this is why I wear a tinfoil hat

Financial warfare, cyberwarfare, and cybercrime, but especially the theft of data could become warfare and directly affect a country’s infrastructure. What is hard to wrap my head around is how we could hold one single person accountable for a crime against a state and representative of their government in some undeclared conflict. That idea has shown how the definition of war has evolved. I do not know if we have seen an entire war based on one person’s actions. There are a lot of places across the world where the country itself is a criminal empire. Russia is a good example of a place where organized crime has taken front stage. The gangsters are not necessarily running its’ country; however, Russia is hiring criminals to fight wars. There are even rumors the Russian government was behind the assassination of Sergei Skripal. (Galeotti 2018) 

War is a touchy subject, a topic of tension between citizens of the United States. We disagree on things as extreme as whether war should happen at all and if we should involve ourselves in conflicts around the world. Considering the speed and effectiveness at which cyber controls systems in an intangible way, we should be more cautious about losing allies or losing connection with more cyber aware entities. Even though cyber-crime does not cause direct bodily harm, it could cause people to die when it creates extreme contention between otherwise mediating countries. My biggest caveat when we define cyber-crime as war-crime, we are often saying one individual or group is representative of a country, making them responsible for their criminal action. I think whether a crime is considered war depends on the intention of the criminal. Ultimately, a cybercriminal acting against the United States could potentially create irreversible critical infrastructure damage. Although unlikely, bringing down natural gas pipelines, manipulating air traffic control or water treatment facilities in any way could cause panic and even dissolution of governments. (Bradley 2012). 

The introduction of Stuxnet was revolutionary for malware and created a blueprint for other criminals to build on. Cyber is the future because no one knows how much further we can manipulate machines and how much damage we can cause. We must be ready for anything, that is why I am wearing this tinfoil hat.

Bradley, T. (2012, February 20). When Is a Cybercrime an Act of Cyberwar? Retrieved from https://www.pcworld.com/article/250308/when_is_a_cybercrime_an_act_of_cyberwar_.html

Galeotti, M. (2018, March 23). Gangster’s paradise: how organised crime took over Russia. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/23/how-organised-crime-took-over-russia-vory-super-mafia

Sophia Sears Delane and Peter Delane, my 4th great grandfather and great grandmother on my mothers side

Private Peter Delane

Service Record:  
Enlisted as a Private on 28 September 1861 at the age of 24.

Mustered Out Company I, 24th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 20 Jan 1866 at Richmond, VA.

Enlisted in Company I, Massachusetts 24th Infantry Regiment on 02 Oct 1861.Mustered out on 20 Jan 1866 at Richmond, VA.

OBITUARY:

DeLANE-At Faxton hospital „ Utica,

Saturday. Sept. 18 Peter DeLane, aged

72 years.

The death of Peter DeLane occurred

At Faxton hospital followings an amputation of the right leg: above the knee,

Since May he had been a resident of

Chadwick. making- his home with his

daughter, Mrs. Wm. R. Hull. He is

survived by one son, Adelbert, of Neillsville.

Wis.. and one daughter, Mrs.

Hull, besides two sisters Mrs. John

King, of Belmont, and Mrs. Sarah Gero,

of Chateaugay Lake, and four brothers.

Nelson, of Massachusetts; George, of

Oklahoma; James of Washington state,

and David of Lowville. Four half-brothers

including L. P. Laduke, of Malone,

survive. Mr. DeLane was a veteran

of the Civil war. a member of Wm. D.

Brennan Post , a kind father and will

be sadly missed.

Sophia Sears Delane was born in 1847, still doing research on her origin.

From FindaGrave

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55632534/peter-delane

&

The Malone Farmer 1909

Sophia Sears Delane and Peter Delane, my 4th great grandfather and great grandmother on my mothers side

Private Peter Delane

Service Record:  
Enlisted as a Private on 28 September 1861 at the age of 24.

Mustered Out Company I, 24th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 20 Jan 1866 at Richmond, VA.

Enlisted in Company I, Massachusetts 24th Infantry Regiment on 02 Oct 1861.Mustered out on 20 Jan 1866 at Richmond, VA.

OBITUARY:

DeLANE-At Faxton hospital „ Utica,

Saturday. Sept. 18 Peter DeLane, aged

72 years.

The death of Peter DeLane occurred

At Faxton hospital followings an amputation of the right leg: above the knee,

Since May he had been a resident of

Chadwick. making- his home with his

daughter, Mrs. Wm. R. Hull. He is

survived by one son, Adelbert, of Neillsville.

Wis.. and one daughter, Mrs.

Hull, besides two sisters Mrs. John

King, of Belmont, and Mrs. Sarah Gero,

of Chateaugay Lake, and four brothers.

Nelson, of Massachusetts; George, of

Oklahoma; James of Washington state,

and David of Lowville. Four half-brothers

including L. P. Laduke, of Malone,

survive. Mr. DeLane was a veteran

of the Civil war. a member of Wm. D.

Brennan Post , a kind father and will

be sadly missed.

Sophia Sears Delane was born in 1847, still doing research on her origin.

From FindaGrave

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55632534/peter-delane

&

The Malone Farmer 1909

YES. ALL. WOMEN.

Domestic abuse escalates from emotional abuse, and the longer we allow the people surrounding us to get away with being emotionally toxic and manipulative, the longer we continue to see little girls like Brittanee Drexel be raped and murdered. If we give people (and leaders especially) a free pass on using language that regards women as objects for sex, we stretch the rules about the rules and even worse things become okay. Don’t let the norm be treating the women in your life as disposable, don’t take them for granted. So much of the world leans on women to be good mothers, shaping the future. Then, we’re still expected to hold a steady job and keep a clean home and food on the table. Traditional gender roles are more than just a restricting ideology. Women deserve more. Our girls deserve a better future, and our kids deserve fathers that don’t run away. Love each other better.

I just hope you know, it is not. your. fault.

I̳s̳ ̳t̳h̳i̳s̳ ̳t̳h̳e̳ ̳b̳e̳s̳t̳ ̳w̳e̳ ̳c̳a̳n̳ ̳d̳o̳?̳

Putting a little into each thing until we’re all used up?

There’s not enough sun in the day

at the end we should have something

even if it’s just love

Stay away from people that take from you until you’re empty

their souls can’t ever be full

they can’t ever be happy

know your worth

don’t spend your life validating men that will always be lost

Always moving on

Always holding on

Instead of climbing up

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