New Ice Age – Tax Scams – Craig Show Notes for March 7th, 2015
And That’s the Way It Was: In 1972, Cronkite Warned of ‘New Ice Age’
Some winters are “bone-chilling,” like this one has been, others are mild, and some like the 1972-1973 winter started early and harsh, but grew surprisingly mild. That was the same year Walter Cronkite was “the most trusted man in America” in 1972, according to polls. A 2009 CBS obituary for the journalist said, “Cronkite was the biggest name in television news, the king of the anchormen; in fact, he was the reporter for whom the term ‘anchorman’ was coined.”
On September 11, 1972, Cronkite cited scientists’ predictions that there was a “new ice age” coming. He called that prediction from British scientist Hubert Lamb “a bit of bad news.”
Global warming activists have claimed for years that the 1970s global cooling scare never existed. They have tried to erase the inconvenient history which ironically blamed extreme weather like tornadoes, droughts, record cold and blizzards on global cooling.
Climate fear promoters switched effortlessly from global cooling fears in the 1970s to global warming fears in the 1980s. In the present day, the phrase ‘global warming’ has lost favor in favor of ‘climate change’ or ‘global climate disruption’ or even ‘global weirding,’ Morano added. “’Settled science’ has never seemed so unsettled.
Unprecedented surge in online tax scams raises questions about TurboTax
As fraud rises sharply — Intuit, which makes TurboTax, said some states have seen a 37-fold increase in suspicious returns this year — it remains unclear who is responsible for combating the problem. Each year, TurboTax files millions of returns that its internal screening algorithms have flagged as “suspicious,” internal documents show. The company said it does not immediately alert taxation authorities.
Rejecting a return and determining whether it is fraudulent are ultimately up to the IRS, Intuit added. “We do not have that authority,” the company said in a statement.
Who’s responsible to police fraudulent returns? How do you find out if there’s been fraud against you?
Secrets of Clinton emails revealed: Chelsea’s alias was Diane Reynolds. Hillary planned Chelsea’s wedding on same account she used as Secretary of State.
At the center of the controversy: Hillary Clinton’s personal email account – firstname.lastname@example.org
Domain name was registered to Eric Hothem, the aide who packed up and carted off furniture from the White House that he said was ‘Clinton’s personal property’. The furnishings were later determined to be government’s and the Clintons were required to pay $86,000 in restitution for the items they kept.
Clinton’s arrangement to have her correspondence run through a private domain name and server have set off alarms. Her sensitive communications could be being hacked or destroyed: Republicans want investigations into the matter
16 Ways Modern Dating Is Changing The Way We Think About Love
1. We’ve all but made dating the equivalent of online shopping.
2. We’re almost equating ‘committing’ to ‘giving up’ on finding better.
3. Many people believe that sex is meaningless when you are literally inside another human being, but calling rather than texting? That’s a huge deal.
4. We make snap judgments based on someone’s online presence more than we actually get the chance to know them.
5. Things are only official when they’re public.
6. It’s easier now, more than ever, to compare yourself to other people, and to start making decisions and judgments about your life based on those comparisons.
7. We are so caught up in being the person who cares less, that we become afraid of even caring at all.
8. We don’t even know what romance means anymore. We feel gratified by a “good morning” text.
9. We’ve been squeezed into an environment where “pursuing our dreams” has become increasingly paramount.
10. “Casual dating” is obsolete.
Health checks by smartphone raise privacy fears
In a few years, new technology will be able to monitor numerous essential physiological indicators by telephone and to send alerts to patients and the specialists who look after them.
More and more patients are using smartphone apps to monitor signs such as their blood sugar and pressure.
There is a steady increase in remote consultations with medical practitioners. Your doctor can be someone who’s based in Mumbai. We have to be very careful about our data, because they’re the ones who probably will end up storing your data and keeping a record of it.
Report: China Believes Space War Is Inevitable, Sets Goal Of Space Supremacy
The report, compiled by the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), was released by the commission on Monday and reveals that China is interested in attaining space supremacy, adding that Chinese military leaders think that control of space determines control of Earth.
Chinese and Russian military leaders understand the unique information advantages afforded by space systems and services and are developing capabilities to deny access in a conflict. Chinese military writing highlights the need to interfere with, damage and destroy reconnaissance, navigation and communication satellites.
You Should Really Consider Installing Signal, an Encrypted Messaging App for iPhone
Signal 2.0, folds in support for encrypted text messages using a protocol called TextSecure, meaning users can communicate using voice and text while remaining confident nothing can be intercepted in transit over the internet.
Other apps with encryption tend to enter insecure modes at unpredictable times — unpredictable for many users, at least. Apple’s iMessage, for example, employs strong encryption, but only when communicating between two Apple devices and only when there is a proper data connection. Otherwise, iMessage falls back on insecure SMS messaging.