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Vet Prevented From Stopping Oregon Gunman

My comment: The Sheeple Rule. The Christians Die. The “Religion of Peace” in full fury. Good help us all!

Armed Air Force Vet Was Prevented From Stopping Oregon Gunman

“The staff wouldn’t let us go to assist”

by Paul Joseph Watson | October 2, 2015

Armed Air Force Vet Was Prevented From Stopping Oregon Gunman

An Air Force veteran who had a licensed concealed carry gun was prevented by staff from intervening in the shooting yesterday at the Umpqua Community College during which ten people were killed.

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John Parker was situated in a building about 200 yards away from where the shooting began.

“There were a few people in the vet center and then when we heard the shooting happened, we got up and we were gonna go out and see what we could do,” Parker told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
“Immediately the school staff stopped us and told us to get inside of the building….essentially the staff wouldn’t let us go to assist,” he added.

One courageous man who also tried to apprehend the shooter, Army veteran Chris Mintz, ended up being shot five times. Mintz was unarmed.

In asserting his right to concealed carry, Parker was knowingly violating a rule which declared the college to be a gun free zone.

As we reported yesterday, a post on the college website made it clear that even water pistols were banned on campus.

The single security officer working on the campus was also unarmed, according to the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, as news emerges that the gunman, 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, was a potential Islamist sympathizer who dabbled in the occult, expect the left to lose interest in the incident quickly.

The fact that Mercer is mixed race will also make it impossible for progressives to blame the shooting on all white people, as many did in the aftermath of the Dylann Roof shooting.

Mercer reportedly targeted Christians during the shooting, asking victims about their religion and shooting anyone who identified as a Christian in the head.

“[He started] asking people one by one what their religion was. ‘Are you a Christian?’ he would ask them, and if you’re a Christian stand up. And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you are going to see God in just about one second.’ And then he shot and killed them,” Stacy Boylen, whose daughter was wounded at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., told CNN.

Land of the Violent, Home of the Racist??? | Trifecta on PJTV

Land of the Violent, Home of the Racist??? | Trifecta on PJTV

U.S. Power Grid Being Hit With ‘Increasing’ Hacking Attacks

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-power-grid-being-hit-with-increasing-hacking-attacks-government-warns/

U.S. Power Grid Being Hit With ‘Increasing’ Hacking Attacks, Government Warns

Potential to ‘take down’ U.S. power grids, water systems and other critical infrastructure.

