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Changes to MLS Time Series Data With the release of April 2011 mass layoff data on May 20, 2011, data suppression procedures will be updated in the MLS time series database. These changes may affect data as far back as 1996. Similar changes were made to quarterly extended mass layoff data on May 11, 2011.
By suppressing the right data, my chart above is all screwed up and BIG UGLY MASS LAYOFFS got toned down. Example: May layoffs in April of 2010 were 200,870 when initially reported. Here, what I logged at the time and the archived press release agree - which we'll return to in a sec. After data suppression? Down to 159,358. Cool, huh? 40,000 fewer people in April 2010 got unlaid off. Without pay, of course...
Originally posted by roguetechie
reply to post by Aliensun
Actually violent crime really is down due to the large amount of citizens arming themselves... BTW this is basically the only thing that makes crime go down is making it too dangerous for criminals to attempt committing the crimes.
and someone can argue with me all they want but as a former criminal I'm going to pull the expertise card and tell you you have NO IDEA WHAT YOU"RE TALKING ABOUT if you say any different.
From my own experience as a successful burglar and also from talking with hundreds of fellow inmates in prison for burglary, I’ve concluded that burglary is a psychological game. The only real deterrent is the realization that there is immediate danger to him, the burglar. Locks don’t do this. Alarms don’t do it. Only mind games really work. I’m not against good locks, sturdy doors and alarm systems. But if you rely 70% on mind games and 30% on hardware, you’ll do much better in the end.
If a burglar sees warning signs no matter how outlandish, on your house, he will think twice before breaking in. These signs should be handwritten, in large clear print, on six-inch by eight-inch cards posted above each door knob. Don’t put them on the street or in your yard where passersby can see them. You don’t want to give a burglar a reason to case your place and find out that they are not true. You can make up your own wording. Just be sure the signs look fresh and new. Some suggestions…
"Please stop! We've already been forced to kill one burglar who was trying to get in while we weren't home. Please don't become the second." Like the barkless dog sign, this one seems outlandish. But a jittery burglar isn't going to stick around thinking up ways you could kill him while you're not home. • "Attack dogs trained and sold here." Again, 95% said they'd be gone like a shot if they saw this sign. Suggestion: Have one engraved, and post it on your front door (so it can't be seen from the street).
Leave extremely large bones and two-foot-wide dog dishes near all entrances. Someone who's up to no good will think a very large dog lives there.