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A Discussion About Legerdemain

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:16:33 +0000

No this is not an article about sleight of hand and card tricks. The Legerdemain in this case is a book written by James ‘Jim’ Heaphey. Morocco is not the first country that springs to mind when you mention the ‘Cold War’. Most people think of fabulous food cooked in a tagine. Morocco in fact […]

Researchers Say Office of Personnel Management Hack Leads to Ransomware

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:29 +0000

In June, 2015, it was revealed by an anonymous source that the Office of Personnel Management was hacked. This office, which administers civil service, is believed to have been the target of the Chinese government. This is one of the largest hacks in history involving a federal organization. Slowly, the motivation behind the hacking is […]

Meet Mystery Author Harley Mazuk

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:26:47 +0000

Harley Mazuk was born in Cleveland, and majored in English literature at Hiram College in Ohio, and Elphinstone College, Bombay U. Harley worked as a record salesman (vinyl) and later toiled for the U.S. Government in computer programming and in communications, where he honed his writing style as an editor and content provider for official […]

Online Colleges About to Become the “Norm”

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:16:18 +0000

If you take a minute and look back about ten years, would you be able to name one college that was available for you as an online-only school?  The odds are pretty good that you would not be able to name more than one and that one school is on your mind because of the […]

How to Digitally Secure The Remote Teleworker

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:52:17 +0000

If you employ remote workers, your IT staff has a unique challenge keeping your organization safe. Fortunately, using a combination of best practices for cybersecurity, user awareness campaigns, and a strong policy will help to keep data safe. New advances in mobile technology and networking have given remote workforces a boost, and while policies for […]

The FBI Most Wanted List

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:33:43 +0000

This gang is devious. It is headed up by Mrs Boris We do not think that Mrs Boris is her real name, and NSA wire taps suggest that she might also go under the alias of Patches. The ‘Dog Father’ Mr Boris went missing on or around Christmas. While the FBI are not willing to […]

Interview with Barb Caffrey, Author of ‘Changing Faces’

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:18:48 +0000

Barb Caffrey is a writer, musician, editor, and composer from the Upper Midwest who holds a BA in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and a Master’s in Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She’s the author of An Elfy on the Loose and A Little Elfy in Big Trouble (two YA urban fantasy/romances), and […]

St Patricks Day – A Conversation With Tokyo Rosenthal

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:48:22 +0000

I am sure that everyone is fed up with my St Pats posts, here and here. Lets face it, you can only have so much fun with cabbage! Musician Tokyo Rosenthal had a hit with his song St Patricks Day. I reached out and asked him to tell me the back story. But first listen […]

Vegetable Carnage Part 2

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:45:21 +0000

I doubt that most people took my first article seriously. You can find it here. Who the hell throws vegetables at a parade? Actually it was far more serious than I thought. It took both Jan and I to empty the trunk. Heavy does not describe the weight of these bags. Yes there are a […]

Vegetable Carnage – AKA the Slidell St Patricks Day Parade

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:57:32 +0000

In my time I have been to several parades, they are well orchestrated events with elaborately decorated floats, marching bands and  local clubs. One of the biggest parades is the Calgary Stampede Parade. It is very much a celebration of the old frontier starring over 1000 horses and a fleet of street cleaning trucks (to […]

Interview with Jim Nesbitt, Author of ‘The Right Wrong Number’

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:47:20 +0000

For more than 30 years, Jim Nesbitt roved the American Outback as a correspondent for newspapers and wire services in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. He chased hurricanes, earthquakes, plane wrecks, presidential candidates, wildfires, rodeo cowboys, ranchers, miners, loggers, farmers, migrant field hands, doctors, neo-Nazis and nuns with an […]

Can a Blog Help Your Sales and Your PR?

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:22:15 +0000

What is the average return of investment of PR? Well, the answer that you receive will depend on the person that you ask. For example, if you were to ask a Vice President in charge of sales or a sales manager, the answer will most likely differ than if you were to ask the Vice […]

Woman Chained Like a Dog, Man Killed

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:16:56 +0000

Back in August, 2016, Kala Brown and Charles Carver arrived to a 100-acre property in South Carolina for a cleaning job. Charles Carver never made it off the property, and Kala Brown spent more than two months in a metal shipping container, allegedly held captive by Todd Christopher Kohlhepp. In November of 2016, detectives were […]

