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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Abuse of Power

God knows I respect and value the good police.  They do an invaluable job.  But there are the occasional problems. And then the Blue Wall arrives.  For example, in Maryland a cop arrested a man and charged him with attacking … Continue reading

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Nasty scams

I don’t normally post twice in one day, but in researching my previous post I found This list of scams that Fox News has compiled.   You should check the list out but the list includes:  threats of home invasion, … Continue reading

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The Hitman Scam

I don’t like to call attention to these things but there’s a “new” scam out there that is causing people some grief.  What happens is they get an email or a note or something telling them that a contract to … Continue reading

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I still* hate earphones & other electrical distractions

I’m reading the Washington Post this a.m. and notice, in the Metro section, that crimes on our subway system are up.  No kidding?  Apparently the crimes are “crimes of opportunity”.  In other words, it’s all your fault.  Yep, you should … Continue reading

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design for security

There is a wonderful article in the Washington Post about how the Holocaust Museum was designed to be both welcoming and secure.  The system worked too, despite Mr. John’s murder.  That’s what security designs are for:  to channel an attacker … Continue reading

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Iphone I C E apps

I just got an IPhone.  Interesting tool. But even more interesting are the apps.  One family of apps in particular was very interesting:  they automate the ICE setting.  That way you can have an app anyone can identify with the … Continue reading

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Check your “6”

If you drew a clock around you, the “12” would be straight ahead, the “3” directly to your right, the “9” directly to your left and the “6” directly behind you.  Always check your “6”.  That means look behind you.  … Continue reading

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Long Time Gone and Now I’m Back

It’s been a long time since I posted here, almost 18 months.  There’s a reason or maybe a series of reasons why I stopped:  The election was heating up and I was hearing more and more nasty, crude, almost frightening … Continue reading

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The more the world changes, the more it stays the same

Yesterday I went to a small memorial ceremony for my mother.  She died last February (age 90).  But she always worked.  For the past 20 years she worked at the Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center in Baltimore.  … Continue reading

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