Ear Worm Wednesday – 11/30/2011

So some how I have missed Your Favorite Martian.  It’s a tie between these two.  First though has a slight edge.  Because well who doesn’t!

Frankly I love em!

And that’s just hilarious.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

SSCC #195 – Lowndes Co.

A Lowndes County deputy is suspended for driving a patrol car to work after drinking alcohol. 

Let me get this straight, DUI, in government property and he was just suspended.  No fine, no ticket, and he wasn’t fired.  That’s fair justice right there.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 195:  Mark Selph

Because DUI only counts if you’re not a cop.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

Correlation and Causation

Linoge has often said correlation does not equal causation with regards to analyzing the statistics around gun control.  For those who are still unsure what he meant by that we now have a comic.

Dilbert.com

Make sense now!?

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

SSCC Honorable Mention – West Covina

Now this was a staged video, however it was using public resources without authorization. Now the city is funding an investigation. It was city employees not sworn officers.

At the end of the video is what appears to be gun fire. However those could have easily just been special effects, though they were using department vehicles.

How much is this one little video going to cost the tax payers of West Covina?

Because taxpayer funded resources really exist for someone to make a movie for a “political statement”.  

h/t Weer’d Beard

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

A DGU Without Even A Draw

This story seriously was just a blast to read and there’s a few notes that everyone should be jotting down and paying attention to.  Go read the story, I’ll wait.

  1. This was a a successful DGU without a single shot fired or person injured.  The Brady Campaign and CSGV try to pretend that stuff like this never happens but it does and there were two such incidents within my own family.
  2. This incident played out the way it did due to situational awareness.  He was paying attention to his surroundings and made eye contact with the suspect.  Predators do not like prey willing to stand up to them.  Doubly so to prey that can stop them with a permanency that cannot be undone.
  3. It was a 3 man team with easily identifiable behavior.  Scout, Primary, and Get Away driver.  All three were doing their best to conceal their identity while appearing normal but out of place to those paying attention.

Had this man not have been paying attention the fact he was carrying probably would have been overlooked by the predator.  His strong side would not have been as likely presented and without his head turned the predator wouldn’t have given him a second look.  The act of looking in his direction changed the status of the situation for the predator.  He was no longer a predator but prey should he pursue the robbery.  Criminals aren’t interested in getting killed or injured in their line of work like anyone else and as such look for easy soft targets.  Condition Yellow, live it, love it.  It can not just save your life, but make it so you never even have to draw your weapon.

To sprrdhawk44, stay safe my brother and fellow traveler.

h/t Robb

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.