I feel that it is a big problem that civilian police forces are becoming militarized. To me if there is a local problem that truly requires military action, they should call up a local militia or national guard. Right now we have swat teams shooting first and then letting their target die to cover their asses. With all that said above is at least one officer that I don't have worry about, give that guy a m249 and I still only have to worry about getting licked to death.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
This has been bothering me for over a decade now. There were thousands of jedis and only two siths, but the jedis were seeking someone who would bring "balance" to the force. It should have been obvious what was going to happen when the balancer emerged, clearly the force ledger was going to be balanced and not in favor of the jedis. If anything the jedis should have been looking for the one who was going to bring balance to the force so they could throw him in the deepest darkest hole in the galaxy or shove a light saber through his face.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Friday, March 02, 2012
From my other blog: Microsoft has been using the same, more or less, user interface concept for the last seventeen years and for about ten of those years the vast majority of Microsoft users have used only the Windows XP version of this concept. When Vista came out in 2007 many customers complained to me that they didn't like vista because "everything" was different. When in fact everything was mostly the same with a different coat of paint.
And the impression that the average user got was that "everything" was different. Now Microsoft is working on Windows 8 and a new user interface called Metro, the same interface from Windows Phone 7. Below is a screenshot of Windows 8 from the customer preview released this week.
I would like to know what Microsoft think is going to happen when they unleash their newest operating system on an unsuspecting public. Microsoft has been trying to ween their users off of XP since 2007 and now they really are making a significant change to the user interface. So now they apparently think this going to convince the people who were freaked out by Vista and 7 to stop using XP? My personal opinion is that Metro is a neat idea which works good on touchscreens, but Metro does not work so great with a mouse and keyboard. Maybe Microsoft is trying to work the New Coke marketing strategy.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Friday, September 02, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
First and foremost let me say that I do not know anyone involved in this mess and am just observing from the sidelines like most everyone else.
here is video from the incident
At least they knocked, but I can't hear any shots before the swat starts shooting and there is no explanation why paramedics were not allowed to treat the victim. At one point they talk about not going back in because he may still be a threat; well excuse the hell out of me but is it not your fucking job to confront threats? If he was still a threat they could have shot him 60 more times and if he wasn't a threat they could have sent in the paramedics.
Is it not horribly ironic that while in Iraq the victim would have been thrown in prison for shooting an Iraqi that said "I've got something for you" yet back home he is shot 60 times and denied medical treatment for allegedly uttering the same thing?
I understand what they did and it was probably legally defensible, but i'm saying it was morally wrong to leave him in there. If it meant putting themselves or the other occupants in danger to finish clearing the house they should have done it. imo it is their job to put their lives in danger to serve the public and they clearly have no problem putting civilian lives in danger.
the shooting isn't what bothers me, I understand mistakes happen, to me its what happened after that bothers me. any amount of time spent not doing what is necessary to get help to that guy, and to me waiting 30 minutes for a robot falls in this category, is morally unjustifiable.