Evil stands opposed to this. Struggling through the centuries to upset the natural state, to reduce hope, enslaving those who aspire, to bring the good to heel. When this happens it must be met with equal force plus a measure.. When a speck of evil is left it will learn and rise again to begin again.
To these forces I say don't mistake prayer, compassion, or understanding for weakness or agreement. You're often aware of the equal force that is brought against you to oppose your efforts against good. What you are not aware of, what you consistently miss is the hidden measure, the sharp little bit of steel guile, the unseen trigger finger that ensures that you will always be reduced to a speck.
We don't need a resounding victory. All that is required is our vigilance to hold the line and make you pay for each misstep, each underestimation. It is indeed a never ending struggle, but that to is part of the natural state. There are those among us that if need be will enjoy stepping into darkness knowing that that light is at our backs.
Over the last few days, I've been making changes to my household network, and with the bulk of it done, I ran a standard test to be sure I hadn't somehow opened up any major security holes in my digital defences. But it occurred to me as I did so, that many of my online peeps may not know how easy it is to run these tests. Or how important it is to firm up those defences if a breach is detected.
So as a public service to all you folks passing through my stream, please click yourself over to https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 and run yourself through the tests. In particular, I would recommend the UPnP Exposure test, the File Sharing test, and the Common Ports test. These will tell you in just a minute or two whether or not your system has any exploitable weaknesses. And if it does, you can be SURE nefarious bots have already found you and exploited you. So find out now. And then take steps to firm things up any trouble spots.
And please, consider sharing this warning to your own streams. Because good people don't let friends go into battle with their armor tangled around their knees. :-)
In my world; hard work gets results, good and evil exist. It's competitive. All of my actions have consequences.
I write fiction but you can put me in any drawer that you wish.
If you find that I’m following you you’ve done something to catch my attention. What you’ve done might have been interesting or objectionable. How you behave while in my circle is up to you. Weather I keep you there, block you, or report you, rests with you.
Things that will get you blocked:
Racism, degrading women, supporting animal cruelty.
Some of my quotes:
"Any act of evil you commit can be used against you in the name of righteousness. The counter is to be not only brutal, but just."
“You want to take my 2nd Amendment right away? I'll trade you for your 1st Amendment right to speak.”
“What we believe means less then why we believe it.”
Some of my favorite quotes:
"Success does not just happen! It is forged in the fires of failure, and tempered in the frigid waters of self reflection." ~ Cisco Cividanes
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” ~ John F. Kennedy
“No man has the right to initiate the use of physical force against others. . . . To claim the right to initiate the use of physical force against another man–the right to compel his agreement by the threat of physical destruction–is to evict oneself automatically from the realm of rights, of morality and of the intellect.” ~ Ayn Rand 1961
“Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” ~ General George Patton
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” ~ Seneca
“You’ll never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks” ~ Winston Churchill
I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
By John Masefield (1878-1967).
(English Poet Laureate, 1930-1967.)
I’ve been told or read somewhere that internet/social site claims to privacy are “… not legally binding, for several reasons. Essentially, they are an attempt to create a unilateral, "illusory" contract of adhesion.”. They are thus not likely to withstand a challenge. With this in mind I’ll keep it simple. I claim all rights to privacy that are legally mine to claim.
Politics: Constitutional Conservative