Stop-and-Frisk: The Danish Model Expands

Because they don’t want to have the kinds of problems with gangs over there that exist in our cities. Copenhagen Police set up second stop-and-search zone – The Local

Police in Copenhagen have established a new stop-and-search zone in the Amager island district after shootings and violence spread to the area.

The violence is gang related but the authorities won’t name names at this point.

So is this a good thing, or not?

Venezuela: A Dictatorship That Can’t Keep the Military Happy Won’t Last

So far the military has been sticking by the government. I can’t see them doing that if they are starving. Armed Venezuelan soldiers caught in Guyana begging for food | Miami Herald

Food is a crisis in the Socialist Paradise of Venezuela™.

Guyanese Police Inspector Christopher Humphrey said he’d gone to the border along the Amacuro river, which divides the two nations, to investigate reports that the Venezuelan military was stealing food from locals. But the three soldiers he encountered — two carrying military assault rifles — said they had come to beg for meals and hadn’t harmed anyone.

The Inspector said the men seemed to be very hungry – he didn’t use the word starving.

I’m Good

Sometimes I get more out of social media than just a headache. Sometimes I find new music.

This is “I’m Good” by Boy Willows.

Not much to say about this guy. This was released as a single in December of 2016. I think it is pretty good.

Landon Fleischman, better known as Boy Willows, is making some serious waves in the indie scene: after releasing his single “I’m Good” in December 2016, the track was featured on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” playlist, before climbing to #9 on Spotify’s Viral 50 list.

Getting Shot with a Shotgun is Not Good for Your Health

They thought home invasion was a good idea. Man shoots, kills intruder in Marion County, deputies say

The dog defended the property, so he got shot. But he alerted the homeowner.

There were 4 people who invaded the home. And they started shooting almost immediately.

“My girlfriend was at the closet at the time and I yelled at her. I said, ‘Throw me my shotgun.’ She threw the shotgun at me like in the movies and I caught and I fired one time, and I guess it hit the guy in the chest or whatever,” the victim said.

The guy who got shot was dumped in front of a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The homeowner was not shot. And Zeus (the dog) is recovering.

(And congrats to the reporter for getting the victim correctly identified. If I shoot you in legal self-defense, you are no victim. In this case the homeowner was clearly the victim of a home invasion.)

Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

Except for leaving the 9mm pistol in his car, I’d say that the homeowner did everything right. The bad guys seem to have done everything wrong. Deputies: burglar shot by homeowner Sunday morning

They were robbing vehicles when a loud sound woke the homeowners. The husband armed himself with a rifle and investigated.

The suspects were confronted by the homeowner, who was armed with an AK-47, and began to flee to their vehicle. During this time, a suspect, later identified as Tristen Wilson, 19, of Panama City Beach, turned toward the homeowner in a manner that made him fear he was about to be shot and the homeowner began to fire his rifle.

Cops caught up with the 3 shortly thereafter. When one of the geniuses was getting out of the car, he dropped a bag of marijuana. One of the 3 had been shot in the leg, though it doesn’t say if that was by the homeowner, or if that is what the “loud noise” was that woke the homeowners.

They found one gun in the vehicle, and the homeowner’s gun was found nearby.

All 3 are charged “with grand theft of a firearm, two counts of burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance, obstructing justice/tampering in felony 1st degree proceeding.” The one guy is also charged with possession of marijuana.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Why Don’t People Value Their Privacy?

I don’t want anyone to track me, but it seems like most people don’t care. While you can’t avoid all of it, you don’t have to turn your whole life over to Google or Facebook. And the easy thing to do is start with an alternate search engine. 5 Best Search Engines That Respect Your Privacy – BestVPN.com

First there is always the “I have nothing to hide” argument…

A phrase frequently uttered during discussions on online privacy is “nothing to hide, nothing to fear.” The phrase is said to originate from George Orwell’s “1984,” but this origin is widely debated. Wikipedia mentions a reference to a 1919 “muckraking exposé” by Upton Sinclair, and elsewhere on the Internet you can find similar expressions attributed to Nazi Joseph Goebbels, and even a character from an 1888 novel by Henry James. [source]

But back to the topic at hand. I read somewhere recently the standard “Google works” rant. Implying that nothing else does. That’s just silly.

Besides, it has been years since Google stopped giving you the answers to the questions you asked, and started answering what they think you wanted to know. Or what they think it would be good for you to know.

The best (recent) example, is that if you ask Google the same question in English and in Spanish you get different answers. If you Google “American Inventors” in English you get a list that is heavy on minorities, but doesn’t include Alexander Graham Bell (do you use a telephone?) or Jack Kilby (usually associated with the 1st integrated circuit, which you rely on to read this post). Ask in Spanish and those two names are included. (As always, click the image for a better view.) That is beyond stupid, and I would say pokes a hole in the “Google works” idea. Google has stopped being a tech company and is engaged – in many ways – in the task of telling me what they think I should know and believe.

Then there is the tracking. Which is just creepy.

Using any of these services engines will greatly improve your search privacy. Crucially, your searches will not be recorded in order to build to help a profile that is used to sell you stuff. All the search engines I looked at in this article are easy to use and return good results.

There are different reasons for using each of the listed search engines. Read the article to find out the details. The 5 search engines are listed below.

  • DuckDuckGo
  • StartPage
  • Ipxquick
  • SearX
  • Disconnect

With an honorable mention going to Peekier

How Would You Respond to an Intruder in Your Home at 4:30 in the Morning?

The homeowner was awakened by an alarm, but that wasn’t enough to convince the guy to leave. (An alarm didn’t get him to leave? What was he thinking?) Police: Hampton homeowner shoots burglary suspect – Daily Press

Police think a 22-year-old Newport News man forced his way inside the residence and began rummaging throughout the home. The homeowner, who was armed with a firearm, was awakened by the alarm and got up to investigate. The suspect charged at the homeowner and was shot one time during the incident, Jenrette said.

If you break into homes, you will eventually run into an armed homeowner. No one should be surprised at the results.

The would-be bad-guy is in the hospital and is expected to survive.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.