Spring Report and Summer Fund Drive

by W.F. Price on July 3, 2012

With the exception of April when the site experienced some major technical problems at an inopportune time, spring was a good season for The Spearhead in terms of traffic and subscription numbers. Even April, with its security foibles, had a silver lining; I hired a security firm to give the site an overhaul and pull out useless code, then went over the plugins one by one to see which might be causing slowdowns and security loopholes.

The results have been promising. Not only has the site sped up a bit, but traffic from new readers is up substantially, which has caused Alexa stats to rebound. At best, Alexa is a rough assessment of a sites traffic, because it is demographically skewed toward those who go to the trouble to install the toolbar on their browsers. However, I was a bit puzzled by the Alexa decline last year and early this year, because real traffic measured by on-site tracking software showed a clear, substantial increase from last summer. What I suspect happened is that some malware had been redirecting new readers or search hits for some time, screwing up the numbers. After installing security firewalls and file monitors on the site, I was surprised to see how regularly self-hosted WordPress sites are attacked, primarily to steal traffic.

Security definitely must be taken seriously if you run a self-hosted site! This is one of the advantages of having a wordpress.com or blogger site, as the big companies handle the security themselves. However, they have an even bigger drawback, in that they own your web space and can pull the plug at any time. I believe they even reserve the right to use your content, which undermines the concept of copyright.

RSS subscriptions are up to about 2,100 (2,093 yesterday), and about a third of these subscribers check the site daily on a feed reader, with an unknown number (probably about 200-300) checking email subscriptions on a regular basis. This comes out to about a thousand daily readers through subscriptions alone. In addition to that, weekdays see about 3,500 unique visitors per day directly to the site, about 60% of whom are return visitors. Therefore, a conservative estimate for regular readers would be around 2,000-3,000 per day. Monthly uniques are running around 70,000 at the moment and page views 280,000, although I hope to see both numbers rise this month.

Summers are usually slow, as people spend more time outside. In fact, I hope readers get plenty of sunshine and enjoy themselves when possible — too much time in front of the screen isn’t healthy. However, if I can expand the site’s reach a bit everyone can relax, take it easy and take a vacation, and traffic may yet grow through September, and then we’ll hit the high traffic months from mid fall through winter.

Whatever the case, the important thing is that the site is still going strong, and our ideas are making a difference. I’m glad to see we’ve added some perspective to the national (and international — I do get letters from abroad on a frequent basis), debate on how our civilization will handle family, sex roles and marriage in a world that has changed profoundly over a short period of time. It’s as important an issue as any, and we have to take it by the horns if we’re going to leave a better world for generations to come. The nightmare of a repressive feminist dystopia is unfortunately a real possibility, and already here in many respects, so this is a fight we can’t afford to sit out.

So, on that note, I’d like to ask for support so I can keep the site running through the next quarter, and keep dedicating hour after hour of work to producing content and protecting our space online. One thing I can assure supporters of is that every dollar you put into keeping The Spearhead online will go as far as just about any donation you could make — it is an extraordinarily efficient operation. This site has not only produced an enormous amount of content, but helped create a network of other blogs through links, exposure and a steady, unflagging presence online. I am pleased to note that teenage boys have been reading the site, and have used our ideas to articulate the visceral revulsion they feel for feminist indoctrination. Feminists read it, too, and although many of them hate it with a passion, our ideas have clearly served to cause them to rethink some of their rhetoric.

Over time, words and ideas make a difference. Like water falling on stone, the effect may be innocuous at first, but eventually the water shapes the stone, and we are at the point where we’ve already made an impression. My goal is to make an even bigger one, and I’d like your help in doing so.

Thanks to all those who have contributed content and money to the site, it’s still here. I’d like to extend a special thank you to the donors who saved my bacon this year — without them I’d be living like a hippie (but not by choice). All in all, I’ve had a great time running the site, but it certainly isn’t making me rich, so I truly appreciate every donation readers make.

Thanks again for the generosity — every time someone offers support it strengthens my resolve and keeps me marching along, taking the fight right through the lines.

Donations can be made through PayPal (upper right sidebar) or by check or money order to:

Price Content
PO Box 28282
Seattle, WA 98118

Thank you

-W.F. Price (AKA Welmer)

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

J July 3, 2012 at 12:50

Will have some on the way. Hope to be there myself soon enough! Good luck Welmer

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American July 3, 2012 at 14:59

God bless the spearhead!!

