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Category Archives: 060 Decentralization

Pew Research Center Poll: Gun Rights More Important Than Gun Control

Of course, your rights shouldn’t be violated even if a majority of people don’t like them.

The poll also shows the majority of Americans–58%–believe gun ownership “does more to protect people from crime than to put people’s safety at risk.” Only 37% of respondents believed “gun ownership does more to endanger personal safety.

Source: breitbart.com

Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’ (BGM)

Well, it’s not necessarily about the actual firearm [so] much for us. It’s about the safety and training around [guns]. It’s understanding what your rights are. Not something that was given, necessarily by the government. Something that’s a human, inalienable right. You can have all the constitutional rights and amendments you want, but if you don’t have something to defend those rights and beliefs from somebody who’s trying to violate those rights, then it doesn’t even make sense. It’s got to be something behind those words. A bully doesn’t stop bullying because you’re just saying stuff. A bully stops bullying because you pushed back.

Source: breitbart.com

America’s Addiction to Mercenaries – The Atlantic

This means that contractors are making the ultimate sacrifice. Today, more contractors are killed in combat than soldiers—a stunning turnaround from the start of the wars Iraq and Afghanistan, when fewer than 10 percent of casualties were contractors. By 2010, more contractors were dying than troops. However, the real number of contractor deaths —versus the “official” tally—remains unknown.

Source: The Atlantic

FBI wants app to turn your smartphone into secret recording device

The FBI is seeking a developer for a mobile app to turn smartphones into secret audio and video recording devices that can be used as evidence in court cases. The FBI has posted a job opportunity on the US government’s federal business opportunities website seeking contractors that can create an app to give Android, iOS and Windows phones the ability to record audio using the smartphone’s built-in microphone.

Source: ibtimes.co.uk

A 4’11, 85-pound woman with a gun to her head put an end to the threat in the blink of an eye – Rare

I love it when the intended victim isn’t…

Firearms – the great equalizer. I am glad the gun centralizers didn’t get their way and I am glad that she had it on her and used it to defend herself.

It was no miracle that a woman with a gun to her head was able to prevent herself from being robbed – or worse. That’s because Carolann Miracle, 23, who said she is 4’11 and 85 pounds, was armed and ready to eliminate the threat.

Source: Rare

Miniature portable device produces biopharmaceuticals on demand at point-of-care

We love technology and where it can take us.

MIT researchers with DARPA funding have developed a portable device for manufacturing a range of biopharmaceuticals on demand, virtually anywhere… For medics on the battlefield and doctors in remote or developing parts of the world, getting rapid access to the drugs needed to treat patients can be challenging. That’s because biopharmaceutical drugs, which are used in a wide range of therapies including vaccines and treatments for diabetes and cancer, are currently produced in large, centralized fermentation plants. Then they must be transported to the treatment site, which can be expensive, time-consuming, and difficult to execute in areas with poor supply chains.

Source: KurzweilAI

Armed teachers defending 4 local districts | Herald Democrat

More than three years have passed since an armed gunman invaded Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, and fatally shot 20 school-age children and six adults. In that time, school districts across the nation have made strides in security systems to prevent any other school tragedies. In Grayson County and Fannin County, four school districts have taken an extra step by allowing teachers to carry firearms to protect their children.

Source: Herald Democrat

NRA-ILA | Gun Control Supporters Are Once Again Rebranding Their Efforts

The NRA only represent a small minority of gun owners and 2nd Amendment supporters.

An ever ever increasing number of the populous is waking up to the reality of the current situation and they intuitively understand gun centralization can’t compete against decentralized/distributed threats.

It’s for the same reason that most of the military and law enforcement professionals who understand the decentralized thereat also support a decentralized/distributed security solution – decentralized security options means saved lives.

From INTERPOL to local police chiefs and county sheriffs (even mayors and city councilmen), more and more are seeing reality for what it is and addressing it accordingly.

The gun centralizers can rebrand, repackage, reword, and remake themselves all they want however they will continually find themselves becoming more isolated because enough people see reality now.

The future is decentralized and distributed, any work to centralize is wasted sword motion and will only lead to the loss of more innocent lives.

According to the report, ARS is concerned that the blatantly anti-gun language used by gun control supporters in recent years, perhaps best personified by the behavior of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, is hurting the anti-gun cause. Specifically, the new campaign calls on gun control advocates to use more values-based arguments, and, as with past messaging efforts, implores activists to police the exact language they use in in discussing anti-gun policies. Of course, the new b

Source: ILA

Is decentralized security making more sense to the French?

A rose by any other name…

In the last few months, since the wave of terrorism has intensified, the membership of the gun club has quadrupled, from 200 to 800 members. The new members are not all motivated by the love of shooting sports. Benoit, a local olive farmer who owns more than a dozen rifles, pistols and shotguns, as well as an AK-47 assault rifle, admitted to me this weekend something much darker. “They’re getting ready for a war,” he said.

Source: cnbc.com

A look at concealed carry in Illinois by the numbers

So disappointed in Rock Island County. Came in 2, only Chicago did worse.

Using data provided by the state police, we’ve listed and mapped out which counties have the most concealed carry license holders per 1,000 residents as ranking counties based on the total number of active concealed carry licenses can be misleading.

Source: rebootillinois.com

Gun control still ‘not the issue’ for law enforcement despite police attacks

But in the wake of the attack in Baton Rouge on Sunday that left three officers dead, the East Baton Rouge sheriff said gun control was simply not the issue. “To me, this is not so much about gun control as it is about what’s in men’s hearts,” sheriff Sid Gautreaux said.

Source: The Guardian

Survey: 76% of Police Chiefs Say Armed Citizens ‘REDUCE’ Violent Crime

Not shocked.

While liberals call for more gun control to stop violence, three-fourths (76%) of the nation’s police chiefs and sheriffs say armed citizens actually “reduce violent criminal activity,” the 28th Annual Survey by the National Association of Chiefs of Police shows. Asked, “Can qualified, law-abiding armed citizens help law enforcement reduce violent criminal activity?” while under […]

Source: Gunmart Blog

Hero With Concealed Carry Firearm Prevents Mass Shooting in SC

“His rounds struck 3 victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg,” said Lt. Kevin Bobo. The lieutenant added that the unnamed hero has a valid concealed weapons permit, cooperated with investigators, and will not be facing any charges for shooting Thompson.

Source: PJ Media

California: Security – not for the Mundanes or ‘California, Again Centralizing Against a Decentralize Threat’

Filed under: Behind in times and out of touch with reality.

“…and require an applicant to show they face the potential for greater harm than the general public.”

The unarmed ‘general public’ is generally the target. Hence the need for the public in general to arm itself.

People who have to live in reality intuitively understand that they have to provide security for themselves if they wish to survive a decentralized threat.

Most police and law enforcement know this as well, and that’s why so many of them promote reality – Arm yourself to defend yourself, armed citizens are responsible citizens.

Welcome to the new normal.

Introduced by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, AB 466 would clarify existing California law which requires those seeking a permit to cite a “good cause.” Assembly Bill 466 would change that definition and require an applicant to show they face the potential for greater harm than the general public.

Source: New bill could raise the price of concealed weapons permit fees | ABC10.com

The Inevitability of Decentralization/Distributed Networks and How To Break Open The Webopoly

Leading to the only logical conclusion: Distributed networks.

All of us, technically minded or not, need to understand the tradeoffs we’ve been making. Then we need to make decisions. We can accept choke points and lock-in. Or we can look for ways to reclaim control—declining to rely so much on centralized services, and using encryption and the new decentralized tools, such as the already-working IndieWeb, as they become available.

Source: Fast Company

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