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‘We the People’…Good Friday National Holiday Campaign supports senate bill to establish Good Friday as a holiday in NYS. | WARFAREWEB.COM

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Good Friday National Holiday Campaign Prayerfully Supports New York State Senate Bill Number S.6937, to Establish GOOD FRIDAY as a public holiday in N.Y. State.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, January 26, 2018 / — The Good Friday National Holiday Campaign has announced that it is prayerfully supporting the State Senate Bill S. 6937 to designate Good Friday as a public holiday in New York. The Bill S. 6937 is an act to amend the general construction law and the education law, in relation to the designation of Good Friday as a public holiday.

The campaign has humbly asked the Trump Administration to please give Good Friday commemorative status in the USA. This is particularly so as Good Friday is a national holiday in over 135 countries across the globe, and in only 12 states in the U.S., as well as in 3 US Territories.

We humbly ask the Trump Administration to please give Good Friday commemorative status in the USA. The “One Million Signatures” Campaign is an effort designed to raise awareness among the public, through a series of dialogues with our elected officials, and collection of signatures of our supporters on a petition addressed to the White House.

The State of New York has already demonstrated an interest in the subject both in the private and public sectors, with Wall Street, New York’s secular entity that trades in billions of dollars closing on Good Friday. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, as well as other equity and options platforms, also close for business on Good Friday. This also applies to public schools, as they all close their gates on Good Friday.

According to the director and spokesperson of the Good Friday Campaign, Sharon Jones, “We have been advocating for several years now having Good Friday established as a National Holiday in the USA, and we are certainly planning to take this campaign all the way to the White House.” Jones added, “Bill S. 6937 in New York State is a great start to 2018; it is a New Day for us. In these upcoming months, we will be heavily focused on how this glorious, moveable feast day set aside for Our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ is extremely important in the United States.”

As an individual citizen, there is no conflict whatsoever between the church and the state and the subsequent signing of the petition. It only shows The White House that real people are signing the petition to make Good Friday a national holiday in our USA. The Good Friday National Holiday Campaign seeks to establish Good Friday as a commemorative day in the United States of America.

We, the undersigned, seek to enshrine Good Friday as a Federal holiday under Title V of the United States Code (5 U.S.C, § 6103) due to its long-standing tradition in American culture and history.

Supporting and signing the New York Senate Bill S. 6937 takes only a few minutes, requiring backers to simply click on the following link:

More information can be found on the Good Friday National Holiday website at, or get in touch through [email protected]

The Good Friday National Holiday Campaign is a 501(c) (4) non-charitable organization founded by Sharon Jones, a British, born and raised in the United Kingdom.

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Contact: Sharon Jones, GFNHC
Email: [email protected]
January 26th, 2018


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Top 5 Predictions for SMBs in 2018 | NETWORKFIGHTS.COM

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Predictions for the New Year are as common as eggnog and holiday parties in December. With so many voices and opinions from bloggers, experts and others, it’s easy to become overwhelmed—especially if you are a small or medium-sized business looking for the best opportunities for 2018.

In this blog, we sift through the noise and provide a few business and buyer trend predictions that we believe are relevant and most likely to have an impact on SMBs in 2018.

  1. Optimizing Business Processes. SMBs across industries are looking at new ways to optimize business processes, provide premier experiences, target and acquire customers and grow their business. A vast array of new approaches, such as machine learning and AI applications, can be used to create relevant and personalized experiences for customers.
  2. Security Top Spend—Respondents to a special report, Tech Budgets 2018: A CXO’s Guide by Tech Pro Research, reported that their companies will prioritize spending on security, hardware and cloud services in 2018. Within IT departments, a premium is being placed on security spending. Fifty-three percent of respondents said security will be a top priority in the 2018 budget.
  3. SMBs Really Embrace High-Tech. IDC forecasts that small and medium-sized businesses are going to spend $668 billion on IT products and services in 2020 as compared to $564 billion last year, outpacing the growth of the overall IT market. Keeping up with the changes in technology is essential for SMBs; keep an eye out for new opportunities; your competitors are!
  4. Multicultural Millennials—Untapped Potential. A recent study by Nielsen reveals that there are 75 million Millennials living in the U.S. and that 42 percent of them are multicultural: of African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic heritage. These young people are highly educated and extremely influential—inspiring new trends in culture, food and technology—among their peers, their children and parents. In fact, according to Nielsen, multicultural Millennials spend more than $65 billion each year, influencing potentially $1 trillion in consumer spending. SMBs owners who make an effort to cultivate and earn their business will have a competitive advantage and be well-positioned to take advantage of this incredible opportunity.
  5. Freelancers Lead Gig Revolution. Entrepreneurs like dentists and lawyers tend to have an established business identity. Freelancers, by contrast, usually work out of their homes, have a need for great technology, and, in some cases, have less financial stability. However, like real estate agents, these nomadic workers can work from anywhere, anytime because of their own flexibility. There are now 55 million freelancers in the U.S., according to 2016 Freelancing in America survey—which is one-third of the American workforce. SMBs that come up with competitive solutions for their unique business needs will have access to a very large section of the American workforce.

