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Fake News is Becoming Too Real

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:34:35 +0000

Fake news is a problem that is taking the internet by storm, and it ran rampant during the 2016 Presidential Election. In fact, many believe that fake news stories had a strong impact on the outcome of the election. In a survey following the election by the Pew Research Center, a whopping 64 percent of […]

Now I Believe There’s A Devil by Tokyo Rosenthal

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:17:38 +0000

I do not tend to review a single, what possible things could you discuss about a 5 minute song? I much prefer to look at a body of work, an album, you get a feel for the depth and breadth, and maybe even the desperation of a band or a singer/songwriter. There are however some […]

Dr. Martin Luther King..the dream lives on and the work continues!

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:09:03 +0000

The United States is celebrating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today. The legacy of Dr. King is well rooted in American history and his personal legacy in undisputed. However, the message that Dr. King conveyed to African Americans and all Americans has long been mired in a struggle of racism and discrimination […]

11 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing a Web Host

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:44:49 +0000

There are host of choices to select from when deciding on a web host for your website that you could end up confused. Every web host company makes different claims to promote their brand, although only a few actually are honest about the offerings and give satisfactory results in the end. You’ve done much of […]

Conversion: An Important Aspect of Your Business Marketing

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:39:12 +0000

Conversion is an important part of your online business because it determines the success level of your overall online marketing strategy. In the final analysis, a business wants to make sales and this is a major aspect of a business marketing effort. A marketing strategy is only effective when it is aimed at boosting conversion […]

Top 3 Social Engineering Scams

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:27:40 +0000

Think about hackers breaking into accounts. If you think they need top-notch computer skills, you would be wrong. These days, instead of requiring skills behind a keyboard, hackers generally rely on strategy…specifically a strategy called social engineering. This means that hackers don’t have to be technical, but they DO have to be clever and crafty […]

Book Review: “The Adventures of Quinn Higgins Boy Detective: The Case of the Secret of Crater Lake” by Douglas Quinn

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 01:42:49 +0000

As The Case of the Secret of Crater Lake begins, it is late summer and just a few weeks after The Case of the Gray Ghost’s Belt Buckle. In a few more weeks, Quinn Higgins will be entering the fifth grade at Churchland Elementary back home, but right now he is in Oregon. It is […]

Britain’s EU Referendum was faux-democracy

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 16:23:45 +0000

“At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper—no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of that point.” Winston Churchill in the House of Commons, […]

Examining the Benefits of Music on Mental Health

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:44:45 +0000

Music is widely used as a form of entertainment. It changes your mood and enlivens the atmosphere around you. But studies have shown that this treasured art also has several mental health benefits. Psychiatrists now believe that music can relieve stress, reduce anxiety, boost cognitive functions, and improve the immune system. Here are some of […]

A Chat with Dark Romance Author Jane Jordan

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:30:32 +0000

Jane Jordan was born in England, and grew up exploring the history and culture of London and surrounding counties.  After some time spent in Germany in the 1990’s she immigrated to Detroit, USA, eventually settling in South West Florida. She returned to England after a fifteen-year absence, to spend six years in the South West […]

Small Business a favorite Attack Vector

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 06:00:44 +0000

Small businesses are hardly immune to attacks by hackers. The illusion of low attack risks comes from the publicity that only huge corporations get when they are breached, like Target, Sony and Anthem. These are giants, so of course it makes headline news. But when a “ma and pa” business gets attacked, it’s not newsworthy. […]

Stop being a Social Media Idiot

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 06:00:07 +0000

Leave personal details off your Facebook page. Does the whole world—or even your private circle, many of whom you haven’t seen in person for years, or even at all—have to know you’re laid up from hernia surgery (i.e., vulnerable, defenseless)? Try this experiment for a week: Assume that the only visitors to your Facebook are […]

54 years on from Dean Acheson’s West Point speech Great Britain now has even less of a role

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:09:12 +0000

“Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role. The attempt to play a separate power role — that is, a role apart from Europe, a role based on a ‘special relationship’ with the United States, a role based on being head of a ‘commonwealth’ which has no political structure, or […]

