Vulnerable to attacks: 'We stick our heads in the sand'

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- You may call me crazy or paranoid but I don’t believe for one second that the United Airlines computer “glitch” and the one on Wall Street at the same time were both just flukes.

They look to me to be a test run by hackers for ISIS or Al-Qaida preparing for a larger attack on this country. The electric grid has been predicted to be a target for many years and yet nothing has been done to fix that issue and we are constantly assured the predictions can’t happen.

We are vulnerable in this country from many angles and partly because we stick our heads in the sand and believe whatever garbage the talking heads put out there. That is on us, we the people, who are too gullible, seemingly unable to think for ourselves and not demanding enough.

We are vulnerable in this country from many angles and partly because we stick our heads in the sand and believe whatever garbage the talking heads put out there. That is on us, we the people, who are too gullible, seemingly unable to think for ourselves and not demanding enough.

These terrorists don’t have to fly a plane into a building or otherwise take another down to attempt to cripple this nation or any other country. Hacking the computers of any nation  has the potential to bring things to a screeching halt all around the world.

We rely on computers way too much and have no back up plans in place in the event of just a shut down. As usual we can’t see what’s happening since our heads are buried under a load of -- if you’ll pardon the expression -- BS.

I don’t live in fear but I am wary, stay alert and I use my smarts when these things occur. It has been proven through the years that the so-called powers that be lie to us on a daily basis known as "spin."

We need to stop our heads from spinning to their tune and instead work at staying safe and running this country as it should be: for the people and by the people -- not for the politicians and by the government.

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