JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
Today President Obama took to the airwaves for a very important speech on cyber security. As he was convincing the American people on things being under control the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. Military's Central Command were hacked by ISIS. Ironic? More like disturbing. The threats to our American Soldiers to "WATCH YOUR BACKS", the support of ISIS, a Sunni Muslim Terrorist group, and a couple of hate filled videos..."O Soldiers of truth go forth," and "Flames of War Isis Video."
Centcom released this statement. "We can confirm that the Centcom Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised earlier today. We are taking appropriate measures to address the matter. We have no further information to provide at this time."
This brings so many questions to the surface. Is there ever any real privacy left? Or, is our sprint to full time connectivity a bad way to go? Not to mention the questions about our own government not taking action, or not even acknowledging the fact that extreme Muslim Terrorist groups are a problem. Things are wild, and we are definitely entering a time where this kind of terrorist act is bound to happen here on our soil.
So, what can we do? There are a few things actually. Stop taking privacy for granted. Stop assuming our information isn't out there for the taking, and start protecting it. Read the things we agree to online. Demand privacy as a consumer by placing your money with companies that can be trusted (BlackBerry). Turn off wifi when you're not using it on your devices. Keep the GPS off until you need actual directions. Encrypt stuff when ever possible. Simple stuff like that. Remember, companies like Google are annoying with their over reaching ways...but they aren't the problem. We need what I call "scumbag protection", and although the simple things aren't full proof, they will almost always do the trick.
Another thing we as Americans can and should do...demand our 2nd Amendment rights. The right to bare arms. The best way to assure our safety, DO NOT OUTSOURCE IT. Now, we do want to make sure to be responsible. So, make sure you take the actions needed to be safe and educated. Stick with the basics. Remington and Mossberg make great affordable shotguns. The Springfield XD family is a perfect handgun for reliability, accuracy, and affordability. All those are easy to use and easy to take care of.
I think the biggest thing we can do to make a difference in all of this is to be educated and aware! Be aware of what's going on. Don't ignore it thinking if you don't see it, it doesn't exist. Don't fall for the bait and switch tactics that sometimes are tried by media, and unfortunately our own government. Go on living in happiness, go on taking advantage of all the great things our country has to offer, just be aware while doing it. Just educate yourself on what's going on out there.
Tonight there has been a "cyber attack" on our country, tonight more than ever we need to stand up for freedom, stand up for ourselves and each other, tonight we need to decide that we are Americans, and united we stand.
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