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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 theregister.co.uk 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 threatpost.com, 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 […]



MY THOUGHTS AFTER THE ELECTION

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 […]



IS JAZZ ON THE UPSWING?

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 heraldsun.com 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 […]



Book Review: “Midnight Crossing: A Mystery” by Tricia Fields

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:48:09 +0000

It is night as the fifth book in the series, Midnight Crossing, begins and Police Chief Josie Gray is at her isolated home on Schenck road outside of Artemis, Texas. Nobody should ever be on that road unless they are visiting her or her neighbor Dell who has his own place just behind hers. Nobody […]



Fact Check The News

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 13:48:59 +0000

Today, The Newspaper New York “Newsday” Ran an article (Attributed to the Associated Press) The article entitled “Contents of Clinton’s closed door speeches leaked, campaign blames Russia” (http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/text-of-hillary-clinton-s-closed-door-speeches-leaked-campaign-blames-russia-1.12423814) The article makes reference to leaks of comments reportedly made by a Presidential Candidate (Clinton) and quotes a variety of people who were interviewed to complete the […]



Interview with Sam Newsome, Author of ‘Joe Peas’

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:24:46 +0000

Sam Newsome was raised on a farm in rural King, North Carolina. During his childhood on the farm, he learned to appreciate nature and family. He developed the work ethic that continues to benefit him. He received a bachelor of arts in American history with pre­medical courses from The University of North Carolina at Chapel […]



How to Ensure Your Information is Secure When Gaming Online

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:24:53 +0000

Online gaming is bigger than ever. Millions of people log on to gaming websites and entertainment platforms like Steam every day. Often, you can play for free, but that really isn’t the point. No, the attraction of online gaming in all its forms is that it is something you can do anytime, anyplace, and anywhere. […]



9-Year-Old Kidnap Victim convinces Abductor to Release Her

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:03 +0000

Jeannette Tamayo was nine when she was abducted in June 2003, and exhibited a presence of mind that few adults would have in a similar circumstance. Home from school, Jeannette entered her house, unaware that a man had been following her; he entered too, and that’s when the nightmare began. Soon after, her mother and […]



The Affect A.I. Is Having On The People

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:42:26 +0000

Artificial Intelligence (A.I). Some people think that it’s going to take over the world. Some people think that’s just nonsense. I’m not saying that one group of people is right over the other here. I’m just going to explain the affect that A.I. has on the people. Hear me out. Back in the day, if you […]



Medical Care Delivery: How Did We Get Where We Are?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:37:20 +0000

This is a guest article by Silvio Aladjem MD. Not long ago, a friend of mine was complaining about delivery of medical care. In so doing, he told me he was missing the good old times when you had your own doctor. “Is this progress?” he asked me with an angry voice. “Doctors don’t care […]



Faulty Tire Repair could break your Neck

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 06:00:14 +0000

Roy Chattelle was on a road trip in 2008 and suffered what seemed like a minor tire leak. So he got the tire repaired. Many people think nothing of pulling into the nearest tire shop and getting that little puncture or tear repaired or “plugged.” A few months after this routine repair, the tire blew, […]



Step by step how to reinforce Door Locks

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:00:43 +0000

Don’t let the idea of reinforcing your house’s doors intimidate you. Here is step by step instruction on installing new stronger locks. Your House’s Door Parts Inventory Any door without a deadbolt gets a deadbolt, which should be a grade 1 or 2. Are the screws of any existing deadbolts tight? If you open the […]



Book Review: “For The Good Of The Clan” by Miles Archer

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:57:39 +0000

As For The Good Of The Clan opens Ulat is pursuing a deer for his clan. He takes the deer down on an early spring day. Minutes later, he is taken down at least two blows from behind.   For Ledeth, the medicine man for the clan, this day has passed like others over his many […]



2016 – An Annus Horribilis like no other in modern times

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:57:07 +0000

When the histories come to be written it is unlikely that the judgments on the year 2016 will be favourable. On the contrary it is likely that this year will rank up with 1914 as one of the most disastrous of modern times. The election of Donald Trump on November 8th confirmed that there will be […]



World’s dumbest Rapist: Tells Victim to call Boyfriend

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:06:45 +0000

What’s sicker than raping a woman? Ordering her to phone her boyfriend so he could listen to the rape. But that was a good thing for a woman who was kidnapped last year. Her abductor drove her to the parking lot of an adult entertainment store in Georgia with the intent of raping her, reports […]



Time To Be Proud

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:04:50 +0000

Goodness knows that is a rare feeling these days. The world seems to be in turmoil, and the US is at the epicenter. The 2016 race to the Whitehouse has become a global joke. It does not matter who wins, everyone loses. 4 more years of gridlock. If Trump wins, the democrats will dig their […]



God’s image..uniting the world!

