Ramblings

Deleted My Facebook Account for Good!

Delete Facebook

At one time I was addicted to Facebook, kicked the habit for a couple years, then relapsed, only to once again cure my addiction by deleting my account. And when I say delete, I mean delete. Not deactivate. It wasn’t easy the first time, but it certainly was the second. I can understand the mental difficulty with permanently separating ties with Facebook. Many have years, or even a decade or more worth of photos and interactions with family members and friends (some who have passed on), which makes it very…
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ASUS and Trend Micro Data Collection

Through the years, I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve gotten into a conversation about privacy, only to have the other person say “I have nothing to hide, so let them spy on me.” I don’t even bother arguing with them anymore, and usually just smile and nod as if I’m agreeing with them so they will just stop talking. If you are one of those people, just leave this webpage now. There is nothing here for you. For those that do care, and know that…
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Are Mass Shootings and Guns Really the Issue?

mass shootings

There was another mass shooting last week at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs in which 3 people were killed, and so here we are again, thrust into the gun control debate by the extreme left-wing progressive media and President Obama himself. They make a huge deal out of the one or two “mass” shootings that happen each year, yet on a daily basis all around the country, roughly 1300 people died from tobacco related products and 30 die as a result of drunk drivers (source: CDC). Why don’t…
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Why I Have a Land-line Phone Again

Years ago, I struggled with the idea of canceling my land-line phone and relying solely on my cell phone. The main reason for doing so was cost savings. The land-line phone was costing me somewhere around $40 a month after taxes and all the options. I didn’t see any reason to keep paying for it when my cell phone offered far more features and it was mobile. After much debate, I ended up going through with it, but years later I found myself in the same debate ultimately deciding to…
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Why Do We Pay So Many Taxes?

There are many types of taxes that take many different forms depending on where you live. There are excise taxes, direct taxes, indirect taxes, federal taxes, state taxes, county taxes, and city taxes. While some do collect money for necessary services, like running the government and fixing roads, some are simply a way for the Federal or local governments to modify consumers purchasing habits. Taxes on things like Tea is what lead to the Boston Tea Party and the Revolutionary War. Below is a list of taxes most of us…
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Incredible Facts About Lockheed’s SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed’s SR-71 is one of the most distinguished and recognizable aircraft ever built, and to the pilots who flew her, she was beloved and a joy to fly. The SR-71 went into service for the United States Air Force in 1964 and was retired from service in 1998. Built solely for reconnaissance, it performed thousands of missions throughout the Vietnam conflict and The Cold War with Russia. Capable of speeds in excess of Mach 3.0, she was extremely fast for her time, much to the chagrin of the over 4,000…
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The Police Have a Public Relations and Image Problem

It’s probably safe to say, the police have a public relations problem, and it’s not really their fault. Any large generalized group of subjects will always have a few individuals that fit outside the normal bell-shaped curve. But it’s usually those few that create the image for the whole group, and the others are simply guilty by association. No matter how hard one tries, there will always be a few “bad apples” within these groups. It’s just a statistical fact. A peaceful protest can turn ugly, only because a few…
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