Major attacks on the U.S. power grid system are “increasing,” with hackers stepping up efforts to penetrate critical systems and to implant malicious software that could compromise the power grid and result in a nationwide crisis, according to a government report.
While experts have long signaled that the U.S. power grid and related systems are vulnerable to physical attacks by terrorists and other individuals, the U.S. government is now warning that sensitive computer systems that maintain the grid are increasingly being attacked, according to a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report that was not made public until the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) disclosed it this month.
The report warns that hackers potentially affiliated with terrorist groups or rogue nations have the ability to insert harmful malware into the internal systems governing the U.S. grid, which increasingly are being hooked into the Internet.
These types of computer viruses are able to comb internal systems for private information in a clandestine manner; they can also be used to wrest control of certain computers away from their owners.
“In recent years, new threats have materialized as new vulnerabilities have come to light, and a number of major concerns have emerged about the resilience and security of the nation’s electric power system,” the report says. “In particular, the cyber security of the electricity grid has been a focus of recent efforts to protect the integrity of the electric power system.”
The threat is compounded by the revelation that many power companies are only living up to the “minimum standards” set for cyber security by the U.S. government.
“Although malware intrusions may not have resulted in a significant disruption of grid operations so far, they still have been possible even with mandatory standards in place,” the report states.
Cyber attacks on the U.S. grid and power companies are becoming more prevalent.
“Incidents of reported cyber intrusions and attacks aimed at undermining the U.S. grid appear to be increasing,” according to the report. “While parts of the electric power subsector have mandatory and enforceable cyber and physical security standards, some have argued that minimum, consensus-based standards are not enough to secure the system.”
The report continues: “Further, the electric grid is not isolated from attacks on other critical infrastructure sectors on which it depends (i.e., the natural gas subsector, water, and transportation), and mandatory and enforceable cyber security standards apply to only a few of the critical infrastructure sectors,” the report states.
Experts and government authorities remain concerned about attacks on “critical infrastructure.”
“The increasing frequency of cyber intrusions on industrial control systems of critical infrastructure is a trend of concern to the electric utility industry,” the report warns “The National Security Agency reported that it has seen intrusions into [industrial control] systems by entities with the apparent technical capability ‘to take down control systems that operate U.S. power grids, water systems and other critical infrastructure.’”
The report documents a number of recent attacks on U.S. power grid computer systems.
In October 2014, for instance, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) revealed that “several industrial control systems has been infected” by a virus capable of gathering information about how the grid system functions.
“Hackers are reported to have used the BlackEnergy Trojan horse to deliver plug-in modules used for several purposes, including keylogging, audio recording, and grabbing screenshots,” according to the report. “Researchers looking at the BlackEnergy malware are reported to have identified a plug-in that can destroy hard disks, and believe that the attackers will activate the module once they are discovered in order to hide their presence.”
Another virus named HAVEX has been used to open so-called “back doors” into computer systems.
“The cyberattack leaves the company’s system in what appears to be a normal operating condition, but the attacker now has a backdoor to access and possibly control the company’s” control systems.
These threats, the report warns, are only growing more sophisticated as the industry struggles to combat such attacks.
“The threats facing the grid are evolving, and with each new intrusion or cyber attack, priorities to protect the system can shift,” the report explains. “But that does not mean previous attacks can be considered past issues.”
While nation-states may use such attacks to gather data, experts believe they are less likely to launch an attack due to the prospect of likely retaliation by the United States.
However, terrorists have no such concern, the report says.
“A terrorist or similar organization would likely be undeterred by such a consequence [of potential retaliation], and may use the worm for its own purposes,” according to the report. “Given the potential for damage to the nation’s economy from a major cyberattack on the grid, some might suggest a greater focus on recovery is needed and should become as much a part of a cybersecurity strategy as are efforts to secure the system

10 Tips On Not Being A Victim Of Crime.

Friends I have spent around 20 years doing personal security for people. I’ve worked in The Movie and TV industry and as such I often provided protection for some executives, but mostly celebrities. With that being said I’ve got a series short articles I’ll be running that might help keep you and your family a little safer. 

~Steve~——————————————————————————–

TEN TIPS FOR AVOIDING CRIME

1. Be Alert!
Keep your head up. Eyes scanning.
Be aware of your surroundings.                                                                     If something does not feel right, trust your instinct. It is usually right.                                                                                                                   Put your damn phone down and text when it’s safe. 

( Condition Yellow, at all times )

2. Vary Your Routines
Predictability makes you a more likely target.

3. Lock It!
Home, car, office – locks are your first line of defense.

4. Make Your Home A Tough Target
Use floodlights, motion sensors, a security system, deadbolts, etc.    

This is so Important. Always leave an outside light on. 90% of bad guys report they would skip house with light on for one with no light.      

Here is a cheap cheat if you will. No security system? OK, go to ebay or Google and put in “ADT” signs. You can get them for about $ 10 and they work just as well. Again bad guy sees your house with sign, and light and your neighbor with no sign and no light what house you think he’s going to?      

5. Foil Car-jackers
Keep windows/doors locked, check mirrors and blind spot when stopped.
Stay one to one and a half lengths away from the car ahead of you.
Sound your horn and flash your lights if you think you’re being approached by a car-jacker.

6. Avoid Car Theft
Lock it!
Use an anti-theft device.
Turn the wheels when you park.
Never leave a spare key inside the car.
Park in a well-lighted place.
Put packages in the trunk.

7. Be Creative
Think of unusual ways to protect yourself and your valuables.

8. Be Informed
Learn the crime trends in your area and work to protect yourself against them.

9. Get Involved
Have your joined or organized a Neighborhood Watch?10. Don’t Give Up!

Crime can be reduced – with action, not apathy!

More To Come. Stay safe.

~Steve~