Jun 12

Build the Wall

Can America solve its illegal immigration problem both justly and humanely? Yes, but it requires first building a border wall. Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Charles Krauthammer explains why.

Jun 11

Ann Coulter Made A Fool Of A Trump-Hating Reporter On His Own Show

Ann Coulter, on top of being one of the biggest Trump supporters there are, is one of the smartest political pundits in the business. Her book, Adios America, talks about the scourge of illegal immigration in the country and how it has shaped the political arena and tainted what was once a great country to raise a family and destroyed all hope for the future. She went on Fusion TV to speak with Jorge Ramos, a journalist who is virulently anti-Trump and pro-illegal immigration. Well, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that he was beaten badly by Ann’s wit and knowledge on the subject. This is a must-watch and must-share:

She went on Fusion TV to speak with Jorge Ramos, a journalist who is virulently anti-Trump and pro-illegal immigration. Do you think Ann went too far? We say not far enough! Don’t give ’em an inch!

Apr 05

What is VoIP… really?

Last week, we touched on some of the technological advances that have allowed VoIP telephony to surpass the PSTN in both quality and reliability.

Yet, even though VoIP has been around for two decades, there are still some misconceptions about what it really is. A lot of people think of VoIP as a technology that allows placing phone calls over the internet. Although this is true, such a narrow definition encompasses only a fraction of the functionality of VoIP.

The unfortunate consequence of this misperception is that VoIP is often associated with low quality and best-effort services that offer low cost or free voice calls over the internet. Those familiar with these services have experienced the frequent disconnects, jitter and stuttering on the line characteristic of this type of service. As a result, VoIP has erroneously been associated with an unreliable user experience.

The truth is, VoIP is much more (and better) than just voice over the internet.

Voice over internet protocol, as its name suggests, is a technology that allows for the digitization and packetization of analog voice signals in a format that can be transmitted over an IP network. There are four types of IP networks on which VoIP operates. One is the internet, which is its least functional use case. The more significant ones for private and enterprise users are customer premises networks, SIP trunks, and mobile networks.

Customer premises networks

Enterprises and organizations worldwide have private IP networks in their buildings and branch offices to connect their employees with internal network services. Many universities and public sector organizations maintain geographically extensive private IP networks for interconnecting and providing network services to their locations. All these networks, which are also called LANs (local area networks) and WANs (wide area networks), depending on their geographic reach, comprise infrastructure over which VoIP can operate. Although most of these networks do connect to the public internet, their infrastructure is managed privately and thus they function in a very controlled environment.

Because VoIP shares the same infrastructure as data networks, it can be implemented wherever the organization’s private IP network is available. An IP PBX can be installed at the core of the network and IP phones can be physically located anywhere on the network topography. This makes VoIP telephony more scalable and flexible than a legacy TDN PBX used for analog telephony.

SIP trunks

The other domain in which VoIP operates is on the telecom service provider side (telcos or network operators). This is very different from the best-effort voice services described earlier. A toll-grade VoIP telephony provider provides packetized voice services over a controlled network, not over the public internet. This is in the form of what are called Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunks. SIP trunks deliver VoIP in conjunction with Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms that ensure the voice packets arrive at their destination in a timely and orderly manner, thus maintaining the voice quality that users have come to expect. The counterpart of this network in traditional telephony is the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) or an ISDN PRI voice circuit.

Mobile networks

Mobile telephony networks are a special case of networks that provide both voice and data from end to end. In other words, these networks don’t have a natural demarcation point that separates the customer premises from the operator’s network; the network instead extends to the handset itself.

Mobile operators, too, offer a privately controlled and managed network environment on which VoIP services can be successfully deployed. In the case of mobile, voice is most often carried using the GSM standard, which uses Time Division Multiplexing to digitize voice (similar to an ISDN voice channel), or the CDMA standard, which uses Code Division Multiplexing to digitize voice. However, some mobile telephony operators do instead use VoIP to transmit voice to their subscribers.

Another way that VoIP can be used to transmit voice over a mobile network is via OTT (over the top) applications (think Skype, WhatsApp, etc.) that send voice as data packets. However, because this type of data travels part of the way over the internet, the quality is not as reliable.

CONCLUSION

Much more than merely allowing users to place phone calls over the internet, VoIP is a technology that provides a high-quality, flexible and easily scalable internal telephony infrastructure within the domain of private IP networks, as well as reliable and low-cost routing of voice calls worldwide.

Feb 04

Now We Know: Those ‘Spontaneous’ Anti-Trump Airport Protests Weren’t Spontaneous At All

The mainstream press widely, and falsely, reported that the carefully planned airport protests against President Trump’s executive order on refugees were a spontaneous public reaction. (Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/Newscom)

 

There was always something fishy about the outbreak of “spontaneous” protests at airports around the country in the immediate wake of President Trump’s executive order pausing visas and refugees from terror-prone countries.

