An Important warning for those who shop at Amazon.com — Jim Campbell’s

Comments by Jim Campbell July 29th, 2018 Who could have ever known how insidious and all-pervasive Amazon is. If they could figure out a way to do so they would likely get the name of your first-born son and since they have it put him up for adoption in their yet to be announced, “Amazon.com […]

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STUDY: BERNIE SANDERS’ ‘MEDICARE FOR ALL’ PLAN WOULD COST $33 TRILLION — tomfernandez28’s Blog

Doubling corporate, individual income taxes wouldn’t even come close to paying for it Jamie White | Infowars.com – JULY 30, 2018 Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All” plan would increase government spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a university-based study. The socialist senator’s plan would require historic tax increases, according to the study released Monday […]

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: The Coming Coup to Overthrow President Trump? Sedition at the Highest Levels We are currently experiencing sedition at the highest levels as the military/security complex unfolds its coup against the elected president of the United States.


The Coming Coup to Overthrow President Trump? Sedition at the Highest Levels
We are currently experiencing sedition at the highest levels as the military/security complex unfolds its coup against the elected president of the United States.
By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Global Research, July 20, 2018
Region: USA
Theme: Media Disinformation, Militarization and WMD, Police State & Civil Right
https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-coming-coup-to-overthrow-president-trump-sedition-at-the-highest-levels/5648038

The annual budget of the military/security complex is $1,000 billion. This vast sum is drawn from US taxpayers who have many unmet needs. To justify such an enormous budget a major enemy is required. The military/security complex and the media and politicians that the complex owns have designated Russia to be that enemy. The complex and its political and media agents will not permit Trump to normalize relations with Russia.

To prevent President Trump from reducing the dangerous tensions between nuclear powers that Washington has created, the military/security complex orchestrated Russiagate, a proven hoax, but believed by many due to its endless repetition. The military/security complex orchestrated the false indictments of 12 Russians. The military/security complex orchestrated the false arrest of Maria Butina, and so on and on.

The military/security complex acting through the politicians and presstitutes that it owns and controls has turned the normal everyday responsibility of the President—one acknowledged and acted upon by every previous president—to defuse tensions that could lead to nuclear war into a high crime. President Trump is accused of treason for trying to make peace!

An unaware person might think that this is silly and laugh, but as Finian Cunningham shows, President Trump has been set-up as a treasonous enemy of America. We are currently experiencing sedition at the highest levels as the military/security complex unfolds its coup against the elected president of the United States.

In 1961 President Dwight Eisenhower warned Americans in his last public address that the military/industrial complex was a threat to American democracy. Truer words were never spoken by an American president. Shortly thereafter, the military/security complex assassinated President John F. Kennedy for working toward peace with Soviet leader Khruschev. To get rid of President Nixon, who made too many arms control agreements with the Soviets and opened to China, the military/security complex used its asset, the Washington Post, to orchestrate the “Watergate crisis” that the military/security complex used to force Nixon’s resignation. Now the military/security complex is openly inciting sedition against the President of the United States. If this plot succeeds, which is the most likely case, America will be a complete dystopia and all independent voices will be shut down.

Who can Trump rely on? Not on his own political party. Not on his own government. Not on the print and TV media or NPR. Not on Europe. Not on the Secret Service. Not on the Pentagon. Not on the unaware American people. Trump has only the “deplorables,” and they are unorganized and will experience retribution once Trump is removed.

In striving to come to an agreement with Washington, Putin and Lavrov are butting their heads against a stone wall. Sooner or later Putin and Lavrov will have to acknowledge that. Once Putin and Lavrov realize the true situation, they will understand that war or surrender is their only option.

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This article was originally published on Paul Craig Roberts Institute for Political Economy.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is a frequent contributor to Global Research.
Russiagate Is Constructed of Pure Bulls**t, No Facts
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Copyright © Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Global Research, 2018

The ransomware attack that cost Atlanta over $10M would have been stopped by a free Acronis solution


The ransomware attack that cost Atlanta over $10M would have been stopped by a free Acronis solution
Submitted by Alexander Ivanyuk on 20 Jul 2018
https://www.acronis.com/en-us/blog/posts/ransomware-attack-cost-atlanta-over-10m-would-have-been-stopped-free-acronis-solution

The Atlanta SamSam attack proves prevention is best

Acronis Ransomware Protection stops ransomware attacks like SamSam that the City of Atlanta has spent months and millions recovering from

You may have heard of the April 2018 “SamSam” ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. While a terrible blow to Atlanta, it provides an instructive example of the real costs of recovering from a successful ransomware attack.

