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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

Syria Is Just Iraq 3.0


When will the world, and the American public specifically, learn to see through the lies and propaganda of the US government?  Never, it seems. Leading up to the first Iraq … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

No more NFL…


…for me.  I guess I was headed in this direction anyway, truth be told.  For the last few years, NFL games have gotten less and less interesting. Game outcomes seem … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Bruce Schneier On The UK’s Detention Of David Miranda: “I will not be intimidated.”


Bruce Schneier, one of the world’s foremost experts on cryptography, writes in The Atlantic about the real reason for Miranda’s detention. The whole article is worth reading, but Schneier has … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Remember How We Were All Supposed To Be Scared Of The Chinese Government And Huawei Spying On Us?


Last October I wrote about how the U.S. House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence warned American companies not to do business with the Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei. … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

My Response To Melissa Harris-Perry’s Open Letter To Edward Snowden


Her letter here: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/07/13/edward-snowden-come-on-home/

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

“I never did anything, great or small, without obtaining in advance express instructions from…my superiors.”


Another surreal experience with the Thieves & Sexual Assailants (TSA) at the always horrific Philthadelphia International Airport. Of course it’s always challenging flying on Monday morning, but the TSA is … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

More Proof That The NSA Are A Bunch Of Liars…


…as if you didn’t know that already. My favorite cryptographer, Bruce Schneier, has a post out titled “Evidence that the NSA Is Storing Voice Content, Not Just Metadata”. Schneier links … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Presidential Alert


Today there was a severe weather alert and several of my coworker’s phones started beeping.  One of them opened the setting and found that Verizon has updated virtually all of … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

What The Flag Stands For


Many Americans think the flag stands for freedom and liberty. They think the white stripes stand for purity and innocence. They think it stands for self-reliance, hard work, and tenacity. … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

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