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 on: Today at 01:37:54 PM 
Started by Kenny Solomon - Last post by Jeff Army vet
Here is a little trick to help save your $ from hacking.  Ask your bank for a credit card with a very low limit. Say $250.00. Get daily reports of all activity (via email).  You could also get reports of each activity. Use this for as many transactions as you can. As you approach your limit and the activity is yours, pay the balance via online transfer from your checking account.  Even if the card is stolen or hacked, being a credit card you have 30 days to report fraud.  If you get reports of each transaction, it may help Law Enforcement track down who is using your info, if it is being done in person. On-line tracking is harder. Only carry that card in your wallet, unless you are planning a larger purchase, then only carry the other card for that day.
If you want to protect your online purchases, you can use Paypal, just open a separate account for online transactions and only keep $100.00 in the account. Transfer funds when you need more. Use the low limit credit card to back up the account used for online (Paypal) purchases.

 on: Today at 01:06:40 PM 
Started by Kenny Solomon - Last post by Kenny Solomon

Posted at The Truth About Guns by Nick Leghorn (and also over at Breitbart by AWR Hawkins):

16,190 Florida Concealed Carry License Records Compromised By Hackers.

According to a statement issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, there’s been a major data breach.  The breach has compromised the records of close to 17k individuals with Florida issued concealed carry licenses, some records including social security numbers and other personal data.

For those who obtained a license after 2009 this isn’t good news, but it isn’t as bad as it could be.

Prior to 2009 Florida required applicants to enter their social security number in an online form.  Thankfully someone figured out that this wasn’t a great idea and put a stop to it.

According to the official statement, only 469 licensees had their social security number stored in the compromised system.  Florida is footing the bill to provide identity theft monitoring services for those individuals.

The remainder of the impacted licensees (which, according to the statement, is less than one percent of all licensees) simply had their name identified and no other identifiable information.

Or so they claim. Here’s the thing . . .

As an IT security professional, I see cases all the time where information was compromised.  Usually ,the people in charge have no idea the scope of the issue.  On average it takes 146 days for people to even know that they have been compromised, let alone stop the attack and fix whatever was broken.

So when a government agency says they had a data breach and “only a limited number of people were impacted” my natural assumption is that they have no idea how bad the situation really is.  They’re just trying to do the bare minimum level of reporting.

For those readers who have a Florida CHL, keep an eye on your credit report. Even if you aren’t one of the 469 lucky “known” compromised individuals.

My comment at both articles:

My home, Flori-Duh, is well known for this kinda schmitte. Got my CCW long before ’09. Had LifeLock before that.

Only one problem since – and that was a few weeks ago – LifeLock, plus my bank caught it fast.

Big hint on how you can get really effed and how it got me a few weeks ago: When you get gas, pay cash.  Sometimes there’s no real way to tell if some sort of ‘skimmer’ is on a pump, especially if the station is in on it.

Look at your checking account daily – the normal alerts start at $100.  So the thievin’ bumscags go for $99.  Then $99.  Then a bit less than $99.  If the location doing the deed for them is in on it, they figured out a way to process the transactions….. get this….. within 30 seconds of each other and have them go through, as long as the funds are in the account being ripped off.

I’ve set my alerts now to ‘any transaction, any account’ and upped notification to ‘instant/push’ instead of ‘daily’…… and I still check it all once or twice per day j.i.c.


It's not paranoia if 'they' really are out to get you.


Why am I starting to get 'that feeling'..... Are Democrat orgs are behind crapski like this - orgs like Mikey's Anytown, Moms, Soros' OFA, etc. ?

They already have people in very high state-level appointed positions with access to whatever they want to 'nudge'.  Now, they may actually be starting to - pun definitely intended - now, they're starting to pull the trigger.

Yes, I'm serious.

 on: Today at 09:38:18 AM 
Started by Kenny Solomon - Last post by Lew
Amazing the coincidence there isn't it?

 on: Today at 09:30:41 AM 
Started by Kenny Solomon - Last post by Col. Craig
Isn't that handy - The cops show up just in the nick of time to save the Queen right in front of the home crowd and they just happen to have a perfectly fit specimen container which is clear so everyone can get a good look at the scary knife!  I wonder if the crisis actors have a labor union yet?

 on: Today at 08:44:05 AM 
Started by Kenny Solomon - Last post by Kenny Solomon


Knifeman arrested outside Buckingham Palace moments before Queen drives past.

