Friday, July 29, 2016

Everyone Is Watching Everyone

I found it more than a bit interesting yesterday to read on a couple of the blogs that they had noticed a huge bump in their readership stats that they discovered came from...... Russia, of all places.

I have been so damn busy that I haven't been paying attention myself so I just went back through the limited amount of data recorded by my free StatCounter account and didn't see that here but it only captures the last 500 hits and then writes over them.

That's because I am a cheap bastard and don't want to pay to upgrade it though.

I did see the usual U.S. Government entities which I have pretty much gotten used to.
They used to kind of freak me out a long time ago, it can be a bit disconcerting to see the Justice Department, Us Department Of Defense Network along with every branch of the military, The Treasury Department, The Spooks from Langley, and of all places, The Office of the Sergeant at Arms for the United States Senate show up repeatedly but it is what it is and they can come here all they want if they haven't got anything better to do.
I hope I entertain you folks as well because I know you are reading this.

So anyways we have the US government watching us, The Russians, The Chinese and I always get a few hits here and there from the perverts over in the Middle East looking for shit I won't bother telling you about. Sick bastards.

While I am on the subject of international visitors, I would like to give a Shout Out to my readers from Across The Pond and the many I get from Down Under too.

Y'all come back now, y'hear? I just love that.

It warms the cockles of my black little heart to be able to point out that I have readers from all the way around the world.
My Dad was pretty proud of me for that too.

Everyone is watching everyone, some of it is surely politically driven and a type of espionage, I am convinced of that.
There isn't a reason in the world that some Ivan over in Moscow should be traipsing around my joint, same thing for Sum Ting Wong in Canton.
My own government snooping around here stinks of paranoia to High Heaven, to point out the obvious.

Although I must admit I have had some pretty rabid political rants in my day, there may just be a few .Gov fans who are enjoying a good skewering here and there. Who the fuck knows.

I am here to tell you though that they do read the Blogs, so do some of the major "news" providers. I was once linked to by the Wall Street Journal several years back on the blog I started out with clear back in '06.
It would surprise you just who may be reading whatever it is you might have to say.

I would wager that I have readers who have been coming here for years and have never left a comment.

You folks need to get over that shyness.
The government knows you come here anyway.


  1. speaking as a former fed and former military, many of those hits are from like minded individuals, not snoopers. despite the rumors, there are many of us in the dot gov and many more in the dot mil. and i currently add that vmi hit you get every morning just before 0800 every day. keep up the good work. but watch your back just in case,lol.

  2. ...hey Brother, me again, yeah dotgov is usual, dod, doj, dhs, a couple .mil but the last couple months have seen a definite uptick from europe...last check(what i commented on last post, came in at 158 from russia and like 89 from us...anyways, i know some are good guys but it's still a little disconcerting...

    ...and as riverrider suggests, check yer six...heads and hips bro...heads and hips...

    1. 1298 Ivans and counting....
      I'm so glad to see you swing by here my man, we go back a long ways.

  3. and they luv to even trigger your microphone and camera on to monitor you

    please put a clean shirt on next time


    1. Fuck 'em. I just put in a 60 hour work week and I am exhausted and filthy dirty.

  4. If they have to watch everyone, they'll catch no one.

    1. How many times have we already seen them caught with their pants down?
      Their vaunted surveillance state technology ain't all that and a bag of chips like they want us to think it is.
      They collect so much information they don't know what to do with it except store it and they miss stuff that sticks out like a neon sign after something happens and they go back and take a look at what they collected.
      Over Educated Idiots.

  5. " a couple of the blogs that they had noticed a huge bump in their readership stats that they discovered came from...... Russia"

    Over the last week or so I am getting hundreds of non-humans views from Russia

    I have learned : It doesn't affect your blog. They are not real visits, it is called referrer spam or it could be the Yandex crawler. Don't click on the links, that is the only reason it exists is to get you to click on the links. The Blogger stat system will eventually recognize it as spam and will remove the links and visits from your stats. Also, it doesn't affect your ranking

    Russian Internet Trolls Caught Posing As Trump Fans

    The FBI warned the Clinton campaign that it was a target of a cyberattack last March, just weeks before the Democratic National Committee discovered it had been penetrated by hackers it now believes were working for Russian intelligence, two sources who have been briefed on the matter told Yahoo News.

    1. Hey thank you very much for that info!
      I was wondering why I didn't see any of that on my StatCounter sta page but it shows up on my Blogger stat page.

      Guess I will will worry about it even less because I pretty much didn't care in the first place!

  6. It's like I advise my mom. Just don't say anything bat shit crazy ! You'll be fine with the feds.

  7. It's like I advise my mom. Just don't say anything bat shit crazy ! You'll be fine with the feds.

  8. It's like I advise my mom. Just don't say anything bat shit crazy ! You'll be fine with the feds.

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  10. THE EYE OF SAURON SEES EVERYTHING!!! Great post brother. I'm back in business at my spot. Come see your boy. Thanks Phil.


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