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AMERICA
ONE NATION UNDER GOD!

Monday, November 29, 2010

WHO ARE YOUR CHILDREN'S ONLINE FRIENDS?

CYBER SECURITY INFO
YOU NEED TO KNOW...

Who’s watching your child on her or his PC Webcam -- just friends? Don't be too sure.
Age-old crimes take on a new twist in the cyber-world of today. Not least of these is “sextortion,” where in a recent high-profile case, the FBI uncovered 200 victims in just one incident, many of whom were young or even underage.

As a term, sextortion has been around longer than most of us probably realize and way before the Web was around. An early use of the term was in a headline of a 1950 article, but no one can be in any doubt that sexual extortion itself has even older origins.

In the cyber-world of today, however, sextortion appears to have reached a whole new level. It is perpetrated through a form of social engineering, wherein enough information can be gathered about an individual to hold that victim to ransom.

Social networking makes compromising situations easily available to those searching. In the FBI case, the hacker used spear phishing techniques, an email spoofing fraud that targets a specific person, seeking unauthorized access to confidential data. This kind of spoof is accomplished by the hacker posing as a trusted source of the intended victim, such as a FaceBook Friend.
 
Once tricked into opening an attachment from the “trusted source,” a virus in the FBI case compromised the recipient’s computer, including its Webcam, microphone, and every keystroke. In examples of sextortion, the hacker, successfully reaching his target, is then able to spy on his victim through his or her own Webcam. In the case under discussion, the hacker was only discovered when he contacted one victim in an attempt to obtain an explicit video in exchange for not telling her parents. Luckily, the intended victim told her parents, who contacted their local FBI.

WARNING:
THIS IS CURRENTLY ACTIVE
 ON FACEBOOK

There are numerous viruses around that can take over Webcams. It is not new technology at all. Probably the best known virus of all is W32/R-bot-GR, which has hundreds of variants. Viruses such as this can actually turn on the Webcam remotely and the victim doesn’t even know she is being watched. Over the last 10 years cases have regularly popped up.


Perhaps one of the most worrying related cases was earlier this year in the Robbins v. Lower Merion School District case known as "WebcamGate." This is where spyware was installed on laptops issued by the school in what was a misguided attempt to oversee Web activities by students. Of course, this spyware could have been used by a hacker as well. Lower Merion District was accused of installing spyware on laptops used by its students, and recently settled with the school district by agreeing to pay $610,000 in compensation.
Around the same time was the case of a Wisconsin 12th grader sentenced to 15 years in prison after a high school sextortion scandal. The boy pretended to be a girl on FaceBook and used naked pictures fellow students sent him to blackmail the boys into having sex with him.

More recently, a mixture of sextortion and cyber-bullying led to tragic consequences. When a young student found that his roommate had allegedly plastered a live streamed video of him in a sexual encounter, he posted a message on Facebook and then deliberately plunged to his death off the George Washington Bridge.
So can we escape the clutches of the seemingly ever-present video recording of our every movement, be it Webcams, CCTV, or even that seemingly innocent little add-on gadget that may be the choice of someone close to you for Christmas this year? There are several of them around, they can easily move in any direction, come complete with a WiFi-enabled robotic Webcam, speaker, and microphone. They enable you -- or perhaps that friendly hacker and sextortionist just down the road -- to access your home from anywhere in the world.

Not wishing to put the damper on anyone this Christmas, but perhaps a little additional PC security may be a good idea, to prevent the spear phishing in the first place.

However, the obvious comes to mind in most of these cases: Do you know who your children are conversing with online? And, even more importantly, can they approach you if there is a problem? 

IT'S THE 21st CENTURY VERSION OF:
IT'S 11:00 pm.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

FOOTWARE FOR CHRISTMAS???

FOUND THESE 
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GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS.














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57 CHRISTMASES DOWN, AND I'VE MANAGED TO DODGE THE CLAPPER, CHIA PET BULLET. BUT THIS COULD BE THE YEAR.

Friday, November 26, 2010

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

LIMITED EDITION
2011
TSA BODY SCANNER 
CALENDAR


ENJOY YOUR
"BLACK FRIDAY"

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

POLITICAL RANT

Pay for a ground pounding front line warrior $17,366.40 per year.
Pay for a first year congress member $174,000 per year.
Senate president & party leaders $193,000 per year.
US president $400,000 per year. and they get a life time of health care and a pension plan to die for. 
There are no congress members or senators dying for this country. In fact the biggest threat to their health is cardiac problems from sitting on their asses doing jack squat. Or maybe catching an STD from screwing an intern.

And Mr. Obama wants to freeze military pay, IN AN EFFORT TO CURB GOVERNMENT SPENDING.

