How businesses can prevent cyber attacks

Computers around the globe were hit by a ransomware cyber attack Tuesday which asked for $300 in ransom.  Phosphorus founder Gregory Keeley discusses how to protect your computers from cyber attacks such as this.

“People need to get off their butts and start to patch and look after their endpoint security,” Keeley told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.—More…

By News on the Net -- Fox News- Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

Liberty Counsel Defends FL County for Ten Commandments Monument

LEVY COUNTY, FL - Late yesterday Liberty Counsel filed a Motion for Summary Judgement in American Atheists, Inc. v. Levy County, where a local atheist and an atheist group claim that the Ten Commandments monument next to the county courthouse violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

In 2009, Levy County created neutral guidelines for local residents and groups to place their own monuments in an area next to the courthouse, commemorating people, events or ideas that have significantly influenced American or Florida law, or Levy County. These monuments would join a veterans monument placed by a local veterans group in 1996. After the guidelines were in place, a local crisis pregnancy center applied to place the Ten Commandments monument in the forum. Given the long-recognized influence of the Ten Commandments in the development of American law, the County approved the monument under the guidelines, and it was placed in early 2010.

By Liberty Counsel - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

Acting FBI Director Is Under Investigation For Democrat Campaign Activities

Just a few weeks ago the anti-Trump commentariat was doing their happy dance over a warning issued by the Office of Special Counsel to White House social media director Dan Scavino over a tweet he sent advocating a primary challenge to Representative Justin Amash

Office of Special Counsel is the agency charged with enforcing the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act mostly limits the political activity of federal employees, be they career or Schedule C. Scavino ran afoul of the rule that says you can’t make posts on social media while identifying yourself as a federal employee that advocate for the election or defeat of a candidate. On the whole, it was a chickensh** gotcha that Scavino should have been smart enough to avoid but it is the kind of chickensh** gotcha that makes the system somewhat work because without this kind of sword of Damocles hanging from the ceiling of federal agencies, the civil service would, in addition to being a Democrat plantation, be an active arm of the Democrat party.—More…

By News on the Net - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

American Chemical Society files suit against Sci-Hub

WASHINGTON,  On June 23, 2017, the American Chemical Society (ACS) filed suit in the United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia against unnamed confederates of Sci-Hub, a self-proclaimed web pirate organization that steals and then illegally reproduces and disseminates copyrighted scientific research articles on the internet. The suit asserts infringement of the professional Society’s copyrights, as well as counterfeiting and infringement of its trademarks.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

FBI Agent Indicted in Shooting Death of Rancher LaVoy Finicum

The truth will always out.  The truth will always out even when top authorities squat on it for five long months in efforts to suppress it from ever finding sunlight.

“An FBI agent has been indicted and accused of lying about firing shots at slain Oregon militia member LaVoy Finicum during a fatal roadside encounter, according to (a) report.” (NY Daily News, June 28, 2017)

“A year-long investigation prompted charges of making a false statement with the intent to obstruct justice against the agent, the Oregonian reported.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

Energy Secretary Right on Climate Change

Energy Secretary Rick Perry did a remarkable thing last week: he expressed skepticism about the causes of climate change in a TV interview and, even after widespread condemnation from environmentalists and the press, he did it again a few days later before a major Senate committee.

After telling a CNBC host on June 19 that he did not believe that carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary “control knob” for climate, Perry said:

“this idea that science [of climate change] is just absolutely settled and if you don’t believe it’s settled then you’re somehow another Neanderthal, that is so inappropriate from my perspective. I think if you’re going to be a wise, intellectually-engaged person, being a skeptic about some of these issues is quite alright.”

