Vic Biorseth, OWM; http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com/
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In May 2010 I noticed that many hits on this Website were coming in from this nebulous, amorphous thing called FaceBook, so I looked into what FaceBook was, and wound up creating my own free FaceBook page.
I have no visibility into who is accessing this site, but I do have access to the numbers of hits on various pages, and where (on the Internet) those numbers linked in from. I'm still figuring FaceBook out, but anyway, if you have a free FaceBook account, now you can go there from here, as well as here from there.
I noticed the same thing on a smaller scale from Twitter, fooled around with it for awhile, and decided I didn't like it, because it's so restrictive. I don't think it's for literate people; it’s too brief, and uses entirely too much "shorthand" English for my taste. I now have a Twitter account out there, but I hardly ever get on it and don't do anything much with it.
FaceBook is kind of neat, and since I opened my own page on it I’ve discovered lots of personal friends and relatives that I didn’t even know were on FaceBook. It’s an interesting little e-world of its own.
There is a danger, however: it can be an addictive activity, and thus a time robber. My own spare time that I use in computer activity is supposed to be spent on adding things to this website, not gabbing with friends and getting distracted by other stuff. So FaceBook requires a little prioritizing and a little self discipline, unless you've got all the time in the world. It is very easy to lose track and spend an hour when you only intended to spend 10 minutes.
If you already have a free FaceBook account of your own, you can click on the little FaceBook button at the very bottom of any page on this site, and then include your comments and "share" that page on the "wall" page of your own FaceBook account.
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I avoid social media, having been burned by poor security in that arena. You may contact me through comments at the bottom of any webpage on this website, including this one. I am the only one who sees, approves and publishes these comments, or not. Regards, Vic
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The following is a “bloglet” I submitted yesterday regarding my FaceBook account. I now put a copy here so that a permanent record will still exist after yesterday’s entry rolls off the blog list, and so that anyone who wants to may comment about it.
Friday, August 05, 2011 Notice to all my FaceBook friends: One week from today, I will be permanently closing my FaceBook account. FaceBook is too insecure for my taste, and FaceBook provides no help whatsoever with help against intrusions by hackers. A foul-mouthed Marxist and/or a foul-mouthed Moslem has co-opted my name and my profile pic, and is sending nasty messages to my friends, in my name, as if the messages were coming from me. There is no way this person could be logged on as me with my password; and there is no way he could be logged on as me at the same time I am logged on. He just has some tricky way of showing my face and my name on his messages to you. If any of you receive any such message, know that it was not from me. One week should be long enough notice for all of you to be aware. You can still contact me through my own website, which is much more secure and under my control. One week from today, any message any of you receive from me will most certainly not be from me, because my account will no longer exist. God bless.
Date: Sat Aug 06 12:12:44 2011
From: Rt Rev Harold L. Trott, SSC
Location: Albuquerque New Mexico USA
Sorry that those who demand freedom for themselves can't respect yours.
Date: Sat Aug 06 20:42:12 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Fr. Trott: Neither Marxists nor Moslems can long tolerate free speech, or liberty, or even free thought. False ideologies cannot stand in the light of the Truth.
Date: Sat Aug 06 13:35:11 2011
Vic – If you do that, your facebook account named Vic Biorseth will be open and available for someone else to claim. If your tormentor were to grab it, he could do more damage in your name than he can now. Do not close your facebook account. Lock it up somehow, but don’t close it. Also warn all your friends to change their security to not allow anyone except friends to comment or post to their walls. Just a word to the wise.
Date: Sat Aug 06 20:53:50 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
… Hmmm … I’ll have to think about that for awhile. I don’t even want to mess with FaceBook any more. But I don’t want anyone else using my name on another account either. Will share this as a warning to my friends. Thanks.
Date: Sun Aug 07 19:18:52 2011
Vic, you said Facebook provided no help whatsoever. What exactly did Facebook say about all of this?
