bill drafted by aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (a Democrat from W. Virginia) gives Obama the power to seize control of private sector networks and “declare a cybersecurity emergency” relating to “non-governmental” computer networks.

Despite the fact those networks are not connected to — and therefore pose no threat to government systems, Obama will still have the power to disrupt the networks to do whatever is necessary to respond to the perceived threat.

The new version of the bill includes a federal certification program for “cybersecurity professionals,” and a requirement that certain private sector companies deemed to be critical will undergo “periodic mapping” and those companies “shall share” requested information with the federal government. Those companies would then be under the control of those “cybersecurity professionals” who answer to Obama.

Translation: If your company is deemed “critical,” a new set of regulations kick in involving who you can hire, what information you must disclose, and when the government would exercise control over your computers or network. Source

Understandably, the implications behind that language is a cause for concern to telecommunications companies like Verizon and Nortel, among others. “I think the redraft, while improved, remains troubling due to its vagueness,” said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which represents the telecommunications companies. “It is unclear what authority Sen. Rockefeller thinks is necessary over the private sector. Unless this is clarified, we cannot properly analyze, let alone support the bill.”

The L.A. County coroner, in typical Hollywood dramatic fashion, has finally released the cause of Michael Jackson’s death. The actual report itself has still not been released, but the cause of death is due to an overdose of the sedative Propofol used in the induction of anesthesia, and acute benzodiapine intoxication, including Valium, Ativan and other prescription drugs found in Jackson’s system. The manner of death is ruled a homicide. So far there have been no arrests made, but Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray is considered a suspect.

From TMZ.com:

The L.A. County Coroner has just officially announced the cause of Michael Jackson’s death — Acute Propofol intoxication.

The report says “other conditions contributing to death: Benzodiazepine effect.” Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs (see below) used to treat anxiety and insomnia.

The manner of death is ruled: “HOMICIDE.”

The Coroner did not release the full autopsy report — just a press notice. It goes on:

The drugs PROPOFOL and LORAZEPAM (Ativan) were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson’s death.

Other drugs detected were: Midazolam (Versed), Diazepam (Valium), Lidocaine (topical anesthetic) and Ephedrine (used to treat hypotension associated with anesthesia).

The final Coroner’s report, including the toxicology report, will remain on security hold, per the LAPD.

TV personality Kim Kardashian was spotted outside the BodyFactory juice bar after an early morning workout at a gym in Los Angeles, California today. Apparently, Kim never bothered to put her face on after her workout even though she knew the paparazzi were prowling around. That’s because she’s an attention whore — and anything she can do to bring attention to herself, she’ll happily do it.

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HoneyMag.com‘s signature beauty & style pop up lounge comes to Atlanta for one night only, as HoneyMag.com, the Glam Bar and ROCAWEAR merge to create glamROC.

Following a successful 10th year anniversary celebration in NYC, the Rocawear brand released their 10th anniversary capsule collection with HoneyMag.com and Atlanta’s premiere one stop beauty haven, The Glam Bar. Guests in attendance received custom minx nail treatments, custom lash treatments, and more and notable appearances include Teyana Taylor, Rich Girl (opening group for the Beyonce tour), B. Michael Cox, Jazze Pha, Vawn, HoneyMag.com editor in chief, and more.

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Sexy singer Tank attended LeToya Luckett’s album release party at Cain in NYC yesterday. Sadly, most people don’t even know LeToya has an album out.

Tennis superstar Venus Williams helped launch a zero-calorie drink at the 35th Street Water Taxi Dock in NYC yesterday.

TV personality Kim Kardashian, right, took her pregnant sister Kourtney Kardashian shopping for baby things yesterday in West Hollywood.

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Loyal reader Sydney writes:

Sandra, when I read the “fanmail” on your site this afternoon, I was reminded of something Obama said last year – “My Kennebunkport is on the South Side of Chicago.”

It’s kind of funny reading the Huffington Post article that was from [click], where they start off by saying “When President-elect Barack Obama heads home for a break from the White House, he won’t go to a sprawling ranch or private seaside compound.” But it appears he’s done just that!

– Sydney

Jaycee Lee Dugard was 11 when she was snatched from a bus stop by two strangers within sight of her home on June 10, 1991. Yesterday she was reunited with her family for the first time in 18 years.