From NXT to Wrestlemania: Superstars return home

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 18:59:31 +0000

It is only a few short weeks away. The one night of the year pro wrestling fans look forward to – Wrestlemania. This year’s spectacle takes place at the Florida Citrus Bowl, in Orlando, Florida. It occurs on April 2, 2017 and is the 33rd edition of this top notch event. NXT, the WWE’s developmental […]

Book Review: A Turtle Roars In Texas: An Al Quinn Novel (Book 2) by Russ Hall

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:02:40 +0000

Detective Wayon Gallard has only been a detective for a month so the deceased woman hanging like a scarecrow at the Three Sisters Organic Farm might be a bigger case than he is ready to handle. Though he has been with the department for eleven years, Gallard has been a detective barely a month. Not […]

Book Review: “We’ve Been Trumped” Editor Andrew MacRae

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 23:22:43 +0000

Published in September 2016 by Darkhouse Books, We’ve Been Trumped is an anthology of short stories speculating about life after Trump became President. Some stories are set during the president’s first term while others are set far into the future. In either case, most of stories make heavy use of the candidate’s rhetoric during the […]

Publishing is Dead! Long live Publishing!

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:24:00 +0000

I love books, I am pretty sure that I learned to read before I learned to walk! For the past decade or so my interest in books has moved on from being the recreational reader of books on the best seller list. Books are like drugs, addictive! The veritable New York Times publishes the top […]

History Publishing Company Challenges Self Publishing Industry

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:52:30 +0000

Publisher Invites Authors to Avoid “Embarrassment” of Self Publishing This is an opportunity for authors to find a traditional publisher without going through the embarrassment of self-publishing and then finding it necessary to pay out one thousand or more dollars,’” — Don Bracken PALISADES, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2017 / — History Publishing […]

How To Successfully Move From Online Gambling To Forex Trading

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:25:48 +0000

It is of no doubt that many forex traders made money when they tried their hand at online gambling. This is because of the many similarities in the two activities. Even the skills required to make rewarding investments regularly are almost the same as those required to make winning real money bets. However, to successfully […]

Humans are Natural Predators

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:05:25 +0000

According to a new study, genetics and evolution have made an impact on the murderous behavior of the human species. However, becoming civilized has tamed some of these instincts. Scientists have looked at the homicide rate of more than 1,000 species that kill their own, and noticed that there are similar rates of lethal acts. […]

The FBI Files: Michigan Art Dealer Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Prison For Defrauding Collectors Of $1.45 Million Through Sale Of Forged Artworks

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:58:50 +0000

Forgeries Included Works Purportedly by Willem De Kooning, Franz Kline, and Joan Mitchell This is an interesting story. The world of art forgery is a complex one, and often one misunderstood. Forgery is rarely a copy of a painting, rather the creation of a new work that is ascribed to the artist. Almost as important […]

2017 microgaming online slots games

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:09:04 +0000

Some of the best 2017 microgaming online slots games are already available. Microgaming has a lot of competition now from NetEnt and a lot of other developers. People are going to be able to get their pick of a lot of the best games out there today. Lots of people have already spent a good […]

PBUS Involvement In City Of Calhoun Lawsuit Continues To Confound

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:57:12 +0000

I wrote an article about this subject yesterday, if you missed it you can read it here. I have an inquiring mind and when I woke up this morning it was still bothering me. So at 7am I was researching and reading. My first stop was to revisit the actual lawsuit. If you are an […]

Bail Bonds, Confusion Runs Rampant

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:18:17 +0000

It has been a while since I commented to the subject of Bail Bonds. Most people do not care and certainly do not understand how they function. In some ways I see analogies with the world of Pay Day loans. It is easy to bash them as a tool to pick on the poor, who […]

The FBI File: Man Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Multimillion-Dollar Scheme To Defraud Financial Services Firm

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:58:41 +0000

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today that CHRISTOPHER CANALE was charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft for allegedly using his position […]

Interview: Author Tom Carter

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:09:44 +0000

Bestselling author Tom Carter is a longtime Nashville who lives with his wife, Janie, a few miles from Nashville’s legendary Music Row. Connect with the author on the Web:   INTERVIEW:   Why don’t you begin by telling us a little about your background?   I was a newspaper reporter from 1970 […]

Remember This: Hackers Like Strong Passwords, Too

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:25:45 +0000

In late 2016, a huge data breach occurred. More than 412 million accounts were affected when hackers got into FriendFinder Networks. According to sources, approximately a million of those accounts had the password ‘123456,’ and approximately 100,000 has the password that was simply, ‘password.’ This, of course, is despite the efforts from pros about password […]

The FBI Files: Clinic Manager Pleads Guilty In $70 Million Scheme To Defraud Medicare And Medicaid