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American July 3, 2012 at 15:03

Im hit for cash Whelmer, but i do give out the website address to many.

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American July 3, 2012 at 15:07

Whelmer, you may be getting more and more teenage boys because they are going into classrooms where sexual deviants are teaching the class, and part of the curriculum is to have yer own jar of KY jelly. Some guys just cannot believe what is happening in their classrooms.

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Jacob Ian Stalk July 3, 2012 at 16:31

A Benjamin is on its way. Your work has saved my bacon and I daresay that of many others. I wish I could give more.

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Paradoxotaur July 3, 2012 at 16:49

“Donations can be made through PayPal (upper right sidebar) or by check or money order”

What! My cash isn’t good anymore?! What should I tell Al, Useless, and Ben?

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piercedhead July 3, 2012 at 18:05

“Over time, words and ideas make a difference. Like water falling on stone, the effect may be innocuous at first, but eventually the water shapes the stone…”

On that theme, I notice that the word “misandry” has quietly entered the Oxford English Dictionary – so no more excuses for all that software driven insistence that we have made a spelling mistake (link: http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/misandry):

Misandry

Pronunciation: /mɪˈsandri/
noun
[mass noun]

the hatred of men (i.e. the male sex specifically).

Derivatives

misandrist
noun & adjective

Origin:

1940s: from Greek miso- ‘hating’ + anēr, andr- ‘man’, on the pattern of misogyny

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Geography Bee Finalist himself July 3, 2012 at 18:49

@ piercedhead

Anglophone feminists will probably boycott the Oxford English Dictionary because of this inclusion of misandry and misandrist. We all know about their fight to control language (along with everything else).

My mother (herself a retired teacher who taught English when to students who were native speakers) disputes the definition of the word “uncle” if the man who “uncle” would apply to does not get married until he is on the cusp of sixty years of age when he marries for the first time, and his wife has a niece who is thirty, a nephew who is twenty-nine, and another nephew who is twenty-five, as well as three other nephews and two other nieces.

I told my mother that I am not going to destroy a computer over how a word is defined and displayed on the screen. Not worth destroyed hardware.

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piercedhead July 3, 2012 at 19:18

“Anglophone feminists will probably boycott the Oxford English Dictionary because of this inclusion of misandry and misandrist.” -Geography Bee Finalist himself

I hope they do.

Personally, the fact that so many established institutions refused to recognize the word “misandry’ – for decades – in spite of the fact the word is in everyday use, that it is in print, and that it even features in the title of published books, was the most compelling evidence I had that we were not so much up against ignorance, but determined resistance.

We have words for everything – even words for things that don’t exist. Yet something about the word ‘misandry’ drew a fire out of all proportion to any valid objection to it. Even as a concept, without a counterpart in reality, it still warranted a name – we have a name for a mythical white horse with a horn growing out of its nose, for goodness sake! Yet say the word ‘misandry’ and the world screams at you to shut up.

When one starts seeing this, one also starts to doubt the judgment of established institutions in all things. Their commitment to truth has been exposed as a fraud – a cover for their self-interest above all things.

Frankly, the continued resistance by feminists to the obvious is probably our greatest recruiting tool.

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Geography Bee Finalist himself July 3, 2012 at 20:03

Don’t forget that white Anglophone feminists are racist to the core when it comes to NOT treating:
Belize in Central America;
the Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados in the Caribbean;
Guyana in South America;
Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa;
west-central Cameroon in Central Africa;
Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in East Africa;
Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland in Southern Africa;
the Indian Ocean island nations of Mauritius and the Seychelles;
Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore in South and Southeast Asia;
and Palau, the Marshall Islands, the FS of Micronesia, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa;
as countries where English is spoken to a substantial degree, often as the official language of the country (or one of the official languages of the country). We all know that white industrialized-world feminists are dismissive of almost anything from the third world.

For example, it never matters to American women, especially white women, when a female head of state accomplishes anything substantive, such as the late BeNAZIr (to her detractors, at least) Bhutto winning elective office in 1988, getting pregnant while in office and in 1990 becoming the first woman to have won an election for head of state and then get pregnant with her daughter Bakhtawar, and also give birth to Bakhtawar while still in office.

One reason why it didn’t count to American women is because Bhutto was Pakistani, but we also know that American women feel entitled to favorable outcomes at all times, something which did not and could not even happen to Ms. Bhutto. I am pretty confident that there was some female American bitterness that Pakistan had beaten the U. S. to the punch in having a female head of state. After all, with American women, it doesn’t count that foreign women have made it to the top of the elected office totem pole in their respective countries.

