Securus Technologies Starts Pilot Program for Drone Detection

Drones have become a pervasive nuisance in America today. They can be helpful as is noted by their use in certain applications: Amazon deliveries, hurricane hunting, mapping, construction, photography, utility inspections, agriculture monitoring and protecting wildlife. Drones can also be used to perform misdemeanors and crimes in the hands of bad people. Securus Technologies has recently had to combat drones delivering contraband to prisoners.

Securus Technologies helps facilitate technology-enabled solutions for security and communications for 3,500 law state and federal agencies. Working with public safety, law enforcement, investigations and corrections, Securus Technologies services are provided for 1.2 million inmates. In the last few years, the cost of drones has become more affordable and the use of them is less complicated, so that more people can operate them.

It’s gotten so much easier for individuals from all walks of life to operate drones that criminals and their partners in crime have employed the use of drones to smuggle contraband onto prison yards and into the hand of inmates.

  1. In As early as December 2013, three people were arrested for flying a drone onto a Calhoun County, Georgia prison yard to deliver tobacco and cell phones.
  1. In April 2014, a man attempted to fly a drone onto a maximum security prison in Bishopville, South Carolina. It was carrying cell phones, marijuana and tobacco. The drone was unsuccessful at delivering its package, because it crashed into the wall outside of the prison.
  1. In March 2015, an inmate recruited someone to fly a drone onto a Victorville, California high-security prison carrying two cell phones for delivery.
  1. November 2017, a drone made a crash landing in a Buckeye, Arizona prison yard. It was carrying drugs.

It’s not just prisons that are being infiltrated by drones, its local jails also. The biggest concern is that drones could be used not only to smuggle drugs, tobacco and cell phones, but also to bring in guns and knives into the prison. These drones threaten the safety of security officers and prisoners. It is imperative for the prison system to devise a way to stop this trend. A drone detection system has been in the works. The goal is to disable the drone and drop it from the sky before it can be delivered to the prison yard.

Securus Technologies has been working with engineers for the last 18 months to begin a pilot drone detection program. The current program uses a digital antennae infrastructure to detect drones and subsequently protect prisons. The trials have identified new methods and tactics to improve the detection system and eventually with additional information, investments and experience, this pilot program should be close to 100% effective.

Iran Remains Nuclear Threat Despite Geneva Deal, As Emphasized by Daniel Taub

Mr. Daniel Taub, Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, has boldly stated that despite the Geneva deal being put in place by Tehran and world powers (including the US), Iran will still make a nuclear bomb. Learn more about Daniel Taub: and

Mr. Taub states that Iran’s nuclear threat and ambitions are just as intense post-Geneva deal and believes that the deal will not counter the threat or intentions of creating nuclear weapons.


In a consequence to the Geneva deal, new alliances between Israel and long-standing enemies may form due to the threat of nuclear powers from Iran. The security team from Israel had made a trip the direct following day the Geneva deal with made.

Mr. Daniel Taub also stated that alliances between predominately Sunni countries who are just as concerned about a nuclear Iran were now being considered, particularly in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.


Mr. Taub continues to reflect on though despite many differences that have caused tension in the Middle-Eastern region, differences can be put aside for a greater cause and issue.

e believes that these counties have more in common than realized. While the type of relationship is not known between these reflections of alliances, Mr. Taub does acknowledge that some sort of relationship can be formed in light of the Geneva deal and nuclear threat.


The Geneva deal’s main elements seem to be oversold, says Mr. Taub. Mr. Taub provides the example that while restrictions on enriching to over 5 per cent has been put in the place, this restriction is less significant today than it was last year because Iran now has high speed centrifuges that enhances per cents to weapons. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Wikipedia


Many in Israel have been angry in reaction to the Geneva deal. Not only on who was involved, but when and for how long this deal was in the works.

It is disclosed in The Independent that Barack Obama and Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu spoke hours following the close of the Geneva deal and is described as an “angry phone call.” Reason being the Geneva deal was a product of at least a year long of insider secrets and talks between Tehran and Washington.

Dr. Saad Saad – Humble Pediatric Healer

Saad Saad is a true example of a person who has taken the gifts which God has provided to him and, through hard work and determination, made the most of those gifts to better not only his own life, but also the lives of many others. Born in Palestine, and raised in Kuwait, he was one of eight children in a family which was, let us just say, less than affluent. From this humble beginning, Saad Saad went on to become an internationally recognized pediatric surgeon.


His medical education began in Egypt, where he graduated second in his class forty-seven years ago from Cairo University. After receiving his Medical Degree in Egypt and then completing his internship in England, he immigrated to the United States, where he completed his residency in general and pediatric surgery at UMDNJ-University Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Saad Saad holds a Medical License in the State of New Jersey (active through 2019), is Certified in Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the American College of Surgeons.


