Monday, July 30, 2007


“Take the C off of charm and you have the truth...harm”
J. Sensing

CBS/AP) has found more than 29,000 registered sex offenders with profiles on the popular social networking Web site

Those are the ones that they know about.

I recently saw another story about child molesters engaging married or single moms online in order to get to their children.

People just don’t get it.

IF YOU GO ONLINE, DO NOT, POST PERSONAL INFORMATION. Do not tell anyone that you have kids or where you live or what your real name is. And for God’s sake, don’t post your kids’ pictures online.

Unless you want some pedophile masturbating to them.

I have received emails from women in need of counseling. With no other information other than their email address you can often find out all of their personal information. I often run checks on people who contact me, just as security experiments. On at least two occasions, two women emailed me from their college email addresses. Within less than 5 minutes I was able to go to that school’s website and access, without any illegal hacking, their personal information. It was posted right their in public cyberspace.

Within 5 minutes I had their home addresses. 30 seconds later I could get driving directions from my house to theirs.

You better go and double check everything you put online. Unlike the real world in cyberspace you don’t know you are being stalked until you are in his hands. Don’t just think that because you put your personal information in someone else’s hands, like these ladies did with their college, that it is safe.

Cyberspace is often referred to as a fantasyland. Separate from the real world.


It is the real world, just as much as using a phone to talk to someone. We are fooled by the illusion of distance. We think across cyberspace we are safe. We are no more safe than if the predator is across the street looking into our window.

Chat rooms can be addictive. So can crack. You are a fool if you think you can’t be compromised. The thing is, you go in there with an attitude of “I won’t tell any real information” but if you encounter a charming person and he wants to spend enough time engaging you, telling you what you think you need to hear, you will tell and...he will own you.

Do you really think that serial killers, sex offenders, and the like look like monsters? Do you really think that most of them will speak in a Darth Vader like voice of evil? They are skilled and they are going to sound like a perfect angel. That is how they get the prey they are after. They will listen for your weaknesses. They will remember the things you think you need and aren’t getting. If you have low self esteem they will tell you how wonderful you are. If you are lonely, they will tell you that you are not alone. Coincidentally they will have “gone through the same thing” that you have. They will relate to you. They will have a “connection” to you.

You ever see someone’s pet snake kill and eat a mouse? The mouse is dropped in the cage and the snake usually doesn’t spring right into action. He lets the mouse get comfortable. He lets the mouse admire the beauty and colors of his skin. He lets the mouse crawl all over him. He lets the mouse drop its guard. He charms the mouse with his eyes and the hypnotic movement of his tongue.

Then he strikes, eating it head first and choking the life out of it.

In cyberspace they can engage us from the “safe” world of fantasy. It’s not safe. It’s more dangerous than the real world. Because they can surveil you. Stalk you. Find out where you live and where your kids go to school, if you are careless enough. And all of that without even using a hacking program. Imagine how much easier for those who know how to hack into your computer.

In the real world you may see them coming. From the distance of cyberspace you probably will not. They surveil your soul and find what it is missing. And they act like they have the answers.

They will charm you. Then drop the “c.”

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

rose colored glasses aren't bulletproof

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." -- Mark Twain

(Caution: I debated about putting these pictures on here. But then thought, that maybe some people need to see them. Even rose colored glasses won’t hide these truths.)

Saw this woman doing a YouTube question for presidential hopefuls last night on TV. Her statement was something to the effect of, if we increased financial support, provided food, and other kinds of aid to the middle east, then terrorism would pretty much go away.

This is logical isn’t it? By the same logic, if we provide increased financial support, provided food, and other kinds of aid to the south in the United States, the Ku Klux Klan would go away too wouldn’t it?

We all know that terrorists, oh I mean freedom fighters in the middle east, don’t have the financial resources to take care of their people’s needs. Al Qaeda and every other jolly little group with their jolly little nicknames, have to spend the hundreds of millions of dollars they raise every year on ammunition, WMD research and acquisition, and bomb making materials. Oh, let’s not forget about purchasing all those American flags to burn in televised protests, the jungle gym equipment we have all seen used in their terrorist training camp videos, and video equipment with internet connections so that they can broadcast cutting a hogtied civilian prisoner’s head off. That doesn’t leave too many resources for the freedom fighters to assist their poor starving and suffering people.

Maybe we could also help with educational resources for these people too. According to people like this lady, apparently a terrorism expert, poor education is another contributor to terrorism. I don’t know what to make of the dozens of doctors that were planning on blowing up civilians the other day, or the fact that the second in command of Al Qaeda is also a doctor, or the fact that the 9-11 highjackers were pretty much a collection of college grads. Maybe this is a fluke?

Anyway I feel I am getting away from the point. Going on a tangent if you will. Back to this lady’s statement. Which frighteningly enough was one of a few out of thousands selected by CNN to be presented to the hopefuls. I guess CNN thought it was a good question too. Daniel Pearl didn’t work for CNN did he? Oh that’s right he didn’t. The lady seems to have the answer to terrorism that we all have been looking for over the past 40 years. Who would have thought that this nugget of genius would come from “Eleanor”, clerical assistant, from Jersey city? Thank God!