Personally, if the first female U. S. president were black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, or Latina, I don’t think most white non-Latina American feminists would not be as happy for her as they would let on.

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greenlander July 3, 2012 at 20:50

OK, I’m in for another $100.

My donations:
3/11/10: $25
6/19/10: $25
10/26/10 $200
1/25/11: $100
9/13/11: $150
1/5/12: $100
4/10/12: $100
7/4/12: $100

Total since inception: $800.

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Eric July 3, 2012 at 20:53

Geography Bee:
Just as a side note: I think that Benazir Bhutto was a humiliation for most feminists; just like Corazon Aquino was in the Phillippines. Pakistani and Filipina women are hardly known for being feminists, so in a way, these two presidencies projected an image of female equality rather than female supremacy. The latter, of course, is feminism’s actual goal.

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Geography Bee Finalist himself July 3, 2012 at 22:28

@ Eric

Good point.

Bhutto also had going for her that she was the daughter of a previous prime minister (Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, hanged in 1979) and Aquino was the widow of assassinated opposition leader Ninoy Aquino. Aquino did not major in political science when she was an undergrad at the College of Mount St. Vincent in New York. Aquino probably never got credit from white feminist women for surviving seven coup attempts.

I was trying to take shots at white feminists’ need to be the first women to achieve anything big along with having sour grapes at the achievements of non-white women who were chronologically first in doing so to drive wedges between women of different races.

I was also trying to highlight that the need of white Anglophone feminists to control the English language (including what comes out of males’ mouths and the keystrokes males make on any computer).

This includes not considering many third world countries as Anglophone and not including, for example, kwacha, ngwee and tambala as proper English words (kwacha is the monetary unit of both Zambia and Malawi, in Zambia it is divided into 100 ngwee and in Malawi into 100 tambala) in an attempt to drive further wedges between Anglophone women of different races.

Another example would be if in majority-Muslim and Anglophone Gambia, whether or not a man who had four wives the day before yesterday but one of his wives died yesterday would now be considered a widower by English-speakers, or whether all four wives would have to die before he would be considered a widower.

I would not expect most Gambians to consider a Dutch MSM who got married in 2002 (or any other MSM in any country with same-sex marriage) and who lost his spouse in 2012 due to the latter’s death to be a widower.

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walking in hell2 July 3, 2012 at 23:04

What I have learned about the men’s rights movement (MRM) in the last couple of months is that it is not a movement. In fact I think that MRM is a misrepresentative acronym. An actual movement would have men in large groups picketing courthouses and public buildings, or engaging in other physical activities. In fact, in my opinion, there is no MRM.

When I think of what the spearhead and other sites like it represent, it is more like the following:

MAM = Men’s awareness movement or misandry awareness movement.

The MAM has the potential to help young men by letting them know they are not alone when they realize what a rotten situation they were born into. The MAM has the potential to help navigate young men out of the minefield and into greener pastures overseas.

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TFH July 4, 2012 at 00:19

walking in hell,

What I have learned about the men’s rights movement (MRM) in the last couple of months is that it is not a movement. In fact I think that MRM is a misrepresentative acronym. An actual movement would have men in large groups picketing courthouses and public buildings, or engaging in other physical activities. In fact, in my opinion, there is no MRM.

Heh….

Yes.

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Art Vandelay July 4, 2012 at 00:57

The problem with wordpress is that it’s code quality is exceptionally low, same with a lot of the plugins. The sad thing about software written in PHP in general is that there are many novices and people who never really learned how to design software hacking away at it. It’s not that prevalent in other languages with a steeper learning curve.

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Eric July 4, 2012 at 01:24

Geography Bee:
It’s not a huge ideological span to go from gender supremacy to racial supremacy—and there really IS a connection between the two. One might assume on the surface, for example, that the declining birth rates and postponements of marriage by white Anglofeminists is an anti-white policy. No….it’s purely the principle of ‘supply and demand’.

White woman’s value is greater as their numbers become more scarce. That’s why they try to promote birth-control among blacks, hispanics and other minorities as much as possible; and all feminists are huge fans of eugenics—aborting the ‘unfit’ and going to sperm banks, among their policies. The feminists, specifically the white Anglo feminists, want a monopoly on sex and reproduction and use both to control and enslave men.