Before his recent retirement, Dr. Saad was Co-Medical Director and Surgeon-in-Chief at Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in New Jersey. In the course of his career, Dr. Saad Saad performed thousands of complex surgeries on children, created new, innovative pediatric surgical techniques and patented two inventions. As a testament to his caring and giving nature, it is worth noting that Dr. Saad organized eight Medical Missions to Jerusalem to perform free pediatric surgeries on poor and needy children.


The humble yet driven spirit of this great physician comes across in a recent interview he gave to IdeaMensch (see: ). In the interview Dr. Saad Saad insists that achieving any goal is possible if one stays organized, prepares well and trusts God. Learn more:


Dr. Saad Saad not only achieved many laudable goals, but also, it seems, truly found his calling in life – as a healer for God’s children. He would be the first to say that all children are equal in God’s eyes, no matter their sex, race, religion of infirmity. The world has truly been blessed by Dr. Saad’s service to humanity.

Meet Ted Bauman, Editor Banyan Hill Publishing


An economist by training, Ted Bauman was born in Washington DC and grew up on Maryland’s eastern shore before he immigrated to South Africa. It is then that he graduated with post-graduate degrees in Economics and history from the University of Cape Town. In his 25 years of career in South Africa, Ted held a number of various executive roles as a fund manager for low-cost housing projects in the nonprofit sector. Slum Dwellers International is one of his remarkable efforts that has helped 14 million people in 35 different countries.

In 2008, Ted Bauman returned to The United States to work as Director of International Programs for the Atlanta based organization. He developed a focus on techniques to evaluate the organizational sustainability and efficiency. It is then that Ted joined Sovereign Society (now called Banyan Hill Publishing) in 2013. He first became a part-time editor eyeing towards his father’s existing portfolio on wealth management and asset protection. Soon he became a favorite voice in his own right.

Now Ted Bauman is an editor of The Bauman, Alpha Stock Alert and plan B Club at Banyan Hill Publishing. He specializes in low-risk Investment strategies, privacy, international migration issues and asset protection. Ted Bauman writes in The Sovereign Investor Daily and daily newsletter. He had previously worked as the Editor of Smart Money Alert and a full-time researcher and writer at Banyan Hill Publishing.

He has a tremendous leadership in Banyan Hill Publishing with over 100,000 subscribers. Alpha Stock Alert has never had a losing year even in the 2007-2008 market crisis. For over the past decade, it has hit the S&P 500’s index ten times to 585% compared to S&P 500’s 57% return. His Bauman Letter will help you be in control of your financial destiny and discover strategies to grow your wealth and protect your privacy.

In an interview with Ideamensch, Ted said that his worst job was working in a grocery store while he was in high school. He said it taught him the value of money and importance of hard work. Of the many articles Ted Bauman has written, his most recent one, “Your Retirement Account Isn’t Safe as You Think,” is one of my favorites. In this piece, he educates readers that Retirement accounts are prone to hacking especially with the assistance of your retirement broker. “Debt Is Sowing the Seeds of the Next Crisis,” is yet another piece of his art to you ought to check out for. He remarks that when the interest rates are low, and the economy is humming, the temptation to take a debt is irresistible.

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Dr. David Samadi Biography

Dr. David Samadi was born and raised in a Persian Jewish community in Iran. In 1979 after the Iranian Revolution, he was forced to move to Belgium with his brother at the age of 15. The Revolution separated him with his family and had to start a new life together with his brother Dan. Despite the fact that they were young and separated from their parents and little sister, Samadi and Dan worked hard and wanted to make their parents proud of them. They studied hard and were determined to achieve their dreams. Dr. Samadi wanted to become a doctor and he worked hard to ensure that he had accomplished that dream. After arriving at the U.S, their lives became even better and their future appeared brighter.

Educational Background

When he arrived in Belgium, Samadi was determined to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor and therefore he immediately enrolled for studies. After arriving in the United States, he joined Roselyn, New York to complete his high school education. After finishing high school, Samadi went to Stony Brook University where he obtained his degree in biochemistry through a full scholarship program. In 1994 he joined Stony Brook School of Medicine for his master’s degree. Dr. Samadi went to Montefiore Medical Center in 200 where finished his postgraduate training in Urology.

Dr. Samadi also went to France and through the help of Professor Claude Abbou, he accomplished a robotic radical prostatectomy fellowship at Henri Mondor Hospital in France. Samadi also joined the department of Mt. Sinai School in 2007 and became the Vice-chairperson of the Department of Urology. To know more about him click here.

