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2009-09-30


Better is better ...

The question that immediately comes to mind whenever someone says that an action will compromise security is "Whose security?" ...

Some of the comments are pretty funny ...

It's unfortunate that the whole thing came up, but Rocky Mountain seems to have behaved well once they realized that they screwed up ...
It's about time ...

2009-09-28


Sounds like a good idea ...
The driveway alarm alert system operates according to a series of sensors. Each sensor can be configured individually and once it is activated it sends a signal to a transmitter. The transmitter is quite powerful and can emit a signal up to 300 feet through walls to the receiver in your home, for example. It’s good to know that the system is entirely waterproof and weatherproof and can be easily mounted and adjusted to your needs. Rather than just been notified that there is a problem of some kind some way, the beauty of the driveway alarm alert system is that each sensor can be matched to a specific message. You record the message in your own voice when you are setting up the system and therefore will know the nature of the problem, whether it relates to the dog in the flower bed or to the pool area.

The problem with this type of system is that everyone in the household must alter their behavior or you have so many false alarms that you quit adequately responding to the alarms ...

2009-09-26


They used to call it the Wall St. Journal test. Critically examine whatever it is your fixin' to do and ask yourself how you will feel about it if you wake up tomorrow and find a story and pictures about it on the front page of the WSJ ...
I know, it's fun, but don't do it ...

Why is this in any way innovative ...
It amazes me that an unambiguous right to self-defense isn't in common law. Probably interferes with too many shenanigans ...
I imagine they were able to determine through google that the e-mail hadn't been read yet. It that is the case,  deactivating the address will keep the address owner from recovering the data. Sounds like they're moving heaven and earth to protect the data, whether for their customers or for their business reputation ...

2009-09-24

Hmmm ... catastrophic loss of invisibility ...
I was wondering when someone would bring this up ...

2009-09-23

This is pretty cool ...
Just don't try to use either one in a gun fight ...
Oh, and ... uh ... keep the change ...
Yeah, that whole constitution thing is down right inconvenient ...


It's hard to picture us having very many fewer friends or very many more enemies ... the previous andministration made sure of that.
When the Raymond, New Hampshire, selectmen refused permission to a local resident to hold a yoga class on the town green in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace, they may not have anticipated the decision would draw gun-toting libertarians and others to the site to show support for First and Second Amendment rights. Molly Schlangen, the yoga instructor who had planned to hold a complimentary class on the green on Sunday, held it instead at her studio in the neighboring town of Epping. But two other gatherings were held on the town common that day. At noon about 20 members of the Free State Project, a movement to draw people to New Hampshire to work for smaller government and greater protections of individual liberty, showed up to demonstrate their support for freedom of speech and the right to peacefully assemble, as well as the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Several of them were wearing guns, in accordance with the state's "open carry" law.
The fact of having to ask should tell you that it's time to throw the bums out ...

2009-09-22

It's odd that they chose not to remain silent ...
Perhaps he will have his ass handed to him in next election's primaries, just like Nickels did ...

2009-09-21

Hmmm ... I'd hate to be the one that signed a company up for this. I suspect the ramifications will be widespread and costly.
It would be nice if everyone just went the Vermont route, but absent that, it would be nice if an independent organization came up with a tasty 'best practices' guide so that everyone could agree and get on with it.The pointlessness of this situation comes from the fact that everyone can 'supposedly' open carry with out any permit at all.
Interesting ...

2009-09-20

In most situations, a victim is literally surrounded by self-defense weapons but the vic doesn't recognize them as such because they haven't trained themselves in the use of 'pick-up' weapons. Pens, paperweights, brooms, picture frames ... all can be used to good effect in battle IF you've taken the time to familiarize yourself with how they might be used. REMEMBER: When seconds count, the Police are only minutes away ...
Today's the day, everyday ...
This was a pretty provocative installation so abandoning it may have been the right move. It increased our invisibility with only minimal corresponding decrease in invincibility. Hopefully, the Poles and Czechs will come to see it that way, too. After all, it wasn't an anti-tank installation ...
Hmmm ... so the city owns the property and isn't just a steward for the actual owners, the citizens. No wonder he got routed in the primary. Be gone ...

2009-09-18

A major problem inherent in dealing with security against terrorism via political means is the tendency to focus what are always scarce resources on highly visible efforts—what some have termed “security theater.” The alternative is to base security policy on serious risk analysis, putting resources where they achieve the greatest bang for the buck. That kind of analysis in aviation security suggests that spending $4 billion per year on screening every passenger and bag (rather than focusing resources more on higher-risk passengers) and stationing air marshals on airliners are not cost-effective uses of security dollars. If we spent less of these resources on security theater and more on preventing airfield perimeters from being breached and lobbies from being targeted by suicide bombers, we’d likely be better off. And by the same token, serious risk analysis might suggest spending relatively less on aviation security and relatively more on rail and cargo security.
Focus on detecting means, and motive becomes irrelevant ...
Some really cool space pics ...
Heh, heh ...
At least not in the way carrying blam-blams would ...
The Jianguomenwai Diplomatic Residence Compound is a glum, Stalinist-style group of buildings constructed in the 1970s to house the first foreigners allowed to live in China after the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution ended. Although there are plenty of newer, swankier developments available, Jianguomenwai is still favored by some diplomats and journalists for its bargain rents and convenient proximity to an avenue leading to Tiananmen Square. But the apartments may be a little too close to the capital's most famous landmark. In late August, residents were notified by the compound's managers that, during the planned Oct. 1 parade marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, they should refrain from opening "any window or balcony door" facing the parade route. Nor should they stand on the balcony to watch the procession. "When I asked them what would happen if we did go out on the balcony," one resident says, "in so many words they said we could get shot." 
You get the impression that life is fairly cheap in China ...

2009-09-16

In Roadhouse he lists three rules for bouncers that happen to be three excellent rules for Security personnel as well. If you're involved in Security, Roadhouse should be in your collection ...

Probably his associate, happens all the time ...

Fascinating ...

Forget guns, knowing katanas are widely available in society would probably significantly reduce crime ...

2009-09-15

Hmmm ... that should be helpful ...

2009-09-14

The Tea Bag Brigade has been around now for quite awhile. You would think that the political types would think twice before shutting folks down after they waited patiently for a chance to be heard.
He's right. The baddies don't clock out as soon as Crist does. If the taxpayers are going to pay for his security at any time, they should pay for it all the time he's in office.

2009-09-13

There's really no way to regain control of a situation like that once it's lost. In a quick viewing I don't see anything particularly out of line and the Security appears to be using restraint ...
Kinda inconsiderate ...
Cool pic ...
Mmmm, Tennessee parks, the safe place to rape, rob and murder ...
Chop, chop, blammo ... don't mess with the old dudes ...
It appears that crowds DO lie ...
The Virginia Tech failure occurred when a warning about possible gunfire in November did not reach students and staff. Although the emergency was determined to be a false alarm — the sound attributed to a nail gun — the failure was of considerable concern to university officials at that time. “We created the industry that [Everbridge] is in based on the tragedy of April 16, 2007,” he said. Hincker said Virginia Tech was the first in the nation to develop such an expansive emergency notification system, and the failure of the Everbridge system was because the school was “using the system outside of the bounds of what [Everbridge] had designed.” During successful tests, getting the word out about an emergency takes about 25 to 30 minutes, he said. The failure “caused us some heartburn last year,” he added. 
Surprise, surprise ... anything to avoid arming the citizens ...