Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Book Banning Week

I was interested to see that this is Banned Book Week.  In a country with freedom of speech and expression like the US, you'd think that the idea of banning books would not exist. But sadly, it's here.  My opinion: I know that some subjects are not appropriate for certain age groups, and there are subjects that you may disagree with , and that's OK. If you don't like it, DON'T READ IT!!!!   If I want to read something, I have the right to do so, without you putting your nose in my affairs. DON'T FORCE YOUR  MORALITY ON ME!  You take away 1 freedom, and the rest will follow...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Podcast For Friday's Show 9-24-10

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Vid of the week

Stephen Colbert Testifies Before Congress

The GOP Civil War

Seems like the Republican Party has been hijacked by the extremist of  the Tea Party.  When you have someone like Utah Senator Bob Bennett, who is probably one of the most conservative members of congress primaried out of his job, you know that the crazies have taken control.  The extremists demand that all party members vote in lock step with their demands, and any bit of compromise is seen as a sign of being a sellout.  It remains to be seen if the Tea Party is a "Flavor of the month" Fad, if the sane members can regain control, or if the moderates are totally forced out.

Podcast For Thursday's Show 9-23-10

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If you can't Trust a preacher....

Teacher, coach, or anyone else entrusted with your kids, who can you trust?  Those who use their positions of authority to get close to kids in order to commit abuse are the lowest of the low, and need to be prosecuted as severly as possible!

Podcast For Tuesday's Show 9-21-10

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Friday, September 24, 2010

With All The Religioius Intolerence...

I'm afraid that we are headed towards a religious war here in the US.  The moderates in each faiths are being shouted out by the extremists, and lots of the extremists are calling for violence. Something needs to be done before people get hurt.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Remembering 9-11 From Billy

I know it's a bit late, but as we have reached the 9th anniversary of 9-11, what were you doing on that day?  Me, I was home helping my mom with doing stuff around the house, as she was a few days out of the hospital after having surgery on her hand. We were both shocked, and I think the TV was on non stop all that week. I never thought that anything like that would ever happen in my lifetime.  Let's never forget....

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Some Computer Security Tips

The phishers, fraudsters, hackers, identity thieves, bot netters and their ilk out there are getting more and more clever all the time.

Here's a summary of what one can do to prevent 95% of the attacks:

1. Use strong passwords. Make sure your passwords are different for different accounts, especially for your primary email account.

2. Run Firefox. If you must run IE, turn off ActiveX. It makes low level OS calls that can be exploited.

3. Run your virus scanner daily.

4. Lock your router down.

5. Check your social networking accounts regularly. If you see that you've made a post you didn't make, take action.

6. Same for your credit cards that you pay on-line. Diligence is critical.

7. If you use an iPhone or Droid, make sure that you have it screen locked. Most folks bind their email accounts and such to their smart phones; lose the phone, lose your identity.

8. If you get a suspicious mail from a bank, check the full headers. If you are at all unsure about the URL, google it. And don't click a URL in a mail - copy paste it to the address bar. It is possible to write javascript code that makes a URL go to a different place than it shows.

9. If you are unsure about a site, leave it. Contact the organization by phone.

10. Make sure you have your browser set up to clean out ALL data when you close the browser - cookies, history, all of it.