According to Atlanta’s chief of Information Management, more than a third of the city’s 424 essential applications were laid low by the attack, with 30 percent of those supporting vital municipal functions like the court system and police department. According to reports, the City Attorney’s office lost all but six of its 77 computers and 10 years’ worth of documents, while the police department lost all of its stored dash cam recordings: serious losses of critical data.
The True Cost of Ransomware

It is estimated that Atlanta will need to spend $9.5 million over the next year to recover, in addition to $2 million in recovery cost outlays from the first few weeks after the attack. The total could easily balloon further as the city completes its cleanup and post-mortem analysis.

We reported on this story shortly after news of the attack became public when early damage estimates hovered at a mere $1 million. Atlanta has learned the hard way that the recovery efforts from a ransomware attack are often much more costly than initial projections might suggest.
Should You Pay the Ransom?

Atlanta didn’t pay the ransom, a strategy generally recommended by security experts and law enforcement officials, as more than 50 percent of victims who pay up don’t recover their data anyway, often because the malware authors botch the decryption coding.

But businesses that refuse to pay the ransom must rely on their backup and business continuity operations to recover their data from earlier archives. Unfortunately the City of Atlanta was ill-equipped to do this.

City officials refused to pay the ransom — $51,000 in Bitcoin — and proceeded to rack up huge recovery costs.
The Most Secure Backup

In hindsight, a better approach would have combined more diligent, regular backups with proactive measures to detect, terminate and instantly recover from a ransomware attack in real time, which is possible with Acronis Backup since it includes Acronis Active Protection, an integrated, AI-based defense against ransomware. The costs of the solution would be small compared to both the ransom demanded and the subsequent cleanup costs.

Acronis Active Protection has already been proven by independent testers to successfully detect, defeat, and automatically recover from ransomware attacks, including like the SamSam variant that brought down the City of Atlanta’s computer systems. Had Atlanta invested in Acronis Backup (our data protection product for businesses) or downloaded Acronis Ransomware Protection (the free streamlined version of Acronis Active Protection), the city would have saved the $10 million in cleanup costs and avoided the huge hit to the reputation of every city official and IT professional involved.
Effective Anti-ransomware Software

The Acronis Active Protection technology included in all of our backup products not only defeats known ransomware strains like SamSam, but so-called “zero-day” ransomware attacks: the kind that are as yet unknown to security researchers. That’s because the built-in machine learning capabilities of Acronis Active Protection identify ransomware attacks not by their known signatures (the approach used by anti-virus programs) but by their behaviors.

Acronis Active Protection combines a knowledge of known ransomware behaviors with the ability to identify new strains in real time based on machine-learning analysis of millions of bad and good programs. This AI-based defense has been proven exceedingly effective in stopping all types of ransomware, successfully defeating 200,000 last year.

And Acronis keeps updating this anti-ransomware tech, preserving its reputation (verified by multiple independent researchers) as the most effective anti-ransomware solution on the market.
Final Thought

The old adage states that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The SamSam attack on the City of Atlanta clearly illustrates that just a little bit of preparation – such as Acronis’ free anti-ransomware software – can help avoid a costly infection. Protecting yourself, your business, and your city against ransomware with Acronis Active Protection will help you escape disaster before it happens.

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https://www.acronis.com/en-us/blog/posts/ransomware-attack-cost-atlanta-over-10m-would-have-been-stopped-free-acronis-solution

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Chuck Schumer: 3D-Printed Guns Open Door to ‘Fully Semiautomatic Weapon’

Software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home on July 11, 2013. The Liberator is the first gun that can be made entirely with parts from a 3D printer and computer-aided design (CAD) files downloaded from the Internet. AFP PHOTO / …
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is doing his part to derail the government’s settlement with Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed by suggesting 3D gun printers allow someone to copy a “fully semiautomatic weapon.”

A “fully semiautomatic weapon” is a moniker at odds with itself. It is like a 13-story home with one floor or half-empty full glass of water.

According to the NRA-ILA, Schumer reacted to the State Department’s settlement with Wilson’s Defense Distributed by saying, “America is going to get a lot less safe.” He added that 3D-printed firearms are not only scary, they’re outright dangerous in the way they can mimic the look and the capacity of a hardened, fully semiautomatic weapon.”

Schumer’s words are reminiscent of a CNN report wherein AR-15s were described as “full semiautomatic.” On February 27, 2018, Breitbart News reported that CNN presented the AR-15 as “full semiautomatic” just hours before Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) urged Congress to ban “massacre machine gun magazines.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator ofDown Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.