by Staff Monkeys
This is why concealed weapons can be a great thing when they’re carried by honest people. When two masked men burst into an Internet cafe waving guns, a 71-year-old pulled out his concealed handgun and shot the pair. He’s not expected to face any charges, because the shootings were justified.
- An unidentified conservative blogger thought he had a scoop when he found a picture of newspaper columnist Connie Schultz hugging U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. He sent Schultz an email saying, “We are doing an expose on journalists in the elite media who socialize with elected officials they are assigned to cover. We have found numerous photos of you with Sen. Sherrod Brown. In one of them, you appear to be hugging him. Care to comment?” Schultz had a funny response, pointing out that she was probably hugging Brown because he was her husband. Schultz didn’t get a reply.
- Washington state is about to become the first place in the United States to allow voter registrations by way of Facebook. Now that doesn’t sound as though it could possibly open the door to fraud, does it?
- The next time you hear someone talking about how terrible it would be to decriminalize drug use and possession — and a lot of people still believe that — remind them that it’s been 11 years since Portugal decriminalized drug use. The results have been astoundingly good. We would prefer complete legalization, but this is better than nothing — and it shows that the drugged-out druggie culture that people tend to pretend doesn’t happen.
- If you’re looking for hotspots of growth in the future, take a look at cities more closely than entire countries. That’s the advice from a new McKinsey study that suggests that half of the growth in the world between now and 2025 will come from just 440 urban areas.
- We criticize police a lot around here, partly for killing dogs without any reason, so here’s a story to prove that they’re not all that way. When this police officer got a call about a “vicious dog” threatening children, he found a dog who was happy and wanted attention. He ended up adopting the dog for himself.