Oh No, iOS Hacked by NSO

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:00:15 +0000

Recently, says a report at, it’s been unveiled that the obscure Israel-based NSO Group has been selling spyware delivered to smartphones through vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS operating system. “Pegasus” spyware can put a surveillance out on nearly everything including keystrokes, e-mails, video feeds and phone calls. Apple says that the three vulnerabilities with this […]

Top Books for Nursing Students

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:29:39 +0000

If you are a nursing student in search of a few good ways to boost your education and prepare yourself for the career that lies ahead of you, there are plenty of educational books that you should get your hands on. Whether you are getting your bachelor’s in nursing or you are attending school for […]

How to erase Yourself from your Job

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 06:00:28 +0000

You shouldn’t leave any digital trace of yourself after you leave a job. Hopefully, you’ll be leaving voluntarily and thus have the time to first make backups before you delete anything. This may seem easy, but you need to take inventory to make sure you get EVERYTHING. Note: make sure that every suggestion below is […]

Reviewing the Best Foods for African Cichlids

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 04:58:31 +0000

When it comes to keeping fish, the best part for most people is feeding them. Which is understandable, it’s when you connect with them the most. However, you have to be wary. Feed them the wrong foods and you’ll suffer the consequences. Believe me, within the last month, I’ve lost 9 fish because I was feeding […]

Reviewing the Aquarium’s Nitrogen Cycle

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:24:27 +0000

It happens to most first-time fish keepers. They run to the fish store, pick out the best looking fish they can find, and get all the stuff they need for their aquarium. Then they fill up their tanks and plop their fish in the water. Over the course of the next week, their fish aren’t […]

Book Review: “Hollow Point: A Short Story” by O’Neil De Noux

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:21:00 +0000

As Hollow Point: A Short Story begins it is 1984 in New Orleans and Casey Aloysius is once again the target of a manhunt by the New Orleans Police Department. Six years ago he went to prison in Angola for a raping a ten year old girl. The parole board granted his release so he […]

Book Review: “Leviathan” by Chuck Regan

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:04:31 +0000

In an alternative world where Germany won the war and used a V-2 rocket or missile to destroy New York City with a nuclear weapon, Leviathan tells the tale of a few individuals in occupied America. In April of 1945, Norm Cromwell was in the sixth grade and on a field trip a little ways outside […]

Book Review: “The Tithing Herd” by J. R. Lindermuth

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:54:29 +0000

The boy, Tom Baskin, is helpless as the rider approaches one evening near dusk. The boy is hanging by a rope tied to his heels and slung over a branch. Upside down and left to twist on the rope he was put in that position for a reason. His rescuer, Luther Donnelly, knows the people […]

10 ways to beef up Digital Security

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 06:00:41 +0000

#1. Keep everything up to date. You know those annoying popups telling you updates are available? Do you ever click out of them? Don’t. Always update at the time these appear. #2. Two-step verification. Two-step verification or authentication should be set up for all your accounts that offer it. A unique one-time code is sent […]

Thieves steal 30 Cars using Software

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:02:13 +0000

Who needs a hanger to steal a car when you can use a laptop? Despite today’s vehicles having far more sophisticated security protection, thieves can still break in—like the two crooks who stole at least 30 Dodge and Jeep vehicles…with just a laptop computer. In Houston, video showed the pair in the act, though authorities […]

Book Review: “Fast Women and Neon Lights: Eighties-Inspired Neon Noir” Editor Michael Pool

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:20:32 +0000

Eighteen complex short stories make up the anthology Fast Women and Neon Lights. As made clear by the subtitle, Eighties-Inspired Neon Noir the tales in this book are noir in style and heavily steeped in the glitz and glamour of the 80s. The music, the hair, the clothes all play their atmospheric role in these short […]

Book Review: “The House at Sea’s End: A Ruth Galloway Mystery” by Elly Griffiths

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:51:27 +0000

It is March when Detective Sergeant David Clough gets the call from his girlfriend, Trace. With her purple spiked hair and piercings, one might be surprised at their relationship. Marriage is not planned at this point, unlike the upcoming one for Detective Sergeant Judy Johnson, who is gaining martial practice in a way as she […]

Book Review: “The Janus Stone: A Ruth Galloway Mystery” by Elly Griffiths

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:45:08 +0000

As The Janus Stone begins, Dr. Ruth Galloway, head of the forensic archelogy at the University of North Norfolk, is called to a dig site in the town of Norwich. A very large Victorian style house and accompanying grounds are being massively modified and rebuilt into seventy-five luxury apartments. Edward Spens, owner and builder, is […]

God speed, John Glenn!