By Tom Harris - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

The Europeanization of the Great Lakes States’ Wetlands Laws & Regulations

For more than 15 years, in addition to practicing law, I have been engaged in Washington, D.C. and around the nation, in public international, federal and state policy practice.  My public policy practice has focused, in part, on how the European Union, formed upon the execution of the 1992 Maastrict Treaty by the countries of Europe, has, at the insistence of European regional industries, exported around the world Europe’s relatively higher cost of sustainable development/Agenda 21-modeled environmental regulation around the world.  While European governments’ stated purpose for exporting such rules was to “save the planet” from the capitalist system which bore humanity’s greed and avarice, it’s other self-professed purpose was to serve as “good” disguised trade protectionism capable of “leveling the global economic playing field” for Europe’s economically besieged industries.

By Lawrence Kogan - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

Study supports Trump: 5.7 million noncitizens may have cast illegal votes

A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at postelection polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates.

As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.

By News on the Net -- Washington Times- Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

Judicial Watch Files Second Lawsuit Against Veterans Affairs for Information on Non-Veteran Use of M

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a second Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) for information regarding non-veteran use of prime real estate in West Los Angeles set aside nearly 130 years ago to serve as a home for disabled veterans. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (No. 1:17-cv- 01078)).

The lawsuit was filed after the VA failed to respond to an April 14, 2017, FOIA request concerning the Veterans’ Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS):

By Judicial Watch - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Durbin’s Office Won’t Release Emails With GOP Baseball Shooter

Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin’s office will not release reported email correspondence with anti-GOP shooter James Hodgkinson.

An Associated Press report says, “Hodgkinson also visited the office of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose campaign he had worked on as a volunteer, and was in email contact with the two Democratic senators from his home state.”—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

New Report: CCS would make renewables and nuclear energy look cheap

That is the stark message of Professor Gordon Hughes, Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh and a former adviser to the World Bank. In a new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Professor Hughes says that claims that costs will fall quickly are unlikely to be borne out in practice and even if they are, the total investment required makes CCS little more than a utopian dream.

And as Professor Hughes explains:

By News on the Net - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

The IDF Exercises in Cyprus and Crete

The Israel Defense Forces recently completed a large military exercise on the island of Cyprus, and a smaller training exercise in Crete was held several months earlier. Although the commanders of the exercise did not refer to this specifically, the topographic outline of Cyprus is clearly similar to that of the Lebanese mountains, and in general, training in unfamiliar territory, and particularly when it resembles areas beyond the border where the troops may well have to operate, is highly important. The exercise presumably created tension with Turkey; in addition, the government heads of Israel, Cyprus, and Greece met earlier this month in Greece, in yet another trilateral meeting since the leaders of the three countries met in Nicosia a year ago to establish a new geopolitical bloc in the Eastern Mediterranean, partly as a counterweight to Turkey.

By INSS -- Gabi Siboni, Gal Perl Finkel- Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

AIM Editor on Cavuto about Trump, and Faith in the Media

Accuracy in Media Editor Roger Aronoff was a guest on “Cavuto Coast to Coast” on June 26 on the Fox Business Network to discuss reasons for the public’s lack of faith in the press.

Kyle Courtney, a Donald Trump supporter from Texas, placed an ad on a billboard criticizing ABC News for its slanted reporting on alleged Russia collusion. “Kyle Courtney is speaking for a lot of people,” said Aronoff on Cavuto’s show. “Accuracy in Media has been around nearly 50 years talking about the liberal bias in the media. So we’re very familiar with it.”

“And recently this Harvard Shorenstein study that shows the first hundred days or so of the Trump administration, how the coverage has been—particularly CNN and NBC—93 percent negative,” said Aronoff, who questioned those results because he still hasn’t “seen seven percent positive coverage on either network.”

By Roger Aronoff - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

VIDEO: White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders goes off on CNN’s fakery during press briefing

The war between the White House and the press corps continues. And it needs to. To watch these people react as deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads them the riot act is utterly astonishing. They simply have no concept of the harm they’ve done - not just to the Trump Administration but to the nation - with their constant spewing of unreliably sourced, false garbage. It’s not just the Russia nonsense. It’s everything. Much of it is trivial, but that doesn’t excuse them in the slightest because they play it up like it’s important.

