History of the Uzi

Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire Jubilee

On this day in 1952, Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of King George VI daughters became Queen.  Today marks 65 years she has been on the throne, making her the longest to serve and the first to celebrate her Sapphire Jubilee.  As Britain’s longest serving royalty, this milestone has never before been reached with any other monarchy and there are no grand celebrations planned.

Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, ascended to the throne after his older brother abdicated in 1936 to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.  He worked tirelessly to rally the spirits of the British people during World War II by visiting war zones, through radio broadcasts and by staying put at Buckingham palace rather than retreating to the safety of the countryside during the war. 

Elizabeth, born in April 1926, was groomed to succeed her father.  She married her distant cousin, Philip Mountbatten in 1947 and welcomed the Read more »

Protect Yourself From Inside Jobs

You may be surprised to learn that 59% of employees steal proprietary corporate data upon quitting or being fired.  But that is not the only threat employers face from insiders.  They must also protect against Malicious, Exploited and Careless insiders.

It should come as no shock that Careless insiders are the more prevalent.  Employees who unknowingly press the wrong key that accidently delete or modify critical information.  Exploited insiders are those that are tricked by external parties to provide information and data they should not share.  And then there are the Malicious insiders.  They are the least frequent, but can do the most damage.  Their level of access, usually administrators with privileged identities, make them the riskiest and can result in costly attacks.  These types of security risks are acknowledged by companies the world over and are gaining a great deal of attention.

But what does this mean to you, … Read more »

Prohibition Takes Effect

On this day in 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified and a national ban was placed on the production, importation, transportation, and the sale of alcoholic beverages. 

The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, by what became known as the “dry” crusaders.  The end to the liquor (and beer) trade was led by the desire of Protestants to cure the ill society from alcoholism, family violence, and saloon-based political corruption. These crusaders became a powerful political force that campaigned on the state level, calling for total national abstinence.  Nine months after the national prohibition took effect, Congress, over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, passed the Volstead act that set the rules for enforcing the ban and defined the types of alcoholic beverages that were prohibited.

Opposition, known as the “wets”, mobilized and criticized the alcohol ban as an intrusion Read more »

Terminally Ill Make a Wish

Did you know that the Make-A-Wish Foundation used to give terminally ill children firearms and arrange hunting trips?  This incredible organization is well known for fulfilling the pop cultural dreams of terminally ill children.  Some of this wishes include trips to Disney World, being a pilot for a day, baking with the Cake Boss, and of course, backstage passes to meet some of today’s hottest stars. Their most ambitious project to date, perhaps,  took place in November of 2013, when hundreds of people came together to allow 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott to become Batman for a day on the streets of San Francisco. Whatever the wish, this foundation makes a huge impact in the lives it touches.
They used to also grant more unorthodox wishes, such as hunting and fish trips.  But in 1996, citing danger to ailing children, the foundation rescinded their policy on giving away firearms and … Read more »