Well here it is, and it it seems like its here faster than last year, Christmas Day! and I am sitting here (With CNN on the TV as usual) prepping some stories for InfoSec News. I'm STILL a terribly hard person to get gifts for, I have lots of neat gadgets, oddly there has been no extra large polo shirts from ISN subscriber companies & organizations in the mail, but I have plenty of books, (Many I have yet to read & review!) I like things I get to be practical. (Ti Powerbooks anyone?) Since I couldn't really think of any one present I really wanted I have been telling friends and family to give to charity. A couple of charities that have my attention, and some $$$ are... Twin Towers Fund General Post Office P.O. Box 26999 New York, NY 10087-6999 Special Operations Warrior Foundation http://www.specialops.org/ Mines Advisory Group http://www.mag.org.uk/ The HALO Trust http://www.halotrust.org/ Juvenile Diabetes Foundation http://www.jdf.org/ While I do spend a fair amount of time on the military, and .mil addresses only make up for a little under 3% of the list subscribers, They are the ones on the frontline on this new war on terrorism, and don't get half the attention I feel they should be getting. John Ellingson <JohnE37179at_private> pointed out in a mail that got lost in the ISN mail queue that Adopt-A-Soldier is back in business! http://www.adoptasoldier.org/ The "Any Service Member Mail" program is back up and running once again, however; due to our country's state from the terrorist attack and the threat of anthrax, there are some major changes. Instead of sending the items overseas yourselves, you are needing to take the items to your local American Red Cross Chapter. You can find your local chapter by going to www.redcross.org, in the left column, under "Our Services", scroll down to "Find your local Red Cross". Enter your zip code and click on "Find". Your local Chapter information should appear (Address, email, phone number). All items need to be unwrapped and be ready for inspection, which is done by Red Cross staff. Once they are cleared from the inspection, they are ready to be mailed overseas. As a safety measure for our deployed troops, they are unable to tell us where the items will be mailed, however; we can be assured that the items are going to Military Personnel overseas. While its a little late to send off a care package for the holidays, our servicemen and women protecting our nation (and others) the 364 other days out of the year, would love to recieve anything from home. Also being from the Chicagoland area, Ted Arthur would be happy to hear that there was a waiting list to adopt sailors from Great Lakes Naval Training Center for Christmas. As far as my Christmas wishes, Peace on Earth is high on my list, while its stretch, I'd be happy with seeing a 25% reduction of countries at war with each other. I'd like to see all my under-employed and unemployed friends and fans formally working in information security to be too busy to give me the time of day. :) Finally, I hope everyone elses hopes, wishes, & dreams come true. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays To You, Your Family, and Friends! William Knowles wkat_private *==============================================================* "Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant." Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC ================================================================ C4I.org - Computer Security, & Intelligence - http://www.c4i.org *==============================================================* - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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