Matt Laird comments

Posted in: Armed deputy at Florida high school resigns after failing to engage shooter See in context

Whether the officer should have engaged the shooter or not is one debate.

But as a former highschool student in the US, I do remember when the ‘resource officers’ were assigned to schools to deal with any measure of criminal activity from outside or inside influences. It goes beyond but includes preventing violent acts by students or non-students.

There must be some data insights into the effectiveness of this policy as a whole. It certainly has parralels to the air marshall policies introduced after 9/11.

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Posted in: JR East to re-educate employees after frequent overruns on JR Keiyo Line See in context

Reeducation is a twist on words. Employees are subjected to humiliation and dehumanizing punishment. The only result is instilling more fear of making mistakes. Japan Today has other articles which explain in detail.

https://www.japantoday.com/smartphone/view/national/jr-west-punished-staff-with-toilet-duty-cutting-weeds

"Seconds from Disaster" explains the events that led to the Amagasaki crash. Reeducation had the counterproductive result of causing a fatal accident instead of preventing future mistakes.

http://youtu.be/mUc_aJYlCfk

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Posted in: Australia to join China-backed infrastructure bank See in context

The Chinese are already buying up lots of things here in Aus, now we're giving them our own money to do it... great.

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