Date: Mon Aug 08 06:07:23 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Brenda: I have been unable to talk to a human being at FaceBook; all I get is autoresponder emails, and re-direction back to FaceBook Help, which would be better named FaceBook Help Yourself. Here’s the typical FaceBook email response:
Hi, Thanks for contacting us. If you have concerns or questions regarding your privacy and the profile redesign, please visit our Help Center: http://www.facebook.com/help/?topic=new_profile We’re constantly trying to improve Facebook, so it's important that we hear from our users. Unfortunately, we can’t respond to your emails individually, but we are reading them. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us. If there are any specific changes you recommend, please let us know. To get updates on how to control your sharing on Facebook, and to give feedback on privacy, "Like" the Facebook and Privacy Page: http://www.facebook.com/fbprivacy If you are having any problems with your account, please refer back to our Help page (http://www.facebook.com/help.php) where you'll find information about Facebook as well as the answers to many of your questions. Thanks again for your feedback. -The Facebook Team
And that’s it. I got a lot of immediate attention and help from SBI!, who I have my website with. There was an immediate and ongoing dialogue established with them, and while the problem proved to be outside SBI! and thus not resolvable by them, they nevertheless provided invaluable insight and advice in the matter. But I got nothing, except the above, from the so-called FaceBook Team. See My Sincere Apologies for where this all began.
Date: Tue Jan 24 20:05:21 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
My dear FaceBook Friends: Please do not be offended, but I am no longer conversing on FaceBook, for it has proved to be too insecure. If any of you get FaceBook messages that look like they are from me, rest assured they are not from me, but from someone pretending to be me. The ONLY thing I intend to post on FaceBook in the future is to SHARE new articles from my website as they are completed. I will hit the SHARE button on the new webpage to share it on FaceBook, and that is it. If anyone wants to converse about anything, and we don’t really know each other, then we will converse through comments on my website, or not at all. If you know me, email me or call me. If you know me and you don’t have my email, call me, and I’ll whitelist your email address and we can converse that way if you wish. Sorry to be so uncommunicative, but FaceBook is no help in this matter, and I have a lot more security and control over my own website. God bless.
Date: Sat Mar 16 14:29:28 2013
Vic, I notice the "Like" button and count disappeared off your upper right column. Did you do that, or did something happen?
Date: Sat Mar 16 16:31:45 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
I did it. I noticed that some page counts were going down rather than up. How can anyone "unlike" a page? I don't think it is possible. At least not legitimately possible. These counts were not being changed by me, and they were not being changed by SBI!, so the only possibility left is that something was happening through FaceBook again. And it is impossible to get help or talk to a human being at FaceBook. So, I just took the button and the count off my site.
I don't even want to play in the FaceBook sandbox any more because it is not sanitary enough for me. Like Twitter, the more you look at it, the more vulgarity you see. It's just too open to crude language and potential malicious hackers for joyful participation.
But I am taking Curmudgeon's advice and leaving the account open so no one can take it over and pretend to be me.
Date: Wed Mar 20 20:15:39 2013
Did you ever find out who was pretending to be you?
Date: Thu Mar 21 07:17:46 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
Fri Jul 04 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
Changes pursuant to changing the website URL
and name from
Thinking Catholic Strategic Center to
Catholic American Thinker.
Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages. .
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Never be lukewarm.
Life itself demands passion.
He who is indifferent to God has already forfeited his soul.
He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
In America, religion is not mere window dressing and citizenship is not a spectator sport.
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The FaceBook Hacker Pages
Pages related to a malicious FaceBook Hacker and Identity Thief pretending to be Vic.
If you saw some profane, insulting comments from me – it wasn’t me. Somebody commented on my wall as me, with my profile picture yet.
Join Vic on FaceBook. Vic On FaceBook is the link to Vic's FaceBook Page. (Page down through comments to see why I don't do FaceBook any more.)
I told you so before the 2008 election; and here we are. As much as I hate to say I told you so, here we are; and you ain’t seen nothing yet. (Page through comments to meet the FaceBook hacker.)
The Shaharokh Sharifrazy page content has been removed. The Shahrokh Sharifrazy page content has been removed to conform to SBI content requirements. (This it the identity thief who pretends to be me.)
General Commentary Pages
Various unrelated topics that stirred thought and provoked writing (or quoting) at one time or another. The Everything Else Bucket.