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:55:03 +0000

One of the concepts of Catholicism that often gets overlooked is Imagio Dei, namely the belief that the human person is created and exists in the Image of God. The belief is reflective of the narrative which unfolds in Genesis, namely the creation of Adam and Eve as the representative manifestations of God’s act of […]



Interview with Romantic Suspense Author Anna del Mar

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:04:53 +0000

Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love. She’s the author of The Asset, […]



What is the Signaling System No. 7 Network?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:00:46 +0000

The iPhone has a vulnerability called the Signaling System 7 (SS7) that allows crooks to hack into the device. This was demonstrated on a recent “60 Minutes” episode in which a U.S. congressman (with his permission) had his iPhone hacked by German cybersecurity experts. The white-hat hackers got his phone number and eavesdropped on the […]



Mobile SIMs Hacks Cause Concern

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:00:54 +0000

A crook can steal your identity by taking control of your wireless phone account—by pretending to be you in person at the mobile store. The villain can then buy pricey mobiles and sell them—and guess who gets the bill but not the profit. Symptoms of Hijacked Account Suddenly losing service Your carrier says you went […]



Battle of Brandywine…seeds of American Greatness (even though the British actually won!)

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:19:29 +0000

Recently I was accepted into membership into the Sons of the Revolution. The Sons of the Revolution is a hereditary based organization that requires its members to prove genealogical descent from a Patriot that participated in the American Revolution through military service to the nascent United States. For the past few years I have become […]



Sizmek and Datahub.serving-sys.com Have A Seismic Event!

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:43:48 +0000

I was pissed off with Sizmek and their evil step child Datahub.serving-sys.com, but other than calling them a bunch of wankers and writing a couple of less than flattering articles about the sleazy business they are in (here here and here) I thought I was done with them. OK, there is a little unfinished business […]



How to digitally detox on Vacation

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:00:31 +0000

Many years ago when you were on vacation, before Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were invented (assuming you were an adult then), you had a great time, right? You weren’t “connected,” because there was no social media to be connected with. If today you can’t imagine being disconnected from social media while on vacation, ask yourself […]



Saint Anthony’s rises from the ashes!

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:41:58 +0000

The closure of a parish is comparative to a death in the family. Over the past three decades many parish communities have been shuttered throughout the United States as a result of shifting demographics within the population, the lessening immigrations of ethnic groups that gave rise to, “national,” parishes in the 19th and 20th centuries […]



Catholic sustainability and subsidiarity in the 21st century!

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:31:14 +0000

The parish community is the spiritual home for Catholics and it should reflect not just theological principles of the faith but should equally reflect the parish community’s principles that illustrate the responsibility all Catholics hold towards the stewardship of God’s natural resources and manifestations of His creation which are reflected in the parish church’s actual […]



Predators use Emojis to target Kids

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:33:14 +0000

Who’d ever think those silly little yellow circular faces and other such cyber symbols would become such a worldwide smash? I’m talking about emoticons, also known as emojis. Five years ago Apple put an emoji keyboard on its mobile devices. Six billion of these doggone things are sent every day. But a story at kdvr.com […]



Book Review: “The Branson Beauty” by Claire Booth

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:07:52 +0000

The Branson Beauty is a paddle wheel boat that takes a certain route around the lake under the captainship of Albert Eberhardt. He’s been on the route for almost 20 years and knows this lake in the Ozarks just outside of Branson, Missouri like the proverbial back of his hand. Inexplicably, with approximately 120 passengers […]



Book Review: “Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Shadows And Secrets” by Kieron Gillen (author) and Salvador Larocca (illustrator) and Edgar Delgado (illustrator) Marvel

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:19:41 +0000

It is a bad thing when the boss blames you for the destruction of his favorite project. When you upset the Emperor and you are Darth Vader you take matters in your hands in Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Shadows And Secrets. The investigation and pursuit of those responsible as outlined in the first […]



Datahub.serving-sys.com A Quick Fix

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 20:35:13 +0000

Sizmek apparently have fixed the latest ‘pop-up’ problem. I have to admit I was pretty hot under the collar. Phone calls and emails went nowhere. It took two news articles to get their attention, you can read them here and here. But could Sizmek do it again? Of course they could. What do Sizmek do? […]



Coming Soon: The Journey Through Cancer by Jim Serritella

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:52:38 +0000

I must make a confession, my reasons for becoming a book reviewer are not entirely altruistic. There is not a book I have read that has not left me wanting more. As a reviewer I often have access to the Author and can ask my ‘icky’ questions. A well used phrase is ‘every picture tells […]



DirecTV Declares Their Equipment Is Junk

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 22:43:57 +0000

I was given a bunch of DirecTv stuff, a cable box, and three other boxes that I have no clue what they might do. I had no use for the equipment so called DirecTV, of course that plan did not work. I had no interest in staying on hold for an hour waiting for some […]