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:37:25 +0000

I say, if you are going to commit a crime, make sure it is a whopper…. Fraud Ring, With Three Clinics in Brooklyn and Queens, Paid Kickbacks to Individuals to Undergo Medically Unnecessary Tests Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that EDUARD ZAVALUNOV, a manager of two […]

Book Review: A Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:54:39 +0000

Fifth in the Ruth Galloway series opens with eighteen-month-old Kate answering the phone in that special way familiar to many parents. After that brief moment of levity, the mood turns somber, as Caz has called. Ruth and Carol, who always went by “Caz” back in their university days and still does, haven’t spoken in years. […]

Book Review: An Unsettling Crime For Samuel Craddock: A Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel by Terry Shames

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:21:34 +0000

Billed as a Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel the latest read from author Terry Shames takes readers back decades ago when a young Samuel Craddock came home to be police chief of the small south Texas town, Jarret Creek. It is the mid-80s and the city council wants a younger man to deal with the drug […]

Book Review: A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:59:21 +0000

Kate is going to be a year old as of November1, 2009 and her mother, Doctor Ruth Galloway, is keenly aware that in all likelihood she is failing at motherhood across the board. It is one thing to be head of Forensic Archelogy at the University of North Norfolk. It is quite another thing to […]

Book Review: The Wrong Side Of Goodbye: A Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:30:37 +0000

While he has spent most of the last year suing the LAPD over his forced retirement, these days Harry Bosch is a private detective when he isn’t working as a reserve officer for the San Fernando PD. Bosch works for free as the small department does not have the funds to pay him. For Bosch […]

The FBI Files: Two Men Charged With Racketeering, Including A 2013 Mob Murder And An Attempted Murder Of A Bonanno Soldier

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:11:33 +0000

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today the filing of an Indictment charging CHRISTOPHER LONDONIO […]

The FBI Files: Manhattan Man Sentenced To More Than 6 Years In Prison For Child Pornography Offenses

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:43:43 +0000

The question I have is why such a short sentence?   Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that PAAL KLYKKEN, 35, was sentenced to 78 months in prison and supervised release for seven years for distributing and receiving child pornography. KLYKKEN pled guilty on September 1, […]

How to Secure Your Home or Business On the Cheap

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:37 +0000

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, your home is at risk of being burglarized. According to numerous studies, in the US alone, a burglary occurs about once every 18 seconds, which equates to about 5,000 a day. Fortunately, you can secure your home or business against burglary, and it doesn’t have […]

The FBI Files: Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty In Connection With International Cybercrime Scheme

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:34:18 +0000

Earlier today, Vyacheslav Khaimov pled guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business in connection with his role in an international cybercrime operation. The plea was announced by Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney, […]

The FBI Files: Two New York City Residents Plead Guilty To All Charges In Terrorism Case

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:10:57 +0000

ISIL Supporters Attacked Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Plotted Bomb Attacks in New York City Earlier today, Munther Omar Saleh of Queens, New York, pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to all charges in an indictment charging him with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of […]

Top 3 Online Slots Games You Don’t Normally Notice

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:22:13 +0000

There are hundreds – even thousands – of slots variations you can now play online. While the basic principles used in these online slots games are the same, they offer different user experiences and some interesting gameplay. Some, naturally, are more popular than the others. Popular slots variations such as Guns ‘N’ Roses and Little […]

How to Make $5 Million a Day in Cybercrime

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:00:54 +0000

This post isn’t exactly a “how to” but if your current employment isn’t bringing in the bacon, I’m sure your criminal mind can figure it out. In the biggest digital advertising fraud in the history of the U.S., it was recently found that a group of hackers is bringing in from $3 million to $5 […]

How to Make Money from Blogging in College

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:49:48 +0000

Earning money as a student isn’t always easy. Perhaps you found the perfect job waiting tables at a café close to campus, but they needed you to work at the same time that you had a lecture. Or, maybe you keep trying to get a job in a shop on campus or in the college […]

Latest Mesothelioma Survival Stories & Statistics

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:28:30 +0000

Getting survival rates, prognosis information and life expectancy statistics for mesothelioma are relatively simply by doing a quick search online. The problem is, after visiting a couple of the top sources, you will quickly realize all the information is outdated. This article is going to talk about the latest survival stories of patients with mesothelioma […]

