When candidate Trump began his race for president in the Iowa caucuses, I briefed him that the greatest and least understood threat to our nation and global modern electronic civilization is the electromagnetic pulse (EMP).
Candidate Trump, astonished that the U.S. government had done nothing to protect the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures, said, “Don’t worry. When I’m elected president, we’ll knock some heads together and fix this.”
Have you ever wondered about the people who give you your ballots on Election Day? Have you ever wondered how old they actually are? Most likely it’s been the same people sitting behind that table since you were a youngster and you trailed behind your parents when they went to vote. They greet you, ask you for your name address and, photo ID before handing you a ballot or directing you to a voting machine. More than just glorified receptionists, these underpaid few are really the gatekeepers to democracy.
Analysis: Immediately following the release of Special Prosecutor Robert Muller’s report of 675 days of investigation with 2,800 subpoenas and 500 witnesses costing taxpayers some $25 million to prove former-CIA Director John Brennan is always wrong the Tulsa World quotes him at today’s Tulsa Cyber Summit saying, “digital environment is not a static environment.” Stop the presses. Brennan discovered life is not static. Oh the shock of it all. How can we endure the pain? Change occurs. What stunning simplicity. Asking Brennan about security is like asking Al Capone to do your taxes.
President Donald J. Trump today announced formation of a Presidential Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in the Indian Health Service System. He charged the Task Force with investigating systemic breakdown that failed to prevent a predatory pediatrician (now in Federal prison) from sexually assaulting children in his capacity as a doctor in the Indian Health Service. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores will co-chair the Presidential Task Force.
A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Compressed medical research is quite useful for clinicians who are presented with novel situations and have no readily available colleagues with whom to discuss the case. However, the purpose of flow charts should not be to replace the brains of busy clinicians or, worse yet, be a cookbook for the practitioners at drugstore clinics.