And the old-line thinking that you don’t start a fight with these people is gone, as it needs to be. Sanders absolutely lets them have it here, and they don’t take it well:

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

19th Obamacare Co-Op Folds, Leaving Only 4 Operating in 2018

Minuteman Health of Massachusetts and New Hampshire announced it is withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018, leaving only four co-ops in operation. The co-op will stop writing business on January 1 and organize a new company, Minuteman Insurance Company, instead.

The company cited issues with Obamacare’s risk-adjustment program, which is the program that shifts money away from those with healthier customers to those with sicker enrollees. Minuteman Health said that the negative impact of this program had been “substantial.”—More…

By News on the Net -- Free Beacon- Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Full Story

CNN producer admits witch hunt against Trump

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CNN’s relentlessly biased coverage of the Left’s baseless Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory against President Trump is “mostly bullshit,” a senior CNN producer was caught revealing on sensational hidden camera video footage.

President Trump promptly agreed with the producer on Twitter.

“So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC?” the president tweeted at 8:47 a.m. yesterday. “What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!”

Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

On a sunny and breezy June 24, 2017, a group of over 100 Romanians from states and suburbs surrounding Washington, D.C., have gathered in front of the State Capitol’s reflecting pool to pose for a group picture in celebration of the Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse called “ie,” a hand-woven and hand-sewn artisanal blouse. Women from the three regions of Romania, Transylvania, Moldova, and Wallachia, have sewn these intricate works of art for centuries.

The event was organized by Bogdan Banu and the group photo, taken by Ioana Buliga, was posted on La Blouse Roumaine, the website created to celebrate the rich tradition of folkloric designs;  its name was inspired by the Henri Matisse painting, “La Blouse Roumaine.”

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Full Story

Response to a Trump Hater

Not long ago, an old friend texted me her thoughts on President Trump.  She felt that he should immediately be impeached for the following reasons: he was a dictator, he colluded with Russia, that he tampered with the FBI investigation, he has practiced gross misconduct and that he is a “dumba”. Furthermore, Obama put stuff in place during his administration for the good of our country and now we are spending tax dollars undoing these things, which proves President Trump thinks it’s his country not everyone else’s.  Finally she felt Trump is grossly inappropriate, short tempered, off the wall, unrealistic, unreliable, untruthful, uncouth, a big baby, racist and stupid.  She felt that if only I would watch “The Real News” (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Headline News, MSNBC, etc.), I would know the “truth”.

Although my friend is well meaning, she has been swept into nothing less than an attempted soft coup of a duly elected president by the very swamp he has promised to drain.  Aside from the fact that most of these charges are not impeachable and, the rest have little or no proof, that level of hate is tremendously common among Liberals and is extremely dangerous.  Why is it so terribly dangerous?  This level of hate is used to justify crimes such as the 30 GOP Congressmen that have been attacked or threatened since May or the shooting of the GOP whip Steve Scalise, which would even bring our republic to its knees.

By Roger King - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Full Story

Is Team Jihad here to stay?

(first posted at The Daily Caller)

When Amor Ftouhi stabbed a Flint police officer June 21, Americans feared the worst: Terrorism. When media reports revealed that Ftouhi yelled “Allahu Akbar” while doing it, the news came as no surprise.

Paris. San Bernardino. Brussels. Orlando. London. The Flint stabbing joins a long list of recent terrorist attacks on the West, heightening our anxieties to levels not seen since the 9/11 hijackings.

According to a Gallup poll conducted before the 2016 election, Americans name terrorism as the top problem facing the United States, ahead of the economy. Roughly one-third of Americans are worried that they or someone in their family will become a victim of terrorism. The response eerily resembles the night of September 11th, when 35 percent of Americans expressed the same concern.