Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25, 2017--A Quick Run Around the Web

  • "Skipping The 'OO' In OODA"--Gabe Suarez.  The "OO" in OODA stands for "observe and orient". However, if you arrive on a scene with some foreknowledge of what you will be encountering, you can significantly shorten the time for observing and orienting yourself to the situation. Suarez explains from an example where two officers had been called to the scene of a reported armed robbery. The robber presented himself, carrying a rifle with a 90-round drum magazine. According to the report, the officers fired a total of 13 rounds from their sidearms in 2.6 seconds, killing the robber. (That is considerable restraint compared to how police react in my neck of the woods). Suarez explains:
       ... here is what I think the reality of the event really was - The good guys made up their minds that this was going to be a shooting when they got the call.  Thus the need to "Observe" and "Orient" was minimized to the point of having already been accomplished, leaving only the presentation of a target and the elimination of same.
       In 2.6 seconds (I suspect less that that) there was no, "Is this my suspect?", "Could it be someone else dressed just like him with a rifle?", "Should I challenge him?", "What if its not him?", and so on and so forth.  And I doubt there was a great deal of yelling to drop the gun.
           There was a description, a location, and a description of events that justify shooting.  The two "O"s are taken care it was simply a matter of visually locating him.
    Although the term suggests the spontaneous and unpredictable transformation of an innocent into a kind of murderous beast, such wolves are actually "lone" only in a very limited sense. They differ from their background in degree, distinguished by critical extras such as 1) the willingness to use violence; 2) the training to employ it; and 3) the means necessary for an attack.

    Other Stuff:
             A SWAT team set up a perimeter in the neighborhood for hours, believing the man was barricaded inside. Police fired rounds of tear gas into the home, trying to get the man to come out, LAPD Capt. Paul Vernon said on Twitter.
               Around 6 a.m. Friday, police entered the home and conducted an “extensive search” of the property, Eisenman said. The man was not found.
                 It was unclear when he left the house, authorities said.
                   The dart from this secret CIA weapon can penetrate clothing and leave nothing but a tiny red dot on the skin. On penetration of the deadly dart, the individual targeted for assassination may feel as if bitten by a mosquito, or they may not feel anything at all. The poisonous dart completely disintegrates upon entering the target.
                     The lethal poison then rapidly enters the bloodstream causing a heart attack. Once the damage is done, the poison denatures quickly, so that an autopsy is very unlikely to detect that the heart attack resulted from anything other than natural causes. 
              (H/t Anonymous Conservative).
              • "How to unlock your car in 30 seconds"--Roman UrsuHack.  (Video; 2 min.). The method uses a string with a loop in the middle. Introducing the string and loop by prying out the door slightly, you can then pull the string down until you get the loop over the knob for the lock, pull the loop tight, and then pull the knob up using the string. 
              • The wages of sin socialism: 
              • "Venezuela is out of food, out of medicine, and running out of gas"--Hot Air. Bakers being arrested if they use flour to make brownies instead of bread; seeking assistance from the UN for medical supplies (which are then apparently shipped to other countries); and running short of gasoline although sitting atop some of the largest oil reserves in the world.
              • Armed heists in the news:
                     This is the second shooting incident to occur in less than 24 hours in Sin City, as a gunman in a pig mask opened fire during an armed robbery at the iconic Bellagio hotel earlier in the day.
                     Earlier on Saturday, a gunman opened fire during an armed robbery at the nearby Bellagio hotel, prompting terrified tourists to seek shelter amid a chaotic scene. 
                     At least three people entered a high-end store, which is believed to be a Rolex store, inside the resort, including one who fired gunshots, police said.
              • Fort Apache, Sweden. "Swedish Police Under Siege"--Anonymous Conservative. Rinkeby is one of those "mythical" no-go zones in Sweden. It is so safe and full of grateful refugees, that the police are spending $43 million to build a new police station in the suburb town, complete with "bullet proof windows, steel reinforced walls, and surrounded by security fence." Also, it is too dangerous for officers to go to work using public transport; instead, they "may have to be driven to the station daily for their personal safety." Anonymous Conservative comments:
                Sooner or later the resources are going to contract suddenly. When they do, that neighborhood is going to become vastly more violent, and the residents are going to start flooding out to raid neighboring areas. After raiding, they will escape back into the neighborhood with their booty and try to keep the cops out. Since that raiding booty is all that will support the residents of the neighborhood, the residents will unite against all outside forces, from Swedish citizens to Police.
                         During trials on mice, the team found that the drug directly repaired DNA damage caused by radiation exposure or old age.
                           'The cells of the old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice after just one week of treatment,' said lead author Professor David Sinclair.
                             Human trials of the pill will begin within six months.
                               'This is the closest we are to a safe and effective anti-ageing drug that's perhaps only three to five years away from being on the market if the trials go well,' said Professor Sinclair.
                          This should be interesting. Will it be considered a "right" to obtain the drug? Or will it be kept from certain populations? And , in either case, what social disruption might result?

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