Work at home jobs that have had me. A long, costly and unsuccessful run at work from home jobs that didn't work for us.
Truth versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified. Truth versus Agenda examines the contest between reality and its opposition.
Vic has Iron Weights for sale; Mama says they have to go. Lots of iron weights for sale; all have to go at once, in one sale.
The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid. The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.
Indifferentism and Moral Relativism eats away at Catholic Culture. Catholicism stands against Indifferentism. Where do you stand?
My poor old truck is again starting to look like a poor old truck. After half-a-million miles, we're now approaching another decision time; another paint job, or a new truck.
Battle Line: Where the advancing secular army meets Judeo-Christian moral norms. The Secular Position (or Agenda) involves Proactive, Aggressive Anti-Theism, and not merely "neutral" Atheism.
A return to the American Ideal means a severe reduction in Government. To return to positive growth and progress means, necessarily, purging our nation from all Marxist-Socialist philosophical influence and a return to the American Ideal.
Why this hatred of Palin? What galls modern women of the Left about Sarah Palin? The blind hatred of Palin we’re seeing expressed is not merely because of hatred and intolerance of the pro-life religious moral standard.
A Palin Parker Ticket? My Dream Candidates for 2012. Why a Palin Parker ticket is better than any professional politician Republican ticket you can come up with for 2012.
Elitism Vs Palinism: Why the Left and the Elites Loath and Fear Sarah Palin. It isn’t just Marxism Vs Palinism; it’s also established intellectual elitism vs Palinism. The elite need someone to look down upon.
How is it that opposing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is "arrogant"? If my pro-Catholic, pro-American, anti-alternative-ethos position is "arrogant," then, exactly what is the position of those who claim superiority or even equality with it?
Here we see Bush family class captured in a simple private citizen’s photo. George W. (and Mrs.) Bush quietly demonstrate Bush family class without hoopla or fanfare.
Marxists love crisis, and they love an oil spill crisis most of all. Marxists even create and drive crisis. Their favorite crisis of all must be the Oil Spill Crisis, which is even better than a Banking Crisis.
American Military Assault Weapons originally intended in the 2nd Amendment. To miss the point of the 2nd Amendment is to miss the point of the whole Constitution.
For God and Country – More Thoughts on America, and on National Existence. For God and Country: Comparisons of martyrdom and heroism, Sovereign Nationhood Vs. Internationalism, distinct people-hood Vs. the Global Village, and Godliness Vs. godlessness.
The Godless Left leads the young and naive to their utopian Hell. For an honest comparison of the effects on youth, we need to look to the history of the Godless Left versus the Religious Right.
The Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World is a must read. No decent world history course is complete without the Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World.
Aleksandr I.Solzhenitsyn warns the American Worker and American organized labor. Solzhenitsyn speaks to us as a worker from the “Worker’s Paradise” of Communism; words of warning for all who understand the meaning of the word Liberty.
World Revolution returns with a vengeance: the rebirth of Marxism. Marxist world revolution returns, and faces far less opposition than in 1848 or the period between the Great Wars.
Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future. Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace.
On Threats to America's National Existence. A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.
On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos. Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.
Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History. The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.
Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars. Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia", and being "Slain in the Spirit", to Catholicism.
The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks. Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.
Current Website Status. Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.
Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide. The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce.
On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket. As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.
A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.
Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.
The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."
Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies "grading" doctors? Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest. A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?
On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes. The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.
Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again
Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future. Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.
Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later. The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.
The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.
Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC. There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.
Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite? I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.
Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.
The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard". The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.
Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.
Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.
Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.
Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.
Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.
"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great) Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.
Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture. What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?
If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it? Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility. If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?
So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible. Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.
Taking a look at Illegal Imigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.
First journal / blog entries when the thinking catholic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing.
On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006. Adding items to book store.
Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.
Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.
Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.
Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.
The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now. Well … so what?
Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.
Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.
Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine no such thing as the USA?
More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.
Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.
Website Status Update 11/09/10. Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.
Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.
A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.
Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.
Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.
The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.
Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.
We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?
Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper. The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.
Tea-Party-Candidates-04-18-2014. The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.
Ecce homo; Behold the man. Ecce Homo. Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.
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