Give a Man a Fish and He’ll Eat for a Day. Teach a Man to Fish …


A wise Chinese proverb states … Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. It’s supposed to imply that teaching a person to provide for themselves is better than having him rely upon someone else. But in the United States, the proverb doesn’t apply because in order to teach a man to fish, he’ll…
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Local Law Enforcement Encrypting Radio Transmissions

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Police scanners are a part of every media outlet newsroom. They provide real-time audio access to police, fire and paramedic emergency calls as they come in. It’s how news crews get to the scene of an accident or an emergency situation quickly — in some cases before the first responders. But the news crews aren’t the only ones listening. Police scanners have been around about as long as the police…
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Anti-Gun Supporters Consistently Use the Wrong Terms


If you’re going to debate someone on a particular topic, you better have the terminology right. In recent months, there has been a raging discussion on how best to curtail gun violence in America and both sides are pleading their case with passion and emotion. The problem is, most of the anti-gun supporters have their terminology wrong, and it makes them look uneducated and lack credibility. I’ll point out some…
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What is a Heat Burst?

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Many people that live in the mid-west are familiar with sudden changes in air temperature, usually associated with a passing cold front or the cool downburst of a thunderstorm. However, on rare occasions, the air temperature can rapidly increase due to a phenomenon called a heat burst. Within a matter of minutes the wind speeds can exceed 65 mph and the air temperature can increase by 20°F or more. As…
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2015 BMW 800GS Adventurer Review


I’m back in the saddle again! After a 5-year hiatus (mostly due to events out of my control), I purchased a new 2015 BMW 800 GS Adventurer to quench my desire to hit the open road and fire-trails of the great Rocky Mountains. My last motorcycle was a 2005 BMW 650 GS Dakar, and while I was pleased with the bike, I had to sell it to buy a pop-up…
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