When Protests Evolve Into Riots

We have been seeing far too many incidents where what starts as a peaceful protest, or vigil turn into horrible riots. I do not know why the mainstream media cannot devlop a damn spine and call the event what it is when it turns. Do they feel that they will be protested, boycotted, or what?…

Why can people not follow directions from the police?

We have had another incident of police shooting a man. The man was black, not that color really matters to me. The blood looked the same as any other that I have seen spilled. We realy need another statistic being kept in the police shooting database. That stat should be, “Was the decedent following police…

Have you checked out Nextdoor?

We have found an interesting app. It is called Nextdoor. (nextdoor.com) Gigglez and I have both loaded it. Part of what is interesting is that it brings neighbors together in common fronts. Sometimes it may be lost/found animals, sometimes crimes being reported. I also find it to be hopeful to re-establish communication in your neighborhood,…

tsk tsk tsk

Since my political beliefs are broad spectrum, I find the current consternation by the anti-gun gun crowd interesting… they are upset that the four gun control measure failed in the senate today. Now, we are talking about a population that is all about rights and civil liberties. These same liberties include the premise that one…

Guns and Society – Where are we and why?

One of my friends had a post on Facebook that I found quite interesting. This is a guest author piece by Chris Larsen.   Is it really this hard to understand that the reason most law-abiding citizens want a firearm that can hold 30 rounds is because it’s their right…..and why is it their right?…

How exciting can election night get?

Just before Trump became the presumptive nominee for the GOP, I started putting together a prediction for a four candidate general election. The expectation was both conventions would be screwed; Clinton would be the Dem nominee, and Cruz on the GOP side after they party pulled some shenanigans. Now, I said four candidates… yes, Trump…

The Rule of Sgt Schultz

For better than a decade, I have been referring to The Rule of Sgt Schultz, or simply the Rule of Schultz. Some are puzzled by this phrase. To me it seemed pretty simple, but quite often we tend to think that all of our thoughts make sense. It is a reference to the Hogan’s Heroes…

How is Griz?

Griz is tired of being sick… We spent last weekend in Seattle playing Ingress for a world class event. It was a great time, but I have had a problem with my right arch so with all of the walking we do I ended up basically crippling myself. My step counter showed that I walked…

Capitalism

1%, 99%, whatever the percentage, we are all humans, citizens, consumers, or workers…   I grew up hearing that the “rich get richer and the poor get poorer”. I never expected the gap to grow as it has. The principle of capitalism is pretty simple. Determine a product or service and sell it for a profit…

Artificial Intelligence and Sex

A couple of times a day as part of my job, I flip through my Twitter feed looking for the emergence of cyber security threats. Sometimes, some of the entertainment/technology feeds bring some fun topics. It is expected that very soon, 2025 I think, we will be faced with a series or ethical and legal…