Odds ‘n Sods:

Mike Williamson’s latest book Tour of Duty: Stories and Provocations will be released tomorrow, August 6th.

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Reader J.B.G. recommended this video: Demystifying Alabama’s new ‘shall issue’ gun law.

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H.G. sent this: Feds go after Proxy Servers – Half of Tor Sites Compromised! Here are a few article quotes:

“In a crackdown that FBI claims to be about hunting down pedophiles, half of the onion sites in the TOR network has been compromised, including the e-mail counterpart of TOR deep web, TORmail.”


“This is undoubtedly a big blow to the TOR community, Crypto Anarchists, and more generally, to Internet anonymity. All of this happening during DEFCON.”

“If you happen to use and account name and or password combinations that you have re used in the TOR deep web, change them NOW.”

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File Under Global Warming Climate “Change”: North Pole Sees Unprecedented July Cold – Arctic Sees Shortest Summer On Record — ‘Normally the high Arctic has about 90 days above freezing. This year there was less than half that’

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Mugabe wins ‘deeply flawed’ Zimbabwe election. In related news: Tsvangirai brands Zimbabwe elections ‘a huge farce’. JWR’s Comment: With vote fraud and voter intimidation so deeply ingrained, the election was probably stolen. Mugabe and his vile ZANU-PF henchmen have systematically looted the former Rhodesia for the past 33 years. They must go!