Department Of Defense Applies Cyber Warfare To Thwart North Korean Missile Program

photo of military intelligence analysts sitting in front of laptop computers probing the command and control systems of North Korea and other adversaries.

by Richard Cameron In our previous report, we looked at the reaction to North Korea’s first known test of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), on July 3rd of this year, both in Washington and internationally. Last Friday (July 28), yet another such launch was conducted at  11:42 p.m. local time, was airborne approximately 45 minutes, and landed in Japan’s  economic zone in the Sea of Japan.   The regime of Kim Jong-un, boasted that they now are capable of targeting a number of cities on the U.S. mainland, including Los Angeles,…

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Disabled Dogs And Cats – Amazing Mobility With Pet Wheelchairs And Water Therapy

a group of dogs with wheeled mobility devices take a walk with a human companion

by J. Lee Wheelchairs and proven therapies have dramatically increased mobility for disabled dogs and cats.  Some will enjoy life aided by wheelchairs while others will temporarily use wheelchairs to strengthen their muscles helping them towards mobility and independence. Hydrotherapy, water therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy and acupuncture can also benefit them in their recovery. With available technologies their muscles can be exercised to help strengthen their fragile bodies. There was a time when there was no hope for the critically injured fur babies among us. With today’s medical advances dogs…

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North Korea’s ICBM Launch – Our Reaction, Risks And Russia’s Alternate Facts

What appeared to be a KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile, or an improved version of it, is pictured during a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017, as North Korea marked the 105th anniversary of its founding leader's birth. (Kyodo)

by Richard Cameron The North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un sent a message on Independence Day to the United States and our allies in the North Pacific Ocean, that the doomsday clock  is ticking at a much faster clip. The North Koreans have been engineering missiles of both short and intermediate ranges and we’ve seen them tested, with some successes and failures over the past three decades. But up until the 4th of July, no one had seen even a test launch of a Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) coming…

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The Brave New World Of Productivity Maximized Robot Workforces & Trump’s False Narrative

photo of Kismit Robot at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Museum

by Tony Wyman Editor’s Note:  This review of productivity maximized robot workforces, is the second part in a series examining the challenge of the rapid incorporation of automation and mechanization displacing American workers.  In part One, the author examined the plans for automated transportation (the trucking industry) and increased mechanization of coal mining. Productivity Increases What entices managers to increase their reliance on robots is obvious: greater productivity at lower costs.  Robots are increasing American manufacturing productivity dramatically, up 32% from 1998 to 2012. Today, thanks to automation, there are…

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Mr. Roboto is Stealing Your Job – Mechanization In Trucking And Coal Mining

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by Tony Wyman Automation vs. Truck Driving Humans According to the American Trucking Association, there are 3.5 million people driving trucks professionally in this country, earning anywhere from an average of $41,000 to $81,000 a year.  And robots are about to put those drivers out of a job. A recent story in the MIT Technology Review claimed self-driving long haul trucks will be common on highways in five to ten years, making the humans driving the big rigs obsolete.  Not only are self-driving trucks more efficient, able to drive long hours…

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Avoiding Fake Job Sites: Getting Your Resume In Front of the Right Person

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By Janice Barlow Many people have sometimes found themselves either out of work or unhappy with their current employment. So the job hunt begins. There are some advantages and disadvantages of today’s methodology of job seeking. In days gone by, a person could simply type up a resume, don their Sunday best, and physically take it to places where he or she wished to work. Fortunate people could even catch a busy manager for a few minutes and introduce themselves. That quick first impression could leave a lasting one, and…

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Carbon Ion Radiotherapy – Say Goodbye To Chemo And Radiation And Hello To Carbon Ion

by Richard Cameron Last year, in another publication, I detailed the refinement of a couple of breakthrough advances in cancer treatment. One was primarily an American scientific innovation, Crispr cas9 – which is the most prominent among the gene editing technologies.  The other was a branch of the Heavy Ion technology, gaining prominence in Asia and Europe, but until now, barely in the game here – Carbon Ion Radiotherapy. National Compass plans a new series of articles on promising cancer treatment trends such as charged particle therapy employing Heavy Ions, but…

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Technology, a Help, a Hindrance or a Silent Killer?

by J. Lee Modern technology is amazing and exciting, but is it good for us? It is fast paced, allowing us to advance at a rapid pace. It can be a time saver, but it has also created a risk for illness. Consider how often technology and devices are upgraded before barely using what was supposed to be the latest and greatest. Due to constant advancements, too many users have developed a throw away mentality for ‘things’ that are easily replaced. It has also set into motion the mindset to…

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Top Secret NSA Report on Russian Hacking US Voting Systems Maker Leaked, Source of Leak Arrested

By Dani Graham Russian Military Intelligence, Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) succeeded in carrying out a “cyber espionage operations against a named U.S company in August 2016” according to a classified NSA report that was leaked to The Intercept. The person believed to have leaked the classified information has been arrested and charged. The NSA’s top secret document was obtained by The Intercept anonymously. They then shared the report with the NSA for authenticity and for comment which led the intelligence agency to the federal worker, Reality Leigh…

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Robocalls On Your Home Phone Or Mobile – Why You’re Getting Them And How To Fight Back.

by Richard Cameron If your experience is anything like mine and millions of other Americans, you are getting unwanted calls on your cellphone and at home –  by the truckload. Frustrating, annoying, time-wasting – and it goes without saying that you’re probably wondering how you are getting so many and what to do to stem the flow. Notice I don’t say, eliminate them. More on that in a moment. The reason for the increase is computerization and automation – hence the term “robocall”.  Humans are not initiating these calls, internet servers…

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