Category Archives: National Issues

How to beat ransomware: prevent, don’t react

Malwarebytes Labs,  by 05/11/17 – updated 05/19/17How to beat ransomware: prevent, don’t react

Note: The following information is provided to assist you with protection against possible cyber/ransomware attacks. The information contained herein is not intended as an endorsement of Malwarebytes or any other software.

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Picture this: You’ve spent the last few weeks working on a tribute video for a friend’s 30th wedding anniversary. You collected photos and video clips and edited them together, laying over a soundtrack of their favorite songs. It was a real labor of love.

When you finally finish the project, you go to copy the file onto a DVD and—what the?—a strange message pops up.

“The files on this computer have been encrypted. You have 96 hours to submit payment, otherwise your files will be permanently destroyed.”

You’ve been hit with ransomware.

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The Major Entitlement Overhaul That Could Be Part of Trump’s Budget

The Daily Signal, Fred Lucas / / May 19, 2017 /

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President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, to be rolled out Tuesday, likely will include Medicaid reform. But with several approaches having been floated, definitive answers will have to wait until the White House releases the fiscal plan.

During his Senate confirmation hearings in January, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said he would look at changes to Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor.

Medicaid covers about 70 million low-income Americans. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia expanded eligibility for Medicaid under Obamacare.

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Largest US Solar Panel Maker Files for Bankruptcy After Receiving $206 Million in Subsidies

The Daily Caller, Michael Bastasch / / May 11, 2017 /

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The company once hailed as Europe’s largest solar panel producer filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, blaming cheap Chinese panels for flooding the market.

“The ongoing price erosion and the development of the business” has left the company “over-indebted and thus obliged to file for insolvency proceedings,” SolarWorld, which is also the largest U.S. solar panel maker, said in a statement.

The filing comes after SolarWorld was forced to lay off employees earlier this year. The company employs around 3,000 people, including 800 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and was one of the few German-based solar companies to survive a recent market downturn.

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We Hear You: ‘I Never Knew the Wall Made That Much Difference’

Dear Daily Signal: Kelsey Harkness did a really good job covering the border wall in San Diego (“Underreported: How Building a Border Wall Changed San Diego”). I sent her video report to my congressman, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas.  (This after a letter saying that with them doing a continuing resolution the day before, I should have just voted for the Democrats.)

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Doctors Praise The Suppressors Dissed By Gun Controllers

Doctors Praise The Suppressors Dissed By Gun Controllers

Duncan, Carter, various medical doctors, the NRA and other pro-Second Amendment groups have touted the hearing protection benefits Americans derive from using suppressors, while media outlets like CNN and gun controllers like Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS) have dissed claims that suppressor deregulation would be beneficial.

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Global Warming Swindle

Townhall.com, Thomas Sowell, Posted: Mar 15, 2007 12:01 AM

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Britain’s Channel 4 has produced a devastating documentary titled “The Great Global Warming Swindle.” It has apparently not been broadcast by any of the networks in the United States. But, fortunately, it is available on the Internet.

Distinguished scientists specializing in climate and climate-related fields talk in plain English and present readily understood graphs showing what a crock the current global warming hysteria is.

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New anti-border-wall pitch: Eco-catastrophe!

WND.com, 04/16/17 –
Big Media argue it’s bad for armadillos, other living things.

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WASHINGTON – Having lost the debate over building a border wall to curtail illegal immigration and protect national security, the Big Media have turned to a new argument against President Trump’s No. 1 campaign issue – a claim that it will cause an “eco-catastrophe.”

For the last six weeks, the Washington Post, New York Times, Science Times, Newsweek, NPR, CBS News and other outlets have begun making the case that the proposed wall along parts of the now heavily trafficked U.S.-Mexico border is not only bad for people, but also for animals – including cats, armadillos, Sonoran Pronghorns and various other reptiles and amphibians.

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Any Emotional Response to World Events is the Absolutely WRONG Response…

The NRA Bids Farewell to Roy Innis, Civil Rights Champion: June 6, 1934 – Jan. 8, 2017

NRA/American Rifleman.com, Friday, January 13, 2017

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America lost a civil rights icon and a true free thinker with the death of Roy Innis on Jan. 8. 

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For the NRA, his departure was personal. Mr. Innis served on the NRA’s Board of Directors for nearly 25 years and was a friend to many within the organization. For the nation at large, he was a champion of freedom who exemplified the courage of a man who follows his own convictions.

Born June 6, 1934 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Roy Emile Alfredo Innis moved with his mother to New York City in 1947 (his father, a police officer, died when Roy was 6 years old). From ages 16 to 18, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He went on to study chemistry at the City College of New York. 

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The Keefe Report: “It’s My Second Amendment”

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A man should have heroes. And I am proud to say I have come to know some of mine. With familiarity only comes deeper respect.

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