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Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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Draining a 38 million gallon reservoir because a teen might have peed in it? 

Since when does science ever inform our decisions?
Portland throws out 38 million gallons of water after someone peed in it.
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It's spring in Texas and that means wildflowers.
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Other than their theism or lack thereof there are a number of parallels between atheists and Mormons. 
Atheists are holding their annual convention in Salt Lake City, but things have been surprisingly cordial. Maybe these uniquely American religions have more in common than they think.
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Should Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw be awarded the Medal of Honor?

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They want a Medal of Honor for Robert Gould Shaw, leader of the first black Union army regiment.
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Couldn't we all do something like sign a petition to help abused children or better use of millions of dollars to help the poor and hungry here in America, the destitute who has lost a husband to alcoholism, fatherless children, long long long lines at the unemployment offices.... change people's lives who are living now? Couldn't we do something that makes sense with lawmakers time and resources? ...instead of madness like this?
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Twitter for Crime Analysts

Are you on Twitter? If you're a crime analyst or in a related field you should be. Here's how I use Twitter as an analyst. 

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The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. - Walt Whitman

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This is a great read on Cuban baseball stars and human trafficking. 

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The baseball world has been stunned by reports the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig was smuggled from his homeland by a drug cartel, and a Miami gangster allegedly now owns 20% of his contract.
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Surely we can do better than this? Anti-regulation atmosphere puts Texans at risk. 
A year ago today, a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, caught on fire. As volunteer firefighters rushed to the scene, the 30 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in wooden bins exploded. What have we learned from this disaster? Nothing.
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Family Circus reimagined in a dark, funny as hell way. 

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  • Crime Analyst, 2005 - present
  • Police Officer, 1991 - 2005
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Scott's a crime analyst in central Texas. More importantly, he's a husband, father, writer and baseball fanatic.
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I'm a crime analyst in central Texas. I also am a freelance writer and consultant on crime analysis, law enforcement and technology.

I have 23 years experience working in law enforcement both as a sworn police officer and as a civilian crime analyst.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on my Twitter feed or my Google+ stream, or other outlets are entirely my own and are not those of my employer. Reposting or sharing is not an endorsement.
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It's Been a Year Since the Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion, And ...
www.thewire.com

A year ago today, a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, caught on fire. As volunteer firefighters rushed to the scene, the 30 tons of ammonium

The best defense against hackers is...paper?
www.vox.com

Experts say you should choose a different, complex password for each of your online accounts. But no one can remember that many passwords. T

What Stuff Would You Want After 30 Years in Prison?
www.theatlantic.com

When Glenn Ford became a free man last month, his friends had the idea to build him an Amazon registry for all the things he needed. But aft

Car Dealers Are Terrified of Tesla's Plan to Eliminate Oil Changes | Wir...
www.wired.com

Auto dealers don't just fear Tesla's cars. They fear Tesla's whole plan to make bringing your car into the shop a thing of the past.

The realities of intimate partner homicide
blog.metrotrends.org

Pistorius: Women account for almost two-thirds (64 percent) of victims of intimate partner homicide.

Crime Time: Heads up: Keller Police to post traffic enforcement targets ...
blogs.star-telegram.com

Keller police don't mind you knowing where speed traps will be posted. In fact, they're starting to put out daily notifications of where the

Rangers to host QB Wilson in camp Monday
mlb.mlb.com

The Rangers will add a player with championship pedigree to their Spring Training roster Monday as Super Bowl-champion quarterback Russell W

Should Drug Treatment Aim to End Use or Reduce Harm?
www.psmag.com

Achieving one of those results is hard enough. And recent experiments suggest we may not be able to have both even if we want to.

Counter-terrorism expert lists 10 impacts of NSA on cloud security | ZDNet
www.zdnet.com

Summary: Keep close eye on government, don't trade civil liberties for greater security, Richard Clarke tells RSA audience

Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level
www.nytimes.com

Officials describe Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s proposal as the first Pentagon budget to aggressively push the military off the war footi

No Easy Answers For DUI Concerns As Marijuana Gains Support
www.npr.org

As more states legalize pot for medical and recreational use, law enforcement and health officials want to deter driving under the influence

Why Beauty Salons Across The Country Are Joining The Fight To End Domest...
thinkprogress.org

The majority of domestic violence victims do not speak up about their experiences. This program wants to help change that.

U.S. Adults Favor Smartphones Over Sex, Study Says [CHART]
mashable.com

New data suggests that more U.S. adults can live without sex than live without mobile devices.

'Death Master File' remains fodder for scams
www.usatoday.com

WASHINGTON — Public access to the so-called Death Master File still lives — even after Congress voted to kill it.

Police: Now-dead convict likely linked to Florida woman's '89 disappearance
www.cnn.com

Tiffany Sessions is presumed dead and she's been missing for more years than she lived, but her family continues to hold out hope that they'

Stolen Stradivarius violin recovered, sources say
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Milwaukee police will hold a news conference at noon and have arrested three suspects in connection with the theft.

Two Adorable 'Star Wars' Statues Based on Best-Selling Children's Books ...
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Darth Vader’s Little Princess Maquette Box Set Gentle Giant Studios and Chronicle Books teamed up to create two adorable statues based on sc

Some Ranger reaction to new padded caps
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The news on Tuesday that MLB has approved a padded cap for pitchers certainly pleased Matt Harrison. The Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher h

The sandwiches are good and the portion size is always huge. Why is it that my favorites here are not the healthiest choices on the menu? That being said, they do have quite a number of healthy options for those so inclined. And most importantly here in Texas, the iced tea is really good.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
It took quite a long time for Temple to get a good Thai restaurant. I'm glad that we finally got one. Today was the second time we ate here. Both times the food was really good. You can tell a lot about an Asian food restaurant by the vegetables. Their vegetables are very fresh. We could see the kitchen staff peeling carrots and cucumbers by hand as we waited on our food. You won't likely find fresher, crisper veggies in any other restaurant. The sauces are wonderful. Very tasty and aromatic. They do use a lot of spice in their hot dishes. If you don't like spicy food, be careful what you order and specify what level of spiciness you want. Me, I love spicy foods and was very pleased. The cost is going to be a bit more than you might find in a chain restaurant. Most entrees are in the $9 dollar range. However, the servings sizes are so large you can easily feed two adults on one entree or if solo have enough left over for a second meal. We'll definitely come back.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
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