The FBI has recently developed information indicating cyber criminals are attempting to once again send fraudulent e-mails to unsuspecting recipients stating that someone has filed a complaint against them or their company with the Department of Justice or another organization such as the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, or the Better Business Bureau.Information obtained during the FBI investigation has been provided to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS has taken steps to alert their public and private sector partners with the release of a Critical Infrastructure Information Notice (CIIN).The e-mails are intended to appear as legitimate messages from the above departments, and they address the recipients by name, and other personal information may be contained within the e-mail. Consistent with previous efforts, the scam will likely be an effort to secure Personally Identifiable Information.
The nature of these types of scams is to create a sense of urgency for the recipient to provide a response through clicking on a hyperlink, opening an attachment, or initiating a telephone call.It is believed this e-mail refers to a complaint that is in the form of an attachment, which actually contains virus software designed to steal passwords from the recipient.
APRIL 26, 2008
This week President Bush announced he was introducing a 3 trillion dollar plus national budget. Do you have any idea how much 3 trillion dollars is?
I for one did not have a clue so I set out on a fact finding mission to try and put into perspective just how much a trillion dollars is.
First off I withdrew one million in $100 bills from my savings account. That was the first million I earned in life. The tellers were shocked and so was my wife.
I learned if you stack 1 million $100 bills on each other that stack is 4 feet tall. Doing the math I learned one billion $100 bills stacked on each other would be 4,000 feet tall. ONE TRILLION $100 bills stacked on each other would be 789 miles tall.
Put another way, 1 trillion $100 bills stacked on each other is equivalent to 144 Mt . Everest’s stacked on each other. Three trillion $100 bills stacked on each other would stretch from the east coast to the west coast of the USA!
OK, now that you have an idea of what 1 trillion dollars is let’s try and figure out how long it would take the average person to spend it. If you spent $1,000 a day it would take you just over 2.7 million years to spend one trillion dollars.
I used to get flabbergasted when the government spent billions of dollars a year on the annual budget. Now I am total blown out of the water when I think of the government spending 3 trillion dollars a year to run this country. What are your thoughts on this (besides saying I have too much free time on my hands to figure out this stuff)?
Why would you vote for Barack Obama when he won't salute the American flag? The flag of the country he wants to run!
Mind boggling - WAKE UP AMERICA!
I appreciate the comments made by each person who took the time to express themselves concerning the statement made about Senator Obama. (Why support Barack Obama)
I suppose like responses from those supporting Senator McCain would be given if I had written "Why support McCain he is too old." Or how about this one, "Why support Monica Lewinsky’s boyfriends wife."
All are general statements made to invoke reaction(s) and many of you reacted in a rather predicable fashion. I, for one, was glad to see people rally to support their candidate. It showed compassion for that which you as individuals believe in. It showed that you as Americans are entitled to your opinions and was willing to go out on a limb and publically state how you felt about the generalized statement.
Stand up, be heard, and vote. That is the real issue. I am proud to be an American and to be able vote for the candidate of my choice.