This is my personal view and comments on the issues and events that I feel a need to talk about or express my view. You don't have to agree, but lets carry on a adult, discussion and maybe you will see it the right way, mine. ;)
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April 14, 2011 by ShadowWar
Yahoo! has introduced a new feature that allows users to review their account’s log-in history for strange activity and signs of possible compromise. E-mail accounts are valuable for cyber criminals and can be compromised in a variety of ways, including via keyloggers or phishing. Since storage space is no longer a major issue, a lot of people fail to delete old e-mails. This is a security risk because those messages can contain passwords and sensitive information about other accounts. Bes...
March 29, 2011 by ShadowWar
Solo Iranian hacker takes credit for Comodo certificate attack.

 A solo Iranian hacker March 26 claimed responsibility for stealing multiple SSL certificates belonging to several Web sites, including Google, Microsoft, Skype, and Yahoo. Early reaction from security experts was mixed, with some believing the hacker’s claim, while others were dubious. During the week of March 21, conjecture had focused on a state-sponsored attack, perhaps funded or conducted by the Iranian gover...
March 15, 2011 by ShadowWar
This is interesting, having your own computer held hostage, remotely.

A recent malicious campaign spotted by GFI researchers uses a variation of spoofed reported attack pages, which spurs users to install an "update" for Internet Explorer. The offered update is fake and the downloaded code actually locks the user out of his/her PC and plasters a warning across the the screen telling him/her that 19 "unlicensed software, movies and music" files have been found on the computer, along with "mate...
March 15, 2011 by ShadowWar
Taiwan’s major semiconductor manufacturers, a crucial link in the global tech supply chain, scrambled March 14 to gauge how their access to raw materials from Japanese suppliers will be affected by the powerful earthquake in Japan. United Microelectronics, ProMOS Technologies, and other companies said they were unsure how long inventories of wafer stock such as silicon would last and how disruptions in transportation or power following the quake on will upset supplies. Most can get by for ...
March 12, 2011 by ShadowWar
March 12th, 2011 - WASHINGTON – A federal jury in Norfolk, Va., today convicted Justin Cannon, 27, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Christopher Drotleff, 29, of Virginia Beach, Va., of involuntary manslaughter while working as contractors for the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan.Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s W...
March 3, 2011 by ShadowWar
 Yesterday was a historic day in Afghanistan. And you heard nothing about it on the news. An Afghanistan unit is paving the way to secure their own country by becoming the first unit in Afghanistan history to transition to an independent state of security and to become self-sufficient. They are no longer relying on support from coalition forces to either train or fight the war on terrorism in their area. The 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps, of the Afghan National Army became the first ...
February 17, 2011 by ShadowWar
Just in case you have not seen this:

Two years ago, Barack Obama was inaugurated as president of the United States.  

This is a partial chart on the impact his administration has had on the lives & pockets of Americans:

 January 2009


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Avg. retail price/gallon gas in U.S.





Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)





Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)

February 12, 2011 by ShadowWar
Good day,

I was lucky enough to get a chance to appear on our news talk radio station on Friday afternoon to guest speak on the some of the myths surrounding our vets. WSKY in North Central Florida. If you get a chance and want to learn about the facts surrounding our fine men and women of the military, try listening to this:

Be well and sleep safe tonight, because they are there.
February 7, 2011 by ShadowWar
   The following was written by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and will be published later this year, but I have his permission to use the material anywhere, and in any way, including here:

  In this age of sensational tabloid journalism, the media can encourage our returning warriors to wallow in a "pity party" by presenting endless reports and exaggerated "news" pieces implying that virtually every veteran of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan (and, by extension, any police who exp...
February 4, 2011 by ShadowWar
Recently it was my honor and pleasure to, for the ninth or 10th time, to listen to a daylong motivational seminar given by Lieut. Col. Dave Grossman U.S. Army retired Ranger, researcher, and downright just plain good guy. And having listened to Dave before and been able to sit down and have conversations with him privately I know where Dave's heart lies. It lies truly in the domain of a person who has dedicated his entire life to protecting and serving the citizens of this great country, a claim...
May 10, 2010 by ShadowWar
 This edition features stories on Iraqi soldiers searching for illegal weapons during Operation Stormy Bandit IV, a ground breaking ceremony for a new long range radar system for the Iraqi air force, equipment being shipped out of Iraq and measuring the mental health of Soldiers. Hosted by Jenna Lindauer
May 2, 2010 by ShadowWar
OK, this is one video that if anyone deserves it to go viral, this soldier does. A music video by a troop for the troops, about the troops.  "Troop" is a Joe Roos original, that honors all service members, but is from the perspective of a Soldier of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. "Troop" was shot and produced during the Red Bull's deployment to Basra, Iraq. Produced by Johnny J. Angelo Concept/Song//Lyrics/Music: Joe Roos Supporting Vocals: Debi Kilde Music Production: Jim Morgan...
April 30, 2010 by ShadowWar
written and posted by the U.S. Coast Guard Information Office.

NEW ORLEANS – The response to BP/Transocean's Deepwater Horizon incident continues as responders have scheduled a controlled, on-location burn to begin at approximately 11 a.m. CDT today—a strategy designed to minimize environmental risks by removing large quantities of oil in the Gulf of Mexico following the April 20 explosion.

Part of a coordinated response, combining tactics deployed above water, below water, do...
April 26, 2010 by ShadowWar
Story by Spc. Luther BootheFORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – A Soldier from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received the Army's third-highest award for valor during a ceremony, April 22, for his actions in August 2008 while on a recovery mission in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class John I. Smith, Jr., 3rd platoon sergeant with Troop C, 1st Squadron of the 61st Cavalry Regiment, received the Silver Star Medal for gallantry when he refused...
April 26, 2010 by ShadowWar
Enemy fire, exploding rounds and fire. Nothing to fear.

Story by Cpl. Daniel Blatter

SALAM BAZAAR, Afghanistan – Adrenalin was rushing the morning of April 14th, 2010 as Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2 and members of the Afghan National Security Forces approached the Salam Bazaar in Helmand province.

The Marines of Alpha Company, 1/2, were tasked with securing the bazaar, known as a haven for Taliban activity, including heavy weapons...