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  • Washington Post: Trump And His Family Were ‘Rushed’ To The Bunker After Protesters Breached A Fence

    06/03/2020 6:22:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2020 | John Sexton
    The Washington Post is reporting that Trump and his family were “rushed” to the bunker beneath the White House Friday after some protesters breached a fence outside. The security move came after multiple people crossed over fences that had been erected to create a larger barrier around the White House complex around 7 p.m.Secret Service officers detained at least four protesters, who were charged with unlawful entry at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to arrest records. The incident took place near the border between the White House lawn and Treasury Department, about 350 feet from the East Wing, and close...
  • BREAKING: The Minneapolis Public Schools board has voted unanimously to terminate their contract with...

    06/02/2020 5:40:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    breaking911 on twitter ^ | 06/02/20 | breaking911
    BREAKING: The Minneapolis Public Schools board has voted unanimously to terminate their contract with the Minneapolis Police Department. - KARE
  • Another Released Terrorist Convict Almost Massacred Americans: 'I Want to Take at Least 50'

    05/29/2020 10:10:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | March 30, 2020 | Todd Bensman
    Last week, Florida narrowly dodged a mass casualty terror attack when the FBI arrested a convicted jihadist who had recently completed a prison sentence and used his new freedom to plot. The FBI’s May 23 arrest of Tampa resident and U.S. citizen Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari undoubtedly averted a terrible massacre, one he planned to model after the June 2016 Pulse Nightclub killing of 49 mostly gay patrons by his jihadist hero Omar Mateen. But blood that is spared, just as much as blood actually spilled, should be sufficient to finally push Congress and the White House to address the recidivism...
  • Proclamation on Armed Forces Day, 2020

    05/15/2020 2:35:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | May 15, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    In times of war and peace alike, on land, at sea, in the skies, in cyberspace, and beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, the men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces serve with honor and distinction and stand ready to selflessly defend our Nation.  On Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to these patriots, whose work enables our country to shine always as a beacon of freedom and hope for the world.Throughout our Nation’s history, our Armed Forces have protected our country, our liberty, and our founding principles.  Earlier this month, we marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, when United...
  • Washington state directs restaurants to log all eat-in customers in order to reopen

    05/14/2020 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/13/2020 | Cammeron Parrish
    Restaurants in Washington state will be required to keep a log of each dine-in customer to facilitate contact tracing during phase two of the state's coronavirus reopening plans. As part of the requirements, the log must be maintained for 30 days and must include each customer's telephone number and email address, and what time they came in to eat, according to officials.
  • Unlikely TSMC (Computer Chip Giant)will soon build in US

    05/11/2020 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 22 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | Tue, May 12, 2020 | unattributed
    It is a risky bet for US President Donald Trump’s administration to push for building advanced semiconductor factories in the US due to growing fears about the US’ heavy reliance on Asia for chip supply and potential disruptions from uncontrollable factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The US government is in discussions with chipmakers, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), to build new fabs in the US to create a self-sufficiency in chips, the latest in a slew of Trump’s renewed “Make in the US” efforts, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Even before the pandemic, the US had...
  • Thunderbolt flaws affect millions of computers – even locking unattended devices won't help

    05/11/2020 9:07:49 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    ZDNet ^ | May 11, 2020 | By Liam Tung
    Thunderbolt vulnerabilities can let attacker with physical access steal data from memory and encrypted drives. A Dutch researcher has detailed nine attack scenarios that work against all computers with Thunderbolt shipped since 2011 and which allow an attacker with physical access to quickly steal data from encrypted drives and memory. Researcher Björn Ruytenberg detailed the so-called Thunderspy attacks in a report published on Sunday, warning that the attacks work even when users follow security best practice, such as locking an unattended computer, setting up Secure Boot, using strong BIOS and operating system account passwords, and enabling full disk encryption. Microsoft...
  • Big Tech is Strangling Us

    05/07/2020 5:26:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American ^ | May 7, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    How ironic that the 1984 iconic advertisement that Apple used to introduce the Macintosh computer "played on imagery from George Orwell's 1984 novella [sic] presenting Apple as rebels fighting a technocratic elite. The spot certainly was a lot gloomier than the company’s previous commercials, that used Apple celebrity spokesman Dick Cavett." In truth, "there was nothing cuddly about the new Macintosh ad, which was firmly rooted in the burgeoning dystopian cyberpunk aesthetic." Ostensibly the advertisement's intention was "to remove people’s fears of technology [.]" In fact, Apple claimed that they "wanted to democratize technology, telling people that the power was...
  • Get My Payment [what to do if you didn't receive direct deposit stim payment]

    05/05/2020 4:02:59 PM PDT · by catnipman · 63 replies
    IRS ^ | 5/5/2020 | IRS
    Check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment This application will let you: Get your payment status See your payment type Provide your bank account information (in certain cases) You May Need: Your 2019 return, if filed, and Your 2018 return Data is updated once per day overnight, so there's no need to check back more than once per day. Note: If you receive SSI or VA benefits, your information is not yet available in this application.
  • Methods for Getting Around Facial Recognition Systems

    04/21/2020 11:02:58 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 51 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 04/21/2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    Facial recognition systems threaten our privacy. They can track where you go and add that information to the massive amount of information already saved about each of us. Big Brother is watching you and enabled by AI. And when it makes a mistake reading your face, you could end up with criminal charges far worse than when the toll tag system misreads your license plate. Here are several methods for fooling and interfering with facial recognition systems.
  • Scary Alert when I signed on to FR (vanity)

    04/18/2020 11:27:52 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 45 replies
    explorer | 4/18/2020 | unclear
    Did a full McAfee scan yesterday. Had not signed on to FR for a few days. (no jokes).. Could not copy & paste this 'warning'. What does it mean? Has anyone else had this? Thanks
  • Pandemic Upends Life in European Cities Where Border Had Vanished

