While the idea may seem repugnant to some and just crazy paranoid to others, there are a lot of tech-crazy trail-blazers who think that an ear-bud is too cumbersome, or that if it says ‘Apple’ on it, they have to have it. . These people will be enough to push-start the market to its eventual conclusion.
These devices won’t come from the NSA or any other three-letter-agency, but from companies like Verizon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon.
Pharmacy employees at Best-Buy and Wal-Mart will be trained to perform the (by then) simple procedure.
The “bleeding edge” people will “pre-order” their implants and then stand in line overnight, in the rain to be the first to get them.
Among my regular ‘beats’ in the ’70s and ’80s were many of the receptions, parties, and celebrations at various embassies and chanceries around Massachusetts Avenue. Several ambassadors had reputations for holding ‘first-class blasts.’ The hands-down winner for the best Washington parties ever, however, would have to have been Ardeshir Zahedi, ambassador to the United States from Iran.
NOTE: This post has nothing to do with politically-motivated terrorism. That’s another subject altogether. (Originally published 2015) I went to school at a different time, the late 1950’s and 1960’s. It was a rural area, and most …Continue reading →
First Published: 2009 What causes a person to shoot up a school… or anywhere else for that matter? My parent’s generation was wrong about a lot of things. Playing in the fresh dew didn’t give you Polio, your …Continue reading →
It’s time for Bible Thumpers to put the Hellfire and Brimstone on the back burner for a while. It’s time for every-day bigots to “fake” color blindness and for gay people to stop acting like a bunch of attention starved, spoiled children. And can we please ratchet down the abortion chatter for a while? In Islam, husbands do their own abortions, with long curved blades, in the street.
I want our civilization to survive long enough to have that and other arguments, so I’ll put it aside if you will, at least until we get this fixed.
More is at stake here than the right to peacefully hate one another, our very existence is in jeopardy. Maybe we can afford the luxury of bigotry and hate sometime in the future, but right now we are all, and by all, I mean every one of us who is not them, in a fight for our lives.
A bloated, corrupt, runaway government allows, and even facilitates the process, and our first and only priority should be getting our nation back into the hands of We The People. Can we please get along with one another just long enough to get our country under control?
Only then, can we be afforded the luxury of squabbling over comparatively irrelevant differences from choice of sleeping partner to skin color and political party.
If we don’t act soon, “those of us who are not them,” will vanish forever from the face of the Earth.
It was arguably the darkest, most shameful action taken by the U.S. Government in the 20th Century. I’m referring to the paranoid forced relocation of Japanese-Americans to prison camps during World War II. Before the war, very few …Continue reading →
There is talk about some legislation in the works that would require all states to recognize other state’s concealed firearms permits and licenses. At first blush, one would think that persons holding concealed firearms permits, the NRA, USCCA …Continue reading →
Live by the sword, die by the sword.” Do this until swords are outlawed. — Then die by the sword anyway. – Egg There are those who call for an outright ban on all firearms. Many still believe …Continue reading →
In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Background At it’s simplest, the Constitution of the United States (COTUS) …Continue reading →
With all respect to victims and families (also victims) of violence everywhere … During the furor over recent events and the resulting demands for serious action, arming teachers, police in schools and gun confiscation, there is one simple …Continue reading →
One may have a lot of bad things to say about Radical Islam, but at least Islamics aren’t bigots. White, Black, Gay, Christian, Jew, Hispanic, Oriental or any other distinctions between cultures and races are all treated equally …Continue reading →
I’m really tired of hearing gun-grabbers preach about the idyllic, peaceful, civilized and Gun Free, Great Britain. Please don’t tell me to just stop listening, because they seem to be everywhere and they won’t shut up! Yes – …Continue reading →
Never Underestimate the Power of a Stereotype I’m sure most people have seen them all. From the well-meaning but bumblingly stupid Barney Fifes, to the arrogant, power hungry cop wannabes with anger issues. The ‘survival’ brain is conditioned …Continue reading →
One morning near Washington DC, Route 123, one of the busier rush-hour routes in the Northern Virginia area, was shut down due to an “explosive device” spotted in the parking lot of a Vienna Va.store. I’ll grant you …Continue reading →
Does your local shopping center, department store or other merchant require law abiding patrons to become potential victims before being allowed to shop? Do they not know that criminals don’t obey the law, much less their ineffective rules …Continue reading →
It is relatively easy for most people to hate an object. You can make up lies about an object, demonize an object and attempt to regulate and control objects. You can do so without fear of insulting the object, hurting its feelings, being sued by the object or facing any repercussions, it’s just a defenseless, soulless object. As I said, objects have no rights.
When we replace gun rights with gun-owner rights, however, the issue becomes personal. Where many people and politicians [as opposed to people] find it easy and guilt-free to demonize guns as objects, it is far more difficult to for them to demonize a large segment of the population, gun-owners, as people.
Preparedness is your insurance policy. You hope you never need to use it, but it could save your life if you do. The U.S. is Ripe with Soft Targets While the steps being taken to secure our power …Continue reading →
NOTE: The Eggman had to write this for me because, as I say later, I have no brain, no muscles and no ability to reason or think. I’m neither good nor evil — Like most other tools, I’m …Continue reading →