19 Mar

REALITY BLOG

What does this obtuse and open-ended catch-phrase actually mean?

Have you ever asked yourself that question?

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It is fairly obvious and easy enough to say that the police are not actually there to “protect and serve” the people of the land in the conversational sense of the words, but indeed protect and serve only the interests and continuity of the corporations called States, Counties, and Cities.

But we must also define what “protecting” and “serving” actually mean in the legal language. Of course, because we are talking about the sales pitch of the municipal corporation (government) police departments, we must answer this question with the best legal definitions of these words, instead of relying on our mislead perceptions of this misleading moniker as portrayed by the media and entertainment industries.

To protect and serve… Who? What? Where? When? Why?

We will now use U.S. CODE and the Bouvier’s Law…

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Statistical literacy is the new literacy

18 Dec

Reading was last century’s literacy.
Fluency in statistical analysis is the new century’s literacy.