SMART Technique

Dr. David Samadi is also an innovator. He came up with a prostate cancer treatment method also known as Samadi Modern Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART) which has been proven to be more effective for cancer treatment. The method has fewer side effects compared to other conventional cancer treatment methods and is less painful.

Work History

Dr. David Samadi is the current Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has served in that position since June 6, 2013. Samadi is a leader in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. He has permed more than 8000 Laparoscopic procedures since he began his practice. Besides his busy profession, Dr. Samdi also hosts a show, Dr. David Samadi TV where he shares his medical experience with the public and answers various questions regarding robotic surgery.


Michael Lacey condemns action to pardon Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio is a former Sheriff of the state of Arizona. To be specific, he is a sheriff from the county of Maricopa.; Joe Arpaio recently got a court pardon after a recommendation from the president. Read more: Jim Larkin | and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

In October of last year when he was due to be sentenced for committing actions which amounted to disregard of orders of the courts.

The President recommended that he be pardoned under the president’s pardon powers. The actions to pardon Joe remains one of the worst that has been taken by President Trump.

In under one year of his rule, he has already made actions that amount to grave violations of human rights. For the president to pardon a person who was being accused of committing actions that amount to a violation of human rights, this is a grave mistake.


According to a veteran journalist in Arizona, Michael Lacey, the action taken by Trump just goes to prove the person he is. Lacey describes him as a racist president who should not have been close to power if the country valued the rights of the people. The action that he took was made because he has similar believes to those of Arpaio.

They both believe that some people should not be allowed in the country. During the elections of 2016, Trump made it clear that his government would not allow illegal immigration in the United States.


Joe Arpaio was accused of committing human rights violations while he was the Sheriff. He committed these violations to immigrants into the United States who did not have the necessary documents to allow them to live in the country. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

The similarities between these two people could have pushed the president to forgive him. Although it remains one of the poorest decisions that president has made so far, it looks like he is proud of the move he made.

It is strange that the president can take such actions against his people just to favor one person. Although seen as a way of showing how serious he is about the anti-immigration policy, his decision missed considering the case that was against Joe Arpaio.


People who know Joe very well, like Michael Lacey, know that he is not the person Trump is trying to cleanse. This is the person who made people go through hell as he tried to stop immigration into the United States. He is one person who has no respect for human roughs.

Joe would take people who did not have the documents to live in the United States to concentration camps where they would be held until such a time when they would be deported back to their countries. The living conditions in the centers were unbearable.

The conditions in the concentration camps were so bad that temperatures during summer would get to over 135 degrees Fahrenheit. They also lacked a supply of necessities such as water and food. Joe Arpaio also used the concentration camps, which he had opened illegally, to commit actions such as sexual assault, torture and even caused the death of some men through strangulation.

Stream Energy Continues To Help Rebuild After Hurricane Harvey

In the fall of last year, Hurricane Harvey pummeled the residents of southern Texas, in one of the worst storms to hit not only the region, but the country as well. The storm adversely affected many millions of people and more than a 130,000 homes in the area. It further caused in excess of $200 million in damages, making it the most costly storm in the history of the United States. Follow Stream Energy on

In the aftermath of the hurricane, Americans from all over the country generously helped the victims, with donations and their time. But one company is still helping them: Stream Energy, which is a leading provider of energy and home services that is headquartered in Dallas. The company initially donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross, and they also forgave late fees on recent energy bills.

But Stream Energy did not stop there.

The company relies on a direct sales network of independent associates to help promote and sell their home and wireless services. As these associates have helped the company become what it is today, the company made it its mission to help these people in their time of need. It has participated in a crowd funding campaign that was specifically created to help those associates affected the storm. They have done this by matching donations to the campaign of up to $25,000.


Stream Energy further helped collect funds on behalf of the Red Cross, and they have monitored relief operations as well. Despite the fact that the storm hit the Houston area, which is more than 200 miles from its Dallas operations, Stream Energy felt compelled to help, especially as many members of its extended corporate family live in the affected region.

Because of companies like Stream Energy, it is not a question of if southern Texas will recover and become what it once was. It is only a question of when. Visit Public Utility Commission of Texas website to know more about Stream Energy.

The Oxford Club And Services They Provide Investors

Most people aren’t informed well enough about the ups and downs, ins and outs of finance. However, they should, as most wealthy people actually get wealthy from investing their assets into opportunities and interests that effectively earn them more money, or at least pile their heaps of assets even higher.

And by “wealthy people,” that could mean the top 20 percent of households’ annual incomes in any developed country, or the top 0.01 percent – the really, really filthy rich people, like Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos.