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:18:08 +0000

The United States has lost an iconic example of American greatness with the loss of John Glenn this week at the age of 95 years old. The nascent NASA program in the early 1960’s was exciting, challenging and inspiring for the United States. It marked perhaps for the first time since the end of the […]

My NXT Experience

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:36:27 +0000

Sasha Banks, Dean Ambrose, Bayley, Seth Rollins. These are just a few of many current WWE main roster superstars who got their start at NXT. NXT is the equivalent of a “farm system” in Major League Baseball. Wrestlers who have the desire to make it to the WWE’s main roster, go through their NXT division. […]

Pearl Harbor…infamy and injustices beyond belief!

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:20:48 +0000

U.S.S.Arizona Memorial, courtesy of the History Channel A lot has been written in the 75 years after the surprise attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. Quite a bit of the information we are aware of today seemingly indicates that President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the War Department had strong inclinations and […]

Best rated NetEnt Casinos

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:37:07 +0000

The best rated NetEnt casinos are expanding in terms of their popularity all the time. NetEnt has been rising in terms of its own success over the last several years. This is a gaming company that has managed to do very well for itself in the fact of a great deal of competition. The best […]

Microgaming releasing new games for the Xmas

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:00:12 +0000

Microgaming releasing new games for the Xmas, which is going to be great news for the people who are really excited about their upcoming winter holidays. Different people have different plans for the holidays. Some people are just planning on staying home, while others have travel plans. One way or another, these people should be […]

Security training: the Human Being is impossible to fix

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:28 +0000

As long as humans sit at computer screens, there will always be infected computers. There’s just no end to people being duped into clicking links that download viruses. A report at explains how subjects, unaware they were guinea pigs, fell for a phishing experiment. Subjects were sent an FB message or e-mail from an […]

Is Shady Short Seller Gordon Gossage Dying?

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:21:51 +0000

We reap what we sow, and apparently the shady short seller of the taxi medallion financial industry is reaping what he’s sown. According to the Facebook page of Gordon Gossage, and posts made under his name at the Yahoo Finance Boards on one taxi medallion financial industry player, Gordon Gossage is giving new meaning to […]

Shady Short Seller Gordon Gossage Runs for (to) Cover

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:18:05 +0000

    I’ve been writing a lot about the shady short sellers of a taxi medallion financial corporation over the past few months. The three individuals involved in the scheme to mislead investors are financial felon James F. Hickman, Oleg Uritsky, and a liar by the name of Gordon Gossage.   Gossage has relentlessly made […]

Hacking the CEO with Social Media

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:57 +0000

If the super big wigs could get their social media accounts hacked, you can too. If you can believe it, the Twitter accounts of the following were recently hacked: Google CEO Sundar Pichai Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey Shouldn’t these CEOs know how to prevent getting hacked? One […]

Kashagan oil field allegations ignored by Shell exec Andy Brown?

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:01:49 +0000

By John Donovan Printed below are extracts from a communication received from a Shell Civil Engineer who, until recently, worked on the construction of the ill-fated Kashagan oil field. He says his dire warnings in regard to construction issues were escalated to Shell top management, including Andy Brown, but were ignored. He has also raised the subject of […]

Tips for Starting a Public Health Blog

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:20:29 +0000

Starting a blog is incredibly simple. Anyone can do it. There are a record number of blogs starting every day, in a huge range of different niches. If someone is interested in it, there’s a blog about it. Blogs can be a great way of sharing information and ideas, driving traffic to a business or […]

Interview with Robert Wideman, Author of the POW Memoir ‘Unexpected Prisoner’

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:45:36 +0000

Robert Wideman was born in Montreal, grew up in upstate New York, and has dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship. During the Vietnam War, he flew 134 missions for the U.S. Navy and spent six years as a prisoner of war. He earned a master’s degree in finance from the Naval Postgraduate School. After retiring from the Navy, […]

