Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Break time

I'm taking a break for a while, folks. I don't know for how long - maybe days, weeks or forever.
We're all fine here except that CharlieGodammit pissed in the house today, but I'm just fucking tired. Things haven't been the same since Pops up and died on us a few months ago which tells me it's depression, but I'll deal with it. Hell, this is the time of the year when we spent a lot of time together hunting and fishing. It's normal to miss him especially now. It's hard as hell sometimes to maintain a Wirecutter sense of humor lately though. Ask Lisa, she'll tell you what an asshole I've been lately.

I'm also just fucking slack-jawed over this election - not the Obama won but that the votes for other than Republican or Democrat was so low. I don't think I got through to a lot of you folks. Jesus Christ, everybody bitches and whines about how fucked up the two party system is for 4 years and then runs out and votes either Republican or Democrat anyways.  Yeah, I know, there was too much at stake this time. I got some bad news for you though - there's going to be too much at stake next time around too. You're fucked, walking to your own demise and don't even realize it. Either that or you don't fucking care.

I'm closing the blog to comments. I moderate them anyways and if I'm doing that then I'm not really taking a break now, am I?
I will be leaving it up until I figure out what the fuck I want to do with it, so you can still take advantage of the links.

Big-ass Trout are coming up into the shallows, coyote fur is prime and I'm gonna get some.

Monday, November 12, 2012

You can't be serious.....

President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.
Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

And there was no happy ending.


Gotta be California (again)

No fucking way around it.

Like I said, dumbass.....

Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a new study.
The study, published today (Nov. 12) in the journal Trends in Genetics, argues that humans lost the evolutionary pressure to be smart once we started living in dense agricultural settlements several thousand years ago.
"The development of our intellectual abilities and the optimization of thousands of intelligence genes probably occurred in relatively non-verbal, dispersed groups of peoples [living] before our ancestors emerged from Africa," said study author Gerald Crabtree, a researcher at Stanford University, in a statement.
Since then it's all been downhill, Crabtree contends.

They probably spent millions and millions of dollars to figure that out when all they had to do was to take a look at the results of the election. Not only could they have determined that humans are getting even more fucking stupid, they could've figured out where most of those fucking idiots live.

Unlimited Hunter website

I got a hot tip about an outdoors site that caters as well to us as preppers. They've got some good shit there and the prices ain't bad.
I'll be linking them in my sidebar under the 'Shit that might come in handy' column, but here's the link if you want to go go check them out yourself right now.
Remember, Christmas is coming soon......

Is your email safe?

So how and when can the FBI access a citizen's personal email account? That is a key issue in the investigation surrounding General David Petraeus.
The governing law is the Stored Communications Act, which provides that a "government entity" may require a provider of electronic communication service to disclose "contents of a wire or electronic communication" that has been in storage for 180 days or less, as long as it has a warrant. A warrant requires a specific showing of probable cause that a particular crime is being committed.
If the email has been in storage for 180 days or more, the government must provide an administrative subpoena or a court order. This is a less exacting standard that does not require probable cause.
But what about if the email is the private account of a government official - such as the director of the CIA? Here there could be some exceptions.
For one, people with high security positions often sign disclosure forms, saying they could waive their rights to private email accounts. Also, standards are more lax if the government is accessing or investigating the use of a government email account.
"The million dollar question," said Stephen I. Vladeck of American University Washington College of Law, "is why, before it became clear that General Petraeus was involved in this investigation, was it such a high priority for the FBI in the first place? The answer might be that someone just called in a favor."
Vladeck said that the FBI might flag a cyber harassment claim between two citizens, but absent a large threat or a deeper connection to another ongoing investigation they would not drop everything to investigate.
Catherine Crump of the ACLU said that until the details come out it is almost impossible to draw conclusions regarding the government's action.
In broad terms, civil libertarians believe the government should always have a warrant to access email even if it is more than 180 days old.
Crump said she believes that if the government got a warrant to access historical emails, and then even got another one when it discovered it needed more, it was complying with the law.
If, on the other hand, the government was monitoring emails in real time, that could raise questions.
"If there is a lesson here, it is about how incredibly difficult it is for anyone to do anything anonymously," said Crump. "You leave an electronic trail wherever you go. Given this new reality in which we all create permanent records of everything we say and do, it is all the more important that law enforcement be subjected to clear rules about what they can or cannot do."

