Lord Ashcroft: Time to Tackle Public Misconceptions Over Veterans

LONDON, October 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

  • New research finds public overestimates extent of mental health and other problems among former Service personnel
  • Annual update on Veterans Transition Review finds progress, but uneven delivery throughout the UK  especially Northern Ireland

The public overestimates the extent of serious problems faced by former Armed Forces personnel, according to new research from Lord Ashcroft, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Veterans’ Transition.

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RINOs only care about one thing

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund wants to put serious grassroots pressure on promise-breaking politicians. They begged for our votes last year only to fall in line with the “D.C. swamp” this year. They promised us they would repeal ObamaCare for the last seven years! They think they can ignore us. I am counting on you to make sure they are proven wrong..

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NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth’s tropical regions released into the atmosphere
The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth’s tropical regions released into the atmosphere, leading to Earth’s recent record spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide. The effects of the El Nino were different in each region
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.

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GCHQ – Cyber Attackers as much a threat as Terrorism

GCHQ made a series of recommendations to Government in the late 1980s that were largely ignored. It followed a growing number of warnings by trusted information and communications systems specialists from the early 1980s that were also largely ignored by politicians. The international work on trusted systems evaluation criteria from the 1980s that led to the International Common Criteria became a seriously missed opportunity. Very little has changed since then, other than the predictions from the early 1980s have been proven very accurate. The size of the risk is now significantly greater not just because professional and political hackers are a large and growing army, but because the task of technically closing technology vulnerabilities is very much greater and also rapidly growing  – BRN Editor
The front page of the Telegraph this morning reports that keeping the UK safe from cyber-attacks is now as important as fighting terrorism, the head of the intelligence monitoring service GCHQ has said. Jeremy Fleming said increased funding for GCHQ was being spent on making it a “cyber-organisation” as much as an intelligence and counter-terrorism one. It comes after the NHS and parliament suffered cyber-attacks this year. Mr Fleming said there had been nearly 600 “significant” cyber-attacks needing a national response in the last year.

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