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US Secret Service Recent Promo / Congrats to Graduating Class

I am very impressed with the Secret Service or any branch of military or government body that produces fine men and women in service to the US. I am all for it. Almost went myself a few times but got old. I’m a fan of Jesse Ventura or any Navy Seal for that matter (He’s just more vocal/flare). However, in a recent LinkedIn Recruiting / Promotional post featured below, a few of us wise and sympathetic patriots noticed that maybe not the best delivery. Some thought showing the faces was not so secret anymore. Read below.

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My comment after my friend and former CT House Representative 47th District, Chris Coutu posted his about not being so secret, was the following.

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So I get the promotional thing but aren’t all the documentaries online shadowing and muffling face and voices respectively to protect our active agents in the field ?! (Rhetorical) Moving on…OK so now we have our graduating class. Great, I’m happy for them and I hope they do well. Now after this I actually clicked on the link to see the youtube channel for the Secret Service. I watched one video posted here I watched a few clips and noticed a few things. Starters I like the car drill but we get past that and see them running or lifting weights and…tires. I see that the requirement for SS is not being in shape before you attend. I see that there are stomachs jiggling around the track/building and lifting a barbell. In the same clip we see last names on the back of the agents. While not giving a lot of information, still some information is showing. The reporter mentions a ballet dancer whom I think is probably in better shape than anyone as one of the recruits. Diversity is great and thats what makes the USA a great place, I think personal care of ones health is job number one. Looks like these guys eat whatever they want and work out vs sacrificing that donut, bread on a sandwich. and soda. The following video shows guys lifting a log over their heads in unison and I noticed more bellies. The narrator mentions if sitting on the couch is what you have done and are thinking of joining you might consider something else. “Sorry buddy, off the couch I can run 3 miles and not get winded, no training 100% pure genetics.” Also, it looks like potatoes and fries in the video.

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I’m sorry but that my friend is not respect for one’s body. eat ice and drink water cold water and lots of water to fight that urge to eat what you should not. Also, you should just get involved doing something else to keep you busy or mind off eating if thats the case. Become a gym addict….but apathy never won anything.

So my advice to the Secret Service…..raise the bar, define physical requirements (I think the state Police used to). It does take more than physical fitness to be in any of that line of work, don’t get me wrong, its just the videos are not as inspiring as they could be. On the other side it also means that you or I could be there if we were committed to the cause. So this blog is not a review but one that looks at what is being presented based off perception of what we think Secret Service and public service are all about. In addition what must be done to qualify for that service details. Also to protect the safety of those that serve, photographs, last names, and interviews shouldn’t be presented. The only thing I can think of in all of this is that all the people that are posted in the pics, videos and interviews are all actors. Then this post means nothing.

Sentrix – Defending Your Web Presence

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What is Sentrix ? – Sentrix is a company that provides defense for your web presence on their hardware and not yours. This includes database backend protection from having a hardened front end. In addition they provide DoS, DDoS, and web application protection. I am sure I am missing a few others but you get the point. What really makes me think this company has a sound cloud based solution is that its context aware. This is akin to being application aware like with Palo Alto firewalls.

Sentrix reviews the site and based off the context it builds a replica of the site. Proof of conepts can be built in 24 hrs for testing with no impact to production servers. It’s really worth it to go for a test drive and watch how this works. That leads us to the next topic of how it works. When Sentrix scans and reviews your site it creates two categories in which the presentation and functionality resides. One bucket is called the presentation bucket and the other bucket is called the business transaction bucket. It also builds whitelist rules that allows some transactions to go back to the original server (your server) like username/passwords and authentication. Everything else stays right there on the replica.

When a site is built you have access to a dashboard where you can start working on your field validation for what characters and actions are allowed in each field. each replica automatically provides rules for you to start with becuse its context aware. Here going forward you can edit them as well as network settings. You can also use human validation settings like captcha to help ensure people are viewing and not scripts or bots.

DoS and DDoS protection is done by creating rules for a queue if connections increase rapidly. It will also spin up more gateways as needed to service the load of connections. Also, you can just deny connection rates over a certain rate to ensure that your site stays up. So yes web application, Application DoS, and other threats can be mitigated with Sentrix. I am very impressed with the technology. Now they just need some Superbowl commercials and I think everyone will get the message.

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    Christian Warriror – Interesting Perspective on Gun Control

    Recently, while watching the world burn I found an article here www.prayermeetings.org while the main page is a bit inoperative the PDF in the link explains the perspective on Gun Control and the Christian. very interesting points that we all have herd for many years that live by the sword meant to die by it and thus no one went out and got one (pistol). This guy who wrote this trains commandos and other people on combat gun training. He was also a policeman. Here are some key highlights I think worth mentioning.

    Just like anything else folks, if people knew what would happen if they sin and do not know God, they would change. The same goes for doing wrong and expecting no punishment. If they take the guns, then nothing will stop the bad people from being bad.

    To prevent the unforeseen when I’m alone and down the block
    I pack a Holy Bible…a Bible and a Glock.

    If the enemy opposing has a Christian soul to seal
    I will bless him with a scripture, but if not… with lead and steel.

    I want to live in peace with everyone I see.
    I shall always try to do so, as much as depends on me.

