1. Lowell Ponte: Your ATM Could Turn Into "a One-Armed Bandit"
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: David Letterman: Evolve or Die
3. Joe Messina: All Hail Margaret Sanger?
4. John LeBoutillier: The Re-branding of the GOP, the Truthfulness of the Obamacare Sign-Up Numbers and the Inherent Corruption in D.C.
Your ATM Could Turn Into "a One-Armed Bandit"
By Lowell Ponte
It might look like an Automatic Teller Machine, but the ATM where you withdraw or deposit your money might soon turn into a one-armed bandit able to steal your cash and your identity. Experts have called what might be about to happen an "Armageddon" and an "XP-ocalypse" with the potential to bring disaster to savers and our economy. The computer brains of 95 percent of the world's ATMs have been running Microsoft's old XP operating system. But as of April 8, Microsoft will no longer be fixing any holes that hackers discover in this software. If hackers find a way into your no-longer-protected ATM, they could do a LOT worse than just drain one of your bank accounts. [more...]
David Letterman: Evolve or Die
David Letterman made his inevitable announcement on April 3rd that he will be retiring in 2015. His reasoning behind the decision included his ever-escalating age and his yearning for more quality family time. But the main reason for his departure, which can be heard from the loudest whispers of the industry and casual viewers alike, is the deafening fact that a fresher new surge of late-night TV hosts are inches away from devouring the late-night legend in the ratings; a necessary move, provided by the current climate of popular culture. There is no disputing the amazing legacy that David Letterman has left in Late Night TV, but there is a major lesson that we as professionals should take away from this situation. In business, one must evolve with the times or become completely obsolete. [more...]
All Hail Margaret Sanger?
By Joe Messina
Nancy Pelosi accepted one of the highest awards bestowed by Planned Parenthood, the Margaret Sanger Award. That's an organization started by a racist, black-hating woman named Margaret Sanger. Margaret didn't care about a woman's right to choose, nor did she care about "female reproductive health." She didn't care about overpopulation. She wanted to keep the Blacks and other less desirable (her view, not mine) people from populating the planet in any way. Does my pointing out the history of Planned Parenthood aggravate you? How about a few quotes from the award's namesake herself, Ms. Sanger, as a reminder... [more...]
The Re-branding of the GOP, the Truthfulness of the Obamacare Sign-Up Numbers and the Inherent Corruption in D.C.
On this week's POLITICAL INSIDERS, we discussed a SuperPac's attempt to re-brand the GOP; the nascent Jeb Bush presidential campaign; the Rose Garden rally to celebrate the Obamacare sign-up numbers, and an increase in the "chilling" efforts to stifle free speech. Watch our shows here: Sunday Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Monday on the Dot Com. [more...]