Tag Archives: Security


Shooting up numbers of unrelated folk in public places as a means of expression has generally been the province of conquerors, outlaws and governments, not of individuals. The recent  and still mysterious  wholesale slaughter in Las Vegas and the more … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our current gatherings, displayed for our edification, amusement, amazement or whatever: China: Unemployment settling in as layoffs proliferate. Jordan’s U.S. funded border wall will exclude unwanted migrants and terrorists.  (U.S. taxpayers protect Jordan’s border but not their own?) European Union: … Continue reading

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Apple vs. Government … Over YOUR Cellphone

The murderous Moslems who offed some 14 innocent folk in San Bernardino  left a cell phone that the FBI says might be full of evidence. But said FBI is somehow too dumb to crack the phone’s Apple cryptography. Cell phone … Continue reading

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A Web Invisibility Cloak for Dummies?

Murphy said that what can happen, will happen. None has refuted the wisdom. We note that the internet is a government program in places like North Korea, that it is government controlled and censored in Russia, China and many other … Continue reading

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Covering Fire (The President Screwed Up, So You’re Fired!)

We read that the Secret Service Chief resigned (was fired) today because a loose nut jumped the fence and entered the White House illegally. Huh … Our Chief Executive has presided over tens of thousands of loose aliens jumping the … Continue reading

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Militarized Cops Are In Fashion! (Park Your Tank and We’ll Talk)

The Militarization  of police is attracting attention in the U.S, most of it disapproving. On a larger scale, Japan is moving away from its post World War II abjurement of military force outside of defending its archipelago. Both instances involve a … Continue reading

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North American Illusory Security Is Running Out

But for the World Trade Center and more recently, the Boston Marathon bombing, we are used to reading tranquilly of awful violence in other places. We seem to assume that Americans are somehow, entitled to immunity from such events. But … Continue reading

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Mr. Putin, President Theodore Roosevelt And The Nuclear Age …

Along with most of the world economies, the Russian economy is disappointing its citizens. But for oil and gas exports, things in Russia would be worse. Since the oil and gas benefits fail to reach many Russians, Mr. Putin needs … Continue reading

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American Nuclear Response: Hardware And Credibility And Risks

According to this report, the launch code at all U.S. Minuteman missile sites was eight zeros for decades. We suppose the launch code was but one in a series of safeguards for long range missiles but somebody thought launch codes … Continue reading

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Life Alert! For The Elderly, Considered Together With Government.

Life Alert advertises on prime time TV; have you ever thought about it? I don’t mean for yourself or for an elderly relative; I mean consideration of what those ads are truly saying. I bet, not. You’ve seen the ads: … Continue reading

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