They can monitor, they do monitor and they will continue to monitor your 'private' correspondence regardless of the law. The Patriot Act trumps all, even your Rights, remember? Not only do they monitor emails but also texts and twitter and if you think any different then you're fucking stupid.

The plus side to that is you can send out tons of false texts and emails to a friend of like mind and let the feds waste their time trying to run it all down and put it all together.

Voter fraud? Nooooooo.....!!!!!

- Lee

Typical American voter

68 new gov't regulations a day

( – It’s Friday morning, and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its website.
In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day.
The website allows visitors to find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. federal government. "Help improve Federal regulations by submitting your comments," the website says.
The thousands of entries run the gamut from meeting notifications to fee schedules to actual rules and proposed rule changes.

Man, I don't even do 68 different things a day.

Oh, that's right. Milfy Monday.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Lonely Libertarian

A true Patriot and frequent commenter on many of our blogs has gotten tired of being banned from my site and decided to fire up one of her own.
Hiswiserangel's blog can be found HERE at The Lonely Libertarian. Wander on over, say hey! and welcome her in. Not exactly sure what her content is going to be other than politics, probably a bunch of babe stuff like recipes and housecleaning tips and shit, but go on over and find out.

Bill Fletcher

Got this tip as an anonymous comment on one of my posts today.

Yreka -- YREKA – A Yreka man was apprehended Nov. 1 after he allegedly discharged a firearm in a negligent manner and barricaded himself into his Kings Court home when officers attempted to make contact with him, stated a press release issued by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office (SCSO).

William Fletcher, 59, was booked into the Siskiyou County jail on $15,000 bail on charges of discharging a firearm with gross negligence, obstructing/resisting executive officers in performance of firearm with gross negligence, obstructing/resisting executive officers in performance of their duties and exhibiting or using a firearm.

The incident began at about 2:30 p.m. when SCSO deputies responded to Kings Court upon receiving a report that a male was discharging a firearm.
When deputies arrived, Fletcher was reportedly outside and in possession of a firearm. He allegedly made several threats to deputies. Then he allegedly went into his house and barricaded himself in, stated the release.

SCSO detectives were joined by personnel from the Yreka Police Department, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), United States Forest Service and California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Fletcher allegedly continued to wield a firearm while making threats to deputies and officers, the release stated.

A CHP officer made verbal contact with Fletcher and continued to talk him out of the house where he was arrested without incident.

Pursuant to a search warrant, the property was searched. Multiple firearms, a large amount of ammunition and marijuana were seized from Fetcher's property.

"We would like to commend the CHP officer for making verbal contact with Mr. Fletcher and performing an exemplarity job in talking him out of his residence and resolving what could have been a fatal incident," the release concluded.


Well, I bet that's the last we hear from that asshole. So much for never being taken alive, huh Bill?

A taste of what's to come

From Rick

So, this weekend, in between the sporting events and the barbecues, take a moment to look at the flag for what it used to represent rather than the globally hated symbol it has since become. Consider all those in your family who risked and sometimes lost all in America's wars, and decide for yourself how they would feel about the government of this nation as it exists today.

From Susan, Marine Mom

It's Veteran's Day, Pops. We miss you.

Happy Birthday VMI

One hundred seventy-three years ago, on the 11th of November, Cadet Private John B. Strange assumed his duties at Guard Post #1 thus transforming the state arsenal at Lexington, into the Virginia Military Institute.