Real Money Blackjack With Bitcoins Casinos

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 21:22:58 +0000

  Bitcoin is one of the most exciting currency systems out there – unlike PayPal, another e-banking system, you get another layer of fraud protection and mobility. Bitcoin isn’t controlled by any central bank, so you can send and receive cash faster. Some say Bitcoin encourages fraudulent behavior among its users – just ask Ross […]

Royal Rumble Review

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:21:48 +0000

Exciting. Intense. Hard-hitting. Action packed. These are some of the words that describe the 2017 Royal Rumble event. It was held at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, in front of more than 50,000 people. The show’s main event was the thirty man Royal Rumble Match, where the winner received a Wrestlemania title match. But, […]

Survive Falling Through Ice

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:00:24 +0000

It can be truly terrifying to fall through ice on a frozen lake, but if you remain calm, it can save your life. Most people don’t realize that you have more time than you think, according to experts. This is due to the concept of thermoregulation and how your body deals with the shocking cold […]

A Very Strange Dog Story

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:25:08 +0000

We moved to Carriere in November 2016, the house sits on 3 acres, yes this is country living. Rental properties often come with restrictions and ‘to do’ lists. Often one of the restrictions is no dogs allowed. We had quite the opposite issue. It came with two Pitbulls. I like animals, cats, dogs, possums, etc, […]

Home Door Kick-in Prevention

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:54 +0000

Burglars love doors, because that’s their No. 1 way of gaining entry to a house. When thinking of ways to make your home safer, you should really home in on your doors. Solid wood door without a window (ideally with solid wood core) Top flight deadbolt (ideally two) Reinforced frame and doorjamb The above elements […]

Tips for Making Sure Your Skin Looks Perfect on Video

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:26:07 +0000

Having perfect looking skin isn’t usually something that just comes naturally for most people. While this may not be a big deal for some, those who work in the film industry certainly want to take the extra steps necessary to ensure they are film ready. If you work in the adult Skype Sex industry for […]

Consumers Have Given Up on Security

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:53:12 +0000

According to a recent study, online security for most people is too bothersome. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology published the study, which shows that most people who use the internet have just given up and don’t follow the advice given to them about online security. The result of this is that consumers […]

Ways to Improve Your Online Store’s User Experience

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:36:30 +0000

According to the AACSB online MBA department of Rutgers Online, 2017 will be the year during which mobile commerce and online shopping will reach new heights. We now have more capable smartphones in the hands of more people, which means the market is ready for more mobile transactions. What you need to do as an […]

Your Hacked Mobile Phone Number is Like Your Social Security Number

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:30 +0000

If you have a cell phone, and you use it in any way associated with accessing online accounts (and many do), you are putting yourself at risk of getting hacked. With only a phone number and a bit of information, which is easy to get through social engineering, a hacker can break into your personal […]

First Do No Harm

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:58:21 +0000

This is a guest article by Silvio Aladjem MD. “First Do No Harm”, is a statement known in Western civilization as part of the “Hippocratic oath” written by the Greek physician and philosopher Hippocrates, somewhere towards the end of the 5th century BC. Over centuries, the oath has been considered the basis of the ethical […]

Does Online Learning Offer a Variety of Programs?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:12:05 +0000

As you start to look into the various options when it comes to higher education institutions, you may come across online learning options. Earning a degree online is quickly becoming a popular option with students all across the country thanks to the flexibility and cost-savings it offers. So how can you tell if online learning […]

Desperate Teens Turning to Prostitution and Drug Dealing to Survive

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:51 +0000

Teenagers across the country are falling into drug dealing, theft, and prostitution in order to eat. This, according to a recent study, which found that poverty has been increasing throughout the U.S. Researchers at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. have taken a close look at the current Census data, and this group estimates that […]

Ultimate Guide To Obtain The Perfect Beard

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:18:31 +0000

Without the right beard care products, growing your beard can be very challenging, unless you were blessed by the Beard Gods. The reason it can be difficult is because the fullness and strength of a man’s beard is directly related to two things, genetics and products.  Although cutting and trimming your beard will help in […]

How to Help Ensure You Have a Healthy Pregnancy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:08:28 +0000

Learning that you are pregnant is a very exciting time for both the mom to be and the dad to be. There is so much to prepare for, look forward to, and just feel happy about. At the same time, it’s important to take all the steps possible to help ensure the pregnancy is smooth […]

Royal Rumble Memories

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:46:29 +0000

It is considered one of the big events on the WWE calendar and paves the way towards Wrestlemania. The first major show of the year is the Royal Rumble, headlined by the 30-man Royal Rumble Match. It is every man for himself. The only way to be eliminated is to be thrown over the top […]

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 […]

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 […]