These are just a few business and buyer trend predictions to keep an eye out for in 2018. Opportunities, as well as challenges, are ahead for SMBs in the coming year. Cisco—with a newly enhanced portfolio of products for SMBs, is uniquely positioned to provide businesses with high-performance solutions that don’t break the bank. To learn more, visit


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A New Year with Cisco Small Business | NETWORKFIGHTS.COM

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Greetings and Happy New Year to you all. I trust you all enjoyed the Holiday Season.

Like many, I took some time off during the Holidays. We spent a week up in Mammoth Mountain here in California and while the snow quantity was a little lacking, the snow quality and somewhat smaller crowds more than made up for it. It truly is these times to cherish with family and friends. We enjoyed some fresh snow (powder for the non-skiers/snowboarders) which was a blessing.

I look forward to our next trip! Hope you all get a chance to get out there if possible. Mammoth Mountain just received a few feet this week (of course, I am back at work). Sometime you get the bluebird days, sometimes not.

In less than a week, the first Major Open of the year starts for Professional Tennis. The Australian Open is the first of four Majors of the year (French Open, Wimbledon, US Open). Unfortunately Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka on the women’s side will not be playing. Andy Murray is nursing a bad hip and will also not play.

Roger Federer is in Melbourne getting ready for the start as is Rafael Nadal and others. If you follow tennis, I am sure you will be watching. If you do not, pick a fun match to watch. If you need recommendations, let me know in the below comments. You can always go to the tournament site and look up the schedule of play. The Draw (matches) should come out this week.

The year started off with a bang for our team as we we already heads-down working on new products, roadmaps, more further feature definitions, new opportunities, and planning partner visits. There is so much to do with so little time. Sound familiar?

We will have plenty of new products to tell you all about this year including Switching, Wireless and of course, my RV Series Routers.

(..look above..)

I thought I would share one of our Tech Talks video our team did led by Dr. Paul. His team has been doing amazing work. Please stay tuned here as well as our social media channels. This particular video covers our powerful gigabit wireless, multigigabit (MGig) ethernet WAP581 Wireless Access Point.

This model is a WAVE2, 4×4, MU-MIMO on 5 GHz and 3×3 MIMO on 2.4 GHz for maximum performance. Read more about this amazing model on the product page. This product is a perfect fit with our new MGig SG350X Switches.

That is it for now, please stay tuned here for more product and service offerings. I hope you get to see some of the action happening down in Melbourne.

Thanks for hanging out with us!

Marc, Dr. Paul and the rest of the Cisco Small Business Team







Have a question? Email us at [email protected]


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Kareem and Matt’s Code Party – Holiday Edition (belated)! | NETWORKFIGHTS.COM

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Yeah, yeah, yeah … sure we’re a few days past the holiday, but Kareem and I were busy regaling with our friends and family, editing video takes time! Here is episode 2 of Kareem and Matt’s Code Party!  For those of you new to the Code Party,  the idea is to capture Kareem and I talking about code. This is a series so keep your eyes open for new episodes, sample code, and blog entries. In each episode, we will have a casual discussion on a particular topic that provides you, the audience, a little interesting information to get started with your code projects.

Quick intros for those that are new
My name is Matt DeNapoli and I’m a Developer Evangelist for Cisco DevNet. I’m super lucky because I get to travel around the world and tell people about all the cool technologies that Cisco has and how to write software to integrate with them.

My counterpart is Kareem Iskander and he’s much smarter than me. He works on the DevNet Events team, making sure all of the technical bits work for our workshops, demos, learning labs, etc. etc. etc.. So if you’ve attended a Cisco DevNet event, there’s a chance that you had some interaction with Kareem’s work in some way, shape or form.