These brave young men and women are sacrificing their time, their liberty and in some cases the very lives. In return they get pay that is below the poverty level and if they get injured they get to wait in line and beg the VA to approve them for care. The average amount of time for a veteran to get approved for coverage after being injured is 5 years. The average life span for a military member after spending 20 years in the service: 5 years.


The last President who tried to save money by freezing military pay, was that ONE TERM, PEANUT FARMER "Jimma" Carter. 


See you in the voting booth in 2012, Dude.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

THE AMERICAN BAD ASS

THE MARINE'S MARINE

Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971)

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I grew up as the firstborn son of a lifer career designated Marine. And as such I was continuously exposed to the traditions, myths, legends and the mystique that is the United States Marine Corps. All of my boyhood heroes were Marines. I can tell you all of the symbology behind every nuance of the Marine Corps eagle globe and anchor, why the eagle looks to the right, why that part of the globe was facing forward, etc. etc.

But, that is not what I would tell you about today. I want to tell you what I know about 

Chesty Puller
Now before you say something stupid about his nick name sounding like a B rated porn stars name, know this, is the most endeared, beloved, cherished and honored Marine in the history of the Marine Corps. And I have actually seen people get their dental plan activated by making such statements in front of Marines.
He joined the Marines at the age of 17 as a Pfc (E1) and was promoted all the way to the rank of Lieutenant General. And he was the most decorated Marine in the history of the Marine Corps. He earned the Navy Cross on five separate occasions. More than any other military man in history.

He was never awarded Congressional medal honor. But, if you ask any Marine they will tell you the reason he did not get it was because of his notoriety in chastising the upper echelons of the Army and the Air Force in public. He pulled no punches with his language, and he said exactly what he thought about the lack of fortitude and valor of the other services.

Some examples are:

When an Army captain asked him for the direction of the line of retreat,
Col Puller called his Tank Commander, gave them the Army position, and ordered:
"If they start to pull back from that line, even one foot, I want you to open fire on them."
Turning to the captain, he replied "Does that answer your question?
We're here to fight."
At Koto-ri in Korea
- Chesty Puller at Koto-ri in Korea
(From "Marine: The Life of Chesty Puller" by Burke Davis)

"The mail service has been excellent out here, and in my opinion this is all that the
Air Force has accomplished during the war."
- Chesty Puller in a letter to his wife while in Korea

"Don't forget that you're First Marines! Not all the Communists in hell can overrun you!"- Chesty Puller motivating his men at Chosin Reservoir

"Our Country won't go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won't
be any AMERICA because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our
women and breed a hardier race!"
-Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC

"Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines"
Major General Chesty Puller, USMC - while on a Battalion inspection.

When the Marines were cut off behind enemy lines and the Army had written
the 1st Marine Division off as being lost because they were surrounded by 22
enemy divisions. The Marines made it out inflicting the highest casualty
ratio on an enemy in history and destroying 7 entire enemy divisions in the
process. An enemy division is 16500+ men while a Marine division is 12500 men.

"They are a damn site better than the U.S. Army, at least we know that they
will be there in the morning."
- Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller
when a journalist asked him about being surrounded by 22. enemy divisions

"there are not enough chinamen in the world to stop a fully armed Marine regiment
 from going where ever they wont to go"
- Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller

Earlier in the Korean war, Puller was reported to have ordered Marines to gather all Army equipment abandoned by withdrawing soldiers and put it to good use. He later reportedly told an Army colonel who demanded the return of the equipment, "It all has USMC markings on it now and if you want it back, kick my ass. And take it." The equipment remained in possession of the Marines.

Chesty is loved by enlisted men for his constant actions to improve their lot. Puller insisted upon good equipment and discipline; once he came upon a second lieutenant who had ordered an enlisted man to salute him 100 times for missing a salute. Chesty told the lieutenant, "You were absolutely correct in making him salute you 100 times lieutenant, but you know that an officer must return every salute he receives. Now return them all."


a common chant at Marine Corps boot camp and OCS schools goes "If it was good enough for Chesty Puller, then it's good enough for me."

and at Marine Corps boot camp, and in all the Navy brigs run by the Marines, trainees and detaineesalways a tension in their bunks just before lights out and recite in unison;
"Good night Chesty Puller, wherever you are."

to that end I would like to say God bless you Chesty Puller, wherever you are!

Monday, November 15, 2010

THERE I WAS,

MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS
WHEN
THESE PEOPLE
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SAID THIS

The Top 50 Bloggers Shedding Light on PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Some of the more common forms of PTSD can be found in victims of sexual abuse, the military, and anyone who has experienced a traumatic moment. It is estimated that at least 10,000,000 Americans have experienced some form of PTSD.
Even with so many suffering from the same condition, it can still be easy to feel alone. Not only those experiencing PTSD are affected. It can affect family members and friends, along with those who suffer from it. To help get an opinion from those who have experienced some form of posttraumatic stress disorder, we have gathered the top 50 bloggers shedding light on PTSD. They are authored by experts, patients, family members, and even experts in neuroscience.
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ABOUT ME!!!


