Are you on Obama’s Terror Watch List?

Last week, Barack Obama’s message to the world was: “the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.” Just because the majority of the attacks against “western-style” people are being committed by people with Islamic ties doesn’t mean Islam is to blame. Using the same logic, just because some criminals use firearms during the commission of…

Experiments with Homemade Wheat Gluten

Gluten is a vegetarian alternative to meat. When prepared and seasoned correctly it can be almost indistinguishable from hamburger, ribs, chicken strips or chicken nuggets, or sausage. My buddy recently wrote an article on how to make wheat gluten at home. My wife had just ground some hard white wheat earlier in the day, and I decided to see what…

Your tax-payer dollars at work

I’m glad this administration is all about change… Apparently that “change” doesn’t include spending money to get an F-16 escort of the Presidential Plane (also known as Air Force 1 when the President is aboard, which he was not at the time) doing “low altitude fly-by’s” of Lower Manhattan. Why were the planes flying so low? According to the article,…

Condition Yellow

SittingDuckPolicy.com has written up an article on levels of awareness and your readiness to defend yourself. Lieutenant Colonel John Dean "Jeff" Cooper (May 10, 1920 – September 25, 2006) of the U.S. Marine Corps felt that the most important means of surviving a lethal confrontation isn’t a weapon or fighting skills; the primary tool is the combat mindset. Safety is…

7 Deadly Sins of Web Development

Develop for a specific browser (rather than by the standards): When most beginning web developers start out they typically use the browser that’s most commonly on their desktop: Microsoft Internet Explorer. I know that I’ll take some heat for saying this but there’s nothing fundamentally wrong about Internet Explorer, it’s just another browser among many. The mistake that’s made is…

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

“Rock, paper, scissors,” sometimes called jan-ken-pon, rochambeau, or roshambo, is typically a two-person game of chance used to help with decision making. Unlike truly random selection methods (such as coin-flipping), a player can often recognize and exploit the behavior of an opponent, tipping the odds in their favor. To help combat this, the cast from That 70’s Show adds Nuclear…

Another Border Patrol Abuse of Power

What happens when you come up on a Border Patrol Checkpoint? The Supreme Court has ruled that these checkpoints are, in fact, legal, but that’s where things get interesting. Check out this video and see for yourself. If the Border Patrol does not have reason to believe that you are in the country illegally or violating any offenses against the…

U.S. Gov’t Nationalization of Banks

When the U.S. Government announced bailouts for the nation’s banks many of us were stuck wondering things like: Why didn’t the airlines get a bailout? Are the auto-makers going to get a bailout, too? Why did only the large banks get a bailout? Why are are bailing the banks out? Doesn’t that just reinforce bad behavior? Why is the money…

Running Naked with Silver: What they didn’t tell you about the Bank Bailout

Running Naked “Naked Shorting” is a commodities market term that means selling something today for something that you won’t have until later. A good example is with grains. A farmer may not have any grain to sell you today, but he can sell you a whole bunch after the harvest. That’s great, but he needs money today, so what does…

Beneath These Red Cliffs: An Ethnohistory of the Utah Paiutes

I’m Paiute, so when my brother picked up a copy of this book I was compelled to read it. I’m typically not into recreational reading of history at all, let alone “ethnohistory,” but wanting to know more about my roots I borrowed the book and am quite impressed. The Mountain Meadows Massacre from the Paiute perspective is given. The taking…

Interested in the NRA?

Now that the Obama Campaign has taken office it’s more important than ever to join the NRA. To help make this easy the NRA is running a special for a limited time: sign up and get your first year of membership FREE! Two years of membership and magazine subscription can be had for as little as $25 during this promotional…