We can all agree that change is needed to train and perform our policing activity in this country. There is something wrong when you turn on the news on any given day, and there is almost always a police shooting. If you look at practically all western countries, several (England being one) the police do… Continue reading Not All Situations Are The Same
There have been 150 shootings, classified as "Mass Killings" in this country so far this year. I'm not sure what the qualifications are for the title of "Mass Shootings." Any way you want to slice it, that isn't calming. I pulled the data below and verified it with multiple sites. The chart strips out everything… Continue reading What Is The Number?
I would have written this as my New Year post to start 2021, but I decided to wait a few days to officially close out 2020 with the finality of the year and the election's final certification. What a wild year. It started simple enough with a few news stories about a virus out of… Continue reading Out With 2020 – In With 2021
By: Andrew Roberts Churchill is an excellent read; it does require a bit of patience to stay with it, but once you get about 50-75 pages in, the book is very entertaining and tells the story of a truly remarkable man. The early part of the book deals with the family dynamic and struggles between… Continue reading Book Review: Churchill Walking With Destiny
By Bob Woodward I have read both of the latest books by Bob Woodward, Fear, and Rage. Fear came out first, and it was pre-covid. I saw the main difference between both books; in Fear, Woodward's account of Trump's behavior and his management style was told to him by his staff and advisors. The book… Continue reading Book Review Two Books – Fear and Rage
You know what is wrong in the world today, how we are so polarized on just about everything. You almost can't say a thing based on your opinion or belief without offending someone. It seems like in today's world, we are trying to cultivate an existence that we don't offend anybody, and as it turns… Continue reading Who Are We?
The book is an excellent read; it was also a free read with Amazon Prime. You would think from the title this would be very political, but it does not come off that way. The writer, Ronan Farrow, is a reasonably familiar name but I did not know he worked in the state department. The… Continue reading Book Review “The war on peace the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence – Ronan Farrow”
The "The Loudest Voice in the Room" by Gabriel Sherman was a fascinating book. I like books that deal with history or people and their accomplishments. I initially decided to read this book because of the Amazon show by the same name. The show was outstanding, but I want to get a bigger picture of… Continue reading Book Review – “The Loudest Voice In The Room”
What exactly is fake news? It tends to be a common theme in the last five or so years, but what does that mean? I can only assume, based on the context, it left-leaning (as called )news outlets that do not tell the truth to sway public opinion and how people vote. I decided to… Continue reading What Is Fake News
I Grew up in a small New England state and an even smaller New England town. I was never exposed to any black people. To me, people are just people, and when I was younger, you just did not hear of such horrible things we see today. In hindsight, I guess that was a good… Continue reading Racism