Inside the Business E-mail Compromise Scam

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:54 +0000

Trick e-mail = fraudulent wire transfer = hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars stolen. That’s what’s happening with business executives in select industries (e.g., chemical operations, manufacturing), says a report at, citing a finding from Dell SecureWorks. The phishing e-mails are part of those Nigerian scams you’ve heard so much about, a business […]

Home Security begins at the Entrance

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:51 +0000

If you were to design the ultimate security system for a house, what would you focus on? These days, many people would immediately think in terms of the most technologically advanced alarm system—one that’s voice activated, detects motion anywhere, can be remotely controlled and allows remote viewing of the home, etc. But even in this […]

Best RIVAL online casino for 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:30:49 +0000

The Slots Casino is an online gambling den that provides its users with a secure web-based design for gaming fans.The site supports a wide variety of casino competitions that one can access through the use of a downloading software. This software is located via a link on the website. The gaming channel offers a source […]

2016 WWE Survivor Series Breakdown

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:24:48 +0000

A sold out and boisterous crowd welcomed the 2016 WWE Survivor Series to the Air Canada Centre, in Toronto. The night was filled with thrilling action, some of which, featured three five-on-five Traditional Survivor Series matches. In these matches, a wrestler can be eliminated by pin, submission, disqualification or count out. This continues until all […]

Hell in A Cell: Previewing the Women’s Championship Match

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:18:17 +0000

On Oct. 5, 1997, the WWE presented a pay-per-view event, titled Badd Blood. That event was headlined by the first-ever Hell in A Cell match between Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker. It was a brutal and bloody affair. Within the past 19 years, there have been 33 Cell matches, with the most memorable one involving […]

Choosing the Right Mesothelioma Law Firm

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:57:55 +0000

I tend to run hard and fast from articles about Mesothelioma, particularly when it mentions the word ‘Lawyer’. However, these people seem to be a legitimate organization. Simon Barrett      Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which is caused by faulty asbestos products which deteriorate over time causing the tiny asbestos mineral fibers […]

Shell Canada President Michael Crothers says Canada should stick to its values

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:05:17 +0000

Shell Canada President Michael Crothers (above) says “Canada should stick to its values and do something to protect the environment, regardless of what policy tack the incoming U.S. president takes.” See CBC News article: Canada shouldn’t lose resolve for a carbon tax, says Shell exec (Published 29 November 2016) This is the most breathtaking hypocrisy on the […]

Why go with a Wireless Security System?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:11 +0000

One reason to go wireless is obvious: Who wants all sorts of wires built under their house, which requires more than just the abilities of a recreational DIY enthusiast, like the old fashioned home security systems required? Not only is this a hairy, time consuming installation project, but a crook could clip the wires (if […]

Pope Francis…permission for all priests to forgive the sin of abortion, PRICELESS!

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:03:47 +0000

Recently the Holy Father, Pope Francis extended the facilities to absolve penitents from the sin of abortion to priests. This is a marked change to the procedural change to receive absolution from the local parish priest when a woman who had received an abortion had finally mustered up the courage to enter the confessional and […]

Food Review: Wiley Wallaby Black Liquorice

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:15:25 +0000

You would think that by age 61 I would have given up on candy, not so! I love candy now as much as I did 50+ years ago. One of my favorite things is Black Liquorice. The problem is, for 20 years I have never found one that I really liked. They were generally too […]

Book Review: “Downfall: A Brady Novel of Suspense” by J. A. Jance

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:38:59 +0000

The last days of August would have been hard enough for Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady, as it was. She has to make funeral arrangements for her mom, Eleanor, and her stepfather, George. What was initially believed to be a simple motor vehicle accident involving their RV as they returned to Bisbee, Arizona was actually […]

Book Review: “To Kill A Dead Man” by Icy Sedgewick

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:45:56 +0000

Picking up a short while after The Guns Of Retribution, Bounty Hunter Grey O’Donnell is on the trail and heading into Bentley, Colorado in To Kill A Dead Man. He and Billy Cole are hoping to find the notorious Cyrus Guthrie. The final member of the gang that bore his name, he has left a […]

Book Review: “An Obvious Fact: A Longmire Mystery” by Craig Johnson

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:58:45 +0000

An Obvious Fact finds Sheriff Walt Longmire on the road outside of Hulett, Wyoming at a crash site. Located in northeastern Wyoming, the small town is best known the Devils Tower, the first national monument. Most likely the second most famous thing it is known for is the Sturgis Motorcycle rally in nearby Sturgis, South […]