Ok, on to the new bits
In this captivating episode, Kareem and I talk about a solution I extended that implements Meraki’s Location Scanning API. Specifically, we look at building and deploying a Python Flask based web application that leverages the HTTP POST location data served up by the Meraki cloud service.  The code for the example that we work through can be grabbed in the repository here.

First things first.  As is our custom with all Code Parties, let’s take a quick look at what Kareem and I were drinking for this episode. Kareem was consuming an advanced IPA from Russian River brewing called Pliny the Elder.  I say advanced because it is a very complex and well regarded beer that is appreciated by far more experienced beer aficionados. I made myself the classic Italian cocktail known as the Negroni.  Gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth round out a sweet then bitter flavor good for both summer afternoons and cold nights.

On to the technical stuff
No solution is worth its salt if we don’t have a diagram to describe it:

Our focus is mainly on the part labeled “Customer analytics back-end.”  This location scanning application is a Listener Service as it sits and waits for messages to be sent via HTTP POST to a URL:Port that needs to be configured on the Meraki Dashboard. For the sake of demo/testing, I used ngrok to create a tunnel to my local machine running the application.  In a production environment, you’d want to deploy to a proper web server.  The ultimate result of this effort is to take that POST information and plot it on a map, as shown below.

As I mentioned before, this application requires that you configure a listener service for Meraki to send POST messages to with the location JSON.  Those with access to the Meraki Dashboard (e.g. you own Meraki equipment or you’ve checked out our learning labs) should be able to head to Network Wide > Configure > General, scroll down to Location and Scanning section. Set the POST URL to the server’s URL and set a Secret (whatever you want!). Note that only 4 listener services can be configured at one time so if there are 4 already setup, delete the first one in the list. Also take note of the Validator value.

There are two main pieces of code in question here.  The first is the python flask “server”.  Flask is a web framework for python which allows you to define “routes” (essentially a method+url combination) and take action on those “routes” using python when they are accessed via a web browser.  Our server has 5 routes that it handles.  The first is a GET method to the root (“/”).

@app.route('/', methods=['GET'])
def get_validator():
    print("validator sent to: ",request.environ['REMOTE_ADDR'])
    return validator

This simply returns the validator we set when launching our listener service and is required as validation in the Meraki cloud service.

Our second route collects the POST data when Meraki sends it.

@app.route('/', methods=['POST'])
def get_locationJSON():

You’ll notice that the url is the same (“/”), but the method is different, hence the Flask framework knows which function to execute.

The third route serves up the actual web page where we’ll see our locations plotted.

@app.route('/go', methods=['GET'])
def get_go():
    return render_template('index.html',**locals())

It’s a simple function that uses a native Flask function called render_template.  This looks in the /templates folder of the service and pulls out the referenced file (in this instance index.html).

Our fourth route is the interesting one, as it actually provides the JSON data to the front end javascript that will plot the points on the map!

@app.route('/clients/', methods=['GET'])
def get_clients():
    global locationdata
    if locationdata != 'Location Data Holder':
        pprint(locationdata["data"]["observations"], indent=1)
        return json.dumps(locationdata["data"]["observations"])
    return ''

This code loops through a global variable called locationdata that holds the raw JSON of the location data POST.  Now, you may be wondering “where is that data being sent?”.  That’s where the front-end javascript comes in (and the second part of code).

Within the /static directory of our service we have a file called sample.js.  In it we have the following function:

function lookupAll() {
    $('#last-mac').text("Looking up all clients...");
    $.getJSON('/clients/', function (response) {

Note that there is a jQuery function call to getJSON, which passes in our route /clients/!  This retrieves the return data and makes it available to the scope of the javascript.  Now there are several functions within this javascript that do some interesting things (e.g. the javascript runs on a 20 second timer that does the /clients/ lookup), but mainly it uses dot notation on the location data JSON object to access and plot the values on a map using the Google Maps API.

var m = new google.maps.Marker({
        position: new google.maps.LatLng(, client.location.lng),
        map: map,
        mac: client.clientMac,
        icon: markerImage

That is the meat of this application, but I did mention that there were 5 routes.  The last one allows us to pinpoint a specific client and dig into details on that one:

@app.route('/clients/', methods=['GET'])
def get_individualclients(clientMac):
    global locationdata
    for client in locationdata["data"]["observations"]:
        if client["clientMac"] == clientMac:
            return json.dumps(client)
    return ''

And that, my friends is that!  We hope that this will kick start your own cool location services applications and help you take advantage of all the Meraki infrastructure has to offer!  Happy Holidays (belated) and good luck in the new year!

