Category Archives: News blogging

Warning – Spokeo has your personal data spread out for all to see

A friend just sent me an email to warn me about a new kind of search engine and suggested that I look myself up on it. It freaked me out that so much personal information was so readily available.

It is and if you are on it you can kiss your privacy good bye. You enter you name and you may find more information about your relationships, your home, your income, and your exact location than you will feel comfortable with.

Here is an example of what your basic information might look like if your name was Bart Simpson.
Bart 4 sample

Here is what another Bart Simpson's house looks like with more information than you would expect to see.
Another Barts home

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Important Letters from General Petraeus

Michael Yon has forwarded two recent letters from General Petraeus about his assumption of command in Afghanistan today, July 4, 2010. I do not expect these letters to surface in mainstream media for weeks, if ever. Here is Michael's email: … Continue reading

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Construction accident gets rapid response in Floyd County Virginia

Ralph Poff, of Floyd, VA, fell from a construction lift yesterday while working on the roof of our neighbor's house on Silverleaf Lane. He reportedly fell about 15 feet to the ground and was rendered unconscious by the impact. We … Continue reading

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Into Thine Hand I Commit My Spirit

Michael Yon has written a solemn and touching tribute to a memorial erected by soldiers in Afghanistan: Arghandab, AfghanistanNew Year's Eve, 2009 On this small base surrounded by a mixture of enemy and friendly territory, a memorial has been erected … Continue reading

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