Saturday, April 28, 2012

Maj. Owens...

...on his next deployment??

(Yes, I know he's retired, but when duty calls...)

New Scam...


Got another one of these (similar, anyway).  The English is awkward/atrocious, and I had to share this:

"The position involves liaising with clients and managing processes in a fast paced circumference..."

Almost makes me want to respond, just to see how bad it really is.

...this was in my spam folder just now.  Wonder why??


I would like to discuss a business proposal that has the potential for significant earnings.

I am currently employed with a privately held manufacturing company. My company has demand for a specific material that is vital to its processing operations. We are currently purchasing this material at a price well over the manufacturing cost.

I would like to explore the possibility of having you stand-in as a new supplier, providing this material while retaining the same profit margins. My role would be to introduce you to my company, as the supplier, and to obtain a contract between you and my employer. I have already discussed sourcing possibilities with the existing manufacturer, leaving room for attractive profit margins. What is still required in order to materialize this venture is an individual who is at arm's length to oversee these supply chain transactions. The required capital to purchase our initial order from the manufacturer will be funded strictly from myself and no additional investment will be required from yourself. With that said, we can discuss terms and commission structure in the near future.

I understand that your experience with  ******************* does not directly relate to my field. However, this venture is more in line with your personal capabilities rather than your professional experience.

I would like to confirm your current phone number *********. Please send a return email to verify your contact number and to schedule the most convenient time to discuss these possibilities in detail. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Kindest Regards,
Curtis Stanford 

He is first talking about a material, then switches to talking about "...requires capital to purchase our initial order from the manufacturer...".

I don't believe that he is serious.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


...had an epiphany about this on the way to work today.

Obie's strategy is not to attack something (business, religion) directly, but to hobble it so it can't do what it is supposed to do, until it dies.

What do I mean?

Well, he can't make farming illegal, or nationalize it.  Instead, he tries to control the actions of the farmer, in this case, essentially making it illegal for farming skills and work ethic to be passed down in the family.  Similarly, he's not directly confronting the Catholics, rather he's trying (thru HHS) to tell them they must do something that is, in their view, immoral.

Beauty of this is, when we go to argue abut what's really happening (can you say "collectives"?), it's "O noes, it's for the chirren!! We has to!!"

You have been warned.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Por Favor...

When you drop by, leave a comment, even if it's just to say "Hi".

I'd like to know who my visitors are.

Muchas gracias!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


I was browsing an open thread over at the Headmistress's place, and  Anonymity is mentioned a couple of times, which moved me to share a couple of links:

Ixquick ("Is quick") has put a layer of anonymity over your Google search, hiding your IP address and blocking cookies from Google.

DNT+ (Do Not Track Plus)  by Abine is a browser extension that blocks tracking by social networks, ad networks and tracking companies.  Downloading is free.

You're welcome.

And thanks to Vodkapundit for pointing me to them!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pick one...

Bad man kills innocent youth

Bad man kills bad man

Upstanding citizen kills innocent youth

Upstanding citizen kills bad man

 Out of the four possible choices from these four photos, our media chooses the only one that supports their narrative.

They seem to have forgotten their business model -  they are selling readers/viewer to the advertisers.  Really.  Where does most of their revenue come from?  Advertisers.  And they can't convince us to pay for the privilege of being advertised at because of crap like this.  So, subscription rates are crashing, and revenue is crashing with it.

It isn't the technology, it's the content.