I grew up without the internet in the 80′s, and I’m confident I can live without it again if it gets that bad. I got rid of DirectTV four years ago and currently don’t have any TV access. There’s only about seven or so sites I visit on the internet each day (and no, one of them is not facebook). There are sooooo many other wonderful things to spend my limited time on this planet doing rather than reading about what other people think, saw or think they know, none of whom I have ever met.
What is really quite liberating, is knowing I am not addicted to the internet like so many people I see in restaurants, malls, airports, parks, sporting events, etc. These people can’t even have a conversation with the person next to them without looking at their phone! It’s sad to see so many people disconnected from reality and plugged into the internet, addicted to stuff that is completely contrived, phoney and irrelevant. To be honest, we may be better off without it in some ways, but who am I to tell other people what they should and shouldn’t do?
The only reason government is so interested in the internet is they know it controls a vast majority of the people. Don’t get me wrong, I hate to see the government take it over, and I don’t want that, but there is really nothing I can do about it. So instead of giving them the satisfaction of controlling me, I’d rather not participate and find other things to do in life.
That is truly good for you that you don't have the need for the internet and I understand what you're saying. However, there are many, many people in this country who rely on it for their jobs and income, to have the government regulate it like this will kill jobs and is heading in the direction of tyranny. I worry about getting truthful information now or is it going to be what the Govt allows us to see, what they think is useful for the public. It's just another chain around our collective ankles if you will. When is this going to end?
 January 3, 2015 at 10:32pm
It’s simple folks. Do not move to New York, New Jersey, Maryland or California. Doing so means you voluntarily forfeit your constitutional rights. You can fight the system, but don’t be surprised when you lose. And the Federal Government is NOT there to help you.
 January 3, 2015 at 10:24pm
It’s sad that it’s come to hanging a flyer out the window of one’s car to prove innocence. But, as I’ve personally experienced, despite not having drank an ounce or smoked an once, a cop told me he smelled pot in the car only to have me pull over for further inspection. It’s lame, and sadly, this is what’s it has come to. It’s got very little to do with drunk drivers and more to do with police control and the wielding or power of the people, and I applaud most of the non-intrusive folks who push back a bit.
Marijuana has a very unique smell, just saying......
 September 25, 2014 at 7:09pm
Cop got off lucky if he’s only been fired.
September 25, 2014 at 7:05pm
Maybe they should carpet bomb the forest. It would be cheaper than paying 1,000 LEOs to fail miserably. It could also be less damaging PR-wise than forcing residents out of their homes against their will.
 September 25, 2014 at 7:03pm
More bad PR by law enforcement. If the LEOs do this crap long enough (violating the Constitution), a whole generation will grow up despising the police and then they’ll have a way bigger problem on their hands.
 September 25, 2014 at 6:44pm
WHAT?! You mean the FBI can’t violate the 4th amendment? And you’re telling me people don’t want to voluntarily surrender their 4th amendment rights?! The audacity!
The fact the FBI director is astonished by this means he doesn’t take the oath to uphold the constitution seriously. He should be relieved of his duties immediately.
September 24, 2014 at 12:21am
I’m pretty sure illegally trespassing aliens consume more water than the trees. Maybe if there were fewer of them (say 8 million?), California would have a lot more water.
 September 20, 2014 at 5:21pm
So … where was this? How did the tree fall? Cost to repair the “car”? Where is the meat to this article?!
 September 9, 2014 at 12:41am
Sorry Panera Bread, but I don’t feel safe in gun free zones. Guess I won’t be eating there (disclaimer: it’s been over 2 years since I’ve been anyhow, so nothing really changes for me).
August 12, 2014 at 11:04pm
Those police officers look ridiculous. Green camo in the city with light brown boots, and knee pads down around their shins turned 90 degrees the wrong way? These goof balls are to real riot police what The Monkees were to the Beatles.
They actually remind me of the Iraqis and Afghans we trained and equipped. They wore their kits bases on what they thought looked "cool" as opposed to what was effective / useful.
More gear = more cool.
 August 8, 2014 at 11:32pm
The prosecutor really feels this is reasonable punishment? C’mon.
 July 29, 2014 at 1:39am
If you want to survive total economic collapse, you better get as far away from people as you can and only interact with them when you must. Working together as a team is a socialist BS idea. “Teaming” up with neighbors is ridiculous. How many times have you spoken to your neighbor? How about their neighbor? Are they prepared and what can they offer? Are you going to trust them with your supplies? Your neighbors will sell you out, rob from you, or do WHATEVER is necessary to keep their family and themselves alive. Or, as soon as another group of folks that out number your group figures out you’re hoarding and stockpiling, the game is up. You’ll be overrun, and if you’re lucky, all you’ll have left is your life. Then what? Forget teaching friends how to live like the Amish. Way too late for that!
You better move far away from any major cities so rioting mobs can’t walk that far. Buy a chunk of land now, anywhere far away. Start learning how to camp for long periods of time. Learn to fish, hunt and skin. Get in shape. Simplify until a reset takes hold, then start to trust people again.
