SQL Tutorial for Beginners

I came across this SQL Database course on YouTube and thought it was well done and wanted to share it here.

Video is courtesy of the Programming with Mosh YouTube channel

Click on this link to download Mosh’s SQL Cheat Sheet.

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Earth’s North Magnetic Pole is moving quickly away from the Canadian Arctic toward Siberia.

Earth’s North magnetic pole is moving faster towards Siberia. Because of the shifting of the North Pole, NCEI’s scientists have had to issue an early update of the World Magnetic Model.

From https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/world-magnetic-model-out-cycle-release :
Uses of the WMM

Organizations, such as NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Forest Service, and many more use this technologyThe military uses the WMM for undersea and aircraft navigation, parachute deployment, and more. Other governmental organizations, such as NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Forest Service, and many more use this technology for surveying and mapping, satellite/antenna tracking, and air traffic management.

Smartphone and consumer electronics companies also rely on the WMM to provide consumers with accurate compass apps, maps, and GPS services.

Airport runways are perhaps the most visible example of a navigation aid updated to match shifts in Earth’s magnetic field. Airports around the country use the data to give runways numerical names, which pilots refer to on the ground.“.

Click on this link to visit the National Geographic website to read their article titled

“Magnetic north just changed. Here’s what that means.”

Video is courtesy of the Skywatch Media News YouTube channel

The shifting of the North Pole is something which Edgar Cayce had predicted. He also predicted that when this occurs, it will initiate major earth changes.

Click on this link to visit the Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightment website and read this article titled “Cayce’s Pole Shift Prediction Speeds Up!“.

Inverted Yield Curve indicates that a Recession is coming!

An Inverted Yield Curve has historically been a reliable signal that a Recession is on its way! You get an Inverted Yield Curve when short-term yields are higher than longer-term yields.

The Dow Index dropped over 460 points today Fri Mar 22 2019. The S&P Index fell 1.9% and the Nasdaq dropped 2.5%. The Russell 200 fell over 3.6%.

Click on this link to visit the Nasdaq website and view the Stock Market Indices.

Video is courtesy of The Money GPS YouTube channel

A drop in the Stock Markets on a Friday
is NOT A GOOD THING!

Why?

People will have Sat and Sun to get worried. When Investors get worried they tend to Sell. I believe that Monday Mar 25 will be another down day in the Stock Markets.

Next Monday’s drops should be greater than today’s drops.

Click on this link to visit the CNBC website to read their news article titled “Dow drops more than 450 points, S&P 500 posts worst day since January amid global growth worries“.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect Dr Erdal Ozkaya discusses the state of Cyber Security

The is a capture of a Mar 20 2019 Webinar by Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect Dr Erdal Ozkaya presented by IT Masters Pty and Charles Sturt University.Ltd.

Video is courtesy of ITMastersCSU YouTube channel

Posted by: Vincent Banial

US Fed announced no Interest Hikes in 2019

In 2018, the US Fed had stated that there would be up to three Interest Rate hikes in 2019.  Today the Fed announced that there will not be any Interest rate Hikes in 2019. Yes, they seem to have reversed course.

IMHO I believe this is smoke and mirrors. The Price of Oil has had a price breakout upwards. Expect to pay MORE for fuel. That will spark Inflation again, just as it had last year. When the Rate of Inflation goes up, then the US Fed will raise Interest Rates.

Video is courtesy of the TheoTrade, LLC YouTube channel

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Cisco 2018 Cybersecurity Report

Video is courtesy of the ZDNet YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit Cisco’s website and their page where one can download at no charge the Cisco 2018 Cybersecurity Report.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Oil Price breakout upwards

The fastest way to increase Inflation is to raise the price of Oil. When the cost of Oil is raised, then the cost of Fuel will also go up. That impacts all goods sold. Why? All goods sold need to be transported. When the cost of Fuel goes up, so does the cost of Shipping and Distribution. Those rising costs get passed to the consumer. Hence the Rate of Inflation rises.

Video is courtesy of the Bloomberg Markets and Finance YouTube channel

If you want to raise Internet Rates (as the US FED had started to do last year) then you need a rising Inflation Rate as justification.

The U.S. Fed will continue to raise Interest Rates in 2019.

Click on this link to visit the CNBS website to read their article titled “

Oil tops $60 for first time since November after US crude stockpiles plunge

Posted by: Vincent Banial

IMHO the Stock Market party is almost over

Back in Dec I called that the upcoming stock market rally would be a “Sucker Rally“, which would allow deeper pockets to off load their stock holdings. BlackRock’s Chief Equity Strategist Kate Moore called it a “Risk Rally” when she recently stated “A lot of the investors within BlackRock and around the street have been using the big rally in stocks as an opportunity to fade some risk, and rebalancing portfolios. I’d be hard pressed to come up with a segment of our clients that was buying aggressively into this risk rally,”.

