Mar 262011
 
Situational Awareness Can Save You

Here’s an interesting story of how a woman fell victim to a rape. Surprisingly, I’m not citing this to you as an example of something that could have been prevented if the woman was armed; indeed it is unlikely that she could have done anything to save herself if she was armed.  Being as how […]

Mar 132011
 
It is Official - the Police are getting Stupider (per Justice Dept mandate)

Your city’s finest?  Apparently not quite so fine these days, at least not if the Justice Department has its way. The Department of Justice – increasingly a source of political correctness, and sadly less frequently a source of justice – has decided that the solution to ‘too few’ black people being in certain police departments […]

Mar 132011
 
Daylight Saving 'To Do' List

Some people advocate making the switch to/from daylight savings a trigger event for checking the batteries in your smoke detectors.  That’s a good idea, even though probably all smoke detectors these days have low battery alarms that make annoying chirping sounds when the batteries get low. It is barely conceivable that the low battery alarm […]

Mar 082011
 
In a Reversal of Roles, Home Intruder Calls Police for Help

So, what do most burglars do when breaking into a house?  Yes, they start stealing things, right? And if they become aware of the home owner returning home, what do they do?  Hopefully, they leave quickly! But that’s not what happened when a man in Portland, OR, broke into a home there.  Instead of going […]

Mar 072011
 
Don’t You Have to Pass an English Test to Become a Citizen?

Answer me this, if you can. First, only citizens can vote, right?   Okay, so that’s a no-brainer question.  We all know the answer to that.  You have to be a citizen to vote. Second, foreign immigrants have to pass an English language test to become a citizen, don’t they? Yes, they do.  But don’t just […]