Peacekeeper is a product and a movement. Peacekeeper is creating a new model of defense where private individuals will be defending and securing their households and neighborhoods without the state. We are ready to move forward to a more peaceful future.Read more »
Law enforcement agencies have begun adopting a new policy on so-called “active shooters,” encouraging civilians to take safety into their own hands and take down gunmen who threaten them at work or school. In the SFO Bay Area of all places!Read more »
A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to pass a law specifically allowing teachers and staff to pack heat when classes begin later this month.Read more »
What will come from the defense bill? Read more here:Read more »
And by you, we obviously mean your friends and family, not actual FTL listeners. Even for a grizzled old government/media distruster like this one, there was some new and refreshing stuff here about how little there really is to be terrified of out there in the world. Bottom line: all the fear-mongering and violence is unnecessary.Read more »
Monitoring Social Network websites. Read the article here:Read more »
"...you get a grand total of somewhere between $1.01 and $1.35 trillion spent on national defense in 2010." Now couldn't we have allocated at least some of the $1,000,000,000,000 to helping our economy stay alive?Read more »
State Rep. Daniel Itse of Fremont, NH, wants to create a volunteer “permanent state defense force,” separate from the New Hampshire National Guard, to assist with disaster relief and “defend the state against invasion.”Read more »
In the movie Toy Story 3, of all places, the Barbie doll utters this quote in the face of oppression from Lotso, the big purple teddy bear: “Authority should derive from the consent of the governed; not from the threat of force.” Political philosopher barbie? Maybe she was channeling Locke and Jefferson. Anyway, it is interesting to see these kinds of messages popping up in movies and car commercials.Read more »
In a study of American children aged 11 and 12, researchers from UCLA compared those who stood up to aggressors with those who did not.
Children who returned hostility with hostility appeared to be the most mature, the researchers found. Boys who stood up to bullies and schoolyard enemies were judged more socially competent by their teachers. Girls who did the same were more popular and more admired by teachers and peers.
They did not study adults, but I'm sure we can draw our own conclusions regarding fines, traffic tickets, plea bargains, etc.Read more »
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