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9901  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Privacy on: September 13, 2010, 10:24:52 AM

At the Bureau of Motor Vehicles headquarters on the Hilltop, clerk Jay Wright, 47, of the Near East Side, was fired from his $43,434-a-year job on June 22 for checking Bowersox's vehicle-registration information Feb. 24.

The 17-year state employee said he was merely curious. "I saw she was indeed from Ohio ... and thought, 'Great, a local girl may have a shot at making it big' and that was that. At no time did I take her personal information, print it or commit it to memory for any financial or personal gain," Wright told officials.

He was indicted last month for unauthorized use of property, a fifth-degree felony carrying up to a year in prison. Wright pleaded not guilty Friday. Patrol spokesman Lt. Gary Lewis said the case was the only one in which the patrol had jurisdiction.
9902  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Privacy on: September 12, 2010, 10:53:27 PM
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cjisd/ncic.htm

Security and quality controls: The head of the CJIS Systems Agency—the criminal justice agency that has overall responsibility for the administration and usage of NCIC within a district, state, territory, or federal agency—appoints a CJIS systems officer (CSO) from its agency. The CSO is responsible for monitoring system use, enforcing system discipline and security, and assuring that all users follow operating procedures. NCIC policy establishes a number of security measures to ensure the privacy and integrity of the data. The information passing through the network is encrypted to prevent unauthorized access. Each user of the system is authenticated to ensure proper levels of access for every transaction. To further ascertain and verify the accuracy and integrity of the data, each agency must periodically validate its records. Agencies also must undergo periodic audits to ensure data quality and adherence to all security provisions.
9903  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Privacy on: September 12, 2010, 10:41:25 PM
Yes. Also from the state of Ohio, If I recall correctly.
9904  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Privacy on: September 12, 2010, 10:09:17 PM
Those databases can only be accessed only by dedicated terminals. Without getting into the techno-structure, they are very secure. It's not something you can access by the internet.
9905  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Not happy news on: September 12, 2010, 07:49:16 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.a64b6fa820c23d9ef2058a22276ce3a1.2c1&show_article=1

 Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff,  who warned as far back as the 1980s of the dangers of a public deficit, lent credence to such dark predictions in an International Monetary Fund publication last week.

He unveiled a doomsday scenario -- which many dismiss as pure fantasy -- of an economic clash between superpowers the United States and China, which holds more than 843 billion dollars of US Treasury bonds.

"A minor trade dispute between the United States and China could make some people think that other people are going to sell US treasury bonds," he wrote in the IMF's Finance & Development review.

"That belief, coupled with major concern about inflation, could lead to a sell-off of government bonds that causes the public to withdraw their bank deposits and buy durable goods."

Kotlikoff warned such a move would spark a run on banks and money market funds as well as insurance companies as policy holders cash in their surrender values.

"In a short period of time, the Federal Reserve would have to print trillions of dollars to cover its explicit and implicit guarantees. All that new money could produce strong inflation, perhaps hyperinflation," he said.
9906  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: September 12, 2010, 06:35:11 PM
The "peace talks" are a waste of time and energy. The "palestinian" endgame is the end of Israel.
9907  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Door Work, Bouncing, Bodyguarding on: September 12, 2010, 04:14:39 PM
Not dissing the Security Guy, but I've read/heard that Doormen/Bouncers say if their soft skills have not deescalated the situation and that they have to resort to hard skills then they didn't perform their duties well. Or maybe it was something Dalton/Patrick Swayze said in Road House lol


SG, would you please post this on the DBMAA forum too?

Done.



Can't comment on bouncing work, but I can apply 14 years of LEO experience.  Verbal de-escalation works 98% of the time, if properly applied.  That still leaves 2% of the time that the universe has just determined that there WILL be a fight no matter how smoothed tongued you are.

