Friday, September 27, 2013

Life in "Progress" Country - Greece edition

Greece's jobless rate rose to 27.9 percent in June from 27.6 percent in May, reflecting the impact of a six-year, austerity-fuelled recession, the country's statistics service ELSTAT said on Thursday.
The reading was more than twice the euro zone's average of 12.1 percent in July, and the highest since ELSTAT began publishing jobless data in 2006.


When good guys have guns

Wednesday night, I hosted a beer tasting. As seems to happen whenever I've had an audience lately, I started talking about guns.

I think the main reason is that people need to hear from responsible gun owners.

One of the people in the group made a comment abut the insanity of allowing people to have guns in bars.

I asked the following question "Since the state of Ohio started allowing concealed carry in bars about two years ago, how many people have been shot by a concealed carry holder in a bar?"

So I looked it up. Unfortunately, I can't find a number (if you can find some information, I would greatly appreciate it.). But I'm thinking that in the greater Cincinnati area, if someone were shot by a concealed carry holder, it would have plastered the news.

Nonetheless, for those who believe that guns for protection is a canard, I'm going to start noting these stories.............

Two alleged home burglars picked the wrong Gwinnett County house to break into Thursday morning. Not only was the homeowner inside, but he was armed with a gun, police said.

Around 11 a.m., the homeowner, whose name was not released, called 911 to report that two suspects were attempting to break into his home, according to Cpl. Jake Smith with Gwinnett police. Moments later, while the homeowner was still on the phone with 911, one of the suspects forced his way into the home through a window, Smith said.

“The homeowner retrieved a handgun and fired at the suspect, striking him,” Smith said in an emailed statement. “Both suspects retreated to a black passenger car and fled the scene.”

By the time officers arrived, the two suspects were gone. But around 11:30 a.m., officials at the Gwinnett Medical Center, Duluth campus, told police a man matching the description of a suspect had entered the hospital wounded, Smith said.

The injured suspect, Tajh Guillont, 22, was taken to surgery in serious condition. His condition was not known late Thursday.