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  • The statistical cost of providing new armed security for public schools

    02/22/2018 9:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2018 | Andrew Solomon
    Surprisingly, no one has done this yet, so I did some Googling. Using statistics available from five years ago, there are 98,000 public elementary schools in the United States. There are an additional 26,400 public secondary (high) schools also. This does not include private schools or charter schools (however, one might want to classify those). For now, I will leave private schools out. If you were to have at least two armed guards per school (some of these schools are quite large), and you account for population growth (these stats are five years old), you would get a new overnight...
  • Looks Like Minneapolis Has Itself a Pizza Bandit

    02/21/2018 4:40:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CITYPAGES ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Mike Mullen
    If America cannot have reasonable gun control, can we at least stop criminals from weaponizing pizza? This is one of no fewer than 45 questions that will run through your mind while viewing the below story, a context-free excerpt posted in a local Nextdoor neighborhood forum. What the tale of the infamous Pizza Bandit of Minneapolis lacks in substance, it makes up for in visuals. As captured and shared by the (consistently wonderful) Best of Nextdoor Twitter account, these images of a pizza slice "strategically" wedged in front of a motion sensor light has the subject line "Suspicious activity." Anyone...
  • Hillary Clintonís security detail laughed when she broke her elbow

    02/20/2018 10:29:25 AM PST · by doug from upland · 114 replies
    nypost ^ | 10-2016
    Hillary Clintonís security detail hated her so much that they privately snickered after she accidentally fell and broke her arm when she was secretary of state in 2009, one of her former guards told the Post. Clinton, then 61, was in the State Department basement on her way to meet President Obama when she took a spill ó and ended up in the hospital for an operation to repair her shattered right elbow. ďWe sort of got the last laugh. It was kind of like payback: Youíre treating us like sĖt. Hey karma is a bitch! We were smiling to...
  • When Did Schools Become Gun Free Zones?

    02/20/2018 8:21:32 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 28 replies
    self ^ | Feb. 20, 2018 | self
    How did schools become gun free zones? I have seen discussions of arming trained and trusted teachers and coaches here on Free Republic, and also suggested in a article etc., but not much if any discussion in the mainstream media, etc. Was there some law passed requiring that schools become defenseless? Why shouldn't the same rules be applied to banks? Should we really allow armed citizens to prowl the banking premises? Women and children often go to banks! When was the last time there was a mass shooting at a bank? There is only money there, but we allow...
  • Assault Behavior Is Not a Weapon

    02/16/2018 8:03:38 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 2/16/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    f you have one of those wi-fi video doorbells, your home is more secure than Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida was when the evil creature called Nikolas Cruz entered to begin his murder spree. With all the "we must do something" hand-wringing we have seen before, the simple truth is that such a simple bit of modern technology might have prevented or mitigated this tragedy. Again, there were warning signs, enough red flags to have a parade in Moscow. Many did see things and say things, as the mantra goes, but the FBI, which was notified of the...
  • Shootings: Why Don't Schools Have Better Security

    02/15/2018 6:43:26 PM PST · by Mafe · 53 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | February 15, 2018 | Ryan McMaken
    Whenever there is a mass shooting in the media, commentators rush to figure out on what to blame the latest violence. Predictably, those who want gun control blame gun control. Others blame mental illness ó and perhaps a lack of government programs related to it. Some others blame racism or ideology, as was the case with the Aurora theater shooting when one ABC talking head concluded the shooter must a "Tea Party" member within hours of the shooting. And then there's the Republican politician who blamed the same shooting on ďthe ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs.Ē The odds of dying...
  • Grassley immigration bill has TWICE as much foreign aid as border security

    02/14/2018 9:56:30 AM PST · by newgeezer · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 14, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Congressional Republicans threw fiscal sanity out the window last week, so it comes as no surprise that the immigration bill introduced in the Senate Wednesday comes with an eye-popping price tag of nearly $100 billion. But what may surprise conservatives who believe in President Trumpís America First campaign message is that this bill spends twice as much on foreign aid as it does on border security. The Trump-endorsed plan proposed by Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, includes $25 billion for a ďBorder Security Enforcement Fund,Ē $18 billion of which is appropriated for ďtactical infrastructure.Ē But in a section titled ďForeign Migration...
  • Six U.S. intelligence agencies warn against using Huawei phones

