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  • A billion illegal robocalls

    We all know that robocalls can be annoying. They can also be illegal. It’s against the rules for companies to try to sell you something under the guise of a political or charity-related robocall. But we’ve found that not everyone plays by the rules.

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  • Free TV – but what’s the catch?

    You’ve seen the attention-grabbing ads. Get DIRECTV’s satellite TV packages for as little as $19.99 a month for a year! Throw in HBO and Showtime – “free for 3 months.” It’s enough to make you “ditch cable now” and head straight into orbit with satellite TV. But before you pop the corn and head to the couch, listen to this. The FTC says DIRECTV didn’t give consumers the whole scoop and their viewers got stuck with charges they didn’t know about or approve.

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  • It’s the IRS calling…or is it?

    at the FTC, we think about scams all day long. What are the scammers’ new angles? How can we keep ahead of them? We hear from people about the scams they see, and we turn that into tips people use to spot and avoid scams.

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  • Been hacked or hijacked? Read this.

    Your email’s been hacked — what do you do?

    Don’t just watch — share the videos with friends and family, neighborhood listservs, groups you’ve joined. You’ll be spreading good computer karma

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  • Self-propelled Micromotors May Change Surgery Process

    The first study of synthetic micromotors in vivo (in a living organism) is paving the way for future clinical studies, developing medical countermeasures and other lifesaving applications — ultimately helping to prevent or aid in healing warfighters in harm’s way.

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  • Air Force to Improve Camera for Targeting Munitions

    In order for an imaging munition to find and make its mark, a variety of information is required, including high-resolution video imagery. Future Air Force munitions will likely feature wide field-of-view (WFOV) imaging seekers that provide Air Force warfighters several advantages over using traditional imaging seekers, including improved capability and lower cost.

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  • Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

    SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 25, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

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  • In Tokyo, Dempsey Reinforces U.S.-Japan Alliance

    TOKYO, March 25, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today underscored the importance of the U.S.-Japanese alliance as he met here with Japan's senior military and political leaders. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey thanked Japan for its strong partnership with the United States, as well as its contributions to global security and commitment in the fight against terrorism.

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  • Surgeons General: Sequestration Could Have Lasting Impact

    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 – The services’ three surgeons general told a Senate defense subcommittee today that military medical excellence must be maintained for readiness, and a return to sequestration would have a lasting impact. Surgeons general Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Navy Vice Adm. (Dr.) Matthew L. Nathan and Air Force (Dr.) Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Travis testified on the defense health program in the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2016.

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  • Future Readiness Requires Investment, Officials Say

    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 – The vice chiefs of staff for the Army, Navy and Air Force and the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps told Congress today that the return of sequestration-level budgets will seriously damage national security.

    "With the velocity of instability increasing around the world and the threat of terrorism growing rather than receding, now is not the time to drastically reduce capability and capacity that would occur under prolonged sequestration-level funding," Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said in his prepared remarks for the Senate Armed Services Committee’s readiness and management support subcommittee.

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  • Army Charges Bergdahl With Desertion

    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 – U.S. Army Forces Command has thoroughly reviewed the Army investigation surrounding Sgt. Robert Bowdrie Bergdahl’s 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan and formally charged him today under the Uniform Code of Military Justice with “Desertion with Intent to Shirk Important or Hazardous Duty” and “Misbehavior Before The Enemy by Endangering the Safety of a Command, Unit or Place,” and has referred the case to an Article 32 preliminary hearing, command officials announced today in a news release.

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  • 2,059 Criminals Arrested In ICE Nationwide Operation

    WASHINGTON – A five-day nationwide operation targeting convicted criminal aliens subject to removal from the United States yielded the arrest of 2,059 convicted criminals. The operation was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

    “This nationwide operation led to the apprehension of more than 2,000 convicted criminal aliens who pose the greatest risk to our public safety,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. “Today, communities around the country are safer because of the great work of the men and women of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

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  • biggest construction failure in VA history.

    WASHINGTON – Chairman Miller released the following statement today regarding the biggest construction failure in VA history.

    VA’s entire construction program is a disaster and has been for years. Nearly every major VA hospital construction project is behind schedule and hundreds of millions over budget. In Colorado, a replacement VA hospital is more than $1 billion over budget and isn’t even close to completion. VA’s construction problems have been documented by the Government Accountability Office and at numerous congressional hearings. Every single member of VA’s top leadership is fully aware of these issues, yet the senior executives who presided over the mismanagement that led to them remain firmly entrenched at VA, where they collect generous taxpayer-funded salaries.

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  • Uranium Processing Facility Site Readiness Subproject Completed

    Washington D.C.--The Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) project celebrates its first major milestone with the completion of site readiness work, delivered on time and under budget.

    “UPF is essential to our Nation’s uranium mission,” said John Eschenberg, UPF Federal Project Director. “Site readiness work sets the standard for UPF and opens the door for other site infrastructure projects to begin. We’ve accomplished a lot of work in an area that stretches across approximately a five-mile linear footprint. Most importantly, we have accomplished all of these activities securely, on schedule, under budget and with high quality.”