Case allows Employees to run amok on Social Media

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:28 +0000

Lesson learned: If you run a fast-food restaurant or any company for that matter, you’d better treat your employees right. After all, they have a legal right to tweet all they want about you. A Chipotle Mexican Grill in Havertown, PA, had a ban in place: Employees are prohibited from using social media to spread […]

FBI File: JPMorgan’s Investment Bank In Hong Kong Agrees To Pay $72 Million Penalty For Corrupt Hiring Scheme In China

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:12:15 +0000

The subtitle for this article should be Bankers Just Want To Have Fun. Many people, my self included are very critical of the big banks. They are too big to fail and ‘above the law’. They have learned that they can do almost anything they want with impunity. When caught breaking the law fines are […]

FBI File: Former Valeant Executive And Former Philidor Ceo Charged In Manhattan Federal Court For Illegal Fraud And Kickback Scheme

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:51:10 +0000

This is yet another example of what happens in the healthcare industry. The last story can be found here. Simon Barrett Kickbacks Paid Out of Valeant Corporate Funds Spent on Philidor Option Were Laundered Through Secret Shell Companies  Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney […]

Experience ultimate road trips the safe and efficient way

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:40:57 +0000

When that time of year rolls around, it’s hard to not want to get out on the road with family and friends, to just up and plan a special kind of trip somewhere. However, along with the planning ahead of time for a road trip, a person must also consider the safe and efficient side […]

FBI File – Long Island Radiology Company, Zwanger-Pesiri Inc., Pleads Guilty To Federal Health Care Fraud Charges And Agrees To Pay $2.4 Million In Criminal Forfeiture

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:27:08 +0000

Healthcare costs are out of control, this FBI file makes for interesting reading. Sure it is a drop in the bucket, but it goes to show why you should be vigilant when you get billed. Simon Barrett The Company Also Agrees to Pay Over $8.1 Million to Resolve Federal and State Civil Fraud Allegations Earlier […]

Effective Ways to Enhance Your Brand Using Social Media

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:50:12 +0000

Are you using social media to promote and enhance your business’s brand? If not, you could be falling behind your competitors and not even realize this is happening. With millions of people visiting and interacting with other people on these websites, it only makes sense to find out how you can use social media for […]

The dream lives on…

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:54:40 +0000

November 22 is a day most Americans over a certain age recall with clarity. The day is remembered not because of a dramatic win of rival football teams, a catastrophic weather event that plunged the country into sub-zero temperatures nor was it a day that introduced any great legislative innovations into the American judicial system. […]

Pleased to assist Leigh Day in Suing Shell says John Donovan

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:11:26 +0000

By John Donovan (right) The High Court in London will today begin hearing the latest case against Royal Dutch Shell brought by the London law firm Leigh Day on behalf of Nigerian claimants. Thousands of farmers and fishermen located in the Niger River Delta region who have suffered from oil spills and related toxic pollution.  Leigh […]

Pokemon Go a Network Malware Nightmare

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:19 +0000

Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm, even though it is nothing more than a silly little game that people play on their mobile device. And it is not just child’s play, either. Plenty of adults are hooked on Pokémon Go—including college degreed professionals who conduct business on company owned devices as well as […]

Love the sinner, hate the sin!

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:11:40 +0000

Pope Francis today gave permission for all priests to absolve a penitent from the sin of abortion. The Holy Father’s proclamation was an extension of the permission granted during the Holy Year, namely the Year of Mercy. However, this move is a seismic shift for the Holy See and a move that is long overdue […]

The Bill of Rights does not provide the right to be rude!