Jaycee’s stepfather, Carl Probyn, witnessed the kidnapping as he stood at the fence in his yard and watched Jaycee walk to a bus stop two blocks from her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. Probyn said he saw two individuals in a grey sedan pull up beside the little girl and drag her into the car. “I saw them pull her in and I tried to get her,” Probyn said.

He jumped on a bicycle and pedaled furiously after the car but the vehicle disappeared over a hill. Probyn said he screamed for a neighbor to call the police.

In the 18 years since Jaycee went missing, Carl Probyn was under constant suspicion by the FBI and family members who thought he was somehow involved in the kidnapping. Jaycee was featured on America’s Most Wanted and her kidnapping garnered national media attention.

The case was finally solved this week by an alert UC Berkeley campus police officer who spotted 58-year-old Phillip Garrido and two children handing out pamphlets on campus. The officer asked for identification and, after running a background check, learned that Garrido was a registered sex offender on lifetime parole after serving time in 1999 for kidnapping and forcible rape of a child. Registered sex offenders are not allowed to be in the company of children.

The officer notified Garrido’s parole case officer in Concord who called Garrido into the parole office for a meeting. Garrido showed up for the meeting on Wednesday accompanied by his wife, Nancy Garrido, 55, Jaycee Dugard, 29, and two girls, 11 and 15. Garrido told his case officer the two girls were his. But the case officer had visited the Garrido home on many occasions and never saw Dugard or the two girls.

Suspicious, the case officer interviewed Garrido and Dugard separately and the sordid story of kidnapping and rape began to unfold. Garrido admitted fathering Dugard’s two girls — the oldest of whom was born when Dugard was just 14.


Photos taken by Google satellite years ago show the backyard compound where Jaycee Dugard was kept hidden

Garrido said he kept Dugard and the two girls isolated in a series of backyard tents and sheds, secreted in a larger backyard behind his ranch-style home in Antioch, California. The secret yard was surrounded by a 6-foot wall and blue tarps. The car that was used to kidnap Dugard was also hidden in the backyard, arranged in a way to isolate Dugard from neighbors. The main shed where the victims were kept was soundproofed and could only be unlocked from outside. Dugard and her two girls had never been to school or to a doctor.

“I knew he was always strange,” said Diane Doty, whose back fence was adjacent to the compound. “But I never saw the girl.”

Police arrested the Garridos and charged them with multiple counts of rape and acts of child molestation and sexual penetration of a minor. They are being held on $1 million bond each.

Dugard’s parents eventually separated due to stress following Dugard’s kidnapping. Carl Probyn, Dugard’s stepfather, said DNA wasn’t necessary. He said he had no doubts about Jaycee’s identity. “She answered all the right questions. It’s her. We know.”

Probyn’s wife, Terry, who now lives in Orange County, flew to northern California yesterday accompanied by the couple’s 19-year-old daughter, Shayna, who was just a year old when her sister Jaycee was kidnapped.

Garrido granted a telephone interview to a local TV station, KCRA in Sacramento. “My life has been straightened out” in recent years, he said from jail. “Wait till you hear the story of what took place at this house. You’re going to be absolutely impressed. It’s a disgusting thing that took place with me at the beginning, but I turned my life completely around.”

“You’re going to find the most powerful story coming from the witness, the victim – you wait. If you take this a step at a time, you’re going to fall over backwards and in the end, you’re going to find the most powerful heart-warming story.”

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According to the LA Times, Barack Hussein Obama is at risk of becoming only the third U.S. president to slip below the Gallup 50% approval rating in his first year in office.

According to Gallup, Obama has reached this new low faster than his predecessors did. By comparison, George W. Bush didn’t fall below 50% approval rating until his third year in office. Bill Clinton dipped below 50% in his fourth month. Why the sudden slide for Obama? Because Kool Aid drinkers are finally waking up to the fact that they helped elect a radical socialist for president. Obama is finding out that many of his former supporters are now resistant to his bleak idea of Change.

Remember that Obama wanted a health care reform bill on his desk by the first week in August. He had no intentions on letting anyone read the bill — and he had every intention on ramming the bill through Congress the way he did with the massive porkulus spending bill.

Obama, who has spent more time away from the White House this month than in previous months, will extend his vacation another week. It seems that Obama’s approval ratings rise slightly when he’s not in the White House implementing policy.

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