Offense = the act of attacking. Defense = capability of resisting attack. Offense is a pro-active action, defense is reactive. This “Cheif” is saying he wants his officers to fire first ask questions later. Absolutely the most rediculous thing I’ve ever heard!
I’m sure the Seattle police dept. would hire him. This seems to be their policy as well.
January 7, 2013 at 8:36pm
Unfortunately this does not shock me in the least. My wife worked for BofA as a commercial teller for several years. She’d had an account there since she was 16, she’s now 37. It took a couple years, but about 3 years ago I finally convinced her we should not do business with any company that took bailout money nor any corporation like this that has lost it’s soul.
Brother-in-law called them for a mortgage, they promised him a killer rate. He did the application and they came back with a higher rate. The BofA employee even told him, “I have no idea why…” His credit, income and debt ratios are all off the charts. Bait and switch is what I call it.
December 15, 2012 at 12:55am
I have the solution, it should be illegal to break the law. Life is precarious. We’re spoiled in the US in that most of us can relax every day without fearing for our lives. The reality is it could easily end at any moment. The police can not respond quickly enough to prevent this kind of thing. It’s up to those in the situation to protect themselves.
Why are we not talking about allowing concealed carry for those teachers who want to. Declaring “Gun free zones” is just a giant target. We could offer special courses for teachers to address handling possible school shooting scenarios. I know as a parent I’d be a lot more comfortable knowing the history teacher down the hall is packing heat.
November 9, 2012 at 9:41am
Careful about assumptions… sillyfreshness had stated it was market related for US Cellulars layoffs. I know that RIM (Blackberry) has been struggling for several years and has a seriously declining market. I wouldn’t be surprised if they went belly up in the next year or two. So many of these may have been unavoidable regardless of election outcome, which leads me to ask; how many of these waited to report numbers until after the election rather than making the decision to lay off based on the election winner?
November 7, 2012 at 2:39pm
Slow down folks… Moving away from the GOP only promises to reduce our percentages, which from last night are a problem. I truly believe the big issue here for us is “Hope”. People will vote in the direction that provides them the most hope.
So the question is, how do we present a conservative movement that conveys real hope to folks? If you’re on public assistance, unemployment, etc… and someone talks about cutting it that’s not providing hope. We have to show people that they can take control of their personal lives and the government does nothing but keep them down or hinder them. This is where conservatives and libertarians have failed so far. I really belive this is the crux of the issue.
September 17, 2012 at 8:39pm
GM made a deal with the devil, sold their soul. Now it’s time to deal with the consequences. Why would a bankruptcy and re-organization have been worse????
September 5, 2012 at 10:15pm
As a Marine I was stationed at Camp Lejeune (Jacksonville) NC. I’d flown home for Christmas, but on the way back had to stop over in Raleigh. American Airlines tells me that they’d bus me from Raleigh to Jacksonville because they’re flight crew was over their allowed flight hours. I was mad, as I’d paid for a flight not a bus and this meant getting little to no sleep before having to report for duty. I asked for a partial refund, they refused. The woman at the AA counter would not budge in offering me any accomodation what-so-ever. I haven’t flown AA since, this was in 1993. I’ll pay more for a ticket just to avoid flying AA.