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Rocco July 4, 2012 at 05:01

Done, $100.00 sent.

Ante up guys….so our sons don’t have too.

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Rocco July 4, 2012 at 05:20

As to those who don’t think there is a MRM we are talking here about broad ideas that have very practical applications as we have seen in the recent success of SAVE to influence the discussion on the rights of male victims of abuse.

“The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword”

It’s just that not everyone gets the above, IMO.

It’s not how you reach them, it’s how many you reach. Ask the candidates who have 1 billion dollars what they need to do to win……TV commercials.

Since not many can fund TV campaigns:

Internet = advantage MRM.

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andybob July 4, 2012 at 05:31

The articles are as diverse and interesting as ever. Mr Price continues to helm his blog with great respect for robust freedom of speech – and some of the finest writing on the Web. Great achievement.

As Mr Piercedhead informs us, the word ‘misandry’ has barged its way into dictionaries. Feminists must be spitting blood over that. They know that the men’s movement continues to advance. Only those with bionic hamsters can maintain the delusion that ignoring the MRM is a viable option or workable strategy.

Read the comments sections of mainstream news blogs. Men are reacting with increasing anger over articles with feminist-friendly/anti-male agendas. That didn’t happen two or three years ago. Men have had enough and female commenters are increasingly nervous.

Sites such as ‘The Spearhead’ and ‘A Voice for Men’ are doing their jobs by allowing us to articulate our anger. As Mr Keyster says, men will never organize with rallies and signs because men don’t herd. We don’t need to. We just need to withdraw money, support and goodwill in significant numbers – and that is already happening.

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andybob July 4, 2012 at 05:36

Well said, Rocco (same from me) and its grand to see you back – though I suspect you never ventured too far away. You have long been a voice of logic, common sense and sound reason – something we need more than ever.

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American July 4, 2012 at 06:53

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Anonymous age 70 July 4, 2012 at 09:52

AndyBob is correct. The old paradigm, one I wasted at least 10,000 hours over ten years, was that a men’s movement must require picket signs and marching. I did all those things, to no avail. Just as doing that today will be to no avail.

Those of you who still think that is the only way men can achieve anything, are missing the point. The dramatic reduction in marriages is hurting, and Spearhead is helping reduce marriage. So are other blogs.

The reason for the dedicated attack on men blogs the last year is because the withdrawal of men from, er, almost everything that does not directly benefit them has the bejabbers scared out of a lot of people, including those who have passed laws to destroy and enslave us.

Spearhead IS part of MRM, and is doing a great job at it.

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Just1X July 4, 2012 at 09:55

Hey Greenlander, you made it mainstream. Way to go

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/why-women-lose-the-dating-game-20120421-1xdn0.html

“There is Greenlander, an apparently successful engineer in his late 30s. In his early adult life, he was unable to ”get the time of day from women”. Now he’s interested only in women under 27.

”The women I know in their early 30s are just delusional,” he says. ”I sometimes seduce them and sleep with them just because I know how to play them so well. It’s just too easy. They’re tired of the cock carousel and they see a guy like me as the perfect beta to settle down with before their eggs dry out … when I get tired of them I just delete their numbers from my cell phone and stop taking their calls … It doesn’t really hurt them that much: at this point they’re used to pump & dump!”

It’s easy to dismiss such bile but Greenlander’s analysis is echoed by many Australian singles, both male and female.”

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Anonymous age 70 July 4, 2012 at 10:05

The reason swallowing the red pill is working so well is it gives men negotiating power. For 45 years, women have controlled everything, with the help of manginas and white knights.

When MRA activists tried to talk to feminists, they refused, because men had no power, nothing to negotiate with, nothing to take away from women. So, why negotiate?

With the marriage strike driving marriage rates down to 1/2 their high point several decades ago, women who delay marriage are finding themselves unmarriageable. We have marriages, and they can’t have them, so to speak.

So, they are frightened half to death. And, they should be.

MRA’s have a tremendous negotiating power now. However, I do not think we should negotiate at all. Anything we accept can be canceled with the signing of new bills by our legislatures.

Suppose people in power, including feminists, did actually listen to us as far as our grievances. We will tell them we need A; B; C; D; and E.

They will pass laws which give us A/100; B/100; C/100; D/100; and E/100, then announce they have given us everything we asked for and demand we set a date for the wedding.

In other words, any changes will be fight tooth and nail every inch of the way. Forget it. Make your own life and avoid women and marriage. Better yet, GTHO.

