Category Archives: US Economy

DHS Chief: Without Localities’ Help, ‘We Have to Go Into Neighborhoods’ to Find Illegal Aliens

“The best place for us to pick up these illegal criminals is in jails and prisons. It is inconceivable to me that an elected official at any level would prefer these types of men and women to be released into the community,” Kelly said.

via DHS Chief: Without Localities’ Help, ‘We Have to Go Into Neighborhoods’ to Find Illegal Aliens – Defense One

Al Gore’s New Group Demands $15 Trillion To Fight Global Warming

European countries and energy companies have been pressuring the White House to stay party to Paris.

Royal Dutch Shell, for example, aided the pro-Paris faction of the Trump administration by publicly supporting continued U.S. participation in the United Nations deal. Shell is a major producer of natural gas, which the company bills as a way to fight global warming.

Shell funds ETC, and the group’s report mainly targets emissions from coal use.

via Al Gore Wants To Spend $15 Trillion To Stop Global Warming | The Daily Caller

Quantum Cryptography Systems

The QPN 8505 is a next-generation quantum cryptography system that relies on the laws of physics rather than computational difficulty for safeguarding keys. It is easily integrated into existing network infrastructures and incorporates real-time key generation based on quantum key distribution protocols. MagiQ’s QPN delivers always-on industry standard IPSec based VPN protection while providing an additional layer of security via quantum cryptography. The system offers cost-effective protection from both internal threats, such as disgruntled employees, and from external threats. MagiQ’s QPN 8505 is targeted at government applications including military, intelligence gathering and homeland defense. Commercial applications include financial services, Telco carriers and disaster recovery.     http://www.magiqtech.com/research-labs/

Cyber Attack Feared As Multiple Cities Hit With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures

It is for this reason that we have long encouraged Americans to prepare for this potentially devastating scenario by considering emergency food reserves, clean water reserves and even home defense strategies in the event of a widespread outage. The majority of Americans have about 3 days worth of food in their pantry. Imagine for a moment what Day 4 might look like in any major city that goes dark.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-21/total-chaos-cyber-attack-feared-multiple-cities-hit-simultaneous-power-grid-failures

Elon Shrugged 

“Musk’s SpaceX, which competes with the Boeing- and Lockheed Martin-backed United Launch Alliance, was also targeted this year. The website “Who Is Elon Musk?” produced a stream of stories critical of SpaceX and Musk, just as the former was being considered for government contracts. Bloomberg could not locate the organization behind the site, The Center for Business and Responsible Government, and a United Launch Alliance spokesperson declined to comment.”
http://wp.me/p2G6tR-3xFL

Markets Ponder $13 Trillion Gorilla in the Room

A wild card is the potential overhaul of the Fed board that’s open to President Donald Trump. With Janet Yellen’s term as chair due in February, and three board-member nominations pending, the Trump administration has the scope to affect the balance-sheet strategy.

via Markets Start to Ponder the $13 Trillion Gorilla in the Room – Bloomberg

Bose headphones spy on listeners – lawsuit

After paying $350 for his QuietComfort 35 headphones, Zak said he took Bose’s suggestion to “get the most out of your headphones” by downloading its app, and providing his name, email address and headphone serial number in the process.But the Illinois resident said he was surprised to learn that Bose sent “all available media information” from his smartphone to third parties such as Segment.io, whose website promises to collect customer data and “send it anywhere.”Audio choices offer “an incredible amount of insight” into customers’ personalities, behavior, politics and religious views, citing as an example that a person who listens to Muslim prayers might “very likely” be a Muslim, the complaint said.

via Bose headphones spy on listeners – lawsuit

White House Posts ‘Hire American’ Executive Order

“To create higher wages and employment rates for workers in the United States, and to protect their economic interests, it shall be the policy of the executive branch to rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from abroad, including section 212(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)),” says the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/18/trump-signs-hire-american-order/

As Zeal for China Dims, Global Companies Complain More Boldly – NYTimes.com

“In late March, a group of more than 50 American lawmakers sent a letter to the Chinese ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, taking direct aim at China’s restrictions on cloud computing. They wrote that current and draft regulations would force the transfer of valuable intellectual property to Chinese companies and effectively bar foreign cloud service providers “from operating or competing fairly in China.”

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/business/china-companies-complain.html

Post 9/11… what the hell happened?