As usual (well, twice now), thanks, stay tuned, and (Code) Party On!


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Romanian Ford workers defiant as company seeks to impose blackmail contract | LIBERAL.GUIDE

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Workers returned from their holiday break in a rebellious mood with sporadic work stoppages and a growing determination for collective resistance.


All Hands Radio News Podcast — 01/03/2018 | WARFAREWEB.COM

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USS America Departs Singapore after Holiday Visit, Frank Cable Returns to Readiness, Naval Base Guam Sailor Recognized for Pursuing Christmas Thief 

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Donald Trump really wants you to believe the partially corroborated Steele dossier is ‘bogus’ | LIBERAL.GUIDE

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President Trump announced his return to work on Tuesday following the holiday break — though his definition of “work” includes activities like watching Fox and Friends and golfing instead of focusing on any pressing policy issues.

Early Tuesday morning, before he teed off from his Florida resort, Trump fired off a tweet laden with capital letters about the “bogus” Steele dossier, attacking both the FBI and Hillary Clinton in the process.

Even though the president misspelled the Twitter handle in question, he was responding to a segment on Fox News’ morning gossip show, which sought to discredit the infamous dossier. The compilation grew out of opposition research conducted during the 2016 presidential primaries at the behest of wealthy conservative donors. After Trump secured the nomination, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele was hired by contractors for the Clinton campaign to continue the research and compile information regarding Trump’s deep ties to Russia.

The document—which was never intended to be made public and therefore wasn’t vetted — contains a number of outlandish claims, leading many to view the entire dossier with a healthy dose of skepticism. But in the months since the dossier first leaked, independent investigations by the U.S. intelligence community have corroborated key details first uncovered in the dossier, contrary to Trump’s assertion that the entire document is “bogus.”

Allegations contained within the dossier that former Trump advisor Carter Page met with Russian officials in the months before the 2016 election were subsequently confirmed by Page himself during testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. The dossier was even used by the FBI to secure a FISA warrant to monitor Page’s communications with Russian officials.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager and a registered lobbyist for foreign governments, was also named in the dossier, allegedly for working with Russian agents to gather damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Months later, the New York Times published details of Manafort’s extensive contacts with Russian intelligence officials and in October he was the first person to be indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia.

Earlier this month, the former director of UK intelligence agency MI-6 added his voice to the growing chorus of colleagues and intelligence officers who have defended the credibility of both the dossier and its author.

Author: Adam Peck

Hilarious Holiday Fails (December 2017) | FailArmy – YouTube | COMPILATION.TODAY

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Hilarious Holiday Fails (December 2017) | FailArmy

Christmas and Hanukkah are over, but the holiday fails don’t stop. Any of these remind you of your family? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll see you in the new year for some new awesome themed compilations!


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Cat Vs Owl
Kids Scared of Elf Doll
Dad Falls on Swegway
Curious Cat Tries to Grab Christmas Ornaments
Girl Falls Trying to Kick Friend’s Hand
Guy’s Cape Gets Caught on Stage
Singing Woman Knocks Person Into Christmas Tree
Guy Standing on Collapsing Table Takes Down Christmas Tree
Kids Pranked with Fake Christmas Gift
Guy Catches Falling Christmas Tree
Dog Knocks Camera off Toy Train
Animatronic Santa Does Belly Laugh
Bulldog with Bag on Head Runs into Couch
Toddler Drops Baby During Nativity Scene
Girl Fails to Dance to Vulgar Christmas Song
Girl Tells Santa She Wants Nap for Christmas
Boy Sings Christmas Song
Guy Drops Turkey into Deep Fryer
Woman Falls after Accidentally Tripping over Dog
Postman Slips on Snow While Delivering Package
Cat Brings Down Christmas Tree
Baby Helps Put Decorations on Tree
Guy Suspended in the Air Falls to the Ground
Waste Management Truck Can’t Pick up Tree
Girl Walks Dog Dressed in Christmas Outfit
English Bulldog Pulls Down Christmas Tree
Overcooked Turkey for Thanksgiving
Girl Drops Christmas Cookie Jar
Toddler Smashes Christmas Ball Ornaments Together
Christmas Tree Falls off Car and Breaks Side Mirror
Guy Dressed As Santa Falls Off Hoverboard
Burning Dish Pulled out of Oven
Australian Shepherd Tries to Get Mistletoe
Girl Cries Over Defaced Portraits