Londonistan, Englandabad - The London Daily Telegraph - 24 May 2017  ---  The man was detained by police on The Mall just moments before the Queen passed by in a car on her way to an engagement with the Duke of Edinburgh at St Paul's Cathedral.

A picture showed the man surrounded by officers and handcuffed as he sat on the ground, while a police officer nearby held what was believed to be a large blade that had been seized.

The Metropolitan Police said the incident, at around 10.40am on Wednesday, is not believed to be terror-related. However, it comes amid heightened security and as armed soldiers prepare to guard "key locations" across London.

That's not a knife.

That's not a knife.  THIS is a knife.

 on: May 23, 2017, 10:38:57 PM 
Started by Kenny Solomon - Last post by Barry in IN
Good point about a waterbed.   I knew I should've asked about her bed, but the words wouldn't form right for some reason.

 on: May 23, 2017, 10:33:24 PM 
Started by Kenny Solomon - Last post by Jeff Army vet
Beds will stop bullets, you can't throw one hard enough to penetrate. :-)  If it is a water bed, it will stop one, depending on caliber, weapon and where it hits. A snubby revolver is your best last chance backup carry weapon. If you have run out of loaded magazines for your semi-auto, grabbing your revolver is faster than trying to reload.
I carry an NAA .22 magnum mini with a lasergrip. One of the few laser sights that are correctly placed (as close as possible to the barrel). It is also grip activated, so I don't have to remember to turn it on. Turns a weapon that needs a lot of luck to hit anything human sized into one I can put all 5 rounds into a 5" circle at 21 feet (or less).  It is also LOUD and will scare anyone not familiar with it. Sounds like a much heavier/bigger weapon.
After those 5 rounds, I draw my knife, because the excrement has hit the fan hard and I am in a situation I never should have been in without my long weapons and other survival equipment.

 on: May 23, 2017, 08:47:46 PM 
Started by Kenny Solomon - Last post by Barry in IN
I think I saw his relative at the range just today. 
He was "teaching" a woman how to shoot her husband's Ruger .380.    He was around 65.  This guy had serious doubts about how it would shoot because of "how much the barrel moves in it". 

WTF sez I.   I thought about making a wisecrack but held off. 

Upon further review, said movement occurs only when the slide is open.   Ummm, guy, you know it's supposed to do that, right?   The barrel drops down to unlock from the slide so it can, um, operate.  Then it's, you know, free to move around?  So that it can, you know, um, function?

Nope, he didn't know that. 
"But mine doesn't do that."    His was a Ruger .22 auto pistol. 

He is her pistol teacher.    Teacher!

I really had to leave to pickup the kids. I so wanted to stay.    Besides wanting to stay to rescue her from the wealth of knowledge she was about to be exposed to, but also to save my range.  I have a feeling some things were done that would have him removed from the membership.   All was duly noted in case I get a report of something happening. 

But all was well!  Two benchrest shooters were packing up to leave the same time I was.   And they stepped in with advice.   Saved the day! 
...with the wealth of defensive shooting info they've gleaned from the benchrest. 
Between the two of them, they spread just about every myth in the book within a minute or two.  All the big hits, from "you need a snub revolver" to "hide behind your bed because it will stop bullets". 
Both the teacher and the student were awed.

It's bugged me all day since.  Another person lost.  Sent down the road of misinformation. 

EDIT:. I forgot.  Above, when I said I almost made a wisecrack when he said the barrel was loose?   I was about to say something about having some guns that do that too...when the slide is open.     But even with that joking thought passing through my mind, it never occurred to me that might be exactly what he meant.

 on: May 23, 2017, 06:03:11 PM 
Started by Kenny Solomon - Last post by Aussie Bloke!
G'day everyone,.......

So,.. free magazine and ammo delivery eh?



 on: May 23, 2017, 05:14:17 PM 
Started by soot shooter - Last post by soot shooter
Still no word in the mean time the tumors we can feel are growing.
PS. unpacked the kayak it is cool but right now my heart is not in it.
 Field and stream Eagle Run Camo 12" if Y'all want to look it up.

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