Video is courtesy of the Sprott Media YouTube channel

The US Fed will be holding meetings for the next two days. They will continue to raise Interest Rates again this year. I’m just not sure if they will have a rate increase now or wait till later this year. The key excuse of raising Interest Rates is to fight Inflationary Pressure.

I have noted that Gasoline prices have stopped going down and IMHO have started to reverse back upwards. The price of fuel impacts the price of all goods sold, as those goods have to be transported. Raise the price of fuel and you trigger an increase in the Rate of Inflation. That theme was used last year to trigger Inflation Growth to help justify the increases in Internet Rates. It worked until it impacted the Stock Markets last December.

When Interest Rates are increased once more, that will imho trigger a Stock Market correction which will lead into a Major Recession. 2019 should see Stock Market and Economic changes of Historic Proportions.

Video is courtesy of the CNBC YouTube channel

Empathy in leadership: Perspective is the secret sauce


Have you mastered the skill of empathy? It could be the missing link to your leadership style. Find out how it can benefit your culture, retention and employee engagement. Continue reading →


Source: Empathy in leadership: Perspective is the secret sauce

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The Insperity Guide to Leadership and Management , Issue 2

Want to be a better boss? Become a true leader. In this issue, you’ll get insight on how to overcome tough situations, build connections and develop your employees.

Source: The Insperity Guide to Leadership and Management, Issue 2

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Is the US Economy LOSING STEAM?

Malignant Narcissist Bosses destroy companies

European Union’s Copyright Directive can cause major harm to the Internet as we now know it.


Please visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation website to read their most important article titled “


https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/final-version-eus-copyright-directive-worst-one-yet

If you believe that we all deserve a Free and Open Internet, then please visit the EFF site and read their post. The EU’s Copyright Directive can kill huge websites along with a majority of blogs who are now allowed to post a “link” to say a website article.

It could prevent the Drudge Report news site from posting links to the latest important news. It could prevent sites like YouTube from providing Video Hosting.

 

RUSHING TO TIE RECORD-BREAKING COLD TO GLOBAL WARMING

Time for a Global Warming Rethink – Thanks to a Cooling Planet Earth.

I read a very well done article about the Earth’s temperature cooling. The article noted on extremely important fact: “A study in British medical journal The Lancet reached the following conclusion: Cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to an international study analyzing over 74 million deaths in 384 locations across 13 countries.

Click on this line to visit the PJ Media website to read the article by Tom Harris and Dr. Tim Ball which is titled “Record Cold Forces Rethink on Global Warming“.

Video is courtesy of the Oppenheimer Ranch Project YouTube Channel


Click on this link to visit Dr. Tim Ball’s website.

Welcome to Global Warming. Parts of the US Midwest enjoy 60 Below Zero Temperatures

Can’t wait for the Global Warming Fear Mongers to blame the latest cold blast on Global Warming. To them everything is caused by Global Warming, yet they can never prove it. Their dire predictions of massive flooding and island states disappearing into the ocean have turned out to be failed predictions.

 

Video courtesy of the Fox News TV YouTube channel

 

Click on this link to visit the Weather Channel website to read their post titled “Polar Vortex Triggering Coldest Arctic Outbreak in at Least Two Decades This Week in Parts of the Midwest“.

 

Click on this link to visit the AccuWeather website to read their post titled “Polar vortex to bring prolonged, life-threatening cold outbreak to midwestern US this week“.

 

One thing not mentioned on the news, is the Major Negative Impact this cold spell will have on the US Economy and First Quarter 2019 Financial Reporting.

 

Technological Unemployment. By 2020 over 70% of companies will start to use use machines to perform tasks previously done by humans

Robotic Process Automation is what corporate leaders are calling the replacement of Human worker with machines. Creating Technological Unemployment is very big business.

 

Click on this link to visit The New York Times website to read their article titled “The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite“.

 

Video is courtesy of the PBS NewsHour YouTube channel

 

Click on this link to visit the UBS Investment Bank Website to read their article titled “The evolution of artificial intelligence.

 

When corporate leaders are focused on Hoarding More Money, they lose site of one important fact. That is when people are replaced by machines, those Consumers will not have jobs and so will not have Spending Money in their pockets and will lose their ability to consume goods and services.

 

Consumers Spending Money is what drives the World Economies. When the “Spending Money” dries up and disappears for millions of people, then the world economies will dive into a Major Depression.

Kamala Harris who will be elected the next President of the United States, held her first rally in Oakland.

I have little doubt that Kamala Harris will be elected the next President of the United States in 2020. The only issue is that by 2020 the economy will be in a major recession, which will leave her little room to bring in reforms.

Kamala Harris held her first rally in Oakland and over 20,000 voters showed up. That is a huge turnout.