Agreed.
9908  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security and American Freedom on: September 12, 2010, 09:29:43 AM
http://www.frumforum.com/the-myths-of-911

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-09-10-flights-terror-targets_N.htm

Two relevant articles.
9909  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Privacy on: September 12, 2010, 07:54:28 AM
You'll note that accessing the state and federal databases are felonies. The systems are auditable, meaning that you cannot access them without leaving a digital "paper trail".
9910  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Stretching on: September 11, 2010, 04:31:48 PM
I'm running more these days, and I'm not near as limber as I used to be. Any good stretching routines for the lower body, especially the hamstrings?
9911  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 9/11/10 on: September 11, 2010, 10:50:55 AM
http://michellemalkin.com/2010/09/11/911-remembrance-set-your-alarms-and-steel-your-resolve/
9912  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / 9/11/10 on: September 11, 2010, 10:43:16 AM
http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2010/09/11/5-heroes-to-remember-this-september-11/

Never forget.
9913  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: India and India-afpakia (and China?) on: September 11, 2010, 09:36:30 AM
Yup.
9914  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Science vs. God on: September 10, 2010, 04:57:51 PM
Ok, how does an alarm system disprove a religious mystery?  huh
9915  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Economics on: September 10, 2010, 04:45:12 PM
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/09/10/the_nanny_state_has_blown_the_bank_107091.html

Will the death of the nanny state be the death of us?
9916  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Communicating with the Muslim World on: September 10, 2010, 11:42:48 AM
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/285123/christians_in_gaza_fear_for_their_lives.html

What if muslims started burning bibles and crucifixes? Oh, wait.....
9917  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / What are Chinese troops doing in Kashmir? on: September 09, 2010, 07:42:00 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/sep/04/troops-kashmir-alarm-india-pakistan

The claim that more than 7,000 Chinese troops have been handed "de facto control" of Gilgit-Baltistan, a northern part of Kashmir, by Islamabad, has set alarm bells ringing in Delhi. India – which, like its nuclear-armed rival Pakistan, claims the entire state – has long been worried that the People's Liberation Army was working on roads and railway projects in the Karakoram mountains.

What is true is that China plans a massive highway linking western China to the port it is building at Gwadar, Pakistan, on the shore of the Arabian Sea. The benefits are obvious: the journey time from factory gate in, say, China's wild west, to container ships bound for the Gulf will be cut from weeks to a few days. Eventually it may even become a key energy supply route.
9918  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: September 09, 2010, 07:25:41 PM
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KH27Ad02.html

Chinese troops offer an Afghan solution
By Francesco Sisci
9919  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Economics on: September 09, 2010, 11:22:50 AM
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ca09873c-bb6c-11df-a136-00144feab49a.html

Goldman forecasts emerging equities bonanza

By Stefan Wagstyl in London

Published: September 8 2010 18:32 | Last updated: September 8 2010 18:32

China could overtake the US in terms of stock market capitalisation by 2030 as the market value of equities in emerging nations soars, powered by expanding investment and by economic growth, says a report by Goldman Sachs.
9920  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Communicating with the Muslim World on: September 09, 2010, 10:45:14 AM
http://michellemalkin.com/2010/09/09/what-else-is-new-muslim-initiates-burn-the-stars-and-stripes-day/

What else is new?
9921  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: September 09, 2010, 10:41:06 AM
Good find!
9922  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Islam in America and the rest of the western hemisphere on: September 09, 2010, 07:55:30 AM
The muslim celebrations of 9/11 in the US will be even more subdued and covert.
9923  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Legal Issues created by the War with Islamic Fascism on: September 08, 2010, 07:24:32 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/08/ninth-circuit-feds-can-use-state-secrets-privilege-to-block-lawsuits-over-terrorist-renditions/

BwahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!

