Thursday, July 28, 2016

On the road for a while...

We've been traveling a lot in the last year. We started out in Oregon in August of 2015, and made our way north to the tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington (to visit my sister) and then got some repairs done to our bus down in Bend, Oregon.  By October we were in Nevada, where we attended a 4-day handgun training class at Front Sight.  Then we got married in Las Vegas in early October, honeymooned for a while along the Grand Canyon south rim and north rim, then headed up through Utah to see the sights. Then down to Four Corners, then El Paso where our Onan 6500 watt generator went through an overhaul. Then Carlsbad Caverns. Then Texas, and a stay at our friends' ranch in East Texas over Thanksgiving.  Then onward to Clearwater, Florida to see my kids and grandkids.  We stayed there through March, then made a loop up through Georgia for a couple of months, biding our time until the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild's conference in Tampa in May. That was the usual blast, with Marie speaking on her topics of labeling and Good Manufacturing Practices. Then a leisurely trip up the coast to visit friends and clients in Greenville, SC, finally arriving in Maine in July of 2016.  We're here for a couple of weeks, then will head down to New York to visit more friends in August. Then on across and down toward warmer climes for the winter.  We're thinking of overwintering in Texas or Arizona this year.  Clearwater, Florida was just too hot and too expensive.

Our adventures are being chronicled on our travel blog, Roaming the Backroads, which we always seem to be a couple of months behind on.

This was Martinak State Park in Maryland, where we spent a week.

Note we are still very much working on our businesses -- we are just doing it from a highly  mobile platform. As long as we have a good cell connection we work assiduously. But then we go outside and go swimming!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


Wow - it's been nearly six years since I posted anything here in blognomichi.

The problem was that I couldn't spare the time to figure out how to log in, after they moved from blogspot over to blogger and Google bought them out.  When I was simplifying things here in the office, I found my old login, and viola! we're back.

We'll see if I can keep both blogs -- this one and -- refreshed with current posts from time to time.


Thursday, January 08, 2009

Cloudmark not quite heavenly after all

I found that Cloudmark was disabling my AVG antivirus email scanning, so I had to uninstall it. Dang. I liked that program.

Then I discovered that I could change the exim settings on my dedicated server so that it checks the IP address of all incoming mail against the database of IP addresses of "known spammers" before it accepts the email. I implemented that and everyone on my server is much happier with the dramatic decrease in spam overall.

Now I receive less than 50 spams a day, and those are easily sorted by AVG's mail scanner. So Cloudmark is not really needed after all.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Anti-Spam Heaven in Cloudmark

I get about 3000 spam emails per day. That's not an exageration. I have tried IHateSpam and MailWasher and AVG anti-spam, and all of them were pretty good, but I found it actually took less time to simply let all the spam come in and delete them from my server by hand, using a webmail interface, than it took to go through the spam folder and dig out emails I wanted to get, after they'd been sorted by IHateSpam, Mailwasher or AVG.

Then I heard about Cloudmark and tried it. I have been using Cloudmark for about a week and can tell you it is the best of them all. It does not mark as spam anything that isn't actually spam. So far out of 13,000 spams I've checked in the spam folder in the last 4 days, it has not put one email into the spam category that did not belong there.

I'm not affiliated with Cloudmark, and I don't usually rave about Microsoft products. But Cloudmark is an exceptional product and deserves many accolades. It has reduced my time spent handling spam from about an hour a day to about 3 minutes.

Highly recommended.


I've been spending a lot more time posting to my regular blog than to this Blognomichi blog. You'll find a lot of information about psychiatric abuse and drug company conspiracy there at

With all the twittering I do on Twitter, and the regular posts to JMblog, I've gotten "blognosis", the condition of having too much blogging to do.

Forgive me, I will try to post more often here.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

There's no place like home

Back today from a week of traveling, conferencing, and taking a bazillion photos at the conference. (about 2 GB worth of photos at about 5Mb apiece. That's quite a few photos.) There's no place like home, especially here on our ranch in Western Oregon.

Recently I find I am being inundated with spam again. Not from or this blog, but from other sources that have gotten my many email addresses and are sending me approximately 100 spam emails per hour. I've set up captcha's on my websites' forms, but that's not the problem. The problem is just getting a bazillion spams to my valid email addresses I can't get rid of.

I have Spam Assassin turned on, on the server. I am now looking at going through various anti-spam solutions (IHateSpam from and MailWasher, to name but two) on my own computer. I have already set up numerous anti-spam filters, which catch some of it, through Outlook Express.

About spammers, my feelings on this remind me of the words of an angry mob: "Hanging's too good for them!" When I think of how much time is wasted around the world every day because of these idiots....

Your thoughts on this?

