Monday miscellany



1. How to keep your data safe from spying : “From email and social media to credit cards and phone calls, here are some basic tips to keep your private info private.”

2. 7 Dead, 41 Wounded in Wave of Chicago Weekend Violence : “Seven people were killed and at least 41 others were shot in violence that plagued Chicago over Father’s Day weekend.” Chicago’s gun laws keep getting tougher, but more people are getting shot. Not a single gun shop can be found in Chicago because they are outlawed. How’s that working out for you Chicagoland.

3. Rotting, Decaying And Bankrupt –If You Want To See The Future Of America Just Look At Detroit : “Detroit is a perfect example of what the future of America is going to look like. We live in a nation that is rotting, decaying, drowning in debt and racing toward insolvency. Already there are dozens of other cities across the nation that are poverty-ridden, crime-infested hellholes just like Detroit is, and hundreds of other communities are rapidly heading in that direction. So don’t look down on Detroit. They just got there before the rest of us.”

4. Cop cleared of wrongdoing after shooting kittens in front of screaming kids : “An Ohio policeman shot to death a litter of kittens on Wednesday, telling a group of screaming children that the animals would be going to “kitty heaven”. But instead of firing the officer, the local police department cleared him of any wrongdoing.” Of course they did, I would not expect anything more.

5. No charges against HPD officer who killed double amputee in a wheelchair : “HPD officer Matthew Marin shot and killed Brian C. Claunch on Sept. 22, after the mentally ill man threatened his partner with a ball point pen, police have said.”

6. Making the Best of Basics available from directive 21 for $24.99 with free shipping. Lots of food-storage ideas and recipes in that book.

7. NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls : “National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.”

Comments

  1. Keep your data safe by not using these devices, or only use them for non-personal information. My AT&T smartphone was just force pushed out new carrier service updates yesterday… I believe another method for closer scrutiny… time to change phones.

    7 dead, 41 wounded… just goes to prove that tougher gun laws has zero impact on crimes.

    Cop cleared of charges, cop not charged… is this the beginning of being ‘above the law?’

    NSA spying extends to contents, while on this mornings news they claim only reviewing phone numbers called and locations… just like a politician… if their lips are moving they are lying.

  2. JP in MT says:

    #2. Good thing Chicago has very strict gun control. It obviously works so well, other areas should consider looking at Chicago’s statistics when considering increase prohibitions on firearms ownership.

    $3 & $5. Really! When did we decide that this was acceptable behavior for those that are “supposed” to exist for our “protection”? If this is what we are getting, I surly don’t need or want it.

    #6. FInally – good news!

  3. 4. Cop cleared of wrongdoing after shooting kittens in front of screaming kids : “An Ohio policeman shot to death a litter of kittens on Wednesday, telling a group of screaming children that the animals would be going to “kitty heaven”. But instead of firing the officer, the local police department cleared him of any wrongdoing.” Of course they did, I would not expect anything more.

    There is just no call for this. I hope the family cleans up with him in Civil court, and a massive media blitz is done towards this officer making him want to leave the area.

    7. NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls : “National Security Agency discloses in secret Capitol Hill briefing that thousands of analysts can listen to domestic phone calls. That authorization appears to extend to e-mail and text messages too.”

    Everyone but the sheeple knew they could, and WE don’t believe the politicians when they say they cant!

  4. Winomega says:

    For the kittens, shouldn’t he at least be charged with wasting bullets? Shooting a rabid animal is one thing, but non-dangerous animals is a job for animal control. That was not a controlled environment for shooting, and not his call to euthanize them. (More efficient to drown them.)

    Detroit presents a unique opportunity. I really wish I had a link to the articles I was reading… Top-down handouts don’t work well and rob people of their pride, eliminating welfare begins at the local level… and then there is stuff like http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/imagining-detroit/

  5. #4 – I think my blood pressure just went through the roof. As a proud member of the CCL club, I can’t abide anyone just shooting a litter of kittens that could have been tamed and become lovingly spoiled in a new home. As a mother, I would be filing suit against the officer for child endangerment and child cruelty. Grrrr!

  6. Chicago is starting to sound like Beirut in the spring of 1975. The major difference for practical purposes, though, is that it is likely almost all druggies killing each other, rather than Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and collectivist anarchists killing for political domination/defense. The dynamics seem a lot different. At least we can be glad of that.

    Of course, the Mayor seems to think that if gun-toting suburbanites weren’t driving into the city to gun down innocent Chicago youth, there would be no homicides in Chicago…

    We should probably blame suburban gun owners, and George Bush, of course, for crime in Chicago, while we face DC to pray five times a day.

  7. tommy2rs says:

    #1 Few options for online users to avoid spying, experts say
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/06/07/193356/few-options-for-online-users-to.html

    #2 Ah Chicago, liberal heaven. No guns, move there and be safe.

    #3 Detroit is just the tip of the liberal iceberg

    #4 Let’s see: the resident called to complain about the feral cats. She made two assumptions (we all know what happens when you assume).
    She didn’t keep her kids away from the windows. She stated the kittens could have been socialized but chose not to try and instead dumped the problem on the local bureaucracy. Then is outraged by the outcome. I love the new America.