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:28:51 +0000

Rarely does this author venture into the political arena to make commentary on topics that do not involve the universal right to life, or the call to live a life grounded in faith. In both cases of where I usually tread into the political minefield on behalf of my Catholic faith and to uphold the […]

A Tesco Christmas Shopping Tale (Or How to Piss Off a Regular Customer)

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:07:20 +0000

On Saturday, I purchased a 6.5FT Fir tree from a Tesco Store in the UK, located in Highwoods, Colchester. Tesco is the largest supermarket chain in Britain. Our equivalent of Walmart. By Monday morning, less than 48 hours later, the price of the same tree had fallen by £20 (about $25). Over the weekend, our […]

FBI File: MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Execution-Style Double-Murder In Brentwood

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:46:15 +0000

Is this the way the world should be? Human life has no value. Simon Barrett Velasquez Fled to El Salvador and Relocated to Georgia After Killing Two Brothers in Brentwood on December 18, 2011 Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York, Arnolvin Umanzor Velasquez, a member of the Brentwood Locos Salvatruchas […]

FBI File – The Arizona Con Artist Chalice Zeitener

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:30:16 +0000

This  is one of the most outrageous cons I have ever heard of. Simon Barrett An Arizona con artist will be spending the next 25 years behind bars after being convicted of 18 felonies in two separate trials related to her faking cancer and brazenly scamming veterans’ charities out of thousands of dollars. Chalice Zeitner’s […]

An Interview with S.K. Nicholls, Author of ‘Naked Alliances’

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:12:59 +0000

S.K. Nicholls is a Florida regional crime romp author who writes a Private Investigator Series. Naked Alliances is the first book in the Naked Eye Series. She moved from a small town in Georgia to Central Florida, twenty years ago, thereby earning the title of Florida Native. A Registered Nurse and former Sexual Assault Nurse […]

Pro LIfe Movement, RISE UP and TWEET to overturn Roe V Wade!

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:17:36 +0000

During his candidacy for the presidency, Donald Trump frequently made clear to the American voters that he was indeed a,” Pro-Life,” candidate and if elected he intended to seek an overturn of Roe V Wade as one of the primary goals of his administration. Catholics and indeed all denominations should laud this task undertaken by […]

Computers perfectly forge Handwriting

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:08:37 +0000

Handwriting analysts really have their work cut out from them now, thanks to the development of new software that can forge—better than a human can—a person’s handwriting. So if you are worried about identity theft, add one more element to the kettle: a crook getting ahold of this software (developed at the University College London) […]

FBI Files – Owner Of Debt Collection Company Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To Five Years In Prison For Massive Debt Collection Fraud

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:22:51 +0000

The world of Skip Tracing and Debt Collection is far from glamorous, it is and always has been slightly seedy. This FBI file takes the industry to new lows. Simon Barrett Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JOHN TODD WILLIAMS, a/k/a “JT,” a/k/a “Joe Steele,” was […]

Writing a parish history…priceless!

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:24:53 +0000

There are so many consolidations, closures and restructuring actions going on within the local dioceses of the Catholic Church in the United States it is mind boggling. One point that is often forgotten is that when the parish community is suppressed or consolidated, merged or aligned into another entity the historical details of that parish’s […]

FBI Files – Utah Man Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Commodities Fraud In Connection With Foreign Exchange Trading

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:04:27 +0000

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that SCOTT A. BEATTY pled guilty in Manhattan federal court today to commodities fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud at least 49 investors of more than $825,000 through a scheme in which BEATTY solicited investments for off-exchange foreign currency […]

The FBI Files

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:55:08 +0000

Over the years I have that I am on all sorts of strange mailing lists. One of the better one’s is the FBI. The press releases are just too good not to share, so I have decided that I will publish a few of the ones that catch my eye. I have no input on […]

Ransomware a $2.5 Million Service

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:07:50 +0000

One bitcoin = $590. If you’re sucked into a ransomware scam, you’ll likely be charged at least one bitcoin for the cyber key to unlock your computer’s files—that are being held hostage by hackers. A report from Check Point Software Technologies and IntSights has discovered a gigantic ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) ring, raking in $2.5 million yearly. […]

…preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States!

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 21:43:46 +0000

The protests and civil disobedience that has erupted throughout the United States since the election of Mr. Donald J. Trump as President-Elect of the United States is not unique in our American society. Yes, there have been examples of contested elections often termed, corrupt bargains. In the 1824 election, the 12th amendment dictated that the […]

Making America great AGAIN !