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THEY SPECIFICALLY CALLED OUT
MYSELF AND
SEVERAL PEOPLE I READ AND
HAVE COME TO LOVE
HERE ON THE

BLOG-O-SPHERE
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THE CITATION READS...


The Top Military Bloggers Shedding Light on PTSD

These former and active members of the military write about PTSD from their points of view.
     
     
    16. PASP : Rob and others tells their story and struggle with PTSD in this blog. Their goal is to share what a combat veteran goes through after the media and people forget. They also offer various posts on how to communicate with someone with PTSD, understanding them, tips for family and friends, and much more. 
    17. Wife of a Wounded Marine : Katie’s world was flipped when her husband was hit with an IED in Iraq. Her family then faced a number of obstacles including a pill addiction, overdose, amputation, and PTSD. The blog is the only comfortable place she feels she can share her raw emotion and she does in spades. 18. Living With PTSD and TBI : This blogger is also the wife of someone with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Uncle Sam’s Mistress is a 34 year old army reservist wife who writes for self-help therapy and to hopefully help other spouses going through the same. The blog also has tons of options from army strong retreats to wounded warrior wives. 19. PTSD Combat : This is the online journal of Ilona Meagher, veteran’s daughter and author of “Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America’s Returning Troops.” Her blog focuses on the combat related variety of PTSD. She also offers stress resources, research tools, and more. 20. Family of a Vet : This site was created trying to figure out how to handle the “after shocks” of combat including PTSD. Choose from the blog, real life guides, or even an option to share your story. They also offer loads of other resources. 21. The Invisible Wounded : Gina is also the wife of a wounded military member with PTSD, among other things. Her blog discusses the challenges and triumphs of daily life. She often posts on their daily life, as well as how PTSD can affect family members. 22. Some Things I’ve Learned : The Krippled Warrior is from Southern California. His blog contains emotionally charged accounts of his experiences concerning PTSD. Along with personal stories, he also features links and items that interest him. 23. TBI Warrior : This soldier is a sufferer of traumatic brain injury, which is often coupled with PTSD. The TBI stands out for showing what life was like before and after the incident. There are also videos, images, and much more. 24. Patience Mason’s PTSD Blog : She is the wife of a Vietnam vet, Robert Mason. He wrote the book, “Chickenhawk,” a memoir of his tour as a helicopter pilot, who came home with PTSD. New entries can be sparse, but her blog is unique for dealing with PTSD for seniors.
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AND WHILE I STILL MAINTAIN
THAT I AM NO HERO.
THESE OTHER PEOPLE
LISTED ABOVE
ARE.

GET OFF YOUR ASSES
AND GO SEE FOR YOURSELVES
WHAT THE TRUE
COST OF
AMERICAN FREEDOM
LOOKS LIKE.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

FUNNY THINGS I FOUND ON THE NET...


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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL ALERTS
The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats in Islamabad and have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved". Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross". The British have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorised from "Tiresome" to a "Bloody Nuisance". The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was during the great fire of 1666.

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide". The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender". The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralysing the country's military capability.

It's not only the French who are on a heightened level of alert. Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing". Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides".

The Germans also increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs". They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbour" and "Lose".

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual and the only threat they are worried about is NATO withdrawing from Brussels.

The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines are ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

Americans meanwhile are carrying out pre-emptive strikes on all of their allies, just in case.

New Zealand has also raised its security level from "baaa" to "BAAA". Due to continuing defence cutbacks (the air-force being a squadron of spotty teenagers flying paper aeroplanes, and the navy some toy boats in the Prime Minister's bath), New Zealand only has one more level of escalation, which is "I Hope Australia Will Come and Rescue Us". In the event of invasion, New Zealanders will be asked to gather together in a strategic defensive position called "Bondi".

Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No Worries" to "She'll be Right, Mate". Three more escalation levels remain: "Crikey!", "I Think We'll Need to Cancel the Barbie this Weekend" and "The Barbie is Cancelled". There hasn't been a situation yet that has warranted the use of the final escalation level.

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* The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.



* I ordered a burger at McDonald's, and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"

* CEO's are now playing miniature golf.


* If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you have to call them and ask if they mean you or them .


* Parents in Beverly Hills and Malibu are firing their nannies and learning their children's names.

* A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico .

* Motel Six doesn't leave the light on anymore.

* Congress says they are looking into the Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh Great!! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear !

