1. Only the US has a Holiday on Thanksgiving because the day is unique to the US. So if there is an anomaly in people checking this site on Thanksgiving, it can be attributed to interest inside the US.
2. On Thanksgiving there was an 11 hour blank with no foreign or domestic sites checking in. Now we expected that of US sites but not from former iron curtain countries, Asia, Russia etc.
3. Conclusion: The checking from sites outside the US is really someone using servers in those countries and routing the traffic back to the US to cover who is really doing the checking.
4. Conclusion: As far as we can tell, every one of the countries that the reroute traffic was coming from has a US embassy or consulate. Who else has these kinds of resources in literally dozens of countries. Postulate: Someone with close connections or in the US government is keeping very close check on my blog! Now I wonder why?????
5. Further conclusion: Ever who is keeping close check is using Google to notify them of posts. Why? Because Google only notifies of NEW posts, if a post is edited like I'm doing now, they don't send out a new notification with a set alert. I have noted that a new post gets a huge spike in visits but an addendum added to a previous post gets no spike, so therefore the automatic notifiers are not keying on the addendi (look that one up boys! Now I wonder who the nosey posey is??
Much of the internet interest in this site recently is coming from Romania. If the inquirer wants information they are free to email us.
Is this an innocent fan or are the servers in Romania being used by more insidious interests to monitor this site? Nearly one half of the hits recently on this site is coming from Romania. I am leaning toward a very in the know entitiy using various countries as surrogate servers to cover their identity. The reason I think this is that a pattern has emerged over the past year of inquires being made from countries almost in rotation. At different times it has been, Arab countries, middle Eastern countries, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, etc. The pattern seems almost Mission Impossible in construction and as such would indicate very in the know people as well as likely a governmental entity in order to move around with such impunity! Just my humble opinion. If anyone has ideas or logical indications of the implications, please post a comment.