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Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data On U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON — Chinese hackers in March broke into the computer networks of the United States government agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees, according to senior American officials. They appeared to be targeting the files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances. The hackers gained access to some of the databases of the Office of Personnel Management before the federal authorities detected the threat and blocked them from the network, according to the officials. It is...

‘Forgotten’ US Smallpox Vials Found In Cardboard Box

Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box have been discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say. The virus, believed dead, was located in six freeze-dried and sealed vials, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is said to be the first time unaccounted-for smallpox has been discovered in the US. The disease was officially declared eradicated in the 1980s. “The vials appear to date from the 1950s. Upon discovery, the vials were immediately secured in...

Israeli Military Launches New Gaza Airstrikes, Prepares For Potential Ground Invasion

Israeli military officials said early Tuesday that they had carried out airstrikes targeting at least 100 sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as part of a new offensive aimed at halting rocket attacks by militants as President Barack Obama urged both sides to exercise restraint. In a statement, the military said it was seeking to “retrieve stability to the residents of southern Israel, eliminate Hamas’ capabilities and destroy terror infrastructure operating against the State of Israel and its civilians.” “We have repeatedly...

A True Warrior Needs Our Help

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A true warrior and our good friend is in need and we wanted share this with everyone. Datu Kelly Worden is an authority in the martial arts / self-defense industry. Over the years he has done so much for others and now he needs our help. If you are in the Redmond area of Washington state and have an interest in the Filipino Martial Arts or even just self-defense, please check out this benefit seminar that Hufana Traditional Arnis International Academy is hosting for Datu Worden on Saturday, July 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Teaching civilians,...

U.S. Citizen Tested For Ebola In Ghana

A U.S. citizen in Ghana is being tested for Ebola after he fell ill following a trip to two countries in the region battling the disease, a senior government official said on Monday. “He is an American and records showed that he had been to Guinea and Sierra Leone in the past few weeks,” a senior health ministry official told Reuters. Test results are expected later on Monday. The Ministry of Health said in a statement a patient, who has not been named, was in quarantine at Nyaho clinic in Accra and tests were being conducted at Noguchi...

LOL!! North Korea Says Release Of American Comedy Film Would Be ‘Act Of War’

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Editors Note: We can’t stop laughing. Seems “Little Kim” is upset.  SEOUL, South Korea –  North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an “act of war.” If the U.S. government doesn’t block the movie’s release, it will face “stern” and “merciless” retaliation, an unidentified spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in state media Wednesday. He didn’t mention the movie by name but was...

Gear Review: The Coin Sap By Foster Impact Devices

The sap; also called a slapper, slap jack, or beavertail sap is a highly effective impact device. According to Wikipedia; “A sap has a flat profile as opposed to a cylindrical profile of a blackjack, and spreads its impact out over a broader area, making it less likely to break bone. It was primarily used for head strikes, intended to stun an opponent or render him or her unconscious”. While these weapons have a rich history with law enforcement if the past, it still can be used as an effective tool for the law abiding citizen today....