9924  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Gender issues thread on: September 08, 2010, 06:23:16 PM
Default - a value that a program or operating system assumes, or a course of action that a program or operating system will take, when the user or programmer specifies no overriding value or action.
9925  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: September 08, 2010, 03:41:25 PM
It does sound plausible, but a quick glance at his site seems to show he's a truther and anti-semite conspiracy loon.
9926  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Gender issues thread on: September 08, 2010, 02:31:00 PM
I would rather have a child raised by a gay couple than "raised by the state". I don't have a problem with homosexuals adopting if that's the alternative, but if there is a choice between a normal couple and homosexuals, then the default should be for normalcy.
9927  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: education on: September 08, 2010, 10:27:30 AM
http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerkimball/2010/09/05/back-to-school/?singlepage=true

http://pajamasmedia.com/victordavishanson/rule-by-professors/?singlepage=true

Two important articles on our leftist academia.
9928  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Gender issues thread on: September 08, 2010, 10:14:39 AM
I don't applaud single mothers who are single by choice.
9929  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 08, 2010, 08:27:41 AM
http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/soc/prison.html

Nothing new under the sun when it comes to the "rehabilitation" of criminals.
9930  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Science vs. God on: September 08, 2010, 08:19:10 AM
It's funny how much faith is required to be an atheist.  grin
9931  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 08, 2010, 08:15:52 AM
If Israel did nothing about the rocket attacks, do you think the death rates would be the same?
9932  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Islam in America and the rest of the western hemisphere on: September 08, 2010, 07:56:59 AM
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/09/ground-zero-mosque-imam-rauf-in-a-true-peace-israel-will-in-our-lifetimes-become-one-more-arab-count.html


"Moderate" Ground Zero mosque Imam Rauf: "In a true peace, Israel will, in our lifetimes, become one more Arab country, with a Jewish minority"

Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's "moderate" facade continues to be exposed as the exercise in deception that it is. He has said of Israel, according to audio revealed by Pamela Geller, that "a one-state solution is...more coherent...than a two-state solution."

By that, of course, he meant a Sharia state with Muslims holding all the political power and Jews relegated to the institutionalized discrimination of dhimmi status. Any doubt of that was dispelled when he said: "In a true peace it is impossible that a purely Jewish state of Palestine can endure. . . . In a true peace, Israel will, in our lifetimes, become one more Arab country, with a Jewish minority."

Moderate!


9933  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Gender issues thread on: September 07, 2010, 11:01:11 PM
It's about deconstructing western civilization.
9934  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Tea Party, Glen Beck and related matters on: September 07, 2010, 08:12:24 PM
If the republicans don't get it right this time, time to build a new party.
9935  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: September 07, 2010, 03:53:45 PM
Well, the Chinese have been killing/keeping their boot on muslim populations within their borders for a long time. A long border with various 'Stans makes a Chinese city even more vulnerable to ugly things like a loose nuke. It's much easier to use land based transportation rather than sealift to project military power. Translate "Monroe Doctrine" into Mandarin, as I'm sure Beijing feels that way about it's immediate surroundings. A shrinking America will leave a vacuum of power that will require filling by someone and China needs natural resources from that part of the world.

Just a few off the top of my head....
9936  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Afghanistan-Pakistan on: September 07, 2010, 12:12:12 PM
Ideally we can get China directed towards the 'Stans rather than the Pacific as it finds an outlet for it's excess male population.
9937  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security and American Freedom on: September 07, 2010, 11:21:36 AM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/07/ice-considering-changing-catch-and-release-to-just-release/

Let's just stop law enforcement. This should turn out well.
9938  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Communicating with the Muslim World on: September 07, 2010, 09:32:55 AM
This just in.......


The existence of non-muslims found to inflame, provoke muslims.  rolleyes
9939  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security and American Freedom on: September 07, 2010, 08:31:46 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_effects_arising_from_the_September_11_attacks

