Oct 172011
 
Dogs Can Not Always Protect Your Property

Conventional wisdom says that if you want an easy way to protect your property against burglars, you should get a dog.  The reasoning goes that even the smallest dog will deter many burglars, and larger more fearsome dogs will be even more effective against more motivated burglars. Well, yes, that’s right, as far as it goes.  If a burglar has a choice between breaking into a house with nothing more fearsome can a pet hampster […]

Oct 112011
 
Disney Edits Shotgun Out of Mickey Mouse Cartoon

A seven minute Mickey Mouse cartoon, originally released back in 1938, had Mickey Mouse grabbing a double barreled shotgun from a wall rack in his bedroom to protect himself against what Mickey believed to be a dangerous escaped criminal (in actual fact, it turned out only to be a parrot). The cartoon is light-hearted and fun, as were all Disney cartoons back then. But in a recent re-release, Disney have edited out the shotgun, and […]

Oct 112011
 
New York City's Suggested Rape Defense Strategy for Women

So what is the best way to protect yourself against rape?  Some people might suggest learning a form of self defense.  Others may advocate pepper spray, or a shock/stun gun device.  Still other people suggest carrying a pistol and learning how to use it.  Then of course there are the delicate souls who advocate a whistle or some other nonviolent means of simply calling attention to your plight. New York’s finest has a new suggestion […]