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TOP 10 Why Trick Or Treating Is Better Than Sex 
10) You are guaranteed to get at least a little something in the sack. 
9) If you get tired, you can wait 10 minutes and go at it again. 
8) The uglier you look, the easier it is to get some. 
7) You don't have to compliment the person who gives you some. 
6) It's O.K. when the person you're with fantasizes you're someone else, because you are. 
5) Twenty years from now you'll still enjoy candy. 
4) If you don't like what you get, you can always go next door. 
3) It doesn't matter if the kids hear you moaning and groaning. 
2) Less guilt the morning after. 
AND THE NUMBER ONE REASON WHY TRICK OR TREATING IS BETTER THAN SEX...... 
1)YOU CAN DO THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

VETRANS DAY

ON THE  11th HOUR OF THE 11th DAY OF THE 11th MONTH
WE CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY…
A DAY TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THOSE WHO GIVE OF THEMSELVES
SO THAT WE/YOU MAY ENJOY THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY…
MY WORRY IS THAT SO VERY MANY AMERICANS ARE COMPLACENT
AND TAKE FOR GRANTED, THE BIRTHRIGHT THEY HAVE ENJOYED AT
NO EXPENSE TO THEMSELVES.

TELL A MARINE


AND THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM IS SHOULDERED BY THE CANADIANS ALSO…
GOD BLESS THE CANUCKS


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TO SEE MORE KOOL STUFF

JUST FOR THE RECORD...

Let's Set The Record Straight...

Remember January 3, 2007


The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009 it was actually January 3, 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, the start of the 110th Congress.

The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:

January 3, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
At the time:
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
Remember the day.

January 3, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.
The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

Thank Congress for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment to this CRISIS by dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fiasco's!

(BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001, because it was financially risky for the U.S. economy, but no one was listening).

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA.

And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie??? OBAMA and the Democratic Congress.

So when someone tries to blame Bush...
REMEMBER JANUARY 3, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"

Bush may have been in the car, but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving. Set the record straight on Bush!

So, as you listen to all the commercials and media from the Democrats who are now distancing themselves from their voting record and their party, remember how they didn't listen to you when you said you didn't want all the bailouts, you didn't want the health care bill, you didn't want cap and trade, you didn't want them to continue spending money we don't have.

I'm not forgetting their complicity in getting us into this mess.

And I am tired beyond words of the liberal PROGRESSIVE press on MSNBC trying to point the finger at BUSH for every single problem the current administration is experiencing...

And then they turn around and fire KEITH OLBERMAN for actually being a lap-dog, water-boy of the progressives, rather than just pretending to be such. But don't be fooled, it was announced last night that it was only a temporary suspension. the MAD-DOG will return...

AND RIGHT HERE IN THE COMMUNIST PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF PORNIFORNIA,

THE

DEMOCRATS ELECTED JERRY MOONBEAM BROWN

AND

RE-ELECTED

BARBARA {TAX & SPEND} BOXER
FOR THE 7 MILLIONTH TIME.
BUT TURN AROUND AND BLAME

CONSERVATIVE VOTERS

FOR THE DEFEAT OF PROP 19.

JUST FOR THE RECORD...

I AM AN ULTRA CONSERVATIVE, 
AND I VOTED

 FOR

 PROP 19.

BECAUSE WITH BOXER, BROWN,
PELOSY AND FEINSTEIN
IN OFFICE
ON THE LEFT COAST
GETTING STONED SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

SEA POWER

Today I want to share some pictures of what the Navy is doing with your tax dollars.

the next prototype Navy fighter jet, on board the launch way of the USS George Washington.









 LT KARA WADE, US NAVY TEST PILOT
IN THE COCKPIT.
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 for the first time in over 20 years, the aircraft carrier strike groups assembled for a photo op! The three carriers in this picture, from top to bottom, USS Abraham Lincoln USS Kitty Hawk, and the USS Ronald Reagan.





 YOU HAVE NO IDEA, AND I HAVE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS, HOW MUCH I MISS THIS STUFF.

 And last but not least, the USS New York City. The forecastle and bow of the ship was forged from steel that was salvaged from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center. The ships motto is 
"We Shall Never Forget."

the traditional Navy salutation is

FAIR WINDS and FOLLOWING SEAS.

Monday, November 1, 2010

CALLING FOR PRAYERS


A young man named Billy, is locked in a desperate life or death struggle with the rare cancer that doctors have determined is incurable and inoperable CANCER, AND THE DOCTORS DON'T HOLD OUT MUCH HOPE.






you can read Billy story at:  A blog run by his sister Michelle.

Billy's mother came up with an incredible idea and asked for everyone to spend a day in prayer for the complete healing of her son Billy. Like Billy's mom, I am a firm believer that God hears and answers these kinds of prayers. So I'm asking you to join in and ask the only final authority on life-and-death issues, to return this boy to full health. Thank you for consideration, and your assistance in this effort. And offer some moral support to Billy and his family, by going over and leaving a message/comment/greeting at Michelle's blog!

Thank you,
Kurt