Exactly how many 9/11s are we supposed to just shrug off?
9940  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 06, 2010, 09:56:22 PM
The various states do try to get some return from inmate labor, but most individuals housed in anything above minimum security are not the inmates you want out in public.
9941  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 06, 2010, 08:56:46 PM
Removing children from criminal, addicted, and violent parents would be a good thing, and law enforcement attempts to do so, though "social workers" usually try to re-unite the families.. However some criminals emerge from intact, happy, well adjusted families, so that's not all of the answer.
9942  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security and American Freedom on: September 06, 2010, 01:53:27 PM
We didn't do enough, post 9/11. Unsecured borders, political correctness have hampered what needs to be done.
9943  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Islam in America and the rest of the western hemisphere on: September 06, 2010, 01:51:06 PM
**In Crafty's first post, the puff piece fails to point out the jihadist links various "spokespeople"/islamic organizations have. Kind of important, no?**

http://www.investigativeproject.org/2116/jihads-ugly-american-face

http://www.investigativeproject.org/732/isna-admits-hamas-ties

http://www.investigativeproject.org/profile/172

http://www.investigativeproject.org/profile/174

http://www.investigativeproject.org/profile/168

http://www.investigativeproject.org/1341/the-creeping-homegrown-threat


9944  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / It's really going to work this time! on: September 06, 2010, 10:18:36 AM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/06/obama-to-propose-50-billion-in-infrastructure-spending-for-stimulus/

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
9945  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 06, 2010, 09:00:01 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Criminal-Mind-Stanton-Samenow/dp/0812910826

IN NEARLY A HALF-CENTURY, little has changed in terms of deeply ingrained beliefs about the causes of crime. In the classic, still often performed, 1957 musical West Side Story, Stephen Sondheim parodied what then was the current thinking about juvenile delinquency in the song "Gee, Officer Krupke." Delinquents were punks because their fathers were drunks. They were misunderstood rather than no good. They were suffering from a "social disease," and society "had played [them] a terrible trick." They needed an analyst, not a judge, because it was "just [their] neurosis" acting up. In short, their criminal behavior was regarded as symptomatic of a deep-seated psychological or sociological problem. In this chapter I shall briefly discuss this proposition. In subsequent chapters I shall examine them in greater detail and show that the prevalent thinking about crime has been and still is loaded with fundamental misconceptions resulting in devastating consequences for society.

A man abducts, rapes, and murders a little girl. We, the public, may be so revolted by the gruesomeness of the crime that we conclude only a sick person could be capable of such an act. But our personal gut reaction shows no insight into, or understanding of, what really went on in this individual's mind as he planned and executed the crime. True, what the perpetrator inflicted upon this child is not "normal" behavior. But what does "sick" really mean? A detailed and lengthy examination of the mind of a criminal will reveal that, no matter how bizarre or repugnant the crime, he is rational, calculating, and deliberate in his actions--not mentally ill.
9946  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 06, 2010, 08:47:15 AM
http://www.aei.org/book/806

Most Americans readily support rehabilitation for convicted offenders--after all, on the face of it, many of these people have been dealt a bad hand, or at least have made poor choices, and surely would mend their ways if only they had access to enlightened forms of treatment, vocational training, or other programs. Yet an objective assessment of the research literature reveals that the majority of these rehabilitative programs have little or no lasting impact on recidivism.
9947  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 06, 2010, 08:29:03 AM
"One of the conclusions that we came to is that a major problem with our system is that it is a half-and-half system that does the worst of both worlds.  There's the rehabilitation by hammer system, aka France, where you fit into the mold or you die.  And there's  the complete rehabilitation system that a couple of other European nations use (Finland might be one).  In those, most criminals save the most horrible ones, are essentially sentenced to a prison version of a military college.

Both styles work better than what we do in the US."

Got any stats to support this?
9948  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 04, 2010, 08:15:58 PM
http://www.lvrj.com/news/nlv-judge--some-cases-not-being-prosecuted-102211049.html

NLV judge: Some cases not being prosecuted

By DOUG MCMURDO
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

If her killer had been kept in jail, Tamequa Williams would be alive today, the judge who handled the case says, and he would have been, had the county cared enough to prosecute.
9949  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Economics on: September 04, 2010, 07:09:11 PM
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/41765.html

Whoops! Sorry!
9950  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Economics on: September 04, 2010, 05:47:49 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/04/romer-hey-we-gave-it-our-best-shot/

**Reminds me of Blutosky from Animal House. "Hey, you fcuked up, you trusted us".
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