We will have to consult with her again though, after fixing the Middle East with dollars. (Remember the ME has little cash flow...3 bucks a gallon for gas doesn’t go far). We are going to need to find out how to clear up the al Qaeda cells on the rest of the continents on Earth. Which happens to be all of the continents on earth.

We’ll have to ask her about school security too and things of that nature. Hell, she could kill two birds with one stone if you think about it. Remember Beslan Russia? Probably not...wasn’t covered extensively by the media as Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan. That’s the school were Chechen Islamic terrorists took about 300 people hostage, stabbed kids, blew up kids, shot fleeing kids in the back and according to reports even raped kids before throwing them out windows. These freedom fighters eventually killed over 160 kids plus about as many adults. Maybe this lady can help find the solutions to Islamic terrorist based school violence. Maybe she and Cindy Sheehan can even get together and instead of collecting money to send to assist our troops overseas, spend money on making nifty little “impeach Bush” signs and T-shirts.

Thanks lady on YouTube. Maybe next time you decide to open your mouth for millions of people to see you should actually learn about what you act as though you know so much about.

Here is a couple of Cliff notes from these poor terrori...oh...I mean freedom fighters themselves:

"We will rule the nations, by Allah's will, the USA will be conquered, Israel will be conquered, Rome and Britain will be conquered…The Jihad for Allah... is the way of Truth and the way for Salvation and the way which will lead us to crush the Jews and expel them from our country Palestine. Just as the Jews ran from Gaza, the Americans will run from Iraq and Afghanistan and the Russians will run from Chechnya, and the Indian will run from Kashmir, and our children will be released from Guantanamo. The prisoners will be released by Allah's will, not by peaceful means and not by agreements, but they will be released by the sword, they will be released by the gun".
–Hamas (Islamic terrorist group)

A huge tree of "sub-goals" branches from these main objectives which are derived from the Quran and the tradition of the prophet (pbuh) [3,4]:
1- Building the Muslim individual: brother or sister with a strong body, high manners, cultured thought, ability to earn, strong faith, correct worship, conscious of time, of benefit to others, organized, and self-struggling character [3].
2- Building the Muslim family: choosing a good wife (husband), educating children Islamicaly, and inviting other families.
3- Building the Muslim society (thru building individuals and families) and addressing the problems of the society realistically.
4- Building the Muslim state.
5- Building the Khilafa (basically a shape of unity between the Islamic states).
6- Mastering the world with Islam.
-The Muslim Brotherhood (from their homepage: )

In case you missed the sarcasm of this summarize:
People like to imagine that somehow terrorism can be resolved through peace talks. They like to pretend that somehow something we have done must have created terrorism philosophy. They do this so they feel as though they have a sense of control over situations. Because no control equals unbridled fear for many.

Guess what lady? Keeping those rose colored glasses on won’t protect you from them.

Monday, July 23, 2007

road kill

“It’s not the bullet with my name on it I am concerned about. It’s the one addressed, ‘to whom it may concern.’”

One time I went to pull out onto the highway and drove into the turn lane so that I could get ready to move over. Then some idiot drives by and starts blowing his horn and giving me the one finger salute. I am not sure what his problem was unless he thought I was going to pull out in front of him. To which I wonder if he had enough sense to know what a turn lane is for.

He goes on up the road where he pulls into the driveway of an abandoned house. Then he jumps out and starts “challenging” me like some sort of 4th grader. I thought to myself how easy it would be just to shoot him from my car.

Thing was, I was armed.

I have difficulty understanding why someone would make such a challenge when he doesn’t have any information on the “enemy” he is challenging. Evidently Sun Tzu’s Art of War is not on his reading list.

Imagine if I had been a psycho. Imagine how utterly stupid he would realize he was, if I had pulled in for his 3rd grader schoolyard challenge and killed both him and his girlfriend. Lying on pavement pissing yourself as you bleed out, just doesn’t seem worth trying to act like the alpha-male does it?

Do you know what pretty much every workplace shooter had in common? Aside from the general behavioral characteristics?

They drove to the places where they tried to kill everyone.

I can understand road rage. There is something about the anonymity of being in a car, not being up close to a perceived threat, that makes us more likely to act aggressively. But bullets do not care what kind of windshield you have and they sure do not care about your anonymity.

Weigh this, the next time someone cuts you off, think long and hard about blowing your horn, flipping them off, and the ultimate suicidal stupidity, stopping for a fight. Maybe that guy is on his way to kill his coworkers.

Maybe he will start his body count with you.

We die by our rationalization that “it won’t happen to me.” And every corpse left decaying on the roadside following a road rage shooting said the same thing.
You never know if the “offender” may have an automatic rifle riding shotgun.

You could end up sharing the slow lane alongside the rotting carcass of a squirrel as the next road kill.