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Gilgamesh July 4, 2012 at 11:10

From the sounds of things, what most of use want is for the elite women to step down and leave the political sphere to us. Good luck getting them to do that willingly though.

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Keyster July 4, 2012 at 11:20

As Mr Keyster says, men will never organize with rallies and signs because men don’t herd. We don’t need to. We just need to withdraw money, support and goodwill in significant numbers – and that is already happening.

Have you ever noticed how a path begins to wear, one hiker at a time, around a fallen tree branch. No one tries to move the branch themselves or organize a group to move it, so they can remain on the same path. They start to create a new path slowly over time around it, until you can’t notice the old path ever existed.

Market Forces will direct the path of least resistance. If the old path becomes blocked simply bypass it to move forward. That’s what men are doing en masse in response to misandry; creating a new path around the fallen branch. He can’t lift it off by himself and he can’t get any help alone in the woods. So he sees where others have begun a new path, and he follows it.

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Tom936 July 4, 2012 at 12:38

When MRA activists tried to talk to feminists, they refused, because men had no power, nothing to negotiate with, nothing to take away from women. So, why negotiate?

Exactly.

All the veterans know this, but for the benefit of younger guys, Anon 70 is understating the case enormously. Feminists did more than refuse to talk, they actively shut down not only discussion with them, but any men’s rights discussion they could find. They still do this whenever they can, just less effectively now.

They launch every personal abuse they can think of as a matter of course. They distort shamelessly. No fact or argument can reach them because they’d immediately distort it into something completely unreasonable. They repeatedly deny the nose on their face. They insist the sky was green, not blue and when some of us would set them straight that the sky is blue, the next day they’d be saying that the sky is green again.

For example, they say “we just want equality” and “Affirmative Action” and “no C4M (choice for men)” in almost the same breath, smug as hell, without the slightest clue that they are contradicting themselves. When you say “Feminists”, they pretend they heard you say “women”. And so on, on and on and on and on. They’ve been doing all this for a long, long time.

Suppose people in power, including feminists, did actually listen to us as far as our grievances. We will tell them we need A; B; C; D; and E.

They will pass laws which give us A/100; B/100; C/100; D/100; and E/100, then announce they have given us everything we asked for and demand we set a date for the wedding.

Exactly. If at some future time they tried to cut a deal with us, there’d still be no point because they can’t be trusted and everything to them is fodder for distortion and manipulation. We’d feel honor-bound to keep promises while they just see promises as tricks to manipulate people with.

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Art Vandelay July 4, 2012 at 12:40

When MRA activists tried to talk to feminists, they refused, because men had no power, nothing to negotiate with, nothing to take away from women. So, why negotiate?

This is kind of the point I was trying to make in another thread but I failed to draw it to that conclusion. Women don’t have power over the younger men who are not married and don’t have children, because they have nothing to bargain with but sexual access. Also, the sexual access they can offer is riddled with risk, disease I’m gonna mention as an aside because involuntary fatherhood is the real risk for men these days. That’s why we want to see reliable male birth control happen.

They can’t take our children because we don’t have any. They can’t take our money in alimony because we don’t get married. They could take our money in taxes, but I have to agree in part with “The Whammer” in saying that we don’t have money and we can’t borrow any (statistically, you might be earning well but just look at the guys you finished school with).

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greyghost July 4, 2012 at 14:01

I like the Mens awarenss movement thing it makes sense to me with each man learning what he can and doing what is best for him and worst for feminism.
if there is any activism we can do as a group is to make a marketable push to let any company know that there is a profitable demamnd for a male pill. Market it as a feminist as a way to take the risk from a female body from the female pill, market it from the players as a bullet proof shield to fuck the hoes. market it from the beta males as a way to be responsible with his sexuality. market it as a parent teaching young men how to respect young slut girls from making a mistake that will compromise her future. (that was PC wasn’t it?)
but deep down inside mean old greyghost has the foot on the throat involuntary CHILDLESS spinterhood in his responsible nice guy heart.
This is a fun place to hang out and I’m going to have to send a 100 your way Welmer.

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greenlander July 4, 2012 at 17:44

Hey Greenlander, you made it mainstream. Way to go.

lol, thanks.

I did see that link while ago: someone on Dalrock’s blog posted it. There was a good discussion going on there about it…

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Art Vandelay July 6, 2012 at 03:54

How about getting SSL going here? A certificate isn’t very expensive if you want a signed one.

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