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  • U.S-, Japan Exchange Best Practices on Nuclear Emergency Response

    Washington D.C.--The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) led a three day meeting with U.S. and Japan emergency preparedness and response experts to exchange ideas on enhancing nuclear emergency preparedness and response capabilities, both on- and off-site.  The meeting is the latest cooperative effort between the two countries as part of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation.

    This meeting was of enormous benefit to both the United States and Japan.” said Steve Aoki, Deputy Undersecretary of Energy for Counterterrorism and Counter proliferation and U.S. Chair of the joint U.S.-Japan working group.  “We had a wide array of international, Federal, regional, and State expertise here and I think everyone benefited from the discussions, particularly in the areas of emergency preparedness, planning, readiness assurance, and public messaging and education mechanics.”

    In April 2012, the United States and Japan announced the establishment of a U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation. The goal was to build and strengthen a close U.S.-Japan cooperation in the nuclear field. The Bilateral Commission serves as a senior-level standing forum for strategic dialogue on issues affecting the global development of civilian nuclear energy. Under this framework, this was the fourth meeting on emergency management and the first of such meeting held in the United States.

    The meeting was hosted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Discussions focused on the development and evaluation of offsite radiological emergency response plans. Attendees included officials from the following organizations: NNSA, NRC, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Defense (DOD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Xcel Energy, Japan's Cabinet Office, and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

    Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad. Visit www.nnsa.energy.gov for more information.


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  • The History of Vortex Me

    I wanted to create a article on the History of Vortex Me to give people a little ideal of how this site came about..
    I guess its more like the internet history of Rich

    Anyway at this time Vortex Me is a test site to make a News website. Once all the test are done I will be using this script on http://www.matrix.today and if that works out ill put http://www.thenews.center
    Make a place for users to post news videos 

    I bought the domain name Vortex.me way before the new domain name extensions ever came about. The .Me extension is actually a country extension like .TV! I missed out on the dot-com domain name grab but I hit the new domain name extension rush on the nose! Unfortunately I didn't have a bucket full of money but I managed to grab a few premium domain names, to see the full list or almost full list go to Matrix Domains ! Yeah I know asking millions of dollars for domain names is a little outrageous, but it didn't slow down the million dollar ,com's that where sold. Here are just a few examples of the dot com rush that sold for over a million dollars http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_domain_names. With that said it brings my prices into prospective ! Besides that, I don't care If I sell any of my domain names. I like making website and if I don't sell them, Ill do something else with them and make a lot more!

    A few sites that proceeded Vortex.me and I still update them are:
    http://www.areacontrol.com One of the first domain names and websites that I owned. It all began over 15 years ago. The site is still active and I try to updated it to keep the over 15,000 hits a month coming in.
    http://www.veterans.name I acquired this domain name and website because of the passion I have for Veterans as I am one my self. I try to keep this site updated and hope to implement the same script I am using on Vortex me some day soon.

    A Few Sites with premium domain names that I am doing something with or plan on in the near future.
    Freeware was one of my first passions and I used to own a few freeware sites like siruis-freeware.com and usafreeware.com wich are now long gone but I have a new one ready if the freeware fire ever rekindles! http;//www.freeware.directory

    http://www.tacticle.center is one of my favorites! Right now I have been testing different social scripts on the site but until now I never found a script I have been pleased with! So in the next few months I plan on having it up and running with the vortex me script.

    http://www.christians.center Same as Tactical Center. I am also a Christian So I will be looking forward to using the vortex me script on as well. I used to have a lot of Christians site with long domain names like Immanuel-ministries.com or MinistersNetwork.com and others but since the new extensions I will be implementing all my Christian websites and social sites on http://Christians.center and http://www.Salvation.center! And I also own http://www.ministers.center :) !  It will be a wile in the making though

    With Area Control my first news site you might understand why news is another one of my passions I think Area control has over about 8 years of archives on it.. Which explains my next domain name and website http://www.Matrix.Today

    To Make a long story short I bought Vortex ME domain name to do an awesome video and social site and its way over due!
    Vortex me and all of my other domain names are part of the http://www.vortex.network and you can find most of all my other domain names there if you are interested..

    AND Last but not least yet another great example of my awesome Domain names! I have a passion for webhosting and over the years I have tried well over 50 or more web host! So once I found a good one I did this!

    Matrix Hosting Services on my secure servers:

    1. Buy Matrix Hosting and registering domain names fast, simple, and affordable ~ or  just go to http://www.Matrix.Hosting
    2. Become a Reseller of Matrix Today Hosting and re sell domain names Just in case you have the reseller bug :)


    Rich owner of vortex me imageAnd If you made it this far Lets all Pray that I will be around long enough to finish all these websites and domain name projects! You can see the video I posted on my battle with cancer be sure to read the description below the video besides the melanoma cancer I talk about in the video I later was diagnosed with another type cancer..

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