    02/14/2018 9:04:20 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    Fast Company ^ | February 14, 2018 | By MG
    Six intelligence officials, including the heads of the CIA, FBI, and NSA, have told the Senate Intelligence Committee that they would not recommend that U.S. citizens use smartphones from the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, reports CNBC. As FBI director Chris Wray told the committee: ďWeíre deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that donít share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks. That provides the capacity to exert pressure or control over our telecommunications infrastructure. It provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information....
  • Vanity - Trump....Stand fast on Immigration....Democrats in the corner.

    02/12/2018 4:36:13 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 6 replies
    POTUS, hold all the immigration cards in your hands, use that leverage to get and gain all you want to be successful in Controlling Illegals, Druggies, Cartels, Slave traffic, etc. Get all "Four" levels of your plan in the immigration bill. If not, veto any bill that reaches your desk. Give the Democrats nothing...they have no leverage whatsoever, and they never intended doing anything for the DACA "Kiddies". Like "Flounder" in Animal House, they (Hispanics) got screwed. They trusted their "Dummie" selves. The folks that are not-too-bright, slow thinkers, are millions of Hispanics, who just got royally screwed by...
  • Linux Beats Windows & Apple OS for Security.

    02/08/2018 6:16:47 AM PST · by Voption · 51 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | February 7, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    A survey of computer security experts confirms that they generally consider Linux superior to either the Windows or Apple operating systems when it comes to security....And if you want to try out Linux, all you really need is a spare laptop or desktop, one or two years old, that you arenít using any more, and to then follow the instructions provided here on Behind the Black by reader James Stephens for Getting and Installing Linux."
  • Seattle is Putting Up Fences....

    02/07/2018 10:38:12 PM PST · by qaz123 · 33 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 06Feb2018 | Scott Greenstone
    When Mike OíBrien, Ballardís Seattle City Council member, biked up the Ballard Bridge last Thursday night, he counted five tents camped under the north ramp. He went back Tuesday, and those tents were gone. The underpass was fenced off, and workers were drilling holes to put up a 10-foot-high spiked fence to prevent homeless people from camping there.
  • Norovirus outbreak at PyeongChang Olympic venues leads to staff quarantine

    02/07/2018 9:19:32 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 49 replies
    washington postt ^ | 2/6/18 | Anna Fifield
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea ó Olympic officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of norovirus at the Winter Games, which open here Friday, after 41 security guards fell ill. More than 1,200 people have been quarantined while they are tested for the virus, which has caused vomiting and diarrhea among those affected, and hundreds of soldiers have been deployed to make up the shortfall in security staff. The outbreak, revealed just three days before Fridayís Opening Ceremonies, is particularly unwelcome given the security concerns surrounding these Games, which are taking place just 50 miles from the border with North Korea.
  • Nunes Statement on FBI, DOJ Objections to Release of HPSCI Memo

    01/31/2018 12:52:48 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 263 replies
    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today: ďHaving stonewalled Congressí demands for information for nearly a year, itís no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies. The FBI is intimately familiar with Ďmaterial omissionsí with respect to their presentations to both Congress and the courts, and they are welcome to make public, to the greatest extent possible, all the information they have on these abuses. Regardless, itís clear that top officials used unverified information in...
  • Alexa, What Happened to My Car?