    04/15/2020 9:11:51 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4.15.2020 | James Marson
    The coronavirus pandemic has resurrected national boundaries that had all but faded away, upending businesses and lives. Perhaps nowhere is the change more dramatic than in Europe, which has spent years erasing borders.On the German side of the border with Poland, a laundry that washes hospital bed sheets is struggling to cope without almost half its staff, who used to commute from Poland. Polish workers, including doctors and nurses, have to decide whether to stay on the eastern side of the border or rent private rooms in Germany to keep working. A Polish business consultant has been paying truck drivers...
  • Border Security Is Coronavirus Security

    04/13/2020 2:52:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 13, 2020 | Brandon Judd
    Border security is crucial to our nation’s efforts to control the coronavirus, and President Trump has a proven track record of effectively protecting our borders. Despite intense political opposition for over three years, the president has managed to significantly expand and strengthen the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — and we remain on pace to reach the goal of 450 miles of new barriers by the end of the year. He’s also used his executive authority to close loopholes in our immigration system that had previously been widely exploited by illegal immigrants. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people —...
  • Social Security recipients who don’t usually file tax returns will automatically get $1,200 payments, Treasury says in reversal

    04/01/2020 7:33:05 PM PDT · by catnipman · 112 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/1/2020 | Heather Long
    The Treasury announced late Wednesday that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically get the $1,200 payment. The announcement is a reversal from earlier in the week when the Internal Revenue Service said everyone would need to file some sort of tax return in order to qualify for the payments. Democrats and some Republicans criticized the IRS for requiring so many extra hurdles for this vulnerable population to get aid when the government already has their information on file. The reversal came as the Trump administration tries to rapidly get stimulus payments out to...
  • Will Harry And Meghan Get US-Taxpayer Funded Secret Service Protection In LA?

    03/29/2020 2:27:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 03/29/20 | Rachel Sharp, Paul Thompson and Jemma Carr
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and baby Archie made a last minute dash from Canada to the US this week to start their new life in LA Questions are now being asked about who will foot the bill for their new Hollywood lifestyles A royal source said the couple will need to ask for 'special help' from President Trump if they want Secret Service protection in the USHarry will no longer be entitled to diplomatic protection in the US, because he is not an 'international protected person' after Megxit Angry Canadians on social media seemed glad to see the back of...
  • Mechanic ‘Accidentally’ Fires Vulcan Cannon & Obliterates F-16 Sitting on the Runway

    03/20/2020 7:08:53 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 175 replies
    War history online ^ | Mar 19, 2020 | George Winston
    The F-16, hit by the cannon fire, caught fire and exploded having recently been refuelled and made ready for a training sortie due to take place later that day. Another aircraft received minor damage. If anyone ever needed a reminder of the lethal dangers of working with live munitions, then a recent incident at Florennes Air Base in Belgium is the ultimate wake-up call. It is thought a maintenance worker accidentally activated the six-barrel 20mm Vulcan M61A-1 cannon hitting another plane parked on the runway. No-one was in the line of fire, but two technicians were taken to the medical...
  • COVID-19 Exposes Lack of Health Data Exchange

    03/17/2020 4:21:42 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 11 replies
    eHealth Intelligence ^ | 3-16-20 | Christopher Jason
    The ONC interoperability rule is a step in the right direction towards a nationwide health data exchange and enhanced interoperability. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has put the importance of health data exchange and interoperability under a microscope. Niam Yaraghi, a fellow in governance studies at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings Institution, penned an op-ed to explain why he thinks the US lacks health information technologies to stop or contain the COVID-19 epidemic. “The pandemic has shattered our common beliefs about the type and scope of health information exchange (HIE),” wrote Yaraghi. “It has shown us that...
  • Why the Remedy May Be Worse Than the Disease

    03/17/2020 3:38:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies ^ | March 17, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    As of this writing, 6,400 people all over the world have died from the coronavirus. In the United States, 68 people have died. Some perspective: Chinese deaths (3,217) account for half of the worldwide total. If you add Italy (1,441) and Iran (724), two countries where many Chinese were allowed in until recently, that totals another 2,165. In other words, outside of China, Italy and Iran -- with 5,382 deaths collectively -- 1,018 people have died. There are 7.8 billion people in the world. Regarding Italy, the Jerusalem Post of March 16 reported that according to Nobel Prize-winning chemist Michael...
  • New UUVs: China's Plan to 'Attack from the Sea Floor'

    03/10/2020 1:40:40 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    National Interest dot org ^ | 09 Mar 2020 | Lyle J. Goldstein
    The robot submarine (and unmanned surface ship) era is now nearly upon us. Chinese naval strategist have stated explicitly that they intend to circumvent their long-recognized weakness in submarine warfare by cultivating undersea AI and by developing highly capable UUVs. America should take notice.... ...Lyle J. Goldstein is Research Professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. In addition to Chinese, he also speaks Russian and he is also an affiliate of the new Russia Maritime Studies Institute (RMSI) at Naval War College. You can reach him at The...
  • When the Edge of the Map Moves Inward

    02/27/2020 6:42:57 AM PST · by grimalkin · 5 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2/27/2020 | Mark Steyn
    Proximity is all. If they can't get to you, they can't get you. Most of us locate our fears on the far horizon – like the old maps where the known world dribbles away and the cartographer scrawls "Here be dragons". Sometimes, as Lincoln learned, the problem's right there standing next to you. In a globalized economy, the anti-glob mob and the eco-warriors want us to worry about rapacious First World capitalism imposing its ways on bucolic, pastoral, primitive Third World backwaters. But globalization cuts both ways, and the peculiarities of the backwaters can leap instantly to the metropolis -...