Video courtesy of the Global News YouTube Channel.

Click on this link to visit the Official Kamala Harris website.

New Medical Study sheds light on P. gingivalis colonization in a Human Brain as being the cause of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The study also found that 100% of patients with Cardiovascular Disease had P. gingivalis arterial colonization.

Having Bad Breath could be a Major Risk Factor in developing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cardiovascular Disease.

A new Medical Study just released sheds light on P. gingivalis colonization in a human Brain as being the cause of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The study also found that 100% of patients with Cardiovascular Disease had P. gingivalis arterial colonization.

The medical study is published by American Association for the Advancement of ScienceScience Advances. Click on this link to visit the Science Advances site to read the study titled “Porphyromonas gingivalis in Alzheimer’s disease brains: Evidence for disease causation and treatment with small-molecule inhibitors“.

The following are brief excerpts (you can read the full Study at the link noted above) from this new Research Study:

“The bacterium called gingipains (P. gingivalis) were identified in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients.”

Video is courtesy of OSH News Network YouTube Channel

Oral P. gingivalis infection in mice resulted in brain colonization and increased production of Aβ1–42, a component of amyloid plaques. Further, gingipains were neurotoxic in vivo and in vitro, exerting detrimental effects on tau, a protein needed for normal neuronal function.”

“Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients exhibit neuroinflammation consistent with infection, including microglial activation, inflammasome activation, complement activation, and altered cytokine profiles (1, 2). Infectious agents have been found in the brain and postulated to be involved with AD, but robust evidence of causation has not been established (3).”

“In Apoe−/− mice, oral infection with P. gingivalis, but not with two other oral bacteria, results in brain infection and activation of the complement pathway (14). In transgenic mice overexpressing mutated human amyloid precursor protein (hAPP-J20), oral infection with P. gingivalis impairs cognitive function, increases the deposition of AD-like plaques, and results in alveolar bone loss compared to control hAPP-J20 mice (15). P. gingivalis lipopolysaccharide has been detected in human AD brains (16), promoting the hypothesis that P. gingivalis infection of the brain plays a role in AD pathogenesis (17).”

“P. gingivalis is mainly found during gingival and periodontal infections; however, it can also be found at low levels in 25% of healthy individuals with no oral disease (18). Transient bacteremia of P. gingivalis can occur during common activities such as brushing, flossing, and chewing, as well as during dental procedures (19), resulting in documented translocation to a variety of tissues including coronary arteries (20), placenta (21), and liver (22).”

“A recent study found that 100% of patients with cardiovascular disease had P. gingivalis arterial colonization.” (23).

Video is courtesy of John Douillard YouTube Channel

Click on this link to visit the New Scientist website to reqd their article titled “We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it“.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Detonating A High Altitude Nuclear Blast Would Create A Massive EMP Pulse

Detonating a High Altitude Nuclear Blast would result in the creation of a massive EMP Pulse. That EMP Pulse would result in an extended blackout by in effect shutting down the electric power grid. Having no access to electricity for a year or multiple years, would result in the death of a large fraction of the American people through the effects of societal collapse, disease, and starvation.

A massive EMP Pulse would shutdown the Electric Power grid. Automobiles on roads to would stall out resulting in crashes. Electric powered vehicle would likely have the lithium batteries explode. As the EMP Pulse literally fried electronic equipment, fires would breakout every where. About 5% vehicles (per Senior NASA scientist Dr. Arthur T Bradley) hit by an EMP Pulse would not start up, include Emergency vehicles like Fire Trucks and Ambulances. Large electrical Transformers at Power Stations would overheat and electrical fires would start. These large transformers would take a very long time to get replaced and so the Power Grid would stay down until all fried equipment has been replaced. Just imagine life without electricity for a year or two or longer.

Dr. William R. Graham, former Chair, EMP Commission, 2001-2008, 2016-2017 discusses the devastating impact of n EMP Pulse generated by a high altitude Nuclear blast.

Video is courtesy of the Policy Studies Organization YouTube Channel

The following are excerpts from the latest and final report of the the EMP Commission:

Across the U.S. government, the DoD and its supporting laboratories and contractors have by far the most knowledge, data, and experience related to the production of and survival from nuclear weapon-generated EMP. However, the DoD has largely failed to make this knowledge available to other government agencies and to the organizations that develop, build, and operate U.S. critical national infrastructure. For example, there has been a continuing unwillingness of the DoD to provide specific information about the EMP environment to the commercial community owing to classification restrictions.

THE EMP THREAT

The United States—and modern civilization more generally—faces a present and
continuing existential threat from naturally occurring and manmade electromagnetic pulse assault and related attacks on military and critical national infrastructures.

