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A new report states that hackers were able to successfully access US Department of Energy (DoE) computers that control the nation's power supplies more than 150 times in the last 5 years. All told, there were 1,131 attacks on DoE systems between late 2010 & 2014 according to records obtained under the US Freedom of Information Act.
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Are you prepared if the grid goes down for an extended period? What are your preps?
It appears that Dictator Obama may be willing to use Executive Orders to implement new gun control measures, including: Stronger background checks, a meaningful ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines
“I’m confident there are some steps we can take that don’t require legislation and that are within my authority as president,” Obama said in a news conference in the East Room of the White House. (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/14/obama-willing-to-use-executive-orders-on-gun-control-issues-warning-to-republicans-to-raise-debt-ceiling/)
While this comes as no surprise, since he issues executive orders whenever he feels Congress won't give him what he wants, he reminds me of the little boy that takes his ball and goes home when the other kids don't want to play his way. This idea is well illustrated in the linked article above, as Herr Obama says he will not negotiate with Congress on raising the debt ceiling, and played his standard tune of threatening that military members & social security recipients would not get their checks if the ceiling was not raised.
Obama also demanded that lawmakers raise the nation’s $16.4 trillion federal debt limit quickly, warning that “Social Security benefits and veterans’ checks will be delayed” if they don’t and cautioning Republicans not to insist on cuts to government spending in exchange.
The debt limit might not have to be raised if he would quit trying to turn this into a socialist nation, where everyone is dependent on the government for basic needs. Cull your needless spending programs!!!
Looking at the data available on Google's Flu Trends map, US Flu activity overall is rated as "Intense".
What is your strategy for avoiding (or surviving) the flu this year?
Did you get vaccinated? Why or why not?
Do you have any of your own remedies that alleviate symptoms?
Please share in the comments.
According to The Blaze, Boston Mayor, Tom Merino, says that VP Joe Biden "guaranteed" him that Pres Obama will pass sweeping gun control legislation by the end of January, 2013.
“He said, ‘Tommy, I guarantee you, we’ll get it done by the end of January,’” Menino reportedly said at City Hall on Thursday. “They’re going to get it done.” (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/boston-mayor-says-biden-guaranteed-him-obama-will-pass-major-gun-control-reform-by-end-of-january/)
One good point made in the article is that Obama does not have to care whom he upsets with this term, as he cannot run for re-election anyway. Between him, and Feinstein out in CA, we could be looking at sweeping legislation by Executive Order, regardless of the protections guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.
New legislation seems more than a little hypocritical though, given that the administration does not even obey the existing laws in place regarding purchase of firearms, and supplies them, illegally, to Mexican drug cartels, who then use them to kill Federal officers.
Anyone have any further thoughts or insight? Please share in comments.
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"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
These quotes seem to resonate with me today, given our uncertain times, the "fiscal cliff", unemployment, the economy in general, and the state of general unrest and uncertainty in the US and the world as a whole.
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