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 16:08:35 +0000

Last week the United States once again went to the polls to elect the next President and Vice-President of the United States. Additionally, other seats in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives were also part of the electorate process, as were many elections for governors in the fifty states that compose […]


Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:19:18 +0000

Like all of you, I have all sorts of emotions going through me after this election… I want to be nasty and say I guess Uncle Festus and Cousin Clyde up in them there hills are still soaking up the moonshine, having a good old time… I’m sad because after eight historic years, our first […]

Jihadis using easy to get Privacy Software

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:00:22 +0000

Over the past two years, the media has tended to sensationalize jihadists’ rapid adoption and strategic use of social media. Despite perpetual news coverage on the issue, the public, by and large, continues to be relatively in the dark about the intricate ways in which many jihadists maintain robust yet secretive online presences. To accomplish […]

Man raises a Family on Dead Man’s Stolen Identity

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 06:00:50 +0000

Imagine you learn your husband (or wife) of 25 years is really a different person. That’s what happened to Mary Hickman—25 years after she married a man who had identified himself all those years back as Terry Jude Symansky. The Florida couple had a son and lead an uneventful life, with Symansky working different jobs […]

Book Review: “Crooked Roads: Crime Stories” by Alec Cizak

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:16:13 +0000

Published in 2015 by All Due Respect Books, Crooked Roads: Crime Stories by Alec Cizak features fifteen previously published short stories. Published in print and online the tales reflect flawed characters, crimes of various types, and situations where there are no easy answers.   “The Space Between” starts readers off with a very short tale […]

What age is it OK to leave Kids home alone?

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:55:51 +0000

Sooner or later, you’ll need to leave your child home—unsupervised, alone—for an extended period. And even though you may have smart devices to keep a constant check on your child, this doesn’t mean you can instantly teleport home in the event your smart security system relays a realtime video of a kitchen fire. It’s one […]

How prepared are You for your Long Distance Road Trip?

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:32:30 +0000

If you’re planning a lengthy road trip, there are many things you’d never think to bring with you that could get you out of a crisis situation. You need way more than just that blanket in the trunk, car jack and spare tire, umbrella, rainproof poncho, utility tool and fire extinguisher. Weather Sunglasses, sunscreen, wide […]

The Google Pixel’s Exterior

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:11:43 +0000

The Google Pixel was released October 20, 2016. With that, comes the question: Is it worth it? To get you your answer, you’ve got to learn about the entire device. Unfortunately, the entire device can’t be explained within this one simple blog post. However, here, you can learn about the exterior of the device, including its: […]

Subterranea – A Quick Look

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 23:28:27 +0000

I am a big fan of indie movies, they have something that is sadly lacking in the endless remakes and series that Hollywood produces. I hate to say it, but the big studios have not had a creative thought in 30 years. They are happy to spent $200 million making drivel, but unwilling to spend […]

Casino live online Dealers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:39:51 +0000

Online gambling is developed very fast. It concerns not only to the quantity of casino games but also to its quality. The modern casino live online in many respects surpasses that one which worked 10 years ago. Casino games have become more interesting, colorful and functional. Client’s data security has been improved much too. The […]


Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:44:49 +0000

Here’s a little diddy I wrote in 1992 while writing for the Washington Afro-American Newspaper in Washington, DC.  Hope you like it:   Is Jazz, an original African-American art form, “In style” again?  Current trends say yes. The unique sound experience that is Jazz has seen some lean times.  Fortunately, with the emergence of Jazz clubs in […]

Preparing for Your First Online Course

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:00:20 +0000

Distance learning is the future. A lot of universities now have their own online learning programs for students living far from campus. These programs are available for everyone, including those working overseas who still want to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a reputable university in the US. While online courses offer a lot […]

More People Are Pursuing Master’s Degrees. A New Trend?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:47:23 +0000

Recent reports suggest that more and more people are going back to school and pursuing a master’s degree of their choice. While this new trend is not surprising considering the way the economy is growing these past several years, it is still interesting to take a closer look at the sudden change. For the most […]

Must-have Apps for Safe Long Distance Driving

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:00:35 +0000

Whether you’re driving long distance to make a career move, visit family/friends, or just sightsee multiple states, you may be wondering what kind of helpful applications for your phone are out there. There’s just tons, and many fall under the category of convenience, such as apps that locate the cheapest gas stations, the nearest and […]

A Conversation with Sally Fernandez, Author of ‘Climatized’

