Link: Texas plumber has no idea how truck got to Syrian jihadists – World

Mark’s new clients acquired by his truck signage may have to wait approx the same time it takes for some plumbers to show up when you’re 10 minutes from their shop.

Mark Oberholtzer’s Ford truck featured in a picture posted on Twitter by an Islamic militant group fighting in Syria.

Texas plumber has no idea how truck got to Syrian jihadists – World

Link: Mythbusters Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight

So this test theorizes that if you’re within a certain distance, a knife is going to beat a gun in an attack. Granted this includes drawing the weapon. I respect people who have to make that decision because I’m not sure my brain is fast enough to process whether an oncoming attacker is armed and act in that amount of time. That scenario is hard enough without other real world variables like emotions and bias.

Statistically there’s bound to be errors. The non-scientific question is how to reduce those types of encounters. I can’t pretend to know the answer to that stuff.

In general I don’t support many causes or organizations, but I do appreciate science and facts. They’re useful for context when listening to both sides of these recent police related deaths.

Mythbusters Season 10 Episode 11

Mythbusters Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight

Link: I’m From Long Island from “LAXmas” | NEW GIRL | FOX BROADCASTING

516. Billy Joel.

I have a vague recollection of doing something similar once to a cop in Alabama many years ago after drinking whisky for the first time. Be warned, citizens of Maryland.

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Link: Rush to see gravely ill son lands woman in a UHP escort

I see this story as one about police helping an elderly lady. It saddens me to think this could be understandably cheapened by saying that she would have been arrested had her skin been another color. There are good people in all walks of life and in my heart I have to believe this would have had the same outcome regardless of race.

Yes this doesn’t conform to posts from my friends currently protesting a broken system put in place by the government. It also isn’t blind praise of law enforcement. I support the efforts of both sides and appreciate facts from both sides as I educate myself. But I support any person’s effort to help an elderly mother visit her son.

Helen

Rush to see gravely ill son lands woman in a UHP escort