Saturday, June 02, 2012

Show Notes: 05-31-2012

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Thursday 5/31/12

What is “Swatting”?

Swatting is an attempt to trick an emergency service (such as a 9-1-1 dispatcher) into dispatching an emergency response team. The name is derived from SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), one type of such team.

CNN contributor targeted in swating attack

Erik Erickson, editor-in-chief of and a CNN political contributor, reports that he is the latest conservative to be "SWAT"ed. Local police received a call from an individual claiming to be Erickson, stating that an accidental shooting had occurred at his home. Says Erickson, "Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway."

Summary of NIH Grants (“List of Horribles”)

policy could change role of border patrol agents
EL PASO – Border Patrol agents might soon switch from sitting in trucks along the U.S.-Mexico border to helping traffic move more efficiently on the international bridges in this Texas city.

Resourceship: Expanding 'Depletable' Resources

Mineral resources, not synthetically producible in human time frames, are fixed in the earth. As each is mined, less supply remains, suggesting that cost and, thus, price must increase as production cumulates.