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En oferta solo por hoy este Mouse de alta calidad a un precio increíble.
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Buscó unos términos de programación en Google y de pronto apareció una entrevista de trabajo secreta que le consiguió un trabajo en Google.
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If Google sees that you're searching for specific programming terms, they'll ask you to apply for a job. It's wild. Here's how it works.
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Quizá cuando este gobierno maldito se vaya de Venezuela, quizá podríamos hacer algo como esto.
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Town fires cops, hires citizens. Crime drops 60%

While I want to be happy and optimistic about this story, I'm also extremely cautious and concerned. Yes, this appears to be working, but I worry this example would be used to recklessly roll out private police forces across the country without thinking about the possible consequences.
I think any municipality considering this needs to think long and hard about it first. Then they have to draw up a very detailed contract on the responsibilities and restrictions these private enforcement personnel face. They should even consider bylaws under which they must operate. Finally they should never use outside contractors, but hire local citizens directly.
Failure to take these kinds of precautions could will lead to abuse as bad or worse than it's meant to replace. You only have to look at the corruption and atrocities occurring in privatized prisons to see one example. Even worse look at what happened when contractors like Blackwater were given power, authority, and no accountability in Iraq. 

Honestly I think a simpler fix is passing laws that take away any and all special privileges from Police. Make them just as accountable as any other citizen for their actions. Then give them constant training to ingrain in them the idea of appropriate force and force escalation. IE the gun isn't the answer for every situation. Batons, Tasers, pepper spray, are all options that must be considered. Also include radical concepts like actually talking and listening to people. And finally remove the idea from their heads that their authority is absolute which leads to beating people up for such crimes as not listening.

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Check his post and commentary here: https://plus.google.com/118112346708818508960/posts/NYB2SVgES2q 
The community of Sharpstown, Texas decided that they didn't need the police any longer. They made a controversial decision to fire the local police department and hire private citizens, granted no special rights that ordinary citizens do not have, to keep them safe. That was back in 2012, and since then, Sharpstown residents say the private security company, SEAL Security Solutions, have done a...
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Normally this is a bad idea and leads to potential abuses, but as long as it's in small towns with small security firms, it's potentially benefitial. The problem starts when corporations start raising their ugly heads and try to get a piece of the action. Sounds like a good plot for a near future sci fi story. 
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Los carros y sus caras.
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Para sacarle un mejor provecho a esas miniaturas que no usas.
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Si eres como yo que se cansó de comprar HeroClix y tienes cientos de miniaturas que ya no puedes usar o si te gustaría echar un ojo a un reglamento que te permita usar muñequitos de Lego y enfrentarlos con soldaditos verdes
Te presento Warstuff, un wargame genérico interesante y una de las mejores opciones para desempolvar los HeroClix desactualizados.
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Por: René Lara-. Ah... Los juegos coleccionables, esos lindos, deslumbrantes y a veces divertidos juegos coleccionables... Muchos de nosotros hemos caído es este mundillo de juegos que nos exigen gastar cantidades enormes de dinero para poder mantenernos en ellos. A veces uno piensa al principio ...
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Si siempre evitamos el cambio pensando que puede ser para peor, entonces no hay ninguna esperanza de escapar alguna vez de la injusticia.
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Si siempre evitamos el cambio pensando que puede ser para peor, entonces no hay ninguna esperanza de escapar alguna vez de la injusticia. Isaac Asimov
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Uno de los lugares del mundo donde mas se necesita de Ciencia Ficción es Latinoamérica.
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Yoss, el famoso escritor cubano, nos cuenta un día en la historia de su vida.
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We've asked some of our favorite international authors to write about literary communities and cultures around the globe.  We're bringing you their essays in a new ten-part series: The Writing Life...
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¿Le invitarías un cafe al editor del blog que lees todas las semanas? ¿Y qué tal apoyarlo para que mejores ese mismo blog?
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Saludos a todos los amigos de La Cueva del Lobo. Antes que nada quiero agradecer el apoyo que todos ustedes han demostrado desde que escribí el post “La Cueva del Lobo está en una Encrucijada.” Gracias ustedes las visitas del blog prácticamente se han…
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Saludos a todos los amigos de La Cueva del Lobo. Antes que nada quiero agradecer el apoyo que todos ustedes han demostrado desde que escribí ...
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Que rata lo de Adele, y lo de Whitney... (too soon).
Pero muy bueno Chris.
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Amante de la Ciencia-Ficción, aficionado a la ciencia, estudioso de la computación, enloquecido por los juegos. Estoy puliendo mis habilidades como programador y escribo por diversión.

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