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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

No Way To Screen for Ebola at Airports

There’s Really No Way To Screen for Ebola at Airports (Defense One)
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Patrick Tucker
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No Way To Screen for Ebola at Airports
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The Centers for Disease Control confirmed on Tuesday that the first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States.

In July, the Nigerian government announced that they had started screening passengers at international airports for signs of Ebola after a passenger showed up in Lagos suffering from the illness, which kills up to 70 percent of the people infected with it. Treatment options are extremely limited. Nigerian airport authorities began checking passengers who just arrived from Sierra Leone, currently under a state of emergency, and they began looking for fever, since an elevated temperature is considered a sign of Ebola. If the passenger is presenting with higher than normal temperatures, screeners subject the passenger to a blood test.

Thermal screenings of the international flying population at airports are not likely to yield much by way of improved safety.

Here’s why: fever can be a sign of a lot of different illnesses, not just Ebola. And thermal scanning proved to be a poor method of catching bird flu carriers in 2009 as well. So presenting with an elevated temperature at an airport checkpoint does not indicate clearly enough that the fevered person is carrying the deadly virus. More importantly, the incubation period for Ebola is two days. As many as 20 days can pass before symptoms show up. That means that an individual could be carrying the virus for two weeks or longer and not even know it, much less have it show up via thermal scan. So what good are these scanners?

“I think that thermal screeners help people feel safe,” Dr. Noreen Hynes with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health told Defense One.

The second method that the Nigerian government is taking to detect the presence of Ebola in—possibly—feverish passengers is a blood test. The presence of antibodies in the blood is a much more conclusive sign of the deadly virus. Unfortunately, subjecting hundreds or possibly thousands of passengers to a blood test for Ebola would be practically impossible in a major airport without slowing International air travel to a halt. The current method for performing one of these tests, also called a polymerase chain reaction test, can take eight hours or longer, requires results to be sent to a lab, and is prohibitively expensive in many cases.

Experts agreed that a test able to reveal the presence of Ebola on location at an airport checkpoint—and do so in a relatively short amount of time—would greatly improve authorities’ ability to stop the virus from crossing international borders.
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(The bottom line Bubba is if you are in a crowd of people and the guy next to you has a fever etc you know something is wrong. Is it ebola? You don't know but it could be considering the world is just 24 hours away from an outbreak anywhere including the US.

The US airports are wide open just like the borders. The more people that become infected in the US the better your chances of getting Ebola. Remember you can get ebola from being in contact with someone who is in the late stages of the sickness.

The problem is if they got it and you don't know it and maybe you think its the flu but its not and they puke etc on you and you get the ebola virus.

I suggest you take that ebt card Bubba and buy some N95 masks and don't visit your friends or next of kin if they got the flu.)
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CDC issues Ebola checklist: 'Now is the time to prepare'

Ebola virus (The Hot Zone 90% Die)

What the government doesn't want to tell you about ebola

Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States
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In 2012, a team of Canadian researchers proved that Ebola Zaire, the same virus that is causing the West Africa outbreak, could be transmitted by the respiratory route from pigs to monkeys, both of whose lungs are very similar to those of humans. Richard Preston’s 1994 best seller “The Hot Zone” chronicled a 1989 outbreak of a different strain, Ebola Reston virus, among monkeys at a quarantine station near Washington. The virus was transmitted through breathing, and the outbreak ended only when all the monkeys were euthanized. We must consider that such transmissions could happen between humans, if the virus mutates.

Monday, September 29, 2014

What are cyber physical attacks like STUXNET?

To kill a centrifuge PDF (Industrial control systems are vulnerable.)
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To kill a centrifuge PDF (The Langner Group PDF about cyber defense in and industrial environment.)
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(I watched a program on PBS last night on Stuxnet. So I have read some more information about the code that infects industrial control systems. Its not a virus but it acts like a virus at the machine level. The Stuxnet code was developed by people under the control and working for a government. It was developed specifically to target Irans bomb making ability. The bad news is its been transported out of Iran and is now in the public domain.

The pdf link below explains in detail what this means for the future of cyber-physical-attacks and its not good. I took the time to read the pdf file titled: To kill a centrifuge. After reading this PDF file about the Stuxnet code I am now more aware of what cyber attacks can do. I think its good information to read and become more informed about what the real story behind the Stuxnet attack and the potential for more.

