E-coli and Reusable Shopping Bags

On April 3, 2013, in Safety, by Padraic Ansbro

Article by Chris Clarke –  courtesy of The Nosh   Bans on single-use plastic grocery bags are gaining steam across California, as people recognize the waste of resources and the threat to wildlife they represent. But according to a study just reported by the Food Poisoning Bulletin, San Francisco’s 2007 plastic bag ban had an unanticipated […]

Your Dog’s Medicine Cabinet

On April 1, 2013, in Emergency Supplies, by Padraic Ansbro

Article by Dr. Amy Wolff – courtesy of www.PetPlace.com Most of us keep a variety of medicines at home for those occasions when we are sick or injured, but did you know there are some important medicines to keep on hand if your dog is not well? Here are some of the commonly used items you […]

Computer Infection Telephone Scam

On March 15, 2013, in Business Continuity, Personal Preparedness, Safety, by Padraic Ansbro

~by David W. Potts Consulting / www.oregoncomputer.com A computer infection telephone scam has been launched, where the caller indicates there is a problem with the person’s computer and that they have called to fix the problem. These callers, often from India, may indicate they received a notification from Microsoft about the problem(s) with your computer and that they […]

Facebook Timeline Eminent – Check Your Security Settings

On August 10, 2012, in Business Continuity, Safety, by Padraic Ansbro

I like Facebook but I recently got pushed to Facebook’s Timeline.  I personally don’t care for the interface but do like being connected to my friends and fans.  There is a “grace” period that allows you to go into your FB page to review/edit its content.  It is very important to do so and I’m […]

Water is Vital!

Portland west side recently had a notice that E-coli was possible in its water supply.  Water is vital to human survival!  If you have contaminated water you must take precautions.  High density areas such as condominiums and apartments are particularly affected by contaminated water supplies.  It is important that your building supervisor or management company […]


On July 8, 2012, in Business Continuity, Manmade Disasters, Personal Preparedness, by Padraic Ansbro

VERY IMPORTANT! CHECK THIS NOW OR RISK LOSING YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION!! MALWARE UPDATE!!!  JULY 9TH MIDNIGHT EST! FBI  DNS Malware Check: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911 There is a type of malware (malicious software) called “DNS Changer” that has infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world.  The FBI has implemented servers to allow infected computers to continue […]

Expert Tips on Firework Safety

On July 4, 2012, in Personal Preparedness, Safety, by Padraic Ansbro

– Caitlin Sellers An outdoor barbecue with family, friends, and food is a great way to spend a summer evening, but if fireworks or sparklers are part of your plans, here’s what you should know. Consumer fireworks are legal in most states, with only five states instituting an all-out ban. In fact, more and more […]

Medicine Storage & Safety

On January 23, 2012, in Business Continuity, Personal Preparedness, by Padraic Ansbro

We keep medicine handy so that it’s easily available for our prescribed use.  Depending on where medicine is stored can affect its efficacy and could also become a danger to the children and pets in the household.  Medicine needs to be stored at room temperature and away from light and moisture.  Do not store it […]

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