Hi all! Frank Coleman here. Thanks for poppin’ in.
I may ramble; I may wax eloquent; I may surprise even me.
What ever transpires here, is meant to stir thought.
“UBU” is my mantra.
I’ll let You-Be-You as long as you let Me-Be-Me.

‘Nuff said.

Ransomware demands now average about $1,000 because so many victims decide to pay up

The average ransomware attack yielded $1,077 last year, new research shows, representing a 266 percent spike from a year earlier.

The reason for the landmark year for hackers? Many ransomware victims readily pay the price.

The number of attacks, varieties of distinct malware and money lost ballooned as ransomware became one of the top tactics of attackers, according to new research from the security firm Symantec.

Some of the most high-profile ransomware incidents of the last year include San Francisco’s Muni getting hit, Washington D.C.’s police department being breached just before inauguration and a Los Angeles college paying a $28,000 ransom.


IDShield is the answer!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY – 04/25/2017

Good news!
Remember that person you smiled at the other day? And the one you said something nice to at the gas station? How about the person at the grocery store with only a few items and you let go ahead of you in line?
Maybe you don’t remember because ‘it was no big deal’, but the good news is that those people all remember you. Maybe they don’t remember what you were wearing and they don’t know your name, but they DO remember that someone showed them a kindness that day, lightened their burden, make their world a little brighter. They remember the good feeling.
That was you. You did that. And you’ll do it again. Why?
Because that’s just who you are.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY – 04/18/2017

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
― Robert Fulghum

Thought for today – 04/14/2017

“One of the most exciting of the Sabbath laws was applied every 7 years. Just like the Hebrew people were suppose to refrain from working every seventh day so that their land, animals, and servants could rest, every seventh year, the Hebrew people had a celebration called the jubilee, during which they would take the whole year off from work. During this 1-year break, all the food that continued to grow in their fields was free for the taking for families who were struggling to get by (Exodus 23:10-11). And any debt that folks had incurred during the past six years was erased. These laws ensured that those in society who were intent on getting ahead had to take a break so that the gap between the rich and the poor would be kept to a minimum. It is almost impossible for us to grasp how wildly countercultural (and difficult) this economic practice really was. God’s idea for this peculiar people was that there be “no poor people among you” (Deuteronomy 15:4-5).”
– From Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne

America is now known as the land of the free and home of the hacked


Unfortunately, Americans are now familiar with identity theft, from having experienced it themselves or personally knowing a victim of this insidious crime.

The Consumer Sentinel Network, maintained by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), tracks consumer fraud and identity theft complaints. Of the 3.1 million complaints received in 2015, 16 percent were related to identity theft, which represented an increase by more than 47 percent from 2014. In fact, identity theft is reported as America’s No. 7 fear — before economic collapse and right after biowarfare.


Protect yourself today:

Federal legal services support to be eliminated

LegalShield memberships are important, now more than ever. Everyone deserves equal protection and empowerment.

Federal legal services support to be eliminated…
By Erin Barfels

When the White House released the 2018 budget outline, one element that caught my attention was the proposed elimination of Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which is the primary source of funding for civil court legal aid for low-income Americans. Funding for LSC is critical to the lives of many Americans as well as to the viability of access to our legal system.

Combine this possibility with the fact that law offices are doing less work for individuals and more work for businesses, and this spells trouble for the 75 percent of Americans who experience at least one legal event a year. And even if people are able to connect with a quality attorney, how are they able to afford attorney fees that average $343 an hour when the majority of Americans have a hard time paying a one-time emergency expense of $400?

Now more than ever, legal insurance is a benefit employees need.


THOUGHT FOR TODAY – 04/07/2017

“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.”
– Brennan Manning