    But there’s no evil I will stand, no devil hand that I won’t still
    Like the Lion and the Lamb. The very hand that blesses you can kill!

    To prevent the unforeseen when I’m alone and down the block
    I pack a Holy Bible…a Bible and a Glock.

    Christ did in fact tell Peter the Swordsman that those who take up the sword shall perish
    by the sword. But in what context?
    Consider the literal context. Christ was being arrested and surrounded. It was His
    mission to give himself up and be sacrificed. If His men stood and fought at that
    moment (on their own strength) they would have been killed by the superior numbers
    deployed against them. And if the enemy was resisted at that moment, would it have
    been possible for Christ to complete His mission?
    Christ would not tell His men to arm themselves and later contradict His teachings. God
    is the same always and unchanging. (Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not)I
    Christ gave a few commands while He was with us in earthly form. Pastors make a big
    deal about the “loving your neighbor”, and other “nice” lessons, but when it comes to
    this issue of the sword there is so much waffling and flip-flopping you’d think they went
    to the John Kerry school of ministry.
    “Sword” is sword, in this context and it is very clear to all who read without agenda and
    are led by the Spirit.
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    The command from Luke 22 remains.
    …..and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
    Christ told His men to arm themselves, clearly and positively. We could make a
    convincing argument that these men were neither soldiers nor police, but rather
    common citizens, and that this is a mandate for those Christians who feel called to do so,
    to cultivate the possession of weapons and develop the skill-at-arms to use them for
    good. And moreover, that any Pastor, or law of man, or governing body that tries to
    prevent this is against God’s word, and actually preventing us from pursuing our faith.
    Luke 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and
    likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
    Luke 22:37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me,
    And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an
    end.
    Luke 22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It
    is enough.

    Here is another one from further in the Book –
    Revelations 19:11 And I saw Heaven opened. And behold, a white horse! And He sitting
    on him was called Faithful and True. And in righteousness He judges and makes war.
    Revelations 19:12 And His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head many crowns.
    And He had a name written, one that no one knew except Himself.
    Revelations 19:13 And He had been clothed in a garment dipped in blood, and His name
    is called The Word of God.
    Revelations 19:14 And the armies in Heaven followed Him on white horses, clothed in
    fine linen, white and clean.
    Revelations 19:15 And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, so that with it He should
    strike the nations. And He will shepherd them with a rod of iron. And He treads the
    winepress of the wine of the anger and of the wrath of Almighty God.
    Hardly the Pumpkin Boy many Christian men think they need to emulate to be “good”.
    Listen my friends, Jesus is at the same time loving, and fierce. He is both patient with
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    his children and angry at evil. Remember that He is both the Lamb AND the Lion, not
    just the Lamb only. And this notion of Lamb-only is what many Christian men have
    been led to believe.

    TSA 50 Most Dangerous Agents (New title – Servants)

    Just in or at least just making Netwerk Guardian Radar, Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn produces a report of our tax payer money hiring people that should be in prison. Look at the offenses, one which is unforgiveable. What is up with people who think like this?

    Key Findings
    The findings in this report provides a small snap shot detailing 50 crimes TSA
    employees have been arrested for since 2005. This report does not highlight every
    arrest that has been made since 2005. Collectively, the crimes these individuals
    have been arrested for illustrates a deepening problem within TSA’s training and
    hiring practices that makes the United States more susceptible to a domestic threat.
    Theft…………………………………………………………………15
    Sex Crimes (Rape, Molestation, Prostitution)………………………..8
    Child Pornography…………………………………………………………….6
    Assault…………………………………………………………………………5
    Bribery…………………………………………………………………………3
    Drugs…………………………………………………………………3
    Illegal Firearms……………………………………………………….3
    Airport Screening Failures……………………………………………2
    Murder………………………………………………………………..1
    Conspiracy……………………………………………………………1
    Impersonating a Federal Officer………………………………………1
    Driving Under the Influence…………………………………………………..1
    Disclaimer: Each individual in this report charged with a criminal offense is


    SOPA is DOA in the House

    Looks like the people have it this time. The petitions you signed and the calls you made stopped SOPA from going forward for now.

    The Story Here from Huffington Post tells us that the bill is stopped because the wording (as always) was too broad and would impact e-commerce, freedom of speech, and that is where America said it had enough. Internet giants like Google, Facebook, and twitter all threatening a blackout of service on certain dates in the future sure corrects the glasses on the elected criminals and legislators making laws for us. Hacker group like Anonymous and Lulzsec promised not to take these infringements lightly. Seeing how the many are smarter than the few, the Gov’t played the “we’re backing down” move in this game of chess.

    Other bills that have passed like NDAA 2012 have still yet to go through Netwerk Guardian’s desk to see if there is an infringement of rights. The controversy is found here at the following sites:

    Strike 1 @ NDAA 2012
    Strike 2 @ NDAA 2012 rignt from the Wiki site. All this information is free to you to view.

    The bill can be found here The NDAA 2012 Bill

    Please read for yourself and decide for yourself. Note gun sales in December 2011 was 1.5 million background checks issued by the FBI.

    Strike 3 will come from Netwerk Guardian, once information flows that the bill is unconstitutional. What’s really odd is why doesn’t the Gov’t spend more time balancing the budget and reduce spending.