Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Dangers of Disarmament, and of relying on others to protect you.

Sometimes they won't.
There were armed policemen hiding all around the station but none of them did anything," he said. "At one point, I ran up to them and told them to use their weapons. I said, 'Shoot them, they're sitting ducks!' but they just didn't shoot back.
"I told some policemen the gunmen had moved towards the rear of the station but they refused to follow them. What is the point if having policemen with guns if they refuse to use them? I only wish I had a gun rather than a camera." [emphasis mine]
From an interview with a photographer in Mumbai, about the terrorist attacks.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Words to Give You Chills

Are you suggesting that we might have a religious nut referring to antimatter using a code-word that also means "purification"?
From the webcomic Schlock Mercenary, a funny read.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Light blogging

Not that I blog a lot, normally, but I really got burned out on anything political with the election, so I haven't done anything much more than read a few of my regular sites.

This week, I'm at the annual Virginia EMS Symposium in Norfolk. I'll be taking a lot of classes towards my recertification, so blogging will probably remain light. Or I may do a post or two about the symposium. It just depends on how I feel.