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Comment Re:Maybe I'm more anal-retentive than most (Score 1) 155

I used to think that, and then I was "that guy." I didn't leave it at security but actually left it on the plane. Was traveling with my fiancee and her 4-year-old son, it was fairly chaotic and I managed to leave it in the seat back pocket. I didn't realize it until an hour or more later during our layover when I was going to look something up on it. It was a VERY sickening feeling to realize what had happened. At that point, that airplane had already departed for another destination.

Thanks to some exceptionally helpful people at AirTran (now a part of Southwest) and company ID stickers that are on all our laptops, it was found at the next destination and they FedEx'd it back to me at no cost.

Comment Re:Well, duh (Score 5, Interesting) 554

Yes, that is established fact. It is also on record where Hillary was having trouble receiving classified information via secure methods. She specifically instructed one of her staff members to remove the classification markings and send the material to her in an unsecured method.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/01...

Comment Re:Don't let.. (Score 1) 165

Umm, sorry, but you're an idiot.

No one wants the elimination of all government. How would "small government" benefit the parties involved in this case? Simple! By getting out of the way. A state law prohibited this smaller company from offering their services to interested customers. A smaller government wouldn't even have such laws on the books. The solution is getting rid of that law, aka smaller government.

Comment Education fixes it (Score 1) 748

I'm about as big of a proponent of a less intrusive government as you'll find, but there are times when I believe more is better. This is one of them. I floated the idea past a few state senators I know here in Nebraska, that drivers be required to take and pass a thorough state patrol-approved driver education class every 10 years. People change, vehicles change, laws change, etc. And yet the way it is now, any idiot can take some extremely simple tests at age 16, get handed a little card and suddenly they can operate a motor vehicle for the REST OF THEIR LIFE with no further training or education. Ever.

I cannot think of any other discipline in life where there is never, ever any additional education/training. But I was shot down by my state senators (from both sides of the ideological aisle) for what I considered superfluous reasons.

Submission + - FTTH coming to Lincoln, Nebraska

andyring writes: Lincoln, Neb., in the heart of silicon prairie is getting gigabit fiber to every home and business in the next four years. It's a wet dream for anyone in the tech world. No install fees, no contracts, no modem rentals, guaranteed minimum of 100 mbit, no throttling, etc. It'll provide phone and TV as well. I've read the entire franchise agreement and it's a very good arrangement for the city. Interestingly enough, it's largely possible because back in the 1970s, a public works guy had the brilliant idea to install conduit to all the city's traffic signals. So there's more than 300 miles of conduit already installed and leasable.

A local company, Nelnet, bought a western Nebraska company, Allo Communications apparently because the top Nelnet guy couldn't get fiber to his home very easily. So he figured, heck, I'll just buy the company and get fiber to the whole city.

Comment Gigabit to the home in Lincoln, Neb. (Score 2) 37

Tsk Tsk...

Lincoln, Neb., is getting gigabit fiber to every home and business in the next four years. It's a wet dream for anyone in the tech world. No install fees, no modem rentals, GUARANTEED MINIMUM of 100 mbit, no throttling, etc. It'll provide phone and TV as well. I've read the entire franchise agreement and it's a very good arrangement for the city. Interestingly enough, it's largely possible because back in the 1970s, a public works guy had the brilliant idea to install conduit to all the city's traffic signals. So there's more than 300 miles of conduit already installed and leasable.

A local company, Nelnet, bought a western Nebraska company, Allo Communications apparently because the top Nelnet guy couldn't get fiber to his home very easily. So he figured, heck, I'll just buy the whole company and get fiber to the whole city.

Comment False narrative (Score 1) 712

I believe the narrative of this question to be false. An officer cannot start shooting unless and until their life or the life of another is clearly and imminently in danger. Reaching for the glove box? Yeah, no-go on that one. Pointing an actual gun at an officer? Yes, lethal force is justified. Pointing a gun at a third party (hostage situation, for example), yes, lethal force is justified.

So the question should be - When an alleged criminal is putting the life of an officer or a third party in direct harm with their own firearm, what non-lethal methods will immobilize a target? I don't think there is any other option. When a bad guy is high on meth or other drugs, for instance, gun shots often don't even work until there have been several of them.

When an officer's life, or the life of a third party, is directly threatened, I wouldn't want a cop using anything other than lethal force.

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