Not that you’d suspect anything from the way they were covered. Nearly every story published over that weekend stated without equivocation that the protests were an unplanned and visceral reaction to Trump’s executive order. Examples:

“Spontaneous Protests Hit Airports Across America Following Trump’s Executive Order”

“Protest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport”

“The senseless cruelty of the executive order has led to spontaneous protests at many of America’s major airports.”

“Word of the spontaneous demonstration was spread across social media.”

But these protests weren’t spontaneous at all. They were, in fact, the result of months of careful planning by hard-core left-wing activist groups.

“News reports and TV broadcasts about the week’s protests described the events as ‘spontaneous protests’ mounted in response to the Trump administration’s travel and immigration executive order,” author Asawin Suebsaeng writes at the liberal leaning Daily Beast. “But to Make the Road New York, and the groups like it across the country, there was nothing ‘spontaneous’ about it.”

Suebsaeng notes that “professional organizers had been waiting and planning for this type of mass, direct action — ready-made to go viral on social media — even since, well Nov. 9.” These professional organizers, he says have been “anticipating and mapping out their battle plans for Trump’s orders on deportations, bans, and detention.”

The executive director of the Arab American Action Network told Suebsaeng that “we had been laying the groundwork for this for a long, long time.”

Since Trump had made clear that he planned — on day one, in fact — to issue a temporary ban on visas and refugees from terror prone countries, all these groups had to do was wait until he made good on that pledge to spring into action.

What’s amazing isn’t the planning or the execution of these protests, but the fact that the media acted as though it was all happening without any planning or coordination at all.

This was important because making the protests appear spontaneous gave them a sense of urgency and legitimacy they otherwise wouldn’t have had.

As the Huffington Post put it: “These powerful images show Americans everywhere rallying against the president’s immigration crackdown.”

Did these news outlets know that the airport protests had been carefully planned? Or that stories they were getting about disarray and families torn apart were being fed to them by activist groups?

After all, the organizations involved in planning the “spontaneous” protests all seemed eager to share their successes with the Daily Beast, including about how they were in “constant contact with … lawyers’ associations, lawmakers, reporters … .”

The fact that the mainstream press either ignorantly fell for — or were active participants in — what amounts to anti-Trump agitprop calls into question much of the rest of the coverage about these events. How much of what was being reported as fact was actually made up or wildly exaggerated by professional activists?

We learned earlier this week, for example, that a widely reported story about a 75-year old mother who died in Iraq after being barred from re-entering the U.S. was a complete lie made up by Iraq-born Mike Hager, who now lives in Michigan.

An in-house ad on The New York Times’ homepage says: “The truth is hard to find.” That’s true. Especially when supposedly trustworthy news outlets are busy spreading falsehoods.

Feb 04

Trump Just Gave BAD NEWS To Obama’s Illegal Immigrants on Welfare

During Barack Hussein Obama’s sham of a presidency, millions of illegal aliens were able to game the system and get on the welfare system, meaning they were milking Americans of their hard-earned tax dollars. Unfortunately for these illegal welfare leaches, however, Donald Trump has just let them know that their free ride is over. Trump is working on revising a draft calling for U.S. officials to tighten up visa restrictions, which would force able-bodied immigrants living in the U.S. to get off their couches and start working and paying taxes. “Our country’s immigration laws are designed to protect American taxpayers and promote immigrant self-sufficiency. Yet households headed by aliens are much more likely than those headed by citizens to use Federal ­means-tested public benefits,” read one draft order obtained by the Washington Post. With this move, Trump would be trying to “deny admission to any alien who is likely to become a public charge” and to develop standards for “determining whether an alien is deportable …. for having become a public charge within five years of entry.” If this order is approved, it would prevent migrants who violate U.S. immigration laws from receiving any welfare benefits whatsoever. Over half of all immigrants are on welfare while only 30% of Americans are on it. 75% of immigrant welfare usage is by legal immigrant, meaning 25% is used by aliens who are here illegally. This is the kind of abuse Trump is trying to stop with this order.

Jan 30

Planned Parenthood Deception

Though Planned Parenthood claims that women depend on them for prenatal care, Live Action investigators had an incredibly hard time finding facilities that offered it—though they found plenty offering abortions. Live Action contacted all 41 Planned Parenthood affiliates where undercover recording is permitted by state law, and only 5 facilities out of 97 said they provided prenatal care.

Planned Parenthood does not offer healthcare for the Mother or Child and no prenatal care! Listen and understand…Planned Parenthood wants to lead women to abortion services. PP does not care for women or their child unless you want the child killed.

Jan 30

Planned Parenthood Deception

Though Planned Parenthood claims that women depend on them for prenatal care, Live Action investigators had an incredibly hard time finding facilities that offered it—though they found plenty offering abortions. Live Action contacted all 41 Planned Parenthood affiliates where undercover recording is permitted by state law, and only 5 facilities out of 97 said they provided prenatal care.

Planned Parenthood does not offer healthcare for the Mother or Child and no prenatal care! Listen and understand…Planned Parenthood wants to lead women to abortion services. PP does not care for women or their child unless you want the child killed.