Dear Friends: It will be my pleasure to introduce the Canto Talk audience to Kate and Kit of Victory Girls blog on Thursday, June 27th, at 7:00 pm PST/ 9 pm CT/ 10 pm EST (Click HERE for podcast link).
A little on the background of these dynamic and talented conservative ladies:
Kate is the founder, owner, and Editor-in-Chief of Victory Girls Blog. She’s been involved in several successful blog ventures over the last decade, as both the Political Editor and Managing Editor of Right Pundits as well as Blatherings Blog. When she’s not at her day job righting the world’s ills, she’s blasting 80′s music and writing snarky goodness here at VG. Kate lives in the hippie-filled Pacific Northwest, and tries to escape from the rampant stupidity by birdwatching, antiquing, garden and other nice and quiet pastimes that don’t require her to suffer fools. Kate writes on pro-life, terrorism, and many others.
Kit is the Managing Editor of Victory Girls. She’s a former Air Force mechanic who has an even lower tolerance for liberalism than she does for being called Republican–the phrase used to describe her should be “Constitutional Conservative.” She is proud to cling not-so-bitterly to her guns and faith, and thinks there should be a lot more of both in this country. She co-founded the military blog Euphoric Reality, co-hosted the radio shows The Front Line and Fire For Effect, and currently works as an analyst while pursuing a master’s degree in Intelligence. Kit writes at VG on topics like national security and foreign policy, guns, Islam, and why Volvos and Subarus are so often driven by crabby, middle-aged female Obama voters.
While we plan to touch on many great subjects, here is a piece from Kit in Legal Insurrection that is a must-read, in light of the NSA scan-dal!
Keep in mind that you will need to change some of your habits if you decide you really want to keep your personal stuff private. Most people are too lazy…but if you’re not, here’s the list from the guys over at Wired, as well as a few other nooks and crannies I find things in:
For internet browsing, use Tor. It comes with a full bundle that you can use on any kind of Windows from XP to 8, Mac, or Linux if that’s your flavor. I won’t bore my political readers with the long explanation of why Tor keeps your internet browsing private, but if you want to read all about it you can check out the Wikipedia entry, or just go to the website.
For email, use Hushmail. It’s free, it’s secure, and if you’re done using that email, no worries. You can either delete it, or stop signing into it. It’ll be gone in 2 weeks, along with all those fan emails you sent to Justin Bieber. See? You do want privacy.
For phone service, use Silent Circle. Their Silent Suite has 3G, 4G, and WiFi encrypted mobile video & voice, plus email, plus browsing, plus texts. It’s $49/month but worth it if you’re willing to pay it.
Use Throw Away Phones – If you really don’t want to use a paid service, you could always buy a burner phone (or ten).
For instant messaging use OTR (off the record), found here. Otherwise, your stuff is wide open. (One important note: Gmail’s “off the record” setting does NOT mean it’s not being logged…it’s just not retrievable by the user. The data miners can find it just fine.)
Obviously, we aren’t saying it’s okay to hide any illegal and/or nefarious activities. If you’re using this article for that, then I hope you do get busted.
The Victory Girls blog also has a few other gems:
I am looking forward to chatting with them very much. In light of their graphics, and my admiration for there work, I offer my latest piece as an homage to their awesomeness!!!