Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week and want to share. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
A complete listing of all the relevant court cases involving Tasers and stun devices, This will be an invaluable resource for anyone researching the effects of these devices.
Roy Huntington goes through all of the important things to check in this short video.
Julien Smith is a very good author and blogger. I always read what he has to say. Here’s his list of things he wished he had learned when he was younger…good stuff
Here is the official list of words that will get your Facebook Page or Website monitored by the Department of Homeland Security…all 327 of them. They include horrendous words like “agent”, “Red Cross”, “Drill”, “police”, “mitigation” and “crash”.
This is ridiculous. No one hates terrorism more than I do and I support whatever lawful means the government can use to prevent the really bad people from killing me. But this is just stupid. Can you imagine how much money is being spent on programs like this? Does anyone really think that monitoring everyone who uses the word “cloud” on their Facebook page is going to catch a terrorist?
An excellent research study reminding us why we should never assume that a criminal attacker will operate by the same moral and ethical codes that the majority of society uses.
“…once they focus on the chance to get a reward, psychopaths are unable to alter their attention until they get what they’re after,” Buckholtz said. Added Zald, “It’s not just that they don’t appreciate the potential threat, but that the anticipation or motivation for reward overwhelms those concerns.”