SOP in the USA. SWAT is used overwhelmingly in cases they have no business being used in. A tiny, tiny minority of their deployments are actually for circumstances the teams were put together to confront (hostage & active shooter).
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If they were able to distinguish those who made a conscious decision to use IE from those who did not, I'm sure there would probably be a similar correlation to the former as there is amongst those who consciously choose an alternative. Unfortunately, it's much harder to separate that class of IE user from the more numerous default users, and so they are not included in the analysis.
The same reason why chip & pin cards that do exist are only "suggestions:" It requires merchants to buy new transaction equipment. Since not all banks have moved to chip & pin (Chase is just now getting around to it), requiring new hardware just means someone will use another card when a retailer hasn't upgraded. Banks won't start requiring the new chips be utilized at the point of sale until enough retailers have upgraded. Until the threat of your merchant gateway provider cutting your ability to process credit card sales has some teeth, nobody is going to be the first to make the equipment upgrade mandatory.
Well, you don't necessarily need to use something to contain the ejection if you're using coronacidal cream properly, but the cream doesn't protect you from coronally-transmitted diseases.
Students in the US have their rights severely curtailed at school. They have no rights under the 1st, 4th, or 5th amendments.
Perhaps the writer didn't know if he was using coax or twisted pair.
The type of people who do that don't fight for anyone's rights. They fight to consolidate their own power.
Automatic weapons are terrible for accurate shot placement. Their only use is keeping heads down while people with practical weapons advance into better firing positions.
You might not "win," but there have been a number of SWAT officers killed during no-knock raids where the homeowner believed it was a home invasion. Several of those victims (the homeowners, I mean) have survived to be acquitted in court even.
Most of the Arab nations actually have massive diversified investment schemes that will allow them to continue being rich even without oil. Of course, it's easier for the smaller ones like Dubai and the UAE, but Saudi Arabia has been unhitching as many of their economy's horses from oil as they can for a long time.
Yes, but those terrorism things are SuperBad®!
Even then, you can't really be sure unless you inspected the silicon wafers yourself.
Not true at all. If I witness Bob murder Tom, I know Bob murdered Tom. If, however, Bob manages to destroy all physical evidence of murdering Tom, convicting him can't be done on my word alone.
There are many cases where it is well-known that someone is a criminal, and yet they are not prosecuted for lack of admissible evidence.
Anyone with enough money to build a private, self-contained floating city has enough money to not worry about the cost of securing it against most any attack short of that launched by a national military force.
It seems the largest part of the communication problem when talking about libertarian ideas is the misconception that "libertarian" means "no government." There are those who attach themselves to libertarian causes who would like to see "no government," but a libertarian government would exist with the mandate to protect people from exactly the sorts of things you just questioned.
Being against the initiation of force is not, in any way, the same as being against all uses of force at all times.