Category Archives: Personal

Another RANT ON!

It’s Veteran’s Day, 2009.  A day precious to me. A day to remember lost friends and absent companions.  So I like to go to synagogue & say a prayer for the dead.  I’m Jewish.  It takes a minyan (10 adults … Continue reading

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Alien abduction pack–request for submissions and ideas

What would you carry if the aliens swooped down and abducted you?  Actually, that’s a joke.  But the idea of a “run out the door with the minimum essentials in your hand” bag or backpack is a good one. So … Continue reading

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Fighting Words

I generally am a strong believer in free speech.  I truly believe that you should be able to say (almost) anything without penalty. That’s 1 reason why I get so upset at “contempt of cop” charges.  You shouldn’t be arrested … Continue reading

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Tips for when you travel internationally

Just a few tips for travelers going to a strange country or city.  Keep in mind that while a smile may be your umbrella, sometimes people want to steal the damn thing.  So the first 4 trips for travel are: … Continue reading

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Parking Lots

When you park in your parking lot at work choose a space away from barriers that obscure your vision.  You don’t want to be surprised by someone coming out from behind a barrier or column.  Be sure to park in … Continue reading

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Your Shredder ain’t that good anymore

I was reading Slate magazine just recently and found this new article.  According to The Explainer there are now fairly inexpensive programs that allow you to scan the bits and pieces of shredded papers into a computer and then reassemble … Continue reading

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Make security a habit

I was talking to one of my daughters today and the topic of carrying a whistle and flashlight came up. She’s got small ones that will fit on her keychain.  So she should carry them right?  All the time right? … Continue reading

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Here’s another Rant for you

I swear it seems like we’re breeding for stupidity. Or at least culturally training people to be stupid. Worse, Darwin will punish us for our total and complete stupidity.  What am I talking about?  Simple really.  In the past 3 … Continue reading

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The Hitman Scam

I don’t like to call attention to these things but there’s a “new” scam out there that is causing people some grief.  What happens is they get an email or a note or something telling them that a contract to … Continue reading

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SSN’s and Identity Theft

Apparently some people still carry their Social Security Card.  I used to do that but stopped about 25 years ago.  These days, it’s foolish at best to carry your card.  It’s too valuable.  If you lose your wallet and your … Continue reading

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