While not everybody can become wealthy without fail, even people who know a lot about the world of investing, educating people of all interests, backgrounds, and places of living about financial markets, how they work, and what ways that current events might affect them is likely to help everyone, at large, live better lives.

This is something William Bonner wanted to help people with for a long time. In 1989, he finally contributed to the first stages of causing his goal to be materialized, done by founding the Passport Club. In 1991, the Passport Club changed its name under direction of financial guru and astute businessperson William Bonner to The Oxford Club.

Founded in Baltimore, Maryland, The Oxford Club retains its name to this day, and is still located in Baltimore.

People can subscribe to The Oxford Club and learn tons about the world of finance and investing, or, better yet, get on board with Investment U, a subsidiary publication that The Oxford Club operates.

Investment U has tons of videos, courses with lectures and quizzes, both daily and monthly newsletters, and tons of other learning material that people can use to make more sense of investing and the complexities of financial markets.

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Siteline Cabinetry Transforming Homes

Siteline Cabinetry is the newest brand from Corsi Group. The brand was first introduced to the market in 2015. Siteline Cabinetry is a complete access brand. Moreover, the brand is competitively priced. Siteline cabinetry has over 270 accessories, materials and preassembled cabinets. The brand is very exceptional and its products are constructed according to specific needs of a client. The main offices of the company are located in Virginia. In addition to this, customers are able to get leads five days a week. Since the brand was established in the market 2 years ago, it has changed a lot of homes. Many homes have changed in terms of storage areas as well as other home areas. Siteline Cabinetry allows a customer to make their own specifications. Moreover, the company uses the modern information to construct their cabinets.

Siteline cabinets offer great transformation of bathrooms, laundry areas, closets, storage areas and kitchens. Siteline offers their customers the absolute freedom to modify their homes to suits their wishes. For instance, once a customer chooses to rearrange their homes, they can choose the colors they want and the materials to be used for their cabinets. Additionally, customers are able to choose the styles they want for the cabinets. Siteline cabinets offer a great convenience to their customers. For example, the cabinets are predesigned hence taking the shortest installation time. One a customer makes their orders to the dealer, the company is notified and the work starts. The cabinets are then built according to the customer’s instructions. When the cabinets are delivered, only the installation takes place hence getting the customer back to normal life almost immediately.

With a variety of colors, storage options, door styles, and finishes, customers can reflect their own styles in their homes. Nature motivates the company colors thus customers can always find their favorite color for their homes. The company is always keeping in touch the market in producing their products. Besides, Siteline Cabinetry uses modern means to construct its products. Siteline Cabinets are a sure way to get that soothing feeling and sense of balance in their homes.

Jeff Yastine Identifies Three Companies That Investors Should Look At In 2018


Banyan Hill Publishing’s Editorial Director Jeff Yastine thinks there are three stocks that investors should consider for 2018. He says that all three of these companies could strongly challenge Amazon when it comes to retail sales. He said it’s also possible these three companies could each be targets of acquisition by Amazon’s chief competitors.

At the end of 2017, Jeff Yastine had called 2018 the year of mergers and acquisitions. A month prior to this he had alerted his readers to Embraer, a huge Brazilian manufacturer of airplanes. Not long after these two events, The Boeing Company announced it was acquiring Embraer which caused its stock to shoot up in value.

Kroger Co. is a company that Jeff Yastine thinks would be a good time to buy their stocks. Their stock value dropped by about 1/3rd after Amazon entered the physical retail business. He says Kroger is a good value as it has 3,000 supermarkets and plans to install automated checkout systems this year. As they also offer organics, increasingly sought out by consumers, he thinks they make a great target for an even larger company to buy them.

eBay stock is another one he expects to do well in 2018. He thinks that one of Amazon’s rivals will likely buy eBay this year so that they will have a huge internet retailer presence. He thinks it is likely that Google will be the suitor in this case because they could use free advertising for eBay products. See Related Links for more info.

Finally, the stock of W.W. Grainger is the third company Jeff Yastine is recommending. He says this company offers a huge variety of products like safety equipment, janitorial supplies, and things used in offices. The big reason they could be acquired is that they have a national infrastructure in place that other companies could find very appealing. Anyone that wants to compete with Amazon needs to have this infrastructure so it makes sense for an Amazon rival to swoop in and make an offer.

Jeff Yastine writes Total Wealth Insider. He shares overlooked investment opportunities with his subscribers. He has been writing and talking about financial matters for over 30 years. For almost two decades he appeared on PBS’s Nightly Business Report as one of their Sr. Correspondents. After leaving this position in November 2010 he started writing about investing, first a The Oxford Club LLC. It was in 2015 that he took his current position.