    #5 Cops, I’ve got about as much use for them as I do used TP.

    #7 Gee who’d a thunk it? A secret US spy agency spying on Americans. Government is not your friend.

  8. Ah Crap says:

    1. It must be pretty serious when MSN comes out with something like this.
    2. I suggest that we arm all the gangbangers and let them kill each other off.
    3. No surprise there.
    4. I take exception to the woman’s statement that 10 month old feral kittens could be “socialized.” This woman doesn’t know what she’s talking about. While I agree that the cop used poor judgment by killing the cats in front of the kids, I think he did the right thing. Feral cats spread disease to other animals and cause a lot of problems.
    5. The disabled man must have used an assault pen that was over six inches in length. I hope the Fat Boys, Inc. charge the cop with a civil rights violation…oh, wait, the victim was white.
    6. I like my mom’s recipe book better.
    7. This is news?

    • tommy2rs says:

      The feral kittens can be socialized. The Boss does it all the time with the kittens from the ferals we feed to keep the rodents down. Most of the adults are like furry chainsaws except when it’s feeding time but the kittens can be turned. She’ll snag them any chance she gets and pet and cuddle them over and over until they get to liking it. Then once they start eating the dry food she takes them to the vet, gets their shots and finds homes and all that happy rainbow stuff. I think it’s a waste of money but it makes her happy so I grin and bear it.

      Me, if they didn’t provide a service, I’d just shoot them on sight like I do with the feral dogs and the rest of the varmints.

    • The feral cats can be socialized. I tamed an older feral when I was a teen and the DH and I tamed a feral female who was at least 4 to 5 years old, according to the vet. Not all ferals will tame, but many will – it just takes time and patience.

  9. #2 . Shit-cargo
    #3. No ……..look at N. Korea ……….unless we the people get fed up enough with it . Look at it this way , new nations get a clean slate when the old one is overthrown , any deals they had , were with the old Junta , the new one can stay out of the UN , out of NATO , etc .
    #4. The fact that there was no public outcry should tell you something about the folks in Ohio . Ok , lets get this straight …..the guy discharges a firearm in a neighborhood several times without it being a life threatening situation , he commits an act of animal cruelty in a neighborhood with young children as witnesses , instead of taking them to the shelter anyway to be humanly put down . What did I miss here ? The mother of the children should sue the city and the nazi for her kids unnecessary mental trauma .
    #5. Why are none of these guys feeling like less of a man ? I mean seriously , Your such a PUSSY that you cant take a guy in a wheelchair armed with a pen without shooting , Really?!!!! I mean , OC is not a scarce item in law enforcement . Lets take all these guys , ship them to Russia , and use them as live fodder for a Spetsnaz training exercise ……….hell even give them guns , …..it wont help . They will find out what it really means to be threatened ……..a lesson for their next life . Its a job , they cant deal with being a cop anymore , being around the scum of the earth everyday ……then quit dude !!!!! its that simple !
    These things we read should be a clear message to those still sitting on the fence about WHY the private citizen needs to own a gun . Its not just the “criminals ” its also the criminals that wear uniforms .

  10. tommy2rs says:

    And now for something completely different….

    Four part article on making a traditional bow starting with a tree.
    http://www.survivalmastery.com/how-to-make-a-bow-and-arrow-part-1

    • Winomega says:

      Tommy2rs, PDF’d for editing and printing.

      • tommy2rs says:

        There’s supposed to be a part 5 coming where he goes into making arrows. Lol…I’ll probably forget all about it before it gets posted there.

    • Cool thread . It looks like a lot of skill to make , crossbows would be more field expedient , and easier to make as several types of materials could be used . Less skill to make and to shoot , thats why they almost replaced the long bowman in the late middle ages , the training it took to get a man proficient in a crossbow was minimal , so a nobel could put large numbers of archers in the field with crossbows very quickly .

  11. Residents in a houston apartment complex get curfew with threat of arrest for criminal tresspass if caught out after hours. Whats really scary is going over and reading the comments on their fb page. Yikes!

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=9142251

  12. riverrider says:

    local states attorney just announced there will be no charges filed on the officer that shot a little old deaf lady with an m4 rifle FOUR TIMES. she had just chased a burglar from her home with her .22 pistol. police arrived and claim she refused orders to drop it and raised the weapon. witnesses disagree…..DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A REAL MAN TO SHOOT LITTLE OLD LADIES YOU PEICE OF CRAP EXCUSE FOR A LAWMAN???

    • worrisome says:

      Hope her family follows up with a civil rights case on this. Terrible thing to happen. People get to live with these kinds of actions for the rest of their lives…………..scary

    • Tie them up in a max security prison , naked from the waist down , stuff a rag covered in poo down his throat , then let the inmates have at him .

    • Rob in Ontario says:

      Seems those shooting targets of old ladies and pregnant mothers are being put to the test if they are shooting old ladies now