Texans Are Still Armed, Home-invaders Still Getting Shot

You would think that the bad guys would have gotten this memo by now. Police: Homeowner fatally shot man trying to break in early Tuesday in far east Dallas | | Dallas Morning News

He see 2 guys trying to break into his home at 6:40 AM. He shoots one of them; the other runs like a rabbit. The guy who got shot was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

If you break into houses, you will eventually find an armed resident. The results should not surprise anyone.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Dirty Vegas

Dirty Vegas is not a moral condemnation of a gambling-city in the USA, it is a strange name for a British house music band.

The song of theirs that you might be familiar with is “Days Go By” from 2001. It was used (in a different mix) in the video game Grand Theft Auto V. It was also a radio hit in some parts. I wanted to feature it, but unfortunately, the folks in charge of DRM have decreed that you cannot listen to it here. Hit the link to hear it at YouTube.

Days Go By Hydrogen Rockers Full Vocal Mix.

It really is the better song, and I love the Hydrogen Rockers Full Vocal Mix. Dare I say it? It reminds me of my clubbing days, even if it came years later.

This is “Never Enough” from their 2011 album Electric Love.

Even in the People’s Republic of Illinois, Self-defense Works (and is legal!)

A sucking chest wound will ruin your day. Of course if you try to break into homes, you can expect something similar. Sheriff: Madison County homeowner justified to shoot intruder : News

MADISON COUNTY • Sheriff John Lakin said a homeowner who shot and wounded an intruder early Friday morning appeared to be within his legal rights to fire. The injured man, 29, was expected to survive the shot in the chest.

Don’t tell that to the good folks in Chicago, they might faint.

Another Way Your Privacy is Under Attack

First cookies, then Local Shared Objects in Flash and Silverlight. Now we have a means for tracking you that you cannot opt out of and can trace you across multiple devices.

Thanks to the Silicon Graybeard, we are warned of the latest way corporate America wants to know your every thought and move. The Silicon Graybeard: Techy Tuesday – Yet Another Smartphone Privacy Threat

Ars Technica reports on a new smartphone privacy threat that bares thinking about: it uses inaudible, ultrasonic sounds to surreptitiously track a person’s online behavior across a range of devices, including phones, TVs, tablets, and computers. These sounds, above the range of human hearing, are embedded into TV commercials or are played when a user encounters an ad displayed in a computer browser. While you can’t hear the sound, nearby tablets and smartphones can detect it. When they do, browser cookies can now pair a single user to multiple devices and keep track of what TV commercials the person sees, how long the person watches the ads, and whether the person acts on the ads by doing a Web search or buying a product.

The .gov is looking into it. Don’t expect them to come down on the side of privacy. They haven’t very often.

I haven’t found anything available to defeat this, but it seems like either blocking the sounds, or saturating the environment with the frequencies SilverPush (the company responsible for this invasion of privacy) is using, would do the trick. Any thoughts from anyone?

Some Ohio Schools Are Arming Teachers

It wasn’t that long ago that no media outlet in Cincinnati – print or broadcast – would have any story even remotely positive about guns. Guess we’ve come a long way. School staff training for an active shooter – Local 12 WKRC-TV Cincinnati

It’s one of the most controversial issues in the entire country. In Ohio, around 40 school districts now allow teachers with concealed carry licenses to carry their weapons in class. In upstate Ohio there is top level, extraordinary teacher training.

The top level training in northern Ohio is on-site training for teachers in their own school. The training is actually out of southern Ohio – Adams County. In particular, this is from Tactical Defense Institute, under the direction of John Benner, a former SWAT commander.

All of the training is paid for by the Buckeye Firearms Association.

There’s a lot more on the lesson plan than just firearms. Staff is also given combat casualty training which can be used in the event of any catastrophic event. They’re encouraged to have at least a tourniquet and bandages with them at all times.

The schools also receive a larger trauma kit after the on-site training.

This isn’t the first story WKRC has done on this subject. The covered the training at TDI in July. Guns in Schools: Emergency response training for educators The training is FASTER: Faculty Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response.