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Boost Your Mood | Relaxation | Guided Meditation | Subliminal | Isochronic Tones – YouTube | BRAINSCULPT.COM

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Don’t let the holiday get the better of you. Here are some words and brainwaves to soothe you this season when the stresses of the time get too much. Find yourself feeling so much better.
This is an Alpha session which ramps down to 10 Hz, or mid Alpha. This protocol is meant to put the listener into a relaxed, receptive state where mental imagery is more easily created and visualization techniques are more effective.
Use this session in a quiet, comfortable place, free of distraction, in a chair or lying down. After starting the session, you should close your eyes and relax. This session can be used with or without headphones. If you are in a noisy environment, it is recommended to use headphones.
During the session you should remain as calm and relaxed as possible. Because we use Isochronic Tones headphones are not necessary, especially if you are sensitive to them.
Once again, this is not a replacement for medical treatment.
• If you suffer from epilepsy or are taking medicine or drugs, …then seek advice from your medical practitioner prior to using.
• If you are a pregnant woman or you have a pacemaker or are under 16 (as U16s still have developing brains) or are prone to seizures …please do not play this soundtrack.
Please note: The sounds here are produced uniquely by me using technology and royalty free music under licence from Transparent Corporation- License: NP32-7279-4809-75
Music: “Deep Relax -12” by Transparentcorp with permission: with added soft beach sounds.
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Relaxation Guided Meditation:
Let’s take a few minutes to relax your body and mind.
We’ll begin with a few slow, deep breaths. Each time you breathe in; breathe all the way down into your stomach. Breathe in slowly through your nose, and feel your abdomen and lungs expand with air. After drawing in a long deep breath, allow your breath to flow back out through your mouth. Just let go of each breath, and with it, release any tension or stress you might have been holding on to. You might like to mentally repeat the word “relax” as you breathe out.
Try this now, slowly draw in a deep breath. Don’t rush to breath in. Just gradually fill your lungs and abdomen with air, and when they are full, release that breath completely. You are beginning to feel yourself relaxing. Your breath will dissolve tension just as easily as warm water melts ice.
Breathe in once again. Feel your body fill with air…and when you are ready, release the breath, let it flood out naturally. Breathe all the way out until your lungs are empty. Let’s draw in a third and final breath. Nice and deep. Feel yourself relaxing as you gradually release the breath.
Now let your breathing return to a normal rhythm as we begin to scan over your entire body, looking for areas of tension to release. As I mention each body part, I invite you to bring your awareness to it and relax it as deeply as you can. You don’t need to concentrate intensely on this task, just feel or imagine a sensation of relaxation and relief moving through each part of your body.
It’s quite common for people to store a lot of tension in their jaw muscles, so let’s begin there. Pay attention to your jaw for a moment. There are a number of very strong muscles in that area. Just mentally connect with this part of your body, and relax it. Allow your jaw muscles to loosen and let go.
Now let your attention wander to the muscles in your face. Allow your eye muscles to release, and let your cheeks and forehead relax. Let this peaceful feeling flow slowly down your neck. Feel it sooth your throatand dissolve any tension as it slowly glides down to your shoulders.
Let your shoulders go. Give them a moment of your attention, and just mentally repeat the word “relax” as you let them soften, let go, and release all tension.
Now bring your awareness to your arms. Feel and imagine them becoming loose and limp. They are relaxed and at peace, all the way from your shoulders, through your wrists, to the tips of your fingers.
Now focus on the muscles in your back…all those muscles surrounding your spine. Just let those muscles relax and let go. Now bring your awareness to your chest and all the muscles that surround your ribcage. As you breathe in and out, send a mental note to this area of your body…relax.
As you breathe in and out feel your stomach gently rise and fall. Let your stomach soften and relax with each breath. Feel it releasing tension as each moment passes. You can feel yourself slowly slipping into a state of deep relaxation.
Now bring your attention to your thighs. Imagine all those strong supporting muscles beginning to relax and unwind
Your knees, your calves, your feet. Let them all relax.
Guided meditation script by Dr. Christopher Lloyd Clarke.
Spoken by Bryn Madoc