    01/26/2018 4:32:36 PM PST · by firebrand · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 25, 2018 | John R. Quain
    Amazonís Alexa voice-controlled virtual assistant is the Chatty Cathy of the tech world, a digital darling that consumers canít get enough of. It can tell chicken jokes, order pizza and turn off the kitchen faucet. So itís not surprising that Alexa has made the leap from the home to the car. But just as Alexa promises added hands-free convenience for drivers, researchers and engineers warn that it also opens new avenues for hacking, tracking and sonic attacks. Depending on how voice-activated assistants are connected, such hacks could range from annoying pranks like opening a carís windows in the rain to...
  • Anchor Babies Procreated on the High Seas

    01/22/2018 6:34:26 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 16 replies
    self ^ | 11/22/2018 | self
    I am posting this because it needs to be discussed right now in light of the fact that Democrats are willing to shut down the country to enhance the rights of illegal aliens. In 1998, I was winding down my career as a Coast Guard reservist. Completing one of my remaining Search and Rescue watches, I recall this conversation with and Ensign who was visiting the Commcenter. She had been assigned to a USCG cutter during the Haitian migration. This cutter was assigned to intercept the boatloads of Haitians who were trying to migrate illegally to Florida in hazardous conditions....
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied VIP entry at Newark Airport

    01/18/2018 6:59:28 PM PST · by usafa92 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/18/2018 | Dartunorro Clark
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the drawbacks of ordinary life Thursday morning when he tried to bypass the TSA line and was denied entry to a special entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport, normally reserved for VIP guests, dignitaries and elected officials, according to a source familiar with the matter. When Christie arrived at Terminal C in the airport with his New Jersey State Police detail and was taken to the entrance, which is located near the exit of the restricted area of the terminal, a Port Authority officer refused to let Christie use the special entrance, informing...
  • FBI Baffled by Encryption (FBI DIRECTOR Wray wants back diirs on devices)

    01/14/2018 8:51:50 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 65 replies
    The Still Report - Youtube ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Bill Still
    Good evening, Iím still reporting on: FBI Baffled by Encryption, 1978 Synopsis: New FBI Director Christopher Wray, speaking on Tuesday at a cyber-security conference in New York, said that powerful encryption tools now becoming widely available are frustrating his agency. Surprise, surprise; last year, the FBI was unable to access data from 7800 devices Ė thatís over 50% - despite having legal authority to do so Ė i.e. a legitimate warrant from a real judge. Wray warned the audience of cyber-security experts from around the world: ďThis is an urgent public safety issue. [The solution] is not so clear cut.Ē...
  • AMD Security Statement from CTO and SVP Mark Papermaster ( A patch for Windows coming)

    01/12/2018 11:55:46 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies ^ | 01/12/2018 02:30 PM | Hilbert Hagedoorn
    AMD have updated their web page and clarified a bit more on speculative_execution vulnerabilities with some additional details on current state of affairs and AMD actions.
  • New Security Flaw Hits Intel, Laptops this time

    01/12/2018 10:50:57 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies ^ | 01/12/2018 06:01 PM | Hilbert Hagedoorn
    F-Secure has reported another serious flaw in Intel hardware,†which could enable hackers to access corporate laptops. Standard password of Intels Management Engine BIOS Extension are rarely changed and can†invoke business laptops vulnerable†to unauthorized remote access, claims F-Secure.†Intels Management Engine BIOS Extension, or MEBx, contains the standard log-in combination 'admin', 'admin' and because many users simply do not change it,†according to F-Secure†this opens†the door to an easy to set-up attack.†Attackers can open the BIOS Extension during startup with Ctrl + P, even if the user has set a bios password.†Then they can manage settings of the Management Engine, reports"The issue...
  • FBI Director Wray calls inability to access electronic devices an Ďurgent public safety issueí

    01/09/2018 2:21:44 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 84 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 9, 2018
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is increasingly unable to access data from some electronic devices that could help in prosecuting criminals and terrorists, which is an ‚Äė¬ďurgent public safety issue,‚Äô said Christopher Wray, director of the agency, speaking at a cybersecurity conference here Tuesday,‚ÄĚ Sara Castellanos reports for The Wall Street Journal. ‚ÄúIn fiscal year 2017, the FBI was unable to access the content of 7,775 devices tied to defendants and victims in criminal cases, Mr. Wray said in a speech at the International Conference on Cybersecurity. That number represents more than half of all the devices tied to criminal...