Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Big Brother Gets Bigger in the KC Metro

As if our lives were not intruded upon enough...

License plate reader set to be mounted at a KCMO intersection

I can hear it already from proponents of this technology: "We are just trying to capture people with outstanding warrants or folks with stolen cars."  Great, I can get on board with that if you could guarantee me that would be all it was used for.  But, the potential for abuse is great.  Maybe not from one camera, but if you think this will stop at one camera, then you're also probably still trying to hunt for snipes...

Monday, February 24, 2014

House Keeping: Throttling Back on Posts... Obviously

For those few frequent readers, I just wanted to let you know that I'm officially throttling back on posting for the time being.  I'm transitioning positions for work and my family will be expanding in another month or so.  Once things settle down, then I may or may not ramp back up.  I do not plan on stopping completely, but realistically, I'll probably only be posting once or twice a week on average for the time being.

That is all for now.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Surprise! Mainstream Media Cannot Be Trusted

My wife is fond of the play "Newsies".  There's a part in it where one of the editors alludes to the fact (and I'm paraphrasing) that whoever reports the news can control the narrative of world events

ABC News Misrepresents the Numbers on Gun Deaths

Instead of reporting the hard facts, ABC news distorts the facts and offers dishonest analysis on the cause of children dying by gun shot.  To be sure, any death is terrible.  But ABC News would have the viewer believe that small children were dying by the hundreds every week due to guns.  Because "guns"!

We are at a dangerous time in history where the truth is being drowned out in a sea of misinformation.  Savvy people will need to start looking else where for their news and even then must take it with a grain of salt.  Look behind the numbers.  Look behind the studies.  And, most importantly, think for yourself.