Wayne Holt

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Laura, I know this is a business focused column and not political, but just to bring to your attention the following: “The brunt of the layoffs is expected to occur in Europe, where Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has driven up energy prices and caused many chemical producers to shut plants,…

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It will be essential to have a by-the-book explanation of SWAT tactics, policy and performance. I want to see the policy that says tearing a house apart when a suspect could have been apprehended away from an innocent family is SOP.

I want to see the justification for taking one wit…

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I join with Doug on this one. It is amazing that there can be talk of installing listening devices all over schools...to detect the occasional use of a vape or on the off chance something truly nefarious is caught on the opticon-like surveillance system.

It seems to me just common s…

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Gary, it's ALL context. It's just that some of it can be supported by historical or other types of experiential information, and some of it is obviously just a product of the time and place it was uttered.

If the Christian message has any validity, it is a validity that transcends w…

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Agree 200%. I don't think it's my imagination: the comments made by the City and GPD folks indicate the homeowner needs to jump through some hoops to get their attention, even though they destroyed property and terrorized a family of innocents.

It is beyond aggravating that governme…

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Isn't it obvious from the public record of your comments that you have a rather unsettling but consistent ability to draw the most unsupported and inane conclusions from any given set of facts?

BTW I haven't seen my check from the NRA public relations department yet.

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A more accurate title for this would have been, Those who are unable to correctly analyze a problem are mentally ill.

There were 19 killed by a solo knife wielder in 2016 in Japan, 29 stabbed with 11 fatalities in an event in Canada last year, eight killed and 48 injured in the UK b…

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Jim, if we really wanted to reduce gun deaths and were transparent about it, we would need to talk about the demographics of homicides in the US. People do not want to be caught in public saying what FBI statistics state: gun violence in the US is perpetrated by a surprisingly small numbe…

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“Police work is inherently dangerous and anytime we have a warrant, we do a threat assessment and since this was related to a murder case, the risk to ourselves increased.”

Being a civilian is inherently dangerous when you have such poorly planned and executed enforcement.

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Fifteen flash bang grenades? Seriously? Once it was established the family members were not threatening them and were under control/detention, even if they continued to search the house, throwing flashbangs around like confetti sounds lunatic. Did this troupe--sorry, team--use flashbangs …