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Politically Correct way to say “Merry Christmas” (2015 Edition)

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter or in some locations summer solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2015, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.




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[ISN] Student Spins Double Life Among Spanish Elite

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/world/student-spins-double-life-among-spanish-elite.html By RAPHAEL MINDER The New York Times OCT. 21, 2014 MADRID — How is it that a baby-faced, 20-year-old university student skates his way into the coronation celebration of the new king, passes himself off as a government adviser to reportedly broker a lucrative business deal, and avoids traffic jams by flashing a fake police light? That is the question members of Spain’s security services are asking themselves after the student, Francisco Nicolás Gómez Iglesias, was arrested last week and quickly gained prominence as the country’s most notorious gate-crasher. The answer, disturbingly enough, is that he did it by falsifying police and secret service documents and pretending to hold several government and other official posts, Spain’s national police say. The judge in charge of the case, Mercedes Pérez Barrios, was as incredulous as many other Spaniards at the extent of Mr. Gómez Iglesias’s double life. In her report, she wrote that she could “not understand how a young person of 20, using only his word and apparently under his own identity, could have access to conferences, places and events without his behavior alarming anybody.” […]


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[ISN] Do We Need to ‘Disrupt’ the Cybersecurity Status Quo?

http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/do-we-need-disrupt-cybersecurity-status-quo/95150/ By Jessica Herrera-Flanigan Nextgov.com September 25, 2014 Next Wednesday marks the beginning of the 11th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Department of Homeland Security says the month is designed to “engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.” In anticipation of the celebration – the National Cyber Security Alliance has deemed it something to “celebrate.” I have not written a great deal in the last several months about cybersecurity. In fact, one of my posts earlier this year noted that it seemed as if there was cybersecurity overkill going on, and I wanted to step back and take a deep breath and do an inventory of cybersecurity policy. […]


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[ISN] Happy Holidays To All!

Merry Holidays to everyone reading InfoSec News! In the coming days as we enjoy our holiday festivities with friends and family, I ask that you take the time to remember the soldiers, support workers, and security personnel that work tirelessly to protect us. For as long as I can remember, there have always been members of the Armed Forces working on Christmas in places so far removed from the comfort and safety of their homes, and this year is no exception. As you and I open presents, these brave men and women have only the memories of holidays past to get them through the season. As we prepare for our own holiday celebrations, the staff of InfoSec News will take the time to reflect on all those who work to serve us so valiantly and all those who made the greatest sacrifice of all to guarantee our freedom. One doesn’t need to be a Christian to enjoy the message of the season. Have a safe, secure and happy holiday. Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year! William Knowles InfoSec News www.infosecnews.org


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Politically Correct Way to Say Merry Christmas (2014)

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2014, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.


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Politically Correct Way to Say Merry Christmas: 2012

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2013, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.


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Politically Correct Way to Say Merry Christmas

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable of the persuasion of your , or practices of your choice, w ith for the religious/ persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated of the onset of the generally accepted year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious or sexual of the wishee.


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Politically Correct Way to Say Merry Christmas

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, w ith respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2011, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.


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