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Phishing Fraud

December 20, 2005 | By | 4 Comments

There are 5.7 BILLION phishing fraud emails sent out each month! Amazing. Seems like half of those land in my account.

Here’s an interesting online quiz to test your “phishing IQ.” I scored very badly — that’s because I thought all but one were frauds.

So I’ve become a complete skeptic. But what does that say about the future of email as a method of communication for businesses? I automatically delete anything that comes in my inbox from ebay, paypal, and mostly from amazon, too. . .

Thank You for Voting!

December 17, 2005 | By | One Comment

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The Weblog Awards voting has finished and I just wanted to thank you all for taking the time to go over there and vote for Reasoned Audacity. I’ve heard from so many of you who kept it up over the long voting period and I really appreciate your support.

Most of all, of course, I appreciate you coming back here to read this blog.

And congratulations to Willisms, who was already one of my favorite blogs, and who is the real winner in this category.

Best Business Marketing Posts of the Year

December 12, 2005 | By | No Comments

Jack at Yoest.com and Noah at Okdork.com are having a contest.

A Contest! About Marketing.

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The Marketing Department

courtesy www.toothpastefordinner.com,

drawing by drew

Show us your four P’s: Product, Price, Promotion, and Placement!

Give us your best on Reach, Frequency, Awareness!

Explain your finest on Branding, on Advertising.

Okdork (Noah Kagan’s thoughts on money, entrepreneuring, media, internet and other business things) and Jack are pulling together the best marketing posts.

The Jack and Noah team will each put 4 blog entries on the greatest articles from the year. (Their opinion.)

No entry fees. No cash prizes. Just recognition and bragging rights.

delectare et docere. . .

Submit by December 20th to

best-at-okdork.com

and they will be posted on December 25th.

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05 Dec

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Weblog Awards 2005 — Please Vote! Early. Often.

December 5, 2005 | By | 3 Comments

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Reasoned Audacity is a finalist in the 2005 Weblog Awards! We’re in the Best of the Top 501 – 1000 Blogs category.

Here’s the shameless plea: please go vote! You can vote once a day starting today through December 15th. So, if you’re willing, this is a case where early and often is more than a joke — it really does count!

I’m really humbled to be in such great company in this category — and a little sad to be competing against some of my favorite blogs: Willisms, American Princess, Armies of Liberation, Vince aut Morire and MacStansbury.

But not sad enough to not ask you to vote for Reasoned Audacity!! Those are great blogs — go read them, and then go vote for Reasoned Audacity. Hey, that’s the good thing about being a conservative: we like competition.

So go VOTE!! Please!

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As of noon, the poll for this category wasn’t up yet — I’ll try to get an update posted when it is.

7:00 UPDATE: The Poll is open!! I so appreciate your vote. . . and most of all, I appreciate you reading Reasoned Audacity!

30 Nov

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The Power of the Blogosphere: From Michelle Malkin. . .to the President

November 30, 2005 | By | 3 Comments

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President at Annapolis

White House Photo

Michelle Malkin strikes again! And the influence of the blogosphere extends to the White House. . .

I had a note from the Chairman last night, telling me to read closely the President’s speech on Iraq at the Naval Academy yesterday. Particularly this passage:

One of those fallen heroes is a Marine Corporal named Jeff Starr, who was killed fighting the terrorists in Ramadi earlier this year. After he died, a letter was found on his laptop computer. Here’s what he wrote, he said, “[I]f you’re reading this, then I’ve died in Iraq. I don’t regret going. Everybody dies, but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it’s not to me. I’m here helping these people, so they can live the way we live. Not [to] have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark.

There is only one way to honor the sacrifice of Corporal Starr and his fallen comrades — and that is to take up their mantle, carry on their fight, and complete their mission.

Next, the Chairman reminded me where it was that I first had heard the name “Corporal Starr.” Take a look at the headline from Michelle Malkin’s October 28th post, “CPL. JEFFREY B. STARR: WHAT THE NYTIMES LEFT OUT.”

The New York Times had run a story on the 2,000th soldier killed in Iraq, and Corporal Starr was one soldier featured.

Michelle, however, broke a big story by exposing how the NYT had misrepresented Jeffrey as someone who was fatigued by the war, and anxious to get out of the Marines. In fact, as the quote the President used in his speech illustrates, Jeffrey believed strongly in his mission.

Good work, Michelle.

And God Bless our soldiers.

26 Nov

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Ipso Facto Arrives at Reasoned Audacity!

November 26, 2005 | By | 4 Comments

I’m so excited: my friend Mike (aka “Waco Kid”) has made the code to his Ipso Facto cartoon available! So look left for a new cartoon daily here at Reasoned Audacity — and then stroll over to Ipso Facto headquarters to check out some past ones you might have missed. And, then, tell a friend.

Here’s my all time favorite!

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Thanks Mike!

Weblog Awards Coming Soon

November 25, 2005 | By | No Comments

Crossed Posted at Jack Yoest

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Coming December 1st

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See the Weblog Awards site. Good reads.