Archive for April, 2013
To kill or not to kill. That is the question. You may be perfectly within your legal and ethical rights to end the life of a home intruder, but is that what you want to do? That’s what you have to ask yourself, and I’d recommend that you do it before it happens, not afterward.
How do you say "dereliction of duty" in Russian? The Carter exemption. And (un)happy birthday, cop killer! All this — plus — Lord of Rings, Chicagoland style! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
According to a crime-tracking blog, stripping residents’ 2nd Amendment rights isn’t doing much to get guns out of criminals’ hands in the Windy City. Crime In Chicago tallies 510 shootings and 105 homicides through the first four months of 2013. The blog provides daily updates on violent crime, and maintains data on crime in the […]
A weapon in a good guy’s hands — be it a gun or, maybe, something else — is far from dangerous. For a woman who was being attacked Tuesday in front of a Salt Lake City home, a 29-inch samurai sword proved to be her salvation. That’s because homeowner Kent Hendrix awoke to a commotion, […]
As a handful of lawmakers urge American intervention in Syria over alleged usage of chemical weapons by the Bashar Assad regime, the possibility of more Mideast wars is looking likelier by the day. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), based on unsubstantiated reports of chemical weapon use in Syria, called for the United States to “provide weapons […]
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (UPI) — Google says takedown requests by governments worldwide to remove content from its services have hit an all-time high. Between July and December 2012, the search giant said, it received 2,285 government requests for the removal of content on its services, covering 24,179 separate pieces of content, a new record. In […]
TORONTO (UPI) — Canadian astronomers say study of a bizarre binary star system show Einstein’s theory of relativity holds true even in the most extreme condition ever observed. “The unusual pair of stars is quite interesting in its own right but we’ve learned it is also a unique laboratory for testing the limits of one […]
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (UPI) — Humpback whales are able to learn from each other, passing on hunting techniques in much the same way humans share knowledge, British researchers say. A study led by the University of St Andrews in Scotland found a new feeding technique, brought on by the need to find new prey, has […]
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (UPI) — Adopting the behavior of others when on their home territory is not just a human attribute, British scientists say, but has been observed in non-human primates. The findings could help explain the evolution of human desire to seek out local knowledge — “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” […]
PARIS (UPI) — New measurements suggest the Earth’s inner core is far hotter than previously thought, at 10,8000 degrees F as hot as the sun’s surface, French scientists say. The Earth’s core is solid, a crystalline form of iron, but the temperature at which that crystal can form has long been debated. New experiments used […]