“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Monday, December 21, 2009
Never bring a snowball to a gunfight
(BBC) - Police in the US are investigating a detective who appears to draw his gun during a mass snowball fight on the streets of Washington DC.
Police say they are looking into reports that the plain-clothed police officer stepped out of his own vehicle and drew his weapon after his car had been hit by snowballs.
Not cool. Never brandish a piece to intimidate anyone. That weapon clears your holster only when you are ready to use it.