A nationwide blackout of the electric power grid and grid-dependent critical infrastructures—communications, transportation, sanitation, food and water supply—could plausibly last a year or longer.

Many of the systems designed to provide renewable, stand-alone power in case of an emergency, such as generators, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), and renewable energy grid components, are also vulnerable to EMP attack.

A long-term outage owing to EMP could disable most critical supply chains, leaving the U.S. population living in conditions similar to centuries past, prior to the advent of electric power.

In the 1800s, the U.S. population was less than 60 million, and those people had many skills and assets necessary for survival without today’s infrastructure. An extended blackout today could result in the death of a large fraction of the American people through the effects of societal collapse, disease, and starvation. While national planning and preparation for such events could help mitigate the damage, few such actions are currently underway or even being contemplated.”

Any of several threats, as described here, must be considered:

• Solar superstorms can generate natural EMP over remarkably wide areas. Recurrence of the Carrington Event of 1859 is considered by many to be inevitable. NASA estimates the likelihood of such an event to be 10 to 12 percent per decade, making it very likely that Earth will be affected by a solar superstorm within a matter of decades. Such an event could blackout electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures, putting at risk the lives of many millions.

• Nuclear EMP attack might be conducted with only a single nuclear weapon detonated at high altitude or a few weapons at several hundred kilometers. These could be delivered by satellite, by a wide variety of long- and short-range missiles, including cruise and anti-ship missiles, by a jet doing a zoom-climb, or even by a high-altitude balloon. Some modes of attack could be executed relatively anonymously, thereby impairing deterrence.

• Russia, China, and North Korea now have the capability to conduct a nuclear EMP
attack against the U.S. All have practiced or described contingency plans to do so.

 

Video courtesy of the Reluctant Preppers YouTube Channel

The International Monetary Fund has cut its world economic growth forecast for 2019

The International Monetary Fund has cut its world economic growth forecast for 2019. The IMF projected a 3.5 percent growth rate worldwide for 2019. that is 0.2 percent lower than their prior projection made in Oct. 2018.

 

Video is courtesy of the Global News YouTube channel

 

Germany has the largest economy in Europe, is slowing down and just missed officially being in a Recession in 2018.

 

Click on this link to visit the Business Insider website to read their article titled “Germany, the 4th-largest economy, probably just went into an unexpected recession“.

 

The Chinese Economy is slowing down and it had the slowest growth rate in 2018 of the last 28 years.

 

The US is the world’s largest economy. When the US FED raises Interest Rates again in 2019, guess what will happen to the slowing US Economy?

 

Signs of the coming 2019 Recession are popping up everywhere.

 

John McAfee has been charged with Felonies by the Internal Revenue Service

John McAfee has done amazing things in his life.Often on the leading edge of things to come.

He created McAfee, a leading-edge cybersecurity company, which sells McAfee AntiVirus Software.

He is a strong advocate and backer of Cryptocurrency.

He is also running for the office of President of the United States (in 2020).

 

Video courtesy of the COINKOREA YouTube channel

 

He has not filed any Income Tax forms nor paid any Income Taxes apparently over the last 8 years. Here are his words on that “I have not paid taxes for eight years. I have made no secret of it … Today, Jan. 22, the IRS has convened a grand jury in the state of Tennessee to charge myself, my wife, Mrs. McAfee, four of my campaign workers with unspecified IRS crimes of a felonious nature. They want to silence me.“.

 

As long as he stays unconvicted, he can continue his run for political office. Being charged and being convicted are two different things. He will continue his campaign for the office of President of the United States, in exile from his Yacht.

 

Click on this link to visit the Crypto.IQ website to read their post titled “Crypto Proponent John McAfee Fleeing United States After Being Charged With Felonies by IRS; Will Run Presidential Campaign from a Boat.

Devel Sixteen Super Exotic will make it’s North America debut at the 2019 Canadian International Autoshow

 

The Devel Sixteen Super Exotic will make it’s North America debut at the 2019 Canadian International Autoshow.

 

 

It turns out over 5,000 HP from it’s V16 engine. This new Hyper car hails from Dubai and can be yours for only $2.2 Million US Dollars.

 

 

Love the amazing photos of the Devel Sixteen. They are courtesy of the 2019 Canadian International Autoshow. you can see it live in Toronto from Feb 15 till Feb 24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

 

 

Click on this link to visit the 2019 Canadian International Autoshow page to check out Ticket specials and to order your tickets.

 

 

Home sales fell 6.4% in December

Just another sign that the US is heading towards a Recession in 2019. In the US, Home Sales FELL dramatically by 6.4% in December 2018.

Watch Home Sales plunge further, when the next FED Interest Hike is announced later in 2019.

 

Video is courtesy of the CNBC Television YouTube channel

 

Click on this link to visit the AP News website to read their article titled “US home sales plummeted 6.4 percent in December“.