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:58:55 +0000

Sally Fernandez, a novelist of provocative political thrillers, wasn’t always twisting facts with fiction. Heavily endowed with skills acquired in banking, she embarked upon her writing career. Fernandez’ focus on computer technology, business consulting, and project management, enhanced by business and technical writing, proved to be a boon. Her books of fiction also reflect the […]

Pre Trial Release or Commercial Bail

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:18:41 +0000

It has been a while since I have been involved in this subject. I did receive this rather curious email:   Dear Mr. Barrett, I’d like to see if you would be interested in a newsworthy story/interview regarding a current hot-button court case — Much like the current presidential campaign, factions are divided in a […]

Safety Tips for Lone Female Road Travelers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:14 +0000

Rule #1 for women traveling alone: Do not look or act like prey, as this will grab the attention of any predator nearby. Looking like non-prey may be difficult for some women, but one way is to dress in black. Black is the color of authority (e.g., judges, nuns, priests, referees, police officers). Here are […]

A Conversation with Suspense Author John DeDakis

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:11:24 +0000

Journalist, Novelist and Writing Coach John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” DeDakis (pronounced deh-DAY-kiss) is the author of four mystery-suspense novels, Fast Track, Bluff, Troubled Water, and Bullet in the Chamber.  During his award-winning 45-year career in journalism (25 years at CNN), DeDakis has been […]

Book Review: “Robert B. Parker’s Debt To Pay” by Reed Farrel Coleman

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:13:06 +0000

Late summer and Paradise, Massachusetts has been pretty calm. The biggest issue has been some petty vandalism. For Police Chief Jesse Stone the break from anything significant has been good as he is a bit preoccupied with his personal life. On the plus side, there is Diana who is becoming increasingly important to him and […]

Book Review: “Pale Mars” by Garnett Elliott

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:43:22 +0000

Having survived Red Venus a few months ago, Captain Nadezhda Gura of the spaceship Krasnyy Sokol and crew are dispatched to Mars on a rescue mission. Thanks to the Russians recovering the prototype V-5 fission powered engine in the last days of World War II, they gained a significant advantage in the space race. The […]

Book Review: The Lawyer: Blood Moon by Eric Beetner

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:16:27 +0000

J.D. Smith, known to one and all as “The Lawyer” is still in pursuit of Big Jim Kimbrough after recent events in Six Guns At Sundown. Delayed for a bit by that, he is back on the hunt and feels he is finally very close to his quarry. The trail has led him to this […]

A Conversation with Suspense Author Gabriel Valjan

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:40:52 +0000

Gabriel Valjan is the author of the Roma Series from Winter Goose Publishing. Also the author of numerous essays and short stories that continue to appear online and in print, Gabriel lives in Boston’s South End, where he enjoys the local restaurants. His two cats, Squeak and Squawk, forgive him for enjoying long walks near […]

Karate Woman breaks Assailant’s Nose

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:46 +0000

“I had my earphones in and didn’t know he was there until he threw me to the ground,” says Taela Davis, 25, of Australia in a article. Big Mistake: Wearing earbuds while walking about in public. Even if you’re a big bruiser MMA fighter, you should not compromise your ability to hear what’s going […]

Rapist runs off when Victim bites Him in Neck

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:00:11 +0000

Whoever said that fighting back at a rapist will probably create more problems for the victim might want to rethink this idea. How disabling can a bite to the rapist’s neck be when the biter is a human? I mean, we’re not talking about a dog biting the man. When it comes to biting, humans […]

Mesothelioma Explained in 7 minutes

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:31:21 +0000

It is 1am and I hear the television bark, “MESOTHELIOMA!” First thought that came to my mind is, why on earth would a law firm pay for a mesothelioma commercial at 1am, 1:45am… 2am… 2:30am…?  Don’t they know that the average age for mesothelioma diagnoses is 59?  I thought lawyers are supposed to be smart? […]

Woman slams Staple Gun into Intruder’s Head

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:57:27 +0000

If you’re ever confronted by an assailant in your garage, you may have any number of highly effective weapons within your reach. A woman in Indianapolis identified as Carol found that out soon enough when she arrived home in February of 2016. A man was waiting in her garage. The 52-year-old questioned what the man […]