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Some things I just do for my personal amusement

Some time back, when I was tinkering with my WiFi set-up, I changed the SSID to “FBI Surveillance Van #2″.  Just a bit of personal amusement. I found out today that my younger niece completely freaked out recently because she thought the FBI was in the neighborhood snooping around.  (Given the legal history of her […]

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Spying through your browser

“Any computer running the Chrome browser can be subverted to eavesdrop on conversations happening around it” (Via SDA)

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QOTD

From the Diplomad: …Meanwhile if you want to get ready for the impending arrival of Obamacare, visit your local DMV, but imagine it with the screams of the sick and dying.

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Reflections

Disclaimer:   This is pure opinion.  No documentation, no links, just raw opinion.  Feel free to ingore.  Your mileage may vary.  Use at your own risk. I have always had a finely developed sense of impending doom.  Growing up in the 60′s and 70′s, I lived in a constant state of fear that the Cold War […]

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15 minutes of fame

Welcome to anyone who happens to be wandering by here from IMAO.  It would, of course, be better if I had any actual new content for you to read. Instead, I’ve got this picture I took of the wall above the urinal in the men’s bathroom at the institution of (allegedly) higher learning I’m currently […]

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An added bonus

I picked up a new firearm today.  Details aren’t necessarily important.  I’ve been saving a bit here and there for almost 2 years to be able to do this, and I finally got it.  I know this is kind of perverse, but when I got it home, I noticed there is a sticker on the […]

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Really? A victim of gun violence?

I pretty much have no use whatsoever for NYC Mayor Blo0mberg.  One has to wonder if there’s some kind of physical or mental inadequacy that drives him to compensate by minding everybody else’s business.  Still, bans on trans-fats, salt, and big sodas are basically New York’s problem; you voted for the guy, you deal with […]

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In case you weren’t convinced,

you should be.  The NSA scandal is SERIOUS!

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QOTD: 1000th post two-fer edition

According to my WordPress dashboard, this is the 1000th post here at Ratlands since I moved to WordPress,  so, I wanted it to be something memorable. Here is a post by LawDog that reminds those who need reminding that Gun Free ≠ Violence Free.  Go read the post.  Watch the video. When folks tell me […]

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Doesn’t everybody keep $800 cash in a $200 wallet in a $400 purse along with their foodstamps?

‘Nuff said.

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