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Yesterday

About yesterday’s post. It’s been a trying week. At work in the ED, I had a guy with a serious heart attack (STEMI alert), some COVID patients, and more. The one that took the cake was the woman who was a mother of 3 kids. She was in the middle of a miscarriage and was bleeding to death. Her pulse was 120, her blood pressure was 72/42 and a MAP of 52. Her ER bad looked like a movie murder scene. Watching her fight to save her own life as well as the life of her unborn child, while at the same time watching other people literally fight to kill others. It made for a tough day at work. Emotionally draining.

On top of that, I am trying to complete my CEN certification while at the same time completing my BSN, all while working PRN in the emergency department. This will mean completing my 6th college degree. Lots going on that was physically tiring. Oh, did I mention that I am on the HOA board, my wife is dealing with some (minor) health issues, and I also had to do some minor repairs on the rental?

There are times when the cup is empty, when you are simply out of the energy that you need to do all of the things, and yesterday was one of them.

Today will be better, once I am done with today’s scheduled 3 hour class. I expect to be back to my usual opinionated self this afternoon. Thanks for listening to my venting.

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Tired

For nearly fifteen years, I have been writing this blog. For decades before that, I was active on all sorts of websites and in person, trying to convince and debate Natural Rights: Locke’s theories on rights in general, and RKBA specifically. Even the old Packing.org There are some times in that you just get tired. You feel like the people you debate are true believers, and it doesn’t matter what you say, they aren’t prone to logic.

Seeing the cheating on elections, the violent protests, the other violent behaviors makes you think that talking is pointless. You see that a violent conflict is coming and wonder if those who are rushing us to a seemingly inevitable civil war will come to their senses.

It makes one tired. Couple that with my incredibly busy workweek, and there are times when it is hard to string words together. Don’t worry, I am not shutting down the blog, but there are times when it is hard to find words to say that haven’t already been said.

Maybe tomorrow.

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Methods

I get questions all of the time about sources:

  • How do you research Antifa? I want to do a similar profile in my area.
  • I think that XXX is wrong in your post.
  • Where did you hear about XXX, because I can’t find it.

Every single thing I post here I research to the best of my ability. Whenever possible, I link to my sources so readers can judge the information for themselves. Many manuals and books can be found on the training manuals page on this very site.

Aircraft tracks, sources, and destinations can be found on this excellent website.

I also have pretty good research and search engine skills. For example, I started the Florida Antifa Intel report by searching Google for “Florida Antifa”

Then I just followed the different search results and mined them for information. It took a few hours and a lot of note taking, but I was able to get quite a bit of information. You can also look for Social Media pages and get info that way.

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Merry Christmas

I wish all of you a very merry Christmas. Stay healthy, stay safe, continue to prepare, but most of all, enjoy this time with your friends and family.

Unless there is a major development, this will be my only post of the day.

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Blogger in need

Mike over at the blog ‘Cold Fury’ is experiencing a serious health issue.

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Spam

The amount of Spam comments to this site is getting ridiculous. The amount of Ivermectin, Cialis, and Porn advertisements disguised as comments are over the top. There are days when I get dozens of spam comments.

I have already tried putting filters in, and they have largely been successful, but a few legitimate comments are getting caught in the filters like dolphins in a tuna can. This requires that I peruse the filters to authorize those legitimate comments. It’s getting time intensive.

Since I really don’t want to force people to set up accounts in order to comment, I think I will have to implement an IP ban that will hopefully filter some of it out. So at least for now, anyone with an IP of 5.188.210.XXX is being banned from posting comments on this page.

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My muse

I could make all sorts of excuses as to why my post count is down this week: I have been watching the Rittenhouse trial every minute that I can, even while at work. I have also been working quite a few hours. I have several projects going on, etc.

But the fact of the matter is that I just haven’t felt like writing a whole lot. Maybe tomorrow.

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Spam

Due to a large number of comments on this blog that are actually attempts at selling pharmaceuticals, I am filtering comments. Any comment that gets caught in the filter will be moderated and reviewed before it appears. It will appear eventually, but not until I have a chance to review it.

Sorry for the inconvenience. The Russian spambots are getting ridiculous.

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From the past

I was going through old posts, and I found a pretty funny one: How to simulate Paramedic life, from 2010. It’s pretty hilarious.

Have your mother-in-law write down everything she’s going to do for the day, then have her make you stand in the back yard at 7am and read it to you.

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New Manual

I added a new manual to the training manuals page: Principles of Improvised Explosive Devices.

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