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Striking down prostitution laws
Mariana organized this panel on striking down prostitution laws. It was taped by the CBC and is available as a podcast on The Sunday Edition.
Four Ways 3D Printing May Threaten Security
"3D printers already produce everything from
prosthetic hands and engine parts to basketball shoes and fancy
chocolates. But as with any technological advance, new possibilities
come with new perils.
A new RAND paper, Additive Manufacturing in 2040: Powerful Enabler, Disruptive Threat, explores how 3D printers will affect personal, national, and international security. The paper is part of RAND's Security 2040 initiative, which looks over the horizon to anticipate future threats.
The same technology that might one day custom-print heart valves can
just as easily produce gun parts. The same machines that allow
astronauts on the international space station to print their own tools
might also help a state like North Korea print military or industrial
equipment to get around international sanctions...."
Here's a great article on the use of tasers and what's becoming an important part of the debate --- the fact that they are killing people with them:
On a balmy fall night, two police officers in a squad car in east Bradenton spotted a man on a bicycle without a headlight.
Derrick Humbert, 38, rode a bike around town because seizures from a head injury prevented him from driving. He worked odd jobs as a short-order cook and gardener. He took care of his three kids, 2, 8 and 11, while their mother worked the evening shift at a 7-Eleven.
On this Monday in late September, he was riding home from a convenience store just after midnight when police told him to stop.
Instead, he pedaled around a corner past three houses, jumped off the bike and ran into a yard, the two officers chasing him on foot.
Iconic characters from crime fiction's most popular writers reflect on their tools of the trade.
JOE PIKE, BusinessmanGUN: KIMBER CUSTOM II MODEL 1911 .45 ACP“The best semiautomatic combat pistol made. The lowered ejector port, full-length guide rail, beveled magazine well and superb tolerances give outstanding out-of-the-box accuracy and reliability. The big .45 ACP bullet is heavy and slow, but that’s what you want. A lighter, faster bullet will punch through a man, carrying its energy with it. A .45 hollowpoint flattens and dumps its energy into the target like a truck T-boning a Prius. You don’t need to double-tap with the .45. One shot will knock a big man off his feet. LAPD SWAT uses the Kimber. USMC Special Operations Command (Force Recon) uses it. I use it. That’s all you need to know.”WRITER: ROBERT CRAISRead on...