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Back at it... great quote from Willie Sutton

Willie Sutton was a bank robber and all-around thief. He was the original "Slick Willie" (long before Bill Clinton earned that appellation) and Willie was also known as "The Actor" because he played various roles during robberies, showing up as a mailman at one or as a telegram delivery clerk at another. The press made a couple of Willie's better lines famous. Here are two of this most popular quotes:

“I have always found you get a lot more in this world with a kind word and a gun than you do with just a kind word.”


When asked why he robbed banks, he stated:

"Because that's where the money is."

Willie spent a lot of his life in jail, escaped several times, was always quickly re-captured, and after his final release from prison for health reasons, he even made a commercial in 1970 for photo identity cards for a bank.

Even career criminals can have a wicked sense of humor.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New Video on Drugs and School Shootings

This video has a decent interview on Hannity's America, talking about the problems with school shootings and linking them to psychiatric drugs

I harp on this because it is such a major issue, one of the defining issues of our times. The 60's had Vietnam, the 70's had disco, the 80's had bad hair - in the 2000's, we have school shootings.

New Documentary Film - Generation Rx

Generation Rx is a new film by Kevin Miller on the dangers of mind-altering drugs. It will be released later this year. You can read a review of the film on the News Target website. (Click that link.)

According to the review, the film "delivers a devastating blow to the psychiatric drug pushers, FDA puppets and Big Pharma marketing fraudsters who have sold an entire nation on an absurd idea that turns out to be a grand medical hoax: that millions of children have 'chemical imbalances' in their brains requiring treatment with patented, profitable pharmaceutical drugs like Prozac and Ritalin." Which we know from experience to be true.

It's a rave review of a film that features interviews with many notable doctors, authors and health experts, including Dr. Julian Whitaker, Dr. Fred Baughman, Robert Whitaker and many others. According to this review, the film "weaves a terrifying tale of criminal conspiracy, the mass abandonment of medical ethics, and the routine betrayal of an entire generation by an industry that seems fixated on the idea of profits at any cost."

You can find out how you can view this film by signing up here:

Omaha Shooter was on Psych Drugs

CCHR Gets it right again:

Autopsy Results Confirm Omaha Shooter Was Yet Another Killer Under the Influence of Psychiatric Drugs

Watchdog Urges for Investigation Into Psychiatric Drug-Induced Teen Shootings

LOS ANGELES: The mental health watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is calling for a federal investigation into the link between psychiatric drugs and senseless teen shootings, following autopsy results confirming 19-year-old Nebraska mall shooter Robert Hawkins was under the influence of the “anti-anxiety” drug Valium when he killed eight people and wounded five before committing suicide last month. Hawkins is the eleventh recent teen shooter under the influence of psychiatric drugs, resulting in 48 dead and 89 wounded. Many of these drug-induced shootings occurred in schoolyards, including the massacres by Eric Harris at Columbine, Colorado and Jeff Weise at Red Lake, Minnesota
Another notorious figure, John Hinckley, who shot President Reagan and three secret service agents in a 1981 assassination attempt, was under the influence of the same drug as Robert Hawkins—Valium—which has been documented to cause violence, including murder and suicide. Hinckley was prescribed the drugs by his psychiatrist, and later admitted that the drugs turned him into a killer.
Another 19-year-old, James Wilson, killed two 8-year-old girls and wounded several others with his revolver at a South Carolina elementary school in 1988, after seeing psychiatrists and taking psychiatric drugs including Valium since he was 14. Californian Lynwood Drake III also took Valium before he shot and killed six people and himself in 1992.
Clinical psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin wrote in his book, Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry (1997) that “benzodiazepines [a class of drugs that includes Valium and Xanax] can produce a wide variety of abnormal mental responses and hazardous behavioral abnormalities, including rebound anxiety and insomnia, psychosis, paranoia, violence, antisocial acts, depression, and suicide.”
Although it is not yet known if Hawkins was prescribed the Valium found in his system (something investigators are looking into), what is known is that a staggering $265,000 in state funds were spent on Hawkins’ behavior and addiction “treatment.” This expensive state “care” included four years in and out of treatment centers, psych evaluations, regular therapy and extensive prescriptions for powerful drugs including Zoloft, Adderall and Effexor, warned to cause “homicidal ideation.” This case clearly refutes the mental health industry's standard negation of psychiatric drug-induced violence--the claim the patient did not get enough treatment, used to clamor for increased funding.
CCHR, concerned that most parents and consumers are unaware of the risk of homicide and suicide connected with these drugs, has launched a striking series of three PSAs warning of these side effects. The PSAs can be viewed at CCHR hopes that these PSAs serve to inform the public about the dangers of these drugs, and encourage support for a federal investigation into the link between these drugs and senseless teen violence.
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is an international psychiatric watchdog group co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights. Contact CCHR's Media Department at 800-869-2247 or