After reading this Bubba you will know our national defense against "cyber attacks" is as wide open as the borders are to illegal aliens like obama.)
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To kill a centrifuge PDF (The Langner Group PDF about cyber defense in and industrial environment.)
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Intrusion detection (Page 22 of PDF)

"From a technical point of view, the intriguing idea to detect sophisticated cyber-
physical attacks in network traffic is completely unvalidated. In this respect, the
US Department of Defense’s claim of defending the nation at network speed certainly does not extend to cyber-physical attacks.

Defending against them cannot be done in milliseconds, it requires years of organizational and architectural changes in potential target environments."

Page 23

"Basing national security on theories about adversaries’ motivations and wishful thinking on how to control them is a risky gamble."

"Cyber defense of critical national infrastructure is expected to be implemented
voluntarily by a dispersed private sector that feels little desire to address matters of national security by ill-coordinated risk management exercises that negatively affect the bottom line."

(Thats right Bubba the critical national infrastructure defense depends on the private sector BOTTOM LINE! The government is shooting you a line of bull when it says it is, "Defending the nation at network speed.") Story Reports
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The Langner Group (The Langner Group is an independent cyber defense consultancy specialized in critical infrastructure and large-scale manufacturing.)

To kill a centrifuge PDF (The Langner Group PDF about cyber defense in and industrial environment.)

Zero-day attack

A zero-day (or zero-hour or day zero) attack or threat is an attack that exploits a previously unknown vulnerability in a computer application, one that developers have not had time to address and patch. It is called a "zero-day" because the programmer has had zero days to fix the flaw (in other words, a patch is not available). Once a patch is available, it is no longer a "zero-day exploit". It is common for individuals or companies who discover zero-day attacks to sell them to government agencies for use in cyberwarfare.
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(Keep in mind the industrial control world, where cyber physical attacks could occur, the nation's security depends voluntarily by a dispersed private sector that depends on their bottom line, $$$$. This is what the government is not telling the public and is revealed in the above PDF about STUXNET.) Story Reports

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Know how to calculate your social security benefits from scratch

When you retire and get social security benefits be prepared for the government to recalculate your retirement income out of the blue and cut off your ss check if they made a mistake such as counting your income the year you retire before you retire as income you earned after your actually retire.

You will get a notice telling you that you owe the government money because your ss was overpayed for the months you received any ss checks the first year you retired.

Example:

You retire Jun 30, 2013. You get a ss check in jul,aug,sep,oct,nov,dec of 2013 the first year of your retirement.

The government will require you to pay back jul-dec 2013 if your income was above $15,120 in 2013.

This is even if you did NOT earn any income AFTER you retired in JUN 2013!!!

So if you made more than $15,120 BEFORE you retired the government will cut off your checks until jul-dec benefits are paid back to them!

This is because the ss administration counted your income BEFORE your retired as your income AFTER you retired and you went over the limit that should only be counted AFTER you retired. I know it sounds so STUPID its funny.

They will tell you they over paid you because of your income.
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Special rule for the first year you retire:

Sometimes people who retire in mid-year already have earned more than the
annual earnings limit. That is why there is a special rule that applies to earnings
for one year, usually the first year of retirement. Under this rule, you can
get a full Social Security check for any whole month you are retired, regardless
of your yearly earnings.

How Work Affects
Your Benefits

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The ss administration should read their own pubs but you know how that goes.

I have heard that some people have run into this problem with the ss.

Lois learner and the irs scandal should make you aware of what the current regime in office is doing.

I am saying the ss administration could be used just as the irs is being used to intimidate US citizens. Especially when it it such an obvious rule violation that causes a check to be cut off because of an obvious ss blunder!
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Know how to calculate your own ss benefits before you retire to double check the social security administration. The links below will guide you on your journey.

Step 1:

You need to calculate your average indexed monthly ss earnings for the last 35 years.

SS doesn't count the income the last 2 years you worked, only the 35 years before.

If you didn't work 35 years but are qualified because you have earned your 40 quarters of working just calculate the number of years you did work.

You need to know how much you have paid into ss over the years to calculate this, then use the link below to calculate the indexing factors for each year you worked.

Indexing Factors for Earnings

Examples of indexed earnings

Benefit Calculation Examples for Workers Retiring in 2014

Hey don't panic read the link below to understand it all Bubba.