Watch youtube clips of the LA riots. It’s absolute chaos and ridiculous to think anyone can survive long term in a city living out of their house. The civilized people hunkered down in their homes hoping to hell they didn’t have to shoot someone trying to crash down their door. How long you think you’ll last? A month? Maybe two? You’re DEAD if you stick around that long. It wa
imagery- the only thing i change in your statement is months to YEARS,
 July 29, 2014 at 12:54am
Gold is worthless in total economic collapse. For example, gold won’t help you when:
1) Grocery stores are looted and resupply routes won’t reopen for months.
2) Fuel stations are looted and resupply routes won’t reopen for months.
3) Gun stores are sold out or looted, with no way to buy more ammo.
4) Marshall law is passed.
5) Electricity and heating gas prices skyrocket due to infrastructure collapse
6) Garbage collection services stop
7) Medical services shutdown (EMT, Ambulances) and hospitals are cesspools of disease.
You can’t pay someone with gold, when that “someone” doesn’t have anything to sell you (Materials or services). There isn’t going to be a toilet paper man driving up and down the street. And even if there was, are you going to shave off a few filings of gold from that Krugerrand, or you just going to give him the whole thing? Glenn is probably right on some level about a collapse, but I’ve come to realize, his solutions are lacking, and in my opinion, the ones he does offer are wrong and naive.
I learned a lot during the LA Riots. The one freaking thing I remember most was going 4 days without toilet paper because the grocery stores had been looted. I also remember thinking how much distrust I had in people and the cops. I didn’t tell anyone what I did have because I didn’t want to be a target. And we didn’t answer the door or leave the house for 7 days. No way anyone can do that in a city of size for months on end. You got to get
If you want to survive total economic collapse, you better get as far away from people as you can and only interact with them when you must. Working together as a team is a socialist BS idea. "Teaming" up with neighbors is ridiculous. How many times have you spoken to your neighbor? How about their neighbor? Are they prepared and what can they offer? Are you going to trust them with your supplies? Your neighbors will sell you out, rob from you, or do WHATEVER is necessary to keep their family and themselves alive. Or, as soon as another group of folks that out number your group figures out you're hoarding and stockpiling, the game is up. You'll be overrun, and if you're lucky, all you'll have left is your life. Then what? Forget teaching friends how to live like the Amish. Way too late for that!
You better move far away from any major cities so rioting mobs can't walk that far. Buy a chunk of land now, anywhere far away. Start learning how to camp for long periods of time. Learn to fish, hunt and skin. Get in shape. Simplify until a reset takes hold, then start to trust people again.
Watch youtube clips of the LA riots. It's absolute chaos and ridiculous to think anyone can survive long term in a city living out of their house. The civilized people hunkered down in their homes hoping to hell they didn't have to shoot someone trying to crash down their door. How long you think you'll last? A month? Maybe two? You're DEAD if you stick around that long. It wa
 July 28, 2014 at 11:59pm
Around the same percentage of blacks also supported Obama … a second time … and he’s done nothing but hurt them more than any past president.
 June 30, 2014 at 1:19am
The officer could have:
1) Knocked on the door of the owner and asked if they could restrain their dog.
2) Had the police dispatcher phone the house and ask them to restrain the dog.
3) Called animal control to restrain the dog.
4) Not entered the property.
Shooting the dog as the first choice should result in the officer being fired, because he’s clearly not bright enough to be an officer, or at the very minimum, have his gun privileges revoked. People who are incapable of rational thought and who lack problem solving skills should NOT be police officers.
Don't forget a hefty fine on top of it.
I missed the first article, but reading this makes my blood boil. Totally agree with your statement, imagery.
I agree, the cop obviously did not know what he was doing and had no business being there if he could not handle the situation.
For destroying someone else's property he should be fired, and subject to a civil lawsuit and made to pay.
Not that that will bring the dog back, but it would send a message to police departments all over, to clean up their acts.
There was no one home. You KNOW the missing child might be inside.
All the rallying and protesting won't bring the guy's dog back. He is still feeling the loss of his pet and best friend. I mourned for my dog for over a year until some homeless dog needed some TLC from me. The only solution.
so...pretty much 99% of the LEOs I have interacted with in the last 15 years shouldn't be LEOs...yeah, I would say that is accurate
This story is a look directly into Obama's future for America; Reckless use of force by Officers with impunity
Wow that's a lot of poor assumtions. They did knock on the door and nobody was home. In the search for a missing child, the wait for animal control to come restrain a dog is unreasonable, and if the dog had presented itself other means could have been used but the officer was already in the yard, not at the unlocked gate of the fence. The officer could not have just not entered the yard. Not while fulfilling his duty in looking for the child. How big would be the outcry if the child has been found in that yard (doesn't matter if there was a dog or not in the yard) and badly injured or dead and the officer had not bothered to look beyond leaning over the unlocked gate? Let's use the brain in our own heads before acusing somone else of not being bright.
June 14, 2014 at 4:09pm
I love stories with good endings.
 May 24, 2014 at 9:40pm
Girls stayed away from this monster because that basic primal human instinct probably said “oh, stay away. Something ain’t right with that one.”
May 1, 2014 at 6:04pm
Maybe Federal Lawmakers should stop passing so many laws at the Federal level and let the states handle their own business. Then there would be less need to spend so much time in Washington DC and they wouldn’t need a second residency.
April 18, 2014 at 12:01am
I thought the same thing. Jet engines require the combustion of fuel. This appears to be nothing more than a battery powered fan.