Friday, October 21, 2016

Got Internet?

I'd really like to know who it was last week who thought it would be a good idea to send Joe Biden out front to start talking up cyber-war.

Via Daily Dot:
Is the internet acting weird today? It's not just you. 
A major cyberattack rendered websites and online services inaccessible across the East Coast on Friday morning. The problems later spread across the United States as a result of a second wave of attacks.

Sounding a little more worked up than usual

Paul Joseph Watson takes aim at MSM with smart bomb accuracy...

But be advised, he's also packed this video with a full load of F-bombs and other off-color references, so an NSF advisory is given.

Why do recipes call for peeling apples before frying them? Seems like a terrible waste of time as well as wasting a good part of an apple.

I whipped these up for lunch yesterday, and it would have taken twice as long if I'd taken time to peel.

Didn't really follow a recipe here. Dip of butter, dash of sugar, sprinkle of cinnamon.

I wonder how apples would taste if water was substituted for butter, if I skipped the sugar, and just added a little cinnamon. May have to experiment there. It would certainly be a more trail prep friendly dish.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

It's more than just the lying

Hillary Clinton lied again Wednesday night.

But it's more than that.

Clinton endangers U.S. government legitimacy at home and abroad when she plays her self-serving games intended to deliver, at best, short term political gain.

Seventeen national security agencies have not fingered Russia for Democrat email hacks.

Via National Review:
What Clinton said was false and misleading. First of all, only two intelligence entities – the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – have weighed in on this issue, not 17 intelligence agencies. And what they said was ambiguous about Russian involvement.

Twist and spin

If this is how Hillary Clinton spins a Supreme Court decision, why trust her to appoint justices who might go to similar extremes to twist the Constitution?

Hillary Clinton claimed the Heller decision was about toddlers. It was actually about whether a 66-year-old police officer had the right to keep a gun at home.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


What did I take away from tonight's debate?

Hillary Clinton seemed to spend more time talking about disarming toddlers than terrorists.

Other than that, I didn't really hear anything new. Really didn't hear any knock out punches.

Can't wait to see what the pundits tomorrow will try to convince me I missed tonight.

Update: It's Thursday morning. Missed this last night. Must've been feeding the cat when it happened.

It's this serious

"Hillary Clinton holds the match. The Democrat party owns the gasoline. Both are ready to douse America to burn it down to below its foundation." - Steven Crowder, as reposted at

Monday, October 17, 2016

Clinton media pawns up their game

Mind blowing CNN clip.

Viewers being told it's illegal to search Wikileaks hackings on their own...

CNN putting forth the claim that the only legal access for everyday Americans is through authorized media channels, like CNN:

Seems very much the kind of guidance heavy handed regimes used to dole out under the control of the Nazis or the hardest of the hard line commies.

Welcome to this fundamentally transformed USA.

To be fair: If anyone knows of a broader context that was presented by CNN that might otherwise explain the claim presented here, please feel free to forward it.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Old school scanner

It's sitting on a shelf gathering dust for ten to 15 years.

It's an old Radio Shack police scanner I picked up in 1988 when I moved to Atlanta to work as a news reporter. Not a trunk-tracker, but back in the day, it did a pretty good job when eavesdropping on public safety frequencies around Atlanta operating on VHF up to the 800Mhz band.

Problem was, most metro agencies have long abandoned their FM radio transmissions, and moved on to digital formats, many using some types of encryption.

So the radio sat.

Until I brought it up to the mountain last week.

A bunch of the police, sheriffs and fire services in North Georgia appear to still be using FM narrow band radios on VHF frequencies.

Kinda neat to be able to hear police and fire again. Also kinda neat to hear how few transmissions actually go out compared to the non-stop calls I was used to hearing back in the days I monitored urban and close-in suburban agencies.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Reading between the lines

Washington Post Moscow guy dismisses talk that Russia is prepping for major war.

"Are the Russians really preparing for war?" says the WaPo headline.

The article is quite dismissive of the data points he ranks.

So all's well?

The guy completely ignores Russia's call for civilians to return home, and makes no mention of the massive civil defense drill conducted earlier this month.

He also fails to give us any Russian citizen reaction, or how Russian home media spins the blustery pro-war comments Obama's Pentagon brass made last week.

I find the story disconcerting by its omissions.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Reckless beyond belief

Things were already crazy dicey after Gen Mark Milley shot off his mouth last week.

Now some a**hole goes and leaks something like this?
Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the CIA has been asked to deliver options to the White House for a wide-ranging "clandestine" cyber operation designed to harass and "embarrass" the Kremlin leadership.
It's like Obama's team's trying to our way into World War Three.

Is Obama trying to fulfill a lame duck death wish for America?

But wait, there's more...

Could the American consumer hold out 60 days if relations with China sour, and China quits shipping us stuff?

Don't worry,  Obama's Pentagon says WW3 will be a quickie.