The Biden administration is openly talking about making people who believe in free speech into enemies of the state by declaring them to be a threat to US security. Jonathan expressed concern that this blog could be shut down by simply revoking my domain name. I have taken steps to make this site more resistant to being cancelled.

  • This blog has multiple domain names that are all registered with different registrars. The different registrars are either known to be friendly to the right, dedicated to free speech, or are located in other countries. The sites are:,, and Each of those web addresses lead to this blog.
  • This site is hosted on servers in Europe and Asia. The servers are owned by overseas companies that are known to be defenders of free speech and in countries that do not support censorship, especially by US authorities.
  • If THOSE fail, I have access to an emergency server that I can point any of those addresses to. If I need that one, we have real issues.

As a SCUBA diver, you learn from the early days of your training that your gear is your life support system. You wear backup gear. You dive with a buddy, who is also a source of backup gear. As I became more experienced, I began to push the limits. As with any dangerous activity that relies on mechanical devices, I experienced equipment failures. I learned to make my gear more robust, less prone to single point failure, and more redundant.

As a firefighter, I saw and did similar things. I saw the people who suffered as a result of Katrina. I know how to make things robust. This blog and site are as robust as I can make them. If I have overlooked anything and we wind up being taken down, that is a message in itself. The message is that the time for talking is over.

The most obvious single failure point is to haul me into jail or put a bullet in me to silence me. As the Soviets used to say, VZYALI. I am a small fish. There are others who are far more visible and more likely to be disappeared than I. For that reason, I watch some of them. If they disappear or are silenced without warning, it will be time to not be where I can be found. Sound paranoid? Maybe not. Five years ago, would you have dreamed that a sitting president would call someone a threat to national security for the crime of owning a social media site?

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BobF · November 10, 2022 at 1:29 pm

Paranoid? NO. It doesn’t always have the be the very big guy after you.
And thanks for the alternates. Recorded.

Exile1981 · November 10, 2022 at 3:07 pm

I also watch who has gone missing or silent and i have aeen a rise in sites getting shut down lately, includibg sone smaller fish. So far not seen any permanently silenced.


    Divemedic · November 10, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Deplatforming is just harassment. Wait until the purge is begun in earnest. Then it will be mass arrests. But before that, history tells us that it will be mysterious deaths and brownshirt attacks.

Aesop · November 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Rock on.
Once saddled with the title of “enemy of the state”, I think my choice will be to wear it as a badge of honor, and do my utmost to earn the title every day, but the message will be very simple, and rather onomotopeiatic. Mainly due to its speed.

Steve S6 · November 10, 2022 at 5:20 pm

Well isn’t that a curious exercise in logic. Biden clearly feels he can say whatever he pleases. Free speech, at least for himself. Ergo he is a threat to national security by his own definition.

AC47spooky · November 10, 2022 at 5:36 pm

The situation in which we find ourselves currently embroiled is so complex that the ingredients in the recipe leading to all-out totalitarian rule are being added regularly and without question. In other words, the enemy is “sneaky.” It’s “all good” and everyone laughs it off — if you have any questions, you are obviously a domestic terrorist.

    Jonesy · November 11, 2022 at 8:57 am

    The ingredients for totalitarianism are being added regularly, and until recently very slowly. A quick jolt to the system might have raised too many flags, but now that they have normalized violence perpetrated by the left, calling conservatives a threat to democracy, and weaponized tye FBI and federal government without raising too much ire with the complacent public, I think the pace will quicken. Making it taboo to question elections while they cheat in the background seals the effort and makes it ironclad. Dark times ahead folks. Buckle up.

joe · November 10, 2022 at 6:16 pm

saved the page so i have those…

have you seen an uptick in any of this DM?

    exile1981 · November 10, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Funny Joe but at work we have a 5 minute safety message every morning. During covid we called it 5 minutes of fear porn. Last 6 months it was back to normal topics… then today the 1st day with temps below -25C and the topic was the three viruses. Fear porn again.


      joe · November 11, 2022 at 4:08 am

      haven’t noticed co-workers out sick more then usual so was just curious… seen a similar headline couple of times now…I know they are still pushing the covid scare…

    Divemedic · November 10, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Post on that in the am

Post Alley Crackpot · November 11, 2022 at 3:54 am

Not quite redundant enough on the domain names: the problem isn’t per domain, it’s per domain suffix, and that’s because of ICANN and US dominance of certain domain suffixes.

The registrar is merely an intermediary and can only offer a certain level of protection before having to carry out orders they’re given that they are forced to regard as legal.

Colombian .co domains cost more than .com, .net, .org, and so forth, but they have the benefit of being controlled by Colombia rather than the US.

And so may be a better strategy than piling more domain registrations into .com.

That’s just one example I’m familiar with, and of course you may be better served by a different domain operator that controls a specific domain suffix as opposed to a domain registrar who acts as an intermediary for your registration.

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