How Are Social Security Benefits Calculated?
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Benefit at full retirement age (the age at which you can take full benefits): Your benefit is based on a three-tiered percentage of your average indexed monthly earnings. For 2014, the benefit is calculated as follows:

(90% of your first $816 of AIME) + (32% of AIME above $816 and through $4,917) + (15% of AIME above $4,917)

The sum is your estimated monthly retirement benefit at your full retirement age (2011 calculations).

Example:

If your AIME is $5,000, your benefit is calculated as follows:

90% x $816 = $734.40

+ 32% x ($4,917 - $816) = $1,312.32

+ 15% x ($5,000 AIME - $4,917) = $12.45

Total monthly benefit = $2,059.17

Full retirement age ranges from 65 to 67 and depends on the year in which you were born. If you were born between 1943 and 1954, your full retirement age is 66.

Benefit if you retire early: If you want to retire early and take Social Security benefits before full retirement age, your monthly benefit is reduced.

Compute the effect of early or delayed retirement (Don't forget to use this if you are retiring at age 62, its important.)
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Ya know its really strange how the government can use this complicated formula to figure you retirement check and yet can't follow their own rule that says it doesn't count your income regardless of your yearly income, ie the INCOME YOU MADE BEFORE YOU RETIRED THE FIRST YEAR OF YOUR RETIREMENT!

Know how to calculate your social security benefits from scratch because the government may make a "mistake" on purpose.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Postal Service wants to deliver groceries



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Postal Service wants to deliver groceries
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Mail and milk: Struggling Postal Service wants to deliver groceries
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After nearly six years of multibillion-dollar losses, the U.S. Postal Service has developed a new plan to help turn its finances around: Daily grocery deliveries.

The Postal Service sent its proposal to the Postal Regulatory Commission on Tuesday, seeking approval from the panel. The agency wants to begin testing on Oct. 24, with the process lasting up to two years, although it could choose to make the program permanent at a sooner date.

Under the plan, USPS would work with retail partners to deliver “groceries and other prepackaged goods” to homes between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. at locations designated by consumers. Participating grocery stores would have to drop off their orders at post offices between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.
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(I think this is a good idea because it will put more people to work. Bubba you could get a job delivering groceries. The downside could be if you ordered coffee you could get toliet paper etc. Think of it like macdonalds. You order at the drive thru a big mac and when you get home you notice you got a happy meal instead. "Have it your way.") Story Reports
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Western Maryland’s Historical Library: Negro Mountain
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Negro Mountain
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Anthony Johnson Father Of Legal Slavery in the US Was A Black Man!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

RUSS CASSELL BROADCASTS LIVE FROM THE WOODRUFF FLAG RALLY


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Russ Cassell Show (Monday thru Friday 8am to Noon 106.3 FM) Russ Cassell Show Link
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(I attended this flag rally where Russ Cassell broadcast live but I didn't see Bubba. I talked with several interesting people. The back of my T shirt read, "Obama Is Cooking Your Grits." Everybody that saw the quote laughed and several took pictures of my t-shirt. What is the basic meaning of "someone is cooking your grits?" If you cook your own grits you know what you have and what is going on. If someone else "cooks your grits" you may or may not know what the grits contain, how they were cooked or who "cooked your grits".

"Grits" is this sense is a term meaning someone is messing with you, cooking up lies, cooking up deception etc. In other words, Pulling Your Chain Bubba!
Obama is a LIAR AND TRAITOR. He is cooking your grits Bubba and you are eating what he is cooking.)
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POW, MIA DAY, WOODRUFF SC FLAG RALLY Russ Cassell WORD 106.3 FM RALLY 9/19/14
Podcast Links Below to 9/19/14 live broadcast Russ Cassell (Take the time to listen.)

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RUSS BROADCASTS LIVE FROM THE WOODRUFF FLAG RALLY HOUR 1 (9/9/14)
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RUSS BROADCASTS LIVE FROM THE WOODRUFF FLAG RALLY HOUR 2 (9/9/14)
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RUSS BROADCASTS LIVE FROM THE WOODRUFF FLAG RALLY HOUR 3 (9/9/14)
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RUSS BROADCASTS LIVE FROM THE WOODRUFF FLAG RALLY HOUR 4 (9/9/14)
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RUSS BROADCASTS LIVE FROM THE WOODRUFF FLAG RALLY HOUR 1-4 (9/9/14)
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WORD FM 106.3 GREENVILLE SC(TALK RADIO)
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United States Flag Code
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WORD 106.3 Gun Rights Rally 2013 (Hey check this out)