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This Week in God, 6.27.15

The religious right was not pleased with the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality. But only one leader compared the ruling to 9/11 - and Pearl Harbor.

Genius Conservative Compares Gay Marriage to 9/11, Pearl Harbor

So, you're a conservative and you're upset that every state is going to be forced to be nice to gay people, so you take to Twitter to share your outrage and you reach for a simile; not just any simile but, like, a good simile. One that has a strong tradition and is emotionally evocative and will let everyone know you mean business. Show More Summary

Don’t Blame the Victim

Of course (of course!) lawmakers and headlines are referring to the Office of Personnel Management hack as a “cyber Pearl Harbor.” What we do best in the aftermath of a cybersecurity incident is analogize it to something else, preferably something deadly, in catastrophic language. Show More Summary

The U.S. Army Had a Beard Contest In 1941, and These Are the Entries

In 1941, just months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the men at Fort Stotsenburg in the Philippines had a beard contest. “The Unwritten Record,” a blog run by The National Archives, wrote about the recent find, saying the charming footage was “nestled among shots of city streets and training exercises.” Read more...

Space Based Space Surveillance: Follow On Needed

SBSS Constellation(click to view larger) In January 2001, a commission headed by then US Defense Secretary-designate Donald Rumsfeld warned about a possible “space Pearl Harbor” in which a potential enemy would launch a surprise attack against US-based military space assets, disabling them. Show More Summary

Fed Hack Was 'Cyber Pearl Harbor,' and We're Yawning

The massive hack of millions of federal workers' data has resulted in the phrase "cyber Pearl Harbor" being thrown around, writes Jonah Goldberg in the Los Angeles Times. And yet, the government is downplaying the story and the American public doesn't seem all that phased by it, despite the potentially...

Why are we ignoring a cyber Pearl Harbor?

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

What if a team of Chinese agents had broken into the Pentagon or — less box office but just as bad — the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and carted out classified documents?

Compromised

I j ust received the letter from the Office of Personnel Management informing me that my information is among those that have  been compromised by what Jim Geraghty called the “cyber Pearl Harbor.”  I had a full background security check in 1984 before going to work in the Reagan White House. Show More Summary

Instapundit: What If a Cyber-Pearl Harbor Happened and Nobody Noticed?

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Writing in USA Today, Glenn Reynolds, the Interweb's Instapundit, makes the provocative case that the massive Chinese hacks of U.S. government personnel records and related material is akin to Pearl Harbor: Aside from regular federal...Show More Summary

The hack on the U.S. government was not a ‘cyber Pearl Harbor’ (but it was a very big deal)

The U.S. government has suffered a hacking attack that has potentially revealed highly sensitive information about millions of government employees. Some commentators are claiming that this is the “cyber Pearl Harbor” that they have been warning of for years. Show More Summary

MY USA TODAY COLUMN IS UP: What if Pearl Harbor happened and nobody noticed? In cyberwar, the U.S….

MY USA TODAY COLUMN IS UP: What if Pearl Harbor happened and nobody noticed? In cyberwar, the U.S. doesn’t have an edge.

IT’S A DIGITAL PEARL HARBOR: Why The OPM Breach Is Such a Security and Privacy Debacle….

IT’S A DIGITAL PEARL HARBOR: Why The OPM Breach Is Such a Security and Privacy Debacle.

'The OPM Hack Was Just the Start and It Won’t Be the Last.'

From the last Morning Jolt of the week: We Have Our Cyber Pearl Harbor. Insert your preferred expletive here: Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, saying that the cyber theft of U.S. Show More Summary

USS Arizona Memorial Reopens After Boat Crashed Into Its Dock

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

HONOLULU (AP) — Visitors are once again going to the USS Arizona Memorial after the Navy finished repairing damage to a dock that kept the Pearl Harbor landmark closed for over a week, the National Park Service said Friday. A mishapShow More Summary

ANC-HNL Mileage Run – Having Fun in Honolulu

This post is dedicated to a bunch of fun stuff to do and see throughout Honolulu.  Note that we got to all these places, plus Hawaii Kai and Pearl Harbor by The Bus.  Yes, that is the official name of the city bus system.  For $2.50 you can also get a transfer good for two […] The post ANC-HNL Mileage Run – Having Fun in Honolulu appeared first on The Military Frequent Flyer.

USS Arizona Incident – Military Sealift Command to Lead Investigation

  The Military Sealift Command will lead the U.S. Navy’s investigation into an incident involving the hospital ship USNS Mercy resulting in damage to a floating dock attached to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. The incidentShow More Summary

Top Stories: FIFA Holds Leadership Election; Nigeria's New President

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Also: More flooding is ahead for the central and southern Plains; Delaware lawmakers review an assisted suicide bill; and a Pearl Harbor memorial is temporarily closed after a ship strikes a dock.

The Unbearable Whiteness of ‘Aloha’

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

In Cameron Crowe’s Aloha, Hawaii is 99 percent white and Emma Stone is… Asian. Yes, the Bradley Cooper and Bill Murray-starrer is a bigger disaster than Pearl Harbor.

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed after Navy ship hits dock

The USS Arizona Memorial, one of Hawaii’s top tourist attractions, has closed for at least a week after a Navy ship struck and damaged the memorial’s landing dock.

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed after Navy ship hits dock

The USS Arizona Memorial, one of Hawaii’s top tourist attractions, has closed for at least a week after a Navy ship struck and damaged the memorial’s landing dock.

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