of Christmas Trees — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts Canada German settlers migrated to Canada from the United States in the 1700s. They brought with them many of the things associated with Christmas we cherish today—Advent calendars, gingerbread houses, cookies—and Christmas trees. When Queen Victoria’s German husband, Prince Albert, put up a Christmas tree at Windsor Castle in 1848, the Christmas tree became a tradition throughout England, the United States, and Canada. Mexico In most Mexican homes the principal holiday adornment is el Nacimiento (Nativity scene).
No Longer a Conspiracy Theory: CIA Director Admits Plans of Aerosol Spraying for Geoengineering Last week, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan addressed instability and transnational threats to global security at a meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations. During his long-winded talk of threats to US interests and how the largely CIA-created ISIL threat is impacting the world, Brennan brought up the topic of geoengineering.
ABC Archives 80 Days ABC 80th Birthday site To celebrate the ABC's 80th birthday we collected 80 pieces of content to mark 80 important moments in our shared history. Looking back it's easy to see these moments changed the way Australians lived and thought. “Of course I knew my skin was a different color. But I didn’t think that that made us better or worse.” — Quartz This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for nearly two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her subjects’ lives, providing them with an outlet, a judgment-free ear, and a sense of catharsis. By sharing them, she hopes to facilitate acceptance and understanding of issues that are seldom publicly discussed, at the risk of fear, stigma, and ostracism. Read more here.
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Creepy Tools for Social Engineers and Information Gathering Gelocation has been a hot topic in the social engineering world for quite some time. As a social engineer it is important to be able to profile your targets efficiently. Tools like SET and Maltego make social engineering engagements easier. Yet up until now there wasn’t a tool out there that helped a social engineer track the physical where-a-bouts of their targets. Of course you could go to their twitter, facebook, 4square and other social media accounts and gather all their messages and then find posts that have geo data in them and then take the time to gather all the details and make sense of them. What if there was a way to retrieve information from Twitter as well as FourSquare.
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